Issuu on Google+

SCENE JULY 2012

Kent’s Luxury Lifestyle Bible

Blackheath: Your guide to shopping local this summer

What goes 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds?     £1.75   July 2012

BBQ MONTH:

gourmet recipes & Cocktails to make the perfect summer feast

Wine & Dine:

The perfect wine to go with the perfect home cooked meal

Inside

Property Motors Horoscopes Fashion SCENE In Kent Garden Wonders

Olympic Exclusive:

David Beckham

The Pride of Britain

Thomas Dunton Protecting your Business - Reducing the risks

SCENE  1


CLIVE CHRISTIAN BEDROOM IVORY AND WALNUT

CLIVE CHRISTIAN PANELLED ROOM IVORY AND WALNUT

2  SCENE


CLIVE CHRISTIAN KITCHEN IVORY AND WALNUT

1 3 1 H i g h S t r e e t , B r e n t w o o d , E s s e x C M 1 4 4 R Z • Te l e p h o n e 0 1 2 7 7 2 2 3 0 1 6 • E - m a i l b r e n t w o o d @ c l i v e . c o m • w w w. c l i v e . c o m

SCENE  3


4  SCENE


Edwards Flooring Complete Fitting Service

Carpet | Laminate Wood | Karndean Flooring | Vinyl

020 8249 7646

edwardsflooring@live.co.uk

57 Beckenham Lane, Shortlands, Bromley, BR2 0DN

SCENE  5


6  22 SCENE SCENE 60SCENE SCENE


SCENE 337 SCENE SCENE SCENE 61


INTERIOR DESIGN

SCENE

KENT

T H E O R A N G E RY

Publishing Directors James Green James Nicol

Editor Alexander Heron alexander@scenemagazines.com

Design Editor David Itzcovitz david@scenemagazines.com

Advertising Cathy Jinks cathy@scenemagazines.com

Writers Nicholas Chowdrey

Accounts Wink Aviss accounts@scenemagazines.com

Distribution

INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE Curtain Making and Fitting Service Lighting • Mirrors • Furniture

61 High Street, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5AF tel 020 8467 3645 fax 020 8295 0580 Like us on facebook @ the orangery id

8  SCENE

Scene Magazine is distributed to selected homes in Kent and the South East, including Bromley, Beckenham, Chislehurst, Petts Wood, Orpington, West Wickham, Bickley, Hayes, Keston, Blackheath & Sevenoaks It can also be found in hotels, local restaurants, cafes, spas, hairdressing salons, retail outlets and private health and golf clubs. You can also follow SCENE on twitter and become a fan on our facebook page. twitter.com/SCENEMAGAZINES facebook.com/SMAG1 Scene Magazine is a monthly lifestyle publication of Scene Publishing Ltd. Registered office Cambridge House, 27 Cambridge Park, London, E11 2PU. Company number: 07125177. Whilst every effort to ensure that everything we print in Scene Magazine is factually correct and up-todate, we cannot be held responsible if factual errors occur. Please check any quoted product specifications with your supplier before purchase. The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publisher. Published by SCENE Publishing LTD 107-111 Fleet Street London EC4A 2AB Tel: 020 7936 9464 Email: info@scenemagazines.com Web: www.scenemagazines.com


I can give you the “perfect smile” AT PERFECT SMILE SPA we can give you the confidence of a fabulous new smile at a price you will be able to afford! Dr Jas Sagoo - Cosmetic Dentist

HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED THAT “PERFECT SMILE”?

The Perfect Smile is now available to everyone - and it’s right on your doorstep. At Perfect Smile Spa we understand the amazing impact a smile has on a person’s life. And with our considerable experience, we can now make this available to YOU!

We provide a complete range of services to give you the very best result, including:

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

everything you will need for a perfect smile, under one roof.

FREE CONSULTATION TOTAL PATIENT CARE

Lucy

those “clunky” metal braces are a thing of the past

SMILE MAKEOVERS

a speedy solution that gives immediate confidence

We provide all the treatments needed to give you healthy teeth that you will be proud to show off and with our experienced team, we will support you through every stage, providing the best care and attention, ensuring that you are thoroughly looked after.

“I would 100% recommend Perfect Smile Spa to anyone as you have restored my confidence and believe me it really was pain free!”

INVISIBLE BRACES

“Dr Jas Sagoo always made me feel relaxed, I suffered no pain as you are so skilled and professional.”

IMPLANTS

the very latest in tooth replacement

GENERAL DENTISTRY

we specialise in reassuring nervous patients

NERVOUS PATIENTS

we promise you “painless dentistry”

ANTI WRINKLE TREATMENTS when you look young - you will feel young

Neil

PERFECT FOR MEN & WOMEN Realise your dreams and come in and chat with Dr Jas who will explain exactly what can be done for you. Call now for a Free Consultation with no obligation at all.

132a High Street, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 4UH (just 20 minutes from the Dartford Bridge & 50 mins from Central London) t: 01708 442114 www.perfectsmilespa.co.uk www.askdrjas.com @PerfectSmileSpa facebook.com/PerfectSmileSpa A PRACTICE BUILT ON REPUTATION,TRUST, EXPERIENCE, STANDARDS & UNDERSTANDING

SCENE  9


Midweek Set Menu (Steak Always) 2 course lunch for £11.95 3 course lunch for £13.95 Mon - Fri Lunch 3 course for £17.50 available Mon – Thurs dinner “Nick promises full satisfaction!” Sunday is a family day down at Plaza with all the family welcome. At £16.95 for 3 course lunch included Plaza’s famous Roast Rib of Beef. Up coming at Plaza, event Greek Night with all the trimmings 22nd of July at £40.00 per person 10  SCENE

01689 859 000

266 Croftom Road, Locksbottom Kent, BR6 8NN


July 2012

Welcome... 12.

29.

39.

16.

30.

41.

20.

32.

47.

26.

34.

50.

SCENE In Kent The July update from local businesses, news, what’s going on and gossip across the Kent County this month. Olympic Icon SCENE gets the lowdown on David Beckham: Chingford boy, internationally and renowned football star. Shopping in Blackheath This month we bring you the very best of Blackheath’s shops, salons, eateries and more. Women’s Fashion: See Yourself in Print Tribal, Aztec and Animal Prints for fashion-forward females

Ask Dr. Jas Have you any worries with your teeth or questions about non surgical solutions? Well Dr Jas is here to help with all your problems. Men’s Style Hot looks and trends for summer days for our style-savvy male readers.

Protect Your Business Orpington-based Thomas Dunton Solicitors offer valuable advice to Small Business owners. The Glory of the Grill SCENE’s guide to throwing a sizzling garden party with the perfect BBQ and cocktails to match.

Wine and Dine SCENE Style Sit down and enjoy SCENE’s recipe of the month from Plaza Mediterranean Bar and Grill. SCENE Portfolio Our monthly look at property and interiors. This month we go outside and check out some Garden Wonders!. Cars Get Aggressive with Koenigsegg Agera R

Star SCENE July’s Stars brought to you by International Clairvoyant, Jenny Ayers.

SCENE  11


Scene in kent

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 Kent...

Stick it to the vin

Wine isn’t like other drinks. You can serve a good apple juice anywhere from 0 degrees to a lunchboxfriendly 35 and Ribena can even be warmed up, but serve your guests a wine that’s too warm or too cold then you might as well be dishing out canapés on a hubcap. You see, there are subtleties to wine – too warm and the alcohol will dominate the flavour, too cold and there may be no flavour at all, it’s a dilemma. But we’ve found a nifty way around it. Corkcicle, £19.99 available from firebox.com

Super Summer It’s a Super Summer this July with 2 of the years most anticipated releases hitting our screens. The Amazing Spider Man has been entirely remade, with none of the original cast from the trilogy. We’re expecting a great performance from Andrew Garfield who plays Spiderman in the new story. Christian Bale returns as batman in the final part of Christopher Nolan’s phenomenally successful trilogy. The Dark Knight Rises is rumoured to be

A Royal Record Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber have co-written a special song to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. Called Sing, it is the title track of a special 7 track Diamond Jubilee souvenir album. The recording of this track is the subject of a BBC documentary broadcasted in the UK on the 28th May. This special edition souvenir 12  SCENE

digipack features the Royal Crest and 54 embossed diamonds to represent each of the Commonwealth nations around a central diamond. It includes music celebrating the Commonwealth and a host of star artists, Gary Barlow, Military Wives, Hayley Westenra, Alfie Boe and Laura Wright. Available online or at HMV, Bluewater

even better than the original 2 films and Tom Hardy’s performance as Arch Nemesis Bane will surely be one to remember! The Amazing Spider Man (12A) hits screens across the UK on Tuesday 3rd July 2012 whilst Batman: The Dark Knight Rises screens later in the month on Friday 20th July. See them both at Showcase Cinema Bluewater


