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SLOAN! Zoe Birkett

Ginetta Leads The Way

Pamper Your Pooch

Autumn Interiors Investing In Whisky Haven Of Yumminess Generation Tech 8th edition

Features: ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER

EVA LONGORIA, JAMIE STEVENS AND LIZ EARLE

Considered Cosmetics Seasonal Bliss Quirky Kitchen Kit


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Eighth Edition

ON THE COVER

EXPERTISE

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CONSIDERED COSMETICS WITH DR FOUED HAMZA

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LOUISE DEAR: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST

ZOE BIRKETT TALKS ABOUT HER MUSICAL CAREER

CELEBRITY

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LIZ EARLE SHARES HER LIFE AND PASSIONS WITH SLOAN

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CELEBRITY HAIRDRESSER JAMIE STEVENS OPENS UP

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EDDIE REDMAYNE & EVA LONGORIA IN ONLOOKER

JODY BELL: ONE TO WATCH

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GET AUTUMN READY WITH ANOUSKA LANCASTER

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PHIL HUCKLE’S GUIDE TO INVESTING IN WHISKY

CLEAN EATING FOR DOGS

ZOE BIRKETT

Editor’s Letter

Producing the eight edition of this magazine has seen the new changes continue further to the implementation of the three new themes - Indulgence, Vitality and Lifestyle. It has opened us up to being able to concentrate on particular themes without compromising on content allowing us to bring you greater variety over the coming months which is of course, one

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of the fundamental emotional needs. As always it is an absolute pleasure to work with my team, all the contributors and PR. A big thank you to all. We were delighted with the support from our readers, some of whom have now become our listeners, further to the introduction of my new radio show on the award winning Colourful Radio. It is a pleasure to receive messages complementing not only the magazine but the topics we choose to discuss on the radio show which range from light entertainment to hard hitting gritty topics such as racial profiling to stereotypical judgements.

We are also currently working with our designers to bring you a fresh vision in instalments over the next few issues as we move towards featuring more male orientated interests to welcome our latest surge in male readers. I hope the articles and information contained within this magazine inspire you about new options and possibilities that can take your life to the next level.

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CORNUCOPIA

EDDIE REDMAYNE

OPULENCE 34 GINETTA TRACK EXPERIENCE 36 ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER 52 THE CORNWALL 54 BEL & THE DRAGON BEAUTY 8 SEASONAL BLISS 14 BEAUTY BATH & BEYOND

& DOG 39 WONDERBOO FRIENDLY DINING 42 HAVEN OF YUMMINESS 44 RESTAURANTS 56 WINE NOTES 60 SPIRIT NOTES 62 QUENCHESSENTIALS

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VARIETY 30 HALLOWEEN HEAVEN 32 TECH TASTIC TREATS 37 DIWAH JEWELLERY

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COMPETITION: LINKS OF LONDON & SILI SUNGLASSES

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JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL ASPREY GIFT SET

QUIRKY KIT FOR KITCHENS

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Celebrity life coach Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks to beauty guru and BRITA Ambassador Liz Earle MBE What have been the highlights in

S your professional and personal life in the last 12 months?

I’ve just finished a truly blockbuster L beauty book called Six Weeks to Fabulous Skin at Any Age which comes out in September. I’ve just delivered it to the publishers so have been busy putting that together. I’ve also launched a very successful live Q&A ‘Ask Liz Earle’ on social media. I was amazed at how popular that is. It’s like my own mini TV show so very exciting. On TV I’ve gone back to This Morning where I started TV 28 years ago.

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That sounds like a 12 months full of joy. If happiness were a currency, how rich do you think you are? Very rich, as I’m very fortunate in

L that I love what I do. I remember

interviewing the late great Anita Roddick a few years ago, in her time at the Body Shop, when I was working as a beauty writer, and she said if you love what you do, you never do a day’s work in your life. That’s not strictly true but I think it’s important to be passionate about what you do and ultimately that will help make you happy. What’s the best and worst thing about

S being on TV and in the public eye? The best is having a direct

L conversation with so many people

and being able to share what I do and passionately believe in about health and wellbeing. It’s a huge privilege to be in that position. The downside is that everyone has a skincare problem they want solving. If you could go back in time, what

S would you tell your younger self? Lighten up! I was quite a serious

L young woman campaigning on lots of

different health and wellbeing issues, founded Food Labelling Agenda and the Guild of Health Writers. I was involved in so many campaigns and pressure groups, which was all very good, but I possibly shouldn’t have taken life as seriously.

How do you spend your free time?

S What do you do to recharge and relax?

I live on a farm in the West Country L so my spare time is very much spent in a rural environment. Taking the dogs for long walks across the fields, tending my veg patch, which I’m very passionate about. I love the seasonality, cooking, bottling, preserving of fresh produce. I find it very therapeutic as a weekend activity and one that the whole family can get involved with. Everyone helps with the picking and eating. What are your top five beauty

S secrets?

1. Drink more BRITA filtered water

L one and half to two litres a day

minimum. 2.Focus on getting more sleep in the hours before midnight rather than having a lie in. 3.Eat less refined sugar as it ages the skin. 4.Add a few drops of plant oil to your food every day such as rapeseed or olive oil to help plump up the skin. 5.Never use anything that foams on the face as it disrupts the skin’s balance and overly strips the skin. Who or what inspires you to be the

S best you can be?

I guess they come from within in

L my family. My father who was an admiral in the navy, and rose up through the ranks, inspired me to believe in myself and anything is possible if you work hard and truly go for it. I’m also inspired by my children, especially my eldest daughter Lily who works for me. She has got that wonderful balance of lightness and humour, while working incredibly hard, she also makes everything great fun and that inspires me to see the lighter side of life. What is your idea of natural beauty?

S Do you think women in their 20s, 30s and 40s should emulate age appropriate beauty icons?

I don’t think you should aspire to be

L anything other than yourself, just a healthier happier version of you. In

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terms of style I admire the screen beauties such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. Then in a more modern way I think Helen Mirren is a great role model in showing us how to age well as women. Variety is the spice of life... and also one of the

S six human needs. What do you do to keep things interesting? My diary is so jam packed that I find spontaneity L tricky but wonderful if it works and if I do get a gap in my schedule and to meet and do something for fun that’s a real unexpected bonus. I’ve recently taken up tennis at the age of 53 which was spontaneous, as I got roped into taking part in my middle son’s tennis tournament at school, had some lessons and found I quite liked it, so it’s carried on as a family activity which I’m really enjoying. I love going on beach walks with the family. My husband is absolutely passionate about picking up beach waste so our beach walks invariable turn into a family litter pick and we take empty bags with us. Our children especially never cease to be horrified by the number of single use plastic water bottles they find discarded and it’s made them really think about using refillable bottles whenever they go out. Which is one of the reasons why I’m such a supporter of the Plastic Challenge. Some women are driven by the quest for flawless

S skin. What is important to you when it comes to skincare and beauty for your own skin? I think the bottom line is healthy radiant sin. For

L me it’s always been about sorting any issues such as skin sensitivity, eczema, acne and rosacea. It’s about sorting out any skin problems which can affect our appearance and self esteem, getting the skin clear and glowing so that frankly we don’t have to obsess over how we look. There has been a lot of hate and body shaming

S in the press recently about women who do not fit

into societal norms. What is your view of society’s pressures to be perfect? I have two daughters so am keenly aware of the

L pressures on them to conform and look ‘normal’. It’s something that is very dangerous and our children and young people should be encouraged to celebrate diversity and individuality. I also think with things like Instagram, although pictures project a perfect world and image of somebody, we all know pictures aren’t truly reflective of what’s going on and there’s a lot of photo-shopping and filters, so I think today’s teenage generation are more clued up and wise to this and perhaps don’t take these too perfect images seriously. We all know about the benefits of detoxing... but what do you do to retox? What are your indulgences or what are your favourite “naughty-but-nice” treats. Dark chocolate, I go for 75% plus. Red wine Burgundy, preferably organic. Cocktails made with artisan gins. A really great massage with essential oils would be my treat. Where are you favourite places to shop, eat, drink,

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love Cafe Colbert in Sloane Square. French L Irestaurant La Poule au Pot in Belgravia. Sejour hairdressers in Bray Place SW3, the fishmonger on Chelsea Green, HG Walter butcher in Barons Court. Having grown up in Chelsea and around the Sloane

S Square area I have to say I couldn’t have chosen

better places. In fact you have pretty much named my regular hangouts. Being out so much how do you keep hydrated especially in the sweltering heat that we have been having. We all know we should drink plenty of water to keep us hydrated and keep skin plump and healthy but many of us struggle to get our 8 glasses in - what are your top tips to keep fluids up especially in the summer? Sip little and often - always carry a portable filter

L water bottle like the BRITA fill&go with you. Put a jug of water on your desk in the morning don’t leave until you’ve drunk it. Alternate a glass of wine with glass of water. Build up slowly, aim to drink an extra glass a day so it’s a more sustainable change. I would go as far as to say that hydration is

S important for animals too, I personally always

carry around a little vessel so I can decant some of my BRITA fill&go out for Puppy Gizmo as he has been accompanying me to quite a few events this season except for the Chelsea Flower Show where he was not allowed in as he is not a service dog. Talking of the Chelsea Flower Show, you have a lifelong passion for plants. Where does that originate from and why is it important to you to use natural ingredients in your products? My father was a great plants man and when he

L came back from sea - he was in the navy - he would

reconnect with the land by spending time in his veg garden where I used to hangout with him learning about plants. He’s a very practical man and likes plants that do things, whether they’re medicinal or smell good or are tasty to eat, so I think that’s where I get my love for active botanicals. I love using plants because they bring so many benefits to the skin, such as antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties, as well as smelling so good. They’re also a naturally renewable resource so are more sustainable for the planet. They say that beauty is more than skin deep. On my S radio show at the moment we have been talking about how much judgements can really afect an individual and that the key to happiness is to connect to your inner authenticity and beauty, however healthy skin is also a key component to outer confidence I think good clear skin encourages greater self-

L esteem and confidence, which in itself is an attractive

feature. So we should focus more on what we put into out bodies, drink more filtered water, eat green veggies, pasture fed meat and dairy products, nuts and seeds full of essential fatty acids, to help to build stronger more radiant looking skin and greater confidence. Liz Earle MBE is a respected & award-winning authority in the beauty, natural nutrition and wellbeing industry. A bestselling author and broadcaster, she is one of Britain’s best-known entrepreneurs. Follow her @LizEarleMe


BRITA AMBASSADOR

Liz Earle is an ambassador for BRITA and is encouraging people to consider the environment by using a reusable fill&go instead of a single use plastic bottle, to keep hydrated while on the move. Visit www.brita.co.uk

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Seasonal Bliss Star facials & treatments

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SKEYNDOR KOBIDO & GLOBAL LIFT The Peak Health Club & Spa is one of London’s premier health and beauty centres. An oasis of calm and tranquility, high above the city on the ninth floor of Jumeirah Carlton Tower, their signature Skeyndor facial combines Kobido facial massage techniques with Skeyndor’s a revolutionary Global Lift facial. The Kobido massage removes toxins and smooths out wrinkles without the insertion of needles, whilst the Global Lift programme restores facial fullness and improves definition, as well as minimising wrinkles around the eye area. With ProGEN-in technology, this treatment achieves a face-lift effect by redefining the jawline and firming the neck. Kobido is a traditional Japanese facial technique using percussion to lift & firm the skin. Hydro electrophoresis is also used to help active ingredients penetrate more deeply into the skin.

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VENUS LEGACY Venus Legacy™ is your best option for combating stubborn fat areas and cellulite. It uses proven (MP)2 technology—Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields—but combines it with the innovative VariPulse™ technology, which enables therapeutic heat energy to safely travel deeper into the skin, resulting in increased blood circulation, noticeable skin tightening, and immediately plumped and glowing skin. When the temperature of the skin is elevated, the body releases stress hormones, which then activate the enzyme that’s responsible for breaking down and reducing the volume of fat in the body. This gives the body a smoother, more contoured shape. What sets Venus Legacy™ apart from other devices is the VariPulse™ adjustable pulsed suction feature that gently pulls the skin upward. This allows for the energy to penetrate even deeper into the skin to further stimulate healthy circulation and lymphatic drainage. Click here to read the online review.

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CACI SYNERGY FACIAL The revolutionary CACI Synergy treatment offers the newest technology in anti-ageing innovation by combining LED light and microcurrent therapy for better and faster skin rejuvenating results.

The dual action of the LED light therapy and S.P.E.D (simultaneous photo electrical delivery) microcurrent technology stimulates tissue regeneration and encourages collagen production. It’s an all in one treatment which also includes crystal-free orbital microdermabrasion to exfoliate the epidermis and remove dead skin cells for healthy glowing skin. Synergy is a non-invasive treatment to tackle a variety of skin concerns including improving the appearance of dark circles, facial toning, skin hydration, acne, blemishes, lines and wrinkles. This treatment can also be used on other places on the body to tighten skin and improve stretch marks, cellulite and jowls. Click here to read the online review.

