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Natalia Rotenberg and her hugely talented team have
AND THE AWARD
GOES TO...
N R Group
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atalia Rotenberg and her hugely talented team have
demonstrated over the past two years that hard work, attention
to detail and delivering the highest quality interior design and
finishes to clients not only in the UK but also in Europe and
Russia have not gone unnoticed.
It is during the Autumn, when the
design and construction industry
come together to celebrate and
recognise such companies and
projects at various ‘Oscar style’
awards ceremonies.
NR Group specialise in high end
residential and commercial interior design from concept to completion from commercial properties to private residences, Natalia and her team
provide the ultimate in luxury and functionality.
At Look In Lifestyle we have been privileged to be a part of the NR Group
journey and it is a pleasure to see the
industry’s recognition for Natalia and
NR Group.
Back in September, The Hurlingham Private Club was the venue for
‘The International Design & Architecture Awards’ where NR Group won the
‘Residential Swimming Pool Project Award’ for a luxury project in Berlin,
Germany.
Just weeks later it was on to the Marriott
Hotel, London for ‘The United Kingdom
Property Awards’ and espite facing the best
in the industry, NR Group scooped 3 awards.
These included; winner of ‘Luxury Private
Residence’ for a project in Guildford, Surrey; winner of ‘Showhouse’ for
Shaanti House, Gerrards Cross and finally winner of ‘Luxury Private
Residence’, Saddlestones, St Georges Hill, Surrey.
Later in October it was time for the ‘SBID Awards’ at The Dorchester,
London. Here NR Group
were nominated and
were finalists in the
‘Over £1M’ category.
The level of
competition is so high
and judged by leading industry experts so naturally Natalia
is thrilled to be moving into 2016 with highly acclaimed
industry recognition.
Following on from the success of the closing months of
2015 the NR Group already have a busy schedule to
embrace. 2016 starts with, what promises to be, a glitteringly
decadent, black tie fundraising event, which finds Natalia
back in the elegant and familiar surroundings of
The Dorchester...
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EVENTS GUIDE
Our selection of events to enjoy during February and March
FEBRUA RY
Saturday 6th February
RBS 6 NATIONS
france v Italy,
Stade de france.
Scotland v England,
BT Murrayfield.
Sunday 7th February
RBS 6 NATIONS
Ireland v Wales,
Aviva Stadium.
Sunday 7th February
SuPER BOWL
Santa Clara,
California.
Saturday 13th February
RBS 6 NATIONS
france v Ireland,
Stade de france.
Wales v Scotland,
Principality Stadium.
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Sunday 14th February
RBS 6 NATIONS
Italy v England,
Stadio Olimpico.
Friday 12th February to
Sunday 21st February
YOuTH OLYMPIC GAMES
Lillehammer,
Norway.
Thursday 25th February to
Sunday 28th February
VODAfONE LONDON
fASHION WEEkEND
Saatchi Gallery,
London.
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Saturday 13th March
RBS 6 NATIONS
Scotland v france,
BT Murrayfield.
Friday 26th February
RBS 6 NATIONS
Wales v france,
Principality Stadium.
MAR C H
wednesday 2nd March to
Sunday 6th March
WORLD TRACk CYCLING
CHAMPIONSHIPS
London.
Saturday 27th February
RBS 6 NATIONS
Italy v Scotland,
Stadio Olimpico.
England v Ireland,
Twickenham Stadium.
Saturday 5th March
‘fROM RuSSIA WITH LOVE’
Charity event
The Dorchester,
London.
Friday 11th March to
Sunday 3rd April
ICC WORLD TWENTY20
India.
Saturday 12th March
RBS 6 NATIONS
Ireland v Italy,
Aviva Stadium.
Saturday 13th March
ST PATRICk’S DAY
CELEBRATIONS
Trafalgar Square,
London.
Saturday 19th March
RBS 6 NATIONS
Wales v Italy,
Principality Stadium.
Ireland v Scotland,
Aviva Stadium.
france v England,
Stade de france.
Sunday 20th March
f1 AuSTRALIAN
GRAND PRIx
Melbourne,
Sunday 27th March
BNY MELLON BOAT RACES PuTNEY TO MORTLAkE
River Thames,
London.
England v Wales,
Twickenham Stadium.
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CONTENTS
2-3 ‘from Russia with Love’,
Natalia Rotenberg talks awards and
her charity events foundation
5 Welcome
6-7 Events Guide
9 Contents
12-13 Weight Loss Revolution at
Hypoxi Sunninghill
17-32 Travel - from St Mawes to
St Moritz
21 Restaurant Review - Hipping
Hall, The Lake District, Cumbria
32 Restaurant Review - Rick Stein’s
fish, falmouth, Cornwall
34-35 The Bridal Box, Oxford
displays the latest in wedding trends
36-37 Share your photos, your
photos shared by you
38-39 Is february the month for
love?
32 Restaurant Review - The White
Hart, Chobham, Surrey
44 The Best English Sparkling
Wines revealed
46-47 Leisure - Bearwood Lakes,
Royal Berkshire reviewed
48 A Cut Above at Coworth Park,
Ascot
50-53 Three special events, one
great city
54 Half Term special in Windsor
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H E A LT H & W E L L B E I N G F E AT U R E
HYPOXI-STUDIO
SUNNINGHILL
Weight Loss Innovation
“An incredible weight loss innovation
that targets stubborn problem areas and
converts fat into energy without the need
for a strict dieting regime.”
Hypoxi®Studio Sunninghill
or many the New Year often consists
of a new exercise regime or plan with
the ultimate goal of acheiveing our
dream figure.
for me, no matter how many times I walk
around Virginia Water Lake, there are still areas
of my body that I would like to work on and
improve. We all see celebrities such as
Victoria Beckham and Cheryl fernandezVercini (pictured) looking amazing in figurehugging dresses and naturally think ‘why can't
I look as good as they do?’
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WHAT’S THE CELEBRITY SECRET?
ruth Baker is a professional
relaxation therapist, reiki
and seichem practitioner,
based in sunningdale,
Berkshire.
07590 984915
[email protected]
www.rbreikiberkshire.co.uk
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Well, their secret lies within the lovely village
of Sunninghill, close to Ascot.
A stunning studio located discreetly off the
High Street is now entering its second year
and building a reputation for a revolutionary
method of body shaping. I was given a
personal tour of the studio and felt instantly at
ease and relaxed in this environment. I even
spoke to some of the ladies who were
enjoying treatments at the time - many of the
ladies I spoke to and the owner (who is clearly
passionate and very hands on) explained that
HYPOxI® treatments are now a regular part of
their exercise regime which they have
embraced and enjoy.
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H E A LT H & W E L L B E I N G F E AT U R E
“I lost an unbelievable 17cm from
my hips, buttocks and thighs in just
under 3 weeks. So excited to be
able to redefine my figure in such
a natural way. At first I was quite
sceptical but now I know HYPOXI
definitely works!”
Mikki, 38, Wentworth
THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE METHOD
Problem zones affecting women around the thighs, hips,
bottom and stomach are particularly stubborn, as
metabolism is extremely sluggish here due to poor
circulation. The revolutionary HYPOxI-Method combines
high and low alternating pressure treatments with
moderate training thus increasing circulation in problem
zones. fatty cells from these particular areas are thereby
carried by the increased circulation and are used as energy
by the moving muscle.
