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Olympia’s Tigress Come and race on “Olympia’s Tigress” a Beneteau First 40 with Team Tigress. Single days team building, social, racing days out, training and sporting holidays available.

“One of the best providers on the market! Great boat, wonderful team, good fun. Absolutely recommend them!” Lars Grigo

“Fabulous sailing with and incredibly experienced and supportive team. Highly recommended if you want professionalism combined with fun and learning!” Alexandra Constable

Please contact us for more information:

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Team Tigress can offer single charter days out for up to 10 persons on Olympia’s Tigress our new Beneteau First 40. Perfect for hosting your office outing, a family get together, team building day out or just a relaxing cruise with friends. You will be treated to a full day of sailing and be involved as much as you wish on the day. The day will prove an exhilarating outing. Our itinerary will leave in the morning from a central point in the Solent and end in the same location just prior to dinner. Whole boat charters for groups with professional race skipper and racing foredeck provided. Training included. Individual berth charter for individuals or small groups wanting to experience racing.

Sailing day packages in the Solent

Racing Charters, training and Sporting Holiday offers

What’s included 2 Fully qualified skipper 2 Safety equipment and all requirements to sail on the day 2 Sailing up to 10 people 2 Clear briefings and instruction for beginners

Events: (WB) Whole Boat charter (IB) Individual berth

BVI Regatta 25th March – 1st April 2018 (WB) £8450, (IB) £1095 pp

The ARC Transatlantic Nov 2017 (IB) £4250 pp

Les Voiles de St Barth 8 – 15th April 2018 (IB) £1295 pp

Barbados Race Series 16 – 23rd Jan 2018 (WB) £7,000

Antigua Sailing Week 28th April – 5th May 2018 IB £1595 pp (WB) POA

Available dates June 6/7/8/13/14/15/20/21/27/28 July 4/5/6/11/12/13/18/19/20/25/26 (July 29-Aug 3 Cowes Week)

Optional Extras 2 Box lunch 2 End of day food and drinks 2 Departing Gift 2 Free smiles!

August 15/16/17/22/23/24/30/31 September 1/4/5/7/8/11/12/14/18/19/20/21 All departing from Cowes/ Hamble/Gunwharf Quays

Price per day from £1195 £1595 Cowes Week Contact

Susan Glenny 07930315114 team.tigress.sport@gmail.com

Brian Jokat 07725944501 brian@skateco.co.uk

When inquiring please quote reference Your Media London

Grenada Race Week 28th Jan – 4th Feb 2018 (IB) £1295 pp RORC Caribbean 600 17th – 24th Feb 2018 (IB) £1695 pp St Marten Heineken Regatta 28th Feb – 4th March 2018 (IB) £1395 pp

Cowes week August 2017 (IB) £895, (WB) £POA Fastnet 2017, (IB) £3695pp for Fastnet race, training and 4 RORC qualifying races (WB) £ POA


FROM THE EDITOR

Finally the summer season is upon us, you just need to ensure you make the most of it. Now is the time to don the summer wardrobe and head to the Capital for some fresh flavours and enlightening exhibitions. Despite the numerous sporting events to come, this month is all about the vast wave of summer terrace openings across London and taking advantage of the countless festivals available for all to enjoy. To help get into the swing of things, why not jump on the latest brunch craze and party while you dine with the likes of Sexy Fish now offering up live DJ sets alongside their impressive brunch menu. Not only a great way to spend an afternoon, but the perfect continuation from the night before with Bloody Marys at the ready. If you are a truly die hard brunch fan then there really is only one option. Dubai. Home of the modern buffet brunch,

Dubai is not afraid to stake its claim on the title and welcomes anyone and everyone to enjoy the extensive food selection and more than free flowing drinks on offer. There are just a few other things to see while you are there too, but there’s plenty of time for that. As always here in London, we are entirely dependent on the weather maintaining a certain level of decorum - which is highly likely to flounder - in order to enjoy any form of outdoor entertainment such as rooftop bars and cinemas. All of which are in the process of opening their doors and as a result of growing popularity over recent years will become harder and harder to get in to, so make sure you arrive or book early to avoid disappointment. What I am trying to say is that the brief window of British summertime has opened, so try and make the most of it before it is firmly shut once more for another year.

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition An eclectic display of 12,000 pieces of public art from the famous to the unknown.

10 Festival Fever Across the Capital from east to west, there is a festival for everyone. 12 Taste of London The iconic festival of food returns to London, so prepare to get your fill.

Rolex Testimonee Scott Brash at the 2015 CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ ©Rolex / Kit Houghton

14 Father’s Day Gift Guide A fine selection of products for your father on this day of thanks and celebration. 16 WIN Tickets to Cowes Week with Elemis Beauty brand Elemis offer up the opportunity to win a fantastic prize to enjoy some sailing. 18 60 Years of Equestrian for Rolex A winning partnership between Rolex and the equestrian world which celebrates 60 years.


CONTENTS 21 Watches: Re-Editions Harrods opens their doors to a fine collection of timepieces this July. 22 Your New Timepiece IWC’s Italian flair shines through once again with the latest Da Vinci collection. 25 The Modern English Gent New & Lingwood deliver a striking selection with their latest collection to make you stand out from the crowd. 30 Beauty Buys Summer savers for your hair and skin and some pretty pinks to make an impact.

55 Rolls-Royce: Wraith Black Badge British marque pushes the boundaries with their Black Badge series. Style and power by the bucket load.

35 Travel: Dubai Much more than a collection of shiny buildings, although they are rather spectacular to look at.

68 Celebrations for Kate Gould Returning from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 with another Gold under her belt.

42 Perfect for Your Palate All of the latest openings, offerings, party brunches and a few summer terraces to enjoy.

72 Invest:IN A new event for potential investors to find their through the London property market. 77 Rise of the Prime Renter Savills London highlight the uprise in the Capital’s rental market.

46 Review - Sexy Fish, Sexy Brunch The standout restaurant space on Berkeley Square launches an extra reason to visit. 52 Zoran A Father’s Day tipple from some well established father and son pairings.

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EVENTS

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 12th June - 20th August

Absolutely anyone can submit a piece to the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition which gives it a wonderful element of surprise. Now in its 249th year, over 12,000 pieces are seen, from unknowns to famous artists and members of the RA. The fun part for visitors is choosing a favourite and, with the majority of works on sale at varying price ranges, you can even buy one to take home with you if you really love it. Originally held in 1769, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is the largest regular contemporary art exhibition in the world. The impressive show is a favourite among the art-lovers and each year, a new sculpture is there to welcome visitors to the exhibition as they walk through the Royal Academy’s great courtyard. Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition

Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent 21st June - 17th September

Somerset House will launch a new exhibition this month titled, Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent, inviting visitors into a multi-sensory show. Showcasing ten extraordinary perfumes from the past two decades - along with the perfumers who created them - the exhibition will begin with an overview of the origins of modern perfumery and an introduction to the historical innovators of the industry before moving on to explore the ten influential leaders in the perfume industry today, with each of them given a dedicated space to allow visitors to truly immerse themselves into the stories and scents. Highlights include Molecule 01 by Geza Schoen, which adapts to enhance your own skin scent; and Killian Wells - Dark Ride, a thrilling scent simulation of a water theme-park. Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA somersethouse.org.uk

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EVENTS

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival 23rd June - 8th July

Live At Chelsea 15th - 18th June

Greenwich will come alive once again for the return of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival. The two-week free festival of street performances, art and dancing in the streets, promises to this year offer something different and reveal new perspectives on the world through outdoor theatre. Kicking off with A View from the Bridge, which tells the story of dock workers and illegal migrants in search of the American dream, other theatre highlights include ‘Rear View’, which will be presented on a specially adapted double decker bus. The Greenwich Fair will also return with four new shows before the festival ends with ‘The Colour of Light’, where enormous colour wheels will roll through the streets of Woolwich accompanied by a soundtrack composed by Shri Sriram.

This month a long weekend of open air concerts at the historic home of the red uniformed Chelsea Pensioners will take place as part of Live At Chelsea. Glasgow band Belle & Sebastian will kick off the music festival on Thursday 15th June while on Sunday 18th June Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi close the open-air concert series with his unique brand of classical music influenced by African, rock and electronic sounds. The Italian composer is one of the foremost classical musicians in the world, and has sound tracked everything from feature length films such as ‘This Is England’, to some of the most iconic TV adverts of the moment. His most recent album, ‘Elements’, reached No.12 in the UK Classic Album Charts - a feat no other composer has managed in two decades.

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EVENTS

Aspall Tennis Classic 27th - 30th June

Hampton Court Palace Festival

The Aspall Tennis Classic at the prestigious Hurlingham Club brings together world class tennis and hospitality to make an unmissable summer event. Taking place between Tuesday 27th and Friday 30th June, it is the ultimate warm up event to Wimbledon. Set against the backdrop of the pristine grounds of the Hurlingham Club, the Aspall Tennis Classic the event combines timeless elegance and quintessentially British traditions showcasing some of the current stars of today, playing in a series of singles exhibition matches as they finalise their preparations ahead of Wimbledon, as well as a number of tennis legends. Aspall are the new title sponsor for the Tennis Classic at Hurlingham and as part of this partnership they will be the official cider partner for the event. 2017 will mark the 24th staging of the event which over the years has become one of the world’s most star-studded tennis exhibitions with a stellar player line-up that has boasted tennis’ biggest stars of the past, present and future. Over the years, some of the sport’s best players have competed at the event, including Grand Slam champions Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic, as well as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, David Ferrer, and next generation stars Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios. Aspall Tennis Classic, The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London SW6 3PR 020 8233 5838 | hurlinghamtennisclassic.com

8th - 24th June

In its 25th anniversary year, the Hampton Court Palace Festival will mark the occasion with twelve nights of fantastic live music in the open-air court of King Henry VIII’s Palace for an intimate audience of 3,000. Bryan Ferry will take to the stage first on 7th June, before the likes of James Morrison, Corinne Bailey Rae, Will Young, Van Morrison, Rick Astley and Michael Ball together with Alfie Boe and festival favourite Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will also take part doing a performance at the ‘Fanfare and Fireworks’ night. The East Front Gardens provide festival-goers with the perfect place to relax, drink and picnic before taking their seats for the evening’s entertainment. Guests will also have the chance to celebrate special occasions in a prestigious setting, with exclusive dining and corporate entertainment available, ensuring a memorable VIP experience. Hampton Court Palace Festival, Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, London KT8 9AU | hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com

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Taste of London 14th - 18th June

Taste of London is back this summer in Regents Park from 14th to 18th June, and bursting with brand new exclusive features for all food lovers to enjoy. Set to transform Regent’s Park into a foodie wonderland once again, Taste of London will boast 40 of London’s most exciting restaurants, the world’s greatest chefs, brand new exclusive features, interactive masterclasses, delectable drinks and live entertainment for five days of gastronomical greatness. This year, the festival is thrilled to announce a brand new and exclusive feature The Taste Residence, a sit down fine-dining experience for groups of 20 - 24 guests. A once in a lifetime opportunity, diners at The Taste Residence will enjoy a delicious four course tasting menu, and get up close and personal with their culinary idols who will not only be cooking for them but actually serving them as well. Inspirational chefs also appearing at Taste of London include two Michelin-starred The Hand & Flowers chef patron Tom Kerridge; the mastermind of two Michelin-starred, self-titled restaurant in Rock, Cornwall, Nathan Outlaw; talented connoisseur of spice Thomasina Miers, and highly acclaimed Italian chef Francesco Mazzei to name but a few. All will be showcasing their skills at the new look AEG Taste Theatre in association with Etihad Airways where the audience will be able to contribute to, and taste their favourite chef ’s dish.

