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FAMILY

SPRING / SUMMER 2019

GARDEN PARTY STYLE WET WEATHER WONDERS DON’T LET THE SPRING SHOWERS RUIN YOUR FUN

FRIENDLY FILMS

SUMMER READING SORTED SPARKLING DEBUTS AND FRESH VOICES

THE FOODIE EDIT


CONTRIBUTORS

MIA GARDNER

Editor-In-Chief Writer Graphic Designer

JIM WELLER

Writer Graphic Designer Photographer

PHOEBE DENMAN

GIORGIA PIZZIMENTI

ELEANOR ANDERSON

ALEXIA PARKS

MORGANA BARBESCHI

WILLIAM HUNT

Writer Stylist Graphic Designer

SHELLEY WITHINGTON Writer Photographer

Writer Graphic Designer

Creative Director: Spring into Style

Additional Contributors:

Writer Graphic Designer Stylist

Writer Graphic Designer

Tanya Miteva: Photographer. Evelina Mockūnaitė: Hair & Make-Up Giorgia Albanesi: Photographer.

Writer


CONTENTS 5:

What to do on a Wet Day

8:

Feeling Organised? Stationery Solutions

64: Spring into Style

12:

Westquay Top 5: Man-Proof Skincare Products

70:

Electrifying New Fiction You Want to Read

14:

Dreamy Desserts

Family Friendly Films

16:

Bring on the Colour

73:

28:

5 Bestselling Books at Waterstones

74:

Shoe Trends to Buy Now

22:

Delectable Dining

Kit out the kids in Spring brights

60:

Clash of the Patterns

Make a statement this Summer!

School holiday entertainment for all

78: Activewear

Dine in style with dining suites from John Lewis and Marks & Spencer

79:

30:

Beauty Mood Board: The Cruelty-Free Edit

80: Seasonal Menswear

32:

The Spring Tea Cleanse

86:

A Springtime Escape to Prague

34:

At the Movies: Comic Book Adaptations

88:

Made for Walking

38:

Ease into Easter

92:

How to Wear Denim

40:

Bags for all Occasions

99:

Night Night

42:

Easy Outdoor Living

44:

Red Carpet Ready

Our pick of al fresco homewares Hollywood inspired beauty

46: On the Wildside 50:

Be Beach Ready

53:

Westquay South: A Place for Everybody

58:

Is it Italian Approved?

Giorgia Pizzimenti tests the Italian dining options at Westquay South

Cover Image courtesy of Next

New Season Must Haves

Get the right looks this season

You won’t want to get up with these bed sets

107: Westquay Plus


by Alexia Parks


LEISURE

Shop till you drop Take a browse round the plethra of shops available at Westquay. There are over 100 shops to choose from selling everything from clothing and cosmetics to fruit and footwear. Don’t worry about spending too much, there is a wide range of affordable shops to explore. If you are looking to treat yourself, also available are luxury brands such as Pravins, Victoria Secret and Russel & Bromley. For a break in between shops, there is plenty of seating dotted around Westquay on all levels. Stay hydrated and make sure to grab a quick refreshment from one of the many shops before continuing on with the shopping.

Hollywood Bowl Where else to spend a rainy day than at the all-new American themed Hollywood Bowl? Get your friends together for a laughter-filled game! The modernised bowling alley caters for all ages and abilities. Hollywood bowl boasts a large number of lanes and even a luxury VIP section, for visitors looking for a slightly more luxurious experience. VIP is made up of four lanes that all have screens allowing visitors to select whether they want the barriers up or down (perfect for a team of different abilities). The benefits of VIP don’t stop there, throughout the game, notifications will appear on your screen offering table service so you don’t have to leave your lane! Hollywood Bowl is a family favourite and can get very busy therefore we recommend you prebook. This can be done online or over the phone, you may find you get a better deal this way too! If you’d like to carry on the fun and games, there are a wide selection of amusements displayed around the alley. An enormous Pacmac machine, air hockey table and a simulator, are just several of the amusements you mustn’t miss out on.


Food & Drink Feeling peckish? Westquay is the place to be for food and drink. If it’s a quick bite to eat you’re after, you’ll find all your favourite fast food restaurants on Level 2. For something a little bit fancier, Westquay boasts a number of authentic European and continental restaurants. For some of the finest Italian food, L’Osteria is the place. Head down for a pizza so large it’ll fill you up just by looking at it. Or for a taste of America, be sure to try out Red Dog Saloon, they’ll provide you with the best burger and beer around. Alternatively, Greek, Brazilian, Thai and Mexican food is all available for the slightly more adventurous diners. Whilst visiting don’t forget to try some of the delicious non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages found in the bars and restaurants at Westquay. Stop off at Boost for a refreshing smoothie or fresh juice, they have plenty of different fruits and flavours to tease your palette with. After something a little bit stronger? All Bar One offers an extensive menu of drinks to relax you after a busy day shopping.

Events Here at Westquay, there is always something going on to keep our visitors entertained and coming back for more. Keep an eye out for all the different events we have going on over the upcoming months at https://www.west-quay.co.uk/events.


Whether or not you stuck to your new year’s resolutions of keeping on top of things and not letting anything get out of control, here are some tips to get you back on track and a few nifty products to get you motivated.

Feeling unorganised? By Mia Gardner

S

ometimes everything just gets a bit too much. You’re staring at your neverending to-do list and you just can’t quite comprehend how many things you actually need to get done. Some items on the list are things you should have done yesterday or last week or even last month. Everything is just a mess. But, hold on a second. It’s not too late. After reading this, I can guarantee you’re going to feel a surge of motivation and you’ll finally be able to put an end to all that procrastinating you’ve been doing. Whether you’re a student trying to find some kind of light at the end of the tunnel flooding with hand-ins or a busy mum on-the-go trying to do what work you can in and between picking the kids up from school, we’ve got just the thing for you.

1

Physically write things down

By writing down the things you need to get done whether that’s immediate to-do kind of stuff or life goals, it’s there forever. Of course, it’s not often that you’ll always have pen and paper to hand so a great alternative is any kind of notes app on your mobile phone. Most of these apps will have a search engine within them so you can easily find anything you’ve made a note about even if you can’t remember exactly what it was. Genius, right? If you aren’t already using it, you really should because you can store an infinite amount of information and know that it’s in a safe place.


2

Make schedules and deadlines

One of the most common issues we all encounter when trying to be our most productive selves is wasting time. By setting yourself dates for when you need to get things done by, you’ll have a better idea of how to divide the remaining time you have left to complete a task.

