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16 The Art of Gifting Acqua di Parma celebrate the festive season with some bespoke art by Clym. 20 Cleanse and Refresh A selection of the finest products available this month to help keep your skin fresh as the weather continues to turn. 24 Lips, Lips, Lips It’s important not to forget about your lips when the cold sets in.

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Art Descends on London Some of the biggest shows in the art world come to London this October.

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RHS Urban Garden Show For all those with a little outdoor space to call their own, this is the show for you..

11 Royal Opera Reopens The huge renovations are complete as the Royal Opera House reopens. 30 Travel - Chicago Wind down in the windy city and indulge in some iconic cuisine.

12 Tourbillon Time A fine selection of pieces featuring one of the most eye-catching of all complications.

46 Review - The Montagu Kitchen Stunning food at the recently renovated restaurant overlooking Portman Square Gardens. 50 Review - Sartoria All-day dining comes to the stunning bar with an atmosphere to suit any occasion. 52 Caterham - Seven 620 S The iconic Seven brings some extra power to the road with the road-going adaptation of the 620 R. 60 The Value of a Front Door How much more could your property be if it had its own front door?

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LONDONART October is a huge month for the arts in London. Celebrate, learn and discover with the a round up of the must-see fairs taking place early this month.

The Other Art Fair 4-7 October

Presented by Saatchi Art, the Other Art Fair is the UK’s favourite fair to meet and buy art direct from the very best emerging and undiscovered artists. Running from 4-7 October, at Bloombury’s historic Victoria House and The College, the fair will present 140 of the best emerging artists handpicked by a committee of art industry experts. Celebrated for its unique visitor experience, The Other Art Fair’s Autumn London edition will continue to delight and inspire art lovers with a tightly curated and distinctive programme of fair features that will create a platform for the ‘unexpected’ at the fair. What visitors can expect however are appearances from a distinguished Guest Artist, interactive theatre performances, live music, and a mouth-watering restaurant and bar. theotherartfair.com

PAD London 1-7 October

Set in the vibrant heart of Mayfair, PAD is London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts. Inspiring a unique spirit of collecting, PAD epitomises how modern art, photography, design, decorative and tribal arts interact to reveal astounding combinations and create the most individual and staggering interiors. Major international galleries from key cities across Europe, North America and Asia come together to offer an exceptional variety of the most coveted and iconic works available on the market today. PAD is a place to discover and acquire pieces of museum quality with a distinct history, while also cultivating eclecticism, authenticity and passion. This year’s London edition introduces a magnificent showcase of works staged by 68 leading galleries across art, design, decorative arts, tribal art, antiquities and collectible jewellery. Located in Berkeley Square, the boutique setting is designed to inspire collectors, art consultants, museum experts, interiors specialists, design practitioners and the public alike, making PAD a unique experience. PAD London, Berkeley Square, W1 | pad-fairs.com


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Frieze Art Fair 4-7 October

Discover the world’s most exciting artists, from the emerging to the iconic at Frieze London. Featuring more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries, visitors can view and buy art from over 1,000 of today’s leading artists and experience the fair’s critically acclaimed curated sections and Talks programme while they are there. Now in its 16th edition and opening for the first time with a two-day Preview, Frieze London coincides with Frieze Sculpture and Frieze Masters in The Regent’s Park, together forming the most significant week in London’s cultural calendar. New for this year at Frieze London will be collaborations with international curators and institutions, as well as galleries response to contemporary issues, such as the lack of visibility of women in the marketplace, and hidden systems of communication and control, creating a must-visit event for creativity and discovery. Frieze Masters will showcase 130 galleries and feature six thousand years of art history from across the world, including a strong representation of Old Master galleries which - enhanced by curated sections showcasing extraordinary objects and pioneers of the avant-garde - continue to expand the artwork on offer at the fair. Global lead partner Deutsche Bank supports Frieze London for the 15th consecutive year, continuing a shared commitment to discovery and artistic excellence. Frieze Art Fair, Regent’s Park | frieze.com


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RHS Urban Garden Show Just because you live in a city doesn’t mean you can’t learn all the latest cutting-edge techniques of urban gardening. The Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Urban Garden Show will be taking place from 27-28 October, featuring endless ideas for transforming even the smallest urban corners into outdoor oasis’s. The event will reveal some of the more unusual ways to get greenery into city spaces and bring the best of the outdoors in for autumn. Browse and buy an exotic assortment of plants for city abodes – whether they’re for a flat, balcony, small courtyard or even a window box. For one weekend only, Peckham’s popular Green Rooms Botanical Market will be relocating to Westminster, bringing with it an eclectic mix of products from some of London’s top independent botanical businesses. Plant enthusiasts of all levels will be able to explore the urban jungle and stock up on tropical houseplants, pots, terrariums, cacti, macramé and botanical prints and more! For those looking for the next indoor gardening trend, ‘aquascaping’ expert George Farmer will display this unusual, emerging form of underwater gardening and will be running workshops to inspire visitors to try their hand at creating their own submerged miniature landscapes using aquatic plants. Also, and just in time for Halloween, multi-sensory design agency Bompas and Parr will be creating an unnerving experience titled, ‘Garden of Darkness’. The nocturnal installation will celebrate the unsung heroes of pollination: moths. Guests will be plunged

into darkness as they walk through a dark haze of nightblooming plants and admire the glimpses of the moths fluttering in between as they are guided through the space using night-vision goggles. Other highlights include creative talks and workshops, as well as a look at landscape design in computer games alongside PlayStation 4 game demonstrations. Workshops will include terrarium building with London Terrariums and landscape arrangement inspired by the Japanese art of flower arranging Ikebana with La Famille. Tickets can be booked online via the RHS website.

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Royal Opera House

A new visitor destination opens in the heart of London’s Covent Garden

The world-renowned Royal Opera House has finally completed its transformative £50.7m renovation and is now open every day from 10am. The Grade 1 listed building now boasts a new café, restaurant, bar, shop and free and ticketed events in its public spaces throughout the day. The three-year refurbishment has been designed to welcome thousands of UK and international visitors through the Royal Opera House’s historic doors, to experience elegant, newly-created spaces brought alive with a yearround daytime programme of events, activities and festivals, which give a taste of the inner workings of London’s famous Royal Opera House. From workshops demonstrating the magic of backstage theatre crafts, to guest artist performances and immersive events, the multi-million-pound refurbishment also launches a new shopping proposition in the heart of Covent Garden. The Royal Opera House’s main auditorium was designed in1858 by E.M. Barry. The building’s major new transformation, designed by awardwinning architects Stanton Williams, unites 19th-century grandeur with 21st-century elegance. The stunning

renovation also offers new front-of-house exhibitions, which will include spectacular costumes charting some of the most famous onstage episodes in the history of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera. The new, contemporary destination shop has been curated with products that celebrate the craftsmanship of the Royal Opera House, creating new partnerships with pioneering young designers and heritage brands. Other immersive highlights include a new espresso bar, three contemporary restaurants, and champagne and cocktail bars offering spectacular views and signature drinks throughout the day and evening. The Royal Opera House will also continue to offer the highly popular backstage tours. These provide intriguing insights into the world behind the stage, and give an exciting overview of the backstage areas, including costume and lighting workshops. There’s also a chance to see The Royal Ballet in rehearsals in their iconic dance studios. Visitors can explore the fascinating displays of theatrical memorabilia, costumes, playbills, models and posters from the Royal Opera House Collections. roh.org.uk


TESSA PACKARD Hammered and Stoned is the latest collection from Tessa Packard. Taking inspiration from the world of cocktails, the collection features a feast of bright colours and eccentric designs. Weighty cocktail rings made from carved gemstones - each carefully chosen for their tone and markings - sit aside one-of-a-kind ‘Cocktail Hour’ necklaces in an assortment of vivid and contrasting gemstone hues. Interchangeable earrings made from sliced fruit, booze bottles and richly hued cabochons also form part of the collection; the idea being the wearer is able to mix and match ‘ingredients’ as they please to create their own ‘cocktail’. Other pieces include a new selection of charms, including enamelled bananas and cocktail umbrellas. A series of high jewellery earrings inspired by stories as varied as moon landings, battlefields and matadors in Spain combine with a floating cocktail umbrella ring, available to purchase in a variety of metal tones and enamel colours to complete the cocktail. tessapackard.com

Tourbillon Time The most theatrical of all complications adds a whole new level of style to your wrist.

Pretty Perfume This exclusive collection, inspired by Lalique’s alchemy of perfumery, jewellery and crystal-making, celebrates the fusion of natural and molecular ingredients with three bold new scents. We love Sweet Amber, an addictive blend of petals by Philippe Romano. Pink Paradise, Electric Purple and Sweet Amber will launch in Lalique boutiques and selected retailers in October priced at £190.00 for 100ml EDP. lalique.com

As the world’s largest tourbillon, the Kerbedanz Maximus Ultra-Precision certainly creates the buzz. The 49 mm watch, with its 27 mm tourbillon cage, is a marvel of precision and a tribute to the watchmaker’s art. When scaling the movement to its outsized proportion, the master watchmakers at Kerbedanz had to make their calculations from scratch to ensure that the movement’s reliability and stability was not only preserved but improved upon. In addition to the accuracy ensured by the tourbillon itself, an 18k gold flyweight was added to fine-tune the balance of the cage. The use of titanium keeps the tourbillon cage lightweight, ensuring that despite its size, it can rotate without losing precision. It also protects the escapement from magnetic fields. A fixed balance-spring stud prevents any changes in position due to shocks, further ensuring precision, and the balance wheel can be finely adjusted. The tourbillon carriage, made of 73 components, rotates once every 6 minutes instead of the conventional 60 seconds. kerbedanz.com


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Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral The tourbillon calibre CFB T3000 is a world premiere, and represents a continuation of Carl F. Bucherer’s pioneering role in the development of peripheral technology. The movement, created entirely in-house, with a patent for the peripheral winding mechanism and a pending patent for the tourbillon, combines a peripheral rotor with a peripherally mounted tourbillon mechanism that seems to float freely. The carriage, rather than rotating on a centre ruby bearing, is supported peripherally by three ceramic ball bearings, allowing the tourbillon to be admired without obstruction from both front and back. Carl F. Bucherer’s patented peripheral unidirectional rotor allows for a completely open view of the movement through the sapphire caseback. Calibre T3000, with silicon components and a stop-seconds function, is one of the few tourbillon movements on the market to be officially COSC chronometer-rated. carl-f-bucherer.com


FREDERIQUE CONSTANT

th 30 Frederique Constant strikes again and is proud to present its novelty: a Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Manufacture edited in a limited series of 30 pieces which embodies the brand’s visionary spirit, determination and passion for watchmaking knowhow. For the past 30 years, Frederique Constant has been offering high quality manufactured Swiss watches in the “Accessible Luxury” segment, fully developed in-house in its manufacture workshops in Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland. In 2004, Frederique Constant introduced their first in-house patented manufacture movement: the award-winning Heart Beat Manufacture Caliber. Four years later, the brand unveiled its first in-house manufacture Tourbillon based on the Heart Beat Manufacture. In 2016, Frederique Constant created another grand complication: the manufacture Perpetual Calendar. In honor of the brand’s 30 years anniversary, the Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Manufacture represents the outcome of all the knowhow the Brand gathered during the development of its in-house manufacture movements resulting in this grand complication. The tourbillon’s cage sits resplendently in an aperture on the dial visible at 6 o’clock, with its incorporated seconds hand that rotates once per minute. Each cage is sequentially numbered on the top plate in the center of the cage, matching the limited edition number on the case. This combination showcases the

