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A Sussex swimmer’s Olympic hopes


The information you need before going under the knife

LIVE like a KING

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7 From the editor

One of the British hopefuls at this summer’s Olympic Games was born and bred here in Sussex - and she’s going for gold

12 the it List We select some of the best home accessories in red, white and blue for our Best of British special

16 seLect ProPerty Our property pick from Sussex

42 What’s on? A guide to the best events and activities for the coming weeks

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130 Bridget James If you’re getting married this summer, you may want to read this first as Bridget discusses pre-wedding stress

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A Sussex swimmer’s Olympic hopes


British ISSUE

The information you need before going under the knife

June 2012

LIVE like a KING

Bachelor pad advice and toys for the boys


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tippetts James Hood meets Tommy Tippetts - a young man from West Sussex who has spent 82 days rowing solo across the Atlantic in a bid to raise awareness for charity

Features 90 Get beach-ready skin Ways you can flash some flesh with confidence this summer

93 steyninG’s secret One resident explains why Steyning has so much going for it plus festival information

124 spa time We select the best places in the county for you to enjoy a little ‘me time’

46 print paintings Art consultant Maddi Reid uncovers the truth about original prints and explains why you shouldn’t overlook them even if you’re a serious collector

Food and drink 52 Garden party perfection Recipes and gifts from Flicker Rose to impress your guests this summer

56 make a perfect punch A Brighton Rocks barman tells us how

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freddie’s footsteps A series of academies taking place over the summer aim to help young people become healthier and happier as well as nurturing any aptitude at sport

Our editor selects four wines you can enjoy during these lighter evenings, and with lighter dishes

62 champaGne’s charm Why the bubbly beverage can be enjoyed in the good times and the bad

64 coffee uncovered Implications for the growers and the planet of the boom in trade

68 arundel festival Your guide to the forthcoming event


HOMES& INTERIORS 104 TOYS FOR THE BOYS (AND GIRLS) The latest in sound and vision

108 COOL KIDS’ ROOMS Create a place they’ll want to be sent to with interiors for your little darlings

74 JAEGER’S STORY When you set out to celebrate all that’s great about Britain, fashion label Jaeger fits the bill. Our style expert Jess Archer takes a look at the key pieces from their sparkling Spring/ Summer collection

82 STILETTO STORY They began as a fashion trend, but as Charlotte Schroeter finds out, it is the way they make women feel that has helped them stand the test of time


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t’s a great time to be British isn’t it? Many of us are still getting over the excitement of a Royal wedding last year and now we have not one but two more big events to look forward to. Which leads me nicely to our Best of British issue. We’ve got an interview with Olympic swimming hopeful and Sussex girl Gemma Spofforth, a feature on English fashion brand Jaeger’s spring/ summer collection and a red, white and blue-themed IT List - all giving a celebratory nod to Her Royal Highness and Team GB. Plus, the youngest man ever to row solo across any ocean also happens to be British. And better still, he’s from Kirdford. You can read why he embarked on such a journey on page 44. Ladies, if you’re into your shoes (I’m reliably informed it’s a safe assumption you will be) then you

might like our story on stilettos. Find out how they came about, and why they have become such an essential part of a woman’s wardrobe. Plenty for the boys too this month, not least an article dedicated to bachelor pads, plus some of the most impressive sound systems you’ve ever seen - or heard. And of course it wouldn’t be the month of a Diamond Jubilee (or indeed, an issue of The Resident Magazine) without a little help throwing a good party. We’ve tentatively chosen the ‘outdoors’ theme (must resist opportunity to grumble about weeks of rain), including some beautiful bunting, great recipes and wine suggestions to take you from afternoon in the sun to twilight. In a nutshell, we’re doing all we can to help you have a better summer. So when you’re done reading this month’s issue, head outside, full of British pride.

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MANAGiNG dirECtor Matthew Wheeler The views and opinions expressed in the articles herein are those of the authors concerned and are not endorsed by the publisher. Whilst every care has been taken during the production process, the publisher does not accept any liability for errors that may have occurred or for the views expressed. Printed in the UK by The Magazine Printing Company using only paper from FSC/PEFC suppliers. The Resident Magazine June 2012 This publication is protected by copyright. ©2012


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One of the British hopefuls at this summer’s Olympic Games was born and bred here in Sussex - and she’s going for gold Four years ago this July, millions of Brits were watching sporting action at home, in pubs and in town centres as the excitement of the 2008 Beijing Olympics began. It was quite a spectacle, and one that will be hard for London to top. Yet, even the most optimistic of Team GB supporters couldn’t have predicted just how enthralling and successful the month-long event would be for our athletes. Spectators usually wait with eager anticipation for the high profile track events such as the 100m and 200m sprints two of the most watched events of any sport worldwide. In 2008 though, it was the pool that left us transfixed, as Team GB romped to a record-breaking medal tally to put the usually dominant US and Australian teams firmly in their place. Rebecca Adlington took most of the plaudits, grabbing three gold medals, yet it was the women’s team effort that drew unstinting praise from commentators and spectators alike. Among that team was one of our own – Sussexborn world backstroke swimming champion Gemma Spofforth, who only narrowly missed out on a podium prize in Beijing, pipped at the post for bronze by American Margaret Hoelzer in the 100m backstroke. The years that followed the Games would prove to be some of the most successful of Gemma’s career, first laying her Beijing ghosts to rest in 2009 at the World Swimming Championships in Rome, where she scooped gold in the 100m backstroke in world record time. She then continued her medal charge in 2010, taking two golds and a silver at the European Championships in Budapest and a trio of silvers at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. With the home Olympics looming large, and preparation for Team GB well underway, The Resident Magazine caught up with Gemma in Florida and her father Mark, a little closer

to home in Chichester, to discuss Gemma’s aspirations for London 2012, her life in the US and what’s next for Sussex’s swimming star. Born in 1987 in Shoreham-by-Sea, Gemma grew up in the village of Slindon, seven miles North-east of Chichester, and took to the water almost immediately. “I was only three when I first entered the pool. I was so tall (she’s 6ft now) that my mum lied and said I was five and was put in the older age group,” she told us. “I started my training under Chris Adams in Bognor Regis, where I went to school. When I was about 12, I realised I could go far in the sport. I started winning competitions and then moved to train in Portsmouth at around 14 to 15 and it was from then that things started to progress for me,” she continues. Both Gemma and her parents were keen that preparation was made for life after sport while her rise to fame was still in its infancy, which meant focusing as much on her studies as her time in the pool. Her dad, Mark, played the role of father and manager. “We did our level best to ensure that she didn’t have too many stresses and strains,” he said, “supporting her financially, taking her to meetings and training - basically just always being there for her, like parents should. In her younger years, I acted as something of a manager, dealing with the media etc. Now she has an agent and lives on the other side of the world so my role is that of a proud and supportive dad.” As it has for many elite sportspeople, America proved the biggest draw for Gemma, with facilities and opportunities that many institutions in the UK simply cannot compete with. “I moved out to Florida six years ago, having won a scholarship to study at the university. I majored in Family Youth and Community Sciences and I’m trained in crisis


intervention and suicidology and a crisis phone volunteer. I’ve just finished my second year at the University of Florida graduate school, studying counselling and mental health, with a view to moving into that as a career when I retire.” A ticket to study payment-free at a top Stateside university is a dream for most aspiring athletes and for Gemma it has played a significant role in her rise to achieving world success in the pool. “We have two 50m pools almost next to each other, a 50-yard pool and a huge gym that’s used by the University’s American football team. It’s amazing the facilities they have out here and from my experience, the UK just doesn’t compare in terms of what they can offer athletes like me.” Gemma was awarded full sponsorship by the University of Florida through a scholarship and represented their swim team. She was also lucky enough to receive sponsorship from British Swimming a year before the rules on funding for overseaseducated UK athletes were changed, which meant UK swimmers were not entitled to British Swimming funding if they trained and lived overseas. Gemma has always refused to class herself solely as a swimmer, having committed as much time and effort to her future career aspirations as her current ones, something that her dad insists he is perhaps more proud of than any medal she has won. “We always wanted her to be grounded and continue having an active life outside the sport, says Mark. “Further education and sorting out a career after swimming was important for all of us, and the fact that she has achieved all these and remained grounded makes me hugely proud – perhaps more so than anything else.” Gemma echoes her dad’s thoughts, and is in no doubts about her short and long term goals before and after London 2012. “I love swimming but I don’t want to go into the sport side of things when I retire. I want something different, away from swimming, something completely new. Mental health psychology and intervention are what I’m passionate about. I’m not tempted by sports psychology as I feel I can help more people in a different field.” Her choice of study has also led her to hold strong, and some may say, controversial views about the sport, especially the psychological and scientific dimension of modern preparations.

“Sports science is a little overdone in the UK. I feel too much emphasis is put on it in preparing athletes for major events. After all, on a stage like the Olympic Games, it just comes down to a swimmer and their performance in the pool. Sports psychology is far more important and has played a big part in my career,” she reveals. “I’ve almost become my own psychologist now, which may not be such a good thing, but because I’ve studied at the university I feel I already known what I’m going to be told when talking with the experts. That said, I’ve never really suffered from the mental side of performing but psychology is a passion for me and it’s what I want to pursue.” Optimistic and level-headed are what best describe Gemma’s attitude going into the home Olympics. “The London Games will be fantastic and I’m looking forward to competing in front of a home crowd in what will probably be my last major event. In swimming, you usually retire in your mid- to late-20s, or early 30s if you’re lucky and still feel capable. I think the home Olympics will be my last meet. I want to finish my career on a high and get into the medal standings if I can do it.” Mark is keeping his cards as close to his chest as Gemma, playing down expectations, yet fully behind his daughter in her hopes to grasp a medal. “All you can really do is reach the final - then the rest is a lottery. There’s only a minute difference in time between all the top swimmers, so it’s down to a bit of luck on the day. What Gemma does have on her side is experience. Some 70% of all medals go to the 30% of returning Olympians, so she stands a great chance.” Despite only having time to fly back to the UK twice a year, Gemma still feels like a Sussex girl at heart and finds it hard to put to bed thoughts of moving back to the south coast one day. “When I’m back in Florida, I realise that this is my home now. I have a house and a dog and my life is here. My career aspirations are best met in Florida and the place has helped so much in my career development and my studies so I won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. But every time I come home I miss it more and more the country and especially the chocolate, so sometimes I feel I could move back for good.”




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Scaynes Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex A good sized block of mainly broadleaved semi-ancient woodland, in all about 172 acres (69.8 ha) • Predominantly chestnut coppice with some conifer plantations • River Ouse and Canal frontage with fishing rights • Sporting and stalking rights For Sale by Private Treaty

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Price on application Billingshurst, guide price £1,200,000 Situated within park like grounds approaching seven acres, a magnificent principal portion of a former stud farm offering elegant and beautifully presented accommodation, facing due south, with delightful distant rural views over the Sussex countryside.


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Impressive & well appointed 4 reception room, 5 bedroom, country house with benefit of annexe, great views to the South Downs, heated pool, large garage block. Very good equestrian facilities including sand school & paddocks. Overall approx. 5.25 acres. ESTATE AGENTS & CHARTERED SURVEYORS

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Retirement living as it should be Elmbridge Village boasts a busy calendar of activities for residents. These include a weekly choir, exercise classes, a computer group, bingo sessions, line dancing, scrabble nights and much more.