3

Regularly declutter

Find some time each week to dedicate to having a little tidy up. A tidy room really is a tidy mind and if you’re feeling sceptic, try it. With any clutter thrown away or tidied and put back in its rightful place, you can focus on powering through that to-do list with plenty of space around you.

4

Stay away from bargains

Now, this is an important one for when you’re out and about. It’s always so tempting to pick up extra stuff that you don’t actually need. And, the thing is, even though something may have a low price, a pound is still a pound, and the more you splurge the more you spend no matter how dear the price tag. When it comes to shopping, write down exactly what you need and only buy those items. However, there are some pretty fabulous pieces we’d recommend you treat yourself to, to accompany you on your journey to becoming a master of organisation (see next page.)

5

Don’t be afraid to decline offers

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try and move things around to fit in a new plan, you just don’t have the time to do it that week. Don’t feel bad for saying no to people whether it’s the offer to take on more work or a get-together you can’t really afford. Trust me, you’ll thank yourself later when you’re on track and undisturbed.

6

Do the things you want to do least, first

I bet right now that there is something you need to do that you’ve been putting off. Ask yourself “why”? Then ask yourself “how important is it in comparison to everything else”? If your answers are along the lines of it taking a lot of effort but it is something that needs sorting out ASAP, just do it. Half the problem by making a start on it. Simple.


7

Get a bullet journal

If you don’t know what a bullet journal is, get your phone out right now and do a quick Google search. You’ll be met with a bunch of stunning imagery of artistic diaries. You don’t have to design yours as intricate as the #bujo pros but this is definitely a great method to become more organised and improve your productivity because you can implement certain routines to track your progress with different tasks.

8

Dedicate a day to chores

Yes, I know, washing, cleaning, hoovering, and sorting the recycling out are quite possibly some of the most boring things you’ll ever do but you’re kind of stuck with doing them for life – unless you win the lottery and hire a housekeeper. Oh, to be rich. But, back to the point, if you dedicate even a half a day (depending on how speedy you are) to getting all of that stuff done, you can reward yourself later with a well-deserved TV binge.

9

Never underestimate the power of meal prepping

Regardless of what stage you’re at in life, with meal prepping you just can’t go wrong. You could even incorporate this into your chore day. It’s a great method of preparing your lunches and dinners especially if you’re on the go and enjoy that little bit extra time in bed in the morning or lying on the sofa after work. What’s also great about this is the planning element which will make shopping easier too.

10

Set goals

This is the final and most important step. What better way to motivate yourself to do something than to have something to work towards? Set yourself goals and achieve them!

Our Top Picks Doodle A Day Diary, Paperchase, £14 There are so many types of diaries and journals to choose from. No matter how creative you are, journals like these are fun for everyone.

Brown Wood Framed Aztec Peg Board, New Look, £7.99 Use it to hang up your post-its and to even create a moodboard.

A6 Palmtree Notebook, Paperchase, £6 Buy yourself a notebook with a cool cover. It’s guarenteed to make you want to use it more! Decorative Floral Mug, M&S, £5 Why use a pencil case at home when you could display them in a pretty mug? Card Kit, John Lewis £7 By keeping cute little arts and crafts at home especially for card-making, it will save you a trip to the shops in future. Fluffy Pens, Flying Tiger, £2 Just like having a stunning notebook, the more eyecatching your stationery is the better. Black & Rose Gold Wire Bin, New Look, £15.99 Who says you can’t have a bin with holes everywhere? This would be a great addition to an artistic home office.


Westquay Top 5 Man-Proof Skincare Products

By William Hunt

With Winter well underway and Spring soon approaching, our skin is once again adapting to the weather change and lack of Vitamin D. We all know that British Spring can be pretty hit or miss weather wise, but with the random bursts of sunshine mixed with gale force winds, our skin is left confused and defeated.

Face wash can sometimes be scented which can sometimes be quite a red flag for men, however, Clinique within the last year opened up skin care for men’s range which includes facewash, exfoliators, and skin protecting moisturisers. What more could a man want? After using all 5 products your skin will be left gleaming and thanking both you and me for that little touch of TLC. All products can be found inside the John Lewis store with the beautiful team at Clinique.

1. Clinique Face Wash ÂŁ17.00

The perfect way to begin your skincare routine is to wash your hands and whack on some refreshing face wash to get deep into your pores ensuring all dirt and bacteria from the day is drawn out. Using this before a shave will also prep your skin for the most comfortable shave of your life.


2. Clinique Shaving Gel. £16.00

If you’re someone who has quite sensitive skin and enjoys a close shave, this product is perfect for you during the colder months. Is there anything worse than irritated shaving rash in the height of Winter? Fear not as the Aloe Shave Gel is designed to soften and cushion the face and beard for a smooth and close shave.

3. Clinique Face Scrub £21

It’s universal that when the weather gets colder, the skin gets drier and we end up with awkward flaky patches on our skin. Once you apply this to the skin (ensure skin is wet before application) give your face a gentle massage and rinse with some warm water and watch your skin turn from leather to silk.

4. Clinique Hydrating Gel £33.50

Now, I know you’re probably wondering, what on earth is a hydrating gel and am I wasting my money? A hydrating gel is what essentially locks the moisture into your skin and lasts up to 24 hours to ensure that when you go outside your skin isn’t going to deteriorate back into a hot mess.

5. Clinique Anti-Aging Eye Cream £31.95

Sometimes it’s hard to forget that even in the UK we still have some Winter sun lurking about, and without the sunnies ready in the car squinting and lots of facial movements occur causing deep lines around our eye area. To keep these lines under control apply some of the Anti-Aging eye cream to relax the muscles and tighten the skin.


DR E A M Y

Desser ts

Delicious sweet treats to takeaway for your cosy night in by Mia Gardner

Creams

Creams, we’ve got to give it to you! Their big Americanstyle waffles are freshly made to order. Here lies their White Kinder Bueno, Oreo and Ferroro Rocher Waffle (left) masterpiece. If you weren’t already drooling over just the idea of something sweet, we bet you are now after having seen this.

More... If you’re after something on the fruity side however, their Red Velvet Kiss (above) creation is rather irresistible. It consists of their new red velvet cookie dough, laced in rich chocolate sauce and shavings topped with fresh strawberries and a raspberry sorbet. Sit back, pop on a romcom, dig in to your takeaway box – sorted.

Krispy Creme

When bakers worldwide decided to fuse sweet with savoury all those years ago, a whole new taste was born. Krispy Kreme is the King of mastering all kinds of flavours and keeping up with new trends. Therefore, their Salted Caramel Cheesecake Doughnut (above) was one we just had to share with you.


