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FROM THE EDITOR February is the time of giving, at least for those who deem it necessary to illustrate their affection for loved ones through the medium of gifts, but also offers the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how much that special person in your life really means to you. Whether you buy some expensive jewellery or simply make them a thoughtful breakfast in bed, it is a fantastic excuse to indulge. For the ultimate indulgence, why not take flight and head off for a luxurious stay in a much warmer climate. Abu Dhabi’s transformation from urban jungle to cultural wilderness is well underway, so what better time to get the best of both worlds than while the weather is still depressingly winter-like here in the UK. At home or abroad, there are plenty of options to make your Valentine feel loved and appreciated this February and there are no excuses for the contrary.

As we continue the fight through the coldest days of the year, try to remember the light at the end of the tunnel. We are already seeing numerous events pop up across London and many more for the coming year being announced as we slowly progress towards Spring and the awakening of all things active. It might just help pull yourself out of your s.a.d state and offer a brief escape from the norm. Head to the ExCeL exhibition centre for the London Classic Car Show or celebrate the Chinese New Year in style at many places across the Capital. There are more than enough reasons to say yes this month and every time you do will be one step closer to the Spring and the promise of brighter, warmer times ahead. But like I say, if you still can’t quite handle it, Valentine’s is the perfect excuse for some sun, so grab your passport, don the resortwear and head for warmer climes, just make sure you don’t make it all about the sun...

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CONTENTS

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Speed and Style at The V&A Ocean Liners: Speed & Style exhibition opens at the V&A changing the face of the modern world.

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London Classic Car Show The fourth installment of this exciting show bringing historic cars to the fore.

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Chinese New Year London is set to celebrate the New Year in the Chinese calendar with events across the capital and of course, plenty of fireworks to enjoy.

10 Valentine’s Day Our selection of fine gifts for that special someone, whether you are trying to woo or simply want to show how much you care. 12 RHS Events The time to get your green fingers back out will soon be upon us, so why not get some helpful tips and ideas. 14 Richard Mille - Pablo Mac Donough The latest masterpiece borne from a sporting partnership and Richard Mille’s thirst for success. 15 The Watches From SIHH Just a small selection of timepieces from this years event that are worth some praise. 17 Montblanc - 1858 Geosphere Celebrating the 160th anniversary of Minerva and those who thrive in the face of a challenge.

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CONTENTS 31 Fine Fragrances Some of the finest frangrances available this month just in time for your Valentine. 32 Beauty Buys The best make up and skincare buys to hit the shelves and help you through the big freeze! 35 Travel - Abu Dhabi Explore the alternative side to Abu Dhabi away from the glitz and the glamour. 42 Perfect for Your Palate House of HOLI, Harrods and even more vegan options on the table. 45 Wahaca Test Kitchen The home of Mexican flavour where you make the decisions on what’s hot and what’s not. 46 Chinese New Year Besides the events, there is plenty to indulge in on the table to coincide with Chinese New Year. 49 Volkswagen - Arteon VW’s new sleek saloon is set to make a serious mark with some surprising styling from the German marque. 18 Your New Timepiece Delve into the rich history of Jaeger LeCoultre and their determination to achieve excellence.

52 Mercedes Benz - 280 SL One of the most iconic shapes to come out of this German giants factory.

20 Get Away in Style Head for warmer climes and make sure you pack to impress with some sleek resortwear from Heidi Klein.

62 Savills - The Demise of Scandi-Chic Despite receiving a warm and welcoming reception, it may be time for Scandi-chic to step aside.

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Ocean Liners: Speed & Style 3 February - 12 June

Explore the romantic and remarkable age of ocean travel and discover how ocean liners helped shape the modern world at the V&A. Sponsored by Viking Cruises, discover the glamour and engineering behind the golden age of ocean travel at this brand new exhibition. Co-organised by the V&A in London and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, it is the first ever exhibition to explore the design and cultural impact of the ocean liner on an international scale. It will investigate all aspects of the design of liners from architecture, engineering and interiors to the fashion and lifestyle promoted aboard. From luggage belonging to the Duke of Windsor to a Cartier tiara; and a 1950’s photograph of movie star Marlene Dietrich on board the Queen Elizabeth; there are more than 250 objects on display each with their own fascinating story.

The highlight, however has to be a wooden panel fragment from an overdoor in the first-class lounge on the Titanic. Found floating on the surface of the Atlantic, this extraordinary interior fragment comes from where the Titanic broke in half as it sank on the night of 14 April 1912. It is a remarkable survival and the largest remaining fragment from the ship. Executed in Louis XV style with Rococo motifs and forms, it demonstrates the extraordinary quality of the decoration on board the Titanic. Many of the interiors of the Titanic and her sister ship the Olympic were created in the Beaux-Arts style. Rarely lent by the Maritime Museum in Halifax, this panel will be on display in Europe for the very first time.

Ocean Liners: Speed & Style, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL | vam.ac.uk/oceanliners


The London Classic Car Show 15 - 18 February Now in its fourth year, the London Classic Car Show has established itself as one of the UK’s best classic car events. Over 700 classic cars and some of the most legendary ‘getaway cars’ from automotive history will go on display at the ExCel Centre this February. Bringing together an international celebration of the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and products it’s the perfect day out for all. This year the Grand Avenue pays homage to ‘specials’, the limited editions, one-offs and prototypes of unique street and competition cars renowned for their rarity, curiosity and desirability. Car manufacturers such as Aston Martin and Maserati will also be at the show, displaying new models alongside their heritage cars. Motoring celebrities such as James May, David Coulthard, Jenson Button and Sir Stirling Moss have all been spotted at the show in previous years. The show also celebrates the work and career of an unsung hero of British motor racing. This year’s winner hasn’t been announced but last year the show celebrated the work and career of Adrian Newey and the outstanding racing talent of Jacky Ickx. The London Classic Car Show, ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL For tickets visit thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk

Beginning with Brunel’s steamship, the Great Eastern of 1859, the exhibition traces the design stories behind some of the world’s most luxurious liners. Ship models, objects from shipyards, posters and film explore all aspects of ocean travel making this a must see for any water fanatic following on well from last month’s London Boat Show.

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EVENTS

London’s Chinese New Year London’s Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest outside Asia. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people descend on the West End to wish each other “Xin Nian Kuai Le” - Happy New Year in Mandarin -or “San Nin Faai Lok” - in Cantonese. Chinese New Year 2018 is the Year of the Dog and will fall on 18 February. The event, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar and celebrates the start of new life and the season of ploughing and sowing. New Year festivities start on the first day of the lunar month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. The first week is celebrated with visits to friends and family following special traditions designed to bring good luck. The second week ends with the Lantern festival on the evening of the 15th day of the lunar month. The colour red is particularly important during the celebrations and symbolises fire which is thought to scare away evil spirits so people can enjoy a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. Most people dress head to foot in new red clothing to ward off the spirits. Lots of events will be taking place around the capital; however the main activities will happen in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown

and Shaftesbury Avenue so make sure you plan your celebrations early! The London celebrations will begin with a parade of 30 teams from Charing Cross Road starting at 10am with a dragon and lion dance, then snaking its way through Chinatown. An official opening ceremony will take place in Trafalgar Square from 12noon with speeches from special guests and entertainment by artists from China before more live entertainment on stages on Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road hosted by Spectrum Chinese radio. Families can head to Leicester Square where kids can enjoy cultural activities and family-friendly performances, but don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display at the end which lights up Trafalgar Square. As well as the parade and festival, there will also be a variety of stalls offering an incredible array of souvenirs including lanterns, paper dragons, drums and paper cutting artwork. Visitors are recommended to sample the delicious regional food that is served in and around Chinatown while enjoying one of the many impromptu lion dancing performances.

London’s Chinese New Year, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N 5DS | Sunday 18th February | chinatownlondon.org

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THE CARABAO CUP FINAL Sunday 25th February 2018

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club wembley Choose from a range of Club Wembley memberships, each carefully designed to provide you with the best experience at the most prestigious fixtures in the sporting calendar.

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For Your Valentine The time has come once again to show just how much you care about that special someone. This selection of edible treats and sparkling gems should help you make some sound choices this Valentine’s Day. Just remember, it’s the thought that counts, but extravagant gifts go a very long way!

Colonia Nomade Set - Colonia Aftershave Balm, 75ml; Colonia Bath and Shower Gel, 75ml; and Deodorant spray, 50ml £42.00 from Acqua di Parma. acquadiparma.com

If you’d like a night-in with your loved-one, this could be the ideal option. Sushi Shop has collaborated with Ann-Sophie Pic, the only female French chef to have three Michelin stars. With everything from a fresh goat’s cheese, matcha green tea and bergamot California roll to a yellow tail, sage & lemon balm pesto, smoked tea sushi - this imaginative and innovative menu is a must try this Valentine’s Day. Sushi Shop X Ann-Sophie Pic Box. mysushishop.co.uk

Him: Sea Island Cotton T-shirt £159.00 and Cotton Pants £139.00 Her: Silk/Modal Shirt £139.00 and Cotton Pants £129.00 All from Zimmerli. Available at Harrods. zimmerli.com

B&O Play H4 Headphones £249.00 from Bang & Olufsen. beoplay.com Reusable Steel Bottle available in Stone, Coal and Blush £29.95 from Stay Sixty®. staysixty.com


Leather Ianthe Medium Notebook £50.00 from Liberty London. Available in store and at libertylondon.com

Infinity Full Surround Square Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold with Diamonds £1,520.00 from ALINKA. Available at alinkajewellery.com Love Necklace by Mimi Baldwin Fine Jewellery in 18ct Yellow Gold with Diamonds £1,400.00 from Mimi Baldwin. Available at mimibaldwin.com

Edgerton Original Pink Gin £36.00. Available at Fortnum & Mason. fortnumandmason.com

Red Spinel & Diamond Bee Duet Ring £7,750.00 from Theo Fennell. Available at theofennell.com Map Of The Heart Eau de Parfum, 90ml available in six versions: Clear Heart; Black Heart; Red Heart; Gold Heart; Purple Heart; and Pink Heart. All priced at £150.00. Available at Harrods and online at mapoftheheart.com

Gourmet Chocolate Bars from £6.00 each from Nelleulla. Available exclusively at John Lewis. johnlewis.com

'The English Rose' in Small £85.00; Medium £125.00; Large £165.00; Luxury £210.00 from Wildabout Flowers. Available at wildabout.co.uk


EVENTS

RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair

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13 - 14 February Kick starting the gardening season, the RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair will see a variety of early flowering plants and bulbs. Visitors will be able to admire an abundance of stunning snowdrops in an installation created from gardens all over the country and make the most of on-hand advice from nurseries and speakers including Alys Fowler who will be encouraging everyone with tips and inspiration to get back in the garden after the winter months.

