Preneur World November 2023

In this issue: Kenneth Branagh's King Lear, interviews with Roman Kemp, Michael McIntyre, Monica Galetti, Marcus Wareing and Gregg Wallace. Christmas Gift Guide, Active Affluent, Ask The Expert, Beauty & Grooming, Food & Drink, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Hotels, Restaurants, Children's Book Reviews, Consumer Technology, Lexus NX, Advent Calendars, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, Gifts for the Home, Toys & Games, Fashion, Minipreneur Style

In this issue: Kenneth Branagh's King Lear, interviews with Roman Kemp, Michael McIntyre, Monica Galetti, Marcus Wareing and Gregg Wallace. Christmas Gift Guide, Active Affluent, Ask The Expert, Beauty & Grooming, Food & Drink, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Hotels, Restaurants, Children's Book Reviews, Consumer Technology, Lexus NX, Advent Calendars, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, Gifts for the Home, Toys & Games, Fashion, Minipreneur Style


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WORLD<br />

Active<br />

Affluent<br />

Investing in<br />

Fine Wine<br />

Luxe<br />

Lady<br />

Kenneth<br />

Branagh<br />

Oxfordshire<br />

Staycation<br />

Tech<br />

Treats<br />

Family<br />

Outings<br />

<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Features<br />

Dining in<br />

London<br />

Behind the wheel of<br />

the Lexus NX<br />

In this issue:<br />

Roman Kemp<br />

Monica Galetti<br />

Michael McIntyre


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<strong>2023</strong><br />


28<br />

Him Her Home<br />


6 GLAM GIFTS<br />

8 LUXE LADY<br />




34 FAB FINDS UNDER 40<br />

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50 PARENTS<br />



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Ask The Expert<br />







Food & Drink<br />



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Features<br />


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KIDS<br />



24 LIFESTYLE<br />

26 NETGEAR ORBI 960<br />


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GARDEN<br />


SEASON<br />


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110 THE MARLO<br />



116 THE CROWN INN<br />



FUN ZONE<br />


62 10 GIFTS FOR GIRLS<br />






Gifts For Her<br />

Discover the secret to beautiful<br />

radiant skin with these skincare<br />

saviours and haircare heroes<br />

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Olverum Bath Oil contains a<br />

luxurious aromatic blend of<br />

carefully selected essential oils<br />

which combine to ease stress<br />

and relax tension in both mind<br />

and body. £78 for 250ml from<br />

uk.olverum.com<br />

ZELENS<br />

Rich in omega 3-6-9, Omega<br />

Shiso Replenishing Serum<br />

provides instant moisture,<br />

revives skin comfort and helps<br />

restore the skin’s natural barrier.<br />

Skin feels soft, supple and<br />

soothed. £75 from zelens.com<br />


This nourishing Hair & Scalp<br />

Recovery Elixir is a leave-in scalp<br />

treatment which stimulates and<br />

increases hair growth and scalp<br />

health with a silky light texture.<br />

£53 from gffabulosity.com<br />


With revolutionary formulas the<br />

Infinite by Forever range targets<br />

ageing from the inside out, and the<br />

outside in. The product formulas<br />

combine natural ingredients<br />

that work together to restore the<br />

skin’s moisture balance, stimulate<br />

healthy collagen levels and reduce<br />

the appearance of fine lines and<br />

wrinkles. Infinite by Forever’s<br />

skin conditioning ingredients have<br />

been specifically formulated to<br />

work in combination for maximum<br />

effect. This premium range of<br />

four products includes a hydrating<br />

cleanser, a beauty supplement, a<br />

firming serum and restoring crème.<br />

£193 from foreverliving.com<br />


Clean your makeup brushes and<br />

sponges with the game-changing<br />

STYLPRO Spin & Squeeze with its<br />

unique method & specially designed<br />

cleansers. £39.99 from Boots<br />


The Mega Volume Bundle contains full<br />

size bottles of Body Building Weightless<br />

Shampoo 170ml and Body Building<br />

Weightless Conditioner 150ml plus<br />

Elasticizer Deep-Conditioning Treatment<br />

40ml and Maximizer Strand Plumping Cream<br />

20ml. £38 from www.philipkingsley.co.uk<br />


Dressed Up provides lightweight<br />

hold and thermal hair protection<br />

that shields from hot styling tools<br />

and damaging, colour-fading UV<br />

rays. £39 from uk.hairstory.com<br />

DUCK & DRY<br />

Make yourself or loved one a<br />

lucky duck with Duck & Dry’s<br />

hair care collection for thick hair.<br />

The ultimate gift set includes a<br />

full sized Pre-Heat-Primer, Full<br />

Feathers Nourishing shampoo,<br />

conditioner and a gorgeous pouch<br />

for your accessories. £50 from<br />

duckanddry.com<br />




LOVERS<br />

1. COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence<br />

hydrates and helps improve skin elasticity. It’s<br />

enriched with Snail Secretion Filtrate that helps to<br />

protect the skin from moisture loss. £24 from www.<br />

boots.com<br />

2. Pearl Beauty Multi Purpose Lip & Face Sticks offer<br />

vibrant shades that enhance your daily makeup. The<br />

ultra-hydrating formula makes blending a breeze.<br />

Comes in 8 shades. £22 from pearlbeautycosmetics.<br />

com<br />

3. lavera Hydro Refresh Face Mist provides an instant<br />

hydration boost and relieves dryness. The light mist<br />

absorbs quickly and leaves your skin hydrated and<br />

refreshed. £15.25 from www.lavera.co.uk<br />

4. SOS H20 Day Cream SPF 30 leaves skin hydrated<br />

and nourished. The lightweight formula reduces<br />

wrinkles and improves skin elasticity and firmness.<br />

£17 for 50ml from www.sosserum.co.uk<br />

5. Emolyne Velvet Lip has a weightless, creamy<br />

formula that glides on, providing intense colour and<br />

full coverage in one smooth sweep. The Uganda<br />

shade looks good and does good. £23 from www.<br />

emolyne.com<br />

6. Emolyne Eyeshade Creme glides on to create<br />

sparkling, high-impact eyes. £24 from www.emolyne.<br />

com<br />

7. Emolyne Lashline Lacquer is an ultra-precise<br />

highly-pigmented felt tip liquid liner that glides on<br />

smoothly with a fast-drying water-based formula for<br />

a high-impact, smudge-proof finish. £19 from www.<br />

emolyne.com<br />

8. OSMO® Scalp Therapy Finishing Crème with Sea<br />

Buckthorn Fruit Oil helps stimulate blood circulation,<br />

promoting healthy hair growth. Strengthens hair<br />

and gives it much more bounce. RRP £14.20 from<br />

sallybeauty.co.uk<br />

9. Bettyhula offers a refined skincare experience is<br />

rooted in natural luxury with tropical scents. Body<br />

Scrub (£14.99), Antibacterial Hand Cream Gift Set<br />

(£14.99) and Lip Polish (£7.99) are available from<br />

bettyhula.co.uk<br />

10. Nourish London Radiance Firming Facial<br />

Oil supports cell regeneration and reduces local<br />

inflammation in the skin. It also improves levels of<br />

collagen for smoother, firmer skin. £27 from www.<br />

nourishskinrange.com<br />

11. Nourish London Nourishing Shower Trio features<br />

their Relax Shower Gel, Protect Uplifting Shower Gel<br />

and Soothing Muscle Bath & Shower in handy 100ml<br />

bottles. £25 from www.nourishskinrange.com<br />

12. Indeed Labs retinol reface has a 3-in-1 formula<br />

that works to smooth textured skin, improve the look<br />

of fine lines and wrinkles, and brighten uneven skin<br />

tone. £24.99 from Boots and Look Fantastic<br />

13. SBC Skincare Hydra-Collagen Moisturising Gel<br />

instantly hydrates your skin, reduces puffiness and<br />

smoothes the appearance of fine lines for a youthfullooking<br />

complexion. £24 from sbcskincare.co.uk<br />

14. Hair Syrup Cleanse & Detox Gift Set is the SOS<br />

for unhappy scalps, unruly hair & oily lengths. Tough<br />

on buildup whilst deeply replenishing, this toolkit<br />

combats excessive scalp build-up whilst attempting to<br />

rebalance oils. £35 from hairsyrup.co.uk<br />

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Luxe Lady<br />

IYASU<br />

The Elizabeth vegan medical bag is an<br />

alluringly feminine version of the timeless,<br />

classic tote bag available in quilted or smooth.<br />

Its gentle, curvaceous shape, modelled on<br />

an elliptical base exudes effortless grace.<br />

Fashioned from eco-friendly and recycled<br />

materials, it boasts a multitude of useful<br />

pockets including a removable padded laptop<br />

bag, complete with A4 document holder and a<br />

zipped mobile phone pocket.<br />

Stackers<br />

This bag features the IYASU<br />

emblem of the Iris, a flower<br />

which symbolises faith,<br />

hope and wisdom. An<br />

ideal day-to-day doctor’s<br />

bag, the Elizabeth<br />

vegan medical bag is<br />

also perfect for busy<br />

professionals attending<br />

conferences and<br />

travelling on business.<br />

£275 to £300 from<br />

iyasubags.com<br />

and Etsy.com<br />

This luxury Supersize Jewellery Box, with<br />

three tiers, is crafted from vegan leather<br />

in a choice of either white or blush and has<br />

been finished with a soft velvet lining. It<br />

comes with a 41 section layer, an 11 section<br />

layer and a lidded layer so there’s plenty of<br />

room for rings, earrings, bracelets, charms,<br />

necklaces and watches.<br />

£99 from aplaceforeverything.co.uk<br />

Philipp Plein<br />

CW Alexander<br />

Plein Fatale Eau de Parfum is the<br />

sensual and alluring new fragrance<br />

from Philipp Plein with an irresistible<br />

floral gourmand bouquet featuring<br />

top notes of pink pepper & bergamot,<br />

heart notes of ylang ylang, jasmine<br />

& rose and base notes of patchouli,<br />

sandalwood & vanilla.<br />

£78 for 50ml exclusively from Boots<br />

Charles William Alexander’s<br />

exquisite range of luxury<br />

pyjamas have been crafted<br />

using only the finest<br />

materials and techniques.<br />

Redefining what it<br />

means to sleep in style<br />

and comfort, these<br />

luxury pyjamas are<br />

made from the softest<br />

100% organic cotton and<br />

are available in the classic range of<br />

colours including navy.<br />

Designed for those who appreciate<br />

classic sophistication, Charles<br />

William Alexander luxury<br />

pyjamas are made in genderless<br />

designs that exude refinement.<br />

The stitching is impeccable and the<br />

attention to detail in every button<br />

and seam showcases a dedication to<br />

perfection.<br />

Charles William Alexander luxury<br />

pyjamas make for the perfect gift for<br />

yourself or a loved one.<br />

£150 available from<br />

charleswilliamalexander.co.uk<br />

Elie Saab<br />

Elixir Eau de Parfum is<br />

the new scent from Elie<br />

Saab with a floral Ambrée<br />

bouquet boasting top notes<br />

of neroli & mandarin,<br />

heart notes of iris and base<br />

notes of amber & myrrh.<br />

£75 for 50ml from Boots<br />

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Craghoppers<br />

The Narlia Insulated Hooded Jacket is a generously<br />

padded jacket designed to keep you warm in<br />

temperatures up to -20°C. Made from part-recycled<br />

polyester with a part recycled polyester synthetic<br />

down fill, the Narlia is finished with Craghoppers’<br />

plant-based EcoShield DWR to help shake off the<br />

rain and keep dry. The jacket falls to mid-calf for<br />

coverage against cold weather and has three roomy<br />

zipped pockets. It has a full-length two-way centre<br />

front zip with inner zip guard along with side zips.<br />

An integrated hood features with a toggle adjuster<br />

to the back for full crown adjustment and concealed<br />

elastication to the cuffs.<br />

£160 from craghoppers.com<br />

Molton Brown<br />

Undeniably rich and mysterious,<br />

the Rose Dunes Eau de Toilette<br />

from Molton Brown intricately<br />

layers tart cassis, warm rose<br />

and earthy patchouli Sulawesi.<br />

Its intimate, velvety textures<br />

make it a luxuriously scented<br />

expression, inspired by the<br />

silent beauty of the desert.<br />

£85 from moltonbrown.co.uk<br />

Cambridge Audio<br />

Available in black or white,<br />

these British-designed<br />

Melomania 1+ earphones have<br />

won awards for both design<br />

and performance in 2022.<br />

Smaller than the average<br />

true wireless earbuds, they<br />

use graphene drivers for<br />

detailed and authentic musical<br />

reproduction. Enjoy up to 45<br />

hours battery life, a choice of<br />

EQ settings and a featherlight,<br />

4.6g fit. They’re also sweat<br />

resistant and come with a range<br />

of tips to find the perfect fit for<br />

your ears.<br />

£99.95 from Amazon<br />

TOG24<br />

Both wind resistant<br />

and super warm, the<br />

Newall Women’s<br />

Long Padded<br />

Gilet from TOG24<br />

features a chunky<br />

inner collar to keep<br />

wind and rain out,<br />

along with press<br />

stud vents that<br />

allow for optimum<br />

temperature control.<br />

This simple, chunky<br />

gilet is great for<br />

pairing with virtually<br />

any outdoor look<br />

so you’ll be ready<br />

to explore the great<br />

outdoors in no time.<br />

£77 from tog24.com<br />

Jewelled Buddha<br />

The Jewelled Buddha Light Wool Cape Poncho is a<br />

fashion revelation that combines style with a strong ethical<br />

commitment. This season’s ultimate style solution, the Light<br />

Wool Cape Poncho is a versatile masterpiece. Ultra-soft<br />

and lightweight, it can be worn in 15 stylish<br />

ways – from a chic poncho to a trendy long<br />

cardigan or a sleek wrap.<br />

Crafted with the utmost care, this poncho<br />

celebrates heritage crafts and supports<br />

artisan communities, merging modern<br />

design with traditional craftsmanship.<br />

The exquisite hues are both elegant<br />

and versatile, making it perfect for<br />

everyday casual outfits, a layering<br />

piece over your work attire, or a<br />

stunning evening dress accessory.<br />

The Fusion range is available in four<br />

exquisite colours including our<br />

favourite, Plum. Ethical fashion has<br />

never looked so good!<br />

£141 from jewelledbuddha.com<br />


Wishlist Wonders<br />

Breath Practice Cards<br />

Reap the mental and physical benefits of<br />

breathwork with this essential toolkit, complete<br />

with 50 vibrantly illustrated breath-exercise<br />

cards and a 64-page guidebook written by<br />

Rebecca Moore.<br />

Breath Practice Cards provide an uplifting,<br />

screen-free introduction to breathwork<br />

with simple and easy-to-follow exercises and meditations<br />

beautifully and accessibly presented on individual cards. In the<br />

accompanying book, explore the origins, science and benefits of<br />

this age-old method made popular by Wim Hof and find simple<br />

sequences to create your own mindful breathwork practice.<br />

£16 published by Leaping Hare Press<br />

Urban Green Company<br />

This Cherry Stone Neck &<br />

Shoulder Theraphy Pack is great<br />

for aches and pains including<br />

period pains and rheumatoid<br />

arthritis. Simply heat in the<br />

microwave, or leave in the<br />

freezer for a few hours.<br />

Handmade from 2 layers of<br />

organic cotton and cherry<br />

stones, it can also be used with<br />

essential oils like lavender.<br />

£20 available from<br />

urbangreencompany.co.uk<br />

Kipling<br />

The Bina M is a practical and stylish handbag from<br />

Kipling with a detachable, adjustable shoulder<br />

strap for versatility. Featuring a roomy zipped main<br />

compartment and internal pockets, it keeps your<br />

belongings organised. A perfect companion for<br />

your workday, shopping trips, or an evening out.<br />

£88 from kipling.com<br />

Seasons of the Zodiac<br />

From energetic Aries to soothing Pisces, this<br />

new book will help you discover your zodiac<br />

sign’s “season” and learn how to tap into its<br />

unique magickal energies to enhance your<br />

life throughout the year. Lifelong astrologer<br />

Stephanie Campos offers a complete guide<br />

to each astrological season<br />

of the year, telling you what<br />

to expect, when to expect it,<br />

and how to make the most<br />

of each season’s special and<br />

distinct time in the spotlight.<br />

£17.99 published by Quarto<br />

Morris & Co. X August Berg<br />

Danish watchmakers August Berg have teamed up with Morris & Co. to create the new<br />

Simply collection made using the finest materials and with the utmost regard for Morris<br />

& Co.’s heritage patterns. The watches reflect the value of craftsmanship and beauty first<br />

espoused by William Morris with our favourite being the Simply Strawberry Thief design.<br />

The double Rose Gold case in 30mm, made of pure high-quality surgical grade stainless<br />

steel (316L) is paired with an Italian leather Madder Rouge strap. The delicate crown<br />

features an engraved AB-infinity logo completing the elegant look. The unique Strawberry<br />

Thief 3D dial is elevated by Rose Gold hands. Japanese Quartz Movement is protected<br />

by a single domed crystal clear, anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire glass, which<br />

completes the enchanting look of the August Berg & Morris & Co. Simply collection.<br />

£249 from augustberg.com<br />

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Power, Purpose, Practice<br />

Written by internationally recognized tarot<br />

expert Kerry Ward, this book is all about<br />

discovering your true self through Astrology,<br />

Numerology and Tarot. Written<br />

in a casual, intimate voice and<br />

bursting with bold, inclusive<br />

artwork, this spiritual guide<br />

helps you understand cosmic<br />

connections and more as you<br />

explore every facet of your<br />

personality.<br />

£16.99 published by Quarto<br />

Boobydoo<br />

The Shock Absorber SN109 D+<br />

Max Support Sports Bra was<br />

made for bigger cup sizes<br />

offering extreme support and<br />

fuller coverage. Features we love<br />

include a soft wide under band and a<br />

non-rub, padded hook and eye clasp for<br />

breathability and to help prevent chaffing. The<br />

bra comes with adjustable, padded straps to ensure a<br />

perfect fit. This bra tends to run small so it’s recommended<br />

to buy the next size up with the same cup size.<br />

£38.70 from boobydoo.co.uk<br />

Rock & Ruddle<br />

The Shower Power Brush is perfect to use<br />

on wet hair during hair washing or in the<br />

shower. It will help to evenly distribute<br />

your favourite hair conditioner throughout<br />

your hair whilst detangling efficiently and<br />

gently. This brush also stimulates your<br />

scalp and encourages hair growth. Easy to<br />

clean and light for travel.<br />

£16 from rockandruddle.com<br />

Luxe Tones<br />

Make heads turn with this<br />

Mali Statement Wraparound<br />

Irregular White Jewel Ring.<br />

It features an irregular row of<br />

shimmering white coloured<br />

rhinestones which twist<br />

around the finger to give a<br />

stunning stacking effect.<br />

£19 from luxetones.com<br />

Rock & Ruddle<br />

The Giraffe design hairbrush will keep<br />

hair conditioned and silky by spreading<br />

the natural oils from the scalp to the tips<br />

of each hair. This brush also detangles<br />

beautifully without pulling. The charming<br />

giraffe design was created by celebrated<br />

artist Clare Mackie. This luxurious<br />

hairbrush turns brushing hair from a task<br />

to a treat.<br />

£34 from rockandruddle.com<br />


This GeoCUBE® Iconic Nature<br />

Chain Necklace in black and<br />

multicolour from COEUR<br />

DE LION’s AW23 collection<br />

brightens the darker months with<br />

it’s striking and powerful colours.<br />

The iconic design in a bold array<br />

of beautiful colours accented by<br />

black onyx creates a sophisticated<br />

look which exudes elegance and<br />

joie de vivre. This contemporary<br />

necklace adds a touch of glamour<br />

to any ensemble during the party<br />

season and beyond.<br />

£175 from coeur-de-lion.org<br />


expert<br />

advice<br />

How To Develop A<br />

Great Product Idea<br />

Vicki Weinberg is a product creation expert<br />

specialising in selling on Amazon. She is also<br />

the host of a weekly podcast for productbased<br />

businesses and has just published her<br />

first book, taking aspiring entrepreneurs<br />

through the process of creating a product<br />


Vicki Weinberg founded<br />

Tiny Chipmunk, a bamboo<br />

baby brand, when her second<br />

child was just 6 weeks old.<br />

After years working in<br />

corporate roles, she wanted<br />

to work around her family<br />

and do something where<br />

the money she earnt didn’t<br />

necessarily have to equate to<br />

the hours she put in. Selling<br />

products seemed to be the<br />

answer.<br />

Vicki offers product creation<br />

support and specialises in<br />

selling on Amazon. She is<br />

also the host of a weekly<br />

podcast for product-based<br />

entrepreneurs - Bring Your<br />

Product Idea to Life.<br />

For more help and advice on<br />

creating a product to sell, you<br />

can visit vickiweinberg.com<br />

Do you own<br />

or use something<br />

that you just know<br />

could be better?<br />

If you want to create a product to<br />

sell there are two things that you<br />

need to do at the outset.<br />

The first is to come up with<br />

an original idea. Or, if it’s not<br />

100% original, it needs to at least<br />

be unique, or have something<br />

that distinguishes it from other,<br />

similar products.<br />

The second is to ensure there are<br />

enough people who will buy it.<br />

The process of creating a product<br />

can be arduous - but it’s all a bit<br />

easier if you know your product<br />

will benefit people - and you’ve<br />

had their validation!<br />

You might be wondering how you<br />

create something that people will<br />

want to buy? Here are 3 ways<br />

you can come up with a great<br />

product idea that your potential<br />

customers will love.<br />





If so, firstly, take a look to see<br />

if there’s a product already out<br />

there that helps. If there is, and<br />

it works for you, that’s great.<br />

Problem solved! But, even if this<br />

is the case, could you improve<br />

it further? What adjustments<br />

could you make so it worked even<br />

better?<br />

If there isn’t something that<br />

already exists, brainstorm what<br />

a solution might look like. This<br />

can be as vague as you like for<br />

now. It’s all about generating<br />

ideas.<br />

Next, get some input from other<br />

people. Firstly, find out if they<br />

have the same challenge as you.<br />

(It will also save you a lot of work<br />

later on, if you find out now that<br />

this problem or issue only applies<br />

to you, and therefore isn’t a<br />

solution that others even need!)<br />

If you find this is something that<br />

other people relate to, ask their<br />

opinions on how it might be<br />

solved and what they’d be looking<br />

for in a product. What would<br />

encourage them to buy it? What<br />

would it need to have or do? How<br />

much would they be willing to<br />

pay for a product like yours?<br />

Remember, your goal is to sell<br />

this product, so input from<br />

potential customers at this early<br />

stage is really valuable.<br />

2. DO YOU OWN OR USE<br />



You’ve probably had the<br />

experience of buying, or using<br />

something and just knowing<br />

it could be better than it is.<br />

Maybe it’s just a tiny niggle<br />

or annoyance, or perhaps it’s a<br />

feature you feel is missing.<br />

I’m not talking about copying<br />

other people’s ideas here, or<br />

knocking what other people<br />

are doing. I’d never suggest<br />

that. Instead, I’m talking about<br />

looking at existing products and<br />

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using your experience with them<br />

to come up with ways to improve<br />

them.<br />

You can also find out what other<br />

people would change about an<br />

existing product by looking at<br />

the reviews online. This can<br />

be a great way to find out what<br />

problems your potential customers<br />

have with existing products (as<br />

well as what they like) and this<br />

will be really valuable information<br />

for you to use in your marketing<br />

down the line, as you know you’ll<br />

be creating your own version of<br />

the product that covers everything<br />

customers are looking for.<br />

Having knowledge of the market<br />

and knowing what other, similar<br />

products exist, the features they<br />

have, what they cost and what<br />

people think about them is really<br />

valuable information when it<br />

comes to working out where your<br />

product will fit.<br />



It might be that there’s a particular<br />

hobby or interest that you have<br />

and you want to create a product<br />

around that. Or perhaps there’s<br />

something very niche and specific<br />

that you’d love - that just isn’t<br />

available.<br />

Provided there are enough other<br />

people with similar interests, who<br />

are looking to spend money on<br />

them, this could be a good place to<br />

start.<br />

As always, ask for input from<br />

others. You might be in clubs,<br />

or groups that align with your<br />

interests already. If not, look for<br />

existing ones online and speak<br />

with the members. You want to<br />

ensure that you’re not creating<br />

something so niche, that only you<br />

are interested in it!<br />



I can’t give a definitive answer, of<br />

course, but speaking with potential<br />

customers during the design phase<br />

really is the key here. If you create<br />

a product that you love - but it’s<br />

a product that appeals only to<br />

you, you’re unlikely to sell any, or<br />

many.<br />

However you come up with your<br />

initial idea, do share and test<br />

with as many relevant people<br />

as possible. This gives you the<br />

best possible chance of creating<br />

something that your potential<br />

customers want and need.<br />

Ma k e A S t a t e me n t<br />

Florrie & Bird<br />

This Black & Gold Star Tassel Bag from Florrie & Bird’s crossbody<br />

collection has been designed for those who crave exquisite style.<br />

Crafted from opulent black Italian leather, it exudes sophistication<br />

while remaining versatile. This classic bag with a tassel zip closure<br />

complements every occasion. Comes with a detachable slim leather strap.<br />

£45 from florrieandbird.co.uk<br />

Code8 Beauty<br />

The Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette (£47) features a highly pigmented<br />

formula with long-lasting colour to help create an infinite amount of looks<br />

from everyday to party.<br />

The Radiate Beauty Balm (£43) is a buildable, incredibly lightweight BB<br />

cream that leaves skin looking naturally radiant and smooth. Its special<br />

formula helps control environmental and sun damage.<br />

Code8’s Rosso Vivo Lipstick (£40) suits all skin tones to elevate party<br />

season looks and is likely to become a favourite go-to in the makeup bag.<br />

The deeply moisturising formula provides comfortable and long-lasting<br />

wear.<br />

The Blush Palette (£36) with its silky, lightweight and blendable formula is<br />

the first blush created using revolutionary Knead Technology.<br />

All are available from www.codeeight.com<br />


Kenneth Branagh<br />

Theatre Company’s<br />

King Lear at Wyndham’s<br />

Theatre offers a unique<br />

perspective on the<br />

timeless classic<br />

Kenneth Branagh’s<br />

Unique King Lear<br />

Highlights from KBTC’s production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear<br />

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre<br />

Company’s production of<br />

William Shakespeare’s King<br />

Lear at Wyndham’s Theatre is a<br />

notable moment for theatre, as<br />

Kenneth Branagh, with his long<br />

and illustrious career directing<br />

and acting in Shakespearean<br />

plays, undertakes the formidable<br />

challenge of both directing and<br />

starring in this taxing work.<br />

After an eight-year hiatus,<br />

Branagh has returned to the<br />

London stage and to Shakespeare<br />

with a commendable but divisive<br />

production of King Lear. The<br />

ambitious cut-down, radically<br />

youthful adaptation showcases<br />

Branagh’s directorial and acting<br />

prowess during its limited season<br />

until 9 December.<br />

At just over two hours with no<br />

interval, the production condenses<br />

the Bard’s tragic tale, presenting<br />

a lean and gripping adaptation<br />

that captures the essence of<br />

Lear’s descent into a desolate and<br />

helpless state of dementia, where<br />

Branagh genuinely tugs at the<br />

soul.<br />

Branagh’s portrayal of King Lear<br />

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s production<br />

of William Shakespeare’s King Lear directed and<br />

played by Kenneth Branagh is at Wyndham’s Theatre<br />

until Saturday 9 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong>. Standard tickets<br />

start from £20 and are limited to 4 per household.<br />

Performances take place at 7.30pm Monday to<br />

Saturday and 2.30pm Saturday. Running time 2 hours<br />

expertly blends vulnerability<br />

and strength in a way that<br />

resonates with the audience.<br />

His commanding presence on<br />

stage, coupled with a nuanced<br />

performance, paints a poignant<br />

picture of a ruler undone by his<br />

own tragic flaws. Branagh’s<br />

seamless transitions between<br />

moments of rage, heartbreak,<br />

and fleeting moments of clarity<br />

showcase his unparalleled skill as<br />

an actor.<br />

The KBTC has partnered with<br />

Branagh’s alma mater, RADA,<br />

and the company includes young<br />

talent such as Deborah Alli, Doug<br />

Colling, Melanie-Joyce Bermudez,<br />

Jessica Revell, Eleanor de Rohan,<br />

Joseph Kloska, and Corey<br />

Mylchreest. This production<br />

marks the professional debut of<br />

several RADA graduates, adding<br />

an extra layer of excitement to this<br />

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stellar production.<br />

Under the creative vision of<br />

Branagh and the production team,<br />

audiences can expect a visual and<br />

auditory feast. Set and costumes<br />

by Jon Bauser, projections by Nina<br />

Dunn, lighting by Paul Keogan,<br />

choreography by Aletta Collins,<br />

and sound design/compositions by<br />

Ben and Max Ringham contribute<br />

to the immersive experience that<br />

defines this production.<br />

The press night after-party was<br />

held at Browns Covent Garden<br />

on 31 October <strong>2023</strong>. Guests in<br />

attendance included Kenneth<br />

Branagh and the cast in addition to<br />

actors Sir Derek Jacobi and Tom<br />

Hiddleston amongst others.<br />

Kenneth Branagh’s King Lear<br />

is an ambitious undertaking<br />

that, despite its shortcomings,<br />

offers a unique perspective on<br />

the timeless classic. While some<br />

may find the production’s radical<br />

elements refreshing, others may<br />

yearn for a more traditional and<br />

cohesive interpretation. In the<br />

end, Branagh’s return to the<br />

stage is a commendable effort<br />

that sparks conversation but may<br />

leave audiences divided in their<br />

opinions. Expect a production that<br />

challenges convention, both in its<br />

casting choices and directorial<br />

approach, making for a thoughtprovoking<br />

night at the theatre.<br />

The production has a running time<br />

of approximately 2 hours with no<br />

interval and ends on 9 December<br />

<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Don’t miss the opportunity to<br />

witness Kenneth Branagh’s<br />

theatrical mastery in person before<br />

the production transfers to The<br />

Shed’s Griffin Theatre in New<br />

York in autumn 2024.<br />

For more information and<br />

to book tickets, please visit<br />

kinglearbranagh.com<br />

Kenneth Branagh<br />

Tom Hiddleston

Active Affluent<br />

An Ideal Jacket For Winter Sailing Enthusiasts<br />

Lightweight, warm, and waterproof/breathable, Helly Hansen<br />

has designed the Ægir H2FLOW Midlayer Sailing Jacket<br />

to be an essential for boat life this winter. The trusted HELLY<br />

TECH® PROFESSIONAL shell construction keeps sailors dry and<br />

shielded from the wind. A combination of insulation, Polartec® fleece,<br />

and H2FLOW technology keeps you warm out at sea, while still<br />

allowing them to ventilate as needed. Because sailors need maximum<br />

freedom of movement, the jacket features Y-cut arms, adjustable<br />

cuffs, and minimal seams. A high protective collar and hand-warming<br />

pockets enhance protection from the elements. With the environment<br />

in mind, the shell is made from 100% recycled materials.<br />

With its impeccable combination of functionality, durability, and<br />

eco-friendliness, the Ægir H2FLOW Midlayer Sailing Jacket is the<br />

perfect choice for those who brave the seas in the colder months. When<br />

the elements are at their fiercest, Helly Hansen has got you covered.<br />

This midlayer sailing jacket is a top pick for winter sailing adventures.<br />

£300 from hellyhansen.com<br />

The Ultimate Running Vest For Women<br />

Designed for the full-on outdoor enthusiast, the Accelerate Elite Running Gilet<br />

is a new and improved update on Sweaty Betty’s best-selling running vest<br />

combining cutting-edge features with eco-conscious craftsmanship. Crafted from<br />

100% recycled polyamide, this gilet showcases Sweaty Betty’s commitment to<br />

environmental sustainability. The slight funnel neck and deep shell panelling on<br />

the sides enhance comfort and protection in challenging outdoor conditions. For<br />

the style conscious, the elasticated cinch detail at the back provides a feminine<br />

fit, ensuring both form and function. Safety is paramount with the inclusion of a<br />

reflective wordmark logo, ensuring you stay visible in low-light conditions.<br />