Krispy Creme However, if you’d rather keep everything as sweet as possible this next dessert pick is a must. Lotus Caramelised Biscoff (above). Now, if you don’t know what Biscoff is you need to get to know. Two words: biscuit spread. This doughnut is topped with heavenly biscuit crumbs and white chocolate shavings. Now this is what dreams are made of.

Millie’s CookThis giant 11” freshly baked, hand-iced creation is actually one huge pizza-cookie (above). This one would make a great dessert to share round a group of friends if you’ve got company for the evening. As well as this peanut butter beauty, they do chocolate and vanilla too.

Boost This is the healthiest option which is also just as delicious. Boost’s juices and smoothies are great for a fruity buzz. Their diverse drinks menu gives you smoothie, blended, juiced and crushed options depending on what you’re in the mood for. Their ‘All Berry Bang’ (left) is a popular favourite with strawberries, raspberries, apple juice and blackcurrant. Many of them are also gluten-free and low in fat which makes them the perfect treat if you’re on a heath kick too!

Five Guys Millie’s Cookies They also recently released a new signature range of their original cookies. They have added ‘Apple and White Chocolate’ to their collection along with ‘Red Velvet and White Chocolate’ (left). If you’ll be taking one of these home with you, why not warm it up in the oven for a minute or so too!

When it comes to desserts we know not everyone is after something super filling and that’s where Five Guy’s tasty milkshakes (left) come into play. They take the regular delicacy to another level with customisation! You start with their classic vanilla base and then have the option shake it up with whichever mix ins you like. If strawberry and chocolate take your fancy, you can have both. Just pop the shake in the fridge when you get home until you’re ready to sit down and indulge.


Bright parka Boys Colour Block Hooded Jacket by M&S, £16-£20

Sunny jeans Girls Mustard Skinny Ripped Jeans by New Look, £22.99

Lightweight hoodies 3-16yr Boys Hoody by Next, £10 - £15

Classic tees 3-16yr Boys Multi Stripe T-Shirts by Next, £13 - £19

BRING O ON THE COLOUR

When it comes to dressing our lovely little ones, with the sunny season well and truly on its way, laying out their clothes each day becomes a little bit trickier. Not after you’ve read this. By Mia Gardner

Bardot baby! 3-16yr Girls Cotton Rich Bardot Top by M&S, £12 - £18

ne of the biggest trends for Spring/Summer 19 kidswear is colour, colour, colour! Whether it’s dreamy pastels or vivid brights, you just can’t go wrong. Plus, what’s great about investing in some more outgoing pieces than usual is that they can continue to be worn all year round. The little ‘uns will never tire of wearing their favourite bright colours no matter what the season is. The only decisions you have to make is if they’re going to need to wear a jumper or a coat on top that day. Take a look at some of these pieces by Westquay stores including M&S, Next and New Look for some of the best items available in childrenswear right now. We’ve got pieces for both the boys and the girls – take your pick!


Cool chinos 3-16yrs Boys Cotton Chino Shorts by M&S, £8-£12

Summer dresses 3-16yrs Girls Pure Cotton Dress by M&S, £12-£15 Rainbow sunnies Aviator Style Sunglasses by Next, £6

Kids’ Quiz: What does your favourite colour say about you? Red... Strong, Passionate, Energetic Orange... Artistic, Curious, Sociable Yellow... Happy, Adventurous, Kind

Colourful denim Girls Red Denim Jacket by New Look, £24.99

Green... Peaceful, Dreamer, Patient Blue... Sensitive, Creative, Careful Purple... Cute, Helpful, Ambitious Pink... Kind, Emotional, Loving


By Giorgia Pizzimenti

5 BESTSELLING BOOKS AT WATERSTONES

#Balanceforbetter is the new campaign theme for International Women Day 2019, to call out for more a gender-balanced world. 8th March was a day for everyone to reflect on the progress made throughout the centuries and to celebrate acts of courage and determination. Waterstones in Westquay provides a great selection of biographies and stories of women who contributed to make innovative changes. Here’s a list of five bestsellers you definitely need to read!

BECOMING by Michelle Obama ÂŁ19.99 (Hardback) Michelle Obama invited readers into her world, recounting the experiences that have shaped her from childhood on the South Side of Chicago, to her time spent at the White House. She describes her triumph and disappointments, both public and private.


THE SALT PATH by Raynor Winn ÂŁ7.99 (Paperback) Days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years is terminally ill, their home and livelihood is taken away. With nothing left, they make the brave decision to walk 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. They have almost no money left or shelter and must carry only the essentials for survival. Their walk becomes a remarkable journey.

ON THE FRONT LINE WITH THE WOMEN WHO FIGHT BACK by Stacey Dooley ÂŁ6.99 (Paperback) In 2007, Stacey Dooley was selected to take part in the BBC series Blood, Sweat and T-shirt. Through the course of the documentary, she covered a variety of topics, from sect trafficking in Cambodia, to Yazidi women fighting back in Syria or victims of domestic violence in Honduras. Stacey uses their experiences as a vehicle to explore issues at the centre of female experience and what it is to be a woman in the world today.


THE CHOICE by Edith Eger £6.99 (Paperback)

In 1944, at the age of sixteen Edith was sent to Auschwitz. There she endured unimaginable experiences, which she shares in this book. Edith’s bravery has helped a lot of people, and today she is an internationally acclaimed psychologist whose patients include survivors of abuse and soldiers suffering from PTSD.

GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo £15.99 (Hardback) This book tells the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. The authors find there is a lack of female role models in children’s literature, so their aim is to introduce us to remarkable women and their lives, to empower and inspire us aside from the common gender stereotypes.


John Lewis & Partners


Delectable Dining by Jim Weller

If your dining room needs sprucing up get some inspiration from our selection of dining suites from John Lewis & Partners and Marks and Spencer. Once you’ve bought the table and chairs pop to the home accessories departments for new crockery


John Lewis & Partners


John Lewis & Partners


Marks and Spencer


Marks and Spencer


Marks and Spencer


T H E R E V I TA L I S E R

THE SHIMMER

BRING ON THE MASK

TIME TO SHINE

The oh-so cooling and refreshing Lush Cosmetic Warrior Face Mask, £8.50 for 75g (left) is the perfect beauty treat to indulge in this spring. Grab your favourite spritzer and sit back whilst its anti-bacterial properties and fruity fresh loveliness work their magic.