HAND IN HAND : IMPROVED CIRCULATION AND
ANTI-AGING BOOST DURING THE MENOPAUSE
Women going through menopause will know-what used to
disappear after a few days with a bit of sport and selfrestraint when eating suddenly presses very stubbornly
against the waistband of their favourite jeans. During this
time overall metabolism slows down and the production of
female hormones drops significantly. This results in
unfamiliar fat deposits on the stomach and the surrounding areas.
This is where the HYPOxI-Method comes in-activating circulation in the most
natural way and thus bringing the metabolism back to it's peak giving millions of
women around the globe their confidence back!
SAY ‘GOODBYE’ TO CELLULITE AND ‘HI’ TO SMOOTH SKIN
A beautiful body is enhanced by beautiful skin. The HYPOxI-Dermology machine is
specifically designed to tone and smooth the skin. This treatment takes place in
comfort while lying down. 400 activation chambers, which are incorporated in a
special suit, massage the skin with a gentle intensity. The persistent change in
pressure strengthens and tightens skin and connective tissue. What’s more, toxins
and built-up lymph can be better removed, whilst the regeneration process of the
skin and connective tissue is activated.
SUMMARY
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• firming and toning
• Improving circulation and metabolism
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traVel
Enjoy our personal
reviews, previews and
experiences in our
travel guide.
feBruary 2016
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TRAVEL FEATURE & REVIEW
THE LAKE DISTRICT
BRUNT HOUSE
Cumbria
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RESTAURANT REVIEW
THE LAKE DISTRICT
HIPPING HALL
Restaurant Review
Cumbrian Venison, Beetroot, Elder
TASTING MENU - £65pp
Goat Cheese, sourdough, tomato
Riesling Generations, Axel Pauly, Mosel, Germany 2013
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Pickled Mussels, Crispy leek
Savennieres, Les Vieux Clos, Nicholas Joly, Loire, France 2013
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salt Baked turnip, tunworth Custard, Granola
Dry Furmint, Dobogo, Tokaji, Hungary 2012
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lemon sole,Pear, smoked Cabbage, Hazelnut
Fiano Paone Cantina del Barone, Campania, Italy 2012
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Cumbrian Venison, Beetroot, elder
Cru-Elles, Ludovic Engel vin, Languedoc, France 2014
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Bread and Milk
Chaudelune, Vin de Glace, Morgex, Italia 2012
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Milk Chocolate, Bay leaf, Quince
Pedro Ximenez, Gutierrez Colosia, Jerez, Spain
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Coffee, Petit fours
Hipping Hall
Cowan Bridge
kirkby lonsdale
la6 2jj
tel : +44 (0)152 427 1187
Visit : www.hippinghall.com
FEBRUARY 2016
ipping Hall, is a modern country
restaurant with 3 AA Rosette
dining and luxuriously appointed
rooms.
Sitting between the beautiful English Lake
District and the rugged Yorkshire Dales,
Hipping Hall is the perfect venue to explore
the very best of what the North-West has
to offer.
from the moment you park up at this
stunning Country House, you can feel the
stresses of every day modern life ebb away.
Hipping Hall offers the option to explore both
The Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District or
just stay and relax in it’s own beautiful and
tranquil surroundings.
Hipping Hall’s fifteenth century dining room
certainly offers a very unique dining
experience indeed and only serves to
enhance the menus on offer.
Head Chef Oli, and his team in the kitchen
take great pleasure in producing fabulous
food perfect for the rugged borders of
Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire. Dinner is
served every evening and Lunch on Saturdays
and Sundays.
The Dinner menu changes daily, but every
night a seven course tasting menu or a five
course table d’hôte menu is offered. Both
menus burst with local and seasonal flavour
and all dietary requirements are catered for.
It was the seven course Tasting Menu that
Ruth and I opted to try, this reflects the
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seasons and produce available, a centre piece
of wines and water served from the middle of
the dining room complimented the educated
and none intrusive service which was
impecable throughout, whilst providing drama
and theatre.
“I want people to sit
down and be blown
away by the food on
their plate but still be
able to identify what
the individual
components are.”
Oli Martin, Head Chef
for a truly different dining experience,
where you can enjoy real rustic flavours
combined with artistry and fine wines we
have chosen to award Hipping Hall our 2016
‘One To Watch Accolade’.
We must stress that Hipping Hall is not a
large hotel and with a small team and their
personal attention to detail, offers a unique
five star experience.
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TRAVEL FEATURE & REVIEW
THE LAKE DISTRICT
THE RYEBECK
Cumbria
ying in a leafy clearing above the
shores of one of Britains most iconic
lakes sits The Ryebeck. A beautiful
peaceful and unpretentious
country house.
Don’t be mistaken this is a luxury hotel, in
the heart of the Lake District, where you can
relax with friendly, professional staff.
Enjoying beautiful views of Lake
Windemere, the charming Ryebeck also boasts
five acres of gardens and grounds, individually
styled rooms and an award-winning
restaurant.
Spacious and bright bedrooms have been
elegantly decorated and furnished. Each room
features a flat-screen TV and a private
bathroom, with some offering a private patio
or splendid lake views.
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“Ruth & I very much
enjoyed our one night
stay at The Ryebeck
and look forward to
returning during the
Springtime.”
The award-winning restaurant has two AA
Rosettes and overlooks the gardens and the
lake, serving a menu that changes with the
season’s ingredients. Guests can unwind with
afternoon tea in one of the stylish lounges, or
on the terrace if weather permits. The
surrounding fells and countryside provide
beautiful walks, just moments from the hotel’s
doorstep. Beatrix Potter’s former home, Hill
Top farm, is just a 30-minute journey over the
car ferry.
Guests of the Ryebeck can use the leisure
facilities at the Old England Hotel in Bowness,
just a mile away.
Good food, fine wines and luxurious
accommodation have become their
trademarks. Let the staff at The Ryebeck help
you unwind and show you why so many of
the guests return time-after-time.
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the ryebeck Country House & restaurant
lyth Valley road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, la23 3jP.
telephone : +44 (0) 15394 88195
fax : +44 (0) 15394 45986
Visit : www.ryebeck.com
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ST. MORITZ
THE CARLTON HOTEL
Switzerland
very year the World Ski Awards serve
to celebrate and reward excellence in
international ski tourism. The Carlton
Hotel in St. Moritz was again crowned
‘Switzerland's Best Ski Hotel’.
Around 200 representatives from the
world's tourism industry were present at the
official World Ski Awards gala ceremony, held
at the Hotel A-ROSA, kitzbühel, on 21
November 2015. A total of 16 prestigious
establishments were nominated for this year's
"Switzerland's Best Ski Hotel" award. In the
end, the trophy was carried off for the third
time in a row by the Carlton Hotel in St.
Moritz.
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The Carlton Hotel is located in St. Moritz,
one of the most prestigious ski resorts in the
world, at an altitude of 1856 a.s.l.. The popular
cosmopolitan destination is renowned for its
elegant, exquisite and exclusive atmosphere,
offering the ideal setting for your winter
holidays. After being built, the major
refurbishment let to 60 gorgeous Junior
Suites and Suites with lake view.