£150 from sweatybetty.com<br />

Gear Up For Adventure<br />

For the full-on outdoor enthusiast seeking the ultimate in performance<br />

and protection, the Keela Hydron softshell jacket is a game-changer.<br />

Crafted for rugged, active outdoor use, it’s your go-to choice for<br />

biking, hiking, climbing, and even spring skiing. The Hydron is a triple<br />

threat, combining windproof, water-resistant, and highly breathable<br />

features to keep you comfortable in ever-changing conditions. Its<br />

Matrix inner material expertly manages air and moisture, ensuring you<br />

stay cool and dry during high-intensity activities. The 2-way stretch<br />

design means your movements are unrestricted, whether you’re scaling<br />

peaks or pedalling through challenging trails.<br />

£149.95 from keelaoutdoors.com<br />

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From sensational sailing gear to luxe athleisure wear, here are some of<br />

our winter favourites for preneurs who live an active lifestyle<br />

Perfect For Layering When On The Move<br />

The Men’s Merino Hoody from Keela is a versatile mid or base<br />

layer designed to optimize warmth and breathability for active<br />

adventurers. Crafted with precision for trekkers and mountain hikers,<br />

this 260gsm Merino marvel is your secret weapon against fluctuating<br />

temperatures. The 100% Merino Wool construction naturally regulates<br />

body temperature, ensuring you stay comfortable in all conditions.<br />

Merino Wool naturally resists odours, so you can stay fresh while<br />

pushing your limits. With flatlock stitching, there is no uncomfortable<br />

rubbing against your skin, making it the perfect base layer.<br />

£99.95 from keelaoutdoors.com<br />

Stay Stylish On The Slopes<br />

The PRTBUZZERD JR Ski Jacket (£109.99) and SPIKET JR<br />

Ski Trousers (£89.99) from Protest are the ideal winter gear for<br />

young adventurers. The ski jacket ensures warmth and dryness<br />

with a fixed hood, critically taped seams, waist gaiter, and<br />

impressive 10K water resistance and 10g breathability ratings.<br />

In addition to comfortable inner cuffs with thumb holes, the<br />

jacket has multiple pockets including a handy lift pass pocket.<br />

The SPIKET JR Ski Trousers offer excellent water resistance<br />

and breathability so kids will stay comfortable all day on the<br />

slopes. Adjustable waistbands, detachable ski braces, zippered<br />

side pockets, nylon inner cuffs at the ankles, and a handy ankle<br />

zipper make these ski trousers the ultimate winter choice.<br />

Both items feature eco-friendly, PFC-free waterproofing and<br />

are available from protest.eu/en/gb<br />

Elevate Your Lounging Experience At Home<br />

The super cosy Serene Luxe Fleece Pant by Sweaty Betty redefines<br />

leisurewear with a smart finish, making them the perfect addition to your<br />

winter wardrobe. Crafted from premium Italian fleece, these pants are<br />

meticulously designed with a soft cotton blend for a heavenly feel against<br />

your skin. The loose fit and wide leg silhouette exude an air of relaxed<br />

sophistication, perfect for lounging in style. The deep, plush waistband<br />

features an adjustable drawcord, allowing you to customize your fit for<br />

the perfect, cosy feeling in cooler weather. With the practical addition of<br />

two side slip pockets, you can keep your essentials within arm’s reach.<br />

£95 from sweatybetty.com<br />


Active Affluent<br />

From the mountain slopes to the city streets,<br />

here are some of our winter recommendations for<br />

lovers of the great outdoors this coming season<br />

Craghoppers<br />

The Men’s Insulated Trillick Downhike<br />

Hooded Jacket from Craghoppers is<br />

a warming synthetic down jacket,<br />

fitted with large baffles about its<br />

part-recycled polyester frame,<br />

making it the perfect cold weather<br />

companion. Finished with<br />

Craghoppers’ plant based DWR<br />

to keep dry in snowy and rainy<br />

conditions, this jacket will keep<br />

you warm in temperatures up to<br />

-5°C. Five roomy pockets feature<br />

to help keep plenty of essentials<br />

close by, an adjustable hem and<br />

hood combine with a full-length,<br />

centre-front zip with a studded<br />

placket to create a tight seal,<br />

keeping the cold out and warmth<br />

trapped in.<br />

£180 from craghoppers.com<br />

Montane<br />

The Women’s<br />

Anti-Freeze Lite<br />

Packable Hooded<br />

Down Jacket from<br />

Montane is a warm,<br />

lightweight, and<br />

packable down jacket<br />

that will soon become<br />

an essential winter layer.<br />

Designed using recycled<br />

outer fabric, the Anti-Freeze<br />

Lite Hooded Down Jacket<br />

has nano-baffle construction<br />

that is filled with RDS and<br />

Track my Down certified<br />

down.<br />

Available in various colours<br />

for men & women.<br />

£200 from montane.com<br />

Embrace The Elements<br />

The Vango Apex Geo 300 is the ultimate tent for those who seek to conquer the untamed wilds while leaving<br />

a lighter footprint on Mother Earth. Crafted with innovation and sustainability at its core, this marvel is more<br />

than just a shelter – it’s a testament to Vango’s commitment to preserving the great outdoors. Constructed<br />

from the revolutionary Protex® Eco fabric, ingeniously woven from discarded single-use plastics, the Apex<br />

Geo 300 embodies eco-conscious camping without compromising on performance. With an unrivalled<br />

strength-to-weight ratio in the Vango range, it’s your lightweight ticket to resilience against nature’s tantrums.<br />

The semi-geodesic shape, purpose-built for year-round trekking, promises unwavering stability even when the<br />

heavens unleash their fury. The Apex Geo 300 laughs in the face of uneven terrains and merciless weather,<br />

proving its mettle in the harshest conditions. Whether it’s breezy or stormy, this tent stands resolute as<br />

your reliable companion. This sanctuary of sustainable luxury invites you to a world of comfort amidst the<br />

wilderness. The spacious interior offers ample headroom, ensuring you won’t be sacrificing creature comforts<br />

for your intrepid pursuits. The expansive multi-function<br />

porch is more than just storage – it’s a haven to concoct<br />

your trail tales and savour well-earned meals.<br />

The Vango Apex Geo 300 tent is a fusion of ingenuity,<br />

strength, and sustainability. As the storm rages on, take<br />

solace in your eco-friendly fortress, knowing that with<br />

every rustling leaf and echoing gust, you’re living your<br />

wildest adventure while safeguarding the planet we hold<br />

dear.<br />

£305 from www.vango.co.uk<br />

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Trousers for Tough Adventures<br />

The Nevis trouser from Keela is an extremely versatile piece of<br />

kit for your next adventure. Using fabrics from Keela’s Stretch-<br />

Tec series the Nevis offers optimum movement with contrast<br />

reinforcement panelling at critical high use areas. Keela Stretch-<br />

Tec fabrics are sourced for comfort and durability using superior<br />

yarns. The fabrics are easy care and the quick drying, breathable<br />

properties are well suited to this all season trekking trouser.<br />

£74.95 from keelaoutdoors.com<br />

Shine Bright At Night<br />

New for autumn <strong>2023</strong>, Bodylite have launched their NightVision<br />

range. Designed to enhance visibility; the multi-use light system<br />

can be compatible to a variety of Bodylite products making it<br />

highly adaptable product, whilst providing a sleek streamlined<br />

product with safety at the core. The Bodylite NightVision LED belt<br />

is a great option for those looking for a small storage belt whilst<br />

continuing to be visible, and the Bodylite NightVision light is a<br />

lightweight light with a wide-angle illumination, providing clear<br />

visibility of your surroundings without any shaking or bouncing.<br />

NightVision LED Belt (£17) and NightVision Light (£34.50) are<br />

available from www.bodylitegear.com<br />

The Unrivalled British Boat Shoe<br />

Chatham’s Deck II G2 is the unrivalled British-designed lace up<br />

boat shoe. Crafted from premium walnut leather with an enhanced<br />

grip sole, Deck II is moccasin-constructed for an optimal fit and<br />

handstitched on the last. This leading boat shoe also features the<br />

new sole spring poron performance cushioning, which is antibacterial<br />

and offers maximum comfort and shock absorption. The<br />

durable Deck II G2 boat shoe is also covered by CHatham’s unique<br />

2-year manufacturer’s guarantee.<br />

£125 from www.chatham.co.uk<br />

The Perfect Top For Any Weather<br />

The Men’s Micro Pulse Top from Keela will quickly<br />

become an essential part of your outdoor kit.<br />

Lightweight for use in warmer conditions, and with<br />

excellent thermal properties for colder climates,<br />

it’s perfect for use during a variety of activities. Its<br />

breathable and wickable qualities allow it to work<br />

well as a mid or base layer.<br />

£29.95 from keelaoutdoors.com<br />


Adventure Ready<br />

K i dPr e n e u r s<br />

We’ve chosen the best outdoor<br />

gear and clothing for full-on outdoor<br />

adventures with your young heroes<br />

A Jacket For Young Adventurers<br />

Every budding young adventurer needs the right<br />

kit and the Keela Boulder 3-in-1 Jacket offers the<br />

flexibility to take them from school to the hills.<br />

Using all the same technology as Keela’s adult<br />

range, the mid weight waterproof shell protects from<br />

the rain and wind, while the zip in microfleece, with<br />

its high warmth to weight ratio, locks in heat while<br />

wicking moisture away from the skin.<br />

£74.95 from keelaoutdoors.com<br />

Cloud Busting Snowsuit<br />

With zipped pockets, elasticated waist and elasticated cuffs,<br />

the fleece lined Cloud All in One Kids Snowsuit from<br />

Mountain Warehouse will keep your child warm in winter.<br />

Tested to 2,000mm, all seams are taped to make this item<br />

fully waterproof. The breathable fabric allows perspiration to<br />

pass out of the garment, keeping kids cool and comfortable.<br />

Snow Gaiters help to prevent snow getting into the salopettes.<br />

£74.99 from mountainwarehouse.com<br />

Barefoot Feeling<br />

The Lumi Firm Ground is<br />

Vivobarefoot’s warmest ever<br />

kids’ winter boot. The Firm<br />

Ground outsole provides extra<br />

grip on wet, muddy terrain.<br />

Made from premium recycled<br />

materials, the boots feature<br />

a waterproof membrane,<br />

removable thermal insole<br />

and drawstring collar to<br />

keep out water and snow,<br />

without sacrificing that<br />

barefoot feeling. The elastic<br />

toggle allows for independent<br />

dressing and the Kids Outdoor<br />

Adventure Outsole is designed<br />

for outdoor play on any<br />

terrain.<br />

£80 from vivobarefoot.com/uk<br />

Rainy Day Essentials<br />

The robust Wet Wednesdays Sou’wester rain hat (right)<br />

provides protection from the rain. Made from recycled<br />

polyester it has a PU coating and an asymmetric brim that slants<br />

down at the back to direct water away from going down the neck.<br />

£22 from wetwednesdays.co.uk<br />

The award-winning, 100% waterproof Wet Wednesdays<br />

Outdoors Rain Jacket & Outdoors Trousers (below) are<br />

OEKO-TEX® certified, made from phthalate free PU fabric<br />

with safety conscious reflective<br />

strips and a child friendly<br />

fit. They are the perfect<br />

outerwear to get kids outdoors<br />

whatever the weather. The<br />

outer material also has<br />

a 4-way-stretch to give<br />

freedom of movement,<br />

with taped and welded<br />

seams to ensure they<br />

are fully windproof<br />

and waterproof. This<br />

rain set is designed<br />

with plenty of growing<br />

room. £61 from<br />

wetwednesdays.co.uk<br />

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Fleecy Does It<br />

Craghoppers Kid’s Valo Half Zip Fleece is a soft midlayer<br />

designed to for kids who love to explore. It comes<br />

with two roomy zipped pockets to<br />

keep your child’s essentials secure.<br />

The fleece also features elastic<br />

to the cuffs and hem to help<br />

seal in the heat and keep out<br />

bad weather; meaning your<br />

kids can explore freely as the<br />

temperature begins to drop<br />

this winter.<br />

£35 from craghoppers.com<br />

Convertible Cargo<br />

Craghoppers Kid’s Kiwi Cargo<br />

Convertible Trousers offers water<br />

repellence and a good defence against<br />

insects. Featuring an adjustable waist,<br />

these versatile zip off trousers prioritise<br />

exploring the world anyway you see<br />

fit and their convertible nature allows<br />

parents to tailor the trouser to your<br />

child’s needs.<br />

The Juniors’ Isfjord Down Vest from Helly<br />

Hansen looks cool and delivers core warmth<br />

for any activity. The vest insulation consists<br />

of 60% duck down and 40% duck feathers for<br />

lightweight, natural warmth. The sturdy ripstop<br />

vest fabric will endure season after season, and<br />

has a PFC-free, water repellent treatment to<br />

shed light precipitation.<br />

£110 from hellyhansen.com<br />

£42 from craghoppers.com<br />

Perfect for Young Explorers<br />

Deeply Down<br />

The Kids’ Isfjord Down Winter Jacket from<br />

Helly Hansen is the essential down jacket for<br />

kids this winter that’s modern, protective and<br />

cozy. It’s insulated with premium 60% duck<br />

down and 40% duck feathers for lightweight,<br />

natural warmth. The down comes from<br />

Responsible Down Standard (RDS) sources,<br />

ensuring that the ducks<br />

are raised in compliance<br />

with the principles<br />

of animal welfare.<br />

The jacket exterior<br />

has a PFC-free, water<br />

repellent treatment to<br />

shed light precipitation.<br />

£130 from<br />

hellyhansen.com<br />

Spot On<br />

These colourful toggle-secured<br />

fleece-lined waterproof wellies<br />

from Spotty Otter will keep<br />

kids feet dry, cosy and stylish<br />

this winter. Made of strong,<br />

flexible rubbe with reflective<br />

detailing and grippy soles,<br />

they can handle the slipperiest<br />

of terrains. The drawstring<br />

toggle top stops water<br />

sneaking in.<br />

£34.95 from spottyotter.co.uk<br />

Ideal for Forest School<br />

This fleece-lined Forest Leader Insulated PU Jacket<br />

from Spotty Otter is perfect from the playground<br />

to the great outdoors! Kids will stay toasty warm<br />

in this insulating, waterproof (8,000mm) and<br />

windproof jacket. Wind and raindrops are banished<br />

thanks to its detachable peaked hood and adjustable<br />

elasticated cuffs. Available in bright red, blue or<br />

yellow with reflective detailing and zipped pockets.<br />

£40 from spottyotter.co.uk<br />



Gadgets and technology devices<br />

that will take the lives of your friends &<br />

family to the next level this Christmas<br />

Rock On!<br />


Enjoy Marshall’s iconic rock ‘n’<br />

roll sound without breaking the<br />

bank. The Willen speaker delivers<br />

legendary audio under £100.<br />

This pocket-sized powerhouse<br />

boasts over 15 hours of on-the-go<br />

playtime, ensuring your music<br />

accompanies every adventure.<br />

With an impressive IP67 dust- and<br />

water-resistance rating, this speaker<br />

is a rugged road companion.<br />

Experience portability, endurance,<br />

and sound quality in one compact<br />

package. Whether indoors or<br />

outdoors, the Marshall Willen<br />

speaker keeps the rhythm alive,<br />

making it the perfect stocking filler<br />

for your music-loving loved ones.<br />

£89.99 from John Lewis & Partners<br />

Ignite Artistic Brilliance<br />


Unleash the creative wizardry within your young Picasso<br />

with the Xencelabs Pen Tablet Small. Crafted to be the<br />

perfect muse for aspiring artists, this tablet opens a<br />

digital gateway to artistic exploration from a young age.<br />

Mirroring the tactile allure of traditional paper, it beckons<br />

budding talents to embark on digital sketching odysseys<br />

with the utmost ease. A 16:9 expansive canvas, gently<br />

bathed in the glow of adjustable LED lights, faithfully<br />

replicates the inviting texture of paper, framed by elegantly<br />

seamless edges and adorned with a curvaceous palm rest<br />

for ergonomic nirvana. The tablet seamlessly connects to<br />

laptops and monitors wirelessly, thanks to its dongle.<br />

Complementing the creative voyage are two battery-free<br />

styluses, catering to a spectrum of artistic strokes, with the<br />

thinner option often favoured by those with smaller hands.<br />

Ingeniously mappable, these styluses can be tailored to<br />

artistic whims. Parents can easily install the software<br />

in the instructions and program the two buttons on the<br />

length. The eraser’s function can also be programmed as<br />

a third button if preferred. With Xencelabs Pen Tablet, the<br />

boundless world of digital artistry collides with the vibrant<br />

palette of youthful imagination.<br />

£129.99 from www.xencelabs.com/uk and Amazon<br />

Elevate Your Workspace<br />


Made from vegan leather and available in black or dove grey, this<br />

DeskPad has a comfy cushioned wrist rest and the edges are designed<br />

to match the MacBook’s corner radius. The textured surface caters<br />

to precision mousing, enhancing productivity. Its generous width<br />

accommodates extended keyboards, mice, or graphics tablets,<br />

maintaining an organized workspace. Beyond aesthetics, the DeskPad<br />

safeguards against spills and scratches, preserving your desk’s allure.<br />

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£49.99 from Amazon

Language Liberation<br />

When it comes to sending your college-bound<br />

kids off on a gap year adventure or a study abroad<br />

program, the Pocketalk S handheld translator<br />

emerges as an indispensable gift. The ultimate<br />

companion for globetrotters, this nifty device ensures<br />

that language barriers never hinder their explorations.<br />

Imagine your young explorers navigating bustling<br />

markets in Tokyo or sharing stories with locals in the<br />

heart of Paris effortlessly, thanks to the Pocketalk S.<br />

Boasting an impressive repertoire of 82 languages,<br />

it goes beyond the capabilities of Google Translate,<br />

providing seamless conversations even in regional<br />

dialects and slang. This handheld wonder isn’t<br />

just for gap year adventurers; it’s a game-changer<br />

for students studying abroad. Whether they’re<br />

deciphering menus in Milan or reading street signs in<br />

Shanghai, the Pocketalk S’s camera-powered imageto-text<br />

translation ensures they never miss a beat.<br />

One of the standout features is the two-year<br />

roaming data plan, covering 130 countries, which<br />

comes bundled with the device. This means your<br />

aspiring globetrotters won’t have to fret about Wi-Fi<br />

connections or dreaded roaming charges while they<br />

explore far-flung corners of the world.<br />

As they embark on a journey of a lifetime, the<br />

Pocketalk S empowers your kids to embrace new<br />

cultures and forge connections, making their gap<br />

year or study abroad experience richer and more<br />

rewarding than ever before.<br />

£249.99 from Amazon<br />

Wireless Wonders<br />


Experience superior comfort with the Trust Trezo Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Set. In addition to<br />

silent typing and clicking, its integrated wrist rest ensures effortless typing for extended periods.<br />

Crafted from 85% recycled plastics, it boasts an impressive battery life - the keyboard lasts up to<br />

48 months, while the mouse keeps going for 12 months. Easily access media and hotkeys with a<br />

single press for added convenience. As an added bonus, the keyboard is spill-resistant.<br />

£34.99 from Argos<br />

Find Your Lost Keys<br />


The Chipolo ONE Spot key finder is the ultimate solutions to the age-old problem of<br />

misplaced keys. As well as emitting a loud ring to help you locate lost keys nearby, it<br />

also leverages the vast Find My network of Apple devices for unparalleled precision<br />

in tracking. If your keys are truly lost, you can rely on the vast Apple ecosystem to<br />

assist in their recovery in this edition of the product. Sleek, compact, and available in<br />

‘almost black’, never waste time searching for your keys again.<br />

£30 from chipolo.net and select Amazon and Best Buy stores<br />


Luxe Digital Lifestyle<br />

Gadgets and technology devices that<br />

take Christmas gifting to the next level<br />

Time for Fun<br />


NickWatch is the must-have<br />

Nickelodeon smartwatch for kids,<br />

combining endless entertainment<br />

with safety features that parents will<br />

appreciate. Your kids can now unleash<br />

their imaginations and stay connected<br />

in style. They’ll love diving into<br />

adventures with iconic characters from<br />

shows like SpongeBob and TMNT. This<br />

is not just a smartwatch – it encourages<br />

creativity and active play with the<br />

ultimate combination of Nickelodeon<br />

excitement and peace of mind in one!<br />

£79.95 from www.nickwatch.com<br />

Safety & Style Collide<br />


This Christmas, give the gift of ultimate road<br />

safety with the Cobra SC 200D Dash Cam.<br />

It’s the ideal present for your loved ones,<br />

providing unparalleled peace of mind on<br />

their journeys. The Cobra SC 200D boasts<br />

top-notch features for comprehensive road<br />

protection, including QHD 1600P front-view<br />

and FHD 1080P rear resolution, built-in Wi-Fi,<br />

GPS, and voice commands. Its cutting-edge<br />

technology ensures that every moment on the<br />

road, whether driving or parked, is captured<br />

flawlessly. With integrated voice commands,<br />

it’s easy to manage the camera and focus on<br />

the road ahead. Don’t miss the chance to offer<br />

your friends and family a gift that enhances<br />

their driving experience and guarantees their<br />

safety, all wrapped up in the Cobra SC 200D<br />

Dash Cam.<br />

£199.95 from eu.cobra.com<br />

Capture Every Move<br />

PIVO MAX<br />

Pivo Max is Pivo’s most versatile mount yet as this new model is not only<br />

compatible with smartphones, but also tablets and digital cameras thanks to<br />

its higher payload, making it ideal for photographers, videographers, content<br />

creators and influencers. Powered by AI technology, it can rotate 360 degrees,<br />

automatically tracking the user’s movements, following them at all times and<br />

zooming in and out to make sure they’re always in focus and in the frame. The<br />

Pivo Max has a wide range of uses - it is ideal for fitness, coaching, equestrian<br />

and sports practice - however, thanks to its larger 2kg payload and tablet and<br />

camera compatibility, Pivo Max also has a wider professional appeal so it’s<br />

perfect for real estate agents and even those in education or business settings.<br />

£259.99 from uk.pivo.ai and Amazon<br />

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The Future of Doorbell Technology<br />


Delight your loved ones this festive season by presenting them with the<br />

latest in doorbell technology. The EZVIZ DB2 battery-powered doorbell<br />

boasts an impressive battery life of up to 115 days on a single charge,<br />

extended even further by its energy-saving mode. Designed to withstand<br />

the harshest weather conditions, this doorbell is fully weather-proof,<br />

ensuring reliable performance regardless of the elements.<br />

Stay connected and informed with the DB2’s advanced features. Even<br />

when you’re away, the EZVIZ app provides real-time notifications,<br />

allowing you to see and communicate with visitors. Its expansive viewing<br />

angle captures visitors from head to toe, granting you a comprehensive<br />

perspective. The built-in night vision, with a range of up to 5 metres,<br />

ensures clear visibility even in low-light environments. The EZVIZ<br />

DB2 allows you to effortlessly answer the door remotely, whether you’re<br />

indoors or miles away, simplifying your daily routine.<br />

Stay Connected<br />


RADIOS<br />

Cobra’s two-way radios are the perfect<br />

Christmas gift for active adventurers. With a<br />

range spanning 10 km, these walkie talkies<br />

ensure excellent communication when<br />

trying to find or communicate with friends<br />

as exploring nature’s wonders.They are<br />

water-resistant, have an LED flashlight and<br />

rubberized grips for enhanced functionality.<br />

VibrAlert® technology notifies of incoming<br />

transmissions with enhanced vibrating<br />

feedback. Voice-activated transmission<br />

frees hands for other tasks and privacy<br />

is guaranteed thanks to the total of 1963<br />

channel combinations available when the 16<br />

channels are combined with the 121 privacy<br />

codes (38 CTCSS/104 DCS).<br />

£89.95 from eu.cobra.com<br />

£109.99 from www.ezvizstore.co.uk<br />

Crystal Clear Sound<br />


The TOZO Golden X1 combines design aesthetic<br />

with performance and quality which results in an<br />

immersive sound experience. The 12mm dynamic<br />

drivers produce harmonized treble and bass for the<br />

best in sound quality. The Active and Environment<br />

Noise Cancellation feature can block 90% of<br />

background noise. With up to 32 hours of listening<br />

time and an app that allows you to customise<br />

the sound settings with 6 types of active noise<br />

cancellations modes and 16 types of EQ sound<br />

modes, the Golden X1 are perfect for music lovers.<br />

£149.99 from Amazon<br />


How to Deal with Unreliable<br />

Wi-Fi in Your Home<br />

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Dealing with bad Wi-Fi at home can be incredibly<br />

frustrating, especially in a world where our lives<br />

are increasingly online. However, you can swiftly<br />

improve your internet connection with just these<br />

five straightforward steps. This guide will help you<br />

enhance your online experience no matter the type of<br />

home you have or the size.<br />


Position your Wi-Fi router strategically to improve<br />

signal strength. If you keep your router in a central<br />

spot within your home, you have a better chance of<br />

even coverage. Also, if you make sure that the router<br />

is away from any obstacles and elevated the signal is<br />

less likely to be blocked by walls and large objects,<br />

and interference will be minimised.<br />


Keep your router up to date for better performance<br />

and security and make sure to regularly check for<br />

updates. To find these, visit the router manufacturer’s<br />

website and, from there, follow the router’s user<br />

manual or online resources for detailed instructions<br />

on how to install the latest firmware.<br />


Prevent unauthorised access and bandwidth hogging<br />

by securing your Wi-Fi network. This can be done by<br />

using a strong password or changing the default login<br />

credentials for your router: either option will keep<br />

unwanted users out so you can enjoy the speed for<br />

yourself.<br />


For large homes with many WiFi deadspots, using<br />

WiFi extenders to cover these and streamline<br />

your connection can be a good solution. However,<br />

implementing extenders can slow down the internet<br />

speed as the extenders must communicate with your<br />

devices as well as the router. Wi-Fi extenders tend<br />

to be a great way to improve coverage in the short<br />

term, but a better long-term solution might involve<br />

investing in a mesh Wi-Fi system or upgrading your<br />

router.<br />


A Mesh System is a type of wireless network that<br />

uses multiple interconnected nodes or devices to<br />

create a unified and seamless Wi-Fi network within<br />

your home. Unlike traditional single-router setups,<br />

where a single device broadcasts the Wi-Fi signal,<br />

mesh systems consist of a main router and several<br />

satellite nodes, eliminating dead zones and ensuring<br />

a strong and stable connection in every corner.<br />

They provide a hassle-free setup process, making it<br />

easy for users to expand their network without the<br />

complexities often associated with traditional Wi-Fi<br />

extenders, as making sure each extender is placed in<br />

the optimal location and correctly configured can be<br />

time-consuming and frustrating.<br />

The NETGEAR Orbi 960 mesh system stands out for its exceptional<br />

speed capabilities, delivering blazing-fast Wi-Fi performance for<br />

bandwidth-intensive tasks. Whether streaming 4K content, gaming<br />

online, or handling multiple devices simultaneously, its tri-band design<br />

ensures speedy and reliable connectivity for up to 200 devices. This<br />

makes it an ideal choice for users who demand high-speed internet<br />

without compromising on coverage.<br />

The Orbi 960 Series starts from £1,199.99 at www.netgear.com/uk<br />


Michael McIntyre<br />

Finishing top of<br />

the leaderboard is<br />

a badge of honour.<br />

I love the tension<br />

when I reveal<br />

where everyone is<br />

placed<br />

Intervi<br />

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Michael McIntyre talks about The Wheel, his<br />

smash-hit gameshow on BBC One packed with<br />

exciting jeopardy, huge stars and big laughs<br />

ew<br />

Spinning back to BBC One and iPlayer,<br />

Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel made a<br />

welcome return on Saturday nights this<br />

autumn. The smash-hit gameshow is<br />

packed with edge-of-your seat jeopardy, big<br />

laughs, huge stars and a colossal spinning<br />

Wheel. Three contestants hope to answer<br />

their way to a fortune, guided by seven<br />

celebrity experts - but can they help them<br />

to win life-changing cash? It all depends on<br />

the spin of The Wheel.<br />

P<br />

Michael, what can you tell us about the<br />

new series of The Wheel?<br />

Every series of The Wheel is getting<br />

M better than the last. I think this is<br />

because the returning celebrity experts<br />

are more comfortable and confident, and<br />

new experts are excited to be on a show that<br />

has become such a favourite. In fact, when<br />

I asked Alex Jones, who is on this series as<br />

a CBeebies expert, why she hadn’t been on<br />

before she said, “I was waiting to see if it<br />

was a hit!”<br />

P<br />

Which celebrities are taking part in the<br />

new series of The Wheel?<br />

As ever we have a super fun array of<br />

M “experts”, some returning favourites<br />

with new categories like, Clare<br />

Balding on Dogs, Tom Allen on Hats, Big<br />

Narstie on Jamaica, Dermot O’Leary on<br />

Explorers, as well as newbies like, Adam<br />

Kay on Medicine, Steve Pemberton on<br />

Horror, Russell T Davies on Doctor Who<br />

and Paddy McGuinness on Karate.<br />

P<br />

Last series saw a contestant walk away<br />

without winning anything. Where you<br />

shocked at that?<br />

We’ve had only two shows in three<br />

M series where nobody has won. This<br />

is of course possible and adds to the<br />

jeopardy of the show’s climax. There are 10<br />

new shows in the new series and maybe no<br />

winners - you’ll have to watch and find out!<br />

P<br />

Any surprising moments we should<br />

look out for in the new series?<br />

The Wheel and the contestant Wheel<br />

M are random, so it really shouldn’t<br />

be surprising that sometimes the<br />

same experts or contestants are chosen<br />

repeatedly, but when it happens it still<br />

feels like a surprise. So watch out for some<br />

incredible favouritism by The Wheel in the<br />

new series!<br />

P<br />

The Wheel looks like it spins pretty<br />

fast, has anyone ever felt a bit sick?<br />

Richie Anderson, who does the traffic<br />

M and travel on Radio 2, said he suffered<br />

with travel sickness (ironic given his<br />

career path) and wore anti-sickness wrist<br />

bands on the show. He said he felt fine<br />

though, as has everyone else. I think the<br />

Wheel is just fast enough to be fun without<br />

feeling sicky.<br />

P<br />

M<br />

Across all the shows, whose specialist<br />

subject has surprised you the most?<br />

Either Fred Siriex on Reggae or Paddy<br />

McGuiness on Karate - it turns out<br />

he’s a black belt!<br />

Celebrities are ranked best to worst,<br />

P has anyone ever been surprised or<br />

upset by their ranking? Has this caused<br />

any rivalries?<br />

Finishing top of the leaderboard is<br />

M a badge of honour for the celebrity<br />

experts. I love the tension when<br />

I reveal where everyone has placed,<br />

especially when we near the bottom end.<br />

In one show the absolutely hilarious Big<br />

Narstie takes a few, as he calls them, power<br />

naps but still manages to beat some very<br />

disgruntled celebs who were giving their<br />

all.<br />

P<br />

How does hosting the Wheel compare<br />

to fronting The Big Show?<br />

Both shows are an absolute pleasure to<br />

M host, but the Wheel is far more relaxed<br />

as I’m just playing a game and having<br />

fun with the contestants and celebs until<br />

the format creeps up on us and everything<br />

takes a dramatic turn. It’s so wonderful<br />

when lovely people win money that can<br />

make such a positive impact to their lives.<br />

You famously came up with the<br />

P idea for the show in the bath during<br />

lockdown. Have you thought of any<br />

more ideas for game shows?<br />

M<br />

No, but weirdly I have thought of a<br />

new business idea in the shower that<br />

I’m quite excited about. So maybe I<br />


should move my office to the bathroom.<br />

P<br />

What’s the strangest place someone has come<br />

up to you and started singing The Wheel theme<br />

song?<br />

I went to Old Trafford to watch Spurs play<br />

M Manchester United and walked past rival fans<br />

hurling abuse at each other. One of them clocked<br />

me and started to jovially sing “The Wheel” and then<br />

the other one joined in.<br />

P<br />

M<br />

Who would you love to see take a spin on The<br />

Wheel?<br />

I have to say I’m loving that Tyson Fury show so<br />

I think Tyson Fury on Boxing would be great.<br />

L-R: Clare Balding, Josie Gibson, Richard Madeley, Jay Blades,<br />

Michael, McIntyre, Darren Harriott, Tom Allen, Mollie King<br />

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Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel is<br />

available to watch on BBC One<br />

until Saturday 24 <strong>November</strong>.<br />

Catch up with all the episodes<br />

from the new series on iPlayer.<br />

L-R: Ellie Simmonds, Alex Jones, Ranvir Singh, Michael McIntyre,<br />

Seann Walsh, Paddy McGuinness, Rosie Ramsey, Sue Perkins<br />

L-R: Josh Widdicombe, Anita Rani, Gyles Brandreth, Nick Knowles,<br />

Michael McIntyre, Babatunde Aleshe, Stacey Dooley, Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu<br />