© RHS, Luke MacGregor © RHS

RHS London Orchid Show and Plant Fair 6-7 April The RHS Lindley and Lawrence Halls in Westminster will be bursting with an array of top nurseries showing off their spring selections. Featuring plenty of plants to stock up on and take home tips and advice from an exciting programme of talks and workshops, visitors can browse the beautiful selection of orchids and fresh spring colour. In addition, for those looking for a taste of RHS Chelsea, guests will be able to view an exclusive preview of the show-stopping gardens and speak to the designers behind them. RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair and RHS London Orchid Show and Plant Fair RHS Lindley, SW1P 2QW & RHS Lawrence Hall, SW1P 2QD Tickets for each event: £5 RHS Members, £8 non-members | Late events on 12 February and 5 April for the respective shows


The NSPCC with the help of Harry Redknapp and Chris Robshaw are hosting two rather special upcoming events in the exclusive surroundings of Mayfair restaurant, Sexy Fish. The events will provide unrivalled intimate access to the evening’s star hosts with all guests having the opportunity to meet, spend time with and actively participate in a Q & A away from the cameras. The events will no doubt give all guests the opportunity to hear some great insights and stories from the sporting hosts’ careers in their respective games whilst enjoying the exceptional hospitality of the The Coral Reef Room at Sexy Fish. Ticket price includes a 6 course tasting menu as well as wine, beer and cocktails. Proceeds from the events will support the NSPCC’s work in helping to keep more children safe with both events aiming to raise a total of £50,000 to help this fantastic cause.

An Evening with Chris Robshaw with special guest pundit, John Inverdale Thursday 22 March 2018 | Sexy Fish, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR Reception - 6:30pm | Carriages - 11.00pm Tickets: £795 per person

Thursday 8 March 2018 | Sexy Fish, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR Reception - 6:30pm | Carriages - 11.00pm Tickets: £795 per person

Ticket price for each event includes: • Champagne and canapés • Souvenir signed photo with special guest • Seat at private dining table of 30 • Six course tasting menu with drinks • Intimate Q&A with guest star(s) • Post event 'analysis' cocktails

To book your place at the table of one of these not to be missed events contact the NSPCC on sportsboard@nspcc.org.uk or 020 3772 9748. Image Credits: Harry © James Boyes / CC-BY-SA-2.0 / Harry Redknapp 2011 | Chris © Kate Cowdrey / Kate Cowdrey Photography


PABLO MAC DONOUGH Polo, the sport of a true gentleman is the perfect balance between man and beast, strength and precision, speed and serenity. Delivering the same symbiosis comes the RM 5301 an exciting collaboration between Richard Mille and Pablo Mac Donough, one of the world’s best players. Sporty and dynamic, this watch reveals a suspended tourbillon calibre, visible through the unprecedented laminated sapphire glass of its Carbon TPT® case, a complex armour of an entirely new kind for this high-risk sport. That one of polo’s greatest champions should be able to wear a watch in the midst of play, and a tourbillon at that, is by no means a miracle. Rather, it illustrates years of research and studies of how a wristwatch resists when confronted with violent blows. Experts in the area - with watches previously crafted for tennis, golf and Formula 1 under their belt - the brand have designed the RM 53-01 around a single goal: making it extremely tough, while unveiling its calibre. Richard Mille had a clear goal in mind; ‘Given that Pablo has sustained a large number of fractures in the course of his career, I asked our teams to come up with a watch that could resist the many types of shocks arising in a polo match, whilst leaving the movement visible.’

Well aware that regular glass would not provide the necessary resistance to ward off the impact of a mallet, engineers for the brand, collaborating with Stettler - a world-renowned sapphire specialist - took inspiration from current practices in the automotive realm to produce a laminated glass. Composed of two sheets of sapphire glass separated by a thin Polyvinyl film, this is a horological first. In the face of the strong shockwave produced by a blow from a mallet, the glass will crack, but without ever shattering. With anti-reflective and UV coatings, this glass, which preserves the movement from the external environment, is a patent-pending Richard Mille exclusive. The case has also been manufactured to withstand such blows and is machined in Carbon TPT®, an incredibly tough and virtually indestructible material, recognised for its excellent resistance to micro-cracks and tears. The key to this piece however is its movements ability to accommodate such unique circumstances. Shock is the enemy of a tourbillon movement, so how would one go about combating it? Well Richard Mille’s solution is a cable-suspended movement of course! The atypical architecture of this design required the creation of two separate baseplates. The first, or ‘peripheral’ plate, is fixed to the case and supports the tensioner mechanisms. The second, known as the ‘central’ plate, is linked to the peripheral plate by cables and incorporates the wheels comprising the calibre as well as the winding mechanism. The central baseplate rests, like a spider in the middle of its web, on two braided steel cables just 0.27 mm in diameter. These cables, sketching a three-dimensional structure in their path through 10 pulleys, are anchored by 4 tensioners. The watchmaker is responsible for tensioning the cables by rotating a spline screw located at the centre of each tensioner. By ensuring an even distribution of tension, this pulley system guarantees perfect balance of the whole mechanism. The suspended movement and the use of grade 5 titanium (double baseplate and bridges) contribute increased stiffness, while ensuring smooth functioning of the going train and optimal shock protection.

The RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough is a limited edition of 30 pieces in Carbon TPT® | richardmille.com


WATCHES

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Jaeger-LeCoultre has an undeniable link to motorsports, as any person with a love for classic cars will immediately know, having seen the Jaeger dashboard instruments used in the most iconic classic cars and motorcycles. The 42mm Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph is the sportiest of their new line, equipped with a tachymeter bezel. The tachymeter scale allows you to determine your speed over a fixed distance, perfect for days at the track or to check your own speed on the road. The chronograph movement is perhaps the most practical complication in watchmaking and the new Polaris Chronograph has received some useful redesigns. The pushers have been developed for a better grip, and the thin bezel helps to open the dial for maximum readability. This new model offers sharp contrast so the chronograph subdials can be read quickly, complete with oversized triangular indices. Featuring the Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 751, the Polaris Chronograph boasts a 65 hour power reserve, 100m water resistance and is available with a black or ocean blue dial, with sunrayed, grained and opaline finishes. jaegerlecoultre.com

G i r a r d - Pe r r e g a u x C l a s s i c B r i d g e s Since the invention of the emblematic Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, Girard-Perregaux has been writing the epic saga of these technical elements that have become an essential part of the elegant aesthetic characterising its entire range of timepieces. While there are ‘only’ two of them, their arrow-shaped silhouette attests to their noble origins. Standing out vividly against the dial of the new Classic Bridges, the gold bridges epitomise a formal and symbolic link between eras. Attired in pink gold and available in two diameters - a 45 mm extra-wide version and a more understated 40 mm interpretation - these new timepieces are firmly rooted in the present with a partially openworked dial providing tantalising glimpses of their inner mechanical secrets. Arranged in perfect symmetry, the micro rotor between 10 and 11 o’clock and the barrel between 1 and 2 o’clock provide a chance to admire some of the intricacies of the self-winding movement. A second gold bridge at 6 o’clock supports a spectacular balance wheel, a guarantee of exceptional precision. Together, they stage a captivating mechanical demonstration featuring a clever play on volume and depth that offers Fine Watchmaking connoisseurs an excellent compromise between a pure, restrained aesthetic and the design of a skeleton-worked model. Because Fine Watchmaking is also and above all a matter of details, Girard-Perregaux has lavished particular attention on the decoration of the entirely inhouse crafted movement. Visible through the sapphire crystal case-back, it testifies to an exceptional degree of finishing never yet seen on a watch indicating only the hours and minutes. The dial side puts on an even more spectacular show, revealing the two bevelled, rounded, mirror-polished and satin-brushed gold bridges

exemplifying meticulous and patient craftsmanship. A painstaking process intended to achieve aesthetic exemplarity while integrating horological technicality as an essential part of design. On an aesthetic level, the new Classic Bridges have been designed for everyday wear. The ergonomic case - with its two diameters and its distinctive lug design flowing into an elegant black alligator leather strap - is all about wearer comfort, reflecting that provided by the movement with its generous 48-hour power reserve.