“Switzerland's Best Ski Hotel.”
2013, 2014 & 2015
"The award is a fantastic endorsement,"
declared a delighted Dominic Bachofen, the
hotel's director, "especially because those
voting were drawn not only from the industry
– travel agency staff from all over the world,
for instance – but also from amongst the
guests themselves."
Over a 16-week period, hundreds of
thousands of winter sports aficionados voted
online at worldskiawards.com. The World Ski
Awards are part of the World Travel Awards,
seen as the ‘Oscars’ of the tourism industry.
first held in 2013, the World Ski Awards serve
to celebrate and reward excellence in ski
tourism as a means of maintaining high
standards in the industry. Every year, the
‘Best Ski Hotel’ category receives nominations
from more than 20 countries for hotels
whose successful blend of amenities and
service creates a unique experience. Being
voted ‘Switzerland's Best Ski Hotel’ has
delighted Dominic Bachofen and his team
as they prepare for the forthcoming season,
not least because, as he puts it: "The
endorsement additionally motivates us to
give of our best this winter."
Carlton Hotel
Via johannes Badrutt 11, CH-7500 st. Moritz
telephone : +41 81 836 70 00
fax : +41 81 836 70 01
email : [email protected] Visit : http://carlton-stmoritz.ch
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TRAVEL FEATURE & REVIEW
TREVONE
SANTA MARINA
North Cornwall
QUICK FACTS
• Sleeps: 10
• Change over: Friday
• Bathrooms: 3
• Bedrooms: 5
up above the sandy beach there is fantastic
walking, past the blow-hole (a collapsed sea
cave) on round towards Hawker’s Cove, the
Camel estuary and Padstow. On the way, if
you are keen-eyed, you may even see the
‘smuggler’s passage’ hewn into the rocks of an
inlet.
DOGS WELCOME
uring our time spent undertaking
holiday reviews,we were lucky
enough to be invited to stay at two
differing properties both literally
next to the Atlantic Ocean on Cornwall's
North Coast.
In the summertime the beautiful turquoise
colour of the ocean blended with tropical
plants could create the illusion that you are in
The Caribbean. Perfect sandy beaches,rugged
cliffs and coves with tranquil areas of beauty
are abundant in this part of Cornwall.
However feeling brave and enjoying
exploring our wild side, we chose to
experience North Cornwall in Winter.
Yes, one of the many storms erupted and
created a 20ft Atlantic swell and 15ft waves
roaring and crashing onto the beaches. We
were not alone as many storm watchers and
walkers enjoy the raw beauty of this county.
Both properties we stayed in were alongside
secluded beaches and facing the prevailing
wind meaning fresh air was in abundance yet
only 10 minutes from beautiful Padstow or 20
minutes from Newquay.
Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver and Paul Ainsworth
all have stunning restaurants nearby so fine
dining is the dish of the day...
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SANTA MARINA IN TREVONE
Trevone is a great community with a local
store, surf shop, cafe and rather special
restaurant – and most importantly, two
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fantastic beaches – one large and sandy, and
one rocky. Santa Marina is located right above
the beautiful sandy beach, the steps to the
which are within 10 metres of the front door.
The main sandy cove, which is ideal for sand
castle building, there are plenty of nooks and
crannies as well as great stretches of golden
sand. It is great for surfing also, with some
protection from south-west winds. You can
hire surfboards and wetsuits at Trevone at the
big beach shop. The Madrips cafe by the
beach serves good snacks all day and simple
good food in the evening during summer
months. Many consider Trevone a perfect
Cornwall beach.
Around the bay to the west is the rocky
beach, Newtrain, which is perfect for rock
pooling or shell collecting and also features a
natural swimming pool. This is fantastic for a
swim away from the waves, particularly at
quiet times.
Padstow itself is very easy to visit from
Trevone – and for those who want to spend
many evenings in Padstow, Trevone may be
the first place to look for a suitable house. The
shopping in Padstow continues to become
more sophisticated and the choice of fine
dining or gourmet takeaway probably second
to none. There are boat trips to take from the
harbour – or just relax and watch the coming
and goings of fishing boats, locals and visitors.
A wonderful place for family summer
holidays, golfing breaks, amazing walks along
the coastal path, or easy journeys to many
places of interest, such as the Eden project or
king Arthur's Castle at Tintagel.
There is a ban on dogs on the sandy beach
between 1st May and 30th September, but the
rocky beach remains dog-friendly. The cliff
walks and public footpaths also remain perfect
for exercising your hound, and we
consequently get plenty of dogs staying with
us in Trevone.
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CONSTANTINE
AQUATAINE LODGE
North Cornwall
large and luxurious house right by
the fantastic beach at Treyarnon
Bay, with aga, sauna, whirlpool bath
Two living areas and two balconies
with amazing views allow you to make the
best of this superb location, while a private
rear terrace and lawn are perfect for relaxation
and plenty large enough for ball games. A
short and easy walk to both Treyarnon and
Constantine.
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QUICK FACTS
• Sleeps: 12
• Change over: Tuesday
The beach has a large expanse of sand with
a huge area of rocks and pools on one side,
popular for surfing but is most renowned and
enjoyed as a family beach. You will always
find shelter from the wind or sun with
hundreds of small caves and gullies. This
beautiful bay has small pools for shrimp
fishing at all tides with rocks to explore and
the well known natural swimming pool in the
rocks on the north side of the beach. To the
south of Treyarnon, pools run down the side
of the beach – perfect for learning to swim
and games.
In the car park over the summer is Gary’s
shop – almost a ‘tardis’ supplying most of
what you may want. It’s particularly good for
morning paper, bread or croissant and milk –
but really is always worth checking for
anything you may be after! On the short
causeway down to the beach, there is often an
ice cream van.
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• Bathrooms: 4
• Bedrooms: 6
for more extensive shopping, you can walk
through the campsite up to Constantine Bay
Stores at the Des’ surf shop next door in about
10 minutes. Here you can buy a range of
quality foods and provisions as well as renting
or buying any surf equipment you want.
Surfing can be good at Treyarnon –
receiving plenty of waves, but with a little
more protection than Constantine alongside.
It is best at mid to high tide and the sea is
usually full with children and adults of all ages.
In conclusion holidaying in any of Raintree’s
luxurious properties in this part of Cornwall
takes the whole experience to the next level,
as a company they work hard to ensure their
guests have the best of times, again and again.
Ruth & I enjoyed spending a big part of the
Winter in Cornwall.
We look forward to sharing our experiences
about both contrasting properties in our next
issue. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate
to ask us about any of our reviews or
previews.
raintree House Holidays ltd.
the old airfield, st. Merryn, Padstow, Cornwall, Pl28 8Pu.
telephone : +44 (0) 1841 520228
email : [email protected]
Visit : www.raintreehouse.co.uk
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MAWGAN PORTH
THE SCARLET
North Cornwall
he Scarlet, located perched
overlooking Mawgan Porth beach
along the rugged North Cornwall
coastline between Newquay and
Padstow, an eco-friendly hotel and spa.
