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20 | Fame and fortuna The sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld OBE is now putting on an impressive display here in Canary Wharf

14 | Contributors 16 | Editor’s letter 18 | The agenda

32 | Keeping up with Karlie The supermodel Karlie Kloss on collaborating with Swarovski

39 | All that glitters Shop your sparkle now 40 | Style her

42 | Meet... James Spreckley The creative director of Reiss talks business advice, favourite foods and dream destinations

44 | The tartan brigade Wear it head-to-toe or add subtle accents: whatever you do, always opt for tartan

58 | The scent of success Fashion houses and fragrance have long gone hand in hand; we look at why the partnership smells so sweet

52 | Style him

72 | Taste the east Chefs and savvy consumers are looking to the east for foods that heal



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56 | Beauty news 61 | Well groomed

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86 | Flying high For a holiday on the snow that’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced, consider kite-surfing for a true adrenaline rush – along with luxury accommodation and delicious Swiss food, of course

25 | Blurred lines When architecture and jewellery collide 26 | Watch and jewellery news 28 | Return of the kings The iconic Royal Oak 30 | Golden touch Meet jewellery designer Marco Bicego

TRAVEL 83 | Sky-high standards Enjoy a view? Try the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

90 | Urban legend It may be cold, but with skyscrapers, outdoor activites and a serious foodie scene, we suggest you put Chicago on the bucketlist immediately

84 | Travel news Our pick of the best getaways for right now



78 | Absence makes the heart grow Honda Can the new NSX rewrite the sports car model all over again?

102 | Property news Scandi bedding, animal wallpaper and the residential lettings and sales markets


112 | Insider knowledge An expert glance at the outlook for London’s housing supply

69 | Liquid gold How to find the right whisky for you: try and try again, say Macallan 70 | Food and drink news Tempting treats from Charbonnel et Walker and exciting menu additions from Wahaca 71 | A room with a view The Pearson Room offers fine dining in a buzzy atmosphere, set up on high

130 | Property focus Acorn has ample experience in the London lettings market 136 | Investment portfolio 150 | In the spotlight We speak to Berkeley Homes’ Lauren Ireland 152 | Development showcase




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acting Editor Katy Parker contributing editors Olivia Sharpe Richard Brown Kari Colmans assistant editor Charlotte Phillips Motoring Editor Matthew Carter General Manager Fiona Fenwick Senior Designer Catherine Johnson Production Hugo Wheatley Jamie Steele Danny Lesar Alice Ford Property DirectoR Samantha Ratcliffe Executive Director Sophie Roberts Editor-in-Chief Lesley Ellwood Managing Director Eren Ellwood

Helene has been a freelance fashion photographer for the past ten years, with clients including French Sole, Dove, and Feather and Bone. Originally from Denmark where she worked as a stills photographer on feature films, Helene’s passion lies in creating beautiful fashion stories with cinematic influence.

kari COLMANS Former editor of Vantage magazine, Kari now freelances across all the Runwild Media titles. She has extensive experience across luxury lifestyle, with particular interest in fashion, beauty and travel. This issue, she interviews sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld, whose work arrives in Jubilee Park this month.

Clare VOOGHT Clare has travelled to India, Thailand and New Zealand, among others, to write travel pieces for titles including Mail Online, and Escapism. In this issue she writes about Chicago, finding the city unexpectedly full of art, culture and outdoor excursions. A must-read.

matthew carter Motoring expert and former editor of Autocar and Classic & Sports Car Matthew checks out the second-generation Honda NSX. Its predecessor rewrote sports car history, and now, finds Matthew, this model is set to shake up the industry again, as it offers serious power and speed, and, bonus – it’s easy to drive.

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On the cover Our cover depicts sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld’s masterpiece, Taking Risks, in an image captured by Henryk Hetflaisz. Those residing and working in Canary Wharf will be able to see another of Blumenfeld’s pieces, Fortuna, up close, as it is displayed in Jubilee Park this month. Truly, this is art to be celebrated. A website. A mindset. A lifestyle.

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“Designers want me to dress like spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like spring. I feel like a warm red autumn” – Marilyn Monroe


fter a summer of unpredictable weather, of sporting highs and political lows, there’s something rather comforting about settling into the regular rhythms of autumn. Days that are bookended by crisp, bright mornings and ever-darkening evenings have a pleasant predictability to them, and I’m grateful that I now no longer have to face weekly disappointment when planning a summer weekend around a dismal weather forecast. Undoubtedly one of my favourite things about autumn is the fashion; from the return of the mac for men at the likes of Hackett and Reiss (p. 52) to water-resistant coats from Paul Smith and a sumptuous new A/W16 collection from Massimo Dutti (p. 40), we’ve got all your seasonal style needs sorted. One lady who is unlikely to go out of fashion is the inimitable Karlie Kloss, who sits down with us on page 32 to talk business, baking and her new #bebrilliant campaign with Swarovksi. From model behaviour to artistic endeavour, on page 20 one of the art world’s most celebrated female sculptors, Helaine Blumenfeld OBE, reveals the inspiration behind her most famous works, and tells us why she chose Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Park as the setting for her largest public sculpture yet. On the topic of grand designs, Honda has decided the time has come to re-enter the world of super cars with the launch of its new NSX; on page 78 Matthew Carter takes the model for a spin in Portugal and finds that it may just be the future of the super car. Also breaking new ground this month is Apple, with the unveiling of its new iPhone 7 – turn to page 63 to find out what’s new and why it’s worth upgrading. On page 58 we examine the potent power of fragrance and fashion, and what happens when the two collide, while on page 86 we’re inviting you to indulge your inner adrenaline junkie with kite skiing in St. Moritz. Prepare to fly high.

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Lip Color, £21, Bobbi Brown, Cabot Place

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leon X john lewis Leon and John Lewis have unveiled a 40-piece cookware collaboration, inspired by the Mediterranean regions. The kitchen staples – think coloured stock pots, a wooden tool set and terracotta lasagne dishes – are excellent. There are also textiles; we particularly like the tea towels. Leon co-founder John Vincent says, “This range is a result of everyone at Leon and my family sitting around a kitchen table, wondering what cookware we would most like to invent.” Leon, Jubilee Place and Cabot Place;; click & collect at Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place

THE AGENDA Words: charlotte phillips

A love for leather

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The Panama collection is a range of travel wallets, passport covers and other holiday accessories. This season, it’s been updated with the Panama kit: an assortment of leather charms, pouches and keyrings in a range of colours. The products are unisex, and our favourite is the bright yellow coin purse to brighten up even the most miserable of winter days. Panama kit, items from £50, Smythson,

The White Company is launching spa gift sets this month, the perfect present for a loved one in need of some me time. The Relax gift set includes a bath and body oil, with peppermint notes to revive, before soothing sage and lavender undertones kick in for relaxation. There’s also the Refresh set, which has more uplifting tones of eucalyptus and geranium. Now, you can bring the spa experience home. Gift sets, £65, available 16 October, The White Company, Jubilee Place

Designer Beauty L’Occitane has announced a collaboration with interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE, as both celebrate 40 years in business. Taking inspiration from her travels, Kelly has designed three limitededition beauty pouches, each of which contain four products from her favourite L’Occitane ranges, Almond, Verbena and – our favourite – Pivoine. Kelly Hoppen Beauty Pouches, £38, L’Occitane, Jubilee Place

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In the spotlight The 60th BFI London Film Festival takes place between the 5-16 of this month, showcasing the best in cinema across London, from Hollywood movies to short films. There will also be Q&A sessions with a stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew. The opening night film is A United Kingdom and on closing night movie buffs can see Free Fire.

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Books Through the lens

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Peter Lindbergh photographed five young models in downtown New York in 1989, launching a new fashion era. Coinciding with his major retrospective at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, this book gathers more than 400 images of Lindbergh’s photography, celebrating his storytelling. Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography by Peter Lindbergh, Thierry-Maxime Loriot, £49.99, TASCHEN

The pearl necklace is iconic. Worn by royalty, film stars and those seeking to emulate them, it symbolises femininity and opulence, and is often given as a token of love. This tome examines the legacy of pearls throughout art and fashion, with an introductory essay by renowned jewellery historian Vivienne Becker. The Pearl Necklace, £55, available at ASSOULINE boutiques and

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In order to discover the true art of cooking great beef, food and travel writer Mark Schatzker travelled the globe. He ate over 100lbs of meat, met with ranchers, chemists and historians, and even tried raising a cow himself. This is the perfect gift for the carnivore in your life. Steak: One Man’s Search for the World’s Tastiest One Man’s Search for Piece of Meat, the World’s Tastiest Piece of Beef by Mark Schatzker, MARK SCHATZKER £9.99, published by Periscope books, order at Waterstones, Jubilee Place

Confidence and balance are key topics in this book, offering guidance for women looking to take career steps. Anecdotes from leading women including Bobbi Brown, Nicky Morgan and the Hemsley sisters add character and liveliness to what is an informative and relevant book to be read by everyone, regardless of gender. Step Up: Confidence, Success and Your Stellar Career in Ten Minutes a Day, by Phanella Mayall Fine and Alice Olins, £12.99, published by Vermilion, Waterstones, Jubilee Place

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‘Through his passion, intellectual curiosity and sheer power of description, Schatzker builds a narrative that reveals a deep relationship between him and the animal whose flanks and haunches and loins he is so fond of consuming’ Associated Press

‘Schatzker writes with wit, pace and grace, and a gentle, self-deprecating humour that makes him the Bill Bryson of beef’ Bloomberg

‘I consider this book the definitive book on steak!’ Tomos Parry, Head Chef, Kitty Fisher’s, London NON-FICTION £9.99 ISBN 978-1-90293-253-8

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‘I’ve read Steak half a dozen times; indeed, we at Hawksmoor bought several hundred copies for our staff, and it’s still my go-to bible for all things bovine. Mark Schatzker knows more about steak than almost any other man on Earth’ Richard H. Turner, Executive Chef, Hawksmoor Restaurant; Director, Meatopia


Mark Schatzker is an award-winning journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Condé Nast Traveler. He is a radio columnist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as well as the author of The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three children.

‘The Bill Bryson of Beef’ Bloomberg

Passionate about steak, award-winning food and travel writer Mark Schatzker sets off on a quest for perfection in the art of cooking beef. His odyssey takes him thousands of miles through eight countries, and sees him tuck into more than 100 lbs of steak. He gasps for air on Texas feedlots; dodges the descendants of prehistoric aurochs in France; encounters grass-fed glory in Scotland and fervent localism in Italy; debunks the myth of beer-massaged cows in Kobe; and admires Argentinian grilling savvy. Schatzker also discovers that, whilst there’s a lot of steak around, there’s not a lot of great steak. To determine why this might be, he meets with ranchers, chefs, experts on flavour and animal welfare and even chemists and historians. Some key issues that emerge include breed integrity, marbling, grass versus grain feed, slaughterhouse conditions and industrial practices designed to maximize output at the expense of quality. Finally, he has a go at raising a cow himself … In humorous, lively and highly informative prose, Schatzker pursues his obsession with admirable thoroughness. This illuminating study of steak and its discontents as well as its many delights will resonate with avid and casual meat-eaters alike, and will even make vegetarians go ‘hmm’. £9.99

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“As an area in which to exhibit one of my sculptures, Canary Wharf was very high on my list”

Fortuna, Helaine Blumenfeld, 2016 © William Carlsen

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ortuna With a brand new sculpture in Jubilee Park, a major solo exhibition, and a BBC documentary set to air next year, sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld OBE is one of the most accomplished female sculptors of our time. She talks artistic dynasties and breaking the mould with Kari Colmans


aving so far managed to fly relatively low under the radar when it comes to her personal profile, contemporary sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld OBE will be “taking some risks” this year. One of the most accomplished and respected figures working in sculpture today, her work has been shown in more than 70 exhibitions and she has completed more than 80 commissions worldwide over the past four decades. “I’m not a public artist,” says Blumenfeld, who has just got back from Italy, where she’s been putting the final touches to her latest public sculpture ahead of its reveal. “Despite my family name [she is married to the writer Yorick and is the daughter-in-law of legendary fashion photographer Erwin], I live my life quite privately. But now that I’m in my 70s I’m taking more risks. I’ve broken my own rules; I’m thinking about my legacy.” Appointed vice president of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2004, she became the first female sculptor to win the International Sculpture Prize in Tuscany’s Pietrasanta (the Mecca of sculptors) in 2007, which was followed by a nod from the Queen in 2011 (“a huge vote of confidence”). And this month, at the age of 74, she has chosen Canary Wharf to stage her largest public sculpture to date, as well as holding a major solo exhibition in Mayfair, and waving goodbye to the film crew who have been tailing her for the past few months for a BBC documentary about her journey.

With her large-scale, abstract, cast-bronze piece Fortuna standing at more than five metres high in Jubilee Park, Blumenfeld feels elated. “For me, public sculpture is so important as it affects a large number of people. As an area in which to exhibit one of my sculptures, Canary Wharf was very high on my list,” she says. “The new residential building in Jubilee Park will have a large public presence right on the wharf. There was a time when sculptures were commemorative or religious, but today they define an area and create a place of meaning within a community. Canary Wharf is one of the most vibrant, energetic and lively hubs in the world.” We speak for a while about the piece and its message, but ultimately Blumenfeld hopes Fortuna will convey an expression of hope and aspiration, of “rising upward”. “I wanted to mediate with the vastness of the architecture,” she says. “I was inspired by the idea of fortune. Although the surface may seem polished, there is a lot of energy underneath. Growth is not always an easy path. My work represents an expression of the human condition: hope, fragility, turbulence, strength and beauty.” Fans can also explore Blumenfeld’s latest exhibition this month at the newly opened sculpture space Hignell Gallery. Gallery owner Abby Hignell has worked with Blumenfeld on and off for the past ten years, most recently


Lancasters, Helaine Blumenfeld, Hyde Park

Helaine Blumenfeld, Pietrasanta

“Blumenfeld is a passionate believer in the importance of the positive power of beauty and the difference it can make to people’s lives” Two Sides of a Woman, Helaine Blumenfeld

Taking Risks, 2016, Terracotta, Helaine Blumenfeld, © Henryk Hetflaisz

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curating Helaine Blumenfeld / Henry Moore: A Dialogue 1985-2015, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the two sculptors’ famous, seminal joint exhibition at the Alex Rosenberg Gallery in New York. Now curating her latest body of work, Hard Beauty, she believes the themes are multilayered. “Blumenfeld is a passionate believer in the importance of the positive power of beauty and the difference it can make to peoples’ lives,” says Hignell. “But risk is an essential part of her creative process. Through embracing risk, Blumenfeld shows vulnerability, which becomes a counterpoint and an edge to the intrinsic beauty in her sculptural forms. Helaine Blumenfeld is the grande dame of contemporary marble carving… she is a true pioneer.” When I mention the accolades, Blumenfeld acknowledges her gratitude, but maintains that her public sculptures will always represent the highest points of her career. But no prize or title has held as much esteem as the feedback from her first ever critic, her late father-in-law Erwin Blumenfeld, who also took the first photographs of her work in 1966. “He didn’t take me seriously at first,” Blumenfeld recalls fondly. “He teased me about being a child prodigy because I had a doctorate. While he was extremely educated, he was self-taught, and he had no respect for academia. At first I didn’t want him to see my work because I was so scared that he would hate it and wouldn’t hold back in saying so, but he insisted. At the time, we lived in an old palace in Vienna, and when he came in he didn’t say a word. He just looked from one piece to another and walked out again. I was in tears. But half an hour later he came back with a camera and a roll of paper and shot for four hours.” Today, the great photographer Erwin’s name is synonymous with vintage, glossy fashion shots from Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar (he shot more Vogue covers than anyone in history), as well as some of the most iconic portraits of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. However, his early self-portraits were often distorted and disturbing, playing with his so-called fetish for beauty and women, and his lifelong fascination with the self. “He believed in beauty,” says Blumenfeld. “Everything he did influenced me, especially his use of distortion and abstraction. One of his

most famous pieces, Nude Under Wet Silk, had a huge influence on me. Having him believe in my sculptures was a greater prize than any I have won since. He never said anything he didn’t believe in.” Both artists cited one another as an influence, their subjects and themes of beauty, light and the female form regularly overlapping. While Erwin manipulated exposures and film, Helaine brings light into her work “as a fourth dimension”, a visual metaphor for transparency, which she sees as “the essence of relationships”. Neither shied away from celebrating beauty for beauty’s sake. Coincidentally, London’s Osborne Samuel gallery will also b-e celebrating a Blumenfeld legacy this month, with its Erwin Blumenfeld: From Dada to Vogue exhibition. Blumenfeld is a strong believer in sculptures belonging in public spaces and she has worked throughout her career to bring art out of galleries and into communities. “A great many artists get either comfortable or nostalgic in their visual language as they get older, whereas Blumenfeld is still pushing her own boundaries and challenging herself,” says Hignell. “In her own words: ‘The danger is not that I copy others but that I copy myself… There is no growth without change.’ She is an inspiration.” Blumenfeld’s Fortuna is now situated in Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf; Hard Beauty, showing now until 27 November, Hignell Gallery,; Erwin Blumenfeld: From Dada to Vogue, 5-29 October, Osborne Samuel,

Fashion Montage, Erwin Blumenfeld, 1950, Silver Gelatin Print, Courtesy Osborne Samuel

Tara Twain, Erwin Blumenfeld, Amsterdam, 1935, Silver Gelatin Print, Courtesy Osborne Samuel


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he worlds of jewellery and architecture regularly collide, as jewellers are inspired to emulate the dramatic, sculptural lines of buildings on a miniature, wearable scale. A case in point is Georg Jensen. Before she passed away, the Danish jeweller called upon architect Zaha Hadid to create a unique collection that drew on her artistic eye. Unveiled at this year’s Baselworld, the A/W16 range comprises five rings and three cuff bangles, all of which reference the undulating silhouettes of Hadid’s famed structures in their design. Georg Jensen X Zaha Hadid The Lamellae Collection, Sterling silver: £670-£3,350; Rhodium with black diamonds, £5,650-£33,600,

Cartier conveys the magic of transforming a precious stone into an exquisite piece of jewellery in its latest collection, Magicien. Conjured up in the Incantation ring, photography: French maison’s workshops by Ben Hasset master craftsmen, the collection’s ©Cartier pièce de résistance, the Incantation necklace, comprises meticulously small geometric designs paved with interlacing precious diamonds. The platinum necklace can also be inverted so that the embedded 22.84-carat cushion-shaped Ceylon sapphire can double up as a ring. The real trick, however, may well lie in overlooking the six-figure price tags. Magicien collection, POA,

jewellery & watches Words: olivia sharpe and richard brown

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investment management To coincide with its 20th anniversary, Mayfair’s The Watch Club has launched a brand new website, which showcases more than 250 of the company’s rarest and most desirable watches, many presented to the public for the first time in 20 years. Highlights include an extremely sought after 16520 Zenith-powered Rolex Daytona, bearing one of the finest Patrizzi dials ever to come to market. The brown colour on the subdials (seen here) has developed over time, the result of a chemical reaction in the Zapon varnish then used by Rolex. Find your latest investment online now.