Elmbridge Village is an established retirement community offering extensive leisure facilities, well designed homes and a flourishing social scene. A range of properties including one and two bedroom apartments and bungalows are now available priced from ÂŁ145,000 to ÂŁ370,000. Elmbridge Village, Essex Drive, Elmbridge Road, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8TR.

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Hill Farm House Horsham Road Cowfold Horsham West Sussex RH13 8AL PRICE RANGE: £1,100,000 TO £1,250,000 Four bedrooms | Six acres (one acre garden and five acres paddock) | Conservatory & Three/Four reception rooms Very private and secluded | Equine facilities | Private road, enclosed by woodland. An exceptional family home, formerly part of the Woldringfold Estate offers wonderful seclusion and privacy. It is approached via a private cobbled drive leading on to a sweeping gravel turning circle. It has many internal features such as oak flooring, handmade internal doors, ornate plaster coving and a feature fireplace in the main reception room. Set in around 5 acres of land the property is screened on all sides by mature trees and woodland. As an equine property, it offers approximately four acres of fenced grazing including a large mobile field shelter. The garden is complimented by a raised decked area adjacent to the Koi pond with a Breeze House that can seat ten people affording uninterrupted views over the garden and paddocks.

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Lovely detached character lodge set in a super semi-rural location within reach of Horsham and Billinghurst, with three bedrooms. Extensively modernised and refurbished throughout.

82801 Bashurst Hill, Slinfold £650 pcm

586910 Manor Fields, Horsham £795 pcm

Well furnished one double bedroom annexe situated in rural location on a working farm. Suitable for Single occupant only. Rent includes most bills.

Newly refurbished two double bedroom maisonette set over two floors and situated in a popular residential area of Horsham.

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766695 North Parade, Horsham £850 pcm

339189 Horsham £975 pcm

Bright and spacious two bedroom first floor apartment with re-fitted kitchen and bathroom, situated within easy reach of the town centre and station.

Luxury two bed two bath unfurnished apartment in a modern development within a short distance of Horsham main line station.


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166451 Tanbridge Park, Horsham £2000 pcm

Exceptionally spacious two bedroom luxury apartment with conservatory set in a highly sought after area close to Horsham town centre with allocated parking and single garage. Available unfurnished.

992386 Flower Farm Close, Henfield £1,000 pcm

937215 Cranleigh £1,195 pcm

937750 Cranleigh £1,295 pcm

Newly refurbished three bedroom semi detached bungalow situated in a peaceful cul-de-sac in Henfield.

Charming modernised semi-detached cottage offering two bedrooms and significant loft room in a sought after road in Cranleigh with garden.

Beautifully presented three bedroom semi-detached Victorian house in a desirable road in Cranleigh with attractive garden and off road parking.


937765 Cranleigh £1,595 pcm

937899 Ifold £1,600 pcm

Wonderfully spacious three bedroom detached house offering flexible accommodation with new kitchen and large garden.

Spacious four bedrom family house in a quiet village location and benefiting from an attractive private garden and large double garage.

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985520 Tanbridge Park, Horsham £1,800 pcm

Immaculately presented and situated off private drive on the sought after Tanbridge Park development with driveway parking for two cars. Available unfurnished.

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60 years of construction and craftsmanship

Building company E.A Chiverton has developed a reputation for excellent construction management and craftsmanship over more than 60 years. The company prides itself on traditional values and modern techniques combined with unsurpassed customer service, which is the reason its clients trust them to carry out their work to achieve exceptionally high standards. E.A Chiverton undertakes most projects in the commercial, public and private sector. The projects they have done in the past ranges from specialist conservation and restoration to large private residential new build and refurbishment, community, educational and commercial projects and work for housing associations. The company can work alongside its client’s architects and other project managers to ensure work is completed efficiently, on time and on budget. This is just one of the reasons customers come back to E A Chiverton when they need a construction company, and why much of their

business comes from recommendations. What sets the business apart from the competition, according to its director, Simon Lewis, is the passion of its workforce to create a stunning end result. “Our key strength in this industry is the quality of our management team. Each person who works on building projects is exceptionally skilled and highly trained. Our employees tend to stay with us. We appoint the right people for the right job and retain them, and because of that we have a workforce that is continually learning and getting better. Whenever necessary, we use only the best specialist sub-contractors to get the job done.” E.A Chiverton was originally formed by the Chiverton family and was handed down through a second generation before being acquired by its parent company R.W Armstrong in 2009. It is a name Simon feels honoured to keep going. He added: “Our reputation, service, expertise, processes and quality of the finish are all things that I am immensely proud of.”






what’s on? 1. summer nights live Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath 30 June 2012

The legendary pianist Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra along with the National Symphony Orchestra return to perform at the Borde Hill Garden picnic concerts this Summer. Jools Holland will be on stage on Saturday 30 June with his 18-piece Orchestra and special guests including Mark Almond for a night of pure boogie-woogie that will get the crowd on their feet and dancing.

2. festival of speed Goodwood Racecourse, Goodwood 28 June to 1 July 2012

The 2012 Festival of Speed theme is Young Guns - Born to Win and celebrates drivers and riders, designers and engineers whose supreme talent has afforded them superstar status. The festival will feature a glittering array of cars and motorcylces. There will also be a special display of vehicles to mark the Queen’s Jubilee.

3. sussex food festival

4. a right royal celebration

5. three friday nights

The Bluebell Railway is hosting their popular annual Sussex Food Festival. It’s a wonderful opportunity for many local Sussex businesses to come together to celebrate a wide variety of fresh, home cooked, traditional, and organic delights. This year is proving to be even more popular with many more Sussex businesses attending, some old and some new.

The team at Fontwell Park Racecourse is counting down to a Jubilee race day celebration on Sunday 3 June. Over 6000 people are expected to join in the fun as Fontwell Park recreates another fantastic way to celebrate a milestone in the history of the Royal Family.

Held on ‘Three Friday Nights’ in June, this programme of weekend events started last year and proved so popular they are doing it all again. This time there will be three new acts/hosts with Andy Cato from Groove Armada, Mike Skinner and Dermot O’Leary all lined up. The evenings offer a mixture of music, dancing and racing.

Bluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes 23 to 24 June 2012

Fontwell Park, Fontwell 3 June 2012

Goodwood Racecourse, Goodwood 8, 15 and 22 June 2012



Tommy Tippetts

SAILING SOLO James Hood meets Tommy Tippetts - a young man from Kirdford who has spent 82 days rowing solo across the Atlantic in a bid to raise awareness for charity If you’ve flown or sailed across any ocean you will know how vast it can be. It takes long enough to cross the Atlantic in a plane or in the comfort of a cruise liner so imagine the physical and mental challenge of rowing a 24 foot long boat from the Canary Islands to Barbados. That’s the epic task undertaken by Kirdford lad, Tommy Tippetts who, at the age of 22, became the youngest man to ever row any ocean, solo. At the end of 2011, he embarked on a one-man rowing trip across the Atlantic, for charity. You might wander, as I did, if that’s even possible. Row? On your own? For 82 days? “It’s a long time, but the boats are more impressive than you think. Mine was equipped with navigation systems, a small cabin to keep supplies and somewhere to sleep at night, as well as a solar powered gadget that turns sea water into drinking water”, Tommy told The Resident Magazine. Funny you should mention the nighttime Tommy - What was that like? “At first it took some getting used to. When the moon and stars weren’t lighting up the ocean it could feel pretty eery, and one night a flying fish hit me in the face which really startled me. But I did get used to it. There’s nothing else out there. And when the stars were out it was pretty beautiful. And I would go to sleep and know that when I woke up I would be a few miles closer to Barbados.” You might wander why someone would put themselves through something so challenging. But Tommy had good reason - raising money for a charity that is close to his heart; Mind, which supports people with mental health problems. He added: “Before I went I spent about 16 months preparing physically but also raising the money I needed to make the journey. It’s

a costly exercise. The boat alone costs around £25,000 and then of course I wanted to make a substantial donation to my chosen charity. I raised a lot through generous advertisers and friends, family and the public. I’ve now raised almost £15,000 for Mind.” And so with 82 days at sea alone, were there times when he had wished he had turned around? “At first I had a bit of a false start due to some bad weather and technical issues so I did wonder what I had got myself into. But once I had set off the second time it was plain sailing for the most part. It’s really important to have a routine because spending 82 days alone is challenging. In fact, most of the trip was more of a mental challenge than a physical one. I had a load of parcels that my friends and family had given me and I would open one every ten days.” And what about safety? When conditions can be harsh enough for even larger boats, was it a dangerous attempt for a one-man rowing team? “It’s not as dangerous as you think. If anything went very wrong, I had an emergency beacon, a radio and under international law, other sailors or boats have a duty of care to help someone in trouble. After 82 days of solitude on his boat, and after losing around 15 kilos in weight, Tommy arrived in Barbados, where he had become something of a hero. So I was curious to know if it was all worth it at the end? “It was amazing. An adventure that I’m so pleased I did. And it was all for such a worthwhile cause.” For more information about the work that Mind does, visit



The Yellow Tulips by Anita Klein

Art consultant Maddi Reid uncovers the truth about original prints and explains why you shouldn’t overlook them even if you’re a serious collector

Seventh Encounter by Jasia Szerszynska

Visit any number of art fairs and galleries and you can expect to find a wide range of original prints for sale among the paintings and sculptures. Whether you’re looking for an investment or something to brighten up your walls, original prints allow people to buy a work of art from an artist that they might not otherwise be able to afford. Sometimes confusion arises because reproduction prints of paintings (giclée) and photographs are often called ‘limited edition prints’, a term which is also used for original prints. Whilst many reproduction prints are excellent quality, they are simply copies of an already completed work of art and often ‘limited’ to thousands of the same image. I am often surprised at exhibitions to hear the remarks people make when talking about original prints; from “I wouldn’t buy a print - I only want the original” to “Yes, but it’s only a print”. Whilst original prints can be seen as a more affordable way of getting art on your walls, this doesn’t mean that they are second-rate substitutes for the real (painted) thing. Far from being poor man’s paintings, printmaking is a standalone art form in its own right and host to a huge variety of complex and intriguing creative processes. An original print is made when the artist works a design onto a surface (cutting into a block of wood, for example, or engraving onto copper) and then transfers the image from that surface onto another to create an ‘impression’ of it, typically printing ink onto paper. There are four main printmaking media - etching, lithography, screen-printing

and relief printing and printmaking effects vary hugely depending on which technique an artist has used. Limited edition original prints are produced in restricted numbers and this scarcity of supply can make them sought-after by collectors. The number produced is determined by the artist and as each print is produced by hand, great care and skill is required to print a consistent edition. After the full edition is printed, the original block, plate or stone is defaced in some way so that no more prints can be taken. One of the most exciting things about printmaking today is the number of contemporary artists devoted to mastering and reinventing it. This year saw the 80th birthday celebrations of Sir Peter Blake, one of the best-known British artists of his generation. His love of printmaking goes hand-in-hand with his belief that art should be accessible to a wide audience. With Blake’s paintings often fetching six figure sums, his original prints represent an opportunity to collect his work at an affordable price. Many of the UK’s most successful painters are also important printmakers. For London based artist Anita Klein, printmaking allows her to repeatedly alter and adapt an image, without having to start from scratch each time. Anita loves to experiment and try many techniques, finding that some printing methods, such as etching, lend themselves to delicate linear detail whilst screen-printing allows her to create bold and graphic images. 47