Anniversary Edition limited edition of 88 pieces for the stainless steel version and 30 pieces for the 18k rose gold case and displays a unique timepiece number for each collector. The limited 30 pieces edition reflects on the 30 years of the manufacture’s history and represent the Frederique Constant vision for accessible luxury. The timepieces are presented in a substantial 42mm diameter 3 part case, available either in polished stainless steel, in 18k rose gold plated stainless steel or in 18k rose gold with a see through case back. The Swiss-made calibers include 33 jewels and the movements are protected by a 5 ATM case for the stainless steel versions and a 3 ATM case for the 18k gold cases. Two of the timepieces display a breathtaking skeleton silver colour dial which boast the aesthetic of a bold design with printed roman numerals allowing a glimpse at the elegant perlage hand decorated components of the Perpetual Calendar through the skeleton dial. To complete the look of these timepieces, they bear a brown or black alligator strap with the rose gold and stainless steel versions respectively. The sapphire see-through case back allows the watch owner to admire the delicate Côtes de Genève decoration. The other two versions display a very clean and refined silver coloured dial, with Clous de Paris guilloché decorations and printed Roman numerals. These magnificent timepieces are available in 18k rose gold plated and stainless steel case with a brown alligator strap or in a polished stainless steel case with a black alligator strap. frederiqueconstant.com


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Villeret Tourbillon

Volant Heure Sautante Minute Rétrograde Blancpain is reinterpreting this year its flying tourbillon, which was the first of its kind to equip a wristwatch at the time of its launch in 1989. At Baselworld 2018, the Manufacture is pairing it with new complications - jump hours and retrograde minutes - in the Villeret Tourbillon Volant Heure Sautante Minute Rétrograde model. In addition to the remarkable construction of the tourbillon, which appears to be floating on air, this new launch is distinguished by an entirely decorated movement and a grand feu enamel dial handcrafted in the Blancpain workshops. The Blancpain flying tourbillon, produced in-house as are all Blancpain movements, has been an integral part of the traditional watchmaking scene for nearly three decades. This construction offers an unsurpassed view of the tourbillon’s key components, unobstructed by the upper bridge featured in conventional tourbillon designs. The new Villeret Tourbillon Volant Heure Sautante Minute Rétrograde takes this concept one step further, as the lower bridge has been removed and replaced by a clear sapphire disk. The tourbillon cage, its balance wheel and its escapement seem to be floating in space above the tourbillon’s fixed wheel attached to the clear disk. Neither the jump hour nor retrograde minute complications have appeared in Blancpain wristwatches, thus this new timepiece marks their debut within Blancpain’s collections. These hours and minutes displays are grouped together, with the hours window placed on the retrograde minutes counter. In the Blancpain Le Brassus Métiers d’Art studio, the Manufacture has devoted its technical expertise to the cause of aesthetics in creating a classic grand feu enamel dial using the traditional champlevé technique. The artisans begin by hollowing out the solid gold base of the dial to create small compartments. Thereafter, several layers of enamel are each hand painted onto the dial and fired at a temperature of around 800 degrees Celsius. Adding diamondpolished gold rings around the hours window as well as the tourbillon porthole lends a further sophisticated touch, before the minutes counter is applied to the dial, creating an intriguing depth effect. This concern for detail is also reflected in the movement, of which the bridges are adorned with a hand-guilloché pattern. Through the transparent sapphire case back, the wearer can also admire the ratchet-wheel featuring Blancpain’s famous beveled wheel-rim design, as well as consulting the power reserve indicated by a guilloché disk. The new Villeret Tourbillon Volant Heure Sautante Minute Rétrograde is housed in a double stepped 42 mm red gold case. It is teamed with an alligator strap or metal bracelet, both secured by a folding clasp. A 50-piece platinum limited-edition version is also available. blancpain.com


ACQUA DI PARMA

T he Art of Gifting

Acqua di Parma team up with renowned British artist Clym Evernden for an exclusive piece of festive cheer.

Iconic Italian brand Acqua di Parma have launched their wondrous seasonal holiday collection in collaboration with multi award-winning British artist Clym Evernden and it is sure to make the perfect gift for any loved one. The highly regarded British artist has created a delightful festive decoration for Acqua di Parma’s Holiday Season collection, characterised by the unmistakable fluid ink lines of his signature style. His unique and original artwork takes inspiration from the joy of the festive season and the radiant elegance of the renowned Italian brand. The star of the tale is the little bird that Clym designed for Colonia Artist Edition. Taking form in silver this time, that runs through the entire collection, along with fir trees, ornaments, snowflakes and mistletoe, Clym has turned his eye to drawing new and original festive carols that flow smoothly across the packaging. Scenes are depicted running seamlessly into the next in a natural rhythm that adds a joyous touch to a collection encapsulating the harmony and magic of the festivities with sophistication and style. Especially for 2018, Acqua di Parma is enhancing its traditional Holiday Season range of the much-loved Holiday Sets with a new and exciting line of Holiday

Gifts consisting of perfumed soaps and hand products, plus the iconic Colonia candle in a glass, a new room fragrance and the uplifting scented drawer liners. “Clym won us over with the authentic elegance of his designs. There is nothing artificial in his art, only an instinctive and incredibly sophisticated simplicity, a subtle yet profound sense of joy, just like the informal non-clichéd elegance that characterises our brand. For us, Clym is the lifestyle of Colonia, Acqua di Parma’s signature scent and the one embodying all our values. It was therefore natural for us to want to extend the partnership to the Holiday Season collection. A gift for all fans of the brand”, says Laura Burdese, CEO and President of Acqua di Parma. Recognising in Clym’s simple yet sophisticated style a deep affinity with the brand, the Colonia Artist Edition project fully embodies the values of Acqua di Parma.

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ACQUA DI PARMA Acqua di Parma is renowned for its passion and dedication to craftmanship, creating pieces of work that take time, care and precision. The Colonia Artist Edition project is the perfect illustration of these values. Clym’s drawings and illustrations, all exclusively created by hand, are characterised by small imperfections that make them totally unique and, right for this reason, all the more perfect. “I am delighted to work with a brand like Acqua di Parma for Holiday Season. Italy is one of my favourite destinations and the brand’s fragrances, style and image remind me of the light and the atmosphere of the landscapes I adore. Acqua di Parma is the byword for an understated, refined luxury devoid of ostentation and formality, something that I find very contemporary. It has also been interesting to recognise some points in common between my work and the visual codes of the brand with its strong, clear identity. The logo’s simple, Art Deco-inspired, hand-drawn design, based on a monochrome theme and

Parma yellow, has an extraordinary visual impact. This simplicity also appears in my own work: black lines that stand out against bold and vibrant colours. When I am designing, my brush strokes dart around in an almost visceral way, capturing what I am observing. I put my emotions down on paper without any filters; a sincerity and immediacy that I recognise in Acqua di Parma. It has been an honour for me to interpret the spirit of a brand such as this, both through its iconic Colonia and through the entire universe of Holiday Season”, the artist states. The partnership with Clym Evernden is part of a range of collaborative artistic projects between Acqua di Parma and sophisticated companies and individuals. Its iconic product, Colonia, has been reinterpreted on a number of occasions in accordance with the unique and distinctive sensibilities of the artists involved who paid homage to it with creations characterised by a great visual impact. In this respect, the Holiday Season project is a natural and happy creative progression of the collaboration between the brand and an exceptional interpreter.


Colonie Four Holiday Sets dedicated to the world of Colonia for a gift that encapsulates the sophisticated lightness of Italian style. Each hat box, in unmistakable Parma yellow and decorated with a silver motif designed by Clym, contains a refined range of products: Eau de Cologne 100ml, Bath and Shower Gel 75ml and Deodorant Spray 150ml. Each box bears a colour coded label: white for Colonia, bronze for Colonia Intensa, black for Colonia Essenza and matt silver for Colonia Pura.

Colonia Hand Wash and Hand Cream Set Acqua di Parma has created a new Hand Wash for people who prefer the convenience of a liquid soap. This liquid Hand Wash in a handy dispenser-type format is intensely nourishing thanks to the inclusion of enriching panthenol. The formula contains natural surfactants to ensure a delicate cleansing action that respects the skin’s natural hydrolipidic film. Aloe extract lends a pleasant feeling of freshness and at the same time provides protection for the skin. On contact with water, the soap creates a rich, thick lather that leaves the skin soft and delicately perfumed. To complement the Hand Wash or even as a daily care product, Acqua di Parma has created Colonia Hand Cream, a light emulsion that softens the skin giving longlasting protection. It has a rapidly absorbing texture that leaves a pleasant silky sensation on the skin. Its formula is enriched with panthenol, shea butter and apricot kernel oil which, thanks to their film-forming and soothing properties, ensure maximum skin protection. The perfect gift for lovers of Colonia who find its clear, citrus notes in two products that synergically complement one another. Both products are available in dispenser format and packaged inside a pretty box in Parma yellow, elegantly decorated with the delicate silver motif designed by Clym. Also available individually.

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Ingredient Collection This is the ideal gift for the most cosmopolitan spirits. Each hat box, in elegant tobacco tones brightened by Clym’s illustrations in bronze nuances, exudes the allure of an olfactory voyage. A sensory adventure that starts with an original interpretation of Colonia using a rare and precious ingredient associated with a particular place and atmosphere. Three different Sets - Colonia Oud, Colonia Quercia and Colonia Sandalo - make up a unique gift that includes Eau de Cologne ConcentrÊe 100ml, Shower Gel 75ml and an elegant candle in a glass. For an even more lavish gift, the Ingredient Journey Set of Colonia Oud, Colonia Quercia, Colonia Sandalo, Colonia Ambra and Colonia Leather comes in a handy 20ml travel size for a burst of fragrance wherever you are.

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Cleanse and Refresh

Deeply cleanse pores with Sanctuary Spa’s new Charcoal Bubble Sheet Mask. Skin is left feeling and looking clearer and fresher in just one use. Excess oil is eliminated and skin feels deeply cleansed from the clever foaming micro-bubbles that help breakdown skin clogging dirt and pollution. Charcoal Bubble Sheet Mask, 22g £5.00 from Sanctuary Spa. Available at Boots.

Formulated with organic rose water and refreshing cucumber seed extract, Sister & Co. Skin Food’s new Instant Moisture Mist is the latest in their line-up from the 100% natural skincare products. Ideal for travelling, use on the go any time for instant moisture and refreshment. Suitable for all skin types, the innovative use of radish root preservative means the all-natural product will stay fresh for six months.