SHIMLA PINK INDIAN CUISINE MR ALI MAKES HIS MARK! The Owner Mr Ali and his manager Mr Jay have been running Shimla Pink in Orpington for just over two years. The decor is modern and spacious, which reflects the contemporary and up market feel of the restaurant. Shimla Pink has an outstanding range of dishes to suit all tastes, using the finest ingredients and offering an unrivalled service. They also offer a special ‘Banqueting Night’, (5 course meal for on £12.50 per head) Mon - Thurs to tantalise those senses with aromas that you only find from quality Indian food, so why not come along and share the experience and sample some of the delights on our menu. We also run a special ‘Sunday Buffet’ ‘ 12noon – 5.30pm. Shimla Pink Indian Cuisine, 326 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 ONG Reservations: 01689 828800

Josie Afridi Personal training Josie who has over 17 years experience as a qualified Personal Trainer will work with you either on a 1-1 basis or in a small group and help you achieve your goals; whether it is fat loss, weight gain, toning up, strengthening, rehab or getting in shape for holidays. Diet plans and healthy eating advice are also available. She uses a holistic approach so will look at your health, lifestyle & your nutrition. All programmes are personalised according to your needs & Josie makes the sessions fun and enjoyable to keep you motivated & on track at all times. Her fitness programmes are suitable for all ages and abilities and are suitable for back sufferers and injury rehabilitation as she specialises in Pilates. Why not call Josie for a free 1-1 consultation and make that lifestyle change now! Call 07958 408497 or email josie.afridi@yahoo.com

Local charity give2give is ‘Green Business’ winner in Environment Awards give2give is an active member of the London Re-Use Network, and supports the three R’s of Reduce, Re-Use or Re-cycle, and receives an award this month as a ‘Green Business’. This green charity re-uses some 13,500 items of donated furniture, which prevents 550 tonnes of waste being disposed of at landfill or incineration sites. Items get a new lease of life through re-use, or recycling which has to be good for the environment. Stock changes daily so do visit give2give’s furniture and charity shops in Petts Wood and Hayes. New ventures this year include

‘Blue Dove Designs’, a decorative furniture and crafts enterprise, recently featured in Scene magazine. Community RePaint Bromley was launched in the spring and distributes quality paint donated by local retailers to community groups, charities and people on a low income. Funds raised by give2give are used to support people in need across Bromley, for example, the free caravan holiday and community minibus schemes. For more information visit www. g2g.org.uk or call 01689 638141

SCENE  13


Make your iPad® heard The new BeoPlay A3 takes your iPad® experience to a new high with the addition of amazingly well-defined stereo sound. Compatible with iPad® 1 and iPad® 2 devices, BeoPlay A3 greatly enhances your enjoyment of your iPad® no matter what you are listening to or watching, while the standard Adaptive Stereo Orientation feature ensures consistently great sound whether BeoPlay A3 is positioned upright, on its side or flat. The rechargeable battery of BeoPlay A3 provides up to five hours of excellent, portable sound and the lightweight speaker dock can also be powered off the mains at home or at work. Best of all, the distinctively-styled BeoPlay A3 represents remarkable value at only £449. Visit the Bang & Olufsen showrooms below with your iPad to experience how BeoPlay A3 can bring the best out of your Apple device. Bang & Olufsen of Bexleyheath Tel: 0208 303 2760 www.bang-olufsen.com/bexleyheath Bang & Olufsen of Bromley Tel: 0208 466 8080 www.bang-olufsen.com/bromley Bang & Olufsen of Tunbridge Wells Tel: 01892 527 525 www.bang-olufsen.com/tunbridgewells

Successful fundraising dinner by chabad Buckhurst Hill Chabad Centre and directors Rabbi Odom & Henny Brandman held their largest fundraising event at The Prince Regent Hotel. Over 220 people across the community attended, with the intention to raise £70,000 for developing a new Synagogue and Community Centre in Buckhurst Hill. The target was reached at this fantastic event, with A Bat Country Productions delivering the highlight, a powerful film exhibiting the charities devotion, taking the Rabbi far from his comfort. See the film at www.youtube.com/BatCountryProduction

Historic Bromley Charter Market relocates For over 800 years a Charter Market has been held in Bromley. In 1205 King John granted a Royal Charter to hold a weekly Tuesday market in the grounds of Bromley Manor. In 1447 King Henry VI granted a revised charter changing the market day to every Thursday, a tradition which continues today. At some stage the market moved to Market Square. Due to increased road traffic the market relocated in 1933 to the car park in Station Road. The next stage in the relocation history will take place on Thursday 5 July when the market moves to Bromley Town Centre, offering everything from buttons to fabrics. Visit www.bromly.gov.uk/neatstreet

14  SCENE


Music has never Been so

Moving

No matter where users may be around their home, BeoPlay A8 allows them to wirelessly stream music from their iTouch®, iPhone®, iPad® or Mac computer via Apple’s AirPlay® technology. The advanced speaker dock can be easily moved too, being a simple ‘plug and play’ device and also offering a trio of mounting options – on the floor, on the wall, or on a surface such as a table or shelf. BeoPlay A8 includes a wall bracket, as well as its own remote control.

BeoPlay A8 can be ‘wired for sound’ too, as it is compatible with a host of other iPod®/MP3 players and PC computers via a mini-USB socket and auxillary line-in. It can also greatly enhance the sound of your favourite film or programme when connected to your television. BeoPlay A8 costs £995 and is available to take away today at the below showrooms.

Bang & Olufsen of Bexleyheath 155 Broadway, Bexleyheath, DA6 7EZ www.bang-olufsen.com/bexleyheath Tel: 0208 303 2760 Bang & Olufsen of Bromley 62 High Street, Bromley, BR1 1EG www.bang-olufsen.com/bromley Tel: 0208 466 8080 Bang & Olufsen of Tunbridge Wells 66 Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RB www.bang-olufsen.com/tunbridgewells Tel: 01892 527 525

*iPad, iPhone, iTouch and AirPlay are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S and other countries.

SCENE  15


n o c i

Olympic Words by Nicholas Chowdrey

The Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone delivers thousands of babies every year. One born in 1975 went on to become an internationally renowned footballer and perhaps the most famous man in the world.

16  SCENE


D

avid Robert Joseph Beckham was born on Friday the 2nd of May to local couple Ted and Sandra. Growing up in nearby Chingford, this born and bred East London lad has gone on to become the quintessential English icon, having represented his country on the international stage over a hundred times. He’s played for some of the most famous football clubs in the world and his face and name are recognised across the globe, equally familiar as any of the most renowned corporate brands. So how did this Leytonstone lad do it? Beckham’s love of football was imprinted on him from an early age. Despite amidst a sea of Arsenal and Tottenham fans, his parents were die hard Manchester United fanatics, frequently making the trip up Old Trafford for home matches. Predictably, his parents’ fervour for his future club rubbed off somewhat on young David and it soon became apparent that his life’s goal would be to play for the Manchester team. David’s father especially was a massive influence on his early footballing career, coaching him in his first team, Ridgeway Rovers and drilling him tirelessly in relentless back garden practise sessions. David showed immense skill and promise from the get go, having won the Bobby Charlton Soccer Skills award at only 11 years old. Following this, his talent did not go unnoticed for long and after trials at local club Leyton Orient, as well as Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur, he eventually signed as a trainee at his beloved Manchester United in 1991. Sir Alex Ferguson saw great things in Beckham and, along with Nicky Butt and the brothers Phil and Gary Neville, he soon became known as one of ‘Fergie’s Fledglings’. Quickly growing in skill and success, his place in the first team was rapidly cemented and at the beginning of the 1997-98 season SCENE  17


he was bestowed the coveted number seven shirt, previously worn by past United legends like Eric Cantona and George Best. Arguably one of United’s best ever players, his career at the club included six Premier League titles, two FA Cups, one European Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FA Youth Cup. He was also instrumental in their 1999 success when they became the first and only team to ever win the illusive English treble. During his career at United he also met his wife Victoria Adams - Posh of the Spice Girls at the time. Their star studded coupling, along with the birth of Brooklyn – the first of their 4 children – and subsequent marriage, propelled the pair to international media prominence, creating the ‘Posh and Becks’ brand that continues to dominate the advertising industry today. Unfortunately, it was a combination of this relationship and his subsequent new found fame that eventually led to his much publicised fall out with his former mentor, Sir Alex and he left Manchester for Real Madrid in 2003. Despite joining the Spanish giants in turbulent times for club and player alike, David managed to secure the La Liga title with Real in 2007, departing for American team LA Galaxy at the end of the season. Having been twice loaned to A.C.Milan, David recently became a regular in the Major League Soccer club’s first team and has gone on to help them secure four major titles. With his contract expiring this year, it’s rumoured that Beckham will continue his career at French club, Paris Saint-Germain, but a return to the Premier League has not necessarily been ruled out.