Still Life by Victoria Achache

Anna Klein at her studio photographed by Nigel Swift

Next time you come across original prints, enquire how the prints were made and be sure to check how many prints are in the edition. The best way to improve your knowledge of printmaking is to get your hands dirty and try it out yourself! Either that or take a visit to an artist’s studios and watch them at work. For more information about original prints contact Third Encounter by Jasia Szerszynska

Maddi Reid is a co-owner at Fawn Art Consultancy, based in Brighton, East Sussex. Its services cover the South East of England & London. The advantage of hiring an Art Consultant is having the benefit of their trained eye in selecting art of the highest quality, and installing it in a way that enhances the overall image of your home or work place. 48

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Andrew Flintoff

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A series of academies taking place over the summer aim to help young people become healthier and happier as well as nurturing any aptitude at sport. Activities include dance, tennis and cricket - which is being supported by England cricket legend Andrew Flintoff Cricketer Andrew Flintoff is on a mission to help the country’s young people to improve their fitness. The former England player is hosting a Cricket Academy at venues not too far from you over the summer, aimed at improving the health and sporting skills of our nation’s children, to coincide with the London Olympics. The academies have been devised in partnerships with the Cooperative and Activate Sport. Andrew (affectionately known as Freddie on the pitch) told The Resident Magazine: “The academy has grown year after year and this year we have 60 venues. It’s great, as we get to see so many kids of different abilities enjoying the game, being active and playing with a smile on their face, all over the country. Cricket has given me so much, and I want to pass on my passion for the game to as many youngsters as I can. It would be great to produce the next star, but it is just as important to inspire someone who has never played the game before, to take up the sport and for it then to have a very positive impact on their life, regardless of how good they become.” By his own admission, Andrew’s first game of cricket, a quarter of a century ago, did not give too many clues as to what was to come. Standing out near the boundary ropes, a six-year-old ‘Freddie’ was filling in for a player who had dropped out of an under 13s match in Lancashire and had to make do with a handed-down Manchester United tracksuit instead of cricket whites. He also endured the ignominy of being out first ball when he eventually got to the crease. But his love of the game had nevertheless been ignited. Andrew added: “I never had the chance to play cricket when I was at school, we just played football. I was a centre-half and I was rubbish. But my dad played for a village side and I suppose I was always near a cricket field growing up. I watched the Ashes when I was a kid and always dreamed of playing for England, but never thought it would happen. Hopefully the academies can help

get kids interested in cricket themselves. If we find a star of the future, all well and good, but that’s not really what it is about. It is about getting the kids out there and enjoying the game. Having said that, the more enthusiasm we spread, the bigger pool of future stars we are likely to be able to choose from. Hampshire is the original home of cricket and Sussex, being next door, has been closely involved with the game as a result. There is a fantastic tradition of cricket in the county and we want to make sure the future potential is just as good.” The courses will be held in local school buildings across the South and the rest of the country during the summer holidays. Although Andrew himself cannot attend every one, he says, “I’d like to think I will have a big involvement. I will be very hands on when it comes to the creative side of things and I will be helping to select and train the teachers who will be delivering the summer courses. I try to visit every academy I can and I look forward to meeting players, coaches and parents at venues across the country in 2012.” Despite Andrew’s absence from the game due to knee surgery, he is on the road to recovery having taken part in the Dallaglio Cycle Slam to aid his rehabilitation. Flintoff joined former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio and the rest of his team for the fourth stage of the 2,800km charity cycle across Europe which, it is hoped, will help raise £1 million for Sport Relief and the Dallaglio Foundation. “I was delighted to be involved in the cycle, because raising money for these charities is fantastic” said Andrew. “It is beneficial on many levels as it lets me get involved in something that benefits Sport Relief and the Dallaglio Foundation as well as helping with my rehabilitation from knee surgery.” He will also be cycling to Greece later this year from London with his own foundation. “It’s going to be tough, but worth it!”.

Andrew Flintoff cricket academies 6 to 8 June

The New Beacon School, Brittains Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent

23 to 27 July Amesbury School, Hindhead, Surrey

13 to 17 August Eversley Indoor Cricket Centre, Fox Lane, Eversley Cross, Hants Residential academies are also available across the country. Visit for more information.

About Activate Sport

Activate Sport has grown from providing specialist football and cricket courses in 2004 to the sport, activity and adventure camps available today. They offer a range of courses for key sports, multi-sport, multi-activity and dance & drama and their dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated team are continually enhancing their courses and content to ensure that all children enjoy the best possible experience, regardless of age or ability level.Their Gold Medal Games camps offer a great opportunity for participants to try Olympic sports and with the next games just around the corner it will give children a chance to participate in mainstream individual and team sports as well as some that are not so well known. Their adventure camps continue to evolve and offer new and exciting activities for children to try which include climbing & abseiling, rock-itball and inflatable activities such as Bungee Running and their academies are a great way for children to be inspired by those that are successful in their fields.

Some information you don’t know about Andrew Flintoff Dream job outside of cricket “I have loved working with Jamie Redknapp and James Corden on League of their own, and have enjoyed travelling around the globe for some of the other programmes. I did some adverts for Corrie and I would have loved to have been the landlord of Rovers Return!”

Favourite music to download “Elvis is a favourite. I’ve got a few signed albums and a bottle opener that plays All Shook Up. I used to dabble in a bit of karaoke with Boyzone’s No Matter What, and I love Rocket Man by Elton John.”

How can you spot a potential world class cricketer? “I think you can tell a natural a mile off. They can play the game without even trying. It’s the timing, understanding and desire. As a batsman it’s all about timing and if you bowl, the chances are your action is smooth and repetitive.” 51

Summer of celebration

The Jubilee and Olympics are the only excuses we need to throw a big party and (weather permitting) the best ones are always in the garden. We’ve teamed up with Flicker Rose, the independent home accessories boutique in Steyning, to provide you with all you need for a good old knees up

raspberry and cream cupcakes WHAT YOU WILL NEED for the cupcakes · · · · · · ·

180g/6oz butter, softened 180g/6oz caster sugar 180g/6oz plain flour 1 heaped tsp baking powder 3-4 tbsp milk 2 free-range eggs 150g/5oz raspberries

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125g/4oz butter, softened 250g/8oz icing sugar 1 tbsp milk small drop red food colouring 12 raspberries


Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Place all of the cupcake ingredients, except the raspberries, into a food processor and mix until well combined. Add more milk, if necessary, to get the mixture to a soft drop consistency. Put one spoonful of the mixture into the cases, then follow with two to three raspberries, and another spoonful of mixture. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until risen and golden-brown. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Then, for the icing, beat the butter in a bowl until light and fluffy. Carefully stir in the icing sugar and continue to beat for five minutes. Beat in the milk and food colouring. Decorate the cupcakes with the icing and why not top each cupcake with a raspberry?

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pomegranate salad WHAT YOU WILL NEED · · · · · · ·

1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves, rinsed and drained 1/4 red onion, sliced very thin 1/2 cup walnut pieces 1/2 cup crumbled feta 1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts (optional) 1 pomegranate, peeled and seeds separated 4 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette


Place the spinach in a bowl, then add all the other ingredients. Top with dressing and toss the salad


eton mess WHAT YOU WILL NEED · · · · ·

1 punnet strawberries a dash of sugar a dash of port 1 meringues broken up cream, softly whipped


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1 bottle of Blackwood’s Dry Gin 12 oz. agave syrup 12 oz. pear purée 20 oz. chilled earl grey tea 10 oz. lemon juice Nutmeg


· You can make pear puree easily by peeling and coring six pears, blending in a food processor and adding a little castor sugar and pressed apple juice. · Don’t use lemon juice concentrate, simply buy twelve lemons and squeeze them. · You can find agave syrup in most supermarkets, made from the primary ingredient in tequila. It’s allegedly the healthiest source of sugar on earth.


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Mix the gin and tea which should have brewed for approximately ten minutes and chilled for around half an hour in the fridge in a pitcher. Add all other ingredients (except the nutmeg) and stir. Add some ice to the pitcher or bowl. To serve, add some ice to a tall glass, pour punch in glass, and sprinkle some ground nutmeg on the top, optionally add lemon wedge as garnish.

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Punch, my dear Copperfield, like time and tide, waits for no man... His recent despondency, not to say despair, was gone in a moment. I never saw a man so thoroughly enjoy himself amid the fragrance of lemon-peel and sugar, the odour of burning spirit, and the steam of boiling water, as Mr Micawber did that afternoon. It was wonderful to see his face shining at us out of a thin cloud of these delicate fumes, as he stirred, and mixed, and tasted, and looked as if he were making, instead of a punch, a fortune for his family down to the latest posterity.

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Summer wine Our editor selects some of the wines that are perfect for the warmer weather and ideal for all those garden parties Nyetimber’s Classic Cuvee 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 Produced from a mixture of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, this sparkling wine is a deep golden colour with a fine, gentle bead.The aroma of toast, marmalade, wax, coffee and toasted finish. The wine has a rich mouthfeel, with very gentle bubbles and an impressive length.

Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough, New Zealand This wine is light, crisp and ideal for al fresco drinking that goes from afternoon to evening. It has a zesty, hint of citrus (you might be able to taste the flavour of grapefruit) with a smoky finish. It’s a classic Marlborough wine - fresh, thanks to the climate in which it is made, and absolutely lovely. Try it with salmon.

Tirade Fiano, Falanghina, Greco 2010, Campania, Italy Give your garden party or barbecue a Mediterranean infusion with this modern, dry and delightful wine. It has a hint of almonds and herbs and is produced in Italy. Try and see if you can taste the subtle vanilla flavour that comes as a result of its partial aging in small oak barrels.

George’s Duboeuf 2010 Chiroubles, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France We couldn’t put together a wine list without one from arguably the greatest wine-growing region on earth. The soil makes Burgundy one of the best, coupled with centuries of craftsmanship and skill from the people that work there. This particular choice is from a less well known village in the region - Chiroubles. Take your time when you taste it and you will recognise the aroma and flavours of summer fruits, which is precisely why we’ve selected it as one of this season’s wines. Try it as an apéritif or with meaty fish such as tuna.


