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SCENE in kent the march update from local businesses, news, what’s going on and gossip across the kent county this month. travel: know your rights have you had a holiday from hell? solicitors, thomas dunton, share their travel legal advice with us

Bustling Beckenham the focus this month is beckenham high street. we take a look at the stores and all they have to offer the local residents. Master chef’s we catch up with household names John torode and gregg wallace in this month’s celebrity feature. austin reed 2012 fashion the very latest in women’s spring/ summer fashion from high street retailer austin reed.

SCENE on him we take a look at the latest trends for him coming fresh from the catwalk to the high street for the spring. SCENE on her we take a look at the latest women’s trends coming fresh from the catwalk to the high street for the spring. Mille fleurs no woman wants to see someone else wearing the same hat, with a vast selection of hats this is where mille Fleurs can help. inspired weddings looking for wedding inspiration? we catch up with the inspired weddings and events company. inspired interiors we take a look at the local interior companies who could help give your home a facelift in time for the summer

heritage windows scene catches up with experts in window design and installations company heritage for some window advice.

la rascasse trendy manhattan jazz bar meets modern parisian bistro at dining hot spot la rascasse in beckenham. up close and personal scene gets up close and personal with the new 2012 model, 7 speed manual gearbox, porsche 911

star SCENE the stars for the month of october provided by international clairvoyant, Jenny ayers. what will september bring you? My SCENE we catch up with the local fitness fanatic and founder of the billy stanley boot camp, billy stanley. 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 kent...

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Get your own personal life coach Getting fit used to mean cutting out the cake and jogging until our bottom stopped wobbling. But, thanks to the Fitbit Ultra, we can all carry a personal trainer, dietician, lifestyle coach and motivational guru with us 24/7. And all inside a gadget no bigger than a packet of chewing gum. Clipped to your pocket or belt, the Fitbit Ultra logs all of your activity over the course of the day. An advanced accelerometer tracks the number of steps you’ve taken, stairs you’ve climbed, miles you’ve run and calories you’ve burned. You can even wear it at night to track your sleep pattern! £79.99 Available from www.firebox.co.uk

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The blockbuster film that is Titanic is set to return to the big screen and this time you can Experience it like never before in 3D. Titanic is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic, the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time,

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Loose Women’s, Andrea McLean, is much loved for her bubbly, warm personality. But her life has seen its share of heartache, as well as love and happiness, and now she’s finally ready to tell the full story. She takes us from a childhood spent constantly on the move, leaving her feeling like an outsider, to landing a dream job as a weathergirl on GMTV. She describes the tough lessons she had to learn to survive in TV and her hilarious - and sometimes disastrous - encounters with celebrities as a showbiz reporter. She reveals how she pushed herself to be the perfect daughter, the perfect wife and mother - so when she had an affair that ended her first marriage, the guilt and self-loathing drove her shockingly close to a breakdown. It was only as she came to see that making a mess of things doesn’t mean you are wicked that she was able to forgive herself and find love again with her second husband, Steve. Warm, funny and moving, this honest memoir shows a new side to Andrea - one that women everywhere will understand. Confessions of a Good Girl: My Story available from Waterstones £16.99


listen to... bob marley revolutionised reggae music and these Freedom stir it up 3 mic overhead headphones from the house of marley could revolutionise the music that you listen to. unlike some other headphones, which play safe with traditional designs and colours, these Freedom stir it up 3 mic overhead headphones are sure to get you noticed. they feature a recycled aluminium housing, birch wood ear-pieces with a colourful Jamaicainspired trim and the house of marley logo, and soft leather ear-pads. with such a classy design and a hint of colour, these headphones are sure to stand out from the crowd. available from John lewis £149

Get a Good niGhts sleep the key words of this furniture range’s identity are “made in italy”. as well as the feeling and emotion invested by the craftsmen who built them, continuous research into materials and an impeccable detail to build quality have created a convincing and unique style. high levels of reliability and quality place this range at the top of the market for upholstered beds, accessories and stylish pieces of furniture. contemporary or classic design, together with maximum comfort, is why this range creates a benchmark for discerning clients who want to live in a house that reflects their own values and tastes. what sets this range apart is that the pieces are craft-finished in all details, in order to guarantee the highest quality. that means good-looking, comfortable and long-lasting furniture for you.

we love it when a van coMes toGether if you love music, mud and mother nature you’re probably heading to a camp site at some point this summer. but why take shelter in some dull, conventional tent when you can recreate the summer of love in the hippie-tastic vw camper van tent. officially licensed, this stunning four-man (or lady, natch) tent is a luxe, full-size replica of the iconic 1965 vw camper van synonymous with 60s counterculture. it’s so evocative you can almost hear the mamas and the papas singing california dreamin’ every time you feast your eyes on its beautifully breadloaf-ish form. indeed we half expected mama cass to tumble out when we first saw this groovy vee-dub. you’ll be the envy of the campsite! SCENE 11


It’s time to switch It’s not just flowers that The digital switchover is nowthe happening across London. We can help you make the switch and tune are colourful this Spring... into a whole new viewing experience.

With the digital switchover now underway, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your television. This transition means that if you are using an analogue television then you will no longer be able to receive channels via a traditional aerial, typically BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, Channel 4 and Five. Instead, you will need to add a freeview box to your television or upgrade to a superior, digital set, such as any Bang & Olufsen television. We can advise you on all your options and should you wish to move up to a Bang & Olufsen television, then we can make it even more appealing with our attractive trade-in promotions on the impressive BeoVision 10 and BeoVision 7 television families*. Simply trade-in any working television BeoSound 8 is a breath of fresh air for 2012, iPod, iPhone and iPad owners. With andbenefit no matter the age, brand or crystal model clear – andsound you will at our showrooms before 31st March striking good looks that can be individualised with speaker grille covers in a choice of colours, from a minimum trade-in allowance of: BeoSound 8 adds a refreshing and unprecedented twist to the enjoyment of digital music.

