Gotta Keep Up

Check out our Editor Lisa’s profile on and follow her for social media commentary, links to new editorial as and when it happens, London recommendations, and live commentary on X Factor (that’s not in her official capacity, we hasten to add!). Here’s Lisa’s profile (can you tell that she’s had to write a lot of these?): “Blah, blah, writer, blah, blah, social media expert, blah, blah, editor, blah, blah, copywriter, blah, blah, hugely experienced, blah, blah, hire me.” via Lisa Richards.

If you’d like to speak to our team about affordable social media packages for your business, email Lisa: We have competitive monthly rates for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and regular updates to your business blog.

Welcome To Our New Website

Resource Magazine has been online for over four years, and whilst we’ve tweaked and polished it regularly, we thought it was about time the site was overhauled to reflect our new outlook, our new ventures in print publishing and to ensure that our reviews looked beautiful online. We hope you like it.

E14 Living

Our new publication for the Canary Wharf-based estate agents, Alan Selby & Partners, is out now. A luxury lifestyle newspaper, with a strong emphasis on the property market, as well as luxury lifestyle news, is produced quarterly and is delivered directly to the homes of the area’s most wealthy residents. View issue one online here.

If you are interested in producing direct marketing for your clients, which includes bespoke editorial and strong branding for your company, contact Rachel Seed:

Chukkas Away! // The Gaucho International Polo

From the immaculate lawns of Cirencester to the sun-drenched fields of Sotogrande (pictured above), polo is a firm favourite of the Resource team. Watching, mingling and imbibing, rather than playing, just to be clear.
Having recently moved offices to the glimmering heights of Canary Wharf, we thought our next fill of polo wouldn’t arrive until the summer season began. However, Thursday 24 February sees the largest display of arena polo in the UK at the formidable 02. Arena polo has its own set of rules, with only three players per side and a reduced pitch, meaning an even faster-paced game – and an even more highly charged atmosphere. And as if we need a reason to love it more, the catering is provided by one of our favourite steak restaurants, Gaucho, and the bubbly by our favourite Champagne house, Pommery.
If you’re feeling inspired by the action on the pitch, Ascot Park are giving you the chance to have a go yourself. If that sounds rather energetic, then treat yourself to some retail therapy in the on-site shopping village.
The Gaucho International Polo, Thursday 24 February, The 02, London
International Experience tickets, including access to the VIP Floor, a Champagne reception, five-course Gaucho lunch with matching wines and unlimited Pommery champagne throughout the show, cost £275 + VAT per person. Tel: +44(0)20 8858 7711

No Small Feat

The Sandpit is a day in the life of New York City, in miniature and is a mind-boggling, high-def work of detail, patience and vision by its creator Sam O’Hare, a photographer, director and visual effects artist.
To see more of his work, see his online portfolio here and view the film in full at Vimeo.

Wish List #1

Here are just a few wonderful things on our radar that we’d like to sample or immerse ourselves in this month – some are new, some are long overdue, some are just gorgeous:

1. Dinner at 21212, Paul Kitching’s lauded new restaurant in Edinburgh


We’ll wait until the Festival crowds have died down, however. Kitching, described as “on more than nodding terms with genius” by the delightfully eloquent Jay Rayner, cooked up a storm at his highly-acclaimed restaurant Juniper in Manchester. We’re expecting a playful menu: the 21212 moniker refers to the menu’s two starters, one soup, two main courses, one cheese and two puds – you can choose between two and five courses, with five courses at dinner costing £60. Dishes include baked seabass, walnuts, artichokes, apricots, lightly curried bisque, beansprouts and Tender best end of lamb with smoked flavours, dried cherries, wild rice and parsnips. We’ve dribbled a little onto our keyboard. And if you’ve over-indulged – as we’re planning to – you can retire upstairs to one of the property’s four luxuriously appointed rooms.
3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh
Tel: 0845 22 21212

2. Helping ourselves to a bag-full of retro sweeties at Hope and Greenwood


When deadlines loom, apart from the obvious G&T to hand, we’re inclined to boost our creative juices with a sugar kick. The best spot in London to get a taste of days gone by is scrumptious, gloriously retro sweetshop Hope & Greenwood, run by Mrs Hope and Mr Greenwood. Wonderfully kitsch, it stocks everything from Sherbert Fountains and Rainbow Dust, to candy bananas (our favourites – the fake banana flavour is horribly more-ish) and Sweet Peanuts. We’re very much looking forward to their toothsome new cookery book, due out this autumn.
1 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London
Tel: +44 207 240 3314

3. A table at Skylon for the Thames Firework Festival


Food by chef Helena Puolakka and fireworks combined sounds like a good night out to us. Puolakka’s spring lamb with spiced couscous, baby vegetables, Swiss chard and lemon infused lamb jus is something that we crave when we’re in the capital – as is the Skylon burger with naughty onion rings and Bloody Mary ketchup, when a hangover has crept up on us. The Firework Festival takes place on Sunday 13th September, and we can think of no better spot to ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ than from behind Skylon’s floor-to-ceiling windows.
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Tel: +44 207 654 7800

4. A month of jetting around the U S of A


Don’t tell the boss, we’re off on a, erm, sabbatical. JetBlue’s enticing autumnal offer is one of the best excuses we’ve seen to take a month off. Of the budget options available in the US, JetBlue is by far our favourite airline – sleek interiors, comfy seating, decent inflight entertainment and friendly staff, which tend to be hard-to-find on American carriers. Between 8 September and 8 October, for $599 all in, you can fly an unlimited amount of times to its 56 destinations across the States. From San Fran and LA on the West Coast, to the far north-east coast, and even down to Jamaica, St Lucia or Bogotá Colombia. And that includes all taxes and fees on domestic flights. The sale ends in just a few hours. Get your flight now. And then book a five-star hotel in every port.

5. Delicious products, courtesy of Green & Spring

Green & Spring

If we’re completely honest, our decision to buy a product is based on two things: how it looks and whether we’ve been recommended it by a trusted friend or, indeed, a sophisticated publication like ours. As you can imagine, it’s the aesthetics of these beautiful products that first caught our eye; when we found out that they’d been developed by the company behind one of our favourite Cotswold hotels, Cowley Manor, then we knew we had to try them. Natural and handmade, the range is inspired by the British countryside and uses native herbs and plants, and even spring water sourced from the Cowley Estate. Available in three formulas – Relaxing, Indulging and Revitalising – the combination of essential oils determines how you use each product. The products are available exclusively from Liberty.

Always On The Look Out


If you’d like your company or product to be featured online and on the pages of Resource, then get in touch. We’re always on the look-out for beautiful, gorgeous things that we can introduce to our discerning readers in Gloucestershire. (Just so you know, Resource magazine will also be available at a select few venues across the Capital when it launches in 2008, meaning maximum exposure for your business). Our dedicated editorial sections focus on local Gloucestershire news (supporting local businesses and local business people), food and drink, property, interior design, travel (including regular features about London), motoring and arts and culture.

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As the name suggests, the magazine is an invaluable source of up-to-date information on all that is stylish and desirable. We offer an insiders’ look at the hottest trends in fashion, travel, property, gastronomy and health and beauty, exploring and informing on the best that Gloucestershire has to offer, as well as bringing you the latest must-know lifestyle news from around the globe. Content is informative, intelligent, irreverent.
We work with only the best – never buying-in editorial, we work with an international team of freelancers and experts, ensuring a fresh and diverse perspective, stunning visuals and content that reflects the lifestyle needs of our discerning readership.

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