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CONTENTS 20 Your New Timepiece Limited edition IWC Portugieser available at Marylebone’s New Cavendish Jewellers. 24 Keeping Time With Cohiba Zenith partner with Cohiba for a celebration of the iconic brand’s anniversary. 26 New Year Beauty Buys Grab the latest products to help you through January with a fresh face. 31 Darphin Illuminating Facial Spa Illuminata offers up the perfect treatment to combat the harsh winter weather. 32 Advanced Smooth Eye Treatment Jasmina Vico delivers a recovering treatment for you eyes to fight against the effects of Christmas.
12 The Art of Danish Hygge Take your wellbeing to new heights with the latest trend to come out of Denmark. 14 WIN TICKETS to The National Wedding Show The UK’s biggest wedding show returns and you could be going for free! 16 Cirque du Soleil London’s Royal Albert Hall plays host to extra dates and all-new acts. 19 Global Finance Our financial insider reviews the state of the markets and what to expect this year.
CONTENTS 46 Perfect for Your Palate All of the latest openings, offerings and celebrations for the New Year. 50 Recipe - Hangover Cure Nicola Millbank provides the perfect post Christmas cure with her Hangover Spicy Rice. 54 Review - Peninsula Restaurant The latest opening on Greenwich Peninsula at the new Intercontinental hotel. 58 Cocktails for Burns Night Zoran sets the scene for a Burns Night with a difference...a Japanese twist.
34 New Year, New You Alex Castro helps you through the inevitable New Years resolution to keep it going past January. 37 Travel - Wellness Trips Make a change for 2017 and head away on an incredible wellness trip. 40 Travel - The Pig Near Bath From garden to table, this incredible restaurant hotel is unique and engaging in spectacular fashion.
60 Review - The Ivy Café St. John’s Wood plays host to the latest from ‘The Ivy’ with a beautifully inviting restaurant. 63 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé The German marque’s latest iteration of their impressive E-Class. 68 Pre-War Mercedes-Benz A classic from 1936 finished in red and cream with stunning interior to match. 80 Kate Gould Goes Evergreen The garden specialist highlights the benefits of an evergreen garden bringing colour year-round.
FROM THE EDITOR
The festivities have come and gone quicker than anybody would hope and now it is time for the mad rush to the gym. Countless people across London and further afield will be scouring the January sales for some cheap kit ready to hit the ground running for the notorious New Year resolution that will likely last a few weeks at the most. If you are in the position where you are a regular attendee of the gym, you may wish to source an alternate location for your fix through January. Maybe head to the streets for some open air running or dive in to some distance swimming, at least until the rush subsides and everyone returns to their normal way of life. It’s not all about the exercise however, you can make some simple changes to what you eat and drink to help get you through the post-Christmas trauma that your body endures.
Swapping some basic ingredients or cutting out just one or two things from your diet will give you a jump start to your summer-ready body. If you can’t quite bring yourself to make a substantial change, then head to one of the endless new openings in the Capital for your fix. We’ve also got some tasty recipes to try at home that should help you recover from last month. For those who are looking at making a serious change in 2017, we have put together some of the best wellness trips around thanks to Health and Fitness Travel. Letting you take just 9 days of leave for a massive 18 day wellness escape, you can maximise the benefits and find a new you. The best part is, unlike the gym membership that will be used three times before cancellation, once you find yourself on a Bali retreat or European escape, there is no turning back!
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The Art of Danish Hygge Banish those winter blues and embrace your inner hygge with these 8 simple lifestyle changes!
Whether you’re looking to boost your overall wellbeing, or changing your mind-set to enjoy those simple pleasures, hygge, pronounced “hue-gah” is a lifestyle trend that the Scandinavians swear by. And what could be better than the feeling of living well without cutting out the things you love? Could the fact that Denmark is officially the world’s happiest country, according to the 2016 World Happiness Report* be down to the Danes hygge lifestyle? We talk to nutritionist Cassandra Barns about making 8 simple changes to adapt to the hygge lifestyle. 1) Eat comfort foods. Yes – we said it. Hygge is all about comfort, so what could be better than a big warm bowl of porridge, topped with your favourite berries? Nutritionist, Cassandra Barns says: “Porridge is not only warming and comforting: it’s also a good source of slow-releasing energy, Nairn’s porridge oats (RRP £1,99, www.nairns-oatcakes.com) are high in fibre and support healthy
digestion. What’s more, the beta glucan fibre in oats can help keep cholesterol in check too. It’s the perfect wholesome comfort food.” 2) Get outdoors. Fresh air and long walks are always encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle. This is something that is really important to the Danes, and key to keeping fit and youthful. The Nordic temperatures mean it is colder than it is in the UK, so like them, embrace the outside world and wrap up warm in your favourite coat, hat, scarf and gloves! 3) Mood boosting. As well as comfort, hygge encompasses the ideas of happiness and nourishing the mind and body. So raw chocolate is another great 'hygge food'. According to Cassandra, "As well as being a comforting indulgence, raw chocolate, such as OMBAR Chocolate (RRP, £1.99, www.ombar.co.uk) contains natural substances that may boost mood, including one called phenylethylamine (PEA), which said to be released in higher amounts in the brain when we’re in love. It’s also rich in
EVENTS magnesium, which is associated with relaxation." 4) Take a break from life and enjoy the moment. It is so easy to forget to take a break from the office, or to visit your favourite coffee shop and watch the world go by. Hygge is all about those simple moments that you don’t always appreciate or make the most of. So why not try making a simple week night dinner into more of a memorable occasion by laying the table with your favourite crockery, lighting a few candles and turning off any background noise, such as the TV or radio, in order to really enjoy the moment. 5) Hue – gah the night away. The word “Hue-gah” translates literally as “cosiness”, so what better way to spend the evening than sitting by the fire on a cold night. For many people the darkness fills us with dread at 4pm, but why not embrace the darkness when you get home, with things that make you happy, such as knitted socks, incense and warm blankets. Happiness is key to embracing the hygge lifestyle. 6) Plan a date with family & friends –‘Hygge togetherness’ is hugely important to the Danes. It is very easy to let days go by without spending quality time with family or friends. So with that in mind, get the diary out, and plan a few dates with the people closest to you. Hygge is all about enjoying those little things in life,
London International Mime Festival 9th January to 4th February
Celebrating it’s 40th anniversary, the London International Mime Festival will see 120 performances over 34 days all over the capital. Taking place at some of the city’s best arts venues and, for the first time, Shoreditch Town Hall, the programme of events is made up many UK or London premieres, with artists from Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain, Finland and New Zealand joining some of Britain’s fast emerging talents and established names. Seventeen companies are involved in the festival and it kicks off with a special edition of Gandini Juggling’s Smashed reimagined for 17 performers and featuring jugglers, hundreds of apples and crockery. Festival highlights include Compagnie MPTA performing Barons Perchés, and Thomas Monckton’s Only Bones. mimelondon.com
and stopping to make memories that will be remembered. 7) Bake your own bread – simple as that. Baking is a productive yet relaxing activity that the Danes enjoy to do. To nourish your mind and body, look for recipes that use buckwheat flour. According to Cassandra, “Clearspring Organic Buckwheat flour (RRP £2.59, www.clearspring.co.uk) is naturally gluten-free and very nutritious. Like dark chocolate, it’s rich in magnesium, known as ‘nature’s tranquiliser’. And it’s also a great source of iron, zinc and B vitamins to support energy and your immune system.” 8) Light up those candles. One of the first things Danes associate Hygge with is candles. Whether it’s tea-lights on a table or lanterns by an open fireplace candles that can give you an added enjoyment to snuggling up in the evening. Invest natural scents such as fresh pine, fir cones and orange for an organic aroma that brings the magic of the outdoors into your home. Dewey Dell - Marzo 4 © wolfgang silveri-steirischer herbst
Magical Lantern Festival
Beautifully uplifting and completely different to the old spice scents of Christmas, start the New Year afresh with Australasian brand, Ecoya’s new Guava and Lychee Sorbet. The scent is as fresh and tropical as you imagine and comes in the Madison Candle 400g candle £39.00; 80g candle £17.00; and Reed Diffuser 200ml £45.00. Available at John Lewis stores nationwide and johnlewis.com.
19th January to 26th February
A must see for January, the Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House is now in its second year. Lighting up the House in the gloomy January darkness, the theme for this year’s festival is ‘Explore The Silk Road’. Visitors can marvel at lantern scenes which represent and highlight this significant trade route and culture from Europe to Ancient China, beginning with a 15-metre wide lantern of the Houses of Parliament. Visitors continue their tour by exploring lanterns related to the Silk Road representing Europe, Central Asia, Arabia, Egypt, Persia, India and Ancient China. As well as the lantern trail, the House will offer a variety of food and drinks for sale, an ice bar, 3D lantern photo opportunities, a synthetic ice rink, virtual reality gaming and a mini funfair. Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, London, W4 2RP | Tickets are available at magicallantern.uk/london
to the UK’s Biggest Wedding Show! 17– 19 February | London Olympia • 3 – 5 March | Birmingham NEC • 11-12 March | Manchester EventCity
The National Wedding Show has a spectacular line up for spring 2017, bringing the nation’s most beautiful, stylish and inspiring wedding suppliers together under one roof, including the hottest names on the high street and independent boutiques. All the bridal party will be entertained with live music, food tastings, shopping hotspots and DIY classes, not to mention The Champagne Bar! The Revlon Runway brings to life the latest trends for the bride, groom, mother-of-the-bride and the bridesmaids on the UK’s largest bridal catwalk. The biggest names in bridal design will showcase their latest collections including Jenny Packham, Vera Wang, David’s Bridal, Alfred Angelo, Allure Bridals, Berketex Brides, Maggie Sottero, Maids to Measure, Debenhams, Coast, Phase Eight, Young’s Hire, Moss Bros, Nigel Rayment, Katya Katya Shehurina, Cad & The Dandy, Ghost London, Ben De Lisi, and many more offering timeless classics, one off creations and lust worthy designs. The National Wedding Show tours the country to bring brides-to-be their fashion-fix and the very latest in stationery, honeymoons, beauty, plus so much more! It’s the perfect place to shop for your entire wedding or if you are on a ‘quest for the dress’ head to the Bridal Boutique and Designer Boutique, with endless opportunities to try on that dream dress, you’ll also get the chance to speak directly with some of the designers and ask their style advice. They say knowledge is power, and The National Wedding show has a line-up of industry insiders to devour their passions at The Makeover Theatre*, the home for hair, beauty and style advice. The show’s producers will also be on the hunt twice a day to offer a lucky bride-to-be and the mother-of-the-bride or groom a head to toe makeover live on stage. Prepare to be amazed… Savile Row tailors from Cad & The Dandy and Yardsman lead the way for the boys in the Gentleman’s Lounge, where the iconic British menswear brand will showcase their latest bespoke and hire collections, including everything from the traditional morning suit to Scottish highland dress plus contemporary takes on the classic lounge suit. Who knows, you might discover the grooms (and his groomsmen’s) stylish side. If you are looking to book your honeymoon, get the low down on the latest hot-spots, relaxing havens or trekking adventures with the likes of Turquoise Holidays, Sandals, Thomas Cook, Beachcomber Tours and many more. Back by phenomenal demand, Kat Williams from award winning blog Rock N Roll Bride, will continue to put her stamp
on the show and curate an unique area for brides-to-be looking for alternative suppliers. Offering guests the very best from quirky jewellery, sensational cakes, show-stopping dresses and fun headwear! Sounds like just what you are looking for? Make your way to The Rock n Roll Bride Collection where Kat herself will be on hand to point you in the right direction to put your own bespoke touch to your special day. At the heart of this area, you will find The Rock n Roll Café, the perfect pit stop for savvy shoppers. The day wouldn’t be complete without some early wedding celebrations! Hot foot to the Champagne Bar and pop open a bottle of bubbly. But if you are looking for the perfect FROW (front row seat, obviously!) at The Revlon Runway book VIP Tickets, where you can not only reserve your catwalk seat but beat the queues with fast track entrance, unlimited access to the luxurious VIP Lounge, a complimentary glass of bubbly, plus get your hands on a VIP goody bag!
Your Media London has teamed up with The National Wedding Show to offer 10 lucky readers and their ‘plus one’ the chance to attend the year’s most prestigious wedding event, absolutely free! Tickets are valid any day and are limited to one pair per winner. All you have to do is send your name along with your chosen venue to competitions@ yourmedialondon.com by Sunday 5th February 2017 to be in with a chance of winning.