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ted Baker and Bluewater discover fashions next ‘print Genius’ in the hunt for breakthrough design talent, leading fashion, leisure and events destination, bluewater, and designer brand ted baker london, launched ‘print genius’ a unique competition to find the next generation of print designers. searching for raw and innovative designers, the career-building prize, which includes; the winning design being featured throughout ted baker’s ss12 collection and a nurturing internship within the ted baker design department, enticed an impressive amount of entries from top kent and london design universities. molly pryke from london college of Fashion was awarded winner of the womenswear prize, for her intricate digital floral design inspired by kentish country gardens. the menswear award went to talia James from ravensbourne college of art, design and communication, who impressed the judges with her graphic kent wildlife and orchard inspired prints.

ready. set. Go diGital. bang & olufsen of bexleyheath, bromley and tunbridge wells are urging london residents to be quick off the mark if they don’t want to be left trailing when the digital switchover begins across the region in april.

the switchover means that anyone using an analogue television won’t be able to receive any channels after it happens. they will need to either add a separate set top box with digital receiver to their television or upgrade to a superior, digital set, such as any new bang & olufsen television. as well as being able to advise on all aspects of the digital switchover, including the necessary retuning of existing digital televisions, bang & olufsen of bexleyheath, bromley and tunbridge wells are able to make upgrading to a new digital television even more of an attractive proposition with exclusive trade-in opportunities on beovision 10

and beovision 7 television families. simply trade-in any television at their showrooms before 31st march, 2012 and customers will benefit from a minimum trade-in allowance of £1,000 towards any beovision 7, £700 towards beovision 10-40 and 10-46, and £400 towards beovision 10-32. please call for further details. 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

kent is cuttinG down on MileaGe surprising new research from mobil 1 shows that over a fifth of drivers are cutting their mileage by as much as 2,500 miles each in 2012 to save cash in the tough economic climate. however they are missing out on easy cost-cutting measures - only 6% of respondents knew that engine oil prolongs the life of an engine missing out on potential

fuel efficiency savings mobil 1 top tips for saving money and keeping your motor in peak condition: choose the right oil for your car. • Using the correct engine oil can potentially improve fuel efficiency, provide valuable engine protection, and reduce wear and tear. • Mobil 1’s online “Which Oil” product selector – found at www.mobil.co.uk – helps drivers find the correct engine oil to optimise their vehicle’s performance.

• Simply insert the vehicle registration number and ‘which oil’ identifies the most appropriate engine oil. • Talk to your service representative about the “health” of your engine and the motor oil they use during maintenance checks. • Keep a 1 litre container of engine oil in the boot • Maintaining the proper level of engine oil and lubricant is essential to the protection and efficiency of a vehicle. • A one litre container of oil is a cost effective way of maintaining an engine between regular maintenance checks. SCENE 13


Travel: Know yourrig ht s A client guide to Travel Law Despite competition, holidays are not cheap Some of us save for many years for that ‘once in a lifetime’ holiday or a special event such as a honeymoon. The most important factor that differentiates a holiday from any other product is that you cannot see it, experience it or inspect it before you buy it. If it all goes wrong, you cannot take it back to the shop and exchange it for another one. You can only rely, therefore, on what you are told by a travel agent or what you see from a holiday brochure or over the Internet.

What you should do when things go wrong Whatever the problem, it is important to bring it immediately to the tour operator’s notice or report it to the local representative. If you wait until you arrive home before you complain, you could technically be in breach of contract. If the representative acknowledges your complaint, obtain proof by getting a copy of the complaint form. Record dates and time and make a note of any person (hotel manager, staff and representatives) that you speak to.

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Retain receipts if you incur unnecessary expense. If you are ill or have an accident, try and obtain medical evidence. If you are too ill, try and get a friend or relative to get this information for you. Make sure you get names of any doctors who treat you and the address of any clinic or hospital.

What you must do when you arrive back in the U.K. You must immediately put your complaint in writing to your tour operator. The booking conditions usually specify a time limitation in which to register your complaint with them. It may be anything from 6-8 weeks from the date that you return to the UK.

Bringing a claim Generally, if you wish to recover damages under the holiday contract then you can sue the tour operator for breach of contract. It is possible to bring a claim for what is known as “loss of bargain”. This means what you actually received compared with what you contracted and paid for. In holiday contracts, the law has recognised a claim for loss of enjoyment. This may include anxiety, distress and inconvenience. This is especially important in respect of holidays involving honeymoons and anniversaries.

A fair solution You may also be able to claim out of pocket expenses, for example, the cost of a taxi fare when airport transfers have not been provided. In many situations, it is a case of negotiating a level of compensation with your tour operator. Remember though, that a tour operator is a business and it will not pay any more than it has to. If you feel particularly aggrieved and feel that you are getting nowhere, you should have the choice of pursuing your case through the Court system. However, the standard booking conditions may include an “Arbitration Clause” in the contract. It is therefore advisable to always seek legal advice before issuing court proceedings.

