Autumn 2016

Dear Readers

The Lipstick Effect

There is a theory that in economically-challenged times the sale of luxury lipsticks goes up while sales of expensive coats goes down. Unable to afford larger treats, we shoppers seek out more affordable luxuries instead. All that summer fear about Brexit started many of us off on the trail of simpler luxuries; from indulgent lunches rather than evening dinners, a more discerning shop for quality and unique things instead.

Buzzing little areas like Maltby Street, Bermondsey Street, Canada Water and Lower Marsh continue to succeed because the boutique cafes, shops and service providers in these places offer a personal product that feels like a real treat. For that reason we’re continuing to shine a light into local niche market places, cultural hotspots and new ways to enjoy food and drink, beginning in this edition with the ‘Lunch Hour’.

Predicted to be the hottest summer ever, the recent heatwave has left some looking forward to a cooler September though personally I’m hoping for an ‘Indian Summer’ that holds back those the dark evenings for as long as possible.

Angela Webb

Angela Webb 2016

Also from this Edition:
  • The LUNCH HOUR Over the last 20 or 30 years the professional lunch break has changed almost beyond recognition
  • Gluten-free Ales The search goes on for the perfect mix of hand-picked and hand-made craft beers and ales on the Southbank
  • Be good to your self A long and late summer is always welcome and bodytonic clinic, with 4 clinics in London, has some great tips to stay prepared for the extra sun and exercise
  • Stay on track for Christmas You worked hard in the gym all summer, why not keep that momentum up and see it through the winter?
  • Superhuman Potential Take a moment to consider what you really could be if you put your heart and soul into becoming it
  • Entertainments Theatre Theatre Listings for Autumn 2016
  • Entertainments Arts Arts Listings for Autumn 2016
  • Bermondsey Street Festival 10 The countdown is almost over and the 10th Bermondsey Street Festival is upon us!
  • Take me to the river Totally Thames 2016 presents a new programme of live and interactive art along the Thames’ entire 42-mile stretch through the capital
  • The pleasures and puzzles of language For nearly two decades, The Poetry School has run a programme of courses and workshops to teach adults how to read, write and love poetry.
  • Boost your career with evening study Liz Greenaway was busy combining raising two young children as well as working when she started studying a Certificate in Psychology at Birkbeck.
  • The results of hard work St. Saviour's and St. Olave's are celebrating exceptional results this year and some outstanding individual achievements
  • Aiming for Excellence Where high aspirations and high achievements meet
  • Southwark's New School Southwark Primary Free School is going places
  • Ark at Camberwell Just three years since Ark All Saints Academy first opened its doors they have received good Ofsted reports and the first wave of scholars are now preparing for their GCSE courses.
  • Open Days Autumn 2016 Listings for Open Days & Evenings at local schools and colleges
  • More than just help with the RENT Is a full property management service worth the extra expense for landlords?
  • Newington in Town As Newington Causeway begins to take shape as one of London’s most exciting developing communities there’s a new ‘Go-To’ estate agency ready for business
  • Standing out Having the right balance of advertising exposure and a quality Sales & Marketing Team is fundamental to success

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