Highly anticipated, Eve Lom has recently launched their new Radiance Transforming Mask. Leaving skin more supple and looking renewed after just one use, the effective mask removes build up and promotes cell turnover to reveal instantly brighter and smoother skin. Formulated using AHA extracted from the precious Australian caviar lime, Lime Pearl™, the gentle yet effective exfoliant also combines a plant-derived Amino Acid to support suppleness, for skin that looks and feels firmer and plumper. Silky in texture, massage into the skin and enjoy up to 72 hours of hydration when used overnight. Radiance Transforming Mask, 100ml £65.00 from Eve Lom. Available at Space NK.

Instant Moisture Mist, 30ml £12.00 and; 100ml £22.00 from Sister & Co. Skin Food. sisterandcoskinfood.co.uk

Featuring naturally active ingredients such as toning elderflower, meadowsweet and lime flower this cooling gel mask from Liz Earle is ideal for normal/ combination skin to leave your complexion feeling balanced and calm. Leave in the fridge for extra freshness when skin is feeling really tired! Balancing Gel Mask, 50ml jar and 1 pure cotton cloth £19.00 from Liz Earle. uk.lizearle.com

Each year, natural Australian brand Jurlique launches a new Limited Edition Mist and this year is no different. Housed in a beautiful rose bottle, the new botanical Sweet Peony and Tangerine Mist helps improve skin’s moisture levels as its uplifting scent refreshes the senses leaving you feeling vibrant, refreshed and brighter. Limited Edition Sweet Peony & Tangerine Hydrating Mist, 100ml £24.00 from Jurlique. jurlique.co.uk


Tackle dull and dry complexions with this unique peeling gel from Peter Thomas Roth. Formulated with multi action enzymes pineapple, pomegranate and keratinase, it visibly exfoliates by rolling, lifting and sweeping away when massaged onto the skin. Perfect for keeping skin under control and primed for moisturising in the colder months. FirmX Peeling Gel £44.00 from Peter Thomas Roth. Available at beautybay.com

CLEANSE With a cult celebrity following, Bioderma’s Sebium H20 has been carefully formulated to cleanse the skin, tackling impurities and excess sebum without drying. Also from the range, the Sebium Pore Refiner helps to improve skin texture, creating a clearer complexion with less visible pores. The velvety finish is perfect as a base under makeup. Sebium H20 Micellar Water, 250ml £10.80 and Sebium Pore Refiner, 30ml £15.10 both from Bioderma. Available at Boots.

Packed with a high concentration of powerful vitamin C (20%), citrus fruit extracts and minerals, this 30 second foaming facial from Fresh is so powerful its sealed into two packets to preserve their strength. Use twice a week for supercharged glowing results. WASO, Shiseido’s new skincare line launched in 2017, has introduced two new masks Vitamin Nectar Vitamin C Glow Powder £32.00 for 12 packets to its already strong skincare collection. The new masks act as from Fresh. fresh.com rescue solutions to target aggressors in our daily environments and lifestyles. Formulated with anti-blemish technology, the refining masks - a Beauty Sleeping Mask and Purifying Peel Off Mask reset skin for a more balanced and brighter complexion. We love With 30 sets in every jar, these the bright red Purifying Peel Off Mask in particular. Powered with Bright Eyes Jelly Masks from botanicals, simply peel back to discard dirt and pollutants and British born Korean beauty reveal smooth and hydrated skin that’s free from impurities. brand Hello Jo are ideal for getting real and visible results on the under-eye area. Priced at just £20.00, use regularly to combat dark circles and puffiness. Bright Eyes Jelly Masks £20.00 from Hello Jo. Available from Feelunique. feelunique.com

Beauty Sleeping Mask £39.00 and Purifying Peel-Off Mask £30.00 from WASO Shiseido. shiseido.co.uk/waso

Use with Shiseido’s new Clarifying Cleansing Foam for a really deep clean. Designed to eliminate impurities and preserve skin’s moisture, this clever cream to foam cleanser is formulated with hyaluronic acid and white clay to absorb sebum and boost radiance. Clarifying Cleansing Foam £37.00 from Shiseido. shiseido.co.uk


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Seductive Scents Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke are back again to front Dolce & Gabbana’s latest fragrance launches. Dolce & Gabbana The Only One is the latest feminine fragrance and plays on the unexpected with a fusion of opposites. The combination of violet and coffee gives life to a floral peach hued scent housed in a beautifully elegant, gold detailed bottle. The One Grey for men adds to the brand’s already strong The One Collection, fusing aromatic cardamom with earthy vetiver and warm tobacco. The cool grey bottle sets the tone for the bold fragrance within. The Only One Eau de Parfum, 30ml £52.00 and; The One Grey Eau de Toilette Intense, 30ml £42.00 both from Dolce & Gabbana. dolcegabbana.com

Founded by Benjamin Almairac, Parle Moi de Parfum is a contemporary Parisian perfume house with a passion for blending only the finest, raw ingredients. A twist on the original chypre fragrance with bergamot, carnation, mango and patchouli, the Chypre Mojo 45 is one of Parle Moi’s most seductive scents. Ideal as we head into mystical winter, you’ll be addicted to this supernatural fragrance. Chypre Mojo 45, 50ml £98.00 from Les Senteurs. lessenteurs.com

Jo Malone London is also launching their first ever Men’s Collection this month comprising of four fragrances. Quintessentially British, the collaboration between the brand and bespoke tailors Huntsman Savile Row brings together four refined fragrances, from Amber & Patchouli to Whisky and Cedarwood. The new collection will be available at jomalone.co.uk, select Jo Malone London Boutiques and Huntsman, Savile Row from October 2018 100ml Cologne £120.00 each from Jo Malone London. jomalone.co.uk

Housed in a beautiful matte black, leather embossed bottle, Tom Ford’s new Ombré Leather is a unisex scent with tones of spicy cardamom and saffron mingling with sweet jasmine sambac and rich black leather. Warming and encapsulating, with patchouli and vetiver, it’s the perfect scent for this time of year. Ombré Leather, 50ml £82.00 from Tom Ford. tomford.com

Exclusive to the Regent Street Flagship Boutique, Jo Malone London has launched ‘Scents of Britain’ -a collection of ten distinctive past Jo Malone London scents just waiting to be rediscovered! Showcasing the many quirks and traditions of the country, collection highlights include Elderflower & Gooseberry Cologne; Sweet Lemon; and Ginger Biscuit. Scents of Britain, 100ml £94.00 from Jo Malone London. Exclusive to Jo Malone London Regent Street Flagship Boutique.

Magically capturing the scent of the original shop at 34 boulevard SaintGermain, this new Diptyque 34 fragrance combines velvety sandalwood and warming vanilla, with fresh citrus, blackcurrant and clove. Also, to celebrate fifty years in fragrance creation, the brand has launched its first-ever pop-up boutique dedicated to personal fragrance at 10 Hanover Street, London. The unique popup will run from 10th- 22nd October. Diptyque Fragrance Pop-Up Boutique, 10 Hanover Street, London W1 1YQ. 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Eau de Parfum, 75ml £135.00 from Diptyque. diptyqueparis.co.uk


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With four different finishes from liquid matte to liquid patent, Tom Ford’s new Lip Lacquer Liquid Tint adorns lips in lightweight, moisturising colour that lasts and lasts thanks to its clever oil formula.

Featuring a formula comprising of agar, clay and copolymer, Shiseido’s new VisionAiry Gel Lipsticks glide seamlessly across skin leaving behind a weightless wash of highimpact colour and lasting hydration. VisionAiry Gel Lipsticks £25.00 from Shiseido. shiseido.com

Soleil Lip Lacquer Liquid Tint (6 shades) £40.00 from Tom Ford.

With 20 dynamic shades and a long-lasting moisturising formula, liven up your makeup bag with an instant injection of colour from Sisley’s Le Phyto Rouge collection. We love the 8-hour hydrating formula and sleek gold packaging. Le Phyto Rouge (20 shades) £38.00 from Sisley Paris. Available at Selfridges and nationwide.

Get a different look every time with Lipstick Queen’s new Method in the Madness collection. With six shades, the creamy hued, hydrating Vitamin E formula swirls together to create one bold shade. We love Peculiar Pink - a swirl of creamy nudes and deep pinks that effortlessly blends together to create a perfect pink. Method in the Madness - Peculiar Pink £22.00 from Lipstick Queen. Available at Space NK.

Prep lips with Fresh’s latest Sugar Lip Wonder Drops. The daily treatment contains sugar and natural fruit extracts, as well as hibiscus flower extract to gently exfoliate, soften and soothe dry, flaky lips creating the perfect base for lipstick. Sugar Lip Wonder Drops £21.50 from Fresh. fresh.com

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Define unruly brows with this must have hydrating brow gel. Clear in colour, it leaves brows super conditioned and naturally beautiful. Must Have Brow Fixer Gel £15.00 from Lord and Berry. lordandberry.com

Transfer and water resistant, get sun kissed skin with Bondi Sands Gloss Finishing Glow. Perfect for special occasions when you want an instant radiant glow. GLO - Gloss Finishing Glow £9.99 from Bondi Sands. Available at Superdrug.

With a beautiful campaign shot in Rome in front of the famous Coliseum, the new Dolce & Gabbana Glow in Rome Makeup Collection showcases the warming radiance of autumn. From luscious lipsticks to the shimmery neutral tones of the eyeshadow quad, you can create an entire look. The highlight of the collection has to be the new Millennialskin On-The-Glow Longwear Concealer specifically formulated to capture and diffuse the light. Millennialskin On-The-Glow Longwear Concealer £28.00 from Dolce&Gabbana Beauty. Available at Harrods.

Glow from within with a swipe of Sisley’s new all-in-one Stylo Lumiere cushion pen. Instantly concealing signs of fatigue, wrinkles and fine lines, the handy pen leaves skin looking more radiant and youthful. Available in four shades, the long lasting, reflective formula is also transfer resistant without any caking. Stylo Lumiere (4 shades) £41.50 from Sisley Paris. sisley-paris.co.uk


COMO SHAMBHALA URBAN ESCAPE

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Shambhala Urban Escape Located in Park Lane, COMO Shambhala Urban Escape is a true haven hidden in the middle of the hustle and bustle of busy Mayfair and nearby Knightsbridge. Housed inside the upmarket COMO Metropolitan London hotel, the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape features a range of Asian-inspired therapies in a sleek sanctuary, designed especially for those looking to escape the pressures of hectic city life. Offering six treatment rooms, two of which are doubles and two with private steam facilities, the space is wonderfully light with minimalistic touches to create a sense of calm and serenity. This sets the tone for the relaxing treatment ahead, allowing you to let your worries wash away. The wide and varied treatment list offers targeted treatments for both body and face focused on restoring balance and promoting long-term health and wellbeing. COMO Shambhala Urban Escape has worked with a number of renowned health experts focused on energy healing, mind & body experts, intuitive counsellors, integrated therapies and more to deliver restorative results.

