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Essex’s Luxury Lifestyle Bible

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Introducing

Publishing Directors James Green James Nicol

Editor Alexander Heron alexander@scenemagazines.com

Design Editor

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Writer Luke Harman luke@scenemagazines.com

Food Critic Rebecca Cheung rebecca@scenemagazines.com

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Distribution Scene Magazine is distributed to selected homes in Essex, including Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Epping, Theydon Bois, Loughton, Wanstead, Woodford Green, South Woodford, Chingford, Billericay and Brentwood... SCENE can also be found in hotels, local restaurants, cafes, spas, hairdressing salons, retail outlets and private health and golf clubs. Online

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October 2011

Welcome... Autumn is now well untruly upon us and as the days get shorter and the nights longer sit back relax and see what our October issue has in store… Join us this month as we attend some of Essex’s premier social events from the Relaunch of Woodford Green’s Razza Indian Restaurant to partying the night away at The Repton Park Annual Ball held at The Prince Regent Hotel. Meanwhile we profile local Essex girl and global mega star Pixie Lott. With Pixie back in the charts and a new album set for release we reveal all you have ever wanted to know about this rising star.

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There’s no chance of you missing a trick or a trend as our resident fashionista is back to scour Essex’s best boutiques, salons and interiors stores to bring you this month’s must buys in As Seen in SCENE and be sure to check out this seasons fashion must haves in our style and beauty pages. We test drive the incredible Aston Martin Virage and then stop off at Hainault Golf course to dine at Nam Tai. Plus all your usual favourites including: Interiors, Health & Beauty, SCENE in Essex and My SCENE

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SCENE In Essex The August update from local businesses, news, what’s going on and gossip across the Essex county this month.

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SCENE In The News The headlines from across Essex, awards, charities, weddings and more have made it into this month’s News.

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Razza We joined Razza Indian Restaurant in Woodford Green to celebrate their recently refurbished venue.

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Repton Park Ball This year’s Repton Park Autumn Ball took place at the beginning of September at The Prince Regent Hotel.

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A Walk In Wanstead We take a walk through Wanstead to discover some of the fantastic shops that it has to offer. A Lott Of Love For Pixie We profile local Kent girl and global mega star Pixie Lott. All you have ever wanted to know about this rising star. Cosmetic Talk Essex’s finest, Ashlene & Francis, talk to us about permanent make-up cosmetics and the treatments they offer. As Seen In SCENE There’s no chance of you missing a trend as our resident fashionista scours Essex’s best boutiques in the name of fashion. Super Styling Get the latest look for this years Autumn Season women’s trends from what to wear in the office to dressing for that perfect night out.

SCENE On Her We take a look at the latest Women’s trends coming fresh from the Catwalk for the Autumn Season. SCENE Beauty Pure Medi-Spa feature in this month’s Beauty Spy as well as pink products helping to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. SCENE On Him We take a look at the latest trends for him coming fresh from the Catwalk for the Autumn Season. Property Portfolio Your property and Interior design section, including properties for sale, furnishing and interior design ideas. Timeless Luxury Renowned for their stunning interior design, we take a closer look at Clive Christian’s flare for design excellence.

SCENE Eats The Vault, Darbar and Mammalina are the places to be this month and all feature in this month’s SCENE eats. Eastern Delight Gorgeous landscape views of the golf course, whilst enjoying some authentic Oriental cuisine at Nam Tai. Motors We take James Bond’s favoured choice of motor, Aston Martin’s, new two-door gt, the Virage, for a spin.

Star SCENE The stars for the month of October provided by international clairvoyant, Jenny Ayers. What will September bring you? My SCENE Renowned in the beauty industry for her professional approach and excellent service we catch up with Gini Bhogal. SCENE  9


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From the best places to shop, the latest places to go and the very latest products we take a monthly look at what must be Scene in Essex...

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DELICIOuS NOSH AT NOG’S CAFE Nog’s, a new family run cafe and takeway, has recently opened for business on Woodford Green’s quaint Mill Lane, just off the high road. Nog’s offers simple, tasty meals from the finest locally sourced seasonal ingredients. On offer are a mouthwatering selection of sausages & homemade mash, freshly made soups and salads, waffles, thick shakes, daily specials, coffee and more. Look out for Nog’s Norweigian Dogs, a Nordic take on the classic hotdog perfect for a snack on the go! Nog’s does homemade food...fast! 16 Mill Lane, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0uG 020 8505 5252 www.nogs.co.uk

EAST MEETS WEST Shop till you drop at the all new Westfield Stratford City shopping centre. The Westfield is anchored by flagship stores John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose, a 17-screen Vue cinema, and the uK’s largest casino operated by Aspers. With 250 shops plus 70 places to dine, it will create a new

lifestyle destination for East London. Stratford City also includes three hotels and 130,000 square feet of office space, which is the first phase of a total of 1.1 million square feet office precinct, and 1,200 residential dwellings which are expected to be developed after the 2012 Olympic Games.

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SCENE IN tHE NETWORkING WITH A SMILE

HEADLINES FROM THIS MONTH’S ESSEX NEWS MAMMALINA

On Tuesday, 20th September at Theydon Bois Village Hall, Epping Forest Business Group (EFBG) opened it’s doors to local business people to find out how easy it is to get new business. EFBG is a strong network of trade and professional people that meet weekly. The prime purpose is to generate qualified business leads

for each other that are reliable and trustworthy referrals. Established for over three years, EFBG has developed trust and understanding of each of the businesses represented and its members. It meets every Thursday morning from 7.30am at the Queen Victoria pub in Theydon Bois where business gets done over breakfast.

SMILES WITH GRACE’ WALk TO GREAT ORMOND STREET RAISES £11,000!

‘Smiles with Grace’ is a new charity formed by a teenager in remission from a brain tumour to help all sick young people; through project funding, research and education. The event took place Sat 3rd September, with 80 people taking part

in an 18km Charity Walk, from Grace Boxall’s home in Buckhurst Hill to Great Ormond Street Hospital; the journey Grace made for that initial emergency operation back in 2007 when she was just 10 years old. To date over £11,000 has been raised.

On Saturday, 17th September, MammaLina Italian Delicatessen in Buckhurst Hill, 176c Queens Road, concluded the summer and welcomed autumn in with one of their highly popular and successful Italian

Aperitivo events. Friends of MammaLina and guests were invited along to enjoy a drink or two and savour plenty of the Italian delicatessen and café’s delicious homemade Italian delicacies!

TIkADI TuRNS ONE!

It’s been 1 year since the winning team at Tikadi opened the doors of their Ongar salon, hard to believe but true, and it has been going from strength to strength, having enjoyed a fantastic year mingling with hairdressing stars and local celebrity! Salon Owner,

Sharon Hennessey, tells us ‘Ongar has been a superb spot to bring our unique salon to and it seems that everyone loves it just as much’. The unique blend of contemporary village chic interior definitely has brought something not on offer in Ongar at the moment!

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RaZZa WE jOINED RAzzA INDIAN RESTAuRANT IN WOODFORD GREEN TO CELEBRATE THE RELAuNCH OF THEIR RECENTLy REFuRBISHED RESTAuRANT. THE RESTAuRANT WAS, AS uSuAL, HEAvING WITH CuSTOMERS ENjOyING THE DELIGHTS OF RAzzA’S TRADITIONAL INDIAN DISHES.

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Repton Park Ball This year’s Repton Park Autumn Ball took place on Saturday, September 10th at the Prince Regent Hotel, with live cabaret acts performing and Essex’s elite in attendance. It proved to be a fantastic evening for all that attended.

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Larry Lamb Around 270 people packed out the Prince Regent Hotel in Woodford Green for The Larry Lamb charity talk. The event was organised by The Redbridge branch of the MS Society, For Those In Need, a dozen local women who have been fund raising for the last 40 years.

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Stockists of over 30 Dolls’ house kits, miniature dolls, furniture & accessories, traditional handmade wooden rocking horses, wooden letters, name plaques and wall decorations. Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm Closed Wed


attWatERS VS HaSlERS CRICkEt matCH The inaugural end of season 20/20 cricket match between Harlow and Loughton-based Attwaters Solicitors and Loughton-based Haslers (Chartered Accountants) finished in victory for Haslers. Attwaters scored 145 off their 20 overs, Haslers reached their target with an over to spare. The match, which was held at Loughton Cricket Club’s ground, was – as you’d expect – played in a good-spirited and very professional atmosphere. Both teams were made up of some regular cricketers and a number who hadn’t played for some years.

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Wanstead

a Walk IN Wanstead - before

Wanstead, positioned on the edge of East London, has a history dating back to Saxon times, getting a mention in the 11th century Doomsday book as ‘Waenstade’, possibly meaning the site of a farm or a settlement on a hill. A thousand years on and Wanstead retains much of its village charm, thanks to its traditional village green, 18th century church and the stunning, Grade II listed Wanstead Park with its golf course, tennis courts, boating pond, cricket club and woodland. South of the park is the vast expanse of Wanstead Flats, and to the North is the rich woodland of Epping Forest.

Wanstead -2011

Wanstead’s thriving high street is lined mostly with independent shops and boutiques with only a few high street chains. It also offers a great selection of restaurants, wine bars, traditional pubs, delis and cafés. The area attracts young professionals and families for its leafy, suburban way of life just a stone’s throw from the city.

