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Leiths Cookery School
'A truly spoiling experience' at Leiths Cookery School

Chocolate Workshop day course at Leiths School of Food and Wine

I bake a lot in my spare time (what little I have of it), so a course at Leiths, the cookery school established in the ‘70s by Michelin-starred restaurateur Prue Leith, seemed the perfect opportunity to hone my skills.

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Mrs J Mackay

Hawkesdown House has historically been an all-boys prep, but we hear you’re becoming co-ed. What has sparked this change, and how do you think the school will change with it?

Hawkesdown is indeed becoming co-ed and at the same time … Read more →

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James Pryce

When did you realise you wanted to be a hairdresser and how did you get into it?

I’m from a family of hairdressers, my dad still cuts hair even in his 70s. My mum was at Leonard of Mayfair—the hairdresser … Read more →

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A Winning Night

Peter Jones celebrated its recent £7m makeover with a lavish party. We were greeted by carols from The Kensington Prep School choir before moving up to the top floor restaurant for drinks and pop-up productions from Royal Court Theatre. The … Read more →

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David Boddy

Tell us about your years as a headmaster – what were the best and worst things about the job?

They were amongst the best 10 years of my career – both the most testing and the most rewarding. The best … Read more →

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What to Think About When Buying a London Property

It’s important to think hard before buying a property in London, due to the market uncertainty and more expensive prices compared to the rest of the UK. A lot of research is required to make sure you find and … Read more →

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The Right-On Couple

Jeremy cycles seven miles to work and frets about the mortgage on their Canonbury fixer-upper.

Ursula loves health food shops and anything ‘chemical free’, wilfully unaware that a chemical is, quite literally, any substance.

A long-suffering doctor once tried to … Read more →

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Tongabezi Lodge

The credentials:

Tongabezi just made it onto Conde Nast Traveller’s 2018 20 Best Hotels in the World and, given the gravitas of this accolade, I thought I’d let them paint a picture in place of our usual blurb:

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Valentine’s Day gift guide 2018

Papier Personalised Notebooks and Sketchpads (and cards!)—£10.95

What’s better than a shiny new notebook with a gorgeous cover? A shiny new notebook with a gorgeous, personalised cover, that’s what. Papier has such a fabulous variety to choose from and the … Read more →

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'I felt a sense of calm for the rest of the evening'

Nahid de Belgeonne

What inspired you to take up yoga, how did it all begin?

I had a really stressful job in technology dealing with TV companies. The contract over-promised and my job was to negotiate the under-delivery…!

I’ve kept fit all of … Read more →

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