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1 December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk HELLO The Christmas markets have arrived and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means I’ve got 24 days to get my house in order (sounds simple if you haven’t got builders in every room), do my Christmas shopping, and enjoy all of the Christmas party invites I’ve accepted! The Salutions Winter Wonderland Charity Ball was a huge success, raising an amazing £17,425 for Beechwood Cancer Care Centre. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for what was another fabulous evening, and a special thank you to Darren Proctor for his ever-brilliant compering and auctioneering skills.
Check out the photos on page 25, and keep an eye out for the video, which will be released shortly over at salutions.co.uk. Planning for next year’s ball is already underway, so if you would like to get involved, please contact email@example.com and don’t forget to save the date – 17th November 2018.
Emily has been working hard on our new website theglossymagazine.com, which is now live. To celebrate its ﬁrst festive season, we’ve launched a very special 12 Days of Christmas competition, giving you the chance to win a whole host of wonderful prizes. All you have to do is visit theglossymagazine.com… so, what are you waiting for? Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year. Let’s hope it’s a good one. Beverley Beverley & Salim with their apprentice photographer at the Tinto launch Janice Pantry, Lord Julian Fellowes with his real Oscar for Gosford Park, and Beverley Uddin-Khandakar at the Brainwave Oscars Ball at Mere Golf & Country Club Sue Aldridge, Darren Proctor and Beverley Uddin-Khandakar at the Altrincham & Sale Chamber Business Awards The launch of Sangam Didsbury following its exciting makeover SALUTIONS HQ It’s all about the visits, awards, launches and lunches…
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6 December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk REGULARS 01 Hello from the editor 09 News and views 28 Gowns and glamour 51 Grow your own Lady Muck Style 74 Ask the experts 76 Ask the experts 83 Education news from the schools PEOPLE 20 Ed, Adel and Dagmar : The Colony HQ 22 Margot Cornish : Runway on the Runway 53 Nacho and Natalia : Tinto 55 Liam Manton and Mark Smallwood : Didsbury Gin 56 Sultana Salim and Mohammad : Sangam Didsbury 64 Tony Metters : BuzzBalm 89 Sarah Haslam : Withington Girls’ School FOOD & DRINK 52 Brasserie ABode : The Laughing Elephant : Alchemist 54 Fox : The Dog & Partridge : Evuna ENTERTAINMENT 40 Chewton Glen Hampshire 42 Royal Lancaster London 44 Villages Nature Paris 92 What’s on 95 Gadgets 96 Motoring news AND THE REST 25 Salutions Winter Wonderland Ball 33 Christmas Gift Guide 60 Skin Health Spa COMPETITION 30 12 Days of Christmas Competition PEOPLE | FASHION | SHOPPING | BEAUTY | FOOD | TRAVEL | HEALTH | INTERIORS MAGAZINE DECEMBER | JANUARY 2018 • ISSUE 118 Gowns & Glamour Grab a gown and hit the town Sangam Didsbury goes back to the future with an exciting makeover Tinto Spanish cuisine on the high street Margo Cornish Runway on the Runway Merry Christmas & Happy New Year PEOPLE | FASHION | SHOPPING | BEAUTY | FOOD | TRAVEL | HEALTH | INTERIORS MAGA Z I N E DECEMBER | JANUARY 2018 • ISSUE 55 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year The Colony HQ A private business members club 12 Days of Christmas Amazing prizes to be won Royal Lancaster London unveils its brand-new look PEOPLE | FASHION | SHOPPING | BEAUTY | FOOD | TRAVEL | HEALTH | INTERIORS MAGA Z I N E DECEMBER | JANUARY 2018 • ISSUE 91 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Seema Malhotra Gowns & Glamour JTS Solicitors A compassionate approach to law The Colony HQ A private business members club PEOPLE | FASHION | SHOPPING | BEAUTY | FOOD | TRAVEL | HEALTH | INTERIORS MAGA Z I N E DECEMBER | JANUARY 2018 • ISSUE 26 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Royal Lancaster London unveils its brand-new look Salutions Winter Wonderland Charity Ball 12 Days of Christmas Amazing prizes to be won The Colony HQ A private business members club ON THE COVER DIDSBURY MAGAZINE NEXT Bronze Metallic Plisse Maxi Dress HALE&BOWDON MAGAZINE Seema Malhotra Forever Unique 53 42 BONUS SAPOR MAGAZINE Ed, Adel and Dagmar The Colony HQ MEDIACITY MAGAZINE MediaCityUK
9 December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk LOCAL NEWS Downton Abbey creator Lord Fellowes, along with his wife, Lady Fellowes, welcomed hundreds of guests to this year’s glamorous oscar-themed Brainwave Ball, held once again at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Knutsford. An amazing evening of dining and dancing has meant that this year’s event raised an incredible £67,000. Lord and Lady Fellowes are both Patrons of Brainwave, which supports children with disabilities and additional needs in the North West and across the UK. The auction and raﬄe items from the memorable evening helped to achieve the outstanding total, which will go directly to the specialist team at Brainwave, enabling them to deliver life-changing therapy.