BLuSH TEMPLES

Blush Temples is owned by qualified and experienced florist, Judith Richards. All the florists employed at Blush Temples are fully qualified and they pride themselves on their attention to detail, friendliness and helpful customer service. They work hard to bring their customers’ ideas to life and ensure their designs are distinctive. The florist provide a wonderful variety of quality seasonal fresh flowers not only for local customers but throughout the uK and worldwide. Alongside designer floristry, Blush Temples stock handmade silver jewellery, furniture, lighting and accessories for every room including the patio, conservatory and garden. 37 High Street, Wanstead, E11 2AA 020 8530 6668 www.blushtemples.co.uk

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L’INFINITO

L’infinito is a restaurant with the age-old Italian passion for taste, art and pleasure, serving traditional Italian food in contemporary surroundings. They have recently introduced a takeaway menu, offering a selection of their classics to go at the fantastic value of only £3.50 for starters and £4.95 for mains. They have also launched “Party Helpers”, a new catering service, providing food for parties of any size. L’infinito is taking bookings for the xmas period offering a selection of great value and tasty Italian festive fayre throughout December. 27 High Street, Wanstead E11 2AA 020 8530 5057 www.linfinito.co.uk

Elizabeth Pryce is a dynamic, independent estate agency, providing a full range of property services in East London with branches in Limehouse, Docklands E14 and Wanstead. Having been in business for over 10 years, they have an in-depth knowledge and experience of the East London market, using this knowledge to the benefit of all their customers, whether landlords or tenants, vendors or purchasers. Their Wanstead Office covers Wanstead, Snaresbrook, South Woodford, Leytonstone, Leyton, Woodford Green, Walthamstow, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton and surrounding areas. 1 High Street, Wanstead E11 2AA 020 8989 3322 www.elizabethpryce.co.uk


SANTA FE

Established since 1992, Santa Fe Designer Menswear is enjoying their 19th year on Wanstead High Street as the destination store for stylish gents. They are authorised stockists of must have labels including Paul Smith, Polo Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Armani Jeans, Barbour, La Martina and bespoke Italian shirt brand Poggianti. They also specialise in designer suits for both business and special occasions. Santa Fe pride themselves on their first class service and there are tailors on hand to make any necessary adjustments on purchases. Whatever the occasion, whatever the look, Santa Fe have got just what you’re after. 119 High Street, Wanstead E11 2RL 020 8518 8922 www.santafe-menswear.co.uk

juDITH OF WANSTEAD

Judith of Wanstead has been established for 35 years and has the finest and largest collection of female occasion wear in the area. Judith Zimelstern and her experienced team can dress you for any occasion! They cater for all ages and dress for sizes 8-26. Whether looking for beautiful eveningwear, wedding/mother of the bride outfit or simply for something smart/casual for everyday, Judith has it all within her store. They are renowned for chic tailoring and have an extensive selection of brands including Marc Cain, Joseph Ribkoff and Frank Lyman. Judith of Wanstead offers a unique and friendly service, personal attention and an in-house alteration service second to none. 41 High Street, Wanstead E11 2AA 020 8989 0379 www.judithofwanstead.com

vINTAGE

Vintage is an emporium of new and nearly new designer clothing and accessories. The shop stocks an everchanging range of new, never-worn or nearly-new occasion wear, smart/ casual wear and unusual one-off pieces. It’s well worth a regular visit as you may well come across a pair of Louboutin heels, Hermès belts, Jimmy Choo bag or a Stella McCartney trouser suit at a GREAT price! Vintage has recently started stocking Jami clothing. 10 High Street, Wanstead E11 2AJ 020 8989 7530

THE LARDER

The Larder has entered its fifth year of trading in Wanstead and is a favourite for locals seeking quality products, lunches and coffee. The licensed café and delicatessen has been listed in The Independent newspaper’s top 50 coffee shops which is no mean feat. Along with the Wanstead site, the owners have opened a café in Globe Road, Bethnal Green and are very excited to announce that they are soon to open a restaurant at Butler’s Retreat on Chingford Plain. 39 High Street, Wanstead E11 2AA 241 Globe Road, Bethnal Green E2 0JD 12 Rangers Road, Chingford E4 7QH 020 8989 7181

WANSTEAD BEAuTy CLINIC

Wanstead Beauty Clinic has been treating, preening and pampering local clients on the high road for 25 Years. Friendly owner, Sam, and her professional and experienced team offer a wide range of treatments including Decleor facials and massage, Sienna x tanning, sports massage and Essie and Opi manicures and pedicures. They also provide Botox and filler treatment from Dr Ecic Toni. A wide range of products are also available to buy at the salon. 47 High Street, Wanstead E11 2AA 020 8989 2841 SCENE 23


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A SWEET FACE, LEGS LIkE SkySCRAPERS AND A STuNNING vOICE – PIxIE LOTT IS HOT STuFF AND WE juST CAN’T GET ENOuGH OF HER AT THE MOMENT. AND HAvING TOPPED THE CHARTS yET AGAIN LAST MONTH, IT SEEMS THERE IS NO STOPPING THIS BLONDE BOMBSHELL.

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After storming on to the British pop scene more than two years ago aged just 18, the career of beautiful Victoria Louise “Pixie” Lott has grown from strength to strength. With her distinctive voice and infectious sounds it was evident this Essex teen was going to make an impact on the music industry and, with three number one hits under her belt, a double platinum debut album and an array of awards, the starlet has well and truly delivered. Little Lott started singing in her church school in Kent and at the tender age of five attended the Italia Conti Associates Saturday school in Chislehurst. The talented youngster was then awarded a scholarship aged 11 at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Leaving her Kent home for Essex in her early teen years, Lott began hitting the West End stage in productions including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and, as Louisa Von Trapp in BBC One’s Celebrate the Sound of Music. With Pixie Lott, Matt Cardle and Olly Murs joining a long list of other Essex music artists, it definitely seems the county has got a little bit of sparkle added to its mix-up of young talent. She also gained straight A grades in her GCSEs alongside her flourishing music career. With brains and beauty on her side, it didn’t take long for her to be spotted in the competitive industry. Although she has been said to admire the song writing skills of Alicia Keys and the faultless talent of big artists, like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, she has also been known to “let her hair down” to pop rock artists like Kings of Leon and the Kaiser Chiefs.

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Signing with Island Def Jam Music Group aged just 15, Lott then found herself in the middle of a bidding war which resulted in the bubbly teenager securing a deal with Mercury Records. The budding songwriter also formed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing while in the midst of writing and recording tracks for her debut album, Turn It Up. Cheeky tune, Mamma Do, flooded the sound waves in the summer of 2009 and soared straight to the top of the charts. Lingering in the Top 40 for weeks, Lott’s Christina Aguilerastyle vocals, charming smile and sexy yet cheeky attitude had taken the British music industry by storm. When you turn on the radio and hear Lott’s vocals you know it’s her – the style is distinctive and for such a youngster, her accuracy, especially live, is spellbinding. But not only is Lott a great recording artist; her note-perfect yet unique live performances set her aside in a world of reality-television singing stars that were over-populating the industry at the time. A fresh-faced and energetic youngster, Pixie Lott was everywhere, signing CDs, taking part in television interviews, and singing live and acoustic versions of her top hits – she was even chosen as the face of Nokia’s new pink phone collection. Within three months of bursting on to the stage with Mamma Do, she had released up-beat number, Boys and Girls, which flew to the top as well. Showing off her slender figure Lott would often be seen donning “short shorts” and flashing her perfect pins to hordes of teenagers and adoring fans, which have continually supported the young singer.

In the music video of her latest single, the white-teethed 20-year-old can be seen dancing the whole song through in tiny shorts, showing off her headline-making pins. She has even been noted at London Fashion Week as looking more like a model than a mere spectator. Lott has accrued a number of awards so far in her musical stardom and was even named by American magazine, Billboard, as one of the Faces to Watch during her early career. Over two years she has won two MTV Europe Music Awards, a Cosmopolitan Ultimate Newcomer award, the Breakthrough Talent Award at the Variety Club Awards and a Virgin Media Music Award. A party girl at heart and one to give every performance her all, Lott has played at all the popular music festivals over the past three summers including V Festival, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and T4 on the Beach, as well as numerous tours and award events. The angelic-faced blondie has come back this summer stronger and sexier than before. Still maintaining her distinct vocals, she has lost the childish look she entered the industry with and, having had 10 inches chopped off her locks, seems to ooze the sex appeal of a cover-star model. And despite not having been the main focus in the industry’s limelight in recent months, Lott has proven she’s definitely not a one-summer wonder with her most recent track, All About Tonight, flying straight to number one. Gorgeous and genuinely talented, Lott’s career is growing from strength to strength – and we have a feeling it’s just going to get better and better. BLOB Pixie Lott’s new album, Young Foolish Happy, is due out in November.

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Perfect MakeUp. I offer clinics in Essex and Harley Street.

Ashlene: I provide permanent make-up for the face. Eyebrow services are vast and varied ranging from super blonde brows through to the power brow in darker shades; lip services include natural looking enhancements or replication of lipstick colour, improving upon and sometimes re-creating the borders of the lips. I also offer eye treatments that offer definition without the look of make-up through to highly defined strong looks.