What Thomas Dunton can do for you We have a team of specialist lawyers who take pride in giving straightforward legal advice. We will do our best to advise you and to ensure that everything proceeds in your case as smoothly as possible. Do not at any time be afraid to ask questions. We will give you the clearest information possible about costs and keep you updated about the issues as the matter progresses. 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 enquiry@thomasdunton.co.uk www.thomasdunton.co.uk


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buSTliNg Beckenham shoppinG in BeckenhaM is a pleasure - offerinG not only the usual ranGe of hiGh street chains But also a wide ranGe of independent specialist shops, soMethinG that is vanishinG all too Quickly in Many of our towns. BeckenhaM is also notaBle for its wide ranGe of restaurants and Bars. you May choose to Quaff a pint of ale in one of the historic puBs, or sip chaMpaGne and oysters in a fashionaBle wine Bar. or if you are hunGry, you can choose froM restaurants offerinG enGlish, aMerican, indian, thai, french, italian or chinese food.

beckenham - before

over the years, BeckenhaM has had a nuMBer of faMous residents. charles darwin lived in the town for a tiMe and enid Blyton’s early Books were written in BeckenhaM. leGendary cricketer w G Grace is Buried at BeckenhaM creMatoriuM, as are thoMas crapper (inventor of the flush toilet) and f y wolseley, (the car Manufacturer). More recently, david Bowie lived in the town in the late 1960’s and early 70’s, and played GiGs in the three tuns in the hiGh street (now the rat and parrot).

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red BoutiQue

red boutique stock a wide range of fashionable and original women’s clothes from independent designers including, to name a few, uttam london, Fever and culture. you can also browse through the shop and view their wide selection of stylish accessories, including a fantastic collection of handbags, shoes and jewellery. in addition, red boutique also stock girl’s clothes from the age of 3 to 10 years old, and if you are looking for a gift or some home ware, red boutique can also help you there too. whilst their prices are affordable, red boutique offer a premium, personal and friendly service. red Boutique, 280 high street, Beckenham, kent, Br3 1dy 0208 663 1333 www.redboutique.co.uk

antonios

established for 17 years in hayes and now with a stunning new beckenham salon, antonios male grooming continues to offer high-end male grooming in spacious and comfortable men only salons. “’we, here, at antonios male grooming understand that males of all ages do not all want just a quick in and out service, our philosophy has always been to provide the highest possible client service in high-end surroundings and to make sure all our clients leave looking and feeling great.” For the young males, they provide a special children’s section with their own tv and parents seating area. For the older gents, they offer special rates for senior citizens, mon - Fri. the antonios team are also trained in hot towel shaving and colouring, and are continuously updated with today’s styles. walk in and relax in a comfortable waiting area where you can browse the latest men’s magazines and hairstyle books. tv entertainment and refreshments are also provided or you can always take advantage of the exclusive appointment service available. 50% oFF a wash, cut & Finish or an appointment service For all scene readers when they mention this ad. 1st visit, mon - Fri only. antonios, 146 high street, Beckenham, Br3 1ea 020 8462 2990 www.antoniosgrooming.com 16 SCENE


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ice clinic

ice clinic adds a touch of harley street expertise to beckenham, offering a range of highly specialised cosmetic treatments to help you look and feel your absolute best. when you need a “feel good tonic” ice clinic in beckenham offers clients the best aesthetic advice available, a warm and welcoming service,with a calm and discreet atmosphere makes your visit a special one. the desire to reduce the impact of ageing or skin imperfections, such as acne scars or cellulite, is one that can increasingly be fulfilled by development in cosmetic treatments. ice clinic will consult you on the most suitable aesthetic treatments to promote and enhance a younger, healthier, natural appearance for you at a more affordable price. ice clinic director Julie Jacobs French will give the best advice for you along with her team to make sure your experience will leave you feeling truly special. ice clinic are not only about a younger fresher you, but a far more confident you ! men and women welcome. to book an appointment or a free consultation please contact ice clinic, 131- 133 high street, Beckenham, kent, Br3 1aG 020 8650 9595 www.ice-clinic.com

gallery seventeen has evolved into a comprehensive art centre near beckenham Junction. not only is there a wide range of local and international art, they also have a comprehensive framing workshop offering a wide range of frames and all made to conservation standard. you will also find a large selection of signed limited edition prints from the uk’s top artists. original oils, watercolours, and pastel artwork by local artists, and gorgeous wall hangings from india. the work on offer caters for a wide range of tastes and pockets. you can also learn to make ceramics on a weekend course, or learn to paint with watercolours in the 1st floor studio. gallery seventeen also stock a great selection of greetings cards with a difference, such as art cards that are always available. Gallery 17, 20 high street, Beckenham, kent, Br3 1ay. 0208 658 1788 www.galleryseventeen.co.uk

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diZZy’s diner

the legendary dizzy’s diner has been serving up great food, cocktails and entertainment in beckenham for over 30 years, and boy, they’ve had some fun. their discreet high street entrance invites diners into the laid-back and friendly atmosphere that is dizzy’s diner. dizzy’s is famous for its wholesome, american-style, mouth-watering food, huge cocktail menu, and for providing a unique place to celebrate a special occasion. they’ve celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, hen and stag dos and, believe it or not, have even had a marriage proposal! dizzy’s have filled some hungry tummies and been responsible for some terrible hangovers! so if you’re looking for the best burger in beckenham, a quick pre-cinema meal, an atmospheric dinner, or a family-friendly restaurant, then dizzy’s diner is the place to be! dizzy’s diner, 256-258 high street Beckenham, Br3 1dZ 020 8650 6010

creative interior designs was founded in 2003 and has continued to grow and provide a truly individual service to its many customers, both trade and retail with a wide range of suppliers covering all elements, designs and budgets. our company philosophy is to provide a bespoke service with quality products based around each customer’s needs. our showroom is in beckenham but we can cover all areas and, although we specialise in kitchens, we have helped our customers design and install many other rooms in their house including bathrooms, studies, bedrooms, playrooms, tv display areas and storage. our services include a free design and consultation, site visits, supply only or full works with interior structural alterations. if you have plans for a new extension or are thinking of refurbishing your existing space then please pop in to our showroom at 71 high street, beckenham or call us on 0208 663 3393 to find out more about our products. creative interiors, 71 high street, Beckenham, kent, Br3 1aw 0208 663 3393 www.creative-iduk.co.uk