North West Community Manager, Joanne Freeman, said: “We are thrilled to have raised a record amount of money at this year’s ball and we are overwhelmed at the support we have received. A fantastic night was had by all who attended, and great eﬀorts were made to fully embrace the oscars theme.” Brainwave’s Chief Executive, Phil Edge, added: “I cannot thank everyone who was involved in making this year’s ball such a huge success enough, and my special thanks go to our Patrons Lord and Lady Fellowes. our support services work tirelessly to help children achieve greater independence and enable them to reach their individual potential.
We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support we have received and look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s ball.” The event was sponsored by LCM Wealth Management, with support from Birchwood Shopping Centre and Salutions Publishing.
£67,000 raised at annual Brainwave Ball hosted by Lord and Lady Fellowes For more information about Brainwave or to find out more about its events, visit brainwave.org.uk Julian Fellowes with the real Oscar he won for Gosford Park. The Great Kathmandu Tandoori Restaurant Award winning Nepalese & Indian Cuisine Winners of the Hardens Observer Readers Choice for Indian Cuisine in the UK WEEKDAY LUNCH OFFER - Mon to Fri 12 noon - 2.30pm - £6.95 www.greatkathmandu.com | T: 0161 445 2145 or 0161 434 6413 *(Excludes Bank Holidays, set menu’s, lunch menu’s and any other offer) Just mention Salution’s when booking!
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11 December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk The Garden Hale kicked oﬀ Paint Hale Pink Week in style as they welcomed more than 30 people to their Supper Club in support of the Prevent Breast Cancer charity. The evening focused on the theme of prevention and the importance of good food and nutrition in staving oﬀ illness and disease.
Dr Michelle Harvie, author of The 2-Day Diet book series and Research Dietitian at the Nightingale Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, spoke between courses to a captive audience, highlighting the foods and practices than can lead to a healthier way of living. Coronation Street actor Sally Dynevor was a special guest on the evening, and – in acknowledgment of her work with Prevent – she was awarded her Celebrity Ambassador of the Year trophy during supper.
The Garden’s balloon raﬄe raised over £3,200 on the evening, and the café will be raising further funds for Prevent through sales of their ‘pink special’ food and drinks – part of their prevention menu throughout october. The Garden Hale GIFT+HoME originally opened in small premises on Hale’s Victoria Road back in 2014. In 2016, the shop moved to larger premises on Ashley Road. The past 12 months have seen a continued increase in footfall, hence owner Louise Duerrs’ decision to expand into Altrincham’s Stamford Quarter. The contemporary gift shops stock a wide range of unusual, quirky gifts and homeware, with something for everyone.
GIFT+HOMEopensecondshop Harry Beadle, age 4 from Bowdon Church School, came up with the idea to do a sponsored bike ride for Children in Need. He got together with three of his friends – Eddie Kilburn, age 5, Sophie Kilburn, age 6 and Molly Kilburn, age 8 – and, between them, they cycled 50 laps around MediaCity Square. So far, they have raised £560 and are delighted that this will go to such a good cause. Well done! Pudsey Bear will be very proud of you all. Harry and friends cycle for Children in Need
December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk 12 15 years of Pabla Pabla and Pabla Solicitors nominated for two awards Pabla and Pabla Solicitors have been nominated for two awards at the Talk of Manchester Business Awards 2017. They have been shortlisted for Best Personal Injury Law Firm and Best Law Firm. Speaking to Hari Pabla, one of the Senior Partners, he said: “The fact that we have been nominated for two awards is a fantastic achievement for our ﬁrm, and I couldn’t be prouder of all of the staﬀ members at Pabla and Pabla Solicitors, as it credits the successes of all of our employees. I would like to thank everyone for all of their hard work, and I hope that we go on to win both awards at the ceremony later this year.” The Mere Golf Resort & Spa awarded 5 Bubbles The Mere Golf Resort & Spa has been recognised for its dedication to customer service excellence, luxury spa treatments and its state-of-the-art facilities with a 5 Bubbles award by the Good Spa Guide.