For a luscious and glossy look, The Body Shop Shine Lip Liquid Lipgloss, £7 (left), offers the perfect non-sticky lip topper enriched with jojoba and argan oil in a tasty lemon sherbert flavour. THE SCENT

BEAUTY MOOD BOARD

THE CRUELTY-FREE EDIT Get ethical with these game-changing products filled with natural goodness

FLORAL DELIGHT Truly divine cruelty-free fragrances are hard to come by. Lush Goddess Perfume, £45 for 30ml (left), is made up of floral notes and sensual jasmine. T H E F LU T T E R

BUTTERFLY EFFECT

T H E LO O K

False lashes give your makeup that extra something-something. Try Eyelure Exaggerate Falsies, £6.99 at New Look (below).

Too Faced Natural Eyeshadow Collection Multi, £34 (left), is the go-to palette this season providing every look you need for that sunkissed glow you’ve been after all this time.

by Mia Gardner

NEUTRAL SPARKLES


NEW LOOK BEAUTY


The Spring

Tea Cleanse

As we begin to leave those frosty mornings behind, spring is fast

approaching. Hours of daylight will increase as the days get longer, while new flowers begin to bloom again, ready for the spring season. So, it’s time to ditch your morning coffee for something a little more exotic. Now would be the perfect time to consider a tea cleanse. However, we’re not saying you have to live off green juices and gluten free/fat free/dairy free foods. Just a good ol’ detox will bring you’re energy levels back up to stratch in no time. These delicious and flavoursome teas are great for anytime during the day. Not to mention their positive health benefits. Perhaps you’d like to start your morning with a cup of Peppermint tea - a light and refreshing boost for healthy digestion. However, if you prefer the sweeter things in life, try a Cranberry & Raspberry tea. Full of flavour, with a tangy hint - perfect for an afternoon cuppa.

By Eleanor Anderson


Peppermint: While peppermint tea is normally drunk for its refreshing flavour, like many other herbal teas, it contains great health benefits. ‘Mint’ is known to promote healthy digestion and in particular, peppermint is reffered to as ‘the stomach healer.’

£1.00, M&S.

Lemon & Ginger: Perfect to take in the morning, rich in antioxidants and boosts the immune system. Lemon is a citric fruit and contains vitamin C which can improve skin quality and provides a healthy digestion. Whereas ginger can be slightly over-powerring at times, however, mixed with lemon it creates a great balance between sweetness and a hint of spice.

£4.50 , Whittard Chelsea

Cranberry & Raspberry: Packed with vitamin C and E, cranberries and raspberries hold all the important nutreints for our bodies. Although cranberries have a sharp, sourness to them, paired with raspeberries makes the perfect combination of sweet and sour.

£1.70, Waitrose & Partners


At the Movies: Comic Book Adaptations

by Jim Weller

Films based on comics are not a new fad, but the past 10 years have seen a large number of releases due to the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has spurred on many superhero movies. This spring and summer more heroes, and anti-heroes, are coming to the big screen for your entertainment.

Shazam 5th April

Starring: Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled), Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Miss Sloane), Jack Dylan Grazer (IT, Beautiful Boy), Asher Angel. Spring 2019 brings us a more light-hearted venture into the DC Extended Universe with the release of Shazam! This origin story for Billy Batson and his superhero alter-ego, Shazam, is a family oriented superhero adventure.


Hellboy

11th April

Starring: David Harbour (Stranger Things, Suicide Squad), Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil, Fifth Element), Ian McShane (American Gods, Deadwood, Lovejoy), Daniel Dae Kim (Insurgent, Lost), Sophie Okonedo (Mrs Mandela, Aeon Flux, Hotel Rwanda) Following the cancellation of the sequel to Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) this year the franchise gets a reboot with Spring’s release of Hellboy. The wisecracking half-demon must face Nimue, a sorceress out for revenge.

The New Mutants 13th April

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, iBoy), Charlie Heaton (Shut In, Stranger Things), Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why, Teen Wolf), Blu Hunt (The Originals), The New Mutants is an X-Men film with a difference; it is a horror as well as a superhero movie. A group of young mutants held in a secret facility begin to discover their abilities, which they must use for their own protection.


Avengers Endgame 26th April

Starring: Robert Downey Jr (Zodiac, Chaplin), Chris Evans (Gifted, Fantastic Four), Scarlett Johansson (Rough Night, Lucy) , Chris Hemsworth (Bad Times at the El Royale, Ghostbusters), Karen Gillan (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Doctor Who), Josh Brolin (Deadpool 2, The Goonies) , Paul Rudd (The Fundamentals of Caring, Ant-Man) Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) comes to an end with Avengers: Endgame. It’s a direct sequel to Avengers: Infinity War and Antman and The Wasp with the audience finally learning the fate of the MCU heroes


X-Men: Dark Phoenix

7th June

Starring: Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game, The Martian), Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), Jennifer Lawrence (Red Sparrow, The Hunger Games), James McAvoy (Atomic Blonde, Split), Nicholas Hoult (The Favourite, About a Boy), Michael Fassbender (The Light Between Oceans, Prometheus) Another Marvel film, although not part of the MCU, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to be a Summer blockbuster. This film tells the story of psychic Jean Grey’s transformation into Dark Phoenix, a beloved story line with many X-Men fans.

Spider-Man: Far from Home 5th July

Starring: Tom Holland (In the Heart of the Sea, The Impossible), Zendaya (The Greatest Showman, Spiderman: Homecoming), Jake Gyllenhall (Okja, Donnie Darko), Marisa Tomei (The Rewrite, My Cousin Vinny) Spider-Man: Far from Home marks the start of Phase Four of the MCU and its very existence gives fans clues to the outcome of Avengers: Endgame. In this sequel to 2017s Spiderman: Homecoming Peter Parker travels to Europe and comes up against a new foe.


Ease into EASTER

by Jim Weller

There’s no need to rush like a mad March hare to get ready for Easter. Our quick guide to the best buys from Paperchase, Hotel Chocolat and Cath Kidston will give you a head start.

Paperchase have a great selection of cards for any occasion and Easter is no exception. Browse a great range of cards in store

If you’ve found yourself hosting the Easter party this year these cute place settings, £4 from Paperchase, will keep the guests organised This Bunny Bag (£8) from Paperchase is a great alternative to a basket when it comes to collecting eggs on the all important hunt Amongst Hotel Chocolat’s great collection of Easter chocolate are these adorable white chocolate sheep and caramel milk chocolate chick, £6.50

Hotel Chocolat do like their variety: the Big City Easter Bunny, £8, is available in both dark and milk chocolate!

For the chocolate connoisseur the Hard Boiled Easter Egg from Hotel Chocolat comes in different flavours. Try the Mint, Brownie or Ginger for something different, £15

Once all your hard work’s paid off you deserve a treat. Sipping bubbly from these Cath Kidston Climbing Blossom Flutes, £20, will keep it feeling seasonal


BEAUTIFUL BAGS Bags for all occassions A handbag is more than an accessory. For many, it’s a necessity. However, convenience doesn’t have to mean basic or boring. Take a look at what bags we’re loving for every occasion at Westquay.

