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What to see and where to go this month
40 I N T E R V I E W
Gizzi Erskine dishes the dirt on her attitude to healthy eating and reveals her plans for 2018
45 L U S T L I S T
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47 S T Y L E & W E L L B E I N G
The secrets of a lasting relationship with your gym, plus how to clean up your skincare act
51 F O O D & D R I N K
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58 I N T E R I O R S
In with the new: quick tips to give your home an instant update this January
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Bustling, bohemian and ever so slightly bonkers, Notting Hill brightens up these dark winter days
78 P R O P E R T Y
The pick of the market’s new homes
FROM THE EDITOR
MORE, MORE, MORE… More often than not, the ed’s letter is one of the last bits to be written, dashed off in haste as pages get sent to the printer. Starting now, I pledge to give it a little more time and attention. And that’s just one of a series of good intentions I’ve set out with in 2018 – ways of being better. Which is something of a theme for this issue. Not just the usual addressing the diet and moving more stuff, but being more mindful, shopping ethically, doing the things that make us happy, exploring more of the things on offer in our great city and seeing more of the world. That’s a whole lot of mores right there, and here’s another: I really hope you find even more of the things that you love in this issue. We’re particularly excited about our interview with cover star Gizzie Erskine, who seems to have more going on this year than ever before. It’s inspiring reading.
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Arkwright Road, Hampstead NW3 Five bedroom Victorian home Located within easy reach of Hampstead village and the local amenities of Swiss Cottage, a substantial double fronted Victorian home with the additional benefit of a two bedroom coach house and gated off street parking. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, 4 further bedrooms (2 with en suite bathroom and 1 with dressing room), 2 shower rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, reception room/dining room, family room and drawing room, study, 4 guest WCs, utility room, driveway and garden. House EPC: C and Coach House EPC: D. Approximately 531.5 sq m (5,721 sq ft). Freehold
Guide price: £7,500,000
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Alma Square, St John's Wood NW8 A beautifully presented period house This semi-detached period house has been subject to an extensive refurbishment programme, featuring bright and open plan living areas complemented by generous and well-appointed bedrooms. It is positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac off Alma Square with off street parking and further benefits from a delightful courtyard garden, rear terrace and access to the communal gardens. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, dining area, studio/cinema room, balcony, courtyard garden, garage. EPC: D. Approximately 367.9 sq m (3,960 sq ft). Freehold
Guide price: £3,750,000
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1 WONDERFUL FAMILY HOUSE, BUILT BY CURRENT OWNERS ON A PRIVATE ROAD bacons lane, highgate village, n6 3 reception rooms ø kitchen ø play room ø 6 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø south west facing garden ø double integral garage ø balcony ø 325.3 sq m (3,501 sq ft) excluding garage ø EPC=E
Price on application Leasehold, 925 years remaining
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1 A CLASSICAL REGENT'S PARK HOME WHICH HAS BEEN LOVINGLY REFURBISHED chester terrace, regent's park, nw1 Grade I listed ø reception room ø dining room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø family room ø 4 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø roof terrace ø garage ø 4,170 sq ft (387,4 sq m) ø EPC=Exempt
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020 3043 3600 Guide £14.5 million Leasehold, 130 years remaining
Hampstead Village NW3
Positioned at the preferred and quieter end of Gayton Road, a prime example of a fine Hampstead Village house comprising six bedrooms, ample living space arranged over the raised ground and lower ground floors with a delightful landscaped garden. Sole Agent. EPC rating E
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Little Venice W9
Set on the third floor of an attractive Victorian building is this spacious two double bedroom apartment. Situated on one of Little Venice’s premier roads, overlooking and with access to the crescent’s communal garden, the accommodation throughout is spacious and comprises a master bedroom with en suite, a further, large reception room, separate eat in kitchen, family bathroom and large entrance hall/lobby. EPC rating E
£1,250,000 share of freehold
020 7286 4632
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A contemporary bespoke mews house constructed circa 2011, arranged over 2,670 sq ft/248 sq m and located in the very heart of Marylebone, moments away from Selfridges, Marylebone High Street and Oxford Street. Within walking distance is Manchester Square with its central gardens, The Wallace Collection, the ‘EVERYMAN’ Cinema and both Bond Street and Marble Arch Underground Stations. Reception room, top floor living room/bedroom 4 with access to a 25 ft terrace, large kitchen/dining/ family room, master suite comprising bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, 1 further bathroom, plant/utility room, underfloor heating, comfort cooling/air conditioning, Control4 home automation, CCTV, alarm system, access to Manchester Square Gardens (£150 per annum charge). EPC rating B.