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Heart and Sole Salvatore Ferragamo may be most famed for its shoes, but the Italian brand has, in recent years, been leaving its recognisable footprint on the jewellery industry. This year sees Ferragamo present its new exclusive fine jewellery collection, which is available in the Sloane Street boutique for the first time. Staying true to its heritage, each handcrafted design was forged by Florentine jewellers in workshops on the Ponte Vecchio – just steps away from the brand’s historic headquarters. Each piece reinterprets timeless Ferragamo symbols, including its most iconic footwear designs. Rendered in miniature form in 18 different pendants, the legendary red shoes created for Marilyn Monroe by the founder arrive in three versions: white diamonds, rubies and sapphires.

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space age Launched in 2004, Harry Winston’s Project Z aimed to elevate the humble sports watch into the realms of haute horology, by matching groundbreaking mechanics with next-generation materials. The project’s 10th iteration, the Z10, sports a double retrograde display in an ultra-lightweight case composed entirely of Zalium – an extremely corrosionresistant alloy of aluminium and zirconium trademarked by Harry Winston. The openwork dial is inspired by the Manhattan Bridge. Days of the week are displayed at 4 o’clock and seconds, on a scale of 0 to 30, are shown at 8 o’clock. Hands travel 120 degrees before automatically jumping back to resume their operation. Only 300 examples will be produced. Z10, £16,800,

take a stand Since debuting prêt-à-porter in 2015, Kova is reaching new heights with its first Haute Couture jewellery collection. The range, by Russian-born designer Katie Kova, considers the concept of Russian Suprematism in six handmade cocktail rings. Rare gemstones – such as nephrite and blue spinel – have been sculpted in ivory and rose, while the 18-karat gold setting comes in white, pink or black. Kova worked with artist Naomi Filmer on the campaign, which sees jewellery pieces elevated to objet d’art status, having been displayed on a custom-made tripartite cluster of metal structures. From £11,200,

ONE TO WATCH Sandy Madhvani, showroom manager at David M Robinson in Canary Wharf, selects his watch of the moment:

The high seas Tessa Packard’s fine jewellery collections constantly seek to push the boundaries. The latest, For King and Country, is inspired by the Age of Discovery when the likes of Christopher Columbus took to the high seas. From South Sea pearls to semi-precious stones, the collection highlights the treasures they unearthed. Star pieces include the Explorer necklace, featuring a spinning globe, and the one-of-a-kind Opera length pearl necklace. This is the first time the designer has worked with pearls – she, too, is never afraid of a new challenge. For King and Country, from £50-25,000,

timer saver Some people adore the addition of maps on the dials of dual-time or world-time wrist watches; others believe it adds clutter and cheapen overall aesthetics. Breguet purists who admired the brand’s award-winning Hora Mundi of 2011, but found the watch’s less-than-classic map motif somewhat ‘off-brand’, will be pleased to learn that the timepiece is now available with a silvered, 18-carat gold guilloche dial. The Hora Mundi became the world’s first mechanical timepiece to feature an instant ‘jump’ time-zone display, allowing its wearer to switch between cities – and automatically adjust the date, city indicator and 24-hour indicator in the process – with the push of a single button at 8 o’clock. The Hora Mundi 5727 retains its 43mm diameter, but now measures a more slender 12.6mm in height. Hora Mundi 5727, £49,400 in white gold, £49,000 in rose gold,

“Patek Philippe’s 5140P is an absolute showstopper. The ultra-thin automatic perpetual calendar features a month and leap year counter at 3 o’clock, a 24-hour and day indicator at 9 o’clock, and a moon-phase indicator at 6 o’clock. Spectacular.” 5140P with a blue dial, £76,880, Patek Philippe, available at David M Robinson, Jubilee Place


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the kings As the mastermind behind Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak and Patek Philippe’s Nautilus, watch designer Gérald Genta practically invented the luxury sports watch industry. Five years after his death, his creations continue to inspire a raft of sporty reinventions WORDS: chris hall


sk a watch designer which watch they admire more than any other, and there is an overwhelming chance you will get only one answer: Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak. I have lost track of the number of times this has happened to me – in fact, I’ve stopped asking. Of all the watches made in the last half-century, it occupies a mythic status unmatched by anything else. The reasons why are not complicated. The Royal Oak laid down a template for a whole new style of watch, singlehandedly changing perceptions of what a luxury watch could be. It was, and is, the original luxury sports watch. It spawned a legion of successors (some would say imitators), creating a niche that no self-respecting manufacturer could afford to ignore. Its defining features were its angular, multi-faceted steel case and integrated bracelet (the links appear to flow directly from the case without the need for a pair of

lugs). Like the Rolex Submariner, its status is such that it’s almost a brand in itself – you rarely, if ever, hear it described as ‘the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak’. Created for the Italian market in particular, the Royal Oak was the creation of Gérald Genta, a designer who – in large part thanks to this very story – became the most famous and successful watch designer of the 20th century. The myth is so well-known among watch circles that it’s almost folklore. Tasked with producing something dynamic, luxurious yet sufficiently durable for young, affluent signores to wear on the beach, he defied the accepted wisdom that only precious metals were good enough. It was so difficult to make, ironically, that the prototype shown at Baselworld in 1972 was actually white gold. But, soon enough, the real (steel) deal was proving immensely popular. While it is true to say that the Royal Oak began an entire category of watches, it’s more true to say that it was Genta himself who made ‘sports

Above: Royal oak chronograph, £45,500, Audemars Piguet

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luxe’ a thing. Having lit the spark with the Royal Oak, he continued by reinventing IWC’s Ingenieur (the Ingenieur SL) and – probably his second most famous work – created the Patek Philippe Nautilus, both released in 1976. He continued in the same vein, producing integrated bracelet designs for the likes of Omega (which failed to capture the imagination in the same way), and when he established his own brand, his flagship watch was a piece called the Octo, which had a steel case and bracelet, and an octagonal bezel with a round dial. Even the landmark pieces of this genre that Genta didn’t design are often attributed to him. The third most significant sports luxe watch, Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas, was long thought to have originated from a Genta design; however, it was Jorg Hysek who created the 222, the Overseas’ forefather. Likewise, for all its similarity to the Royal Oak and Ingenieur, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato was not Genta’s work either. Casual observers of the watch industry will know that the past five or six years have been characterised by a tendency to look back, to revive, to pay homage. Our collective appetite for ‘heritage pieces’ has known no limit, and watches from the 1970s have been hit hardest of all. In 2013, IWC brought out a range of Ingenieurs bearing close resemblance to Genta’s SL. Bulgari has made hay with the Octo, proving its versatility with ‘finissimo’ ultra-thin versions and most recently a minute repeater. Other brands have cashed in on the Genta-revivalism without the need to have been there in the first place – check out the Glashütte Original Seventies, launched in 2011, for a quirky alternative.

This year, the trickle became a stream. Vacheron Constantin went first, debuting an overhauled Overseas in January (followed by world timer versions over the summer). It’s the most emphatic revamp the Overseas has had for more than a decade, with platinum-cased perpetual calendars, ultra-slim pieces and Vacheron Constantin’s first in-house automatic chronograph to boot. March saw Girard-Perregaux bring back the Laureato as part of the brand’s 225th anniversary celebrations. The watch may not be getting the attention of its more storied colleagues, but it’s compelling enough that, as it is limited to just 225 pieces, many will be left wanting. In July, Piaget re-launched its lynchpin of the 1980s, the Polo, as the Polo S. Neither a 1970s watch nor one of Genta’s design, it nevertheless qualifies – just look at it – though Piaget could have been braver with the new design. So, 2016 has already been defined as the year of sports luxe revival – and the best is yet to come. This year represents the 40th anniversary of Patek’s Nautilus, and it’s understood that a new version will land just in time for Christmas. What’s interesting, of course, is that the Royal Oak has never needed reviving. It may have seen mutations over the years – right now, AP is glorying in a full-fat range of yellow gold Royal Oaks – but the basic shape is unchanged and, crucially, if you pick one up tomorrow, it remains as impactful and captivating as it was 44 years ago. Genta may have sown the same seeds at other brands, but the original – as is so often the case – remains the best. No wonder so many designers love it.




meets talented Italian jeweller Marco Bicego, who in 15 years has struck gold with his award-winning jewellery brand

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ortune favours the brave, as the famous proverb goes; and when applied to Marco Bicego, never was a truer word spoken. In just over 15 years, the Italian jeweller has created a brand that both embraces and flouts his goldsmithing heritage – thereby creating something that is truly unique and modern. Having grown up in Trissino – a small commune in Vicenza, northern Italy, famed for its rich culture and tradition of goldsmithing – and being the son of an artisan, one might say Bicego was destined to become a jeweller. However, he would argue that his career path came about organically, having only decided upon this vocation after leaving school. “My family, being Italian, liked to think that I would take over the business, but they never pushed me,” he says. “I spent a lot of time on the bench as a child learning, absorbing and one day I realised I was passionate about it, but I never thought my future would be in design.” And to this day, Bicego has never had formal training as a jewellery designer. The education he received in his father’s workshop – which specialised in making gold chains – was undoubtedly invaluable. Bicego

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proudly advertises how all of his pieces incorporate 18-karat gold and are handcrafted in Italy. The company headquarters in Vicenza, dubbed ‘Made in Bicego’, houses 70 artisans, each of whom has been trained in the ‘bulino’ hand-etching technique that was passed down to Bicego by his father. Bicego is based in Italy, but I caught up with the eponymous founder on a flying visit to London to talk through his latest collection: Masai. Travel has always been a huge source of inspiration for Bicego and this collection is rooted in the legacy of Africa’s Masai people. By reinterpreting the tribal culture’s traditional spiral jewellery into contemporary yellow and white gold pieces – featuring multiple rows of golden coils interspersed with diamonds – the jeweller has bridged the gap between the old and the new. While Bicego has always preferred modern design, he believes it is vitally important to “look to the past in order to see the future.” The use of organic shapes and gemstones gives the jewels an easy-to-wear and versatile quality, despite their size. This collection, like all of Bicego’s to date, has been designed to be worn from day to night. “Women today, they play with jewellery, they mix and match, and this is the whole concept of Marco Bicego,” he explains. “It’s everyday jewellery that can be worn for different occasions. It can be casual, or it can be dressy. It’s up to you.” Bicego relies on his intuition at all times when coming up with new ideas. “I definitely use my instinct. I consider what the consumer wants, what they like and don’t like. At the end of the day, for every design I produce, I need to understand who will appreciate and buy it.” Having spent many years travelling the globe, the jeweller has immersed himself in different cultures and so prides himself on having an open-minded approach, not to mention a strong grasp of what his female customer is looking for and the emotional process involved in choosing a piece of jewellery. “When I go shopping, I tend to buy nothing. I have everything I need, but if you find something different, something unique and you hear yourself saying, ‘I have to have it’, then this is when you should buy.” In today’s technologydriven world Bicego notes how modern

consumers want to know every detail about a product’s origins before they commit. “It’s like with a fine wine,” he explains. “It’s not just a bottle of wine, especially if it’s expensive. You need to know which kind of bottle, the history of the producer, the grape, and so on.” With a firm hand on all aspects of the company, from design and production to distribution and marketing, Bicego is both creatively and commercially minded, and his jewellery brand has now expanded into more than 40 countries. While the US is currently its strongest market, he believes that Marco Bicego is the perfect fit for the UK customer and he hopes one day to open a store in London, but this is not something he would rush into as he would have to find “the right spot, right location, and the right investment.” Rather than joining the ranks of Harry Winston and Graff on New Bond Street, the jeweller would rather opt for a more discreet, inconspicuous location, but one which still has footfall. In person, Bicego comes across as quiet and unassuming and yet, his passion (not to mention charm) is very much evident when he discusses his business. He confides how it is always his aim to create something different. This was highlighted in his Materica collection, unveiled at this year’s Baselworld (the prestigious annual watch and jewellery convention). Quite a departure from his collections to date, Bicego had fallen in love with some fossilised stones he unearthed on one of his trips and decided to incorporate them into this experimental capsule range. While it received mixed reviews, Bicego insists that he would rather take that risk than not at all. The jeweller describes one’s head as being “like a basket” in the way that it is constantly coming up with new ideas, but the good ones are rare so he is always keeping his eyes open for new sources of inspiration. Along with creating more highend, bespoke jewellery pieces, he would love to open a restaurant in his hometown of Vicenza one day (food being his other great passion), but he is currently in the process of persuading his wife about the value of his idea. Like his covetable jewellery pieces, I am certain it is pure gold. Masai collection, from £750 – £25,000,


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Fizzy Set, £99, Swarovski

Flash Necklace £69, Swarovski


KARLIE Entrepreneur, coder, student, baker, philanthropist, vlogger, supermodel and member of the world’s most famous ‘squad’ – Karlie Kloss definitely isn’t just a pretty face. CONNIE NUTTALL meets the model on a mission


he face of the modelling industry is changing. For the stars of today, it is a vastly different world than that enjoyed by the ‘supers’ of the ’90s, a group that counted the likes of Claudia Schiffer and Kate Moss among its number. This is thanks in no small part to the advent of social media, which has helped to propel many of the world’s most beautiful women to superstardom almost overnight; now, a model’s booking potential relies as much on the number of Instagram followers she has as on her credentials. This level of exposure has only served to amplify model ambition; now not content with dominating one industry, the stars of today are setting their sights on conquering new ground. Cara Delevingne – for example – has used modelling as a springboard for an acting career, landing parts in this year’s biggest films. Karlie Kloss, meanwhile, who has walked the runway for the likes of Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta and Burberry – among countless others – and secured huge contracts with international brands including L’Oreal and Victoria’s Secret, has founded a baking empire, learned to code and formed a summer camp where young women can be taught to do the same. Her latest role is as ambassador of Swarovski. “It’s an honour to be part of the brand’s long history of bringing elegance to women through brilliant, unique designs,” Kloss says of the

partnership, with heartfelt enthusiasm. It’s a role she has taken over from fellow fashion superstar Miranda Kerr, another former Victoria’s Secret model, but there’s no question that the 24-year-old, Missouri-born catwalker has all the necessary credentials to step up to the plate. This supermodel, student and entrepreneur – complete with her huge social media presence – is a force to be reckoned with. One of her main extracurricular interests lies in advanced computing technology, which she studied at New York University. It was this technological curiosity that also led her to found Kode With Klossy, a coding summer camp for teenage girls with the Flatiron School in New York. The twoweek camp also provides career scholarships to 80 young women from New York, Los Angeles and Kloss’ hometown of St Louis. The model herself first enrolled in a two-week intensive course at the Flatiron School in 2014. With only 18 per cent of computer science degrees being earned by women, Kloss is trying to inspire girls interested in computer science or software engineering to learn to code.

Folk Bracelet £99, Swarovski


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“Women need to play a major role in the way technology is going to shape our lives and that’s why we need to be part of that next generation,” she says. Her own innate understanding of tech has no doubt helped the beauty with brains to amass her staggering online following. She boasts 5.3 million Instagram followers, 1.6 million Twitter followers, and over 174,000 people have subscribed to her YouTube channel, the snappily titled ‘Klossy’. “Taking coding classes gives you so much more understanding and insight into how social media sites function and how they are used as marketing and communication tools,” she explains, putting her own experience into action. Fashion and coding may seem like two worlds that rarely coincide, but in fact, they are very much intertwined: “We’re living in an increasingly computer and technologically driven world and the fashion industry in particular has become very connected to social media via Instagram,” Kloss explains. “Learning about the technology behind all that has been hugely useful to me in my work as a model, and particularly as a businesswoman. “I often think that modelling chose me rather than it being something I had ever thought about or imagined as a career,” Kloss continues. Aged 14, she was first discovered by a model scout at a charity fashion show in St Louis. Growing up, Kloss’s favourite classes at school were biology and maths, and she wanted to be a doctor, just like her dad. Then, after her modelling career began to take off, she maintained her “fascination with science” by learning everything she could about computer technology. It’s hard to believe that the almost-too-perfectlooking Kloss never saw herself being a model, something she blames on a lack of confidence as a kid. “As a young girl I was very tall, skinny and shy, and I was constantly getting teased at school,” she says. “I could only see my flaws and things that I didn’t like about myself, and I was so afraid of disappointing my parents and not living up to my own expectations. While I was in school I felt that I

was never going to succeed at anything.” At this point, Kloss has probably exceeded any parental expectations. As well as her modelling and coding course, Kloss created a special gluten- and dairy-free cookie recipe with Momofuku Milk Bar, which she sold in DKNY’s Soho store during Fashion’s Night Out in New York City. She calls her ‘Kookies’ the ‘Perfect 10 Kookie’ because for every tin of cookies sold, ten meals are donated to starving children all over the world. Thanks to her ‘Koding’, ‘Kookies’ and charity work, Kloss was deservedly named in Time Magazine’s 2016 list of the ‘100 Most Influential People’. The statuesque beauty thanks both her family and her friends for her success. Backstage at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret show, Kloss met pop behemoth Taylor Swift and since then, the dynamic duo have been inseparable, frequently peppering each other’s social media posts. Last year Kloss graced the cover of US Vogue with Swift, and added another string to her bow when she appeared in the singer’s recordbreaking Bad Blood music video. “Taylor and I are really close,” Kloss reveals. “We’re both 20-something women working very hard to pursue our dreams and our goals. We’re both very supportive of each other and those kinds of friendships are really powerful… I have three sisters, and my mom, and I grew up surrounded by strong women. There’s a lot to be said about women supporting other women.” Indeed, the glamorous good-girl’s visibility extends far beyond the world of fashion, so it’s no wonder that luxury brands are fighting over her. For the next two years, however, Kloss will be the (literally) dazzling new face of Swarovski as the brand reaches out to the next media-loving generation. As for her own entrepreneurial plans, Kloss is keeping her cards close to her chest when it comes to her next move. “I’m an optimistic person,” Kloss says. “I like to live each day to the fullest and do things that make me happy. I want to be a good friend, a good sister, a good businesswoman and lead a very productive and happy life.” Swarovski, Cabot Place

“I often think that modelling chose me rather than it being something I had ever thought about or imagined as a career”



The capsule

collections Brave, bold and inspiring, the new collection from Jaeger, in Canary Wharf’s Cabot Place, embraces the brands core principles; creating innovative and effortlessly stylish clothing for the contemporary woman

collection inspiration Inspired by art and architecture, the collection features asymmetric prints and structured clothing


aeger’s AW16 womenswear collection is bursting with exceptional pieces that keep versatility in mind, whilst exploring volume and shape in new and exciting ways creating modern, original silhouettes. New to the Cabot Place store, the collection balances the colours of the season perfectly, featuring earth tones and slate grey as well as carnelian red and burnt amber. Creative director Sheila McKain-Waid said: “We have focused on engineering and modern technologies and the silhouettes range from effortless fluidity to dramatic sculptural pieces. It’s a unique blend of innovation and organic that has informed the collection.” Jaeger Womenswear, Cabot Place;

autumn top picks Delicate cross bracelet £25

Prince of Wales check trousers £110 Daisy Cook print dress £250

Leather shell top £199

Side belt Alpaca coat £499

Portland oversized foldover clutch £150

Flat circle drop earrings £25


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s the days get duller and duller, the need for us to add a touch of sparkle to our workwear becomes an everyday essential in order to brighten up our working week. Cadenzza’s range of sophisticated, classy, exquisitely designed necklaces, bracelets and earrings are perfect for the job, providing you with an easy way to add instant glamour to your working wardrobe, while still maintaining a smart, polished look. The collection features pieces designed by a host of wellknown names from the world of fashion, including Tory Burch and Kate Spade, with each designer bringing their own distinctive style to their respective pieces. The Tory Burch earrings, for example, feature the trademark Burch stamp and would look divine paired with a crisp white blouse, while Kate Spade’s simplistic Knot bracelet [pictured] would make an excellent match for an autumnal patterned dress. Alternatively, opt for one of the brand’s statement pieces, such as the Les Georgettes Parrot cuff to add personality to a plainer ensemble, and stand aside while the whole office turns green with envy. Cadenzza, Jubilee Place

what lies beneath Black lace bralet, £34, Lace boy short, £22, The White Company, Jubilee Place

The White Company has launched its first ever capsule collection of lingerie. Comfortable and pretty, the scalloped lace bralet with grosgrain ribbon trim pairs beautifully with the matching boy shorts. In other underwear news, Marks & Spencer celebrated 90 years of lingerie expertise last month. To mark the occasion, the design team took inspiration from a 1972 Marks & Spencer bra from the archives, using modern techniques and updated fabrics to create a contemporary version. From £22, The White Company, and £6, Marks & Spencer, both Jubilee Place

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Enter Louboutin’s world

Sheer detailing is the classiest way to show some skin. Giambattista Valli makes the look ultra-feminine, while models on the Roksanda catwalk show that sheer is certainly sexy.