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announces extra dates Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna recently announced that there will be an extra three weeks at London’s Royal Albert Hall due to overwhelming demand. Amaluna is the most successful show in Cirque du Soleil’s 20 year UK history and the new shows will boast two new awe-inspiring acts and will run from 12 January until 26 February 2017. Premiering at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 12 January 2017, with the opening night in association with Oxfam, raising awareness of the charity’s work fighting extreme poverty around the world, from which women suffer most of all. Tickets for the additional dates are available now at the Cirque du Soleil website. Amaluna first opened at London’s Royal Albert Hall in January 2016, leaving audiences spellbound by its jawdropping aerial acrobatics and acts. The new acts, the astonishing Banquine and mesmerizing Unicycles which are both sure to stun audiences in London adding another dimension to the already popular show which tells the story of castaway romance and the obstacles that true love presents. Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, Amaluna is Cirque du Soleil’s 33rd production and for the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history, Amaluna features a cast that comprises mainly of women, with a 100% female band. Extra dates to see Amaluna are on sale now via cirquedusoleil.com or by calling 0845 401 5045 or 020 7589 8212.
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FINANCE WITH MATT GOLD
A Triumphant 2016 and a Better 2017 Our financial insider reviews the global markets its first round on 23 April and second round on 7 May, Germany’s Federal Election on 22 October and Italy may also have a Prime Minister election in 2017. Each of these could bring a new leader with a political agenda on leaving the EU. In most EU member countries, there is a political party with leaving the Eurozone as its political statement. It is expectable. There are hardcore Manchester United fans and there are hardcore Man City fans, but there is only one champion each year. Fortunately, the Premier League champion does not get to decide on leaving the EU. Otherwise we could be in
2016 turned out to be a good vintage for the stock market. US, UK, Germany and Japan stock markets all had a good run in the second half of the year (as of 22 December anyway). Who could have guessed that? Brexit turned out to be a great opportunity to buy stocks in developed markets and Donald Trump winning the US President Race was a turbo charge to the stock markets. Italy’s referendum ended up being a celebration party and stocks rallied harder. The currency market was skewed. The mighty US Dollar gained so much against the Euro, the British Sterling, the Japanese Yen and the Chinese Yuan since the Trump victory. Currency brokers had a great November and December. The world is suddenly so beautiful and rosy if you take the stock chart as your only reference. 2017 is definitely going to be a busy year for UK government with Brexit issues filling up their email inbox. Uncertainties are going to be the core components in any business. Lucky for some, the weak Sterling is a life saver. Companies with cost base in Sterling and income in USD or oversea clients are feeling the joy. Technology, pharmaceutical, oil, global banking and finance, tourism, education, security sectors are some obvious ones. These companies contributed to the rally that took FTSE 100 to above 7,000. FTSE100 had a range of 5500 to 7100 level in 2016. Pretty much any entry point to the market during the year is a good entry point. 2016 is a good vintage indeed. Will this trend follow in 2017? We need to consider the currency. Where is the Sterling heading against the US Dollar and the Euro? There are people betting on Sterling, Euro and the USD all becoming 1 to 1. Yes, GBP 1 = EUR 1 = USD 1. This means GBP drops another 19% against USD. It sounds unreal and it would be a black swan. But an 18% drop already happened in 2016. On the other side, can anyone see GBP getting back to 1.49 against the USD in 2017? This would be an even bigger black swan. Especially if one takes into account what the Euro zone is facing in 2017. 2017 is a year of election for the Euro zone. The Netherlands’ General Election is on 15 March, France’s Presidential Election has
and out of Brexit every year. Maybe the Dutch, French and German elections would turn out to be a nonevent like Italy’s referendum. I doubt it though, so there should be a few opportunities to enter the stock market in 2017. Currency wise, Euro is within walking distance to parity level with USD, 1.047 as of 22 December. All Euro needs to do is to swing like a pendulum and we are likely to witness EUR 1 = USD 1 in 2017. So please do not be surprised. A weak Euro is helping export economy in the Eurozone like Germany. Italy and Spain will benefit as well but they really need to issue more debt to keep the country going. Austerity stops working when your income is dropping faster than you can cut cost. Italy has 63 different administrations and such historical setting means any austerity measure is likely to be diluted or even resisted. Italian banks are too big to fail as that will hurt the depositors and could cause social unrest. There is a good reason why some people think Italy needs to leave the euro and go back to Lira. To buy time, the European Central Bank continues to print Euro, pump money to the countries that need help and allow Euro to weaken further. Hopefully, someone will have a cure in the future. If USD strength continues in 2017, Europe and UK stock markets have the wind behind them. UK has already set its sail on the Brexit route. Euro zone is likely to hold itself together in 2017 while the money printing machine probably needs to work overtime. Assume both Euro and Sterling weakens hand in hand against the USD, 2017 could be a good vintage in volatile weather conditions.
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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 word classic is thrown about too easily. If something was in style decades ago and has now made a comeback, very few objects are a true homage to their originals in that many re-editions are modern items incorporating a vintage inspired twist rather than being an outright incarnation of their predecessor. In the watch world, perhaps the most enduring model of this nature is Omega’s Speedmaster Moonwatch that carries virtually the same hand wound movement as the watch that went to the Moon. Omega offer two variants of this watch, one with a modern sapphire glass but a second with a hesalite plexi-glass as per the original watch from the 1960’s. At a retail price point of under four thousand pounds, I firmly believe this is still the most value based purchase in the watch market and an absolute must have for any collection, burgeoning or well balanced. Aside from this model, there are very few watches that simply endure. They do not change too much or try to be too clever but rather if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. IWC’s Portugieser Chronograph fits firmly into this category. The 3714 reference is the reference for the brand. Easily their best selling model and aside from the celebrated Pilot’s watch, their most distinctive and easily recognised. This IWC speaks volumes about its wearer and the brand’s methodology, which quaintly ties in with their customer base. No one is trying too hard here; the owner is choosing a watch neither fancy nor too subtle while IWC have not tried to mess with a tried and tested design. Ultimately, the industry is a business so the urge to build on the success of this collection in expanding it must have been high but typical to IWC, this desire has been resisted retaining a tight but healthy group of watches to represent this foundation of the brand.
The Portugieser as a collection can trace its roots back to 1939 when Portuguese sailors requested oversized wrist watches that matched the Chronometer timing of their Marine Chronometer counterparts. This large and legible functionality has been a key part of the Portugieser family’s make up. Over the years, the Portugieser, as it has been recently christened has quickly become the flag bearer for the brand. While the Pilot’s collection has been the marker for aviation watches across the industry, the Portugieser is very distinctly IWC. Every new complication, from their fabled Perpetual Calendars to the ground breaking Grand Complications have been delivered within this family. The simplicity of the Portugieser’s round case and clear face is the perfect palette by which to offer a variety of visuals, from simple three handed dress watches to a fully instantaneous calendar that needs no correcting for over a hundred years! However, rather than focus on the mind bending complexity behind the Perpetual Calendars and Grand Complications, let us look at the simplest of the current collection. The Portugieser Chronograph uses an automatic movement that is based on an ETA Valjoux 7750 base, which is the norm for a variety of chronographs of this style, such as the original Breitling Navitimer. IWC then extensively rework the raw parts to create the calibre 79350, which remarkably beats at 4Hz, a very high frequency for an entry level collection. The time keeping of mechanical watches is greatly affected by the intensity of the frequency at which the movement resonates. Naturally, the higher the frequency, the better the quality of the timekeeping. This is a remarkable point of note for what is still considered ultimately not entirely in-house in terms of movement.
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Continuing on from the original Portugieser of the late 1930’s, this chronograph version has always been delivered with a diameter of 40.9mm with a minuscule bezel making the watch look as legible as it possibly can. This legibility and the symmetry created by the well balanced sub dials offers a satisfying visual for the eyes. At this size, it is often bemoaned the lack of date but where could an aperture fit without losing this beautiful balance? Interestingly, the manual wound Rattrapante (spilt second) option was offered first before the automatic single chronograph version was launched in 1998. Immediately becoming a fan favourite, it has continued to quietly remain an absolute mainstay of the collection whilst other models have come and gone. For 2016, the Rattrapante model was reintroduced in a very limited run of three versions for their flagship Milan, Munich & Paris boutiques - the Milan version is pictured and currently in stock with us (RRP £17,350.00 inc. VAT). The dial has been made slightly busier to use the space available but the movement remains hand wound as per the original. In the last decade, the family has had the occasional facelift with a more focused dial selection and the recent addition of a folding clasp on the steel models as standard. Otherwise, in terms of dimensions, the watches are entirely unchanged from their initial launch, something unheard of in the modern world of short attention spans where new releases are expected too often. IWC are famed for their dials and the Portugieser chronograph doesn’t disappoint. The steel models carry three very specific options in
white with either gilt or blued Arabic Numerals and hands or a black dial with silvered numerals. However the Rose Gold option is where it gets interesting. The “classic” ivory dial carries a gilt detail again but the ardoise sunburst dial with black sub dials is just a stunning piece of work and epitomises IWC’s synonymity with beautiful dials. The steel models retail at £5,900.00 while both Gold models are £13,450.00 including VAT. Though the market may have slowed down a little last year, the luxury industry has created a strong niche for itself and is growing healthily. With newer materials and the developments of movements moving at an astounding pace due to a ruling by the European High Court, where manufacturers have to produce more of their own movements, the public will see a tightening of collections by the brands. We currently have too many brands but also too many varieties within the families also. However, with this shift, the possibilities for invention and design are given fertile ground. Every industry must undergo some essence of destroying and rebuilding, the watch industry is no different. However, I’m pretty certain IWC’s Portugieser 3714 reference will walk the same steps as the Speedmaster Moonwatch defining and defying convention at the same time. New Cavendish Jewellers is an official authorised retailer for IWC watches. Discover the Portugieser collection and many more in-store or please feel free to contact us directly via telephone or email for further details on IWC watches.
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Keeping Time with Cohiba
After celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cohiba with the creation of three commemorative limited editions, Zenith is paying tribute to the Cuban legend with the production of a watch that fits into the very heart of its collection - The El Primero “Legend of Cohiba”. Embodying the excellence, precision and expertise that unite Zenith and Cohiba lovers, half a century after their creation, the Habanos Cohiba and El Primero watches still retain the attributes that have forged their reputation and their multi-award-winning excellence. More than 50 years ago in 1962, the aim was to create an iconic watch for the 100th anniversary of the Manufacture Zenith in 1965. Given the enormity of resolving the complexity of
this legendary calibre, this watchmaking feat was finally achieved in 1969. Meanwhile, the ‘flagship of all Habanos ’, Cohiba was in 1966 . Time has now united two icons through the creation in 2016 of a unique watch collection celebrating their excellence, expertise and supremacy. A Habano is a prestigious object that, just like a watch, embodies an entire tradition of historical production and knowhow. Tobacco came to the Old World following the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus. More than 500 years later, the most famous brand in the world is partnering with the Manufacture Zenith in a joint celebration of what time has brought them. On this occasion, the El Primero “Legend of Cohiba” housing its emblematic El Primero movement – the world’s most precise high-frequency chronograph punctuating the time at a frequency of 36,000 vibrations an hour and markings tenths of seconds – sets aside its legendary tricolour light grey, anthracite and blue outfit to adopt the colours of the ‘Flagship of all Habanos ’. The case-middle of its 42 mm pink gold case is engraved with the year 1966. The small seconds at 9 o’clock reveals the profile of the aboriginal chief Taíno – the emblem of the brand Cohiba. The dial displays the golden nuances of a tobacco leaf and bears the signature Cohiba rings. In a subtle reminder of measurement, its emblematic lines cross the dial, vertically accentuating the width of the watch, just like a cigar on which they indicate the diameter. Complemented by a brown alligator leather strap with orange and yellow-tinted lining, the watch comes in an exclusive wooden presentation box featuring the same colours as the legendary Habanos.