On the go Having first made an appearance back in 1967, the backpack has made a comeback. It’s the perfect solution for someone always on the go. Throw it over your shoulder and you’re off. Backpacks usually have several compartments which are fab for keeping things you want to find quickly in. Although the backpack has a fairly relaxed feel to it, I love the adaptation of the original backpack, making this bag suitable for all ages.

Superdry £54.99

Cath Kidston £30 Accessorize £37.50

Evening out When it comes to needing a bag for a night out, you can’t go wrong with a clutch. Not only do they get you feeling more glamorous for the night ahead; a smaller bag will prevent you from bringing unnecessary items along with you. You won’t need you 2019 diary when you’re out with the girls so leave your work bag behind and opt for a fancy clutch instead. Don’t worry if you’ve left it last minute to find one! Clutch bags can be found in shops throughout Westquay!

New Look £12.99


Accessorize £5.00

Ted Baker, Next £129 Joules, John Lewis £54.95

Way to work When it comes to finding a work bag, you want something that will comfortably fit everything in. To avoid juggling bits that you couldn’t quite squeeze in your bag, a medium-large sized bag is ideal. Leather bags are sophisticated and perfect for longevity. Alternatively, canvas totes are trendy, cheap and lightweight.

H&M £9.99

Festival fun

Festival season is fast approaching. The right bag makes the perfect accessory and finalizes a look. nothing screams festival season like a bum bag. Convenient, trendy and guarenteed to keep your belongings safe whilst you dance away. Bum bags aren’t restricted to festival season either, you’ll be surprised with how much you can re-use it. Coming in handy on holiday, hiking/ biking trips or even on a night out. The go-to bag for numerous occasions.

New Look £15.99

Nike, Next £17

New Look £12.99


Easy Outdoor Living Is your garden fit for summer? We’ve hand-picked a bunch of gorgeous outdoor decor, perfect to kick start any garden party in the right way. Whether you want to entertain, chill or create a cosy space, these tips and tricks on how to design an amazing outdoor living space can be enjoyed by all the friends and family.

Go Al fresco

Why not bring the inside out this summer with palm print? Good food and good company is the key to hosting a summer party you will never forget. So why not go all out this year with a garden-freindly dining set? Beautfiully designed plates, paired with a rustic, picnic basket will get you ready just in time for the sun to shine.

£16, M&S

£75, M&S

£199, M&S

£12, John Lewis & Partners

Gardens of BLUE

A fresh breeze of blue in your garden and you can’t go wrong. Adding light and natural colours into your garden will create the perfect, relaxed vibe for an indoor/outdoor living area.


Colour POP

A splash of colour is always the way forward to jazz up any garden party or outdoor living space. Hints of orange and yellow decor will create a beautiful fresh, spring/summer look. Don’t be afraid to add more coloured accessorises like lanterns and funky plant pots.

£18, M&S

£110, John Lewis & Partners

And RELAX...

After a long day in the sun, there’s no better way than to wind- down just as the sun sets. With these modern outdoor picks, a cosy night under the stars is definitely on top of our list. Grab a blanket, cup of tea and stick on some calming music. Oh, and while you’re there, why not light a few tealights, perfect for a chilled summer evening.

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By Eleanor Anderson


Red CarpetReady!

By Eleanor Anderson

Since award season has come to an end, we’ve been looking back at the best makeup looks from music’s most glamourous event, the Grammy Awards. The night celebrates artists huge successes within the music industry, along with incredible fashion choices shown across the red carpet. We’ve hand-picked our top looks and how YOU can recreate these beauty trends in the comfort of your own home. So, what are you waiting for?

Camilla Cabello £26.00, John Lewis CHANEL Ombré Premiére Eye Shadow

£17.50, John Lewis Liz Earle Healthy Glow, Cream Blush

£21.00, John Lewis Clinique Lash Power Mascara Image Source: Getty

£26.00, John Lewis Esteé Lauder Naked Steel Matte Lipstick

£33.50, John Lewis Esteé Lauder Double Wear Foundation, Ivory Biege


Janelle Monaé £22.00, John Lewis Charlotte Tilbury Eye Shadow Cream

£23.00, John Lewis Esteé Lauder Double Wear Black Mascara

Image Source: Getty

£19.50, John Lewis M.A.C Powder Blush

£36.00, John Lewis Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Foundation

All images sourced from John Lewis

£28.00, John Lewis Bobbi Brown Nude Lipstick

£32.00, John Lewis Laura Mercier Face Illuminator

£17.00, John Lewis M.A.C Liquidlast Liner Black


ON THE WILDSIDE If you’re looking to make a statement, embrace the latest trend with animal print. Upgrade your wardrobe with leopard, zebra and snake print dresses, tops, skirts and shoes. Zara has it all. Shop today on the website or visit them at Westquay Level 2.


Photographer: Giorgia Albanesi Stylist: Giorgia Pizzimenti Model & Makeup: Evelina Mockunaite


Dress: Zara £29.99 Hoop Earrings: H&M £8.99 Ring:H&M &6.99


Be Beach Ready

New Look Multicoloured Aztec Print Short Sleeve Shirt £17.99

Marks and Spencer Cotton Polo Shirt £15.00

New Look Black Palm Print Revere Collar Shirt £17.99

New Look Multicoloured Aztec Print Shorts £17.99

Marks and Spencer Orange Print Quick Dry Swim Shorts £17.50

New Look Dark Green Skinny Crop Trousers £22.99

Dune Forli Espadrilles £45.00

Marks and Spencer Basic Pool Slider £12.50

Office Limbo Plimsoll £39.99


with our choice of summer looks from Westquay stores.

Marks and Spencer Pure Cotton Leaf Print T-Shirt £9.50

New Look Off White Leopard Print Short Sleeve Shirt £17.99

Marks and Spencer Rich Chino Shorts with Stretch £15.00

New Look Off White Leopard Print Shorts £17.99

Marks and Spencer MS Collection Canvas Espadrilles £19.50

Dune Fabregas £55.00

Superdry Beach Volley Swim Short in Black £29.99

Superdry Short in Multi Logo Print £29.99

Items Selected by Jim Weller Background Image: Southampton Water by Jim Weller


WESTQUAY SOUTH

‘A PLACE FOR EVERYBODY’ By Giorgia Pizzimenti

Studying abroad means experiencing a different culture and, of course, local food. Tasting local cuisine is one of the most exciting parts of living abroad, but it can cause culture shock for some. Food has a powerful role in our lives and growth. Think about how many family traditions are focused around food and recipes. Being Italian myself, food has always been an important aspect of my culture and identity. In a city like Southampton, with a vibrant international student community, Westquay South offers a good choice of stylish restaurants that attract people from different cultures and, therefore, appeal to everyone’s taste.