The expert therapists offer specialist facials which feature Vitamin C including the Guinot Age Summum Facial. Incorporating skincare heroes Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and procollagen, this masterful facial is perfect for plumping, lifting and protection. The treatment is clinically proven to decrease wrinkle depth and increase the skin’s elasticity – ideal for those concerned with tackling the signs of ageing. Developed by Jean-Daniel Mondin, a doctor of pharmaceuticals, Guinot has produced market-leading results in skincare for over 50 years. The treatment starts with an in-depth consultation with your dedicated therapist. Once the therapist has learnt more about your skin, current regime and any concerns you may have, the relaxing treatment can begin. The Age Summum has been designed to regenerate, firm, brighten and restore the skin’s radiance, through a series of steps including dermabrasion, massage and masking. The gentle dermabrasion exfoliating cream carefully resurfaces the skin and eliminates dead skin cells to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. This is then followed by a powerful Vitamin C enriched anti-ageing

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serum to help stimulate cell rejuvenation. Vitamin C is a wellknown ingredient that benefits all skin tones and types to help break up pigmentation, while also producing collagen and creating a beautiful brightening effect. Finally, another highlight of the treatment is the expertly administered facial massage that helps recontour the shape of the face, training the skin, before use of a radiance boosting Pro Collagen mask. You can also enjoy a wonderful hand and arm massage while the mask sets. After the treatment, you will notice a much more radiant and youthful complexion that appears plumper, smoother and with a beautiful glow. The benefits of this facial can be enjoyed for days after and further enhanced by regular treatments and use of products that are also available in the boutique.

The Guinot Age Summum Facial costs ÂŁ120 for 60 minutes. Rates at COMO Metropolitan London start from ÂŁ272 based on two sharing a Deluxe City Room on a room only basis, inclusive of VAT. For more information and to book please visit comohotels.com/metropolitanlondon


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Renowned for its impressive architecture and unique cityscape, Chicago is a must visit city in the US. Known as the second city of America after having mostly been rebuilt after the great fire of Chicago in 1871, Chicago is the third largest city in the United States following New York and Los Angeles. The Windy City, as it is known by many, isn’t actually that windy, according to most local legends the well-known nickname comes from the hot air bellowing from politicians. Offering visitors and locals alike a huge array of cultural, musical, foodie and architectural opportunities, Chicago packs a punch in terms of things to do. You can even visit the beach! While you may be forgiven for sandy beaches not being your first thought when thinking of Chicago, the glistening gold coast along Lake Michigan proves otherwise.

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The CityPASS is easily one of the best value for money ways to see The Windy City. Each booklet saves travellers 51% off regular combined admission to several of the city’s top attractions. Allowing you to skip the queue with included VIP admission, the Chicago CityPASS includes admission into Skydeck Chicago at the world-renowned Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower; The Field Museum; and Shedd Aquarium. You can also tailor your trip and choose entry between the Adler Planetarium or the Art Institute; and the Museum of Science and Industry or 360 Chicago Observation Deck where you can enjoy a fantastic 360-degree view of the city. There are number of other sights to take in that aren’t included however. Millennium Park is an urban oasis and home to the famous ‘bean’ (Cloud Gate), making it one of the top 10 most visited sites in the US. Bringing together Chicago’s fascinating architecture and cultural attractions, the park and its huge Jay Pritzker Pavilion serves as a backdrop for hundreds of free events, from concerts to foodie festivals, allowing everyone from visitors to locals alike to enjoy world class culture all year round. For an additional culture hit, head to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Located just one block from the Magnificent Mile, with views of Lake Michigan, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) is one of the world’s largest contemporary art venues offering thought-provoking exhibitions of art created since 1945. From daily guided tours and artists’ talks to family-friendly activities and performances, current exhibitions include ‘I Was Raised on the Internet’. A fascinating look at how the internet has changed the way we experience the world. CityPASS - Passes cost $106.00 per adult (saving $111.00); $89.00 per child age 3-11. Passes can be bought in advance online before you travel or at any of the included attractions. citypass.com Millennium Park - millenniumpark.org Museum of Contemporary Art - mcachicago.org

Big Bus Tour Chicago: Hop on and off these wellknown open top, double decker buses for fantastic views of Chicago’s iconic skyscrapers and Lake Michigan. With 14 stops on the Big Loop around the city, you can jump on and off to explore the likes of the Magnificent Mile, Grant Park, Navy Pier and the John Hancock Centre. Live guides offer up fun facts and history while you take in the city’s staggering architecture. It’s also a great way to get your bearings as each of the stops are conveniently located close by to the city’s top attractions. For those looking to see the city from a different perspective, the 75-minute night tour is a great way to take in the bright lights of the big city. With free-Wi-Fi on board and a helpful app showing your nearest stops, the Big Bus Tour Chicago takes the hassle out of sightseeing. A classic 1-day ticket is $45.00 per adult and $25.00 per child. You can save 10% when booking online. bigbustours.com/chicago

Wendella River Tours: Boasting a variety of tours, Wendella Sightseeing Boats allow visitors to hit the water for a unique look at Chicago’s rich architectural heritage and history that has helped shaped the city today. Departing from the Wendella Main Dock at 400 N Michigan Avenue – making this a great option after a spot of shopping along Magnificent Mile - tours are offered seven days a week from March through to December. Fitting into your schedule, the narrated tours can be as short or as in-depth as you like, from the Original Architecture Tour (75 minutes) showcasing all three branches of the river through the heart of the city; to the Signature Lake and River Tour (90 minutes) which heads out onto the calm and expansive waters of Lake Michigan. The company, which has been running since 1935, also hosts a number of speciality cruises including the ‘Wine & Cheese Cruise’ and ‘Beer and BBQ Cruise’. Prices start from $21.00 per adult and $7.00 per child depending on which cruise you choose. wendellaboats.com

Chicago Helicopter Experience: If you enjoy being up high and want to see the city from a different angle, then head over to the Chicago Helicopter Experience for a real trip of a lifetime. Giving breath-taking views of the skyline, Lake Michigan and its incredible sandy beaches, the intimate tours are hosted by the highly-trained pilots through noise-cancelling headsets. Strangely relaxing, sit back and enjoy the city below as you soar effortlessly through the sky before returning to the private downtown heliport. Chicago Helicopter Day Tours, $158.00 per person (non-private tour). chicagohelicopterexperience.com


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See An Icon: Renowned for its blues music scene, a trip to Chicago isn’t complete without a visit to Buddy Guy’s Legends. The atmospheric blues club owned by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy is the only place to hear some of the best local and national blues bands seven nights a week. Serving up Cajun dishes, grab a beer and settle in. As a major influence on the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received) and many more accolades. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” so as you would expect Legends pays huge homage to this iconic musical history. Walls are adorned with tonnes of blues memorabilia, with some from Buddy’s own personal collection, making this a must visit for any music fan. You might even get lucky and see the legend that is Buddy himself.

Take in Broadway in Chicago:

Broadway In Chicago allows you to see the best of Broadway in the heart of Chicago. Hosted the stages of the city’s Oriental Theatre, the Cadillac Palace Theatre, the CIBC Theatre, the Auditorium Theatre and the Broadway Playhouse, you can discover theatre productions direct from Broadway as well as world premieres. A fantastic example of this is the much-sought after Hamilton production. Hamilton is the inspiring story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring an eclectic score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Ticket prices for some Broadway shows start as low as $24. Current and upcoming productions include Hamilton, Heartbreak Hotel, Tootsie, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Hello, Dolly!, Wild Kratts LIVE, Miss Saigon, The Book of Mormon, The Play That Goes Wrong and many more.

Relax: When tackling a big, bustling city such as Chicago it can be hard to take time for some much-needed relaxation. Hidden within an old lovingly restored factory that dates back to the late 19th century, the Aire Ancient Baths Chicago isn’t much to look at from the outside. However, step inside and a luxurious oasis awaits you. Located close to the West Loop, guests are invited to journey through the traditional Roman, Greek and Ottoman ancient experience of baths for a full body experience enjoying an indoor-outdoor bath, varying steam rooms, and a large saltwater flotarium along the way. The incredible building is the latest addition to the Aire Ancient Baths chain, other locations include New York and Barcelona, and has maintained its authenticity by keeping the original bricks, columns and beams making for a truly atmospheric space. Once you have toured the baths, treatments rooms are available should you wish to enjoy a massage. buddyguy.com | broadwayinchicago.com | beaire.com


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Chicago has recently been named the foodie capital of America with over 7,000 eating establishments. Renowned for their love of deep dish pizzas and famed hotdogs, here we round up the best eateries in town.

With house cured meats and a seasonal menu, The Purple Pig is a great spot to enjoy a famed Chicago hot dog, served with Cornichon Relish and yellow mustard. Based on a sharing plate menu, other must-tries include the Milk Braised Berkshire Shoulder; Salt-Roasted Beets with Whipped Goat Cheese; and Crispy Pig’s Ears served with Kale, Pickled Cherry Peppers and a fried egg. If you are looking for something more upscale, 1 Michelin starred restaurant Sepia is run by owner Emmanuel Nony and Executive Chef Andrew Zimmerman. Seasonal and created using only the finest ingredients available, supporting local artisan farmers, the menu boasts well-executed dishes such as salmon crudo, artichokes, hearts of palm, oyster cream; falafel, charred romanesco, shishito peppers, yogurt; and hearty halibut, morels, white asparagus, spring onions, brioche. Sepia are huge champions of craftmanship and traditional practices and this is also showcased in the wine selection and house made cocktails. For meaty chops and fresh seafood look no further than Tortoise Supper Club. With dark oak panelled walls and fantastic craft cocktails, Tortoise Supper Club is a Chicago institution that’s owned by a Chicago couple that wanted to create a place that celebrates the best of the city. Incredibly

friendly, it’s well worth a visit on your next visit. No trip to the States is complete without a trip to a steakhouse. RPM Steak is a modern take on the traditional steakhouse featuring contemporary dishes and an awardwinning wine list. A sister restaurant to the city’s RPM Italian, and attracting a number of celebrity clientele, RPM Steak is a collaboration between partners RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman, celebrity couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic and acclaimed chef Doug Psaltis. Stylish with a sunken dining room and a clean colour palate, the steakhouse specialises in different cuts of beef sourced from across the globe, with Wagyu and Kobe beef, Prime Dry Aged and local grass fed. The meat is cooked to perfection while the wide variety of sides such as Black Truffle Butter; Parmesan Spinach; Onion rings; Japanese Sweet Potatoes; and Bacon Button mushrooms complete the meal. For a spot of lunch when shopping on The Magnificent Mile, Café Spiaggia boasts a great selection of salads, sharing plates and delectable handmade pastas, while City Winery on the Chicago Riverwalk offers a great location on the river as well as fantastic salads and sandwiches. In addition, wine at City Winery is served through a unique tap system to showcase the company’s commitment to sustainability.

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AMBASSADOR CHICAGO

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With a rich history dating back to 1926 in Chicago’s Jazz Age, Ambassador Chicago is the perfect boutique hotel to stay at during your time in the city. Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, with just a five-minute walk to Lake Michigan, the iconic property has hosted countless celebrities from golden days of yesteryear right up to the current day.