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AGERA FACIAL PEEL Skin peels work by removing the dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to grow, revealing smoother, fresher and brighter skin. The Agera Facial Peels are non-irritating, pain-free and cause no downtime from skin shedding, redness or irritation. These unique peels stimulate the fibroblasts deep within your skin to produce new collagen and elastin, without any unsightly skin shedding or redness. To ensure the very best anti-ageing results the Agera Skin Peels are available in four strengths. During the pre-treatment in-depth consultation your therapist will analyse your skin type, the condition being treated and then recommend the optimum peel strength for you. Following an in-depth consultation, the peel is carefully applied with a brush, then the face is lightly covered with a wet gauze to activate the peel. The peel treatment takes about 30 minutes, it’s then removed and Lorraine will apply moisturiser and sun protection. Skin peels help reduces the visible signs of ageing, sun damage, fine lines, uneven pigmentation and acne scars. Click here for more information.

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OLAPLEX A relatively recent creation, Olaplex is the only product of its kind. Created by scientists, Olaplex truly repairs damaged hair, even after years of chemical treatment and colouring. It also serves to make colour last longer. In three easy steps it repairs hair, dramatically reducing breakage. Applied as part of the colouring process or as a standalone treatment, Olaplex combats dry damaged hair, reverting hair back to an almost virgin state. The science behind Olaplex is simple - enabling the reconnecting of broken disulfide sulfur bonds in the hair. The bonds are broken by certain chemical or heat treatments, like perms, products and over time through application of direct heat. The Olaplex treatment is free of silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, gluten and is never tested on animals. Click here to read the online review. TALES OF BATH AT LUSH SPA Lush Oxford Street is the largest Lush Shop in the world with three floors filled with skin care, hair care, bath bombs, bubble bars, shower rubs, scrubs and gels. Downstairs is home to the Spa, perfume and massage section with beautiful fragrances and scented candles together with the famous Lush massage bars for a little taste of what the Spa might hold. There are a selection of treatments but our favourite is Tales of Bath. The 75 minute treatment consists of three parts beginning with a seated head and shoulder massage to help step down from your worries as you listen to the story unfold. Next, a private, mineralizing bath inspired by the city’s famous healing waters aids relaxation and eases muscles, before finally, a deep full body side-lying massage (snuggled up to a big cloud-like pillow) to target tension. Click here to read more about the treatment.

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MASSAGE MASTERCLASS K WEST Named ‘Best UK luxury Hotel spa’ at the World spa Awards, K Spa at K West Hotel & Spa in London’s Shepherds Bush is a holistic haven where mind, body and spirit converge to create an unforgettable and pleasurable moment in time.

The Massage Masterclass workshop is designed for people who would like to learn how to do basic massage for each other becoming the masseuse at home. It gives you necessary knowledge of benefits, products and contraindications. The technique and massage strokes are easy to repeat and remember and will give a great sense of satisfaction and personal achievement. It is advised you wear t-shirts and comfortable trousers (sportswear). The Masterclass includes a 120min Massage workshop, all day use of Chill Area followed by Glam Rock Afternoon Tea or Spa Lunch in Studio Kitchen. Booking available for 2 or 4 people, prices quoted are per person. Click here to read the online review.

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UP AT THE O2 After all that lovely pampering, how about an experience guaranteed to give you an adrenaline rush? Dare to experience urban mountaineering with an invigorating trip up one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Up at The O2 is a day out with a difference and offers adventurous spirits an unforgettable and exhilarating 90-minute climb. The unique journey to the peak of the world-renowned entertainment venue rewards visitors with spectacular 360 degree panoramic views across the capital, where climbers can take in the sights of all the famous landmarks London has to offer. Dressed in full explorer attire, climbers will conquer the heights and soak up the sights, with an experienced guide on hand to talk them through every step across the 350m walkway. The Up at The O2 experience is like walking across the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the same sense of achievement when you reach the top of the viewing platform, which sits 52m from ground level. Click here to read more about this amazing experience..

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SLOAN! Magazine asked respected cosmetic surgeon Dr Foued Hamza for his top tips for those considering cosmetic surgery. Read his full article online here. Below are seven of his most important points. 1. SPEAK TO PREVIOUS PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD THE SAME PROCEDURE FROM YOUR COSMETIC SURGEON I am often asked by potential clients to speak to previous patients and I will always endeavour to make the necessary arrangements and put people in touch. At the end of the day, I can show people photos, talk to them about my relevant qualifications, the care process I have in place and positive outcomes of the various procedures however, people often want to hear it from patients. 2. LOOK AT CASE STUDY IMAGE EXAMPLES OF PATIENTS WHO HAVE UNDERGONE THE SAME PROCEDURE FROM YOUR COSMETIC SURGEON Case studies are an important part of a cosmetic surgeon’s portfolio. For me, they are an opportunity to provide potential clients with examples of procedures supply them with an overview of what it entails and show them a variety of pre and post-op images, so that they can see the results. In addition, viewing examples allows the patient to ask further questions about different procedures. 3. READ TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS PATIENTS So often, patients tell me they have yet to take the time to read testimonials. I cannot stress how important it is to take into consideration a balanced point of view from people who have been in similar situations when seeking surgery rather than just chatting to the surgeon direct. There are various forums online e.g. www.realself. com and www.whatclinic.com that people can check for unbiased reviews and feedback. 4. ENQUIRE ABOUT THE PROCEDURE, RISKS, RECOVERY PERIOD AND WHAT THIS ENTAILS As a patient you need to feel reassured that there is a clear process of care from start to finish. During the consultation period prior to surgery, my main aim is to cover everything from the procedure and the risk associated with it, to the care process and recovery stage. The reason for this is because I want to reassure the patient that there is a clear process in place from start to finish.

decision that you should meet with other practitioners. There is no such thing as universal compatibility and the best surgeon for one person isn’t necessarily going to work for another. The most important thing to take into consideration is to ensure that you can build a rapport of trust with the consultant, so that you know that he/ she is caring and sensitive to your needs and listens to your requirements and the results that you are trying to achieve. 6. ENSURE THAT YOU CAN BUILD A RAPPORT OF TRUST WITH YOUR COSMETIC SURGEON In my surgery, I aim to have a very relaxed atmosphere because when patients come through the door I want them to feel at ease, so that it is easier for me to build trust with them as well as allowing them the opportunity to feel relaxed enough to speak freely about their expectations for the surgery. 7. KNOW THAT COSMETIC SURGERY CAN BE LIFE CHANGING AND WILL ALTER YOUR APPEARANCE Patients often come to me and ask for various cosmetic procedures and in some cases, I have to explain to them what they involve as well as showing them a number of examples. Ensure that you feel comfortable and are 100 per cent sure you want to go ahead with a procedure before signing on the dotted line.

Dr Hamza has been practising cosmetic surgery for over 20 years and is ranked as one of the best practitioners in his field. He has developed a specialist sculpting technique using silhouette remodelling through liposuction with fat reinjection for buttocks, body and breasts which is a precursor to the fat transfer technique. Dr Hamza is currently consulting at Queen Anne Street Medical Centre, a modern and comfortable practice in the heart of London, off Harley Street.

5. IF UNSURE ABOUT THE PROCEDURE, SEEK A SECOND OPINION FROM ANOTHER COSMETIC SURGEON Whatever you do in life, you should always get a second opinion - a cosmetic procedure is no different. If anything, it is crucial when making such a potentially life changing

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Beauty, Bath & Beyond


Soak in Bath Heaven with Olverum As pampering as it is therapeutic, an Olverum bath is like a warm, comforting hug that helps you recover when you feel mentally and physically depleted. Whether you use it to relieve stress, revive aching muscles and joints, rebalance dry skin, or simply to luxuriate in a blissful aromatic ‘me time’ moment, Olverum promotes a feeling of wellbeing and renewal. Olverum was originally created in 1931 by Franz Otto Klein in Germany. The closely guarded formula is a highly concentrated and unique blend of 10 essential oils chosen for their preternatural therapeutic properties. Click here to find out more about Olverum Bath Oil.

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DUCK AND DRY

London’s finest blow dry bar, Duck & Dry has launched its “ Up Up and Away” Feather Light Shampoo and Conditioner, enabling you to create the Duck & Dry salon bounce and shine with a weightless feel and a volumized look at home. Duck & Dry Up, Up and Away Conditioner nourishes and deeply hydrates the hair with an ultra lightweight formula packed with honey, virgin coconut oil and shea butter. £14

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FOM Hydrating AntiPollution Cream Cleanser is a moisturising, fragrance free, rinse off creamy cleanser infused with silk gently removes impurities, excess oil and make-up including mascara. The unique ANTIOXSILK technology in a base of Neroli Flower Essence and skin softening Rosehip oil deeply hydrates the skin whilst detoxifying Dandelion protects and re-energises the skin thus encouraging skin’s own renewal process to promote radiant, healthy complexion taking skincare to the next level. £29

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1. Simply Skincare Guilty Pleasures, £19 2. Elizabeth Grant Hydra Cell Active Day and Night Face Cream, £39.99 3. Perricone MD Re:Firm, £110 4. Goldfaden MD Needle-less, £100 5. Environ Revival Masque, £52 6. Timeless Truth Q10 Caviar Mask, £6.50 7. själ Orbe, £117 8. Ruby Red Body Moisturiser, £48

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INNOLUXE ELIXIR

INNOluxe Elixir is a highly concentrated leave-in conditioner that reinforces the hair’s strength with multiple levels of flexible proteins restoring strength and flexibility, providing resistance to physical and environmental stresses. Built with many of the same proteins used by Innoluxe’s incredible repairing treatment, Elixir is perfect for use in salons or at home, with the results always the same - shinier, healthier hair. Innoluxe Elixir is perfect for keeping the health and condition between salon colour treatments which puts your mind at ease that you’re taking the best care for your coloured hair. It’s so concentrated that 1-2 pumps is enough for gorgeous hair. £24

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Sloan Sheridan-Williams chats with Jamie Stevens about his inspirational journey from working in his mum’s salon to the X Factor stage and British Hairdresser of the Year You come from a hairdressing

S family and first worked in

your mother’s salon as a young man. What was the best advice your mother gave you when you started out in hairdressing and what learnings do you still use to this day? “Reach for the moon, and J even if you miss, you’ll end up somewhere among the stars”. My mum has said this to me from a very young age and it’s always stuck in my mind; it’s always pushed me to strive to be the best I could possibly be. Can you tell us about what you

S consider to be your big break,

which started you on the road to becoming a celebrity and TV hairdresser?

My first big hairdressing J award was the British Hairdressing Awards ‘Men’s Hairdresser of the Year’ in 2008; I then started doing Gok Wan’s hair after his management searched for ‘the best men’s hairdresser in the UK’. After doing Gok’s hair for six months, he brought me in to work on How To Look Good Naked and Gok’s Fashion Fix. The next big award I won was Celebrity Hairdresser of the year, I then got contacted by This Morning and worked with them for two years which led to The X Factor getting in touch – I ended up working with them for four consecutive years. What impact has winning S awards had on your progression, sense of significance and recognition for your work? I’ve had the honour of being J awarded with a multitude of accolades across all areas of the industry including men’s, Afro, colour, styling etc that has given me and the team recognition for our skills from members of the industry and consumers. It’s always a privilege

to win or be nominated for any award as it allows up and coming members of team to get involved and experience that area of the industry. The award that I feel has had the biggest impact and most significance to my career has to be my ‘British Hairdresser of the Year’ nominations (I’m the youngest person in the award’s history to be nominated in that category) which have been awarded to me for the past five consecutive years; being nominated for such an esteemed accolade is a huge honour. To be recognised for as one of the top eight hairdressers in the country and the fact that it’s a nomination by my peers as well as consumer and trade journalists is a privilege. Where do you look to for

S inspiration and how do follow

or direct the latest hair trends? I see inspiration all around

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hair; whether that be objects or images from buildings to plants and clothes to spices. I take in the colour, shape and texture of everything around me. Keeping up to date with fashion, seasonal trends and colour inspires me and London never ceases to keep me inspired with its many cultures and lifestyles. Social media is always a huge part of our brand and a great source of inspiration from Pinterest to Instagram. What are the advantages

S and disadvantages of being a celebrity hair stylist? The advantages far outweigh J the disadvantages, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any! The main advantage is the boost it has to your profile, which can affect your brand and business, getting you out there and bringing more opportunities. In the salon we’ve seen a massive growth from our clientele and celebrity exposure which is great

from a business perspective. The disadvantages with big projects like The X Factor are the time. I was away from the salon every Friday and Saturday from October till mid December so a lot of my clients were unable to see me. People only see the finished result, but in most cases there are many hours of planning, preparation and execution involved. You work all week on a lot of different aspects, but I love what I do, so it doesn’t feel like work; I just need more hours in the day! With the demands of your

S profession?