Located in the Knutsford countryside, the spa oﬀers a range of luxury treatments, including massages, facials and skin rejuvenation. The spa also boasts a 20m indoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool and thermal zone, which includes a hammam room, sauna, salt room, steam room and a caldarium. Guests can also enjoy a selection of light bites or afternoon tea in the Spa Lounge & Bar. on Friday 15th September, Pabla and Pabla Solicitors reached a signiﬁcant milestone – their 15th anniversary. To acknowledge this date, Pabla and Pabla Solicitors hosted an anniversary party at The Castleﬁeld Rooms in Manchester.
The event was fantastic, and guests certainly enjoyed the free bar and food provided. The evening meal was followed by speeches from the ﬁrm’s four partners – Hari Pabla, Kiran Pabla, Patrick Flynn and Andrew Urquhart. “15 years ago, I had the idea of setting up my own law ﬁrm, and when I spoke to Kiran about this, she told me that she didn’t trust me to run it by myself and ﬁgured that she should give me a hand setting up,” laughed Hari Pabla. “This being said, it is an honour to be stood in front of you all to see how far we have come, and to celebrate it with everyone here tonight is something special.” Guests had lots of fun, chatting at the bar or having a go on the karaoke!
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December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk 14 Côte Brasserie in Hale recently played host to a special ‘Thank You’ event organised by Marketing Proﬁle on behalf of Hale Business Association (HBA). The event was to thank the main sponsors, who have ﬁnancially contributed to ensure that Hale has Christmas lights this year. The businesses and organisations who have ensured Hale shines brightly are: Blackstone Solicitors, The Edwina Lilley Charitable Trust, Foresight Wealth Strategists, See-Saw Lingerie, Côte Brasserie, W Franks & Sons Jewellers, 205 on Ashley, Cheshire Insurance Brokers, Pixie, Watersons, High Access, JTS Solicitors, iHomes and Kellands.
Speaking on behalf of HBC, Penny English said: “Some two years ago, Traﬀord withdrew funding for the Hale lights, meaning that over the last two years, the lights were seriously limited. We just couldn’t let that happen again this year and, thanks to the generosity of sponsors and a brilliant marketing campaign run at no charge by Marketing Proﬁle, it has all come together. We are delighted, and a huge thank you to all.” Managing Director of Marketing Proﬁle Barbara Hallwood added: “HBA has worked tirelessly to ensure that the lights happened this year. We are proud to have worked with them on the campaign.
Hale is a very special place with so much to oﬀer.” It’s still possible to support Christmas in Hale this year, with Love Hale baubles on sale at GIFT+HoME and, of course, there has never been a better time to start thinking about the 2018 lights! If you would like to be one of the sponsors next year, please contact us.
Altrincham & Sale Chamber Business Awards winners Well done to the winners of the 2017 Altrincham & Sale Chamber Business Awards. Sponsored by Turkish Airlines and hosted by Key 103 DJ Darren Proctor, a great time was had by local businesses at the Cresta Court Hotel in Altrincham. Hale sparkles this Christmas The Private GP & Night Doctor Dr Bruce Jobling | 24 Hours | 7 Days 0161 980 2626 www.TheNightDoctor.uk “Peace of mind for you and your family, at all times”
December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk 16 Halloween at Victor’s Victor’s is a sophisticated yet relaxed dining experience in the heart of Hale Village, and it recently played host to a fabulous Halloween Afternoon Tea event for Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (C.A.F.T).