Food enthusiasts are encouraged to taste their way around the festival, with a mouth-watering menu of more than 160 tastersized portions of signature dishes on offer from 40 of London’s latest, greatest and most exciting restaurants. Brand new to the Taste of London programme and popping up for the first time in Regent’s Park are Neil Rankin’s BBQ sensation Temper, Sohobased Peruvian BBQ Señor Ceviche and Duck & Waffle Local. There will be fine Indian dining from Mayfair’s Jamavar, NordicFrench cuisine from Aster, seasonal European from Oldroyd, and returning Taste favourites; Club Gascon, Roka, Sartoria, Cinnamon Club, Café Spice, Chai Wu, and M Restaurants. A great day out is not complete without your favourite tipples to wash down all the delicious food, and Taste of London will not disappoint with a superb line-up of the most delectable drinks from gorgeous bubbles, to craft beer, creative cocktails and mocktails, and some of the best tasting spirits to hit the market. Laurent-Perrier will also be back delivering a VIP experience to remember; launching their brand new La Cuvée Champagne exclusively at Taste of London and offering the chance to indulge in the ultimate champagne masterclass with a tasting of Laurent-Perrier’s entire range. Tickets are on sale now, for more information or to purchase tickets go to: www.tasteoflondon.co.uk. Ticket prices start at £17.

Taste of London, Regent’s Park, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NR | tasteoflondon.co.uk


Father’s Day

Chronoliner B04 Boutique Edition DualTime Chronograph £8,195.00 from Breitling. Available exclusively at Breitling Boutiques - 130 New Bond Street, London W1S 2TA. breitling.com

Teaching you the ways of the world and building you up to become a man of morals and substance demands a little recognition. The odd gift will help too.

Tumi x Orlebar Brown Bag £345.00 Available at Tumi Regent St. and tumi.com

Bild 9, prices from £6,990.00 from Loewe. Available at select outlets including Loewe Galerie, Harrods and Selfridges. loewe.tv

Leather Over-Ear Headphones £399.99 from Pryma. Available at Selfridges. selfridges.com

Neolithic Shave Set - Lathering bowl and shaving brush turned in Leicester from 5,000 year old semi-fossilised British oak and natural shaving soap handmade in Norfolk £199.00 from Thomas Clipper. thomasclipper.com

Weekender Bag in Olive £575.00 from Bennett Winch. bennettwinch.com Vodka on the Rocks, in metal and black lacquered wood coffret, inspired by a classic vintage cigar box, 50ml £215.00 by Kilian. Available nationwide. bykilian.com


Colonia Ebano; inspired by cabinetmaking workshops in Milan and the precious, perfumed wood, Ebony. 100ml £170.00; 180ml £219.00 from Acqua di Parma. Exclusively available at Harrods.

Classic 5oz Leather Hip Flask in Smooth Cognac £49.00 from Aspinal of London. Available with free engraving at aspinaloflondon.com

This Father’s Day, Johnnie Walker Blue Label has teamed up with The Whisky Shop to offer a luxury trip to Paris for one lucky winner and their Father. The trip includes a private whisky tasting in the exclusive Johnnie Walker Salon in The Whisky Shop Paris, dinner and cocktails at one of the finest restaurants in the capital and a night in a five-star hotel. Customers will be automatically entered after any Johnnie Walker purchase of over £100 made at The Whisky Shop online or in-store.

Maison De Jeu Playing Cards, 2 Decks £28.00 from Christian Lacroix. Available at christian-lacroix.com and galison.com. Coffee Table Backgammon £36.00 from Printworks. Available exclusively at Selfridges.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label 70cl £175.00 available from The Whisky Shop London.

CoravinTM Model Two Wine System £249.00 from Coravin, available at Selfridges. selfridges.com Ultimate Malbec Case £535.75 from Gaucho, available at gauchorestaurants.com/wine-shop

Tank Whisky Glasses - Set of 2 £45.00 and Tank Whisky Decanter £ 7 5 . 0 0 both from Tom Dixon. Available at Selfridges. selfridges.com Extra Brut Extra Old £79.00 from Veuve Clicquot, available at Selfridges and Harrods.


WIN A Day Out at Cowes Week for Two with ELEMIS

ELEMIS is delighted to team up with Cowes Week and Your Media London to offer you the chance to win a wonderful day out. From watching sailing action aboard a spectator boat, sampling Britain’s finest sparkling wine to watching the sun going down at Ladies Day reception it will be a wonderful day to remember - plus, you get to take home elite sailing fashionwear and the best summer skincare must-haves your skin will love. Cowes boasts a host of clothing and lifestyle shops where you can indulge in some retail therapy, as well as many art galleries and other delights. You can enjoy a coffee or long lunch at one of the many pubs or restaurants. Or of course, it’s great to just simply soak up the festival atmosphere and enjoying the live entertainments. Cowes Week Ladies Day adds a sense of fun to the week as well as putting the spotlight on women both competing and enjoying the event.

Your Prize includes: Two places on a Spectator Boat on Ladies Day to watch the racing ● Two glasses of Nyetimber aboard the ‘The Nyetimber’ Routemaster Bus bar ● ELEMIS Summer skincare collection including NEW Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30 ● Hamper of FEVER-TREE award-winning premium drinks ● MUSTO Official Cowes Week BR1 Ladies Sardinia Jacket ● MUSTO Official Cowes Week Race T-shirt ● 2 Tickets to Ladies Day evening drinks reception.

For your chance to win, simply send your name and contact details to competitions@yourmedialondon.com by Sunday 16th June. Entries received after this date will not be included in the draw. Winner will be selected at random and notified prior to the event.

For more information about Cowes Week visit cowesweek.co.uk | For more information about ELEMIS visit elemis.com Terms and Conditions: Prize does not include travel or accommodation expenses. Valid on Ladies Day Tuesday 1st August. Winner will be informed and arrangements of prizes will then be made.


Rolex Testimonee Scott Brash at the 2015 CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ ©Rolex / Kit Houghton

Celebrating 60 Years of Equestrian Excellence Rolex continues its constant pursuit of perfection to this day, and in doing so, the brand has become a symbol for elegance and prestige. It was thus a natural progression for Rolex to partner with the sport of equestrianism, which shares these heralding values. The relationships started in 1957 with Rolex’s first equestrian Testimonee with one of the greatest female showjumpers to ever represent Great Britain. Pat Smythe became a household name in the late 1940’s for her international equestrian accomplishments as well as for expanding the gender boundaries for her mostcherished sport. Smythe’s list of equestrian achievements is long and prolific. She was the first woman to travel the world competing internationally, winning major Grand Prix events on her own horses in more countries than any man or woman had ever done before. In 1956 she was the first woman to ride in the Olympics show jumping event and the first ever to win a medal. Since that pivotal association, Rolex’s support and contribution to equestrianism has grown and prospered. Today, the brand is proud to champion many of the sport’s leading athletes and events; from Brazilian show jumper Rodrigo Pessoa, to Scott Brash, from Scotland and the historic and prestigious CHIO Aachen equestrian competition in Germany, as well as the rise of the iconic Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. Rolex has built on this relationship, which in 2017 marks the brand’s special 60-year anniversary as the crown in equestrian sport.

The roots of Rolex’s affinity for sports and human achievement can be traced back to the pioneering origins of the company. In an era when wristwatches were still regarded as fragile items of apparel, Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf was determined to create a timepiece that would be robust, precise and reliable, adapting to ever more active lifestyles. In 1927, the year after Hans Wilsdorf developed the cornerstone of the company’s success, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch, the Rolex Oyster, he equipped a young sportswoman, Mercedes Gleitze, with the innovative wristwatch to swim the English Channel. At the end of her arduous swim, after more than 10 hours in the water, the watch emerged in perfect working order. Mercedes Gleitze was effectively the first Rolex Testimonee, a witness to the uncompromised performance of the Oyster who also demonstrated its real-life qualities. It became the wristwatch that defied the elements, an essential feature for those engaged in exploration or sports. Since then, Rolex has accompanied many of humanity’s greatest feats as men and women have broken long-standing records defying the elements and exploring the globe’s most forbidding frontiers - from the tallest peaks to the deepest oceans. As they pushed the boundaries of human endeavour, these men and women also provided a demanding proving ground for the Oyster wristwatch, as a robust, reliable and practical timepiece in any circumstance. rolex.com

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WATCHES With exactly 60 years of partnership together, the relationship between Rolex and equestrianism has contributed to many of the sport’s greatest moments. One that will be remembered for all time is the moment Rolex Testimonee Scott Brash earned equestrianism’s greatest, most challenging accolade: the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. Created jointly in 2013 by CHIO Aachen, CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ and CHI Geneva, the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping rewards the rider who wins the Grand Prix at each of the shows, amounting to three Grands Prix in succession. As a long-standing partner of each of these equestrian Majors, Rolex naturally chose to be associated with this initiative, the ultimate achievement in show jumping. Since he started competing with his most prized horse, Hello Sanctos, in 2012, Brash, has gone from success to success, starting with the 2012 World Cup Grand Prix in Florida, followed by Team Gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and Team Gold and Individual Bronze at the European Show Jumping Championships in 2013. His quest to claim show jumping’s ultimate achievement began at CHI Geneva, in December 2014, when he triumphed in the Rolex Grand Prix. A few months later, he soared to stunning victory at the 2015 Rolex Prix of Aachen in Germany, possibly the most prized in the world. A few months later, at only 29 years of age, he finished the feat with the Grand Prix title at the 2015 Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’. Scott Brash is just one among a distinguished list of championship riders who form part of the Rolex family of Testimonees. Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, who partnered Rolex in 2007, became the first woman ever to be ranked world number one in show jumping and join the German national team in 1999. In the following years, she became one of the world’s most successful equestrian athletes. Having started

a politics degree at Princeton University, equestrian sport was not a vocation she initially envisaged but her love of competing continued throughout her college years. When she graduated, aged 21, she changed her mind about her career and moved to Germany to train. It was here she met her now husband, fellow rider, Marcus Beerbaum. Amongst many team championship medals, she won three FEI World Cup Finals in 2005, 2008 and 2009 - a record still unbeaten today. In 2016 she added to her list of stellar accolades with a bronze Team medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janerio. Meredith spoke of her partnership with Rolex: “To be associated with the world-famous brand that is Rolex, and all the other great athletes supported by Rolex around the world, is an unbelievable honour. When I wear my Rolex competing it reminds me of some of my proudest moments where every second of concentration counted towards victory.”