Organisation is key to ensure

J that you stay rested and

don’t over-do it. I won’t lie, I’ve been guilty of this at times, but as my career has developed, I understand that health is the most important thing. Spending time with friends and family is the best way to relax and I’ve also been really trying to get enough sleep (although having discovered Netflix box sets, it’s been tough!). Luckily I always work with great stylists so I can normally squeeze in a haircut somewhere. When your diary is jam-packed it can be difficult to fit in health eating and exercise but wherever I am I try to eat little and often and stay hydrated (apart from my cheat day, which everyone needs – Sunday Funday is the key!). Fortunately I found the answer to exercise – I’ve built a man cave/ gym at the end of my garden. I love this as it means I can pop down and get a quick workout before or after work without having to travel to the gym. I also love to play golf when I get the chance as I find it’s a great way to get away from everything and clear your head. What advice and hair care S tips do you have for men with thinning hair and receding hairlines?

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Over the past two and a half years, I’ve been working

J and developing my own men’s hair care range,

specifically designed for men with thinning hair issues. The range is out now and is called MR. Jamie Stevens and is available at all large Boots stores and through my website www.mrjamiestevens.com. I could talk for hours about the range but my best advice is to go on the website and read about how the products work, and there’s a great video where I show you how to make the most of your haircut when you’ve got thinning or receding hair. My best advice with your cut is to keep the back and sides of your hair much shorter than the top. What are your top three styling secrets for women in

S their late 30s and early 40s?

This is a difficult question as everyone is different

J and without seeing each client personally it can be

hard to put a plan together but my top three tips would be: 1. Invest in quality hair products and electricals. 2. Have regular trims to keep hair in the best condition. 3. Don’t be frightened to experiment with your style, cut and colour. You are famous for making women look 10 years

S younger by transforming their hairstyle. I can

personally say I have had lots of compliments since you changed my look. What considerations or factors are involved? The way that myself and the team conduct all of our

J consultations, especially when making someone

look 10 years younger, is all about focusing on a consultation on what we call ‘the hair you should have’. This approach is focused on what the hairdresser thinks the client should have, rather than the other way round. This is based on appearance, face shape, hair style, eye and skin colour, lifestyle and current cut and colour to help them achieve the best look possible that can be easily maintained. Too many hairdressers across the country start a consultation with ‘so what are we doing for you today’ – that’s something we never do in salon. How do you balance professional creativity with

S respecting a client’s personal taste?

It’s essential to get the perfect balance between your

J creative ideas and their personal taste by executing the

perfect consultation to result in the perfect outcome. You get an instant vibe off somebody as soon as they sit in your chair; you can feel whether that person is nervous, outgoing, conservative etc, so you know how far you can push somebody with your ideas. I discuss with each client things such as what their favourite haircut has been, have they ever had a bad haircut, if I had a magic wand, what would their ideal style and colour be and so on. From the answers that I’m given I can explain what I feel the perfect cut and colour would be to make them look their best as a starting point. Opening your salon in Kensington and launching S your own range of men’s haircare products must have been special moments for you. What have been your proudest moments so far on a professional and personal level?

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There are so many to choose from! Opening

J my own salon in London, having 70 industry

award nominations and winning 35 awards, becoming a global ambassador for a global hair company are just a few! The ones that stand out for me are: 1. Being the joint youngest person to ever been nominated for British Hairdresser of the year 2. Being placed into the Hall Of Fame in 2014 for winning Men’s Hairdresser of the year for the third time 3. Launching my own product range last year, which went straight into 360 Boots stores nationwide. 4. Building a team around me that share the passion, talent and ethos, meaning that whoever comes into the Jamie Stevens Salon gets the Jamie Stevens’ service – even if it isn’t me. You’re only as good as your team and I have got the best team around! What has been your biggest hair transformation and

S what did you do?

There are so many but the best one I did was a

J makeover feature for three women in the Daily Mail

– we had such a big reaction from it. We knocked around 20 years from each of the models and they all cried with joy! We even had letters from their husbands telling us how much they loved the new looks. would you say are the ideal character traits, S What behaviours and habits if someone who wants to make it in your profession?


Firstly, it’s important to set up clear goals and discover what truly

J makes you happy – there are so many avenues in hairdressing from

cutting and styling to colouring, working in the salon or joining a session agency to style hair for TV, films or fashion. It’s good to understand what will be best suited to you early on in your career and then you can work towards this. Then it’s just about working every hour possible to reach your goals and gain as much experience as possible. I’d also recommend surrounding yourself with talented people. If you want to be the best, you’ve got to work with the best. The best advice I would give to anyone thinking about entering this profession is to assess and set up some clear goals, discover what truly makes you happy and work every hour possible to reach your goals. Lastly and very simply – being kind, sincere and working with integrity goes a long way to helping you succeed in business.

S Who have been your greatest teachers, mentors, role models or influencers?

It would have to my mum! I learnt everything from her when I

J first started out, both from a business and creative perspective so definitely was, and is a huge inspiration to me. On the other hand, I don’t know any hairdresser that hasn’t been inspired by the incredible Vidal Sassoon, he’ll always remain a professional inspiration. He revolutionised the hairdressing industry – I was lucky enough to meet him once and he gave me a great piece of advice that stayed with me throughout my career. His dedication and passion for his brand, inspired me to work as hard as I can to create a brand like his that will be remembered.

S What does success mean to you? How do you stay motivated and committed to achieve your goals?

Personally my motivation stems from my love of our industry. I love

J what I do; it’s more of a hobby than a job. I never think of it as work; the

day I stop loving our industry is the day that I’ll stop hairdressing. Hard work is the key to success; I feel it’s essential to have goals and a timeframe in which you wish to achieve them. I work as hard as I possibly can in order to pursue my ultimate personal goals. You work with many family members. What were your reasons behind

S this?

It was a natural career path for me to follow from working with my

J mum at eight years old, to taking over her Somerset salon at the age of eighteen – it made sense to continue to build and grow as a family business. In my London salon, I work alongside my sister Tasha (Head Colour Technician and Manager), my wife Megan (Senior Stylist) and my soon to be brother –in law Jonathan (Artistic Director).

S How do you balance your high standards with your expectations of others? Ultimately it comes down to the people and the team you surround

J yourself with. When you have fundamentals in place and a collective understanding of the standard of work we produce, everyone can grow together. We spend a lot of time together on education and progressing our skills at every level. If you surround yourself with people like yourself and everyone knows what the big picture is, the collective movement ensures standards are kept high. been a pleasure chatting to you and of course being styled by you. S ItMyhasfinal question would be what’s your best and worst characteristics? My best is my passion, work ethic, talent and drive. My worst is that

J I’m my biggest critic, sometimes my worst enemy, and I probably don’t devote enough time to myself, family, friends and wife. just one more question... what five words would you use to S Perhaps describe yourself and your life?

J Driven, Hard-working, Fun-loving, Cheeky, Non-stop!

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louise dear

Louise Dear is a painter with a simple ambition - to create beautiful paintings. Louise creates large, contemporary, figurative works. She is passionate about colour - shocking, vibrant and intense - continually exploring the power it has to invade our senses and influence our emotions. Influenced by Utamaro and the artists of the ‘floating world’ and more recently their influence on the Art Deco period of the early 20th century, Louise is a painter in love with painting; with a passion and urgent need to create. Citing her daughter as her biggest inspiration, referring to her as her model and muse, Louise explains: “I have painted her hundreds of times and those of my works that are not actually of her, portray her. Aspects of her moods, her emotions, her expressions that I love and know so well”.

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A Painter In Love With Painting

SLOAN! Magazine talks to artist Louise Dear about her love of painting and we get a behind-thescenes exclusive on her creative process. Louise Dear works from her studio in Brighton and like all typical Virgos she loves a tidy studio so all is at hand for her to lay her hands on instantly if a flurry of inspirational frenzy should wash over her. Louise relies on her ‘glamorous assistant’ Paris to help maintain the layout of studio as the state of the studio can become rather chaotic once she’s at work, however Louise finds that she’s most productive in the studio when she’s left to get on with her work, on her own. This can mean late nights, which are a common occurrence especially when she’s on a roll. The process of creating a painting in the studio takes many twists and turns and we were delighted to catch up with Louise to hear the inside workings of such a talented mind when creating one of her paintings. “I work on panels of aluminium and at first I scratch it. I then turn the music up, sprinkle it with water then throw paint at it, gloss paints and acrylics. Whatever I have to hand and usually in as vibrant and clashing colours as possible. I love the way the water disperses the oil based paints and they move and evolve on their own. I also throw metallics, glitters, stickers and sequinned shapes. This part is fairly random and needs to be left to dry for several days. I am always intrigued as to how they will have evolved on my return and what beautiful abstract shapes will have been created. This stage is quite chaotic and the next is very ordered. Measuring, ruling and masking the panels, I rub in exquisite oil pigments and gilt creams to form stripes to order and define the chaos. Fine lines of 24 carat gold leaf are also overlayed, so fine they are not

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instantly noticed until set alight by a shard of sunlight. Once the background has been transformed I select an image to project onto the panel and this is produced using enamel paints applied with a beautiful sable brush. This stage is quite energetic as many of the works are quite large and I work standing up, almost dancing as I arch and crouch creating a swooping curl of hair or curve of a seductive shoulder. I feel as though at this stage the image is simply a vehicle for the marks. There is now the foundation of the piece and the work itself will donate the following stages. What background should be added to define the form. Be it simple and seductive gold leaf paneling, bold contemporary stripes or more intricate and complicated patterning. Also what flowers, figures and creatures will be overlaid and what symbols are needed for the particular message I am trying to convey. I work on several different paintings at once. This is due to the drying time needed of each layer but also the mood needed in creating each stage. The first layer is fairly chaotic, often created in the evening with the music up. The stripes need an ordered mood, the image a flamboyant, flirty mood where I have to get myself into the mind of the seductress I am trying to convey. The flowers and frivolity which adorn the works, are drawn on with a marker pen and then quietly filled in with gloss paints and glitters in a quiet, gentle and contemplative mood, often whilst listening to the play on BBC Radio 4 or Classic FM. My works are as multi layered as we are.”


Artist Louise Dear creates beautifully flamboyant art works which are as multi-layered as we are.

Louise Dear with a special artwork supporting Philip C Baldwin at his annual HIV Awareness Dinner at Beaufort House on 8 September 2016

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Zoe Birkett Success is when hard work and determination meets opportunity

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Sloan Sheridan-Williams chats to the inspirational singer & actress Zoe Birkett about music, motivation & moving to NYC You joined stage school when you S were 3 and were only 16 when you appeared on Pop Idol. How did you navigate success at such a young age and still keep grounded when you were suddenly placed in the limelight? Well I have very supportive parents, Z who at the time made sure I was quite sheltered to all the media. Because I was so young I has was quite unaware a lot of the time at what was going on around me, and I’m extremely happy for that! you hear so many sad stories of child stars reaching success at an early age and they get sucked in to all the fame, and the money and the industry itself, my parents made sure I was well looked after and they allowed me still be a child in an adult industry. You have been training as a S performer and singer ever since you were little. What advantages has this given you when faced with the issues like auditioning, rejection, performing every night on stage and so on? These days auditions never bother Z me too much, of course there’s jobs that I’ve really worked hard on in the audition process and I haven’t got, but I’ve learned that that it is just the nature of the biz, sometimes it’s not even down to talent, you could be clearly the best in the room, but maybe your too tall for the guy they have picked as the lead who happens to be small! So it wouldn’t look right! Directors and producers have to factor a lot of things in when casting. So I never take it too personally, and if you do, you’re in the wrong business! These days talent shows are very

S different to when you were on Pop

Idol. Both you, Will Young and Gareth Gates all trained in stage schools before being on the show. Now anyone who thinks they can sing turns up for a place on a TV talent show. What do you think of this phenomenon of young people just wanting to be famous and how has this changed the industry?

I do think this has changed the Z industry dramatically, for both the good and the bad, I see a lot of my friends who have put in years of training at stage school, constant classes and hard work to be in this industry and they constantly get annoyed at people who just want to be famous and turn up to one audition and get a lucky break, for me, it’s the game where the business is at right now, so you either get on board with it and accept it or get washed to the back, people using it to be “famous” I don’t get, because what is that? Using a TV show to spring board your career because you want the opportunity to be successful… I’m ok with that, everyone deserves an opportunity in life! You have said that “the vocal cord

S is a muscle” and requires training.

How do you train your voice and what rituals or habits do you use to keep your voice at its best? Well I don’t drink or smoke, I’m Z partial to a glass of red maybe with dinner twice a year, but other than that I’m near enough teetotal, when I’m in a show my routine is like an athlete, 12 hours vocal rest every day before I go on stage, I run 5k every day to keep my stamina up for dance routines, the obvious health supplements, Holland and Barrett love me! I don’t really take calls in the day, my family understand I’m all about WhatsApp when I’m in a show, I have a wonderful vocal steamer that I use if my vocal chords feel dry, I love understanding my voice, I know exactly what it needs, and the difference between a sore throat (which I never get!), tiredness, hoarseness, time of the month, hay fever, acid reflux on the throat, my cast members call me the voice doctor! Performing is not just about singing

S but also stamina. It’s obviously key

to your successful performance in a show to stay on top form and keep your energy levels high.What’s your daily routine to keep fit and healthy?