RAISE your glass James Hood believes drinking Champagne in moderation shows the drink the respect it deserves - but any excuse to open up a bottle will do Like many people, when I was growing up, Champagne was reserved for very special occasions. And I am really glad about that. Because now, years later, despite having worked hard enough to be able to afford the drink whenever the mood takes me, it remains a rather rare pleasure. A treat. Precisely what it should be. It is something I can look forward to or enjoy to celebrate the good times and, importantly, to fend off the bad. I am a real advocate for the latter. It might seem odd, but is there a better time for champagne than when life isn’t quite going to plan? I think not. I’ve been asked by people who aren’t as big a fan of the beverage why I love it so and frankly, I can’t put my finger on it. It is perhaps because of all the consumables within our reach, champagne is still something to be enjoyed sparingly, something that, in a world where everything is available to us at the touch of a button, is still consumed in moderation (unless you’re Kanye West.) And something to be respected. This final point was never so evident to me than last summer in Champagne - the French province in which the drink is produced. There I saw how it is made, from the picking of the grapes to the careful twisting of the bottle at an almost-upside-down 70 degree angle for weeks to remove the sugary sedemant. Hundreds of years of history and craft, still being used in cellars full of millions of bottles to create Champagne which is shipped around the world. Made from the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grapes, it is thought to have been created during the 17th century, when bubbles accidentally appeared in a bottle of fermenting wine. Although Dom Perignon is rumoured to have invented it, it was in fact a British scientist, Christopher Merrett, who created the first production method some 30 years before in 1662. If, like me, you enjoy a glass or two, just reading the word will probably have you craving a glass. And you would be in luck. It’s the time of year when it’s perfectly acceptable to open a bottle (but then again, when isn’t it?). The sun is starting to shine, the polo matches are beginning, and wedding season is on its way. Maybe it’s the sensation of the tingling on the tongue, perhaps the hint of passion fruit, almonds or any number of complex combinations in the taste, or maybe it’s all just clever marketing. One thing is for sure; our love affair with Champagne has stood the test of time, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Andrew Crompton, owner of Cromptons at the Olive Branch, in Horsham, believes its popularity is not just

down to taste, but the sense of occasion: “Champagne has a magical quality and represents something special – good times, whether it’s a wedding, birthday or party. It usually involves happy memories”, he told The Resident Magazine. But it doesn’t have to be a special occasion for you to enjoy a glass of champagne. Apparently, it doesn’t have to be an occasion you’d want to remember either: In a previous issue of Vogue, Tamasin DayLewis commented that Champagne was equally as important for the “fending off, or acceptance of heartache or hard times, not just the emissary of fun”. Regardless of the reason for having a glass or two, Champagne stirs an emotion in all who drink it. Whether it’s over a new job, or an ex-boyfriend, for laughter or tears, something about it just feels great and a life (or fridge) without it is an emptier one. Perhaps its appeal lies in the fact that it can be drunk at any time of day without judgement. It seems just as appropriate for breakfast with a drop of orange juice as it does at 3pm with high tea. In fact, why not open one now? Remember – twist the bottle not the cork and always let it pop open gently into your hand (never in the air like Michael Schumacher please). Whether you like to drink it or not, you might consider investing in it. If you think the vintage variety is just a decadence to be reserved for Christmas and toasting Wills and Kate, think again; Particular years of the drink are becoming quite the investment opportunity after a surge in demand, so you may want to look into it next time you have some cash to stash in stocks and shares. Celebrity culture and Champagne’s growing popularity in the Middle East and Asia is making it a sought-after drink, and because it is polished off more quickly than fine wines, there is less of it around. There are however only certain brands that will get you a return, and you probably won’t find them on the shelf at your local shop. It must be vintage, and probably have the likes of Louis Roederer, Dom Perignon and Krug on the label. So if you haven’t put down the magazine yet to go and get yourself some, pick up a bottle on your next shopping trip. Whether it’s destined for the cellar, for your anniversary or for the next time a friend comes round for a cuppa, you’ll be glad you have it, and it will make your fridge look chic in the mean time. Remember, it’s there for you in the good times and the bad. Oh, and accept no imitations. 63

It’s hot right now Coffee has never been so widely consumed. Whether it’s your morning wake up call or an excuse to wile away a Saturday with friends, as a nation we are loving those little brown beans. But can you drink it with a clear conscience? Put the kettle on and let’s find out Coffee is hot right now. Both literally and metaphorically speaking. And never was it more evident than in Horsham, back in April. More than 3,000 people either living in or visiting the town voted in a competition to help The Resident find the shop or café that serves the ‘Best Cup of Coffee’. Now, 3,000 might not seem like a lot in the grand scheme of things. But in a small town, it is a sign of our love affair with those little brown beans. The Lounge, at The Company Hairdressers, on Middle Street was victorious - winning head and shoulders above the rest. And it’s not just Horsham where people are going crazy for a coffee fix. Although it may have been little more than the morning pick-me-up of choice for millions of people for decades, today it means serious business - with over 1.6 billion cups consumed every day around the world. In 20 years it has gone from the middle class cafetière (usually dusted off for a dinner party) to a coffee shop on every corner and evolved from Nescafé, to the takeaway varieties many of us struggle to pronounce. So what’s so great about coffee? Grab yourself a cappuccino and read on for a bit more about the little brown beans that have caused a big stir. Although coffee was introduced to the western world around 400 years ago, its origins date as far back as 800 BC. There are countless Arabian legends that tell of a powerful, black and bitter stimulant, which is believed to have derived from its use in medicine at the turn of the first millennium. Since then coffee drinking has become embedded in our culture and countless countries including Italy and Kenya have perfected its production. From our morning ritual on the way to work to a catch-up with friends, a cup of coffee has become part of a typical day. But it is not only the supermarkets and Starbucks that are doing a roaring (or should that be roasting) trade. The industry now provides an income for more than 100 million people worldwide, and many of them are living

in developing countries, relying on the exports that satisfy our caffeine fix for their livelihoods. It is second only to oil in the list of the world’s largest markets, and can mean that farmers and their families live self-sufficiently. Columbia in particular has been at the forefront of the development of coffee as an industry that provides independence for those involved in making it. With strict quality guidelines and communitydriven projects in place there, every Columbian cup of coffee represents ethical farming, and a long-standing philosophy shared by some 500,000 of its people. So with initiatives like those in Columbia, and the rise of Fair Trade produce in the UK, we can enjoy our daily cuppa with a clear conscience. But is it actually any good for us? For years, experts have warned us of the effects of too much caffeine. But more recent research has shown it could be just as beneficial to our health. Dietician, Dr Sarah Schenker (sarahschenker. com) believes it can reduce the risk of developing gallstones, colon cancer and liver disease as well as reducing the effects or development of Parkinson’s. Despite the view that we can now safely drink coffee in moderation without worrying about the potential health benefits, there is another, greater threat to our caffeine consumption; global warming. The changes in climate in regions that produce coffee has meant dry spells, short and intense periods of rainfall and may force farmers to move elsewhere. Not an easy feat logistically, or if land is not available. But there are procedures in place to make coffee farming more sustainable and organisations such as The Rainforest Alliance and the Fairtrade Foundation aim to increase social and environmental standards, helping to encourage efficiency and lower costs for those who rely on the industry. So why not go out for a guilt-free espresso now? Make mine a venti, double shot, extra hot caramel macchiato. Well, the latte is so last year. 65


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To (sort of) quote Malvolio in Twelfth Night : ³ ... be not afraid of architectural plants. Some are born architectural, some achieve architecture and some have architecture thrust upon them². Topiary is definitely the last of these three categories. It’s the ability to clip certain plants (usually evergreen with very small leaves) in to pleasing shapes. Forcing nature to submit to our will. The word Œpleasing invites a degree of subjectivity - some find privet clipped into the shape of a man riding a penny-farthing bicycle pleasing whereas others prefer gentle natural undulations of clipped yew. The blob - rounded, slightly flat topped, doughnut shaped - remains the most popular as far as sales at the nursery go. It’s an oriental twist on the European tradition of clipped balls which remain more popular than the other European tradition - the clipped cone or clipped pyramid. When it comes to formal arrangements of topiary, I find the cone certainly has its place but the rounded ball or blob is always easier to place and this is confirmed by us selling some ten times more balls and blobs than cones and pyramids. Without wishing to get too analytical about this, I notice that the enthusiasm that people show for trees when they’re old and domed is much greater than that shown for younger trees that still have their youthful spire-like form. They’re still young and vigourous and are thrusting themselves upwards towards the light. It¹s later on when they settle into comfortable maturity that they take on that lovely rounded look that everyone admires. Compare a young Scots Pine (looks like a

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Every summer, for the past 30 years, Arundel has come alive with the sights and sounds of its annual festival. Read on to find out what’s in store this time round


The Arundel Festival has been running for over 30 years and is now firmly established as one of the South of England’s premier Arts Festivals. This year’s festival will take place from Friday, August 17 until Monday, August 27 and the whole community of this picturesque town in West Sussex is involved. Amongst the many highlights of the 10-day Festival will be Shakespeare in The Collector Earl’s Garden, eclectic music and arts in Jubilee Gardens, hot-air balloon rides from the Meadows, The now famous Bath Tub Race on the river and the hugely popular Gallery Trail. The Festival will begin with a Folk and Country night at Jubilee Gardens, followed on Saturday by the ‘Festival Farmers Market’, and official opening with the Children’s Parade and raising of the flag. Ash Kent, festival organiser, said: “2011 was another great success, with an estimated 40,000 people coming to the town during its ten day period. With this huge amount of people comes a huge amount of responsibility and a small but staunch committee of volunteers has taken this on in recent times. This year, the ethos is one based around the belief that art comes in many forms, but can define and influence a community from grassroots upwards. We are excited about the inclusion of several new areas and events. The massively popular Arundel Bath Tub Race will be moved into the festival period and launched from the town. This event has attracted thousands of people in recent times and the festival committee members are very excited to see it return to the town. Last year nearly 40 entrants created one of the best ever and we hope to follow this with the Race starting in Town and heading, albeit slowly, upstream! Jubilee Gardens Performing Arts Stage, now in its 5th year, will also have a new look and feel. Offering 10 days of free music, the festival is delighted to welcome an experienced local team to co-ordinate all aspects of the music and arts. The music

will be very varied this year, with the first weekend based around families, leading up to the final weekend of more bands and performers. The first weekend includes the new ‘Arundel’s got talent’ event, where we will be discovering new local talent!” The Festival will also have the inclusion of more children’s workshops than ever and has teamed up with the lido to provide a full and varied programme throughout the festival. Also, there will be several poetry readings and poets will be appearing through the festival. Added to all this is a variety of fantastic plays by Drip Action and the Arundel Players. Comedy nights and more plays will be showing at The Jailhouse. Both weekends will showcase street entertainment, and with the roads closed, this will create a truly unique atmosphere and carnival atmosphere. Words and music in private houses makes a return in style including the Hanover band. It seems particularly appropriate to hold Shakespeare at Arundel Castle – after filming took place there earlier in the year as part of the Shakespeare Festival to be broadcast on the BBC televisions cultural Olympiad during June/July . The Tempest and The Taming of the Shrew will be performed in The Collector Earl’s Garden. Arundel Festival has joined forces with the British School of Ballooning and Hot Air Balloon rides will be available. The balloon rides that will be sold will be valid for 12 months and during the Festival. The launch site will be once again in the meadows, by kind permission of The Duke of Norfolk, weather permitting there will be an area set aside next to the balloon launch site for visitors and the community to come bring a picnic, and watch the balloons launch, meet the balloonists, and perhaps have a tethered ride! For more information visit


SUMMER IS HERE! AND THERE IS NOWHERE BETTER TO ENJOY IT THAN AT THE DELIGHTFUL PETWORTH HOUSE June is the perfect time of year to explore the outdoors. The days are brighter, the evenings are lighter, the sun is beginning to get warmer and the fields and flowers are rich with colour. And as this is the Best of British issue of The Resident Magazine, here is one wonderful way to wile away an English summer’s day. At Petworth House, there are 700 acres of stunning parkland, all of which was landscaped by ‘Capability Brown’. There

you can amble for an hour, or for a day. Take friends, the family, a picnic and enjoy some of the most beautiful views on offer anywhere in the country. Picnic by the lake overlooked by the grand mansion house and see if you can glimpse fallow deer and other wildlife. It’s an idyllic escape right here in the heart of Sussex, and if that’s not enough to entice you, there is a host of outdoor events taking place over the coming weeks.



Spaniels were the favoured pet of the 3rd Earl of Egremont and to celebrate this beautiful breed of dog all varieties of spaniel are invited to the park. There will be competitions, trails, stalls, working dogs and demonstrations to keep you and your four legged friend amused all day long. There will even be spaniel ear making for children. Non Spaniels are of course welcome to join in the fun and the event is free.