<strong>Preneur</strong> Paradise<br />


Embark on a grooming journey fit for<br />

royalty with the ‘Line of Kings’ Eltham<br />

Fusion Razor, a masterpiece born from<br />

an exceptional collaboration between Royal<br />

Armouries and Wilde & Harte. Echoing the<br />

grandeur of armours owned by English kings,<br />

this razor stands as a testament to opulence<br />

and precision.<br />

Crafted with an impeccable Art Deco design,<br />

the razor is meticulously polished to achieve a<br />

resplendent mirror finish. Its optimum weight<br />

offers a shaving encounter like no other. The<br />

handle boasts monogrammed detailing, a<br />

subtle nod to personal refinement.<br />

It uses Gillette Fusion technology for a<br />

superior multi-blade razor system with<br />

precision trimmer. This razor not only<br />

exemplifies luxury but also champions the<br />

heritage of British craftsmanship. Made to be<br />

fit for a king, your face deserves nothing less<br />

than this regal perfection.<br />

£180 from wildeandharte.co.uk<br />

2<br />


The Cashmere Zip Neck Jumper from<br />

Charles Tyrwhitt is a testament to the<br />

remarkable qualities of cashmere, sourced<br />

from goats that thrive in challenging<br />

environments. Renowned for its<br />

lightness and exceptional warmth,<br />

this cashmere jumper is further<br />

enhanced by a gentle garment<br />

wash, ensuring it feels super soft<br />

against your skin. The ribbed<br />

hems and cuffs guarantee<br />

unparalleled warmth<br />

retention. The versatile<br />

zip neck design can<br />

be worn open for a<br />

casual, laid-back look,<br />

or closed to keep you<br />

cosy yet still stylish.<br />

Embrace luxury and<br />

comfort, and make a<br />

statement this season<br />

with the Cashmere<br />

Zip Neck Jumper<br />

from Charles Tyrwhitt.<br />

£179.95 available from<br />

charlestyrwhitt.com<br />


The Remington Limitless X9 Rotary<br />

Shaver is a seamless blend of cuttingedge<br />

technology and effortless elegance.<br />

Showcasing the full range of Limitless<br />

signature features, including the 360° PivotBall,<br />

precision flexing blades, shave comfort rings,<br />

and PowerSense innovation, it guarantees<br />

an impeccably clean and comfortable shave.<br />

Redefining norms, the Limitless X9 Rotary<br />

Shaver features shave-learn LEDs. This<br />

ingenious addition bestows confidence and<br />

command to your grooming regimen. The<br />

intuitive LED system effortlessly adapts to your<br />

individual shaving routine, monitoring battery<br />

consumption per shave. With<br />

its foresight, it ensures<br />

you remain in control,<br />

conveniently notifying<br />

you when just five shaves<br />

remain before recharge,<br />

providing the assurance that<br />

you’re always prepared for the<br />

refined look you seek.<br />

£199.99 from Boots, Very,<br />

Amazon and Argos<br />

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Crafted using X1Crystalline and weighing in at<br />

1lb each, the LIITON ‘Peaks’ set of 4 Whisky<br />

glasses features four iconic mountains – Fuji,<br />

K2, Denali and Mont Blanc. Seamlessly blending aesthetic<br />

elegance with functional design, the patented Chill-Charge<br />

System comes in the form of glass sculpted mountains<br />

embedded in the glass that will chill down a drink in just 18<br />

seconds and the glasses can be<br />

kept in the freezer until needed.<br />

Whisky connoisseurs will<br />

appreciate no more melted ice<br />

diluting their favourite tipple.<br />


An evocative tribute to the<br />

timeless allure of cedar, the<br />

Chopard Cedar Malaki eau<br />

de parfum pays homage to one of the<br />

most ancient olfactory elements on<br />

Earth, utilizing Cedar tree oil as its<br />

foundational essence. Enhanced by<br />

the delicate accents of grapefruit and<br />

lavender, which harmoniously balance<br />

the profound woody ensemble, this<br />

fragrance skillfully integrates the<br />

essence of two distinct cedarwood<br />

varieties: the majestic Atlas cedar and<br />

the venerable cedar of Lebanon.<br />

£95 from Harrods<br />

£60 from auteurlimited.co.uk<br />

8Crafted from a hard-wearing yet supersoft<br />

cotton blend, the Morris & Co.<br />

Strawberry Thief Sofa Dog Bed is the perfect<br />

slumber haven for man’s best friend. With<br />

supportive high sides and memory foam base, this<br />

orthopedic bed is the epitome of luxury. It has a<br />

reversible inner cushion with contrasting velvet<br />

reverse, a fully removable cover and anti-slip base.<br />


£90 from johnlewis.com<br />


The Marshall Minor III in-ear<br />

headphones are a harmonious<br />

fusion of style and sound<br />

engineering. Unleash the distinct<br />

Marshall signature sound uncluttered<br />

by wires, as you immerse yourself<br />

in a music experience like no other.<br />

Offering an impressive 25 hours of<br />

wireless playtime, you’re never without<br />

your cherished tunes. The earbuds<br />

boast a dynamic 5 hours of play, while<br />

the portable charging case boasts<br />

an additional four wireless charges,<br />

making it a power-packed reservoir for<br />

your musical journeys.<br />

Experience seamless pairing and play<br />

with your device, facilitated by intuitive<br />

touch controls, which also allow you<br />

to manage calls effortlessly. Crafted<br />

with precision, the 12 mm<br />

custom-tuned drivers<br />

deliver resounding,<br />

crystalline audio<br />

that resonates<br />

with the true essence<br />

of your music. The<br />

innovative auto-pause<br />

and -play feature ensures<br />

your rhythms remain<br />

uninterrupted when<br />

you remove or insert an<br />

earbud.<br />

£119.99 from marshallheadphones.com<br />


Designed to be 100% waterproof, the<br />

Remington R6 Style Series Aqua Foil<br />

Rotary Shaver allows you to shower,<br />

shave and style, with complete ease and less<br />

irritation. The ergonomic grip provides both<br />

comfort and control, whilst the<br />

Cordless Usage Time of up to<br />

60-Minutes, off just a 90-minute<br />

charge, means you can enjoy<br />

multiple shaves without reaching for<br />

a charger. Dual Track Blades and<br />

Multi-Directional Shave Heads target<br />

hairs in all directions to give you<br />

a closer cutting performance. The<br />

Flexing Blades and Pivoting Neck<br />

follow the contours of your face,<br />

letting you enjoy maximum coverage<br />

and control for an easy, clean shave.<br />

£109.99 from Boots, Amazon, Very<br />

and Argos<br />


Fab Finds Under Forty<br />

<strong>Preneur</strong> <strong>World</strong> helps you choose something<br />

special yet still under £40<br />

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HEATH<br />

The Heath Hair & Body<br />

Wash Collection consists<br />

of three evocative products<br />

packed with essential oils<br />

for invigorating mornings or<br />

serene bedtimes.<br />

£36 from heathlondon.co.uk<br />


Avani Hair Growth Oil<br />

offers a natural approach<br />

to help regrow, repair<br />

and strengthen scalp<br />

hair using a blend of the<br />

finest organic, natural<br />

ingredients.<br />

£29.99 from hairveda.co.uk<br />


The Hampstead Strawberry Thief<br />

Graphite Walking Umbrella,<br />

featuring the famous William<br />

Morris print, has been produced<br />

exclusively by Fulton, using only<br />

the highest quality materials and<br />

engineering standards before<br />

being individually hand finished.<br />

£32 from fultonumbrellas.com<br />


Soapsmith’s new scent-centric<br />

body washes are carefully<br />

crafted using only the finest<br />

natural ingredients in recyclable<br />

packaging. Marble Arch combines<br />

Vanilla, Orange, Saffron, and<br />

Patchouli, while Hackney boasts<br />

notes of Bergamot, Sandalwood,<br />

Rosemary, and Geranium.<br />

£28 each from soapsmith.com<br />

STANCE<br />

This Coco Palms Boxer<br />

Brief in a Hawaiian-inspired<br />

print is made from supersoft<br />

ButterBlend fabric and<br />

medium compression to keep<br />

everything where it should be.<br />

£25 from stance.eu.com<br />


benecos BIO Gin 2in1 Body<br />

and Hair Shower Gel is packed<br />

full of natural and organic<br />

ingredients for a herbal-scented<br />

shower experience that will<br />

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Roman<br />

Kemp<br />

You learn little<br />

things when<br />

talking about suicide.<br />

Saying the word<br />

for what it is. Some<br />

people view it as a<br />

swear word<br />

Intervi<br />

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Broadcaster Roman Kemp talks about his new<br />

BBC documentary The Fight for Young Lives<br />

which dives deeper into the UK’s mental health crisis<br />

ew<br />

P<br />

Why did you decide to make this film<br />

P following BBC Documentary Our<br />

Silent Emergency? Can you explain a<br />

bit about the journey you’ve been on?<br />

After the last film ended, I went<br />

R through a couple of years of pushing<br />

that narrative; everyone needs to talk<br />

more, the general public needs to do their<br />

bit, be the hero to their friends. There came<br />

a point when I started to wonder ‘have we<br />

done our bit, and what’s next?’. Because<br />

what I kept seeing is the numbers were just<br />

getting worse and worse, and I wanted to<br />

know why that was. OK, so we’ve seen<br />

what we have to do but what’s the real<br />

action that needs to happen and what’s the<br />

current state of that action? What help is<br />

actually out there when someone builds<br />

that courage? What I was realising is that<br />

people were talking more, but the help<br />

wasn’t there for them.<br />

In the first film I told Joe’s story. I felt like<br />

I was telling my story in understanding<br />

grief and understanding what had<br />

happened. We were left with a call out<br />

to the public to talk more, and to friends<br />

to be heroes to one another. With this<br />

one, it’s: you’ve been the hero, you’ve got<br />

someone to talk, where do they actually<br />

go? It’s me trying to work out what help is<br />

actually out there and where do people go<br />

and what can they do and what is lacking?<br />

What does that help actually look like? I’ve<br />

heard so many people say, ‘we just can’t<br />

get the help’. After people talk, what do<br />

they do? Should we be getting lessons in<br />

schools? Could the NHS do more? Could<br />

CAMHs [Child and Adolescent Mental<br />

Health Services] do more? Trying to work<br />

out where the problem lies. Why are these<br />

numbers – in terms of deaths – still so<br />

high? And why are they not getting better?<br />

Tell me about what you think needs to<br />

be done now?<br />

More funding in terms of prevention.<br />

R There is a lot of money that is spent<br />

on postvention and intervention, but<br />

you need to stop the problem before it<br />

even arises. You need to get into schools,<br />

you need to be able to provide those<br />

mental health support teams, that can help<br />

someone, when they get to adult life, they<br />

know how to deal with these issues. They<br />

are not presenting at A&E trying to work<br />

out what is happening with their brain, it<br />

would have been already learnt and talked<br />

about at school. That’s a massive thing in<br />

this documentary, me going out asking<br />

what help do they need? Teachers are under<br />

so much stress. It was an eye opener.<br />

P<br />

Do you feel pressure to help now<br />

people associate you with this subject?<br />

No, not at all. I have a very different<br />

R view to it; I feel like I’ve seen both<br />

sides to it. I’ve come from the side of<br />

the person that wanted to take their own<br />

life, and also on the side where someone<br />

has taken their own life and that person is<br />

your best friend. So, you’ve seen the grief<br />

side of it, but you’ve also seen their side<br />

of it. I’m doing this for Joe and his family.<br />

Also in a way, I’m doing this for me. You<br />

just know this problem is going to keep<br />

happening. Unless someone does it, it’s not<br />

going to change. Sometimes for things to<br />

happen, there needs to be that one catalyst.<br />

P<br />

Why do you think there is such an<br />

epidemic of mental health issues<br />

amongst young people?<br />

Firstly, I’m glad you said ‘young<br />

R people’, because there is this massive<br />

thing about it being a young male<br />

thing – and yes, it is – but I also believe<br />

that it’s been so spilt – it’s males and<br />

females. It’s young boys, its young girls,<br />

and I’d call it a mental health pandemic.<br />

We’ve been through the Covid pandemic.<br />

That pandemic was absolutely horrendous.<br />

Kids missed so much of school and it is<br />

key development parts of school. I’m not<br />

saying they missed their maths lesson…<br />

they are going through puberty, they are<br />

missing out on social interactions with their<br />

peers, understanding who their friends are,<br />

sexually who they are, their relationships,<br />

that in itself is tough.<br />

Another thing that kids have to deal with<br />

is the pressures of exams. The pressures<br />

of good results. The pressure is so bad on<br />

kids to get those grades that no wonder we<br />

are seeing poor mental health. I think that’s<br />

something that needs to be respected. If we<br />

are going to put that pressure on kids then<br />


something needs to be there to support them.<br />

Back when I was a kid, if there was a disaster<br />

somewhere – and earthquake – I would only be<br />

exposed to that horrific news if I saw it in the<br />

newspaper or the news on telly that night. Nowadays,<br />

within 2 minutes a child has the capability of seeing<br />

it on their phone. Therefore, what’s happening is<br />

there is an exponential growth that’s side by side with<br />

technology and exposure to bad news.<br />

P<br />

Tell me about some of the people you’ve met.<br />

What have you learnt from them?<br />

I met a lot of incredible schools and a lot of<br />

R incredible charities. The thing that really stood<br />

out for me, the saddest thing, the jobs that should<br />

be done, in my opinion, by people in power, are<br />

having to be done by these charities. These are jobs<br />

that are saving children’s lives and it’s almost like<br />

they are jobs that are being forgotten about. As far<br />

as being able to control a mental health crisis within<br />

their school – these are everyday people that are<br />

trying to put out fires left, right and centre with no<br />

training, but they are doing their best, because these<br />

are children that they are trying to save. Those are<br />

the types of people that we have been meeting with.<br />

What I want to do is be able to meet the whole range<br />

of people, because what we constantly heard when we<br />

were doing the research in terms of how we can fix<br />

things – constantly it was you need to speak to this<br />

person or this person or this person…. So what we<br />

did is we went everywhere.<br />

I spoke to CAMHs, I spoke to the NHS, I spoke<br />

to parents, I spoke to teachers, headmasters,<br />

headmistresses, I reached out to politicians, to be able<br />

to find out what needs to be done.<br />

In the film you are calling for change. Can<br />

P you tell me about some of the action you took,<br />

including the Open Letter you wrote to the<br />

Government?<br />

The letter was figuring it out as I go. And it<br />

R wasn’t until those last few days I decided to do<br />

it and it was a last resort. People are not being<br />

listened to. I’m someone who is privileged and has a<br />

platform, so I’m going to have to use that. To me it’s<br />

a sad state of affairs that that is the case but I think it<br />

happened in the right way, because what I was able<br />

to do was, having spoken to these different parties –<br />

CAHMs, teachers – I was able to pin point and nail<br />

down – what’s the easiest win here – what’s the thing<br />

that can get this ball rolling? And that was the mental<br />

health support teams in schools – the target of how<br />

many there are in schools in the UK.<br />

P<br />

R<br />

What is the one single thing you’d change to<br />

help improve the mental health of young people?<br />

It would be that every school in the UK has a<br />

mental health support team. What’s happening<br />

at the minute in the UK is if a child experienced<br />

some form of trauma, when you take that into adult<br />

life it will re-emerge in poor mental health. It may<br />

well emerge into self-harm, drugs or alcohol abuse.<br />

Even as far as suicide. It will come back at some<br />

point in your life. So, if you look at the chain of<br />

events, the earlier you address that trauma, and that<br />

trauma can come from anything. Imagine a child<br />

goes into school, and they have been sexually abused,<br />

a witness or a victim of domestic violence, even as<br />

far as there’s an energy bill crisis going on, there’s a<br />

food crisis going on – imagine growing up in a home<br />

like that.<br />

They have no one to speak to in school. A teacher<br />

may not want to have that conversation – and, rightly<br />

so – they don’t feel trained enough, they haven’t got<br />

the qualifications to be able to have that conversation<br />

in a safe manner.<br />

So, if that child doesn’t have anywhere to go, the<br />

danger is that they are just going to hold that trauma<br />

in for the rest of their lives. And it will re-emerge<br />

into something bad.<br />

So, my idea, and what I would like to see, is that<br />

every school – even if one child is having those types<br />

of thoughts – that they have someone that they could<br />

go to, to talk to and to be properly cared for.<br />

Do you think things have changed since you<br />

P made Our Silent Emergency. Is depression and<br />

suicidal thoughts less ‘taboo’ - do you feel more<br />

people are sharing?<br />

Yes, I do. I don’t think it’s just my film it’s a sign<br />

R of the times. It’s the way we are progressing. My<br />

message on this is that I really do think we are<br />

close to change, I really do believe we have come on<br />

a long way, and I really do think that we are getting<br />

better and those numbers can change, but it is just<br />

the final hurdle is getting that systematic change.<br />

The people in power to be able to press that button to<br />

say ‘okay, we recognise the problem’ and here’s the<br />

action that can help us. It’s understanding the issues<br />

and what we need to get better. It’s like everyone’s<br />

got a map to the party but we just need someone to<br />

open the door.<br />

In Our Silent Emergency you learnt and shared<br />

P an important technique - asking “Are you OK”<br />

twice. Can you tell me about any new techniques<br />

you’ve learnt to cope, and support others, with mental<br />

health?<br />

R<br />

I still use that myself. You learn little things<br />

when talking about suicide. Saying the word for<br />

what it is. Some people view it as a swear word.<br />

I always go back to another thing which is – I saw<br />

an article about it the other day – when it comes to<br />

dating, people are much better at dates if you’re not<br />

looking each other in the eye, if you are going on a<br />

walk or something. Those tough conversations to<br />

have with people, I would always say if you want<br />

to have a conversation with someone about mental<br />

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Roman with some of the Crisis<br />

Team at West London CAMHs<br />

Roman with his father, Martin Kemp<br />

health, about their mental health, about how they are<br />

feeling, you will get a better answer if you have that<br />

conversation while walking, or in a car, not facing<br />

one another. That person isn’t making eye contact<br />

with you, and that eye contact will stop someone<br />

from opening up as much as you want them to, in my<br />

opinion.<br />

Looking at it from a cave man point of view, eye<br />

to eye, animals when they look at each other eye to<br />

eye they are going to fight. There’s something about<br />

being side by side with someone, we are together in<br />

this. We’re both making progress. You’re moving,<br />

your muscles are going, your blood is flowing. For<br />

parents that are worried, say ‘do you want to go on<br />

a dog walk?’ something like that. That’s what my<br />

mum used to do with me. She used to say why don’t<br />

you come and take the dogs for a walk and then she’d<br />

have that conversation there. It would never be ‘sit<br />

down at the kitchen table and let’s chat’.<br />

P<br />

Tell me about what do you do for your own<br />

mental health & wellbeing?<br />

Exercise is definitely one for me, it will always<br />

R be there for me, I think that’s good for anyone.<br />

I talk about mental health a lot and that means<br />

I’m quite good at seeing the signs in myself quite<br />

quickly. It’s little things. Going and playing football<br />

with your mates once a week does so much for your<br />

mental health that you can probably imagine. It does<br />

an amazing thing. It’s that camaraderie, it’s that<br />

teamwork, endorphins flowing, blood flowing, that<br />

really helps you. It’s also a good place to spot signs<br />

in other people – it’s a place where you can see if<br />

someone else is a little bit different. Group chats,<br />

again, spot that person that’s been a little bit quiet<br />

on the group chat that week – check in on them, see<br />

what’s going on.<br />

P<br />

Can you tell me about your own support<br />

network?<br />

I have a brilliant friend group; they are<br />

R everything to me. They were in the last<br />

documentary with me. I have friends from when<br />

I was 6 years old. That’s really rare to have a group of<br />

friends that you’ve had for so long and you are still so<br />

close.<br />

I’m the most privileged person there is in my opinion<br />

– and when you ask me what privilege is – it’s a<br />

loving family – and that’s what I have. I’m constantly<br />

given positivity from my family, given love from my<br />

family, and I feel like I can ask for it. For a support<br />

network, there is no better.<br />

P<br />

What would your perfect weekend of relaxation<br />

and downtime involve?<br />

I really do love getting out of London. I love<br />

R being able to get out into the countryside and<br />

just sit in a pub and watch the football for the<br />

whole day. That is just perfect for me!<br />

Watch Roman Kemp: The Fight for Young Lives on<br />

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Great for every day wear, these<br />

comfy Corduroy Kids Trousers<br />

are made from 100% organic<br />

cotton. They strike the perfect<br />

balance between durability and<br />

softness. £30 from polarnopyret.<br />

co.uk<br />

4. MORI<br />

Get ready for a snuggly & stylish<br />

family Christmas with MORI’s<br />

Santa Print sleepwear range. Made<br />

sustainably from silky soft modal<br />

fabric, there are matching styles<br />

available for all the family. The<br />

Santa Print Clever Zip Sleepsuit<br />

is £33.50 and the Women’s Santa<br />

Print Pyjamas are £59.50 from<br />

babymori.com<br />


Create a coordinated family look<br />

with The Little Tailor’s Reindeer<br />

Sweater range. Featuring cute<br />

reindeers, snowflakes and a Fair<br />

Isle design, these cosy jumpers are<br />

available in a choice of red, navy<br />

or cream. The Kids Red Reindeer<br />

Sweater Kids is £30 and the<br />

Ladies Red Reindeer Sweater is<br />

£45 from thelittletailor.com<br />

6. SMALL STUFF<br />


Make a statement with the lilac<br />

and ombre glitter circle bag,<br />

with a shoulder strap and zip<br />

enclosure. Personalised with a<br />

star filled shaker ‘initial’ sequin<br />

motif (available in A, E, I, L,<br />

M & S), it’s a unique gift for<br />

a special little one. £12 from<br />

smallstuffaccessories.com<br />


Elevate your child’s wardrobe<br />

with this timeless Tartan Shirt.<br />

The classic collar and navy plaid<br />


pattern ensure a sharp and cool<br />

look. £59 from rachelriley.co.uk<br />

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For special occasions, indulge<br />

in the sophistication of Rachel<br />

Riley’s Double Breasted Coat.<br />

Featuring a playful striped ribbon<br />

trim, gold buttons, and a padded<br />

satin lining, this coat adds a touch<br />

of luxury to your little one’s<br />

wardrobe. £118 from rachelriley.<br />

co.uk<br />

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7a<br />

8. JOULES<br />

We love the Union Blue Rugby<br />

Shirt, a traditional British rugby<br />

shirt with charming details.<br />

Featuring Joules branded<br />

embroidery, harlequin colour<br />

blocking, and a dropped hem,<br />

this shirt is perfect for supporting<br />

a team or outdoor play. £29.95-<br />

£35.95 from joules.com<br />

9. JOULES<br />

The Ambrose Green Quilted<br />

Jacket is a countryside-inspired<br />

piece for dapper little lads. With<br />

diamond quilting, antique-style<br />

brass poppers, and<br />

corduroy details, this jacket<br />

ensures warmth and style. £49.95-<br />

£59.95 from joules.com<br />

10. JOULES<br />

Stay prepared with the Crofton<br />

Navy Blue Showerproof Gilet.<br />

This clever gilet, with chevron<br />

quilting and showerproof<br />

fabric, is perfect for outdoor<br />

pursuits. It also conveniently<br />

packs away into its own<br />

internal pocket. £32.95-£38.95<br />

from joules.com<br />

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11. JOULES<br />

Dress your little one in style with<br />

the Red Burghley Polo Shirt, the<br />

official event polo shirt for the<br />

Burghley Horse Trials. Featuring<br />

a colour sash, gold thread<br />

embroidery, and velvet details,<br />

this is a true commemorative<br />

style. £29.95-£31.95 from joules.<br />

com<br />

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12<br />

12. JOULES<br />

The Cairn Navy Blue<br />

Showerproof Coat is a musthave<br />

for little ones. Padded and<br />

showerproof, it keeps them warm<br />

and dry. With practical features<br />

like a zip fastening, hood, and a<br />

Joules screen print hare, it’s both<br />

functional and stylish. £36.95-<br />

£42.95 from joules.com<br />


Mini Trendsetters<br />

Snoozy Sleepwear<br />

For a timeless look to bedtime, we love this Kids<br />

Fleece Checked Pyjama Set (£14-£16 in sizes 1-16<br />

years). The cosy red check fleece pyjamas have<br />

a relaxed fit and the long sleeve top features a<br />

traditional revere collar and button-through fastening.<br />

The full-length bottoms have an elasticated waist<br />

which adds an extra comfy feel to these smart<br />

pyjamas. Available in women’s and men’s sizes for the<br />

perfect traditional twinning look this Christmas. The<br />

pyjamas pair perfectly with the fluffy Spencer Bear<br />

slippers (£11-£15) available in sizes 4 small to 7 large.<br />

Available from marksandspencer.com<br />

Primus Perfection<br />

Vivobarefoot’s Primus Sport<br />

III kids’ trainer has an ultralightweight<br />

design and flexible,<br />

grippy sole made from recycled,<br />

animal-free materials. The tongue<br />

construction provides a wider<br />

opening so kids can easily pull<br />

these everyday trainers on and off<br />

whilst the Velcro fastening allows<br />

for independent dressing. The snug,<br />

sporty fit makes sure feet grip,<br />

balance and flex as close to barefoot<br />

as possible. The Kids Urban Play<br />

Outsole is made from sticky rubber<br />

that stands up to playgrounds and<br />

concrete jungles. With a 2mm base<br />

and 2mm lugs, the hexagon design<br />

gives kids a firm grip, as well as<br />

the freedom to move naturally.<br />

Designed for ultimate flexibility,<br />

these trainers are just what fastgrowing<br />

feet need.<br />

£70 from vivobarefoot.com/uk<br />

Check This Out!<br />

We love these Kids’ Mono Check Family<br />

Christmas Pyjamas available in sizes<br />

from 1 Year to 16 Years and also in<br />

men’s, women’s and girls’ sizes too!<br />

Thanks to their timeless buffalo<br />

check pattern, these pure cotton<br />

pyjamas will always look cool.<br />

Made in a regular fit. Includes a<br />

long-sleeved pyjama shirt and a<br />

pair of full-length bottoms with an<br />

elasticated waist for comfort. The shirt<br />

features a practical patch pocket on the<br />

chest and fastens with a row of neat buttons.<br />

The Kids’ Mono Check Family Christmas Pyjama<br />

Set is priced between £14 and £16 and is available<br />

from marksandspencer.com<br />

Festive Fun For All<br />

This colourful Christmas jumper is<br />

knitted from soft pure cotton. It’s<br />

made in an easy regular fit, with<br />

a neat round neck. Designed with<br />

Christmas puddings, candy canes<br />

and red Christmas stockings in a<br />

Fair Isle-inspired pattern.<br />

Available in sizes from 6 to<br />

16 years and also available<br />

in men’s and younger<br />

boys’ sizes.<br />

£18 available from<br />

marksandspencer.com<br />

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Little Green Radicals<br />

Berry Corduroy Adventure Jeans (£44) are both<br />

super soft and really hard wearing making them<br />

perfect for winter adventures. They’re lined<br />

with cosy brushed cotton for extra comfort and<br />

to keep legs nice and toasty on colder days.<br />

Autumn Leaves Checked Out & About Shirt<br />

(£26) is made from beautifully soft organic<br />

brushed cotton and comes with lots of lovely<br />

little details including durable contrast colour<br />

cord elbow patches and a handy front pocket.<br />

From One To Another Apple Snuggly Knitted<br />

Jumper (£38) is a cosy jumper made from a<br />

super-soft 100% Organic & Fairtrade True Knit<br />

Cotton to keep little ones warm on their winter<br />

adventures. Its timeless, unisex design means it<br />

can be passed down from one child to another.<br />

Available from littlegreenradicals.com<br />

Little Green Radicals<br />

Keep cold days at bay in this super<br />

cosy Rainbow Checked Sherpa<br />

Lined Duffle Coat. Made with<br />

a colourful bushed cotton<br />

rainbow check on the outside,<br />

soft snuggly sherpa on the<br />

inside and classic wooden<br />

toggle fastenings. It is longer<br />

at the back to keep bottoms<br />

warm and the unisex design makes<br />

it suitable for both boys and girls.<br />

£65 from littlegreenradicals.com<br />

Bling Swim Mask<br />

The Sammy the Shark Swim Mask from Bling2o<br />

features an innovative double lens that holds blue<br />

water and a floating shark decal. Made from 100%<br />

silicone, the swim mask is latex-free and the lens offers<br />

maximum UV protection and has an anti-fog coating.<br />

Suitable for children aged 6 years and over.<br />

£24.99 from bling2o.co.uk<br />

Slim Style<br />

These Seth slim-fit jeans<br />

are the perfect cosy<br />

casual look. Crafted from<br />

supersoft and durable<br />

cotton, they come in<br />

a comfortable fit with<br />

button and zip fastening,<br />

a classic five pocket<br />

design and belt loops.<br />

Style it up with a shirt and<br />

boots, or keep it laidback<br />

with a t-shirt and trainers.<br />

£22.50 from fatface.com<br />

Dino Adventure Ready<br />

Crafted from supersoft cotton, this<br />

comfy Dinosaur Graphic T-Shirt<br />

is great for layering under<br />

hoodies and coats as we settle<br />

into colder temperatures.<br />

Complete with a fun graphic<br />

and crew neckline, this<br />

little tee pairs perfectly<br />

with slim-fit jeans for a<br />

cosy casual look.<br />

£14 from fatface.com<br />


Tiny Trendsetters<br />

Wonderful winter staples from<br />

the best children’s brands loved<br />

by <strong>Preneur</strong> <strong>World</strong><br />

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Maura the Mouse Splashsuit<br />

£34 at bladeandrose.co.uk<br />

Bella the Horse Top (£14)<br />

and Leggings (£10) at<br />

bladeandrose.co.uk<br />

Frankie the Lion Hoodie<br />

£25 at bladeandrose.co.uk<br />

Bobux Stitch<br />

From £47 at bobux.co.uk<br />

Little Hotdog Watson Kids Artic<br />

Cub Hat Moose Wave<br />

£30 at littlehotdogwatson.com<br />

Little Hotdog Watson Voyager<br />

Kids Pink Scarf<br />

£26 at littlehotdogwatson.com<br />

Start-Rite Meteor Trainers<br />

£46 at startriteshoes.com<br />

LittleLife Dino Pillow<br />

£16.99 at littlelife.com<br />

Start-Rite NSPCC Slippers<br />

£26 at startriteshoes.com<br />

Club Mocchi-Mocchi<br />

Kirby Mega Plush<br />

£34.99 at Amazon<br />

Zig + Star Rockit Kids Boot<br />

From £56 at zigandstar.com<br />

Christmas Knitted Kids Beanie<br />

£14.99 at mountainwarehouse.com<br />


Gifts For New Parents<br />

1<br />

Luxe Harmony<br />

Discover the epitome of<br />

luxury and functionality this<br />

festive season with the BabyBjörn<br />

Baby Carrier Harmony – an<br />

essential companion for stylish<br />

parents on the go. Designed<br />

for infants up to approximately<br />

3 years old, this ergonomic<br />

masterpiece redefines comfort and<br />

convenience.<br />

Unwrap the joy of effortless usage<br />

as you effortlessly slip into the<br />

carrier, granting you precious<br />

moments to cherish with your little<br />

one. With four versatile carrying<br />

positions, you can embrace being<br />

out and about while keeping your<br />

hands free for those everyday<br />

tasks as a busy parent.<br />

Indulge your little one in the<br />

opulent embrace of the Baby<br />

Carrier Harmony’s sumptuous<br />

mesh fabric. Crafted with<br />

meticulous attention to detail, this<br />

carrier offers unparalleled softness<br />

for your baby while exuding a<br />

timeless elegance. Its ergonomic<br />

design ensures optimal comfort<br />

for both you and your bundle<br />

of joy, setting new standards in<br />

babywearing.<br />

The newest colour to the Harmony<br />

range is a special Dark Green<br />

with a pantone which has been<br />

carefully selected to be genderneutral<br />

and complement any<br />

ensemble. The BabyBjörn Baby<br />

Carrier Harmony also comes<br />

in six other captivating colours,<br />

making it a sophisticated yet<br />

thoughtful present for new parents<br />

this Christmas.<br />

£209 from www.babybjorn.co.uk<br />

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Tackle Any Terrain<br />

Discover the Thule Urban Glide 2, a remarkable all-terrain pushchair that<br />

effortlessly combines style and functionality, making it the ideal companion for<br />

modern parents on the move. This versatile stroller is designed to cater to your<br />

day-to-day needs as well as satisfy your running aspirations, all in one sleek<br />

package.<br />

Recipient of multiple prestigious awards, the Thule Urban Glide 2 boasts an elegant<br />

and lightweight design, ensuring comfort for both parent and baby. Engineered<br />

with precision, its 3-wheel configuration delivers exceptional performance,<br />

particularly during jogging sessions, thanks to its top-notch suspension system.<br />