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la rascasse

la rascasse, a French/seafood restaurant located on beckenham’s high street, have created a stylish, buzzy and elegant restaurant and bar for bromley residents looking for something other than the multitude of chains and identikit eateries in the area. manhattan jazz bar meets modern parisian bistro is how we’d describe la rascasse, a French/seafood restaurant located on beckenham’s high street. with its chocolate brown leather banquettes, exposed brick walls and simple bentwood chairs, this elegant spot is perfect for business entertaining, dates and get-togethers with friends. with three bars and a covered terrace, la rascasse is popular with a glossy after-work cocktail crowd and the menu – from the natural oysters and classic moules mariniere to the roasted burgundy snails and the fillet of seabass with a shrimp risotto and vanilla sauce – has a distinctly French flair. connoisseurs adore the wine list, which has an extensive French-led selection of whites, red and champagne. la rascasse, 59 - 63 high street, Beckenham, kent, Br3 1wa 020 8650 2291 www.larascasse.com

sea salt

sea salt has become the go-to place for client entertaining, romantic tables for two, and chic celebrations. step inside and you’ll immediately feel at home amongst the plush red carpets, crisp white linens, and fresh flower arrangements. stylish and modern, the dining room suits all occasions and is formal without being too stuffy. For those who aren’t seafood lovers, there are plenty of other options, from steak and chicken dishes, to the stellar selection of traditional sunday roasts. sea salt often hosts live bands, and their elvis and rat pack tribute nights are very popular. sea salt, 2 southend road, Beckenham, Br3 1sd 020 8663 0994 www.seasaltbeckenham.com

BiG catch

there is nothing like the british classic, fish and chips, and if this is what you fancy, the award winning big catch is definitely the plaice to go (sorry couldn’t resist)! all their cod is from sustainable fishing zones in the north sea between scotland and iceland. the dogfish (rock) comes from the irish sea, skate from north devon, and haddock from norway. all the fish cooked is organic and very much depends on availability. it’s carefully prepared in-house and cooked to order in the finest rapeseed oil, but if you prefer, the fish can be grilled or steamed. From monday to thursday, 11am to 5pm, you can order cod, chips and a cup of tea ¬for just £5.00. also, at big catch on saturdays between 5pm and 9pm, if you order four adult fish meals, you will get a Free bottle of house wine. Big catch, 204 high street, Beckenham, kent, Br3 1en 020 8663 6635

easyhoMestyle

easyhomestyle stock the perfect gifts and accessories for your home. you will find an array of vases, contemporary style lamps, scented candles, good quality furniture, stunning mirrors as well as an extensive range of photo frames. all very reasonably priced. they now offer a bespoke framing service. so for the very latest in homewares visit the friendly staff at easyhomestyle today. now you can also find us on facebook, search easyhomestyle. easyhomestyle, 9, kelsey park road, Beckenham, kent, Br3 6lh 020 8650 0994 www.easyhomestyle.com

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Best known for their roles as judges on BBC’s Masterchef and Celebrity Masterchef, John Torode, and Gregg Wallace took time out of their busy schedules to speak directly to Scene giving us an insight into their lives and backgrounds, what 2012 has to hold for them and BBC’s Good Food Show that is to be held in Bluewater, Kent, this April.

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ohn torode and gregg wallace have become household names and faces through their years co-presenting the popular masterchef programme and are now influential figures in the uk’s culinary circuit. now in their 8th series, the phenomenal success of the show has sent the masterchef brand global with countries such as australia, india and israel, to name but a few, now hosting their own versions of masterchef, inspired by the uk’s format. John torode grew up in australia and moved to the uk in 1990. beginning his british television career in 1996 he spent 4 years as the chef on itv’s, this morning, serving up his culinary creations to the nation. opening his first restaurant in 2000, smiths of smithfield quickly became a successful fixture of the london food and bar scene with its fantastic choice of food and fabulous location. the lux, in old spitalfields market, is John’s latest acquisition and the complex, offering food, drink, music and much more, is once again in a trendy, historical london location. his love for food and passion for british produce has not only inspired him as a great chef and presenter but also as a well-known Food writer and published author. gregg wallace grew up in peckham, south east london, and opened his own company selling fruit and vegetables in 1989 at the age of 24. beginning his radio/television career on bbc radio 4 co-presenting talk veg for 7 years, he then went on to be the original presenter of saturday kitchen in 2002. in 2010 he opened wallace and co a cafe retail project in south west london, and has just opened his latest restaurant, gregg’s table, in the bermondsey square hotel, se1, where we wish him every success. gregg has co-presented masterchef: the professionals with michel roux Jr. uniting as co-presenters on masterchef goes large in 2005, John torode and gregg wallace have now become the recognised duo of food, the ant and dec of the kitchen some might say. so well known for their pairing, John and gregg found themselves the first duo to ever present have i got news For you in 2011. loved, feared and admired for handing out their brand of criticism, feedback, advice and support