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I always run 5k 6 times a week. Z We have dance warm ups before the show starts which is great for stretching and waking your body up! I never have problems with energy… I’m full of it! Even when I want to relax I can’t! In our interview on Colourful S Radio you mentioned that you listened to Whitney Houston religiously as a child. Who were your other musical influences? I also listened to Michael Z Jackson, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Barry White, and a lot of Motown and jazz. My family is very musical, there was always music playing and not just one style. My mam used to love rap and hip hop so I used to also listen to a lot of tlc and 2 pac. I’m constantly inspired by different artists. What I love about music is that one day I’ll be listening to Ella Fitzgerald then the next I’m in the mood for System Of A Down (a heavy metal band).

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Who have been your role models who helped you become the person you are today?

As cheesy and cliché as it sounds Z my family have been my whole influence. They’ve always told me I can do anything I want to do. Anything! They have guided me with so much love and support, never doubting me for one second. They have never said anything negative about anything I have ever done, even if it wasn’t the right path. They knew I had to learn and make my own way. I’m forever going to them with my latest ideas and wanting their help. Last weekend I had them working for me at my Academy. They love being part of it! You mention the Zoe Birkett S Academy which you’ve set up to help train and prepare the stars of the future. What advice do you have for those starting off in this industry? Firstly you have to be truthful Z and realistic with yourself. I see so many parents being pushy and thinking their child is fantastic when the poor child has zero interest! Work out who you are and what you want to do. What edge you have to others. Don’t be a copy, it never works! Decide what area

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of the industry you want to be in and create goals. Start off small but do them! I think having unrealistic goals can be hard to swallow if you don’t end up reaching them. Also if you’re amazingly talented, never think you’re the best. You can never stop growing! If you could duet with anyone

S (alive or dead) who would it be? Oh man, this is easy for me...

Z Whitney Houston! And I

wouldn’t want to sing with her, I’d want her to sing at me. If I sang with her I’d miss all the amazing things she can do with her voice because I’d be too nervous, I’d just purely want to sit in a room with her and have her melt my face off! Having taken over the lead role S in The Bodyguard following in the footsteps of Tony awardwinning actress Heather Headley, how do you make the role your own? I’ve been lucky that in Priscilla, Z Thriller, Tommy and Respect La Diva that I was original cast so there was nothing to compare. With The Bodyguard you’re always going to be compared to Whitney first off, and the first thing you have to say to yourself is “I’m not her”. Once you truly get to grips with that honestly inside of yourself then you can begin working on what makes the part yours. When performing 2 hours on S stage every night in the West End, how do you handle such roles so that you stay mentally fit and emotionally strong? For me it’s just switching off! Z When I walk out of that stage door I am not that person who you saw on stage. I don’t like to really talk about the show when I get home, I just like to watch TV and wind down. I am physically and emotionally drained most nights, especially in a show like The Bodyguard, there’s so much emotion in that role! I have a partner who is not in the business and for me that is perfect. I have theatre friends who I can talk show things with but when it’s me and him, it’s just normality. You’re off to New York soon to

S work in the America. What does

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making it there mean to you?

For me it’s not about “making

Z it” as such. My first trip I’m

going out there to audition and train. The talent out there is super hot and I want to learn and grow from that. It’s a whole different scene and I’d like to see if it suits me. I have never been under the illusion that I’m going to go out there and get a Broadway show. Of course that’s an end goal but I’m unknown out there so I’ll have to start at the bottom. I’ve always been a hustler so that’s what excites me the most! Are there any ambitions you

S have given up on because the time wasn’t right?

All of my personal small goals

Z I’ve personally achieved but

things that are out of my hands can’t be helped. I always wanted to play Killer Queen in We Will Rock You, a dream role of mine! And I was never old enough, now I’m 31, and the show has closed… so that always left me wondering “ah man what if”… but I do believe in timing. If you train hard and are determined then when the time is right, you’ll be ready! You always look so fabulous.

S What are your beauty secrets? People always ask me this and Z they always laugh because the only thing I use is Johnson’s Baby Oil. I use it to take off my makeup and I put it everywhere after the shower. If it’s good enough for newborn baby skin, it’s good enough for me! If you were stranded on a desert

S island, what three things would you take with you?

My mobile to call me dad to

Z come and pick me up, a can of

Rubicon lychee juice (my fave!) and my little dog Honi to keep me company. She’s the cutest! How would you describe your

S life so far in just five words?

Rollercoaster, fantastic, positive,

Z no regrets!

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Jody Bell: One To Watch Fashion designer Jody Bell may not be a household name like Carolina Herrera or Stella McCartney, but Jody Bell’s influence on female fashion will soon be felt.

After a lifetime of designing beautiful clothes that got her noticed wherever she went, less than ten years ago designer Jody Bell received a commission to create day and evening wear for her first private client. Since then she has never looked back, designing and fabricating glamorous clothes that appeal to women across the generations. It was her clients that encouraged Jody to launch her own label and earlier this year Jody Bell the brand bearing the name lovingly given to her by her mother was launched. But the story really begins ten years ago in 2006 when Jody made the life changing decision to move to Spain, little knowing at the time that her adopted country would become play a big part in inspiring her fashion brand. Drawing on its culture, colours and climate, Jody’s first collection is made up influences drawn from the Mediterranean which she has cleverly woven into exuberant and original designs which are complemented by expert cuts that grace the female form. The result:

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glamorous day and eveningwear, playsuits, sundowners and kaftans – luxurious and versatile garments that look as good on the beach as they do out on the town, that with a switch of heels and accessories, can be dressed up or down. And from sketching her designs in a scrap book to attending the latest Steven Spielberg movie premiere at this year’s 69th Cannes Film festival, Jody Bell has enjoyed a meteoric rise bringing this small, bespoke handmade brand to the attention of a major UK prime time documentary maker for Channel 5, garnering a request to appear on Real Housewives of Cheshire to dress Lauren Simon and an invitation to show her SS’17 collection on the catwalk at NOLCHA Shows’ “Ones to Watch” runway showcase during New York Fashion Week this September. Despite all this success, Jody herself remains firmly grounded, insisting that it’s the merely the foundations of the brand and that the best is yet to come. “It’s a tremendous start but I’m not losing site of our goals. Sometimes at the end of the week, I look


back and think of all the great work we’ve done and the amazing things we’ve achieved in such a short amount of time. It’s truly incredible. I’m very humble and thankful to the customers who’ve seen my vision”.

wonderful products for decades. Knowing that a small piece of unknown Spain will be on the catwalk during New York Fashion Week is one of things I’m most proud of”.

Already, Jody Bell has become admired and worn by celebrities such as Josie Gibson, Kristina Rihanoff and Jessica Pimental along with a number of presenters from the hit TV show “A Place in The Sun” who choose to wear Jody Bell outfits on location around the world.

With the brand growing on a daily basis and set to the take the world by storm in 2017, Jody Bell is most definitely, one to watch. For more on Jody Bell, visit www.jodybellofficial.com

“I don’t think I will ever get tired of seeing my designs being worn so well by so many beautiful and talented women”. Jody Bell has also introduced into her ready to wear and couture collection, luxury leather bags, handmade in Gata De Gorges to a unique specification, as well as handmade luxury hats from a local factory in Pedreguer which are ideal for the sporting and social season. It’s this local sourcing of materials and skills that has bought further unexpected praise from industry analysts who have cited Jody Bell as being one of the forerunners of sustainable and ethically responsible manufacturing. “It was very unexpected to have such praise from other people who care about where the garments are made and by whom. For me, it was just doing the right thing and supporting the local community who have been producing @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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Ex p e r tAd vi c e How To Get Your

Home Autumn Ready WITH ANOUSKA LANCASTER Award Winning Interior Designer

Anouska Lancaster is an award winning Interior Designer, a trained artist and founder of Noushka Design - a forward thinking company which encourages its clients to be fearless and to think outside of the box. Anouska believes your house should reflect your lifestyle & personality. She combines textures and styles to create beautiful spaces which express her clients’ passions and dreams. Here are her ten tips to get your home ready for autumn. Now is the perfect time to update your home’s decor for autumn. This doesn’t have to cost a lot or require much effort. There are several quick and inexpensive ways to give your home a look that’s warm, cosy, elegant and autumn-ready. No matter your budget or style; there are simple ways to help welcome the cooler weather into our homes. 1. GO FOR AUTUMNAL COLOURS Oranges, browns and rich greens instantly shout ‘autumn’. There are many ways in which you can introduce these warmer hues. As the cooler season draws near, the high street is full of seasonal inexpensive accessories such as tableware, cushions and throws. Why not introduce tartan and woodland patterns for an extra dose of autumn styling? 2. SEASONAL DISPLAYS Create pretty displays with seasonal fruit, decorative pumpkins or pine cones. Using natural resources, you can easily create warm and visually appealing displays.

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Combine candles with fruit, pumpkins, gourds or nuts and arrange them in wooden boxes and crates, plates, platters or trays and place them around your home. The warm glow created by the candlelight will make any home feel comfortable and warm. 3. ADD SEASONAL PLANTS & FLOWERS Place seasonal plants or flowers like hydrangea in vases on your dining table. Alternatively, cut a few branches from trees in the garden to create a beautiful autumnal display at a fraction of the cost. I have huge jars in my house that I like to fill with autumn stems and fairy lights which radiate a cosy glow. 4. CHANGE YOUR BEDLINEN Remove any cool crisp whites or summer linens and replace with warmer, cosier fabrics such as flannel or wool. Changing your duvet to a higher tog will instantly make your bed feel cosy and autumn ready. Add luxurious fabrics such as velvets or faux fur to feel ‘as snug as a bug in a rug’ at bedtime.


He ll o Au t u m n 5. COSY CANDLELIGHT Bundle candles together on a tray in assorted heights and sizes. Light them when the sun starts to set. Candles are the perfect accessory and can be easily switched up to change with the seasons. Choose scents that are rich, ideally with ‘woody’ tones to create an autumnal atmosphere. 6. DONT’T GIVE UP ON THE OUTDOORS While the temperatures are certainly cooler, we may still enjoy warm evenings ahead of us. When the evening air begins to give your guests a chill, make warm blankets available for everyone to use. Consider entertaining near a fire-pit or outdoor fireplace to generate some warmth and make your night more memorable. If you have a gas heater outside then make sure you have gas at the ready, so that these can be fired up as the temperature drops. 7. LAYER RUGS, CUSHIONS & BLANKETS A quick way to add warmth to your room without changing the furniture is to simply add some warmth and texture with a few faux fur throw blankets and thick pile rugs. Cosy up your living room sofas and armchairs with plush pillows in different shapes, sizes and patterns. Comfy accessories will add visual interest to your living room, plus they’ll emit a warm and inviting vibe; perfect for the new season.