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Jo Malone have released another sure to be hit favourite. With the rich, potent hand-harvested sap from the Namibian myrrh tree mingling with warm almond, lush vanilla and tonka bean, the scent is both sensual and intoxicating appealing to both men and women thanks to the lavender opening. Myrrh and Tonka Cologne Intense 100ml ÂŁ105.00 from Jo Malone London. jomalone.co.uk
Clarins has launched their first contouring palette to create flattering angles to enhance your features leaving a luminous complexion with defined contours and sculpted cheekbones. The sleek packaging houses three shades, complete with a brush, which have been created to suit all skin tones making it accessible for everyone. Contouring Perfection ÂŁ36.00 from Clarins. clarins.com
100% Cruelty Free meaning you can start the year feeling guilt free, this fantastic palette from Kat Von D is perfect for creating a new look this January. With 12 shades, including larger sized base colours that you would normally be more likely to run out of first, these finely milled shadows pack a punch with pigment and are super long wearing. ‘Innerstellar’ eye shadow palette £36.00 from Kat Von D. Available at Debenhams. debenhams.com
Eyeko has teamed up with French brand colette to create a bespoke ‘all-in-one’ mascara that provides strong definition, volume and curl from root to lash tip for long-lasting coverage and fullness with nutrients encouraging lash growth. Created in London and made in Kora, the limited-edition mascara comes in the brands signature ‘zero-waste’ tube with a mirrored gift box. Eyeko x Colette Bespoke Mascara £29.00 from Eyeko. eyeko.com. Available at Selfridges. All natural and all vegan, Axiology know in order to be kind, we must act with kindness and have formulated their line with pure ingredients such as avocado butter and organic coconut oil to produce lipsticks that look amazing while also supporting the planet. Lipstick £19.00 from Axiology. Available from axiologybeauty.com
With a new store in Carnaby and inspired by Kendall Jenner & Irene Kim it’s no wonder Estee Lauder’s Estee Edit range is a sure hit. The new shop is incredibly interactive and really allows you to have fun with both makeup and skincare. The products are simple and pack a punch in terms of getting you out the door photo-ready in an instant. Our top picks are the 3-in-1 Radiance Activator serum which provides an instant, visible glow with long-term brightening and hydration. Use alone or as the ultimate makeup primer and the Lip Flip shade transformer – a matte lipstick transformer that lightens or deepens any full-coverage lipstick! Radiance Activator, The Estee Edit £38.00. For more information visit estéelauder. co.uk/carnabystreet. The Estée Lauder Carnaby Street Store is located at 46 Carnaby Street, London W1F 9PS.
New Year means new beginnings, change your skincare ways by overhauling your routine. Here are our top picks from a host of new launches:
Geneu, the DNA personalised skincare brand, is now available worldwide thanks to the launch of their at-home kit. Previously only available in their Lancashire Court store in Mayfair, London and at Selfridges, this development now means that those all over the world are able to discover their DNA and lifestyle Geneu profi le to get their best skin possible. Simply order an at-home kit from Geneu’s website geneu.com and their team will send everything you need to quickly and easily send your DNA swab and lifestyle questionnaire back to their scientists for analysis. Within 48 hours, Geneu will call or email each customer with their detailed results and post them their bespoke serum package - it really is so simple. Packages start at £89.00 from Geneu. geneu.com
Replenish and purify skin before treatment with Purelogicol’s Tri-Peptide Deep Cleanser. The detoxifying cleanser soothes and hydrates skin, decreases wrinkles and improves skin overall health providing much-needed antioxidant protection. Purelogicol Tri Peptide Deep Cleanser £35.00. Available from purelogicol.com
Adding to their popular Black Tea range, Fresh introduces the miraculous Black Tea Firming Corset Cream. Designed for the face and neck, the antioxidant rich cream, which works well with the rest of the range including the Black Tea Overnight Mask and Firming Serum, immediately strengthens the skin and provide a corset-like eff ect that gives a more lifted and defi ned appearance. Black Tea Firming Corset Cream £79.00 from Fresh. Available at Fresh boutiques, fresh.com and Harrods
This innovative 2-step treatment from Perricone MD uses highly concentrated and advanced ingredients to deliver a unique combination of anti-aging and skin brightening benefi ts. The lightweight creams, which contain unprecedented levels of Thio Antioxidant, the body’s master detoxifi cation and repair agent, and a powerful Vitamin Complex, transforming skin overnight to reveal visibly brighter, tighter-looking skin while minimising the appearance of skin discoloration for a more evened skin tone. Thio:Plex Intensive 2 Step Brightening System £120.00 from Perricone MD. Available nationwide, Harrods and perriconemd.co.uk Designed for sensitive and dry skin types, this hypoallergenic moisturiser from Perricone MD nourishes skin so that it feels soft and smooth. Ideal as a make-up primer, it creates a perfect base for your foundation and is formulated with 2 olive oil polyphenols, Hydroxytyrosol and Oleuropein, which are taken from the olive fruit and olive leaf, and are known for their antioxidant power and soothing benefi ts. Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturiser 59ml £62.00 from Perricone MD. Available at perriconemd.co.uk and leading department stores.
Eve Lom’s Rescue Mask acts as deep cleanse treatment or emergency mask to rescue sluggish, stressed out skin, reducing irritation and calming broken complexions. With ingredients such as almond and honey-infused kaolin clay the hard-working mask will have your skin back to normal in no time. Rescue Mask, 50ml £35.00, 100ml £55.00 from Eve Lom. evelom.com
Get your skin glowing with bliss’ new radiance revealing rubberizing mask-a-peel. Packed with a powerful blend of vitamin C, antioxidants, nourishing bilberry extract and detoxifying seaweed, this glow-getting formula not only revives dull skin, but hugs every facial contour creating an occlusive barrier allowing your skin to optimally absorb the skin brightening blend. bliss radiance revealing rubberizing mask-a-peel £20 for 3. Available at marksandspencer.com
Darphin’s Lumiere Essentielle collection comprises of the Illuminating Oil Serum and Illuminating Oil GelCream to hydrate and illuminate the skin with a blend of the fi nest and most powerful botanicals to help lift dull skin and boost moisture and plumpness for a truly glowing complexion. The seven blended essential oils range from uplifting tangerine and orange to neroli, cedarwood and ginger. The standout product has to the been the cashmere soft gel-cream that transforms into a lightweight oil providing the lightness of a cream with the nourishment of an oil. Illuminating Oil Serum £55.00 and Illuminating Oil Gel-Cream £45.00 from Darphin. darphin.co.uk
With fans such as Lily Collins, Crabtree & Evelyn’s Rosewater Hand Therapy cream is a winter classic with a blend of rose, violet, peony, fresh green foliage, and musk accords. Rosewater Hand Therapy cream 25g £6.00 from Crabtree & Evelyn. crabtree-evelyn.co.uk
Pamper dry skin SHE-Y’s indulgent body cream and scrub. Created by model, Menaye Donkor, the luxury Italian bath and body brand uses all-natural products from Ghana and plays a part in her charity work by creating more job opportunities in Shea Butter production and donating a percentage of sales profi t towards building new schools in Africa. The Body Cream £80.00 and The Body Scrub £75.00 both from SHE-Y by Menaye. She-y.com
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Darphin Illuminating Facial at Spa Illuminata Parisian skincare brand Darphin have launched a new instant, illuminating facial at award winning Spa Illuminata, Mayfair which incorporates their new innovative Lumiere Essentielle collection. Experts in anti-aging, there is a complete range of Darphin face and body treatments which range from intense moisture enriching and complexion enhancing facials to the very latest non-surgical face lifting technology all of which help to reduce the appearance of fi ne lines and wrinkles. Used by extensively trained Darphin skin therapists who are required to master application techniques (which were developed by Pierre Darphin himself), each hand position, rhythm and type of pressure to be applied enhances the delivery of the treatment directly into the skin. Every protocol Darphin developed is individually customised with targeted formulations and a complete analysis of the skin is
determined beforehand to ensure the right treatment is applied. Lasting for an hour, the infusion of the intensely nourishing vitamins and essential oils encapsulated in this amazingly scented and energising facial delivers a high-powered boost of energy to specifi cally target, protect and energise dull and tired skin. Its natural vitality is increased whilst instantly revealing a radiant glow. The crystalline serum has micro encapsulated essential oils with invigorating marine extracts designed to unveil a vibrant glow and instantly boost hydration. Used with the velvety hydration gel-cream with fortifying botanic sugars, your complexion is left feeling soft, smooth and supple with a revitalised and illuminating radiance. Eighty-two per cent of the total ingredients are from natural origin. Treatment lasts for approximately one hour and cost ÂŁ115.
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Jasmina Vico Advanced Smooth Eye Treatment After all the Christmas parties are over and your skin might be looking a bit worse for wear, what better way to start the new year than with a fresh new you. Time to treat yourself to a bespoke, signature facial massage from skincare specialist Jasmina Vico and try her innovative new Advanced Smooth Eye Treatment. With over thirteen years of experience under the guidance of leading London dermatologists and renowned plastic surgeons, Jasmina has a complete understanding of the skin and how it behaves. This early exposure led to her passion for corrective skin procedures and she is also a skilled laser therapist who specialises in the treatment of all types of cosmetic skin concerns and inflammatory conditions. Using only some of the most tried and trusted brands in the market such as SkinCeuticals, Jasmina uses the latest non-invasive procedures and treats everything from acne and scarring to preventative anti-aging and unsightly thread veins. When you first meet Jasmina, she completely puts you at ease with her calm and professional manner and she answers any questions with an impressive knowledge and a reassurance that you are in safe hands. Before any treatment begins however, she carries out an in-depth consultation explaining the whole procedure from start to finish, examining your face and eye area to see which is the best way forward. She also asks your own opinion and what you would like to achieve and then suggests which are the best options for you. For the Advanced Smooth Eye Treatment, she advises clients to use a recommended vitamin A eye cream at home for two weeks beforehand. This initiates the collagen fibre structure to grow
denser and prepares the delicate eye area for maximum results. Jasmina then carries out by hand her signature lymphatic drainage massage combined with exfoliating microdermabrasion to get rid of any toxins and to correct dark circles and puffiness. She uses a Fotona laser which treats the aging support structure by administering short pulses of micro-fine laser light to reach deeply into the skin’s inner layers. The body’s natural healing process then discards older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin. These are the building blocks of smooth, youthful skin and when focused around the eye area it results in tightening, increased volume and wrinkle reduction. The Fotona is known to be the most effective laser on the market. Jasmina’s next step is to give you some ice cold Cryoskin therapy. This involves using a Cryoblobe which is a golf ball sized metal ball which has been stored at minus eighteen to minus thirty degrees celsius. She gently massages your face and eye area and these extreme temperatures of cold, although a shock to the system at first, have multiple benefits. From smoothing out wrinkles to tightening the pores, it boosts radiance and restores its softness and clarity making it significantly firmer. The cold causes the blood vessels to contract and then dilate. This improves the oxygen and nutrient supply to the skin’s surface thus making it appear more radiant. Finally, Jasmina boosts the whole treatment by applying a Cryostick. This is a one hundred per cent natural frozen solution containing purified water and two kinds of exclusive freeze dried plant stem cells - Acerola Secrets and Gatuline Lifting. This is
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massaged in with the Cryoglobe and combined with the blemishfighting powders, it helps the skin become clearer and smoother and more even toned. It also significantly regenerates and nourishes the skinâ€™s texture giving it a healthy, natural glow leaving it instantly brighter and beautifully polished. Long term use results in the reduction of fine lines and facial redness and facial contours
have a more lifted and sculpted look. The eye treatment lasts for twenty to thirty minutes and an hour when combined with the facial. Single thirty minute treatments start from ÂŁ200 and three to six treatments are recommended for optimum results and improved microcirculation. Packages are available.
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FITNESS WITH ALEX CASTRO
New Year, New You with Alex Castro
Alex Castro is one of London’s top personal trainers. ith over ten years experience within the fitness industry, lex trains his clients in the City alongside working at Barrys Bootcamp as an instructor at both their Euston and Moorgate branches.
As another year rolls in, lots of us use it as a chance to set new goals and, as a fitness professional, I know that come January, there will be a whole host of resolutions and personal promises about fitness and training, in one way or another. Gyms will be packed with newcomers, and the regulars may be slightly disdainful of the equipment now being heavily populated, but I, for one, embrace anyone trying to become fitter and healthier, whatever the trigger. Over the years, however, I have noticed a few themes which are common amongst those who successfully manage to maintain their New Years resolutions: Learn what you like: Explore a host of fitness classes, run outside, do a Saturday sport, take up dancing, but do something you actually enjoy. It will mean exercise is no longer viewed by you as a chore but something you will genuinely look forward to. Also, don’t be put off if there’s nothing you actually whole heartedly love, there are plenty of us who simply enjoy the post-workout buzz and keep going back for that!
Small, achievable steps: Don’t decide to try and put on 8kg of muscle or lose 10% of body fat - whilst this may well be a long term goal, the brain will just see this as insurmountable, and almost pointless to even begin trying. Try and keep to three commitments a week, and start them small (eg. going on a 30 minute walk, not drinking alcohol for a weekend, finishing 10 press ups without stopping) and build them up (eg. doing a 20 minute HIIT workout, picking up heavier weights, swapping out roast potatoes for sweet potatoes). Remember, its your goal: Everyone is different. Everyone has different goals. There is no need whatsoever for your goal to be thinner (unless you want that of course) - your goal may be to do a 65kg clean. They are both respectable goals, but completely different. Don’t feel the need to follow any pack but try and ensure all goals that you set yourself are healthy and going to be sustainable in the long run. Keep it to yourself: This may be my most controversial suggestion because lots of fitness journeys have been successful by being shared (whether in person or on social media). I definitely admit letting the world know you are undertaking a challenge, doing a detox etc heightens the pressure and accountability and may make you achieve your goals. BUT, why not be the one person who makes the commitment just to themselves, quietly, goes away works bloody hard and then shouts about it when their goals are smashed?! If you can do it for you (and not for any external pressure) its going to be a change you can keep up for sure. Make this the last year you need to make resolutions: Try and make whatever tweaks you are making permanent ones. Whilst I endorse the New Year being a trigger, health and fitness as a priority should simply be part of your life and the sooner you can adopt that mental attitude, the sooner you will reap the rewards.