The stroller offers a host of convenient features, including a one-handed reclining<br />

seat for hassle-free adjustments, a peekaboo window to keep an eye on your little<br />

one, and a spacious cargo basket to carry all your essentials. The padded 5-point<br />

harness not only provides security but also integrates ventilation, maintaining a<br />

cosy environment for your child.<br />

To enhance your experience, Thule offers a range of exceptional accessories<br />

designed to complement the stroller perfectly. Prepare to embrace the coming<br />

winter with the Thule Urban Glide 2, making those early morning runs a breeze.<br />

Its aerodynamic charm and remarkable features make it the ultimate gift for active<br />

parents this Christmas.<br />

The stroller is £599.99 and the carrier is £208.90 available from www.thule.com<br />


Ask The<br />

Expert<br />

How to Help Your<br />

Child Develop a<br />

Love of Cooking<br />

Florence Rabattet<br />

Florence Rabattet founded<br />

En Cuisine Cooking School<br />

in 2014. Passionate about<br />

food and cooking since her<br />

childhood, Florence decided<br />

to build her own cooking<br />

school designed for children<br />

and teenagers.<br />

For her, it is fundamental<br />

to see the new generations<br />

cooking from scratch with<br />

seasonal ingredients.<br />

In <strong>2023</strong>, Florence proudly,<br />

became, a Disciple d’Escoffier<br />

in London, and reached<br />

the semi-finals of Gordon<br />

Ramsay’s Future Food Stars<br />

on BBC1 (season 2).<br />

Full of energy, Florence has a<br />

unique style of teaching which<br />

children find as irresistible as<br />

the food they make.<br />

Find out more at www.<br />

encuisinecookingschool.com<br />

A lot of parents<br />

expect too much from<br />

their kids too soon. In<br />

cooking as in life, we<br />

learn from our mistakes<br />

Florence Rabattet is a chef and founder of the<br />

En Cuisine Cooking School which teaches<br />

children & teens how to cook from scratch<br />

You want your children to eat<br />

healthy food, but they often<br />

have other ideas. This may be<br />

because a well-meaning relative<br />

or friend added a fast-food drive<br />

thru to their babysitting shift. Or<br />

that every time you eat out, the<br />

children’s options are processed<br />

chicken or fish in breadcrumbs.<br />

Or it could be that you haven’t<br />

done enough to encourage your<br />

child to buy into your meal<br />

choices. Here are a few tips to fix<br />

that.<br />


In my experience, parents always<br />

say something along the lines<br />

of, you have to taste this, it’s<br />

yummy. But the whole experience<br />

of cooking and eating starts with<br />

smell. The chances are that the<br />

mention of curry or freshly baked<br />

bread triggers the memory of a<br />

smell before a taste. Aromas are<br />

incredibly important in cooking.<br />

If a person, particularly a child,<br />

doesn’t like the smell they will say<br />

no. But if a child likes the smell,<br />

they will be more willing to eat<br />

what they have made (even if they<br />

might otherwise be put off by<br />

something such as the colour or<br />

texture).<br />


It took the introduction of humous<br />

before my son accepted the idea<br />

of chickpeas in their regular form.<br />

You may have to experiment with<br />

a certain ingredient many times<br />

before your child is ready to start<br />

eating it. For example, plain boiled<br />

courgettes are pretty uninspiring,<br />

but you can try so many options:<br />

fried courgette; grated courgette;<br />

spiralised courgette with a tomato<br />

sauce; courgette puree; steamed<br />

courgettes with aromatic herbs;<br />

even courgette and chocolate cake.<br />

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Once you have found your “gateway” version of a<br />

food, other versions become easier to sell.<br />



I tend to encourage this for younger children,<br />

although I have my own pre-teen who still likes to do<br />

this. Just have your child find a recipe that they want<br />

you to cook – this is always easier when there is an<br />

image for each recipe.<br />

And if you want your child to eat healthy food, only<br />

have healthy recipe books on your shelves. Don’t<br />

hand them anything that includes deep-frying Mars<br />

bars.<br />

Whatever your child chooses, do not put them off it<br />

because you think they might not like it. That defeats<br />

the object of the exercise. You want to encourage<br />

them to embrace the whole recipe and not put them<br />

off trying it at all.<br />


You’d be amazed how many children I meet who are<br />

not able to recognise simple fruit and vegetables.<br />

So, take your children food shopping for basic<br />

ingredients. Even if you shop online, show your<br />

children what you are buying, asking if they would<br />

like to try a new fruit or vegetable.<br />

If possible, I would highly recommend taking your<br />

kids to a local market, as they will then learn about<br />

seasonality; that you can’t buy (tasty) strawberries<br />

in winter, that tomatoes are cheaper in the summer<br />

when they are more abundant, that in autumn there<br />

is a lot of butternut squash to experiment with in the<br />

kitchen.<br />


I believe that children can learn to make sensible,<br />

healthy food choices if they are taught about<br />

ingredients and cooking from a young age, but it<br />

is never too late to learn. Ideally, encourage your<br />

children to help you to prepare and cook their meals.<br />

It is a fun way to learn, for them and for you.<br />

Many parents are put off cooking with their kids<br />

because they cannot face the ‘inevitable’ mess. But<br />

the more regularly you cook with your child, the<br />

tidier their cooking should get.<br />

Discover more tips on how to help boost your kid’s<br />

kitchen skills on <strong>Preneur</strong>-<strong>World</strong>.com<br />


Gifts For Minipreneurs<br />

1<br />


The Yoto Player 3rd<br />

Generation (£99.99) is the<br />

perfect gift screen-free for<br />

all ages from babies to tweens. It<br />

provides free daily audio content,<br />

new releases, and over 1,200 Yoto<br />

Cards (from £5.99) with stories,<br />

podcasts, and music. The player<br />

encourages safe exploration<br />

and fosters independence and<br />

creativity in children. As well as<br />

soundscapes for imaginative play,<br />

there’s a wide variety of content<br />

available from classics like The<br />

Chronicles of Narnia (£44.99) to yoga<br />

and movement cards, and even bakealong<br />

cards with GBBO winner John<br />

Whaite.<br />

The new silicone Adventure Jacket<br />

(£24.99) protects the Yoto Player from the<br />

wear & tear of daily life and the co-ordinating<br />

Card Case (£24.99) holds up to 64 Yoto Cards.<br />

The Yoto App helps parents manage the player<br />

and it also offers bedtime support features, including<br />

sleep sounds, nightlight control and an ok-to-wake<br />

alarm. There is even a built-in room thermometer that can be<br />

monitored from the app.<br />

The player has over 24 hours of battery life and 32GB of storage for over 600<br />

hours of audio for offline listening, making it versatile for use at home or on the go.<br />

The Yoto Player 3rd Generation, cards and accessories are available at uk.yotoplay.com<br />

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While these BT2200 Plus<br />

headphones are volume limited<br />

to the maximum safe listening<br />

level for children, they certainly do not<br />

compromise on sound quality.<br />

The Puro Balanced Response® Curve<br />

technology is engineered to deliver the<br />

finest genuine studio sound<br />

with clear, crisp vocals and<br />

full dynamic bass suitable<br />

for all genres of music.<br />

Additionally, the<br />

BT2200 Plus features<br />

a fully passive design<br />

which blocks 83% of<br />

the ambient noise @<br />

1kHz just by wearing<br />

them, ensuring that<br />

kids can listen to<br />

their favourite tracks,<br />

audio books or YouTube<br />

undisturbed, or find their<br />

own space in shared environments.<br />

£100 from Amazon<br />


Young astronomers will discover things<br />

that are out of<br />

this world with<br />

the Magic Adventures<br />

Telescope. Whether it’s a<br />

breathtaking view of the moon at<br />

night or a closer look at nature during<br />

the day, this telescope from LeapFrog will<br />

open up a universe of educational fun for<br />

curious minds. Kids will be amazed at<br />

what they can see with up to 110x zoom<br />

on this real telescope. There are also<br />

over 100 amazing videos and images,<br />

courtesy of NASA and the European<br />

Space Agency, that deepen space<br />

knowledge by exploring the solar<br />

system, the Moon, star life<br />

cycles, constellations, space<br />

discoveries and more. Kids can<br />

also capture and save pictures<br />

of what they see, creating<br />

lasting memories of their<br />

astronomical adventures.<br />

£109.99 from<br />

www.leapfrog.com<br />

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The Lumicolour Bear is a nightlight like<br />

no other. In one of its three settings, this<br />

ingenious, multi-use nightlight actually<br />

changes its colour to the colour its touching!<br />

Simply place the Lumicolour bear on any colour<br />

surface, and he will ‘magically’<br />

turn that exact colour!<br />

This clever ‘chameleon’<br />

mode allows children<br />

to learn and itentify<br />

colours as well as<br />

choose their own<br />

hue to suit their<br />

mood. It also features<br />

a white light, and revolving<br />

rainbow colour mode.<br />

£34.99 from Amazon<br />

6<br />


The Disney Pixar Cars Glow Racers<br />

Launch & Criss-Cross Glow Race<br />

Playset has two ways to play with<br />

glow-in-the-dark features. Kids can<br />

launch the racers straight across<br />

when configured in ‘daytime<br />

mode’ or reconfigure for<br />

‘nighttime mode’<br />

criss-cross<br />

stunting.<br />

£41.99 from<br />

Amazon<br />

5<br />


EDURINO is an award-winning digital<br />

learning system providing meaningful<br />

screen time for children aged 4-8<br />

years. By unlocking a world of learning with the<br />

adorable EDURINO character figurines which<br />

bridge the digital and physical worlds, children<br />

can immerse themselves in interactive learning<br />

content that has been designed by an expert<br />

team of education specialists, including primary<br />

school teachers and speech therapists, who have<br />

developed the games and challenges to meet ageappropriate<br />

learning objectives. There are three<br />

EDURINO Starter Sets to choose from: Robin<br />

(Early Numbers and Shapes), Niki (Word Games)<br />

and Luca (Early Coding Skills). Each starter set<br />

includes a real figurine, ergonomic pen and access<br />

to the free EDURINO app. Once the app has been<br />

downloaded, EDURINO is internet free, so all<br />

the learning content is available offline, making it<br />

totally portable and ideal for use at home and on<br />

the go. Starter Sets are £44.99 each from Amazon<br />

and edurino.co.uk<br />

7<br />


Moving Moments Lightning McQueen<br />

celebrates the Disney Pixar fan-favourite<br />

character with a larger<br />

scale plastic vehicle that has facial<br />

expressions and mouth<br />

movement when moved<br />

from side to side.<br />

No batteries<br />

required!<br />

£16.99 from<br />

Amazon<br />

8<br />


Articulate is the best-selling fast-paced<br />

description<br />

board<br />

game. Describe as<br />

many card entries<br />

as possible to your<br />

team in 30 seconds,<br />

without saying<br />

rhymes with or<br />

sounds like.<br />

£32.99 from<br />

Amazon<br />

9<br />


The Disney Frozen Singing Elsa Doll by<br />

Mattel sings a 30-second clip from her<br />

signature song, ‘Let It Go’ by the press<br />

of a button. She wears<br />

her classic blue outfit,<br />

with removable soft cape<br />

and has soft, brushable<br />

hair with an authentic<br />

braided hairstyle from<br />

the movie.<br />

The Anna doll, like<br />

her sister, also sings a<br />

30-second clip from her<br />

signature song, ‘For the<br />

First Time in Forever’.<br />

Frozen fans will love<br />

these interactive dolls.<br />

£22.99 from Amazon<br />


Minipreneur’s<br />

Playroom<br />

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With the PAW Patrol: To the<br />

Rescue! learning video game,<br />

kids can join Ryder and lead the<br />

PAW Patrol on 12 exciting missions in<br />

Adventure Bay. Simply plug in and play<br />

using a wireless controller that looks just<br />

like Ryder’s Pup Pad! No web connection,<br />

downloads or account setup required. With<br />

games featuring Chase, Skye, Marshall,<br />

Rocky and Rubble, kids will master<br />

important skills like problem solving,<br />

shape recognition,<br />

map reading and<br />

more by playing<br />

games featuring<br />

their favourite<br />

PAW Patrol<br />

characters.<br />

£42.99 from<br />

www.leapfrog.com<br />

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GEOMAG<br />

If your child loves engineering and mechanics,<br />

they’ll go nuts for this one. The<br />

Geomag (763) Mechanics<br />

Loops & Turns 130 Piece<br />

Set includes magnetic rods,<br />

non-magnetic spheres, and<br />

cool mechanical elements,<br />

that kids can use to build<br />

moving and functional<br />

structures. It’s a creativity<br />

and problem-solving<br />

extravaganza.<br />

£36.99 from Toys R Us<br />

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Lite-Brite Touch combines peg art with light,<br />

allowing children to create beautiful pictures at<br />

the touch of a button. It’s a fun<br />

and easy activity that can be enjoyed<br />

by all ages from preschoolers to<br />

teens. Budding artists can use their<br />

creativity to produce light designs,<br />

animate their art, and save their<br />

digital artwork. Kids can also play<br />

three addictive games - Break,<br />

Match and Snake - to take the fun<br />

to the next level.<br />

£39.99 from very.co.uk<br />

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TONIES<br />

With the Listen & Play Bag<br />

from tonies®, your child can<br />

now listen to their favourite<br />

Tonies on the go. The robust and padded<br />

bag is made from recycled PET and<br />

polyester, and comes in a choice of three<br />

fun and delightful designs: Over the<br />

Rainbow, Blast Off & Enchanted Forest.<br />

With space for a Toniebox, headphones,<br />

charging station and twelve (or more!)<br />

Tonies, kids can keep their favourite<br />

tonies® products close-to-hand wherever<br />

they are. The bag comes with a carry<br />

handle and shoulder strap, and there’s<br />

even a flap to open up the speaker, so no<br />

need to remove the Toniebox when on the<br />

move. £27.99 from tonies.com<br />

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TONIES<br />

Perfect for keeping little ones entertained on<br />

short or long car journeys, tonies® car organiser<br />

attaches to the headrest giving children easy<br />

access to their Toniebox, Tonies, headphones, water bottles<br />

and more! There’s even room to house the USB Toniebox<br />

Charger so the Toniebox can be charged when on the road,<br />

with cables tucked safely out of the way of little feet. Made<br />

with a robust and easy-to-clean material, grubby feet and<br />

sticky fingers are<br />

no problem.<br />

Each Car<br />

Organiser<br />

comes<br />

with a<br />

detachable<br />

Yeti Pouch<br />

to store a<br />

few of<br />

their<br />

favourite<br />

treats too!<br />

£39.99<br />

from<br />

tonies.com<br />

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BuddyPhones PlayEars+ were<br />

created with safety and fun at<br />

its core Available in 4 animal<br />

colours, the box includes 4 metallic,<br />

embossed animal themed stickers<br />

that children will love. The wireless<br />

headphones also have 24-hours of<br />

battery life but there is<br />

also an included cord<br />

which can be used<br />

when the battery is<br />

running low. It comes<br />

with 3 SafeAudio®<br />

settings: 94dB<br />

TravelMode, 85dB<br />

KidsMode and 75dB<br />

ToddlerMode.<br />

£59.99 from Amazon<br />

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Teach your child the joy of<br />

music with the Smartivity<br />

Music Machine. Suitable for<br />

children aged 8 years plus, your child<br />

can use the Music Machine to discover<br />

the mechanical aspects of music by<br />

learning how notes become melodies and<br />

creating their own songs through endless<br />

variations and combinations.<br />

£37.99 from smarttoysandgames.co.uk<br />

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The Jurassic Park Real FX Baby T.rex is a lifelike,<br />

movie-scale baby dinosaur that brings the prehistoric<br />

world to your fingertips.<br />

Controlled by a concealed Real FX pistol grip controller within<br />

an authentic Rangers faux leather<br />

handling glove, this iconic Baby<br />

T.rex comes alive in your hands. With<br />

biting, lunging, growling, and roaring<br />

actions, it embodies the danger and<br />

mystique of its ancient counterpart.<br />

Featuring over 20 sounds from the<br />

Jurassic Park and Jurassic <strong>World</strong><br />

films, this full-scale baby T.Rex<br />

transcends remote-control play.<br />

£79.99 from Smyths<br />

9<br />


Link together the rods in this Reading Rods®<br />

Sentence Construction set to build simple,<br />

compound, and complex sentences in English.<br />

There are 123 colour-coded sentence building blocks which<br />

include adjectives, articles, adverbs, prepositions, punctuation<br />

symbols, verbs, nouns, pronouns, conjunctions and spaces.<br />

The rods are easy for little hands to snap together as they learn<br />

how to build short and long sentences. The 123 colour-coded<br />

rods are in a box with dividers for organisation and the set can<br />

also be used in classrooms and comes with a handy Teacher’s<br />

Guide with free downloadable content.<br />

£35 available from<br />

www.learningresources.co.uk<br />

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TONIES<br />

The perfect Christmas present or<br />

stocking filler gift, tonies® collection<br />

of audio Tonie characters are full of<br />

stories and songs to keep little ones entertained<br />

over the holidays. Simply pop the Tonie on top of<br />

the Toniebox and let the audio adventure begin!<br />

With over 200 Tonies to choose from, there’s a<br />

favourite story, song or educational title for every<br />

child. We’re big fans of their Disney collection,<br />

which includes over 35 hit titles. Our little ones are<br />

listening and singing along to Tangled and Frozen<br />

2, and bouncing with joy to Tigger!<br />

£14.99 each from tonies.com<br />


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Dino Island T-Rex Battles has over<br />

50 surprises to smash, build and<br />

battle. Dig through sand and slime<br />

to discover the dinosaur pieces<br />

before constructing 2 battling<br />

dinos. Smash the mini smash eggs<br />

to discover collectible characters<br />

and place the eyeball in a dino’s<br />

mouth for roar-some lights and<br />

sounds! £39.99 from Smyths and<br />

The Entertainer<br />


Skull Island Golden Treasure<br />

Temple Mega Playset contains<br />

4 exclusive micro sized figures<br />

and 40 levels of adventure full of<br />

traps and tasks to perform to win<br />

the treasure. £39.99 from Smyths,<br />

Argos and Amazon<br />


A quiz game about words and<br />

language, great for young<br />

wordhounds ages 10+. Features<br />

2,000 questions probing every<br />

corner of language. Plus there’s<br />

a Junior Edition (£15) expansion<br />

pack. £35 from Waterstones.<br />


Help Mario and Luigi navigate<br />

through the city in their plumbing<br />

van in this challenging, fast-paced,<br />

track ‘puzzle’ game. £34.99 from<br />

Very, Asda, The Entertainer, John<br />

Lewis, Selfridges, Hamleys and<br />

Smyths<br />


The GUM Playbrush sonic<br />

toothbrush is designed to get kids<br />

excited about cleaning their teeth.<br />

It is the only 100% interactive<br />

toothbrush and app where children<br />

control the fun games with their<br />

brushing movements. £29.99 from<br />

www.playbrush.com<br />

6. SHASHIBO<br />

An innovative, award-winning<br />

sensory shape-shifting box<br />

featuring 36 rare earth magnets<br />

which transforms into over 70<br />

shapes £24.99 from Smyths and<br />

The Entertainer<br />


Perfect for any car enthusiast,<br />

the Ravensburger Lamborghini<br />

Huracán EVO 3D Puzzle really<br />

captures the elegance of the<br />

sought-after car. Crafted from<br />

premium plastic pieces, the<br />

108-piece jigsaw offers sturdy<br />

construction. Ideal for gifting, it’s<br />

a positively puzzling experience.<br />

£17.99 from Smyths<br />

8. STYLE 4 EVER<br />

The 3-in-1 Scrapbooking Station<br />

is the must- have kit for crafting<br />

unique scrapbooks and creating<br />

trendy customisations with with<br />

over 150 accessories included from<br />

embossing paper to stickers and<br />

more! £24.99 from Smyths<br />

9. SO SLIME<br />

Create colourful fluffy slime<br />

mixtures with the Twist ‘N Slime<br />

Mixer. The real spinning mixer<br />

and bowl creates marble effects,<br />

swirls and more. The resealable<br />

bags mean the finished slime can<br />

be played with again and again.<br />

£24.99 from Smyths<br />

10. THINK FUN<br />

Illuminate your mind with<br />

ThinkFun Laser Maze! Challenge<br />

yourself with this logic maze<br />

game as you arrange tokens to<br />

reflect and split a light beam.<br />

Hit all the targets with the laser<br />

beam to conquer the puzzle. With<br />

60 challenge cards, it’s STEMpowered<br />

fun for ages 8 and up.<br />

£29.99 from thinkfun.co.uk<br />


Embark on a global adventure with<br />

Disney Around the <strong>World</strong>! Soar in<br />

a hot air balloon, collect passport<br />

stamps, and explore 6 diverse<br />

lands. Navigate winds, clouds,<br />

and sunshine for safe travels. A<br />

captivating game for ages 4 and<br />

up. £31.99 from Littlewoods<br />


Speedy thinking and nerves of<br />

steel are what’s needed for this<br />

challenging puzzle for one or two<br />

players.. With 165,888 possible<br />

star puzzles to complete, there’s<br />

always a solution. £19.99 from<br />

Amazon and happypuzzle.co.uk<br />

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It’s time to make<br />

room under the Tree<br />

for some of these<br />

must-have toys,<br />

games & more<br />

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1. Aquabeads Dinosaur <strong>World</strong> £19.99 from Very, Asda, Selfridges, Hamleys and Smyths | 2. Kitten Games:<br />

My Parents Might Be Martians £14.99 from Amazon and explodingkittens.com | 3. National Geographic<br />

Build Your Own Volcano £11.99 from Amazon | 4. Dog-saster £9.99 from Oliver Bonas and giftrepublic.com<br />

| 5. Baylis & Harding Dino Explorer Piñata £15 from Amazon, Next and Boots | 6. Kitten Games: The Best<br />

Worst Ice Cream £14.99 from Amazon and explodingkittens.com | 7. Simbrix Glowing Galactic £14.99 from<br />

Hobbycraft | 8. TOMY Word Poppers £24.99 from Amazon | 9. Galt Cute Charms Creative Case £11.99 from<br />

Hobbycraft | 10. Battleheads Battle Capsule Playset £10 from Argos | 11. Disney Store Official Pixar Lightning<br />

McQueen Remote Control Car £21.95 from Amazon | 12. IQ Mini £5.95 from Amazon | 13. Melissa & Doug<br />

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Barber Shop Playset £34.99 from Smyths | 14. Build Your Own Dragon £9.99 from buildyourownkits.com |<br />

15. Marvel Nano Pods £4.99 from Asda | 16. My First Adventure: Argonuts £17.90 from Amazon and all good<br />

hobby stores | 17. Janod T-Rex 3D Puzzle £22.99 from John Lewis | Janod Brico’kids Build Your Own Robots<br />

£32.34 from Amazon | 19. Disney Frozen Olaf Costume £23.99 from www.morphsuits.co.uk | 20. Simbrix So<br />

Sweet £19.99 from Very | 21. Paint Pop Jumbo 30 Pieces Paint Sticks £19.99 from Argos | 22. Reading Rods®<br />

Phonics Word-Building £19 from learningresources.co.uk | 23. Reading Rods® Prefixes & Suffixes £19 from<br />

learningresources.co.uk | 24. Airbrush Plush Magic Unicorn £24.99 from Smyths | 25. Flying Heroes: Sonic &<br />

Tails £20 from The Entertainer | 26. Young Jedi Adventures Nubs Plush £17.99 from Amazon<br />