F: I trained at St. Bartholomew’s as a registered nurse , I worked in acute medicine and A&E at the Royal London where I became ward sister in dermatology before leaving the NHS and taking my degree in Aesthetic Medicine and Dermatology. I have worked privately for the past 12 years specialising in Laser Ophthalmology and Dermatology and now offer services at seven private practices. In Essex, London and Suffolk. I have spent more than 6 years writing for national newspapers, magazines such as Elle and Woman and Home offering my expert advice.

Frances: I devise and administer a bespoke combination of facial and body treatments that are tailored to an individual’s needs. These treatments include dermal fillers, muscle relaxing injections, skin peels, MesoTherapy and skin needling. It is about looking at a holistic and aesthetic approach, teaching clients how to care for their skin on a long-term basis, that’s very important. What are your backgrounds? A: I have 20 years experience in beauty therapy, make up artistry and as a medical aesthetic therapist. I was a facialist at Champneys in Tring, before working with a doctor providing medical grade skin peels, laser treatments and permanent make up. I then became a national trainer and account manager for a leading skin care brand and mineral make up range before establishing

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How do you keep up to date with the latest treatments available? A: I am a member of the SPCP the leading American Association for my Industry , I regularly attend courses here in the UK and have attended seminars and courses in the US. I want to be able to offer my clients every suitable treatment available to them. F: It is such a fast moving and innovative industry that I often go to Paris for MesoTherapy and Advanced Skin Treatment training. I have also introduced my own combination treatments, ‘the eight-week non surgical facelift.’


So how did the two of you meet?

Who is your average patient?

A: We met though Ash Parmar at Smile Design in Chigwell where we all began to work together because of a shared ethos.

F: There isn’t one! 18- 75 is the current age range of my clients. They are male and female, all skin types and people from all ethnic origins. I have been very fortunate to work with a specialist in Asian and black skin for four years, enabling me to understand different skin types and specific skin problems. Knowledge is paramount for delivering safe and effective treatments.

F: Although we are three separate practitioners, we are all driven by the same desire to create amazing results that really make a difference to people’s lives and how they feel about themselves. What are the benefits of having your treatments? A: The obvious benefit is professionally applied make up that lasts for months to years. Correctly shaped brows frame the face, instantly making somebody look ten years younger. Eyes are defined and striking, looking less tired. Lips are perfectly shaped, the constant colour lifting the overall complexion to look brighter and healthier. F: Good skin health; addressing dehydration problems, acne or oily skin; improved scarring; teaching how to protect and look after your skin for life and respecting the older face in terms of restoring volume loss and how to gently and subtly restore. Helping younger skin to prevent premature ageing. Are your treatments painful or uncomfortable? A: We use strong numbing agents to ensure our treatments are as painless as possible. We want our clients to feel relaxed, unrushed and most importantly, comfortable at all times. F: We understand our clients’ fears and phobias surrounding the types of treatments we carry out but we endeavour to provide a caring and professional service.

A: I specialise in treating women, and my client base ranges from 18 to 82. As Frances says, understanding ethnic skins is an essential and normal part of my working day. In addition there are design variations for different races which makes a lot of difference in the design process of my treatments. What makes your services different to other practitioners? F: We really ascertain what it is our clients would like to achieve, what it is they like or dislike and give them advice based on an extensive range of products available. Our experience within our market place is second to none. The fact that we refer clients to one another means we work in the best interest of our clients and can advise them at what stage semi permanent make up, smile correction or surgical intervention should happen as we only work with the best in the industry. A: Exceptional client care is paramount at every stage of treatment with us. We ensure that we deliver everything we promise and offer plenty of time in our appointments allowing unrushed treatments, the best pain management and beautiful results.

For further information and a free consultation regarding Perfect Makeup and Perfect Skin contact: Perfect Makeup: tel 07970 290009 www.perfectmakeup.co.uk Perfect Skin: tel 07508 404862 www.perfect-skin.co.uk

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everything from gentle yoga to ashtanga enrol now! men only classes begin in november! private studio in loughton high road FITZONE ladies only gym just £31 per month daytime and evening classes 6 IN TRO yoga, shaolin kungfu, taichi, qigong, kickboxing, weapons & acrobatics CL AS SES £42 suitable for men, women and children beginners always welcome 2 FO R 1 please call 0208 508 1837 for martial arts or 07787 411386 for yoga BR IN G A or visit www.thezenstudio.co.uk or www.yoga-flower.co.uk FR IE N D!


Have you heard aboutHypoxi? DON’T juST TAkE OuR WORD FOR IT. HERE’S WHAT OuR CLIENTS ARE SAyING ABOuT OuR TEAM (SyLWIA, Suzy AND STEvE) AND THE RESuLTS AT HyPOxI STuDIO ON HIGH ROAD, SOuTH WOODFORD:

Our client recently tested Hypoxi bike L250 on ITV1’s This Morning with amazing results

No Risk – More Fun! HYPOXI® Therapy is healthier than any plastic surgery and is still highly effective. In only a few weeks you can reduce up to two sizes from your stomach and waist without having to go through intrusive and risky operations. Guaranteed success results from performing, moderate fat burning exercise while HYPOXI® equipment simultaneously activates circulation in problem areas. It doesn’t matter where you want to reduce - abs, hips, thighs or buttocks. More information: www.hypoxiwls.co.uk Contact Sylwia, Hypoxi Therapist for more details 020 8989 2700, info@hypoxiwls.co.uk, HYPOXI South Woodford, 24 High Road, LONDON, E18 2QL (located next to Ho Hos Chinese restaurant)

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“This is a fantastic Hypoxi Studio. Staff are very friendly and clued up on the machines. After 6 times on the Hypoxi bike, I have definitely noticed a difference in my body in that it has sculpted in places and toned the parts I wanted it to” September 2011 Hypoxi Bike “I feel so much healthier and lighter and I really enjoyed the environment” Kenneth Gray, September 2011 Vacunaut “I am very impressed with the treatment, I have lost inches! Staff are very friendly and have excellent customer service skills. The whole team have been very flexible, professional and welcoming” Rose-Marie Francis, September 2011 Hypoxi Bike “very pleased with the care I had through my time at Hypoxi, South Woodford. After 6 treatments I have noticed a difference. Thank you to all the staff that helped prepare me for IBIzA. I will recommend and will definitely see you in the future” September 2011 Hypoxi Bike “I have seen an improvement in cellulite and did achieve some inch loss. The staff were extremely friendly” September 2011 Hypoxi Bike

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TIME FOR OOLONG TEA Oolong at-home pampering company is passionate about the entire well-being experience they deliver from their treatments to their treats! The name “Oolong” comes from a Chinese tea that’s known for its restorative effects and is believed to have anti-ageing properties. The company’s delicious range of loose leaf fine teas is now available to buy and reflect their dedication to a truly holistic indulgence. Choose from “Oolong Orange “ Flowers” Flowers – perfect with a slice of carrot cake, or how about “Oriental Spice Blend” - spices from “ the Arabian nights give this tea an Oriental touch. For those with a sweet tooth: “Herbal “ Chocolate Mint Organic” Organic tea is wonderfully soothing as well as tasty and organic! The full range of Oolong Teas are available from www.loveoolongtime.co.uk and at Repose Power Plate Studio, Studio 179 Queen’s Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5AZ 020 8559 0520 www.reposestudio.co.uk

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RETRO STYLE Trollied Dolly present a unique mix of retro inspired designs made fabulous and fresh by the use of unusual and beautiful fabrics. The Trollied Dolly range reflects the colour and vibrancy of far flung places, lively cultures and perky people, all shaken up with a slice of London Town and a splash of gettin’ down! But beware, Trollied Dolly only makes clothes to twist & shout in….so go on – it’s now or never, to be a dolly dazzler! Trollied Dolly Dress £55 Available at The Orange Tree 123 High Street, Wanstead, E11 2RL 0208 530 4621 www.orangetreedirect.co.uk

THERE’S NO CHANCE OF YOU MISSING A TRICK OR A TREND AS SCENE MAGAZINE’S RESIDENT FASHIONISTA SCOURS THE AREA’S BEST BOUTIQUES, SALONS AND INTERIORS STORES TO BRING YOU THIS MONTH’S MUST BUYS..