Rolex Testimonee Rodrigo Pessoa at the 2010 World Equestrian Games ©Rolex / Kit Houghton

Rolex’s longest serving equestrian Testimonee is Brazilian rider Rodrigo Pessoa, having joined the brand in 1998, the same year he won the World Equestrian Games in Rome to become World Champion. Rodrigo is an Olympic gold-medallist in Individual jumping with 70 Grand Prix wins to his name. He has also represented Brazil at six Olympic Games, winning gold for Individual jumping at the 2004 Athens Olympics and Team bronze medals at Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000. Pessoa is one of only four riders to have won a hat trick of World Cup Jumping Final titles, an accolade made even more impressive with the victories that came in successive years - 1998 (Helsinki); 1999 (Gothenburg); and 2000 (Las Vegas). In 1994 he famously won the Major, the Rolex Grand Prix at the CHIO Aachen in Germany, beating his father, Nelson Pessoa, to third place. Further career highpoints include four other Major victories at CHI Geneva and two at CSIO Spruce Meadows. Rodrigo commented on the impact Rolex has had in the sport in his time as a professional rider: “The support of big brands, like Rolex, shows that they’re really committed to equestrian sport and to raising the level of professionalism. The progress in the last couple of years has been tremendous and this could not be possible without brands like Rolex elevating the bar.”

Rolex Testimonee Meredith MichaelsBeerbaum ©Rolex / Jess Hoffman rolex.com

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ROLEX: 60 YEARS OF EQUESTRIAN a panel of accomplished former equestrian riders. The programme includes a place at the Academy and six months’ board and training at some of Europe’s top stables, including facilities run by Rolex Testimonee Kevin Staut, winner of Team Gold in show jumping for France at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Academy has already proven its success with 21-year-old Irish showjumper Bertram Allen, who became Rolex’s youngest addition to their sponsorship family. Bertram was only 18 when he was selected to train with show jumping star Marcus Ehning in Germany, in the first year of the Academy’s inception. Like all the trainees, Allen was also schooled beyond the sport in subjects such as mental coaching, team building skills, best practice in running stables, as well as a grounding in marketing, communication and legal issues. Of his time at the Academy, Bertram Allen says: “There is so much more to consider than just competing. You need to have a well-organized business head to bring it all together for the big events. In terms of competing skills, Marcus Ehning taught me to think and plan two to three jumps ahead which helped relax my riding style for the better.” The brand shares many values and attributes with the elegant sport of equestrianism. The Olympic disciplines of show jumping, dressage and eventing are physically exacting, requiring accuracy, grace and strength. All of these qualities are mirrored in the creation of a Rolex wristwatch. Over the last 60 years Rolex have been pioneers in the global equestrian world, supporting events such as the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, to test the world’s best horse and rider combinations to reach new heights within the sporting arena. Similarly, over the last century, since the company was founded, Rolex have continued to adapt and innovate their iconic timepieces. Rolex has cultivated an enduring legacy with the equestrian world and is now a major force at play behind the finest riders, competitions and institutions. Looking ahead, this partnership will continue to strengthen and deepen, building on the equestrian event calendar and embracing new members to its Testimonee family, so continuing to cement its name in the history of this great sport.

Rolex Testimonee Zara Tindall at the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event ©Rolex / Ashley Neuhof

Within the sport of eventing Zara Tindall has followed in the footsteps of her accomplished parents, Captain Mark Phillips and HRH Princess Anne. Zara reached the pinnacle of her sport by winning an Olympic silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games on her horse, High Kingdom. Rolex were delighted to welcome her into their family of Testimonees in 2006, the same year she won Individual gold and Team silver at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen. Her career continued to ascend great heights in 2014 when she repeated this success helping Team GB secure a silver medal at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy. Zara’s love of Rolex predates her becoming a Testimonee. Her first timepiece was given to her by her godmother, the wife of motor racing legend, Sir Jackie Stewart, who himself had been a Rolex Testimonee for many years. “When I went to Aachen in 2006, I met the Rolex team and we discussed the idea of becoming a Testimonee. We confirmed our partnership after I won that event and my first Rolex. It was incredible, it was almost better than the winner’s medal, it was a beautiful, classic and timeless piece I will always treasure, engraved with the words ‘World Champion’. To become involved with Rolex professionally together with all the accomplished people Rolex support is such an honour.”

Harnessing Heritage and Nurturing Future Talent The development and future of this elegant sport relies, in part, on today’s stars inspiring the future generation. Scott Brash, acknowledged this role, along with his own achievement, after winning the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping in 2015: “I grew up watching Rodrigo Pessoa riding Baloubet du Rouet. I never thought that one day I might be motivating a new generation of young riders to take up the sport.” To ensure the ongoing development of new talent, Rolex supported the creation of The Young Riders Academy in 2014. Prior to its creation there was no suitably structured coaching system in show jumping, unlike other Olympic sports. Capitalizing on their unique position and heritage, The Young Riders Academy quickly became the most prestigious training course available, with an impressive education programme as part of the content. A stringent selection process was established for entrants by

Rolex Testimonee Bertram Allen ©Rolex / Reto Albertalli

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WATCHES Inspired by the Royal Oak 1972 and Royal Oak offshore collection the Skeleton Tourbillon Offshore Yellow Gold will be exclusive to Harrods in the UK. The exclusive-production piece is in 18-carat yellow gold, intricately open worked to reveal the sophisticated hand-finished decoration and engineering within.

The one-of-a-kind exclusive watch will be available in Harrods only and is inspired by the Excalibur 2 0 0 5 collection and the legend of King Arthur. The dial has a black engraved Jade table with bronze engraved and sculpted knights with a selfwinding mechanical calibre, finely adjusted in six positions.

Royal ak ffshore pen-worked Chronograph Tourbillon in ellow Gold (Harrods UK exclusive) £257,000 from Audemars Piguet.

Knights Of The Round Table III (Harrods exclusive) £POA from Roger Dubuis.

Re-Editions A selection of exclusive luxury watches at Harrods this July.

The Panthere Joueuse Calibre 9918 MC will be exclusive to Harrods during the month of July. Cartier brings the panther to life with a new movement exhibiting exquisite craftsmanship in a display of brilliant-cut diamonds, black lacquer and emeralds the playful panther chases the diamond ball around the dial.

Limited to 5 exclusive pieces, a key feature is the exquisite lace artwork technique on the dial which features green and white mother of pearl enriched with marquise and brilliant cut diamonds. The Premier Collection was the first ever watch collection introduced by Harry Winston in 1989, and is now an iconic signature of the brand. Premier Precious Lace Automatic 36mm (Harrods global Exclusive) £35,800 from Harry Winston.

Panthere Joueuse Calibre 9918 MC (Harrods UK exclusive during the month of July) £157,000 from Cartier.

The limited edition Classic Fusion watches will be created in 3 variations and will be globally exclusive to Harrods. Inspired by avantgarde designs first launched by the company in the early 1980s these special editions come with grey sunray satin finished dials with polished and satin finished titanium cases. Classic Fusion Racing Grey £7,600, Classic Fusion Chronograph Racing rey £10,200, Classic Fusion Racing Grey Diamonds £10,200 (Harrods global exclusive) from Hublot.

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The Limited edition RM 50-03 McLaren F1 has been produced in collaboration with the famed Formula 1 constructor. The calibre is a technical masterpiece offering off-the-chart mechanical performance. The RM 50-03 tourbillon split seconds chronograph ultralight McLaren F1 weighs less than 40 grams which makes it the lightest mechanical chronograph ever made and is limited to 75 pieces. RM 50-03 McLaren F1 (Harrods exclusive during the month of July) £996,500 from Richard Mille.


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 eweller . ficial a ents or man o the world s leadin watch Brands alongside independently curated jewellery focusing on iamonds precio s stones. stablished in ew avendish Jewellers is one of Marylebone’s oldest & still independent retailers.

I first began working with IWC over a decade ago, I clearly remember one of the most spectacular watches we sold and probably one of the reasons I still get excited when we receive new deliveries. The Da Vinci ref IW3754 in Platinum, a Split Second Chronograph with Perpetual Calendar, arrived in a relatively small series of less than one hundred examples. The weight, the complications and the aesthetics made this one of the most ergonomically pleasing watches I have ever been fortunate enough to have pass through our doors. Those aware of IWC recognise the Da Vinci collection in any of its incarnations as a move away from their more utilitarian designs. The Portofino model has since been added to balance out the offering but the Da Vinci was the first to venture into this quirkier territory for IWC. Originally introduced in the mid 1950’s, the Da Vinci model was fundamentally a dressier timepiece with a beautifully rounded case and articulated lugs. IWC still took the opportunity to push the envelope and experiment with materials, notably this family was the first to carry a ceramic case from the brand. The collection was reinvigorated most recently in 2007 with a departure from the round case to oversized tonneau shape purposely built to show depth and conform to the fashion of the time. Furthermore, this series also introduced a selection specifically designed for ladies a real first for IWC with their longtime slogan of the brand being “Engineered for Men.” This year’s SIHH fair in Geneva saw the latest rebranding of the Da Vinci series. Given the economic climate and general nervousness in the watch world, the new collection carried a commercial selection of watches that will definitely attract a different type of demographic. After the now discontinued ladies Da Vinci models, IWC have introduced a mid size Portofino and mid size Pilot’s Watch collection attempting to bridge the gap in their otherwise very masculine orientated family of watches. The mens Pilot’s and Portugieser models will dominate the sell through (not to say ladies cannot wear these models!) so it makes sense to experiment a ladies collection in the naturally more refined case styles. Off the back of this success, the newest Da Vinci offering is mainly aimed at ladies. All the watches are automatic and delivered in a 36mm case with hinged lugs that allow the watch to hug the wrist. IWC’s relationship with luxury leather goods manufacturer Santoni delivers another set of gorgeous coloured alligator straps. Fundamentally, IWC have always delivered functionality New Cavendish Jewellers,

alongside pleasing form. This collection is no different with a user friendly date facility and accurate moonphase. All the watches carry applied arabic numerals that provide a little depth to the dials and the moonphase is beautifully detailed the diamond bezel option is particularly attractive. Alongside the 36mm variation, two 40mm models have also been introduced again aiming at a lady wearing a larger watch or a slimmer gentleman. These two watches will not break any new ground in terms of design but provides a rounded collection of watches rather than filling in a gap. As is the norm with IWC, the grey sunburst dial in this option is instantly recognisable as their handiwork.