10 Gifts For Girls<br />

From unicorns and rainbows to fairies and<br />

glitter, there’s lots here for your lil’ princess<br />

Magic Mixies<br />

Hidden within the enchanting<br />

Magic Mixies Magic Genie Lamp,<br />

a delightful Genie Mixie awaits<br />

your child’s command. As the<br />

Lamp is gently rubbed, it conjures<br />

a mystical mist from the spout<br />

and illuminates the enchanted<br />

gem, setting the stage for over 60<br />

mesmerizing lights, sounds, and<br />

enchanting reactions.<br />

After meeting challenges and<br />

wearing the magic ring, say<br />

“Magicus Mixus” to release the<br />

Genie. Take out the plush toy<br />

genie and let the fun begin.<br />

Kids name their genie and<br />

choose from 3 modes: Wish<br />

Granting, Play, and Chat.<br />

Magical moments of joy<br />

await as your child takes<br />

their interactive plush toy<br />

genie on fantastic adventures.<br />

The Magic Mixies Genie Lamp<br />

can be reset, allowing children to<br />

repeat the Lamp’s misting reveal.<br />

A Magical Mist Refill Pack is sold<br />

separately to keep the magic alive!<br />

£69.99 from Smyths<br />

Sylvanian Families<br />

This Baby Mermaid Castle is<br />

a beautiful, pastel coloured<br />

castle packed with 12 exciting<br />

ocean themed attractions.<br />

From a marine merry-goround<br />

to jellyfish swings<br />

and a removable dream<br />

ship, there’s an ocean<br />

of fun to be had!<br />

Includes three<br />

baby characters<br />

in mermaid<br />

costumes.<br />

£54.99 from<br />

Very, Asda, The<br />

Entertainer, John<br />

Lewis, Hamleys,<br />

Smyths and<br />

sylvanianfamilies.<br />

co.uk<br />

BFF by Cry Babies<br />

Unicorn lovers will love<br />

imagining enchanting stories<br />

as they play with the BFF by<br />

Cry Babies Dreamy & Rym<br />

playset.<br />

Meet skater Dreamy and her<br />

unicorn companion, Rym.<br />

Little ones will have great<br />

fun styling Dreamy’s long<br />

colourful hair and Rym’s<br />

mane. Rym’s horn<br />

lights up and sound<br />

plays when her head is<br />

pushed down adding to<br />

the mystical fun. The<br />

playset also includes<br />

over 12 accessories spark<br />

imaginative play for kids<br />

aged 4 years and up.<br />

£44.99 from Smyths and<br />

Amazon<br />

KookyLoos<br />

Get ready for aquatic and<br />

terrestrial fun with KookyLoos<br />

Mermaid dolls! With three unique<br />

expressions, each doll comes<br />

with a shell that transforms into<br />

a portable play stage, housing<br />

accessories and an exclusive pet.<br />

There are 4 to collect.<br />

£16.99 from Amazon<br />

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Pinky Promise<br />

Find the Fairies<br />

Discover enchanting fairies<br />

from all around the world with<br />

this stunningly illustrated<br />

matching game. Based on the<br />

popular book from the Folklore<br />

Field Guides series A Natural<br />

History of Fairies, the 40 cards<br />

feature naturalist illustrations<br />

of fairy species from different<br />

regions of the world, from the<br />

Alpine Sprite to the Savannah<br />

Fairy.<br />

£14.99 from Waterstones,<br />

Amazon and all good<br />

bookstores<br />

The Pinky Promise Diamond<br />

Palace Playset has two mini<br />

playsets complete with a promise<br />

Key to unlock them and exclusive<br />

characters, a Crystal Diamond<br />

Necklace and Collector Guide. All<br />

Gemmy Friends are interchangeable<br />

with every piece of wearable jewellery<br />

found in all Pinky Promise items.<br />

£24.99 from Smyths and Sainsbury’s<br />

Miraculous<br />

Add water to reveal Marinette’s<br />

transformation! Each Each<br />

Miraculous Magic Heroez<br />

Fashion Doll tube comes with a<br />

mystery superhero and surprise<br />

accessories. Simply fill the tube<br />

with water and place the doll<br />

inside to reveal your Miraculous<br />

Ladybug fashion doll, along with<br />

matching mask, Kwami, and<br />

unique themed accessory.<br />

£22.99 from Smyths and Argos<br />

Rainbocorns<br />

Over 35 surprises to unbox, children can<br />

share accessories with their Rainbocorn,<br />

transforming them both into Fairy<br />

Princesses! Including a magic wand,<br />

princess tiara and sparkly gems, each<br />

Fairycorn Princess comes with wearable<br />

wings, so that you can match your<br />

new cuddly best friend. Six to collect!<br />

Suitable for ages 3+.<br />

£24.99 from Smyths<br />

Kaloo<br />

At 25cm in height, Jade is the<br />

most romantic of Tendresse<br />

dolls. Her adorable hat and<br />

poppy boots are complemented<br />

by little poppy hearts adorning<br />

her skirt. Suitable from birth, she<br />

will accompany your little one in<br />

all their discoveries and travels.<br />

£22.50 from teddybearland.co.uk<br />

Orchard Toys<br />

Unicorn Fun is a fantastic selection of<br />

three magical and fun unicorn games<br />

in one box. Choose from board games<br />

Unicorn Party and Happy Cloud Sad<br />

Cloud, or get creative and mix and<br />

match outfit combinations in Build<br />

a Unicorn. There’s so much variety<br />

to keep children entertained, and it’s<br />

brilliant value!<br />

£12 from orchardtoys.com<br />


Minipreneur’s<br />

Book Corner<br />

Adoette<br />

by Lydia Monks<br />

Award-winning and best-selling<br />

author-illustrator Lydia Monks<br />

beautifully tells the tale of the life<br />

of one tree, from a young sapling<br />

to a mighty oak, becoming the<br />

beating heart of the community<br />

she lived in, right up until the day<br />

they cut her down. But there’s<br />

hope, when one little girl takes<br />

one of her<br />

acorns to<br />

plant in the<br />

community<br />

garden.<br />

£7.99<br />

published by<br />

Andersen<br />

Press<br />

That’s How Much I<br />

Love You<br />

by Julie Rudi & Tiphanie Beeke<br />

This is a brilliant book from a gifted writer &<br />

illustrator duo that explores themes of parental love.<br />

The board book pages makes it the perfect gift for<br />

toddlers and very young children. With its beautiful illustrations and<br />

short and gentle rhyming text, it is also a great resource for helping<br />

pre-school children learn how to read.<br />

£7.99 published by Graffeg<br />

The Lion, the Witch<br />

and the Wardrobe<br />

by C.S. Lewis<br />

Eyewitness<br />

Encyclopedia<br />

of Everything<br />

This is the ultimate<br />

encyclopedia, containing<br />

every topic children could<br />

want to read about. It is<br />

aimed at inquisitive kids<br />

aged 9+ but grown-ups might<br />

learn a thing or two as well!<br />

Covering content across<br />

the core subjects of nature,<br />

science, technology, history,<br />

and culture, but tackling each<br />

topic in an exciting, unusual,<br />

attention-grabbing way, this<br />

encyclopedia provides the<br />

museum experience from the<br />

comfort of your own home.<br />

£25 published by DK<br />

Now available for the first time ever as a board book, this abridged<br />

retelling of C. S. Lewis’s classic bestseller has simple text and bright<br />

illustrations by Joey Chou. An ideal introduction to Narnia for<br />

younger readers. £8.99 published by HarperCollins Children’s Books<br />

The Big<br />

Dreaming<br />

by Michael Rosen &<br />

Daniel Egneus<br />

A resonant and uplifting tale about<br />

a little bear cub on a big adventure<br />

from master storyteller Michael<br />

Rosen, this book is a<br />

classic in the making,<br />

filled with luminous<br />

illustrations by awardwinning<br />

Daniel Egneus.<br />

£12.99 published by<br />

Bloomsbury<br />

Merry Whatmas?<br />

by Eoin McLaughlin<br />

and Polly Dunbar<br />

Tortoise and Hedgehog are feeling<br />

rather overwhelmed with all the noise<br />

and fuss their friends are making<br />

about Christmas. But<br />

in a quiet moment of<br />

reflection they learn<br />

the important lesson<br />

that Christmas is<br />

really about being<br />

with the ones you love.<br />

£7.99 published by<br />

Faber<br />

Gods &<br />

Monsters<br />

by Ana Sampson<br />

& Chris Riddell<br />

Compiled by bestselling<br />

anthologist Ana<br />

Sampson, this stunning<br />

collection of classic and<br />

brand-new mythological<br />

poems from around<br />

the world is illustrated<br />

throughout by awardwinning<br />

former<br />

children’s laureate Chris<br />

Riddell.<br />

£14.99 published by<br />

Macmillan Children’s Books<br />

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Wheels: The Big Fun<br />

Book of Vehicles<br />

by Tom Schamp<br />

From prehistoric carts to cars of tomorrow,<br />

this fun educational book takes a historic<br />

journey through a world where everything has<br />

wheels. Tom Schamp’s quirky and colourful art will engage young<br />

readers, whilst his sly, subtle text will make older readers smile.<br />

£19.99 published by Prestel<br />

The Robin Who Stole Christmas<br />

by Rachel Morrisroe & Richard Merritt<br />

This is a hilariously unique festive tale about Rotten Robin, the<br />

world’s most wanted thief, who’s on a mission to<br />

steal Christmas. Brought to life by Morrisroe’s witty<br />

storytelling and Merritt’s engaging illustrations, this<br />

heart-warming book is a perfect way to share the joy<br />

of the festive season with children. Offering a fresh<br />

and funny perspective on Christmas, this book is a<br />

must-have addition to any festive bookshelf.<br />

£7.99 published by Puffin<br />

King Lion<br />

by Emma Yarlett<br />

In this reassuring tale, young<br />

readers are invited to explore<br />

themes of kindness, empathy,<br />

and friendship. It encourages<br />

children to look beyond first impressions<br />

regardless of differences or appearances. This<br />

book is a touching exploration of the importance<br />

of reaching out to others and shares the message<br />

that there is a friend out there for everyone.<br />

£12.99 published by Walker Books<br />

Peace on Earth<br />

by Smriti Halls & David Litchfield<br />

This beautiful book is a must-read for dreamers of a harmonious<br />

world, taking the reader on a journey of friendship, discord, and<br />

ultimately, the triumph of peace. With heartwarming storytelling<br />

by acclaimed children’s author Smriti Halls<br />

and beautiful artwork by David Litchfield,<br />

it reminds us of the courage it takes to be a<br />

peacemaker and the joy that peace brings.<br />

£12.99 published by Walker Books<br />

The Little Prince<br />

by Louise Greig, Antoine de<br />

Saint-Exupery & Sarah Massini<br />

The picture book adaptation of this global<br />

bestseller is a magical and tender<br />

delight that’s a must-have gift<br />

for younger children this winter.<br />

Award-winning poet Louise Greig<br />

beautifully captures the essence of<br />

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic<br />

fable and the enchanting artwork<br />

adds a new layer of wonder.<br />

£7.99 published by Farshore<br />

Poetry Prompts<br />

by Joseph Coelho<br />

This new book by the Children’s<br />

Laureate is a must-have introduction<br />

to poetry filled with engaging tips,<br />

tricks and guides on how to start<br />

writing, performing and<br />

enjoying poetry. It is<br />

supported by YouTube<br />

video resources<br />

created by Coelho and<br />

BookTrust.<br />

£9.99 published by<br />

Quarto<br />

Usborne Book<br />

of the Body<br />

and How it<br />

Works<br />

Written by Darran<br />

Stobbart & Alex<br />

Frith and illustrated<br />

by Mia Nilsson, this<br />

superb book opens<br />

children’s eyes to<br />

the wonder of what’s going on<br />

inside them as they take a tour<br />

of the human body represented<br />

as a huge factory to explain<br />

how real bodies work from<br />

transport defenders that<br />

fight off germ attacks to cell<br />

building blocks.<br />

£12.99 published by Usborne<br />


Ask The<br />

Expert<br />

Ahmed Salman is co-owner and<br />

Managing Director of PAUL<br />

THOMAS, a luxury flower brand<br />

based in London. A distinguished<br />

figure in the world of floristry,<br />

with a career spanning over<br />

18 years, Ahmed has firmly<br />

established himself within<br />

London’s luxury flower sector.<br />

Throughout his tenure, Ahmed<br />

has cultivated relationships<br />

with a diverse array of clients,<br />

from renowned international<br />

luxury brands to prestigious<br />

five-star hotels. The unwavering<br />

commitment to craftsmanship,<br />

creativity, and impeccable<br />

attention to detail that made him<br />

an exceptionally skilled florist<br />

are values that sit at the core of<br />

PAUL THOMAS today.<br />

Discover the carefully curated<br />

Winter Collection of festive<br />

floral gifts and decorations at<br />

paulthomasflowers.co.uk<br />

When you’re too<br />

pressed for time to order<br />

a bespoke bouquet,<br />

consider an elegantly<br />

simple option like a vase<br />

filled with lush ilex berries<br />

How to Use<br />

Flowers for a<br />

Luxe Christmas<br />

By Ahmed Salman, Managing Director at<br />

royal florist PAUL THOMAS<br />

At PAUL THOMAS, the heart of<br />

our inspiration lies in the English<br />

Garden which influences not only<br />

the ingredients we select but also<br />

shapes the artistic arrangements<br />

we craft. Our designs are a<br />

reflection of the ever-changing<br />

British seasons and our creations<br />

exude a natural grace, celebrating<br />

not just the blossoms themselves<br />

but the entire form and flow of<br />

the stems, flowers, and foliage.<br />


When the Christmas season<br />

arrives and you’re too pressed for<br />

time to order a bespoke bouquet<br />

from a florist, consider an<br />

elegantly simple option, such as<br />

a vase filled with an abundance<br />

of lush ilex berries. The impact<br />

is substantial, requiring minimal<br />

effort. Another quintessential<br />

Christmas bloom is the red<br />

amaryllis. When using amaryllis,<br />

insert a support stick gently<br />

through the hollow part of the<br />

stem so it stands proudly as it<br />

opens, ensuring the stem doesn’t<br />

succumb to its own grandeur<br />

before you’ve had the chance to<br />

enjoy its splendour.<br />


Clean water is crucial when<br />

arranging flowers in a vase.<br />

Dirty water can lead to wilting,<br />

so ensure you change the water<br />

frequently and remove any<br />

submerged leaves. Using a<br />

sterilising tablet or powder, like<br />

Milton, can help maintain clean<br />

water for an extended period.<br />


One of my favourite holiday<br />

bouquets at PAUL THOMAS<br />

is The Beaton Bouquet. It’s<br />

brimming with red ilex berries,<br />

frilly roses, anemones, and<br />

seasonal flowers. This bouquet<br />

can shine as a centrepiece in a<br />

large vase or can be disassembled<br />

into smaller posies that adorn<br />

beakers or globes. These can be<br />

placed across your Christmas<br />

dinner table, illuminated by<br />

tea lights and candles, creating<br />

an enchanting tablescape.<br />

Alternatively, grace your<br />

fireplace with these fragrant,<br />

colourful posies.<br />


In the spirit of Christmas, having<br />

a tree is essential for making a<br />

house feel like home. Whether<br />

it’s an artificial tree or a fresh<br />

one, the magic lies in the art of<br />

lighting. We recommend starting<br />

from the top and distributing<br />

the lights evenly and generously<br />

throughout the tree. A well-lit<br />

tree conceals its wiring, so try<br />

running the lights down the tree’s<br />

centre, extending them to the<br />

branches before returning to the<br />

core.<br />


When decorating the tree,<br />

choosing the right size baubles is<br />

key for achieving proportion. On<br />

a grand tree, opt for substantial<br />

baubles and add decorations like<br />

presents or cherubs to fill any<br />

gaps. Be mindful not to overload<br />

the branches with heavy baubles<br />

to prevent them from drooping –<br />

nobody wants that!<br />

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The Beaton Red Wreath from £175 at paulthomasflowers.co.uk<br />

Wreath Reflections<br />

Check out these wreaths chosen by the Editor as<br />

<strong>Preneur</strong> <strong>World</strong>’s favourite wreaths of <strong>2023</strong><br />

1<br />

Twinkly<br />

Twinkly’s Pre-Lit Wreath is our top choice for seasonal<br />

splendour. Command 50 LEDs via the app, unveiling a spectrum<br />

of over 16 million RGB colours and warm white brilliance across<br />

its 60cm diameter expanse. Seamlessly integrated with Amazon<br />

Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit, enjoy handsfree<br />

voice control, illuminating your space with just a word.<br />

Elevate your seasonal décor with the innovation of addressable<br />

LED lights, allowing boundless creativity in transforming your<br />

surroundings. Twinkly’s Pre-Lit Wreath merges technology and<br />

artistry to redefine yuletide charm. £99.99 from Amazon<br />

2<br />

The Real Flower Company<br />

Grace your door this Christmas with the Frosty Morning ecofriendly<br />

moss-based wreath for a more sustainable and longerlasting<br />

option. Hand crafted by expert florists using pinecones, Pussy<br />

Willow, Reindeer Moss, Viburnum berries and Brunia, mixed<br />

with fragrant Christmas Spruce and icy Senecio, this stylish and<br />

sustainable door wreath extends an elegant welcome to your guests.<br />

This wreath is available in Small (approximately 16” in diameter)<br />

for £144 or Large (approximately 23” in diameter) for a fuller effect<br />

priced at £185. Both are available from www.realflowers.co.uk<br />


Winter Home & Garden<br />

Bye Bye Stains<br />

Shark StainStriker Pet Stain<br />

& Spot Cleaner is the best<br />

stubborn stain remover,<br />

making it perfect for homes<br />

with pets. The spot cleaner is<br />

perfect for upholstery, stairs,<br />

carpets & in the car.<br />

It instantly eliminates stains<br />

using a powerful dualactivated<br />

formula that removes<br />

food & spills, pet stains &<br />

odours, embedded mud &<br />

dirt. The machine’s powerful<br />

suction extracts dirt & liquid<br />

for fast drying results. The<br />

Pet Model comes with 4<br />

attachments including a Pet<br />

Stain Trapping Tool, plus a<br />

Hose-Cleaning Tool, Shark<br />

CarpetXpert & StainStriker<br />

cleaning solutions.<br />

£169.99 from sharkclean.co.uk<br />

Clean Up<br />

The powerful 3-in-1 Leaf Blower<br />

from VonHaus will leave your<br />

lawn, patio, and driveway looking<br />

clean and debris-free. Simply<br />

turn the dial to switch between<br />

three modes – leaf blower, garden<br />

vacuum and mulcher – to make<br />

short work of garden maintenance.<br />

£49.99 from VonHaus.com<br />

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Quick & Easy<br />

In the world of domestic and commercial cleaning, one<br />

name reigns supreme - Henry. With a legacy built on<br />

reliability and superior cleaning performance, Henry<br />

has now unleashed its latest innovation, the Henry<br />

Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum.<br />

This modern marvel of cleaning technology seamlessly<br />

blends Henry’s trademark durability with a host of<br />

advanced features to make your cleaning routine<br />

smoother and dust-free.<br />

Henry Quick combines power and capacity with a dash<br />

of British ingenuity. Weighing in as a featherweight in<br />

the cordless vacuum world, it’s effortlessly portable and<br />

easy to manoeuvre, ensuring every nook and cranny is<br />

within reach.<br />

What truly sets Henry Quick apart is its ingenious pod<br />

system, offering one-click, dust-free emptying. No<br />

more sneezing fits or messy dust clouds when emptying<br />

the canister. It’s a real game-changer and a true<br />

testament to Henry’s dedication to user comfort.<br />

In terms of capacity, Henry Quick is a champ, holding<br />

more dirt and debris than most leading vacuums. With<br />

a runtime of up to 60 minutes on a single charge, you<br />

can tackle your entire home without interruption. Say<br />

goodbye to the days of scrambling for an available<br />

power socket.<br />

The Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum is your ticket<br />

to a cleaner, healthier home, all while enjoying the<br />

convenience you’ve come to expect from the iconic<br />

Henry brand. No dust, no mess, and certainly no fuss!<br />

Henry Quick proudly continues the tradition of the<br />

trusted Henry brand at the pinnacle of British cleaning<br />

excellence.<br />

£299.99 from myhenry.com<br />


Gifts For The Home<br />


Light Up Life<br />

Perfect for home lovers and<br />

nature enthusiasts alike, the solarpowered<br />

Light Up Terrarium<br />

effortlessly infuses rooms with<br />

a touch of magic, illuminating<br />

evenings with its radiant plant<br />

display. It transforms ordinary<br />

spaces into captivating areas.<br />

Leave the terrarium in direct<br />

sunlight during the day to<br />

recharge the batteries to ensure<br />

continuous enchantment.<br />

£29.99 from giftrepublic.com<br />

Mazo Candles<br />

The perfect present, this Mystic scented<br />

candle from Màzo Candles London is<br />

made using a unique blend of sustainably<br />

sourced 100% natural, biodegradable,<br />

vegan waxes and natural essential oils, to<br />

create a unique fragrance blend that fills<br />

the room with scent both as a hot throw<br />

(when lit) and cold throw (unlit). The<br />

unique plant-based wax blend delivers a<br />

beautiful flickering flame and a slow, longlasting<br />

burn, while the carefully balanced<br />

layers of a calming essential oils blend of<br />

Bergamot and Jasmine combined with soft,<br />

woody Myrrh and Tobacco, with a top note<br />

of Patchouli emit a beautiful aroma.<br />

£67 from www.mazocandleslondon.com<br />

Hedgehog Days<br />

Bonsai Beauty<br />

Discover the art of Bonsai with<br />

Grow It - Bonsai Trees. Cultivate<br />

serenity as you shape and nurture<br />

your own miniature tree which<br />

you have grown from a seed. This<br />

kit contains everything you need<br />

to grow your own Bonsai,<br />

including clear step by step<br />

instructions and plenty of seeds.<br />

£12.99 from moonpig.com and<br />

giftrepublic.com<br />

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Always one of Britain’s favourite garden<br />

visitors, the hedgehog has been captured in<br />

twelve spectacular shots by various wildlife<br />

photographers for this 200 x 200mm wall<br />

calendar. Published in partnership with the<br />

British Hedgehog Preservation Society who<br />

will receive all royalties from this calendar.<br />

£7.99 from graffeg.com<br />

Scent Sensation<br />

Douvalls Scents to Uplift Gift Set<br />

is the perfect gift for home lovers.<br />

The trio of 50ml sprays include a<br />

spa-like Lemon & Basil Shower<br />

Spray, a revitalising Vanilla,<br />

Coconut & Black Pepper Room<br />

Spray and a useful Mandarin &<br />

Lemon Toilet Spray.<br />

£38 from douvalls.com<br />

Stay Organised<br />

Give the gift of organisation this Christmas with<br />

this indispensible guide written by the stars of<br />

Netflix’s hit series, Clea and Joanna of The Home<br />

Edit. Stay Organized covers all kinds of topics<br />

related to maintenance, showing readers actionable<br />

ways to create systems in their own homes that<br />

will be easy to maintain for long-term success.<br />

£27 published by Mitchell Beazley

MIXMY<br />

MIXMY have reinvented home fragrance with their Scent Destinations concept.<br />

The five luxury scented candles in the range can be burned together in various<br />

combinations to give a total of 15 different fragrances. Alternatively you can choose<br />

to burn just one Primary Candle for a powerful aromatic statement. Our favourite<br />

combination is Soft/Floral and Berry/Green.<br />

MIXMY also offer a range of Primary<br />

Candle Refills so the bespoke MIXMY<br />

glass can be reused time and time again.<br />

The 200g Primary Candles have up to<br />

45-hours burn time. Each Primary Candle<br />

is £64 from www.mixmyscent.com<br />

A Selection of<br />

Festive Finds<br />

for the<br />

Home<br />

Beautiful Things For Those With<br />

The <strong>Preneur</strong> Mindset At Home<br />

GreenPan<br />

For 16 years, GreenPan have been the pioneer of world-leading Thermolon PFAS-free<br />

ceramic non-stick cookware. Compared with traditional non-stick, the superior quality<br />

coating offers outstanding cooking performance without harmful ‘forever chemicals’.<br />

GreenPan have now applied their expertise to a brand-new range of PFAS-free Ceramic<br />

Non-stick Bakeware. The range is made of top quality, strong 8mm aluminised steel<br />

with the ultimate, 2-layer PFAS-free ceramic non-stick coating for scratch-resistant<br />

performance and extreme durability. The GreenPan PFAS-free Ceramic Non-stick<br />

Bakeware range comprises ten lines, with a variety of sizes, including Spring Form Tins,<br />

Loaf Tins, Muffin Trays, Cookie Sheets and Bundt Tins to ensure picture-perfect results.<br />

From £19 to £31 at John Lewis and Lakeland<br />


Dinner Party Season<br />

KitchenAid has over 15 exceptional, dishwasher-safe, extras for the famous<br />

attachment-ready Culinary Hub enabling everything from slicing, grating,<br />

chopping and mincing to making pasta. Here are three of our favourites.<br />

Pasta Pronto<br />

The KitchenAid Pasta Press transforms your<br />

stand mixer into a pasta making machine.<br />

With six interchangeable pasta discs to choose<br />

from, you can easily make strands of spaghetti,<br />

fusilli, rigatoni, bucatini or macaroni. It comes<br />

with a built-in wire cutter so you simply cut the<br />

emerging dough to the length you want. Fresh<br />

pasta freezes beautifully so you can always stick<br />

it in the freezer and whip it out when you’re<br />

hungry.<br />

The KitchenAid Pasta Press (6 Shapes)<br />

Attachment is £198 from kitchenaid.co.uk<br />

Veggie Variations<br />

The KitchenAid Vegetable Sheet Cutter creates<br />

perfect fruit and veg sheets. With a choice of two<br />

blades, you can produce thinner or thicker sheets<br />

depending on what your making. The thick sheets<br />

are about 1.8 mm while the thin sheets are 1.3 mm.<br />

Low in carbs and gluten-free, vegetable sheets<br />

can be used to replace ingredients in all sorts of<br />

everyday recipes, like lasagne, burritos, wraps,<br />

crisps, sushi, enchiladas and much more.<br />

The KitchenAid Vegetable Sheet Cutter is<br />

£139 from kitchenaid.co.uk<br />

Prep To Perfection<br />

The KitchenAid Vegetable Slicer and Shredder<br />

comes with three cylinders – the slicing blade<br />

(3mm), medium shredding blade (4mm) and<br />

the coarse shredding blade (6mm). The slicing<br />

blade cylinder gives you beautifully even slices<br />

of vegetables like cucumbers, courgette and<br />

celery. The medium shredding cylinder is perfect<br />

for grating cheese and for shredding firmer<br />

vegetables such as carrots. The coarse shredding<br />

cylinder will power through veg, such as cabbage,<br />

for delicious, crunchy coleslaw or stir fries.<br />

The KitchenAid Vegetable Slicer & Shredder is<br />

£109 from kitchenaid.co.uk<br />

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The Ar t Of En t e r t a i ni ng<br />

The Chill Factor<br />

This stylish Champagne<br />

Bucket from Peugeot has<br />

a clever thermal balancing<br />

system which will keep<br />

your champagne at the right<br />

temperature. The champagne<br />

bucket is 19cm tall and is made<br />

from chrome-plated stainless<br />

steel. It comes with four<br />

chilling components to ensure<br />

your fizz is always stays fresh<br />

and ready to serve once opened.<br />

£59.99 from uk.peugeotsaveurs.com,<br />

Borough Market,<br />

John Lewis & Partners and<br />

Divertimenti<br />

Slow Cooking With GreenPan<br />

The ultimate time and money-saving kitchen companion<br />

Take the hassle out of weekday dinners and family feasts using the<br />

GreenPan Elite Slow Cooker to effortlessly transform simple ingredients<br />

into mouthwatering masterpieces. Say goodbye to the stress of rushed<br />

meal prep and the constant need for supervision. With the GreenPan<br />

Elite Slow Cooker, you can set it and forget it. Just toss in your<br />

ingredients, whether it’s hearty stews & casseroles, rich pasta sauces,<br />

flavourful curries and more. No need to preheat or add oil, thanks to the<br />

innovative PFAS-free Thermolon ceramic non-stick coating, specially<br />

engineered for high-heat electric cooking. Available in four stunning<br />

finishes – Stainless Steel, Glossy Black, Blue Haze, and Cloud Cream –<br />

this slow cooker effortlessly blends style and functionality.<br />

The GreenPan Elite Slow Cooker is £200 from John Lewis<br />

Seasonal St oneware<br />

KitchenAid Stoneware Collection<br />

The new KitchenAid Glazed Stoneware Collection is ideal<br />

for taking straight from the oven or countertop to the table<br />

and then, for storing leftovers, to the fridge using the bamboo<br />

lids. The durable design is scratch resistant, metal utensil and<br />

dishwasher safe (excluding the lids which should be hand<br />

washed) and the clever nestable design takes up less space in<br />

kitchen cupboards. Available in Empire Red, Almond Cream<br />

and Pistachio, all with almond interiors, in three sizes.<br />

The Large Baker with Lid is £50 from hartsofstur.com<br />





1. GASTROBACK®<br />

The GASTROBACK® Design<br />

Milk & Chocolate Advanced milk<br />

frother combines sleek design with<br />

advanced functionality, offering<br />

a seamless way to create velvety<br />

milk froth for lattes, cappuccinos,<br />

and more. Its intuitive controls<br />

and multiple frothing modes make<br />

it easy to customize the texture<br />

and temperature of your milk,<br />

ensuring a perfect cup every<br />

time. The durable construction<br />

and easy-to-clean components<br />

add to its appeal, while the<br />

additional chocolate function<br />

expands its versatility, allowing<br />

you to effortlessly create rich and<br />

creamy hot chocolate. Elevate your<br />

home barista experience with the<br />

GASTROBACK® Design Milk &<br />

Chocolate Advanced milk frother.<br />

£124.90 from gastroback.co.uk<br />


The Yvonne Ellen Slogan Serving<br />

Stand encapsulates artistry and<br />

utility. With a nod to vintage<br />

aesthetics, this stand showcases<br />

Yvonne Ellen’s signature style<br />

and the stand’s witty slogan adds<br />

a touch of playfulness. Crafted<br />

with meticulous attention to detail,<br />

it elevates the dining experience<br />

while holding appetizers or<br />

desserts. The perfect gift for<br />

those who appreciate the fusion<br />

of elegance and charm in their<br />

entertaining essentials.<br />

£60 from yvonneellen.com<br />

3. COLE & MASON<br />

The new London Salt & Pepper<br />

Gloss Wood Mill Gift Set<br />

combines timeless design with<br />

cutting-edge functionality. With<br />

a lifetime mechanism guarantee,<br />

they are available in 5 different<br />

finishes. We love the Red Gloss.<br />

£55 from coleandmason.com<br />

4. COLE & MASON<br />

The Berden Extra Large Acacia<br />

Wood Carving, Chopping, and<br />

Serving Board is crafted from<br />

high-quality acacia wood, its<br />

generous size provides ample<br />

space for carving roasts, chopping<br />

vegetables, or presenting an<br />

array of cheeses and charcuterie.<br />

The rich, natural tones of<br />

acacia wood add a touch of<br />

sophistication to any table<br />

setting. With its durability and<br />

dual-purpose design, the Berden<br />

board effortlessly transitions<br />

from kitchen workhorse to<br />

stylish serving platter, making<br />

it an indispensable tool for both<br />

cooking and hosting needs.<br />

£50 from coleandmason.com<br />

5. MARY BERRY<br />

The Mary Berry Signature<br />

Medium Platter is a testament<br />

to elegant dining. Crafted with<br />

a blend of sophistication and<br />

functionality, it caters to both<br />

aesthetic and practical desires.<br />

Its medium size makes it ideal<br />

for serving an array of delectable<br />

treats, from finger sandwiches<br />

to delicate pastries. The platter’s<br />

refined aesthetics, marked by<br />

gentle curves and a timeless white<br />

finish, elevate any occasion.<br />

£44 from next.co.uk<br />

6. LIGHT MY FIRE<br />

The Light My Fire Spork original<br />

is a spoon, fork and knife in-one<br />

combo. With a spoon at one end<br />

and a fork with a serrated knifeedge<br />

at the other, it’s a versatile,<br />

reusable and compact addition<br />

to any pack lunch, picnic basket,<br />

handbag and backpack. The<br />

Spork is safe to use with nonstick<br />

cookware, 100% BPA-free<br />

Biobased Plastic and dishwasher<br />

safe. Plus they come in a range of<br />

great colours.<br />

£34.95 for the Mega Pack of 11<br />

sporks from berryuseful.co.uk<br />

7. AKINOD<br />

The perfect companion to your<br />

Akinod travel cutlery, this bento<br />

lets you take out your homemade<br />

meals, as beautiful to the eye as<br />

they are delicious to eat. A double<br />

compartment composed of highquality<br />

polypropylene with a total<br />

capacity of 1.4 litres, this bento is<br />

microwaveable (up to 100°C for 2<br />

min) and dishwasher-safe (up to<br />

50°C). Its elegant lid in acacia adds<br />

a natural touch and can also be<br />

used as a cutting board, especially<br />

for your nomadic aperitifs. It<br />

comes in an elegant insulated tote,<br />

lined with an insulating layer to<br />

keep your meals fresh no matter<br />

your excursion.<br />

£33.95 from berryuseful.co.uk<br />


The Cath Kidston Christmas Set<br />

of 2 Cake Tins feature the brand’s<br />

signature vintage-inspired designs<br />

and add a touch of nostalgia to the<br />

festive kitchen. With two sizes<br />

included, they offer versatility<br />

for storing and gifting cakes,<br />

cookies, and treats. The durable<br />

metal construction and airtight lids<br />

preserve freshness.<br />

£30 from next.co.uk<br />

9. KUHN RIKON<br />

The KinderKitchen® 3-Piece<br />

Mixing Set (£24.95) is an ideal<br />

gift for young aspiring chefs.<br />

Consisting of a non-slip bowl, an<br />

ergonomically shaped whisk and a<br />

handy spoon, this animal-themed<br />

triplet turns each food preparation<br />

chore into an exciting game!<br />

Crafted from durable BPA-free<br />

materials, these kitchen essentials<br />

are perfectly sized for small<br />

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hands, fostering a sense of<br />

independence.<br />

10. KUHN RIKON<br />

The KinderKitchen® 2-Piece<br />

Cutting Set (£19.95) is designed<br />

with safety in mind and includes<br />

a kid-friendly knife and a cutting<br />

board tailored to smaller hands.<br />

The knife’s rounded tip and<br />

ergonomic handle ensure safe<br />

usage while teaching basic cutting<br />

techniques. The non-slip feet on<br />

the cutting board provides<br />

a stable surface for slicing<br />

and dicing.<br />

Both are available from<br />

kuhnrikon.co.uk<br />

10<br />


How To Eat Alkaline When<br />

Emanuela Fischer<br />

Dining Out And Eating In<br />

Head Chef Emanuela Fischer shares her top tips on eating<br />

alkaline and how to nourish your gut for long-lasting health<br />

In today’s busy modern world, where dining out<br />

and eating processed foods seem to be the new<br />

normal, it’s easy to fall into unhealthy eating habits.<br />

Though you may not feel the effects on your health<br />

immediately, poor diet can negatively impact the<br />

digestive system with life-long consequences. What<br />

many people don’t realise is that the digestive system<br />

is intricately linked to all aspects of the human body,<br />

from your mental health to your immune response,<br />

and as the foundational key to overall health, your<br />

gut needs to be looked after.<br />

Our bodies need to achieve a healthy pH balance<br />

between alkaline and acidity, to ensure healthy<br />

digestion and detoxification in the body. One of<br />

the easiest ways to quickly improve your digestive<br />

function is to consider the ‘input’ and increase the<br />

amount of alkaline foods you eat in order to restore<br />

pH balance and reduce acidity - which can lead to<br />

indigestion, dyspepsia, leaky gut and other stomach<br />

problems.<br />

In a world where health trends come and go, the<br />

alkaline approach stands as a steadfast pillar of<br />

wellness, reminding us that nourishing our bodies<br />

can be a harmonious journey of flavours and healing.<br />

It’s key to remember that this is not an overnight<br />

change. Switching to an alkaline-based diet is a<br />

lifestyle choice and even after seven days, you’ll<br />

really start to see a difference!<br />

Here are seven simple steps to build an alkaline diet<br />

into your daily lifestyle, and improve your digestive<br />

health bit by bit, in a way that feels achievable<br />

alongside the pressures of daily life.<br />


Cultivating an alkaline-friendly lifestyle begins<br />

with a celebration of leafy greens. Spinach and<br />

Swiss chard are great options that tend to be easily<br />

accessible in supermarkets. They are not only rich in<br />

essential vitamins and minerals but also contribute<br />

to a more alkaline internal environment. These<br />

ingredients can easily be incorporated into your<br />

salads, smoothies, and stir-fries to effortlessly elevate<br />

your meal’s alkaline level.<br />


Starting your day with a warm glass of lemon water<br />

might seem like a simple ritual, but the impact on<br />

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your pH balance is profound. Lemons, although<br />