BARBOUR FUSES COUNTRY WITH BIKER SPIRIT Broadening out from its country wear roots, Barbour now produces clothing designed for a full lifestyle wardrobe and brings the qualities of wit, grit and glamour to its beautifully functional clothing. Their archive of iconic motorcycling clothing inspires the International range. The “International Quilted” waxed jacket has been created by fusing together the styles and features of a much loved motorcycle core product with a revisit to the essence of Barbour manufacture. The uses of refined tailoring cutting techniques which closely follow the body’s natural contours have produced an elegant, modern and classically stylish product. Available at Santa Fe 119 High Street, Wanstead, London E11 2RL 020 8518 8922 www.santafe-menswear.co.uk

ALLIE JEWELLERY – A FASHIONISTA’S FAVOURITE! Allie is a British Jewellery Designer who designs beautiful glamorous jewels from evening through to everyday fashionista on-trend pieces. All products are handcrafted and beautifully presented in a gift box and tissue. Allie Jewellery has featured on TV and in many a glossy mag including Ok! and Grazia Magazine. The jewellery designer has a celebrity clientele following including Cheryl Cole, Peter Andre, Alex Gerrard and Chantelle Houghton – who has been wearing her pieces for a number of years. Allie has clients all over the world including the States but to get the brand closer to home, it is now stocked in Chantelle Houghton’s Buckhurst Hill based Vardo Boutique! Available at vardo Boutique by Chantelle, 18 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5BZ 020 8504 0640 www.alliehandmadeoriginaljewellery.co.uk SCENE 33


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Whistles Coloured Skinny Jean £80.00 River Island Knit Cuff Chunky Ankle Boots £40.00 ASOS Faux Fur Coat £90.00

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ASOS PRINCE High Vamp Buckle Platform Shoe £45.00 Vila Floral Chiffon Pintuck Empire Dress £35.00

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dress £38, Debenhams

Unlimited Stina Platforms £179, Hobbs

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ASOS Dogtooth Over The Knee Sock £5.00 ASOS Houndstooth Pom Pom Scarf £25.00 ASOS MARKY Mono Leather Lace up Brogue £35.00 ASOS PETITE Knitted Shift Dress With Bow Detail £40.00


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or years many women have found due to the ageing effect of gravity or the trials of childbirth the breast can become less firm and head south. For a woman it can be the biggest blow to her confidence and explains why large numbers are turning to surgery. However, with the prospect of it only lasting several years before it is redone there are many women who are not so keen to go under the knife but still look for a less invasive alternative.

Receive 50% off your 1st breast lift treatment and 25% off a course of 8 throughout October

Many topical creams are available on the market however these simply tighten the overlying skin and do nothing for the underlying breast tissue. NOW at PURE Medi-spa some of the latest technology has hit Essex and allows you to have a treatment which not only firms and tones the skin but also starts to combat the dreaded southward pull and change the shape of the breast, all done without going near an operating table. The Thermolift, also dubbed non-invasive breast lift, has become one of the most sought after treatments in celebrity circles. It involves heating the area with infrared heat followed by the use of radio frequency to tighten and tone the skin, before pushing through a combination of serums to help tighten the breast tissue and stimulate collagen production. Thermolift can also be used to treat stretch marks and water retention to improving the overall appearance of the area. During the treatment you may feel a warming sensation but there is no cutting or needles involved and you can go back to normal activities immediately. It takes only one hour per session, allowing you to have it done during a lunch hour or while the kids are at school. Although a result will be seen after one session, to see more permanent results a course of eight sessions are recommended in the first instance. Done on a regular basis the breasts become more firm and lifted, which clients have found improves not only their body shape but also their confidence. For more information contact PURE medispa for your free consultation Dr Shazia Siddiqi

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CHIC STYLE

John Rocha, as part of his Rocha John Rocha label has created the most exquisite faux fur coat in black that looks like it should cost thousands. The pop up store allows you to buy this garment for only £120, that’s the kind of price you would pay for any decent coat, never mind one from John Rocha. Available from Debenhams.

FASHION FOR YOUR FEET

With signature styles favoured by the likes of Kate Moss, Beyonce and Kate Hudson, Muks is pleased to introduce its new LuxE Muks range. The collection presents cute ankle boots with a Mongolian trim. Fully-lined with shearling and available in covetable luxury styles in lavish blue fox, sheared Canadian beaver, chinchilla, and Mongolian lamb, all in a subtle colour palette of brown, black and grey, the LuxE Muks are sure to be this season’s lust-have investment piece. Prices from: £175 Muks is available at www.muklukstore. com

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Inspired by iconic style icons such as Jane Birkin and Patti Smith, the new JARLO Autumn/ Autumn-Winter 2011 sees the Winter 2011 launch of new womenswear label collection is a JExIKA. romantic mix for The first season collection the modern day illuminates the feminine form poster girl. Play dress by exploring the understated up in cool cut capes grandeur and elegant seduction of and babydoll style dresses or, for a more metropolitan glamour. bohemian spin, opt A bold yet timeless colour palette of scarlet, black, and nude, features for a floor sweeping maxi dress and throughout this classic yet ofthe-moment line. The marriage faux fur. Fall in love of elegance with vibrant youth with JARLO this is further mirrored in chunky season at www. chain detailing as well as delicate jarlolondon.com handmade lace details on starklyshaped body-con dresses and pencil skirts. Prices from: £334 www.jexika.com

DRESS TO IMPRESS

WINTER ACCESSORIES

Favoured by the likes of Fearne Cotton, the House of Skadi is a glamorous combination of hat, scarf and gloves which is sure to become a wardrobe staple this Autumn-Winter. Whether shopping on a blustery autumn day or exploring the Alps, your Skadi is the cosy companion to keep you looking stylish whilst protecting you against the elements. Prices from £87 www.houseofskadi.com

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Beauty S py Pure Medi-Spa After a period of long days and late nights my skin was in serious need of some R&R so a consultation at Pure Medi-Spa prompted me to try out a new facial treatment called ThermoPeel. ThermoPeel is an accelerated form of exfoliation done by means of a mechanical peeling on the skin surface. It is a revolutionary device, capable of effectively treating a variety of face and body skin issues: ageing, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation marks and other skin imperfections. The secret of its success lies in the combination of multiple elements within the same device, such as microdermabrasion to exfoliate the skin, infrared laser to regenerate the skin, and radio frequency to stretch and tighten. After thoroughly cleansing my skin, my therapist Ella used the ThermoPeel machine for the microdermabrasion. Fine crystals were pumped onto my skin and I could really feel the suction drawing out all the impurities. It’s a slightly strange sensation but far from uncomfortable. Next came what I would call a warm facial massage, with a heated massage tool used to heat and plump the skin. This felt great and was very relaxing. Finally, a serum was applied

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Palmer’s best-selling Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion goes pretty in pink for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month with a limited edition pink bottle of their best-selling lotion. 30p from all sales go to the charity. Price: £3.59 Available from: Boots, leading supermarkets and independent stockists nationwide.

to my face and the machine was used to penetrate it deep into my skin. Does it work? Absolutely! I noticed an improvement and greater brightness in my skin from only one treatment. My lines were diminished and my face was glowing and fresh. It’s a treatment which provides more dramatic results through a course and a minimum of 8 sessions are recommended for lasting visible results. I would highly recommend it. SCENE readers can get 50% off for their first ThermoPeel treatment (usually £95) and 25% off packages booked throughout October. To book a treatment or for more information call 020 8989 1822 Pure Medi-Spa, 9 Chigwell Road, South Woodford, E18 1LR www.puremedispa.co.uk

Bathroom cabinet This October, ChapStick is supporting the charity Breast Cancer Care with the introduction of ‘The pink stick,’ donating 20p from each sale to help people affected by breast cancer. It’s a limited edition cherryflavoured lip balm. Have sweetly scented fruity lips AND donate to a good cause!

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INVEStmENt maRkEtS – WHERE SHoUld INVEStoRS BE lookING NoW? Investors today face an increasing challenge. With inflation remaining a real threat to wealth and the low uK base rate of interest, for many the outlook is as uncertain today as it was three years ago. It is therefore important to have a diversified portfolio across different asset classes. understandably, many equity investors remain cautious. However, there is the well-trodden argument that “it’s about the time in the market, not out of it that counts’’. It is an argument that makes sense. Fixed interest securities offer an alternative source of income to equities yet still provide the potential for capital growth over the longer term. If you haven’t already, it would be worth reviewing your holdings to see if you are overexposed to any asset class or classes. Diversification across different assets and getting the balance right are vital. After all, many people don’t appreciate the risk they are taking when stock markets are going up. They only become aware of risk when markets are going down and subsequently sell out – and all too often - at entirely the wrong time. Conversely, the current markets do present an opportunity, and it may be the right time to invest. john klipp is an Associate Partner at St. james’s Place Wealth Management. Tel: 020 7399 6835 Mob: 07815 099 636 Email: john.klipp@sjpp.co.uk 40 SCENE

yoUR moNEy IS ‘SaFE’ aS HoUSES WItH SpENCER mUNSoN lEttINGS Client Money Protection Insurance is no new thing to Spencer Munson Lettings. As members of ARLA and NALS, they have always been able to offer their Landlords and Tenants the peace of mind that their money is safely protected. However, the launch of SAFEagent follows a number of high profile media cases where unscrupulous Lettings Agents have absconded with Landlord and Tenant funds. The SAFEagent logo has been launched FOR Lettings Agents BY Lettings Agents with the aim of identifying Agents in Client Money Protection Schemes and highlighting the risks of using “uninsured” Agents. Consumers should always look for the easily identifiable logo. Spencer Munson says, “We want every Landlord and Tenant who we welcome through our doors to have peace of mind when it comes to Client Money Protection. And this is exactly what we can reinforce now that we bear the SAFEagent logo. All Agents regulated by NALS, the Law Society, ARLA/ NAEA, and RICS maintain and operate designated client accounts where clients’ money is held completely separate from the operating funds of the firm. If the Agent you are using cannot provide you with the assurance of knowing they are covered by a Client Money Protection scheme, the question you need to ask is, why not?” SAFEagent is also backed by industry and consumer organisations such as Shelter, CAB, NuS, the British Property Federation, the Trading Standards Institute, the Council of Mortgage Lenders and The Property Ombudsman. For more information on Spencer Munson Lettings’ Client Money Protection scheme, contact Spencer Munson, or one of his team in the South Woodford branch on 020 8989 3331. For the Loughton team, call 020 8502 2222. www.spencermunson.co.uk


CRAFTY CASUAL

Ahead of trend and led by design, Crafted is one brand that’s not afraid to make a statement. With its attention to detail and deconstructed style, Crafted is the ultimate brand for the effortlessly stylish. Whether you’re looking for the next hot look or an old faithful you can pull out time and time again. Crafted Kings Road Jacket £120 Republic

ACQUA DI PAMPER

All men are partial to a little pampering and this luxe Colonia Coffret from Aqua Di Parma ticks all the right boxes. This timeless classic features an eau de cologne, shower gel and body cream, all housed in a gorgeous hatbox so you won’t have to worry about fancy wrapping. And the best news is, you can wear this scent too! Coffret Colonia £72 Acqua di Parma

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HiM MENSWEAR

ASOS, the uK’s largest independent online fashion and beauty retailer, has revealed its own label looks for menswear for autumn/ winter 2011. Cementing trends that have proved to be successful in previous collections, the label offers three core styles for men based on images of the great outdoors: Modern Military, Rambling, and Seafarer. Skinny Crinkle Suit Jacket £95, Chambray Grandad Shirt £28, Skinny Crinkle Trousers £40, ‘Made in England’ Saddle Shoe.