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to hundreds of hopefuls, John, Gregg and Masterchef have become addictive viewing across the nation. I asked them both why they felt Masterchef had become so popular and their answers were very similar. “We all have an association with food in some form as we all eat, its as simple as that” and “The show is a celebration of people’s success, proof that anyone can achieve their goals and most importantly, it’s honest, what you see is real, not staged. We put a camera in their faces and say cook”. When speaking to John, I was curious to find out where this passion for food came from. I was told he grew up with his grandmother and she was a great influence. John said, “I always cooked with my grandmother, from the age of five and she taught me the basics. From there I realised it was something I enjoyed”. Asking Gregg the same question, he said, “When I started selling my produce to restaurants, I got my first taste of the restaurant scene and I realised I loved it, it opened doors to food for me I hadn’t necessarily considered before”. I was curious to know more about John and Gregg, so probed a little deeper into their lives. Asked their favourite foods, John replied, “Beef is my thing, I love it in any form: cooked, raw, sliced or whole, any form will do. I also love Thai food. Growing up in Australia it had an influence on me, similar to growing up in the UK where you are influenced by European food”. Gregg is known from the show as the pudding man so he surprised me with his answer, “My favourite is a leg of lamb with rosemary”. I then asked, “if you could have any 4 people for a dinner party, dead or alive, whom would you invite?” John told me he has cooked for Princes, Prime Ministers and Celebrities and, if he were to sit down for a meal with 4 people,

he would like them to be good friends and family. Gregg on the other hand answered, “I would choose Alexandra The Great, The Duke of Wellington, Marilyn Monroe and The Cadbury’s Bunny!” Asking them both what advice they would you give to someone aspiring to enter the food industry and become a chef, Gregg replied, “get a job in the best kitchen you can, work for free if you have to, struggle and suffer and work your way up”. John’s response was similar. “knock on ever door, start at the bottom, wash the pots, do the clearing up, listen and watch, take everything in and work your way up”. Finally, I asked what does 2012 have in store for the both. John told me he was concentrating on Masterchef, on enjoying what he does and on the BBC’s Good food Show coming up in April. For Gregg 2012 is a big year, his newest restaurant opened at the end of February and he has an autobiography coming out, due to hit the shelves in time for Christmas. When speaking about April’s BBC Good Food Show, Gregg said, “I am excited about the event being held at Bluewater as I shop there myself”. BBC’s Good Food Spring show will be held in Bluewater on April 12th-15th. The show will bring to life some of the nation’s favourite TV programmes. Saturday Kitchen Live sessions, hosted by James Martin, will feature celebrity guests to give visitors their food heaven and food hell. MasterChef will be brought to life with live sessions from John Torode, Gregg Wallace and a whole host of past contestants and winners. There will also be producers of fine food and drink, ultimate suppliers of the best kitchenware and live cookery demonstrations from some of the countries best loved Chefs, including, of course, John and Gregg themselves.

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urban riveria is a metropolitan take on the ever popular nautical trend. the traditional red, white and navy palette is made edgier through the use of architectural block stripes. this structural and angular look is carried through to the uneven polka dot print. Finish this sophisticated and premium look with the gorgeous summer tweed jacket. natural beauty is a soft take on the scandinavian movement. pretty and floating lines are presented in different levels of off-white. layering stones and beiges with unstructured jackets creates an urban air. the animal print shirt dress and tribal jerseys keep the look close to nature. the signature range focuses on electric blue in both the butterfly print and midi pleated skirt.

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EVERY WOMAN NEEDS the mulberry hand bag has become a must have for any girl about town. the design and detail of each bag is incredible and a mulberry bag is sure to last a lifetime. available from www.net-aporter.com bags priced from £270

A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

already a fan of ugg australia? are you a bride to be? perhaps you may be interested into finding your options as famous shoe brand, Jimmy choo, has a collection for this very purpose as well as the very best in ladies shoes. available from www.jimmychoo.com

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be sure to check out the maxmara studio at house of Fraser. the elegant, body conscious designs are now available to purchase.

SALON FASHION

taking inspiration from vintage style, the asos salon collection offers the ultimate fashion escapism. beautiful appliqué finishes, floral shapes and a palette of sugary, ice-cream shades, channel soft romance, whilst bold pops of neon colour keep the collection directional. sampling ladylike style from a range of decades, intricately beaded, ‘20s style, shift dresses sit alongside ‘60s inspired lace minis, whilst a full skirted, ‘50s style prom dress, in chocolate florals, forms a centrepiece to the collection. available from www.asos.com


millE Fleurs Fleurs N o woman wants to see someone else wearing the same hat, and if you are going to a special occasion, this is where mille Fleurs can help.

From large picture hats to tiny fascinators, mille Fleurs will create a unique and individual piece of millinery, so each customer can stand out from the crowd.

Jane cave and her team offer a very special service tailored to the individual. taking into account your outfit and the colour of it, the shape of your face and how you are going to wear your hair on the day. all this will go to make the perfect hat for you. everything is made on site, and worked by hand using traditional methods, such as original wooden blocks, small irons, and hand dying, so getting all the detailing needed to make your hat extra special. across the year, Jane and her designers produce more than 160 designs for the shop’s bespoke collections, making the ordinary into the extraordinary. mille Fleurs’ bespoke service is available all year round by appointment, and depending on how intricate and time needed, will take

three to eight weeks to produce, and cost from £100 to £500. whether you want a hat for a day at the races, such as ladies day at royal ascot, a royal garden party, or a wedding, mille Fleurs can provide a one-off creation that you won’t see anywhere else.