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Christian Louboutin has launched a collaboration with Parisian department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. An exhibition and pop-up boutique on the store’s ground floor is selling an exclusive capsule collection of limitededition shoes, bags and accessories. Christian Louboutin pop-up and exhibition, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, until 16 October,

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this month’s top buys

Tatiana cape, £249, Hobbs, Canada Square

Essa jumper in black, £175, L.K. Bennett, Jubilee Place

Romy navy flannel and patent pointy toe pumps with embellished badges, £695, Jimmy Choo,

My oh Massimo Cahier bag in saffiano leather with embellishment, £1,330, Prada,

Massimo Dutti’s A/W16 campaign, shot by Mario Testino, is typical of the brand: feminine, with a touch of preppy. Autumnal pieces come in silk, leather and nylon, while one thing we look forward to this winter is Massimo Dutti’s cashmere and wool pieces, in greys, ecrus and blacks, updated with splashes of leopard print. The Tailored Corner collection is a particular highlight: think work-appropriate dresses, pencil skirts and capes in high-quality Italian fabric. Massimo Dutti, Cabot Place

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the Body The A/W16 collection from Wolford offers both underwear and outerwear, helping you stay warm while looking stylish. The body is the perfect piece: ever-flattering and designed to be layered, it’s useful in transitional weather, adding warmth but not bulk, and also works worn on its own, tucked into jeans or a high-waisted skirt. The body trend is here to stay and Wolford has several offerings, from the simple Colorado, available in a range of colours, to a Trend selection with various styles, including off-the-shoulder, polo necks for the winter months, studded versions for evenings, and opaque and transparent styles for when you want a little something extra. Bodies, from £130, Wolford, Jubilee Place

Paul Smith’s A Coat To Travel In is made from light 100 per cent wool. It is double woven with a high density, meaning it is shower-resistant – always useful when on the road. It comes in five styles – we like the classic singlebreasted. A blue and green quilted lining, featuring a stitch pattern inspired by the façade of the No. 9 Albemarle Street store, is optional, but we highly recommend it. Paul Smith, Cabot Place



veryone from your boyfriend to your boss has something from Reiss in their wardrobe. It’s style-conscious, but not impossibly trendy, appealing to all ages. Whether it’s the perfect sharp suit, wedding attire, or an on-trend but not too try-hard shirt, Reiss hits the spot. Reiss, Jubilee Place



Spreckley The creative director of Reiss, James Spreckley, shares his love of art, music and pasta with Canary Wharf magazine. He’s a family man who doesn’t get to read as much as he’d like, but he’s inspired by everything around him. Here, his life in style WORDS: charlotte phillips

Four Seasons Hawaii, Hualalai

on food... “I prefer the intimacy of cooking in, but the quality of eating out. If I had to choose my favourite meal, it would be Penne Arrabiata with a side of sautéed spinach and Italian crusty bread.”

on life lessons... “In the past I’ve been way too understated and quiet when I should have been confident and delivered my ideas with more conviction and vigour. I’ve learned not to be apologetic in expressing my creative ideas.”

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“My favourite place to holiday is Kona on the island of Hawaii – which is where I went on my honeymoon. It’s eight hours away from any other country across water. The sky is darker and the stars are brighter.”


on travel...

fashion Deep In A Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker by James Gavin (Vintage)

on books... “I don’t have time to read as much as I would like to, but I collect first editions on all subjects that have influenced me most throughout my life and career. I’m currently reading Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker.”

ON RELAXATION... “I find it hard to relax, and I have an overactive mind. This is why I choose to live in the woods; there are no distractions, visual or audible – just nature. It’s my idea of peace.”

“I draw inspiration from parallel disciplines, such as literature, film, art, vintage design, nature and music. Always music!”

On Luxuries.... “My biggest luxuries are my three girls; my wife Nicola and my daughters Jamie and Taylor. I travel and work a lot, so every moment I spend with them is a cherished luxury.”

Honne stud leather bike jacket in black, £595, Reiss

on his home... “My home is in the woods, which gives me a feeling of permanent vacation. My style is eclectic, unscripted and understated, a mixture between oak-cladded cabin and 1960s Hamptons holiday home. Think stone floors and exposed brickwork with an Italian-style garden.”

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on music... “My favourite musicians are Bob Dylan, Neil Young, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra and Leonard Cohen. Their music gives me doorways of new perception that I learn from. The pictures that they create from their experiences inspire me and give me a sense of companionship too.” Interiors by Natalia Miyar Atelier,


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You don’t have to be Scottish to don this punchy print: this season, tartan works as a neutral or a standout piece, and is suitable for both day and night PHOTOGRAPHER: HELENE SANDBERG STYLIST: KAREN MUNNIS

Topcoat, £3,630, jumper, £1,355, and trousers, £1,990, all Ralph Lauren Collection,




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LEFT: Jacket and skirt, price upon request, both Lisa Redman for Holland and Sherry, Blouse, £1,140, Ralph Lauren Collection, as before Socks, £10, Falke, Shoes, £350, Robert Clergerie, Bag, £1,395, Jimmy Choo, RIGHT: Coat, £2,295, and dress, £1,995, both Burberry,

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LEFT: Coat, £395, Harris Wharf London, available at Workshop, 19 Islington High Street Dress, £480, Toga Pulla, available at Socks, £10, Falke, as before Shoes, £120, Underground, RIGHT: Fitted rib tube top, £440, bustier, £1,050, and skirt, £1,350, all Victoria Beckham, Gloves, £129, Dents, Socks, just seen, £10, Falke, as before

HAIR: Adam Garland using Cloud Nine and Oribe MAKE-UP: Shama at One Represents using MAC Cosmetics MODEL: Lucy Evans at Select Model Management PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: Max Barlow STYLIST ASSISTANTS: Sarah Akinola and Holly Lissack

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Eye for

an eye If you wear glasses every day it pays to personalise them. Designer Tom Davies has opened his latest store of TD Tom Davies in Canary Wharf and his Bespoke service is a game-changer, writes Gabrielle Lane


ournalists have a lot to thank Harry Potter for. If you’re aware of the ‘wand chooses the wizard’ motto of Mr Ollivander the wandmaker, along with all its weird and wonderful materials (unicorn hair, dragon heartstring…) then it functions as a great metaphor for my experience at TD Tom Davies. Just weeks after the optician opened its latest store in Canary Wharf, I was invited to try its bespoke service, in which a pair of glasses is custom-made in between three and six weeks. Prior to my appointment, my idea of nonconventional glasses were the black rectangular pairs sported by design agency hipsters – an unforgiving choice that I bought regardless and that jar with my small, heart-shaped face – rendering me a seven-days-a-week contact lens wearer. However, on the day of the appointment, within minutes of meeting Davies it becomes clear that what’s on offer is far more than a store tour. He tells me that the ‘right’ pair of glasses should match every one of your features, as well as your personality. And it is this commitment that sees him measuring my eyelashes ten minutes later, to ensure they won’t sweep against the lenses. For the clients who fly Davies to destinations such as Geneva to customise an entire glasses wardrobe, there are huge benefits in having a one-of-a-kind pair: you look more attractive, and are taken more seriously

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when every millimetre and colour wrap is chosen especially for you. And, as Davies busies himself assessing the symmetry of my ears, one such customer walks into store and promptly requests one of his showpieces: it’s a gold-plated pair of specs, studded with diamonds. The cost is estimated at around £125,000. While my pair isn’t quite diamond-studded, a forensic amount of care goes into designing them. During the appointment around 50 frames are laid out in front of me and Davies works methodically, assessing the colour contrast of one style, the shape of the bridge-piece of the other. A lot of his work is intuitive, but he is armed both with measuring tools and a digital camera. It should also be said that there is a huge range of off-the-peg styles available in store, should you not want to invest in a Bespoke pair. If you do, the services of an in-store designer start from £495. “I’ve always focused on the customer,” explains Davies. “Too much existing design is based on the designer’s wish to create a masterpiece, and then hope that everyone wants it.” Ninety minutes later, I have sampled glossy acetate glasses, round owl-like lenses not dissimilar to Harry Potter’s own spectacles, and even thrown on some heart-shaped sunglasses on a whim. It soon becomes obvious Davies is assessing not only my face, but my personality. “These could be your editor-


in-chief glasses,” he says, scribbling on a notepad. “But I think you’re more fun than that. “A Bespoke design consultation starts with getting to know the customer. What is their attitude like? What do they do for a living? Do they have any issues with their current frames? Perhaps the glasses slip down their nose, or maybe the customer finds they are too tight. It could be that the bridge fit is not quite right, or that their frames fail to enhance their natural features,” he explains, sketching all the while. Davies’s parents were both art teachers, and when he graduated he knew he wanted to focus on making glasses. “I chose eyewear because of how important it is to the individual. Through eyewear you see the world and the world sees you.” He is, of course, a glasses wearer himself and when we meet, his offbeat approach is reflected by a bold horn frame with a piano black front and matte white sides: studious and irreverent. “I have perfected a shape for myself, which I’ve used over the years. However, I have several versions of it. The subtleties of colour, finish and tone have a dramatic effect on how you are perceived.” One of Davies’s key considerations is material. He can work with feather-light buffalo horn frames that have a discreet and well-dressed appeal; sporty titanium frames and glossier, more pronounced acetate styles. One of Davies’s more intense projects was the creation of a pair of frames worn by actor Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in collaboration with Michael Wilkinson. “When [costume director] Michael Wilkinson and I started speaking about the project, it was initially to help with fitting. However, it was clear we both had the same passion for this iconic frame,” he says. “The glasses had to look good, but I didn’t want to make it look like Superman was wearing cool glasses.” As I write, I’m waiting for the finishing touches to be applied to my own oval, tortoise-shell, blackarmed, monogrammed glasses with a snug fit. I’ve seen them, tried them on, planned them into forthcoming outfits and insured them. And now I’m daydreaming of my next pair… Bespoke service, from £495, TD Tom Davies, Cabot Place



A FAMILY AFFAIR Gieves & Hawkes has triumphed once again with its A/W16 campaign fronted by father and son models Andre and Parker van Noord. Shot on location in Hertfordshire and at the brand’s London home at No.1 Savile Row, the campaign showcases Gieves & Hawkes’ new collection, which features relaxed pieces designed for the off-duty man. Design director Mark Frost says of the collection, “The Gieves & Hawkes aesthetic is never sloppy; our military heritage comes with a responsibility to ensure that everything we do is considered, refined and perfectly suited to the customer who always wants to feel properly turned out whatever the situation, at work or at play.” Gieves & Hawkes,

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It’s the little things New accessories can be an easy and effective way to update your wardrobe, and you can’t go wrong with Troubadour’s A/W16 collection. Inspired by the brand’s philosophy of clean design rooted in performance, the range of belts, card holders and wallets expertly combines fashion and function. The ingenious folding on the wallets makes them slim yet roomy, and the Italian leather will only look better with age. Available at Selfridges,

travel in style Off on a city break? Carry your essentials in style with the Keepall Voyager from the Monogram Eclipse collection by Louis Vuitton. The brand dipped into its archives for the design, which is a reworked version of the classic style, imbued with hues of grey and black. Ever chic, it’s the ultimate travel companion. £1,110, Louis Vuitton,

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TRE ND: ret urn of the mac

The new classic Little can be more satisfying than the donning of a crisp, white shirt. Fortunately, Orlebar Brown is relaunching its classic Oxford design this month. Made from soft Italian cotton, it is available in both a tailored or classic fit, with a button-down collar and a contrast herringbone tape detail on the back hem. £145, Orlebar Brown, Jubilee Place

Going soft No one can resist cashmere, particularly at this time of year. Turnbull & Asser has acknowledged this with its new range of cashmere designs, including a camel tailored overcoat with a luxurious chocolate-brown velvet collar and a single-breasted blazer in navy with a soft shoulder and relaxed path pocket. These are the luxuries you won’t be able to live without this October. Turnbull & Asser,

Arty accessories The master of gentleman’s accessories, Dunhill has unveiled its Art Deco collection of pens, cufflinks and tie bars for the new season – a range that has been inspired by the brand’s extensive archives. We particularly love the cufflinks, which were directly inspired by the Art Deco design of the Mystery Box, an intricately built curio that is unique to the Dunhill archive, featuring vertical and horizontal line motifs and an onyx stone in a distinctive pyramid, cut by one of Germany’s finest stone-cutters. From £135, Dunhill, Cabot Place

Mac, £850, Hackett, Cabot Place

Hopkins Concealed Placket Mac, £265, Reiss, Jubilee Place

the mac is back There’s no need to fear those days of endless drizzle – not when they present the perfect opportunity to sport that perennial fashion classic: the mac. This season’s variants come in the form of the trench, as seen at Hackett, or plain, as offered by Reiss. Wear over your weekday suit for an instant style update, or over a chunky knit and jeans for a great off-duty look.



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collection The Diamond G Collection, new to GANT, in Canada Place, boasts versatile tailoring and chic, off-duty clothing


arlier this year, GANT announced a brand new collection that would be hitting the stores just in time for autumn. The Diamond G is a highend line of city-friendly pieces, that are easy to dress up or down to suit every occasion throughout the week. The collection, which has now arrived in GANT’s Canada Place store in Canary Wharf, features a whole host of pieces that are effortlessly stylish and travel-friendly.

“The Diamond G is a high-end line of city-friendly pieces” This season’s prints were heavily inspired by Josef Albers’ architectural linear drawings of scaffolding and the girders of city skyscrapers. And the sophisticated, subtle elegance of the collection continues through to the colour palette, which is based on fresh wintery blues mixed with various shades of grey, camel, green and navy; the key colours that work incredibly well for both business and casual. GANT, Canada Place;

the power wardrobe formula

= The Perfect Oxford Shirt (£80) and Travel Suit Blazer (£295) Pull off power dressing to perfection with these two staple pieces from the collection, available in the Canada Place store



BEAUTY NEWS Words: katy parker

feline fine Make like Audrey Hepburn with the new Cat Lashes mascara from Burberry. With its innovative hourglassshaped brush and buildable, lightweight formula, the product delivers eye-opening volume and a beautiful cat-eye effect. Purrfect.