We had been told about breathtaking views,
cliff top locations but nothing could have
prepared us for what we would encounter
during our visit during the Winter time. We
chose to book a day at The Scarlet during a
particular bad day when ‘Storm Abigail’ hit
the uk.
upon arrival you can instantly feel that this
is a different spa experience than most - The
Scarlet is an adults only, contemporary hotel
and chic spa.
Ruth and I decided to visit the spa and
experience some of the treatments - we
booked the cliff top hot tub experience
followed by an ayurvedic massage treatment,
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“Imagine views of cliff, sea and sky at every moment, light
airy spaces designed to connect you to the outdoors. It’s
hard to describe the unique atmosphere of the Scarlet.”
with the idea to unwind and experience what
was on offer to the full.
We were not disappointed: Hot tubs with
unspoilt views located on the cliff top was our
starter, we relaxed whilst stormwatching
looking out to the Atlantic Ocean only to be
then called out to our hot tub!.
Oh my, Ruth and I experienced Mother
Nature at her finest, 50mph winds sending
waves crashing onto the beach below us,
whilst we sat in a 40 degree hot tub not
daring to reveal our shoulders. The wind was
too extreme to drink champagne but this
exhilarating experience was somehow very
pleasurable and we both felt that a new script
and chapter was unfolding as we had never
experienced anything like this before.
We headed indoors to enjoy more time
inside this amazing spa, entering rooms with lit
by lanterns. The feeling here was very spiritual
and gave a sense of freedom and tranquility.
We both enjoyed an ayurvedic massage which
not only eased away stresses and strains but
balances your dosha energies.
Time is certainly forgotten here, you are
transported into a world away from normality not a clock insight, spa staff just appear
discreetly advising you when lunch is served
or to show you to a treatment or relax area.
With breathtaking ocean views, indoor and
outdoor pools and very unique rooms and
seating areas, The Scarlet successfully
combines Cornish and Eastern tastes and a
‘Spa Break’ is definitely recommended!
The wildness of North Cornwall added
something that will live long in the memory
and personally, we cannot wait to return.
the scarlet Hotel & spa,
tredragon road, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, tr8 4DQ.
telephone enquiries : +44 (0) 1637 861 800
email : [email protected]
Visit : www.scarlethotel.co.uk
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ST IVES
SALT HOUSE
West Cornwall
uth and I recently enjoyed visiting
West Cornwall, being out-of-season
we managed to enjoy a true taste of
all it had to offer.
St Ives and Carbis Bay are some of the most
photographed parts of the uk, stunning
beautiful turquoise seas and evergreen
clifftops provide amazing coastal views that
look somewhat tropical all year round.
West Cornwall and in particular St Ives has
drawn the bucket and spade brigade for many
years, whilst many families do visit to enjoy
some of the best beaches found anywhere in
the world, Cornwall and in particular St Ives is
now adapting to attract visitors for alternative
reasons.
Many of us remember visiting Cornwall as
children and what seemed like an endless
journey stuck in traffic jams, thankfully with
vastly improved road and rail links including
by-passes to major bottlenecks and towns,
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both road and rail can leave you arriving in
Cornwall in less than five hours.
Nearby Newquay airport also offers daily
flights from Gatwick and London City Airport
too.
Ruth and I discovered huge changes been
made at The Tate, St Ives which re-opens this
coming May, drawing in artists and visitors
from around the world.
The town now boasts a plethora of
restaurants and tearooms, many awardwinning and serving fresh, local. fish caught
that very same day.
Beach-side cafés such as Porthminster,
Porthgwidden and Porthmeor offer breakfast,
lunch and dinner overlooking the beach and
ocean.
We enjoyed walking down the steep
pathway from Salt House to Porthminster
Beach café for a well-derserved breakfast
overlooking the beautiful town of St Ives and a
stunning half mile beach of perfect, golden
sand.
The town itself boasts galleries exhibiting
many local artists works, The Tate St Ives and
the world renowned Barbara Hepworth
museum which must be on your Cornish
bucket list.
St Ives has many beaches and each one
faces a different direction, so whether you are
looking for a sheltered spot or a beach to
enjoy watersports including surfing, St Ives
hits the spot everytime.
SALT HOUSE
Our accommodation was luxurious and one
thing that Carbis Bay Holidays do understand
is that visitors expect more from their holidays.
Whether it be a quaint cottage in the town
or a detached rural retreat, Carbis Bay
Holidays have the experience and knowledge
that a family run business can offer.
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We were advised on days out, local attractions and hidden gems such
as the nearby Lizard peninsular to enjoy.
Salt House is a spectacular, award-winning exclusive retreat sleeping
10+ in five spacious bedrooms with four stunning feature bathrooms. It
boasts breathtaking panoramic views across St Ives Bay to Porthkidney
Sands, taking in Godrevy Lighthouse and miles of sandy beaches that
stretch up the North Cornish coastline. Located in the prestigious
Treloyhan area, this exclusive modern and unique home exudes style
and luxury, each room has been individually designed with furnishings
from Conran, Calligaris, Alessi and Heals, stylish feature bathrooms from
Victoria & Albert, touches of Orla kiely and Ligne Roset with original
local artworks. All this is just a short walk to the beaches of St Ives and
Carbis Bay.
As soon as you walk into Salt House you are wowed by the
panoramic ocean views in front of you through the floor to ceiling
glazed doors that make up the entire seaward wall of the house.
Throughout the house these full height doors allow you to constantly
view the changing seascape outside, it has been cleverly designed to
allow you to wander in and out from balconies or the fabulous
landscaped terrace garden so that you are never far from the beautiful
surroundings. Every thought has been given to allow the sense of
complete peace and tranquility as you relax in this home from home.
Inside the beauty continues with a modern kitchen with high gloss
units, an expansive living area with contemporary ribbon fire, designer
furnishings and beautiful modern bathrooms, and all the gadgets any
discerning family could desire on a self catering holiday to this award
winning destination.
QUICK FACTS
• Sleeps: 10 +2 infants
st ives road, Carbis Bay, st ives, Cornwall, tr26 2rt.
• Bathrooms: 4
email : [email protected]
• Bedrooms: 5
telephone : +44 (0) 1736 630 015
• Change over: Saturday
Visit : www.carbisbayholidays.co.uk
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ST MAWES RETREATS
STARGAZERS
South Cornwall
t Mawes located in the stunning Roseland Peninsular of
Cornwall close to falmouth is quite unique in that it gives a
feeling of being part of an island rather than being part of the
mainland.
Rolling hills, quaint cottages, a stunning harbour, a twinkling
lighthouse and a beautiful castle all make for a stunning backdrop.
St Mawes has some amazing properties and some amazing prices
to match so comes a reputation of being a playground for the richand-famous also attracting royal visitors from time-to-time.
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St Mawes Retreats can concierge your
holiday for you including; exclusive
motor launch, private dining and award
winning chefs cooking at Stargazers
just for you.
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We chose to stay at a property perched above the town yet only
10 minutes walk into the pretty harbour and small town.