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That said, IWC have provided three timepieces that further lay testament to both their watchmaking prowess and sensible marketing. The statement model is the Retrograde Tourbillon in Red Gold that is not only a visual feast, but also offers one of the most complicated mechanisms in watchmaking. IWC’s ongoing relationship with the Laureus “Sport for Good” foundation is continued with a limited edition chronograph model carrying the signature blue dial synonymous with this series. Rarely do such charitable causes continue for such a long period of time but this partnership is close to a decade old now cementing IWC’s position in raising awareness of good causes as can also be seen in their work with the conservation of the Galapagos Islands. The most eye catching of the new models is definitely the Perpetual Calendar chronograph. IWC have always delivered Perpetual Calendars of note especially with legendary watchmaker Kurt Klaus continuing to have influence but this new movement is something special. IWC had delivered the first ever fully instantaneous Perpetual Calendar that could be fully set up using the crown alone. However, the original models carried an ebuache base (essentially a purchased in raw movement that could be modified to the suppliers desire with Kurt Klaus’ ground breaking calendar then integrated into this foundation. The new Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar delivers this famous complication entirely in-house for the first time but also in steel, not just precious metal. Furthermore, the steel model retails at £25,500.00 delivering a fantastically competitive price point for such a complication. The moonphase indicator on both is highlighted by a polished blue disc on a sparkling background creating a tapestry of light play. Given Leonardo Da Vinci’s fascination with the movement of the heavenly bodies, this series of watches is perhaps the perfect homage to his investigations. The entire Da Vinci collection is a new release from IWC for 2017 and now in-store to view…feel free to visit our Boutique or contact us for further details. 4

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“Starling” Single-Breasted Tropical Wool Puppytooth Jacket £595.00 “Starling” Tropical Wool Puppytooth Waistcoat £275.00 “Cassian” Classic Fit Casual Shirt £125.00 Stretch Cotton Chino £155.00 Skull & Crossbones Silk Tie £95.00 Foulard Border Silk Pochette £55.00


Left: “Stourton” Single-Breasted Lightweight Wool Flannel Jacket £595.00; Silk Crewneck Jumper £195.00; Everest Spot Cotton Hank £25.00; “Bruce” Cricket Flannel Trousers £295.00; Panama Hat £125.00 Above: Correspondent Shoe £395.00; Multi-Check Mid-Calf Cotton Sock £25.00; “Bruce” Cricket Flannel Trousers £295.00

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Beauty Buys

Bringing you some fresh summer scents and a few hair and skin savers to help you through the sunny times ahead

Going away this summer? Be sure to treat yourself to Acqua di Parma’s new Blu Mediterraneo La Collezione travel sets a selection of three fragrances from the Blu Mediterraneo range in 30ml bottles. Two sets which are chosen by Acqua di Parma and one which can be personalised to your own preferences selecting any three fragrances from the Blu Mediterraneo range. Each set comes beautifully packaged in a majolica adorned box. The two cqua di Parma sets include Bergamotto di Calabria, rancia di Capri ico di malfi and ico di malfi, Bergamotto di Calabria irto di Panarea. Priced at . each, these are available nationwide and in House of raser. houseoffraser.co.uk

Nourish hair this summer with Moroccanoil. The treatment oil is ideal for sun-parched locks, while the Moroccanoil® Glimmer Shine is a finishing spray that attracts and reflects light to give hair a gorgeous gloss. Infused with argan oil, vitamins and antioxidants, it creates an invisible veil of pure, luminous shine which helps protect hair against environmental elements such as the sun, salt water and chlorine. limmer Shine Spray, 1 ml 1 . from oroccanoil . vailable nationwide. moroccanoil.com

Beautifully embodying the salty freshness of the sea and its coastline, Molton Brown’s new Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Collection is a marine scent like no other. Transport yourself to the ocean even if your summer plans aren’t physically taking you there. Coastal Cypress Sea ennel Bath Shower el . from olton Brown. moltonbrown.co.uk


Alex Carro is an innovative new skincare brand originating from Barcelona. Using only the most natural ingredients expertly mixed for synergistic benefit, his capsule collection contains facial skincare products which are practical, unisex and most importantly mixable for unparalleled versatility. We love the Facial Cleanser and Balancing Oil.

Elemis’ new Dynamic Resurfacing Day Cream SPF 30 is a daily moisturiser, turbocharged by a patented TriEnzyme technology and an innovative micronized sunscreen with enwrapping technology. This is a formula that not only stimulates the skin’s natural cell renewal cycle, but protects it from the harmful effects of UV rays. Applied to clean skin, the unique blend of actives work within the cream to nibble quietly and carefully away at dead cells, all the while maintaining the skin’s delicate micro-flora. The complexion is left looking smoother and more even. A magic potion if we ever did see one!

Alex Carro Skincare Collection, prices start from £20.00. alexcarro.com

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Elemis has collaborated with award-winning British designer Misha Nonoo to create a luxury travel bag full of your Elemis favourites, such as Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser. Chic and roomy, this is the ultimate Summer travel bag.

This ultra-lightweight, 100% mineral sunscreen is an upgraded SPF Protection which utilises Environmental Protection Technology to shield the skin from the 5 main causes of damage that accelerate the signs of ageing including Blue Light from devices such as phones and laptops, InfraRed Radiation from microwaves and heated car seats, UVA & UVB Rays and Pollution. This doesn’t replace your moisturiser but should be used on top of your moisturiser, as your final skincare step. City Skin ge efense SP

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Luxury Travel: Essentials for Her, Exclusively Designed by Misha Nonoo £62.00 from Elemis. elemis.com

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Transform dull, dry hair to its highest shine with Percy & Reed’s Wonder Treatment Oil+. Packed with three miracle oils, the wonder product is great for use on all types from fine and flyaway, to thick and curly, leaving you with glossy, silky tresses. Wonder Treatment il . from Percy vailable at John Lewis and percyandreed.com.

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This lightly whipped textured cleanser from Jurlique contains Rose Hip Oil to help improve skin moisture levels, clarity and smoothness. Willow Bark Extract enhances cell turnover while dissolving dirt and impurities and Pumice lightly exfoliates to finely polish and smooth. Skin feels beautifully hydrated and radiant.

Target stubborn cellulite with Clarins new Body Fit. Formally Body Lift Cellulite Control, the new revamped cream-gel uses high performing plant extracts to leave skin refreshed, toned and hydrated. The subtle mint fragrance helps stimulate skin and leaves you feeling ready to go.

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Body Fit, 200ml £39.00 from Clarins. clarins.com

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Sisley Paris’ new summer compact contains a trio of shades to highlight and contour your complexion effortlessly. Including a highlighter, bronzer and blusher, these multi-tasking powders enriched with Shea and Camellia oils, blend flawlessly onto the skin to create a soft-focus radiant finish. Available in two compacts for fair and olive skin, each colour can be worn alone or blended together using the included mini kabuki brush for a naturallooking, sun-kissed glow.

NARS introduces three new ways to turn desire into reality with the Orgasm Collection for Summer 2017 this June. The latest additions to join the iconic blusher to form a cult collection include a liquid blush and lipstick. NARS Orgasm was first released in the Spring of 1999. In 2016, the amount of Orgasm blushes sold were enough to circle around the earth 32 times. Pretty impressive right? You need this lipstick in your life.

Phyto-Touche Sun low Powder olden Peach £71.00 from Sisley. sisley-paris.com

rgasm Liquid Blush . and rgasm Lipstick 1. both from N RS. narscosmetics.co.uk

Glow from the inside and out, with Mary Kay’s Beauty That Counts Baked Cheek Powder. £1 from each sale of the pretty baked powders in Giving Heart and Kind Heart, will be donated to the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, helping to provide support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. Beauty that Counts Baked Cheek Powder Blush from Mary Kay. marykay.co.uk

Hersheson’s Spring yes Perfect for the summer and any special occasion, the new Spring Eyes Eye-Bright Treatment at Daniel Hersheson’s Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge Salon is a fantastic lash pick-me-up with no downtime or lash damage. Lasting between two and three months, the one hour, two step treatment helps rejuvenate tired eyes and volumise lashes. Providing your existing lashes with the perfect, tailored curl, a 50 minute perm is applied before a cooling 10 minute brightening mask. Similar to a hair perming treatment, the lashes are coated in lotion to break down disulphide bonds found in proteins, before being coiled around a thin foam roller and set into a newly curled form. The bonds are then restored to keep the new shape in place. Painless and quick, the roller may feel strange at first but not at all uncomfortable. The cooling eye mask is then placed on to vanish dark circles and soothe skin while you lie back and relax. Many find you don’t even need mascara after the treatment, however if you have light lashes you can still apply mascara and enjoy the wondrous curl created! Available at Daniel Hersheson, Harvey Nichols . for minute two-step treatment. hershesons.com

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Satisfy your love of Marc Jacobs Beauty with this stylish limited edition set to celebrate Eid. The Luxe black clutch contains three of Marc’s make-up must haves in a cute deluxe size to help you create a classic look with nude lips and bold-lined eyes. Ramadan Beauty Set . from arc Jacobs Beauty. Available exclusively at Harrods. harrods.com

Missguided has made its fragrance debut with Babe Power. An embodiment of strength and confidence, key notes include grapefruit zest, orange blossom, soft peony and vanilla and creamy musk. Babe Power, ml . from issguided. vailable at national retailers and in Missguided stores and online.