girard-perregaux.com


GMT Earth Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey took up a significant challenge with the GMT Earth, aiming to deliver a comprehensive, three-dimensional 360° view of the terrestrial globe, from the North to the South Poles. How they achieved such a feat is truly remarkable, designing the very architecture of the timepiece from a different angle to give the movement and the case a more prominent role, once again pushing the envelope and venturing into uncharted territories. The globe is not the only three-dimensional element in this timepiece - it’s a characteristic that features at every level. First appearing at the highest point of the dial, with the hour, minute and small seconds indications. Then gliding gently across the GMT indication with its triangular red hand, the gaze moves to the power reserve indication displayed by a long, slender hand. Finally, your eyes come to rest on the lowest part of the dial, which shows the globe alongside the Tourbillon 24 Secondes, Greubel Forsey’s 3rd pivotal invention. The GMT Earth enables a clear view of three time zones simultaneously to within a quarter of an hour. Furthermore, on the movement side of the timepiece, 24 time zones are displayed with the summer and winter times to complement the universal time indicated by the terrestrial globe. This white gold edition is limited to 33 pieces. greubelforsey.com

Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpagraphe Chronometre The new Kalpagraphe Chronomètre is a timepiece of rare distinction, inviting those who look upon it to dive into its deep Abyss blue waves, illuminated in 18 carat rose gold. The stylish masculinity of this Haute Horlogerie creation lies in the form of one of the most popular horological complications: the chronograph. It is powered by a new shaped movement bearing the hallmarks of Parmigiani Fleurier - the calibre PF362, a COSC-certified, self-winding, integrated chronograph offering hour, minute, small second and chronograph functions as well as a tachymeter scale and date display, with a 65-hour power reserve. Entirely developed and manufactured in-house over a period of six years, this calibre works at a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour (5 Hz) and demonstrates an accuracy of one tenth of a second; it also features a column wheel and vertical clutch to ensure accuracy and user comfort. In addition, its variable-inertia balance is secured by a bridge which provides strength and stability against shocks. Seamlessly integrated with the handpolished 48.2 x 40.4 mm tonneau case, and water resistant to 30 metres, this advanced mechanism reveals, through the sapphire case-back, the elegant finish and the 22 carat gold oscillating weight with its barley grain guilloché motif. As for the display, the dial is divided into different levels and features an Abyss blue centre treated with PVD with an opaline finish, a radial guilloché-worked flange punctuated with hand-applied faceted indices, two snailed

counters enclosed within a fine gold edging, an angled tachymeter scale, a semi-instantaneous date window, and a small seconds sector with its own hand. The luminescent Delta-shaped hands, the counters placed slightly off-centre, and the rounded date indicator containing three numerals come together to form this balanced, easily readable display. The finishing touch is a Hermès alligator strap in Abyss blue with a rose gold folding buckle.

parmigiani.com


1858 Geosphere Paying tribute to the 160th anniversary of Minerva, the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere embodies the spirit of mountain exploration with a professional and innovative timepiece that is destined for those who travel the world in their quest for exploration. This timepiece features a brand-new manufacture worldtime complication powered by the calibre MB 29.25, developed by the Montblanc engineers in Villeret. Dedicated to the world’s Seven Summit mountaineering challenge, the holy grail of mountaineering adventures where climbers set out to ascend the highest mountains from each continent. The Seven Summits challenge is recognized as the most difficult mountaineering quest worldwide and only 500 athletes have achieved the mission to date. This timepiece features a worldtime complication with two turning domed hemisphere globes, which make a full rotation in 24 hours. The northern hemisphere at 12 o’clock turns anti-clockwise, while the southern hemisphere turns clockwise. They are both surrounded by a scale with the 24 time zones, along with a day/night indication in contrasting colours. The longitude reference meridian for both hemispheres is highlighted with a white line coated with SuperLumiNova®. Additionally, a second time zone display is located at nine o’clock and a date (linked to the local time) is indicated in an aperture at three o’clock. With this new worldtime display of the two hemispheres, the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere brings a new instinctive way of appreciating different time zones. The world’s Seven summits are marked on the globes with red dots, enhancing the spirit of mountain exploration. They are also engraved on the case back along with the unique drawing of the Mont Blanc mountain, a compass and two crossed ice pick-axes. montblanc.com


NEW CAVENDISH JEWELLERS

Your New Timepiece with Jitesh Shah

Jitesh Shah is a Director at New Cavendish Jewellers, Marylebone High Street’s exclusive destination for Haute Horology & Exquisite Jewellery. Official agents for many of the world’s leading watch Brands alongside independently curated jewellery focusing on Diamonds & precious stones. Established in 1982, New Cavendish Jewellers is one of Marylebone’s oldest & still independent retailers.

The 1960’s was the decade where human endeavour set the bar for those to follow. Perhaps closing with the Moon landing was the perfect way to sum up glorious years of exploration and investigation to discover for the sake of discovery and in turn moving mankind forward through what was learnt. After decades of unrest and war, North America and Europe especially were at the forefront of this exciting new chapter. Asides from the space race and individual adventures, iconic watches were making their debut. The late 1950’s saw Jaeger LeCoultre reveal their first Geophysic model to celebrate their own incredible 125th Anniversary but also the International Geophysic Year where 67 nations agreed to jointly investigate the science of Geophysics. Continuing the legacy of the famous Reverso, Jaeger LeCoultre continued to build timepieces with a clear purpose in mind. A decade later saw the introduction of the Memovox Polaris; the first ever entirely water resistant timepiece equipped with an alarm to warn the diver as to the duration of their period under water. The primary point of this mechanical alarm feature was that it not simply made a resounding sound when activated, it also vibrated against the wrist. In recent times, Jaeger LeCoultre worked with a symphony orchestra to deduce that the sapphire crystal was the most resonant part of the case thus their repeater gong should hit the glass to achieve the most sonorous result. The idea of the vibrating alarm shows their dedication to achieving the best possible execution of the desired complication was in their DNA from the very beginning, and continues to this day. The Memovox Polaris is deemed to have gained its name from the famous Polaris missiles created by North America during the Cold War but the more

easily attributed definition would be the North Star, which has been integral to navigators and astronomers for centuries. An appreciation of the celestial is a common denominator for all those individuals who have pushed the boundaries of their respective fields given it is the genuine incredible unknown. Returning to Earth and more material things, Jaeger LeCoultre have chosen to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the original Polaris model by reinventing it for the modern purveyor. In 2008, the watch was reproduced as a limited series and true

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WATCHES there are crowns at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock matching the case layout of the alarm models, this model is specifically time only with the second crown adjusting an internal bezel that can be used for timing. The strap version retails at £5,950.00 while the bracelet is £6,700.00. Bracelets on all sports watches sometimes can be seen as an afterthought but this bracelet is a well considered addition - finished in polished and brushed steel, even the clasp includes a micro adjustable feature to ensure the perfect fit. Compared to their peers, Jaeger LeCoultre have offered great value for comparative product. The next option is the date model that comes in a 42mm steel only case with either rubber strap or steel bracelet. The slightly larger case size and date makes it more functional as a tool watch with strong legibility. The Chronograph version

representation of the original, plexi glass and all. This included a fabled run where the luminova providing the luminescence on the over sized markers had begun to age prematurely and gained a slight orange patina. However, this was still a stand alone limited edition. The actual Memovox movement can be found elsewhere in the collection from the Master series to the collection’s natural descendant in the Amvox models that were created as a collaboration with Aston Martin. This year, the Polaris will become a stand alone pillar in its own right offering the perfect sports watch that the brand has been missing? Straight off, another limited edition in homage to the original alarm model has been created but this is specifically Boutique only and although very desirable should not take away from the new collection. The 1968 model was actually 42mm in diameter and though large for its time, the size would fit seamlessly into the modern world of sports watches. The new collection varies from 41mm to 44mm with a variety of complications (& non complication!) The base of the collection is the non date model that arrives in a 41mm steel case on both a calf strap and steel bracelet with both black and blue dials. The Quarter Hour markers and hour batons across the collection are reminiscent of the original model ensuring the collection is instantly recognisable as the Polaris family. Though

without date was our star of the series. Again in a 42mm diameter with both black and blue dials on both calf strap and steel bracelet, the blue dial especially is a great composition of colours. Jaeger LeCoultre have placed a great emphasis on the dials this year and given this is the part of the watch everyone will see first, it does seem appropriate. The dial carries three different finishes, specifically opaline around the outside, a brushed finish on the track with the applied hour markers and a matt centre that is especially visible in the blue. In the grand scheme, these are small details but it is this attention that separates Jaeger LeCoultre from other brands. As with all their watches, the chronograph movement is made entirely in-house and priced exceptionally well at £8,800.00 for the strap variant and £9,600.00 for the bracelet option. The final model is a direct sibling to the last series of Amovx models offering a Chronograph with Worldtimer facility. Given there are no alarm options in the regular series, the Worltimer is perfectly positioned to be the genuine complication of the new models. The Worltimer feature is exceptionally easy to set, which then allows the wearer to continually be able to read two individual timezones at the same time. Again offered explicitly in a robust 44mm steel case with both black and blue dials but only on straps at the moment, the Worltimer retails at £12,800.00. Though the Reverso was born as a sports watch, and the Master Compressor, Deep Sea and Amvox collections have admirably provided a sports contingent to the family, the Polaris series are firstly a direct and faithful creation based of the brand’s own architecture, then with good price points, well made steel bracelets and unfussy dials, a collection that slots easily into the consciousness of those already familiar with Jaeger LeCoultre and a new generation of potential consumers. Appropriately named and well executed, we anticipate the Polaris collection to become a guiding light for the brand for years to come.