Just down the road from the original Playboy Mansion, the hotel sits surrounded by beautiful mansions in a quiet, leafy neighbourhood. With easy walking access to shopping haven, Michigan Avenue, the hotel boasts an unrivalled location that allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, while still being fully accessible to all the main sights. A member of Preferred Hotels with 285 spacious guest rooms, a 24-hour fitness centre, and an atmospheric bar and restaurant, Booth One; enjoy a slice of history in this Chicagoan institution. Serving modern American cuisine such as Beef Wellington, Lobster Risotto and Dover Sole, as well as plentiful breakfasts, the historic restaurant has played host to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Mike Jagger and Phil Collins (who’s album title ‘No Jacket Required’ materialised after an incident at the restaurant when it was named The Pump Room). Play a game of guess who as hundreds of pictures line the walls of the famous faces in the most highly sought-after seat in the house - Booth One.

Don’t Forget The Pizza Renowned for it’s love of deep dish, Chicago boasts a number of top pizzerias. Highly recommended are Pequod’s; Gino’s East; Lou Malnati’s; and Giordano’s.

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Happiness in the City St. James’s Hotel & Club launches ‘Happiness in the City’ with The School of Life and Perfect 10 Black Label. Tucked away down a quiet cul-de-sac in the middle of busy Mayfair, St James’s Hotel and Club is a luxury 5-star boutique style hotel offering discerning guests a slice of tranquillity in the hectic capital. Close to iconic locations such as Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace, and even boasting a discreet direct entrance to Green Park, the hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Recently refurbished, the elegant interiors create a space that is more akin to a prestigious private club where nothing is too small for the level of service guests can enjoy. Making the most of the original Victorian features, the new contemporary décors offer 60 stylish guest rooms and Penthouse suites. Guests can expect delicate handmade silk wallpapers, sleek black lacquered furniture, handcrafted Murano glass chandeliers and polished natural stone in the magnificent bathrooms. With an eye for the finer details, the sumptuous rooms also offer luxurious Penhaligon’s toiletries, Hypnos mattresses, and free local and international calls, unlimited data and Google maps with in room Handy phone. A number of rooms include their own outdoor balconies and the Penthouse suites boast some of the most private and extensive guest room terraces in London. Complementing the decadent interiors and first-class service is the dining option in the hotel. The hotel’s restaurant, Seven Park Place, has had a Michelin star for nine consecutive years and is run by Executive Head Chef William Drabble. His outstanding menu

brings together classic French-inspired cuisine with locally sourced ingredients of exceptional quality. Enjoy perfectly prepared dishes such as Griddled Fillet of Red Mullet served with garlic puree, red wine, croustade of Crottin Chavignol and confit tomatoes; and Griddled Fillet of Turbot, Char Grilled Trevise, Fricassee of Cepes and Artichokes. Two courses is fantastic value at just £65.00 per person. A fantastic wine list is available, although guests should make the most of the occasion and opt for a wine pairing with each chosen dish. This way you can try an array of glasses you may not have heard of and enjoy the different complexities. Fully dedicated to guest’s enjoyment and wellbeing, the luxury hotel has recently launched a package to boost happiness to further enhance the hotel experience. Recognising the importance for individuals to switch off and relax from their busy every day lives, in an era of constant communication 24/7. The new ‘Happiness in the City’ package aims to take care of guests from head to toe, ensuring that their bodies and minds are being truly looked after during their luxury stay. Teaming up with The School of Life, experts in emotional intelligence classes, workshops, and books, the collaborative package provides guests with an in-room selection of products to enhance happiness and relationships, as well as a discount for guests to their classes.

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On top of this, a spa collaboration with Perfect 10 Black Label, a brand renowned for being one of the very best mobile beauty services around, means guest can also enjoy a mood-boosting full body massage. Relaxing the body as well as the mind. The Spa-in-your-Suite experience comes complete with carefully selected, mood-boosting essential oils, allowing you to fully unwind. Each treatment is tailored to the individual, so you can maximise your time and really benefit from the relaxing effects and enjoy a perfect night sleep in the comfortable king-sized bed. Not before enjoying another well-deserved treat in the form of a bespoke turn-down service including sleep-inducing snacks from the hotel’s Executive Head Chef, William Drabble, as well as bedtime reading from The School of Life. Products in the package include Conversation Kits for strengthening relationships and supporting emotional intelligence, with different kits for couples, families and colleagues as well as a Turn-Down Book of Small Pleasures. The healthy late-night snack combines tryptophan containing dates, cortisol-reducing almonds, and oats, whose minerals and amino acids promote the production of sleep-regulating melatonin. An

added bonus to the in-room refreshments included in the package is the hydrating Jeeva King Coconut Water, known to help give skin a healthy, radiant glow. After a wonderful night’s sleep, you will awaken to a fabulous Vegan Breakfast, carefully designed by Executive Head Chef William Drabble. Created with mood-boosting ingredients, such as antioxidant-packed berries, immunity strengthening manuka honey, as well as energising nuts and avocado, the varied menu is packed with nutrients, as well as flavour, making it great for vegans and the health conscious. Standout dishes, which can also be made to be dairy-free, include chickpea shakshuka, a vegan omelette with avocado and tomato, and quinoa chia porridge with almond milk, fruit and nuts. The package is a wonderful way to recharge your batteries ahead of the busy festive season that is quickly creeping up on us. St. James’s Hotel & Club is a member of Small Luxury Hotels, and one of the leading boutique hotels in London.

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London Cocktail Week

Returning to the capital for the ninth year running, London Cocktail Week is the biggest, most vibrant celebration of the capital’s fantastic cocktail scene and the biggest event of its kind. This October, London Cocktail Week will be bigger than ever held at a brand-new location, Truman Brewery, which will be transformed into the best spot for drinks and cocktail lovers alike. World Class and London Cocktail Week are joining forces again this year to showcase the pinnacle in luxury drinks experiences. World Class bartenders will be creating an array of exciting serves and drink offerings from Tanqueray No. TEN, Ketel One Vodka, Talisker, Don Julio, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, Roe & Co and Belsazar. At the centre of the event will be the London Cocktail Week Village, an immersive space of pop-up bars, experiences and food vendors divided into 3 sections: U Block, The Car Park and Boiler House. The U Block‘s highlights will include tasting experiences on The Tanqueray No. TEN Terrace alongside The Tiny Ten, a small copper pot still filled with fresh citrus fruit and chilled down to create an ice-cold mist for visitors to pour onto their cocktails, including the Tanqueray No. TEN Negroni. As well as the Talisker Voyager boat bar where guests will be able to choose from a selection of hot cocktails. This year, the Isle of Skye’s

only single malt whisky brand will be heroing their Talisker 10 Salt & Chilli Hot Choc; a twist on an all-time classic tipple featuring salty chocolate and peppery chilly working in perfect harmony with Talisker Ten. Visitors can also attend tastings by Talisker GB Brand Ambassador Jason Clark. Elsewhere in The Car Park, Ketel One‘s Kitchen will boast Bloody Mary and Espresso Martini masterclasses, held by GB brand ambassador, Kate Jackson, as well as tips and tricks on how visitors can add an element of sustainability to cocktail making. American whiskey brand Bulleit Frontier Whiskey and handcrafted luxury tequila, Don Julio, will be popping up with their Bulleit Truck and ‘La Cantina’ Bar, respectively while Roe & Coe‘s bar will be positioned inside The Boiler House. Guests can sample the Roe & Co Julep; a classic Julep with a mint sprig and a scattering of pomegranate seeds to finish, whilst enjoying tradtional Irish games. Moving away from the village to the centre of town, Ham Yard Hotel will host a series of pop-ups on its private Roof Terrace and Ketel One Vodka and Harvey Nichols will join forces to launch a brunch and sustainable Bloody Mary Masterclass over the weekend of London Cocktail Week.

London Cocktail Week, 1-7 October 2018, The Old Truman Brewery | For more information see drinkup.london/cocktailweek Digital £10 Festival Passes - which entitle you to £6.00 festival cocktails in 300 of London’s best bars, a first look access to pop-ups and parties and free, unlimited entry to The Cocktail Village - are available to download from the DrinkUp.London app.

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Last Nights of Havana This October, Meanwhile Events, the team behind the incredibly successful and popular Skylight at East London hotspot Tobacco Dock, will be bringing the distinctive tastes, sounds and spirit of pre-revolution Cuba to the venue with the launch of Last Nights Of Havana. Inspired by the famously opulent playground that was 1940s and 50s pre-revolution Havana, the re-imagined Quayside Bar at Tobacco Dock will evoke a time when rum cocktails, cigars, Cadillacs and unbridled glamour were the order of the day. A celebration of rum, jazz, dance and decadence, Last Nights of Havana will run for a limited number of nights between October 19th and May 2019. On arrival, guests will be greeted with a complimentary rum cocktail before entering a tropical palm-filled bar, humming with energy and colour. Zesty Mojitos, refreshing Daiquiris and heady Cuba Libres will be expertly made at the large island bar, while the smell of Cuban street food fills the air, and Cuban cigar sellers make their way through the crowds. Cuban-born Musical Director Oreste `Sambroso’ Noda, the man behind London’s famous Sambroso Sambroso will lead the band nightly and pay homage to the soulful syncopation of Buena Vista Social Club. DJs will also be on hand to play Latin-inflected beats, seamlessly mixed with cocktail bar and dancefloor favourites. Designed by Andy Mil and Elliot Ball from Shoreditch bar, The Cocktail Trading Company, the cocktail menu will add a contemporary touch to Cuban classics. Featuring the full Bacardi portfolio alongside a selection of unique bottles from the Caribbean, rum is undoubtedly the star at Last Nights Of Havana, however, a full bar offering will be available. Perfect for groups, Last Nights Of Havana will also host a rum-tasting master-class each Saturday afternoon of the pop-up. Priced at £60 per person, tickets include a rum flight and special cocktail, and a discount towards that night’s event. Tickets for Last Nights Of Havana are priced at £20 each and include a complimentary cocktail on arrival. Tickets will increase to £25 in 2019, so guests are advised to book early.

BOTTLES A welcome haven in the hustle and bustle of Spitalfields Market, Bottles combines great food with fantastic wine.

Specialising in sustainable, independent, organic and biodynamic producers, with a predominant focus on Italy, Bottles is a fantastic way for would-be wine novices and connoisseurs alike to delve into the wonderful world of the vine. Bottles pick all of the wines themselves, showcasing only the best and unique examples they can find, before creating complementing dishes to really bring out the very best of the liquid. With an eclectic world-wide selection, the options for the menu can be endless, however it is always seasonal with a heavy respect for nature and its produce. Working together with Sood Kitchen, using only the best suppliers, Bottles source their ingredients very carefully to introduce new flavours and seasonal favourites from all over the world with a zero waste policy. Every inch of every vegetable, meat or fish is used for something whether that’s a stock or presentation flourish. Menus are consistently changing but sample highlights include Burrata, purple kale, crispy seaweed, and torched tomatoes; Handmade spaghetti all’ amatriciana w/ crispy guanciale & pecorino; and Iberico pork, fermented cherries, coconut cream, fennel herbs. Sharing boards, which are perfect if you are just looking for a nibble while you enjoy a tipple, are also available with generous cured meat and cheese boards, olives and fresh sourdough bread. The beauty of Bottles is not just the wonderful wine walled atmosphere but the fact that you really can learn something new and discover new favourites. Staff are only too happy to share their knowledge and recommendations making this a real find in the heart of East London.