SPA: WATERHOUSE YOUNG

HydraFacial at Waterhouse Young Luxury aesthetic skin clinic and specialists in non-surgical treatments, Waterhouse Young is situated away from the hustle and bustle of the capital in Devonshire Street, West London. Just around the corner from Harley Street, this elegant town house provides a haven of peace and tranquillity. Follow the winding staircases which lead you to the waiting and treatment rooms and you will find everywhere is tastefully decorated in soothing colours creating a wonderfully calm and tranquil environment for you to ultimately relax and enjoy your visit. Whether you’re simply looking to maintain the healthy condition of your skin or are concerned about wrinkles, fine lines, acne or pigmentation, the HydraFacial signature treatment available here can be tailored to your needs. This advanced, patented vortexfusion technology which effectively removes dirt and particles upon impact is used to cleanse, extract and hydrate the skin giving immediate results with no injectables or down time. Often referred to as the ultimate facial, this wonderful, non-surgical and painfree treatment involves six steps each of which has its own unique purpose. When finished, the appearance of your skin is visibly enhanced and looks instantly refreshed and radiant with a more youthful glow. To ensure that the correct treatment is applied for each client, a detailed and personalised analysis is made to determine individual skin condition. Ideal for both men and women and safe for sensitive skin, the first step is to detoxify the skin using a specially formulated lymphatic draining technique which increases blood flow, restores hydration and eliminates toxins. Next, using a hand piece with a series of HydroPeel tips, dead skin cells are gently Waterhouse oung Clinic, 1 evonshire Street, London W1

exfoliated to reveal healthy, new skin whilst simultaneously infusing it with a powerful serum. This includes lactic acid and glucosamine to deeply cleanse and nourish the skin. A gentle solution of glycolic and salicylic acid is then used to help loosen debris from your pores and give a deeper exfoliation. This brightens the appearance of the skin leaving it ready for the extraction stage. Blackheads and impurities are effortlessly drawn out from congested areas using a serum of natural honey and salicylic acid. A cocktail of the most powerful antioxidants such as hyaluronic acid, peptides and multi-peptides are then used to boost hydration and replenish the skin leaving it plumped up before the final rejuvenation stage which involves red and blue LED lights to reactivate the youth process. The red light is used to boost circulation, reduce irritation and redness and stimulate collagen and elastin production whilst also supporting the natural production of vitamin D leaving your skin glowing and youthful. The blue light is used to combat bacteria in congested or acne prone skin. There is no doubt that this revolutionary treatment creates dramatically visible results and leaves you with a more youthful, radiant and luminous complexion which makes you feel fabulous and impressed at the result. So, if you fancy a boost to your appearance and general well-being and want to look great this summer, book yourself an appointment. Lasting about 45 – 60 minutes, you will see immediate results from the first treatment. However, Waterhouse Young recommends that you have a course of six treatments for optimum results. Prices start from £230 for a single treatment. PB |

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Big, Bigger, Biggest Dubai shows off its world-beating selection of buildings, food and entertainment. Housing both the largest building and shopping mall in the world, Dubai does things on a grand scale. With its range of western entertainments but older values, the emirate has cemented itself as one of the tourist hotspots of the world, offering visitors a wealth of things to do and see.


Boasting a sweltering climate most of the year, the best time to visit is November to March. However, Brits are not put off by the rising temperatures and often visit later into spring and the early summer months to make the most of the sun, where temperatures can often be well over 40 degrees Celsius everyday between June and September, and the travel bargains that can be had. From the many shopping opportunities to the beaches and water sports, you will never be bored in Dubai. Must visits include the glittering 2 metre tall Burj Khalifa the Dubai Fountains which can be accessed through the Dubai Mall - the largest mall in the world the Marina and the Madinat Jumeriah, a contemporary reincarnation of a mythical Arabian city. A little touristy yes, but very pretty offering everything from designer brands to trinket shops and a wealth of food and drink outlets including the Pai Thai restaurant which is accessed by boat through scenic waterways. The Madinat also boasts a great view of the seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel. Islam is an important aspect of daily life, even in Westernised Dubai. When visiting the vast shopping malls and public areas, women should dress modestly with skirts to the knees or longer and nothing too tight or revealing. Men should also wear trousers and displays of affection are frowned upon, especially during Ramadan when it is forbidden. It is against the law to drink or be drunk in public so it is best to take a taxi directly to a hotel after clubbing. Luckily taxis are cheap and plentiful so you won’t have a hard time getting around regardless of where you are staying. From downtown Dubai to the Palm it is around £15-£20.00. Hotels and their clubs serve alcohol and you can wear bikinis in the hotels and beach clubs. You will also see sun worshippers from around the world on the free, public Jumeirah Beach in their bikinis and trunks too. The weekend in Dubai is Friday and Saturday and most people have Friday off and visitors will quickly find that hotels and resorts have make the most of this, with a wide range of often boozy brunches taking place all over the emirate. One of the newest additions to the Dubai restaurant scene arrives from Peru via London in the shape of Lima Dubai. Hoping to continue the success of their London restaurants, Lima London are amongst the first to venture to the amazing new ‘City Walk’ in the heart of Dubai. Set to become an epicurean oasis, the likes of the Galvin brothers have already established their front row seats in one of the most exciting spaces in the city. Walk down bustling streets with shops and eateries galore, it is the perfect spot for a mid-day retreat from the sun or an evening of fine food and cocktails. Thankfully, Lima Dubai has plenty on offer whatever time of day and is nestled in a quaint ‘hidden’ courtyard to ensure protection from the intense heat during the day. At night, it is a very different story, with a spectacular interior space split over two floors combining the main restaurant on the ground floor and a stunning bar area upstairs. Live DJ’s will be on hand to provide the soundtrack to your evening full of cocktails and Peruvian snacks following a truly delectable dinner. Fresh ingredients and incredible flavours are the order of the day at Lima with firm favourites from their London menus alongside new, unique additions just for Dubai. This is one place you don’t want to miss if you are a fan of food - or cocktails! visitdubai.com | limadubai.com


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Atlantis The Palm For those looking to cool off there is no better place than the magnificent Aquaventure waterpark at the Atlantis The Palm. Located at the tip of the palm and arguably one of the most recognised hotels in Dubai, the huge waterpark spreads across 42 acres of land and has been named the Middle East’s Leading Waterpark 201 and 3rd best in the world on Trip Advisor. With record breaking rides and slides, guests can get up close and personal with sharks, dolphins and rays or kick back and relax on 700 metres of pristine private beach. There’s extensive river ride action with cascades, tidal waves and rapids set in a tropical landscape and the thrilling Mesopotamian styled Tower of Poseidon which stands in the centre of the action, reaching 40 m 100 feet into the sky. The Tower Of Poseidon features five heart pumping, record-breaking rides. Resort guests of Atlantis have unlimited complimentary access to Aquaventure Waterpark as admission is included in the guest room rate, however non-guests can also visit the gigantic park. After all that fun, head inside to discover the Lost Chambers Aquarium which houses over 5,000 marine animals. The 10 various themed chambers based on the mythical world of the lost city of Atlantis boast over 21 exhibits with fish from all over the world flourishing in this magnificent environment. You can buy combined tickets to both the waterpark and the aquarium. Offering a staggering amount of rooms and suites, including some with breath-taking views of the aquariums, Atlantis the Palm is currently the size of 4 Wembley football pitches and of course boasts an array of world-class restaurants with a host of celebrity

chefs from Nobu to Ronda Locatelli. Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen and Bar is a large space boasting classic British dishes with a twist. Light and airy, enjoy the likes of traditional Fish and chips with tartare sauce Wagyu burgers Siracha King Prawns and many more at the contemporary gastropub. Prices for visitors start from: 44 AED 250 for those above a height of 1.2 meters 3 AED 205 for those below 1.2 meters. Children aged 0-2 years of age can enter free of charge.

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Viceroy Dubai Having just opened at the end of March, the Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai is the brand’s second property in the AE. Bringing an L.A. vibe and designed by the innovative Yabu Pushelberg and NAO Taniyama and Associates, the 477-room beachfront resort is located at the base of the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the magnificent Dubai Marina Skyline. Striking the perfect balance between space and light, the large and airy hotel is simply stunning. Inspired by Roman amphitheatres with its glass-clad structure, upon arrival guests are greeted with a

15 metre by 15 metre glass cube boasting views straight out to the pool and ocean beyond. A neutral colour palette of teal and bronze mixed with light and dark wood and marble accents give a contemporary twist to Arabian style. Elegant guestrooms give a subtle nod to the art deco era, boasting their own balconies, as well as spacious Greek and Italian marbled bathrooms and rain showers. Four standout bedroom villas feature their own private plunge pools and Jacuzzis as well as exclusive access to the hotel’s very own yacht. Elsewhere, the luxurious 1, 75sqm spa blends the latest aesthetic medical-based treatments from LA with a programme of holistic locally-inspired massages and hammam treatments and the magnificent 00sqm Vista Ballroom is suspended on the 14th floor to offer guests panoramic views across the Gulf. In keeping with the vibrant emirate, the Viceroy offers a wealth of drinking and dining options, including an outpost of the highly-acclaimed Mayfair and Amalfi Coast institution, Quattro Passi, presided over by founder and Chef Antonio Mellino. The stylish Italian acts as a culinary theatre showcasing innovative Italian cooking inspired by the fresh flavours of Campania, Southern Italy including delicious handmade pastas, risottos, fresh seafood and slow-cooked meats. Rooms at Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai start from 1,000AED - approximately 219 per room, per night based on two people sharing a superior room.

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Brunch Party With the brunch craze sweeping across London, there was inevitably going to be some developments for some to stand out from the crowd. As a result, you can now enjoy numerous ‘party brunches’ across the capital, so get ready for a much more lively Sunday afternoon.

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Mondrian London’s new Summer Terrace

The Roof Deck Restaurant & Bar at Selfridges Located on Selfridges iconic rooftop, Roof Deck Restaurant & Bar is the seventh rooftop collaboration between Selfridges and restaurateur Des McDonald, inspired by the relaxed, cool Californian lifestyle. Bringing a taste of American West Coast living to the heart of London’s Oxford Street, the collaboration is the perfect spot to enjoy a frozen cocktail or two this summer. Guests can enter via the boardwalk, lined with timber beams and tropical palms, before relaxing on the terrace or in an exclusive cabana, sheltered with hanging drapes and decorated with twinkling lights. A fully retractable roof ensures that there will be an escape from the usual British spring showers. The all-day dining menu focuses on healthy salads, grains, fresh fish and seafood with a Latin influence and been created by Executive Chef Steve Tonkin previously Head Chef for the opening of Dean Street Townhouse and Executive Chef for the Soho House Group , alongside Head Chef Baran Baltaci formerly Senior Sous Chef at The Ivy . Starters include Tuna ceviche, kohlrabi, avocado, cilantro, bonito flakes Almond & nigella seed hummus, seasonal vegetables, flat bread and Black kale, chicory, spelt, scorched feta, honey mustard dressing. Alongside a selection of main course dishes such as Charred monkfish, scallops & bacon, summer vegetable freekeh, habanero dressing and Free range chicken paillard, Heritage tomatoes, fennel, capers, olives. Drinks are available on the Outdoor Terrace with its own separate entrance, or from the restaurant bar, and make for the perfect refresher after a hard-day of work or shopping. Highlights from the Cocktail List include Green cucumber and chilli margarita a blend of Tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, cucumber, Habanero chilli and chilli salt, Watermelon Martini - Vodka, fresh watermelon juice and homemade syrup and G&T - Cherry blossom infused gin, cinnamon, lemon juice and lemonade. Selfridges Roof Top, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB (Express lift on the Ground Floor in the Fragrance Hall) 020 7318 3287 | info@theroofdeck.co.uk | theroofdeck.co.uk