8. PREP THE FIREPLACE Nothing is more welcoming on a cool autumn evening than the inviting warmth and glow from a crackling fireplace. It’s perhaps the most perfect statement as we move towards the colder months. A working fire offers a stunning visual aesthetic; and is the ultimate in comfort and warmth. Stack logs either side of the fireplace for an extra dose of autumnal styling. 9. WELCOME IN THE NEW SEASON The easiest way to say “hello autumn!” is to have a seasonal welcome mat by your front door. I like to change my front door mat with each season. It’s a cheap and easy way to update your interior scheme, and at the same time prevents muddy or wet boots coming into your home as the weather changes. 10. GO FOR GOLD Add some metallics to your interior scheme. Copper, bronze and gold tones are warmer than the cooler silver and chrome tones for autumn. These metallics will also add some glitz and glamour to the festivities that lie ahead as we approach the Christmas season. For more design inspiration, follow Anouska on Instagram @noushka_design or visit www.noushkadesign.com

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Halloween Heaven

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Black Crystal Chandelier

Wentworth Puzzles Sugar Skull This day-of-the-dead inspired, sugar-skull jigsaw puzzle is perfect for celebrating Halloween. Each pice is shaped in the form of an animal including snakes, dragonflies and a frog. Sue Coccia’s stunning pen and ink design includes a ladybird to represent good luck and happiness. £29

6 Light Crystal Chandelier from Wayfair £288.99

Ghostbusters Dog Costume Dog friendly Halloween costume from Rubies at Halloween Hollow £23.75

Belvoir Fruit Farms Ginger Cordial Belvoir Fruit Farms’ Ginger Cordial is one of their best-selling cordials. They make it by cooking fresh root ginger on the farm to achieve the genuinely spicy taste of ginger. £3

Kitchen Craft Pumpkin Cookie Cutter Let’s Make Soft Touch Halloween Pumpkin Three Dimensional Cookie Cutter. £4.75

Lékué Halloween Mould

Pumpkin Pie Cologne Spray The Library of Fragrance have bottled the taste and scent of autumn in the new Pumpkin Pie Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray. £15

Choc on Choc Ghost Bar

Fine Belgian milk chocolate layered with a ghost design in white chocolate. Perfect for little terrors.. £3.99

Prepare the most terrifying recipes of the night in this spooky fun Halloween silicone mould, with bat, pumpkin, ghost and skull shapes. 6 cavities for preparing sweet or savoury items that will surprise your guests and any trick or treaters. £14.75

Design Toscano Raven Figurines 2 Piece Garden Division Mystic Night Raven Figurine Set, Wayfair £53.99

Rococo Hand Painted Ginger Cat Marmalade the Ginger Cat is made of 65% cocoa dark chocolate. Coated with a thin white chocolate layer hand painted with the beautiful cat design.£14.50 @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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Tech Tastic Treats

TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch The TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch comes with an integrated music player, making it easier for fitness enthusiasts to boost their training. Now users no longer have to strap a phone to their arm or worry about wires getting in the way during their workout. TomTom Spark gives them everything they need in one easy-to-use device on their wrist. Add to that, 3GB of music storage - that’s 500 songs to listen to! Steps, active minutes, distance, calories burned and sleep duration are tracked by the 24/7 activity tracking feature in the TomTom Spark. We love the built-in heart rate monitor and multi-sport mode means which can track running, cycling, swimming, treadmill and gym workouts. Also has GPS tracking. TomTom Spark is available from Argos, Curry’s, John Lewis and Amazon. £189.99

Anki Overdrive Anki Overdrive has taken the world by storm. It’s best described as a hybrid of Scalextric and Mario Cart all wirelessly controlled through a smart device. The tracks are completely customable and you can even shoot your opponent whilst racing. Take command of robotic Supercars Skull and GroundShock on one of 8 epic battlefields. Challenge friends in a variety of robotic Supercars with their own unique weapon systems and the technology to intelligently think for themselves on the battlefield., or, go head-to-head with AI controlled Commanders in a quest to become champion of the Anki OVERDRIVE Tournament. Available from www.anki.com, the Apple Store, Harrods & Amazon. £149.99

Gtech Cordless Lawnmower The Gtech Lawnmower is a high performance, cordless lawn mower harnessing the power from its 36V LithiumIon battery to provide up to 40 minutes of run time that will make light work of your garden, cutting up to 300m2 on a single charge with its precision steel blades. Gtech’s engineers have brought together clever design features and the latest Lithium-ion battery technology to ensure a winning design that delivers high performance and functionality. Gtech’s CEO and founder, Nick Grey, says: “We’ve worked really hard to make the Gtech mower powerful, lightweight and easy to use.” £299 direct from www.gtech.co.uk

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The Jabra Move gives you all the essentials for that perfect clear crisp sound and the wireless lightweight, simplistic headphones are jam-packed full of highperformance features, like their incredible battery life of 8 hours of full use (12 on standby), enough to get you through the whole day. Available in red, blue, and black you’ll be ready for any occasion. www.jabra.co.uk, £79.99

TrackR bravo Tired of losing your keys, wallet, or phone? Attach the coin-sized TrackR bravo to any item - then use the TrackR app to locate it in seconds. Quickly ring a missing item around the home or be notified before leaving things behind. theTrackR.com, £24.99

2 Groov-E Retro Turntable With the ability to play all sizes of vinyl, this retro turntable features an all-in-one built-in speaker for added simplicity. Also features an FM radio and can convert vinyl to digital files. Amazon, £59.99

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datAshur Pro With millions of flash drives are lost or stolen every year, the iStorage datAshur Pro is the world’s most secure, easy to use and affordable USB 3.0 flash drive, employing PIN code access with military grade encryption. From £69.99 at www.istorage-uk.com

iDECT Smart 64 Homephones just got a bit smarter than their mobile rivals thanks to the launch of iDECT’s new Smart 64 – the world’s smartest home phone with the Google Play store included. The Smart 64 boasts many of the features that you’d expect to find in a mobile smartphone, such as voice calls, instant messaging, video calling, social media and Google apps together with the brilliant benefits of being able to control in-house gadgets such as TVs, monitoring cameras, app controlled lighting and heating. John Lewis, £129.99

VerveOnes A virtual computer in your ear, the VerveOnes are a set of completely wireless stereo earbuds that boast 12 hours of battery life, HD quality sound, Siri and Google Now compatible and an integrated dual mic allowing for clear voice calls. The VerveOnes+ offer all the same features of VerveOnes with the added benefit of IP57 water and sweat protection. VerveOnes products come with the Hubble Connect for VerveLife app and are compatible with iOS and Android and prices start from £199.99.

Motorola Focus 85 Motorola’s innovative new Focus 85 HD Wi-Fi video monitoring camera helps people stay connected to their favourite people, pets and places from anywhere at any time. The 300 degree pan, tilt and zoom functionality allows the user to see every corner of the room and can be remotely controlled via the Hubble intuitive app - or by logging into the Hubble website - from your iOS or Android smartphone, tablet or computer - allowing you to check in, or be alerted, of any motion detected. Other key features include free live video streaming, motion and sound detection, temperature alerts, two-way communication, infra-red night vision and 720p high definition picture quality. Available from Argos and Currys priced at £89.99

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Ginetta Leads The Way in British Motorsport As one of the most significant players on the global motorsport scene, Ginetta continues to take the lead in British race car manufacturing Founded in 1958 by the four Walklett brothers, Ginetta has a long and successful history of producing hand built road and race cars. By the time it was acquired by Lawrence Tomlinson in 2005, it had gained a reputation as one of the most renowned British heritage race car brands. Under the direction of experienced racing driver and successful businessman Tomlinson, Ginetta has exploded onto the global scene. Taking the lead in British race car manufacturing, Ginetta is putting the UK at the heart of world-class motorsport, selling cars across the world and training the brightest stars in motorsport. Ginetta offers a genuine route for progression from entry level competition, right the way through to international motorsport platforms. The unrivalled motorsport ladder has taken drivers from their first race aged 14 into international racing stardom. Every car is produced in a state-of-the-art, 75,000 sq. ft. factory just outside of Leeds. With many components hand-crafted on site, Ginetta employs some of the UK’s brightest engineering and manufacturing talent to bring to life the Ginetta G40, Ginetta G55 and Ginetta G57.

SLOAN! gets on track with Ginetta With over 150 Ginetta G40 cars in circulation worldwide since its launch in 2010, the G40 race car is one of Ginetta’s most well-known cars. SLOAN! got behind the wheel of the G40 during a track day at Brands Hatch to push our driving limits to the max with expert tuition from one of Ginetta’s top instructors for a thrilling day racing in this iconic car. You don’t have to be on one of the SLOAN! team to get on track. To find out how you can enjoy your own track day with Ginetta, please visit www.ginetta.com

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Spider and Sparkle 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Alfa Romeo Spider. Click here to find out more

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider The first time you see an Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, you’ll say ‘the sky’s the limit’. This masterpiece in style and performance is born from the purest Alfa Romeo spirit: a project that wants to show with enthusiasm a supercar dream. The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is a unique car, created to excite the driver, both on the tracks and on the road. A leader in the style stakes, the 4C design takes its inspiration from Alfa Romeo’s rich history, taking styling cues and inspiration from the unmistakable style of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. Built in Modena, Alfa Romeo 4C combines two unique qualities: Alfa engineering & Maserati manufacturing, in one.

Behind the Wheel I was excited to get behind the wheel of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider looking forward to how this new Italian sports car would perform as Alfa Romeo describe the drive as igniting the passion for sportiness and open-air driving. On a thrilling drive from London to Cornwall, I put the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider through its paces experiencing many of the sporty features which made this car so much anticipated when in was launched in the UK market last year. The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is visually arresting and certainly turned a few heads as I drove around the beautiful Cornish coastline. I’m gaining a reputation for luxury watches and fast cars... but I can live with that! Click here to learn more about this amazing car.

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The open air feel of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is the result of a natural ‘evolutionary development’ that originates from the Coupé version. Its creation is based on very specific technological and stylistic choices that best enhance the feeling of freedom without forsaking any of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider’s sporting DNA. As with the exterior, everything on the inside has a precise function and expresses the racing spirit of Alfa Romeo. Such as, the unique body cell which is made from a one-piece shell of carbon fibre. The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is available now priced from £59,500.


Make a statement with DIWAH DIWAH Jewellery is a new luxury statement jewellery house, specialising in bespoke personalisation, within an innovative dynamic fashion platform. Now everyone can create striking and beautiful jewellery, incorporating semi-precious stones and luxe fashion elements. With a range of over 1500 semi-precious and precious components to choose from, you can create a truly unique and beautiful necklace design from the very start using components from the existing 10 pre-made jewellery collections. In addition there are a unique range of finishings and fastenings to suit wearability and comfort. You can also choose from six necklace lengths including collar necklaces, pendant drop necklaces and long opera necklaces. Nowhere in the world will you find such a vast range of semi-precious and luxe jewellery elements from one source. Everything is produced by hand in the UK and the company prides itself on sourcing ethically from small artisan suppliers from around the world. Prices range from £30 up to £300 to suit every budget. For more information please go to www.diwah.com

Win Links of London Bracelet SLOAN! Magazine are thrilled to be teaming up with the UK’s leading online watch retailer WatchShop.com as they announce the addition of designer jewellery to the website. Leading brands like Links of London can now all be found at www.WatchShop.com. SLOAN! readers have the chance to win a stunning silver bracelet from Links of London, the ideal accessory for any occasion. The Links of London Ladies’ Sterling Silver Effervescence bracelet worth £195 features sterling silver dazzling star-shaped beads nestled together creating a beautiful jewellery piece. To enter the competition, please click here.

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Sili Sunglasses (from £55) are built for those with an active lifestyle and are made with detachable arms using flexible Swiss made memory polymer and easily replaceable parts to drastically reduces the amount of plastic waste from broken sunglasses. Unrivalled clarity and definition comes from their HD, glare reducing, impact resistant, polycarbonate polarized lenses providing maximum protection from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays while increasing contrast and detail for your viewing pleasure. Please click here to enter the competition to win one of four pairs of Sili sunglasses.

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Pamper Your Pooch CLEAN EATING FOR DOGS

Dinners you’ll want to eat too!

Clean eating is not just a human trend. These two lovable cocker spaniels are the Houndsley Brothers - the face of a new healthy eating and lifestyle campaign for dogs. Clean Eating for Dogs has been created by natural dog food manufacturers Forthglade to educate pet parents on the importance of a pure, natural and balanced diet for our favourite four-legged friends. The Houndsley Brothers’ Guide to Clean Eating for Dogs is a fact-filled downloadable guide (available from 1st October) designed to help dog owners understand the importance of a pure, natural diet for dogs. Dog owners will discover how to choose the tastiest and healthiest food for their dogs, rich in high-quality protein, veggies and essential vitamins and minerals. The guide also advises on how to create positive associations and good behaviour at mealtimes and the best way to use food when dog training. And for those looking to make high quality dog food from scratch, the guide also introduces readers to a number of complete and mixer recipes to try at home. Here’s an extract... KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR DOG’S FOOD Don’t be fooled by healthy sounding ingredients and photos of glossycoated dogs. Choose a natural dog food, free from artificial additives and derivatives, which can negatively impact your dog’s health and behaviour. Dogs require about 40 essential nutrients daily. The diet you feed your dog should provide all of these in the right form and quantity - dog food that’s labelled ‘complete’ must contain them all. KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR DOG’S WEIGHT You can check your dog’s weight easily by eye. Simply stand above your dog and look down. If your dog is at its ideal weight, you should be able to feel the ribs quite easily but not see them. Your dog should also have a definite waist behind the ribs. Now look at your dog from the side. It should have an obvious abdominal tuck. If you’re unsure, check with your vet. DON’T BE TEMPTED TO OVERFEED YOUR DOG Dogs are masters at persuading us they are hungry and need more food. Base the amount of food you give on how your dog looks, not how hungry it acts. CONSIDER AGE, BREED & ACTIVITY LEVEL Look for lots of high quality animal protein at the top of the ingredients list as well as vegetables, whole grains and fruits. Highly active dogs will need more food or a higher protein food. Small dogs need a nutrient-dense diet. Keep in mind that lean dogs live two years longer than fatter dogs. MAINTAINING HEALTHY COAT & SKIN A diet, rich in high quality, digestible proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals is key to maintaining a healthy coat and skin. In fact, a recent study revealed that 30-35% of your dog’s daily protein intake is needed just to keep its skin and coat in good condition. For more on natural dog food, please visit www.forthglade.com

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WONDERBOO

GIZMO LOVES IT SLOAN! resident pooch Puppy Gizmo loves WONDERBOO Grain Free. This nutritionally-balanced and perfectly-styled canine meal works out at only £2 per box yet is made from high quality Swedish ingredients with a healthy dose of Scandinavian chic. Backed by global influencers and tastemakers, WONDERBOO taps into a new generation of dog owners who want to take as good care of their dogs as they take of themselves.