Beckham’s mastery in the art of football is irrefutable. A pioneer in striking the ball, he has drilled himself relentlessly throughout his career, resulting in hundreds of outstanding goals – the most memorable one being a spectacular soaring shot from the halfway line during his time at United. But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing on Beckham’s path to stardom. Despite his prowess as a sportsman, it could be argued that his reputation has burgeoned just as much through his infamy, a certain red card at the 1998 World Cup finals springing to mind. Either way, nobody can deny that Beckham has made the best out of every situation, confirming the old adage that ‘no press is bad press’. In terms of his personal life, David and Victoria are still happily married and now have 3 more children: Romeo, Cruz and their first daughter, Harper. The fact that the couple have maintained their relationship – despite being the victims of various adultery claims and immense media pressure – is testament to their joint and personal resilience. It’s no wonder, then, that they remain one the world’s most celebrated couples. Along with his fame, Beckham’s striking good looks and gentlemanly manner make him the perfect sponsor, so it’s no surprise that the U.K. has adopted him as our front-man for London 2012. His last appearance in International football was way back in 2009, but despite being left out of Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2012 squad, he will be representing Team GB this month in the first united British side to compete at the Olympics since 1960. David Beckham is a true legend of English sport. Here’s wishing him and the rest of the team the greatest success for the Games.

18  SCENE


Get ready for a

Summer of Sport

Live in the Moment and Experience the Sound It’s just like being at the event!

T205 Spe Syste aker m

50 BDP-1 layer P y Blu-ra SX-922 V d n a ceiver AV Re

Founder Member Intelligent Homes in the Making

If you’re serious about your Home Entertainment, make sure you consult a dealer who really understands the latest products, who can demonstrate equipment properly and help you select what’s right for your home and budget, whether it’s big or small. With fully-featured demo rooms in both of our stores, we can show you what great Home Cinema can look and sound like – like these amazing separates from Pioneer and KEF. Consistently recognised with many major magazine and manufacturer awards, Musical Images is the only serious choice for all your Home Entertainment requirements.

3 times award winner Home Cinema Choice “Best Multiroom Installation”

126 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1ED Tel. 020 8663 3777 173 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7JX Tel. 020 8952 5535 www.musical-images.co.uk sales@musical-images.co.uk The award-winning Home Entertainment specialist All installations shown by Musical Images. Audio Visual Lifestyle Ltd trading as Musical Images. Please call for opening time details. Finance options available, subject to status. E&OE. SCENE  19


Summer guide to shopping in

Blackheat h

Blackheath is an affluent suburb of London, England. It is named from the large open public grassland which separates it from Greenwich to the north and Lewisham to the west. The area is predominantly in the London Borough of Lewisham with sections to the north, and east in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Blackheath, once a modest village, has evolved and grown into an urban centre filled with shops, bars and restaurants to appeal to the growing population. These additions have made Blackheath another town that had small beginnings, but has grown into a main lifestyle and night life location. 20  SCENE

Blackheath - before

Blackheath - 2012


Cactus Pit restaurant & cocktail dance bar

The Cactus Pit, with its truly fabulous location in Royal Parade, opposite Blackheath, has recently changed hands. New manager, Hakan with over 10 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality trade, both in the UK and internationally, is looking forward to providing a large restaurant for you to visit offering a relaxing atmosphere during the day and an exciting, lively Mexican ambience with decorations and colourful cocktails by night. With a menu of tasty dishes, it’s not only the atmosphere that’s hot; it is our award winning chilli. It’ll put sweat on your brow and a tingle on your tongue! If you’re looking for a party venue this is the perfect location. Function room downstairs holds up to 130 people and is open every Thurs, Fri and Sat night from 10pm till late with resident and guest DJs. Rooms also available for bed and breakfast. Quote Reference: OLYMPIC SCENE for 10% OFF when you visit our restaurant during the week. Cactus Pit, 10-11 Royal Parade, Blackheath, SE3 OTL Tel: 020 8852 0883 Web: www.cactuspit.net

Go Travel

Noa Noa

Noa Noa Blackheath is one of the largest UK official Noa Noa Stockists offering a wide range of Noa Noa clothing, accessories & jewellery dedicated to the modern woman who wants to explore a new side of life through fashion. Under new management from early 2012, we are a small company who endeavour at every stage to offer a friendly, personal service to our loyal customers and fans of our individual clothing. We offer international shipping & telephone ordering from our retail store in the picturesque town of Blackheath and with sister stores in Tunbridge Wells & Henley we can always help find the perfect outfit for you! Visit us in store or shop securely online. Noa Noa Blackheath, 15 Montpelier Vale, London, SE3 0TA Tel: 020 8318 7335 Web: www.noanoahenley.com. Opening Hours Monday - Friday: 10.00am 5.30pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 6.00pm Sunday: 11:00 am - 5.00pm

We are a committed family business specialising in a full range of travel services. Unlike the majority of high street travel agents, we are not aligned with any particular tour operator, thus enabling us to sell products by over 500 tour operators, 300 airlines and over 100,000 hotels and villas around the world. We have contracts with all the major tour operators such as Thomson and Thomas Cook as well as more specialist operators such as Classic Collections, USAirtours, ITC Classics and many, many more. We provide a full range of travel services including tailormade and inclusive holidays, flights, hotels, cruises, car hire, airport amenities, worldwide attraction tickets and travel insurance. We can compete with the internet, so why not speak to one of our experienced staff for a free quotation. For more information visit us. Go Travel, 13 Blackheath Village, Blackheath, Kent, SE3 9LA Tel: 020 8828 3663 Email: bh@gotravel.uk.com

SCENE  21


Belmont Dry Cleaners

Having been committed to the dry cleaning business for over 35 years, our experience and judgment assures the maximum quality, service and reliability. With the owners running the business with a hands on approach on a daily basis, personally dealing with complicated stain removal and garment finishing they are now respected within the industry as one of the finest and most successful independently owned dry cleaners in the south of England. Belmont Dry Cleaners offer a genuine promise to all of their customers to provide every garment/textile the very best in stain treatment, hand finishing and quality control one item at a time. Additional services provided are: shirt laundry & ironing, bed linen laundry & ironing, table cloths laundry & ironing, tailored clothing & household alterations, curtain and covers dry cleaned, duvets/blankets laundered or dry cleaned, wedding gown clean & preservation, miscellaneous items wash-dryfold, complete miscellaneous ironing service. 47 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3 OBS Other branches in Chislehurst, West Wickham, Bickley, Sevenoaks, Beckenham, Dulwich & Oxted. Tel: 020 8467 7330 / 020 8297 5096 Web: www.belmont2go.co.uk

BLACK VANILLA: Luxurious, Natural, Delicious

Blackheath Halls

Blackheath Halls offers an unusual and beautiful arts venue in the heart of Blackheath Village, regularly presenting classical concerts, rock/pop performances, folk/world events, comedy events, family performances and community activities. This summer, the popular Blackheath Halls Community Opera project returns in an exciting production of Cinderella (Massenet’s Cendrillon), involving members of the community, local school children and musicians from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance performing alongside a team of professionals. Further summer highlights you may enjoy are The Chalk and Cheese Summer Ball on 28 July and the Icarus Club at the Spiegeltent’ . Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, London, SE3 9RQ Tel: 020 8463 0100 Web: www.blackheathhalls.com

22  SCENE

Having recently celebrated its 1st Year Anniversary with the opening of a branch in Royal Greenwich, Black Vanilla Gelateria have already gained a strong reputation in the area for superb service and exceptional quality. In addition to traditional favourites Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla, the store rotates a range of modern and exotic flavours including Mojito, Champagne, Rice Pudding, Pomegranate, Blood Orange, Turkish Delight and Apple Pie. It also offers a fantastic range of cupcakes and brownies, complemented by a rich blend of Allpress coffee. 32 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3 OAX Tel: 020 8852 0020 5 College Approach, Greenwich, SE10 9HY Tel: 020 8858 3283