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Maine Black Mini Shirt Dress ÂŁ220.00 from Heidi Klein


Core White Textured Rope Padded Triangle Bikini Top £95.00 Punta Del Este Smocked Skirt £195.00


Left: Core White Textured Rope Padded Triangle Bikini Top £95.00 Core White Tie Side Bottoms £95.00 Seychelles Smocked V Top £140.00 Below: Core White Textured Rope Padded Triangle Bikini Top £95.00 Core White Tie Side Bottoms £95.00 Seychelles Flared Pant £195.00 Medium Raffia Bag £270.00 All from Heidi Klein | heidiklein.com


Above: Cote Sauvage U Bar One Piece £210.00 Left: Cote Sauvage Square Halter Padded Bikini £190.00


Maine Oversized Shirt £180.00 Cote Sauvage U Bar Bikini £225.00 Grace Bay Large Raffia Bucket Bag in Natural £220.00


Kalahari Drop Waist Maxi Dress ÂŁ275.00 from Heidi Klein | heidiklein.com


Havana Smocked Jumpsuit ÂŁ250.00 Savannah Bay Bamboo Clutch ÂŁ160.00 from Heidi Klein | heidiklein.com


The Great British Escape Stoke Park is a luxury 5 AA Red Star Hotel, Spa and Country Club set within 300 acres of beautiful parkland and offers world-class sporting and leisure facilities.

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49 Bedrooms and Suites Award winning Spa 27 hole Championship Golf Course 3 Restaurants and Bars, including Humphry’s (3 AA Rosette, fine dining) 13 Tennis Courts (indoor, grass and artificial clay) Indoor Pool State of the art Gym with Fitness, Hot Yoga and Spinning Studios hosting up to 50 classes per week Crèche Games Room

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35 minutes from London, 7 miles from Heathrow Airport and a short drive from Windsor makes Stoke Park an ideal location and perfect setting for stopovers and luxury breaks. For more information or to book, please contact our Reservations Team on 01753 717172 or email reservations@stokepark.com


The Finest Fragrances To celebrate its tenth-year anniversary, KILIAN is taking two of its signature scents to the extreme this month. Already addictive, the new formulation of both Straight to Heaven and Good Girl Gone Bad isolates a single accord of the perfume’s core DNA and extends it to its ultimate excess. Straight to Heaven Extreme, 50ml refillable spray £235.00; and Good Girl Gone Bad Extreme, 50ml refillable spray £235.00 both from KILIAN Perfume as an Art. Available in store at Burlington Arcade and Harrods. bykilian.com

Celebrating its first anniversary, Izia by Sisley has had a bottle makeover with a pink chiffon collar and soft curves. The fragrance remains unchanged with the fresh, tangy notes of White Bergamot and a touch of Pink Peppercorn, contrasted by the sophistication of the Aldehydes. Before revealing its rich and floral heart of Ornano rose, Jasmine, Peony and Lily of the Valley; and woody base. Limited Edition Izia Fragrance £95.00 from Sisley. sisley-paris.com

Roasted coffee absolute, barley and frangipani blend together with Madagascan vanilla to create the smoky warmth of Tom Ford’s latest scent Vanille Fatale. Completely captivating. Vanille Fatale Eau De Parfum, 50ml £158.00 from Tom Ford. tomford.com

For Him Cartier celebrates the 20th anniversary of the pioneering Déclaration, with a new iconic fragrance and a line repackaging. Déclaration EDT is a new sensation of intensity, both warm and deep with balmy, leathery and spicy facets. The top notes consist of Bergamot, followed by Cardamom and Orange in the heart and Cedarwood in the base. Déclaration Pafum, 100ml £105.00 from Cartier. cartier.co.uk


Beauty Buys The perfect gift for her this Valentine’s Day comes in the form of YSL Beauty’s limited-edition Rouge Pur Couture caps. Complimentary with the purchase of 2 or more Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks, the adorable caps are exclusively in store at Selfridges and available while stocks last. yslbeauty.co.uk

By Terry has launched a new Baume De Rose Collection which includes the Baume de Rose Body Scrub, Baume de Rose Lip Crayon and Baume de Rose Lip Scrub. Just in time for Valentine’s and perfect for all year round, we especially love the lip products. Ideal for travel the lip crayon keeps lips soft with a nonsticky shine, while the scrub delicately softens and cleanses lips. Enriched with Rose Butter, Rose Flower Essential Wax, Rose Hip Oil, Black Rose Oil Extracts and Pastel Rose, lips are free of any dead, flaky skin and are instead left hydrated and nourished. Baume de Rose Lip Crayon £26.00; and Baume de Rose Lip Scrub £26.00 both from By Terry. Available at spacenk.com

Smashbox have launched 24 new additions to the award winning Always On Liquid Lipstick Collection. Super pigmented and with an Advanced Polymer Technology, guaranteeing long-lasting staying-power that looks fresh for 8-hours we love the three different finishes Metallic, Bold and Nude! Always on Metallic Matte Liquid Lipstick £19.00 from Smashbox. Available at Boots and free standing Smashbox stores. smashbox.co.uk

Based on the Japanese concept of life and beauty, enhancing the holistic experience with skincare that combines both luxury and high performance. Shiseido’s new Future Solution LX - Firming Contour Serum & Total Radiance Foundation contains the Enmei Herb, which is sourced from the foot of Mount Koya in Japan and cultivated in Shiseido labs to create ‘Skingenecell Enmei’, which helps the skin become more resistant to damage by promoting the ‘longevity gene’ in the skin. The innovative foundation also contains tiny micro powders to diffuse a halo of light across the face, highlighting skin’s natural glow, as well as ‘Time Match Powder’ which adjusts to the skin’s sebum levels, keeping skin shine-free throughout the day. Future Solution LX Total Radiance Foundation £75.00; and Future Solution LX Intensive Firming Contour Serum £300.00 both from Shiseido. shiseido.co.uk


Plump and rehydrate lips with STARSKIN's second skin Bio-Cellulose Lip Mask. Perfect prep before Valentine's Day.

Instantly correct your complexion with Sisley’s new colour correcting primer. With two shades: Rosy and Lavender, its never been easier to create the perfect base for makeup. The fluid glides on to cleverly rebalance the natural skin tone and even out the complexion day after day for a more radiant finish.

DREAMKISS™ Plumping and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Lip Mask £8.50 from S TA R S K I N ®. Available at asos.com

Instant Correct, 30ml £57.00 from Sisley. sisley-paris.com Renowned for their collection of Essential Oils Elixirs, botanical experts Darphin are expanding their Essential Oil Elixirs line with the Stress Relief Detox Collection. Composed of 99% of ingredients from natural

Perfect for an array of complexion problems such as wrinkles, loss of volume and elasticity, tired and dull skin, the unique combination of Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5 and Madecassoside

origin, these signature Darphin Elixirs extract the beneficial properties of botanics to offer a unique made-tomeasure customised beauty experience. Composed of the Vetiver Essential Oil Elixir and the Vetiver Stress Relief Detox Oil Mask, this new collection offers a calming experience with visible results. Stress is everywhere but you can take small steps to combat it and the effects it has on your skin and wellbeing. The Vetiver Stress Relief Detox Oil Mask in particular is perfect after a long day. Infused with golden flower petals that transforms into a lightweight milk to detoxify the skin, the essential oil blend of Vetiver, French Lavender, Geranium and Marjoram, soothes the skin for a radiant, nourished and healthy-look. Stress is instantly melted away and skin appears much brighter.

in La Roche-Posay’s new Hyalu B5 helps to revive skin with intense re-plumping and repairing benefits. Skin looks healthier and feels fresh and bouncy again in no-time. Hyalu B5, 30ml £37.00 from La Roche-Posay. laroche-posay.co.uk

Enriched with vitamins B5, B3 and C, this hyaluronic acid infused serum from plant-based skincare experts Previse, helps shield skin from air pollution. The powerful artichoke and green tea elixir has been specially crafted to fight photo-ageing and the damaging effect of ground-based ozone. All Previse products are carefully crafted from sustainably sourced ingredients, and are naturally unscented and free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, PEGs, synthetic fragrances and dyes. Ozone Defense Nutrify Serum £49.00 from Previse. Exclusive to Harvey Nichols.

Minimise fine lines and wrinkles before applying your foundation with Dermalogica’s lightweight wonder primer. Non-greasy and super mattifying, this clever hydrating primer leaves skin silky smooth and luminous. Your make-up will look transformed. We can’t live without it. Hydrablur primer, 22ml £41.00 from Dermalogica. dermalogica.co.uk

Vetiver Essential Oil Elixir £40.00 and Vetiver Stress Relief Detox Oil Mask £45.00 from Darphin. Available nationwide and at darphin.co.uk


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Renowned the world over for its incredible wealth and spectacular buildings, Abu Dhabi has been at the heart of the region’s development since before conception of the UAE. However, there remains a stigma with this Emirate and others alike when it comes to the history, culture and substance of these metropolises that have risen from the desert. Abu Dhabi’s government are keen to change this viewpoint and are going to incredible lengths to ensure the future of this city and its surroundings is a bright, fulfilling and educational one. Needless to say, there is plenty of scope when it comes to further development, but they are not simply interested in

continuing the urban sprawl into the desert with more incredible structures, they are determined to invest in construction with a purpose. The city is already home to one of the most impressive mosques in the world; the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which was constructed utilising materials, skills and craftsmanship from around the world to create a truly inclusive destination open to everyone whilst showcasing the religious foundations that continue today. And if you take the short trip through the desert to the historic Al Ain, you will find a number of heritage sites with a rich history dating back to the origins of Abu Dhabi. Despite this, there have been very few additional cultural sights for tourists to enjoy in the city of Abu Dhabi, until now.