Alex Castro London based personal trainer and Barry’s Bootcamp instructor. Follow Alex on Twitter and Instagram @AlexcastroPT
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travel Wellness Retreat For The Perfect Start To 2017 New Yearâ€™s resolutions come and go with few managing to continue the discipline further than half way through January. But what if you could do something that would not only force you to continue, but make you want to at the same time? A trip around the world to some of the most incredible places should do the trick...
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Enjoy Maximum Wellness in 2017 There’s no better time than the New Year to start planning your wellness holidays, be smart and enjoy 18 days off work by booking just 9 days of leave, thanks to 2017’s bank holidays.
Grab your diary as Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in tailor-made wellness holidays worldwide has created a wellness travel bucket-list to help you decide. Sharing the secret to maximising your time off by doubling your annual leave boost your health and fitness for the year ahead and get planning now so you have longer wellness holidays to look forward to. Fast forward to May and pencil in the glorious shores of Marbella, for an active holiday that will transform your fitness. There’s even time to discover the wonders of Bali this Easter and recover on a wellness holiday after. Enjoy a luxury healthy break in Lake Garda at the end of August for an energy reboot, or kick-start your health and fitness in beautiful Antigua with a retreat to promote your mental and physical wellness. End your year revitalised and in optimal health with a full body MOT in St Lucia. This guide will ensure you have plenty of wellness holidays to keep you going in 2017.
Early May: Stay Active by the Beach in Marbella. Take four days off for a nine-day holiday | Book off: May 2nd-5th (Bank holiday: May 1st) | Your holiday: April 29th-May 7th | Where to go: Marbella Club Fusion Fitness Get ready for Summer on this fitness retreat by the beach, at this luxury wellness resort on the “golden mile” of Marbella. The Fusion FitnessTM programme starts guests with a personal fitness evaluation and then allows one to embark on a pathway of either Cardio, Strength & Sport, Mind & Body or Renewal. With every detail taken care of, indulge with reviving spa treatments in the grand beachfront Thalasso spa, take a dip in the sunlit pool or keep active with a beach bootcamp workout and hiking in the mountains. Unwind with yoga, Pilates or mediation and feel your spirits lift as you boost your endorphins. 7 nights with Marbella Club Fusion Fitness from £2,080pp or £2,970 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a Fusion FitnessTM programme, return ights and transfers.
Easter: Discover and Recover in Bali. Take eight days off for a 16-day holiday | Book off: April 10th-13th, April 18th-21st (Bank holidays: April 14th, April 17th) | Your holiday: April 8th-23rd | Where to go: Bali Discover Recover Mix culture with wellness by booking a Discover RecoverTM holiday to Bali this Easter. The picturesque landscape and glorious beaches will fulfil your active adventure desires with jungle trekking, volcano hiking, cycling tours and snorkelling. Recover on a wellness retreat where you can indulge in therapeutic spa treatments and recharge with holistic activities. Unwind on the beach at Komune where you can balance on a surf board, stretch away stress in a yoga class or soothe tired muscle at the health hub. Enjoy a tailor-made trip and make the most of your annual leave this Spring. 10 nights Bali Discover Recover Programme from £2,015pp or £2,740 for single occupancy. rice includes return ights and transfers.
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Late May: Kick-start your Health and Fitness in Beautiful Antigua. Take four days off for a nine-day holiday | Book off: May 30th-June 2nd (Bank holiday: May 29th) | Your holiday: May 27th-June 4th | Where to go: Blue Waters Living Retreat The Blue Waters Living Retreat on the beautiful island of Antigua launches on 1st May 2017 and runs until 31st October. Enjoy an array of activities to promote mental and physical wellness from yoga, meditation and Pilates to Kayaking, boxing and body conditioning. Expert lifestyle coaches will guide on topics such as detoxing and weight loss with nutritional seminars so you can learn how to prepare healthy meals. With free time, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment and unwind on the powder white sandy beach. Leave this wellness retreat having achieved realistic goals and feeling energised and relaxed. 7 nights with Blue Waters Living Retreat from £2,450pp or £2,730 for single occupancy. Price includes all-inclusive, the retreat programme, return ights and transfers.
August: Energy Reboot in Lake Garda, Italy. Take four days off for a nine-day holiday | Book off: August 29th-September 1st (Bank holiday: August 28th) | Your holiday: August 26thSeptember 3rd | Where to go: Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda Enjoy summer at this eco-friendly wellness retreat in the magical Lake Garda, nestled in the mountains. The Lefay spa method is all to do with the flow of energy, begin your stay in the private saline pool with a truly calming atmosphere to relax. Spa treatments are holistic in nature and range from East to West in origin, with wellness menus listing the calorie content of each meal to guide you. From yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi to Circuit training and Abs, workout with a view over the infinity pool, lakes and mountains. End your stay with a guided walk in the energy and therapeutic garden at this chic Italian wellness getaway. 7 nights with Lefay from £1,560pp or £2,210 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme, return ights and transfers. December: Focus on Better Living with a Full Body MOT in St Lucia. Take three days off for a 10-day holiday | Book off: December 27th-29th (Bank holidays: December 25th, December 26th, January 1st) | Your holiday: December 23rdJanuary 1st | Where to go: The BodyHoliday BodyScience As 2017 ends, it’s time to assess the body as you turn the art of living well into a science. Carry out a full body MOT at this leading St Lucian wellness resort designed to maximise wellbeing and improve health, using state-of-the-art technology and Ayurvedic principles. The BodyScience programme will have you fully informed on your physical abilities and progress including nutrient, hormone and stress levels, heart health and circulation to establish the best course to better living. Combine yoga with pranayama, meditation, a beautiful beach and healthy food to truly bring the year to a healthy end. 7 nights in The BodyHoliday St Lucia from £4,640pp (no single supplement). Price includes all-inclusive, a BodyScience programme, return ights and transfers.
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THE PIG NEAR BATH
The Pig near Bath
Created in 2011 with The Pig in the Forest, the Lime Wood Group’s concept has gone on to enjoy success in five locations with more to follow in the future. Claiming to be simply a restaurant with rooms, this collection of hotels is far from anywhere your imagination would take you from such a statement. Third out of the stable, the stunning Georgian mansion located in 20 acres of rolling Mendips countryside delivers a distinctly ‘Pig’ experience. Opened in 2014, Hunstrete House, a Grade II listed building dating back to 1820 has been reimagined into an inviting and luxurious 29 bedroom hotel - The Pig near Bath. Complete with the synonymous kitchen garden and collection of pigs, chickens and quail that guests to this unique hotel chain have come to expect, The Pig near Bath also possesses the engaging experience of a greenhouse restaurant similar to that enjoyed at their Forest hotel. Bringing the outdoors in - quite literally - the restaurant’s menu is continuously changing as new ingredients are foraged and produce from the kitchen garden reaches its peak. As a result, every stay and in fact every meal offers up something different, just one thing remains the same, the quality of the food you get to enjoy. Varying not only with the seasons, but with the local availability, the restaurant’s ’25-mile menu’ delivers the highest quality produce from local growers and farmers from a wide range of meats, fish, fruit and vegetables as well as some spectacular cheese such as the delicious Bath Blue. Every part of this hotel chain’s ethos is evident in the restaurant. From the freshness of the ingredients to the comforting country styling which offers up a cosy retreat during the cold winter months. With open fires and an eclectic mix of furniture, both the public areas and the bedrooms deliver an exciting prospect. Every drink served up at the bar is presented in a unique glass which only adds to its charm and the equally varied seating and artworks creates an incredible space in which to enjoy an evening cocktail. During the colder periods with the smell of the open fire drifting throughout the grand house the welcoming appeal is somewhat heightened and although there is plenty of seating to go around, you will not want to wait too long before heading to the bar. Those closest to the fire are unfortunately finite. Interestingly though, the smokey undertone continues past the open fires thanks to the onsite smokehouse which provides a number of delectable treats to enjoy at breakfast, dinner or as a snack. Despite the property being so impressive in both stature and design, the real star of the show is outside. The kitchen garden, as with every other property in the family - besides The Pig in the Wall - is the key to its success and it is clear to see why it thepighotel.com/near-bath
THE PIG NEAR BATH has been so successful. You are welcomed in to a world usually reserved for employees or owners which has a solely functional purposeâ€Śto provide produce for a restaurant or hotel. What The Pig have managed to do and especially at The Pig near Bath, is engage guests in the process and in doing so help them understand it. Dining in the restaurant becomes an altogether different experience once you know that the kale you are eating was the same piece you saw in the ground during your morning stroll. It genuinely makes you consider your menu choices in a way that you might otherwise not and will more than likely make you think about the process you go through when dining at home. For city dwellers, it is the ultimate escape from the norm. Very few and far between restaurants - if any - can boast such an incredible cycle from ground to plate due to restrictive land availability. However itâ€™s not just that the land is more readily available, they have created a world in which it invites guests to explore, to really engage with the vegetable garden, to enjoy the pigs rolling in the mud and the chickens frantically running around their pen. You become engulfed with a sense of deep understanding and an
urge to continue the lifestyle when you return home. Usually an impossible task for those with nothing more than a few window boxes, but nonetheless a reason to consider where the vegetables you do buy come from. The Pig near Bath provides a true country escape in every sense of the phrase. Rolling countryside delivers the perfect backdrop in which to unwind from life in the big city and as with every Pig hotel, you will struggle to even see the sign from the roadside it is that well hidden. This is not a place for high heels and cocktail dresses, although not frowned upon and a necessity if dining in the luxurious private dining room for a special occasion, but more a smart casual setting where everyone expects to have been wearing wellies earlier in the day. Luxurious in many ways yet inviting on a level that is often surpassed by opulence and rules, The Pig near Bath is the ideal spot for a weekend retreat. No-one will expect you to be dressed in a certain way for breakfast, nor should you expect to receive matching cutlery and china, but it all works so perfectly that being so deliberately quirky and wrong creates an atmosphere and feel that is so very right.
This theme continues throughout the hotel and in to the 29 bedrooms. No two rooms will deliver exactly the same decor, furniture and feel, so you must stay at least 29 times to work out your favourite! In saying that, there really is no need to try more than one room as each has one thing in common and that is its quality and size. From large bathrooms with freestanding baths to king-size beds and interesting furniture, you will instantly fall in love with whatever room you manage to secure. There are a few stand-out spots that are worth aiming for though. The Apple Store is a truly unique room located in the kitchen garden with features over two floors, a wood burning stove, large monsoon showers and a freestanding bath. This ‘rustic shed’ hidden within the Kitchen Garden was originally used as an Apple Store and Garden Shed but has now been transformed into the ultimate cosy retreat. You can alternatively choose ‘The Hide’ which is also located in the kitchen garden with two floors but possesses something quite different. A room with a view is an understatement as the resident herd of 80 Fallow Deer are able to appear right outside your window. If you stay in either of these spectacular rooms, you will also benefit from easy access to the ‘spa’. Hidden away in a converted ‘garden shed’, you can delve even deeper into relaxation with a massage or treatment of choice. This shed, much like the rest of
the hotel, is not as you might imagine. Luxuriously transformed, it is the perfect place to escape and unwind with the surreal sound of actual birdsong flowing through the walls rather than a prerecorded digital rendition. Every part of ‘The Pig’ experience has been expertly crafted to create a comforting escape from the modern world, throwing you into a much simpler, rewarding and inviting realm. The way you truly engage with the earth and enjoy the fruits it bears is not only unique in the hotel industry but allows you to take full advantage of this spectacular hotel and its surroundings.
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PERFECT FOR YOUR PALATE
Celebrate 15 years of the Euro at El Pirata Mayfair with exclusive €15 menu
Tredwells Just because it’s January doesn’t mean you have to give up the booze entirely. Tredwell’s in Covent Garden have some delicious healthy cocktails for the cocktail-lover as well as the ‘healthy hedonist’ which is great for a healthier January, without denying oneself too much! Here are their top recipes: Gunpowder Gimlet: Ophir spiced Gin | Green cardamom | Fresh cold pressed lime juice | Green tea syrup Green Tea has many beneficial properties one of which is being high in anti-oxidants- it is also a great ‘pick-me-up’ due to its satisfying caffeine kick - its earthy flavour works wonderfully with the aromatic cardamom and both are great for digestion and detoxification. Down he Apples And ears Belvedere odka Apple ear lder ower Thyme Instead of counting on a bartender tradition, using pre-made highly sugary-not to mention calorific-sweeteners and pureés as a base. We prefer to use either healthier alternatives or simply rely on the natural sweetness of the apple, pear and elderflower combined together with a touch of thyme, known for its excellent anti-bacterial qualities- it’s nothing but a graceful tumble of fruit!