Last Nights of Havana, Quayside Bar, Tobacco Dock, Wapping, London E1W 2SF Tickets via: lastnightsofhavana.com

BOTTLES, 67 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA bottleswine.bar

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Apple Day at Borough Market

The Art of Choux

For the very first time, the Art of Choux pastry will be revealed at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester during a one-off masterclass on Monday 29th October. Executive Chef Jean-Philippe Blondet and Pastry Chef Thibault Hauchard will take guests through a never seen before step by step guide of mastering the Art of Choux pastry from savoury to sweet, to satisfy all tastes! Guided by the chefs’ expert hands, participants will discover three classic French pastries - the ‘gougères’, baked savoury cheese puffs; the ‘chouquettes’, delicate sweet choux sprinkled with coarse sugar; and a chocolate filled ‘choux au craquelin’, a sweet choux puff filled with chocolate cream and topped with a thin layer of crumble. For booking inquiries, please contact the reservations team on 020 7629 8866 or via email alainducassereservations@alainducasse-dorchester.com Monday 29th October, 9am - 12noon | £250.00 pp | alainducasse-dorchester.com

Victoria Beckham Pierre Marcolini

Apple Day returns for its 10th year on 21st October at Borough Market. The day celebrates the 2,500 varieties of apples with a range of activities to suit all members of the family including; a tasting table of old, an Apple Doctor, a specially created story orchard and apple fans from the animal world – including pigs from Hackney City Farm. Although nearly two-thirds of the apple orchards across the country disappeared between the 1950s and the turn of the millennium, thanks to non-commercial growers, community orchards and farmers that have focused on protecting our heritage varieties, consumers can now sample a much broader range of apples. No apple celebration would be complete without food, and chef Kathy Slack will be cooking up a range of delicious apple and harvest themed dishes, whilst Borough Market’s traders will be offering apple focused goods including apple biscuits, apple cake and cider from the New Forest. There will also be a celebration of ancient seasonal customs with music, songs and performance by local historical theatre group the Lion’s Part. In keeping with its commitment to the local community, Borough Market will also be donating a proportion of the pitch fee for participating traders to trader nominated charity, Lucy Brown House, a sheltered accommodation centre for older people in Southwark, where residents have their own flats and share communal facilities. Borough Market’s neighbour, Southwark Cathedral will deliver a short act of harvest worship in the Market, accompanied by the Market’s choir. Money raised from donations during the worship will fund the Robes Project, a local charity which provides winter night shelters for the homeless of south London. Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL 020 7407 1002 | boroughmarket.org.uk

Victoria Beckham has partnered with world renowned chocolatier Pierre Marcolini to design a limited-edition box of 16 chocolate hearts to celebrate the milestone 10th anniversary of her iconic fashion house. Meeting in Paris a city close to both of their hearts, the pair masterminded a chocolate box special enough to mark the occasion. The extraordinary know-how and contemporary approach of Pierre to create the best chocolates in the world, aligned with Victoria’s forward-thinking vision, made this the perfect collaboration. One of the few chocolatiers to oversee the entire production process through to the final assemble, Victoria was able to work closely with Pierre throughout the design process. Distinctive flavours include; Casse-Noisette - Hazelnut praline caramel with the Maison’s legendary Nutcracker spread, shot through with pieces of caramelised roasted Piedmont hazelnuts; Caramel Salted Butter - Delicate salted butter caramel, coated in white chocolate; and Rose-Passion - White chocolate ganache infused with rose and passion fruit, coated in white chocolate. Les Coeurs de Victoria Beckham will be available from Pierre Marcolini boutiques worldwide and coming to an exclusive pop-up in the Victoria Beckham Dover Street store from Thursday, 4th October with a further release in November. Box of 16 Hearts - £35.00

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Scary Fish This Halloween, Scary Fish will return to Sexy Fish for the third year in a row. On Wednesday, 31 October, the restaurant will host the ultimate Halloween bash, a cocktail style event with hair raising hosts, performers and dancers on hand to really get the party started. Making the most of the spooky atmosphere, the space will be decked with Halloween neons. DJs will play throughout the night while guests are served a selection of frighteningly fabulous food alongside a list of Absolut Elyx cocktails created especially for the evening. Gargoyles, sword performers and sexy fire breathers will mesmerise the room, as devilish break-dancers take to the dancefloor. Canape & bowl style delicacies will include lobster and pumpkin gyoza, mushroom skewers with garlic miso, pink shrimp tempura, and Wagyu sliders. Other highlights include trick or treat desserts and a Hocus Pocus cocktail, made with Absolut Elyx, green chartreuse, berry mix, chili and chinotto. The restaurant’s exclusive private room, The Coral Reef Room, will also become part of the celebrations, transformed into an intimate secret break out space for party goers to enjoy Elyx cocktails.

Tickets for Scary Fish will be priced at £160 per person and include a welcome drink plus a night of Halloween performers, mouthwatering food and creepy cocktails, from 8:30pm - 2am. For those looking for an even more VIP experience, four booths accommodating up to six guests will be available to book in the main restaurant. This £1,100 package will include a drink on arrival, food served at the table, plus a bottle of Absolut Elyx vodka with a selection of soft drinks. To book tickets to Scary Fish please call 020 3764 2000 Sexy Fish, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR 020 3764 2000 | sexyfish.com

London Restaurant Festival

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the London Restaurant Festival returns for a month-long array of foodie events in the capital. Showcasing a top line-up of the world’s top chefs and over 400 restaurants around London, this year’s event focuses on the international nature of London’s restaurant industry, highlighting ten chosen cuisines that have contributed to making London the culinary capital of the world. Each of the cuisines will be represented by one of the world’s best chefs, including Bill Granger, who will fly in from Australia for the occasion; Michelin-starred husband and wife Dylan Jones and

Duangporn ‘Bo’ Songvisava from Bo.Lan in Bangkok, who will team up with som saa; and Anne-Sophie Pic, currently the only French female chef to hold 3 Michelin stars. This year’s event will also feature a unique programme of 60 events including Restaurant-Hopping Tours, Gourmet Odysseys, Chef-Hosted events, Eat Art and Ultimate Gastronomic Weekends. The Festival Menus, in partnership with Bookatable.com, are a great way to try that restaurant you’ve always wanted to visit with menus ranging from £10.00 to £60.00 in over 200 restaurants across the capital for the whole month of October.

For more information see londonrestaurantfestival.com

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French farm-to-table chicken rotisserie

Cocotte Hoxton Square 8 Hoxton Square N1 6NU 020 7033 4277 Cocotte Notting Hill 95 Westbourne Grove W2 4UW 020 3220 0076 mycocotte.uk

Boasting healthy and delicious homemade dishes, Cocotte serves up fresh chicken rotisserie straight from farm to its London locations. Staying true to the brand’s French heritage, all of the free-range chickens are sourced from Evron in the Loire Valley of France. With locations in Westbourne Grove and recently opened Hoxton Square complete with a stunning terrace, the atmospheric restaurants offer juicy chickens that are marinated for 24hours in Cocotte’s secret blend of herbs and spices before being slowly cooked and finished on the spit. The concept was created by founder and chef Romain Bourrillon, drawing flavours and inspiration from working many years in a number of restaurants across France and Belgium. The comforting chicken is then complimented by an array of homemade sauces, salads, soups and sides. Highlights include Truffle Mac & Cheese, Ratatouille, and the Nathalie salad comprising of kale, roasted pepper, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, sesame and walnut tahini dressing. Sauce wise, they’re all very good but be sure to try the Cocotte Mustard, Green, and Spicy ones. All the fruit and vegetables used are from local & independent suppliers ensuring Cocotte sticks to their sustainable ethos. A specially curated selection of fine wines an also be enjoyed alongside their unique collection of cocktails. So much more than your average chicken joint, as the weather turns cooler make your way to Cocotte for a super wholesome, nourishing meal. Very reasonably priced for the quality, there really is something for everyone – thanks to the vast amount of seasonal vegetable dishes on the menu. The homemade sauces really add extra flair to the already sumptuous flavours. Finish with a refreshing Mochi ice cream ball.

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Boasting a fantastic location, overlooking Portman Square Gardens the recently renovated restaurant, The Montagu Kitchen, is a welcome addition to Marylebone’s Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill. Celebrating the best of British seasonal produce and bringing the spirit of the English Garden inside, The Montagu Kitchen takes inspiration from Winston Churchill’s former residence The National Trust’s Chartwell House and Garden. Under direction from Kent-born Executive Chef, Mark Sainsbury, the restaurant offers modern British cuisine that showcases the seasonality of the Chartwell Gardens, and aims to put nature at the heart of its menus and interiors. The new interiors are wonderfully atmospheric with subtle lighting, soft colours, textures and patterns. Innovative lifestyle brand Designers Guild were briefed to reinterpret the Chartwell Gardens and have executed the task well, using Champ de Fleurs fabric and varying hues of lavender. Floral and botanical displays add another element of interest and have been curated by leading florist Juliet Glaves, who is well known for her organic approach to home-grown flowers. The attention to detail is really quite impressive. Small sprigs

of lavender from the roof garden on the top of the hotel are carefully placed inside the napkins and signature cocktails include the Chartwell Preserve, and Roses & Apples made with Hendricks Gin, and Chartwell Garden Apple Juice. The menus will change with the seasons but there are also several daily and weekly specials to be enjoyed.

The Montagu Kitchen 30 Portman Square, London W1H 7BH | 020 7299 2037


Highlights from the starters include the generously portioned Poached Lobster with Samphire and potato salad, grapefruit, nasturtium, vanilla mayonnaise; 16 Hours Cured Salmon, Pickled cucumber, confit tomato, radish, crispy skin and National Trust cider Horseradish mustard; and the Chartwell Garden Salad. Moving on to mains and guests can choose from a signature creation or a delectable piece of meat or fish, such as whole Dover Sole, from the Josper Grill. Hugely popular, and we can see why, is the homemade Marmalade Glazed 12 hour slow cooked Pork Belly served with delightful puff crackling, kale braised with barley, winter vegetables, and red wine sauce. Very reasonably priced for the quality and location, you will certainly not be leaving The Montagu Kitchen hungry or dissatisfied. Other standout dishes include Steamed Brixham Turbot, Swiss chard, fondant celeriac, razor clams, tomato and grape salad; and Roasted Portobello Mushroom, Garden peas, keen cheddar, lime and charred corn, beetroot ketchup. The British theme is strong in dessert with the likes of a

Michelin Star Mackerel Following the unveiling of the 2019 Michelin Star list with news that Angler has retained its Michelin Star for the fifth year running, Executive Chef Gary Foulkes shares his recipe for a signature dish at the restaurant, Mackerel Tartare, allowing you to enjoy this exceptional creation at home. Mackerel Tartare, Oyster, Green Apple and Shiso 8 fillets of de-boned, skinned Cornish mackerel fillets | 2 finely diced banana shallots | 5g chopped chives | 2 tbsp crème fraiche | Zest of 1 lemon | 2 Granny smith apples | 3 tbsp white soy | 20 sprigs of green shiso | 20 sprigs of purple shiso

Oyster cream 2 egg yolks | 5 oysters and juice | 1 lemon juice | 100ml water 400ml grapeseed oil

For the Oyster Cream: Place all ingredients except the oil into a blender and blend until smooth. Slowly pour in the grape seed oil to emulsify the mix; similar to a mayonnaise. Place in a squeezy bottle and set to one side.