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One of the latest additions to Abu Dhabi’s cultural scene is the incredible Louvre Abu Dhabi housed in one of the most impressive low-level buildings in the region designed by international architect Jean Nouvel. This extraordinary architectural feat delivers a striking illustration of the nation’s vision and comprises a bird’s nest style dome which appears to float over a staggering 55 museum buildings below. Nouvel’s dome is a complex geometric structure which is in fact made up of 7,850 stars and takes inspiration from the cupola, a distinctive feature in Arabic architecture. This new home for historic and modern art, artefacts and much more from around the world has already made waves on the global scene. The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s collection is made up of both purchased and borrowed pieces from partner museums along with a selection on loan from private owners. It brings a whole new dimension to Abu Dhabi’s offering and is the first major step towards building a substantial cultural centre open to the world.

Working in partnership with Musée du Louvre in Paris, Louvre Abu Dhabi has immediately become one of the biggest ever cultural collaborations between two countries. Along with sixteen other French museums and institutional partners, Louvre Abu Dhabi has created a new cultural centre delivering a global museum supported by French expertise. A specialised agency was created back in 2007 at the start of this incredible project in order to curate pieces from across France’s plethora of museums and galleries to provide global substance to this new venture. Agence France-Muséums not only gathers cultural institutions and museums to support Louvre Abu Dhabi, they also provide guidance in developing the museum’s permanent collection alongside the coordination of loans and temporary exhibitions. The Louvre will be regularly updating its exhibitions to ensure there is always something to see whenever you return and is set

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to deliver events during the year in and around the incredible buildings under the dome, but the key to this museum’s success will be the quality of its permanent pieces and from the initial indications, you can expect to see some rather spectacular pieces on display in the not too distant future. Although a major step, this is just one in a long line as part of the creation of Abu Dhabi’s island of culture, with much more in the pipeline and already underway. Once completed, it will offer one of the most concentrated collections of cultural offerings anywhere in the world and on first impressions from the completed Louvre Abu Dhabi, there can only be good things to follow. If you are not usually one for museums, this is not a usual museum, so if you do find yourself venturing to this incredible city, it is definitely worth the time. Even if only to admire the spectacular floating ‘city’ that has been so expertly designed and constructed, you will not be disappointed. visitabudhabi.ae | tcaabudhabi.ae


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Of course the Louvre is not the first building here to possess and promote the cultural side of Abu Dhabi. The awe inspiring Sheikh Zayed Mosque stands proudly in its white splendour as a symbol to the world that this is a truly unique and special place and all are welcome. Beautifully crafted and on such a vast scale, this is a wonder to behold and is one of the last legacies that Sheikh Zayed was able to leave for the people of Abu Dhabi before his death in 2004 - three years before the mosque’s completion. And it is one that will forever hold a place in the growing cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi. Despite the impressive architecture and seemingly endless buildings taking the main stage in the region, it’s not all about how big or spectacular you can build here, there are certain areas that although equally impressive, remain a little more reserved and away from the cameras. One such place is the incredible Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. Starting life at the end of the last century, the Falcon Hospital was the first public institution in the UAE to provide comprehensive veterinary health care exclusively for falcons and has grown to become not only the largest in the region, but the entire world. With over 11,000 falcons being welcomed each year from across the globe, this is now the most reputed falcon hospital in the world. As a key part in the regions rich history, falcons are very highly regarded and treated accordingly. Thanks to this hospital, each and every one can be treated and cared for in much the same way as their owners would do, and the beauty of it is you can step inside and see for yourself. Aiming to boost interest and understanding from around the world, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital provides the opportunity to embark on a hospital tour to not only learn more about there impressive birds, but get very close and interactive with the patients, a must for any visitor to the city. visitabudhabi.ae | falconhospital.com


TRAVEL While staying in the city there are of course more than enough hotels to stay in depending on the kind of trip you are looking for. However, few can offer quite what the Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa can. Despite being located on the main island, this hotel is very far removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown Abu Dhabi. Nestled on the banks of the Eastern Mangrove overlooking the Mangrove National Park and impressive cityscape in the distance, this is one of the best locations in Abu Dhabi. Lending itself to easy access to everything the city has to offer whilst being secluded enough to feel like you are escaping from it the second you enter its magnificent lobby. Needless to say the hotel provides a fantastic selection of rooms, but you will want to ensure you opt for a mangrove view to make the most of the location. Thankfully, if you don’t get to enjoy it from your room, all of the public areas open out to the lush green oasis beyond. Furthermore, if you want to get even closer to nature, you can try your hand at a peaceful kayak through the intricate mangrove maze from just outside the hotel. Kayaking through a quiet mangrove with the knowledge that one of the most densely populated areas is just a stones throw away is a sureal experience, but one you will not forget. Tranquil escape is this hotels forte and they have the perfect remedy after a day in the big city. The Anantara Spa will be ready and waiting to take you on a relaxation journey that you won’t want to end. With a huge 15 luxurious treatment rooms, two Vichy shower rooms, six salon styling units, a traditional Turkish Hammam and sauna and steam rooms, it is more than enough to

accommodate even during the busiest periods and that’s before you lay eyes on the stunning pool. Expert staff are on hand to deliver a whole host of treatments to suit your needs, from the indulgent Anantara Signature Hammam - which comprises a six-step ritual combining traditional Turkish elements and incorporates an array of organic, detoxifying body treatments from Red Flower to leave you feeling cleansed and nourished - to a tailored spa experience designed to target specific area that you want to focus on. Relaxing so much will undoubtedly make you a little peckish, and fortunately the hotel has the answer for that too. More than sufficient to quash any level of hunger, the Ingredients restaurant offers dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner in International Buffet guise, perfect to allow you to choose just how much or how little you want to enjoy. Alternatively you can choose from Pachaylen and The Pool Deck restaurants serving up Thai and Mediterranean cuisine respectively. Along with the public dining options, there are also a number of private areas for guests to enjoy in a little more privacy depending on the room you choose including the Mangroves Lounge with views over the picturesque mangroves and Kasara Executive Lounge which offers an array of benefits to residents.

Anantara Eastern Mangroves - Starting from AED 600 per night room only | AED 750 per night incl. breakfast.

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Abu Dhabi City has more than enough to keep you entertained, but there is a much more peaceful option on offer if you feel like you need a break from it all. Sir Bani Yas Island, a once barren land steeped in history has been transformed over the past few decades into an island oasis home to luxurious hotel escapes and large conservation area. Settling several thousand years ago on the island, human life would have led a difficult existence here, yet an incredible 42 archaeological sites have been discovered so far, each providing insight into the islands history. One of the oldest is the remains of a Nestorian Christian monastery, which dates back to 600 AD. Following this, the Bani Yas tribe - whose name was taken for the island - settled and spent many years returning to the island regularly, establishing a date palm grove using a primitive yet effective irrigation system and building a community substantial enough to warrant multiple burial sites on the island. Long after the Bani Yas tribe’s disappearance from the island, it was established as a nature reserve in 1971 by the late ruler and founder of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as the foundation of his ‘Greening of the Desert’ programme which

can be seen across Abu Dhabi today. Today, Sir Bani Yas Island is covered in greenery with just one known plant on the island self seeding and surviving, everything else is supported by an intricate irrigation system to ensure life can continue. And there is plenty of life to support thanks to the incredible conservation efforts which includes various breeding programmes. Home to over 13,000 animals and a staggering two million plants and trees, the island is now a living oasis where you can enjoy nature walks and drives or simply enjoy the surroundings from one of the islands three luxurious Anantara hotels. For the ultimate Sir Bani Yas experience, there is only one option. Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort offers a tranquil escape removed from the sights and sounds of the city with the added benefit of an up close stay with the local wildlife. Open the curtains in the morning to find antelope grazing right outside your door or relax in your private terrace pool as you observe the flora and fauna around you. With outside dining options along with a stunning infinity pool, this villa only resort is the ideal location for a romantic escape whether you choose to stay for a quick couple of nights as part of your Abu Dhabi adventure or extend your trip even further.

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Staying There - Anantara Desert Island: Admire the wonders of Arabian wildlife as they wander through the lush savannah. Breathe in the exotic atmosphere as desert plants sway in the afternoon breeze. Discover a holiday escape where care is taken to support the wildlife and environment. More than just a hotel, the villas marry the delights of discovery with a philosophy designed to support local creatures, flora and fauna. Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa - Starting from AED 1,200 inclusive of breakfast.

Getting There - Etihad Airways: Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE offers three daily flights between London Heathrow and Abu Dhabi along with one of the finest services currently available in air travel. Ranging from economy right up to The Residence - which comes complete with ‘living area’, bedroom and private ensuite shower room flights to Abu Dhabi have never been so luxurious. A return fare departing from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi starts from £385 in economy class and from £2,314 in business class. This fare price is inclusive of all taxes and subject to availability. Etihad Airways also flies from Manchester and Edinburgh to Abu Dhabi. For reservations and further details visit etihad.com or call 0345 608 1225. For further information about Abu Dhabi, see visitabudhabi.ae

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Chinese New Year Across London and the world, February marks the start of the Chinese New Year. And what better excuse to celebrate than another new years party. Fortunately there are plenty of restaurants offering special menus to enjoy throughout February to ensure you don’t miss out on all of the fun. Hakkasan will once again be delivering a unique new year menu in two of their London restaurants which is a must.