C.A.F.T is based in the heart of the Cheshire countryside and is a lifeline to children who are in desperate need. The trust prides itself on providing holidays and activities that bring a little light and fun into the lives of children who are terminally ill, chronically sick, disabled and disadvantaged. The Halloween day out at Victor’s Hale was a fun-packed day for the children, with an array of complimentary spooky-themed food, face painting, fancy dress competitions and goody bags. Altrincham’s resurgence over the past few years is well-documented, and these days the town is bustling all year round.
However, it is at Christmas time that it really comes into its own; when the festive lights are twinkling and the town’s unique mix of top high street brands, specialist independent shops and weekend Christmas markets make it an ideal yuletide shopping destination. A full calendar of Christmas events – including a Lantern Parade, pop-up Santa’s grottos, pantomimes, shows and indoor ice skating – make it a fun-ﬁlled experience for all the family, and the explosion in new restaurants and bars means you’re spoilt for choice for a bite to eat along the way. Leading up to the big day, there are even shop and drop sessions at Altrincham Leisure Centre to keep the kids entertained while you pick up those last-minute essentials.
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December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk 18 Local author Caroline England launches her debut novel Didsbury resident Caroline England was the star attraction at the Wilmslow branch of Waterstones recently, as book lovers gathered for the launch of her debut novel, Beneath the Skin.
over 80 people attended, eager to hear Caroline read excerpts from the novel and have their copy signed by the lady herself. Beneath the Skin is a gripping and dark ‘domestic noir', revolving around the intertwining lives of four couples, and set in Didsbury and other locations in South Manchester and Cheshire. Prior to publishing her ﬁrst novel, former divorce lawyer Caroline had written award-winning short stories and poems for a variety of literary publications. Beneath the Skin has been brought to bookshop shelves by publishing giants Avon HarperCollins, and Caroline’s editor, Phoebe Morgan, is excited about what’s in store for readers: “Beneath the Skin is a compelling debut novel, full of twists and turns,” says Phoebe.
“Avon is very proud to be publishing it.” All copies were eagerly snapped up on the night, with people keen to dive into page after page of suspense and intrigue. As for Caroline, there will be no resting on her laurels – she’s already started penning her next novel.
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December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk 20 The Colony HQ Located within the visually stunning Colony development in Wilmslow lies the luxurious HQ - a private business members club which combines the latest technology and exclusive facilities within the idyllic Cheshire countryside
21 December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk For more information go to http://thecolonygroup.co.uk/about-the-hq/ By Ellie Danson | Photography Mike Browne At The HQ’s helm are business partners Ed Kershaw and Adel Lababedi – both with a history of working in commercial and residential property – and Ed’s wife, Dagmar Kent-Kershaw, the development’s Chief operating oﬃcer. A transition in the way people work means that with connectivity and a laptop, it is possible to eﬀectively work anywhere. The trio have capitalised on this shift by oﬀering a luxurious, exclusive work space and business hub which is well connected to Manchester, Liverpool and only a 10-minute drive from Manchester Airport.
The Colony site was always going to be a commercial project but the group saw the potential for a high-class business club in the North-West. Adel says: “over the period of construction it became apparent that this area was seriously lacking a professional business facility of this nature; it grew out of the process of development. The growing demand for this type of oﬃce and work space was patently obvious.” The concept of a business members club is not a new one. London has many of them as do other international cities but it’s a trend that is only just starting to roll out across the rest of the UK.
The concept for Ed and Adel was born out of the frustration of trying to have business meetings in hotel lobbies and coﬀee shops, both neither luxurious nor discreet.
Home from home “In this area, you have business people who live in beautiful houses; they get in their cars and go to oﬃces that don’t quite measure up,” explains Ed. “You spend so much of your time in an oﬃce that there is real pent-up demand for oﬃces and work facilities of a similar standard to what people have at home.” Adel agrees: “That was very much the key; to provide something pitched clearly at the high end. There’s an element of timing as well – global changes that have come about because of technology, and local changes in this area. The Northern Powerhouse became a very strong inﬂuence in the development process.” Second to none service The HQ is set over two ﬂoors and compromises contemporary lounge and bar areas, a choice of boardrooms overlooking spectacular scenery, private work spaces and full onsite parking.
