HOMES & IN­TE­RI­ORS

Cheshire Life: Novem­ber 2018 Cheshire Life: Novem­ber 2018

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I’ve known Martin Kin­sella and his fi­ancée Hanna Mi­raftab for a while now, and when I heard that they were join­ing hit TV show Real Housewives of Cheshire I was quite sur­prised. Not be­cause they’re not a great fit for this feisty, fun and high fash­ion show, but be­cause I won­dered how on earth they were go­ing to fit it into their al­ready packed sched­ules!

Hanna and Martin live in a beau­ti­ful apart­ment in Bow­don, a space con­verted from one of the huge old prop­er­ties of the mer­chant class of the 1800s, and with the beau­ti­ful high ceil­ings, in­tri­cate plas­ter­work cor­nic­ing and big win­dows you as­so­ciate with the pe­riod. They met a decade ago, when both were

study­ing den­tistry at Liver­pool Uni­ver­sity, though it was a slow­burn ro­mance, with friend­ship com­ing first, be­fore a sur­prise meet­ing trig­gered a coupe-de­foudre that took them both by sur­prise in 2017, blos­som­ing love and Martin’s über-ro­man­tic pro­posal in New York, when he pre­sented Hanna with a di­a­mond ring he had had de­signed and made just for her, ear­lier this year.

‘We were in a clas­sic New York venue, The Mon­key Bar,’ says Hanna, pos­i­tively glow­ing as she re­counts the story. ‘We were there for my 30th birth­day. We or­dered oys­ters and cham­pagne and then Martin went down on one knee and started show­ing me pho­tos on his phone! He showed me a row of pic­tures of a ring be­ing made, and it wasn’t till he got to the last one and pulled out the ac­tual ring that the penny dropped! The whole restau­rant got in­volved – it was so lovely!

‘Martin had just bought this apart­ment as we got to­gether, so when I moved in some months later it was so nice to work on it to­gether. It needed a com­plete ren­o­va­tion; it was a lot of very small rooms and we wanted it more open plan. We used Alan Ash­more, a friend of Martin’s, to do all the struc­tural work, then we set about the dé­cor.

‘We knew what colour scheme we wanted and we loved the orig­i­nal cor­nic­ing in the rooms, so wanted to high­light this, us­ing light­ing.

el­e­gant lit­tle bar in one cor­ner to the beau­ti­ful fire­place and the baby grand pi­ano, it’s a study in stylish leisure time.

The pi­ano and sax­o­phone are Martin’s. He’s a clas­si­cally trained mu­si­cian who uses them both to de-stress af­ter a busy day. And he has very few not-busy days.

As well as his face and body aes­thet­ics clinic in Hale, Reen­hance, he runs a clinic in York­shire, Lon­don and Ma­jorca, plus reg­u­lar vis­its to Corn­wall. He’s fo­cussed, en­er­getic, driven and suc­cess­ful, none of which comes as a sur­prise when you learn that Martin first fully qual­i­fied as a doc­tor be­fore tak­ing him­self to Liver­pool to train as a den­tist. In re­cent years Martin has grown fas­ci­nated by the po­ten­tial for us­ing bio-iden­ti­cal hor­mones in HRT, which is not sim­ply for women en­ter­ing menopause, but can serve a pur­pose for men and women of all ages.

He says: ‘I have in­vested in state-of-the-art di­ag­nos­tic equip­ment and es­tab­lished a com­pound phar­macy, with an in-house phar­ma­cist, at my clinic in Hale. I can cre­ate a wholly be­spoke treat­ment plan for each client, us­ing bio-iden­ti­cal hor­mones, to re­store their hor­mone bal­ance to where it would have been at a younger age.’

Once Martin starts to talk about his work with bio-iden­ti­cal hor­mones, his pas­sion is clear; he talks with in­ten­sity and pur­pose, the hours and hours of study he has put in quite ob­vi­ous. This is surely an­other rea­son why he and Hanna are such a good fit – just ask her about her work with chil­dren and watch her go. Talk about “light blue touch-pa­per and stand well back!”

‘25% of chil­dren start­ing school have tooth de­cay!’ Hanna ex­claims, ‘and the ma­jor­ity has been un­treated! Dur­ing my vo­ca­tional year I worked in a den­tal prac­tice in a high needs area and I saw countless num­bers of chil­dren com­ing in for, some­times mul­ti­ple, ex­trac­tions. And this would be their first ex­pe­ri­ence of go­ing to the den­tist! They were only brought in once they were in pain. It was heart­break­ing. I also did six months on a pae­di­atric sur­gi­cal ward. Did you know that the the high­est num­ber of ad­mis­sions for

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