Good Looks Hair & Beauty Prepare for summer at Good Looks

We hold the four major skin care houses, Guinot, Environ, Decleor and Eve Taylor, plus Jane Iredale Make-up and Shellac. We also offer treatments such as the CACI Ultra ‘Non Surgical Facelift’, Guinot’s Hydradermie2, Ultratone and Technispa, and our hair salon offers L’Oreal’s new INOA ammonia free colouring system, as well as Wella. This enables you choose from a wide range of products and treatments after receiving expert, impartial advice on what would best suit you. Visit the salon or our website for details of our great summer offers Your satisfaction is our success. 22a Blackheath Village, SE3 9SY, Tel: 020 8852 0651 Tel: 020 8318 0648 Web: www.goodlooksbeauty.co.uk

VENICE BAR & RESTAURANT

Blackburn Bridal Couture

Blackburn Bridal Couture is a sumptuous boudoir for brides to be, in Blackheath Village. Offering a selection of some of the most talented bridal designers, all under one roof. Russell Blackburn opened his stunning boutique nearly seven years ago and due to its roaring success, he has recently moved into larger premises on Tranquil vale. Russell claims: “Brides love what we do and travel from as far as Ireland and Scotland to view our exquisite designs; we even have a number of brides flying in from Europe for the designers we showcase here”. Old Hollywood glamour is the inspiration behind most of Russell’s collections as he; himself has always been inspired by the movie stars of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. “I know my brides love the idea of a vintage look for their gowns and therefore come to us for designers such as Claire Pettibone or Jenny Packham, who both design silhouettes based around the 30’s and 40’s as this period epitomises pure glamour at its best”.

Venice impresses you with its prime location in Blackheath Village, fantastic decor and marvels you with its spectacular menu and service. Our Restaurant has a wide range of traditional Italian dishes cooked to perfection and a very extensive wine list. All meals are freshly cooked to order, attracting families, professionals and everyone who enjoys good food. We have a daily ‘Dining Menu’ that starts from £8.95 with a glass of wine and a wonderful ‘Sunday Menu’. With over 25 years experience and three generations, cuisine style chef Luigi is here to satisfy all your expectations. We can cater for small or large parties for all kind of events. Visit us for an exquisite Italian experience! 1-3 Lee Road, Blackheath, SE3 9RQ. Tel: 020 8852 9111 Web: ww.venicebarrestaurant.com

56 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3 OBD Tel: 020 8297 1188 Email: info@blackburnbridal.co.uk SCENE  23


Fistik

Fistik Kebab Brassiere is a very stylish Turkish restaurant which has recently under gone new management and a full refurbishment. It has a spectacular dinner menu and also has a lunch time menu served Mon to Sat until 5pm. Our menu offers a wide choice of fresh, tasty reasonably priced dishes from Middle Eastern, Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, and caters for everybody even those who just can’t choose! Fistik provides a great atmosphere in a fantastic location overlooking the heath. A private function area for special occasions is also available which can be booked in advance. So why not come along and give Fistik a try! We look forward to greeting you. Fistik Kebab Brassiere, 15/16 Royal Parade, Blackheath, SE3 0TL Tel: 0208 852 7777 Web: www.fistik.co.uk

Sparklysmile

The Right Angle Interior Design/Retail

Right Angle was born through a passion for supplying the very best in international design. We have over 15 years experience, offering contemporary furniture, modern lighting, storage, sofas and chairs. At Right Angle, we can provide all your interior design requirements, no matter how big or how small. Among the many brands we stock are:- Flos, Kartell, Foscarini, Vitra, Artemide, Zanotta, Oluce, Magis, Louis Poulsen, Cerutti Baleri, Bestlite, Established & Sons, Ingo Maurer, Alessi. We also offer a bespoke design and build service from coffee and dining tables, bookcases and media units through to built in wardrobes and kitchens. As an independent, we are able to offer the greatest knowledge and the highest degree of personal service. We would like to offer you a special 10% discount on any purchase. We look forward to seeing you! Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London, SE3 OAX Tel: 0208 852 8857 Mob: 0751 4894927 Web: www.the-right-angle.co.uk Email: stephenrightangle@gmail.com 24  SCENE

Safely whiten your teeth this summer at Sparklysmile - At Sparklysmile we have been successfully whitening teeth for over 15 years. We use our own brand at-home tray based systems or the in office procedure (Wy10) combined with trays to achieve the result you want in a time frame that suits your schedule. Healthy enamel whitens well and we’ll make sure your teeth are professionally cleaned in advance of any whitening. We can also advise you how to maintain your improved smile so that it does not fade back to its previous colour. We are offering free consultations to see whether you will be suitable for whitening when you mention the Scene Magazine during the months of July and August. Brighten your smile this summer. Sparklysmile, 19 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, London, SE3 0TA Tel: 020 8852 0442 Web: www.sparklysmile.co.uk Email: phil@sparklysmile.co.uk

D EN TA L PR AC T I CE Si n c e 1970


Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle is an international property agent and the UK’s biggest property agent, winning International Sales Agency of the Year at the 2012 Property Week Residential Awards. With offices in Blackheath, Canary Wharf and the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Jones Lang LaSalle provides a full range of residential services: Sales, Lettings and Property Management. For London 2012, Jones Lang LaSalle has secured international bookings as well as UK corporate lets. One of the star let properties is the former Hamilton House Hotel on West Grove facing the heath and close to the Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon venue, Greenwich Park. Jones Lang LaSalle, 8 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Village, London, SE3 0TA Tel: 020 8852 8383 Email: blackheath.sales@eu.jll.com Web: www.joneslanglasalle.co.uk

ReGEnesis Spa Organic Treatment rooms

We are a haven of peace and pampering. We aim to alleviate the pressures of daily life, to relax and rejuvenate our clients. Our commitment to organic services in unparallel as our core treatments are delivered using certified organic products. Our unique menu boasts a wide range of innovative treatments which take you on an interesting sensory journey to tranquillity and are designed to provide results. Tucked away at our secluded location in Blackheath, our highly trained professionals are attentive, caring and always poised to cater to your every requirement within our beautiful environment. A true hidden treasure, ReGeneris Spa is a real gem of Blackheath. 15 Delacourt road, Blackheath, SE3 8XA Tel: 0208 858 1620 Web: www.regenerisspa.com Email: bookings@regenerisspa.com

VILLA MOURA Hidden only a few minutes walk from Blackheath Village, Villa Moura is somewhat of a soft spot for the local Blackheath residents. With its roots in Portuguese cuisine the restaurant specialises in Mediterranean inspired seafood dishes and caters for those who like their food fresh and full of gutsy flavours. The vibrant and upbeat ambiance makes it one of the few restaurants that allow you to feel at home in the same way that the traditional restaurants do abroad. Aaron, the owner of the restaurant says, “We give our customers extra attention and that’s why they keep on coming back.”

Villa Moura, 121 Lee Road, Blackheath, London, SE3 9DS Tel: 020 8318 2116 Email: villamoura@hotmail.co.uk

SCENE  25


Print?

See yourself in By Maddy McIndoe

Print trends this season have an ethnic edge. Tribal, animal and Aztec influences are awash over everything from suit jackets to bangles. Organic browns, deep reds and earth tones are the most popular colours, although brights have their place too. Washed-out palettes tone down all-over prints on jeans and tailored trousers. Placement prints in bold colours command slouchy t-shirts in neutral base colours. Textured fabrics such as chiffon and crepe manipulate the reflection of light in different forms on surface pattern, and prints come in a range of scales to suit all body shapes. River Island’s bold, directional SS12 collection includes these printed Rihanna Suit Trousers. The colour contrast creates a vertical, striped effect, perfect for lengthening legs. Those brave enough could opt for the matching blazer available too. Printed-silk harem trousers look fresh off the plane from a

26  SCENE

1.


far-flung paradise, and abstract animal prints are framed with contrast black edging on blouses. Leopard print has been given a classy makeover by Hobbs in the form of this shirt. The painterly style gives a fresh edge to an old favourite. However, this season, it appears to be snakeskin that has grabbed everyone’s attention. No longer the sole domain of Kat Slater, snakeskin was seen on the London Fashion Week catwalks from Versace to House of Holland. These spray-on skinny jeans are for either the very brave or the very thin. A snakeskin-effect clutch bag is a safer option if, like me, you are not blessed with the legs of Gisele.

5.

2.

3.

6.