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Fed up with making endless phone calls, and browsing hundreds of websites and brochures? the eastbury manor house wedding Fair is designed to make the task of creating your perfect day just a little easier by introducing you to the best wedding suppliers in the industry all under one sumptuous and historic roof.

• Free admission for all. Future brides, grooms and their guests will receive a glass of fizz on arrival, a complimentary goody bag containing a free copy of an essex wedding magazine, an exhibition programme and entry into prize draws and competitions.

whether you are the bride-to-be, the future groom, or the parents helping out on the big day, the eastbury manor house wedding Fair is a mustattend event. the venue provides the perfect storybook setting to meet the finest wedding suppliers from across essex, helping you to make the wedding of your dreams a stunning reality. about eastbury manor house this magnificent, grade 1 listed, 16th century tudor manor house, owned by the national trust, was built in the reign of elizabeth i and is an outstanding example of an elizabethan gentry house. steeped in history and situated in the unlikely setting of barking, the house is

• Sample the most divine wedding cakes and the finest of wines for your special celebration. • Spectacular bridal fashion will be on show. there will even be dresses to take home on the day if you fall in love at first sight! • View the most impressive wedding cars to transport you in perfect style. don’t be surprised if you lose the boys here. • The magnificent rooms will be dressed to impress for the occasion, giving you ideas and inspiration for our special day. • Be wowed by the most amazing wedding photography

• Take a look at exquisite hand-made stationary. • Exclusive VIP tours of the House offered to brides, grooms and their guests. • Don’t forget the date: Sunday 25 march 2012, from 11am to 4pm the fair has been timed to coincide with a major new exhibition at neighbouring valence house museum in dagenham, ‘ a century of local brides’ which runs until 31 march. For more information on the eastbury manor house wedding Fair, please visit the event website at: www.eastburyweddingfair.co.uk SCENE 29


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just interiors venetian console table - £295 h.760 w.1000 d.350mm - this versatile table can be used as an impressive entrance hall table, perfect place to keep the keys, or with the addition of a table top mirror it would be transformed into an elegant dressing table fit for a venetian style boudoir!

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chelsfield floorinG avery faBrics avery interiors is a family run business that was established in 1980. we specialise in interiors and particularly in window treatments; offering a personal and helpful hand to furnishing your home. visit one of our shops and browse our range of gifts, lighting, cushions and art. our interiors section offers a a full range of blinds, shutters, hand made curtains, voiles, poles, tracks and electrical tracks and blinds; and if you have trouble selecting, our in house interior designers will come to the comfort of your own home and help you out! west wickham store, 54-56 high street, west wickham, Br4 0nh 020 8777 7360 eltham store, 210-214 eltham high street, eltham, london, se9 1Bd 020 8859 6126 www.avery-interiors.co.uk

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e have all seen the adverts on tv about digital switch over but what does it really mean? on the 4th, april 2012, london is going digital. the existing analogue tv signal will be switched off and replaced with a new, stronger digital tv signal. it will mean that almost everyone will be able to receive digital tv through an aerial (Freeview). digital tv also uses less broadcast space which means that after switchover, there will be more room for new services such as wireless broadband, local tv and high definition television (hdtv). to keep your tv service, you will need to convert your tvs to digital before your area’s switchover date. however, this will mean you will have a separate box plugged into your existing tv set and you will require another remote control. at rgb they pride themselves on service and helping their customers every step of the way towards purchasing their new tv. the majority of people like things simple and don’t like the idea of two separate remote controls for their television. this is why all sets at rgb are fully digital ready and only require one remote control. on selected tv sets, you can also receive high definition channels

through your aerial free of charge. this allows the user to view crystal clear high definition pictures all through their normal aerial. the multi award winning rgb stores have a great range on display ready for demonstration. ranging from the frameless samsung led tv’s to the sony built in wifi tv, which allows you to access internet services such as you tube, bbc iplayer, music tv, and love film. with the digital switch over only around the corner, rgb have an amazing “digital switch over sale”, which includes the samsung 22” led tv for an unbelievable £164.00. if you are unsure about you current tv, why not visit one of rgb’s stores and ask the experts for some free and impartial advice? the rgb team are fully trained and committed to make sure you are satisfied with choosing the right tv for you. “many people do not fully understand what digital switch over is and are not sure if their tv is compatible. having two remote controls can also be very confusing for many people. “this is why i would recommend to a visit a rgb store to confirm your decision”, says director, dennis digwa.

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hen discerning homeowners want to combine period window styles with 21st-century service and quality, they visit the heritage window company. number 145 high street, sevenoaks is where you’ll find the showroom of the heritage window company, a family-run business with over 35 years’ industry experience. the company was specifically founded to provide a bespoke service to discerning homeowners who are passionate about retaining original window styles where at all possible.

the benendentm aluminium window, which can be viewed in the sevenoaks showroom and which is fully compliant with the latest building regulations, is the slimmest aluminium window on the market, and has been uniquely designed to fit into existing timber frames, to replicate the original metal windows of period properties, while giving the benefits of modern double glazing. the benenden window can also be installed direct into brick or stone, or into new frames. the benenden window is available in a range of colours and glazing including heritage cross, art deco and georgian,

or to match the original. a choice of handles finished with period detail ensures an authentic look. the heritage window company’s ethos is to offer a personal service that’s second-to-none, and it will not willingly sacrifice style or quality to reduce costs. a friendly and informative service is always on offer from oliver dolan, dave bagnall and their team at sevenoaks. like everyone else in the company, they pride themselves on offering an unpressurised approach – no obligation to purchase, just friendly, professional advice that the company’s clients have come to expect from the heritage window company, which directly employs its teams of skilled carpenters, thus ensuring a superb level of quality control. the heritage window company is a Fensa registered company. they are also members of dgcos, an organization that offers unparalleled consumer protection and with it a 10-year insurance backed warranty. the company can also supply and install a wide range of double glazed products, including bi-fold doors.

