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Kylie and band perform at The Ivy, December 2016

Ahead of her sell-out show at The Royal Albert Hall Kylie Minogue performed an intimate, acoustic set of Christmas hits and Kylie classics at The Ivy, West Street, London, last week (7 December 2016).

My Neighbourhood Sue Andrews BP Collins

Home is… I have lived in Beaconsfield for five years. I made the decision to move here after spending too many winters barricaded in by snow in an idyllic, but completely impractical, cottage in the woods near Penn. Work is… I am a partner in BP Collins’ family law practice. I can honestly say I always wanted to do this work, despite no one in my family being in the…

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Home is… Little Marlow. I’ve lived here for about 10 years with my partner, Sue. I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by such beautiful countryside and within walking distance of the river. Work is… I’m a singer and songwriter, and have just released my latest album, Echoes Of Our Times, which I’ll be touring throughout the UK in April and May. I haven’t been on tour for a while,…

Sophie Conran

The designer, cook, author and proud fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support talks to Jessica Jonzen about Christmases in the Conran household and her fail-safe entertaining tips Growing up as part of a design and food dynasty, it was probably inevitable that Sophie Conran would end up following suit. The only daughter of food writer Caroline Conran and Sir Terence Conran – who introduced the very idea of ‘lifestyle’ to the…

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…

Lady Kitty Spencer

The niece of Princess Diana and cousin to Princes William and Harry, Lady Kitty Spencer talks to Jessica Jonzen about how continuing her aunt’s charitable legacy keeps her feet on the ground. There are certain assumptions that could be made about Lady Kitty Spencer. From her title and covers for Tatler magazine, to her jet-set lifestyle glamorously captured for her 36,000 Instagram followers, she appears to be the archetypal It Girl. But beyond the parties and front-row seats at London Fashion Week, there is far more…

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We chatted to Nicola Metcalfe a local illustrator this month, to find out her favourite places to visit in Berkshire…

She’s the queen of British soul and now a star of the West End. With a new album out and a reprisal of her role as Rachel Marron in the West End version of The Bodyguard, Beverley Knight is riding high. She talks to Jessica Jonzen. Beverley Knight does not do things by halves. The soul star had barely released her latest album Soulsville and finished touring in June when she went back into rehearsals to play Rachel Marron in the West End version of…

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We chatted to Janice Issitt a wildlife volunteer and freelance interior designer, photographer and blogger this month, to find out his favourite places to visit in Buckinghamshire…