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Duke and Dexter


These Shoes Were Made for Walking
If you haven’t yet discovered Duke + Dexter, you’re in for a treat. Designed in London, this premium men’s and women’s footwear label launched in 2015 and has gained a reputation for its British charm and daring designs. Think stylish penny loafers featuring playful hand-painted prints, made in England from the fi nest Italian leather; ultra-lightweight, hand-finished sneakers crafted from durable Italian suede with breathable bamboo fibre linings; and, new for this season, the Winston mules with cork footbeds and shearling linings – the ultimate homeworker’s house shoe. The team at D+D are big believers in making the most of what you own – buy once and buy right is their powerful mantra – and they want the way their shoes are worn to reflect that, so you can rest assured that these are shoes that will be worn for years to come. You can now discover the full range in person at the D+D headquarters – the team have recently opened up their London studio for one-to-one appointments. It’s a great opportunity to take an early look at what’s to come, get to know the team first-hand and try a pair or two on for size. Plus, they’ll ship any purchases straight to your home address, so you won’t even need to carry the bags back with you.

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Ninski Beauty


Facing the future

Looking to spring clean your skincare routine? Look no further than Ninski’s high-performing, plant-powered, cruelty-free products. Natalie Baksh, a qualified aesthetician with a clinic in south London and a treatment room on Harley Street spent years researching and creating her own products for treatments. When business came to a halt during the pandemic, she began to provide the handcrafted products as a self-care solution for clients who were unable to visit her. The collection quickly evolved into an extensive product range that can be fully customised to suit all skin types and lifestyles. Ranging from cleansers, toners, and day and night moisturisers, to exfoliants, masks and serums, there are 38 products to choose from. All are created using plants and nutrient-rich superfoods, with ingredients such as prickly pear, black olives, aloe vera, and a variety of fruits, grains, seeds and oils. And everything comes in reusable, refillable glass bottles. Our Ninski hero has to be the Customised Face Cream – just fi ll in the questionnaire and Natalie will create the perfect skin cream for you, based on your skin type, lifestyle, and any particular skin issues you are experiencing. It’s little wonder the collection has been endorsed by the likes of Laura Whitmore, Sadie Frost and Dame Arlene Phillips.

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Champneys Tring


Discover life on Cloud 9

How’s the gym membership working out? We’re willing to put money on the fact that New Year motivation is dwindling. And we’re here to suggest an upgrade that’s guaranteed to make the prospect a whole lot more appealing. Champneys have just launched a new luxury lifestyle membership, Cloud 9. Known for their pioneering treatments, classes, and world-leading expertise, the spa brand has always been synonymous with luxury, wellness, and excellence. But Cloud 9 isn’t just about spa visits; it’s a passport to work from their exceptional surroundings while experiencing indulgence, relaxation, and the very best in wellbeing. Members enjoy unlimited access to the beautiful spas, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and relaxation spaces at every Champneys location; one gorgeous signature treatment every month; discounts on further treatments, dining experiences and products; access to exclusive members-only wellness events and workshops; and the use of an exclusive concierge. And the best bit? Because spa life is definitely better when you share it, on any day visit members can bring along up to three friends for free. From north London, you can be at the beautiful Tring resort in just 40 minutes – take the laptop and discover a whole new world of co-working. The Cloud 9 Membership and is available on a monthly or annual basis, with a single monthly membership priced at £215 and a single annual membership at

£2,630. To find out more, see