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I was extremely excited when I received the phone call asking me if I would like to review the famous French/seafood restaurant, La Rascasse, located on Beckenham’s High Street. Having regularly walked and driven past the restaurant, which always looked busy and glowing with atmosphere, dining at La Rascasse had been on my to do list for a while. Words & photos by James Green

The restaurant is best described as a trendy, Manhattan jazz bar meets modern, Parisian bistro .With its chocolate brown leather banquettes, exposed brick walls and simple bentwood chairs, this elegant spot is perfect for business entertaining, dates and get-togethers with friends. La Rascasse also has three bars and a covered terrace, which makes it popular with the glossy after-work cocktail crowd and the menu – from the natural oysters and classic moules mariniere to the roasted Burgundy snails and the fillet of seabass with a shrimp risotto and vanilla sauce – has a distinctly French flair. Connoisseurs adore the wine list, which has an extensive French-led selection of whites, red and champagne. Upon entering La Rascasse, we were greeted by our charming and friendly waiter for the evening who quickly showed us to our table in a comfortable corner of the restaurant. We were promptly asked by the waiter for our drinks order and presented with Melba toast and tapenade as an apéritif. Since it was week night, my collegue and I both opted for soft drinks. However, there SCENE  41


was a vast choice of beers, wines and spirits on offer should we have fancied an alcoholic beverage. Once settled in the cosy environment, we perused the menu and found we were spoilt for choice by the array of mouth-watering starters, mains and side dishes on offer. Once again, our waiter approached us to take our order and recommend his favourite dishes. We opted for the Black Tiger prawn, scallops and squid with aubergine compote and the grilled Quail Risotte with crispy pancetta and veloute sauce to start, followed by the Hanger Steak with red wine shallots and fat fries. Our food arrived quickly and was served steaming hot. Each dish seemed to be more flavoursome than the last with my personal favourites being the Quail Risotte with crispy pancetta and veloute sauce, which was incredibly tender and tasty, and the Hanger Steak which was yummy and complemented the starter perfectly. It is clear that La Rascasse pride themselves on friendly, professional service and the quality of their food made for a superb dining experience. With choices from Oysters, Seafood Platters and Sea Bass to Angus Fillet, Venison and Lamb, together with daily changing specials, there truly is something for everyone. On Sundays, you could sample the popular Three Course Sunday Lunch which is available from noon until 9.30pm. A perfect venue for entertaining with a winning combination of fine dining in the restaurant together with an ideal place to have fun in the bar. The lively bar serves food all day, ranging from delicious Baguettes and Salads to grilled Lamb Cutlets and Home-made Burgers. There is also a Patio Garden with an exclusive VIP area available for hire. La Rascasse is a friendly place for an intimate meal or a party with friends that should not be missed.

Visit La Rascasse, 59 - 63 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1WA 020 8650 2291 www.larascasse.com

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Up close: with the new Porsche 911

Never have we been approached with a sexy new sports car and thought, ‘hold up, I need to check out the gear-lever’. But then how often have you seen a car with a seven-speed manual gearbox?

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ou could ask whether the sportscar is still relevant. It would be a good question, but you might as well ask the same of dreams.

and engine dynamics that are even more direct.

The answer to both questions lies in the future or, to be more precise, in the future of the sportscar. In the new 911, the future has already begun. The highly efficient, state-ofthe-art engines make a considerable contribution to reducing fuel consumption, but their sound is still unmistakably Porsche.

The 3.4-litre boxer engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. It develops 257 kW (350 hp) at 7,400 rpm and the maximum torque is 390 Nm at 5,600 rpm.

The new 911 engines are also unmistakably sporty thanks to the new SPORT button fitted as standard. At the push of a button, the engine becomes tuned for a sharper response

The new 911 currently comes with 2 choices of engine:

For the 911 Carrera with 7-speed manual gearbox, this means acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 289 km/h. The figures achieved by the 911 Carrera Cabriolet are 5.0 seconds and 286 km/h. With the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), it means figures of 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6

seconds and a top speed of 287 km/h for the 911 Carrera and 4.8 seconds and 284 km/h for the 911 Carrera Cabriolet. The 3.8-litre boxer engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. It produces 294 kW (400 hp) at 7,400 rpm and the maximum torque of 440 Nm is achieved at 5,600 rpm. As a result, the new 911 Carrera S with 7-speed manual gearbox completes the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 304 km/h. The 911 Carrera S Cabriolet achieves 4.7 seconds and 301 km/h. With the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the figures are 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 302 km/h for the CoupĂŠ and