For the tartare:

Raspberry Rose Bakewell Tart with homemade English honey ice cream; and the Chartwell Chocolate Wall with caramelized bananas. A daily dessert trolley including the signature Apple Pie and new freshly baked British cakes such as Orange Marmalade Sponge Cake and Cherry Tart is also available as well as a Vegan Trio and fantastic British Cheese Board. All in all, The Montagu Kitchen is well worth a visit. With so much attention to detail, from the cocktails right through to dessert, the well-thought out menu is perfectly executed, and guests can enjoy watching the skilled chefs at work thanks to the impressive open kitchen. A real destination whatever the occasion. World of Hyatt has partnered with London Restaurant Festival. Throughout October, Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill will be offering specially designed festival menus starting from £22 available at: bookatable.co.uk montagu.hrlondon@hyatt.com | themontagurestaurant.co.uk

Dice up the mackerel fillets neatly and place over ice to remain chilled. Mix the diced mackerel with the shallots, chives, Crème fraiche, lemon and white soy until combined. Place in seasoned mix into a ring in the middle of a plate. Dress the top of the tartar with 5 dots of the oyster cream. Then cut the apple into small batons and place on top of the oyster cream. Finish the dish with the shiso cress, placing five of each colour on top of the apple. Serve immediately!


Proud to take on a new challenge - the King of Clubs joins the Proud Empire... Liam - how have you settled into your new role at The Proud

The first few months has been a bit of an identity search. It’s the most

Group?

beautiful venue in Europe in my opinion, but when it first opened I

I joined the Proud group 5 weeks ago and it’s already been an unfor-

don’t think anybody had any idea how big it would become.

gettable experience. Walking into the office on my first day was a bit

Originally designed to be a cabaret venue, it has now become much

nerve-racking as I knew there would be a lot expected of me, but I was

more. We are now holding some of the biggest club and private hire

also aware that I had a great team to work with and this gave me con-

events in the world and everyone wants a slice of the pie. In 6 months it

fidence. I had to hit the floor running and make sure I gained respect

will be the best venue in London and in the top 5 in Europe.

from my colleagues as soon as possible but within the first hour I settled straight in - some things are just meant to be!

Have you had any celebrities through the door yet?

Being Group Sales Director at such a fast moving company keeps you

We have had some great artists from the US and UK music world but

on your toes at all times, it’s a real adrenaline rush, you always have to

we are now pushing much further and inviting every celeb in town.

think ahead and try to help drive the company forward.

We have new menus and shows launching right now, so now is a great

It’s been an excellent start to my career with Proud, but there is so

time for the doors to open to the A list world.

much more to come from the team and I. What shows do you have in the pipeline for all the venues? Your a bit of a name in the nightclub world - tell us about

Embankment has just started Opulence on a Friday and Dark Fairytale

your previous positions?

on Saturday. We had the launch at the end of September and they have

Having the nickname the “King of clubs” (obviously after the late great

had an incredible response.

Peter Stringfellow) means I have attracted a really lovely following of

Our new Creative director is fabulous and has executed 2 beautifully

people (and celebrities) that seem to move with me everywhere I go,

twisted shows! Certainly a must see in my opinion.

which is a massive compliment.

City has just had a half a million pound refurb which looks out of this

I made Café de Paris my home for 8 years and in this time I hosted

world. We launched the Cabaret Cocktail club on the 21st Sep and that

over 1000 parties - without being arrogant, I would say 99% were a big

will run every Thursday and Friday evening from 5pm.

success.

If you love dancing, laughing and drinking cocktails this is the place for

The secret to being a name in club land is to always love your guests,

you. And of course Secret Burlesque Society has come back home to

go above and beyond for everyone that walks through your door, as you

the city. This is classic cabaret at its best!

never know who they know or when they will come back. Try and think outside the box and above all…throw a great party!

Which days (in your opinion) are best to visit each venue? Either show at Embankment on Fri and Saturday.

What plans do you have for Proud in terms of sales?

100% check out the Cabaret Cocktail club on a Thursday.

Every Proud venue has its own character and sells itself in its own way.

Be wowed by our Brighton cabaret any Saturday evening.

My sales team are fantastic and very hardworking and I am the back-

And to finish off the week sit down with friends and enjoy a smooth

bone to help and support them with my expertise- and obviously bring

glass of red and Sunday roast at Stanmer House. The perfect way to

many of my own personal clients to the table.

relax before you do it all again the following week.

We are already massively up on target, so the next stage is setting another target that we can smash through the roof !

Last but not least The Proud brand seems to be unstoppable - are there plans to venture into different cities?

Proud Embankment is the newest member of the Proud

Indeed, unstoppable is certainly the way I would describe it! We have

gang - tell us about this amazing venue and how the first few

some big plans for 2019 and beyond. I don’t want to say too much right

months have been?

now, but Proud could be coming to a city near you very very soon! For more information please get in touch: liam@proud.co.uk or call 020 7482 3867 Proud Embankment | 8 Victoria Embankment, Under Waterloo Bridge (Northside), London, WC2R 2AB | www.proudembankment.com Proud City | 1 Mark Ln (Corner of Dunster and Mark Lane), London, EC3R 7AH | www.proudcabaretcity.com Proud Brighton | 83 St George’s Rd, Brighton, BN2 1EF | www.proudcabaretbrighton.com Stanmer House | Stanmer Park Rd, Stanmer, Brighton BN1 9QA | www.proudcabaretbrighton.com


COCKTAIL COLUMN

A Cornucopia of Cocktails with JJ Goodman

A globally recognised personality and trendsetter in the world of mixed drinks, JJ Goodman is the founder and owner of the London Cocktail Club bar group and Craft Cocktail Co.

As the scorcher of a summer draws to an end, that feeling of slight dread and resentment, similar to those infamous words everyone hates to hear at the end of an evening… “last orders at the bar”; is getting closer and closer. No one seems to be ready for the shorter days that are heading our way or ready to embrace the cold chill that’s fast approaching. But it isn’t all doom and gloom, because as we start our quest to stay cosy all those lovely mixologists have already prepared exciting new cocktail menu’s that are guaranteed to warm up your winter. It’s time to turn our attention to aged

and spiced rum! With their sweet caramel notes you’re still going to feel all those tantalising tropical vibes that we all know and love about this spirit, with just that right amount of fieriness to keep you warm during those Indian summer evenings of Blighty (reminding yourself you’re not actually on a beach in the Bahamas). For those colder nights though, your cooler than cool and effortless suave Old Fashioned is going to ease you in to the winter haul with far more comfort than your winter woollies ever could. Down at LCC we’ve pimped out and spruced up some classic concoctions on our new menu; you’ll find us stirring down our Old Fashioned with Woodford Reserve Bourbon and cherry bitters, which introduces a level of warming sweetness to this timeless number for an epic explosion of flavours! Here’s a tip, if you want to try something different and really impress your friends, swap the Bourbon for an aged rum. For me, I’m reaching for the Bacardi 8-year-old, a bartender’s top choice in the smooth aged rum department. So here is to the colder months, come get tucked away after work, in the warmth of one of our London Cocktail Clubs and rest assured we’ll be bringing the heat right through the winter! Cheers!

Goodge Street | Shaftesbury Avenue | Oxford Circus | Shoreditch | Islington | Bethnal Green | Monument | Liverpool Street | Covent Garden londoncocktailclub.co.uk


REVIEW

Sartoria of Savile Row

Located on stylish Savile Row, Sartoria is a Mayfair institution. Whether you’re heading for a business lunch or a romantic dinner, the Italian restaurant is the perfect spot. Adding to their charm, Sartoria’s Libare Bar has just launched a brandnew all-day dining menu filled with tasty cicchetti and heartier plates that are ideal for sharing over a few cocktails. Impressively varied for a bar menu, highlights include generously sized Cicchetti plates such as chicken and avocado; and cuttlefish arancini. As well as Umbrian truffle and Grana Padano doughnut; and double baked potatoes with mozzarella. The salumi and cheese is perfect for grazing, while the plentiful deep-fried zucchini is always a winner. If you are looking for something a little heartier then the Aubergine parmigiana is wonderfully warming, as is the spaghetti carbonara. You can even enjoy a dessert, or two, with Italian classics such as Tiramisu, and a cake of the day. The drinks list comprises of seasonal twists on Italian classics like Bellinis, Negronis and Spritzes, alongside some original creations that take inspiration from the surrounding area. Must-tries include ‘Mayfair Fizz’ – Ketel one vodka, Disaronno, Elderflower cordial, Passion fruit and Moet & Chandon; and ‘Show Me the Way’ – a refreshing blend of Tanqueray Gin, Limoncello, Neroli and Cucumber with a shot of prosecco on the side. A large list of carefully selected Italian wines are also available by the glass or bottle, as well as a packed spirits list of rum, gin, whiskey, vermouths, amaros and even some liqueurs created by Francesco himself, including his home-grown bergamot.

Light and airy in the daytime thanks to the large windows looking out onto New Burlington Street, the sleek bar transforms into a more atmospheric location in the evening thanks to sumptuous seating and ambient lighting.

Sartoria, 20 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S 3PR | 020 7534 7000 | sartoriareservations@danddlondon.com


CATERHAM SEVEN 620 S

Caterham Seven

620 S

An iconic British roadster, the Caterham Seven has, since conception, been the perfect weekend car for casual drivers and enthusiasts alike. Following the launch of the insane 620 R that was built specifically with the track in mind, boasting semi-slick tyres and a whopping supercharged 2.0-litre engine delivering a 0-60mph time of just 2.79 seconds, Caterham decided that an ever so slightly more subtle version would be necessary to full enjoy the experience on the road. Introducing the 620 S. Available as a factory built car only - no option to build your own unlike with the other models in the collection - the 620 S brings everything the 'R' was built for to the road.

Packing the same 2.0-litre, supercharged Ford Duratec engine, the 620 S has been tuned to better suit the road, settling for a reserved 0-60mph time of 3.4 seconds! This 310hp monster is not to be taken lightly, however it has also been equipped with numerous comforts to deliver the perfect compromise between raw driving pleasure and an enjoyable, relaxed ride. A 5-speed manual gearbox provides an added level of driving joy that enhances the whole experience. Paired with an uprated brake master cylinder and limited-slip differential taken from the 'R', this is a driving machine through and through.