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Move over to the dark side this month with the new collection from Christian Louboutin Beauté. For A/W16, the brand is introducing a set of seductive, vampy new shades to the existing range of richly pigmented lipsticks and high-shine nail polishes, including hues of plum, brown and grey. Apply the Velvet Matte Lip Colour in Very Privé for instant sex appeal. From £36, Christian Louboutin,

Crème de la Mer is the one to beat when it comes to superlative skincare, so when the brand moved into makeup, it was always going to be good. The brand’s new Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation is a weightless formula that promises a long-lasting, flawless finish, while also providing benefits to your skin. Deeply hydrating, the foundation reduces the signs of ageing and helps to smooth and even out your complexion. It’s a beauty win-win. £80, Crème de la Mer,

lip service As the temperatures start to drop, we’re looking for a lip colour that not only looks great but nourishes and moisturises at the same time. The new Kiss Pop Lip Colour Stick from the Marc Jacobs’ beauty line combines honey with the nutrient-rich leaves of the candelilla plant to nourish your lips, while offering outstanding colour in a range of bright, eye-catching shades. Long-lasting and transfer-resistant, these irresistible lip crayons will take you from day to night. £20, Marc Jacobs, 56 | CANARY WHARF

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the new no. 5 Every woman needs a signature scent, and for most this means one brand and one brand only: Chanel. Arguably the most iconic perfume in history, Chanel No. 5 was created by French-Russian perfumer Ernest Beaux and quickly established itself into the archives of beauty history. Fast forward to 2016 and the brand is unveiling No. 5 L’Eau – a lighter, more delicate incarnation of its ancestor – which combines notes of lemon, mandarin and orange with rose, jasmine and ylang ylang to create an immensely fresh fragrance. With a campaign fronted by Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose, the launch points to Chanel’s future, while giving a dutiful nod to its past. £96 for 100ml, Chanel, Boots, Canada Place

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success Fashion and fragrance: the two have gone hand in hand since Coco Chanel caused a sensation back in the 1920s. Now, the allure of perfume for designers proves to be as potent as ever, as KATY PARKER discovers


he legendary Coco Chanel made no secret of her love of perfume, boldly stating once that “a women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” Indeed, the fashion designer has played no small part in making the fragrance industry what it is today – for while perfumemaking can be charted back to the second millennium BCE, it was Chanel who brought scent to the fore, establishing its power as a highly commercial, marketable product; particularly when it bears the name of one of the world’s most famous fashion houses. The launch of Chanel No. 5 in 1921 presented a seismic shift for both the fashion and beauty industries – the two worlds collided in a way that they hadn’t done previously, and for the first time, fragrance began to dominate, proving that it could be more lucrative than clothing and accessories. More than 90 years later, and brands continue to hop on the gold-plated bandwagon; this year has seen the launch of fragrances by Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and, most recently, Christian Louboutin. Evidently, designers and labels still regard fragrance as forming an essential part of their business strategy – presenting a sure-fire way to strengthen the

value of their brand. Part of the root of fragrance and fashion’s success is the relative accessibility of perfume, providing consumers with a way of owning a slice of luxury, without the exorbitant price tag. Buying a bottle of My Burberry at £65, for example, when a trench coat retails at more than £1,000, presents an affordable way in for those who identify with the label. Speaking of identity, the question is raised of how a fashion brand uses its fragrance to cement its own position within the marketplace. In part, this is drawn from the design of the bottle, with the latest perfume from Hermès – Galop d’Hermès – sporting a stirrup-shaped design; an homage to the brand’s equestrian heritage. Equally, the flacon of Miss Dior echoes the tailored yet curvaceous silhouette closely associated with the Dior ‘New Look’ of the 1940s. Often these bottles become objets d’art in their own right, much like the couture gowns and fabulous footwear these designers are known

Clockwise from top left: Chanel No. 5 L’Eau, £96 (100ml); Michael Kors Wonderlust, £84 (100ml); My Burberry Black, £92 (90ml); Galop d’Hermès, £183 (50ml); Stella McCartney POP, £74 (100ml); Louis Vuitton, £180 each (100ml); Calvin Klein Euphoria for Her, £70 (100ml); Miu Miu, £92 (100ml); Trouble in Heaven by Christian Louboutin Beaute, £215 (80ml); McQueen Eau de Parfum, £95 (75ml); Gucci Guilty Pour Femme, £68 (100ml); Balenciaga B, £67 (50ml); Stella Eau de Parfum, £74 (100ml); Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence, £96 (100ml), all available at Boots, Canada Square, and Selfridges,;;

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for. The new bottle from Christian Louboutin was designed in collaboration with Thomas Heatherwick – the man behind the dazzling cauldron for the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony – and features an opening in its centre, which forces the fragrance to loop around the bottle, representing Louboutin’s fascination with the idea that “liquid is alive”. Other designers choose to convey the essence of their brand through the scent that lies within the bottle. This year’s fragrance by Alexander McQueen, for example, perfectly evokes both the label’s delicate femininity and its penchant for dark romance, with a bouquet featuring top notes of black pepper and clove layered over delicate floral scents. Created under the directorship of Sarah Burton, the designer said of the process, “We wanted to create something that was truly unique and told a story. The idea of these beautiful fragile-looking flowers, which bloom at night and use their scent to attract insects, rather than their beauty, felt very McQueen. These scents are all about femininity, seductiveness, beauty and empowerment.” As is often the case in the world of fashion, the power of celebrity plays a crucial role in

the launch of a perfume, helping to establish its personality. Screen siren Margot Robbie currently fronts the campaign for Calvin Klein’s Euphoria, an enticing, sensual fragrance, while doe-eyed Natalie Portman was chosen as the face of Miss Dior, epitomising the perfume’s fresh, innocent appeal. Stella McCartney selected Lourdes (daughter of Madonna) and musician Grimes to promote her young, fun, irreverent new fragrance entitled POP. McCartney says of the scent, “POP is a spirit. It is about capturing and celebrating that very special and exciting time when you are finding yourself and coming into your own. It is about freedom and starting your life away from judgements or labels.” Ultimately, this is what fragrance is about; in helping to assert your place in the world, it forms an important part of self-expression, in the same way that fashion does. As Chanel discovered all those years ago, the two coming together just makes perfect scents.




or over two decades, Erik Meijer has been transforming his clients’ bodies and lifestyles. Through personal and bespoke programmes combining diet and exercise, his expertise brings you the best possible results.

From the person next door to brides-to-be, actors to Olympic champions, Erik caters for everyone. Whether it is weight loss, improving flexibility, strength, or body toning, Erik Meijer will help you reach your goal with a scientifically based training and nutrition programme.

You can find Erik at: 2 Gunter Grove Chelsea London SW10 0UJ 07538 438 282


GROOMING When is grooming not about convenience? Opt for razor blade subscriptions and multitasking soaps this October words: joanne fudge

1. name it Burberry has launched men’s fragrance Mr. Burberry, with notes of grapefruit, cedarwood, vetiver and sandalwood. Better yet, it’s rolling out the monogramming service it currently offers for scarves and trenches to its scent range, for aftershave with serious class. Mr. Burberry EDT, £80, Burberry,

2. soap and scrub Skincare brand Anthony has put jojoba spheres into its soap to buff away dead skin cells. The result? A brighter complexion. Added coconut oil also helps moisturise, while grapefruit wakes things up. Exfoliating and Cleansing Bar, £17, Space.NK, Cabot Place

3. techy toothbrush When it comes to teeth, it doesn’t get more sci-fi-looking than the Issa™ Hybrid Silicone Toothbrush, with eight speed settings and flexible polymer bristles for thorough cleaning of those hard-to-reach spots. Issa™ Hybrid Silicone Toothbrush, £149, Foreo,

4. bottling charisma Versace aimed to create a scent for the charismatic, modern man. According to the brand, that means notes of saffron, patchouli, black pepper and fig leaf, for a smell that is fresh and distinctive. It comes in gold and royal blue ‘power’ packaging. Dylan Blue, £49, Versace,

5. a clean shave Gillette has partnered with retailers including Boots to offer a subscription to its razor blades. Called Gillette Club, users can log in online and note a frequency and blade preference. Gillette Club,

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Technology PROMOTION

a tv like no other... Techies, take note: Bang & Olufsen has launched BeoVision 14, for a luxe at-home viewing experience. The new 4K Ultra HD television has the trifecta: sharp picture, excellent audio and stunning design. The LED-based LCD screen has anti-reflection front glass for a clear image, while 360 degree Automatic Picture Control ensures optimal sound. The television is powered by the Android TV platform, and Google CastTM technology means you can stream movies, photos and music straight from your mobile or tablet. Better still, BeoVision 14 also allows streaming of 4K content directly from online sources. The BeoVision 14, from £4,495, Bang & Olufsen, South Colonnade

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What you’ve been waiting for… Last month, Apple introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and you may want to upgrade. Here’s why: • Clumsy phone users can rejoice: the new iPhone is waterresistant and dust-resistant. • It finally has a camera to rival the Samsung models: think optical image stabilisation, a larger ƒ/1.8 aperture and six-element lens and a wide colour capture, giving your photos vibrant colours with more detail. • The Apple A10 Fusion chip means the device has the best performance and battery life in iPhone history. • Immersive stereo speakers provide twice the sound and there is no headphone jack, as the new iPhone comes with wireless, integrated headphones. So you can wave goodbye to fiddly wires. From £599, in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. Available in silver, gold, rose gold, with a new jet black finish exclusive to the 128GB and 256GB models,; click & collect at Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square

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the latest leica

Leica Camera has introduced a limited-edition set (just 333 units are available), consisting of its classic rangefinder digital camera and two lenses. The top plate, base plate and control elements of the camera are made from titanium, ensuring it is sturdy but approximately 90 grams lighter than the standard production model. The Leica M-P Titanium Set, available from mid-October, £17,500,

sky high The Carry-On suitcase from new luxury luggage brand ARLO SKYE is seriously high tech. It has a portable charger with built-in surge and short-circuit protection to charge your smartphone or tablet, and instead of a conventional zip, there’s clever touchbutton opening. Thanks to patented Silent Run Lisof wheels, it’s also far quieter than your typical suitcase. $495 (approx. £382.64),



Psycle x Sweaty Betty Psycle has partnered with Sweaty Betty to stock its A/W16 collection at its studios. The Power legging is suitable for any exercise, from yoga and spinning to running. We’ve put them to the test and they’re worth the hype; we particularly like the flattering high waist and sweat wicking fabric, which kept us cool. The Power comes in four styles: two inspired by Iceland’s natural environment, one with a Union Jack design, celebrating Sweaty Betty’s London heritage, and the last in either coral or black, with mesh inserts. “I can’t wait to wear the explosion print contours to my Psycle class with a neon bra and sheer tee,” says Tamara Hill-Norton, founder and creative director of Sweaty Betty. The Power, £75, available while stocks last, Psycle, Crossrail Place, and Sweaty Betty, Jubilee Place

HEALTH & FITNESS Words: charlotte phillips

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runway hit New at Asics is the brand new Gel Kayano 23, available in five different colourways and in both men’s and women’s styles. An upgrade from the Kayano 22, the 23 makes use of a new mid-sole technology called Flytfoam: approximately 50 per cent lighter than the industry standard, its reinforced memory fibres instantly return to their original shape, providing maximum cushioning at every step. It’s the perfect support shoe for those wishing to run long distance and feel light on their feet. £145, Asics, Jubilee Place


If you’ve been overdoing it in a post-summer gym blitz, here’s the answer: Comfort Warming Rub. It melts away tired, aching muscles while easing the congestion caused by depleted energy. Ingredients include frankincense (which protects, is anti-anxiety and offers respiratory support), rosemary (for poor circulation and flu-like infections), helichrysum (it eases muscular aches and pains) – and the spice du jour, turmeric (an anti-inflammatory). The packaging is luxurious and something to look forward to after working out. Comfort Warming Rub, £24 for 50ml, Therapie Roques Oneil,

Swimwear solutions

er Costume French Connection Halt

If you’ve sensibly saved going on holiday until now, look no further than French Connection’s capsule swimwear collection. The range of one-piece swimsuits and bikinis bridges the gap between late summer sun and winter sunshine getaways, and offers both classic and contemporary styles: think lowslung backs, scoop necks and sportswear luxe designs, in reds, blues and monochrome, using fabrics designed to contour and flatter the body. We want all of them. From £30, French Connection, Jubilee Place,

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must try sipsmith ginfusions

The Tea Merchant’s unique gin-infused drinks change flavours every week

Good as new

This month Canary Wharf welcomes The Tea Merchant, formerly The Cat and Canary, it will launch with an exciting seasonal menu featuring pub classics with a twist as well as an extensive new drinks list


anary Wharf eagerly welcomes The Tea Merchant, opening early this month. Following a 16week refurbishment, it promises exquisite gastropub dining in contemporary chic booths and eclectic bric-a-brac décor, or the opportunity to opt for al fresco and make the most of the spectacular waterside seating. The Tea Merchant falls under the Fuller, Smith & Turner umbrella and the new name gives a subtle nod to merchant history of Canary Wharf. With the new name comes a brand new, first-rate food menu; serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and an exceptional Sunday roast. The open kitchen will allow guests to see the talented chefs at work, making great food with the

best ingredients, using the fresh produce delivered daily. Head chef Cedric Ledoussal proudly states that at The Tea Merchant “Every dish is a signature dish”. Its extensive new drinks list doesn’t disappoint. With its new draught lager, Kozel, a brand new wine list, a vast selection of spirits and champagne breakfasts, you will be spoilt of choice. The sophisticated space is perfect for business breakfasts and lunches, after work drinks, trips with the family or friends and exclusive rooms are also available for private hire, accommodated with delicious canapés or pre-fixed menus. Tea Merchant, Fisherman’s Walk;



A dark doorway in the heart of Chelsea holds the key to the perfect venue for any event...

Whether you are planning to host a launch party, corporate event, birthday party, fashion show or you just want an excuse to gather colleagues, friends or family in a room, our events team are here to guide you through every step of the process.

The Dom Pérignon Room is available to hire as a stand-alone ‘club-within-aclub’ comprising a private bar, booth seating & its own DJ for up to 65 guests.




Drink Liquid


“To find the right whisky for your palate you have to explore and be willing to try”


he Macallan’s new Double Cask takes its place effortlessly alongside the brand’s other 12-year-old expressions: Fine Oak and Sherry Oak. Double Cask’s savoir faire lies in its marriage of European and American oak and has resulted in beautifully balanced flavours. The Macallan’s head of education Daryl Haldane explains what all the fuss is about and how we can be a part of this exciting single malt movement. “A unique characteristic of our whisky is that it is massively varied in taste and texture. You have a very light and flowery whisky with the Fine Oak, a much more intense, complex and balanced whisky in the Double Cask and when you get to the Sherry Oak you get a very rich and sweet style of The Macallan. “For a whisky novice I would suggest The Macallan 12 Years Old Fine Oak. If you like spirits and already enjoy rum or blended whiskies, The Macallan Double Cask is another great way for you to begin your journey. “To find the right whisky for your palate you have to explore and be willing to try, in a similar way to coffee. When you start drinking coffee you make allowances: you add sugar or have a mocha and then two years later you’re drinking espresso. You have to find out what your first great experience of whisky is going to be – perhaps a cocktail, a food pairing or

something as simple as a whisky and soda – and then you can start enjoying and experimenting with different ways of drinking it. “I recommend people share some food while they enjoy the whisky. The Macallan Double Cask is quite an intense flavour; I always find lots of beautiful vanillas and brioche notes in it that work well with seafood such as scallops and tapas dishes like salted meat, ham and olives. The whisky is able to compete with those kinds of flavours but also brings a balance as well. “I was in a Hong Kong hotel yesterday

and the bartender created a drink using mustard. The spicy, savoury and almost umami flavours worked brilliantly. “As we come into autumn I really enjoy The Macallan on ice. Sometimes – on colder evenings especially – I like a neat whisky with coffee, and every now and then I like an Old Fashioned. “We have a new distillery coming in 2018, which is incredibly exciting. It shows that we are very confident about what will happen in the future and we want to continue to make brilliant whisky for another 200 or 300 years.”

Have a fiesta This month, Canary Wharf’s vibrant Mexican restaurant Wahaca adds new specials to its market-style menu. These include the lamb taquito, slowcooked British lamb marinated in ancho chilli and rolled in a crispy, fried tortilla; and our favourite, the poblano taco, a crisp breaded poblano pepper, grown especially for Wahaca by Riverford Organic, topped with tomatillo and fresh tomato salsa. This month’s tacos feature alongside Wahaca classics such as Devon crab, shrimp taquitos and pork pibil tacos. Enjoy with a Margarita, or one – or two – featuring the new Mezcal & Tonics. Wahaca, Canada Square


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The Berry Company has relaunched its core juice range, catering for the growing demand for reduced-sugar products. Juices contain as little as five calories and 0.9g of sugar per 100ml, and no added flavourings and preservatives. Khaled Yafi, CEO and founder of The Berry Company, says: “We are responding to the growing demand from health-conscious consumers, who want drinks that suit their busy day-to-day lives.” The new range features best-selling flavours such as acai berry, blueberry, goji berry and pomegranate, alongside exotic offerings such as white tea and peach. £1.39 for 330ml and £2.29 for 1L, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Place

Tempting, tempting With the re-opening of its refurbished Canary Wharf store, Charbonnel et Walker launches a range inspired by grand Victorian houses. The Grand Ballroom features the full range of Charbonnel et Walker chocolates, including the brand’s very first, created by Madame Charbonnel in 1875. Each box is decorated with an 1890 Oscar Wilde quote from the Charbonnel et Walker archives: “The House of Charbonnel is one of the oldest ministrants to the taste for sweets, and upon their counters will be found the latest dainties…” Looking for an excuse? It’s Chocolate Week from 10-16 of this month. Charbonnel et Walker, Cabot Place

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dine forever One Canada Square restaurant has launched bottomless suppers, available on Fridays and Saturdays. An after-hours twist on Bottomless Brunch, ‘After Dark’ entails a two-course dinner, a bottomless supply of wine, beer, or Prosecco, and a late-night DJ to get the weekend started. The menu is a hearty assortment of British classics – be sure to save room for dessert, as there’s a seriously delectable peanut butter parfait with chocolate mousse and salted peanuts. Perfect for dates, partying or a night out with colleagues. £45 per person, ‘After Dark’ at One Canada Square

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A Room With a View

For a buzzy restaurant with classic, well-executed British dishes and stellar views over Canary Wharf, look no further than The Pearson Room, which has something for everyone, as CHARLOTTE PHILLIPS discovers


he first thing you’ll notice about The Pearson Room is its floor-to-ceiling windows. This is Canary Wharf, with its many skyscrapers and peoplewatching opportunities, and the views are just fabulous. Apparently, everybody else already knows this, because upon exiting the lift directly into the restaurant on a Thursday evening we see The Pearson Room is absolutely packed, with what looks like a mixture of post-work revellers, first dates and friends unwinding at the (almost) end of the week. The décor is both intimate and casual: think long wooden tables alongside small, circular ones, low tan leather banquettes, stainless steel ceiling elements and exposed lightbulbs. Nabbing a table in the corner, we start with Prosecco and an extensive selection of bar snacks: hummus, chicken wings (a word of caution – they’re seriously spicy) and a serving of what the restaurant calls avocado salsa (and we call guacamole) that is so good, we use spoons rather than the accompanying tortilla chips. The menu is simple and you want to try everything – The Pearson Room is

the sort of place you could visit every day and not get sick of it. When it comes to ordering, our eyes are bigger than our stomachs. The chef works with fresh, local produce, so the menu reflects the seasons. We start with salads: broccoli and artichoke, and seared, very rare tuna on a bed of spinach, which is particularly excellent and a meal unto itself; but, of course we don’t stop there, and our main courses are no less satisfying. The salmon is perfectly tender inside and crisp on the outside, and the steak is delicious, cut into strips and properly pink. We share a host of veggie sides: the green beans are particularly good, probably thanks to all the butter. Utterly stuffed, we can’t succumb to more than a fruit