During the early 19th century the 3rd Earl of Egremont was well known as an agricultural improver. The Earl built a pioneering piggery in the grounds and bred pigs that were known to escape into the mansion. To celebrate Father’s Day weekend, you can pig out at Petworth, and enjoy all things porcine. There will be live rare breeds, tasty pork products and local cider on offer. On Sunday see the Harley Davidson hogs arrive. Normal grounds admission applies.



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I’m a girl who loves her heels. I love wedges, kitten heels, court shoes and of course, stilettos. Why? Because they make me took taller and more elegant, and, crucially, feel fantastic! Heels have been around for centuries and are adored by women around the globe. They are a must-have in any women’s wardrobe today as they add elegance to every outfit. Whether it’s a work uniform, a night out with the girls or even a trip out shopping, they can be worn for any occasion. They are versatile shoe, which is part of their appeal. Available in every colour there’s a pair for every outfit.

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So, what’s the story with stilettos? Where did the shoe come from, who designed it, and why are they so popular? Originally, only the heel of a shoe was referred to as a stiletto but this soon changed to refer to high heeled shoes which also had a pointed toe. Gradually the stiletto we know and love today evolved, with a more broad range of styles. To be defined as a stiletto, the heel usually measures in at around 1cm in diameter and about 8cm in height. The word in Italian means ‘dagger’, hence the thin point. The kitten heel is a term that refers to a similar shoe with a heel that is 5cm or less. Thin-heeled shoes first made an appearance back in the 19th century. Gradually, designers changed the look to meet demand and drive trends and the stiletto started to take off in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. During this time, the heels got higher, and skirts got shorter as women realised the elegant silhouette the style would create. So, who is responsible for bringing the muchloved shoe to the forefront of fashion? Two main names seem to keep cropping up, Roger Vivier and Salvatore Ferragamo. Frenchman Vivier designed shoes for Christian Dior which helped them become an overnight sensation and Italian shoe designer, Ferragamo, is responsible for inventing the thin metal rod that is in the heal of the stiletto. The ultra slim heel is adored by many women as it’s known for making them taller and making their figures appear even more feminine. Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe often wore the shoe but they became uncool in The Beatles’ era and thankfully sprung back into fashion at the end of the 1970s. 42 years later, they are still at the centre of the fashion world and worn by supermodels as well as your everyday woman. If we’re going to get technical about it, they push the weight onto the balls of your feet which means your body is more curvaceous and creates the illusion of longer legs. Gemma Faith, from West Sussex, is a senior manager at a 5 star hotel in London. She wouldn’t be seen dead without a pair of heels at the office and told The Resident Magazine: “Every girl looks better in a pair of high heels. They can really affect how you feel. And if you feel good you are more confident and that’s especially important if you’re at work. I don’t do flats.” Of course, not every woman can walk in stilettos. And personally I can understand why. But girls, they come in every colour under the sun and you should be able to find a height that suits your style and lifestyle. They’ll help you stand tall and beautiful - the only accessory you need for all those summer dresses. 85

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Cathedral Choir School The Governors of the Prebendal School, Chichester Cathedral’s Choir School, have given approval for an exciting new scheme for the school to expand into the adjoining property at 55 West Street from September 2012. Work on adapting the building has already begun. This move will enable the school to remain at the forefront of education and to continue to offer the best for all of its pupils from the youngest to the oldest. The Prebendal School is one of the oldest schools in the land and has educated the Cathedral Choristers for well over 700 years. It was refounded as a grammar school by Bishop Storey in 1497. It has a reputation second to none as one of the foremost music schools in the area but also boasts high academic achievement and good sporting results. 87 per cent of last year’s leavers obtained scholarships to public schools. The enlarged facilities will provide such things as more classrooms, a spacious art department and enhanced language teaching facilities. This move

will enable the Pre-prep department, currently housed at Northgate House in North Street to move onto the West Street Site affirming a uniting policy of ‘One School, one site’. The Head Master of the school, Timothy Cannell, said. “We consider this development to be exceptionally exciting and a great milestone in the history of Prebendal. It will also enable us to plan for further developments to the school’s facilities in the future, particularly in the areas of music and sport. The Prebendal School is a friendly and thriving community and we always welcome people to come and look round to see what we have on offer. We remain wholly committed to ensuring that the children are respected as individuals and everyone that visits us is touched by the warmth of the school. You are invited to attend our Open Afternoon on Monday 25th June 2012 between 1400 and 1630. We would be delighted to show you around. Please contact us on 01243 772220 or if you would like any further information.

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It has been talked about for years. But for many, cosmetic surgery (a sub-speciality plastic surgery) is considered something reserved for celebrities and footballers’ wives and girlfriends. That’s all changing, as the treatments become more available and affordable here in the UK. But what does it involve, where do you begin and what can you expect if you’ve been contemplating going under the knife? According to consultant plastic surgeon, Jeremy Hurren, breast enlargements top the list of cosmetic surgery treatments for his patients at the moment. But there are plenty of other areas on people’s bodies that they want to improve. Mr Hurren told The Resident Magazine: “I do a combination of cosmetic surgery as a private surgeon and also a lot of work as an NHS surgeon, helping people return their bodies back to normal after breast and skin cancers. That’s the difference between the two - cosmetic surgery tends to be about taking a normal appearance or body and making improvements to it, making people look younger for example. My work with the NHS on the other hand helps people return to normal. Procedures I do as part of my private practice include breast enlargements, facial procedures such as eyelid surgery, tummy tucks, liposuction, removing moles etc. But one of the biggest areas of growth I have seen is in clients who need excess skin removed after losing a lot of weight.” If you’ve been thinking about having a procedure done yourself but don’t know where to begin, Jeremy believes that in most instances, your GP is a good place to start. He said: “Although some doctors don’t advocate cosmetic surgery, generally speaking, GPs are sensitive to the needs and feelings of their patients. And if there is something bothering them about a particular part of their body I would like to think that their GP would be

able to give them some advice on how to go about finding a good plastic surgeon.” That, of course, leads us to one of the most crucial questions of all - how do you find a reputable, trusted surgeon? Start by staying a little closer to home. “I would advise people to use their common sense when it comes to choosing a surgeon. For example a doctor based in a foreign country might be a risky choice because you can’t check their credentials easily. And if anything goes wrong, what can you do about it? It’s much better to choose a surgeon here and try if you can to choose one with the right qualifications who is a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) or with the letters FRCS (Plast) after their name. It’s not easy to find someone you can trust if it’s your first procedure, because obviously most plastic surgeons have a commercial interest in you choosing them. Finding someone with a good reputation is a good place to start.” Mr Hurren has more than 20 years’ experience as a plastic surgeon having qualified in 1987 and became an NHS consultant 11 years ago. He says his work is “highly rewarding” and believes that any critics of such surgery should speak to the people who have had it done. He added: “It has been a controversial topic, but I sit in the clinic talking to a constant stream of people who have had their lives changed for the better because of surgery. Some say they have improved confidence, others say they have been on their first holiday in years because they were so self conscious before. Of course it is important to remember it is still surgery and therefore there are risks, but on the whole, it has a positive impact on people’s lives.” For more information visit


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People often wonder, is it a town or is it a village? But, when there’s this much going on, it doesn’t matter! Resident Jill Woolf explains why choosing Steyning after living in London was a good move 93

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At first sight, driving along Steyning’s picturesque high street with its ample offering of interesting and varied shops intermingled with mouth-watering eateries, it’s easy to forget this rather refined Sussex gem was once a harbour, port and Saxon market town. There are no obvious signs Roman galleys then Saxon ships preceded today’s 4x4s or chirpy minis. The sea is some six or seven miles away, the River Adur meanders on the outskirts closer to Bramber and Beeding, and the nearest working port is Shoreham. Steyning nestles at the foot of the Downs and today is more popular for shoppers, walking holidays, tea and coffee houses, and of course events like the vibrant Steyning Festival and the annual Country Fair. But nonetheless, Steyning has a rich history and some wonderful architecture, ranging from thatched cottages through to Georgian town houses. Steyning Museum holds the key to learning more about the area’s history and fascinating characters like Cuthman – allegedly an Anglo-Saxon shepherd, church-builder and saint. The seasons bring out the very best in the rural and urban landscape – from snowcapped roofs and icicles hanging from the listed cottages in Church Street in winter, the abundance of pretty flowers and blossom across the town in spring, the sun-shimmering views to the Downs in the summer and the rich autumnal hues as the days get shorter. No wonder there’s always a plethora of dog walkers, visitors and hikers. For the talkers rather than walkers, Steyning has a fine selection of pubs, chic cafés and renowned restaurants. There’s something for everyone, from the traditional to the more sophisticated, to satisfy even the most discerning palate. Even the local fishmongers turns into a fish and chip take-away twice a week. There’s no excuse not to be fit and healthy here though – Steyning boasts its own leisure centre with a well-equipped gym, swimming pool and comprehensive sports facilities. Shops include some of the most delightful independent boutiques, florists, bakeries, hardware store, guitar shop, bookshop and Steyning also has its very own little mall – Cobblestone Walk, hosting a variety of quirky emporia well worth a visit. Until the Beeching ‘Axe’ in 1966, the town was served by a railway station and there are still one or two signs still identifiable on a walk along the River Adur down to Shoreham. On the opposite side of town, a more uphill trek leads to Chanctonbury Ring, once a hill fort then Roman temple on top of Chanctonbury Hill. Legends abound – one says the Devil created the Ring and can be summonsed by certain actions while there; another about increased

fertility if you sleep on the site overnight. Myths or not, it’s certainly a popular hiking destination. The famous ‘From Steyning to the Ring’ poem appears engraved for posterity in stone a little way up Mouse Lane, written by a soldier just before going into battle in the First World War and printed in the Daily News in 1916. Worthy of note too are the villages of Bramber, Beeding and Small Dole, which form part of the Steyning district. Each has its own notable character and charm, especially St Mary’s historic house and garden in Bramber and the remains of William de Braose’s once Norman motte and bailey Bramber Castle. As a Londoner by birth who had always lived in more urban settings, moving to the relative peace and quiet of Steyning was a joy. Having shops on my doorstep which would satisfy my everyday needs was also a bonus. There’s a wide variety of very active local clubs and associations for residents who choose to take part, including arts, photography and sports, and of course the wonderful countryside to explore. Traffic links in all directions are very good, allowing those running businesses or commuting to at least make valiant efforts to get where they need to go, trains and traffic notwithstanding! But one question remains: is Steyning a town or a village? This is the topic of many a debate over a drink or two in one of the local hostelries. Steyning is certainly big enough to call itself a small town while retaining a village feel (and sometimes, it has to be said, somewhat of a village mentality). The debate will continue though until someone comes up with the definitive answer. It is, nonetheless, a delightfully charming place in which to live and work, and once people move to Steyning, they rarely move away.