992 YEAR LEASE
020 7722 3322 arlingtonresidential.com
OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £4,000,000
Asking Price ÂŁ5,950,000
A handsome and imposing detached and double fronted property on Kemplay Road, Hampstead Village, NW3. The house has enormous character and is on the market for the first time in over 40 years and offers 3813 sq ft, with a further 1000 sq ft in a variety of outbuildings in the garden that surrounds the house to 3 sides. Well located between the High Street and the Heath. Energy Efficiency Rating - E42
Hampstead 020 7435 4404
Guide Price ÂŁ5,000,000
A substantial detached house built in 1879, on a sought after road on Cannon Place, Hampstead Village, NW3 with a 78 ft rare garden. This beautiful 3530 sq ft Victorian home has been in the same family for 45 years and retains many period features with excellent space across all levels. This imposing detached home is within easy access of Hampstead and the Heath. Energy Efficiency Rating - D67
Hampstead 020 7435 4404
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WALSINGHAM, QUEENSMEAD, NW8
A superb three bedroom apartment (1324sqft/123sqm) occupying a sought after corner position within this contemporary purpose built block with passenger lifts and well maintained communal areas. Situated on the second floor the property features an impressive double aspect reception room with a private balcony enjoying a bright southerly aspect. Walsingham forms part of the exclusive Queensmead development enviably located off St John’s Wood Park and surrounded by well tended communal gardens, residents parking and secure 24hr porterage. Three Bedrooms | En Suite Bathroom | Shower Room | Reception Room | Kitchen | Guest Cloakroom | Off Street Permit Parking For Two Cars | Communal Hot Water & Heating | Entrance Phone | Passenger Lifts | Porterage | EPC - D
ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001
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Discreetly located in a private gated cul-de-sac in the heart of Little Venice an opportunity to purchase a newly refurbished five bedroom family town house. The property which is arranged over three floors is offered in excellent decorative condition throughout and has a delightful patio garden ideal for entertaining. Browning Close is located within 500m of the chic boutiques, cafes and restaurants of Clifton Road. The closest Underground station is Maida Vale (Bakerloo line). Off street resident parking is also available within the close. Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom | Second Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room | Three Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Guest WC | Open Plan Reception/Kitchen | Off Street Residents Parking | South Facing Rear Patio Garden | EPC - C
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CAMBRIDGE GATE REGENT’S PARK NW1 AN EXQUISITE APARTMENT WITH VIEWS OVER REGENT’S PARK This 2nd floor apartment of some 3,630 sqft has been decorated with great care and attention to detail creating a truly luxurious home in the traditional style. The drawing room and the dining room open directly onto the library and are wonderful rooms for entertaining on a grand scale with five balconies overlooking Regent’s Park. Accommodation: Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, library, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, ensuite shower room and dressing room, guest bedroom with ensuite shower room, guest cloakroom, kitchen and utility room. Amenities: Passenger lift, 24-hour porter, communal heating and hot water, safe, five balconies, garage (one car), residents parking.
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Approximately 141 years remaining JOINT SOLE AGENTS
A rare opportunity to acquire a four bedroom maisonette apartment (300sq m/3,231sq ft) set within this imposing terrace. Benefitting from its own private entrance, the apartment has been interior designed in a contemporary style and to the highest of standards, and features a large open plan reception space perfect for grand scale entertaining, with high ceilings throughout the ground floor and a private rear terrace. The apartment additionally benefits from access to eight acres of private residents only communal gardens, which include a childrenâ€™s play area and a lawn tennis court in summer, which is also available for private hire. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom & dressing area, second bedroom with en-suite bathroom & dressing area, 2 further bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, study, open plan reception area incorporating fully fitted kitchen, dining & reception areas, utility room, guest cloakroom, private courtyard garden, daytime porter.