The chef works with fresh, local produce, so the menu reflects the seasons platter for dessert, but the table next to us are in raptures over their cheesecake. The cocktail menu is extensive and almost ridiculously appealing. If you can resist the Bounty (rum, Amaretto and grated dark chocolate topped with ‘homemade edible molecular pineapple and coconut foam’) or the Forbidden Fruit (potato vodka, quince syrup and apple juice, served in a glass rimmed with – wait for it – popping candy), then you’re a stronger woman than I. Staff couldn’t have been friendlier, despite the fact that we stayed for over two hours, and service was excellent. The Pearson Room has hit on a winning formula. Not remotely pretentious, with good, simple food and a fun but not overbearing atmosphere. Go, immediately. The Pearson Room, Canada Square,



the east

Looking at other countries’ traditions and remedies that have lasted for generations is something we should be doing, particularly when it comes to the way we eat. Chefs and foodies are starting to take note WORDS: charlotte phillips


n the West, we tend to like fads; we assume that the newest diet trend has to be the most effective. However, Eastern countries – such as China, Japan and India – generallly stick to diet regimes of old – “what their greatgrandparents and their grandparents ate. Our digestive system does not evolve as fast as the food industry does,” says Miriam Gubovic, nutritionist at Canary Wharf’s healthy eatery CPRESS. And it’s working. In 2015, Japan had the world’s second-highest life expectancy, at 84.7 years, followed by Singapore and Macau. The UK was number 33 on the list (sourced by CIA World Factbook), at 80.5. “Healing has a different form in the East – it is more about prevention and long-term effects rather than quick fixes often offered by the Western medicine,” says Gubovic. When used holistically and in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, Eastern diets contribute to healing. Now, the Western focus on health and wellness, and ever-savvy consumers mean more of us are seeking to emulate this. “In Asia, herbs and spices have historically been prized for their health and medicinal benefits. Recipes have been influenced by this and have evolved over time accordingly,” says Rohit Chugh,

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owner of Canary Wharf’s Indian restaurant Chai Ki. “Cloves, for example, have strong antioxidant properties, and fenugreek seeds are a great source of minerals and vitamins. Recently, turmeric has been talked about as a wonder spice that can prevent a range of health issues,” Chugh explains. Indeed, turmeric protects against premature skin ageing, helps to clear acne and encourages cell renewal. Plus, curcumin in turmeric works to fight free radicals and aid with blood flow and circulation. CPRESS is just one brand making use of the superspice, in its turmeric hummus and ‘charged-up’ juice: carrot, orange, pineapple, lemon, lime and turmeric. “With the amounts of inflammation-causing processed foods we consume today, we can really benefit from herbs and spices that fight inflammation and free radicals,” says Gubovic. “Anti-inflammatory agents such as turmeric and ginger help the body build a strong immune system.” Furthermore, “the Asian diet [includes] high amounts of seafood (being an island nation surrounded by the Pacific Ocean). Their diet also consists of a lot of tofu and seaweeds,” says Hamish Brown, chef at Canary Wharf’s Japanese

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Roka restaurant. Other beneficial Japanese spices and herbs – many of which appear on Roka’s menu – include “ginger, coriander, sansho, shiso, karashi, shichimi togarashi and yuzu”, he says. We can also look to the East for guidance on how, as well as what, we eat. “Ayurveda suggests that your stomach be filled a third each with food, water and air at mealtime,” says Shrankhla Holecek, founder of UMA oils, and Gubovic agrees, saying: “A lot of Eastern cultures practice moderation,” whereas we in the West tend to overindulge. Plus, Chugh adds, “Ingredients are also, in the main, used only when in season.” It should be clear that eating one particular spice or food may not have an impact on overall health. We can’t forget that other elements of Eastern life contribute to wellbeing, like more natural vitamin D from sunlight and increased activity. “Construction workers in Tokyo have a group stretch and workout prior to commencing their day,” says Gubovic. They also adopt other beneficial holistic Ayurveda principles that we could emulate: Holecek suggests “daily drybrushing to cleanse your lymphatic system”. While there is no silver bullet, we can be inspired by the East in ensuring foods are balanced, looking to nature to heal the body and knowing that what and how we eat has a significant overall effect on health and healing. Roka, Canada Square Chai Ki, Crossrail Place CPRESS, Crossrail Place

now try these...

Salmon tartare with wasabi tobiko and seaweed cracker, Roka, Canada Square

Butter chicken, Chai Ki, Crossrail Place



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for the love of noodles Authentic food, upholding Japanese tradition and dynamic ambience are the three things IPPUDO, in Crossrail Place, insist on when it come to its dining


ppudo directly translates into ‘one wind hall’, which once symbolised dark clouds over the Kyushu ramen industry. Founder and CEO of IPPUDO, Shigemi Kawahara, intended to “blow wind and revolutionise the era”, and that he did. Internationally renowned and often referred to as the Ramen King, Kawahara opened his first IPPUDO branch in 1985 in Hakata, Japan. Following the years of success in every country he took his concept, he opened a branch right here in Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf. His philosophy for IPPUDO surrounds the idea of innovation and true to his word, Kawahara continues to reinvent and redefine recipes for dishes from over 300 years ago. With authentic ramen and true Japanese soul food, produced using only the highest quality ingredients, IPPUDO’s menu boasts the best of the best when it comes to Japanese cuisine. The delectable food paired with its outstanding hospitality is the key to what made IPPUDO a Japanese sensation, earning global acclaim. Ippudo, Crossrail Place; 020 3326 9485

on the menu STARTER Edamame Pepperoncino-Style Sautéed Ippudo-style peppeoncino endamame with soy sauce and garlic


HAPPY HOUR Head over to IPPUDO, Crossrail Place, and make the most of its happy hour from 3.30pm to 8.30pm every day. Discover and try first-rate Japanese beers; from the barley flavoured Asashi draft and top selling Asian beer Sapporo, to the caramel notes in Owa beer and the bitter Uijin

Karaka-Men Ramen The original Tonkotsu broth and homemade noodles topped with ‘Karaka’ spicy miso paste, pork belly chashu, bean sprouts, sesame kikurage mushrooms, spring onions, roasted cashew nuts, sansho pepper and fragrant garlic oil

drinks Shirakabegura Junmai Daiginjo Sake with fragrant ginjo aroma, hints of banana and a distinctive rice flavour


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sweet tooth Head down to Canary Wharf’s Charbonnel et Walker in Cabot Place to see the store’s stunning refurbisment and shop the latest lines in fine chocolate; The Grand Ballroom collection and the limited edition Halloween Special

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abot Place’s Charbonnel et Walker officially reopened late last month following a beautiful refurbishment in its Canary Wharf boutique. Boasting a muted monochrome interior, with white marble and beautifully rich, dark wooden shelving, the store is sophisticated and clean. The space is open and inviting, allowing customers to sample chocolates and carefully choose their desired gift wrapping. The rich heritage of Charbonnel et Walker has seen many iconic customers over the years, from Royalty and Aristocracy to Socialites and Screen Legends, including the likes of Princess Diana. And it’s one of the few chocolatiers to hold a Royal Warrant as chocolate manufacturers to Her Majesty The Queen. The beloved British chocolate brand, established in 1875, is also launching its brand new fine chocolate selection as part of ‘The Grand Ballroom’ collection. Inspired by the different rooms within grand Victorian houses, each new collection features a beautiful room from a bygone era. The Grand Ballroom Collection features all of the Charbonnel et Walker famed chocolates from the very first chocolate ever created by Madame Charbonnel, a chocolate crown blended with hazelnuts, walnuts and coffee, to the classic Falstaff - toasted almonds and black cherry and delicious chocolates with strawberry and orange fondant centres. Charbonnel et Walker, Cabot Place;

Boite Blanche with nay ribbon £175

English Rose and Violet creams in The Grand Ballroom collection £58

Spooky Halloween chocolates £30

spoilt for choice New arrivals at the store also include a spooky Halloween collection and a decadent collaboration with Sipsmith and gin truffle


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The first NSX rewrote the sports car rulebook. Now, after an 11-year gap, it’s back. Matthew Carter asks: “Can it do the same again?”


ack in 1990, when the original Honda NSX was born, high-performance sports cars were technically advanced and stunning to look at, but you needed the skill of an F1 driver to get the most out of them. So when Honda developed its New Sports eXperimental – the world’s first mass-produced car with an all-aluminium body – it turned to World Champion Ayrton Senna (then a McLaren-Honda Grand Prix driver) to help with the fine tuning. The result, naturally, was quick and handled superbly, but there was one big difference between it and its rivals… it was as easy to drive as a Honda Civic. As a direct result, Ferrari, for one, was forced to rethink how it designed its cars. It was also the car that Gordon Murray benchmarked when creating the McLaren F1, a car that was umpteen times more expensive than the Honda. That first-generation NSX stayed in production until 2005, when it withered away and wasn’t replaced. Indeed, a couple of false starts aside, Honda has stayed away from the rarefied world of the sports car for more than a decade. Until now. Welcome the second-generation NSX, only this time it apparently stands for New Sports eXperience.

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Designed and built in America but with powertrain input from Japan, this too looks the part and is technically way more advanced than the original. But, yes, it’s just as easy to drive, too. At its heart is a newly developed twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 engine mounted amidships that develops 507bhp. Not bad, you might think… but that’s not the whole story, not by a long chalk. This is a modern petrol-electric hybrid car so it also has a small electric Direct Drive Motor. This reduces turbo lag and also acts as a generator to recharge the lithium-ion batteries needed for two more electric motors, one each driving the front wheels. Four engines, then, and four-wheel drive… It has a nine-speed dual clutch transmission, a world first, in which seven closely spaced ratios are for everyday use with an ultra-low first set aside for racetrack launches and the ninth for super-economical motorway cruising. Packing all that in behind the driver and passenger means heat management is critical. As a result, the NSX has no fewer than ten different heat exchangers – radiators, intercoolers and oil coolers – to keep the temperatures down. And while aluminium is still used for the body’s spaceframe, the new NSX has a carbon-fibre floor



with high-strength steel used in safety-critical areas. When it comes to torsional rigidity, the NSX’s body is said to be three times stiffer than the rival Audi R8 and Ferrari 488. Naturally, a great deal of time was spent during the development phase on its aerodynamics and, as a result, the car has three times as much downforce at the rear than at the front for optimal high-speed handling. But just imagine how the designers, who spent hours in the wind tunnel perfecting the shape, must have felt when confronted with European legislation that demands a large lump of plastic holding the number plate is glued to its otherwise svelte nose. Electronics, too, play a huge role in the car’s performance. There are no fewer than four drive modes, a drive-by-wire throttle and drive-by-wire brakes, too. Best carry a set of spare fuses, just in case. It is a technical tour de force and, frankly,

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sounds quite daunting to drive. But it just isn’t. Depending on where you’re driving you can dial up Quiet mode, Sport, Sport+ or Track. Quiet mode (shame they didn’t call it Stealth mode: this is a sports car after all, and they’re not meant to be quiet) means you can creep silently away on pure electric power until you want a bit more performance. It then shifts to Sport mode and the V6 chimes in. In both these modes, the NSX is totally benign. The ride is extremely comfortable, thanks in part to its active magnetorheological dampers, and the cabin remarkably civilised. But when you want a little more action, select Sport+ and the dampers get stiffer, the steering gets sharper, the gearshifts get quicker – although there are paddles behind the wheel, best to leave it in automatic mode as, frankly, the software is better than any human brain – and the throttle response more urgent.


And then, of course, comes the full track mode in which you can use launch control to spit you down the track, the traction from all four wheels being mightily impressive. The engine note gets louder, the stability control less intrusive and the whole thing more agile, despite the extra weight the car has to carry, thanks to those electric motors, batteries and electronic wizardry. But while a few laps of Estoril, the one-time Grand Prix circuit in Portugal, showed that the NSX does have a meaner side, it was, if anything, more impressive on the local roads. Here, it’s the ease of driving that comes to the fore. It’s the little things that make the difference, like the fact that the front A-pillars are super thin so as not to hamper visibility. In fact, aside from an annoying reflection of the engine in the rear view mirror, this is one of the easiest mid-engine sports cars to place on the road. It’s also reasonably practical. There’s not a lot of storage space in the cockpit, but the rear boot (unlike a Porsche, there’s no stowage space under the nose) is big enough to take a set of clubs should golf be your passion. And it is so refined. The ride quality is exemplary and the cabin is commendably quiet, meaning this really is an everyday car. Oddly, though, that might be its Achilles Heel.

If you are looking for raw excitement from your car, you might find the NSX a little too clever for its own good. It doesn’t have the soul of a Ferrari (but then it is half the price of a 488) nor the down-to-earth analogue feel of an Audi R8 or Porsche 911. Nor does the interior have the same level of quality as its rivals, with plastics that look and feel like plastic and a distinctly average infotainment touchscreen. But when it comes to technology, the NSX is right up there, rewriting the rulebook just as its Senna-approved forefather did. There’s no two ways about it: the NSX represents the future of the sports car. Welcome back NSX.

VEHICLE SPECS Car: Honda NSX Price: £137,950 Engine: Mid-mounted, twin-turbo, 3,493cc, V6, plus three electric motors Power: 581hp in total Performance: 191mph max, 0-60mph in 2.9 secs Drive: Four-wheel drive, nine-speed dual clutch automatic transmission



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TRAVEL sky-high Standards I n a city of gleaming skyscrapers – skyscrapers that perform an illuminations show at 8pm each night – size matters. And, occupying floors 102-118 of International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is currently the tallest hotel in the world (488m). Glossy throughout, with golden corridors and two Michelinstarred restaurants, its upper floors offer views over Victoria Harbour. This being Hong Kong, the daytime haziness means you might not get the full effect until the evening, when being situated across the waterfront overlooking the opposing skyline has its advantages. The hotel has put its key assets on its highest floors. Ozone, a stylish bar with a mirrored ceiling, white leather seating and a fragrant cocktail menu, is ripe for peacocking and has a dedicated lift service whizzing the affluent up to the dance floor. The Ritz-Carlton’s swimming pool is three floors lower, conversely blissfully quiet and deserted, flanked with white loungers and Jacuzzis, and sharing a space with its spa and gym. It’s the highest swimming pool in the world – there’s a theme here. Residents of the club suites enjoy access to all-day dining at a dedicated lounge (including cocktails and Champagne), which works wonders when jet lag strikes and you’re hungry at unpredictable hours. Complimentary snacks on offer range from tuna carpaccio to mashed potatoes with truffle, as well as Champagne in the evening. There are newspapers and Wi-Fi available and the space is smart and discreet – suitable for those who don’t want to work in their rooms while

away. Such a space is not a given in Hong Kong – many renowned hotels will suggest you take your laptop to the bar: choose wisely. Club suites also offer access to a chauffeur service (depending on availability). The hotel is situated in Kowloon, just 20 minutes from the airport, and many choose to take a car downtown to Temple Street market for the kind of fuss-free authenticity that those staying in the financial district rarely see, without having to compromise on a luxurious style of accommodation. From £295 per night,

island in the sun Reports that a new hotel is opening in The Maldives can hardly be regarded as news, but the Maldivian-owned Milaidhoo Island Maldives due to open next month looks set to challenge our perceptions of what a luxury island holiday can look like. Proudly rooted in local tradition, the hotel offers guests the chance to join local fishermen for the catch of the day and learn how to cook time-honoured recipes. They can see what it takes to craft a Dhoni boat and visit Hanifaru Bay, a marineprotected area that attracts the largest seasonal groupings of manta rays in the world. It’s the spot for a trip of a lifetime. From $1,625 (approx. £1,234) per night,

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get away from it all Embodying the true meaning of escapism, the remote, mountain-based resorts of Kumaon and Shakti 360° Leti re-open this month. Boasting diverse, spectacular scenery – from the perennially snowcapped peaks of the Great Himalaya range in the north to the pretty hill stations at the foothills – Kumaon sits off the beaten tourist track in India’s northern hill state of Uttarakhand. From here you can travel to 360° Leti, built in mountain wilderness at 8,000 ft. Indoors, there’s gourmet cooking and a cosy fireplace, while outdoors offers mountain treks, fishing and guided visits to local villages and temples. Shakti Himalaya offers an eight-day Shakti Kumaon Village Walk, combined with Shakti 360 Leti, from €5,261 (approx. £4,469) per person, based on two travelling,

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Take time out this month and unwind at the Rosewood London’s Sense Spa. The spa has introduced a new range of exclusive treatments developed by French body care brand Maison Caulières – becoming the first in Europe to do so. Created for both men and women, the body products include naturally nourishing ingredients sourced from the family-owned garden estate, including vegetable oil and honey.


five of the best... october getaways the galapagos islands

Alaçatı, turkey This little spot on the Aegean Sea boasts beautiful weather at this time of year but is blissfully quiet and free of crowds. Expect to find crystalclear azure waters, blue-shuttered, whitewashed buildings, art galleries and excellent food. WHERE TO STAY: Beyevi Hotel, a stylish boutique hotel set in a 19th-century house. The design pays homage to the history of the property, while incorporating modern touches.

The Galapagos Islands are a must-visit at any time of year, but in October you will find fewer people and, perhaps more importantly, less rain. The wildlife offerings here are unparalelled; the marine reserve is the second largest protected marine reserve after the Australian Great Barrier Reef. WHERE TO STAY: Pikaia Lodge, an eco-friendly hotel set on top of an exctinct volcano. The hotel operates daily land and sea tours on their private yacht and boasts its own giant tortoise reserve.

new england, usa Autumn in New England is breathtaking. The days are bright and sharp, while the golden and russet-leaved trees drench the landscape in a dreamy glow. WHERE TO STAY: The Chanler at Cliff Walk, a beautiful property that evokes a sense of old-world elegance. Set in a 19th-century mansion, the hotel affords expansive ocean views.

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Mauritius, indian ocean October means springtime for Mauritius, meaning the weather is warm but not yet humid. Explore the abundant flora and fauna with a hike up the formidable Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire. WHERE TO STAY: St Regis, Mauritius, which exemplifies sumptuous island living. Villas sit on the beach facing the Indian Ocean, and the hotel has a first-class kite surfing centre.

Fast emerging as one of Spain’s hottest destinations, Seville is up there among Europe’s most romantic cities. Temperatures are cooler in October, making sightseeing more comfortable, and there’s so much going on, including pop-up galleries and cafés. WHERE TO STAY: Hotel Alfonso XIII, where guests can enjoy facilities such as a swimming pool and fine dining, all in the heart of Santa Cruz – the city’s most historic area.