The partners saw the potential in saving clients’ money whilst providing a service that is second to none: “The overheads of either owning or renting an oﬃce are high,” says Ed. “If you have a facility like the HQ with all the business and social facilities within it, it enables you to outsource those elements and pay for what you use, rather than paying for empty oﬃces and meeting rooms on a 24/7 basis.” Most executives would expect to be provided with sandwiches at your average boardroom meeting. It is a refreshing change to see healthy, high end options on the menu, including ﬁsh, sushi and traditional sandwiches.
The ingredients are all fresh and everything is cooked on site by a chef.
The team have been successful in blurring the lines between luxurious comfort and work space and every small detail has been carefully implemented. Although you can’t see all the technology, you can be assured it’s there with fully automated sound, lighting and vision systems and ultra-fast internet. The HQ has already numerous corporate events and private parties, and the ﬁrst weddings are booked for next year. In terms of privacy and exclusivity, you’d be hard pressed to ﬁnd a venue with the same oﬀerings.
Dagmar says: “We have a large number of enquiries on a daily basis and it’s a mix of corporate, social and weddings.
our clients are looking for something diﬀerent and stylish, and our oﬀering is quite unique and extremely private. We have a full-time events and wedding planner, and a marriage licence to hold ceremonies here.” With such a convivial atmosphere, the team are also ﬁnding that members want to stay after hours at the HQ to perhaps enjoy a drink, whether alone or in a less formal environment with clients. This has led to their new social membership – ‘The Hideout @ The HQ’ - being launched. Not only does this give members a chance to unwind away from the stresses of work and home life, but it’s also an opportunity to network with like-minded people from diﬀerent sectors.
There are diﬀerent memberships available to suit the needs of their clients’ business requirements ranging from part-time membership which starts at £199 a month, to a full Business Plus membership which allows clients to base their business at the HQ, with a sought-after business address, mail and call handling, and complimentary use of private oﬃces.
By Lisa Symonds December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk 22 We chat with Margo shortly after her project Runway on the Runway is named Best Charity Event at the inaugural North West Charity Awards. She’s beaming with pride, not so much for herself, but for her “inspirational team” and the young people at its heart.
The event launched in 2013 and is a glamorous show-stopper – a prom-themed fashion show staged beneath the wingspan of the iconic Concorde at Manchester Airport. The clothes are donated by generous high-end designers, the models are local school kids and young people l iving with cancer. To date, it’s raised an incredible £150,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Inspired to change lives Margo moved to Cheshire 13 years ago, when her husband Charlie started work at United Utilities, later landing his current role as CEo for the Manchester Airport Group. A few years later, her four children were grown up and a career in human resources was on hold, but the strong work ethic of this warm, friendly Glaswegian meant the “lady of leisure” lifestyle simply wasn’t an option. She became a ‘wishmaker’ for the Make-A- Wish Foundation, and two things stood out during her encounters with many young cancer patients: “Firstly, their wishes were often about doing something to feel normal and good about themselves again,” recalls Margo.
“A lot of them lose their self-conﬁdence because of the treatment, and they can be left feeling disconnected and socially isolated. Secondly, many described a delay in diagnosis; GPs initially putting complaints down to a sporting injury or growing pains, tiredness was thought to be anaemia. They go back and forth before anyone realises it’s serious. Sometimes, it can be too late.” Margo decided she not only wanted to make the North West’s younger generation more body aware and raise vital funds, but make those living with cancer feel special again. Runaway Success We meet Margo Cornish, the creator of acclaimed charity fashion event Runway on the Runway, and discover what drives her to raise vital funds and raise awareness of teenage cancer…
23 December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk Discover more at runwayontherunway.co.uk and maggiesontherunway.com Enter Maggie’s Model Search by emailing email@example.com Runway takes ﬂight Inspired by her three daughters’ excitement for all things prom-related, and recognising fashion appeals to a cross-section of teens, Runway on the Runway was born. Gariﬀ, a local joinery manufacturing company based in Traﬀord, created a custom-built catwalk for free and, never one to think small, Margo approached big-name designers and stores, such as Ted Baker, Lipsy, Boohoo, Little Mistress, Debenhams, Slaters and Diamante, and they all said yes.
She fashioned a team of dedicated helpers and brought on board respected Mancunian choreographer Anne Finnegan and, most recently, the hugely talented Music Director Monica Ward. When recruiting male and female models from local schools, the brief was – and still is – simple: “The kids have got to look like they come from Manchester, not straight out of London Fashion Week,” smiles Margo. “Personality and the ability to move in time to music is more important than a skinny size six.” Each participating team is responsible for its own fundraising. Those who don’t grace the catwalk attend masterclasses at Trevor Sorbie and Beneﬁt at Harvey Nichols, gaining money-can’t-buy experience in hair and make-up.