To celebrate the 15 year anniversary of the Euro launch, popular Mayfair restaurant El Pirata, has created an exclusive 15 menu, available to enjoy in both pounds (£12.95) and Euros from 1st January 2017 to 28th February 2017. Spainish and tapas restaurant El Pirata, the soul of Madrid in Mayfair is reviving Euro passion in a post Brexit world, and honouring the 15 year anniversary since the Euro was first launched on 1st January 1999. Head Chef Rosendo Simbana has created a special menu including three of El Pirata’s signature dishes Calamares con arroz negro (black rice & squid), Gambas al pill-pill (prawns in olive oil, garlic & dried hot chilli peppers) and Tortilla (Spanish omelette with potatoes & onions), with a glass of Spanish wine, San Miguel beer or soft drink for 15. In true Euro spirit, General Manager Jose and his team will welcome guests to pay in either Euros ( 15) or Sterling (£12.95). El Pirata, 5-6 Down Street, Mayfair, London W1J 7AQ 020 7491 3810 | firstname.lastname@example.org | elpirata.co.uk
MOD Pizza They’ve recently opened their flagship restaurant in London’s Leicester Square and offer fantastic individual artisan-style pizzas and salads at a fixed price of just £7.87 (for an 11inch pizza) no matter how many toppings you choose! Yes, that’s right, the price stays the same regardless of how many toppings you choose whether it be all the meat from pepperoni, chorizo, salami, chicken, spicy beef and ham, to loads of fresh salad like olives, sweetcorn, spicy red pepper, garlic and varying types of cheese including dairy free mozzarella! Made in front of you, the team are not tight on the toppings either giving you a generous amount of whatever you fancy. Set pizzas and salads are also available for ease if you don’t have time to make your own with names such as Lucy Sunshine and Dillon James, and you can wash it all down with a host of soft drinks, beers, wines and
fabulously thick milkshakes which again come with a range of mix in toppings such as oreo cookie and peppermint pieces. Large and airy, the two floor restaurant works really well in the busy location of Leicester Square and don’t worry if you can’t finish it all, MOD have lots of takeaway boxes available for you to finish it later and even deliver online orders. As the fastest growing restaurant in the US and voted as one of the best places to work, MOD is also committed to making a positive social impact in each location they serve, for the London launch they teamed up with charity Make Some Noise who received 100% of ALL sales during the Grand Opening – something MOD does for every restaurant opening with a local charity partner. We really can’t rave about it enough and given the price January is no excuse not to try it!
MOD Pizza Leicester Square, 17-18 Irving St, London WC2H 7AT | 020 7839 2714 | modpizza.co.uk
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Flavour Garden If health conscious choices are on your mind after a decadent Christmas then head to recently launched Flavour Garden, an all-day organic eatery in the city by Fenchurch Street. Offering a wealth of natural food choices at great value throughout the day, from early morning to late evening - every dish at Flavour Garden, including slow cooked beef in wine gravy, salmon cake, cauliflower, raisin and carrot curry and chicken stuffed with vegetables is made from scratch by the in house chefs, using superior ingredients that are organic, sustainable and ethically sourced. Inspired by various cuisines from all around the world, each dish is a fusion of flavours. Customers can enjoy fresh, healthy and flavoursome meals and snacks, as well as super foods, such as beetroot, feta and orange, or Mexican fajitas salad and fruity, green or granola Acai bowls. Even Flavour Garden’s carefully selected wines, craft beers and ciders are all organic. As is their coffee, which is triple certified and sourced from Lincoln & York roastery and what’s more the restaurant has partnered with a U.S. Nutritionist, Ari Sexner, and a world champion cocktail mixologist, Costa Nikolaidis, to develop their cold press juice and cocktail range, which again, are all made from organic produce.
Flavour arden, 4- New London Street, ff Hart Lane, London C3R 7NA 020 72 5 0090 avourgarden.co.uk
Surprisingly filling considering it really is crisps and dip, quirky eatery Hipchips is still going strong from its base in Soho. With the aim of reinventing the potato crisp and bring an entirely new eating concept to Soho, freshly cooked and served straight to diners on a conveyor belt, Hipchips pairs hand-made potato crisps with a diverse range of delicious savoury and sweet fresh dips. Creating new flavour combinations and a novel approach to sharing. Cooked in front of guests the simple concept Hipchips uses five heritage and vintage potato varieties to make its crisps. Grown in the North Of England, each potato used by Hipchips has its own unique natural colour and flavour, resulting in a range of vibrant, delicious and distinctive crisps. Head chef Scott Davis (Providores, Mirabelle, Fifty St James) has used his vast knowledge and experience of diverse culinary styles and flavours to create a unique menu of dips that are influenced by classic British pairings and international flavours. From Avocado and Wasabi, Baba Ganoush to Moroccan Yoghurt and pickled onion cheese fondue, these moreish dips are all made from the finest seasonal ingredients, and designed to mix, match and share with friends. Davis’s innovative menu also offers up a variety of sweet dip options and with it, so you can really make a meal out of it. The crisps are dusted with cinnamon sugar instead of salt and perfectly matched with classic ‘pudding dips’ such as Peanut Butter and Jelly, S’mores & chocolate and salted caramel dip combinations. While some flavours such as the Katsu Curry sound intriguing, they don’t always necessarily taste as you would imagine. However, that said, and offering a takeaway option seen as seating is limited, this is certainly a must try for any avid crisp lover. What’s more surprising is that you may find yourself preferring the sweet flavours that you wouldn’t have thought you would. hipchips.com
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PAUL at Earl’s Court French artisan bakery and patisserie, Paul is celebrating the arrival at 185 Earls Court Road, just opposite the tube station. The five generation family-run bakery makes the perfect pit-stop for that morning pick-me-up of freshly-brewed coffee and a famous selection of traditional French hand-crafted viennoiserie, still warm from the oven. Lunchtime has just as much to offer with a range of satisfying sandwiches, salads and hot snacks to be savoured, all made fresh that day. A nourishing and delicious meal, no matter how much, or little, time you have to spare. aul arls Court, 185 arls Court Road, arls Court London SW5 9RB paul-uk.com
Ritorno London Newly launched on the King’s Road, Ritorno brings an authentic Italian aperitivo experience from the sophisticated streets of Milan, to the fashionable streets of Chelsea. The 80-cover lounge bar provides a destination for the well-heeled to enjoy the art of aperitivo with cocktails and fine wines, complemented by mouthwatering morsels of the very best Italian produce. Head Barman, Paolo Viola formerly of Rivoli Bar at The Ritz, and Chef Filippo Salzano (C.London), have collaborated to create a unique cocktail and food pairing experience using artisanal ingredients inspired by and sourced from across the Italian peninsula and surrounding islands. “London is the world’s mixology capital,” said Paolo Viola “We aim to harness and enrich this local expertise, with Italy’s finest artisanal and rare produce, amalgamating it with the Italian aperitivo concept. “Aperitivo is not simply an opportunity to wash away the working day’s stresses. It is a social experience an excuse to enjoy the finest flavours with family and friends.” Even the classic Negroni has been revitalised at Ritorno, using Italian craft gin and one of the 20 exclusive vermouths stocked at Ritorno, Viola’s team of mixology masters age their Negroni for one month inhouse within a Marsala-washed oak barrel to add long character and complexity to the cocktail. With over 40 small plates on the menu created using the highest quality and freshest produce Ritorno provides a great dining experience as well as drinks location. Bread and pastas are made daily in-house with organic, natural flours and even the mozzarella is made using the authentic Italian method but here in the UK to ensure it’s as fresh as possible. Classic Aperitivo dishes include Tagliolini di Rag e Polpettine di Fassona, Guancia di Manzo con Polenta Morbida and Vitello Tonnato. Ritorno London, 442 ing s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0L 020 3301 6333 | email@example.com | ritorno.co.uk
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Hakkasan Chinese New Year This Chinese New Year, Hakkasan restaurants around the world will celebrate the Year of the Rooster with a limited edition menu, exclusive cocktail and desserts. All 11 Hakkasan restaurants will continue to honour the Chinese wishing tree tradition inspired by the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees in Hong Kong. During this auspicious time, guests will be able to share their hopes for the coming year by writing wishes on beautiful red and gold ribbons, and invited to hang them on the iconic Hakkasan lattice cages. The ribbons featuring a bespoke rooster design by London illustrator Kam Tang and limited edition menu will be available to guests from 13th January to 11th February. To begin the celebrations, guests will receive the Waltzing Collins cocktail featuring Asian spirits such as baijiu and sake, as well as Chinese New Year fruits like mandarin, which symbolizes luck for the new year. The cocktail will be decorated with a striking golden rooster to celebrate the Chinese zodiac inspired by the ‘waltz’ that the rooster performs whilst trying to attract a female. Guests around the world will receive the Fortune tale for the Chinese New Year feast, a traditional Chinese prosperity salad that is tossed together at the table in front of the guest featuring roasted chicken, jellyfish and mooli. The dish is commonly eaten during Chinese New Year to begin the festive meal to bring prosperity and fortune. In London, this will be followed by exclusive dishes such as Double boiled fish maw and chicken soup, a decadent dish using luxury Chinese ingredients. The main dishes include Fry prawn with peppercorn, Steam turbot with saffron and supreme soup, Sautéed duck breast in spicy bean sauce and Three mushroom with abalone sauce.
The menu ends with Deep fried sesame balls, a traditional Chinese dessert using a light pastry with a custard filling. Guests will also receive the Golden feather, an innovative dessert featuring a ginger panna cotta, mandarin and caramelised white chocolate. The Chinese New Year menu is priced at £88, however guests can also opt for the £108 menu that features two additional authentic Chinese dishes Braised Chilean abalone with oysters and a Sweeten bean stuffed sticky rice cake for dessert presented in the shape of goldfish. Hakkasan will provide entertainment believed to bring good luck and fortune in the form of the Chinese lion dance. Performed on Saturday 28th January at Hakkasan Hanway Place and Hakkasan Mayfair as part of the restaurant’s Chinese New Year celebration, lion troupes will make their way through the intimate lattice woodwork cages, offering symbolic expressions of luck, fortune, wisdom and joy.
Hangover Spicy Rice Serves 1
Ingredients: 2 tsp. of vegetable oil | A few cherry tomatoes, halved | 1 spring onion, finely sliced | 1 pack of microwavable brown rice | 1 tbsp. of soy sauce | 1 tbsp. of sweet chilli sauce | 1 tsp. of toasted sesame oil | Juice of 1 lime | A good pinch of dried chilli flakes | 1 free range egg | Extra soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce to serve.
Method: Heat 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and add the spring onion and tomatoes. Cook down for a couple of minutes until softened and then add in the pack of rice, frying for a further 2 minutes. Pour in the soy sauce, sweet chilli and sesame oil and squeeze in the lime juice. Allow to fry for a further few minutes, stirring occasionally. In another small frying pan, heat 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil and fry the egg until cooked in the middle and crispy around the outside. Plate up the rice, top with the fried egg and add a dash of soy and sweet chill sauce to serve.
Brie and Cranberry Wa es - Makes 4 Stuck with what to do with that leftover piece of Brie from Christmas and New Year? Turn
Ingredients: 1 free range egg | 1 cup of self-rasing flour | 1 tsp. of baking powder | A pinch of salt 200 ml of milk | 1 tbsp. of honey | A handful of brie, ripped up | 4 tbsp. of cranberry sauce Method: In a bowl mix the egg, flour, baking powder, salt, milk and honey together until it forms a smooth but sticky batter. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes. Preheat your wa e iron to the highest setting. Dollop half a ladle full into each section of the wa e machine, scatter with brie and spoon in a tablespoon of cranberry sauce per wa e. Ladle the other half over the brie and cranberry and close the machine, cooking for a few minutes until golden on either side. Once golden brown, serve immediately. Cut in half and let the brie ooze out.