St. Moritz may be the home of extravagant après ski parties, but if you venture further afield to the lesser-known mountain village of Pontresina, you’ll find something slightly different. Emily Adams discovers kite skiing

Photography: Swiss Kitesurf GmbH,

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can see nothing but white, crystal-flecked snow, majestic mountains and an endless expanse of nothingness. Skis are strapped to my feet, a harness is around my waist, and an eight-foot-long kite is stretched out in front of me. I’m standing atop a frozen lake waiting; just waiting and waiting, until, without a moment’s notice, the wind makes its first appearance, rushing in to transform the scene. My kite opens itself up like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon and I’m lifted violently from the ground. It’s a startling introduction to the world of kite skiing. Kite skiing – or snow kiting as it is also known – is like nothing I have ever tried before. Given that I haven’t even mastered standing up on ice skates, let alone snowboarding or skiing (me on skis conjures images of Bambi on ice, as my legs move in opposite directions and my body will not cooperate with my brain), I’m not entirely sure the activity is going to agree with me. When done well, it can look like parasailing on ice. Using the power of the wind, and just quick and gentle movements of the 25-metre line anchoring you to the kite, you can soar across flat snow and ice with up to 40mph winds. My instructor flies through the air, turning direction as easily as turning his head, gliding with ease and finesse. It’s an easy technique to learn but much harder to truly master. There’s a strong element of risk so the safety talk is extensive, but, really, it’s hard to feel bored when you’re standing in the Swiss mountains on a crisp winter’s day, basking in the midday sun. There can be a lot of waiting around, hoping for wind to appear, but when it arrives, it’s worth it for the sheer exhilaration of trying to control the weight and power of the kite, and the terror of desperately trying to stay grounded. Whenever I get in a muddle with the kite strings, or find myself gliding too far afield, the instructors appear out of nowhere and rescue me on their own skis. After two lessons, I’m starting to get the hang of it and I find myself enjoying it far more than skiing – much to my suprise. When your ‘holiday’ is as active as this, you will want to seek out the very best hotel to recover, relax and unwind. The best of the best, I discover, is the Grand Hotel Kronenhof. It’s situated in Pontresina, close to glitzy St. Moritz but with an

altogether calmer, more refined atmosphere. This village is focused on a slower pace of life, rather than the shopping and Champagne lifestyle of its nearby neighbour, though if you wanted to speed things up, you’re still just minutes away from soaking up the glamour in the heart of St. Moritz. Since 1848, the hotel has stood formidably looking down over the village, commanding full attention – its Neo-Baroque architecture casts an impressive shadow over its surroundings. A modest entrance opens up into the grandest of lobbies, set against a backdrop of the Val Roseg pine forest. There are royal touches in the crown-shaped chandeliers, warm cream tones and deep red furnishings – if there were ever a palace that could be described as homely and welcoming, it would look like this. First stop: the spa. It’s just as impressive as the rest of the hotel, if not more so, albeit more modern: a generously sized pool overlooking the stunning landscape is a sci-fi wonder to be marvelled at. Housed in a glass dome that gives panoramic views of snow-blanketed mountains, it features unusual curved rust-coloured pillars, and offsets the traditional hotel. And that’s just the beginning. Where you would expect to find the standard sauna and steam room combination, there are numerous pockets of relaxation: a saltwater grotto, Finnish sauna, floating grotto, stone steam bath and relaxation room don’t even cover the full list of what’s on offer, not to mention the gym, beauty department and private spa. Pampered beyond reason, I struggle to pull myself away from the mountain views, but I needn’t worry, because it’s hard to escape them in this hotel – the Kronenhof has utilised its surroundings superbly. I pull on my fluffy white robe and slippers and wander back to my room, which is simply furnished but with everything I need, leaving the focus on what’s outside. Each time I walk past the windows or balcony doors, I get a glimpse of the impressive Bernina Range glaciers lining the edge of Pontresina, as well as being treated to a view of the Alps high above St. Moritz. It’s the middle of February, the temperatures are sub-zero and I can practically feel the frostbite taking hold, but nothing is going to


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stop me from sitting on my balcony and taking in this postcard-worthy view. A quick change into formal attire and it’s time for dinner in the Grand Restaurant, a lavish room decorated with opulent golden drapes and lit through impressive floor-to-ceiling windows. The staff can’t be faulted, the food is exquisite and the setting is remarkable. If you want to mix up your dining arrangements each night, that’s catered for with the hotel’s other restaurants and bars, including the Kronenstübli, a historic, traditional Swiss restaurant. There you can sample the signature dish of pressed duck, an early 19thcentury French dish prepared at your table with an unusual contraption designed to press all the juice out of the meat – a spectacle worth seeing. Or if you want to venture outside of this opulent castle, you’re welcome to pay a visit to the Kronenhof’s sister, the Kulm Hotel in centre of St. Moritz. But for a taste of the true Swiss experience, try a pit stop at the unassuming Berninahaus after a strenuous day kite skiing. A charming, traditional wooden hillside house, Berninahaus is celebrating its 500-year anniversary and serves a firm Swiss favourite: cheese fondue, made in equal parts from local mountain cheese, and white wine. It’s everything any cheese-lover has ever wanted, and a welcome respite from the cold outside. Despite the gooey feast, the owners manage to steal the show, thanks to their charming, if a little alarming, Swiss getup: think pigtails, ribbons, checked dresses and the Sound of Music. All we’re missing is some background yodelling. Cheese, adventure and stunning scenery: this is your dream ski holiday, reimagined. The three-night Kite Skiing Package at Grand Hotel Kronenhof costs from CHF 1,775 (approx. £1,220) per person per stay in a double room and is available on the following dates: 8-11 December 2016, 15-18 December 2016, 12-15 January 2017 and 16-19 March 2017. For more information on Switzerland, visit For more information on the Grand Hotel Kronenhof, visit For transport throughout Switzerland visit, and for Swiss International Airlines, visit

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The New York of the Midwest, Chicago offers much more than just tall buildings and epic pizza, with artwork, culture and outdoor activities making it a city to put on the bucket list. CLARE VOOGHT reports

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ong stretches of sandy beach, more than 700 pieces of public art – much of it outdoors – and a sprawling expanse of green that’s more than twice the size of New York’s Central Park aren’t the first things that come to mind when you mention Chicago. For a city with a reputation for busy men in suits and buildings with the pinstripes to match – so tall that they’re often, and famously, photographed with their spires and rooftops mingling with the clouds – it’s rather outdoorsy. In spite of, or perhaps because of, its sharp focus on architectural innovation and experimentation, Chicago knows how to make the most of its outdoor spaces. At the edge of Lake Michigan, beach options include 31st Street Beach, with its Chicago skyline view, and Oak Street beach, close to the newly

renovated kitsch Navy Pier with its ferris wheel. Lincoln Park, situated along the lakefront and sprawling across 8.2 sq km (by comparison, New York’s Central Park’s is 3.41 sq km) is home to one of the oldest zoos in the US – complete with resident polar bears – the City Green farmers’ market and a theatre that dates back to the 1920s with a healthy performing arts roster. Even on a grey spring day (don’t come to Chicago for the weather, except in the height of summer) I spotted dog walkers and runners out in force, passing a large bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln. If you can find it, just north of the zoo is a secret garden with a Prairie School-era pavilion and a lily pool designed by landscape architect Alfred Caldwell – the idyllic garden is a popular spot for engagement photos.


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My favourite stretch of green space in the Windy City has to be Millennium Park, right by the epic skyscrapers of the Loop. It’s home to colourful scatterings of wildflowers in its Lurie Garden, the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion concert venue, with its curved stained steel design, and the dreamy Cloud Gate. More colloquially known as The Bean, this is the mindboggling sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, which reflects the city skyline like a giant sci-fi mercury droplet. Walking underneath is unexpectedly disorientating, as if looking up into a vortex in its centre as all surrounding sound is muffled and distorted, while the temptation to take silly mirror photos is all too much – my friend and I left half an hour and 100 selfies later. Leaving the 100-ton stainless steel sculpture, a wander into the thick of the Art Deco, Modernist and Chicago School skyscrapers reveals more openair art. A colourful Marc Chagall Four Seasons mosaic arrived in the Chase Tower Plaza in 1974, while an untitled 50ft curved Cubist street sculpture in Daley Plaza is the unmistakable work of Pablo Picasso – the artist apparently refused payment, wanting the piece to be a gift to the “great gangster city”, as he called it. A Frank Gehry Icehenge sculpture doubles as a security desk in the glasswalled lobby of the Inland Steel building. Further towards the suburbs, you’ll find constantly changing outdoor artwork and events at The 606 elevated park trail – Chicago’s answer to Manhattan’s High Line – along what used to be the Bloomingdale railway line. Having opened a year ago in the fast-gentrifying neighbourhoods of Logan Square and Bucktown, the carefully planted greenery was just beginning to thicken when I was there in the spring, while the trail had a relaxed, local Sunday, family-friendly feel. That evening we headed back to The Peninsula for a night in one of its lavish suites, where chrysanthemum wall art is hand-embroidered and tech touches (handy, not intrusive) add to the sense of luxury. A button in the marble bathroom dims the lighting and plays tranquil spa music – all the better for enjoying the Oscar de la Renta products. The hotel capitalises on its location: floor-to-ceiling windows in the palm-lined pool offer skyscraper

views, while an ice rink pops up on the terrace in winter – a prime spot overlooking the upscale section of Michigan Avenue, Magnificent Mile, with its highend shops and striking 1920s buildings. If cityscapes are your thing, you’ll want to be up high. Chicago Helicopter Experience offers helicopter tours, while the Willis Tower – formerly the world’s tallest building, now the eighth – has equally jaw-dropping vistas in its Skydeck. Here The Ledge – a glass box that extends 4.3ft out from the wall, an exhilarating 103 floors up above the pavement – offers an adrenaline hit with a view. Not quite as high up but with an excellent vantage point from its terrace over Millennium Park and beyond to Lake Michigan is Cindy’s Rooftop. Under a glass ceiling, we refuel with some locally sourced trout from Lake Superior, with horseradish yogurt, beetroot and pumpernickel. With its trendy fermented kombucha teas, one of which is brewed according to the moon, Cindy’s is a prime example of the hip dining scene in Chicago – which recently hosted the Oscars of the food world, the James Beard Foundation Awards. After all that pavement pounding, we took the pace down a few notches with a drive out to the historic Galena district in northwestern Illinois. The tiny city of 3,000, surrounded by rolling green hills, looks much like it would have when Lincoln came to deliver a speech here in the 1850s, a few years before becoming president. In amongst all Galena’s old-world charm is the Belvedere Mansion, with its immaculate gardens and Victorian wicker porch, the small-scale Blaum Bros distillery and bar that specialises in gin, whiskey and vodka. Relaxation is the mantra here – unwind in the Goldmoor Inn’s in-room hot tubs. Keep an eye out for pelicans and bright red northern cardinals (Illinois’ state bird), chat to friendly locals and wander the town’s quaint antique shops – filled to the rafters with vintage homewares and interesting badges, books, perfume bottles and Art Deco brooches. And for the sweetest of endings, head to the 100-year-old Chocolaterie Stam for its creme brûlée chocolates and tantalising cinnamon truffles. Suites at The Peninsula Chicago start at £434, Visit for more information


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Canary Wharf Group exhibits shortlisted entries for the Wildlife Photography Competition 2016 As part of the 2016 Canary Wharf Group Wildlife Photography Competition, employees, tenants, visitors and those in the community were invited to photograph the diversity of flora and fauna at the Estate. An exhibition will be held of all of the shortlisted entries

Canary Wharf Group recognised by Island Bengali Welfare Organisation Around 100 local residents including children, parents and community leaders attended an event to welcome Sir George Iacobescu CBE – chairman and chief executive officer, along with colleagues, Howard Dawber and Zakir Khan. As part of their ongoing commitment to local community investments, Canary Wharf Group was presented with a plaque by the Island Bengali Welfare Organisation (IBWO).

in Adams Plaza Bridge from 3 October – 11 November, showcasing the variety of wildlife at Canary Wharf. The final winning entries will be announced on 5 December 2016. For more information please visit

Canary Wharf Group celebrates milestone for long-standing community leader Canary Wharf Group hosted a belated surprise 80th birthday to celebrate a milestone for a long-standing community leader, Rita Bensley. Having been an active member of the Tower Hamlets community for more than 50 years, Rita still serves the community as chair of Association of Island Communities and manages Stratford Friendship Club, one of the Borough’s longest, serving elders luncheon clubs on the Isle of Dogs on a voluntary basis. To celebrate, close friends, community colleagues and employees from Canary Wharf Group, including Sir George Iacobescu CBE – chairman and chief executive officer, came together to raise a glass or two for Rita’s birthday. Sir George Iacobescu CBE said, “Dear Rita, you have been our friend and partner, we love and respect you and owe you a huge debt of gratitude.”


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

Orbits and Ellipses: Sculpture by Nigel Hall RA

Lobby, One Canada Square and external locations: Westferry Circus and Cabot Square UNTIL 18 November 2016 / FREE, open daily Nigel Hall RA, Kiss, 2000 in Cabot Square

Sharing 1986 112 x 182.5 x 182.5 phosphor bronze

Around Tiger Island, 2008 11.5 x 22 x 8 cm brass

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

Art, Canada Walk 2-28 October

2016 Canary Wharf Wildlife Photography Competition This annual photography competition encourages people to look for examples of urban wildlife on the Canary Wharf estate. The display showcases shortlisted entries from both the Adult (18+) and Junior (17 and under) categories, with photographs inspired by Canary Wharf’s streets and gardens, contrasting geometric and organic shapes, and the wildlife in ponds and waterways.


culptures by Nigel Hall RA since 1986 are showing both in the Lobby of One Canada Square and in outdoor locations at Canary Wharf. The exhibition focuses on Hall’s use of elliptical and orbital configurations, which have featured in his work since his early years as a sculptor. The change in shaped or linear elements that the viewer experiences when moving round Hall’s sculptures has parallels in the way objects are viewed when walking through a landscape, around a room, or along a street. Shapes appear to change, as do the relationships of elements within a work. Looking at a single sculpture from differing viewpoints is virtually akin to viewing entirely different sculptures. Hall works in bronze, steel and wood on a range of scale. Nigel Hall was elected a Royal Academician in 2003. He is regarded as one of Britain’s leading sculptors with work shown widely in the UK and internationally. His work is found in numerous private and public collections worldwide. He is represented in Britain by Annely Juda Fine Art.

Nigel Hall, Stretched Diagonals, 2003 at Westferry Circus

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

Stepney Jewish Community Centre Until 8 November

Jewish Care’s Stepney Jewish Community Centre has been at the heart of East London’s Jewish community since it was opened by Queen Mary in 1937. Offering a relaxed and caring environment where older people living in the area can meet up with old friends and make new ones, it is the only remaining Jewish service left in the area today, quite a change from 50 years ago when the East End was the focus of a lively Jewish community. A ‘second home’ for its members, the Centre provides a wide range of stimulating activities from art to creative writing; keep fit, reminiscence groups, entertainment, regular outings and therapeutic activities. The lovely garden and patio are of particular importance for those who don’t have gardens of their own.

Design, Jubilee Walk 2-28 October

London Rocks Jewellery London Rocks was set up to give the public an inspiring experience when choosing that perfect piece of jewellery. Each item is lovingly handmade, the designers believing that every piece should be worn and cherished. Their shop supports emerging designers, with an eye for raw talent, but at the heart is their workshop, where the specialist bespoke commissions are created, from concept to finished article.


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TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER / 7pm DOORS 6.30PM East Wintergarden / ÂŁ10

Captured live from the RSC StratfordUpon-Avon, Cymbeline is a ruler of a divided Britain. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both. Innogen embarks on a dangerous journey that will reunite Cymbeline with a lost heir and reconcile the young lovers. Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance with Gillian Bevan in the lead role., 0871 220 0260. On the door subject to availability. Booking fee applies. Unreserved cabaret style seating. Full bar from doors open.

Embrace autumn’s arrival with all that Canary Wharf has to offer this month, from Comedy Club in the East Wintergarden to various events at the Spiegeltent: there’s something for everyone

ICE RINK CANARY WHARF is coming soon... We are starting the countdown to the Ice Rink Canary Wharf’s arrival at Canada Square Park as it opens on 4 November. It’s perfect for a family outing, group night out, lunchtime getaway, first date and more. Experience Canary Wharf in a whole new light, day or night, as Luminocity brightens up Canada Square Park with more than 8km of LED lights under the ice! While you are here be sure to make the most of the shops and restaurants nearby. Visit to buy tickets and for further information


Sunday 2 October 12pm & 2pm Ages 0-4 / 4pm ages 5+ £8 adult / £6 child /under 2s free PEPPER THE MONKEY AND THE EXTRAORDINARY RAINBOW CIRCUS Join Aurora Orchestra and Pepper on a dare-devil musical journey to join the amazing Rainbow Circus.

Saturday 1 October 11.30am, 2pm & 4.30pm £8 adult / £6 child /under 2s free / ages 3-9 Ready Steady Go!

A unique musical storytelling art show! Grab your tool kit, choose your car, colour, and drive at our driving school. For both events:, 0871 220 0260. On the door subject to availability. Booking fee applies. Unreserved seating. Bar from doors open

Canary Wharf Comedy Club

WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER / 7.15pm DOORS 6.30PM East Wintergarden / £12

You can expect satire and great laughs from five top-class comedians in our world-class East Wintergarden. Holly Walsh, an English comedian and comedy writer, has appeared on top TV comedy shows including 8 out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week. Jarred Christmas, a regular on TV and radio making recent appearances on both Celebrity Mastermind and Russell Howard’s Good News. Jarred was recently named Best Compere at the 2016 Chortle Awards. Paul McCaffrey, having quickly established himself on the comedy circuit after winning New Act of the Year at Latitude Festival in 2009 is also known for starring in the BBC3 prank show Impractical Jokers. Two more acts are still be to confirmed so please check back nearer the time. Canary Wharf restaurants Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Wildwood will be taking orders from doors open so you can enjoy a delicious meal in the interval., 0871 220 0260. On the door subject to availability. Booking fee applies. Unreserved cabaret style seating. Full bar from doors open. To sign up for the What’s On brochure or monthly e-newsletter please email, state your preference and your contact details. For all the latest news from Canary Wharf follow us on Twitter @yourcanarywharf








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SALES Andrew Groocock, head of sales at Knight Frank Canary Wharf, comments on the trends in the residential sales market

As the dust begins to settle following the EU referendum, it is now time to take stock and see how things look in the Docklands property market. The biggest thing that I have noticed in my office is that we have actually had the busiest August for over six years. By busy I mean we have agreed more deals, registered more applicants and conducted more viewings – all of which is extremely positive and has continued into the early September market. There is no doubt that a large portion of this activity is from pent up interest from those who had stepped back from the market pre-referendum, who now feel comfortable that the Docklands property market still represents good value for money. But, we have also seen a dramatic increase in overseas buyers and have dealt with applicants being referred to us by a whole host of our international offices.