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YOUR DRIVE

What makes this a more all-round enjoyable car are the more comfortable road springs and dampers which deliver an extra level of ride comfort along with the option to select the wide-bodied SV chassis that not only increases passenger comfort through the additional space, but improves driving range thanks to the larger fuel tank. Also, for the first time, owners can opt for heated carbon seats allowing you to enjoy the ride year round - something that has often been restricted to wearing endless layers and pushing the heat setting to high. This car not only pushes the Seven to the pinnacle of its existence on the road, but delivers a beautifully balanced package that truly brings performance and comfort together for the first

time. If you have previously considered the Caterham Seven as a weekend car but felt you just couldn't justify its fair-weather use, then it might be time to reconsider. Now, you can enjoy your Seven year round and in spectacular fashion. Striking in appearance and breathtaking in performance, this is a car that wants to be pushed and enjoy the road just as much as the person behind the wheel. Everything about the 620 S has been designed for driver pleasure. Enjoy a relaxing weekend drive in the country and then, when you want to see exactly what this machine can do, simply press a little harder with your right foot, make more aggressive use of the manual gearbox and prepare for the ride. Just make sure the person next to you is ready or they might get a shock.

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CHELSEA CARS

Italian Rarebreed

1952 Lancia Aurelia B52 Rosa D'Oro Coupe - POA

In 1952, Lancia was still continuing the pre-war tradition of supplying a limited number of rolling chassis to renowned coachbuilders such as Ghia and Vignale, but this B52 Aurelia was fotunate enough to receive the Pinin Farina treatment. A number of these Rosa d'Oro cars were produced - although the actual figure is questioned between four and six vehicles - with just three being built in this coupe body type. Elegant styling combined with muscular features and exaggerated dimensions make for an unmistakably Italian car and with its sleek pillarless windows and smooth body line enhanced by the contrast coloured roof, you enjoy the illusion of a much smaller car. This rare Pinin Farina bodied Lancia Aurelia B52 is not only a stunning example, but passes the eligibility for the historic Mille Miglia. Presented in cream coachwork with contrast black roof

and tan leather interior, the car is in excellent condition following an extensive restoration. A huge file which includes photographic restoration detail carried out in the UK in 2009 is available and demonstrates the amount of work that has been put in to this Concours worthy beauty. The two-tone design dashboard with its stylish round dials is breathtaking, continuing the theme of the overall aesthetic. But it's not just how it looks, the car drives tightly through corners thanks to its suspension, whilst moving with grandeur and grace on the road. One of the car’s curiosities is that behind the generous front bench seat there are only folding seats, another unique detail that makes this car all the more special. This is a very special and rare matching numbers car that is not to be missed. A car for the true connoisseur it would be a welcome entrant at a host of global Concours D’ Elegance.

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


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The Front Door Effect

your How Much is Your Front Door Worth? Savills investigates the price implications of having your own front door. If you're living in an apartment, it could make a big difference to the price of your property and even improve the living space within.


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ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this 2 bedroom 3rd and 4th floor duplex ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this modern built 3rd floor studio apartment within apartment withinThe thisapartment popular benefits development known Riverside this riverside situated development. from open planaslounge and Mansions. The apartment benefits a lounge with separate kitchen diner, 2 bedroom area, fitted kitchen and 3from piece bathroom suite. Laminate wood floors. double bedrooms,system. 3 pieceParking bathroom suite and to balcony. Residents Gymnasium. Video entry-phone space. Close Wapping station and local bus Secure routes. allocated parking space. Close to Wapping station, local bus routes and £365,000 amenities.

Well presented, completely refurbished 1980’s built 4th and 5th floor duplex ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this 1980’s built 2 double bedroom 2nd and apartment withinapartment. this popular West Wapping development. Decorated to a high 3rd floor duplex The apartment benefits from kitchen diner, reception standard of 2 double piece bathroom, additional leading toand patiocomprises garden. Bathroom with bedrooms, separate Wc.3 Parking space. Located close separate cloakroom, lounge and private balcony. Refitted by the current owners to Tower Hill Stations and St Katharine’s Dock. to include a new kitchen diner. Close to historic St Katharine Docks, Tower Hill £624,995 station and Waitrose. Secure parking space.

Cape Yard, WestWapping WappingE1W E1W Discovery Walk,

Capital Wharf, Codling Close, West West Wapping Wapping E1W E1W

ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this 1st floor 2 bedroom modern built apartment The seller will pay the standard Stamp Duty! Modern built 2 bedroom apartment within this popular West Wapping development. The apartment benefits from within ornamental canal side secure gated development. Spacious lounge,this fullypopular fitted kitchen, en-suite shower room to master bedroom and family lounge withFloor a dining area leading to aLaminate fully fittedwood kitchen. 2 Bedrooms withphone views bathroom. to ceiling windows. floors. Video-entry of the ornamental canal. Family 3 piece bathroom suite. South facing terrace. system. Allocated parking space. On-site caretaker. Close to St Katharine’s Dock, Secure underground parking close local amenities. The property Wapping station and Tower Hill space stations.and Share of to Freehold. is in excellent decorative order, must be viewed.

ea2 are pleased to offer this bright 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment with The seller will pay £25,000 towards the buyers Stamp Duty! This is an stunning River views from the balcony on the second floor within this sought after amazing opportunity! Modern built ensuite Freehold extended development. The master bedrooms comprises of 3a double 4 piece bedroom, bathroom 2 bathroom, 3 storey houseis also within popular Wapping side suite. The second bathroom an this ensuite in the West second bedroom.canal Wooden development. Lounge leading to spacious and light kitchen diner, garden, 3 floors throughout and has a separate cloak room. 24 hour concierge and use double bedrooms, familyunderground 4 piece bathroom andtoen-suite shower to of residents gym Secure parking.suite Close transport links toroom canary the master bedroom. Allocated parking space. Finished to a very high standard. wharf and the city.

£520,000 Leasehold

£675,000 £595,000 Leasehold

£650,000 Leasehold

£1,100,000 £850,000 Freehold

| 35a Wapping High Street | Wapping | E1W 1NR t: 020 7702 3456 www.ea2group.com | enquiries@ea2group.com


Queen Victoria Terrace, The Tower, Wapping E1WWapping E1W

Riviera Court, Wapping West Wapping The Highway, E1W E1W

ea2 are pleased pleasedtotooffer offer rent a brand two double bedroom apartment, ea2 are thistoexecutive Studio new apartment to rent within a luxurious landmark located in the sought ‘Sovereign Court’.open This plan lovely spacious development. This South after Facingdevelopment apartment comprises of modern fitted kitchen, contemporary fitted bathroom & Balcony, The flat totals 382 Sq. ft. Residents of Wapping Lane two bedroom apartment offers underfloor heating as well as 24 hour concierge. have the benefit of 24hr concierge facilities, exclusive residents health club, gym and enjoy close Parking is available at £25 per week.

ea2 to show offer you for rent 2nd bedroom floor tworecently bedroom, two bathroom ea2 are are pleased pleased to this 2this double renovated modern modern built apartment. Theofapartment benefits from a reception withabalcony apartment which comprises 2 bathrooms, this property benefits from garden overlooking the river and Wapping Memorial Park. Additional balcony to the and is close to transport links. master bedroom. Separate fully fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces. Close to Tower Hill stations and St Katharine Docks.

proximity to DLR and underground stations.

£360 Per Week

£425 Per Week £600 Per Week

£425 Per Week

Douthwaite West Wapping China Court,Square, West Wapping E1W E1W

The Highway, Wapping E1W Queen Anne Terrace, Wapping E1W

ea2 are pleased to offer for rent this modern built 2 bedroom ground and first Two double bedroom garden duplex apartment in a popular gated West floor duplex apartment. The apartment benefits from lounge, fitted kitchen, 3 piece Wapping the Quay 430. Benefits from Views a fullyover fitted kitchen, bathroom development suite. Double glazing. Laminate wood floors. ornamental reception leading to a private a woodenDock decking, en-suite canal. Allocated parking space. garden Close towith St Katharine’s and Tower Hill shower stations. room to master bedroom and family bathroom. Fully furnished. Video-entry phone system. Secured and allocated parking space. On-site caretaker. Close to St Katharine Docks, Waitrose supermarket and Tower Hill stations.

ea2 are pleased to offer ain fantastic opportunity to rent this 2 double bedroom One bedroom apartment an exciting and vibrant development in Wapping. house which has been re furbished completely to a high standard throughout. Set around a beautiful communal courtyard garden square perfect to unwind The property offers a reception with bi-folding full length doors leading to garden. and make the most of Wapping and the surrounding areas. Finished to a high Fully fitted kitchen. First floor bathroom. Utility room/ground floor cloakroom. Can be standard wooden floors, under heating andtocontemporary furnished with or unfurnished. Garden withfloor decking. Close Tower Hill and bathrooms within easy and kitchens. concierge. Available either furnished or unfurnished. Easy access to the24-hour City & Canary Wharf. access to The City and Canary Wharf. Parking available at £25 per week.

£425 Per Week £450 Per Week

£460 Per Week £365 Per Week

| 35a Wapping High Street | Wapping | E1W 1NR t: 020 7702 3456 www.ea2group.com | enquiries@ea2group.com


SAVILLS

The Value of Having Your Own Front Door with Patch Lister, Associate Director Residential, Savills Chelsea

First impressions are everything and flats with their own front door are more prized than those without, particularly in London. A private front door makes a property feel more like a house, but without losing valuable square footage to stairs or landings. If we were to have two identical flats - one with a communal entrance and the other with its own front door - the latter would certainly generate stronger interest and likely sell for up to 10 per cent more. Indeed, many buyers list a private front door or entrance as an essential. Some apartment conversions are fortunate enough to retain the grand front door to the original building, and potential buyers are usually pleasantly surprised to have direct access through such an elegant entrance without having to pass through communal areas. Having your own front door also eliminates the need to share a hallway with neighbours, and increases both security and privacy. There can be a value trade off as these flats are often on the lower ground floors. However, this might well be mitigated by the benefit of having a garden and a lower service charge.

Billing Place, Chelsea A beautifully presented two bedroom house, situated in a highly sought after private Chelsea road with parking. The house has been meticulously refurbished and is well laid out with a superb kitchen/family/dining room that opens onto the south facing courtyard garden. There are two double bedroom suites and a separate utility room with W.C.

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October 2018

What do homebuyers in E14 really look for? Young people

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Yet what most people really want is a home that will increase in value over the long term. The rewards of getting it right are substantial. The average price of a mid-market property here has risen by 6.9 per cent per year since 2001, equal to an annual increase of approximately £16,100. The top 5% by price have risen by 5.9 per cent per year while the top 1% have seen annual growth of 5.3 per cent. To sell your home in the quickest time possible and get better than the asking price, it's important to understand buyers' mindsets. If you have any questions or are thinking of selling your E14 property, get in touch with me. I'm always on-hand to give you the latest market intelligence. Spencer Fortag

spencer@lmlondon.com

The average price of a mid-market property here has risen by 6.9 per cent per year since 2001 Get a free and instant online valuation valuation.lmlondon.com


OCTOBER 2018

Monthly Market Update - Docklands E14

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