NEXT COLLECTION

From laid back loungewear to luxury tailoring, Next men’s fashion collection combines the hottest trends with great quality clothing and accessories. Mac £90 Gingham shirt £28 Motif tie £8 Stripe trousers £35 Brogues £50

INSPIRING MEN’S FASHION

For inspiring mens fashion, look no further than the House of Fraser. Their new arrivals section is packed with the trends, items and brands you need to know about this season Orange fleece check shirt £45 Jack & Jones, Navy & white print knitted jumper £75 No Excess, Navy parka with faux fur trim £225 Ralph Denim and Supply. SCENE 41


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TIMELESS DESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONING EDITOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE AS “SOMEONE WHO HAS STRENGTHENED BRITISH BRANDS”, CLIVE IS AS WELL KNOWN FOR HIS BREATHTAKING INTERIORS AS HE IS FOR HIS UNIQUELY EXPENSIVE PERFUMES, WITH A DEVOTED FOLLOWING ACROSS THE GLOBE; FROM PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL STARS TO AWARD WINNING MUSICIANS, POLITICIANS, ENTREPRENEURS AND HOLLYWOOD STARS.

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live’s own philosophy when designing is to “Design it first - to be the absolute best it can be - then cost it” so that the end result is always focused on the client’s vision not budget. The philosophy of the Clive Christian Design House is to create rooms that are both timeless and luxurious, inspired by periods of great British architecture and to partner with the finest in


current technology. These values ultimately bring an established character to the interior, transforming a new build property into a home with soul or complementing a period home with architectural and design echoes from the time of their creation. Clive Christian Design Styles find their place in all properties from penthouses to country mansions. The Clive Christian Design House was founded over thirty years ago in Cheshire and Clive was the first designer to put chandeliers into kitchens, which labelled the company as “eccentric” in the 1990s. Now this is the signature of a Clive Christian kitchen and the design house has been credited with revolutionising the way society views ‘the heart of the home’ - not merely a functional work space, but instead a perfect accompaniment to the ultimate luxury lifestyle. For Clive Christian, the finest quality of manufacture is paramount to ensure each design stands the test of time and meets the high standards expected of the brand. Clive Christian maintains a factory in the North of England

where each project is made to order working with managed resources of European Oak, American Black Walnut, Tulip wood and Cherry tree. A series of workshops with apprenticeship programs implement 300 year old skill sets including veneering, joinery, carving and marquetry enabling the Clive Christian Design House to personalise each project with monograms or coats of arms - the most unusual request to date being the image of a family’s beloved West Highland White terrier whose face was carefully worked into the entire project in detailed marquetry. The Clive Christian showroom in Brentwood, Essex has recently re-opened it’s doors having undergone a major refurbishment throughout the store. The Brentwood showroom was established some 18 years ago and since then brothers, Stephen and David Cowling, along with their inhouse design team, have been helping to make homes in London and the Home Counties more beautiful. SCENE SCENE 53 45


On visiting the showroom, clients will see the Clive Christian philosophy of home concept design and connectivity between rooms taken from the Architectural Collection, including the Architectural kitchen in antique ivory and black walnut through to the ivory silk buttoned panelled dining room in the same ‘cool luxury’ palette. In contrast to this you will discover the ‘warm luxury’ elegance of the Architectural lounge in antique yew lustre complete with ‘Empire’ sofas and chairs. Where many projects may start in the kitchen, the client soon becomes aware of how the room gracefully establishes itself in the property. The Client then seeks to extend Clive Christian Designs throughout the whole home, starting with the butler’s pantry through to the dining

room and study, upstairs to the bedrooms and, of course, completing with the matching his and hers dressing rooms. Clive Christian’s ability to address these requests enables the client to create a real sense of harmony throughout the home, whilst also ensuring a sensible investment. Showroom: Monday to Sunday 9am – 5pm Private appointments upon request

For a personal introduction to the Clive Christian style or to commission a design for your home do contact the team at Clive Christian Brentwood on 01277 223 016. A VIP Design Service is available upon request.

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Savills Loughton The Triangle, 1a Smarts Lane Loughton IG10 4BU

020 8498 6600 loughton@savills.com

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CROWS ROAD, epping

EPPING GREEN, epping

Fully renovated 4 bedroom house ø 3 receptions, 2 bathrooms ø quality kitchen, utility ø mature garden ø tube station 0.7 mile

A superb 3,800 sq ft renovated house ø 4/5 beds, 4 baths ø 3/4 reception rooms ø 1.6 acres ø triple garage

Guide £725,000 Freehold

Guide £1.495 million Freehold

TOMSWOOD ROAD, chigwell

HILL HALL, theydon mount

5 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 2 reception rooms ø double garage, carriage driveway

An outstanding 3 storey character house ø 2,250 sq ft ø 4 beds, 3 baths ø 20 acres communal grounds

Guide £995,000

Guide £835,000

HOLYFIELD, essex

MANOR ROAD, chigwell

Brick built barn conversion, approx 2,800 sq ft ø 4 beds, 3 receptions ø study/bed 5 ø station 3.4 miles (Liverpool Street)

3/4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms ø 3 reception rooms ø mature garden with swimming pool ø tube station 800 yards

Guide £849,950

Guide £995,000 Freehold

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Detached four bedroom, three bathroom house within the gated area of Douglas Close, The Avenue. Boasting a private garden with large decking area. Set over three floors, fully integrated kitchen with granite surfaces and a separate utility room. This luxury property is offered with no ongoing chain.

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Stunning ground floor Two bedroom Two bathroom luxury apartment with stylish interior design throughout including fabulous wall coverings and fitted plasma screens. Offered Fully furnished this much loved home is only available through HPS from November.

Luxury detached residence boasting six bedrooms, four bathrooms, two receptions, kitchen/diner with French doors to private garden. Double garage and driveway.

Repton Park

£649,995

Repton Park

Impressive three bedroom, two bathroom apartment boasting two balconies with stunning forest views. This stylish property benefits under floor heating, fully integrated kitchen with granite surfaces and underground car-park with two private spaces.

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£799,995

Magnificent Luxury Ground floor two bedroom two bathroom apartment set over two floors. Boasting a spectacular grand entrance and lift to this impressive block. Independent electric gates and CCTV and the added security of Repton Park Gatehouse staff. Offered with vacant possession.


020 8502 7667 • 07719 987 904 www.huntpropertyservices.co.uk email: info@huntpropertyservices.co.uk Hunt Property Services Ltd - the agent in Repton Park - has a wide portfolio of luxury homes for sale or rent on Chigwell's premier development. And as someone who has been a resident owner here for the past 10 years, Hayley Hunt offers a unique insight into what prospective home owners are looking for, whether a house or apartment, in this exclusive gated community. Selling, buying or renting, don't make a move without consulting Hunt Property Services first. Available for consultation and viewings seven days a week.

Repton Park

£875,000

Repton Park

£299,995

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Stylish detached gatehouse, three bedrooms, two receptions, large conservatory and many period features throughout. Set behind electric gates with beautiful gardens and detached double garage pure Luxury!

Repton Park

£395,000

Ground floor one bedroom apartment with bright lounge with French doors leading to charming patio garden. Fully integrated kitchen with granite surfaces and stone floors. Separate w.c. and long entrance hallway. Great size master and en suite shower room.

Repton Park

£425,000

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Two bedroom, two bathroom first floor apartment offered chain free. Immaculate throughout with neutral decor. Great investment. Beautiful views to grounds this luxury apartment is full of light.

Repton Park

£549,995

Luxury two bedroom two bathroom first floor apartment boasting many high spec features throughout including Chapel Oak flooring. Also benefits fantastic views from lounge and kitchen, offered with no chain!

Repton Park

Ground floor two bedroom two bathroom apartment with large lounge boasting french doors to pretty garden and forest views. Fully intergrated kitchen with granite. American shutters throughout! And No chain.

£699,995

Luxury two bed duplex Penthouse boasting stunning master suite and fantastic views of Millennium Dome. With stylish interior design throughout this funky apartment has underfloor heating and underground parking.

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abode Woodford Green

£725,000

Situated in Kings Avenue on the Monkhams Estate. Abode offer for sale this extended four bedroom semi detached family home. The property comprises three reception rooms, fitted kitchen, conservatory with four bedrooms on the first floor and two bathrooms. Call now to view.