We made our stay at ‘Stargazers’ a contemporary, detached
property, one of five luxury holiday homes of differing sizes, available
to rent through St Mawes Retreats. Stargazers offers breathtaking
panoramic sea views, nestled in beautiful landscaped gardens.
The property sleeps ten and is perfect for couples, large families or
family groups due to vast layout and style.
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Whether you are
looking for a short
weekend break of 3
nights, midweek break
of 4 nights or a week or
two week holiday we
would be delighted to
welcome you to
St Mawes Retreats.
Amanda
Ruth and I stayed during the Winter months, but still appreciated
the stunning views amongst the mild climate once settled in.
A gated driveway sweeps down and upon arrival, WOW! were
our thoughts and our words - the house is elevated, so the sea
views are truly amazing.
As we walked through the door of ‘Stargazers’ and through the
hall, instantly you are drawn into another world as this property
offers luxury with panoramic views across the estuary and the bay.
THE ACCOMMODATION
In the Master Bedroom, the huge bed was piled with silk cushions
in lime, crimson and fuschia overblown roses on a crisp white
cotton pique duvet. In front of the window were two leather
recliners separated by a coffee table of glass on a base of tangled
driftwood, the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee and take
in the view, or the flat screen TV on the wall, but why bother with
that!
Bathtime is equally indulgent with a deep, oval bath, only
ehanced by the sparkly border tiles, his- and hers- sinks and to
compliment a huge walk-in shower.
A further pink bedroom with a deep magenta velvet headboard,
pretty crystal bedside lights and curtains covered with oversized
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pink and purple peonies, truly a girls haven.
A teenage pad upstairs, under the eves with four beds was
decorated with purple crushed velvet, spangly curtains and silver
sequin cushions on the bed. With a bathroom across the landing
and a little balcony to look out on the stunning seaview. This
being on a separate floor means that teenagers can get away
from grownups and make as much noise as they like.
As if one huge living room was not enough, there is a second
sitting area, with cream covered sofas and so many cushions,
that there was barely room to sit down - but they did come in
useful!
The views from within Stargazers living areas have to be
experienced to be believed. A feeling of floating above St Mawes
and the sea as if one was captain of a ship as you look out at this
stunning vista.
Ships do pass by in the night and even a lighthouse twinkles
and offers a romantic sparkle to this amazing five star property.
All around the house are lovely art-works, including driftwood sculptures
and ink drawings of boxing hares. The living areas looked out onto the
beautifully landscaped garden, with shrubs, grasses and spiky plants. There
are paved areas where you can sit on wicker loungers and soak up the sun,
with paths among the foliage where children might play hide-and-seek.
St Mawes does differ somewhat from what you would expect in Cornwall
that has an abundance of luxury hotels, restaurants and even a chef that can
come to your property to cook dinner for you and your guests.
If your holiday experience and emphasis is on luxury then St Mawes and
the properties that St Mawes Retreats offer should be your choice.
Despite Ruth and I holidaying in the Winter, we still enjoyed a little
al-fresco dining and as for the most part, this corner of Cornwall remains
much more sheltered, so to allow such pleasures.
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ST MAWES RETREATS
AND THERE’S MORE...
South Cornwall
Moonrakers - sleeps 10
MOONRAKERS is a luxury self catering home with a stunning interior
and features. Set in magnificent gardens and with breathtaking sea
views Moonrakers can accommodate up to 12 guests in exclusive style.
All bedrooms are fully ensuite and the property has a dedicated
Games Room.
Sunseekers - sleeps 6
SUNSEEKERS is a beautiful, modern, 3 bedroom apartment situated
on the Esplanade in fowey with stunning views of the river, Polruan
and out to sea. The property is furbished to a very high standard
and includes parking.
st Mawes retreats
luxury Cornish Coastal Houses
telephone amanda on : 08000 88 66 22
Visit : www.stmawesretreats.co.uk
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Dreamcatchers - sleeps 10
DREAMCATCHERS is a fabulous luxury house, spacious, light and
modern with stunning sea views, and a private garden situated 200
yards above the waterside. Dreamcatchers commands magnificent
views of the harbour, the headland and out across falmouth bay to
Manacle point and Helford River.
Shellseekers - sleeps 4
SHELLSEEKERS is a fabulous two bedroom modern house, ideally
situated with private parking in the centre of St Mawes, Cornwall.
Shellseekers is the perfect house for couples and families who enjoy
luxurious, modern, high quality surroundings and require spacious
self catering accommodation!
We have been taking family holidays in st Mawes for the past
12 years so we know what makes the perfect holiday house!
i am passionate about the quality of your stay and whether it is
a personal chef, concierge service or arranging childcare i can
arrange the perfect break or event with you.
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RESTAURANT REVIEW
FALMOUTH
RICK STEIN’S FISH
Restaurant Review
Amritsari Fish
ick Stein’s fish
is a seafood
restaurant
and take
away located in the
historic and maritime
town of falmouth,
Cornwall. falmouth is a
romantic port and boasts
one of the worlds best
natural harbours. An
atmospheric town that is exciting
and vibrant all year round, it was a
pleasure to be invited to enjoy dinner.
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“It’s great to be in Falmouth... It has fabulous
fish and is a pretty and atmospheric.”
Rick Stein
rick stein's fish
Discover Quay
falmouth
tr11 3Xa
tel : + 44 (0)1841 532700
Visit : www.rickstein.com
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During a very mild and windy Cornish
Winter evening, Ruth and I were shown to our
comfortable seating which boasts a great
view and was also excellent for people
watching.
We knew this must be a good restauant as it
was mid-week and packed with all sorts of
colourful, local characters.
An obligatory white wine whilst we perused
the menu certainly gave us an appetite.
A sharing platter of a mix of freshly caught
fish was our starter which did not disappoint.
A mixture of flavours and cooking styles
meant that this tasted as good as it looked.
for our main course, Ruth opted for good
old fashioned haddock, chips and mushy peas
whilst I was more daring and ordered the
Goan fish curry served on light and fragrant
fluffy rice.
Neither of us could fault our meals, the fish,
freshly and sustainabily caught was perfect,
whilst the curry was spicy but did not
overshadow the taste of the cod.
This restaurant is simple in design and has a
menu that does not offer huge choices but
works well and offers an atmosphere and level
of service that is second to none.
We have been lucky enough to eat at many
of Rick Stein’s restaurants and this certainly is
one of our favourites.
Despite enjoying fine wine, a starter and a
main, the weather outside was getting wild,
so we agreed that more more comfort food
was required. Sticky Toffee Pudding with
clotted cream was too good to miss, so we
both opted for this dessert and enjoyed this
very much whilst discussing and planning a
coastal walk to burn off the calories the
following day, maybe the whole Cornish
coastal path!
We would recommend this restaurant to
couples and families who want to go out and
enjoy a welcoming atmosphere, as there was
a mix of diners enjoying a special occasion
and others just out for a good, simple meal.
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THE BRIDAL BOX
OXFORD
For beautiful occasion wear
The Bridal Box is an exclusive
boutique in the heart of Oxford.