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A NEWLY REFURBISHED AMBASSADORIAL DETACHED DOUBLE-FRONTED RED BRICK FAMILY HOME SET BACK ON WINNINGTON ROAD, ONE OF MOST DESIRABLE RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES IN THE AREA.
Set on 0.65 acres, approached via a sweeping drive, Westwood's elegant entrance reveals living space of grand proportions with accommodation including six bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and six spacious reception rooms, a swimming pool and gym, separate staff quarters, glass lift, secure underground garaging for at least six cars and an exceptionally large family garden.
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SUBSTANTIAL PRICE REDUCTION FREEHOLD | SOLE SELLING AGENTS | PRICE UPON APPLICATION
HOUSE FOR SALE
Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 6
Price on Application 3
An exceptional double-fronted five/six bedroom detached (3,772 sq ft / 346 sq m) family house, superbly located across the road from the Heath Extension. The current owners have maintained the house to a high standard and it is currently offered in very good decorative condition throughout. The bright and well balanced accommodation is predominantly arranged over two floors with emphasis on bright and good size rooms such as the 32' main reception room and 19'9 custom built kitchen/breakfast room connecting to a 14'10 dining room. Additional benefits include a delightful 97' south-west facing mainly lawned garden with children's play area and parking for 5/6 cars. This desirable house is situated within close proximity to Golders Green (Northern Line), with its extensive transport and shopping facilities.
Freehold | Sole Agent | EPC E
HOUSE FOR SALE
Hampstead, NW3 6
Price on Application 2
An impressive, double-fronted, semi-detached, six bedroom Edwardian house, set back from the road and comprising approximately 5,752 sq ft (534 sq m). Presented in very good condition throughout, the well planned accommodation offers great entertainment space by way of five reception rooms and features include a striking bespoke Imperial staircase, Italian Arclinea kitchen, Agape spoon bath in the master bathroom, as well as a dumb waiter and laundry chute that services the principal floors. In addition, there is a landscaped rear garden, off-street parking and an integral garage. This wonderful family home is situated in the ever popular area of Hampstead known as 'The Crofts' and is within close proximity to the Heath, Hampstead Village (Northern Line) and the wide range of shops, cafĂŠs and restaurants.
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Purpose Built Apartment With Secure Parking Two bedroom south facing 6th floor apartment with balcony, benefiting from well-planned accommodation affording far reaching views across the city. Energy Efficiency Rating: D
St John’s Wood Sales t: 020 7586 3111
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Haverstock Hill H A M P S T E A D
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A magnificent three bed two bath duplux flat with a garden A truly magnificent 1,663 sq ft three bedroom two bathroom raised ground and first floor garden flat with off street parking. Energy Efficiency Rating: E.
Hampstead Sales t: 020 7794 1151 e: firstname.lastname@example.org 55 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 6UG
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TURNER DRIVE NW11 ÂŁ5,250,000 We are both proud and privileged to offer this magnificent eight bedroom, double fronted, detached, Grade II listed family home available for the first time in over half a century. Offering over 4,800 sq ft (446 sq m) of accommodation over three storeys on a plot of over a third of an acre, the property which has been meticulously maintained would now benefit from a programme of refurbishment. Further benefits include a beautifully landscaped garden backing onto and with direct access to the Hampstead Heath Extension, off-street parking and a double garage.
SOLE AGENT Entrance Hall: Drawing Room: Family Room: Dining Room: Kitchen: Morning Room: Study: Master Bedroom with Dressing Room, En Suite Bathroom and Terrace: 7 Further Bedrooms (3 En Suite): Family Bathroom: Guest Cloakroom: Utility Room: Double Garage: Garden House: Front Garden: Rear 100ft South Facing Garden
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INGRAM AVENUE NW11 PRICE ON APPLICATION Elysian House reflects luxury and sophistication to the letter. A house of majestic proportions located in this coveted leafy residential street in Hampstead Garden Suburb, which backs directly onto Turnerâ€™s Wood Bird Sanctuary. The grand living accommodation includes six bedroom suites, a collection of reception rooms, a dedicated spa and pool area as well as a cinema room and staff quarters.