About Jill

Jill Woolf is a PR and marketing consultant based in Steyning. Having had a wideranging career in PR, sales and marketing at senior management level within the bluechip, not-for-profit/charity and independent sectors, she has run her own company, Chimera Communications, for nearly ten years. Jill is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and was a nonexecutive board director of the first social enterprise communications company. She is also a senior communications associate with a London-based management consultancy and a Press & PR Group member of the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce. Jill is chair of the local Neighbourhood Panel for Steyning, Bramber, Beeding and Small Dole. Find out more at 95



Lansbury’s Ladieswear has been in the front shop for three years. We came to Cobblestone Walk because of the unique building and of course the great location right opposite the main high street car park. We started stocking Emreco clothing a brand that was in the top 10 retail selling lines in 2011 just this season and the line has proved very popular with our ladies. It gives excellent quality at a sensible price, something we know ourladies appreciate. We also sell Bohemia, another very popular brand plus others not so well known - something that sets us apart from other retailers. Our policy is to offer advice when required or let ladies browse

at their leisure. We want customers to leave feeling happy about their purchase and look fantastic. When we started, our aim was to offer ladies clothing that has quality and to gain a customer base that look forward to visiting our shop. Today, we hope we have achieved that and we have many valued customers. It’s great when a lady tells you she has worn one of our pieces many times as she likes it so much and that all her friends ask where she bought it, that was our aim. So ladies, why not come and have a look around our shop? You will be pleasantly surprised. You can always call us to find out if we have a certain item in stock.

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This year, Steyning has plenty to celebrate. As well as Jubilee and Olympics celebrations, the town hosts its fifth annual festival

The festival runs from 26 May to 10 June and kicks off with the Children’s Parade on the first day. Local Schools got together for craft workshops and made sparkly t-shirts and crowns for the event. Over 850 tickets for Steyning Festival’s street party on Sunday 3 June have sold out! People have booked tickets from surrounding areas as well as Steyning and are all keen to get along to this lovely old market town and take part in the festival celebrations and enjoy a picnic. Local residents that haven’t been able to purchase a ticket for a seat will simply be there to soak up the atmosphere and pop into one of the local pubs, restaurants of cafes. Steyning Festival will be hosting a Sports Day on the beautiful grounds of the Cricket Club at the foot of the downs. Horsham Leisure Link and Steyning Athletics Club will be running a Mini Olympics and local sports organisations will provide entertainment and demonstrations. The towns Cuthman Wheelbarrow Race returns, so take you own wheelbarrow and try your luck. This is a free family event to all Steyning residents and surrounding towns and villages – all are welcome! The arts side of the festival has grown from strength to strength and covers the areas of Theatre, Music, Literature and Talks, Walks and Visual Arts. This year’s events include award winning Brighton and Hove Russian Choir performing a traditional Russian repertoire; A Conversation with Chris Cleave, author of The Other Hand and P.D. James, one of the most celebrated crime writers of our time. Now in her 10th decade, she will be talking about her latest novel, Death Comes to Pemberley, in which she

has woven together her love of Jane Austen with her mastery of the art of detective fiction. There are some fantastic events for children! The Theatre of Widdershins return to the festival and will perform The Elves and The Shoemaker, suitable for under 10 years old. This well known tale, made popular by the Ladybird Classic, uses a beautifully crafted set and colourful puppets, sublime music, a kaleidoscope of miniature shoes and a comic mouse - £6 a ticket. Sophia and the Snail is an inspirational show for ages 3 - 7 that looks at the importance of vegetables and how they grow – a fast and funny tale about one little girl’s journey towards overcoming her biggest fears – especially snails! Steyning Downland Scheme is organising some of the walks for the festival and their Conservation Morning walk is suitable for all the family. Roam the Rifle Range, a 2 mile walk, gives the opportunity of discovering its history over the last 120 years of its existence. One of the free events is Unplugged, where budding musicians and friends can sit around a fire in the woods, enjoy a sausage or two and listen to the sounds. The popular event, A Night at the Opera, presented by Music Theatre 2000, returns to the festival with a programme of arias, duets and ensembles to whet the appetites of both novices and newcomers. Singers include Adrian Powter who sung with Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera, Opera North and Carl Rosa Opera along with and Barry Clark who appeared in the original cast of Phantom of the Opera. Visit the Steyning Festival website for further information at 97


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FLICKER-ROSE OFFERS A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF BRITISH MADE GIFTS, JEWELLERY AND HOME ACCESSORIES, SET IN THE HEART OF THE ROMANTIC TOWN OF STEYNING. Found at the front of the historic Cobblestone Walk, Flicker-Rose is packed to the rafters with unique treasures handmade from around England. Flicker-Rose is building a reputation for supporting a number of up-and-coming British designers and local makers. After recently doubling the size of their jewellery collection due to demand, the shop now offers an extensive collection of handmade silver, glass, costume, semi-precious and recycled tin pieces all made and designed within the British Isles. The shop is famous for its broad range of recycled tin jewellery handmade by a British designer based in Wales. Each piece is lovingly crafted from biscuit, toffee or sweet tins and then placed onto British silver chains and wirings to create stunning individual pieces. The designer also works with recycled aluminium, brass and silver with each piece being hand-textured or complimented with Swarovski crystals or pearls. If it’s a gift that you are after, Flicker-Rose is the place to go. Brimming with wonderful gift ideas and with staff always on hand to help, you are sure to find something to suit. For the friend who needs some pampering there is a sensational range of toiletries and soaps all handmade in Cowfold from natural ingredients, or even hand balms and lip glosses made in Dorset from beeswax. For the girls there is a huge range of pretty bits for their rooms, a jewellery collection, gift

ideas for friends and other wonderful little treats to put a smile on their faces! The shop also stocks a good range of hooks and kitchen accessories, not to mention a new furniture collection for 2012 including some one off hand-painted pieces. The furniture range is always changing, with new pieces regularly coming in! If they haven’t got it, they’ll try and source it for you. Flicker-Rose offers something that bit different, which is not found elsewhere on the high street. Their aim is to carry on supporting British and local makers and bring together a mixture of handmade and English style. For more information, special offers and to keep up to date with stock join FlickerRose on Facebook – flickerrose. OPENING HOURS: Monday- Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm We will also be open for Steyning’s Jubilee Celebrations on Sunday 3rd June 2012. Photography Ava Pannell Design Ava Pannell & Cerri Williams Floral displays Blomst Flower Studio (www. British themed cupcakes Rachael’s Kitchen (


Something old, something new Two of Cuckfield’s loveliest boutiques are teaming up to create a place for brides to buy the ‘dress of their dreams’ - just one of the new additions to the village’s most relaxing shopping destination

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Since it opened last year, Flaneur in Cuckfield has been one of the premium destinations in Sussex for home accessories, great coffee, deli foods and plenty of other fabulous fare. It is popular with people who enjoy the finer things in life, many of whom travel far and wide to the shop and the delightful village in which it is situated. But not satisfied with being one of the best places to enjoy tea and cake with friends or buy gifts for loved ones, the proprietors who established Flaneur a year ago, Caroline and David, are committed to making sure the shop just gets better and better. That’s why the husband and wife team now has a license to sell and serve wines (ideal for sitting out on the sunny terrace) and are also introducing hot foods on every second saturday of the month, to coincide with the village’s Farmer’s Market on the same day. David told the Resident Magazine: “We love fresh, local and often free range foods. That’s why we are introducing new produce including sausages made locally, baguettes and other foods. Plus by introducing wine that people can either take away or enjoy here we are just creating an even nicer way to wile away some summer time. At Flaneur our aim has always been to create a vibe in which people can relax and take their time. It’s where the name comes from and we are continually striving to make sure we achieve that kind of atmosphere.” Another rather significant addition to Flaneur is the new Bridal boutique, which has been opened by the same team who brought you Edit, the pre-owned designer clothing shop where you can save up to 70% on

your favourite labels, which is also based in Cuckfield. Edit sells unwanted but still gorgeous items of clothing, often never worn, and shares the profits with those who bring them in. Its owner Rebekah Musik said: “I kept getting approached to sell wedding dresses and accessories. My customers are smart and know their fashion but also want good prices. It’s the same for wedding dresses. The days of spending £10,000 on a dress are over for many brides. Mainly because they are becoming more savvy and realise that it is something they only wear for a few hours. The style of my dresses also lends itself to the themes of many weddings these days, be it vintage or generally quite cool. And the space within Flaneur is perfect for my clothes.” The dresses Rebekah sells in Edit Brides are all luxury items and everything sold is of a high quality and rarely worn. For example, blushing brides-to-be can choose from an Alexander McQueen dress, formerly £3,500 that is now £900 or a Vera Wang creation that was £9,500, which will now set them back £4,000 at Edit Brides. Rebekah added: “It’s a chance for women to have the dress of their dreams.” In addition to dresses there will be shoes by designers such as Christian Louboutin, bridesmaids dresses and evening wear. Customers can browse at any time while Flaneur is open but fittings are by appointment only. Speaking about the arrival of Edit Brides at Flaneur, David said: “Both of our boutiques are about quality, with great service. Quite simply we are all nice people to deal with and that’s why we make a great match, one which we are really excited about.”


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a different tune Whether it’s a new flatscreen or a complete sound system installed in your home you’re looking for, we have discovered a place in Sussex with its ‘finger on the electrical pulse’ - that goes above and beyond what you’ve come to expect from buying the latest products Whether you are in the market for a set of headphones, a dock for your iPod, a stateof-the -art TV or a complete sound and entertainment system throughout your home, it is reassuring to know there is a company based here in West Sussex that specialises in all things electrical. Norman Hobbs, in Haywards Heath, has been selling and installing the most up to date electrical, sound and vision equipment for more than half a century. The team there really know their stuff; something which is evident the moment you walk in the door. Couple that with the widest range of goods around and you’ve got yourself a great place to kit yourself out with top quality sound and vision. Of course, if it’s the new range of Totem or Bose speakers you’re after, for example, you

can simply pop in store to look at the latest range and plenty of other gadgets and goodies. But one of the areas in which Norman Hobbs is an expert is home installation. Regardless of the size of your home (or even where it is in most cases), they can help you create the effect you are looking for. That could be a home cinema, a complete re-wiring to ensure you can play Adele in every room from one ‘master’ system, or simply setting up your surround sound for your brand new flatscreen (for those who shudder at the sight of all those wires). The team at Norman Hobbs are experts and not only do they know technology - they absolutely love it, too. The business is run by husband and wife team, Marcus and Sue Walker-Reilly. Sue told The Resident Magazine: “My husband is a walking oracle when it comes to the equipment we sell

and install. It’s much more than just a job for us. We absolutely love it. Marcus has a background in electronics. It is what he’s always done, so when his uncle, the original Norman Hobbs, passed away, we took over the business - that was 13 years ago and we haven’t looked back. We’ve made sure we keep up with the times as well. We never wanted to be complacent and we understand that technology is constantly changing and that customers want the very latest of everything. That’s why we make sure we sell brand new ranges, whether it’s Loewe TVs, Bose speakers or the new Kaleidescape system - which allows people to store all their movies on a hard drive and select or view them through their screens. We’ve got our fingers on the electrical pulse!” The team loves their work so much they’ll often travel far and wide to do it. Sue added: “We travel to London and have gone as far as Europe to install systems in some very special homes. These are large-scale installations that require a lot of planning, consultation with the customer and intricate work. It’s a testament to the quality of equipment and work we offer and the lengths we go to to ensure we have happy customers. We can also work with project managers, architects and interior designers if people are installing equipment as part of a larger project.” But no matter where Norman Hobbs installs its electrical equipment, whether it’s in the South of France or the South of England, the principles remain the same - ensuring that the systems and service are tailored to the customer. Sue added: “We know that every single person will want something different. And particularly with the home installations, everyone’s home is different and has a different style and acoustics. So we listen to what they want and base our advice and products on those needs.” But whether it’s a home install or a new stylish stand for your TV (of which there is an assortment of shapes and colours), your first port of call should be their shop on the high street. There, a team of helpful electrical experts are on-hand to get you started. You will also find not one but two viewing rooms, in which Norman Hobbs will set up the TV or stereo of your choice in a private living room and get an idea of the quality (or what it will look like on your wall). You can even bring in your own music or films! Which is yet another example of why you should choose them if you want a service that goes above and beyond what you expect when shopping for the latest toys. For more information visit normanhobbs. or call 01444 413353 13 - 15 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath

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Fit for a king Leather and a leopard skin rug are not your only options for a stylish bachelor pad. So interior designer Katrina Smith explains how you can make every inch of your home masculine and amazing

When I first started to write this article I asked a few guys what they would like in their bachelor pad – yes the big TV, the state of the art HiFi, snooker table etc were all high on the list. The modern bachelor pad is all about simplicity. I believe for a good bachelor pad it is best to start out with a modern design, clean lines, no clutter. You want to create a good impression - one of being as clean and as organised as possible. Begin with the colour - blue is the most popular colour choice for men, but use it sparingly, either as an accent colour or soft tones rather than a bright blue covering every space. Classic choices are grey and brown, they work well with just about everything. You can add a contrast of red, but stay away from reds that are overly pink. Pillar box red works really well. If you can be persuaded to have a feature wall, look at the new textured wallpapers that are around. Texture will add depth to your scheme, and create a great backdrop to hang artwork or mirrors. When choosing a sofa – the bigger the better (as long as it fits in the room) with a large coffee table for all your mates to sit around and have room for their drinks. This is one place where you wont find a cushion in sight. But do ensure the sofa is comfortable, just because it looks great doesn’t mean it will feel great!

I haven’t forgotten the gadgets, but instead of having your XBox on the floor and your DVD player perched on top of the TV, why not purchase a large media unit which will rid you of all the clutter. Keeping each item on its own shelf will keep everything neat and organised. Flooring will very often be hard – either wood or laminate. You could look at vinyls that mimic wood – Karndean or Amtico are good choices. To give the room just a touch of warmth a rug would be a good addition. Textured natural carpets, such as sisal or coir are also a good choice. Think carefully about how you light your bachelor pad – not too little, and not too much. Table lamps will add atmosphere, as will uplighters and downlighters – mood lighting is what you should be looking for. And how about having it work by remote control? Men are very often unsure what to do about window treatments. To give them a masculine feel, opt for geometric prints, stripes or textured fabrics. Look at having eyelet curtains or roman blinds. Recently for a bachelor client of mine we hung panels of fabric, rather than curtains in neutral shades. And if you are in to your gadgets then why not purchase blinds or curtain tracks that work by remote control. If you are still unsure or uneasy about designing your bachelor pad, then you can always ask a female or more fashionforward friend for advice. Failing that - an interior designer will do the job!

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interior designer Catherine Smith offers some top tips on designing a bedroom for the kids and says it can be as much fun for you as it is for your little darlings Children’s bedrooms are really fun to design, but as well as fun they need to be functional, full of storage and well, childproof. Finding an inspiring wallpaper or favourite colour is often a great starting point to inspire you and your child. There is an enormous range of wonderful wall coverings around and if the budget isn’t too tight then check out They will digitally print wallpaper for the whole wall made to order to the correct size. They offer a fantastic range of stock images from favourite old comics, flowers and maps to name but a few and if you prefer, they will make a bespoke piece from an image you provide. We recently did this for a boy’s bedroom with an image from the comic Captain America, which looked amazing! Surface View offers a full hanging service too. If your budget is a little more limited, or you don’t want to spend too much money when you’ll probably be re-designing it again in a year or two, then the market for wallpaper is unlimited, I recently found a local Brighton-based company who have created a simple yet stylish wallpaper collection including cats, dogs and birdcages. Visit bainesandfricker. net for more. Painting and wallpapering is an inexpensive way to transform a room and can easily be changed when your child grows up. Window treatments such as blinds and curtains can be a little more expensive, so I tend to keep these simple. I will often use white fabric which will generally tie in with most schemes over time, but by adding a little colour with a braid or trimming it adds some interest and a bit of fun. Storage plays an enormous part in a child’s bedroom with all those toys to house and when space is limited then going up is often the best option. There are some great space saving ideas out there where you can utilise the space under the bed, with everything from shelving and drawers, to sleepover beds, to complete desk and sofa options, the possibilities are endless, but there can be downfalls when Mum is trying to change the bed linen on a bed so high up, or your child is a little afraid of heights having to

sleep with their nose almost pressed to the ceiling. This is where British company, StudyBed comes in. They have come up with a unique idea. Especially useful for older children the StudyBed comprises of a unit including a bed and desk in one piece; the desk can house a computer and a few office requirements and when you want to go to sleep, no need to pack it all way, simply rotate on the easy to use mechanism and so the bed appears, the desk is neatly stored under the bed. In an array of finishes including bespoke options and with additional storage furniture to match, the StudyBed really is a space saving and attractive addition to any child’s or teenager’s room. Visit to find out more. Children’s bedrooms lend themselves very well to using eclectic pieces of furniture. For an inexpensive way to update a room, look out for old chests of drawers or bedside tables that could be painted. With a lick of paint and some fun handles that chest of drawers will not only add valuable storage but give a unique feel to the room. For something a bit different try painting the drawer fronts of a chest in blackboard paint, it can give you a fun way of labelling what’s in them. With the colour scheme and furniture in place, the fun can really begin by accessorising your child’s bedroom. This part needs no boundaries because this is where you can introduce your child’s personality and they can make their stamp on the room. There are so many inspirational ideas out there, for instance cushions can be quite amusing; I especially like Ferm Living’s “Robot” collection available in the UK from 95percentshop. Accessorise with fun lighting such as pretty fairy lights draped around a bed, or a new favourite of mine is the My Deer wall light also available at 95percentshop. Top it all off with some funky bed linen; try Designers Guild for some yummy designs, and shelves stuffed with cuddly toys and I’m sure your child will love you to the moon and back! Contact Catherine Smith at 115


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The Hungry Guest is ready for summer and all the joys of Jubilee June. Come to our Scandie -style BBQ featuring the very best of summery food from the region. Contact the café to reserve your place. We are now open late on Thurs to Sat for light suppers. Pop in. The shop is all set for BBQ fever - Check out our meat boxes and BBQ packs, homemade burgers and bespoke sausages. We even make our own burger buns! Why not try some delicious new local cheeses and sample the olive bar. Don't forget our Hungry Guest refreshing cordials and Bloody Mary Mix for a spicy start to your BBQ fun. B O T H S H O P A N D C A F É A R E O P E N 7 D AY S A W E E K V I S I T U S O N W W W . T H E H U N G R Y G U E S T. C O M M I D D L E S T R E E T & L O M B A R D S T R E E T, P E T W O R T H

Join us at the Leconfield for the Jubilee month of June, where we have a menu full of delicious seasonal produce, like earthy beetroot, broad beans, elderflowers and strawberries. Try our new season lamb, and the catch of the day featuring crab, hake, grey mullet and lobster. Enjoy our relaxed, airy dining room, sunlit courtyard and unique private dining options upstairs - call in to book and take a peek! Don't forget our top rated Sunday Roasts and Tuesday Fish and Fizz nights. The Leconfield | New Street | Petworth | GU28 0AS | t: 01798 345111 e: | w:

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FRESH approach There is a restaurant, cafe and bar in Midhurst that is bringing the coast inland and providing a place where you can eat, drink and socialise from dawn ‘till dusk If you love your seafood, you’ll know that it’s not always easy to find unless you’re on the coast. But at a small independent restaurant in Midhurst, they are bringing in the freshest produce you will find daily and serving it up in a restaurant with a real buzz about it. Seven Fish, on the high street in Midhurst prides itself on good, fresh food. And it’s not all about fish either - there’s something on its menu for everyone. Co-owner David Stanton sums it up by saying: “We are about local foods, ingredients and suppliers. That’s how we keep it all fresh and tasting fantastic. As well as fish we’ve got meat and poultry dishes too. And to compliment the meals, we’ve tried to create a vibrant atmosphere that really comes alive when the customers arrive.” That electric atmosphere is no accident. It’s something that David has planned, using his 20 years in the business to create a place where people love to come to spend time with their friends and family or for a quite coffee. At Seven Fish you will find a different area depending on what you fancy. An open fireplace with sofas provides the perfect spot for a hot chocolate, while the bar area serves drinks for visitors or restaurant diners.

David added: “We know that in these economic times, people don’t have to come out to dinner. And supermarkets are offering great produce these days too, so we have to be providing people with something special. Our challenge since the beginning has been to go one better - give people something they can’t get at home. Part of that is fantastic food. The rest is creating a fun environment for them to come to. This is not the sort of place you can here a pin drop. It’s informal and enjoyable. We purposely opened up the kitchen so people can see what’s going on and hear the clatter of pots and pans. It’s what great food and a going out for dinner is all about.” Seven Fish is open all day long, with a range of breakfast foods available in the morning, a lunch and dinner menu as well as a coffee and cocktail bar where you can have a drink with your friends. During the day, it is a relaxing, welcoming place to enjoy some free time. There’s even an outside terrace where you can have dinner, weather permitting. For more information visit Seven Fish CANTEEN BAR & GRILL North Street, Midhurst GU29 9DJ 01730 716280 121


Seven Fish Canteen, Bar & Grill in North Street, Midhurst brings that coastal flavour inland. The menu features a variety of dishes, including meat, fish, seafood & poultry using, where possible, locally sourced ingredients and the best of British produce. It’s one of those “whatever you want it to be” type of places, open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner or just pop in for a glass of wine, cocktail, coffee or a beer. On warmer days you can dine outside in the patio garden with views over Cowdray ruins and surrounding meadows. The Leconfield is located in the heart of the delightful market town of Petworth. Lovingly restored and now established as a local institution and popular, stylish, fine dining destination. Join us for delicious, seasonal a la carte meals, fantastic value set lunch menus, or bring the whole family for a relaxing Sunday brunch. All dishes prepared with top quality, local produce. Recently listed by The Times as one of Top 30 places to enjoy Sunday lunch in the UK.

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Nizam Indian Restaurant is one of the finest Indian restaurants in the Mid Sussex area located in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. We have been serving exceptional Indian cuisine for over 34 years, since the opening of our doors in 1976 by Anwar Chowdhury. The Nizam has it’s own unique menu, offering you a superior blend of all Indian cuisines and speciality dishes you will not find in other Indian restaurants of this area. Our restaurant has recently been refurbished to a more contemporary feel and look, giving our customers a wonderful ambiance to enjoy our fantastic food in. The Nizam are also happy to accomodate all of your own occasions where special menus can be arranged, provided an advance booking is made. Now taking online reservations and take away orders. Visit our website for money saving offers

THE NIZAM INDIAN RESTAURANT 139 South Road Haywards Heath West Sussex RH16 4LY Also at Hurstpierpoint and Cranleigh.

Sparks Yard in Arundel is a positive haven of inspirational style and shopping but some people are unaware that there is a fantastic in store American inspired coffee and milkshake bar. Not only do we serve delicious Italian coffees, truly decadent cakes, traditional ice cream milkshakes & malts but we also make the most mind blowing ice cream sundaes. In addition to all of this naughtiness a great selection of locally made breads & pastries from The Hungry Guest and fresh soups from Gingers Kitchen are on offer. A truly great destination for lunch with the girls, an after school treat or a lazy Sunday morning breakfast. We even have a beautiful refurbished sunny courtyard to sit and enjoy it all in!