PROPERTY “At the national level, both prices and sales are expected to rise over both the three- and 12-month horizons as activity in the market stabilises” – Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist of Royal

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We have seen a dramatic increase in overseas buyers So far post-referendum, we have dealt with buyers from America, Australia, Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore and China, to name just a few. It really highlights how important tapping into an agent’s global network can be. The other noticeable trait post-referendum is that the dramatic price drops predicted by some have failed to materialise. The market is always price-sensitive in the Docklands and making sure an agent has comparable evidence when valuing your property is more important than ever. Yes, we are having to work harder to sell properties, the average selling time has been slightly extended and more viewings are required to sell the property, but in general prices have remained steady. The biggest problem we are now experiencing is a shortage of stock to show our growing number of applicants in what is historically a very busy autumn market.

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pARTY ANIMAL Transform your home into an animal sanctuary, without any of the mess, with this new collection from interior design brand Andrew Martin International. In collaboration with London-based artist Holly Frean, the range brings a playful yet elegant touch to a property. Using a selection of Frean’s drawings and paintings, the collection includes penguin and monkey wallpapers, printed elephant fabrics, velvet lions and woollen bears. Frean started her career as an architect but soon painting took over. She has since exhibited internationally, and has won numerous fine art awards. We love the Two by Two wallpaper, which is a postcard-type layout featuring 55 pairs of different animals – great for grown-ups and children alike. It also comes in two colourways. From £29.90,



LETTINGS Christopher Paxton, head of lettings at Knight Frank Canary Wharf, comments on the trends in the residential lettings market

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Scandi SLEEPING A good bed set equals a good night’s sleep, and luckily for us, luxury bed linen brand Cloth & Clay launched in the UK in September, creating striking yet timeless bedding and accessories. It has two collections, Nordic Nights and Hue, both made from the finest materials, including 300 thread count pure cotton. The Nordic Nights range is inspired by serene landscapes such as mountain ranges, and the Nyoka set [pictured] looks like the perfect place to rest your head after a long day. The print on the duvet cover is a real photograph captured at dawn and instantly brings a sense of calm to any bedroom. Who said sleep can’t be stylish? Nordic Nights Nyoka, from £120 for a double bedding set,

ormally, as the summer nights begin to darken, we have periodically found that the market did the same, but as things stand, the market is going from strength to strength. Stock levels remain at an all-time high, and although applicant levels are slightly down from this time last year, we have agreed more lets over the summer than ever seen in the past. I do believe that the Canary Wharf area had a shock to its system. For many years we have seen price increases year-onyear which, in my eyes, began to make the area less

If a landlord doesn’t price and present their property correctly, they will be gathering dust over the next few months attractive to newcomers to London. We started to see pricing on a par with central London and we simply aren’t – the Canary Wharf area has its own market and pricing. When I have written this column in the past, I have always emphasised the importance of agent choice and pricing. I strongly stand by this, even more so at present as we are in the toughest market we have seen in ten years. If a landlord doesn’t price and present their property correctly, they will be gathering dust over the next few months. If there are any landlords reading this and their property has been empty for four weeks, there is a reason for this, and it’s not due to a lack of applicants. Although the market is tough, now is a great time to let for both landlords and tenants. Pricing is a little more realistic for them both and we are seeing a lot more Grade-A corporate tenants showing strong interest in the area again. In fact, our corporate lets through our Knight Frank Corporate Services team have doubled in the past 12 months.

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£450,000 Guide price: £1,695,000

Ontario Tower, Nr Nr Canary Wharf E14E14 Anchorage Point, Canary Wharf wonderfully presented one bedroom apartment situated onviews. the thirteenth floor of the popular Ontario A stunning duplex penthouse apartment with sweeping river 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Tower development. Bedroom, bathroom, reception room, concierge, leisure EPC: facilities. Approximately reception room, dining room, kitchen, 3 terraces, concierge, private parking. D. Approximately 55.97 sq sq m m (1,862 (602 sqsqft).ft).EPC: C.of Leasehold 172.9 Share Freehold Office: 020 3641 6112

Guide price: £525 per week

China Court, Wapping E1W


Guide price: £525 per week Modern and light third floor flat in a desirable block. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception/dining room, kitchen, 2 balconies, parking space and estate manager. EPC: C. Approximately 61 sq m --> China Court, Wapping E1W Guide price: £1,700,000 (663 sq ft). Available furnished. £565,000 Guide price: £1,475,000 Modern and light third floor flat in a desirable block. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception/dining room, kitchen, 2 balconies, parking space estate manager. EPC: C. Approximately 61 sq m Pan Peninsula, South Quay E14and Discovery Dock East, Isle of Dogs E14 New Providence Wharf, Nr Canary Wharf E14 Office: 020 8166 5369 (663 sq ft). Available furnished. superbly presented one bedroom apartment located on the sixth floor of thethe sought-after A beautifully presented duplex apartment with views towards Canary Wharf, River A beautifully presented three bedroom apartment with stunning River Thames views. 3 Thames Discovery Dock development, offering a westerly androoms, views of the dock. Bedroom, 2 aspect reception kitchen, terrace, 3 and the City 2 bedrooms, 2room, bathrooms, bedrooms, 3skyline. bathrooms, reception kitchen, 2 balconies, concierge, private parking. Office: 020 8166 5369 bathroom, reception room, balcony, concierge, leisure facilities, parking. balconies, concierge, private parking. EPC: 166.36 sq Approximately m (1,791 sq ft).58 sq m EPC: C. Approximately 153.4 sq m (1,652 sqC.ft).Approximately Leasehold. (626 sq ft). EPC: B. Leasehold. 6112 Office: 36416112 Office: 020 020 3641 Office: 020 3641 6112

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price:two £550 per week A Guide well presented presented bedroom flat situated first floor22 of the contemporary flatwith with views of on Tower Bridge. bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Stunning stylishtwo twobedroom bedroomapartment flat for sale on courtyard the second floor2of Boardwalk Place. A bright with view. bedrooms, A well apartment dock views. 2the bedrooms, bathrooms, ever-popular Boardwalk Place development. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception/dining room, kitchen, underground parking and daytime porter. EPC: C. reception 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, room, balcony, concierge, bathroom, room, reception kitchen, balcony, concierge, parking.parking. EPC: C. reception room, kitchen, balcony, concierge, parking. EPC: C. Court, Wapping E1W Hermitage reception room, concierge, parking. Approximately 87.09 sq m (937 sq ft). Guide price: £2,500,000 Available furnished.  EPC: C. Approximately 79.36 sq ft). Leasehold Approximately 64.2 sq m (691sq sqm ft).(854 Leasehold Approximately 84.5 sq m (910 sq ft). Leasehold. EPC: C. Share of Freehold. Stunning contemporary flat with views of Tower Bridge. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Office: 020 8166room, 5369 reception/dining kitchen,Quay underground C.020 3641 6112 Pan Peninsula, South E14 parking and daytime porter. EPC: Office: Office: 020 3641 6112 Available furnished.  A grand three bedroom apartment located on the forty-fourth floor with spectacular panoramic views across London. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, 2 terraces, 2 Office: 020 8166 5369 balconies, concierge, private parking. EPC: C. Approximately 225.57 sq m (2,428 sq ft).

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Ocean Wharf, Westferry Road E14 Ionian Building, Limehouse E14 beautifully presentedapartment two bedroom apartment on within the upper ground development. floor within this A smart one bedroom overlooking thelocated Orangery the Mosaic gated development. bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, room, private terrace, concierge, Bedroom, bathroom,2reception room, open planreception kitchen, balcony, parking optional. EPC: B. leisure facilities,49parking. EPC: 86.7 sq m (933 sq ft). Leasehold Approximately sq m (527 sqC. ft).Approximately Available furnished. 6112 Office: 020 3641 9294

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beautifully presented south facing two bedroom apartment inthe Horizon one of a floors kind duplex penthouse apartment offering 3a bathrooms, wealth of stunning four bedroom penthouse apartment occupying A three fourtieth with with bedroom apartment with fantastic river views. 3 bedrooms, 3thirtyninth andA Penthouse apartment dock views. 3 bedrooms, Building, offering superb views of Canary Wharfprivate and the City skyline. 2 internal and external space and stunning river views. 3 bedrooms, 360 degree views across London. 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, concierge, parking. EPC: C. reception room, kitchen, 3 balconies, concierge, 2 parking spaces.3 Court, Wapping E1W Hermitage £475 reception per week bedrooms, 2balconies, concierge, bedrooms, room, balcony, concierge, parking. furnished bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, roof terrace, balcony, parking. EPC: C. Guide 7 price: £2,950 per week terraces, private parking. EPC: C. Available or unfurnished. Approximately 162.2 sq m (1,746 sq ft). Available furnished. EPC: C. Approximately 166.9 sq m (1,797 sq ft). Available furnished. Guide price: £595,000 Stunning contemporary flat sq with Tower Bridge. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, EPC: C. Approximately 80.8 m views (870 sqofft). Leasehold Approximately 272 sq m (2,932 sq ft). Share of Freehold reception/dining room, kitchen,Quay underground parking and daytime porter. EPC: C. Halcyon Wharf, Wapping E1W Pan Peninsula, South E14 Office: 3641 9294 Westferry Road E14 Office: 020 020 3641 9294 Available furnished.  6112 Office: 020 3641 9294 Cascades Tower, Fantastic 2 bedroom apartment to rent. This beautifully presented and apartment has a good A stunningbright four bedroom penthouse apartment occupying the thirtyninth fourtieth floors withsize reception room, a Fantastic apartment located on the floora with stunning views towards Canary Wharf open plan modern fitted kitchen thateleventh leads onto private patio3and a luxury bathroom. It has wooden flooring throughout 360 degree views London. 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, reception rooms, kitchen, 2 5369 Office: 020 8166 across skyline. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, balcony, leisure parking.furnished. and benefits from a daytime concierge. EPC: C. Approximately 75 sqfurnished m (801 facilities, sq Available terraces, 7 balconies, concierge, private parking. EPC: C. Available orft). unfurnished. EPC: C. Approximately 66.3 sq m (713 sq ft). Leasehold: approximately 96 years remaining. Canary Wharf Lettings - March 24/02/2016 15:17:23

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Central London Residential Development market update, october 2016 DIANA ALAM, Head of residential development sales, JLL Images for illustrative purposes only

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n latest research, JLL concludes that the Central London Development residential sales market has started to brighten during Q3 but the outlook for London’s housing supply is increasingly worrying. The number of new-build starts and the number of new planning applications have declined significantly during 2016. During Q4 2015 there were 5,260 unit starts across central London but in Q1 and Q2 this year there have been 1,840 and 1,830 respectively – a startling 65 per cent slowdown. As a result of this staggering slowdown, the number of units under construction has now passed its peak and is beginning a downwards trajectory. There were 34,300 units under construction in Q1 2016 but this dropped to 33,920 units in Q2, the first quarterly fall for four years. Planning applications have also declined. The number of units sent for planning in Q2 2016 was 48 per cent lower than Q1 and was 54 per cent below the quarterly average from the previous three years. The slowdown is most notable in core areas of central London where just 680 units were applied for planning in Q2 2016,


significantly shy of the 3,710 in Q3 2015. However, even in outer core locations the appetite of developers looks to be softening as 2,150 units were sent for planning in Q2 this year compared with over 5,000 in Q1. Diana Alam, head of residential development sales at JLL, comments: “The slowdown in construction activity and more particularly the outlook for further development in London is of deep concern. We believe there are five key factors behind the slowdown in starts. The first is that the sales market was already beginning to ease during the latter half of 2015, while the second is that construction activity following the global credit crisis had to slow at some point after reaching record levels. The market was then stung by the three per cent additional home stamp duty tax announced in November 2015, which came on the back of the stamp duty reform in 2014. The market was then distracted by the EU referendum. “This combination is having a damaging impact for housing supply right across London, most

notably in central London and comes at the point when construction volumes were reaching levels that may begin to arrest London’s escalating supply crisis.” In the Central London Development sales market, demand and interest has picked up during Q3 but the market remains challenging as launches and transactions have slowed following stamp duty changes and the Brexit vote. Unfortunately too the Brexit vote coincided with the usual summer slowdown but since late-July (predominantly the quietest time of year for sales), the interest in launches has increased with enquiry levels also up on existing live developments. This is positive news for the remainder of 2016 although demand levels are still down year-on-year when investors were more active. The number of sales across central London during H1 2016 was 4,650 units, down 12 per cent on the 5,270 sales in H2 2015. Diana Alam concludes, saying: “It is encouraging that the sales market is improving but the supply situation is of deep concern. With both the economic and political landscapes uncertain, it is unlikely that developers and housebuilders will head to new development sites en masse anytime soon. This should be of great concern to Sadiq Khan and his team and emphasises the need for sensible, workable and long-term supply solutions. This was needed in any case, but these latest statistics hammer home that action is needed.”

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A wonderfully designed four bedroom furnished apartment to let within the highly desirable Millennium Harbour development, offering excellent river views from every room.


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ROYAL WHARF TOWNHOUSES Buy 3 bed townhouses from £800,000 / £528 per sqft 4 bed townhouses from £1,000,000 / £404 per sqft Rent 3 bed townhouses from £695pw 4 bed townhouses from £795pw Vast dining areas Separate entertaining lounges Private parking / En-suite bathrooms Utility room / Garden shed / Roof terraces Future access to private residents’ gym and club

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Wellington Terrace, Wapping 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.

Prospect Place, Wapping E1W

ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this stunning modern built 3 bedroom, 3 storey townhouse within this sought after secure development. The property benefits from private terrace, under floor heating, modern fitted kitchen, lounge, 2 modern bathrooms and laminate wood floors. The property has been granted planning consentHouse, to extendTower into the loft creating aSE1 further 2 bedrooms and a bathroom taking the gross square footage to circa 1500 sq ft. Close to Wapping station and Tudor Bridge, £1,595,000 routes. 6thlocal floorbus 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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Newlands Quay, Wapping E1W

Waterman Way, Wapping E1W

Rental Price: £520 Per Week

Rental Price: £345 Per Week

Hermitage Court, West Wapping E1W

Hermitage Waterside, West Wapping E1W

ea2 are pleased to offer for rent this recently re-decorated modern built 1 bedroom ea2 are pleased to offer to let this modern built 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment apartment within this quite ornamental canal side development.The apartment benefits within this secure dockside development. the apartment benefits from recently Roding Mews, Wapping E1W £1,300 per week from wood floors, separate modern fully fitted kitchen, shower room, communal re-fitted bathroom, lounge with separate kitchen and balcony with south facing ea2 are pleased to be able to show you this 6 bedroom 4 bathroom house for rental with a garden. This property is a front garden and views of the ornamental canal from the reception and bedroom.The views over Shadwell Basin. Parking space option. Close to Wapping and Shadwell very unique and has views over the canal. Would suit 6 professional people.has Close Towerre-decorated Hill and Wapping apartment beento tastefully by the landlords and located within a quiet stations. Closeproperty to local bus routes. cul-de-sac whilst still within easy reach of local amenities. Overground and close to Waitrose.

ea2 are pleased to offer to let this modern built 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ea2 are pleased to offer to rent this modern built 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1st floor apartment within this secure development. The apartment benefits from separate apartment within this popular West Wapping development.The apartment benefits from fitted kitchen, balcony. Floor to ceiling windows. Secure underground parking fully fitted kitchen, lounge, private terrace, laminate wood floors and secure underground Cascades Tower, Docklands E14 £500 per week space. development. On-site caretaker. Close to Tower Hill stations and St Katharine’s Dock. parking. Residents communal courtyard and porterage. Close to Tower Hill stations and St modern 2 double bedroom, 2 bathroom 11th floor apartment within this secure Comprising a reception Katharine’ s Dock. Available room with water/ City26/09/2016 views, fitted kitchen, master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe & en suite bathroom, additional

shower room. Balcony. pool, Gymnasium & Tennis court. Concierge. Rental Price: £525 Per Week Rental Price: £440 Swimming Per Week

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HOMES TO TO VIEW VIEW HOMES PROVIDENCE TOWER SE16 A three double bedroom, three bathroom riverside penthouse apartment refurbished to a high standard throughout.

The penthouse is arranged as a duplex apartment with the lower floor hosting three bedrooms and the upper floor benefitting from a huge open-plan living area. The apartment has been dressed and finished internally to an exemplary standard throughout with all the space within the apartment being fully utilised. Providence Tower is one of London’s finest riverside penthouse apartments and benefits from 24 hr security, a communal water garden, lift access, car parking and a gymnasium. 020 7407 3669


£4,650,000 – 3 bedrooms EPC rating: C | Ref: TOW160157

TOWER BRIDGE Sales and Lettings 020 7407 3669


£1,395,000 – 2 bedrooms EPC rating: D | Ref: WAP160051

A stunning penthouse apartment with a large roof terrace overlooking the river Thames. This bright apartment benefits from both the reception room and master bedroom facing onto the River each offering direct access to the roof terrace. 020 7488 4858

GREATJUBILEE JUBILEEWHARF WHARF GREAT E1W– –SHARE SHAREOF OFFREEHOLD FREEHOLD E1W £1,795,000– 3 – 3bedrooms bedrooms £1,795,000 EPCrating: rating:E E| |Ref: Ref:WAP160057 WAP160057 EPC

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

Hertsmere Road, E14 ÂŁ1,499,950

Set on the top two floors of this eighteenth century Grade I Listed warehouse is a 2,300 sq.ft penthouse conversion. Benefits include a 24 hour concierge and a central location ideal for access to the many bars and restaurants of West India Quay, energy rating e. Dexters Canary Wharf 020 7517 1199

Myddelton Square, EC1R ÂŁ6,500,000

Completely renovated in January 2014, this Grade II Listed Georgian family home is arranged over five floors. The property offers six double bedrooms, spacious living areas and two private garages. From Myddleton Square the busy high street, shops and Angel station are just over a quarter of a mile away. Dexters Clerkenwell 020 7566 0052

Tea Trade Wharf, SE1

New Inn Street, EC2A

A luxury three bedroom penthouse apartment in this exclusive development. With panoramic views of the River Thames from a balcony that wraps around the property, energy rating c.

Offering approximately 3,000 sq. ft is this five bedroom warehouse conversion in central Shoreditch. Offering a private garden and a quiet location just off Curtain Road and Rivington Street, energy rating e.

Dexters Tower Bridge 020 7483 6394

Dexters Shoreditch 020 7483 6372

Royal Victoria, E16

Butlers Wharf, SE1

A three bedroom penthouse apartment in the brand new Hoola building. This breathtaking property has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, wrap around balcony and amazing views, energy rating c.

A three bedroom apartment set in the famous Butler’s Wharf originally built in 1871-73. The property has been finished to the highest standard throughout but still has the original warehouse features, energy rating c.