Woodford Green

Located in Broadmead Rd, Woodford Green is this three bedroom semi detached home. Offering well presented and very spacious accommodation includes two large receptions, a well appointed kitchen/diner and ground floor cloakroom. Passed plans are on file.

Woodford Green

Situated on the much favoured Laings Estate is this three bedroom semi detached home with a detached garage. Being presented to a particularly high standard throughout this light and spacious property has accommodation that includes two receptions and a conservatory.

£475,000

£475,000

Woodford Green

Woodford Green

£725,000

Situated on the Knightons Estate, Woodford Green, one of Woodfords premier locations is this charming thatched period property. Features include four bedrooms, two receptions, conservatory, country-style kitchen, two bathrooms and cloakroom. There are landscaped gardens to the rear and parking.

Woodford Green

Situated in Horn Lane, Woodford Green is this stunning four bedroom, two bathroom period property. Set within a terrace of Edwardian homes this tastefully presented property holds on to much of its original charm and features. The accommodation is light and spacious throughout.

£565,000

£875,000

Located on Monkhams Avenue, Woodford Green is this imposing four bedroom, halls adjoining Edwardian family home. This spacious property holds onto to many original features including open fireplaces, skirting's, doors and leaded windows. The accommodation is spread over three floors and includes three large receptions, four well proportioned bedrooms and a lower floor which could be utilised as a self contained unit. There is a well established rear garden which extends to over 100ft in length.

Woodford Green

Situated in Grosvenor Gardens, Woodford Green is this extended four bedroom semi detached family home. This property offers well proportioned accommodation throughout and a high standard of decor. The accommodation includes three receptions and a kitchen/diner.

£625,000

Woodford Green

Situated on the sought after Monkhams Estate is this light and spacious four bedroom, two bathroom family home. Being presented to a very high standard this charming property offers accommodation that includes a large though reception, a kitchen/diner and utility room.

£625,000

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abode Woodford Green

£895,000

Situated on the popular Harts Grove development is this Five bedroom detached family home. The accommodation comprises as follows two reception rooms, study, kitchen/diner, ground floor WC, utility room, five bedrooms, En suite to master, good size garden and double garage. Woodford offers excellent amenities.

Woodford Green

Located in Crealock Grove, Woodford Green is this very spacious five bedroom, three bathroom semi detached family home. Being recently extended this property offers unusually generous accommodation that includes a large reception and a well appointed kitchen / diner.

Buckhurst Hill

Situated in Brancepeth Gardens, Buckhurst Hill is this impressive four bedroom detached home. Being presented to a good standard throughout this light and spacious property has accommodation that includes three receptions, a well appointed kitchen and cloakroom.

£650,000

£675,000

Woodford Green

Woodford Green

£950,000

Situated in Nesta Road, one of Woodfords premier locations is this spacious four bedroom family home. The property benefits from four reception rooms, a galleried landing, contemporary kitchen/diner, En-suites to three of the bedrooms and the guest room. Woodford has a wide selection of local amenities.

Woodford Green

A stunning four bedroom detached property with detached double garage in this picturesque location. Surrounded by a forest back drop this home offers spacious and extremely well presented accommodation throughout that includes three receptions and ground floor wc.

£685,000

£800,000

Situated on the much favoured Knighton Estate is this imposing detached five bedroom, two bathroom family home. Occupying a generous corner plot this spacious property lends itself to further development subject to usual planning consents. The current accommodation includes three large receptions, a kitchen diner and cloakroom. The first and second floor offer five well proportioned bedrooms served by two bathrooms. There is a large established rear garden, off street parking and a garage.

Woodford Green

Situated on the popular Knightons Estate, Wooford Green is this detached three double bedroom family home. The property offers generous sized accommodation throughout and is presented to the market in excellent decorative order. Call now to view this family home.

£740,000

Woodford Green

Situated on the desirable Monkhams Estate is this well presented four bedroom detached family home. The property offers well proportioned commendation throughout and includes two reception rooms, study, fitted kitchen, utility room and conservatory.

£750,000

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LOUGHTON OFFICE: 128 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4BE

T: 020 8502 2222 E: loughton@spencermunson.co.uk

Let’s Let Together

SOUTH WOODFORD OFFICE: 73/75 High Road, South Woodford, London E18 2QP

T: 020 8989 3331 E: swoodford@spencermunson.co.uk

South Woodoford £1650 pcm

South Woodford

NEWLY decorated 3 bedroom Semi-detached house on the NIGHTINGALE ESTATE. Large through lounge, Fitted Kitchen with appliances, off street parking for two cars, garage, garden, close to SOUTH WOODFORD tube, shops and amenties.

NEWLY decorated 3 bedroom mid terrace house within SOUTH WOODFORD, through lounge, fitted kitchen, 2 double & 1 single bedroom, modern bathroom with shower, UNFURNISHED, gas c/h, off street parking, low maintenance garden.

AMAZING Grade 2 listed 2 bedroom end of terrace mews house within the former WANSTEAD HOSPITAL, lounge with floor to ceiling windows, ceramic tiled flooring, fully fitted kitchen with appliances, 2 good size bedrooms.

LUXURY 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment, good size lounge with air conditioning, master bedroom with en suite and air conditioning, UNFURNISHED, wood flooring throughout, 24hr concierge, communal gardens, cinema room.

020 8989 3331 swoodford@spencermunson.co.uk

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South Woodford

South Woodford

Leyton

£1050 pcm Woodford

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£995 pcm

Wanstead

£1595 pcm

£925 pcm

South Woodford

£1450 pcm

£895 pcm

Newly Refurbished TWO bedroom Ground floor conversion, UNFURNISHED, Modern fitted Kitchen with built in appliances, Brand new Bathroom with Shower. Good transport links to A12 and overground Lines as well as Shops.

Newly decorated 2 bedroom purpose built development within the HEART of Woodford green, large lounge with amazing views, 2 double bedrooms, UNFURNISHED, fitted kitchen with appliances, modern bathroom, close to local shops.

Situated in convenient location on the High Road, South Woodford this Modern Two Bedroom Flat is offered UNFURNISHED with an Open Plan Fitted Kitchen and Lounge, Good size bedrooms, GCH, Close to CENTRAL LINE, Shops.

LARGE 2 bedroom first floor conversion, good size lounge, fitted kitchen with appliances, modern bathroom, UNFURNISHED, 2 good size bedrooms, gas c/h, off street parking, neutral decor throughout.

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Loughton

£2695 pcm

£2500 pcm

£2350 pcm

Loughton

£1800 pcm

Luxury 4 bedroom detached house within one of Loughton`s premier road, lounge with oak flloring, tv room, fully fitted kitchen with dining area overlooking gardens, utility room, cloakroom, master bedroom with en suite shower room.

A truly amazing 5 bedroom detached house occupying a position on the outskirts of Epping and flanked by two no through lanes yet within a few minutes drive of EPPING TOWN CENTRE.

3 bedroom detached family home fully refurbished to an extremely high standard, lounge, dining room open to conservatory, fully equipped kitchen with BOSCH appliances, utility room, 2 double & 1 single bedroom.

NEWLY DECORATED extremely spacious PENTHOUSE apartment, large lounge with doors onto OWN TERRACE, fully fitted kitchen with oven & hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

020 8502 2222 loughton@spencermunson.co.uk

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Loughton

Loughton

Loughton

£1195 pcm

£995 pcm

£895 pcm

Loughton

£800 pcm

Modern 2 bedroom VICTORIAN mid terraced house, lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen/diner with oven & hob, fridge/ freezer, washing machine, ground floor shower room, 1 double & 1 single bedroom, modern bathroom, double glazed.

Modern 2 bedroom ground floor purpose built apartment, lounge with doors onto garden, fitted kitchen, modern bathroom with shower, unfurnished, close to tube.

Two bedroom first floor maisonette, good size lounge, fitted kitchen with built in oven & hob, fridge/freezer, double glazed, unfurnished, own rear garden.

Spacious 1 bedroom ground floor purpose built flat, large lounge with laminate flooring, fitted kitchen with cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, modern bathroom with shower, furnished/unfurnished, electic heating, parking.