acidic in nature, possess alkalizing properties when<br />

metabolised by the body. This zesty elixir not only<br />

kick starts your digestion in the mornings, but also<br />

sets an alkaline tone for the day ahead.<br />


Transitioning to an alkaline-centric diet means<br />

shifting the spotlight on to whole, unprocessed foods.<br />

Opt for ancient grains like quinoa, amaranth, and<br />

millet, which not only bring a delightful nutty flavour<br />

to your meals but also have alkalizing benefits. You<br />

can complement these grains with an abundance of<br />

fresh fruits and vegetables to create a symphony of<br />

nourishment on your plate.<br />


While embracing alkaline foods, it’s crucial to make<br />

conscious choices about your protein sources. Plantbased<br />

proteins like beans, lentils, and tofu harmonise<br />

seamlessly with the alkaline philosophy. These<br />

alternatives not only provide the body with essential<br />

amino acids but also foster a more alkaline internal<br />

terrain.<br />


Embarking on an alkaline adventure doesn’t<br />

mean bidding farewell to dinners with friends and<br />

restaurant rendezvous. When dining out, seek out<br />

establishments that offer plant-based, whole food<br />

options. When choosing your meal, look for vibrant<br />

salads, vegetable-based curries, and quinoa bowls<br />

to stay aligned with your alkaline aspirations. Don’t<br />

hesitate to customise your order to include alkalinerich<br />

ingredients.<br />


Water, the elixir of life, plays a pivotal role in<br />

maintaining alkaline balance. Infuse your water<br />

with slices of cucumber, mint, or even a dash of pink<br />

Himalayan salt to enhance its alkalizing powers.<br />

Staying adequately hydrated not only supports<br />

digestion but also aids in cellular detoxification.<br />

However, do take care not to drink too much water<br />

around mealtimes. Imbibing a lot of water prior to<br />

(or post) a meal, will dilute your stomach’s acidity<br />

and actually make digestion more of a challenge. Try<br />

to limit your water intake to one-hour pre and post<br />

meals.<br />


Developing an alkaline-conscious mindset is not<br />

merely about the ingredients you consume, but also<br />

about the way you prepare them. Whilst air-fryers<br />

and slow cookers are trending and are a good way to<br />

prepare meals quickly or have them ready for when<br />

you arrive home after work, they are not quite as<br />

effective at retaining alkaline qualities within your<br />

food. For example, steaming and sautéing are two<br />

methods that preserve the alkalizing attributes of<br />

ingredients and will give you a better boost.<br />


Emanuela Fischer is Head Chef at VIVAMAYR<br />

Medical Health Resort Maria Wörth, and has<br />

published multiple cookbooks that support the<br />

VIVAMAYR philosophy and approach to alkaline<br />

eating. Her books include ‘Veggie Stars: The<br />

VIVAMAYR Cookbook’ and ‘Eat Alkaline: The<br />

VIVAMAYR Principle’. Find out more at www.<br />

vivamayr.com<br />


Advent Calendars<br />

1<br />

Drinks By The Dram<br />

The perfect gift for rum lovers, Drinks by the Dram’s<br />

spectacular Rum Advent Calendar features 24 different<br />

30ml wax-sealed samples of rum sourced from producers<br />

large and small across the globe. The Advent Calendar<br />

contains the following exceptional rums: Angostura<br />

Rum 1919, Black Tot Master Blender’s Reserve - 2021<br />

Edition, Brugal 1888 Double Aged Rum, Diplomático<br />

Seleccion De Familia, Discarded Banana Peel Rum,<br />

Flor de Caña 18, Gosling’s Family Reserve, La<br />

Hechicera Fine Aged Rum, Langs Mango & Ginger<br />

Rum, Langs Pineapple Rum, Libations Double Aged<br />

Golden Rum, Norfolk Dark Spiced Rum, Plantation<br />

XO Barbados 20th Anniversary, Ron Colón<br />

Salvadoreño Coffee Infused Rum, Ron La Progresiva<br />

13, Ron Pampero Aniversario, Ron Zacapa Centenario<br />

Sistema Solera 23, Rum Ting - Passionfruit, Mango<br />

& Elderflower, Rumbullion!, Rumbullion! XO 15 Years<br />

Old, Skipper Demerara Rum, Tanduay Double Rum, Twin<br />

Fin Spiced Golden Rum.<br />

£124.95 from Master of Malt<br />

2<br />

Baylis & Harding<br />

Indulge your man in the essence of rugged elegance with<br />

the Baylis & Harding Signature for Him Advent Calendar. This<br />

opulent collection is an escapade from the ordinary with each<br />

day unveiling a new surprise, treating that special someone to<br />

daily pampering. Immerse your hands and body in essential<br />

indulgence with the finest fragrances, featuring Hemp &<br />

Bergamot, Black Pepper & Ginseng, and Citrus, Lime & Mint<br />

notes. A gift that radiates Christmas anticipation, encapsulating<br />

self-care and festive charm.<br />

£45 from Boots<br />

3<br />

Fever-Tree<br />

The Fever-Tree Ultimate Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar<br />

is the perfect Christmas countdown for Fever-Tree fans and gin<br />

lovers alike. Behind 24 doors, there is either a can of Fever-Tree’s<br />

premium mixers or a premium craft gin mini. Together, these create<br />

12 perfect pairings, selected by the in-house experts at Fever-Tree.<br />

Showcasing Fever-Tree’s range of flavours, there’s a pairing for<br />

every palette, from classic London Drys through to zesty citrus<br />

gins, each spirit brand has been perfectly matched. Household<br />

names such as Sipsmith and Hayman’s join up-and-coming brands.<br />

£65 from Waitrose, John Lewis and Ocado<br />

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4<br />

ARRAN Sense of Scotland<br />

The Winter’s Night Advent Calendar from ARRAN Sense<br />

of Scotland showcases a curated selection of products from their<br />

renowned collections worth over £150. The calendar features<br />

cherished lines such as After the Rain, Glenashdale, Seaweed &<br />

Sage, Lochranza, Kildonan and the exclusive limited edition scents<br />

for <strong>2023</strong> - Forest Frost & Rowanberry Embers. This indulgent<br />

assortment includes Soaps, Bath & Shower Gels, Body Lotions,<br />

mini 8cl Candles, Shampoos, and Conditioners, accompanied<br />

by 15ml vials of Glen Rosa EDT and After the Rain EDP. This<br />

luxurious gift will unveil a tapestry of scents and sensations for<br />

your loved one as they journey through the holiday season.<br />

£70 from arran.com<br />

5<br />

MELT Chocolates<br />

This year’s Chocolate Advent Calendar from luxury chocolatier MELT<br />

Chocolates features a beautifully illustrated ‘book’ calendar based on the<br />

classic 12 Days of Christmas song. Indulgent and beautiful, this Chocolate<br />

Advent Calendar is a gift for the chocolate connoisseur. Shimmering with<br />

gold detailing and completely plastic-free it contains 12 delicious mixed<br />

bars from MELT Chocolates. Vegan & sugar-free options are also available.<br />

£49 from meltchocolates.com<br />

6<br />

PLAYin CHOC<br />

Behind each of the 24 windows of this eco-friendly<br />

advent calendar, you’ll find a cute festive toy to build plus a<br />

creamy PLAYin CHOC chocolate and fun facts card. Each<br />

planet-friendly collectable doubles up as a super-cute decoration.<br />

£49.95 from playinchoc.com<br />

7<br />

Smiggle<br />

The Smiggle Stationery Advent Calendar is bursting with sweetscented<br />

stationery and captivating toys, promising an exciting Christmas<br />

countdown revealing 25 limited edition and fan-favourite items. There’s<br />

also the chance to win a £250 shopping spree through the ‘Lucky Ticket’<br />

concealed in the envelope on the calendar’s reverse.<br />

£35 from www.smiggle.co.uk<br />

8<br />

Niederegger<br />

Niederegger marzipan is made from 100% finest marzipan paste,<br />

made using traditional roasting cauldrons with production supervised<br />

by a master confectioner. This Niederegger Cafe Advent Calendar<br />

is filled with an assortment of dark and milk chocolate pralines,<br />

croquant with milk chocolate, flambeed marzipan and marzipan.<br />

£39.95 from John Lewis<br />


A Festive Feast Of Flavours<br />

Team <strong>Preneur</strong> selects the best luxury festive food & drink from<br />

decadent gin hampers to indulgent hand-painted chocolates and more<br />

Rock Rose Gin<br />

Splash out with the Signature Collection Hamper<br />

that houses four Editions of Rock Rose Gin;<br />

the Original, Citrus Coastal, Pink Grapefruit<br />

Old Tom, plus the Navy Strength, alongside<br />

two glasses and eight Franklin & Sons Tonics.<br />

Rock Rose Gin gets its wonderful flavour from<br />

a carefully selected and put together creation<br />

of local and traditional botanicals. Each one<br />

meticulously chosen for their flavour properties<br />

to create the perfect taste.<br />

£180 from www.dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk<br />

Janice Wong<br />

This decadent box of 25 signature Chocolate<br />

Bon Bons from Janice Wong include a range of<br />

flavours featuring offerings from the Signature<br />

Singapore Series such as Laksa Leaf Lemongrass<br />

and Kaffir Lime Caramel in addition to a<br />

selection of classic flavours including Salted<br />

Caramel, Yuzu and Praline Feuilletine. Each little<br />

piece of chocolate art is carefully curated and<br />

individually hand painted.<br />

£66 from janicewong.uk<br />

Niederegger<br />

For the ultimate marzipan indulgence this festive<br />

season, savour the pleasures of this 86-piece<br />

Niederegger Classic Mini Loaves gift box. Filled<br />

with pure marzipan from Lubeck, this is the<br />

perfect festive gift box for marzipan lovers.<br />

£58.99 from www.chocolatesdirect.co.uk<br />

Resident Pheasant<br />

This zero-plastic Christmas Hamper contains<br />

a selection of indulgent chocolate treats housed<br />

in a basket crafted from sustainable materials.<br />

The delicious chocolate is ethically sourced and<br />

handcrafted in the UK, making it the perfect gift.<br />

£31 at residentpheasant.co.uk<br />

On The Table<br />

The Big Celebration Box has everything you would<br />

ever want in a hamper this winter. You’ll also<br />

discover the best in British cheese and charcuterie,<br />

thanks to the Cobble Lane British Mixed Charcuterie<br />

Selection featuring Bresola, Coppa and Fennel Seed<br />

Salami, plus delicious Lincolnshire Poacher and<br />

the handmade Bix Organic Soft Cheese. Finishing<br />

touches include crisp Mor Poppy Seed Crackers,<br />

juicy Perello Olives and decadent Torres Truffle<br />

Crisps. The perfect gift for foodies this Christmas.<br />

£100 from onthetableco.com<br />

Buffalo Trace<br />

The top-quality Eagle Rare 10-Year-Old Bourbon<br />

from Buffalo Trace Distillery is deliciously fragrant<br />

and woody. matured for at least a decade before<br />

making its way into its distinctive bottles at 45%<br />

ABV. The nose is complex, with aromas of toffee,<br />

hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak.<br />

The taste is bold, dry and delicate with notes of<br />

candied almonds and very rich cocoa. The finish is<br />

dry and lingering.<br />

£40 from all major supermarkets and bars<br />

nationwide<br />

Smokin’ Brothers<br />

Smokin’ Brothers award-winning artisanal smallbatch<br />

smoked salmon can be enjoyed in the 2-pack<br />

Smokin’ Trays with 200g each of lean tail slices and<br />

decadent belly slices. Deliveries are sent out the day<br />

after the salmon has been smoked.<br />

From £33.90 at smokin-brothers.com<br />

Ashmolean Museum<br />

The Ashmolean Pantry Hamper is jam-packed<br />

with sweet and savoury treats, featuring a range of<br />

jams, chutneys and preserves made specially for the<br />

Ashmolean Museum alongside a pack of the very<br />

special Oxford Blue Oatmeal Biscuits all contained<br />

in a reusable presentation box.<br />

£25 from shop.ashmolean.org<br />

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The <strong>Preneur</strong>’s Guide To Giving Back<br />

To The Local Community<br />


Managing Director of MotorServUK<br />

As k The Ex p e r t<br />

Nowadays, the focus on giving<br />

back is in a way that aligns with<br />

your values as an entrepreneur,<br />

whether it’s time, donations,<br />

expertise or openness to different<br />

ways of collaborating.<br />

As entrepreneurs, we thrive on<br />

challenge, and it’s this creative<br />

mindset that will help you to<br />

uncover unique opportunities to<br />

support your community.<br />

The benefits of giving back to the<br />

local community are many-fold:<br />


Employees report that they feel<br />

more of a sense of purpose when<br />

their organisation is involved in<br />

work with the broader community.<br />


Community involvement provides<br />

businesses with opportunities to<br />

expand their network and build<br />

valuable relationships with other<br />

local businesses, organizations,<br />

and community leaders.<br />

These connections can lead to<br />

collaborations, partnerships, and<br />

business opportunities that might<br />

not have arisen otherwise.<br />


Your visibility as a business<br />

can be enhanced by engaging<br />

with community initiatives,<br />

and customers can be won and<br />

maintained by connecting on a<br />

meaningful and personal level.<br />


Active participation in community<br />

initiatives can establish a positive<br />

rapport with the local council and<br />

regulatory bodies. For example,<br />

MotorServ UK regularly organises<br />

events with the West Midlands<br />

Police to share safety tips and<br />

proactive measures that can<br />

be implemented to ensure the<br />

community are informed and<br />

protected against car theft and<br />

related crimes.<br />

Here’s what to consider:<br />


Are you offering what is needed?<br />

During the pandemic, our sales<br />

department couldn’t open due<br />

to lockdown. However, we were<br />

able respond to a request from a<br />

medical agency to provide Cars<br />

with a sealed boot, which could be<br />

safely used to transport emergency<br />

GPs to the homes of those who<br />

had suspected Covid cases.<br />


What type of community work<br />

makes the most sense for your<br />

business?<br />


What can you realistically commit<br />

to with the resources you have?<br />

Consistent and genuine efforts to<br />

make a positive impact can lead to<br />

stronger community relationships<br />

and a more socially responsible<br />

brand image.<br />

Here’s how to get started:<br />


Partnering with local charitable<br />

organizations and nonprofits is<br />

a direct way to contribute to the<br />

well-being of the community.<br />

You can donate funds, products,<br />

or services, or even organize<br />

fundraising events to support<br />

causes that align with your values<br />

and community needs.<br />



Sponsoring events not only<br />

provides financial support but<br />

also enhances your visibility and<br />

reputation within the community.<br />

Every Christmas, we partner<br />

with our local Round Table<br />

organisation to provide Santa’s<br />

transport – he travels to visit local<br />

homes and families in style, with<br />

his sleigh pulled along by either an<br />

Audi or BMW SUV!<br />


We have a longstanding<br />

partnership with Solihull college<br />

to offer apprenticeships to<br />

local students; we’ve had 20+<br />

apprentices come through our<br />

business in the past nine years.<br />

We also work with the college<br />

to advise on how to make the<br />

syllabus more commercially<br />

orientated in today’s more<br />

technological and interactive<br />

environment. Your business could<br />

collaborate with local schools to<br />

support educational programmes,<br />

sponsor extracurricular activities,<br />

or provide resources like books or<br />

technology.<br />


Encourage employees to<br />

volunteer their time and skills<br />

for community projects. This<br />

could involve participating in<br />

environmental cleanup efforts,<br />

mentoring local students, or<br />

assisting at local events.<br />

And that’s just the start – you<br />

could also consider hiring locally,<br />

giving local discounts and using<br />

your social platform for good.<br />

Ultimately, the best approach to<br />

giving back will depend on the<br />

values and unique needs of the<br />

community you serve.<br />

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Culinary Community<br />

<strong>Preneur</strong> <strong>World</strong> suggests two small but tasty treats to celebrate<br />

togetherness and the joy of sharing food.<br />

Star Butter Cookies by Microplane<br />

To make these pretty Christmas biscuits, you will need:<br />

2 medium free range eggs<br />

250g sugar<br />

Half Tonka bean - grated finely with the Microplane<br />

Premium Classic Zester<br />

1 lemon – zest grated finely with the Microplane<br />

Premium Classic Zester<br />

500g flour<br />

1tsp baking powder (optional)<br />

250g cold butter - grated with the Microplane Elite Box<br />

Grater extra coarse blade<br />

For the glaze: 1 egg white mixed with a little water<br />

Mix the eggs and sugar together and add the half tonka<br />

bean and lemon zest to the mixture. In a second bowl,<br />

mix the flour and baking powder together. Grate the cold<br />

butter, add to the flour mixture and knead roughly. Add<br />

the egg and sugar mixture and knead into a dough. Divide<br />

the dough in half and leave to rest in the fridge for at least<br />

an hour or overnight. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C<br />

fan. Sprinkle the worksurface with flour and roll out the<br />

dough to approx. 4mm thickness. Use cookie cutters to<br />

cut out the desired shape and glaze with the egg white.<br />

Place on a non-stick tin and pop into the oven for approx.<br />

8-10 minutes. Once cooled, decorate with icing and stars.<br />

Chocolate Truffles by KitchenAid<br />

To make these indulgent homemade chocolates, you will need:<br />

250g 60% dark chocolate<br />

120g double cream<br />

50g desiccated coconut<br />

100g dark cocoa powder<br />

Connect the KitchenAid Slicer and Shredder attachment<br />

with the coarse shredding blade to the KitchenAid Artisan<br />

4.7L Stand Mixer. Grate the chocolate on speed 6. Heat the<br />

cream over a medium heat until hot, but don’t let it boil, and<br />

pour over the chocolate and let it sit for 5 minutes, then stir<br />

until smooth. Pour the truffle mixture into a shallow tray<br />

and refrigerate for 4 hours. Toast the desiccated coconut on<br />

a medium heat and transfer to a shallow plate to cool. Sieve<br />

the cocoa powder onto another plate. Using a melon baller or<br />

a teaspoon, scoop out a small amount of the cooled truffle<br />

mixture and shape into a ball with a diameter of about 2.5cm.<br />

Roll half of the balls in the cocoa powder and half in the<br />

coconut. Store refrigerated in an airtight container before<br />

you’re ready to gift wrap, or serve after dinner.<br />


The Best Cookbooks of <strong>2023</strong><br />

The Grazing Table<br />

This new book by Natalie<br />

Thomson is full of inspiring<br />

ideas for building your own<br />

eye-catching grazing boards<br />

to wow your guests. It<br />

includes more than 60<br />

simple recipes for butter<br />

boards, cheeseboards,<br />

antipasti, mezze, buffets, fruit<br />

platters, dessert boards and more.<br />

£18.99 published by Octopus<br />

Ginger Pig Christmas Cook Book<br />

Written by Tim Wilson & Rebecca Seal, this<br />

essential companion to the festive season contains all<br />

the recipes you need for Christmas<br />

Day plus all the other get-togethers<br />

you might host during the holidays<br />

through to New Year’s Day. In<br />

addition to delicious recipes, this<br />

cook book is filled with a wealth<br />

of helpful advice from how to<br />

stuff a bird to the art of building a<br />

festive cheese board.<br />

£25 published by Octopus<br />

Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook:<br />

200 Air Fryer Recipes<br />

From the trusted Hamlyn All Colour Cookery<br />

series, this cookbook provides 200 easy recipes<br />

for you to enjoy with your air fryer, with delicious<br />

ideas for breakfast, light bites and<br />

sides, meat and fish mains, vegetarian<br />

and vegan meals and sweet treats. If<br />

you want a faster and cheaper way of<br />

cooking than the oven, your air fryer<br />

will help you save time, money and<br />

calories - all with minimal clean-up.<br />

£7.99 published by Octopus<br />

Flavour<br />

This brand-new collection of delicious, crowdpleasing<br />

recipes is by the award-winning,<br />

bestselling Middle-Eastern chef, Sabrina<br />

Ghayour. The reader is encouraged to have<br />

confidence in changing some ingredients<br />

to suit whatever is in the storecupboard or<br />

whatever suits individual tastes, making<br />

these recipes as a great base for creating<br />

your own simple and vibrant Middle-<br />

Eastern dishes at home. Each fuss-free<br />

recipe is sure to satisfy and delight.<br />

£26 published by Octopus<br />

Recipes for a Better Menopause<br />

With ground-breaking scientific research<br />

from nutrition expert Dr Federica Amati<br />

and delicious, nourishing recipes from<br />

award-winning chef, Jane Baxter,<br />

this book will help you harness the<br />

power of food to optimise your health<br />

during pre, peri and post menopause.<br />

Featuring Mediterranean-style dishes<br />

packed with nutrients, protein and<br />

essential vitamins, the recipes will<br />

give your body the goodness it<br />

needs to thrive while tackling menopause.<br />

£25 published by Octopus<br />

Quick Keto Kitchen<br />

You might think that cooking keto is<br />

complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Here,<br />

bestselling Keto cookbook author<br />

Monya Kilian Palmer shares a stunning<br />

collection of recipes that are low in carbs,<br />

full of flavour but also quick and easy<br />

to make. With clear instructions and<br />

fantastic flavour combinations, every<br />

single recipe is fuss-free and delicious.<br />

£16.99 published by Octopus<br />

Cook Smart: Air Fryer<br />

In his new cookbook, Dean Edwards presents 90 quick and easy energy-saving<br />

recipes for the air fryer from healthy breakfast and quick lunches to family<br />

favourites and indulgent desserts. He shares all the creative ways you can use the air<br />

fryer to save money, time and energy while cooking dishes to suit every occasion.<br />

£20 published by Octopus<br />

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Jeremy Pang’s School of Wok:<br />

Simple Family Feasts<br />

In his new book, Jeremy Pang brings easy feasting<br />

back on the menu with more than 80 irresistible<br />

recipes which the whole family can<br />

enjoy. Nine of the ten chapters in<br />

the book are dedicated to a different<br />

country in East and South East Asia,<br />

each one offering a range of dishes<br />

inspired by that particular cuisine.<br />

The book is filled with practical tips<br />

and techniques to help you cook<br />

everything from a simple meal to a<br />

full-on banquet for friends and family.<br />

£22 published by Octopus<br />

The Low Carb Italian Kitchen<br />

Can Italian food become part of a healthy eating<br />

lifestyle? The answer is yes according to Katie<br />

and Giancarlo Caldesi, leading advocates for<br />

the health benefits of a low-carb<br />

diet. Their new book contains<br />

over 80 recipes from antipasti to<br />

sugar-free dolci showing you how<br />

to eat delicious low-carb Italian<br />

food while shedding weight and<br />

achieving a healthier, happier and<br />

more energized you.<br />

£20 published by Octopus<br />

The Thrifty Baker<br />

Bake-Off semi-finalist Hermine Dossou<br />

presents 65 delicious, affordable and impressive<br />

recipes, complete with gluten-free options,<br />

plus advice, tips and hacks covering many<br />

areas of shopping, baking and cooking on a<br />

budget. Filled with clever ideas and<br />

useful features, the book is written<br />

with a realism and empathy that<br />

comes from the heart, from a lived<br />

experience. Hermine believes that<br />

we can all eat flavourful, nutritious<br />

food without spending a fortune on<br />

ingredients and energy. This book<br />

shows you how to do exactly that!<br />

£18.99 published by White Lion<br />

German Baking<br />

Jürgen Krauss’s gentle<br />

charm, ambitious flavours<br />

and scientific know-how<br />

captured audiences’ hearts<br />

on The Great British<br />

Bake Off. Drawing on the<br />

flavours and techniques of<br />

his childhood home in the<br />

Black Forest, this fool-proof collection<br />

of recipes provides delicious inspiration<br />

for any time of day and any occasion.<br />

From sweet and savoury classics such<br />

as Flammkuchen, cinnamon and raisin<br />

braid, Streusel, marble cake, and Sacher<br />

Torte, to festive bakes such as Lebkuchen,<br />

marzipan swirl biscuits, Stollen and<br />

Easter braid, they are the perfect way to<br />

celebrate German baking at home.<br />

£26 from Octopus<br />

Chetna’s Indian Feasts<br />

In her new book, bestselling author and<br />

queen of Indian home cooking Chetna<br />

Makan provides you with recipes for<br />

flavour-packed feasts designed to please a<br />

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MasterChef: The<br />

Professionals<br />

As well as the<br />

competition<br />

element, this series<br />

also shows the<br />

behind-the-scenes<br />

reality of young<br />

chefs and their<br />

personal stories<br />

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The judges of MasterChef: The Professionals<br />

<strong>2023</strong>, Monica Galetti, Marcus Wareing and Gregg<br />

Wallace, reveal all about the new series on BBC One<br />

ew<br />

MasterChef: The Professionals returned to<br />

BBC One this autumn for its 16th series,<br />

with 32 ambitious chefs from across the<br />

country battling to become the <strong>2023</strong><br />

Champion. Presiding over the UK’s most<br />

revered cooking competition is Michelinstarred<br />

Marcus Wareing, celebrated<br />

MasterChef judge, Gregg Wallace and<br />

returning renowned chef, Monica Galetti.<br />

P<br />

What’s it been like to come back<br />

together after a break?<br />

Monica: “It’s been wonderful coming back<br />

into the fold with good friends. It’s like a<br />

little family here and we’ve just had the<br />

best time reconnecting with everyone.<br />

I also feel that this time so much more<br />

relaxed than ever before. We all share that<br />

feeling of really enjoying every day that<br />

we’re together and wanting the best for the<br />

chefs that walk through that door.”<br />

Marcus: “I agree. Anna did a really great<br />

job last series and we’re so grateful to her<br />

for stepping in, but of course I missed<br />

having Mon here. It feels like she’s just<br />

been away for a long holiday. It is like<br />

seeing an old friend, which is really<br />

brilliant. It’s been a great year of chefs<br />

and especially cool that we had lots of<br />

talented female chefs in the kitchen. This<br />

year is one where I think we’ve had the<br />

most women and it really did mix it up. We<br />

had some great food and some really good<br />

times.”<br />

Gregg: “Well I absolutely loved working<br />

with Anna, but it’s so lovely to see Monica<br />

back again. We’re old friends and I’ve<br />

known her for nearly 20 years. I’ve known<br />

both Marcus and Monica for a long time,<br />

they are different people in and out of their<br />

chef whites. They’re amazing teachers and<br />

they’re so fun but they also know when to<br />

be strict and focused, which is essential in<br />

a professional kitchen environment.”<br />

P<br />

Marcus, you say there are the highest<br />

number of women in this series, why<br />

do you think that is?<br />

Marcus: “I think maybe because the year<br />

before we had a brilliant female winner<br />

[Nikita Pathakji] and I think that that really<br />

highlighted that this competition is for<br />

everyone and it’s not all about the boys. Of<br />

course, we’ve had female chefs in the finals<br />

before who came very close. Then last year<br />

we had first female winner since I’ve been<br />

on the show, which I think and I hope has<br />

inspired a whole new generation to give it<br />

a go.”<br />

P<br />

What is it about this series that still<br />

keeps viewers hooked?<br />

Gregg: “There is so much talent throughout<br />

the other MasterChef series, but with the<br />

professionals you really see some sublime<br />

talent. It’s also similar to the other series<br />

in that it’s incredibly addictive to watch<br />

people work really hard and achieve their<br />

goals. I think there’s something almost<br />

glorious about it.”<br />

Monica: “I think it’s because people can<br />

really take away from it. A lot of viewers<br />

have told me they love attempting the skills<br />

test that we do and they feel like they’re<br />

really learning something, I love that about<br />

it. As well as the competition element, this<br />

series also shows the behind-the-scenes<br />

reality of young chefs and their personal<br />

stories. I think people love seeing that<br />

development in contestants and seeing<br />

them gain belief and confidence themselves<br />

and their style of cooking. These chefs<br />

haven’t made their name yet and they don’t<br />

come into the studio with massive egos or<br />

any pretence. They want to find out who<br />

they are and grow from that point. I think<br />

that captivates the audience.<br />

Marcus: “Yes I agree, I also think it’s<br />

very different to the other MasterChef<br />

series. It’s very focused on detail. It’s<br />

incredibly emotional for these chefs as<br />

they’re investing so much of themselves<br />

in the professional sense. The competitors<br />

really dig really deep into their souls<br />

through their cooking and share with us<br />

what food means to them. We also start to<br />

see chefs really coming out of their shell<br />

through their food. Difficult as it may be,<br />

I think that’s a lovely experience. I think<br />

that shows, which makes it a good watch<br />

in turn. It’s good to see chefs developing<br />

and we see a lot of emotion, because that’s<br />

what food is. So I think that’s what keeps<br />

professionals so popular and very much at<br />

the forefront of professional cookery.”<br />


P<br />

Are there any trends, influences or particular<br />

things repeated that you’ve noticed from any of<br />

the chefs this year?<br />

Monica: “A lot of split sauces and green oil on<br />

everything! Would you agree Marcus?”<br />

Marcus: “Absolutely. I think we even said when we<br />

were in the studio, the splitting sauce was the thing of<br />

this year. It was quite extraordinary! There was a lot<br />

of fish too.”<br />

Gregg: “I’ve noticed a movement almost back in<br />

time, to the skill, the touch and the timing of the<br />

chefs, with less reliance on gimmicks and machines.<br />

It’s back to old fashioned cookery, which I’m really<br />

loving. I’ve also noticed a sort of fusion of East meets<br />

West. Using European cookery techniques with<br />

Asian flavours is something I find really exciting. I<br />

think it’s a great reflection of modern multicultural<br />

British society. It’s particularly great to see it in<br />

fine dining cuisine, where historically this wasn’t<br />

the case. You’ve got chefs from a mix of different<br />

backgrounds learning classic techniques along with<br />

flavours from all over the world and it’s fantastic.”<br />

Are there any new ingredients or dishes you’ve<br />

P discovered from the show that have now become<br />

a regular dining fixture for you or that you’ve<br />

cooked yourself at home?<br />

Gregg: “Marcus and Monica teach me stuff all the<br />

time. A big thing that I’ve learned is making sauces.<br />

You have to be patient. You have to build flavour<br />

and you have to reduce them. So now my sauces are<br />

amazing. My Bordelaise is unbelievable. So I would<br />

say my sauces and banana ice-cream, which Monica<br />

taught me. It’s just frozen bananas and cream, but it’s<br />

become a real staple at home for me.”<br />

P<br />

What are your words of advice for someone<br />

wanting to take the plunge into a culinary<br />

career? What qualities do they need?<br />

Monica: “You definitely need to be committed. I<br />

think hospitality is a career that people should only<br />

take on if they have a real passion and love for it. I<br />

don’t think it’s something you can just dip into for a<br />

couple of years if you’re unsure. You need to really<br />

love it for what it is. Also, choose your food hero or<br />

chef that you aspire to be or work with, and try to get<br />

into great kitchens and learn. Most importantly, enjoy<br />

it and enjoy that learning process. It’s also important<br />

for young chefs to get into a solid kitchen and stay<br />

committed to that place. If I see CV and a chef hasn’t<br />

stayed somewhere longer than say three months, I’m<br />

unsure if I can trust them. Whereas if they’ve stayed<br />

somewhere for a year or longer, it shows longevity<br />

and dedication.”<br />

Marcus: “Yes I think Monica has summed it up<br />

brilliantly. Commitment and loyalty are really<br />

important, as is choosing the right kitchen, and<br />

choosing it wisely. It can be easy to jump ship when<br />

the going gets a bit tough, for example if you’re<br />

working more hours than you want to or have to<br />

come in on your day off. But chefs need to stick with<br />

the right kitchen and team, through the good times<br />

and the bad, and be willing to work hard.”<br />

P<br />

Tell me more about the highlights of the new<br />

series for you?<br />

Gregg: “One of my favourite parts was sitting next to<br />

Marcus and Monica during the skills test. It’s some of<br />

the most enjoyable television I’ve ever done in my life<br />

because I get to eat it and I get a one-on-one cookery<br />

lesson from two of the best chefs in the country.<br />

Their skills are just incredible so it’s a real honour<br />

and a privilege, and they really love teaching.<br />

And a really standout moment when we weren’t<br />

filming, was when Marcus and Monica and I went to<br />

a funfair with a ghost house in Copenhagen. If you<br />

can imagine, it was the three of us holding hands<br />

in there, which was a mixture of screaming and<br />

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Monica Galetti, Gregg Wallace & Marcus Wareing<br />