1. Mint Velvet. Thea print shell top, £59, Thea print skirt, £59. 2. River island. Rhianna jacket, £55. 3. River island. Rhianna suit trousers, £30. 4. Hobbs Unlimited. Unlimited animal print shirt, £99. 5. Hobbs Unlimited. Python maxi dress, £299, surf sandals, £175 6. Republic. Crafted skinny python print jeans, £35. 7. Pilot. Tribal heart print colour baggy top, £19.99. 8. bonprix. Tribal sandals. 9. Primark. Snake oval X body light green, £6.

7.

9.

4.

8.

SCENE  27


Qualified Surgical Chiropodist Clare Dicker MSSCh DipPodMed MBChA

Training in Professional Make-Up HDTV.FILM.THEATRE.PHOTOGRAPHY Media Make-Up & Hair Bridal Make-Up & Hair Fashion Make-Up & Hair Vintage Make-Up & Hair Wigs & Facial Hair Special FX & Prosthetics

020 8325 0121

Registered member of the British Chiropody and Podiatry Association HPC Reg No CH21135

Evening appointments available All aspects of foot care Prescription Insoles(Orthotics)

01959 576161

7 Juniper Close, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3LZ www.claredicker.co.uk

28  SCENE


“Having a beautiful smile gives you confidence, and this is reason enough to visit Dr”

Ask... Dr Jas

Have you any worries with your teeth or questions about non surgical solutions? Well Dr Jas is here to help with all your problems, all you need to do is ask! Q: Does Whitening Damage the Teeth?

A: No. When carbamide peroxide, the active whitening agent, contacts water, hydrogen peroxide is released which whitens the teeth. Bleaching does not soften, demineralize or weaken the teeth.

Before

After

Q: Do Over-the-Counter Bleaching Products Work? A: There is some evidence that over-the-counter bleaching

Oral cancer- is the 12th most common cancer among men in the UK, accounting for over 2% of all new cases of cancer in males. It is the 16th most common cancer among women, responsible for more than 1% of all new cases of cancer in females. In 2009, there were 6,236 new cases of oral cancer in the UK Cosmetic Dentistry is not just for the rich and famous... On your Wedding Day, all eyes will be upon you. You

may never be photographed more than on this day, and we want to ensure you have a bright, beautiful smile! You may be one of the lucky few who have that sparkling smile. However, if you are like the rest of us and know your teeth could use some attention, you are likely to be quite self-conscious when you smile.

products do whiten teeth, however, many of the products are too abrasive and can damage the teeth with extended use or misuse. Supervision by your dentist is always the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth.

Q: Can ental problems affect your Health? A: It has been estimated that 75% of people have some

form of gum disease, which has been linked to serious health complications and causes various dental problems that are often avoidable. Recent studies suggest gum disease may contribute to or be warning signs of potentially life threatening conditions such as: Heart Disease and Stroke - Studies suggest gingivitis may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke because of the high levels of bacteria found in infected areas of the mouth. As the level of periodontal disease increases, the risk of cardiovascular disease may increase with it. Other studies have suggested that the inflammation in the gums may create a chronic inflammation response in other parts of the body which has also been implicated in increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Before

After

Diabetes - People with diabetes often have some form of

gum disease, likely caused by high blood glucose, according to the CDC. People with diabetes need to take extra care to ensure proper brushing and flossing techniques are used to prevent the advancement of the gum disease. Regular check-ups and cleanings with your dental hygienist should be followed.

“Having a beautiful smile gives you confidence, and this is reason enough to visit Dr Jas” ‘I would like to say the Biggest Thank You to Dr Jas Sagoo for helping me achieve the look, that I had been wanting for a while. I can honestly say that the outcome was even better than I had hoped for. I would recommend Dr Jas Sagoo to anyone that is thinking of having dental cosmetic work, as it certainly has changed my confidence and also how I feel.’ - Charlene Come and see Jas at Perfect Smile Spa before your wedding. Your wedding is an ideal excuse to have your teeth cosmetically improved. Many brides and grooms are now having a range of smile-improving treatments, and if you would like to discuss your options, visit Dr Jas, he loves creating wonderful smiles.

www.askdrjas.com 132a High Street, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 4UH @PerfectSmileSpa (just 20 minutes from the Dartford Bridge & facebook.com/PerfectSmileSpa 50 mins from Central London) t: 01708 442114 www.perfectsmilespa.co.uk SCENE  29


1.

A

Men’s Fashion

R red casualwear returns this season taking an architectural edge to the nautical look. Checks and stripes are updated through strong colour blocking. Engineered stripes keep the look clean and simplistic.

30  SCENE

With a white, grey and blue colourway the horizontal stripe shirt teamed with the jersey jacket encapsulates the semi formal feel of the season. For fresh days, the double breasted shawl collar cardigan is ideal, along with the

four pocket safari jacket for cooler evenings. A selection of crisp knits are offered in finer guages. Washed slim leg chinos in blue, plum and tobacco are essential additions as the climate warms. www.austinreed.co.uk


T

he summer is only ninetyfour days long. But we’re talking about summer as a state of mind and style — of long sunny days and lost weekends in your favourite off-duty clothes. Of loosening up but not quite letting yourself go in relaxed suits. And of a why-not, what-thehell attitude that compels a grown man to ditch work, throw on khakis and a polo shirt, and hit a par 3 before afternoon cocktails. Here, you’ll find ideas, inspirations, and lots of clothes that will help you upgrade your wardrobe over the coming months. Because even if it’s still cold where you live — even if it’s still snowing where you live — summer is here, and it’s about to get real.

3.

2.

4.

9.

1. Austin Reed. Luxury Linen Large Check Shirt £80 2. New Look, Summer range 3. Fat Face, Gingham SS Check Shirt £35.00 4. Republic, Beck & Hersey Travis Shorts £35.00 5. Sunglasses, River Island 6. www.blokesbags.co.uk, Dunlop Flag Shoulder Bag £28.99 7. www.bohemiadesign.co.uk, Moroccan Leather Slippers £20 8. www.babatude.com, Mens suitcase swimshorts £49.95 9. Austin Reed, Airforce Twill Chino £85

8.

5.

7. 6.

SCENE  31


Health and Safety

Risks

Protecting your Business Reducing the Owning a business can be rewarding but also arduous and stressful

We can help identify potential problems and take steps to minimise your risk. In the following areas, legal advice can make a real difference:

What would happen if you were unable to manage your business?

Suppose you were unable to manage the business for any length of time through illness or injury. Who would control the finances as well as your business plan? We can provide some protection for these circumstances.

Employment Law

It is advisable for all employers to have a basic understanding of Employment Law. However, when drawing up Contracts of Employment and Disciplinary Procedures, the help of an experienced employment lawyer can ensure regulations have been satisfied and strengthen your position if an issue arises. At Thomas Dunton, our Employment Team can advise on all necessary procedures and draft contracts that will help to avoid problems in the future.

Contracts with Clients or Customers

The Terms and Conditions under which you trade are vital to the protection of your business. They will include your liabilities for the goods and services you provide, how and when payment has to be made and rates of interest for late

payment. Our experienced business team at Thomas Dunton can help to ensure that you trade on the terms you want to.

Business Contracts

Written contracts between your business and your suppliers help everyone to be certain what has been agreed and provide evidence of this if necessary. Through our experience, we can help you prepare for a range of situations that might, sometimes unexpectedly, occur.

Debt Recovery

Most businesses at some stage suffer the problem of late or non payment of debts. Efficient accounting methods and an effective debt recovery plan are essential to the future well being of your business. We can help you with outstanding debts, leaving you to run your business.

Licences, Permissions and Insurance

Special licences are required for the sale of certain products such as alcohol. Failure to acquire these licences or permissions could result in fines or the closure of your business, If you employ staff you are legally required to have Employer’s Liability Insurance and if the public or suppliers visit your premises you will also need Public Liability Insurance. Talk to us about what other insurance cover you may require such as Product Liability Insurance.

All employers should have in place written policies and procedures and risk assessments to address health and safety issues. We can help you avoid breaches which could mean criminal prosecutions as well as civil proceedings. It is certainly advisable to take advice from your solicitor or the local authority.

Your trading name

The name that you trade under is very important as it will create an image of you in the minds of the public. Make sure that a web domain name is available or you may not be able to create a website using your business name. Talk to us about safeguarding your trading name or logo.

Sole trader, Partnership, LLP or a Limited Company? The legal form of your business provides an opportunity to influence how much financial and legal liability you take on and how much tax you pay. We can advise you on the differences between each form. We can then draw up the appropriate paperwork.

