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November 2016

Bentley Bentayga side

Our motoring expert Chris Walsh test drives the Bentley’s first SUV, the Bentayga – which takes the category to powerful and luxurious new levels

Winter gardening tips

Our gardens are often abandoned at this time of year; yet carry out these five jobs now and they will pay dividends come spring, says horticulturalist Camilla Bassett-Smith

Ben Pentreath dining room, from English Houses

An immaculately decorated house without people to live in it and love it is futile, says Ben Pentreath, as he opens the doors to his Dorset home in his new book, English Houses. By Rosalind Sack

One of the world’s greatest perfumers, London-based Jo Malone MBE talks to Jessica Jonzen about her autobiography, her new brand and triumphing over adversity When you think of Jo Malone, you think of luxury. From the clean and unexpected fragrances to the cream-and-black packaging tied with grosgrain ribbon, the name is shorthand for style, comfort and good taste. One rarely thinks of the person behind the brand. The facial therapist…

luton-hoo-frontage

For a hotel with luxury and heritage in equal measure, look no further than Luton Hoo hotel and spa, says Steven Adams

Warm up this weekend with this comforting Spanish stew, taken from Omar Allibhoy’s new book Spanish Made Simple SERVES 4 1 kg (2 lb 3 oz ) diced lamb A pinch of ground cumin 200 g plain (all purpose) flour 175 ml olive oil 2 large carrots, cut into thin strips 1 large Spanish onion, cut into thin strips 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips ½ green bell pepper, cut…

Wasing Park

Rosalind Sack discovers spirited Sicilian food in a very special setting at Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi’s pop-up dining experience at Wasing Park, Berkshire

milly-cookbook-english-onion-soup

The classic French Onion soup gets an English makeover with dry cider and lashings of cheddar cheese in Nicola Millbank’s new recipe book Milly’s Real Food.

Alain Roux: My Neighbourhood Bray

Home is… Bray. It’s a very peaceful village but, at the same time, there is a lot happening. It has kept its identity, its style and its general community feeling. There are not many local businesses, apart from restaurants, but they are well supported by people living in the village. Work is… I’m the chef-patron of The Waterside Inn in Bray, which was founded by my father, Michel, and my…

Ronnie Kimbugwe My Neighbourhood

Home is… I’ve lived on Winter Hill in Cookham for five years, since the conception of the Bel & The Dragon. It’s a really peaceful place to live, which I love. It’s also right next to the River Thames, surrounded by green fields and walking paths, so it’s the perfect place to live if you are fond of the outdoors and a healthier way of life. Work is… I am…