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4.5 seconds and 299 km/h for the cabriolet. the overall appearance is low, wide and sleek. typically 911. so, is everything just the same as it has been since 1963? yes, and no. after all, only those who change will remain true to themselves – and they’ve changed. looking at the car’s exterior, the wheelbase of the new 911 is 100 mm longer for improved driving stability and cornering dynamics. overhang is now shorter at the front and rear, making the new 911 look even more compact. the sporty overall impression is emphasised by the lower roof line and a wider track at the front – 46 mm on the 911 carrera models and 52 mm on the 911 carrera s models. For improved aerodynamics, the exterior mirrors are now mounted directly on the doors. increased agility is just one of the results of all these refinements. on the inside in addition to the choice of black, platinum grey, luxor beige and yachting blue for the interior, there is a wide range of other personalisation options available, including two-tone colour combinations or special colours and materials such as carbon, aluminium or high-quality wood. engineering and style – and porsche identity on the inside, as demonstrated by the new elevated centre console. in typical porsche fashion, the use of form follows a basic principle: focus on the driver. this is why the distance between the gear lever or selector and steering wheel is extremely short and the operating logic, such as that of the two-zone air conditioning system or the suspension settings, is clear and uncomplicated. you shouldn’t have to browse one submenu after another. you should instead be able to concentrate on what’s important: the road. 46 SCENE


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19 feb-20 Mar reflect on life as you know it to be true to you and realise that your journey has not been without trauma and indifference. see the explosion now of the new and involved life and begin to thank all that is around you for this great and memorable achievement. the longed for breakthrough is to take you by storm. all is heaven sent i’m sure you will agree.

23 aug-22 sep broken hearts will mend; broken minds take a little longer. you must pull yourself up to make that final difference in your life and begin to start again – this time with more expertise and more time to devote to situations that do matter to you and to others. you have escaped from this situation before. all will turn around for you in ways not thought possible.

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scorpio 23 oct-21 nov what needs to be achieved needs to be done right now. there is no time to prevaricate as time is of the essence. you must get going right now to bring in maximum effect to all those around you. many weird and wonderful situations are coming in and you must learn to deal with them in order, so that you ultimately benefit and can reap rewards.

sagittarius 22 nov-21 dec a flowing in and out of different energies will see you all disorientated for quite some time, so be warned, but do not be alarmed as all will calm down to meet with your requirements at the given time. you must remain steadfast in your resolve to adopt a better structured policy for you and all your staff. as you gain so they will also.

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my SCENE Billy Stanley this month scene cAtches up with billy stAnley, founder of the billy stAnley boot cAmp. billy hAs worked in the fitness industry for over A decAde As A personAl trAiner, helping people Achieve their fitness goAls, And we wAnted to find out A bit more About him And his extremely busy schedule. words by Jo Fraser

thanks for taking the time to talk to us today Billy. tell us a bit about your background: i come from a sporty background and fitness has always been a massive part of my life. i played professional rugby for saracens, then moved into personal training from rugby to help people achieve their fitness goals. i’ve been doing this now for ten years and train everyone from beginners to professional sportsmen to celebrities. tell us about Billy stanley Boot camp: billy stanley boot camp offers 45 minute metabolic boosting workouts for all fitness levels. i use the Fat loss Formula which consists of twelve workouts in four weeks, whilst following my proven nutrition Formula and tactics to switch off your fat storing hormones and switch on your fat burning hormones. we guarantee you will drop a clothes size, or your money back, and you will have fun doing it. no military style shouting, just great coaching, support and fantastic results. where and when do your Boot camps take place? they take place at chigwell school. camps, run all year, in four week blocks, with a week off in between. there are two camps per week: camp one: tuesday, wednesday, Friday from 6.45pm-7.30pm and camp two: monday 7.15pm-8pm, wednesday

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730pm-8.15pm and thursday 7.15pm-8pm. what makes your Boot camps different to others? we are not just an exercise class. our camp has a start date and an end date to ensure our clients’ fat loss and fitness progresses throughout the weeks. it is not a “turn up, pay-as-you go when you like” class; our fat loss classes help you drop inches, and to look and feel great. we deliver a risk-free exercise and nutrition package. we know what we do works which is why we guarantee that, if you follow our programme, you will drop a clothes size in four weeks or your money back! who is your “typical” client? billy stanley boot camp is designed for everyone. the programme is designed so that no one is left behind and the workouts increase in intensity during the four weeks. all we ask is that you get outside your comfort zone! if you don’t move outside your comfort zone, you won’t achieve the results you truly deserve. if you do what is hard, getting body fat off is easy. if you do what is easy, getting body fat off is hard! what tips would you give to those looking to lose weight and keep it off? cut out wheat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine and processed foods from your diet for the next 14-28 days and see what happens to your body, health, skin, hair, nails and energy! you will love the results. the key to fat loss is optimal health, and with a healthy body, fat does not get stored to obese and unnecessary levels. as well as looking better, you are going to feel better. don’t waste your time doing endless amount of cardio. cardio burns calories but does nothing post workout. do some form of resistance training three days a week. the exercises you choose should follow the ‘600’ rule. that is, as many of the 600 muscles in your body should be involved as possible. exercises like squats, push ups,

lunges and pull ups will work best. you have your own eBook; tell us a bit about that: when people sign up to my boot camps they receive their own copy of our nutrition ebook “the billy stanley nutritional Formula,” which includes my nine day detox plan, cutting edge nutritional advice, healthy eating plans and fat loss tips. i also give a Free ebook: ‘5 tips to burn stubborn Fat’ when people sign up to my email subscription. what about success stories? the proof is in the results and i’ve had some fantastic success stories from clients so far. leia wash, for example dropped three dress sizes and an amazing 23 ½ inches after doing two months at my boot camp. there are a number of client testimonials from both men and women on my website: www.billystanleybootcamp.com you sound like a very busy man with your personal training and Boot camps! what do you do when you get some time off? i love spending quality time with my family. my wife and i just recently had our second baby, a son called louie. we also have a little girl called lily so we’re kept pretty busy with those two! thanks, billy, we wish you continued success with your boot camps and congratulations on your new arrival!

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