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Thai Food


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Mexican Food

British Food


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By Giorgia Pizzimenti


L’Osteria is located on level 2 in Westquay South. The restaurant offers 27 pizza options. Or rather 26, let’s not count the ‘Hawaii’ pizza, as no Italian likes pizza with pineapple. One of the restaurant’s specialties is splitting the pizza in two halves so you can add different toppings. I find it a genius idea, because you get to try two different flavours for the price of one. Nevertheless, there are no restaurants in Italy that would do this. I ordered a pizza half Margherita (tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil) and the other half Prosciutto e Funghi (ham, mushrooms and cheese). I only waited 20 minutes for the pizza, but the wait was worth it. The pizza was 18 inches big, larger than the plate itself! Indeed, I couldn’t finish it, so they packed it up for me to take home. To go with the pizza, I ordered a Peroni beer. Classic Italian. Is there any better combo? I was definitely satisfied with my pizza, which cost me only £9.85. Even cheaper and tastier than Domino’s. L’Osteria is definitely Italian approved, so whenever you want to enjoy a good pizza this is the right place to go, or if you want to order it from home, Deliveroo options are also available.

Franco Manca is located on level 3 in Westquay South. If you are a pizza lover, this is another place you should try! There were 7 pizzas to chose between, with a true Italian taste. For a moment it felt like being back at home. The dough is made fresh everyday with seasonal ingredients. They also offer vegan and gluten free options for people with dietary needs. Despite the fact they don’t sell Italian beer, they had a good selection of Italian wines. My usual order is the classic Italian pizza, Margherita (romato sauce, mozzarella and basil). Can you guess the price? £6.55. Unbelievable, right? If you want a relaxing pizza night at home you can order and collect it at the restaurant, or choose the delivery option for only £3.29.

What’s important when trying traditional food from your country abroad, is going to the restaurant without any prejudices.You will like it!


The Clash Of The This Spring a little bit of gumption and gusto will be required for all the fashionistas out there. Why? By Shelley Withington

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ecause pattern clashing is back. A fundamental element to your spring summer wardrobe will be a little bit of leopard with a splash of floral. Or why not try a dash of tartan with a side of dogtooth. Whatever your choices, fear not I guarantee you can clash and not look trash if you just follow my top five tips.


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Flirty florals

If you prefer to be a little more delicate with your choices, then why not try findings some floral patterns and pairing them together. This combo makes a sweet and flirty match made in heaven that’s bound to get you feeling some springtime cheer. Perfect for a girl’s lunch or a cute evening date.

Be loud and proud

If you’re not afraid to take risks and you love to turn heads with your fashion choices, then why not go all out. Find two patterns that you love, and think would never work together and marry them in a beautiful love affair. I guarantee you won’t regret it.


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Spots and stripes

This is the pinnacle of pattern clashing. A few years ago, and you wouldn’t have been seen dead in a combo of spots and stripes. Fast forward a few season trends later and people are marrying the two together in a wonderful way. Go all out with bright bold colours or keep it more simplistic with delicate pastels.

Keep it monochrome

So, you want to clash patterns but you’re not into wearing bright colours? Then try pairing two black and white patterns together to provide you with a smart and slick splash of this season’s hot trend. Black and white dogtooth with some black and white leopard print are sure to keep you looking trendy.


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Be fearless

Honestly, the best thing to do when clashing prints is just to go all out. Clash whatever you want and however you want. You’re clashing patterns anyway which used to be considered a fashion faux par. So, just grab it by the horns and charge full steam ahead. You’ll be clashing to the max and looking smoking hot.

There you have it, the Top Five hints and tips of how you too can rock the clash of the patterns. You’ll be being spring/summer ready and no time if you just follow these simple guidelines, but most of all have fun with it. Let the pattern clashing express your inner fashion guru! West Quay is filled with great retail shops that will help you on your journey to find the perfect clash. Why not take a stroll around Zara and pop in H and M on the way. Even Next has some lovely patterns this season. Whatever your preference be secure in the fact that West Quay will fill your shopping desires.


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Spring Into Style


Jump to the opportunity in this season’s coolest styles Izabella wears blue jumper dress from H&M (£19.99) & belt from New look (£4.99 for two pack). Shivangi wears black jumper dress from H&M (£14.99), belt from New Look (£4.99 for two pack) & boots from Zara (£79.99).


For instant cool girl style, monochrome is the obvious answer, preferably in this season’s most favoured plaid style. Shivangi wears baker boy cap from Accessorize (£16.00), jumper from Zara (£24.99) and skirt from H&M (£24.99).


Getting ready in the morning couldn’t be easier with the help of an oversized jumper dress, simply slip on and accessorize with a belt.


Pile on the prints this season, snake prints in different shades are the easiest to mix and match. A roll-neck jumper adds an instant cosy factor to any outfit. Izabella wears dress from Zara (ÂŁ29.99) and boots from Office (ÂŁ110.00).


For versatility, look to leopard print. For a casual look or an evening look, leopard print is a wardrobe staple for the coming months. Shivangi wears jumper from H&M (ÂŁ17.99) and trousers from Zara (ÂŁ29.99).


Electrifiying New Fiction You Won’t Want To Miss Fulfil your book-buying addiction with sparkling debuts and a first look at a Netflix phenomenon Do you ever have those moments where you sink into some of your deepest thoughts and find yourself thinking about what you really want in life? But then you snap out of it and continue to endlessly scroll through Instagram and Facebook just waiting for something to grab your attention. And even your very phone itself is trying to hint to you to do something better with your time by scaring you with a weekly screen time report that in fact reveals you pick it up every 10 minutes. Maybe it’s time to take a break. Instead, feed your soul with culture and inspiration. One book could be all you need. by Mia Gardner


Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes Following on from the Netflix series, You, that accidentally left a few too many fans lusting over its serial killer protagonist, the wait for the sequel is finally over. Part two is already here. The deliciously insane story follows NYC book store manager Joe Goldberg, a confusingly hot stalker, who flees to L.A with hopes to move on. And it’s not long before he can’t help desiring and obsessing over someone new. He swears it’s different this time, but we all know how persuasive he can be. (Available in Waterstones now).