A special ﬁnale The Teenage Cancer Trust catwalk has closed all three Runway on the Runways to date, and places ten teen models living with cancer in the spotlight. Incredibly emotional, it always receives a standing ovation: “The kids are always absolutely amazing – they feel normal again and inspire others currently going through treatment,” beams Margo. “The ﬁnale says, ‘you can get better. You can get back to normal’. I love that all the models stay in touch, go out together and continue to support each other beyond the event.” Many of the dresses are donated by internationally-acclaimed Sherri Hill, creator of outrageously pretty prom dresses.
After the ﬁrst event, Margo was ready to return the incredible garments. Instead, Sherri said: “We don’t want them back. We want you to give them to girls who are going through treatment, or use them to raise funds”. The Cinderella Project was launched, with Margo and her team giving young girls undergoing treatment dream makeovers, the remaining garments are sold in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Manchester makes it happen Runway on the Runway, stresses Margo, is a team eﬀort and wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of the North West.
“Manchester and the North West are such amazing places,” says Margo. “I’ve met so many wonderful people since I came here. I feel that I’m an adopted Mancunian, the city is very special to me. I think the recent terrorist attack highlighted the true Mancunian spirit – the warmth and generosity of the community here.” In 2015, Margo had accompanied a young girl living with cystic ﬁbrosis to the Manchester Arena, the Make-A-Wish Foundation having arranged for her to watch her pop idol Ariana Grande and meet her backstage. Margo is emotional: “Ariana was a lovely soul. It could have been any of us there.
After the bombing, I got the bee tattoo – to remind me of the tragedy and how fragile life can be, it has special poignancy and I’m very proud of it.” Waiting in the wings “When we started Runway in 2013, the North West had one of the lowest levels of teen cancer awareness in the UK,” says Margo. “This is no longer the case, and we hope our events have contributed to this change.” The next Teenage Cancer Trust event will take place in 2019 – “but with a twist; bigger, better, watch this space”. Meanwhile, Margo is organising Maggies on the Runway, a catwalk extravaganza to raise funds for Maggie’s Centre in Manchester (which oﬀers practical, emotional and social support post-diagnosis for all ages).
She’s currently searching for models to take part, all will be people from Greater Manchester who have been aﬀected by cancer in some way.
“You’re probably thinking, does this woman ever sleep?” laughs Margo. “I’ve always got a charity project on the go, the next one waiting in the wings. “Since 2013, we’ve raised £370,000 for cancer charities in the North West. In 2018, I want to hit £500,000. I want to kick it!” Can she kick it? With another award under her belt (Margo won outstanding Achievement at the recent Enterprise Vision Awards), of course she can!
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25 December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk once again, the Salutions Winter Wonderland Charity Ball was a huge success, raising an amazing £17,495 for Beechwood Cancer Care Centre. Thank you to everyone who joined us and helped to raise these much-needed funds for Beechwood. Huge thanks also to Darren Proctor for his persuasive auctioneering skills, to Michael Moore, Smooth Edge and DJ Bob for keeping us entertained throughout the evening, to our helpers and all of the staﬀ at The Midland. A special thank you to everyone who donated raﬄe or auction prizes, and to our sponsors Nu-Form Fire UK, Turkish Airlines, Kissdental, The Warren and VST Enterprises – we couldn’t do this without you.
Beechwood Cancer Care is very close to both mine and Salim’s heart. As Angela Gray, our friend and Fundraising Manager for Beechwood, demonstrated on the evening, almost every one of us has been touched by cancer in one way or another: “Wearetotallyoverwhelmedbythefantastic amount raised at this year’s event,” said Angela. “Beverley and Salim are so much more than Ambassadors; they are true friends of Beechwood. This amount is enough to cover a family counsellor who, over the next 12 months, will be able to support in excess of 200 families. This is possible because of the generosity of all the amazing guests in the room.