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Jinjuu Mayfair Having launched on 5th October last year, Jinjuu Mayfair is the third Korean restaurant founded and showcased by multitalented celebrity chef Judy Joo. American born Judy earned an engineering degree at the prestigious Columbia University but after years of working in corporate life she decided to follow her true passion and enrolled in a French culinary institute. From there she went on to be a major success appearing regularly on several television shows and even writing her own book ‘Korean Food Made Simple’. The first restaurant was launched successfully in Soho in January 2015 and Jinjuu Hong Kong followed a year later. Judy saw a gap in the market and realised the potential of an exciting, new and unique experience which offered customers a new perspective to Korean dining. One that is very different to what was currently available in the typically casual Korean eateries. Situated in the heart of Mayfair, Jinjuu (meaning pearl) brings together traditional and contemporary styles of Korean cuisine. Inspired by her Korean roots, Judy has created a menu which adds eastern flavours and spices to her dishes. Showcasing traditional Korean street food at its best but with a modern twist, the comprehensive menu offers a selection of Anju (small bites) which include mouth-watering delights such as their famous crispy fried prawn sae-woo pops or the delicious Mandoo selection of succulent beef and pork dumplings seasoned delicately with Korean spices. The bespoke prawn crackers are hand-made and the bulgogi beef sliders consist of two grass-fed beef fillet skewers with classic bulgogi marinade
and kimchi béarnaise. Main courses offer sharing platters but highlights from the large plate selection include twice cooked, literally melt in you mouth Spanish Iberico Bossam pork belly with Korean ginger glaze, spring onion salad and pork crackling. Bibimbap (mixed rice) is served in a traditional stone bowl which is filled with multi grain rice, seasonal vegetables and topped with a fried egg, seaweed and lotus crisp. You can order extras to go with this such as thinly sliced bulgogi beef fillet or whole chicken breast. A range of sides are also available and popular ones include seaweed tru e french fries or kimchi fried rice with pancetta. Also available is the famous signature dish of Korean fried chicken for one which has a whole baby poussin. Each dish is a visual delight and comes with Judy’s signature dipping sauces. If you can manage dessert, the yuzu cr me brulee is delicious. The bar offers a wide selection of whiskies and cocktails based on Soju (Korea’s vodka) and Asian influences as well as an impressive wine selection from around the world. Fine wines are served by the glass through a coravin where the cork remains sealed keeping the wine fresh. The impressive menu here has so much variety and so much to offer making this venue an ideal spot to enjoy a sophisticated but relaxed dinner with friends. You can also make the most of a varied Set Lunch Menu with two courses such as Chicken Lollies, Open Tuna Taco, Bulgogi Beef Sliders and Steamed Hake for just £17.50 or 3 courses for £22.00. A range of Cold Pressed Juice is available for an additional £3.00 or add £5.00 for a glass of wine.
Jinjuu Mayfair, 39 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4JQ | 020 3889 0780 | jinjuu.com
Peninsula Restaurant Set on the riverside in the vibrant Greenwich Peninsula, the recently launched luxury fi ve star Intercontinental London - The 02 hotel showcases spectacular views of the Canary Wharf skyline and the O2. Off ering a choice of several dining experiences, each restaurant and bar takes its inspiration from local Greenwich markets and the rich, historic maritime heritage of this area. The luxuriously elegant, eighty cover Peninsula Restaurant which takes its name from its stunning location is situated on the second fl oor and off ers diners a truly fi rst class experience. Open from 6pm to 10pm every day except Sunday, you will be amazed by the understated charm and sophistication of this beautiful dining room. With its sleek interior and the panoramic views of the Greenwich Peninsula you cannot fail to be impressed. Newly appointed Head Chef, Tomas Lidakevicius has created seasonal and modern European cuisine in his menus which deliver exceptional fl avour and refl ect the spices, exotic fruits and fresh fi sh trade that used to pass through East London’s docks. Tomas honed his skills at some of London’s top restaurants (including Corrigan’s Mayfair and Northall Restaurant, Corinthia Hotels) and has taken fi ne dining to a new level. His inspirational menus refl ect modern European cuisine and he only uses the fi nest locally sourced seasonal produce to create his culinary masterpieces. Diners can choose from a fabulous la carte menu or two seven course tasting menus - one of which is vegetarian. An excellent wine list is available and you can choose your own or you can opt for wine pairing with each course chosen (if you are lucky enough) by the extremely knowledgeable waiter come sommelier, Ucha. Starters on the la carte menu include quite literally melt in the mouth hot, lightly smoked salmon with deliciously crisp kohlrabi
and tapioca pearls or the equally delicious seared scallops served with Alsace bacon dashi, apple and sea greens. The superbly delicious main course of fi llet of beef with black garlic, Jerusalem artichoke, potato and tru e terrine is artistry itself and it comes with a wonderful surprise which is not mentioned on the menu but go there and see for yourself what it is. Other mains available are venison with spiced red cabbage, beetroots, pine oil and nasturtium or seared fi llet of cod with caulifl ower purée, spiced lentils, apple caviar and duck ham. Various desserts such as poached quince and pear with infused wine, black and white quinoa texture and stem ginger are available but a must try as an alternative is the fi ne selection of Artisan cheeses. If you want to carry on your experience, head up to the glamorous rooftop Eighteen Sky Bar where you can enjoy dramatic views of the River Thames whilst sipping on a cocktail or two. The hotel is 0.1 mile from the O2 arena and it is connected by a direct walkway. All day parking is available.
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Special offer: COMPLIMENTARY cocktail or mocktail for each diner with lunch or dinner. Please quote: YWE01 RESTAURANT
Classic British cooking using carefully sourced produce
Cocktails, fine wines, craft beers, bar snack menu. Happy Hour 17:00 -19:00 â€“ half price drinks
PRIVATE DINING Two private dining rooms seat up to 8 and 32
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HARRODS CHEF OF THE SEASON
Anna Jones Joins Harrods Food Hall Harrods has announced the first Chef of the Season for 2017. From now until 28th February, Anna Jones will join its world famous Food Halls, for a celebration of vegetables, as guest chef for the store’s ongoing foodie initiative. Inspired by her commitment to eating well and feeling amazing, vegetarian chef Anna Jones has created a range of to-go dishes for the Food Halls. It features the best quality seasonal vegetables and impactful flavours to leave you feeling full and satisfied. The first vegetarian range to be introduced in the Harrods Food Halls will feature an innovative and comforting take on vegetarian dishes, a number of which are free from gluten and refined sugar. Dishes include a seeded pistachio and squash galette, mac and greens, lemony lentil and crispy-kale soup, and roasted coconut, lime and tamarind curry with mustard-seed brown rice. Sweets include a chocolate tofu and Harrods Earl Grey pot, bannoffee pie made with whipped coconut cream, and chewy chocolate and black-bean cookies. Anna will also host a series of digital masterclasses on harrods. com and on @Harrods social media, alongside fashion and beauty influencers Faya Nilsson from Fitness on Toast and Joanna McGarry. This is all part of the store’s January initiative, “It’s All Good”, which is devoted to health, happiness and wellbeing. The masterclasses will educate London’s gastronomes on how to incorporate vegetables into their lifestyle through quick, easy recipes and useful hints and tips. Anna Jones says, “I am thrilled to be working with Harrods as its January Chef of the Season I have long been a fan of its renowned Food Halls. It is a great joy for me to have my favourite recipes brought to life beyond my kitchen. My range for Harrods is
a riot of colour and flavour, and focuses on the joy of eating well, where healthy meets delicious. This January is all about celebrating good food and feeling amazing.” Ann Dunne, Head of Product Development at Harrods, says, “For our January Chef of the Season, we wanted to work with someone who is devoted to healthy living and putting the best quality, seasonal produce at the heart of everything they do. Anna encompasses all of this and we can’t wait to welcome her to the Food Halls in the New Year.”
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Zoran’s Mixology Masterclass
with Zoran Peric
Zoran Peric is a cocktails and spirits expert with a background in launching and managing some of London’s top bars such as the Soho Hotel. He has also worked with some of the country’s leading drinks brands, working with them to develop their brand and drinks concepts.
2017 is finally here and as Burns Night will soon be upon us, what better way to celebrate, than by indulging in some top quality whisky. However, with such amazing liquids to choose from, where does one start? Should one stick strictly to Scotch? Burns Night is the celebration of the life and work of Scottish poet Robert Burns. It’s easy to think that Robert “Bobby Burns, legendary Scottish poet (and doubtless, a lover of great Scottish
whisky) would be amazed to see how much the world of whisky has evolved since his day. It’s interesting to see how in the past 100 years or so, distillers have evolved the whisky category, taking the Scot’s proud liquid and bringing it not only to the forefront of the spirits market, but to a wider global audience. One very clear example of this is the distance this liquid has travelled from the isles of Scotland to the isolated islands of Japan. Whilst Scotch was an inspiration in the history of Japanese whisky, Japanese distillers are now highly respected in their own right for their own individual quality and craft. Take the Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 for example, taking the coveted position as Jim Murray’s 2015 ‘World’s Best Whisky’ award – the first time a non-Scotch whisky made it to the top spot. This achievement paved the way for the Canadian Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye to take pride place the following year as well. It’s incredible whiskies like these which elevate and constantly challenge the status quo of the whisky category, enabling us to enjoy high quality drams from all over the world. For an alternative Burns Night, raise a glass to Bobby Burns with a dram of Suntory Japanese Whisky. Bobby Burns cocktail: 60ml Hakushu 12 Year Old; 30ml vermouth; 7.5ml Benedictine D.O.M Liqueur Yamazaki Boshu: 50ml Yamazaki 12 Year Old; 25ml Mandarin Napoleon liqueur; 2 drops Orange bitters And if you’re looking to enjoy Japanese whisky with a traditional burns night meal, then try a drizzle of Yamazaki whisky sauce over your haggis, alongside Yamazaki 18 Years Old served with a hand carved ice ball.
THE JANUARY BLUES
Have a glass of fizz on us! Visit us for lunch Monday - Friday or dinner Monday - Thursday throughout January and weâ€™ll treat you and your party to a complimentary glass of fizz.* 0207 368 3993 firstname.lastname@example.org www.roofgardens.virgin.com @Babylon_London 7th Floor, 99 Kensington High Street (Entrance on Derry Street) LondonÂ W8 5SA *One complimentary glass of fizz per person for groups of 5 or fewer. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other
The Ivy Café St. John’s Wood Opening in the heart of the stylish North London neighbourhood of St. John’s Wood, The Ivy Café brings with it an equally stylish dining experience available seven days a week. Offering a number of unreserved tables, there is no excuse to pass by the opportunity for some delicious treats including the likes of zucchini fritti and tru e arancini. Delivering a range of café-style menus from breakfast until late, you can pick the perfect time to enjoy the stunning interior that this restaurant has to offer. Transforming from day to night, the impressive, sophisticated interior is worth seeing at any time of day, flooded with light reflecting across the restaurant during daylight hours and plunging into a seductive, elegant ambiance as you venture into the evening. Although unique, the styling remains distinctly synonymous with ‘The Ivy’ brand which is mirrored in many of the menu options.
If you have previously enjoyed the experience in any of their other restaurants that have burst in to life over the past couple of years, then you will not be disappointed here. The perfect spot if you live in the area for a casual yet sophisticated meal or simple drink and just as ideal if you are visiting or indulging in a little retail therapy down St. John’s Wood High Street. Boasting Parisian style seating outside, the Café will truly come to life once the winter chill is replaced with the warming months of Spring, but you may find yourself short of a seat thanks to its inevitable popularity. Thankfully, you can also book to ensure your place at one of the hottest tables in the neighbourhood. Classic dishes such as the Chicken Milanese adorn the a la carte menu whilst choices such as caramelised ruby grapefruit and avocado and spinach Benedict feature on the breakfast options. The Ivy Café also boasts dedicated ‘Afternoon’, ‘Afternoon Tea’ and ‘Weekend Brunch’ menus available at set times of the day and week. Ideal if you are looking for a suave sandwich, the afternoon menu is available from 11.30 to 5.30 on a daily basis whilst the lobster and prawn cocktail can kick off your weekend brunch in style from 11.30 to 4.00 across the weekend. This is a fantastic space that is suited to every need, whether you are looking for a relaxed catch-up cocktail with friends or a sophisticated and elegant establishment for a business meeting to impress. The interior design is engaging and inviting and the service is exactly as we have come to expect from the ever expanding group. There is little to fault from this opulent ‘chain’ and it will undoubtedly grow to become the stand-out feature in St. John’s Wood’s everyday dining scene.
Shepherd’s of Westminster, Marsham Court, Marsham St, Westminster, London SW1P 4LA | 020 7834 9552 | shepherdsrestaurant.co.uk
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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, which include: • 49 bedrooms and suites • Award winning Spa • 27 hole Championship Golf Course • 3 Restaurants and Bars, including Humphry’s (3 AA Rosette, fine dining) • 13Tennis Courts (indoor, grass and artificial clay) • State of the art Gym with Fitness, HotYoga and Spinning Studios hosting up to 50 classes per week • Indoor Pool • Crèche • Games Room • Playground 35 minutes from London and 7 miles from Heathrow Airport 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 email@example.com For Membership Enquiries please contact our MembershipTeam on 01753 717179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Official Fuel Consumption figures in mpg (L/100km) and CO2 emissions (g/km) for the Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge are: Urban 49.6 (5.7). Extra Urban 65.7(4.3). Combined 58.9 (4.8) and CO2 113 (g/km).