Premium dog food with a healthy dose of Scandinavian chic WONDERBOO is a premium dog food concept offering top quality, portion-packed dog food and accessories for the modern dog owner. Founded in Sweden 2015, WONDERBOO uses only natural Swedish ingredients that have been gently air-dried at 50C for 48 hours. WONDERBOO is dedicated to provide the best conditions for a long and healthy dog life in a stylish and more convenient way to their owners; by offering subscription and home delivery services. WONDERBOO contains only natural Swedish ingredients, with meals featuring ox, boneless cod fillet, wholegrain barley, vitamins, minerals and rumen. Rumen is an all-natural protein and one of dog breeders’ best kept secrets. Fresh, unprocessed rumen (also known as green tripe) has a perfect pH (slightly acidic) for dogs, and contains plenty of good bacteria, enzymes and amino acids that help with digestion. It contains calcium and other essential minerals, as well as healthy fatty acids and Lactic Acid bacteria. All of this is gently air dried at 50°C for 48 hours in order to preserve the nutritional benefits of these great ingredients. Each WONDERBOO meal comes in a chic, perfectly-formed, pastel box. The stylish packaging doubles as an on-the-go feeding bowl, which for ease and convenience can be delivered straight to your front door from digital emporium WONDERBOO.com. Click here to watch Gizmo enjoying WONDERBOO on Instagram @sloanloves

Dog Friendly Dining at Ma’Plucker Ma’Plucker is an exciting and relaxed restaurant providing the amazing tastes the Deep South in the heart of Soho. Famous for their Southern style chicken, the restaurant is also permits your four-legged friend to join you at the table. Owner Sylvia – the Sassiest Southern Chick you’ll ever meet – welcomed SLOAN! resident pooch Puppy Gizmo to enjoy the experience with his human dining companions on a recent visit. Gizmo licked his lips at the feast of mouth-watering chicken dishes on offer served with sumptuous sides, sundaes and sweet treats but had to make do with a dog-friendly bowl of water! Click here to see more pictures of Gizmo at Ma’Plucker. @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams 39


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Restaurants Launceston Place stars. With the exceptionally talented Raphael Francois taking charge of the kitchen of this muchloved Kensington institution, we welcome his return to the ever evolving culinary scene of London.

Launceston Place is an elegant yet welcoming restaurant from D&D London, set in an 1839 townhouse in South Kensington. With its seasonally inspired, modern British dishes, the restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2012, and while the innovative and polished menus appeal to those from all over London and beyond, it remains a neighbourhood favourite engendering great affection amongst its loyal South Kensington guests.

Raphael has created an innovative modern menu that celebrates seasonal British produce at its best and his culinary style combines his classical background in French cuisine with contemporary flavours and techniques. Click here to read the full review. DETAILS 1a Launceston Place W8 5RL launcestonplace-restaurant.co.uk

Recently appointed Chef Patron Raphael Francois (right) is best known for holding the position of Executive Chef at The Connaught Hotel, working alongside his mentor, Hélène Darroze, when the restaurant, Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, gained two Michelin

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Eating out with friends or loved ones satisfies the human need for comfort, variety and love & connection. It is important to take time out to enjoy what London has to offer.


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Balans Soho Society Café in Seven Dials welcomes those in the pursuit of pleasure for all-day and late night dining with a laid back café-style approach. Not for the fainthearted, it’s a place to indulge in the company of fellow bon vivants. Overseen by Executive Chef Crispin Chetwynd, the seasonally-changing dishes shine a light on the best local produce from the likes of Ginger Pig and H. Forman & Sons (the oldest smokehouse in London). Click here to read our online review.

Hanger sw6 is a cutting edge steak and liquor bar concept that champions the unsung hero of the meat world, the hanger steak. Restaurateur Patrick Falla is on a mission to bring steak ‘stripped back’ at affordable prices with simple, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Located in the heart of Fulham Broadway, Hanger sw6 offers a warm and stylish place to escape the hustle outside. Set over two floors, the 60-cover restaurant and downstairs liquor bar is the perfect setting for any social occasion, with a natural progression downstairs over the course of the evening where guests can enjoy the simple but carefully curated cocktail menu. Click here to read our review.

DETAILS 32-34 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9HA www.balans.co.uk

The Marlborough Set in leafy Richmond Hill, The Marlborough has undergone a stunning refurbishment to reflect and celebrate the pub’s period charm. With one of London’s largest pub gardens, the menu celebrates the Best of British combining classic dishes and cooking with modern, stylish presentation and flair. Click here for our online review. DETAILS 46 Friars Stile Road, TW10 6NQ www.themarlboroughrichmond.co.uk

DETAILS 461 North End Road SW6 1NZ www.hangersteak.co.uk

ROKA Aldwych ROKA Aldwych is the fourth ROKA restaurant to open in London in 2014 and is located just minutes from The Strand. The ROKA group of restaurants specialises in the popular robatayaki cuisine with an authentic but contemporary Japanese menu. The principle cuisine comes from the Robata grill. Located amid diners the grill provides a striking centrepiece to the informal dining experience making the robata truly the heart of ROKA Aldwych rather than just a stunning design feature. Brunch has long been the perfect way to spend the weekend and since May ROKA Aldwych has been hosting an exquisite new Han Setto Weekend Brunch menu. Staying true to the ROKA concept that all dishes are designed to share, the Aldwych Han Setto Brunch includes a Bellini on arrival, an extensive selection of ten ROKA dishes, a main course and dessert platter and is served with wine pairings for just £55. The menu is also available at £39 without alcoholic beverages. Click here to read the full online review. DETAILS 71 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4HN | www.rokarestaurant.com

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Restaurants Hotel du Vin Wimbledon Cannizaro House is the new home to Hotel du Vin Wimbledon. The property has been sensitively refurbished into a Hotel du Vin whilst maintaining all the personality and individuality already present in this beautiful 19th Century home. Cannizaro House has a rich history, dating back to 1819, having played host to Lord Tennyson, Oscar Wilde and even the last Maharajah of the Punjab, its walls have born witness to some of history’s most vibrant characters.

reasons. The relaxed and friendly setting is complemented by the knowledgable and attentive staff who are on hand to answer any queries and ensure one enjoys dining at Cannizaro House.

The Bistro at Hotel du Vin Wimbledon has a menu where seasonal and locally sourced are at the heart of every dish created by the talented team in the kitchen. Their passion for serving exceptionally high quality cuisine is obvious with a dining experience that is memorable for all the right

Click here read our à la carte lunch review.

The moderately priced à la carte menu is served by waiting staff happy to explain the dishes, the ingredients, and how the talented Chefs put them together. Always on hand, your Sommelier is also ready to advise, guide, match or recommend the perfect wine. DETAILS Cannizaro House, West Side Common, SW19 4UE www.hotelduvin.com/locations/wimbledon/

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MeatUp MeatUp on Old York Road in Wandsworth Town brings the British BBQ indoors with #ALittleSocialGrilling. The all-day restaurant and late night bar, created by former nightclub owner Sachin Khanna has one of the longest prosecco list in town and a mighty menu from Head Chef Stephen Hinkley based on British ingredients, working with some of the best butchers and farmers in the country. We love the gargantuan sharing plates and the momentous 24 hour marinated short rib - a sticky and smoky carnivorous dream. Click here to read the online review. DETAILS 350 Old York Road, London SW18 1SS | meatupgrill.com

Donna Margherita Founded in 2003, Donna Margherita is an authentic Italian restaurant, which serves traditional Neapolitan food with a modern twist and is dedicated to southern Italy’s spirit of passion, warmth and loyalty. Gabriele Vitale, owner and founder, uses centuries old Neapolitan cucina techniques and has refined the menu, focusing on using only the highest quality ingredients, many of which are free range, organically sourced and imported from Gabriele’s homeland in southern Italy. Click here to read the online review. DETAILS 183 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TE www.donna-margherita.com

Porky’s BBQ Chelsea Porky’s is a Memphis BBQ restaurant that prides itself on low and slow cooked pork, all smoked on site before serving. They have opened five restaurants in three years, covering key parts of London. Signature dishes include 18-­hour slow cooked pulled pork, and the Porky Burger, which was a finalist in this year’s National Burger Awards. The Chelsea restaurant on the Fulham Road is the latest to open of this successful chain. Dogs are permitted within the restaurant making this dogfriendly haven of BBQ yumminess one of our new favourites in the neighbourhood. The Pulled Pork smoked for 18 hours over hickory and the Mac ‘n’ Cheese is made using their famous triple cheese recipe.

Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The modern British brasserie serves national favourites and comfort food classics in a relaxed and informal environment. The ethos of Tom’s Kitchen is simple: use the very best seasonal and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. The restaurant is committed to working with British suppliers and local producers that are as passionate about growing sustainable produce as the chefs are about cooking it. Michelin starred chef Tom Aikens (above) is one of the UK’s most acclaimed and inspirational British chefs. At 26, Tom became the youngest British chef ever to be awarded two Michelin stars and has written three books. Click here to read the online review. DETAILS 27 Cale Street, London SW3 3QP www.tomskitchen.co.uk

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Restaurants Tsukiji Nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of Conduit Street lies the elegant Tsukiji Sushi Restaurant, one of Mayfair’s best kept secrets which serves the most innovative sushi and sashimi London has to offer with a perfect fusion of Japanese cuisine and Mayfair spirit.

intimate, yet no less impressive kitchens such as Chelsea’s Azuka, the Seti-Tai and Yan-Baru in Marylebone. He is known for his positive approach to reinventing traditional dishes with healthy, flavour-filled organic ingredients, renewing his menu each season.

Exquisite dishes tailored to the creative imagination of head chef Show Choong include innovative sushi and sashimi made with the most elusive and fresh ingredients from all over the world.

Restaurant Manager Damir Lipa was a key figure in the launching of Tsukiji in August 2010. Having been with The Westbury Hotel for six years, Damir offers guests a friendly and familiar face, which keeps them returning time and time again.

Show Choong takes a positive approach to reinventing traditional dishes with healthy, flavour-filled organic ingredients, while renewing his menu each season.

Together, with his exceptional service and attention to fine detail, coupled with Chef Choong’s impeccable culinary talent, it is no surprise Tsukiji has enjoyed such tremendous success.

Tsukiji’s success lies in the talented hands of Malaysian Head Chef Show Choong who presents his patrons with innovative sushi and sashimi made with the most elusive and fresh ingredients from all over the world.

Damir manages a small but efficient team who have managed to make a name for themselves as the ‘hidden gem’ of Mayfair.

Choong began his career in Malaysia where he studied the art of Japanese cuisine. Having then resolved to pursue his passion on international soil, he moved to London where he has been fine-tuning and mastering his skills in fusion cooking for the past two decades. Choong has worked in

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Highlights in the menu include Hamachi New Style Sashimi, Octopus Carpaccio, Grilled Oyster, Black Cod and Japanese Plum Sorbet. Click here for our full review online. DETAILS The Westbury Hotel. Bond Street, London W1S 2YF www.westburymayfair.com


Peyotito Peyotito is a sophisticated, modern Mexican restaurant in the heart of Notting Hill. A far cry from the typical Mexican ‘Tex-Mex’ cuisine, Peyotito offers a contemporary and refined Mexican menu, set in a light, intimate and casual surroundings. Perfectly tailored and curated by Executive Chef, Eduardo Garcia, the acclaimed chef of Maximo Bistrot, Peyotito’s menu boasts elegant dishes based on a sharing concept around main themes including: Ensaladas, Crudos, Ceviche, Moles and Maza. This hidden gem brings guests into a sleek hideaway welcomed by a neon sign quoting ‘tequila is to wake the living, Mezcal is to wake the dead’, setting the playful but contemporary atmosphere shown throughout. Sit up at the moulded concrete bar for light bites or book a table at the back of the restaurant amongst the exposed brick and retractable skylights for a vibrant and fresh experience. Click here to read our online review. DETAILS 31 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2EU | www.peyotitorestaurant.com

Hunter 486 The Arch London’s beautifully designed restaurant offers a ‘Best of British’ inspired menu and features gleaming leather booths, blown glass chandeliers and imaginative artwork. The open plan kitchen enables guests to watch the chefs at work and the soft lighting in the evening provides an intimate, romantic setting for dinner and drinks. With an enticing range of cuisine to suit all tastes, Hunter 486 is the perfect destination for a unique experience showcasing laid-back luxury dining. Click here to read our online review. DETAILS 50 Great Cumberland Place, W1H 7FD | www.thearchlondon.com

Yumi Izakaya The Worlds End Market The World’s End Market concept is simple: to offer only the very best “market fresh” British produce for an allday dining experience. An ‘Izakaya’ is a Japanese gastropub and Yumi Izakaya on Shaftesbury Avenue embraces the feeling of traditional Japan, with a cool modern twist, incredible food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere. The perfect place for drinks and food with friends, a quick meal either before or after the theatre, or a long and slow relaxing evening spent enjoying a wide selection of grilled skewers, small plates or bar snacks and the £20 bottomless prosecco / beer add on until 1am, Yumi Izakaya is a welcome oasis of tranquility right in the centre of London’s West End.