JOINT AGENT Entrance Hall: Reception Hall: Drawing Room: Family Room: Kitchen: Breakfast Room: Dining Room: Cloakroom: Guest WC: Lift: Principal Bedroom with Large Dressing Room and 2 En Suite Bathrooms: 5 Further En Suite Bedrooms: Games Room: Cinema Room with Bar: Wine Cellar: Gym: Swimming Pool and Spa: Pool Lounge with 2 Shower/Changing Rooms: Salon: Sauna: Steam Room: Staff Quarters with Bedroom, Dressing Room, Shower Room and WC: 2nd Kitchen and Utility Room: Large Store Room: Car Lift: Garage: Carriage Driveway: Landscaped Garden: EPC Rating - B
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WEST HAMPSTEAD NW6 £1,600,000 main agent
Offering in excess of 1900 sq ft of internal space, a handsome 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house boasting a wealth of entertaining space. this well presented terraced family home further benefits from an extensive 26ft x 12ft character filled reception room area inclusive of generous dining space on the ground floor with a magnificent fully fitted marble kitchen positioned at the rear of the house with bi-folding doors offering access to a delighful patio garden. perfectly positioned with west hampstead underground station (Jubilee line) located just 0.3 miles away. 020 7644 9300 nw 6@B-R.CO.UK
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HAMPSTEAD VILLAGE NW3 GUIDE £3,000,000 SOlE AGENT
An exceptional home set within an attractive cobbled close, carved out of a Presbyterian church and moments from Hampstead High Street. Originally built in 1862 the property benefits from a breath taking vaulted reception room with galleried mezzanine level, stunning inter-linked roof terraces and the rare advantage of off street parking. Predominately on two floors, the property benefits from well-balanced accommodation including a generous master bedroom suite and outside space on every level. Energy Rating E. 020 7435 9822 NW3@B-R.CO.UK
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CHARLES LANE, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 33 1984 - 2017
A beautifully presented, bright and well planned mews house (1,816 sq ft/168 sq m) over three floors which has been subject to a very high quality refurbishment programme and benefits from a secure integral single garage. Superbly located off St John’s Wood High Street with easy access to all of its amenities, including St John’s Wood Underground station (Jubilee line). The open spaces of both Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill are also within close proximity. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • 24’ DOUBLE ASPECT RECEPTION ROOM • FULLY FITTED KITCHEN • DINING AREA • PRINCIPAL BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM • SECOND BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM • UTILITY ROOM • SECURE GARAGE FOR ONE CAR • RESIDENTS’ PARKING • COMFORT COOLING • MUSIC SYSTEM • LUTRON LIGHTING • WITHIN EASY REACH OF ST JOHN’S WOOD TUBE STATION AND LOCAL BUS STOPS • EPC=D. FREEHOLD
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ABBEY ROAD, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A beautifully refurbished two bedroom, two bathroom (one en-suite) apartment, comprising approximately 1,025 sq ft and situated on the third floor of this stylish modern block, benefiting from 24 hour porterage, underground parking and a communal swimming pool.
Superbly located on this famous road, within a short stroll of the fashionable boutiques and restaurants of St Johns Wood High Street and Underground station (Jubilee line). ENTRANCE HALL • RECEPTION ROOM • FITTED KITCHEN • MASTER BEDROOM SUITE • BEDROOM 2 • BATHROOM • EPC=B. LEASEHOLD
1984 - 2017
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TENBY MANSIONS NOTTINGHAM STREET, W1
£2,999,950 FREEHOLD / SOLE AGENT
A spacious, bright and airy three bedroom apartment is situated on the second floor of this fine period red brick purpose built block off Marylebone High Street. The property is offered in excellent condition with wooden floors and comprises three interconnecting entertaining rooms with bay windows spanning across the front of the apartment, as well as three well proportioned bedrooms, two shower rooms and a bathroom. Tenby Mansions is conveniently located for the shops and restaurants of Marylebone High Street and is just a short walk to Baker Street underground station and the open spaces of Regent’s Park. EPC=F. Potential tenants should be advised that, in addition to rent, a tenancy set up fee of £252 per property plus £30 reference fee per tenant will apply when renting a property. Please contact us for further information on other charges that may apply or see our Tenant Guide which can be downloaded from our website.