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Note Range: URBAN 45.6-67.3mpg (6.2-4.2L/100km); EXTRA URBAN 62.8-88.3mpg (4.5-3.2L/100km); COMBINED 55.4-78.5mpg (5.1-3.6L/100km); CO2 emissions 119-93g/km. Pulsar Range: URBAN 36.7-68.9mpg (7.7-4.1L/100km), EXTRA URBAN 58.8-85.6 mpg (4.8-3.3L/100km), COMBINED 47.9-78.5mpg (5.9-3.6 L/100km), CO2 emissions 138-94g/km.
Offer valid until 8 January 2017 at participating dealers only and subject to vehicle availability. Finance provided by RCI Financial Services Limited, PO Box 149, Watford WD17 1FJ. Subject to status. Guarantess and indemnities may be rquired. You must be at least 18 and a UK resident (excluding the Channel Islands). Terms and conditions apply, please visit www.nissan-offers.co.uk/termsandconditions or your local dealer for full details. *NISSAN DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION OF £900 ON NOTE IS ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN TAKEN ON 0% APR PCP NISSAN FINANCE PRODUCT. **NISSAN DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION OF £500 ON PULSAR IS ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN TAKEN ON 0% APR PCP NISSAN FINANCE PRODUCT. Model shown is Note Tekna with additional metallic paint at £550 with DEPOSIT OF £4,368.99 FOLLOWED BY 36 PAYMENTS OF £129 AND OPTIONAL FINAL PAYMENT OF £3,872.01. Model shown is Pulsar Acenta with additional metallic paint at £550 with DEPOSIT OF £4,315.80 FOLLOWED BY 36 PAYMENTS OF £129 AND OPTIONAL FINAL PAYMENT OF £6,535.20. Minimum customer deposit of 25%. Our Dealership introduces Customers to a limited number of finance providers including RCI Financial Services Ltd. We may receive a commission from the finance provider for the introduction. Note Acenta offer based on 8,000 miles pa, excess mileage 8p per mile. Pulsar Acenta offer based on 9,000 miles pa, excess mileage 8p per mile. Offers not available in conjunction with any schemes or other offers. Vehicle price includes first registration fee and 12 months’ road fund licence. Always drive carefully and attentively. MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing, in accordance with 2004/3/EC and intended for comparisons between vehicles and may not reflect real driving results. (Optional equipment, maintenance, driving behaviour, road and weather conditions may affect the official results.) Information correct at time of going to print. Model shots shown are for illustration purposes only. Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd, The Rivers Office Park, Denham Way, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 9YS. Calls may be monitored to ensure quality of service.
your Mercedes New Luxury Coupe Following the recent explosion in coupe offerings across the premium market, Mercedes have raised the bar with their new E-Class iteration. Not only stunning to look at, but packing the expected German craftsmanship underneath. Also, an original Mercâ€™ from 1936 with some equally exciting aspects to enjoy.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe | 1936 Mercedes-Benz V170 Cabrio-Limousine
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Coupé with a Touch of Class With its clear and sensual design and its ability to comfortably seat four people, the new E-Class Coupé combines stylish design cues with state-of-the-art technology. It also offers the intelligence of the E-Class family with full smartphone integration, widescreen cockpit and the latest driver assistance systems with the option of semi-autonomous driving. Powerful engines with low exhaust emissions and comfortable suspensions with selective damping provide the guarantee of a sporty and agile driving experience. After the world’s most intelligent executive saloon, the estate and the all-terrain, the successful E-Class family now welcomes another new member: the Coupé. “With its clear, aesthetic lines, our new E-Class Coupé appeals equally to heart and mind. It condenses contemporary luxury, agile sportiness and high-tech engineering into an automotive personality with esprit, offering exclusive, refined driving pleasure,” says Prof. Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for
Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. Based technically on the Saloon, the Coupé showcases the next step in the evolution of the Mercedes-Benz design language. The new Coupé exhibits a puristic, surface-accentuated design with reduced lines and sensual forms. Both hot and cool, the reduced design idiom represents beauty and elegance while emphasising the Coupé’s sporty and luxurious personality. The coupé proportions typical of Mercedes-Benz are characterised by a distinctive front end with low-positioned sports grille including a central star, a long bonnet with powerdomes, and four frameless side windows. Equally typical of a Mercedes coupé are the two-part, extremely flat LED tail lamps, which, in combination with LED multibeam headlamps, celebrate the world premiere of a welcome feature. When the vehicle is opened, the taillight LEDs illuminate successively from the centre of the vehicle outwards. On locking mercedes-benz.co.uk
the vehicle, the light sequence runs in the opposite direction. Both are additionally combined with an up and down dimming feature. This taillight show welcomes and says goodbye to the vehicle user similarly to the familiar welcome feature of the blue optical-fibre show in the front headlamp. Thanks to innovative crystal optics, the tail lamps also have a brilliant appearance reminiscent of the glow of a jet engine. The interior of the new E-Class Coupé embodies the synthesis of sporty emotion and luxurious intelligence. The two optionally available high-resolution 12.3-inch displays - unique in this segment - are merged under a single lens to produce a floating ‘Widescreen Cockpit’ effect. This emphasises the width, alongside the fascia-spanning trim, which is finished with a dynamic sweep in the door panel. Positioned in the driver’s direct field of vision, the instrument cluster shows virtual instruments, which can be selected by the driver in three different styles, “Classic”, “Sport” and “Progressive”, depending on which information and views the driver chooses. The entry-level model combines two round dials and a 7-inch colour display cluster with a central display featuring an 8.4-inch screen diagonal. The round dials, instrument cluster and central
display are installed in a single frame with a high-gloss pianolacquer look. The newly designed air vents are heavily influenced by the look of a turbine engine. They are styled down to the smallest detail and finished in silver shadow. Touch control buttons on the steering wheel enable the driver to control the instrument cluster and multimedia system using finger swipes, without having to take their hands off the steering wheel. The E-Class Coupé is also available with a touchpad in the centre console, which can recognise handwriting, plus the ‘Linguatronic’ voice control system. There are also direct-access buttons for controlling the air conditioning, for example, and for convenient activation and deactivation of certain driver assistance systems. High-grade materials and contemporary colours come together to create a sporty, yet luxurious, feel. There is a choice of two new light wood trim packages in open-pore and high-gloss finishes. The interior lighting uses durable, energy-saving LED technology. The same applies to the ambient lighting with 64 colours. There is also the AMG line which adds AMG bodystyling and larger AMG wheels. The pins in the diamond radiator grille
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are chrome-plated, while the brake discs on the front axle are perforated. The interior features seats finished in Artico Dinamica in black with grey contrasting topstitching the seat comfort package and an AMG leather sports steering wheel. Night package is optionally available on E-Class CoupĂŠ, including design details in high-gloss black and tinted windows. With a length of 4,826 mm, a width of 1,860 mm and a height of 1,430 mm, the new E-Class CoupĂŠ is clearly larger than its predecessor. The main benefit of the wider track, with 1,605 mm at the front (+67 mm) and 1,609 mm at the rear (+68 mm), is the enhanced driving dynamics. Its increased dimensions provide passengers with more interior space and comfort - especially in terms of rear legroom, front and rear shoulder room and rear headroom. A range of powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines are available including the new 2.0-litre diesel engine launched in the latest E-Class Saloon. At launch, there is an initial choice between one diesel and three petrol
engines with a range of outputs from 184 hp to 333 hp. Further engine variants and 4MATIC versions are set to follow. Designed to meet the future RDE limits, the four-cylinder diesel engine from the new family of Mercedes-Benz engines opens up a new dimension in efficiency. With a displacement of two litres, the new diesel engine delivers 194 hp, while the E 220d impresses with a combined NEDC average consumption of 71 mpg. This is equivalent to CO2 emissions of 106 grams per kilometre. In addition, the four-cylinder with single-stage turbocharger and variable turbine geometry is distinguished by a high level of refinement. Both the cylinder head and the crankcase are made of aluminium. The Mercedes-Benz-developed Nanoslide surface coating efficiently reduces the friction between cylinder liner and steel piston. All the models available at launch are equipped as standard with the 9G-Tronic ninespeed automatic t r a n s m i s s i o n , which allows fast gearshifts along with lower engine speeds. This has a particularly beneficial effect on efficiency and noise.
Pre-War Stunner 1936 Mercedes-Benz V170 Cabrio-Limousine
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Setting the standard and becoming the German marque’s most popular model prior to the Second World War, the Mercedes-Benz 170 V reclaimed its position at the top following its reintroduction postwar. The ‘V’ was an abbreviation of ‘Vorn’ (front) which was added to diff erentiate the model from its more contemporary rear-engined sister model ‘H’ for ‘Heck’ (rear). Packing a 1.7-litre four cylinder engine producing a claimed 38PS, the 170 V boasted rear-wheel drive and a four speed synchromesh manual transmission. This early left-hand-drive example from 1936 comes in the model’s Cabrio-Limousine guise which features a four door body and full length foldaway canvas roof. Finished with red and cream coachwork and matching cream interior with red piping, it is a stunning example. It has just been subjected to a full chassis up restoration and engine rebuild with extensive photographic evidence and is a must-see.
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Modern 2 double bedroom apartment within built a secure development located in within close ea2 arebuilt pleased to offer for sale this modern 3rd floor studio apartment proximity of the City of London and Docklands. Lounge with dining area, fully fitted kitchen, 3 piece this riverside development. The apartment benefits from open plan lounge and bathroom suite and private garden. Double glazed throughout. Laminate wood flooring. Electric bedroom area, fitted kitchen 3 piece bathroom suite.and Laminate wood fob operated secure parking space.and Residents gardens with seating a residents tennisfloors. court. Video entry-phone system. Parking space. Close to Wapping local bus Located close to Aldgate east underground station, DLR, local bus routesstation and theand City of London. Crossrail routes. through nearby Whitechapel Station also due for completion in May 2017.
ea2 to offer offer for for sale sale this this 1980’s 2 double built duplex ea2 are are pleased pleased to builtbedroom 2 doublemodern bedroom 2nd and apartment situated within the afterbenefits canal from side kitchen development of West 3rd floor duplex apartment. The sought apartment diner, reception Wapping. kitchen, bathroom and allocated parking. historic St leading to Reception, patio garden. Bathroom with separate Wc. Parking space.The Located close Katharine Docks is nearby. to Tower Hill stations and local amenities to include to Tower Hill Stations and StClose Katharine’s Dock. Waitrose and Fitness First.
£365,000 £550 Per Week
Cape Yard, West Wapping E1W Prospect Place, Wapping E1W
Capital Wharf, West Wapping E1W Agatha Close, Wapping E1W
ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this 1st floor 2 bedroom modern built apartment
Modern built popular 3 storey, 3West bedroom terraced townhouse within secure gatedbenefits development. within this Wapping development. Thethisapartment from Open planfully lounge andkitchen, fully fitteden-suite kitchen with central room island. 4topiece bathroom suite and additional lounge, fitted shower master bedroom and family wet room. Patio garden. Granite staircases. Under floor heating. Integrated ceiling speaker system. bathroom. Floor to ceiling windows. Laminate wood floors. Video-entry phone Polished ‘Travertine’ floors. Beautifully maintained residents communal gardens. Garage. Located system. Allocated parking On-site caretaker. Close topermission St Katharine’s Dock, close to Wapping station, local space. bus routes and amenities. Full planning to extend into Wapping station and Tower Hill stations. Share of Freehold. the loft creating a further 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
ea2 are pleased to offer this bright 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment with Rare opportunity to from market, built storey 3 bedroom terraced stunning River views the 1980’s balcony on 3the second floor withinfreehold this sought after house within this The quietmaster cul-de-sac location. The property benefits frontbathroom and rear development. bedrooms ensuite comprises of a from 4 piece gardens, bathroom andis ground cloakroom. Lounge. Fully fittedWooden kitchen suite. Thefamily second bathroom also an floor ensuite in the second bedroom. diner. glazed The property is conveniently located close to floors Double throughout and throughout. has a separate cloak room. 24 hour concierge and use multiple transport to include Shadwell stationsClose providing DLR access of residents gym links Secure underground parking. to transport links to to Canary canary Wharf Tower wharf and the city.Hill. Chain Free.