laughing. One of our finest evenings!”<br />

Monica: “It has to be watching Marcus and Gregg do<br />

a waltz together in one of the most famous restaurants<br />

in the world. Definite highlight of the series for me!”<br />

Marcus: “Yes it actually started off in the first<br />

‘experience’ room with me dancing with one of<br />

the performers – a very serious woman wearing a<br />

catsuit – and then I ended up with Gregg. So it started<br />

off well, and it ended up pretty badly dancing with<br />

Gregg. I don’t know if that will have made it into the<br />

series but it was definitely memorable!”<br />

P<br />

Can you talk more about that famous restaurant?<br />

Where did the Finalists go?<br />

Marcus: “MasterChef took us this year to Alchemist<br />

in Copenhagen, which is an extraordinary and unique<br />

restaurant and an experience for us, the contestants,<br />

and the crew as well. It’s quite unusual in that it’s not<br />

just a meal, it’s a process that has been thought out<br />

on so many different levels. It plays on your emotions<br />

and can be surprising or push you out of your<br />

comfort zone. The food is beautiful and presented<br />

by an incredibly skilled team who really believe in<br />

Rasmus [Munk] the head chef’s, vision and passion.<br />

What’s quite scary is you see the what Alchemist<br />

is, and then you look at the man who has created it<br />

and he’s incredibly young. I think he’s about 32 and<br />

super talented. He has some great people around<br />

him because he’s so much more than just a chef.<br />

The restaurant tells a story. It’s like going into Willy<br />

Wonka’s factory, but it’s a restaurant, and it’s quite an<br />

emotional experience.”<br />

Monica: “Yes it was just the most amazing, jawdropping<br />

and theatrical experience you could have.<br />

It’s topped with amazing food that’s done in a way<br />

that’s almost political or a statement. That’s the<br />

theatrical nature of the place, it’s also a show. To<br />

realise a vision like that takes a lot of confidence.<br />

It was a unique experience, or me, for the chefs. To<br />

enter Rasmus’ world and how the team work with<br />

such precision – it’s something our finalists will<br />

take away forever. Like Marcus said it’s like Willy<br />

Wonka’s chocolate factory turned into a restaurant.<br />

There are so many highlights from Alchemist, one of<br />

them is watching Marcus and Gregg dance together.<br />

They gave Strictly a run for their money!”<br />

At these latter points in the series, what’s so special<br />

about moving them out of the MasterChef kitchen?<br />

Gregg: “When you get to the last stages of the<br />

competition you really are pushing the chefs. Each<br />

chef has their own particular cuisine that they’ve<br />

become incredibly skilled at. At these stages what we<br />

do is completely move them out of that comfort zone<br />

and throw them head on into somebody else’s style<br />

or a new environment – at a restaurant or on location.<br />

When they’re under someone’s tutelage or recreating<br />

an incredible and established dish from a top chef, it<br />

can be a style that could have been honed over 20 or<br />

30 years, so it’s a real leveller.”<br />

Watch MasterChef: The Professionals on BBC One<br />

and iPlayer<br />


Restaurants<br />

Bantof<br />

Nestled in the heart of Soho,<br />

Bantof beckons as a unique and<br />

vibrant culinary oasis, celebrating<br />

the eccentricity of old Soho while<br />

offering exquisite food that pays<br />

homage to creative talents. At the<br />

culinary helm is Michelin chef<br />

Asimakis Chaniotis, the creative<br />

genius behind the restaurant’s<br />

unique menu. His culinary journey<br />

presents a series of signature<br />

dishes designed to be enjoyed<br />

through sharing plates, perfectly<br />

aligning with Bantof’s ethos of<br />

relaxation and collaboration,<br />

adding a new dimension to the<br />

dining experience at Bantof.<br />

What sets Bantof apart is<br />

the ingenious cocktail menu,<br />

masterminded by the talented<br />

SuperNacular team under the<br />

stewardship of the well-known<br />

Jack Sotti from Channel 4’s<br />

Sunday Brunch. This menu<br />

features a delightful fusion<br />

of classic and contemporary<br />

cocktails with an innovative twist,<br />

complementing an extensive<br />

selection of champagne, wine, tea,<br />

and coffee.<br />

In a heartwarming tribute<br />

to Soho’s unique character,<br />

Bantof and SuperNacular have<br />

meticulously curated the ‘Soho<br />

Stories’ cocktail collection, paying<br />

homage to iconic landmarks and<br />

personalities, unveiled through a<br />

series of special events at Bantof<br />

throughout the year.<br />

Additionally, Bantof surprises<br />

and captivates its patrons with<br />

everevolving art exhibitions,<br />

carefully curated by the<br />

restaurant’s team. Upcoming<br />

exhibitions will showcase<br />

emerging talents and celebrated<br />

artists, transforming Bantof into an<br />

artistic sanctuary.<br />

At Bantof, culinary expertise<br />

seamlessly merges with artistry,<br />

creating a harmonious blend of<br />

gastronomy, cocktails, and art, all<br />

in the heart of Soho.<br />

31 Great Windmill St, London<br />

W1D 7LW<br />

07548 373 755<br />

bantof.com<br />

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London is said to be<br />

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some you may know<br />

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Arros QD<br />

Arros QD is the result of chef<br />

Quique Dacosta’s lifelong passion<br />

for paella and wood-fired cooking,<br />

brought to life in the heart of<br />

Fitzrovia. Everything revolves<br />

around the six-metre woodfire stove<br />

where the chefs weave their magic.<br />

The menu combines Mediterranean<br />

influences with locally sourced ingredients, accompanied by classic<br />

wines from around the world as well as many undiscovered Spanish<br />

gems that you will find nowhere else in London.<br />

64 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8NQ | +44 (0)20 3883 3525<br />

www.arrosqd.com<br />

The Gate<br />

Located across three sites in the<br />

heart of London - Marylebone, St<br />

John’s Wood and Hammersmith<br />

- The Gate, London’s celebrated<br />

plant-based restaurants, has been<br />

reinventing meat-free meals with<br />

their flavourful and imaginative<br />

dishes for more than 30 years.<br />

The weekend brunch menu is served<br />

from 10am to 4pm at Marylebone and St John’s Wood.<br />

51 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith W6 9QL<br />

22-24 Seymour Pl, Marylebone W1H 7NL<br />

87 Allitsen Rd, St John’s Wood NW8 7AS<br />

thegaterestaurants.com<br />

Marugame Udon<br />

Experience the Marugame way of udon,<br />

where skillful hands craft noodles in<br />

an open kitchen, unhurried broths are<br />

prepared, and freshly fried tempura is<br />

topped with complementary condiments<br />

– all served with love. Walk into the<br />

bustling udon kitchen, witness your food<br />

being made, and savour exceptional<br />

quality and value. Marugame’s udon<br />

approach is rooted in Japanese tradition,<br />

crafting udon noodles with simplicity<br />

using wheat flour, water, and salt.<br />

Inspired by Wabi Sabi principles, they<br />

cherish naturalness without pretense.<br />

Marugame’s is committed to offering<br />

30% vegan dishes.<br />

449 The Strand, London WC2R 0QU<br />

marugame.co.uk<br />

The Real Greek<br />

The Real Greek embodies the<br />

culinary heritage of the Eastern<br />

Mediterranean. Taking in the best of<br />

Greece’s gastronomic traditions, from<br />

the hundreds of islands to the fertile<br />

mainland and mountains, as well as<br />

the latest innovations of the capital’s<br />

restaurant scene.<br />

Guests can mix and match from a<br />

selection of three types of meze: Cold,<br />

Hot and Grilled. Vegan dishes include<br />

mouth-watering plant-based dishes<br />

such as their Chickpea Filo Triangles.<br />

For those that want to taste Greece’s<br />

hero street food dish, the Souvlaki at<br />

The Real Greek comes with several<br />

options for fillings.<br />

The Christmas Menu has been<br />

meticulously crafted by Michelinstarred<br />

chef Nikos Karathanos who<br />

has been inspired by his family<br />

recipes and the flavours of his<br />

upbringing.<br />

Find out more at therealgreek.com<br />

Five Guys<br />

Founded in Virginia in 1986 by the<br />

Murrell family and launched in the UK<br />

in 2013 in London’s Covent Garden,<br />

the American-diner style restaurant has<br />

become one of the UK’s most-loved<br />

restaurants. Five Guys prides itself<br />

on using the freshest ingredients, and<br />

customers can find out which local<br />

farm the potatoes have come from by<br />

checking out the restaurant’s notice<br />

board. With delicious burgers grilled<br />

to order and hand-cut fries cooked in<br />

peanut oil to create a mouth-watering<br />

taste, Five Guys prides itself on using<br />

only the freshest ingredients.<br />

Besides great food, Five Guys also<br />

offers Gift Cards and exclusive Five<br />

Guys Merchandise such as this Varsity<br />

Jacket, T-Shirts and Socks.<br />

Find out more at fiveguys.co.uk<br />


Sweet Treats<br />

Lola’s Cupcakes<br />

Handcrafted by Lola’s Cupcakes master bakers,<br />

their Christmas range adds an extra dash of festive<br />

sweetness to any celebration. Adorned with all the<br />

hallmarks of the season, these creations are almost<br />

too beautiful to eat. You can pre-order this delectable<br />

range right now with delivery and in-store availability<br />

from 22 <strong>November</strong>.<br />

Santa’s Workshop Tall Cake (£75) is swathed in<br />

festive red vanilla buttercream and adorned with<br />

golden chocolate bells, white chocolate candy canes,<br />

mini snowmen, and Christmas sprinkles.<br />

The Night Before Christmas Cake (£55) is a<br />

captivating centrepiece that pays homage to the<br />

festive poem with golden sugar reindeer gliding<br />

across a starry midnight blue sky, concealing a<br />

delicious vanilla or chocolate base.<br />

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Cupcakes (£21.30 for<br />

a box of 6) feature cute elves, gingerbread men, and<br />

more, are perfect for sharing at festive parties.<br />

The delicious Merry & Bright Brownies (£17.70) are<br />

topped with white chocolate elf faces, vibrant candy<br />

canes, charming Christmas trees, friendly snowmen,<br />

and heartwarming ‘Merry Christmas’ plaques.<br />

Explore the full range at lolascupcakes.co.uk<br />

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Badiani<br />

Badiani’s <strong>2023</strong> Christmas Collection includes an<br />

Italian Panettone Classico that’s bursting with candied<br />

fruits and lemon zest, offering a lighter alternative to<br />

our traditional British Christmas Cake. You can also<br />

savour the exclusive Olive Oil Panettone available<br />

in-store, adding a unique savoury twist to the Italian<br />

classic. For dark chocolate lovers, the Panettone Dark<br />

Chocolate is a decadent treat.<br />

All these Panettone options pair wonderfully with<br />

Badiani’s Buontalenti gelato and their delicious<br />

pistachio sauce. This and their other sauces are<br />

perfect for adding a touch of luxurious indulgence to<br />

your festive desserts or can just be enjoying straight<br />

from the spoon!<br />

Find out more at www.badiani1932.com<br />

Creams Cafe<br />

Creams Cafe’s winter menu is a delightful treat for<br />

sweet enthusiasts looking to warm up. Their new<br />

HOT desserts include a Sticky Toffee Hot Skillet,<br />

Spiced Winter Berry Waffle, Caramel Apple Skillet,<br />

and Banoffee Hot Pocket. These creative offerings<br />

blend comforting classics with exciting twists.<br />

Whether you choose the gooey toffee pudding, berry<br />

waffle, apple pie, or banana-filled crepe, they’re<br />

sure to satisfy. Available for dine-in and takeaway,<br />

Creams Cafe is your go-to winter dessert destination.<br />

It’s no wonder that they are the UK’s favourite<br />

dessert parlour. Find out more at creamscafe.com<br />

Crosstown<br />

Indulge in the festive spirit with Crosstown’s luxury<br />

Christmas Doughnuts, available from <strong>November</strong><br />

<strong>2023</strong>. The Gianduja Chocolate & Hazelnut Christmas<br />

Doughnut offers a rich chocolate and hazelnut<br />

experience, with homemade gianduja ganache,<br />

chocolate cake dough, glossy chocolate glaze, hazelnut<br />

nibs, and a touch of gold shimmer.<br />

For a vegan option, try the Ginger, Blackberry & Pear<br />

Christmas Doughnut, featuring a zingy pear and ginger<br />

glaze, blackberry, pear, and ginger compote filling,<br />

sweet pear purée, and a vanilla and candied ginger<br />

crumble.<br />

The Spiced Date & Earl Grey Christmas Dough Bite<br />

combines cardamom and allspice-infused sourdough,<br />

date and cinnamon custard, Earl Grey tea glaze, and<br />

almond shards for a delightful winter treat. Or try one<br />

of the classics. Every bite of these festive doughnuts<br />

brings you closer to the magic of Christmas<br />

Find out more at crosstown.co.uk<br />



Symphony<br />

Christmas at M&S<br />

From the Collection British<br />

Oakham slow-cooked Turkey with<br />

all the trimmings (£45) to fanfavourite<br />

Colin the Caterpillar<br />

dressed in a Christmas jumper<br />

(£12), Marks & Spencer has pulled<br />

out all the stops this year to offer<br />

customers new and old something<br />

very special for your Christmas<br />

table and festive gatherings.<br />

Whether you’re looking for a<br />

stunning centrepiece dish for the<br />

big day or something to snack<br />

on during your favourite festive<br />

movies, there’s something for<br />

all tastes and budgets. Some of<br />

our favourites include: Colin the<br />

Caterpillar’s Greatest Bits (£5),<br />

Very Jelly Munch (£9) and the<br />

Gingerbread musical house tin<br />

(£5). Find these and more at your<br />

nearest Marks & Spencer foodhall.<br />

For Blissful Buffets<br />

Perfect for those looking to play host,<br />

this Tower 4 tray buffet server has<br />

everything you need for a successful<br />

social gathering. The large trays<br />

provide enough space to serve up<br />

a range of ingredients, including<br />

vegetables, meat, curry and much<br />

more. This server also doubles up as a<br />

warming plate, so your food is kept at<br />

a consistently warm temperature and<br />

guests can help themselves throughout<br />

the evening. The adjustable thermostat<br />

lets you easily change the temperature<br />

to ensure all ingredients are cooked at<br />

the correct consistency for delicious<br />

results. Cool touch handles make it<br />

safe and comfortable to serve the food<br />

out to your guests.<br />

£39.99 from towerhousewares.co.uk<br />

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Be Ginspired<br />

The Wine Society’s Gin & Tonic<br />

Case features The Society’s<br />

London Dry Gin alongside a<br />

choice of two tonics together<br />

with dehydrated orange slices<br />

to garnish and an array of tasty<br />

snacks to serve alongside to<br />

provide every gin lover with the<br />

perfect pour this festive season.<br />

£37 from thewinesociety.com<br />

Pentire Perfection<br />

Ideal for those who enjoy<br />

botanical non-alcoholic spirits, the<br />

Pentire Tasting Gift Box features<br />

20cl of both Pentire’s original<br />

herbaceous spirit Adrift and the<br />

invigorating zesty Seaward.<br />

£26 from pentiredrinks.com<br />


1. Half bottle of Samos Solera Aged Muscat (£23) is an intensely<br />

concentrated with notes of figs, walnuts, and toffee. A luscious Greek<br />

sweet wine that exudes elegance when served after festive dinners.<br />

2. The Society’s Exhibition Crusted Port 2013 (£18.50) has ripe plum<br />

and blackberry notes mingling with herbal, woody complexity. Perfectly<br />

ready to enjoy now making it a festive treat this Christmas.<br />

3. The Society’s Exhibition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2022 (£18.50) is<br />

a ripe and full-bodied New Zealand wine with generous cherry notes,<br />

alongside a good structure and vibrant freshness. Pairs well with roasts.<br />

4. Gewürztraminer, Cave de Turckheim 2021 (£10.50) is a full-bodied,<br />

aromatic wine featuring a typical bouquet of rose petals and spice. With<br />

a delightful balance and freshness, it pairs excellently with curries.<br />

Available from thewinesociety.com<br />

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1. Farhi Milk Chocolate Pistachios<br />

£12.50 from farhi.co.uk<br />

2. Joe & Seph’s Festive Chocolate Popcorn Slab<br />

£8 from joeandsephs.co.uk<br />

3. HAPPi Chocolate Library Collection<br />

£14 from happichoc.com<br />

4. Crosta & Mollica Chocolate Panettone<br />

£9 from Whole Foods Market<br />

5. Montezuma’s Peanut Butter Snowballs<br />

£4.99 from montezumas.co.uk<br />

6. Booja-Booja The Winter Collection £12.99<br />

from Whole Foods Market<br />




The Seamist Gin & Liquid Garnish Gift Set features<br />

a 50cl bottle of Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’<br />

accompanied by ‘Seamist’ liquid garnish inspired by<br />

the scent of salty sea air. £55 from salcombegin.com<br />


Warm up this bar quality ready made Hot Apple Gin-<br />

Gle to enjoy a festive blend of premium gins matched<br />

perfectly with Christmas spices, apple and citrus. £15<br />

from the-cocktail-co.com<br />


Cosmopolitan is known as the drink of New York.<br />

Gather your girls to enjoy 10 expertly made cocktails<br />

thanks to this hassle-free 1.5L pouch. Simply shake,<br />

pour and serve. £28.99 from sohostreetcocktails.com<br />


Thunder Toffee Vodka is a delicious combination of<br />

creamy toffee and crisp ice-cold vodka. It’s already<br />

gained a reputation as the go-to apres ski tipple in the<br />

bars of the French Alps. £23 from Sainsbury’s<br />

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This 1.5L pouch of ready made Pornstar Martini<br />

is made with passion fruit purée, vodka and<br />

vanilla. Just add half a passion fruit and let the<br />

fun begin. £28.99 from sohostreetcocktails.com<br />

PASSOÃ<br />

Passoã, the famous passion fruit liqueur, will help<br />

you give Christmas a little twist and spritz this festive<br />

season. £10-£15 from Sainsbury, Asda, Morrisons,<br />

Amazon Master of Malt, Whisky Exchange<br />


Everyone has fond memories of playing<br />

Categories and racking their brains for first<br />

names, professions, countries or cities. Crack<br />

List gives the all-time childhood favourite a<br />

cracking new spin by rolling Categories and<br />

Uno into an exciting card game you can play<br />

with family or friends this festive season.<br />

A frenetic card game that’s played in three<br />

rounds for 2 to 8 players. £20 from Amazon<br />


Enjoy an escape room experience in the comfort<br />

of your own home thanks to The Mystery Agency.<br />

Perfect for Christmas, The Vanishing Gambler<br />

mystery box contains a variety of authentic<br />

physical objects and beautifully designed<br />

documents with which you solve multiple puzzles,<br />

crack padlock codes and log into secret websites<br />

to track down a missing casino cheat.<br />

Created by Henry Lewis, writer of West End and<br />

Broadway shows including ‘The Play That Goes<br />

Wrong’ and host of ITV’s quiz show ‘Riddiculous’.<br />

£45 from www.themysteryagency.com<br />


XMAS<br />

Ti p p l e s<br />

Maestro DOBEL<br />

Informed by 11 generations of<br />

tequila mastery and innovation,<br />

Maestro DOBEL’s single-estate,<br />

multi-aged Añejo is exceptionally<br />

smooth and flavourful thanks to<br />

the brand’s unique approach to<br />

tequila craftmanship. Its distinctive<br />

amber hue is achieved by carefully<br />

blending different vintages from<br />

several phases of the ageing<br />

process, along with an extended 18<br />

months in the barrel. The process<br />

delivers the liquid’s intense richness<br />

and diverse layers of flavour,<br />

ranging from fruity pineapple, apple<br />

and agave to subtle smoke, toasted<br />

oak, and nutty vanilla. Maestro<br />

DOBEL Añejo’s complex character<br />

culminates in a long, smooth, and<br />

refreshing finish. A dynamic tequila<br />

designed to be sipped and savoured.<br />

£79.99 from Selfridges<br />

The Balvenie<br />

The Balvenie French Oak 16 Year<br />

Old is a new cask finished whisky<br />

to feature in the Flavours of The<br />

Balvenie range. The expression<br />

embodies the Speyside distillery’s<br />

signature honeyed character,<br />

alongside a unique twist garnered<br />

from The<br />

Balvenie’s first<br />

use of French Oak<br />

casks in its 129-<br />

year history.<br />

£132 from Clink,<br />

Master of<br />

Malt and The<br />

Whisky Shop<br />

Silent Pool Gin<br />

This beautiful festive gift pack features a full<br />

bottle of Silent Pool Gin Rose Expression which<br />

was made with a rose tea infusion, bringing the<br />

fragrant floral notes to the fore. Joining this<br />

exceptional gin are two branded glasses featuring a<br />

stylish design that won’t look out of place alongside<br />

the Christmas garlands this festive season.<br />

£72 from Master of Malt<br />

Christmas Snow Globe<br />

The snow globe inspired bottle of this seasonal<br />

gin liqueur is adorned with festive scenery, and<br />

the liqueur itself boasts the flavours of orange,<br />

cranberry, and winter spices, to add to that<br />

Christmas feeling. The bottle also lights up and<br />

includes flakes of edible 23kt gold leaf, making<br />

this a mesmerising and rather impressive gift.<br />

£24 from Master of Malt<br />

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Hattiers Rum<br />

Hattiers Resolute Navy Strength<br />

Rum is a blended aged navy<br />

strength rum, made using rums<br />

from Barbados, Australia, Guyana<br />

and Jamaica. With a toasted brown<br />

sugar and charred oak aroma<br />

followed by warm banana, on the<br />

palate it has an intensity of fruit<br />

with pineapple, apple, banana,<br />

mango and a buttery pastry taste<br />

with darker notes of liquorice.<br />

Hattiers Rum was the UK’s first<br />

certified B Corp rum.<br />

£56 from hattiers.com<br />

VIVIR Tequila<br />

VIVIR is the award-winning and<br />

super premium, 100% Agave<br />

Tequila, produced from the finest<br />

Blue Weber Agave. Made to be<br />

sipped and savoured, VIVIR<br />

Tequila Añejo is brimming with<br />

smoky oak, burnt bananas and<br />

chocolate flavours. It was recently<br />

voted best Tequila in the world by<br />

UK experts. Sip it neat or try it in<br />

classic cocktails like the Espresso<br />

Martini or Manhattan.<br />

£53 from vivirtequila.com<br />


Aged for 8 month in an ex-<br />

Malvasia Madeira Wine Cask,<br />

BALANCAL Double Distilled<br />

Amber is the very first Double<br />

Distilled Rum produced on the<br />

island of Madeira.<br />

It has a subtle aromas of vanilla<br />

and biscuit with notes of honey<br />

and orange peel. On the palate,<br />

it starts with notes of Madeira<br />

Malvasia with a long, dry finish.<br />

£49.50 from haroldandhansa.co.uk<br />

Eden Mill<br />

Eden Mill Amarone Red Wine<br />

Cask Aged Gin is aged for 500<br />

days in an Italian Red Amarone<br />

Cask to create an enchanting<br />

bouquet with red-berry fruit<br />

aromas intermingling with hints<br />

of spice and juniper. On the palate,<br />

notes of raspberry and cassia give<br />

way to sweet vanilla and oak on<br />

the finish. Delicious served with<br />

tonic and a cherry or use it to take<br />

your Negroni to the next level.<br />

£45 from edenmill.com<br />

Desi Daru<br />

Ripe and ready to enjoy, Desi<br />

Daru Mango Vodka is a richly<br />

satisfying flavoured vodka<br />

that combines the sumptuous<br />

sweetness of Indian Alphonso<br />

mangoes with grounding<br />

notes of English wheat. Seven<br />

times distilled for exceptional<br />

smoothness. Within a year of its<br />

launch, it was named <strong>World</strong>’s<br />

Best Flavoured Vodka at the <strong>2023</strong><br />

<strong>World</strong> Vodka Awards.<br />

£45 from desidaru.com<br />

Duppy Share<br />

Duppy Share XO Rum is a blend<br />

of 5, 8 and 12 year finely aged<br />

100% column still rums from<br />

Barbados. On the palate, indulgent<br />

flavours of butter fudge, caramel<br />

and condensed milk delicately<br />

marry with accents of apricot,<br />

vanilla and nutmeg.<br />

£42 from Amazon, John Lewis,<br />

Master of Malt, Whisky Exchange<br />

Mermaid Rum<br />

Mermaid Spiced Rum is aged<br />

between 2-5 years in oak bourbon<br />

whiskey barrels and is infused<br />

with the Isle of Wight Distillery’s<br />

signature botanical rock samphire,<br />

fresh white cherries, apricots,<br />

honey from their beehives and<br />

black salt.<br />

£39.90 from Master of Malt and<br />

isleofwightdistillery.com<br />

Avallen<br />

Avallen Calvados is an apple<br />

Calvados, which is made from<br />

nothing but apples, water and<br />

time, and is completely natural<br />

with no additives or added sugar.<br />

In addition to being a certified<br />

B-corp company, Avallen is now<br />

available in a paper bottle – one of<br />

the first spirits to take this bold,<br />

sustainable move.<br />

£36 from Amazon<br />

Monkey Shoulder<br />

Monkey Shoulder defies whisky<br />

norms, offering endless mixing<br />

possibilities. This vibrant Scotch<br />

blends three Speyside single<br />

malts, resulting in smooth, malty,<br />

and fruity notes which make it<br />

perfect for cocktails. The Monkey<br />

Shoulder gift pack is the ideal<br />

gift for whisky connoisseurs this<br />

Christmas.<br />

£33 from Amazon<br />


Fabulous Festive Fizz<br />

1. Pommery<br />

Pommery Brut Royal NV is a superb cuvée with notes of red fruit, citrus and white<br />

flower that linger on the palate. The delicacy of the Chardonnay grapes reflect<br />

the unique climate of the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims vineyards.<br />

Pommery Brut Royal is aged for a minimum of three years 30 metres below<br />

ground to create a sparkling wine that’s perfect for a toast.<br />

£45 from Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Majestic and Ocado<br />

2. Heidsieck Monopole<br />

Light yellow in colour with green highlights, Heidsieck<br />

Monopole Blue Top Brut is rich, toasty and buttery on the<br />

nose. The palate shows a full, fruity and well-structured<br />

combination of blackcurrant, lemon and slight yeastiness.<br />

Lively and moreish, it is a superb aperitif.<br />

£32 from Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado and Morrisons<br />

3. Louis Pommery England<br />

Louis Pommery England is a finely balanced English sparkling wine<br />

from the Pinglestone Estate in Hampshire. It displays characters of<br />

green apple, fresh citrus and honeyed stone fruits with well-integrated<br />

bubbles and a delightful mineral finish.<br />

£29.99 from Waitrose, Ocado, Majestic and<br />

Sainsbury’s<br />

4. Journey’s End<br />

Journey’s End Cap Classique Brut Reserve NV is a high quality<br />

sparkling made in the same way as champagne. A blend of two thirds<br />

Pinot Noir one third Chardonnay Journey’s End’s MCC spends at least<br />

18 months on lees that add a touch of rich yeasty, brioche notes. Crisp<br />

and clean with zesty citrus acidity running throughout this is a super<br />

refreshing and pleasing example from Journey’s End. Delicious paired<br />

with shellfish and sushi.<br />

£22.50 from Noble Green Wines<br />

5. Denbies<br />

Denbies Whitedowns Brut is a delightful English<br />

Sparkling Wine. With fresh citrus aromas and just a hint<br />

of brioche, it is crisp and dry on the palate. The finely balanced<br />

acidity is complimented by an enticing creamy texture and a persistent<br />

length of flavour.<br />

£21.99 from www.denbies.co.uk<br />

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6. Ferrari Trento<br />

The Ferrari Maximum Blanc de Blancs Trentodoc NV is a strict selection of 100% Chardonnay aged<br />

for an average of 30 months on lees, boasting bold notes of citrus fruits with hints of crusty bread and<br />

hazelnuts on the nose. Pairs perfectly with fresh cheese like buffalo mozzarella as well as octopus and<br />

other seafood dishes.<br />

£32 from Harvey Nichols<br />

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7. Codorníu<br />

Codorníu Ars Collecta is a unique blend of grape varieties that come from<br />

two different climatic areas and vineyards where the varieties can show<br />

their best potential. Chardonnay brings freshness and aging potential thanks<br />

to the continental climate. It is rounded out with Xarel·lo and Parellada from<br />

Penedès, which has a Mediterranean climate.<br />

£18 from Ocado<br />

8. Silverhand Estate<br />

Silverhand Estate’s debut release, Silver Reign, is a delightful English<br />

sparkling wine filled with delicate aromas of elderflower, white hedgerow<br />

flowers, pear and apricot. A fine mousse leads to a refreshing finish with<br />

lingering flavours of citrus and ripe stone fruit.<br />

£17 from The Wine Caverns<br />

9. Roger Goulart<br />

Roger Goulart Brut Reserva Cava 2019 is creamy on the<br />

nose, highlighting the fruity notes with a background of<br />

toasted nuts. This delicious finely bubbled Cava is a versatile<br />

wine with fresh acidity, clean white fruit and hints of citrus. It<br />

pairs well with white meats, fish, shell fish and casseroles.<br />

£18.70 from Bentleys Wine Merchants, Harrogate Fine Wine<br />

and Islington Wines<br />

10. Villa Maria<br />

Villa Maria Sparkling Cuvée Brut is made<br />

with 100% New Zealand premium fruit from<br />

vineyards in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. This<br />

blend provides citrus and floral characters to the<br />

wine while leaving a long lingering dry finish. This wine is created<br />

from the classic duo of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes and has a<br />

long lingering dry finish due to its fine acidity. A perfect aperitif and<br />

excellent with seafood.<br />

£14 from Sainsbury’s<br />

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11. Porte Noire<br />

Porte Noire Petite Porte NV Champagne is a fantastic<br />

everyday champagne. It is refreshing choice of aperitif<br />

with notes of citrus, white pear and fresh brioche.<br />

Ideal for parties, this is a great champagne to share with<br />

friends.<br />

£45.60 from www.portenoire.co.uk<br />

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12. Taittinger<br />

Taittinger Brut Prestige Rosé NV Champagne & Glasses<br />

Gift Set is the perfect gift for champagne lovers this Christmas.<br />

Uniquely packaged in clear glass to show off its pretty pink hues, this<br />

is a benchmark rosé champagne from Taittinger - one of the last great<br />

independent Champagne Houses owned and actively managed by the family<br />

named on the label. Delicate salmon pink in colour, its aromas are fresh<br />

with wild strawberries and a hint of spice. The perfect aperitif and delicious<br />

with fruity desserts.<br />

£65 from John Lewis, Amazon and Champagne Company<br />



<strong>Preneur</strong> <strong>World</strong> picks our favourite wines to<br />

impress your guests with during party season<br />

wines<br />

Faustino<br />

Faustino Gran Reserva is complex and elegant, with fruity and spicy<br />

notes. It pairs perfectly with red meat. It also is the ideal accompaniment<br />

for a cheese board, specifically medium-aged cheese. £17.50 from Tesco,<br />

ASDA, Amazon<br />

Tesco Finest<br />

From the award winning Baron de Ley winery, Tesco Finest Rioja<br />

Reserva is carefully aged in fine oak barrels for a minimum of 16<br />

months. It has an intensely concentrated flavour of raspberry with layers<br />

of oak and spice. Best served with roast lamb or beef. £9 from Tesco<br />

Brown Brothers<br />

This Orange Muscat and Flora dessert wine is a must have on the<br />

Christmas table. Sweet and rich yet beautifully balanced, this is a light<br />

and refreshing dessert wine and an ideal pairing with the pudding<br />

course this festive period. £8.50 from Tesco and Waitrose<br />

Brown Brothers<br />

Brown Brothers Tarrango is full of fruity aromas including fresh<br />

berries, cherries and a hint of spice, offering a delicate, dry finish.<br />

Enjoy a glass chilled on its own or share a bottle alongside roast turkey,<br />

peppery cheeses or a spicy curry. £10.34 from Booths<br />

Domaine de la Métairie d’Alon<br />

The Pinot Noir ‘Solaire’ 2017 is an organic wine from France’s Languedoc<br />

region. It has a savoury, earthy quality and a floral fragrance which<br />

develops into rich aromas of raspberry liqueur, ripe cherry and a hint of<br />

dark chocolate. Pairs well with beef or lamb. £26.99 from Majestic<br />

Domaine de la Métairie d’Alon<br />

‘Le Village’ Pinot Noir 2019 has notes of red berries, peonies, roses<br />

and a hint of ginger. The elegant palate is fresh yet round and lifted<br />

by liquorice and white pepper. This organic wine from the Languedoc<br />

region pairs well with roasted game birds. £19.99 from Majestic<br />

Estancia<br />

Estancia Pinot Noir from Monterey County offers enticing hints of<br />

cherry, raspberry, and baking spices that unfold into a silky finish. This<br />

wine is a perfect pair with grilled salmon or glazed ham. £15 from Tesco<br />

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Domaine Lafage<br />

The 2021 Domaine Lafage Maury is a natural sweet wine that comes<br />

from very old Grenache Noir vines growing in the heart of Roussillon,<br />

South of France. It is an intense, rich style of wine with a nice fruity<br />

intensity and balance with a lovely fresh finish. Pair with desserts or<br />

cheeses. From £13 at VINVM, All About Wine, Urban Grapes<br />

Quinta da Pedra Alta<br />

Quinta da Pedra Alta 10 Year Old Tawny Port is light, fresh and fruity<br />

with subtle spice and a beautiful balance of acidity and sweetness. Pair<br />

with cheese or chocolate. From £25 from Cellar Door Wines, Home<br />

Tipple, Master of Malt, ND John Wines, Taurus Wines, Wine Republic<br />

The Ned Noble<br />

The Ned Noble from Marlborough is a lively sweet wine with notes of<br />

ginger & honey and an abundance of aromas of lychee, dried orange<br />

peel and gooseberry jam. One for cheese boards and fruit pavlovas.<br />

£14.99 from Majestic<br />

Marks & Spencer<br />

L’Or du Ciron Sauternes is a sweet dessert wine with aromas of candied<br />

peel and ripe apricots. It has a luscious mouth-feel balanced by a<br />

refreshing acidity so it’s not cloying or sticky. Best served chilled with<br />

pannacotta or strawberry desserts. £14 for 37.5cl from Marks & Spencer<br />

Marks & Spencer<br />

Marks & Sparkle Fizz boasts hints of peach and decadent 22-carat edible<br />

gold leaf foil. Made with chardonnay, this wine is guaranteed to add<br />

some sparkle to Christmas parties. £10 for 75cl from Marks & Spencer<br />

Sp a r k li ng Gi f ts<br />

Billecart-Salmon<br />

Billecart-Salmon is one of the few remaining Champagne houses to<br />

remain family owned and family run. Their limited-edition Christmas<br />

Gift Set encases their exceptional bottles of Brut Réserve and Nicolas<br />

François 2008, encapsulating the essence of sophistication and joy,<br />

making it the perfect present for that special someone in your life.<br />

£205 from Harvey Nichols<br />

Champagne Laurent-Perrier<br />

Champagne Laurent-Perrier’s brand new Cuveé Rosé Petal Robe is the ultimate<br />

table centrepiece that can be re-used to encase the iconic Laurent-Perrier Cuveé<br />