The collection of occasion wear
is an eclectic mix of style,
elegance, and originality.
he Bridal Box is an exclusive bridal
boutique located in the heart of
Oxford. The Bridal Box provides the
discerning bride with a beautiful
collection of bridal gowns, special occasion
dresses and accessories. Our stunning range
of gowns offer a blend of elegance and
individuality in a variety of styles to suit each
bride - sumptious silks, opulent organza’s
and silky satins adorn the rails to provide a
dazzling array of styles to choose from.
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198 Banbury road,
summertown,
oxford oX2 7By
tel: (01865) 559272
www.thebridalbox-oxford.co.uk
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A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE
The Bridal Box was established in 1987 where
the staff have an invaluable wealth of
experience in the fashion industry. In
addition to bridal gowns, we also stock luxury
occasion wear aimed at the fashionconscious woman who wishes to look
elegant and stylish and who also appreciates
the good cut of a quality garment.
A QUITE UNIQUE SERVICE
Our bridal dresses are supplied by top
designers in the industry - Pronovias , Aire
Barcelona, White One and Carla Ruiz - only
the best for our customers.
Our dressmaking skills allow us to offer an
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in-house alteration service on dresses purchased from The Bridal Box. We ensure that our
dresses will fit you perfectly; our testimonials and thank you cards from our customers show
how much care is put into the service we provide our customers.
As a small bridal boutique our service is unique. We are able to offer the care and expertise a
one-to one service delivers and what many brides desire. We would like our brides and the
bridal party to have an enjoyable experience whilst making that all important decision. The
attention to detail, the friendly, knowledgeable and personal service is what we pride ourselves
on. We are here to help and advise our customers when choosing their dresses, where our
company ethos is "Perfection Each and Every Time". At The Bridal Box we believe that
perfection is of the utmost importance and with perfection comes customer satisfaction.
So, whether you wish to purchase a bridal gown or special occasion wear, do come and
visit us at The Bridal Box, Oxford where we will be more than happy to help you choose that
special something.
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SHARE WITH US
YOUR PHOTOS
Enjoy our interactive feature and
share with us your magical moments
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1 Harry & George enjoying a day
out in the kent countryside.
2 Colourful Cornwall in Winter,
Roseland peninsular.
3 Dexter has his own twitter
[email protected]
#dexspot. Photo taken during
the January sales curled up in
Moda In Pele, Windsor.
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4 Ryebeck Hotel, Windermere
dessert not for the faint hearted.
5 Windsor Castle shining brightly
this winter.
6 Original Dalek seen in
Sunningdale. As seen in the
lovely Peter Ratcliffe gallery.
7 George seen with Grandma
Susan in Rochester.
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8 Stag in The Park.
Windsor Great Park
9 Ruth with Rugby World Cup
Winning Star Dan Carter.
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10 Sunningdale Golf Club, 10th Hole
Old Course looking fine.
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11 St Mawes in Roseland, Cornwall.
12 Lake District signpost taken in
the beautiful town of kendal.
13 Gizmo and Oscar just chilling.
14 Cheriff who always looks after us
in The Macdonald Hotel Windsor.
15 Mean & moody storm gathering
in North Cornwall.
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16 Smile please Henry.
17 Harry with his ‘Man of the Match’
trophy.
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18 Perfect Sunday at Coworth Park,
Ascot.
19 Amazing double rainbow over
Padstow harbour, Cornwall.
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H E A LT H & B E A U T Y
IS FEBRUARY THE
MONTH FOR LOVE ?
by our resident expert, Jeanne Van Zweel,
Director at Coupe Hair Salon, Sunninghill
ith Valentine’s Day and a Leap
Day in same month, there’s no
doubt that february is the most
romantic time of the year for
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many of us!
Valentine’s Day on february 14th gives
lovers the chance to express their adoration
for one another with flowers, chocolates and
a Valentine’s card, while a popular tradition on
Leap Day february 29th is for women to
propose to their boyfriends.
So, with love very much in the air at the
moment (and perhaps a few weddings to
plan), expert hair stylist Jeanne van Zweel
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from COuPE Hair Salon in Sunninghill, has
come up with some gorgeous romantic
hairstyles to help you look your best.
ROMANTIC wAvy HAIRSTyLES
How you style your hair is often dependant
on the occasion and the outfit you are
planning to wear. If you’re attending an
informal event such as a party or a dinner,
you’ll want a more relaxed hairstyle. Add
some loose curls or waves to your hair for a
sultry look. This works well on mid-length
and long hair and your waves can be loose
and a bit messy or more structured,
depending on the look you’re after.
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UPSTyLES FOR ROMANTIC DATES
You can’t go wrong with an upstyle or updo if
you have a hot date. Again, you can wear
your hairstyle as structured or as casual as
you fancy. Pull out some tendrils to frame
your face or add a flower or jewelled hair
accessory for a pretty look.
SHORT HAIR IDEAS FOR vALENTINE’S DAy
Sexy hair styles are easy to achieve with short
hair. Make sure you have a precision cut and
a dynamic colour to set off your style then
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either add lots of volume, have a professional
blow dry for super smooth hair, or apply
some gel to slick it back. If you have bobbed
hair, why not try a few disconnected waves
for a romantic look?
wEDDING HAIR IDEAS
It’s a Leap Day on february 29th so why not
stick with tradition and ask your fella to marry
you? If you’re planning a wedding day,
COuPE Hair Salon in Sunninghill can create
some sensational bridal hairstyles for the
bride and her bridal party including
bridesmaids and mother of the bride.
The expert stylists at COuPE will work with
the bride to come up with a bespoke hairstyle
that is perfect for you. Beautiful looks for a
2016 wedding include upstyles, intricate
plaited styles, and cascading waves and curls.
whatever your hair needs, why not give
COUPE Hair a call on 01344 873 200, visit
the salon at 9 High Street, Sunninghill,
Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9NQ.
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RESTAURANT REVIEW
CHOBHAM
THE WHITE HART
Restaurant Review
he White Hart is located in arguably
the culinary capital of Surrey.
Chobham is a beautiful village and
one of its oldest buildings dating
back to the 1500s adds to the character.
We chose to review dinner here because
many of you have asked us "Have you tried
eating here since its renovation and name
change?"
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“Rustic charm combined with a local
friendly feel and excellent food
means that this pub and restaurant
should be a must visit.”
the White Hart
High street
Chobham
surrey
Gu24 8aa
tel : +44 (0)1276 857 580
Visit : www.whitehartchobham.co.uk
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The bar area has been moved and
restaurant changed but with a real fire and
prominent bar area as you walk in,a more
homely and rustic pub charm is instantly felt.
We chose to book a table in the charming
restaurant but did manage to enjoy a
refreshing and unique Gin prior to our meal.
A gin from Menorca made from grapes, no
less!
Ruth and I dined on a Saturday evening and
enjoyed olives before descending on Scallops
with a little twist, and a Salmon and Crab
starter. The healthy portions, which were
nicely presented, carried lovely flavours.
Service was knowledgeable and very
pleasant as we discussed Surrey walks and
even discussed ‘The Voice’ during service.
for mains, Ruth chose Sea Bream and I
opted for Pan-fried Lamb. Both courses were
served piping hot and with an abundance of
seasonal vegetables.
Many restaurants choose now to offer
vegetables as an additional side order, so this
was a pleasant and most welcome change.