Saltwater by Jessica Andrews A beautiful new voice in literary fiction tells the story of student, Lucy, who’s world is turned upside down when she makes the move from Sunderland to London after winning a place at university. The book explores different kinds of love that can be hard to define, the harsh realities of shifting class identity in the modern world and one very complex motherdaughter relationship. Upon graduation, Lucy seeks solace in her late Grandfather’s Irish cottage. But will it help her piece her life back together? (Available in Waterstones May 2019).


Falling Short by Lex Coulton Sometimes in life, the only way to get things right is to – unfortunately – get them a little or a lot wrong first. No one knows this better than Frances Pilgrim who’s thirty-nine, stuck in a sixth-form teaching job, failing to hold down a boyfriend, losing important things on the daily, and still wondering why her dad went missing when she was five. Her mother is developing Alzheimer’s and she could really do with someone to talk to. Perhaps fellow teacher and love interest Jackson could be of some help but things got awkward last summer. Just what is she going to do? (Available in Waterstones July 2019).

The Mister by EL James The iconic author of Fifty Shades of Grey is releasing a stimulating new love story set in England. From the heart of London through to the rural wilderness of Cornwall featuring a mysterious trip to the forbiddingly beautiful Balkans, you’ll be taken on an unforgettable journey. A perfect night-time read following Maxim Trevelyan – a young man with aristocratic connections whose life completely transforms when he inherits a tonne of new responsibilities along with an overwhelming desire for the beautiful Alessia Demachi with a more than troublesome past. (Available in Waterstones April 2019).


Family Friendly Films by Jim Weller

For Disney fans there’s plenty coming up as they continue their live action remakes with three classics. Dumbo (29th March) gives a whole new spin on the lovable elephant with oversized ears. Aladdin (24th May) sees Will Smith take up the mantle of the Genie of the Lamp. The Lion King (19th July) brings the heroic tale to a whole new generation. Some kids’ favourites are due to hit the big screen this year! Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (10th May) gives a voice to the most well-known of the Pokémon. Horrible Histories gets the big screen treatment in Horrible Histories: The Movie (26th July). Artemis Fowl (9th August) is an adaptation of the well-liked novel of the same name. Playmobil: The Movie (9th August) has the popular toy brand in a new adventure. Even early years favourite Dora the Explorer gets a live action film this year (16th August). Those who love animation will not feel left out, with some big releases coming. Missing Link (5th April) is an original stop motion animation from the studio that brought us Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (24th May) is the long-awaited sequel to the 2016 film. And a real family favourite gets its fourth instalment when Toy Story 4 (21st June) is released.

With Easter break, half term and the Summer holidays coming up it’s time to start thinking about how to keep the children entertained. With a variety of films being released over the next few months, Showcase Cinema de Lux, in Westquay South, is an excellent destination for a couple of hours distraction.


Shoe trend to buy now! There are four styles of shoe you should consider purchasing to step into the warmer seasons. Here’s our top picks of the latest trends. By Giorgia Pizzimenti


Platform Shoes

Platform shoes, known for their popularity in the 70s, have officially made their return. These casual shoes are the perfect alternative to heels. They add comfort and also a few inches.

Fila Disruptor li Platform £90 from Schuh

Converse Chuck Taylor Platform £69.99 from Office

Biker Boots work as well with jeans as they do dresses. The metal trimmings add an edgy look to make your style rock.

Cut-Out Biker Ankle Boots £29.99 from Zara

Biker Boots £39.99 from H&M

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by Phoebe Denman

ACTIVEWEAR

I t ’ s f a i r t o s a y t h a t N e w Ye a r s R e s o l u t i o n s a r e a t h i n g o f t h e d i s t a n t p a s t a t t h i s p o i n t i n t h e y e a r, b u t w h a t c o u l d b e m o r e motivating to start a new fitness regime than an all-new active wardrobe? Run, walk and train your way to achieving your goals, but by all means, do it in style...

H&M Top, £12.99 Leggings, £19.99 New Look £24.99

Boux Avenue £8.00

Reebok @ John Lewis £44.95

Victoria’s Secret £75.00


by Phoebe Denman

NEW SEASON M U S T H AV E S

There are so many Spring/Summer trends, but which ones are really the ones to be wearing this season? Get ahead of the pack b y p i c k i n g u p a l l o f t h e n e w s t y l e e s s e n t i a l s i n W e s t q u a y. H e r e a r e s o m e o f t h e t o p t r e n d s f o r S S / 1 9 t o s t a r t w e a r i n g n o w.

Zara, £39.99

New Look, £29.99

Breeze through the new season in garments that’ll feel lighter than air. The new party wear is adorned in soft to the touch feathers and comes in a range of pretty pastel colours.

Accessorize, £10

H&M, £12.99

Next, £32.00

The brighter the better, in the warmer months it seems that everyone will still be wearing top to toe highlighter shades. Get ready to stand out from the crowd.

Zara, £39.99

From caramel and camel to oatmeal and chocolate, brown in its many variations were spotted all over the SS/19 catwalks and is the main hue we’ll be seeing in our wardrobe in the coming months. Go subtle with brown accessories or score major style points with head to toe brown tones.

Lovisa, £15.00 Tommy Hilfiger, £45.00 Keep your head shaded from the sun with an array of hats, headscarves and headbands. From baker boy to floppy sun hat, 2019 is the era of headwear.


Seasonal Menswear By Jim Weller

A new season is a great reason to splash out on a new wardrobe. With a great choice of stores in Westquay you can get looks from casual to smart that see you through the warmer months.


If you’re an active type and plan on spending the summer out and about Fat Face has a great range of casual wear. Layering is an excellent way to be prepared for the intermittent weather changes that spring inevitably brings.


For smart casual looks you can’t go wrong at New Look with their up-to-date fashions. Stock up on some classic basics to create a capsule wardrobe that’ll last the whole year.


When you want to look smart you can trust Marks and Spencer. Block pastels give a fresh take on the classic suit that’s just right for summer. Alternatively, patterned suits will have you looking your best.


By Shelley Withington

Pra g u e Explore the mystical sites of the city on a spring getaway.

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pring is approaching, and that yearly travel itch is becoming undeniable. If you’ve got a springtime travel itch to satisfy then why not head over to West Quay and glance over the Prague city breaks on offer. Prague is a great sight to behold during any season, but there is something fresh and revitalising about a city break to Prague in the Spring. From its narrow winding streets to the cradling arms of the Castle that protect the city from the harsh European weather, Prague really should be at the top of your Spring getaway list. Franz Kafka, Prague’s well-known literary legend enjoyed nothing more than writing a novel in this lovely city, take a trip there and you’ll see why.