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Inspired by the glittering Riviera, the Mondrian London Summer Terrace is here to stay until September boasting fantastic riverside views looking onto St. Pauls and The City. As one of the only river-front terraces on the Southbank of the Thames, the terrace features a full restaurant as well as a more casual dining and drinking area. The exciting space also includes a bespoke Grey Goose Boat which can seat up to 10 guests, and is also available for private hire. A specially curated summer menu of American and British seasonal dishes that reflect the transatlantic feel of the hotel has been created and includes ‘Giant Ceviche Tacos’, ‘Grilled Lobster with garlic chive butter’ as well as ‘Truffle Flatbread’, in addition to some favourites from the Sea Containers Restaurant A La Carte menu, which will also be available to terrace guests. Drinks are focused on summer trends whilst cocktails, created in partnership with Grey Goose, will include the ‘Transatlantic Travel Grey Goose Citron, Martini Rosso, lemonade and lemon juice’ and ‘La Poire Espresso Martini’, Grey Goose La Poire, Espresso, maple syrup, Kahlua - a seasonal take on the traditional Espresso Martini. 020 3747 1063 | seacontainers@sbe.com seacontainersrestaurant.com


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Citrus delights at Cantina del Ponte Ideally positioned right next to the Thames at Butlers Wharf on the South Bank, Cantina del Ponte’s Italian terrace offers beautiful views of Tower Bridge. This summer, the restaurant has once again teamed up with Soho-based limoncello crafters Pococello for its terrace, offering a cocktail menu and dining experience inspired by one of Amalfi Town’s finest eating and drinking establishments, Lo Smeraldino. cantinadelponte.co.uk

Paris in Bloom at Orrery Orrery’s terrace is awash with flowers for its Paris in Bloom themed rooftop. Designed by florist-to-the-stars McQueens, the terrace offers floral dishes such as Marinated goat’s cheese salad with baby artichokes, beetroot, fennel and orange, as well as floral cocktails being served including Berry Delight and Passion Fizz. orrery-restaurant.co.uk

Anna de Codorníu Terrace on the Thames Open from now until the end of September, the buzz of Barcelona arrives to the glamourous DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside terrace, decked out in cool shades of white and gold. Tempt yourself with the full list of stunning cavas including the Anna Blanc de Blancs, the gourmet sparkling of Barcelona, or go tropical with a sangria sharer. You certainly won’t go hungry with a range of classic Spanish pintxos, tapas plates and paella. Throughout the summer, the terrace pop-up will host a series of events inspired by Barcelona city life. Keen foodies can book themselves a place at the Codorn u Summer School, where paella masterclasses and ‘fizz nights’ exploring the full Anna range will transform you into a cava and culinary aficionado in no time. Event updates will be featured on the DoubleTree Docklands website. Anna de Codorníu Terrace on the Thames, DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside, 265 Rotherhithe Street, London SE16 5HW annadecodorniu.com

Skylight at Tobacco Dock Located at Tobacco Dock in Wapping, Skylight is set to be London’s most imaginative new rooftop destination. Themed around a British urban lawn club, Skylight combines croquet and petanque with cocktails and street food, promising a summer experience like no other in the city. Occupying the top three levels of a former car park in the heart of East London, the 00 capacity S k y l i g h t f e a t u r e s multiple bars, croquet lawns, petanque courts and street food stalls, all set against some of the finest views in the city. With bars on every level, and a focus on spritzes, cocktails and beer, Skylight will be serving up the drinks that define summer, while East London burger maestros, We Serve Humans and Greek street food brand, Yiro will make it a foodie’s paradise. Skylight London, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London E1CW 2SF @skylight_london | skylightlondon.com

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MNKY HSE Party Brunch

This Spring, Mayfair’s MNKY HSE, will be launching the ultimate brunch party. Hosted on the last Sunday of each month and offering guests a contemporary Latin American menu, the brunch will play out alongside international DJ sets and regular live music performances. MNKY HSE’s, michelin trained Executive Head Chef, Pablo Peñalosa N jera, has curated an exciting menu combining his signature plates with seasonal brunch specials to deliver a range of

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delicious dishes designed to be shared in a fun, family style. Brunch will begin with a selection of appetisers including Spicy Shishito Peppers and Trio de Guacamoles. An option of two starter platters is also available. The ‘Tostadas Platter’ serves 2-3 29 and includes Octopus Chorizo, Maguros, Prawn Ceviche and Vegetarian. While the ‘Para Taquer Platter’ serves 3-4 5 and includes Beef Brisket, Chicken Pibil, Carnitas de Pato and Cazuela de Hongos Y Queso. Main courses such as Glazed Chicken marinated in spices and served with shishito peppers, Mnky Blk Cod marinated with miso chillies, Giant Tiger Prawns marinated in soy and coffee sauce and Beef Tenderloin served with Chimichurri sauce, will also be available. For those that want to enjoy a drink there is the option to add unlimited champagne for 25 or a bloody maria jug for 25 a bloody mary with a tequila twist instead of vodka , along with a selection of other classic cocktails. MNKY HSE, 10 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4LQ info@mnky-hse.com | mnky-hse.com MNKY HSE Brunch Party - The last Sunday of each month, 2pm - late.


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Whether you’re looking for an alfresco lunch, to unwind after work or kick-start the weekend in style, The Bothy in West India Quay is a great spot this summer. With a large open terrace, and spread over two floors, the Grade II listed wharf warehouse is filled with original features including dark timbers, flagstone flooring and structural steel beams. Carefully curated touches echo Drake & Morgan’s unique style of contemporary furniture and cosy details. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, The Bothy also offers a wide range of classic and innovative cocktails making this a welcome addition to the Quay. The Bothy, 16 Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, London E14 4AX 020 3907 0320 | drakeandmorgan.co.uk

Peter Jones Wedgwood Tea Conservatory To celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show, John Lewis and Wedgwood have launched the exclusive Wedgwood Tea Conservatory in Peter Jones. ntil 1 June, visitors to the iconic department store will be able to enjoy London’s most stunning floral-inspired tea in this one of a kind luxurious Wedgwood setting. Transforming the ground floor of Peter Jones into a tea lovers paradise with 20,000 perfectly brewed pots of Wedgwood tea set to be served in the new Wonderlust teaware, the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory has been inspired by 19th century travels depicting tropical plants and exotic influences from around the world.

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Accessories designer Sophia Webster has joined forces with the Harrods chefs to curate the Sophia Webster Social Butterflies Afternoon Tea. Patisseries inspired by Sophia Webster’s SS17 shoe collection, including the Chiara sandals and the Bibi Butterfly flats, have been carefully crafted by Harrods’ talented in-house chefs. Launched in Harrods’ flagship restaurant The Georgian on 15th May, the afternoon tea patisserie highlights include the iced Chiara sandal gingerbread biscuit, passion-fruit Shoe Box, panna cotta and white chocolate mousse between black velvet sponge layers, peach and lemon macaroons and a golden sea-salt and caramel mousse sphere on a frangipane base decorated with a hand piped chocolate butterfly wing. Available until 23rd June, the afternoon tea will also be part of Harrods’ in-store initiative Social Butterflies: a series of activities and services to celebrate the start of the summer season, aimed at the social butterfly. To celebrate Social Butterflies, Sophia Webster has designed an exclusive Evangeline Sandal for Harrods in pink degrade glitter detail, an entirely new technique introduced as part of Sophia’s SS17 collection. To book call 020 7225 6800 or email reservations@harrods.com

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SexyFishSexyBrunch Sexy Fish, the much talked about Asian-inspired restaurant in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, has just launched weekly brunch parties taking place every Sunday for the whole of June. Adding a heavy dose of cool to your usual brunch fare, the new menu features a range of the restaurant’s much loved dishes as well as some new ones. Diners can relax and enjoy Japanese inspired meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes and a very creative cocktail list, while listening to music from a range of world-class DJs including Nick Grimshaw and Jodie Harsh. The brunch specialities ranging from lighter options such as salads, snacks and sushi to ‘grande plates’ making the brunch as big or as little as you wish. It is recommended that you pick three dishes to share from the ‘Salad’, ‘Raw’, ‘Fried and Tempura’ sections before choosing a ‘Grande plate’ or some ‘Sexy Eggs’ and some sides. You can always go back for more but you will be surprised at how large the individual dishes actually are. No ordinary weekend menu, brunch classics are given a sexy twist and none more so that the Sexy Benedict, served on a black charcoal muffin with tuna and avocado, or lobster and truffle. Menu highlights include the delectable Pepper Crusted Wagyu Tataki with Tarragon Mustard and Black Truffle Rock Shrimp Tempura with Sancho and Yuzo Dip Prawn Gyoza with Soy and Ginger dressing Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Sticky Pork Ribs with green onions and chilli. The King Crab and Bone Marrow with truffle and shallot makes for an interesting yet tasty combination and presentation-wise, all dishes are presented beautifully creating a real sense of occasion. Of course, the sushi, sashimi and maki sections have not been overlooked, with signatures such as Sexy Fish and yuzu,

spicy Yellowtail and cucumber and the toro tataki and caviar all available. Wash it all down with one of the new speciality brunch cocktails created by Bar Manager Matteo Cazzaniga and Absolut Elyx. The list includes a Japanese Bloody Mary, with Nikka All Malt, house spice mix, tomato and smoked lemon foam served in a copper fish glass and a Sexy Fizz, with Absolut Elyx, citrus sherbet, thyme, Manzanilla and Champagne. If you have room, dessert is equally fabulous with fun soft serve cones, sorbets and tempting treats such as Sesame Banoffee Popcorn and Cookies and Milk. Sexy Brunch parties take place every Sunday from 11.30am 4.30pm, the perfect way to round off weekend festivities.