Located on the King’s Road in the iconic building which formerly housed the World’s End Pub - originally a tavern during the times of Charles II from which the area gained its name - this Grade 2 listed building took over 20 months for the owners to restore. Flooded with natural light the interiors feature reclaimed wooden crates which have been reworked into the walls and bar, while industrial lighting, white butcher tiles and chrome bar stools give the space a 1930s canteen aesthetic. The restaurant has even incorporated reclaimed materials from the Harry Potter Hogwarts set, including an impressive intricate wooden door frame housing the restaurant’s extensive wine selection. Famed street artist, Ninth Seal, was commissioned to create exclusive artworks hanging above the fire place and throughout the venue. As a nod to its ‘market’ inspiration there is a raw fish counter adjacent to the open kitchen, and an impressive meat selection all housed in a giant glass refrigerator.

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DETAILS 67 Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 6EX www.yumirestaurants.com

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Restaurants Big Easy Boozy Brunch As regulars of Big Easy on Kings Road, we were delighted to visit their sister restaurant in Covent Garden to sample the indulgent weekend Boozy Brunch where diners can enjoy The Big Pig Gig or Lobsterfest washed down with unlimited Big Easy Brew, prosecco or house wine. The Big Pig Gig consists of North Carolina Chopped Pork, Pit-Smoked Bar.B.Q Chicken & St Louis Pork Ribs, ‘Slaw, Pit-Smoked Beans, Fries and Fresh Baked Cornbread. If seafood is more your thing then why not leave the limitless Bar.B.Q behind and indulge your fancy with the Lobsterfest offering a whole fresh lobster, Lobster Roll or Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese served with fries and House Salad.

Post brunch frozen cocktails are a must-try at Covent Garden including Strawberry Daiquiri, Pina Colada, Mojito and the classic Mai Tai. Whether you go with friends, take a date or dine with your family, whatever the occasion Big Easy is the perfect place for food lovers to indulge their passion for food with generous portions of delicious succulent meat or juicy fresh seafood. Big Easy Covent Garden is definitely worth venturing away from the Kings Road for boozy brunches. Click here to read our online review. DETAILS 12 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA www.bigeasy.co.uk

Brother Marcus Brother Marcus the Garden Café serving all day brunch, Caravan Coffee and cocktails just opened in the heart of Balham. The indoor/outdoor café, bar and event location is the brainchild of three school friends Alex Large, Arthur Campbell and Tasos Gaitanos. With a retractable glass façade, light spills throughout creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere seating 35 guests inside and 28 outside. Focused on seasonal, organic and the highest quality produce, Brother Marcus is passionate about every ingredient used from the St Ives eggs to Cypriot Halloumi. Their brunch is available daily and Evenings at Brother Marcus sees the eatery serving seriously stuffed buns, cocktails, craft beer & wine. DETAILS 9 Chestnut Grove, London SW12 8JA www.brothermarcus.co.uk

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‘O ver Restaurant ‘O ver (meaning authentic in the Neapolitan dialect) is one of London’s most exciting new restaurant openings with their revolutionary concept of cooking with Pure Sea Water. ‘O ver serves the very finest healthy, delicious, genuine Neapolitan street food combining the very best regional ingredients with traditional recipes using Pure Sea Water in many of the dishes. Pure Sea Water is 100% natural and has been scientifically proven to have more health benefits than table salt, whilst also significantly improving the taste and texture of food so even pizza dough feels light on the stomach. ‘O ver’s head chef comes from Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana which promotes and protects the True Neapolitan Pizza both in Italy and worldwide. Click here to read our online review. DETAILS 44-46 Southwark Street, London SE11 1UN www.overuk.com

The Cricketers The Cricketers, is a recently opened, warm and welcoming pub brasserie located in the quaint village of Cobham, in the heart of Surrey. It has an idyllic garden which provides the perfect pit stop for horse riders to tether up and take a break. Cosy nooks, inglenook fireplaces and inspiring interiors give a relaxed homefrom-home feel, making it the perfect place to unwind For horse riders building up a thirst, The Cricketers provides a gorgeous pit-stop for refreshments mid-hack, with a dedicated area to tether up horses outside. Whilst riders can enjoy a refreshing drink and a quick bite to eat, horses will receive a warm welcome with water to quench their thirst in readiness for their next adventure. DETAILS Downside Common, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3NX www.cricketerscobham.com

Afternoon GelaTea at Amorino As the Nation tucked into warm scones and clotted cream during Afternoon Tea Week, we played it cool with a visit to the new Amorino gelato boutique in Fulham Broadway to try their new Afternoon GelaTea, an exclusive tasting experience of the best Amorino has to offer from tender gelato-filled macarons to refreshing sorbetti drinks, not to mention a choice from ten kinds of decadently rich Italian hot chocolates. Famous for their beautiful gelato roses, Amorino is embracing all things floral by teaming up with edible flower specialists Greens of Devon to creatively match hand-picked flora to their gelato and sorbet flavours. Vegans and lactose intolerants need not miss out, as all Amorino’s sorbets are vegan-friendly. Only the freshest free range organic eggs and the highest grade whole milk is used in their authentic gelato. Vowing never to use any artificial flavours or colouring agents, Amorino’s gelato and sorbets are churned every day in typical Italian fashion under the watchful eyes of their Chefs Glacier. Click here to read our review of Afternoon GelaTea. DETAILS 8 Fulham Broadway, London SW6 1AA | www.amorino.com/en/index.html @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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Spa Break THE COR N WA LL This 1834 manor house on 43 acres is the ideal country-chic retreat in gorgeous Cornwall

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Arriving in the visually arresting Alfa Romeo 4C Spider after a long but exhilarating drive from London, we spent a relaxed weekend at The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate set in 43 beautiful acres of peaceful Cornish parkland overlooking the Pentewen Valley.

laid back breakfast and lunch menus, as well as a more formal yet relaxed evening dinner service, complete with a good selection of wines from the hotel’s cellar. Menus change with the seasons and take inspiration from Cornwall’s natural larder of land and sea.

Located in the converted 19th century stables adjacent to the Victorian walled garden, The Clearing Spa offers five treatment rooms (including a double treatment room ideal for couples) and an infinity pool with glass panels that open out onto the subtropical secret garden. There is also a steam room and sauna.

Afternoon tea is a timeless English tradition and no trip to Cornwall is complete without trying on one of the most renowned delicacies of the region – the classic Cornish Cream Tea with fresh scones smothered in locally-produced Rodda’s clotted cream and Tiptree strawberry jam.

The Elephant Bar & Brasserie serves fresh seasonal Cornish ingredients making the most of the region’s bountiful produce. Situated in the main Victorian White House, the Brasserie offers

CONTACT DETAILS Pentewan Road, Tregorrick, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7AB thecornwall.com

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Relax B EL & TH E D R AGO N Joel Cadbury and Ollie Vigors opened their sixth Bel & The Dragon at The George in Odiham, Hampshire in November 2014. The Country Inn brings great British food, an extensive selection of fine wine, and comfortable style to the English countryside.

In addition, the extensive menu comprises of a selection of dishes cooked using the Josper Grill – a charcoal oven favoured by Heston Blumenthal. Enjoy Flat Iron Steak with Thrice Cooked Chips and Grilled Atlantic Lobster with Zucchini Frites and Garlic Butter.

Found in the historic village of Odiham and deep in the Hart district of Hampshire, Bel & the Dragon at The George is a Grade-II listed building that retains many of its original features from as far back as 1540. Styled in Bel & The Dragon’s distinctive cosy and classic manner by interior designer Nicola Harding, herself born in Odiham, Bel & The Dragon at The George offers ten beautifully appointed bedrooms.

The indulgent pudding menu includes White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Crushed Honeycomb and Warm Gooey Chocolate Fondant with Salted Caramel Ice Cream amongst other delights, such as the wonderfully-named ‘Drunken Cheese’: Port Soaked Cashel Blue Cheese, Celery & Oatcakes.

Group Head Chef Ronnie Kimbugwe has created a menu that focuses on British food with a huge emphasis on provenance and quality. All dishes use as much local produce as possible, and include many simple favourites such as Sustainable Fish Pie and English Veal Bolognaise with Homemade Parsley Pappardelle. Bel & The Dragon at The George also offers a Rotisserie menu with such delights as Roasted Suckling Pig, Crispy Crackling & Spiced Apple and Maple Glazed Confit Leg of Duck with Savoy Cabbage.

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The façade of the building is 18th century, thick wooden beams line the ceilings and its 17th century chimneypiece add further character to this charming country inn. Whether you are after a delicious dinner, simple lunch, drinks with friends or a gourmet weekend away, the Team at Bel & The Dragon at The George make you feel right at home and cater to your every culinary need. Click here to read the full online review. George Hotel, 100 High St, Odiham, Hook RG29 1LP 01256 702696 | www.belandthedragon.co.uk


Enjoy great food, fine wine and comfortable style at The Bel & Dragon

Celebrity life coach Sloan Sheridan-Williams stayed at The Bel & Dragon and said this... Think cosy tartan rugs, quirky bookshelves, chunky oak refectory tables and cosily upholstered armchairs to get a sense of what it’s like to dine and stay at Bel & The Dragon at The George. @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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WINENo Sparkling Wine

Champagne MUMM Grand Cordon with its innovative bottle design was first seen at London Formula ePrix and premiered at The Ritz Hotel before hitting trendy nightlife spots like Mykonos.

Crémant de Bordeaux Rosé is a luscious pink sparkler made using the méthode champenoise with fine bubbles and bright pink colour bursting with mouthfuls of aroma. garmence.com, £20 Chapel Down Rosé Brut is an elegant rosé with aromas of strawberries with a background of shortbread. Crisp palate with a fine mousse. Marks & Spencer, £17 Chandon Rosé is a SLOAN! favourite and the leading Argentinian prestige sparkling wine for a vibrant yet elegant aperitif. Ideal paired with sushi or seafood. Majestic, £16.99

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Cloudy Bay Pelorus Brut has aromas of apple and lemon citrus mixed with toasted brioche notes. Crisp palate with creamy complexity and a lingering nutty finish. Majestic, £24.99

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La Terrasse de la Garde 2013 displays a delicate balance of intensity and softness. Its fruit-driven elegance has a seductive cassis bouquet with a hint of smoke and spice. Fresh red fruit notes on the palate with supple tannins. Sainsburys, £16 Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir 2014 has aromas of cherries, plum and Rich Christmas Cake spices unfolding into smoky and floral flavours. Pairings include wild game, venison and wagyu beef. Jeroboams, £65

Cheval des Andes 2011 surprises the palate with its balanced complexity, aromatic precision and presence of soft and delicate tannins. A powerful and elegant high altitude wine with great personality and character. Ocado, £53.50 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2014 is an aromatic classic Pinot Noir with aromas of rose, violet and ripe berry fruit leading to dark cherry and plum. Ripe silky tannins and a long fleshy finish. Tesco, £26


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White Wine Dourthe La Grande Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2015 is an elegant, lively and fresh white Bordeaux with citrus aromas of grapefruit and passion fruit and a long zesty finish. Waitrose, £8.99

Rosé Wine Chapel Down English Rose 2014 has delicate aromas of red berries. Fresh and dry with crisp acidity and a clean, refreshing finish. Serve with grilled shellfish. Majestic, £11.99

WIN A CASE OF GLÖGG FORESTGLOW is a spicy, powerful and full-bodied drink known as Glögg, the Swedish equivalent to mulled wine created by Camilla Ohrn Collyer to bring good Glögg to the UK. Handcrafted in the wild forests of Sweden, about three hours north of Stockholm, this is Spanish red wine blended with elegantly spiced vodka and has notes of blackcurrants, star anise, cloves and cardamon. Available from www.freyjaswines.com, £14.90 Click here to enter our competition to win a case of FORESTGLOW with a hint of Red Berries. Ideal for the party season!