House of HOLI | Harrods Pizza | Fries Before Guys | Chinese New Year


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Pink Cow and Tonic

Bloom Clover Club Twist

50ml Black Cow; Angostura aromatic bitters; Tonic water; Squeeze of lemon juice; Slice of lemon. Pour black cow and a good dash of angostura into an ice

40ml Bloom Gin; 15ml Peach Liqueur; 25ml Lemon Juice; 20ml Raspberry Syrup; 1 egg. Crack and separate the egg in a cocktail shaker and add all the other ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a coupette glass and garnish with an edible flower.

filled glass. Top with tonic and a squeeze of lemon juice. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Cinnamon Kitchen’s House of HOLI Returns Back for its fourth year running, #HouseofHOLI makes its return to Cinnamon Kitchen in Devonshire Square from Monday 26th February – Saturday 10th March 2018. Leave the drab and dreary City at the door, don your protective white suit and step into the madness at the House of HOLI for thirty minutes of paint-pelting friends, family and colleagues to mark the Indian festival of colour. The festival, which officially takes place on 1 March, is used to mark the arrival of spring and passing of winter. Infamously known for its freefor-all carnival of colours and iconic paint fights, HOLI is the perfect excuse to escape the office, and experience a half hour of launching colourful powdered paint at each other to celebrate the renowned festival. No Indian celebration would be complete without a feast of delicious dishes and Cinnamon Kitchen will be serving up a spirited five-course #HouseofHOLI menu to enjoy after a round of paint-throwing. Priced at £35 per person (Monday – Friday, including a Play Holi session), dishes to look forward to include: Golguppa (v) (g) tangy potato in semolina shell, yoghurt and tamarind; and Chicken Papdi Chaat (g) tandoori chicken chaat on wheat crisp with coriander chutney. A pop-up bar on the terrace will also be serving an array of vivid HOLI cocktails. Tickets are priced at £12 per person, or there are packages you can purchase that include authentic Holi bites and either a signature Holi cocktail or a mocktail. The whole pod can be hired for groups of up to 30 for £400, which will include arrival drinks and nibbles. Holi Sessions - 30 minutes | 26 February - 10 March Cinnamon Kitchen, 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YL 020 7626 5000 | info@cinnamon-kitchen.com | cinnamon-kitchen.com

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Macellaio RC & Harrods collaboration From 9th-18th February, Italian restaurant Macellaio RC and Harrods are joining forces to celebrate the heritage of one of Italy’s national dishes, the pizza. A special menu has been created for Pizzeria in Harrods taking the form of a culinary battle between resident head chef Guiseppe Silvestri and guest chef Matteo Riganelli from Macellaio RC. The “battle” will be based on the longstanding friendly rivalry between the Neopolitan ‘pizza’ and the Ligurian ‘pissa’ and aptly begins on National Pizza Day. In addition, exclusively for Valentine’s Day, a ‘sharing pizza’ will be on offer specially for couples to enjoy one pizza with different toppings on either side. Starting on National Pizza Day (9th February) and lasting for 10 days, both menus will be served from Pizzeria & Canti Prosecco Bar located on the second floor of the department store. macellaiorc.com


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National Café Vegan & Vegetarian offerings expand Diners at The National Café - Restaurant and Bar, at the National Gallery, Covent Garden, can now choose from a menu of vegan and vegetarian small plates, created by the venue’s catering partner Peyton and Byrne. The menu comprises fried and raw dishes along with a winter roots selection and a section featuring beans and pulses. And while all are suitable for vegetarians, a number of vegan dishes have been included in each section for those looking to rid their diet of meat, fish, dairy eggs and honey. The vegan options include fried padron pepper with sea salt and romesco, along with pan con tomate - a Spanish toast and tomato recipe - with winter bull’s heart heirloom tomato, shaved raw fennel with toasted fennel seeds, dried chilli and lemon. Vegan customers can also opt for raw kale served with rapeseed oil with cumin, fresh pomegranate and molasses, Castelluccio lentils with black cabbage, roasted chilli, blood orange and extra virgin olive oil and sautéed chickpeas with Moorish spices and green harissa.

Oliver Peyton, creative director at Peyton and Byrne, said: “Anyone who thinks a vegan diet is boring can think again. It is a great opportunity to really explore the vast range of ingredients that is now readily available and it is a genuine test of creativity. “That’s why we don’t just embrace veganism in Veganuary - it’s on our menus all year round.”

To book, or for further information, call 020 7747 5942, email ncreservations@peytonandbyrne.co.uk or visit peytonandbyrne.co.uk/the-national-cafe

Fries before Guys You remember how the old sayings go; mates before dates, misters before sisters, Fries Before Guys… Drake & Morgan know that Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples, but for celebrating all relationships. Whether you’re with BFFs, colleagues, housemates or partners in crime,

Drake & Morgan are showing the love with free fries to toast with your fizz across February. All of the Drake & Morgan bars and restaurants - including The Listing, The Parlour and The Refinery Bankside - will be inviting friends, lovers and everyone in between to buy two glasses of champagne and receive a complimentary serving of chips. And there’s more - decide on a bottle of champagne and get a Trio of Fries, complete with Cowboy Fries topped with honey, chilli and garlic, Louisiana Fries with Cajun spice, and Roman Fries topped with parmesan, truffle and rosemary. Across February, Drake & Morgan bars and restaurants will also be serving a limited-edition charity dish of ginger and coriander spiced cod with cauliflower couscous (£13.95), with £1 from each dish sold going straight to cancer charity Maggie’s. With changing weekly specials available at each site, everything is Made Lovingly at Drake & Morgan. drakeandmorgan.co.uk

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Wahaca Test Kitchen Located just down the road from Old Street station on Tabernacle Street, Mexican market eating restaurant Wahaca’s Test Kitchen is an innovative concept where diners rate the food to help develop new ideas and recipes ready to be rolled out at the other Wahaca branches. Serving up a healthy mix of new dishes alongside some of the brand’s classic favourites the new menu has been inspired by owner Tommi’s recent trips to Mexico City, Oaxaca and the Yucatan showcasing her interpretations of contemporary Mexican cooking. Tempting highlights include the roast cauliflower and green cashew nut mole tacos with charred tomato salsa; a whole roast seabream board; and roast pork belly carnitas with their smoky tamarind glaze. Start with some Mexican City Nachos while you peruse the menu. A great way to sample a selection from the menu is through the Wahaca Feasts – two ‘set’ menus with a variety of dishes showcasing the many flavours and textures. The Explore menu in particular combines grilled chicken tostadas with baby gem and crab; pulled pork pibil quesadilla; raw cauliflower and quinoa salad, sweet potato wedges; impressive slow-cooked beef shin board. Priced at £40.00 for two to share, it’s great value and there’s also a choice of two desserts as well. We highly recommend the black coconut ice cream with almond brittle. It’s fresh, creamy and not too sweet all at the same time. The dark chocolate and pecan brownie served with salted caramel icecream and dulce de leche is also an indulgent treat for any chocolate fan.

Wash it all down with one of their cocktails, such as the fresh hibiscus gin and tonic or a Wahaca Colada. Wahaca also serve up a number of real tequilas and mezcals. Having celebrated its tenth anniversary last year, the new test kitchen is an exciting development for the brand. Helping to push the boundaries and allowing the customer to be involved in what goes on the menu, guests are encouraged to rate their dishes at the end of the meal on a digital bill tablet, giving the feedback back to Wahaca immediately. Set across two levels, with street art murals by renowned Mexican artist Lelo, an open kitchen and bar area, the new location fits perfectly into the edgy surrounds of Shoreditch and is ideal for those who love Wahaca and want to try something new before any other location. Menus will change seasonally.

Wahaca Shoreditch, 140 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4SD | 020 3889 0483 | wahaca.co.uk

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Yauatcha Chinese New Year This February, dim sum teahouse Yauatcha is celebrating Chinese techniques, and has been described as ‘the queen of paper sculpture’. New Year by commissioning two leading London artists to create Lydia’s artwork, to be installed at Yauatcha City pays homage to the innovative Chinese lantern art installations for its restaurants from traditional art form of ‘kirigami’ paper cutting. Whereas Jamie Julien London to Mumbai, Houston to Waikiki. This truly global celebration Brown’s work, which was spotted in the Met Museum, New York City, also includes a special menu featuring the contemporary Cantonese dim shows its similarities with the traditional Chinese lantern shape in form sum for which the restaurant is renowned. and vibrancy of colours. For his displays at Yauatcha Soho Jamie is With the Year of the Dog beginning on Friday 16th February 2018, evolving his totem sculptures to become hanging lanterns. Inspired by the artworks will be on display in the restaurants throughout the month the diverse colour palette of Yauatcha’s dim sum and patisserie dishes, of February. Each artist is interpreting and celebrating the Chinese he is creating metre-high totem pole-style stacked lanterns in various paper lantern - an iconic emblem of Chinese New Year - in a modern colours, shapes, sizes, textures and patterns. way with designs that tell a visual story. From 5th February 2018, both London locations will serve a As Chinese lanterns are traditionally made of paper, it was a natural celebratory Chinese New Year menu with dishes inspired by the annual decision to select a leading paper artist for the commission. With a celebration and featuring ingredients which are traditionally believed to YEAR 2018: A CELEBRATION OFfortune. TRADITIONAL background in fine HUTONG art, Lydia ShireffUNVEILS specialises in sculptural paper bring good The menu will offer two dim sum dishes; salted egg yolk custard sesame ball (representing togetherness) CHINESE CUISINE and Chilean sea bass roll (symbolising financial prosperity). Main dishes will include golden fortune prawn in lime sauce (for seafood has connotations of good luck) and braised pork shank with lotus seed and mushroom. A number of limited edition macarons will also be available, in flavours including vanilla orchid, a lucky flower for 2018, and raspberry Szechuan, vibrant red in colour to reflect Chinese New Year celebrations. yauatcha.com