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Plateau Canary Wharf Boasting some of the best views in Canary Wharf, D&D restaurant Plateau sits atop Canada Place opposite One Canada Square tower. Light and airy, the elegant restaurant is spilt into four parts the bar, the dining room, and weather permitting the two terraces. The Head Chef, Jeremy Trehout, has worked at a number of high end French restaurants in the capital, including Bleeding Heart, La Petite Maison and Koffmann’s, and has now created a contemporary French menu at Plateau. Fantastic for business lunches, catch-ups with friends and romantic dinners alike, the menu includes classic dishes such as Beef fillet tartare, smoked yoghurt, confit egg yolk with caperberries Free range chicken breast, pot au feu, parsley and tarragon pesto, chicken consomm and Salted caramel tart, praline ganache and ginger ice cream. Plateau, 4th Floor, Canada Place, London E14 5ER | 020 7715 7100

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Pizza Pilgrims Set across two floors, the new West India Quay branch of Pizza Pilgrims is the brand’s largest location to date. Following the hugely successful launch of their new BYOB pizzeria in Shoreditch, West India Quay will join the ranks of their sought-after locations in Soho, Exmouth Market, Covent Garden, and Carnaby, with plans to add a further two sites to their portfolio later this year. Bright and fun, each site has its own quirk and the West India Quay locations is no different with its own ‘Pizza Playground. Great for the clientele of the area who want to wind down after a hard day at work, the playground allows guests to kick back with some delicious pizza and play fussball and Mario Kart Deluxe with their friends on the Nintendo Switch . There is also a private space with comfy sofas, an enormous 5 screen TV, surround sound and the latest Nintendo gaming system. Guests can book the corner for up to 12 friends, ideal for fun team catch-ups or with friends alike. Back outside and the large 70 seater terrace, sponsored by Birra Moretti and Aperol, means diners can have fun in the sun and enjoy the views of the Canary Wharf as well as the Grade 1 listed Beautifully presented with artistic flair, highlights of the well-executed traditional brick warehouses that line the waterfront. menu include the brandy infused Red prawn bisque, with tarragon cr me On to the most important part, Pizza Pilgrims specialises in fra che, seared tail Baked cod served with a pink pepper crust, spinach, simple, high quality, traditional Neapolitan pizzas using Fior Di salsify and Pan fried stone bass, baby artichokes, lardo. Latte cow’s milk mozzarella, flown in from Casserta, which has a A wealth of sides are available to accompany each meal from Pomme fresh milky flavour and creates a satisfying ‘stringiness’ and handFrites and mixed house salad to French green beans. made Neapolitan flour dough bases. Those with a sweet tooth will not be disappointed thanks to the delicate Their ovens constantly run at over 4 0 degrees C to ensure desserts such as Strawberry and pistachio mille-feuille, pistachio ice cream their traditionally high crusted Neapolitan pizzas. Menu favourites Chocolate entremets, honeycomb, honey and milk ice cream and the include the ‘Gianfranco Gorgonzola’, ‘N’duja’, and ‘Portobello summery Pimm’s Baba, vanilla Chantilly, berry consomm . Mushroom and Truffle’. You can also get a crust dipper pot of A Chef ’s selection of French cheeses with homemade chutney and biscuits sauce to enjoy the rest of your crusts with. We love the Gorganzola is also available and perfect for those looking for something more savoury but and Garlic. Sides include deep fried artichoke hearts, calzone no less indulgent. fritta, arancini and Italian mac’n’cheese, which have been served With such a large French influence, the wine list is as varied as you would exclusively at Kingly Street up until now. expect offering some fantastic choices from Chablis to Sancerre as well as West India Quay is also the team’s first ever bookable site round-the-world varieties. Start your meal with a glass of fine champagne making this a great fun and lively addition to the quay. before moving on to wine. A knowledgeable sommelier is on hand to help you choose. Pizza Pilgrims West India Quay, 12 Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AE | @pizzapilgrims | pizzapilgrims.co.uk

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The Winter Garden at The Landmark London Located in the heart of the soaring eight-storey glass roof atrium surrounded by majestic palm trees, the Winter Garden restaurant at The Landmark London in Marylebone provides a beautiful setting for any meal. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea, the two AA Rosette restaurant is the ideal choice for dining with a difference. In the evening as the sun sets over the capital, the restaurant transforms into a romantically lit space for an elegant dinner. The menu offers a la carte options as well as the ‘Simply the Winter Garden’ menu, which has been created to bring to life some of the great British classics. To start opt for the wonderfully fresh, Cornish Crab with Avocado, coriander and Granny Smith apple or the equally delicious Lobster and King Prawn Cocktail with crisp iceberg lettuce and cocktail sauce. Moving on to mains and there is a great selection of wellpresented seafood and meat dishes from the Roasted Canon of Cumbrian Lamb with roasted artichoke and pur e, tenderstem broccoli and the Roasted Breast of Gressingham Duck served with savoy cabbage, braised endive, citrus sauce. To the Whole Pan Seared Dover Sole with your choice of sauce and Brown shrimps, caper nut butter and Pan Seared Fillet of Halibut, Pea pur e, English asparagus and trompette mushrooms. A wide range of side dishes are also available.

To finish British classics such as a warm sticky toffee pudding, and lemon meringue are on offer, as well as a great selection of British cheeses served with crisp bread and quince jelly. Service is discreet yet attentive and the large and varied wine list ensures there is plenty to be paired with your meal. Not just a pretty place, The Winter Garden is a real hidden treasure in the heart of central London.

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June has arrived and we can welcome the summer season at last. Gone are the raincoats, it’s strawberries and cream time now. Importantly, June is a time for us to share appreciation for fathers. Father’s Day is just around the corner falling on Sunday 1 th June, and what better gift than a bottle of whisky.

Suntory’s heritage tells the perfect Father’s Day story as the ‘Art of Japanese whisky’ has been passed down from generation to generation. The founding father of Japanese whisky, Shinjiro Torii, built Yamazaki as Japan’s first malt whisky distillery. Passing the legacy onto his son, Keizo Saji and in turn, his grandson Shingo Torii, Suntory’s founding father created a worldrenowned whisky from three generations of Master Blenders. Although father and son partnerships are rare in this industry Master Distillers Jimmy Russell and Eddie Russell of Wild Turkey Bourbon now form the only one , this is how the industry has been built - passing down knowledge from generation to generation and passing over the reins to create successful whisky families such as the Russells of Wild Turkey and Suntory Japanese Whisky. With a process as complex as creating whisky, the family commitment must be strong. As a father myself, I too know the feeling of pride in learning and passing on knowledge. What is admirable about family run distilleries is that there is an element of authenticity that cannot compare. It is less about appealing to trends and to shareholders and more about the longevity of the brand and making longterm decisions with the next generation in mind. The Russells of Wild Turkey are a great example of how the ‘old-school’ distillers pass down the craft from father to son, as opposed to those coming into the industry from engineering degrees or different alcohol backgrounds. There is a real value in having family learnt recipes and family learnt techniques. Not only is this great storytelling, but the result is a spirit with authenticity. Bringing that essence to London this June, you should enjoy quality time with those you love for Father’s Day, passing tales and stories on from one generation to the next.

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your Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Considered by many as the epitome of sophisticated luxury motoring, Rolls-Royce has taken a major step in guaranteeing the company’s ongoing success. Launched last year with versions of the Wraith and the standard wheelbase Ghost, the quintessentially British marque opened the order books for their new ‘Black Badge’ editions. Not only delivering a unique take on their production vehicles, but encouraging a younger audience to the brand that has, until now, been largely reserved for older clientele. Rolls-Royce have identified the younger generation with the means to engage in their brand, and have created a whole new design ethos to match.


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This is every bit a Rolls-Royce by name, by quality and by design, however it possesses something that until now has eluded the British marque young appreciation. Created to specifically target the growing population of younger individuals with unfathomable amounts disposable income, the Black Badge series is set to take Rolls-Royce to new heights. Sensibly reserved for just two of their already most sporty models - with more to be added with future model launches, the series brings with it bold new styling cues and an incredibly modern and desirable ethos to lure its unsuspecting buyers from their youthful ways. The Wraith has, since its release back in 2013, stood at the forefront of the brands performance standards with the regular model producing 632 PS from its impressive 6.6-litre twinturbocharged V12 able to move this - just shy of 2.5 tonne monster from standing to 60mph in a staggering 4.4 seconds. The

Black Badge version has enjoyed some slight tweaking to deliver an increased torque figure of 70Nm over the existing 20Nm with the power output remaining the same, deemed already sufficient not too surprising. As a result, there is a minimal improvement in 0-60mph time of just 0.1 second, but a much bigger change in how this car drives on the road. By combining this extra wave of torque with the already high power output and an extensive array of technical improvements across the car, they have managed to produce a much more driverfocused machine that is not just fast, but agile too. A completely redesigned air-suspension set up along with new drive shafts and uprated -speed transmission all add to the driver experience while managing to maintain and preserve the intrinsic elements of the effortless Rolls-Royce ‘magic carpet ride’. Immediately noticeable when you put your foot down is the upgraded transmission. Unlike the smooth yet often sluggish gear

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The result is a tauter and slightly more physical driving-focus with significantly increased handling capability, a high degree of steering feedback and more neutral cornering characteristics. With its speed dependent steering adjustment, the car delivers a greater sense of security, even at high speeds as the weight of the steering adjusts to the speed of the car. It is a noticeable improvement over the standard ride and certainly creates an inviting prospect for potential buyers in respect of its improved driveability. Wraith Black Badge has managed to shift the balance from its passenger pleasing heritage to a driver focused monster. Thankfully, the engineers at Rolls-Royce have thought of the consequences of such performance improvements and have upgraded the brakes in line. An extra inch in diameter for the front brake discs provide a swifter and more direct brake pedal response and allow smooth yet swift stopping power that is impressive for a car of this size and weight.

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With the performance end well and truly handled, the team turned to the cars styling. An unmistakable transformation, and far removed from the norm, the Wraith Black Badge is both sleek and striking commanding instant recognition and respect on the road. The entirely black aesthetic is only broken by the light cluster, chrome window surround - which can be black on request and the flashes on the incredibly beautiful wheels. These are no regular rims however, they are new composite carbon fibre and lightweight alloy wheels which are unique to each Wraith Black Badge commissioned. Developed by Rolls-Royce over four years, the new wheels feature 22 layers of carbon fibre laid in three axes, and folded back on themselves at the outer edges of the wheel rim to provide 44 layers of strength. Further strength is added via the 3D forged, aircraft-grade, aluminium hub which is bonded to the rim using aerospace strength titanium fasteners. You can rest assured that these are some of the strongest wheels on the road, but it wouldn’t be advisable parking next to any high curbs as the bill for repairs or replacement won’t be cheap. Inside, a new aerospace-grade aluminium-threaded carbon fibre composite - material often seen on the surfaces of stealth aircraft features across the dashboard and centre console. Not only is this the perfect partner for the exterior design, but offers another hint at the brands determination to create a truly unique product that illustrates their desire to move into the modern, younger market. Customers have the option, as always, to decide on the interior colour scheme, but there is no denying that an entirely black theme is a thing of beauty. Contrast colouring such as the blue pictured can provide a striking aesthetic and the option does allow you to

ensure your Wraith is truly unique whilst avoiding the disruption of the exterior appeal. From the front grille to the exhaust pipes and even the Spirit of Ecstasy, every part of this car has been re-imagined into a stealthy yet menacing and imposing machine that is as much a drivers car as it is an evolutionary marvel for the British brand. Hopefully this is a sign of many more things to come from RollsRoyce. We already know there are plans for future models, fingers crossed they will be added to the Black Badge series. Now that the younger demographic has been recognised, there is surely only one way this will go.