On a fresh morning, travel through the city on a tram and submerse yourself in the beauty of the stunning styles of architecture in Prague old town. Lose yourself in the towering gothic churches as the clouds roll in and you find yourself in what feels like the set of a 1950s horror. Or take in the beauty of the renaissance buildings as you imagine the streets from 500 years ago. The castle itself holds the title

of the biggest castle in the world, and its true beauty can be explored to a great extent before the sweltering heat of the European summer time hits. With its variations of architecture and its stunning views of the city, this truly is a spring wonder of Prague. But, if the cobbled streets are becoming too strenuous and you find yourself desperate for a break, then fear not. For the streets of Prague are paved with silver linings; coffee. Slip your way into a cosy coffee shop and allow a rich Czech blend to eliminate your worries.


Of course, markets fill the streets of many a city in the nearing Summer months, and Prague is no exception. From beautiful hand-crafted creations to tasty treats to take back home, Prague’s markets should not be missed. And if you’re all shopped out by the end you can finish the day off with an infamous Czech beer… or two seeing as they’re so reasonably priced. Spring evenings in Prague, bring great wonder and opportunity. With the enigmatic streets alive with the energy of the parading passers-

by and the warm evenings set aglow by the orange glimmer of shop windows, there really is no better time for an infamous city ghost tour. As you make your way around the city of Prague on one of these tours, you will learn all about those less fortunate than you. Their spirits still making their solemn way through the cavities of the city like lost souls on a journey that never quite reach their destination. From the screaming patients of the old abandoned

hospital to the tormented spirit of the dead convent girl, you’re sure to be shivering by the end. No trip to Prague, Spring or not, would be complete without trying one of the cities Trdelník’s (Chimney cakes). These scrumptious pastries have been taking over Instagram feeds all over the world for quite some time now. The good news? They originated in Prague. The warm doughnut like cones can be filled with your choice of filling from icecream to apple strudel so you’re bound to find one that you’ll find delicious. The most wonderful thing about a Spring break to Prague is the relaxed nature. Take a wander and explore the city, you’ll find so many beautiful things. Beers by the river, or watch from the Charles Bridge as the Spring sun dances off the water. Prague really is a must for those desperate to escape the UK. Check out some of the cheap flights and hotel deals available at Thomas Cook on Level 2 at West Quay and get your spring break underway.


MADE FOR WALKING... Looking for your perfect pair? Natural textures, summeer brights and statement sneakers, SS19’s most favoured shoe styles are here just in time for a stroll along the beach...

by Phoebe Denman

The cowboy boot is still out in full force for the summer season, team with a floaty white dress for instant cool girl vibes.

Dune, £160

Is there any trend that gives off more sunshine feels than embroidery? Probably not, and after seeing these embroidered espadrilles we can almost feel the sand between our toes... Kanna Dyna @ John Lewis, £85

With neon colouring dominating our wardrobes for most of winter, it’s no surprise that summer’s statement shoe styles are just as loud and proud. Let your feet do the talking with this season’s brights. New Look, £25.99


Breathable mesh fabric is set to be our go-to choice for booties, mules and heels in SS19, pair these Office mules with this season’s straight leg jeans.

Office, £39

Let your feet be the talking point, traditional heels make room for the dramatic ambiguity of contoured heels.

Russel & Bromley, £345

Love them or hate them, the ugly trainer is here to stay. Try pastel and softer shades for a relaxed summer look and pair with anything and everything from floaty dresses to relaxed denim. Zara, £69.99

Natural sandals are the perfect companion for your beach cover-up, look out for rope detailing, weaving and crochet.

New Look, £19.99


How to wear denim Denim is ideal for any time of year. No matter the season everybody needs to own at least one denim piece in their wardrobe. Here are 7 style tips for men and women to put together an outfit for different occasions and tastes.

By Giorgia Pizzimenti


New Look

Whether you want to be comfortable but fashionable, denim jeans are the most versatile items of clothing to achieve the look. For everyday casual wear, pair it with a jacket and sneackers, or for women add some accessories like a bag, a hat or a foulard to glam up your look.

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Denim jeans are the perfect combo of practicality and professionalism. They are suitable for the office or date nights. Simply match them with a sweater and sneakers to get the smart look you were looking for.

Marks & Spencer

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Denim jeans come in different colours and shapes. Denim shorts are more suitable for the summer season, and as this outfit proves you don’t need much effort to style them. To complete the look, add a shirt or t-shirt, a pair of sneakers and a hat or glasses of your choice.

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Double denim can be risky perhaps. The key to doing it right is adding the right accessories and shoes. If you are trying to be fancy pair everything with a kitten heel, instead to make the outfit more relaxed opt for platform shoes.


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Jumpsuits are a must-have this season and in denim are even more captivating. The best thing about owing this garment: you don’t need anything to match. The outfit speaks for itself. But if you want to add a touch of personality to your look, dare with some colourful accessories and shoes.


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Denim jacket is a neutral, it goes with literally everything and it comes in a variety of shades and cuts, from ripped, cropped, boyfriend, hooded or oversized. Which is why it’s considered a wardrobe staple, plus is also perfect for layering!

Going all denim isn’t a new trend. Celebrities and fashion blogger were already spotted on the street wearing all denim outfits. This dress is an alternative option to your wardrobe, but can be as sophisticated as wearing all black. To remain polished, keep your shoes and accessories low-key.

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Check online on the website or try these clothing in shops at Westquay North to find out witch outfit fits you best! If you don’t own any denim, it’s definitely something you should consider to incorporate in your wardrobe.


Night Night by Jim Weller

You’ll be sure to get a good night’s sleep with these stylish bed sets from a range of Westquay stores’ home departments . The only danger is you may not want to leave the comfort of your duvet the next morning


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Westquay Shopping at Westquay is easier than ever with the new ‘Westquay PLUS’ app – available for free both on Google Play and the App Store. With the app you are just a step away from accessing the best offers. From shopping to dining, events and competitions, Westquay PLUS allows you to do even more than on the website.

With just the snap of a finger, you can redeem your discounts and make huge savings. You can finally treat yourself without feeling guilty. The app not only provides real value for all shoppers at Westquay, but it also helps to improve your overall retail experience. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, do it today and discover what PLUS has in store for you!

By Giorgia Pizzimenti


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Marks & Spencer Baltimore Sideboard £249 3 Point Candelabra £15 Cotton Ribbed Runner £15 Cotton Ribbed Placemats £7.50

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Westquay Magazine Spring/Summer 19  

Westquay Magazine brings you all you need to have a great Spring/Summer 2019, from fashion trends, holiday destinations, must-reads and film...

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Westquay Magazine brings you all you need to have a great Spring/Summer 2019, from fashion trends, holiday destinations, must-reads and film...

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