£1,100,000 £750,000 Freehold
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The Highway, Wapping E1W Merchant Court, Wapping E1W
Modern built 850 sq this ft 1executive bedroom this apopular ea2 are pleased to offer Studioapartment apartment towithin rent within luxurious riverside landmark development. This Facing apartment comprises of modern openlounge, plan fitted kitchen, development. TheSouth apartment benefits from a spacious entrance, bedroom, contemporary fitted bathroom & Balcony, The flat totals 382 Sq. ft. Residents of Wapping separate fully fitted kitchen, 3 piece bathroom suite and balcony with views ofLane the have the benefit of 24hr concierge facilities, exclusive residents health club, gym and enjoy close River Thames, Tower Bridge and the Shard. Secure underground parking. 24 hour proximity to DLR and underground stations. conieirge/security. Residents gymnasium. Close to St Katharine’s Dock, Tower Hill £360 Per Week station and the City of London.
ea2 are pleased to this 2 recently modern to show offer you for rent thisdouble luxury bedroom two bedroom flat renovated to rent in beautiful apartmentThe which comprises 2 bathrooms, property benefits from garden Wapping. property is setofwithin Merchantthis Court Development. Fitteda kitchen, and is close to transport links.to a terrace with direct river views. Porter and parking. spacious lounge with access Very close to Wapping Station.
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The Highway, Wapping E1W The Foundry, Shoreditch EC2A
ea2 are pleased to offer for rent this modern built 2 bedroom ground and first floor are duplex apartment. from lounge, fitted kitchen, 3 piece ea2 pleased to offerThe forapartment rent this 4 benefits bedroom, 4 storey modern built detached bathroom suite. Double glazing. wood floors. Viewsleading over ornamental house. Comprising of spacious fullyLaminate fitted kitchen diner with door to garden. canal. Allocated parking space. Close St Katharine’s and Tower Hillwith stations. Study. Ground floor cloakroom. Utility to room. Lounge. Dock Master bedroom ensuite shower room. Family bathroom. Allocated parking space. Located in central Wapping providing easy access to Wapping Station, bus routes and local amenities.
ea2 are pleased to offer a fantastic opportunity to rent this 2 double bedroom ea2 pleased offerrethis 2 bedroom apartment thestandard heart of throughout. Shoreditch, housearewhich has to been furbished completely to a inhigh close to local amenities and five minute walk to Liverpool The property offers a reception with bi-folding full lengthStreet doorsStation. leadingThis tofantastic garden. two bedroom comprises good sized reception with open Fully double fitted kitchen. First apartment floor bathroom. Utility room/ground floor cloakroom. Canplan be fully fitted kitchen, wooden flooring, en suite, guest bathroom. furnished or unfurnished. Garden with decking. Close to Tower Hill and within easy
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access to the City & Canary Wharf.
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Rathbone East, E16 1 and 2 bedrooms prices from ÂŁ1,325 PCM We are pleased to boast a selection of brand new spectacular one and two bedroom apartments, just a momentsâ€™ walk from Canning Town Station. Offered on a wide range of floors and benefiting from the choice of being furnished to suit or unfurnished, the properties comprise internal open-plan living space with a private terrace, sleek fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, double bedrooms, fully tiled master bathroom with a second chic en-suite, housing storage to get the maximum out of the space.
Hoola London, E16 1 and 2 bedrooms prices from ÂŁ1,350 PCM On offer in this stunning new development is a selection of one and two bedroom apartments, located just moments away from the picturesque Royal Victoria Marina. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows to the open-plan lounge/kitchen, with integrated appliances, good sized bedrooms, chic bathrooms, two utility cupboards & a sizeable private terrace. This development also boasts a private residentâ€™s gymnasium & 24hr concierge. Hoola Development benefits from many local amenities including the Emirates Cable Car, Siemens Crystal & O2 Arena.
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The Watergarden, Limehouse, E14
Ascot House, London, E14
Beautifully presented two bedroom apartment located in this desirable Narrow street development. Spacious property, recently refurbished to a high standard featuring a large reception room with floor to ceiling windows which floods the room with natural light, semi open plan kitchen with fitted appliances and a large private terrace overlooking the internal landscaped gardens. Two double bedrooms with built in wardrobes, modern bathroom with additional separate WC. Secure underground parking within close proximity to Canary Wharf plus both Limehouse and Westferry DLR stations.
This bright and spacious three bedroom property just moments from amenities and transport links, provides an expansive open plan reception and kitchen with integrated appliances and also leads out to a private patio garden. It includes three extremely generous double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Presented furnished, additional benefits include bicycle storage, resident permit parking upon application and Langdon Park DLR station is a very short walking distance for simple commuting throughout the capital.
EPC = C
£450 per week
EPC = B
£480 per week
The Watergarden, Limehouse, E14
Pan Peninsula Square, London, E14
A bright and spacious two double bedroom apartment in the popular Watergarden development, located in the heart of Narrow Street. This fully refurbished apartment benefits from a large living room with floor to ceiling windows allowing plenty of natural light, a set back kitchen with integrated appliances, two double bedrooms, a three piece bathroom suite and a separate WC. Further benefits are a daytime porter and access to serene communal gardens. The development is a short walk to Limehouse and Westferry DLR station and also within close proximity to Canary Wharf.
This spacious two bedroom apartment is located within the highly sought after development, Pan Peninsula. Offering west facing views out towards the River Thames and the City, benefits include a modern fully fitted kitchen finished to a high specification, oak flooring throughout and a marble three piece bathroom suite and en suite. Private balcony accessed through floor to ceiling glass doors with views towards the North Dock. 24 hour concierge, five star leisure facilities, health spa, swimming pool, cinema and a 48th floor cocktail bar. Within a five minute walk to Canary Wharf.
EPC = C
EPC = C
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Wilson Tower, Christian Street, E1
Allport Mews, London, E1
Lourdes are proud to present to the market this fantastic 6th floor, studio apartment within the Wilson Tower development. Furnished to an unbelievably high level and benefitting from a spacious lounge, modern fully-fitted kitchen, light and airy bathroom and storage. Additionally offers access to a beautiful communal roof garden, on-site gym and concierge. Ideally located for numerous stations including Fenchurch Street, Tower Hill, Aldgate and Shadwell.
Located within a gated development, this beautiful 3 bedroom Mews house in Stepney, which extends over three floors offers the comforts of a family home with the luxury of being a short distance from central London. All bedrooms are an excellent size, with the master comprising of an en suite bathroom. Gated development with off street parking, a fully integrated modern kitchen that is separate to an inviting reception leading through to a generous sized private garden from your patio doors. Stepney Green station in walking distance, allowing easy access to the city. Please contact a member of our team to arrange a viewing.
EPC = C
£350 per week
EPC = C
£650 per week
Jacobs Court, 19 Plumbers Row, E1
Kensington Apartments, London, E1
This fantastic fifth floor apartment is composed of an open plan reception room with fully fitted kitchen, a modern bathroom, hallway and spacious double bedroom, plus the bonus of lovely views of Canary Wharf. Ideally located on a quiet street but within minutes walking distance to the City, Brick Lane, the vibrant Spitalfields market and the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Transport links nearby include Aldgate East station (District & Hammersmith & City lines), Whitechapel station (District & Hammersmith & City lines & London Overground lines), Aldgate station (Circle and Metropolitan & City lines).
Lourdes are excited to offer to the sales market this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom in the exclusive Kensington Apartments building. Boasting sophisticated interiors, and fully-fitted with Villeroy & Boch bathrooms and Urban Myth kitchen, plus a spacious living area giving access to an exceptional roof terrace in excess of 600 square feet with views west across the City skyline. The property also benefits from under floor heating in all of the rooms, and a private parking space in the secure underground parking. Residents also have access to a gymnasium, and concierge service.
EPC = B
£475,000 Under Offer
EPC = B
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What’s Next For London Property? with William Delaney, Managing Director at Lawrence Ward & Co. We enter 2017 with a palpable level of apprehension carried forward from the final 6 months of last year with ongoing uncertainty regarding the approach to and outcome of, Brexit negotiations after the triggering of Article 50, unresolved serious economic structural problems within the Eurozone, a new US President and administration etc, etc. The City of London property market is influenced by these events, to a far greater degree than any other part of the UK due to The City’s worldwide strategic importance in banking, finance, capital markets insurance and legal services. The dominant motivations for moving home (typically better school catchment area, a growing family, better transport facilities etc) that apply in other parts of the country are rarely applicable to the City of London property market where confidence is key to the decision making process. The prime residential property market in central London had several years of rapid price growth. Three successive Stamp Duty increases since 2012, resulting in a rise from 5% to 15% for some purchases, alongside other aggressive tax impositions, has seen the luxury end of the market suffer a discernible price correction with marked falls in sales activity. The current “stabilisation” of prices has been further compounded by capital gains tax on disposal of
property by non-residents and proposed changes to tax relief for landlords. Whilst Prices seem to have remained resilient, there has been a dramatic fall in transaction levels vs the previous year. Once buyers become accustomed to the new tax regime and there is better economic and political clarity, confidence will undoubtedly return. The overriding factors that underpin the London property market, stable government, a robust and fair legal system combined with an established reputation as a world class centre for business and leisure attracting an international workforce and clientele will again come to the fore in the decision making process. The residential property market in London has never been particularly volatile and definitely not so in the City of London. I expect that we may well see small increases in capital values in the second and third quarters of 2017. Meanwhile, it’s a case of holding steady and taking a medium to long term view. We have been providing estate agency and property management services in the City of London and surrounding areas for nearly 20 years. We offer sound and straightforward advice to our clients combined ethical principles of doing business. If you would like more information about how we may be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
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SPECTACULAR APARTMENT WITH RIVER VIEWS A unique opportunity to acquire a spacious apartment, currently configured as a one-bedroom with a separate study, situated on the third floor of “Globe View”, a former 19th Century warehouse which was skilfully converted for residential use some 20 years ago A large private balcony directly overlooks the Thames with panoramic views of the opposite South Bank including The Shard, Tate Modern, the Millennium Bridge and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Both the living area and bedroom benefit from direct river views. Globe View is centrally located at the heart of The City of London with excellent shopping and restaurants close by. There is easy access to the Millennium Bridge, St Paul’s, One New Change and the Bank of England within a short walking distance. • • • • • • •
Long leasehold. Approx 980 years remaining No upper chain Directly overlooking the river Landscaped communal water gardens Internal area 810 sq.ft (75.3 m2) Daytime concierge EPC rating: C
Viewing strictly by appointment via the vendor’s sole agent Lawrence Ward & Co. £1,250,000
Shepherdess Walk, London, N1 £1,100 per week*
A beautifully refurbished four bedroom Georgian townhouse to rent which has been exceptionally renovated to a very high level of detail, with a mix of modern appliances and traditional period features.
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Offering comfortable and sophisticated living Meticulously restored and fully modernised Secluded private garden Prime location EPC rating E
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35 canalside one, two and three bedroom apartments located in the vibrant, creative and artistic community of Fish Island.
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Using Evergreens in the Garden with Kate Gould
Kate Gould is an award winning garden designer with more than a decade’s hands-on experience transforming gardens of all sizes and a regular exhibitor at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show where she has been awarded three Gold medals. If you would like to know more about our services please contact Kate at kategouldgardens.com
Winter is traditionally a time when the garden looks bare. The deciduous herbaceous perennials have died back, the annuals have long been removed, the trees have lost their leaves and everything is looking a little drab if not outright boring. This is where evergreens really come into their own and if you have planted carefully they will form a backbone to the winter garden that ensures you have something of interest to look at all through the year. Sometimes when we think evergreen we think of Holly and Ivy or perhaps topiary forms but there are so many more evergreen plants to choose from than these. First let’s consider the perimeter of the garden. Height is very important when considering planting, you don’t want all your interest at ground level and the walls or fences can be very stark and empty if they are not greened up or carefully planted. Evergreen wall trained shrubs and climbers are a good place to start with fences as they hide a multitude of sins all year round. There are some suggestions below for some evergreen shrubs that
you could plant in front of your fences (depending of course on the aspect) and also some climbers to consider remembering in most cases you will have to provide supports for them in terms of tensioned wires so you can tie in the exuberant growth. Shrubs: Ceanothus ‘Autumnal Blue’; Elaeagnus x ebbingei; Garrya elliptica ‘James Roof ’. Climbers: Clematis armandii; Trachelospermum jasminoides; Akebia quinata There are a multitude of plants with fabulous winter stems and bark, all of which look beautiful backlit on a crisp sunny day: Cornus sanguinea Midwinter Fire - as its name suggests a rey copper set of stems; Prunus serrula - one of the less blousy Cherries when in bloom this tree makes up for it with shiny dark burgundy bark; Acer griseum one of the loveliest of trees with fantastic autumn coloured leaves but also cinnamon coloured peeling bark. Whatever your choice, with a little planning and the placement of some carefully chosen evergreen shrubs to accentuate your colour scheme, winter need never be boring in the garden.
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Your Kensington & Chelsea | Issue 57 | January 2017