Rosé bottle. Adding a touch of colour and extra layer of indulgence, the Petal Robe’s<br />

unique design draws inspiration from the colour palette found in the liquid itself,<br />

with each individual enamel stroke creating a ‘petal’ pattern throughout. Hues of<br />

soft rose, apricot pinks and even warmer brioche tones are showcased as a result.<br />

£97.99 from Selfridges<br />


expert<br />

advice<br />

A <strong>Preneur</strong>’s Guide<br />

To Investing in<br />

Jeremy Howard<br />

Jeremy Howard is a leading<br />

trading systems innovator who<br />

made his name transforming<br />

financial markets and driving<br />

technical evolution. As a<br />

Managing Director of Deutsche<br />

Bank, he created the world’s<br />

first online trading platform for<br />

convertible bonds. Jeremy now<br />

combines his technical experience<br />

of building complex systems with<br />

his appreciation of fine wine and<br />

its potential as an alternative asset<br />

class. With the launch of Cru<br />

<strong>World</strong> Wine in 2013, he has<br />

disrupted and modernised a sector<br />

which was famous for poor client<br />

service and outdated systems<br />

and practices. The success of the<br />

Cru <strong>World</strong> Wine platform can<br />

be evidenced in the meteoric<br />

growth of use amongst discerning<br />

collectors across the world. Find<br />

out more at uk.cruworldwine.com<br />

Fine wine<br />

and spirits have an<br />

impressive track<br />

record of investment<br />

performance<br />

Fine Wine<br />

Jeremy Howard, Co-Founder of Cru <strong>World</strong><br />

Wine, writes about the use of stealth wealth in<br />

the alternative investment market of fine wine<br />


LUXURY<br />

The term ‘stealth wealth’ has<br />

been bandied about since the<br />

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age, overtly ostentatious displays<br />

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how preneurs are looking to<br />

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through diversification and<br />

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With rare wines and spirits<br />

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to remove the risks and obstacles<br />

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These collectable and fixed supply<br />

assets are produced in strictly<br />

limited quantities so are well<br />

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stores of value.<br />

Thanks to Cru <strong>World</strong> Wine’s<br />

investment in research and<br />

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wine and spirits are finally taking<br />

their place alongside art and other<br />

collectible memorabilia. With Cru,<br />

anyone can accumulate a portfolio<br />

of high value wines starting with<br />

an initial investment as little as<br />

£50.<br />



Wine sits at the heart of<br />

alternative assets - alongside<br />

fashion, art and contemporary<br />

collectibles - enabling investors<br />

to display their discernment and<br />

acumen while enjoying the finer<br />

things in life. To date, fine wine<br />

and spirits have an impressive<br />

track record of investment<br />

performance and through the tools<br />

that a few key companies such as<br />

Cru <strong>World</strong> Wine have successfully<br />

built, along with research notes<br />

and video explainers produced,<br />

the profile of the product as a<br />

viable alternative asset class and<br />

desirable commodity<br />


It is important to remember that<br />

as with any investment, patience<br />

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is key. Building a successful,<br />

diversified portfolio across the top<br />

investment grade regions takes<br />

time to deliver key returns.<br />

<strong>Preneur</strong>s should always select<br />

a reputable platform, as one<br />

would with any investment<br />

provider. When selecting which<br />

wines to invest in, it is always<br />

recommended to buy the best<br />

quality wines you can afford.<br />

Important considerations to<br />

make include selecting high<br />

scoring wines from reputable<br />

critics, wines from renowned<br />

producers and particularly those<br />

with plenty of ‘drinking time’<br />

left. This refers to the wine’s best<br />

drinking time window - the longer<br />

the time means the longer price<br />

appreciation.<br />

A professional storage facility for<br />

your wine is paramount, and as<br />

tempting as it may be, you should<br />

never store your wine at home. By<br />

using a professional facility, which<br />

many platforms including Cru<br />

<strong>World</strong> Wine provide within their<br />

service, you will not only avoid<br />

paying sales tax and duty, but you<br />

will be safe in the knowledge that<br />

your assets will remain in perfect<br />

condition. It’s worth noting that<br />

storage is charged on a ‘per case’<br />

basis, so the lower the value of the<br />

wine, the higher the percentage<br />

storage fee.<br />



Certain maisons and vintages<br />

are thrown around so often that<br />

choosing what to invest in can<br />

become overwhelming. However,<br />

most platforms will provide<br />

details on each wine listed and<br />

with Cru <strong>World</strong> Wine’s integrated<br />

AI technology, preneurs can delve<br />

deeper into their choices to ensure<br />

they are making an informed<br />

decision before parting with their<br />

money. Our upcoming new onthe-go<br />

technology, which is being<br />

released for consumer use very<br />

soon, will also make this even<br />

easier than before and welcome<br />

in a new generation of budding or<br />

existing fine wine investors.<br />

Here are three suggested fine<br />

wines that have proven to be<br />

successful, and that our analysis<br />

shows to be worth investing in<br />

right now. Each wine is celebrated<br />

for its prestige and high point<br />

scoring from among the world’s<br />

most revered critics. It is worth<br />

remembering that collecting<br />

vintage has also been a pretty<br />

savvy investment over the past<br />

decade, with the best names, from<br />

the best years, seeing some eyewatering<br />

price gains.<br />

Some excellent returns have been<br />

achieved in relatively short time<br />

periods. One of our favourite<br />

recommendations right now is<br />

the Super Tuscan (Italian) wine<br />

Sassicaia 2016. This has a perfect<br />

100 points score from Wine<br />

Advocate. Released in 2019 at<br />

£1,080 a case, this has already<br />

risen to over £2,000 today.<br />

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 is<br />

a good example of steady price<br />

appreciation over a longer time<br />

period. First released in early 2008<br />

after a period of ageing in the<br />

bottle in Champagne, this hit the<br />

market at £800 case. Today, that<br />

same case trades at £1,850, a gain<br />

of over 130%. Larger formats of<br />

this Champagne are even higher<br />

in price. Underpinned by a 100<br />

points score from leading critic<br />

Antonio Galloni, this iconic<br />

Champagne remains one of our<br />

top long-term recommendations.<br />

Some of the best performance<br />

in recent years has come at the<br />

very pinnacle of the market.<br />

No category exemplifies this<br />

more than the finest wines of<br />

Burgundy. These have exploded in<br />

popularity over the past couple of<br />

decades, and their tiny production<br />

quantities have resulted in some<br />

eye-watering gains.<br />

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s<br />

La Romanée-Conti 2005 first<br />

traded in 2008 at around £7,800<br />

per bottle (these wines are so rare<br />

and valuable that they generally<br />

don’t trade in full cases). Backed<br />

by a perfect 100 points by Neal<br />

Martin, this wine today - if you<br />

can buy it at all - will cost you at<br />

least £21,000 per bottle. Obviously<br />

this is a tidy sum to spend on a<br />

bottle of wine, but it is 50% below<br />

the price of an average Birkin<br />

handbag. And remember that the<br />

average sale price for an Andy<br />

Warhol print today now exceeds<br />

US$ 1 million. We therefore have<br />

no difficulty in recommending<br />

a wine like this as a wealthpreserver<br />

for our inflationary age.<br />


On The Road<br />



The Lexus NX 450h seamlessly blends luxurious comfort, cutting-edge<br />

technology, and exceptional fuel efficiency, making it the ideal choice for<br />

discerning families seeking automotive perfection<br />


The moment I laid eyes on the<br />

Lexus NX 450h, I knew we<br />

were in for a treat. Its sleek,<br />

aerodynamic contours and<br />

captivating spindle grille exuded<br />

an air of elegance that effortlessly<br />

turned heads at every corner. The<br />

meticulous craftsmanship and<br />

attention to detail were apparent<br />

in every curve and crease, making<br />

this mid-size luxury SUV an<br />

undeniable masterpiece on wheels.<br />


Stepping inside the cabin, I was<br />

greeted by the Tazuna driver’s<br />

cockpit concept—an ingenious<br />

design that seamlessly integrates<br />

intuitive controls and luxurious<br />

comfort. The driver-focused<br />

layout allowed me to effortlessly<br />

access all the essential functions,<br />

ensuring a truly immersive driving<br />

experience. The sumptuous<br />

leather upholstery embraced us<br />

in its embrace, cocooning our<br />

family in a realm of opulence as<br />

we embarked on our enchanting<br />

journey.<br />


Long journeys were transformed<br />

into rejuvenating escapades,<br />

thanks to the indulgent loungelike<br />

comfort offered by the Lexus<br />

NX 450h. The ergonomic seats<br />

provided exceptional support,<br />

cradling us in a sea of tranquility<br />

while our little one drifted off<br />

to sleep. Abundant legroom and<br />

clever storage solutions catered<br />

to our every need, effortlessly<br />

accommodating the necessities of<br />

family life without compromising<br />

on elegance.<br />


The Lexus NX 450h took<br />

technology to dazzling heights,<br />

presenting an array of cutting-edge<br />

features that left us awe-inspired.<br />

The intuitive infotainment system,<br />

complete with a high-resolution<br />

display, seamlessly integrated<br />

with our smartphones, allowing<br />

us to effortlessly navigate, stream<br />

music, and make calls with a<br />

mere touch. The advanced safety<br />

systems, including blind-spot<br />

monitoring and lane-keep assist,<br />

ensured peace of mind, knowing<br />

that our precious cargo was wellprotected.<br />


As environmentally conscious<br />

parents, the exceptional fuel<br />

efficiency of the Lexus NX 450h<br />

was a game-changer. Leveraging<br />

more than 15 years of hybrid<br />

technology expertise, this plug-in<br />

hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)<br />

pushed the boundaries of ecofriendly<br />

motoring. With CO2<br />

emissions as low as 21g/km and an<br />

astonishing fuel economy of up to<br />

313.8mpg, we cruised through our<br />

adventure with a lighter carbon<br />

footprint, setting an example for<br />

future generations.<br />


The NX 450h+’s powerful battery<br />

and superior efficiency granted us<br />

the freedom to venture beyond the<br />

beaten path. With an impressive<br />

electric range of 42 to 46 miles<br />

in the combined WLTP cycle,<br />

we could explore breathtaking<br />

landscapes without relying on<br />

fossil fuels. Its ability to reach<br />

speeds of up to 83mph in allelectric<br />

mode ensured that our<br />

eco-conscious endeavours were<br />

not limited by the road ahead.<br />


While prioritizing sustainability,<br />

the Lexus NX 450h didn’t<br />

compromise on performance. With<br />

a maximum output of 305bhp/227<br />

kW and acceleration from<br />

0-62mph in a mere 6.3 seconds, it<br />

effortlessly conquered any road.<br />

The intelligent E-Four electric<br />

all-wheel drive system provided<br />

enhanced grip and stability,<br />

making winding country lanes<br />

and sandy coastal roads feel like a<br />

piece of cake.<br />


Throughout our unforgettable<br />

journey, the Lexus NX 450h<br />

proved to be the perfect<br />

companion for discerning parents.<br />

Its towing capacity of 1.5 tonnes<br />

allowed us to effortlessly bring<br />

along bicycles and a small trailer,<br />

while the spacious cargo area<br />

accommodated all our luggage<br />

with ease. With its exquisite blend<br />

of luxury, sustainability, and<br />

family-oriented features, the NX<br />

450h ensured that every moment<br />

spent together was filled with joy<br />

and wonder.<br />

The Lexus NX 450h - where<br />

luxury, sustainability, and family<br />

needs harmoniously converge to<br />

create an extraordinary driving<br />

experience that transcends the<br />

ordinary.<br />

For prices and more information,<br />

please visit lexus.co.uk<br />

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Get Behind<br />

The Wheel With<br />

<strong>Preneur</strong> <strong>World</strong><br />


6Family Days Out With<br />

<strong>Preneur</strong> <strong>World</strong><br />

1<br />

London Zoo<br />

Experience the magic of wildlife this winter<br />

at London Zoo, a ZSL conservation zoo in the<br />

heart London. This Christmas, create special<br />

memories with your little ones as they become Santa’s<br />

helpers at elf school, meet Santa in his enchanting<br />

grotto and take home a unique early Christmas gift.<br />

For an extra special treat, upgrade your experience for<br />

marshmallow toasting, a cozy storytelling session with<br />

Mrs. Claus, and a guided Zoo tour.<br />

For further information, please visit londonzoo.org<br />

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so what better<br />

way to celebrate the season than taking the family on a<br />

fun-filled festive day out to create lasting memories<br />

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2<br />

Blenheim Palace<br />

Embark on a family adventure at Blenheim<br />

Palace Adventure Play where your little<br />

explorers can climb, slide, splash, and zip<br />

through thrilling zones filled with tunnels, bridges,<br />

cargo nets, and hidden chambers. Don’t forget to<br />

savour delicious pizzas, ice cream and drinks at the<br />

Pizzeria which has a menu to suit all tastes.<br />

Please visit blenheimpalace.com to find out more.

3<br />

Leeds Castle<br />

Leeds Castle’s enchanting Christmas event,<br />

inspired by ‘The Lion, the Witch and the<br />

Wardrobe,’ runs from 25 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

to 1 January 2024. Step into Narnia, meet beloved<br />

characters, and enjoy festive magic in the beautifully<br />

decorated castle. Explore illuminated grounds,<br />

savour delicious treats, and take a ride on a vintage<br />

carousel. Tickets start at £30 for adults and £22.50<br />

for children. Located near Maidstone, Kent, Leeds<br />

Castle is just an hour from London. Get ready for a<br />

magical holiday experience!<br />

For further information, please visit leeds-castle.com<br />

5<br />

Winter Wonderland<br />

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is said to<br />

be the world’s best destination for festive<br />

fun with all the family. Highlights include<br />

the Magical Ice Kingdom where you can journey<br />

through the nine realms of Norse mythology in<br />

an immersive exploration of a mythical frozen<br />

world, crafted by expert sculptors using over 500<br />

tonnes of ice and snow. Winter Wonderland is<br />

open from 17th <strong>November</strong> to 1st January 2024.<br />

Find out more at hydeparkwinterwonderland.com<br />

4<br />

Science Museum<br />

Experience the joy of music at ‘Turn It<br />

Up,’ a family-friendly event held at the<br />

Science Museum in South Kensington,<br />

London. Discover unique instruments like<br />

the Pyrophone, powered by flames, and meet<br />

Haile, the musical robot. Play with melodies,<br />

harmonies, and AI in a musical Turing test,<br />

and see MiMU Gloves used by stars like<br />

Ariana Grande. ‘Turn It Up’ unlocks the<br />

magic of music, making it accessible and<br />

emotional. Don’t miss this unforgettable<br />

hands-on journey into the world of music!<br />

Find out more at sciencemuseum.org.uk<br />

6<br />

Fairytale Farm<br />

Get ready for a magical Christmas adventure<br />

at the Fairytale Farm! Step into a world where<br />

classic fairy tales, friendly animals, and thrilling<br />

adventures come to life. It’s an enchanting experience<br />

for the entire family. Explore the seven enchanting<br />

zones: Huff and Puff for exciting play, Enchanted Walk<br />

for a sensory fairytale journey, Alfie and Friends for<br />

animal encounters, Fairy Dell with its giant toadstools,<br />

Jack’s Yard to meet fairytale characters, Wilderness<br />

Walk to discover nature’s wonders, and the all-new<br />

Dino Valley with its playful, moving dinosaurs.<br />

To find out how to make your festive season truly<br />

magical, please visit fairytalefarm.co.uk<br />


City Life<br />


The Apartment Collection by Native Places is a curated<br />

selection of design-led, fully equipped apartments that ideal<br />

for those looking to stay a while in London’s neighbourhoods<br />

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In the heart of cosmopolitan Marylebone village lies<br />

a hidden gem that seamlessly blends the comfort of<br />

home with the indulgence of luxury - The Marlo,<br />

part of the newly launched Native Places’ Apartment<br />

Collection. I recently had the pleasure of experiencing<br />

this boutique oasis, and it’s safe to say that The Marlo<br />

has set a new standard for extended stays in the heart<br />

of London.<br />

The Apartment Collection, curated by leading UK<br />

lifestyle aparthotel brand Native Places, is a selection<br />

of design-led, fully equipped apartments strategically<br />

located in prime London neighbourhoods. The<br />

Marlo, one of its flagship properties, comprises 31<br />

thoughtfully designed apartments, offering a private<br />

retreat in the heart of Marylebone.<br />

Upon entering The Marlo, you’re greeted by a<br />

chic, contemporary design that exudes warmth and<br />

sophistication. The self-contained units are a perfect<br />

balance of style and functionality, allowing guests to<br />

move and work freely, mirroring the comfort of their<br />

own home. The average property size of 500 sq. ft<br />

ensures ample space to live, work, and relax.<br />

The location of The Marlo is nothing short of perfect.<br />

Nestled in the heart of Marylebone, guests can easily<br />

immerse themselves in the local charm. A short stroll<br />

takes you to Marylebone High Street, adorned with<br />

magical Christmas lights during the festive season.<br />

You can ensure a delightful start to the day by popping<br />

into the local Waitrose for an almond croissant and<br />

for something more decadent, how about a pistachio<br />

macaron from the nearby PAUL bakery.<br />

For those who appreciate fresh produce and a vibrant<br />

atmosphere, the Sunday Farmers Market (10 am - 12<br />

pm) is a must-visit, offering a delightful array of<br />

local goods. The Marlo’s location allows guests to<br />

seamlessly blend into the rhythm of Marylebone’s<br />

lively community while still enjoying the privacy and<br />

comfort of a fully equipped apartment.<br />

The Marlo distinguishes itself from traditional<br />

aparthotels by offering a more intimate experience.<br />

With a private courtyard garden, residents can<br />

escape the urban hustle and enjoy a moment of<br />

tranquility. The attention to detail and commitment to<br />

sustainability are evident, aligning with Native Places’<br />

broader mission to reduce carbon emissions across its<br />

portfolio.<br />

The Apartment Collection’s focus on providing a<br />

“home away from home” is truly embodied at The<br />

Marlo. The fully equipped kitchen and dining space<br />

invite guests to savour home-cooked meals or indulge<br />

in the diverse culinary offerings of Marylebone. Highspeed<br />

Wi-Fi and dedicated workspaces cater to the<br />

needs of business travellers, ensuring a seamless blend<br />

of work and leisure.<br />

The Marlo at Marylebone stands as a testament to<br />

Native Places’ commitment to redefine extended stays<br />

in the heart of London. Whether you’re relocating<br />

for business, embarking on a leisurely adventure, or<br />

simply seeking a tranquil escape, The Marlo offers an<br />

unparalleled experience. As Native Places’ ambitious<br />

growth plan unfolds, The Apartment Collection is set<br />

to be a beacon of refined living in London, with the<br />

aim of adding four additional properties by 2025. To<br />

truly immerse yourself in the heart of Marylebone,<br />

The Marlo is not just a place to stay; it’s a place to call<br />

home.<br />

The Marlo<br />

4 Blandford Street, London W1U 4BX<br />

www.themarlo.co.uk<br />


Situated at the heart of Liverpool, this iconic<br />

hotel effortlessly combines opulence with<br />

accessibility, making it the ultimate choice for<br />

corporate voyagers attending business events<br />

Nestled within the cherished<br />

walls of the Grade II-listed<br />

Royal Insurance Building, Aloft<br />

Liverpool stands as an exquisite<br />

haven for discerning business<br />

travellers seeking a blend of<br />

history and contemporary<br />

comforts.<br />

Aloft Liverpool commands a<br />

prime location, offering unrivalled<br />

proximity to Liverpool’s<br />

renowned landmarks. From The<br />

Pier Head to The Royal Albert<br />

Dock, including the captivating<br />

Beatles Story Museum, the<br />

hotel’s surroundings are infused<br />

with cultural significance.<br />

For business travellers, the<br />

convenience of being within reach<br />

of the Liverpool Echo Arena<br />

and Convention Centre ensures<br />

that engagements are seamlessly<br />

managed.<br />

As a sanctuary for business<br />

travellers, Aloft Liverpool ensures<br />

seamless connectivity with free<br />

hotel-wide wireless High-Speed<br />

Internet Access. The re:mix<br />

lounge serves as a dynamic space<br />

for networking and relaxation,<br />

while the WXYZ Bar offers a<br />

vibrant ambiance for mingling<br />

with colleagues and friends.<br />

Discerning business guests can<br />

retreat to the resplendent Aloft<br />

and Savvy styled rooms, each<br />

a sanctuary of comfort and<br />

sophistication. The signature<br />

platform-bed beckons relaxation,<br />

while the walk-in shower and<br />

custom Bliss Spa amenities cater<br />

to the most discerning tastes. The<br />

plug and play connectivity station,<br />

linking to an LCD TV, transforms<br />

workspaces into personal hubs of<br />

productivity.<br />

Aloft Liverpool’s culinary<br />

offerings are nothing short of a<br />

gastronomic journey. The NYL<br />

restaurant and bar draw inspiration<br />

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Aloft Liverpool<br />

from the vibrant culinary tapestry<br />

of New York City. With Michelin<br />

Guide recommendations, this<br />

establishment promises delectable<br />

cuisine and exquisite cocktails,<br />

elevating business dinners into<br />

unforgettable experiences. For<br />

those seeking quick bites, re:fuel<br />

by Aloft caters to all tastes,<br />

offering sweet and healthy snacks.<br />

Aloft Liverpool goes beyond<br />

mere accommodation, boasting<br />

an array of sophisticated meeting<br />

rooms and event spaces designed<br />

to cater to the needs of discerning<br />

business travellers. The hotel’s<br />

commitment to functionality<br />

and aesthetics is evident through<br />

the infusion of natural daylight<br />

in all its stylish meeting rooms,<br />

fostering an environment<br />

that stimulates creativity and<br />

productivity. Complimentary Wi-<br />

Fi access ensures uninterrupted<br />

connectivity, a vital asset for<br />

successful conferences and<br />

presentations.<br />

For the modern business traveller,<br />

Aloft Liverpool emerges<br />

as an unparalleled choice.<br />

From state-of-the-art meeting<br />

rooms that seamlessly merge<br />

sophistication with functionality<br />

and a strategic location that<br />

harmonises convenience with<br />

leisure to its meticulously<br />

designed guestrooms and<br />

exceptional dining experiences,<br />

Aloft Liverpool encapsulates the<br />

essence of modern business travel,<br />

redefining business stays as an<br />

exploration of sophistication and<br />

convenience. This Liverpool hotel<br />

is the ultimate choice for business<br />

travellers who demand nothing<br />

less than excellence.<br />

No. 1 North John Street,<br />

Liverpool L2 5QW<br />

0151 294 3970<br />



Country Life<br />

The Kingham Plough<br />

Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, the Kingham<br />

Plough stands as one of the UK’s most renowned pubs<br />

with rooms. The history of this charming establishment<br />

is rich, and its legacy was gracefully passed into the<br />

hands of experienced hospitality operators, Matt and<br />

Katie Beamish, in late 2019. Having worked with<br />

culinary legends such as Raymond Blanc, Jamie Oliver,<br />

and Fergus Henderson, their expertise shines through in<br />

every aspect of the Kingham Plough.<br />

The communal spaces and six guest rooms, all housed<br />

in a 17th-century Cotswold pub, were meticulously<br />

refurbished in 2020. The interiors are a delightful<br />

blend of country antiques, stylish upholstery, quirky<br />

vintage finds, and original artwork, some by renowned<br />

20th-century artists. The result is a warm and inviting<br />

atmosphere that perfectly complements the picturesque<br />

surroundings.<br />

As a true pub, the Kingham Plough takes pride in its<br />

well-kept selection of craft ales, local beers from Hook<br />

Norton Brewery, a curated wine list, and expertly<br />

crafted seasonal cocktails. In the kitchen, you’ll find<br />

culinary magic happening with some exceptional<br />

suppliers being chosen.<br />

For those seeking a peaceful country hideaway, the<br />

Kingham Plough offers a luxurious two-bedroom<br />

self-catering cottage known as Little Barn, located<br />

a short distance from the pub. With amenities like a<br />

wood burner, a fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, outdoor<br />

space with a BBQ, and off-road parking, it’s the perfect<br />

choice for those looking to escape and unwind.<br />

During my stay at the Kingham Plough, I experienced<br />

the heartwarming combination of the rustic charm of<br />

the Cotswolds and the modern comforts provided by<br />

this delightful pub with rooms. Everything from the<br />

log fire in the bar/dining area and the meticulously<br />

designed interiors to the attention to detail at Little<br />

Barn, including the mini faux sheepskin rugs and<br />

Scrabble game, made it feel like a true home away from<br />

home. And let’s not forget the culinary delights – the<br />

food was divine, offering a taste of the local produce<br />

and a touch of Mediterranean flair. The Kingham<br />

Plough is a true gem, and I wholeheartedly recommend<br />

it for anyone seeking a cosy and memorable getaway in<br />

the beautiful Cotswolds countryside.<br />

The Green, Kingham, Oxfordshire OX7 6YD<br />

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Rooms are<br />

decorated in<br />

chic country<br />

style to suit the<br />

rural setting<br />

The flavourful<br />

menu of modern<br />

British dishes<br />

& pub classics<br />

champions local<br />

artisan products<br />

and seasonal<br />

ingredients<br />


The Crown Inn<br />

This charming pub with rooms at the heart of the<br />

picture-perfect village of Church Enstone serves<br />

fantastic modern British dishes with a twist<br />

Nestled in the idyllic Cotswolds<br />

village of Church Enstone, The<br />

Crown is more than just a pub with<br />

rooms; it’s a warm and welcoming<br />

family. My experience here,<br />

especially on fireworks night,<br />

was nothing short of magical. Not<br />

being a local, I was initially unsure<br />

about where to go and what to do,<br />

but the staff at The Crown made<br />

me feel right at home.<br />

The whole venue exudes a sense<br />

of togetherness that’s hard to find<br />

elsewhere. The staff went above<br />

and beyond, offering not only<br />

their personal recommendations<br />

but also consulting with the locals<br />

and regulars for their insider tips.<br />

One staff member even shared<br />

her love for the place, mentioning<br />

how she would come in on her day<br />

off just to soak in the welcoming<br />

atmosphere.<br />

The atmosphere at The Crown<br />

is further complemented by<br />

the divine food they serve. The<br />

kitchen, led by the talented<br />

former sous chef of The Kingham<br />

Plough, Jason Christie, offers a<br />

mouthwatering array of modern<br />

British dishes. The seasonal<br />

menus feature innovative twists<br />

and reimagined pub classics, all<br />

crafted from the finest fresh, local<br />

ingredients.<br />

The charming interior feels like a<br />

cosy country retreat. The exposed<br />

oak beams, Cotswold stone walls,<br />

reclaimed timber floors, and<br />

vintage furnishings create a warm<br />

and inviting ambiance. Original<br />

contemporary artworks and old<br />

photographs adorn the walls,<br />

adding a personal touch to the<br />

decor.<br />

Upstairs, the guestrooms are<br />

elegantly furnished, offering a<br />

comfortable and luxurious retreat.<br />

The rooms boast king-size double<br />

or twin beds, upholstered in<br />

sumptuous fabrics, and the ensuite<br />

bathrooms are a haven of<br />

relaxation with their stand-alone<br />

tubs and contemporary showers.<br />

Surrounded by the breathtaking<br />

Cotswolds countryside, The<br />

Crown is ideally located for<br />

exploring nearby attractions<br />

like Chipping Norton, Blenheim<br />

Palace, and Soho Farmhouse.<br />

Whether you’re in the mood for<br />

sightseeing, shopping in Oxford<br />

or Stratford-upon-Avon, or just<br />

taking in the scenic beauty, The<br />

Crown is the perfect home base for<br />

your Cotswolds adventure.<br />

Mill Lane, Church Enstone,<br />

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire<br />

OX7 4NN | 01608 677 262<br />

www.crowninnenstone.co.uk<br />

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The Hare at Milton<br />

Dining at this destination pub in the picturesque<br />

village of Milton-under-Wychwood is a must!<br />

I recently had the pleasure of dining<br />

at The Hare at Milton, a charming<br />

sister pub to The Kingham Plough<br />

and The Crown Inn. Located<br />

on the picturesque Oxfordshire-<br />

Gloucestershire border, it’s right<br />

in the heart of the Cotswolds,<br />

nestled within the ‘golden’ triangle<br />

of Burford, Chipping Norton, and<br />

Stow-on-the-Wold. The pub, owned<br />

by the dynamic husband-and-wife<br />

team of Matt and Katie Beamish, is a<br />

true gem.<br />

Upon stepping into The Hare, you’re<br />

immediately struck by the inviting<br />

and tasteful interior. Every nook<br />

and cranny has been thoughtfully<br />

renovated and restored, giving<br />

it a contemporary rustic vibe.<br />

The marble-topped bar and the<br />

harmonious blend of dark greens,<br />

inky blues, and greys, combined with<br />

an array of mismatched antique and<br />

vintage country furnishings, create<br />

an atmosphere of warm elegance.<br />

Velvet-covered armchairs, natural<br />

linens, and vintage prints add to the<br />

cosy and welcoming ambiance.<br />

The star of the show at The Hare<br />

is undoubtedly the seafood. The<br />

extensive choice of seafood specials<br />

is a seafood lover’s dream. The<br />

daily-changing blackboard fish menu<br />

is a testament to their dedication<br />

to providing fresh and responsibly<br />

sourced fish. This seafood paradise<br />

showcases a selection brought up<br />

daily from Brixham in Devon, and<br />

it’s truly a culinary adventure.<br />

Of course, The Hare offers more<br />

than just seafood. Their a la carte<br />

menu, masterfully crafted by Head<br />

Chef Matt Dare, features locally<br />

sourced meat and game from<br />

specialist suppliers.<br />

On Sundays, The Hare offers a<br />

Sunday Roast that’s not to be<br />

missed. In addition to their regular<br />

menu, there’s an all-day seasonal Bar<br />

Snack Menu and a Children’s Menu,<br />

ensuring that everyone in the family<br />

is catered to. They even provide<br />

water bowls, biscuits, and crispy pig<br />

ears for dogs, so your furry friends<br />

can join in on the fun.<br />

In the heart of the Cotswolds, The<br />

Hare at Milton is a destination pub<br />

that’s well worth a visit. Whether<br />

you’re a seafood enthusiast or<br />

simply looking for exceptional pub<br />

fare in a beautiful setting, The Hare<br />

has something special for everyone.<br />

3 High St, Milton-under-<br />

Wychwood, Oxfordshire OX12 9JL<br />

01993 835763<br />

www.themiltonhare.co.uk<br />

The Hare at Milton is an ancient<br />

Cotswold stone hostelry and the only<br />

pub in Milton-under-Wychwood. It<br />

is a real community hub welcoming<br />

locals & visitors from further afield<br />

and is well-known for its dailychanging<br />

blackboard fish menu<br />

featuring responsibly sourced seafood<br />


With thank<br />

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the inspired creativity from our team, contributors<br />

and creatives. If you admire the work of any of the<br />

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