The fish mains was succulent and served
with a medley of Mediterranean vegetables
whilst the lamb served pink, with a pesto
crust dominated dauphinois potatoes, kale
and julienne carrots perfectly.
A New Zealand Sauvignon washed down
our meals and a busy restaurant was
atmospheric without being too noisy or
obtrusive.
Our puddings were Cheesecake and the
obligatory Sticky Toffee Pudding. Simple and
uninspired you may think, but taste and a little
modern twist meant we really enjoyed our
sugar rush.
In answer to our readers who asked us
about The White Hart, we heartily
recommend a visit here, so much so, we are
booking for when family visit us during
february.
Without doubt the staff and surroundings
are lovely and match perfectly the charming
Chobham ambience and class, that this
village has.
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WINING & DINING
THE BEST ENGLISH
SPARKLING WINES
Laithwaite’s Wine
aithwaite’s Wine have
always invested in
English Wine
production, and
nothing highlights this more
than our ever increasing
number of English vineyards
focusing on producing the
very best English Sparkling
Wines possible.
Over a year ago we were
approached by one of the
organisers of the
International Cool Climate
Wine Symposium (ICCWS) to
be held in Brighton this May,
who asked if we would
consider supporting the
event. Of course we jumped
at the opportunity to support
something that is very close
to our heart.
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COOL CLIMATE wINE
You may ask what a cool climate
wine is...? Well to answer that, it’s a
very broad definition and loosely
encompasses all wines that are
produced where the weather can
limit ripening and offers a serious
threat to damaging vines during
the winter months. This definition
includes regions such as
Champagne (france), Germany,
Alsace, New Zealand, Tasmania
(and some other areas of
Australia), parts of the uSA and of
course the uk to name but a few.
The ICCWS was first established
in 1984 and is designed to give
wine producers the opportunity to
come together and discuss the hurdles facing
them in cool climate regions, as well as all
other aspects of the wine business
surrounding these wines.
for a number of years now English Sparkling Wines have rivalled the
very best that Champagne and the rest of the World have to offer and my
top recommendations are as follows.
wyFOLD vINEyARD 2011: £29.99 per bottle
The latest vintage in the multi-award winning elegant sparkler from
the tiny Oxfordshire estate, it’s a classic blend of Chardonnay, Pinot
Noir & Pinot Meunier, and delivers a rich toasty, apricot finish. Who
needs Champagne when you have an English sparkler this good?!
SOUTH RIDGE CUvEE MERRET BRUT 2013: £24.99 per bottle
Sparkling Wine fit for a Queen (and indeed was enjoyed at Her
Majesties 80th birthday celebrations), produced by the Roberts
family in Sussex and named after the Englishman who
discovered the traditional method of producing sparkling wine
some decades before the Champenois in 1662. It’s a true crowd
pleaser and I haven’t met anybody who hasn’t fallen in love with
it when it’s been tried!
Further information and information about attending the
International Cool Climate wine Symposium this May please go to
www.iccws2016.com
laithwaites Wine, london road, Gu25 4Qe (next to Piccolino’s restaurant)
01344 840267 or email us [email protected]
laithwaites Wine Windsor, 121 arthur road, Windsor, sl4 1 ru
01753 866192 or email us [email protected]
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SPORT & LEISURE REVIEW
BEARWOOD LAKES
ROYAL BERKSHIRE
Golf Club
earwood Lakes is ranked as one of
the Top 100 golf courses in the uk,
but aside from providing golfers with
some of the finest greens to be
found anywhere, the Club also provides
members with a truly inspirational and life
enhancing environment. Ruth and I
experienced the wonders of Bearwood Lakes
firsthand after our recent visit to the Club,
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which is situated just outside the historical
town of Wokingham.
The Bearwood estate until relatively
recently was part of Windsor Great Park. As
you pass the gate and make your way down
the pine lined drive, you get a subtle tease of
the magnificent land on which this course is
built, and it is very clear that you have arrived
somewhere special.
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“Bearwood Lakes is
a great course.
A tremendous
variety of holes,
each very different,
wind through the
trees and latterly
down by the water’s
edge. New perhaps
but certainly a
modern classic.”
Andrew Cotter, BBC Television.
Members, who straight away made us feel at
home and part of the ‘Bearwood Lakes family’.
OFF COURSE FACILITIES
THE COURSE IN DETAIL
DINING & RELAXING
This beautiful 18 hole, Par 72 layout
measuring 6,850 yards from the back tees was
designed by Martin Hawtree. The first few
holes roll across perfectly manicured
downland before you head into the tree lined
mid-section of the course. A pit stop at the
‘Halfway House’ will set you up nicely for
holes 10 to 14 - which are said to define the
course - before you head for home along the
edge of Bearwood Lake. As you are
surrounded by trees, wildlife and ripples of
water, it’s hard to believe you are just 45
minutes from central London.
upon entering the Clubhouse, Ruth and I
were welcomed by a genuine feeling of
warmth and pride, along with spectacular
panoramic views across the course. The
superb private restaurant offers a wide variety
of menus from buffets, to fine dining, and with
social events ranging from family BBQs in the
summer, to Glamorous Masquerade Balls, it’s
clear to see Bearwood Lakes is a Club that
embraces all aspects of their members’ lives.
Not only were Ruth and I greeted by
welcoming staff, but instantly struck up
conversation with helpful and knowledgeable
Bearwood Lakes practice facilities are second
to none and ideally situated for you to fine
tune your game. Set amidst mature
rhododendrons and tall pines, the short game
area is a great place to hone your skills. The
practice chipping and putting greens are built
to the same specification as the course and
maintained to the same level, with
complimentary golf balls available located
within the covered driving range. Additionally,
a well stocked professional shop with onhand expert advice completes the impressive
off-course facilities.
Ruth and I are both looking forward to
spending much more time here and sharing
our thoughts and opinions about this
stunning gem, located in the heart of Royal
Berkshire.
Bearwood lakes Golf Club PlC Bearwood road
sindlesham near Wokingham Berkshire rG41 4sj
telephone 0118 979 7900
email [email protected]
Visit www.bearwoodlakes.co.uk
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LOCAL HOTEL & RESTAURANT PREVIEW
A CUT ABOVE
DAVID MCINTYRE
Coworth Park, Ascot
oworth Park, Ascot is the country
house hotel that rewrites the rules.
Revel in the pastoral tranquility of a
unique country house hotel and
spa, just a short drive from central London
and Heathrow Airport. A refined retreat set in
240 acres of picturesque parkland on the
borders of Windsor Great Park; Coworth Park
blends the warmth and comfort of a
traditional country house hotel with an
eccentric spirit, which is undeniably English
and irrefutably modern.
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CUT IN THE COUNTRY EVENT
CuT at 45 Park Lane will be hosting a special
pop-up at Coworth Park’s main restaurant
from 19 february - 5 March. Legendary chef
and restaurateur, Wolfgang Puck and CuT at
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45 Park Lane’s executive chef, David McIntyre,
have created an exclusive brunch, lunch and
dinner menu inspired by Wolfgang’s signature
dishes from CuT, the iconic Spago as well as
his Asian influenced restaurants. Menu
highlights include the classic Lobster Cobb
Salad, Organic Chicken & Black Truffle ‘Pot Pie’
and Grilled Marinated Szechuan Steak with
Stir fried Bok Choy and Shitake Mushrooms.