Chinese New Year at Hutong

- 25th February 2018, award-winning Northern Chinese restaurant Hutong will te Chinese New Year with a menu inspired by dishes steeped in tradition. Hutong’s hef Fei Wang has created a series of dishes, some rooted in historical Chinese , with a 21st Century contemporary twist. This year Hutong, located high in the sky at the Shard, will be celebrate

Chinese New Year with dishes inspired by regional cooking styles and delicacies from across the country. Head Chef Fei Wang has combined a series of traditional ishes in Chinesedishes, cuisine combine a variety regional cooking styles and delicacies with those eaten traditionally on Chineseof New Year. compliment the has menu, combined the Hutong bar these team will traditional also be joining the ross the country. To Chef Wang dishes with those celebrations, creating a special New Year cocktail. Taking inspiration from nly eaten at New Year, to create an authentic Chinese New Year experience. the year of the dog, the cocktail is named after Panhu, a dragon-dog figure in Chinese mythology. It is made with a mix of Bulldog gin, pomelo cordial, crème mure, lemon juice, fresh raspberries and16th egg white. This citrusy and refreshing k the start of thedeNew Year on February 2018, Hutong will also be ‘cleaning the serve provides the perfect accompaniment to Chef Wang’s menu, and will be ant’, when all of available the red lanterns will be re-hung, signifying a new start and bringing from 5th - 16th February priced at £16.00. ck for the year to The come. During dinner, guests Chinese New Year the menucelebratory at Hutong will be available from 5th - 25thwill be entertained by a February. to ward off ‘nian’ or evil spirits, alongside noise-makers. nal lion dance, helping

nal red pocket envelopes containinghutong.co.uk gifts and treats will be distributed, and a e calligrapher will be on hand to create personal mementos for guests to take away.

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Hakkas an C h i nes e Ne w Y e a r In celebration of Chinese New Year 2018, Hakkasan will welcome guests with a limited edition signature menu created by Hakkasan chefs from London, USA, the Middle East and Asia. The exclusive menu will be available at Hakkasan Hanway Place and Hakkasan Mayfair from 29th January to 4th March 2018.

Priced at ÂŁ88 per person, guests opting for the menu will enjoy dishes using ingredients believed to bring good luck and prosperity for the coming year, starting with Szechuan oyster with lotus root and crispy rice in mantau, the oyster traditionally symbolising fortune and good luck. Other small plates include Braised beef tongue and caramelised walnut with asparagus and mint and Crispy scallop in sweet plum sauce with mango in a golden cup. Main dishes include Baked Chilean sea bass with kumquat glaze, as eating fish at Chinese New Year is said to bring increased prosperity. As well as Wok-fry native lobster in superior stock with edamame and caviar and Rhug estate organic lamb in seaweed soy with celery and enoki mushroom. To finish, guests will indulge in the Golden Fortune dessert with ginger caramel, roasted macadamia nuts and lemongrass. If you really want to get involved in the occasion, authentic Chinese lion dancers will perform at Hakkasan Hanway Place on 18th February and Hakkasan Mayfair on 25th February. These high energy, mesmerising performances offer symbolic expressions of luck, prosperity and good fortune. Hakkasan will also continue their annual wishing tree tradition by inviting guests to write their wishes on red ribbons that will be hung around the dining areas. This custom is said to have begun hundreds of years ago in Lam Tsuen, Hong Kong. During Chinese New Year, villagers would travel for miles to visit the sacred Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees (two ancient banyan trees) and hang notes on the branches using red ribbon. These notes contained wishes for the year ahead and it was believed that the wishes that were successfully hung on the trees would come true. Hakkasan Hanway Place | 020 7927 7000 | reservation@hakkasan.com Hakkasan Mayfair | 020 7907 1888 | mayfairreservation@hakkasan.com hakkasan.com

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This is not a car designed for the drab business sector, nor one that will find its home at a humdrum family home, yet it would be perfectly suited to both. The long wheelbase means that every space is more than sufficient for any given situation, from driver to rear passengers and continuing to the boot and you won’t find yourself wanting once the kids have been put to bed thanks to an impressive engine line-up to choose from.


Available in 2.0-litre petrol and diesel variants boasting 280 and 240 PS respectively along with their new 1.5-litre TSI unit due to be added soon, there is plenty of scope for performance if that’s what you’re looking for. Paired with a 7-speed automatic DSG dual clutch transmission, the 2.0-litre TSI 4Motion Arteon will accelerate from zero to sixty-two in a swift 5.6 seconds and continue through to the limited top speed of 155mph. And thanks to the steering mounted paddle shifters, you can have a bit of fun whilst you’re doing it too. You can opt for a 6-speed manual version but you will be sacrificing both power and stability as it is not available on any of the 4Motion variants and only offers a maximum 190 PS. The 2.0-litre engine has been redeveloped to improve efficiency whilst also maximising the levels of power available. Matched with dual injection system (direct and multi-port) and turbocharger along with integrated intercooler and sophisticated exhaust gas recirculation system, this engine is able to produce those impressive power and torque figures whilst maintaining a respectable level of efficiency. Boasting a combined fuel economy of over 38mpg

and carbon dioxide emissions of 164g/km, this is modern engine technology at its best. Needless to say, once the 1.5-litre unit is introduced, you can expect some mind boggling figures to be thrown around the efficiency table. When driving with the transmission set to sport mode, or indeed in ‘manual’ utilising the paddle shift, the car is responsive and sharp with very little, if any delay between command and response. However, once you shift back in to your regular routine, it is important to remember that the car won’t be quite as quick on its feet. Despite this, the difference should be seen as a benefit rather than a hindrance as you will likely find yourself enjoying the sport mode more often than you might think. There will always be days where you need to remain professional as you taxi your children here and there, but as soon as they are out of sight and earshot, that gear lever will be nudged back and the fun will begin once more. Arteon’s designers have integrated a fitting, sleek dual exhaust system into the styling and they are not just there for show. The resulting sound is a joy to behold and slightly unexpected from such an elegant machine. A deep rumble that builds as you rise

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through the revolutions and a touch of bubbling excitement on the downshift is all you need to enjoy your time in this car, but that’s not where the fun stops. Inside, Volkswagen’s design team have worked wonders to create an interior perfectly suited to the sharp exterior styling. The star of the show is the impressive and unmissable 9.2 inch (optional) Discover Navigation Pro infotainment system. This crystal clear, entirely glass covered touchscreen comes equipped with gesture control and a whole host of built in features. Control everything from your phone to the cars performance setup with a few taps of the screen. The system is intuitive and simple with one of the most user friendly interfaces around, but then that might just be thanks to the enormous screen! The central screen is paired with an equally impressive Active Info Display where you would usually find your analog measurement indicators such as speedometer and rev counter. Replaced by a digital screen that changes and adapts to your every command, from displaying specific vehicle data to guiding you on your way with a navigation map, the screen is able to display every piece of essential information at the same time in a clear and very stylish way. Taking care of the majority of features digitally means that there is less space required for further controls on the driver interface, and as a result the remaining interior space is as clean and sleek as you would expect from a car that looks this good from the outside. There remains the question of material quality when it comes to the use of less desirable plastics on items of frequent interaction such as the cup holder cover, however, there is no denying that for the price you will be paying, it won’t be a deal breaker. Starting at under £32,000 on the road for the entry 1.5-litre TSI (prices for the 2.0-litre options start at under £33,000) and remaining below £40,000 for the top of the range R-Line, 4Motion, there is little to argue with in terms of this stunning cars price point. Positioned in a hotly contested market, this car will gladly take a share from its more established and supposedly premium competitors. Arteon comes packed full of technology too, with numerous

standard features such as adaptive cruise control, lane assist, pedestrian monitoring, park assist and driver fatigue detection to name but a few. One feature that is worth mentioning simply because of how ingenious it is has to be the ‘predictive cruise control’ which comes as part of the adaptive system. Simply put, it recognises the road using a front facing camera and route information to predictively adjust the cars speed prior to bends, roundabouts or junctions. It may not be a self driving car, but there are certainly plenty of features to help you along the way. It is one of the best all-round design packages that certainly

Volkswagen has ever produced and has pushed the brands kudos immediately up a level. If this is a sign of things to come from the German giant, then there are very exciting times ahead. Few cars launch today - certainly in this type of market - that really deliver such aesthetic appeal and actually have substance to back it up. The German marque has been through some times of turmoil recently, but this a sign that they are not shying away, in fact, they appear to be on the attack. This launch not only opens up a new model sector to the brand, but illustrates the company’s desire to develop and progress their car design and manufacture and what a way to do it. Possibly the most attractive Volkswagen to ever grace the streets and so very accessible too.

Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4Motion Engine 2.0-Litre TSI Transmission 7-Speed Automatic DSG Power (PS) 280 Torque (Nm) 350 0-62mph (secs) 5.6 Maximum Speed (mph) 155 Fuel Consumption Combined (mpg) 38.7 Carbon Dioxide Emissions (g/km) 164 On the Road Price

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1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SL POA

Majestic Merc 1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SL

Beautifully displayed in white coachwork with contrasting dark blue leather interior, this automatic, left-hand drive Mercedes 280 SL is a spectacular example. The 280 SL was introduced in 1963 at the Geneva Motor Show taking over from the legendary 300 SL and 190 SL. They were equipped with an inline-six cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection. The bonnet, trunk lid, door skins and tonneau cover

were made of aluminum to reduce weight and the comparatively short and wide chassis, combined with an excellent suspension, powerful brakes and radial tires gave the 280 superb handling for its time. This car provided the final platform for the SOHC inline-six engines, the M130 which was to be replaced in ‘74 by the entirely new DOHC power unit. The M130 increased power over its predecessor to 170 bhp and 244 Nm of torque from the 2.8-litre block. Not only that, but these were the first engines to receive proper bench testing prior to being installed in the cars, finally delivering a guaranteed and accurate power specification that had been missing in previous years. Its front end styling, complete with the characteristic upright Bosch “fishbowl� headlights and simple chrome grille, dominated by the large three-pointed star in the nose panel, paid homage to the then already legendary 300 SL roadster. This example has been recently restored and repainted and has also received new interior, seats, carpets, soft top (in dark blue mohair) and had the wood re-veneered. The engine bay has also been nicely detailed. It is a fantastic car that looks good on any road and provides the perfect excuse for a weekend drive in the countryside...or the French Riviera for that matter.

Chelsea Cars, 59-61 Armoury Way, London SW18 1JZ | 020 8870 9977 | sales@chelseacars.com | chelseacars.com


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Generously proportioned 2 double bathroomwithin 2nd ea2 are pleased to offer formodern sale this built modern built 3rdbedroom, floor studio2apartment floor riversidedevelopment. apartment within this ever popular development Narrow Street. this riverside The apartment benefits from open in plan lounge and bedroomfrom area,a fitted kitchen and 3 piece bathroom suite.double Laminate wood floors. Benefits spacious reception with river views and doors leading Video entry-phone system. Parking Spacious space. Close to Wapping station shower and local bus to a larger than average balcony. entrance hall, en-suite room routes. and further guest bathroom. Separate fully fitted and integrated kitchen, wood £365,000 floors, security video entry-phone system, secure underground parking space.

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ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this 1st floor 2 bedroom modern built apartment Modern 1st floor within this secure and centrally located within thisbuilt popular West apartment Wapping development. The apartment benefits from development. Benefits a lounge, fully fitted kitchen, lounge, fully fitted kitchen,from en-suite showerspacious room toseparate master bedroom and family bathroom. Floor toand ceiling windows. Laminate wood floors. Video-entry double bedroom 4 piece bathroom suite. Wood floors, security phone entrysystem. system, Allocatedgas parking space. On-site caretaker. Close to St Katharine’s Dock, phone central heating, allocated parking space. Conveniently Wappingclose station Tower and Hill stations. Sharestations of Freehold. located to and Shadwell Limehouse providing access to Canary Wharf, Bank, Tower Hill, London City Airport and Stratford International. £675,000

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ea2 are to to offer this to executive Studio apartment to rent within a luxurious landmark ea2 are pleased pleased offer rent this recently refurbished 3 double bedroom development. This South Facing apartment of development. modern open plan kitchen, duplex apartment in the popular Quaycomprises 430 gated Thefitted apartment contemporary fitted bathroom & Balcony, The flat totals 382 Sq. ft. Residents of Wapping Lane benefits from 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), private garden, garage and an have the benefit of 24hr concierge facilities, exclusive residents health club, gym and enjoy close allocated parking space. Within close proximity to Tower Hill and Wapping proximity to DLR and underground stations. Station. Waitrose is also close by. £360 Per Week

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ea2 are pleased to offer for rent this modern built 2 bedroom ground and first Two bedroom newly The converted luxury second warehouse apartment floor duplex apartment. apartment benefits fromfloor lounge, fitted kitchen, 3 piece within this exclusive gated riverside development. Benefits from an ornamental open plan bathroom suite. Double glazing. Laminate wood floors. Views over canal. Allocated parking space. Close to integrated St Katharine’s Dock appliances. and Tower Hill2 stations. lounge and ‘Metris’ kitchen with fully ‘Miele’ Luxury fitted bathroom suites. Boasts under floor heating, ‘Cestron’ audio visual system, air conditioning and digital video door entry system. Ideally located on the River Thames with fantastic transport links, local amenities, restaurants £425and Perbars. Week

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Located on one of Lewisham’s most desirable roads, this beautifully renovated one bedroom apartment is on the top floor of a stunning Victorian conversion. This property boasts a marvellous open plan living area, with a brand new stylish fully integrated kitchen with a grey engineered floor running throughout. There is a smart and nicely decorated bedroom, with built in storage and a beautifully finished chic bathroom.

This stunning two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is located on the 7th floor of Grayston House only moments from Kidbrooke Station. Boasting over 758 sq. ft. of internal living space, this apartment comprises a bright and spacious living area with an open-plan fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, this leads out on to a smart private balcony overlooking the picturesque Sutcliffe park, two double bedrooms, one of which has an elegant en-suite bathroom and an additional family bathroom.

Canary View, SE10 £540,000 Leasehold

Arora Tower, SE10 £780,000 Leasehold

This stunning two bedroom apartment is located on the 6th floor of Canary View, within the sought after New Capital Quay Development. The apartment boasts a light, spacious living area with an open plan, fully fitted kitchen & private corner balcony; two well-proportioned double bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes; as well as the modern family bathroom & ample built in storage space to the hallway.

This stunning two bedroom apartment is located on the eighth floor of Arora Tower. The apartment comprises an open-plan reception, with stripped wooden flooring, leading onto a fully fitted & integrated kitchen which boasts stone worktops and an integrated wine cooler. Spacious master bedroom with en-suite, a chic bathroom with demisting mirrors & built-in storage space to the hallway. Benefits from a large balcony with panoramic views of the River Thames & Canary Wharf.

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Is Scandi-Chic Making Way for Bolder Interiors? with Charlotte Hodges-Peck, Interior Consultant, Savills Interior Services

Scandi-chic interiors may not be leaving us just yet but there is a definite movement back to bolder, more vibrant decorative styles. Homeowners are now inviting in more pattern, textures, pops of colour and statement pieces. This has been recognised by a number of interiors and design companies. Farrow & Ball, for example, has just launched its new season wallpaper range, ‘in full bloom’, which complements many of   its key colours, while also

adding a more striking graphic. Farrow & Ball is a  trusted British brand - consumers often look to it for inspiration and its influence can be seen across UK households. Similarly, Designers Guild and Tricia Guild have released a new book, Paint Box, which is best described as a ‘decoration recipe book’. They have never shied away from colour and bright designs, and this book advises property- owners on colour combinations and how they can be used at home.

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Those looking to sell or rent their properties might think that these bold colours will deter buyers, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Pops of colour, when used in the right way, can transform a room. If you don’t want to take the plunge by putting colour on the walls, it can be introduced through artwork, furniture and accessories. These simple additions can make all the difference, without being overbearing and offputting to potential buyers or tenants. For bigger statement pieces, think coloured sofas, feature chairs and large abstract artwork. Otherwise cushions, throws, coffee table books and vases are a really easy way of introducing new colours and are also simple to swap as trends and seasons change. This is particularly prevalent at the moment where we are seeing autumnal colours, such as amber, burnt orange and deep reddish-browns, coming into favour. Whether you are dressing your property for yourself, or a future buyer or tenant, the best advice is to introduce bold colours little by little to ensure it works for the space and, more importantly, that you like it.

Vicary House, Bartholomew Close, Barbican, Farringdon A stylish one bedroom apartment located on the sixth floor of this brand new development in a prime position on the historic Bartholomew Close. The apartment has been newly furnished and features an open-plan living space, fitted kitchen, large windows and high ceilings. The building also benefits from a resident’s lounge, 24hr concierge and cycle storage.

Savills Shoreditch | 020 7578 6222 | savills.co.uk

£560 p/w


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Which types of home sell most often in E14? Flat

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I think your ideal home says a lot about you. If the world were your oyster, would you go for something Victorian, Georgian, a duplex apartment, new build house, or maybe a farm? Given that we live in E14, obviously our choices are somewhat limited by reality, but what are the hottest types of property and what does this mean for sellers? In E14, the most common type of property is a 2 bed flat. In fact, 39.7 per cent of all families in the area live in such a home. I see a lot of this kind of property come onto the market, but more compact homes are also in high demand, particularly in more central areas. One of the best things about our area is the broad variety of homebuyers all looking for their own perfect next home.

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The most common type of property is a 2 bed flat. In fact, 39.7 per cent of all families in the area live in such a home. Get a free and instant online valuation valuation.lmlondon.com


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Monthly Market Update - Docklands E14

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Yes

Yes

0.2

0.6

1

C

1

1

No

No

0.2

1.0

B

TO

LE

T

LE

T

2

epc

Kingsbridge Court, E14 – £1,700.00 pcm + fees

Island Row, E14 – £1,864.00 pcm

epc

1

2

Yes

Yes

0.4

1.0

epc

C

2

1

2

Yes

Yes

0.3

0.3

LE

LE

Ionian Building, E14 – £1,657.00 pcm

+ fees

Queen of Isle, E14 – £1,650.00 pcm

epc

1

1

C

T

T

2

+ fees

1

Yes

Yes

0.2

0.2

D

+ fees

epc

2

1

2

Yes

No

0.3

0.3

B

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Bow 020 8981 7788

Deptford 020 8692 0555

Hackney 020 8525 7788


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Your Kensington & Chelsea | Issue 70 | February 2018

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