Small Business Advice Service

Our new Small Business Advice Service is a “One Stop Shop” designed for small to medium sized businesses. We offer you a free 30 minute “legal health check” meeting with our team of experienced lawyers. They might save your business money, add security and peace of mind, and even make life easier. Call us now on 01689 822554 to arrange a meeting. The information in this article is of a general nature and may not reflect your individual circumstances.

Thomas Dunton Solicitors 217 - 219 High Street, Orpington, Kent BR6 0NZ 01689 822554 business@thomasdunton.co.uk www.thomasdunton.co.uk

32  SCENE


T H O M A S D U N T O N 355.11

SOLICITORS

Bromley Charter

Whatever your legal issue, come and talk to us.

Market Established 1205

Our historic market has relocated to

Bromley High Street Every Thursday 9am-5pm

For more information: Call: 020 8313 4557 Visit: www.bromley.gov.uk/neatstreet

We’ve been solving problems for 35 years. 217-219 High Street, Orpington, Kent BR6 0NZ www.thomasdunton.co.uk • 01689 822554

Clairvoyant Medium Jenny Ayers is an international clairvoyant medium and gives one-to-one sittings at her home in East Sussex as well as postal, telephone and e-mail sittings to her large clientele all over the world.

Contact Jenny 01892 662 856 jenny.ayers@hotmail.co.uk www.spiritualist-guidance.org SCENE  33


The Glory of the Grill

British summer time wouldn’t be the same without the odd attempted barbecue or ten. Here are some quick tips on how to get the best out of your grill and throw a sizzling garden party.

O

riginally thought to derive from a native West Indian method of roasting whole goats in a fire pit, today the word barbecue refers just as much to the social gathering as the cooking itself. Everyone loves to capitalise on long, balmy summer evenings by inviting the friends and family round to lounge around in the sun, getting a bit tipsy and burning various bits of meat over a fire. As long as the rain stays away it’s the perfect recipe for an impeccable occasion.

34  SCENE

Any self-respecting carnivore can’t deny that the barbecue has to be the ultimate way to cook a piece of meat. Somewhat of an art form, the key is to achieve a crisp and tasty crust, whilst maintaining a soft, juicy center. Here’s our tip for cooking up the perfect steak that’s sure to impress family and friends alike. 1. Allow the steak to reach room temperature before putting it on the grill. If the meat is cold when it hits the heat then the muscle fibres will tense up, making it rubbery and chewy. 2. Season it before you cook it. Just a bit of salt and pepper would do, but if you really want to get a nice crust, buy as steak spice rub and apply It several hours before cooking. 3. Get the grill as hot as it will go. Steak is best if it’s cooked fast, so make sure the fire is as hot as it can be. Remember to oil the meat so it won’t stick to the griddle. 4. Flip it regularly – every 15 seconds is best to achieve a delicious crust, whilst keeping the middle nice and tender. 5. Get your timings right. For a 2cm thick steak, cook for 3 minutes for rare, 4 for medium and 5 for well done. Be aware that these times will vary depending on the thickness of the cut. 6. Finally, let the meat rest after cooking. 5 minutes will allow the muscle fibres to relax, releasing all those lovely juices. This technique also works for pretty much any meat, but for safety make sure you know how much each cut should be cooked. For example, here’s a simple but delicious recipe for Jalfrezi Chicken skewers. Ingredients (serves 4-6) • 800g boneless chicken thighs • Half a jar of Jalfrezi curry paste


• 100ml full fat Greek yoghurt (don’t skimp on this, it makes all the difference) • 100ml thick coconut milk • The juice of one lemon Make a marinade by combining the paste, yoghurt and coconut milk – adding seasoning to taste. Cut the chicken thighs into bite size pieces and stir into the mix. It’s best to cover with clingfilm and leave in the fridge overnight, but if you’re pushed for time just a few hours will do. Either way, make sure the chicken is room temperature before it hits the grill. Just before cooking, stir the lemon juice into the mix and skewer the bits of chicken, making sure as much of the marinade stays on as possible. Finally, cook for 4-5 minutes either side depending on the size of the chicken pieces. Barbecuing veg shouldn’t be underestimated either. You can make a tasty vegetarian alternative to the above recipe; just replace the chicken with mushrooms, peppers, aubergines and onions. So that’s the food sorted, but a barbecue wouldn’t be complete without a few summery drinks. A summer cocktail can really transform your bog standard garden party into a summer celebration to remember. If you really want to impress, it’s worth investing in a proper cocktail shaker and spirit measure. Not only does this help you mix a better cocktail, but it also adds some theatre in the process. If you’re making drinks for a lot of people, it’s absolutely essential that you have enough ice. Use as much as you can, whenever possible – this ensures that your cocktails will stay nice and cold in the hot summer sun. Finally, don’t wing it with the recipes, cocktail mixing is a fine art and it’s worth the extra effort to do it properly. Here are a couple of recipes created especially by the SCENE team. SCENE  35


Buddha Belly times and prices Lunch Buffet (Mon-Fri) 12.00pm-3.30pm Adults: £7.95 Children under 10: £4.95 Lunch Buffet (Saturday) 12.00pm-3.30pm Adults: £9.95 Children under 10: £5.95 Dinner Buffet (Mon-Thurs) 5.00pm-10.30pm Adults: £13.95 Children under 10: £6.95 Dinner Buffet (Fri-Sat) 5.00pm-11.00pm Adults: £14.95 Children under 10: £7.95 Sunday Buffet 12.00pm-9.30pm Adults: £11.95 Children under 10: £6.95 Children under 5 eat free Please note the following time slots apply for Friday and Saturday night 5.00pm-7.00pm 7.00pm-9.00pm 9.00pm-11.00pm

www.buddhabelly.co.uk 020 8460 6425 020 8460 6448 45-54 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3BD

The restaurant Buddha Belly, taking its inspiration from the regal foods of Asia and beyond, unites the rich cultures of Asia and Europe to bring the diner a unique concept. We produce all of our dishes in house using the finest ingredients available and freshly cooked before your very eyes. You can see all the food being cooked in our open theatre kitchen, which is pretty unique for a buffet. Having the chefs prepare something for you is great too, perfect for

children to watch live cooking. Buddha Belly provides its homemade food like salads, starters, main course dishes, desserts, and customized dishes by Chinese and Italian live stations, where you choose your ingredients and our chefs cook your dish. In total, there are more than 80 varieties of dishes. The bar provides a range of drinks inspired by Buddha Belly travels around the world. Spirits, Cocktails, Mock tails, Beers, Finest Wines, Soft drinks, etc.

INDIAN-CHINESE-THAI-MEXICAN-ITALIAN

Osteria

Da Fabrizio

A new experience in Authentic Italian Dining & Shopping “ Osteria

Da Fabrizio is a combined food

hall and diner, specialising in rotisserie and cured meats, with a friendly, warm and relaxed atmosphere.” (Osteria) in Italy was originally a place for serving simple food and wine.

enjoy classic artisan food to eat in or take out: • Homemade spit roast porchetta • Marinated spit roast chicken • Pastas and risottos • Sharing platters

A cASuAl relAxeD DIner “uno non puo pensare bene, amare bene, dormire bene, se non ha mangiato bene” (One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one hasn’t eaten well) Selected quality wineS, coffee & appetiSerS Meet up with friends for a glass of fine wine whilst enjoying a selection of Stuzzichini, Italian canapes and appetizers.

Shopping: • Gourmet oils • Cured meats • Marinated olives • Continental cheeses • Pattiserie • Authentic pasta sauces

Opening hours: Mon & Tues 08.30 - 18.00, Wed to Sat: 08.30 - 23.00, Sun: 10:00 - 20:00 254 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0LZ Tel: 01689 874488 info@osteriadafabrizio.co.uk

36  SCENE


Summer Breeze This long drink is deliciously balanced, offering a fresh fruitiness with a zingy kick. It looks fantastic in the glass so why not have some pre-prepared to kick the party off with a bang? Ingredients (serves 2) • 50ml Bombay Sapphire gin • 75ml Passoa passion fruit liqueur • 200ml pressed apple juice (not from concentrate) • The juice of half a medium lemon • Blueberries to garnish Fill the shaker to the brim with cubed ice. Add the gin, Passoa and apple juice, squeezing in the lemon. Attach the lid and shake as hard as you can for 10 seconds. Fill two round based glasses to the brim with cubed ice and pour, garnishing with straws and blueberries to finish. Mandarin Daiquiri This short cocktail requires quite a bit of effort but packs an incredible punch. Make sure the glasses are chilled before serving. Ingredients (serves 2) • 100ml Captain Morgan’s rum • 100ml freshly squeezed mandarin juice • The juice of half a lime • Mandarin peel to garnish Fill two martini glasses with crushed ice to get them chilled. Fill the shaker with ice and add the rum, mandarin and lime juice. Attach the lid and shake as hard as you can for 15 seconds – this is important to chill and slightly dilute the drink. Remove the ice from the glasses and pour, garnishing with mandarin peel to finish. There you have it, all you need for the perfect summer barbecue. Now all you have to do it set a date, get those invitations sent out and hope the weather holds up. Let’s get grilling.