Dexters Canary Wharf 0207 517 1190

Dexters Tower Bridge 020 7483 6394

£2,750 pw

£1,100 pw

£1,775 pw

£1,000 pw

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

proper local E14

Meet Lemmy. He’s a proper local like us, keeping Canary Wharf pigeon free. His overview of the area was second to none, until we arrived. A proper local estate agency with an unrivalled knowledge of E14, low fixed fees £6,000 to sell, £1,800 to let and a discount if we don’t deliver fast enough (as if). Click, call or pop in to find out more. 30th Floor, 40 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14 5NR 0203 282 3733 |

Aldeburgh Street SE10 A charming Victorian terraced house located on a tree lined street with great transport links.

Guide Price ÂŁ550,000 F/H

Three Bedrooms

One Bathroom

Two Receptions


East Greenwich 020 3846 1414

Bennett Park SE3 A beautifully presented and spacious Victorian house in the heart of the village with off street parking.

Price ÂŁ1,750,000 FH

Five Bedrooms

Two Bathrooms

Two Receptions


Blackheath Village 020 8318 1311

Blackheath Road SE10

Micheldever Road SE12

Substantial Georgian property with many period features situated close to Greenwich Station.

A superb Edwardian semi-detached house located within the Lee Manor Conservation Area.

Price £1,150,000 F/H

Guide Price £1,150,000 F/H

Five Bedrooms

Two Bathrooms

Four Bedrooms

One Bathroom

Three Receptions


Two Receptions


West Greenwich 020 8858 9911

Lee Office 020 8852 8633

Coleraine Road SE3 A beautiful semi-detached Victorian house with a wealth of period features.

Price £1,750,000 F/H

Five Bedrooms

Two Bathrooms

Two Receptions


Blackheath Standard 020 8858 6101

Burwash Road SE18

Oakcroft Road SE13

Seren Park Gardens SE3

This unique home has been finished to a high standard with outstanding attention to detail.

A well-proportioned and recently extended detached Edwardian house with south-facing garden.

Superb apartment located within an exclusive development moments from Maze Hill Station.

£1,550 PCM

£3,750 PCM

£1,700 PCM

2 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • 1 Reception • EER C

5 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 1 Reception • EER E

2 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 1 Reception • EER A

Blackheath Standard 020 8858 6101

Blackheath Village 020 8318 1311

Blackheath Standard 020 8858 6101

Dorville Road SE12

Fairthorn Road SE7

Burnt Ash Road SE12

A beautiful semi-detached house in an excellent location with Lee Station and schools close by.

A top floor apartment with fantastic views, communal gardens and off street parking.

Beautifully renovated apartment close to Lee mainline station with off-street parking.

£1,700 PCM

£1,600 PCM

£1,200 PCM

3 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • 1 Reception • EER D

2 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 1 Reception • EER B

1 Bedroom • 1 Bathroom • 1 Reception • EER E

Lee Office 020 8852 8633

East Greenwich 020 3846 1414

Lee Office 020 8852 8633

Plumbridge Street SE10

Kemsing Road SE10

Royal Hill SE10

Attractive end of terrace period style double fronted house situated a short walk to Greenwich Station.

Stunning end of terrace house located on a most desirable road close to transport links.

Immaculate terraced house located in a lovely road in West Greenwich close to all amenities.

£1,750 PCM

£3,100 PCM

£2,250 PCM

2 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • 1 Reception • EER D

5 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 2 Receptions • EER E

2 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • 1 Reception • EER D

West Greenwich 020 8858 9911

East Greenwich 020 3846 1414

West Greenwich 020 8858 9911

Chislehurst 020 8295 4900 Locksbottom 01689 882 988

Beckenham 020 8663 4433 Bromley 020 8315 5544

Beckenham BR3

£1,275,000 F/H

Offered to the market with no forward chain and in stunning condition is this extended four bedroom detached home. Occupying a large plot in the Park Langley conservation area, the property has been lovingly refurbished and maintained creating a fantastic family home.

Contact Beckenham 020 8663 4433

West Wickham BR4

£1,150,000 F/H

Outstanding five bedroom detached family home situated on one of the most sought after roads in West Wickham, just 0.2 miles from the mainline station. • •

Five Bedrooms Superb Lounge/Diner

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Ideal Location Energy Efficiency Rating E

Contact West Wickham 020 8432 7373

Orpington 01689 661 400 West Wickham 020 8432 7373

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Four Double Bedrooms Modern Finish Throughout Off-street Parking Energy Efficiency Rating D

Sevenoaks TN14

£2,600,000 F/H

Dorminton is a brand new six bedroom, five bathroom detached house offering fantastic views in a quiet semi-rural location. • •

Six Bedrooms Cinema/Family Room

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Heated Swimming Pool Energy Efficiency Rating D

Contact Orpington 01689 661 400 A member of

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PROPERTY FOCUS The Acorn Group is top of the PRS management tree

Named number one managing agent in the Private Rented Sector according to the Molior Residential Development Research Report, we find out the group’s reaction

Paul Deveney


he release of the most recent Molior Residential Development Research Report sees The Acorn Group named as the highest placed managing agent for Private Rented Sector (PRS) property – fifth in the league table behind only Get Living London, Fizzy Living and two housing associations who all manage their own units, making Acorn the go-to agency for PRS. With over 30 years’ experience of the London lettings market, Acorn offers a one-stop shop for all its PRS clients, creating a seamless process from the initial consultation and development advice phase, through to finding tenants, site handover, move-ins and eventual block management. The group’s in-house creative and marketing team also lends support with brand development, advertising, brochures and all levels of online and offline promotion. The company represents some of the biggest players in the sector and has established itself as the company to go to when it comes to launching medium- to large-scale PRS blocks. Current clients include: London & Quadrant, Criterion Capital

(Miflats), Realstar Group and Purelake, to name just a few. Paul Deveney, main board director and head of PRS at The Acorn Group, commented: “As a group we have been operating in the Private Rented Sector since 1989, investing heavily in this side of our business, where today we manage a portfolio of over 5,000 units for private and corporate entities. In 2012, we created a dedicated PRS (Build to Rent) Division, as we recognised the potential as well as the investment that was coming in to the sector. My team handles anything from 50-unit sites through to 500 units and works with clients from development stage through to lease up and eventual management of the asset, with particular focus on the ongoing performance of the block, ie tenant retention, void management, rent arrears and income growth. “While we are delighted with the Molior figures, this only shows half of the story, as we also manage a number of Build to Rent schemes outside of London and we also have more than 1,500 units in our pipeline, nearing completion and ready to come to the market.”

The Acorn Group operates across London, the South East and Kent, and incorporates Acorn, Langford Russell, John Payne, Start, Unique and MAP,


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The Hudson Collection



The Madison, a breathtaking 53 storey residential landmark tower, is proud to announce the release of its new Hudson Collection from levels 30 to 51.





Reaching up to the 51st floor, the apartments of the Hudson Collection will offer breathtaking views across Canary Wharf, the River Thames and the O2.


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Experience the private residents’ Highline Club on the 16th floor, with its beautifully appointed lounge bar, first-class gym, high-tech meeting area and screening room, complemented by an elegant spa and pool.


Walking from Canary Wharf to The Madison and Marketing Suite (9mins)

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£500 pw | £2,166 pcm


New Providence Wharf, 1 Fairmount Avenue, E14 • 3 balconies

• Residents’ only gym

• 24 hour concierge

• Walking distance to Canary Wharf

• River views

• Close to Blackwall DLR


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Alaska Apartments, 22 Western Gateway, E16 •

1005 sq ft

Views of Royal Docks and O2

13th floor

Residents’ only gym

24 hour concierge

Underground parking

For more information call our East London branch on: 020 7476 0125

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A taste of the high life This month’s investment opportunities present the ultimate in luxury living, from five-star services on the Strand to exquisite interior design in Hackney and spacious five-bedroom properties in Essex

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rose lane Looking for idyllic rural living but within an easy commutable distance to London? Look no further, as Enterprise Property Group Limited presents The Rose Lane quartet in Great Chesterford. These homes, which won the prestigious award of Best International Residential Development in the International Property Awards 2015-2016, benefit from a vibrant village location, with amenities including an excellent primary school and two pubs. The development is a ten-minute walk to the station that is on the main line between London, Cambridge and Norwich, putting Liverpool Street just over an hour away. The spacious, detached five-bedroom homes (ranging from 4,880 to 6,255 sq ft) have landscaped gardens, energy-saving features including solar panels and thermal insulation, along with modern features such as bi-fold doors and underfloor heating throughout the ground floors, and balconies. The kitchens are equipped with high-quality appliances including wine coolers, Quooker taps and integrated coffee machines.

Easily the coolest part of London, Hackney Wick has been subject to major redevelopment in the past ten years, allowing the area to emerge as one of the city’s most vibrant and artistic communities. Carpenters Wharf is the locale’s newest addition: a development by Anderson that comprises a distinctive collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments designed by Studio Egret West. Located on the northern tip of Fish Island, the apartments have been fitted with the very finest materials, including quartz stone worktops and oak flooring. High specification fixtures include Smeg integrated kitchen appliances, chrome LED lighting and underfloor heating throughout. Residents can also benefit from the use of a communal rooftop garden, offering amazing views towards the canal and Queen Elizabeth Park. Carpenters Wharf is ideally positioned to benefit from a vast range of amenities – from the creative and cultural hub of Hackney Wick, to the sport and leisure facilities at the Olympic Park and the retail and technological epicentre of Stratford. Residents will also be able to benefit from access to Crossrail at Stratford station from 2018. From £415,000 for a one-bedroom apartment

From £1,995,000

Rose Lane, CB10 01223 835 995

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190 Strand Most of us dream of living in a five-star hotel, complete with all of the luxury trappings that such a residence affords. Fortunately, 190 Strand is now offering just such an opportunity to prospective buyers, with a design that has been influenced by the glamour and grandeur of nearby hotels such as The Savoy and Waldorf Astoria, complete with all the modern amenities an urban dweller requires. Comprising 206 new homes, the property offers residents the height of luxury living, with a dedicated concierge on hand to cater to their every whim – from organising theatre tickets to sourcing domestic staff – and a valet parking service for the basement car park. Elevating quality service to the next level, the property even offers residents access to a mobile app, where they can keep on top of their schedules,

book spa treatments, track parcels or pay service charge. The leisure facilities rival those seen in London’s finest hotels, and include swimming and vitality pools, sauna and steam rooms, spa rooms and a relaxation suite all exclusively for residents’ use. Residents at 190 Strand will also have access to a fully equipped business suite, virtual golf and a cinema all on-site. This is luxury living as you’ve never seen it before. The development is well connected, with the Bank of England just ten minutes away and Bond Street under 15 minutes by train. Temple and Charing Cross Undergound stations are within a few minutes’ walk. From £2,440,000

190 Strand, WC2R 020 3051 1022


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An award-winning collection of spectacular homes in a delightful setting.



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Excellent contemporary specification 10 minute walk to Great Chesterford station 1 hour, 10 minutes to London Liverpool Street 15 minutes to Cambridge Easy access to M11 and A11

Prices from £1,995,000

Get in touch to book a private viewing.

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01223 347000

INTRODUCING THE PENTHOUSE COLLECTION A BOUTIQUE COLLECTION OF FOUR APARTMENTS Located in Canary Wharf, on the docks of the Thames, only the water stands between you and uninterrupted views of the city skyline. The building by SimpsonHaugh & Partners has been designed to reflect the ripples from the water below, while Brazilian-style winter gardens create natural spaces flooded with light. The property is the pinnacle of style and character, offering exclusive homes with warmth and personality unlike any others along the waterside. Dollar Bay is a unique building that truly stands apart. Penthouse pricing from £3,500,000*, Duplexes from £1,575,000*, 3 bedrooms from £1,540,000*. Show apartment and sales office now open. To book an appointment call or email: +44 (0)20 3504 7362 | For further information visit

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To see an Aston Martin Racing car lifted to the 30th floor at Dollar Bay, visit

* Prices correct at time of going to print and CGI is indicative only.





Imagine a large open plan duplex over 2 storeys with 3 bedrooms and generous celing height to your living space. A Lumire duplex is on average 14%* larger by volume compared to the London Design Guide standard similar apartment.

• Close to Jubilee & DLR lines • O2 and Canary Wharf just 6 minutes away** • Large open plan duplex 1183 sq ft • Feature ceiling height to ground floor • Good storage • Outside terrace • Parking at extra cost • Help to buy available on this 3 bedroom duplex. • Move in by November 2016*** • 3 bedroom duplex to buy from £610,000****

Register your interest at–living or call 020 7758 8481 to book an appointment at the Marketing Suite Developers:

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* Calculation based on London Design Guide standard 2 storey, 3 bedroom for 5 people which is 96 square meters. Lumire property has 109.9 square meters - a 13.9% increase. ** Travel time taken from *** Anticipated completion November/December 2016 **** Prices correct at time of going to print



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If you can picture living in a luxurious, beautifully appointed apartment at The Chilterns, on Chiltern Street in the heart of Marylebone Village, you’ll understand why there are only three apartments remaining. After all, you’re only moments from boutiques, galleries and world-class dining; in addition, you’re minutes from Mayfair and the Regent’s Park - and within The Chilterns itself, you have your own private art gallery, five-star concierge, spa, gym and cinema. So discover The Chilterns – and picture yourself living the perfect luxury life in Marylebone.

For more information about The Chilterns or to arrange a private appointment, please contact Oksana d’Offay on +44 (0)20 3409 6323 or email


COUNTRY STYLE URBAN CHIC An outstanding collection of one & two bedroom apartments

NOW LAUNCHED • Stylish, high-gloss kitchens with stone work surfaces & integrated Smeg/Siemens appliances • Underfloor heating • Timber flooring to living areas & carpet to bedrooms • Villeroy & Boch bathrooms with bespoke cabinetry • Electric gated development and car park access • Two parking spaces per apartment • Large communal, landscaped rear garden

Prices from £490,000* T: 020 3538 3403 E:

IN THE SPOTLIGHT Whether towering above the city skyline or nestling among the wetlands of a nature reserve, Lauren Ireland at Berkeley Homes has the right property for everyone

Lauren Ireland Berkeley Homes


aving been at Savills for 11 years, Lauren Ireland has recently moved over to Berkeley Homes as its regional sales manager for north-east London. “I was approached by other companies,” says Lauren, “and I was intrigued about working on the client side, but to leave a company like Savills, I knew it would have to be to go somewhere really good. Then I was approached by the best. It was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.” We meet in Aldgate, at Goodmans Fields, a Berkeley Homes development Lauren oversees. With beautiful luxury apartments, easy access to the City and the buzz of Shoreditch close by, Lauren is rightly proud. “Both Goodmans Fields and Woodberry Down [another Berkeley site she oversees] achieved 99.5 per cent in the In House Awards for customer satisfaction,” she says. One thing Lauren was particularly attracted to at Berkeley was the company’s focus on improvement and regeneration. “We don’t just buy and sell. Rather, the company is truly a place maker, aiming to enhance local communities and improve existing areas, enhancing the quality of life for residents without disrupting the natural environment.” Take Woodberry Down: the Wetlands have been developed with such a focus on the local ecosystem that Sir David Attenborough has come out in support of the project. Once within the development, there are plenty of extras for those opting for a Berkeley property. Residents enjoy luxury facilities such as a gym, pool and spa, as well as a 24-hour concierge. Berkeley Homes is doing brilliantly. “We’re looking at new sites – though I can’t say where yet.” Lauren is clear that the market is doing well, as people continue to want to invest in quality property with longevity. Lauren’s favourite part of the role? “I get to work across a project right from the beginning at the land feasability stage, through to delivery. Opinions really matter.” The rest of 2016 and beyond certainly looks bright for Lauren and all the rest of the Berkeley team.

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Goodmans Fields, aldgate, E1

Berkeley Homes 020 7977 9100


DEVELOPMENT SHOWCASE woodberry down, Berkeley Homes, Finsbury Park Berkeley Homes has unveiled the final collection of three-bedroom apartments in the Skyline tower at Woodberry Down. Home to the Woodberry Wetlands Centre, Woodberry Down is also a stone’s throw from the rest of the capital, offering the best of city living and rural tranquility



s one of London’s hidden gems, Woodberry Down is unrivalled when it comes to views, and there is no better vantage point than from the 30-storey Skyline tower, which occupies the heart of Berkeley’s landmark Finsbury Park development. Situated on the banks of the New River, overlooking the two Stoke Newington Reservoirs and the Woodberry Wetlands Centre – which was opened by Sir David Attenborough earlier this year – Skyline is immersed in a picturesque rural setting juxtaposed against London’s iconic cityscape. As a new addition to Woodberry Down this autumn, Skyline will unveil an exclusive collection of three-bedroom apartments, each designed to offer intelligent, flexible living space that facilitates and enhances contemporary lifestyles. Generously proportioned master bedrooms and most second bedrooms benefit from an en suite bathroom, while kitchen and utility areas enjoy luxuries such as coffee machines and wine coolers. Chic interiors, designed by the esteemed Manser Practice, come in two premium styles – Solar and Lunar – for a sleek finish and an aspirational yet comfortable home. Award-winning architect practice, Rolfe Judd, set a new

benchmark in style and architecture with Skyline, designing a residential hub that offers the best of London living for residents. In addition to the private luxury of their own apartment, Skyline’s residents will have direct access to a lounge area, stateof-the-art gym, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and spa facilities, which are located on the building’s ground floor. An onsite, 24-hour concierge is also present for convenience and peace of mind. As the optimum balance of city living and rural tranquillity, Woodberry Down boasts a Zone 2 location in a country setting, offering links into central London on the Piccadilly Line in under 20 minutes. For leisure and cultural opportunities closer to home, the sought-after urban villages of Finsbury Park, Stoke Newington and Islington, with their boutiques, independent coffee shops, pop-up restaurants and farmers’ markets, are a stone’s throw away. Three-bedroom apartments within Skyline at Woodberry Down start at £945,000. For more information and prices please contact the marketing suite on 020 8985 9918 or visit

Berkeley Homes 020 8958 9918


Escape from the City Reserve Today, Move In This Year

Surrounded by an exhilarating natural waterside environment and just 15 minutes* from the City, Woodberry Down is the perfect place to appreciate an unrivalled living experience in London. A thriving community and an abundance of amenities set alongside 42 acres of open water are complimented by luxurious apartment finishes and 5 star facilities.

3 bedroom apartments and penthouses are available now Prices from £945,000 Call 020 3504 7037 to book an appointment or email Sales & Marketing Suite open daily 10.00am – 6.00pm. Riverside Apartments, Woodberry Grove, London N4 2SB Prices and details correct at time of going to press and subject to availability. Computer generated images of Showhome are indicative only. Photography depicts lifestyle at Woodberry Down and is indicative only. * Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies

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Canary Wharf Magazine October 2016  

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

Canary Wharf Magazine October 2016  

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


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