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Whisky A Beginner’s Guide To Investing in Whisky Phil Huckle, Brand Ambassador for Chivas Regal, shares his expert advice on how to start investing in the wonderful world of whisky Firstly I’m going to dispel a myth. You don’t have to be rich to invest in whisky. It isn’t just about seeking out rare single malts from lost distilleries or purchasing bottles like The Glenlivet 50YO at £18,000 a throw. However clearly having a bit of disposable income will give you more choice. I suggest before you think about spending anything it is important to understand your product. The best way to accelerate up the learning curve is to go to a whisky festival. Today there are many spread all around the country hosted and organised by respected companies, such as The Whisky Exchange, Nichols & Perks, Royal Mile Whisky and The Whisky Lounge to name but four. At these shows you pay your admission and then for the next 4-6hrs you can try as many as you like. You’ll find most of the whisky companies represented and the chance to try a drop from most of Scotland’s distilleries and a few blends as well. Just as important is the opportunity to speak to many different whisky experts. This is the first step in your investment journey. Get as many different opinions as you can and you should start to get a clear picture of how you should proceed. By tasting the whisky you’ll start to establish some firm favourites of what you want to collect. Like any market supply and demand is the key. What is in demand in general is rare official/distillery bottlings whether they are single malts or blends. Rarity though can be expressed in many ways. It could be the age of the whisky (e.g. few bottles were ever released), it could be a silent or closed distillery, it could be a limited edition or a

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single cask. Other things to look out for are a change in the packaging or a popular brand being discontinued, usually the Whisky company does this to manage their stock better, remember most single malt is needed for blended whisky which is still 90% of the global market. In the last few years, the Scapa 14YO & 16YO as well as the Longmorn 15YO have been discontinued. They were all high quality single malts which were loved by whisky enthusiasts and at the time could be purchased from £30-£60. If you could find them today they are worth at least £100. Retailers tend to know when brands are being discontinued and in most cases don’t inflate their prices and are pleased to clear the stock and please their customers. Therefore a few well-placed questions to a trusted retailer and a very profitable purchase could be made. If you’d bought a few cases of these whiskies then you’d have turned a tidy profit already from not a huge outlay. Unlike wine, whisky has a much longer shelf-life and doesn’t age once it is bottled. Plus storage is easy, room temperature away from excessive heat and light is all you need. Limited editions – these can be released for a whole variety of reasons but again pay attention to the market, speak to people and make a judgement. A recent example would be the famous luxury blend, Chivas Regal 18YO, having specially designed bottles by Pininfarina, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen & Christian Lacroix. When you think of the global popularity of this brand then these editions can’t fail to increase in price.


Above all else is do your homework. Auction houses like McTears can be a great place to pick up some rare interesting bottles, plus retailers like The Whisky Exchange, Hedonism, Vintage House, Masters of Malt & Milroys are five of many who are worth a visit. Personally I would trust the opinion of many of these retailers as part of their service is to steer customers through the vast maze which is scotch whisky. For example my favourite dram is The Glenlivet 18YO, which is not an investment whisky as it is in constant production, but The Glenlivet Nadurra Triumph certainly would be as it is no longer in production, now being quite rare and sought after. A respected retailer will happily tell you this. You see my point. Lastly it is a good idea to join up to the brands newsletters and in some cases, members clubs. For example, the number two whisky in the world, The Glenlivet, has an initiative called ‘The Glenlivet Guardians’, a members club that offers regular limited edition purchases first to its members. Subscribers will also hear about many exiting whisky launches way in advance, The Glenlivet Cipher was not long ago released and would have been a wise investment opportunity. Phil Huckle is the UK brand ambassador for Chivas Regal and The Glenlivet. For more information on the number one selling Single Malt in the UK & Globally, visit uk.theglenlivet.com

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Asprey Gift Set

Leading luxury blended Scotch, Johnnie Walker Blue Label has commissioned luxury British brand, Asprey to create a limited edition decanter gift set, the perfect gift for this Christmas. Each gift set features a stunning, hand-blown whisky decanter accompanied by two crystal tumblers and a 70cl bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label has been hand engraved with a festive message by Phillip Lawson Johnston, who holds the Royal Warrant as the Queen’s Official Hand Engraver of Glass. Each individual item is hand-made in Asprey’s London based workshop on New Bond Street. The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Asprey gift set is presented in a beautiful dual branded bespoke gift box, retailing at £2,750. The gift set will be available to buy from October 2016 from Harrods, Selfridges, Whisky Exchange and Royal Mile Whisky Shop.

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SPIRITNo Orchard Fizz

35ml gin 25ml apple liqueur 10ml fresh lemon juice 10ml sugar syrup 1 egg white 3 drops tartaric acid solution 50ml Appletiser Apple and Pomegranate Dehydrated Granny Smith apple slice and pomegranate seeds

1. Fill the coupette glass with crushed or cubed ice to chill 2. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake without ice for about 15 seconds. 3. Re-shake with a scoop of cubed ice for a further 10 seconds. 4. Remove the ice from the glass and strain the cocktail into it. 5. Gently pour in 25ml of Appletiser Apple and Pomegranate to add some fizz 6. Garnish with a dehydrated Granny Smith apple slice and pomegranate seeds For more from Appletiser Alchemist Richard Woods please click here

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The Glenlivet Founders Reserve whisky exceptionally balances the smooth fruit flavours of its single malt with an added creamy and sweeter character from using First Fill American oak casks. This well balanced and smooth single malt expression pays tribute to pioneering founder George Smith and captures the smooth fruity taste that he first envisioned in 1824. Whisky Shop, £40

T.E.A Earl Grey Gin is a 2015 Double Gold Award Winner of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in the best flavoured gin category. Handcrafted in Cambridgeshire with local sugar beet and ethically sourced tea from single estates, the gin is distilled just once. The gin is exceptionally smooth and can be enjoyed on the rocks or in cocktails. Fortnum & Mason, £39.95

This limited edition 2001 vintage from anCnoc’s Knockdhu distillery in Aberdeenshire has an unmistakable style underlined by a complex depth of flavour. Vintage gold in colour with taste of lime, honey, vanilla and chocolate Only 1,000 cases are available globally. The 2001 Vintage is available now from independent and specialist retailers at £55

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Mezcal Amores Mezcal Amores is an award-winning artisanal mezcal. Made from only sustainably cultivated agave, it is the oldest known spirit of the Americas and quite possibly the world. The production process has changed little throughout the centuries. With is dedication to fair trade production. The resulting spirit is made with integrity and diligence by a team whom really cares about the end product with the highest quality. Available from www.teaandtequilatrading.com, £48

BESPOKE INDULGENCE What could be more indulgent than a bespoke bottle of fruit gin sporting a personalised label on the bottle? Our friends at Foxdenton Estate Gin presented us with just that. Piers Radclyffe, son of the Foxdenton Estate Gin founder Nick Radclyffe, told us: “Our collection of fruit gins provide a little piece of indulgence for everyone to enjoy, and for pure opulent indulgence I’d recommend the one gallon ‘Goliath’ bottle! Try something different and decide that little indulgence is worth it.” Foxdenton offers a Bespoke Labelling Service for their Fruit Gins (minatures up to 70cl). Click here for more information.

THE SLOAN! FAB FOUR GINS 1. Hendrick’s Gin, Waitrose £27 2. Bill’s Gin, bills-shop.co.uk £29.95 3. Poetic License Northern Dry Gin, Master of Malt £32.50 4. Gin Mare, Harvey Nichols £44


QUENCH Es s e n Get Good Karma & Drink No Evil

Karma Cola is the UK’s only Fairtrade organic cola with a direct relationship with cola farmers in Sierra Leone.

Karma’s original cola recipe is made of real cola nut grown by the Mende and Temne people in Boma, Sierra Leone. Proceeds from each sale go to the growers’ families to reestablish their lives in the aftermath of civil war and ebola. Gingerella is made of Mother Nature’s magic healer – ginger – grown organically by Fairtrade farmers in Sri Lanka. Its clean, crisp and fiery flavour comes from its unique blend of ginger, vanilla, cane sugar, lemons, and a fair deal for the people who grow them. Karma Cola and Gingerella are now available from Waitrose and Ocado.

Twisted Halo

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Twisted Halo is a brand new, unique, and refreshing premium tasting alcoholic drink targeted at health conscious individuals and positioned as an alternative to vodka, lime and soda Each 275ml bottle is only 90 calories and is a combination of coconut water, ginger, lime and premium vodka. It contains no added sugar and is an ideal low calorie option. £2.75, Harvey Nichols

Sambrook’s Brewery was founded in Battersea in 2008 by Duncan Sambrook and has grown quickly to become an established UK brewer with a reputation for award-winning quality beers Sambrook’s Pale Ale is deep gold in colour and is brewed from a traditional English base with a hoppy, floral aroma and crisp, citrus finish. Available from www.sambrooksbrewery.co.uk

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Twickenham Fine Ales Naked Ladies is an award-winning golden ale from Twickenham Fine Ales brewed with Celeia, Chinook and Magnum hops, which tantalises the taste buds with spicy and peppery notes that perfectly complement the elegant malt base. Available from Majestic Wine and www.majestic.co.uk priced £26.40 for 12 x 500ml bottles


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100% organic and brewed using three simple ingredients, CELIA Organic is a premium craft Czech lager ideal for even the most discerning lager drinker. CELIA is brewed with Saaz Hops and a natural carbonation process to create a non-bloating refreshing lager with a delicate bitterness, which also has the added benefit of being wheat and gluten free. CELIA Lager is #BrewedForFood, pairing perfectly with herb-roasted chicken, grilled meat or subtle seafood dishes. CELIA Organic Lager, £2.50 is available from Ocado, Waitrose and selected Oddbins.

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OMEGA HOUSE celebrates Rio Olympic Games OMEGA HOUSE members-only club located on Ipanema Beach was open every day and night of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, toasting athletic success and celebrating the brand’s role as Official Timekeeper for the 27th time since 1932. Notable guests during the Olympic Games included Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne, British Olympic Medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill, American actress Camille Belle, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, legendary Brazilian sailor Torben Grael, renowned saxophonist Kenny G, Brazilian supermodel Carol Trentini, former British sprinter and Olympic Games gold medallist, Darren Campbell and the Brazilian actresses ClÊo Pires and Carolina Ferraz.

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As the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games for the 27th time since 1932, OMEGA proudly celebrated the Rio Olympics from its unique location on Ipanema Beach. Throughout the Olympic Games, the iconic Swiss watch brand hosted many unmissable evenings and the destination became one of the best Rio hotspots in August. Eddie Redmayne said on the opening night, “I was told that OMEGA HOUSE was going to be breath-taking and it is. It’s going to be a great place to people-watch and hopefully see if I can spot a few Olympians. It’s Heaven.” (Photos: © Mike Marsland & Xepo W.S. for OMEGA)

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Eva Longoria hosts the first Global Gift Party in Ibiza On 19 July 2016, philanthropist, activist, actress, producer and director Eva Longoria hosted Ibiza’s very first Global Gift Party. Taking place at STK Ibiza, the star studded event saw Hollywood star Eva joined by friends including Amaury Nolasco from Prison Break, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Milian, Alessandra Ambrosio, supermodel Oliver Cheshire and many more. There was also an exclusive performance from Britain’s Got Talent judge and chart topper, Alesha Dixon. The Global Gift Party is part of a unique international initiative from the Global Gift Foundation, a charity founded by Maria Bravo that is dedicated to philanthropic events worldwide to help raise funds to support children and women around the world. Organisations that are benefiting from the Global Gift Party at STK include The Eva Longoria Foundation, which focuses on women’s education and entrepreneurship; and the Global Gift Foundation with the opening of their first ‘GLOBAL GIFT HOME’ for children suffering from rare and chronic diseases,

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providing medical treatments and therapy for children in situation of need. Eva Longoria said: “I was so excited to come to Ibiza for the first time to host the Global Gift Party at STK Ibiza and raise awareness and much needed funds which will help us to continue the work we do.” Alesha Dixon said: “I know how passionate Eva Longoria is about making a difference. I couldn’t wait to come to Ibiza and perform at the inaugural Global Gift Party at STK Ibiza, to raise funds and awareness for the Global Gift Foundation.” (Photos: ©Andres Iglesias)

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With Thanks This magazine could not be brought to you without the inspired creativity from our team, contributors and creatives. If you admire the work of any of the photographers featured in this edition, see below. Page 2: YellowJ© Adobe Stock Page 9: milanmarkovic78© Adobe Stock Page 10: Kalim©Adobe Stock Page 12: MichaelJung© Adobe Stock Page 14: ZoomTeam© Adobe Stock Page 21: Photos courtesy of Lunn Farrow Media © FameFlynet Page 28 & 29: Photos courtesy of Lunn Farrow Media Pages 30 & 57: Subbotina Anna© Adobe Stock Pages 34 & 35: Photos courtesy of Ginetta © Adam Pigott Page 36: Photos courtesy of Alfa Romeo © Tom Gidden Page 40: javier brosch© Adobe Stock Page 47 - Tom Aikens © Tom Campbell/StayStill/Photoshot Pages 42 & 43: The Jewelled Kitchen by Bethany Kehdy © Nourish Books, photography © Sarka Babicka, As The Romans Do by Eleonora Galasso © Mitchell Beazley, photography © David Loftus Page 43: Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop © Bloomsbury, Photography © Yuki Sugiura, Vegan Love Story by Rolf Hiltl and Reto Frei © New Internationalist, photography © Juliette Chrétien Page 56: volff© Adobe Stock Page 68: sergiophoto© Adobe Stock Original Design - Caren Johnstone - www.wondesigns.co.uk

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