SCENE  37


Shimla Pink indian cuisine

• Fully licensed & Air conditioned • Take away service available • 10% discount on Collection • Parties catered for Shimla Pink welcomes you to experience the finest cuisine of India. Like the country it is fascinating & varied, combining the best quality food & unrivalled service. The decor is modern and spacious, which reflects the contemporary and up-market feel of the restaurant. Shimla Pink has an outstanding range of dishes to suit all tastes

Free Home Delivery

Everyday Within 3 mile radius With all orders of £15.00 or more

Try our special Sunday buffet

from 12pm until 5:30pm

Adults £8.95 Children £5.95

Try our special 4 course lunch

from 12pm until 2:30pm (Including main dish, side dish, rice and nan) all for

£7.95

326 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0NG Reservations 01689 828 800

Banqueting Night

Monday - Thursday 5 course meal (including papadom starter, main course, side dish, rice or nan) all for

£12.50

Open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week including Bank Holidays Monday - Saturday 12:00pm - 2:30pm & 6:00pm - 11:30pm Sunday 12:00pm - 11:30pm 38  SCENE


Wine & Dine Scene Style Seared Organic (Western Ross) Salmon Supreme By Nick Constantine - Plaza Mediterranean Bar And Grill, Locksbottom

Balsamic Roast Mediterranean Peppers, Roast New Potatoes, Asparagus, Vine Cherry Tomatoes, Onion, Kalamata olives, Salsa. Ingredients • 200G Salmon Supreme • Red Pepper • Asparagus • New Potatoes • Extra Virgin Olive oil • Balsamic Vinegar • Cherry Tomatoes • Red Onions • Kalamata Olives/ Chives Cooking - Vegetables Before starting preheat the oven to 220’C Cut a pepper in to quarters and pan roast them with olive oil, a little garlic and a splash of wine vinegar. Blanch asparagus for 30 seconds and sautée with olive oil. Peeled new potatoes, Pan Roast them. Salmon - Seared Preheat the pan with a little olive oil and add the salmon. Skin down and cook for three minutes in low heat. Serving - Place Salmon Add pepper, asparagus & potatoes in a tray and put in the preheated oven for five minutes. While that gets ready garnish with fine chopped tomato, red onion, kalamata olives, chopped chives , drizzle of olive and lemon. Place peppers, asparagus & potatoes in the centre of the plate. Place salmon on top and garnish it with salsa and a drizzle of olive oil & chopped olives.

Wines of the month

by Champion Wines

Here at Champion Wines we are now into the summer for choosing wine, and the sun is finally shining outside, so why not try our selection of wines perfect to complete the recipe! Vallate Prosecco - £10.99 The Vallate Prosecco has a deliciously soft creamy nose with ripe fruitiness. On the palate it is more off dry with a distinctive almost cream soda tone and good length. Yalumba Vermentino 2011 - £8.99 A pale green straw in colour, the Yalumba Vermentino 2011 has prominent aromas of jasmine and white nectarine, complemented by lashes of cumquat and sandalwood. The palate is fleshy and almost salty with grapefruit acidity and a textured finish, making this a very refreshing wine. A great wine for a summer BBQ or even picnics! Petit Chaumont – Gris de Gris Rose 2011 - £9.99 The Gris de Gris Rose is mainly made up from the Grenache grape and is a rosé that has a classic southern French salmon pink appearance and aromas of ripe pear and peach. On the palate stone fruits again dominate leading to a long fruity finish. A delightful provincial-style rosé, alive with summerberry fruit and a lovely wine to drink on those summer evenings. SCENE  39


40  SCENE


Portfolio

Kent

SCENE

&Interiors

Property

SCENE  41


Henman Beds Quality Bed specialist Free Delivery

Suppliers of headboards, traditional and contemporary furniture for over 40 years

British made beds 81 High Street, West Wickham Closed Wednesday and Sunday

020 8777 4853

www.johnhenmanbeds.co.uk

Solar PV Installations

Energy Efficient Services

e: teenergy@live.co.uk t: 05602 403 263 m: 07843 563 574 www.teenergy.co.uk 42  SCENE

• Solar PV • Energy Efficient electrical installations • Low Energy lighting installation • Audio & Visual • Electrical Heating systems • Underfloor heating • HVAC controls • Testing and Inspecting


Garden Wonders

Relax on the lawn This attractive garden furniture set can easily be placed anywhere in the garden or patio. £329.99

Inside or outside • 4 Seat conversation set • Includes cushions with removable covers • Hand woven black polyrattan construction • Sturdy Frame • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use • Stylish design • Ideal for conservatories and patios £275.95

The three seat hammock converts easily into a swing bed and comes complete with adjustable canopy, removable cushions and scatter cushions. £349.00

Chinese Paper Lantern, fabulous on a table top, hung from a branch or above a table. Can be wired or use a pillar candle for flickering garden party.

SCENE  43


Lordship Lane Carpets Contemporary Flooring Specialists

Stair runner designed by Roger Oates

129-131 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London SE22 8HU, Tel: 0208 693 8728 Email: info@lordshiplanecarpets.co.uk www.lordshiplanecarpets.co.uk Opening Hours Sat and Mon 9am-5pm Tues-Fri 9am-5.30pm Sun and Bank Holidays Closed

Supplied and expertly fitted carpets, rugs and bespoke rug design ,wooden floors, bamboo, Amtico (fitted only by Amtico registered fitters), rubber, Marmoleum ,cork, sisal, seagrass, coir, jute and woven vinyl, floor sanding

R.B.INTERIORS

Recommended retailers and fitters of Roger Oates, and Hartley Tissier stair runners

44  SCENE

8/9 Tubs Hill Parade, London Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1DH

info@badgerbathrooms.com www.badgerbathrooms.com

01732 464450

Thinking of a NEW kitchen, bedroom or Bathroom?

You can choose from a contemporary or traditional designs in a wide range of colours and styles, at realistic prices Open Tuesday and Friday 9.30 – 3.00, and Saturday 9.30 – 1.00 Contact us now for a free no obligation quote

01689 862417

Visit us at www.rbinteriors.co.uk 3 Church Road, Farnborough, Kent, BR6 7DB


Garden Wonders Set this beautiful hammock and stand up in minutes and start enjoying the great outdoors! £219.99

Shiny, ornate pewter lamp perfect for some mood lighting during those summer evenings £24.00

The set consists of 1 x round rattan table with tempered glass top, 8 high-back rattan armchairs supplied with shower proof seat cushions and a great quality parasol to shade you on a hot summer afternoon. £1,199.00

Relax in style The Sorano suite will provide an eye-catching accent for your garden. £1195

SCENE  45


Summer Sale Starts Monday 16th July Many items included – Furniture, Lighting, Mirrors, Accessories

View our website for more options

JUST INTERIORS PETTS WOOD Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm 172 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood Kent, BR5 1LG

www.justinteriorspettswood.co.uk Tel. 01689 870970

46  SCENE

sales@justinteriorspettswood.co.uk


Get Aggressive with Koenigsegg Agera R

In 1994, Christian von Koenigsegg captivated the automotive world when he penned the original Koenigsegg Competition Coupe (CC). Four car generations later, the Agera is born.