Guests will also be able to choose from a
selection of the finest Californian wines to
accompany their meal.
Rooms at Coworth Park start from £355
(inclu VAT) on a bed and breakfast basis and
includes a £70 credit (per room) to be used at
the pop-up restaurant. Menus start from £32.
for details see www.dorchestercollection.com
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THREE SPECIAL EVENTS
ONE GREAT CITY
www.prestigelondon.org
ith just under four months to go,
preparations are already well
underway for 'Prestige London',
'The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige
Car Show' and the NEW 'London On-Water Yacht &
Boat Show' which will all take place at Old
Billingsgate and St katharine Docks in London,
between 4th-6/7th May.
With much of the space at Old Billingsgate already
sold and with berths selling fast at London OnWater, this will be a truly extraordinary event.
With fine exhibits, seminars, fashion shows,
stunning on-water displays and exclusive cocktail
receptions, whatever you are doing at the beginning
of May, be in London and come to this extraordinary
event.
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SHOW TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Show tickets are now available to purchase online,
with up to 50% discount off the 'on-the-door' price.
To visit 'Prestige London', 'The London Yacht, Jet &
Prestige Car Show' and 'London On-Water' and to
receive regular news updates in the lead up to the
Show, please visit http://londonyachtjetandprestige
carshow.com/tickets/show-tickets-news/
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PRESTIGE LONDON
Held alongside The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show, ‘Prestige London’ features an
exclusive presentation of companies engaged in the following luxury industries:
* Prestige Real Estate
* Interior Design
* Luxury furnishings
* fine Art and Sculpture
* Exclusive Audio Visual Technology
* fine Watches
* Jewellery
* Objets d’Art
* fashion (Haute Couture)
Presented at the beautiful Grade II listed Old Billingsgate building, located on the banks of the
River Thames, just a few minutes from Mayfair and knightsbridge, this event is designed to
appeal to those who enjoy the finer things in life. Supported up by a superb selection of Thames
side champagne bars and restaurants, this is a wonderful event to visit with friends or clients,
during the day or of an evening. There is something to suit all tastes and wonderful displays to
experience.
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THE WORLD’S FINEST SUPERYACHTS
One of the major attractions of this event is the participation of
nearly all of the world's top super yacht builders: Lürssen Yachts,
Amels, Abeking & Rasmussen, Blohm + Voss, Nobiskrug,
fincantieri, Sunrise, Westport, Princess and Azimut among others
will all be exhibiting at the event, showing guests the latest yachts
launched, such as Lürssen's exquisite 298 'Lady Lara' and a wide
variety of designs of the future.
SUPERCARS GALORE
Building on the fantastic display of prestige cars at The London
Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show 2015, this year's event will present
even more superb cars, including for the first time ferrari and
Lamborghini. Possibly the most special car at the event will be the
ultra-exclusive 'ferrari Laferrari, the fastest road-going car ever
built by the famous Italian brand. However, we have several more
very special surprises, which you may well think tops even this!
PRIVATE JETS & HELICOPTERS
Getting from A to B with speed, comfort and safety has never been
more important and an ever-growing part of this prestigious event
is dedicated to private jets and helicopters. from the world's
leading private aircraft manufacturers to the companies who sell,
charter and lease them, this event puts you in touch and helps you
to understand the options available. With a supporting Seminar
also planned, this part of the event at 'Old Billingsgate' is not to be
missed.
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LONDON-ON-WATER
YACHT & BOAT SHOW
Running alongside 'Prestige London' & 'The
London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show', this
event will run over four days from
Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th May at St
katharine Docks, London's premier marina.
Held for the first time in 2015 this event has
been rebranded, significantly developed,
expanded and extended.
In addition to a collection of the world's
finest new yachts and powerboats, St.
katharine Docks will now host a vibrant
marketplace of pre-owned 10m-40m boats
for sale, all shown in their natural habitat on the water. These yachts and boats will be
presented by professional yacht brokers and
boat dealers from all over the globe.
To develop the event to greater heights,
London On-Water is delighted to announce
a partnership with YachtWorld - the world's
largest online marketplace of boats for sale.
for more information on London OnWater, please visit www.londononwater.com.
LUXURY REAL ESTATE
Luxury real estate investment in London is
hitting new heights, with record prices paid
for properties seemingly every week.
Entering this market blind, however, is
fraught with dangers so if you are thinking
of investing in London property, come and
see the experts exhibiting at the Show, such
as Harrods Estates, who can advise you
where and when to invest.
RECEPTIONS, SEMINARS, FASHION
SHOWS AND MORE...
With entertainment and client networking
an important factor the event will feature
enhanced facilities to accommodate this.
With several areas to drink, eat and enjoy
the company of friends, this event offers the
perfect venue to socialise, where fun and
enjoyment is very much the word. With the
addition of the beautifully stylish upper
Gallery at Old Billingsgate to the event, plans
are well underway to host a series of highly
informative seminars on Luxury Assets, while
a full-scale fashion Show, in association with
fashion TV and featuring some of the world's
leading designers, will add even more to this
unique occasion.
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“With entertainment and client networking
an important factor ... ‘Old Billingsgate’ is
the perfect venue, where fun and enjoyment
is very much the word.”
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FA M I LY F E AT U R E
JUNIOR BUILDER WEEK
12th-20th FEBRUARY
Legoland® Windsor Resort Hotel
he LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is a unique family theme park where
children aged 2-12 years can take to the road, soar through the skies
and sail the seas in complete safety. It has over 55 interactive rides,
attractions, live shows, building workshops and driving schools, not
to mention a staggering 80 million LEGO® bricks, all set in 150 acres of
beautiful parkland.
The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Hotel’s ‘Junior Builder Week’ is back for
february half term with a swashbuckling jam-packed programme of pirate
themed LEGO® building activities at an amazingly good value price tag! from
just £140, a family of four can enjoy an overnight stay in a LEGO themed room
plus breakfast at the awesome Bricks family Restaurant - AND the chance to
develop their building skills with hints and tips from the LEGOLAND Hotel
experts.
Special pirate themed activities will run throughout the day – children will
be able to heave ho and build piratical LEGO models, join in the daily treasure
hunt and fancy dress disco, and families can go up against each other in the
LEGO speed build challenge. Plus, Captain Brickbeard will be on hand to meet
little landlubbers throughout the day.
The 150 room hotel features four bedroom themes – Pirates, LEGO friends,
kingdom, and Adventure – and is brimming with LEGO features and surprises.
Prices for the unique overnighter represent sensational value starting at just
£140 for a family of four including all build activities. Although the LEGOLAND
Windsor Resort Theme Park will be closed during the week, there is plenty to
keep the family entertained at the Hotel with stunning central play areas, an
outdoor play area and the splash-tastic LEGO Pirates Splash Pool.
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themed family rooms available from £140 during half term.
Price includes breakfast and leGo model making activities.
to book see www.legoland.co.uk/hotel/whats-on
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