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Rolls-Royce Wraith BB Engine 6.6-Litre Twin-Turbocharged V12 Transmission 8-Speed Automatic Power (PS) 632 Torque (Nm) 870 Acceleration 0-62mph (sec) 4.5 Maximum Speed (mph) 155 Fuel Consumption Combined (mpg) 19.3 Carbon Dioxide Emissions (g/km) 333 On the Road Price £200,640 Excl. Tax As Driven £267,180 Excl. Tax


Character and Class 1954 Jaguar XK140 Roadster The Ford Mustang has remained every bit an icon since its launch back in the 0’s, taking on a number of face lifts and design alterations through to the latest iteration launched in the K for the first time last year. This however is a very special version created in partnership with Shelby. The 200 GT500KR draws on styling cues from the classic 19 King of the Road GT500KR model, and includes 40th Anniversary badging and Carroll Shelby signature embroidered seats. This was a limited edition car for the 40th anniversary of the Mustang with only 1000 units made. Featuring a six speed manual transmission and 540-horsepower 5.4-liter supercharged V , this car has covered just 600 miles from new. Presented in silver coachwork with blue stripes and black leather interior. This edition included many upgrades such as carbon fibre bonnet, splitters, mirror caps and front spoiler and functional brake cooling ducts. The suspension was tuned by SVT with unique spring rates, dampers, stabilizer bars, strut tower brace and was sourced from Ford racing. nique Goodyear Eagle Supercar tyres were developed for the KR. The car has its limited edition plaque and is number 0052.

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Kate enjoyed continued success at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show with another gold to her name alongside the Best Fresh Garden for her City Living display. City Living is a contemporary garden on several levels imagined in a typical urban apartment block. While these dwellings are often cold and slightly forbidding in appearance they could easily be transformed with the addition of attractive green outdoor spaces for residents use with comfortable and sheltered seating areas surrounded by appealing planting and tranquil water features. This garden could be added to existing buildings or easily inserted into new builds to effectively ‘green up’ city spaces and provide valuable habitat for wildlife and birds. The garden, set on three levels with a mezzanine floor is positioned directly adjacent to the dwellings making use of the space beneath and alongside the building, providing an interesting and ‘green’ route to and from the resident’s homes. A stairwell clad with back lit terrazzo featuring cantilevered steps and a perforated metal screen provide stability to the structure whilst allowing light to filter down to the lower levels. This ensures each level can be effectively gardened and utilised for recreation. Green walls and a water feature are incorporated into the scheme to add a sense of tranquillity and movement. The hard landscaping includes sustainably sourced bamboo decking from Loknan, glazed Sawtooth bricks from Ibstock, luxury decorative tiles and the specialist handmade back lit terrazzo which is particularly eye catching when the garden is lit in the evenings.

Two Anglepoise® giant outdoor lamps light up the garden at sunset while solid teak stools by Mark Gabbertas serve as stylish seating on the mezzanine. The idea of greening up city spaces is one that is close to Kate’s heart. She has explored the theme twice before at the RHS Chelsea Flower shows in 2009 and 2013 receiving highly coveted Gold medals on both occasions as well as a ‘Best in Category’ for her 2009 ECO Chic Garden. Her 2013 Show Garden ‘The Wasteland’ transformed an abandoned industrial site into a public garden, reusing the old structures and waste materials found within. This garden resonated with the public and RHS judges alike who awarded it a Gold Medal. Please visit kategouldgardens.com for images of Kate’s previous RHS Chelsea Gardens and to get in touch. Kate said of her recent success City Living is the most ambitious garden I have ever designed for Chelsea. Without the skill, determination and sheer hard work of the most amazing team we would never have made it. There were moments when I thought we wouldn’t but I shouldn’t have doubted the guys. They are epic and have realised my creation on paper into the most wondrous of creations of which I am so, so proud. Every time I look at the garden I have to pinch myself that it is actually there and looks if anything far better than it did in my head. Hats off and huge thanks to everyone involved.

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‘The Heavenly Scent of the Peony’ wins a Silver Gilt Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Supported by Kate Gould’s mentoring as part of the RHS initiative, Alec White and Primrose Hall Nursery were delighted with a silver gilt medal win for its display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. The display followed in the footsteps of last year’s exhibit ‘The Timeless Elegance of the Peony’ and directed the public’s attention to the fact that Peonies are also highly scented blooms that will add greatly to the summer garden. The press photo call featured two dramatic peony headdresses made by Primrose Hall and modelled by two beautiful models wearing bridal gowns by the British designer Kate Halfpenny which caught the attention of the BBC who asked the nursery to recreate the headdresses later in the week in order to feature them on the Chelsea TV coverage. The display at Chelsea featured 1900 cut flowers as well as a perfume still from the Portuguese Copper Alembic Stills & Moonshine Distillers and a variety of potted Peonies grown on site. The best-selling peony this year was Red Charm while interest soared in the intersectional peonies which are relatively hard to find in the K but are available from Primrose Hall on request. Intersectional peonies are hardier than their herbaceous counterparts and will flower for longer. Of particular interest was Lollipop which is a beautiful lemon yellow bloom flecked with delicious raspberry which will not need to be supported in the garden due to its shrubby type stems. For the best advice in growing your own peonies, visit Primrose Hall Nursery or primrosehall.co.uk. primrosehall.co.uk


Invest:IN

The future is London Sina Overseas Properties K are pleased to be partnering with Your Media to bring you the must attend local property event for all domestic and overseas investors. The evening will host a number of influential guest speakers who are experts in their areas along with a number of stands which will promote local services and be on hand to offer excellent advice and knowledge. Jennifer Tompkins, Director of Your Media commented We are proud that we can produce this kind of event for investors, an informative, inspirational and positive property experience for the area. For the pockets of London we will be concentrating on this is perfect and we are encouraging those who invest in property to join us! The guest speakers will be of a high quality and they will understand the local area and the significance of investing. We opted for the topic The future is London, a focus we can really get behind and really educate our attendees on. The UK property market, particularly London is still such a highly desired area for overseas investors and this doesn’t appear to be slowing anytime soon, we want to highlight particular postcodes where investors can benefit from the most, such as Greenwich, Royal Docks and Canary Wharf. The idea behind the event is simple, investors; particularly those from mainland China and Hong Kong are actively purchasing properties in The UK and we want to keep them up to date with the latest and most accurate information and the newest properties to the market. With the addition of several large commercial businesses also coming to the UK and the Asian Business Park

which is currently under construction in Royal Docks the UK has become an important part of the investment portfolio for many Asian markets. Jennifer adds Although this event is ‘pitched’ as being aimed at the overseas market, we are encouraging domestic investors to also attend as this will also be of benefit to them. Sina Overseas Properties K are charged with bringing the investors to the event. Their contacts and the reach they have with investors is considered boundless. Eugenie Kuo, Account Manager for Sina Overseas Properties K says Working in partnership with Your Media is going to give us the local platform we need to promote this fantastic event. Sina Overseas Properties K are already actively promoting this must attend date with our investors and new contacts in order to deliver an educational night of networking. Every guest speaker is influential to the property market or London and their knowledge is exceptional. We want investors coming to this event to feel the benefit of attending and be comfortable asking questions and actually walk away with the answers. Several key sponsors have already signed up, Galliard Homes, Lourdes Estate Agents and Metro Village Limited will each play a pivotal role assisting investors with key information and giving them access to available properties. The organisers of the event are in agreement on the fact that; we want good quality estate agents and developers who are experts in their local areas and the property market overall. We want this to be about informing investors and good quality estate agents will do just that.

There are still a few sponsorship opportunities left, if you feel your brand will benefit from this event, please do get in touch. mail ennifer.tompkins yourmedialondon.com. If you are an investor who would like tickets to this event please email ugenie sina-vantage.com


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June 2017

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The hike in house prices indicates good news for current homeowners, but those hoping to take their first steps on the property ladder will need to familiarise themselves with pros and cons of current schemes. There are several government schemes for first-time buyers: Help to Buy, Shared Ownership, ISA's and Starter Homes. Local area residents thinking of selling their home will be buoyed by the price increases, especially if they have owned their property for a significant amount of time. If you would like to know how much your home is worth don't hesitate to give me a call. Alternatively, pop into my office for a friendly chat through your options. Spencer Fortag

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JUNE 2017

Monthly Market Update - Docklands E14

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Source: ResiAnalytics, Office for National Statistics and Land Registry © Crown copyright 2016. Note: Dotted lines indicate estimates based on historical patterns.


SAVILLS

The Rise of the ‘Super Prime Renter’ with Amelia Greene, Head of Savills Prime Central London Lettings

During the first three months of 2017 Savills dedicated Super Prime Lettings team, who cover properties ranging from 4,000 per week upwards across prime central and North London, saw transaction levels triple compared to the same time last year. Over the last twelve months there has been a growth in super prime rental properties being brought to the market, mainly from

developers providing new luxury homes and individuals who have chosen to let their properties whilst waiting to see how the sales market moves over the next couple of years. This supply of available properties has been coupled with a rising number of high net worth individuals now choosing to rent rather than buy a London home. Only needing a base here for a few years and deterred from buying given the 2014 stamp duty changes, the cost of renting for the short-term can make more financial sense over the equivalent purchasing costs they would incur. While we saw steady increases in activity throughout 201 , as buyers and sellers took stock of the changing market, it wasn’t until 2017 that the full effects of this pent up demand were really felt. In prime central London Savills new applicant registrations for super prime rental properties more than doubled in the first quarter of 2017 against the same time last year.

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SAVILLS The preference for renting has also continued amongst certain tenant demographics, for example corporate tenancies from international renters who move to London for work. For them flexibility is key as they could be relocated again at any time. Likewise for international families whose needs may change based on their children’s schooling or where their work takes them. Over the last few years we have also seen a number of young, mobile, global entrepreneurs who live more transient lifestyles moving from country-to-country, year-by-year. These wealthy tenants, who are typically under 40, prefer prime central London locations and want turnkey properties with everything included, from 24hr concierge services, to gyms, spas and even wine cellars,

so they can simply turn up with their suitcases and move in. Certainly in new developments it’s what is expected. There is also consistent demand from international ‘super prime students’ whose parents prefer to pay for them to rent privately rather than housing them in traditional university halls. Student tenants main focus tends to be on proximity to their university and high-end retail areas, coupled with modern and luxurious fixtures and fittings. Savills expects the prime central London sales market to remain broadly flat for the next two of years as the market continues to adapt to the higher transactional costs incurred by Stamp Duty and uncertainty caused by Brexit negotiations, which should see the demand for super prime rentals continue to grow.

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