Thank you so much.” Beverley & Salim x Salutions Winter Wonderland Charity Ball 2017 Oh, what a night! Next year’s Winter Ball is on 17th November 2018
December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk 28 By Emily Fitzgibbons Gowns & Glamour Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations are just around the corner. Whether you’re attending a ball, gala or black tie dinner – grab a gown and hit the town! Bronze Metallic Plissé Maxi Dress £60 Next
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41 December/January 2018 | salutions.co.uk Drive a few hours south to Hampshire and you can ﬁnd yourself in award-winning foodie heaven. The Kitchen at The Chewton Glen is a purpose-built space setting the stage for enjoying and learning about food and cooking. Classes are available with a host of top UK celebrity chefs, including James Martin, all keen to share their secrets. The Kitchen can accommodate up to 24 guests. Choose either a half-day or full-day class from an impressive course list, which includes everything from The Perfect Steak (which is an evening masterclass) to Knife Skills and Sweet Treats.
Prices start from £85 per person. For those 8 years or over, there are also Junior Make & Bake classes (£45 per person), perfect for budding little chefs wanting to try out their culinary skills. A full-day cookery class starts with coﬀee and home-baked pastries, followed by a sneak peek at what’s growing in the greenhouse. Stroll through the garden into the cookery school and settle into the workstation that is exclusively yours for the day. Spend time seated around the chef tutor's station, where you will learn new skills before creating your own masterpiece under the watchful eye of the chef.
Day courses with a Chef Tutor run from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Prices start from £155 and include refreshments, lunch, all required equipment and ingredients.
The Kitchen’s design is completely open- plan; bi-folding doors and glass panelling ﬂood the rooms with light. Surrounding the building are raised beds and a greenhouse, where herbs and vegetables are grown year-round to supply The Kitchen. Dining here is an informal experience and the open-plan layout oﬀers you the chance to watch the chefs at work. The à la carte menu features wood-ﬁred pizzas, gourmet burgers, superfood salads and smaller plates for diﬀerent appetites. A visit to Chewton Glen wouldn’t be complete without an overnight stay. This luxury country house is set in 130 acres of Hampshire woodland, with rooms and suites for diﬀerent budgets.
The breathtaking treehouse suite, with terrace hot tub, is a far cry from the rustic treehouses of our childhood. There are twelve located away from the main hotel and hidden within the trees. Take the Treehouse Loft Suite, located 35 feet above ground – you’ll walk into a fully-furnished apartment, with locally-sourced sweet treats in the kitchen, a heart-warming ﬁreplace in the living room and, best of all, an outdoor hot tub overlooking a stunning view of the forest. Glass of champagne in hand, you can watch the sunset (or rise) as you take in the incredible surroundings.
With a king-sized bed for adults and a bunk for kids, the latter can make their way up a private bookcase to their conclave – an escape for them too. And the best bit? You get a meal hamper funnelled into the room – a dream breakfast, which includes smoked salmon and fresh juices. But if the price is too steep (the Treehouse Loft Suite starts from £1,250 a night and sleeps up to six), why not try one of the hotel’s 70 traditionally decorated bedrooms – which range in price and interior decor. The Kitchen is not the only leading attraction to visiting the Chewton Glen. Owing to the acres of surrounding land and the breathtaking landscapes of the New Forest, you will not be short of stunning views and picture-perfect backdrops for your holiday snaps.
Just a few moments away from the coastline overlooking The Solent, you can even catch a glimpse of the Isle of Wight in the distance.
Last but not least, there is an impressive on-site spa. A light-ﬁlled, high-ceilinged 17-metre indoor pool is large enough for laps (children are only allowed at certain hours), while there’s a separate outdoor pool for hotel guests. Twelve treatment rooms include one for couples, complete with small steam room (additional single-sex steam/sauna rooms are found in the changing rooms), and there’s a huge hydrotherapy pool, a dance studio and a newly refurbished nail bar. A sun terrace and on-site café, serving an alkaline- diet-inﬂuenced buﬀet, encourage you to spend the entire day in a robe and slippers.
Garden rooms from £325, hotel suites from £800, including breakfast. Chewton Glen New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6QS Telephone: 01425 275341 | chewtonglen.com By Jill Nash Travelling on your stomach Gastronomy enthusiasts keen to learn the tricks of the trade should look no further than Hampshire home-grown Chewton Glen for an authentic kitchen experience