020 8502 2222 loughton@spencermunson.co.uk

020 8502 2222 loughton@spencermunson.co.uk

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Celebrate Christmas at table 7

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Come and enjoy the festive period and dine in style with one of our many Christmas menus

Come and celebrate Christmas at Table 7 with a variety of menus available throughout December Four course Christmas feast at only £25 at weekends and £20 through the week

Christmas lunch menu at only £12.50 for one course/£15 for two courses served every day between 12 and 4pm Buffet menus available for Christmas parties from only £10 per head

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Enjoy your Christmas Day at Table 7! We are offering two sittings at 1pm and 5pm with our fantastic Frank Sinatra Tribute singer entertaining guests at the second sitting. Six course lunch £75 per head. Please book early to secure your table. www.classicsinatra.co.uk

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Mammalina

MammaLina Italian Delicatessen and Café, one of Buckhurst Hill’s best kept secrets, has been entertaining its swelling community of customers all summer long with a series of traditional Italian Aperitivo evenings. “Aperitivo is a big social thing in Italy, it’s a recurring weekend appointment where friends meet to start the evening with a glass of wine (or two), accompanied by a selection of delicious food bites in a relaxing ambience, before moving on for dinner” says Adele, MammaLina’s owner and founder. MammaLina was born from a passion for quality Italian foods, wines and culture and the team have created a real community feel at the top of Queens Road. Customers can enjoy delicious Italian coffee and cakes, try some unique Italian delicacies and wines or enjoy a lunch with friends and learn some genuine secrets about the Italian culture and way of life, as well as take

home something special for dinner. MammaLina’s customers are generous in their praise and it’s well worth pursuing the feedback book on your next visit. “Wonderful delicatessen and service…beautiful smells and tastes! A breath of fresh Italian air in Buckhurst Hill”…“MammaLina: the last outpost of Italy, as soon as you walk in the door you feel at home”…“Charming local eatery offering, fabulous Italian food and drinks with a big smile! Great place to meet friends and have fun! A real asset to Queens Road”. Keep your eyes peeled as the MammaLina team has many more exciting events to come later this year, including food and wine tasting evenings. They will also be offering a selection of wonderful Christmas Hampers. To learn more visit: www. mammalina.co.uk or pop into the Delicatessen at 176C Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5BD 020 8506 1610.

The Restaurant and Al Khamya at London Darbar Two chic, glamorous and exclusive restaurants have arrived in Essex from catering, banqueting and events managements company London Darbar. Situated on Ilford’s Cranbrook Road, the lavishly themed Al Khayma Arabian restaurant is situated upstairs while contemporary Indian “The Restaurant” is below. Al Khayma means “The Tent” in Arabic and this is reflected in its stunning and authentic décor. Middle Eastern specialities, cocktails and mocktails are served on low level seating or in private booths which seat from two to fifteen diners. Regular entertainment comes in the form of live belly dancers and Arabic music. Downstairs, diners are served modern and exciting

Indian dishes in stylish surroundings. A double-sided marine fish tank takes centre-stage and ambient lighting and modern art adds to the effect. Both restaurants are designed to excite the senses, entertain and impress and are sure to become two of Essex’s must-go to dining destinations! For further information or to book please visit www. londondarbar.co.uk or call 020 8518 3533 251 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 4TG

The Vault Champagne & Wine Bar

The Vault Champagne & Wine Bar is situated only a few steps from Woodford station, making it the ideal venue to relax and socialise at any time of the day. The bar is open Monday-Saturday from 12pm til late for lunch, drinks, nibbles and dinner. As of 6th November, The Vault will open on Sundays from 12pm-7pm in preparation for the busy festive season. A great value two course Sunday lunch will be on offer at only £10.95. There are many exciting events planned at the Vault across the next few months: Check out their

Oktoberfest beer and wine festival (no wellies required!) and Halloween Fancy Dress party on Saturday, 29th Oct featuring ghoulish cocktails! Christmas dinner will be served throughout December at £18.95 for two courses – perfect for festive parties, and singer Craig Neil will be appearing at The Vault each month to entertain customers. For further information on these events and other Vault news, please look at www.thevaultbar.co.uk or call 020 8506 6409 15 Broadway, Woodford Green, IG8 0HL SCENE 55


Eastern Delight

A menu of multiple cultures often conjures thoughts of compromising standards. Not the case with Nam Tai, a Vietnamese and Chinese restaurant which delivers food of the highest quality across both cuisines. Words by Luke Harman

Overlooking the eighteenth greens of the upper and lower courses at the Hainault Forest golf complex, Nam Tai offers a pleasant and relaxing vantage point from which to enjoy the finest tastes of East and Southeast Asian cooking. While Chinese dining may not be a new experience for many, Vietnamese food is certainly something more of a rarity for most visitors. An instantly distinguishable feature of Vietnamese food is the freshness of ingredients and contrasting presentation. Served with a cold rice paper ‘summer roll’ packed full of prawns, rice noodles and salad, accompanied by a perfectly complimentary plum sauce, the dish is an ideal opportunity to make an acquaintance with the delights of Vietnamese cuisine. Soon followed by what is a very aptly named ‘delicious golden pancake’, it is a wonder as to why there are not more Vietnamese restaurants and takeaways dotted around our high streets. Presented in what can be described for visual purposes as a burrito-esque shell, chicken, prawns and bean sprouts sizzle before being sliced into quarters and served in

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a single lettuce leaf. No need for cutlery here as you are encouraged to enjoy your food like an authentic Vietnamese diner, with your hands. Everything is cooked to perfection, right down to the homemade sweet-chilli sauce which gives a subtle kick against the cool freshness of the lettuce and the crunch of the bean sprouts. Another noticeable and endearing attribute of the Vietnamese dishes is the sense of satisfaction it leaves you with. As well as oozing great taste and flavours the food is light, leaving room for more which, in turn, allows for an enjoyable meal instead of feeling bloated and lethargic as is often the case post an instantly regrettable Chinese takeaway. After devouring a plate of traditional Chinese starters, including what is simply the best portion of seaweed ever created, the main courses, a selection from both halves of the menu, are laid out to be sampled at will. Sweet and sour prawns, sizzling chicken with chilli and black bean sauce and the Vietnamese shaking beef – you have to see it to believe it – are all excellent dishes. Delicately spiced and perfectly cooked, the quality of the food at Nam Tai is unequivocally superior to that of a run-of-the-mill Chinese buffet.

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Although an all-you-can-eat option is offered on the Nam Tai menu it remains a challenge to find fault in the quality of every single dish produced. What makes the experience of Nam Tai all the more impressive is the attentiveness and knowledge of the staff. Owned by Peter and exceptionally managed by his sister Linh, the proprietors are recently into their second year of running the restaurant. Named after close friends of Peter, father and son owners of the accompanying golf complex interestingly enough, Nam Tai is truly a familyrun establishment. Such values are charming and comforting in a restaurant environment and never more so than at Nam Tai, as an air of warmth and care emanates around the dining room and off the plates of fantastic food. Put simply, Nam Tai is an exciting and tasty alternative to any habitual dining experience. Great food, great surroundings and a little bit of something different all contribute to a restaurant which is well worth a visit. visit Nam Tai, Hainault Golf Course, Romford Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 4qW Tel:020 8501 6272 visit Nam tai online at www.hainaultgolfclub.co.uk

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NAM TAI Situated at Hainault Golf Course we offer the finest Vietnamese and Chinese food in a stunning setting

WE CATER FOR LUNCH, DINNER, GOLF DAYS, FUNCTIONS AND MORE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EVERY 1ST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH IT IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO EAT, DRINK, SOCIALISE AND RELAX Nam Tai Hainault Golf Course Romford Road Chigwell Essex IG7 4QW 020 8501 6272 www.hainaultgolfclub.co.uk

NAM TAI

VIETNAMESE & CHINESE CUISINE AT HAINAULT GOLF COURSE

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PAPILLON

RISTORANTE ITALIANO DA NINO

Nino and family welcome you! Booking now for Christmas Try our 3 delicious Christmas menus tr a ditional to choose from £19.50/£22.50/£26.50 Served all day Sunday – Thursday throughout December

Celebrate Christmas Day at Papillon Book early as space is limited!

020 8500 6080 020 8500 6977

13 Brook Parade, High Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6PF

Italian Sund ay roast lunches

Open 7 days Monday to Saturday 12pm – 3pm 5.30pm – 11pm Sunday 12pm-9pm

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WHItEBUll LOuGHTON’S WHITEBuLL BRASSERIE HAS BEEN DRAWING IN CuSTOMERS IN DROvES SINCE ITS OPENING IN MAy 2011 AND IN A SHORT-TIME HAS FIRMLy ESTABLISHED ITSELF AS A MuST-vISIT DESTINATION IN THE AREA.

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ead Chef and owner, Lee Bull, and his team have created a stylish, buzzy and elegant restaurant and bar for West Essex residents looking for something other than the multitude of chains and identikit eateries in the area. Lee brings a wealth of experience to WhiteBull, having previously worked at a number of high profile London restaurants, most notably for Caprice Holdings Group, including Head Chef roles at the award-winning Scott’s of Mayfair and Le Caprice. The much-anticipated VIP White Room private dining room is now open at the WhiteBull and is the perfect space for those looking to dine and celebrate Christmas in cool and elegant surroundings. The upstairs room is situated above the open kitchen and can hold up to 30 people. The White Room comes with its own bar and is accessed via its own private staircase situated towards the back of the

restaurant. It’s a light, bright and chic space with booth seating and Lee Bull has prepared four VIP Menus for White Room diners to choose from, ranging from the Bronze three course meal at £28.50 to the ultimate dining experience Platinum five course menu priced at £48.50. Lee will happily tailor the menus to suit. Christmas dining is a must at WhiteBull, and their festive party menus are available from mid-November. Priced at only £25.00 per head for lunch and £35.00 for dinner, the four course menu includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival. Included on the menu are delights such as Shellfish thermidore tart with tarragon dressing, Roast Norfolk black turkey with chestnuts and wild cranberry, Christmas Pudding soufflé with Courvoisier sauce and, of course, a WhiteBull favourite of Popcorn Ice Cream with hot chocolate sauce.