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Interior Design by True Colours Interiors Whether you are looking to change a single window or the entire house, we work with you to ensure you achieve the look you want, within your budget. “We engaged True Colours Interiors for the refurbishment of our lounge, dining room, hallway, stairs and landing. Everything ran like clockwork with Katrina project managing it all for us. We are absolutely delighted with the end result” ‘Mr & Mrs Thomas, Billingshurst

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BRADLEY STOVES ARE A LONG ESTABLISHED COMPANY WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN ALL ASPECTS OF STOVE SUPPLY AND FITTING. WE DELIVER A HIGH QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFERING EXPERT KNOWLEDGE OF PRODUCT AND INSTALL WITH SALES AFTERCARE AND MAINTENANCE. WE ONLY USE HETAS REGISTERED INSTALLERS. • Visit our online shop offering a huge selection of appliances, fireside accessories and chimney products all at competitive prices • Huge range of wood burners, wood stoves and multi-fuel stoves • Supply and fit chimney liners and flues for wood stoves and multi-fuel stoves • Stock a large variety of contemporary and traditional wood stoves • Isokoat and Isokern authorised • National Trust approved • Chimney camera surveys & full reports with a CD of the survey on request • Discounted prices & expert guidance • Choice of supply and fit • Delivery to your door • Nationwide Service • Design service • Stove spares Visit our Slinfold showroom for wood burning stoves, multifuel stoves, fire surrounds, castings, chimney products, companion sets, log baskets, fenders, log carriers, grates, frets and many other accessories to complement your wood burning stove.

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Top spas in Sussex Catherine Ross does a little research into some of the best spots in the county for a spa day. It’s a tough job... A spa day, or even just a spa treatment is like a little slice of heaven. The ultimate in luxury and relaxation and some much needed time out from the day to day dash. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway with a spot of pampering, a delicious day being pummelled and polished or just an hour of peace and quiet, there’s a spa for you.

The Aquila Health Spa at the Spread Eagle Hotel, Midhurst The Spread Eagle’s Aquila Spa brings a distinctly contemporary touch to this historic hotel, with excellent facilities beneath a Scandinavian-style vaulted wooden ceiling. It’s the perfect spot to swim in our indoor heated Pool, relax in the Jacuzzi Spa Pool, Scandinavian Sauna and Steam Room. Workout in our well-equipped, air-conditioned Fitness Suite or enjoy a rejuvenating body or beauty treatment in one of the Spa’s three temperature-controlled treatment rooms. For those seeking the ultimate in wellbeing, day and overnight Spa Packages are available for men, women and couples. Use of the Spa is free to most Hotel Guests and Spa Day Customers and we are open seven days a week. Monday to Friday 7am to 9pm, weekends and Bank Holidays 8am to 8pm. Our three treatment rooms are generally open from 10am to 6pm everyday, though earlier and later appointments are available on request. Children are welcome in our pool during our family times which are 10.30am to 12.30pm and 3.00pm to 5.00pm daily. Set in the historic Sussex market town of Midhurst within its own picturesque grounds, the Spread Eagle Hotel dates back in parts to 1430 and was once a coaching inn favoured by the rich and famous of the time. Today, it is the quintessentially English historic luxury hotel, retaining its heritage, yet providing every contemporary comfort.

PH20 Spa at the Park House Hotel, Bepton In a wonderfully rural, peaceful and beautiful location just a just a few miles down a leafy lane from the historic market town of Midhurst, Park House is a small luxury country house hotel with a stunning luxury spa called PH20. Open to Members, Spa-Day guests and hotel residents, PH20 has a range of new spa treatments to get you in shape for the summer months ahead. Currently taking the beauty industry by storm, Aromatherapy Associates has introduced a new facial machine called the Aroma Radiance Lift at Park House. One of only a handful of spas in the UK to have it, the machine’s treatments give immediate and tangible results to ensure every client leaves with visibly improved natural radiance and glowing, healthy skin. There is a choice of three new facials including an Aroma Lift, an Aroma Clear Facial and an Aroma Radiance Lift. Each treatment costs £85 for 60 minutes or £115 for 90 minutes. To get in shape for that bikini time of year again, Mama Mio has 4 new ‘Bootcamp Spa Treatments’ to target individual areas and make an immediate and visible difference. The individual Bootcamp Body-shaping Treatments are for Bums, Tums and Boobs, and cost £70 for 60 minutes or there is an overall full body Bikini Bootcamp treatment which costs £95 for 90 minutes. PH20 also has a new seasonal Spa Day, ‘The Body Beautiful Spa Day’, which offers guests full use of the spa’s indoor and outside sports and leisure facilities, the choice of one bootcamp treatment to tone, tighten and firm the bum, tum or boobs and a two course lunch which can be enjoyed by the outside swimming pool for £95pp. The extensive spa Treatment Menu also includes the Parsien Anne Semonin products and treatments and Park House Signature Treatments for ladies, men and mothers-to-be and there are additional Spa Days to choose from. For more information and to book your Spa Day or treatment, please call the Spa Team on 01730-819020 or email treatments@ 125

Beauty Secrets, Horsham Beauty Secrets, Horsham’s salon and spa in East Street, has shipped over a Moroccan Resul from which forms the centre-piece of their mini spa. This delightful and unusual experience involves the application of different types of mud which are noted for their detoxification and softening properties, to different areas of the body. You then enter a magical starlit enclosed area where natural steam infused with oils helps the mud work its magic on the skin. Beauty Secrets also offers a rich and varied menu of beauty delights. to, as are a unique range of beauty products such as body milks, scrubs, and oils - all of which can be infused with your signature fragrance. This is an ideal hen night or birthday treat and it takes place in the peaceful relaxation area of the spa at Beauty Secrets. Parties can be booked and why not combine some spa treatments with a personalised perfume party for a really unforgettable experience?

Mi-Spa, Horsham An oasis above the bustling shopping area, the Mi-spa has been open for a year and is a real hidden gem. It would be easy to walk past it, but open the door, climb the stairs and step into a beautiful, spacious, relaxing day spa. Treatments range from massages and facials to thread vein treatment, microdermabrasion, make-up lessons and manicures. The signature treatment is an hour and a half of pure relaxation. It combines a 45 minute “Back and Beyond� detoxifying back exfoliation with hot towels and a powerful back massage with a luxurious 45 minute facial and hand and arm massage. On arrival you will be encouraged to chill out in the relaxation room and interviewed by your therapist so your treatment can be tailored to your needs. Mi-spa also offers a range of group treatments and events to enjoy with family and friends. 127

Revitalise Spa at the Ashdown Park Hotel, Wych Cross This established spa is perfect for friends who want to escape together for some down-time. Set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, the Ashdown Park Hotel is the ultimate get-away. Housed within the Sussex Country Club, the Revitalise Spa is the perfect place to get away from it all. Relax in the pool, enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the Fairways Lounge and sample the extensive spa treatments. Designed in association with Kerstin Florian, the treatments use effective, natural products to promote relaxation and well-being. The signature treatment is “The Ultimate Forest of Dreams Ritual”, an 85 minute treatment with a full body scrub and 50 minute massage including scalp and feet and including hot stone therapy. So relaxing you might just fall asleep.

The Lansdowne Place Hotel, Hove This historic building in the heart of Hove offers chic, high quality accommodation just minutes from the sea front. The Lansdowne Place Spa promises to rebalance and restore mind, body and spirit. With eight treatment rooms, and packages ranging from individual treatments to spa days and residential packages, there’s bound to be something to tempt you. The signature treatment is a two hour Holistic Total Bodycare with hot stones treatment. It comprises a full body brush, full body exfoliation, full body aromatherapy massage and a facial. Customers will be offered a “smell test” of a range of oils to choose the benefits they want to receive. Depending on which oil smells best on the day, customers can be relaxed, revitalised, restored, invigorated or immune boosted.

Thai Heritage Spa, Hurstpierpoint For something a bit different, the Thai Heritage Spa is exactly as it sounds. A day spa, steeped in Thai history and combining European, Ayurvedic and Thai philosophies to promote wellbeing. Dimmed lights and flickering candles set the tone for some serious chill-out time. In addition to the typical spa treatments, the Thai Heritage Spa also offers yoga retreats and massage training. The signature treatment is a combination massage of either 60, 90 or 120 minutes. Using a range of techniques, including Thai pressure point massage, deep tissue massage and hot stone therapy, this massage promises to leave you revitalise, energised and de-stressed.

Summer Spa Day £99 PER PERSON Full use of the spa for the day. A one-course lunch in the hotel restaurant with a glass of Pimms. And the following treatments: 25-minute body scrub 25-minute back, neck & shoulder massage 25-minute facial choose either a mini manicure or a mini pedicure Available Monday to Friday only.

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If you’re getting married this year, congratulations. Bridget James is sure that - you’ll live happily ever after. That’s only if you survive the wedding of course Well how much can we pack into one month... June not only boasts the Trooping of the Colour, the longest day and Wimbledon but this year also marks Queen Elizabeth’s 60-year reign on England’s throne. If you haven’t got your Jubilee plans on schedule by now my friends, you may be up the proverbial creek and waving that Union Jack on your lonesome. Amongst all that hectic planning, I am sure there is also the odd wedding creeping in this month. Traditionally June is the ideal time for the blushing bride to walk up that isle to meet her beloved. Named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage and Jupiter’s wife, June has more than a head start on the marital calendar. After all, it’s the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and so promises at least one afternoon when you can possibly arrive and exit the church without being deluged in tons of rainwater. They say “a calm June, puts the farmer in tune” and so hopefully, also the band you’ve hired for the wedding reception. The business of getting married has come a long way from a quick ceremony at the local church followed up a knees up at the village hall. It’s now a multi million pound business, the planning of which often eclipses the actual reason why you are deciding to get hitched in the first place. There’s the nail biting choice of venue, guests, caterers - to champagne or not to champagne. Not to mention THE DRESS. Now I cast my mind back to my own

wedding. For I too got married in June. We are now divorced, but don’t panic girls and don’t let me put you off... It was a time of immense pre planning stress but I have to say when it came to it I absolutely loved the entire day. My new father-in-law looked like he’d just come off a pheasant shoot, my mother looked like she’d been dressed by Vivienne Westwood on an extra experimental day and my maid of honour was inebriated before she even got to the service. And I can’t say, with any certainty, that her honour had remained intact from celebrations the night before. We had the reception at Amberley Castle, which did an amazing job of canopying their entire walled garden for us. It was truly magical and I felt like the belle of the ball - which every bride should feel on her wedding day. I’m sure I had roses somewhere in my bouquet. Roses are of special importance in June. In folklore any rose picked on Midsummer’s Eve or Midsummer’s Day will keep fresh until Christmas day – bye bye poinsettia. On Midsummer’s Eve young girls should scatter rose petals and say: Rose leaves, rose leaves Rose leaves I strew He that will love me Come after me now On Midsummer’s Day their true love will visit them. Just make sure he has enough money to pay the wedding caterers.


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The Resident Magazine - June 2012  

Make the most of life in the area with our selection of the best it has to offer.

The Resident Magazine - June 2012  

Make the most of life in the area with our selection of the best it has to offer.