The name Agera means “to take action” in Swedish and is short for the ancient Greek word ageratos (ageless) – two meanings quite suitable for a vehicle that shatters industry benchmarks and lays the foundation for Koenigsegg’s future. A bespoke, 1,140 hp Koenigsegg DOHC bi-turbo V8 propels the newest iteration of the iconic Koenigsegg design into action. Sixty miles per hour passes in a scant three seconds as the Agera races towards a 273 mph speed ceiling. With a list of patents and industry firsts, the Agera as a whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. It is designed and engineered for trendsetters yearning for perfection, exclusivity, and an uncompromised driving experience. Over 17 years of computational fluid dynamics and real wind tunnel testing evolved the original Koenigsegg CC into the Agera. It features a refined profile and several new features to improve the aerodynamic capability at all speeds. Genetically dissimilar from the rest of the automotive world, the

Agera truly stands out. Patents and countless bespoke programs, methods, and technologies protect it as a unique masterpiece. In a world of cross pollination between vehicle manufacturers, Koenigsegg’s engineers rebel by developing the Agera’s systems internally to preserve technological integrity and superiority. From the bespoke 1,140 hp powerplant to the world’s quickest traction control system, each component is designed and qualified in Ängelholm, Sweden. For those who truly appreciate the dedication of an automotive masterpiece that perfectly combines technology & design into the most exhilarating driving experience available today, the Koenigsegg Agera is their choice. Seven stages of production occur over three months at the production facility in Ängelholm. Just a few pair of hands – belonging to specialized automotive artisans - spend 3000 hours to bring each Agera to life. Meticulous attention to detail ensures that over 4000 custom parts come together in a perfect harmony of high tech and classical

craftsmanship. Over the past 17 years Koenigsegg has become an instantly identifiable icon synonymous with style, performance, and exclusivity. The Agera honors its predecessors and stays true to Swedish functionalist design. By strictly adhering to the minimalistic “less is more” philosophy Christian von Koenigsegg ensured the Agera to be purposefully beautiful. The Agera is the perfect representation of modern advances in aerodynamics merged seamlessly with contemporary aesthetics. The stiffest production car chassis on the planet allows the Agera to be versatile without compromise. Its one-piece carbon fiber roof quickly stows under the bonnet to reveal a roadster. No other Hypercar carries its hardtop while in roadster form. The awe-inspiring, elegantly smooth movement of the Dihedral Synchrohelix doors defies convention. Following Koenigsegg’s functional design mantra, this trademark feature has minimal door swing with a more spacious opening. SCENE  47


Koenigsegg is the only limited volume manufacturer to develop its powertrain in-house. The Agera’s heart is a bi-turbo DOHC 8 cylinder engine producing over one thousand one hundred horsepower. A symphony of innovative technology transfers the tremendous power to the road, yielding the world’s fastest accelerating production car. The Agera R’s colossal 1,140 horsepower and earth moving 1200 Nm (855 lb-ft) of torque launch it to 60 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds. 0 - 200 mph takes 17.68 seconds and 0 – 300 km/h a mere 14.53 seconds, both are world records. Contrary to common sense, no other production engine in the world offers the same power compared to emissions or fuel consumption. Koenigsegg’s highly qualified engineering team relentlessly developed the Agera’s engine for power, drivability, and longevity. Each engine is hand assembled in Ängelholm by a master engine builder to ensure exact tolerances and unprecedented quality. The Agera engine package is the lightest, most compact Hypercar engine in the world. Complete with clutch, flywheel, dry sump system, and Inconel manifold system (with turbos) it weighs less than 200 kg (440 lbs). 48  SCENE

The Agera’s class leading fuel consumption of around 20 mpg and 80 litres (21 gallons) fuel tank provide excellent range. Large air-to-air intercoolers keep the Agera cool even during extended performance driving, and by eliminating the need for water in the intercooling system, saving a significant amount of weight. Koenigsegg’s patent pending response/backpressure reduction system and the latest generation turbocharging technology provide instantaneous turbo response for seamless power delivery. Koenigsegg’s dry sump lubrication system provides a constant supply of oil during high lateral g-force cornering. The Agera’s unique carbon fiber monocoque chassis is designed to achieve maximum stiffness of 65,000 newton meters per degree with or without its roof. It weighs only 70 kg with its integrated fuel tanks. Formula 1 carbon fiber monocoques are constructed with aluminum honeycomb to achieve high stiffness and safety levels. The Agera is the only Hypercar in the world to utilize aluminum honeycomb in its monocoque. The process is extremely difficult and tedious, but being the best is never easy!

At a glance

• 0-60mph in 2.8 scondes • 0-200mph in 17.68 seconds • 20mpg • 80 litre fuel capacity • 1,140bhp • Built with over 400 custom parts • The lightest most compact Hypercar engine in the world • Air-to-air intercoolers eliminate the need for water, reducing the weight


The Gas Fireplace Company

are exclusively offering SCENE Magazine readers,

ÂŁ50 off

on fire and fireplaces collections. Offer valid until 5th August 2012. Terms & Conditions apply. One voucher per customer. SCENE  49


Star SCENE is brought to you by International Clairvoyant Jenny Ayers. For a more in depth reading or to arrange a sitting contact Jenny below. Jenny Ayers   Tel: 01892 662 856 jandm.ayers@hotmail.co.uk www.spiritualist-guidance.org

SCENE Cancer 21 Jun-22 Jul Changes are colossal at this time with huge planetary aspects moving to change both business and emotional lives. It comes in as a disruptive force to make you see where your lives are meant to be and to kick-start you into making those necessary decisions that you should have made ages ago. Ignoring these changes leaves your lives stagnant on so many fronts for years.

Leo 23 Jul-22 Aug Your life moves you from your comfort zone to areas with great potential, especially where your creative forces now come into their own. Your talents can no longer be ignored, as the forces are with you to enhance all that you do and say. Feel mighty and begin to act like it. Many will see a power within you that they were not able to see before.

Virgo 23 Aug-22 Sep Be pleased with what you have done with your life so far. A sense now that you can and will go further is growing within you. The planetary forces will produce a new confidence, so that you can go that extra mile and make a name for yourself. Do not ignore this precious time to make that necessary impact. You owe it to yourself to do so.

Libra 23 Sep-22 Oct One more step for mankind. You are in a good mood to advance now in so many ways. That reluctance that has been there for so long is now fading away, allowing you a greater impetus to change everything around you, which is worthless and to begin to start again. This time the outlook is positive and wholesome. You really cannot fail.

Capricorn 22 Dec-19 Jan Time you stood up and took notice at how well you are doing and how great you truly are. It is no accident that you are being seen in a new light and there is much satisfaction from those around you, who acknowledge your greatness. Be happy. Extend your own gratitude to those whose vested interest in you has never diminished. Your time is now.

Aquarius 20 Jan-18 Feb Be careful with your energy over these next two months. The time now for self-depletion is around you. Be careful with yourself and never tax yourself more than you can allow. A trying and testing time, so you must recognise where your strengths lie and where you have to take a back seat and let others take the lead. This way you can overcome these immediate difficulties.

Pisces 19 Feb-20 Mar When you begin to feel great inside, so remarkable changes automatically manifest themselves – it has been a strange turning point in your life and the adjustments have needed to be made for you to step into the unknown and beyond. It is not frightening it is challenging and very fruitful all the time. You owe it to yourself to witness this new phenomenon and acknowledge its wisdom.

Aries 21 Mar-19 Apr Be happy and begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. What has seemed an impossible time has in fact been more fruitful than you realise, as many new and important aspects to your life have now emerged and taken root, which was not possible before. Start to see a broader recovery than you expected and know you are on the right track.

Scorpio

Taurus

23 Oct-21 Nov Take a grip of yourself, nothing is lost. You only think it is. Look carefully and see that a much better outcome is now presented to you with lasting effect. This is the beginning of a massive turn around, where you come out on top and begin to see that all your hard work was worth the wait. The impossible does become the possible.

20 Apr-20 May Be patient. You are already there. The tide turning in your favour and you will be able to see significant differences taking place to rescue so many things for you, not only now but in the future as well. New contacts will please you to make the necessary jump from one problem to a lifeline of much satisfaction. See yourself happy and contented once again.

Sagittarius

Gemini

22 Nov-21 Dec As you begin to see those changes grow for you and your understanding of what is required has stood you in good stead, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that you are being taken seriously and that your expertise is second to none. The new beginnings of a greater strategy will be seen by so many and acknowledged for what you do best.

21 May-20 Jun It’s time you moved on. Dissatisfaction is all around you and will continue for years. You are in a planetary void, which holds this position as you remain entrenched in this aspect. A shift of energy to occur, which will benefit you when you start to look at life in a different way. You hold the reins, so make that decision and release yourself from the status quo.

50  SCENE


Beckenham Toys

Petts Wood Toys

sledge

0208 650 5355 www.beckenhamtoys.co.uk beckenhamtoys@hotmail.com 226 High Street, Beckenham, BR3 1EN

01689 638274 www.pettswoodtoys.co.uk 105 Queensway, Petts Wood, BR5 1DG SCENE  51


52  SCENE


SCENE (Kent) July 12