The Brasserie will be open on Christmas day for two lunchtime sittings, where customers can enjoy a six course lunch including a glass of Laurent Perrier Rosé and canapés on arrival. Children are welcome too and a well-priced children’s Christmas Day menu is available for under 12’s at £45.00. WhiteBull Brasserie, with its stunning interior, top quality food, attentive and friendly staff and now with the addition of the VIP White Room, is a go-to destination in Essex and a must-visit place for a White(Bull) Christmas! For further information about WhiteBull Brasserie’s Christmas bookings and other events, please call 020 8508 0806 Emaill info@whitebullbrasserie.com or visit www.whitebullbrasserie.com 2 Centric Parade, 200 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1DN

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THE ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE COMBINES THE PRESENCE AND FORMIDABLE PERFORMANCE OF A V12-ENGINED SPORTS CAR WITH THE COMFORT, CONVENIENCE AND PRESTIGE OF A TRuE LuxuRY CAR.

Delivering an intoxicating blend of imperious pace and cosseting sensory indulgence, every journey is an experience to savour. Built around Aston Martin’s proven allaluminium structure for lightness and strength and powered by a bespoke version of the company’s iconic V12 engine, the Virage offers a new twist to Aston Martin’s unique brand of performance. Mated exclusively to a six-speed ‘Touchtronic 2’ automatic transmission complete with paddle-shifters it is effortless to drive in town and country alike, but offers the potential for true driver involvement when the mood or opportunity arises. In addition huge carbon ceramic brakes offer increased durability and fade resistance for absolute stopping power. To view the new Aston Martin Virage and other models available, call Lancaster Sevenoaks on 01732 456777 or visit the web site at www. jardinemotors.co.uk/astonmartin

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Lancaster Sevenoaks have been an official main dealer for Aston Martin in Kent since 1989. Lancaster Plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Jardine Motors Group, provides a contemporary showroom with a dedicated commissioning area where customers can specify everything for their Aston Martin from paint finishes to upholstery and trims. Leading the Aston Martin team is Dylan Deen, Sales Manager, supported by expert sales specialists, Paul Clifton and David Rutland. Both have worked at the Riverhead dealership for the past six years, having trained at Aston Martin Head Quarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Paul Smith, Business Sales Manager, has many years experience within the finance industry and is able to tailor funding packages to suit the individual’s requirement. Lancaster’s Marketing Manager, Lucia Jenkins, organises bespoke events and road trips as well as keeping in touch with customers through regular communication. The company’s After Sales department is located in nearby Dunton Green and boasts state-of-the-art workshops. Stephen White, Aftersales Manager, has a wealth of experience and knowledge working in Aftersales and heads up a fully trained team of Aston Martin technicians. A delivery and collection service is provided and only genuine Aston Martin parts are used. The Parts department has a comprehensive range of parts, fashion accessories and luxury goods that encompasses the essence of the marque. Lancaster Sevenoaks, Aston Martin 114-115 London Road, Riverhead, kent, TN13 2DN Tel No: 01732 456777 64 SCENE


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Aries

23 Sep-22 Oct Start to see the progress that you have made over this year so far and accept the suitable offering for further advancement to your career. You won’t be disappointed. It will be a change of scenery of which you will enjoy and it will make up for all those unfortunate episodes you have had with moving around so many times. Things are looking up.

21 Mar-19 Apr Take time out for you to enjoy and be at peace. It has been a pretty hectic few months and the need is to focus on a new strategy while taking time out for yourself. Never feel that you have to push yourself as the timing for the new strategy has to be worked out and finalised. You will see a much better format of working materialise.

Scorpio

Taurus

23 Oct-21 Nov Start to pace yourself much more than you have of late. Situations around you are hotting up and there is a move afoot to get you transferred to a higher position. It won’t come as any surprise to you as you have been offered a slightly different position before, but you did not take it up then. Now you must in order to succeed.

20 Apr-20 May All is at a fast pace indeed, the new accolades that are yours will be presented to you. You have earned and deserved it and now you must take centre stage to appreciate all the hard work that you have done. The pilot project will see more offers heading your way. It will transcend you into a different time zone. All will become fascinatingly clear to you.

Sagittarius

Gemini

22 Nov-21 Dec Take that step into the future. The fear that you once had is no more as there is a rise of optimism and freedom, which takes you to the next chapters of your life. All that you have fought so hard to preserve are still there for you, take comfort in that. Believe that you have all the credentials to hand to achieve on a remarkable level.

21 May-20 jun Breathe a sigh of relief. What you once thought of as impossible has now turned out much better than expected and all will benefit from this change. You are now entering another league of expertise and all eyes are on you. Think carefully as to how you wish to play it. The challenges to you are enormous and breathtaking. You are in a league of your own.

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Cancer

22 Dec-19 jan Your life is all go, go, go and where you did not think you had the commanding position it is all there for you. How you handle it will determine the success and the outcome. Your life is on the up and there is no stopping it. Allow your energies to flow in a positive way so that all comes to you effortlessly. Success awaits you now!

21 jun-22 jul The next step up the career ladder can and must come from you. In order to succeed in a proper, more manageable way, the mental outlook must first come in. Then the avenues for personal advancement will be shown to you and accomplishment is yours for all time. Start to believe in your own capabilities. Your own instincts have not let you down nor will they.

Aquarius

Leo

20 jan-18 Feb Be of good cheer. Your hard work and efforts have now paid dividends. All that has been promised to you, career wise, is on offer, so although you feel there is a slowing up of events, think again, as your next step up the career ladder is a vital one and one you can accomplish easily. It all comes to you, so take matters in your stride.

23 jul-22 Aug The fast lane of working and acting has taken you by storm. See the good things coming your way and the various introductions, which puts you well and truly on the map in your own right. Your reputation is soaring and it needs to break through those barriers for future accomplishments. The timing for your advancement is now. Experience what has always been your hopes and dreams.

Pisces 19 Feb-20 Mar What you thought of as an impossible solution will bear fruit. It allows you further scope for personal advancement and expansion from a different perspective. Allow the success to show you another way of operating and where production is fast tracked and impossible to stop. This really is a turnabout of events. Don’t be afraid to take it that step further when you feel more confident.

virgo 23 Aug-22 Sep Nothing is for nothing and what you have accomplished these past few weeks will put you in good stead for a better understanding of your own capabilities and fortune. There will be an important opening career wise, where you will need to perform to the highest level and where all that you have learnt throughout your life you can now call on that expertise and deliver.

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Gini Bhogal

SCENE My SCENE TALkS TO GINI BHOGAL, OWNER OF BEAuTy juST AROuND THE CORNER, ABOuT HER BLOSSOMING BuSINESS, ASIAN WEDDING MAkE-uP AND SPENDING TIME WITH HER CHILDREN. Words by Frankie Cooper

So Gini, tell us how Beauty just Around the Corner came about: I’d been in the beauty industry for a number of years as a make-up artist and, although the shop is more beautyfocussed, it is an extension of my work that was already established. I had to take a big bold step to set up Beauty Just Around the Corner; if I’d have thought about it properly, about when would have been a good time to open a shop, I probably never would have got around to doing it. It’s about taking that leap of faith – and I’m so happy I did. So your background is in make-up artistry? Yes, I’ve been an Asian make-up artist for more than 15 years now and have worked all over the place. I’m very well known in the Asian make-up industry and really pride myself on my work. I love doing weddings and have seen some of the most beautiful and extravagant occasions, which I’ve really enjoyed working at. Everyone in the industry knows my name and my reputation is very good; I don’t mess people around, or let them down and I am always on time. I think it’s important to hold this sort of ethos, which is why it’s the attitude we have at the shop as well. you opened the shop in Wanstead on valentine’s Day this year; how is it going? It’s going great! I have really loved the

whole project, especially designing and choosing the decor and interior design. It’s been great fun and it seems to be proving popular. We create a nice, relaxing environment with spa treatments, concentrating on massage and wellbeing. We also do microdermabrasion, oxygen therapy, manicures, pedicures and waxing. Are you the only one working in the shop? I have a fantastic team of five therapists working there. They’re lovely and the customers really like them and good relationships have been established since we opened – most importantly, people keep coming back! It’s about looking after people and making them feel special. It’s helped build the business and give us a good name. Do you live near the shop? I actually live in Ilford, so it’s a 15-minute drive to work, which isn’t that bad. I love Wanstead though; it reminds me of where I was born and brought up in Kent. It’s a close-knit community with lots of gorgeous little boutique-type shops. What do you like to do outside of work and at the evenings? Well, I don’t actually have a lot of spare time. I still run the Asian make-up business

so I do a lot of weddings all year round. I can travel all over the uK, especially at weekends, and also during the week, and the days can be very long. I get a lot of satisfaction out of it but it is hard work – sometimes my working day will start at 4am as I set off to drive half way up the country, and then often I will work right through until 8pm. Wow, that is a really long day – when do you have time to relax? I always try to find time for my three children – I love spending time with them and, whenever I’m not working, I always make sure we spend time together. My children (age 19, 13 and 10) and I will often go to the cinema and to the theatre, so it’s nice to spend family time with them. And what else do you get up to? I go for dinner with my friends as well – and sometimes they’ll pop to Wanstead to visit me in-between work. I love the food at The Larder (in High Street, Wanstead), and really enjoy popping to The Cuckfield (also in the High Street, Wanstead) with friends for a bite to eat.

For more information contact Beauty just Around The Corner, Cuckfield House, Wellington Road, Wanstead Telephone: 020 8530 0555 or visit www.beautyjustaroundthecorner.com

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