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REGENT’S PARK OFFICE 213-215 Gloucester Place Regent’s Park London NW1 6BU T: 020 7723 9988 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
ERSKINE MEWS PRIMROSE HILL, NW3
GUIDE PRICE £1,999,950 FREEHOLD
An extremely rare opportunity to acquire a delightful four bedroom house with a patio garden and off-street parking, situated in a private, gated mews in the heart of Primrose Village. Requiring modernisation, this fabulous house is one of only five within the mews and offers exceptionally generous living accommodation arranged over just two floors. On the ground floor is a very impressive 32'11" reception room with patio doors leading to a private patio garden, kitchen and shower room. The first floor has a master bedroom with dressing room/study, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Erskine Mews is a quiet and secluded gated mews just off Erskine Road in the heart of Primrose Village and could not be better placed for the wonderful selection of shops, cafés and restaurants on Regent’s Park Road and the green open spaces of Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park. EPC=E.
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25 JAN-22 APR | HAYWARD GALLERY, SE1 It’s going to be a big year for the Hayward. The gallery is re-opening after a two-year refurbishment and it’s also celebrating its 50th anniversary. So it’s entirely appropriate that 2018’s inaugural exhibition is a landmark one – the first UK retrospective of the German photographer Andreas Gursky. His pictures, which are monumental in scale, depict massive man-made structures and huge gatherings of people in nightclubs, factories, arenas, and vast landscapes — often from a bird’s eye view. Some images are documentary and intensely detailed, others explore colour and form, and lean towards abstraction. All provide an intriguing commentary on the 21st century environment and the effects of globalisation.
THE LOST WORDS
19 JAN-6 MAY | FOUNDLING MUSEUM, WC1N
Exploring the widening gulf between childhood and the living world, author Robert Macfarlane and illustrator Jackie Morris have created a series of 20 magical poems based on nature words that are fading from use as the species they describe decline. Utterly (otterly?) delightful. 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N (020 7841 3600; foundlingmuseum.org.uk)
Images: © Jackie Morris, © Andreas Gursky/DACS, 2017. Courtesy: Sprüth Magers
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road SE1 (020 7960 4200; southbankcentre.co.uk)
MAKE A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION YOU WILL ACTUALLY KEEP. The Ripples January Sale 1st – 31st January 2018.
Ripples London, 26 England’s Lane, London NW3 4TG Tel: 0207 4499 594
The magic of the Royal Parks Are you looking for a challenge in 2018? Enjoy all the sights of our amazing Capital by running this year’s Royal Parks Half Marathon, presented by Royal Bank of Canada, on 14 October 2018. This iconic 13.1 mile race takes in landmarks such as Nelson’s Column, Buckingham Palace and No. 10 Downing Street on closed roads and an almost flat course. You’ll also run through four of London’s eight beautiful Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Green Park and St. James’s Park. Enter the ballot for a public race place between 30 January and 7 February at royalparkshalf.com. Alternatively, why not take part by running and fundraising for a cause close to your heart. Check out the list of charities with places on The Royal Parks website. See you on the start line! The Royal Parks is the charity that cares for 5,000 acres of glorious Royal parkland and 500 years of history in the heart of our Capital. Every year, 77 million visitors enjoy eight of London’s largest open spaces including; Hyde Park, The Green Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park, St. James’s Park, Bushy Park, The Regent’s Park, and Kensington Gardens. Registered charity no. 1172042
LO NDON ART FAI R
17-21 JAN | BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE N1
For the past 30 years, London art lovers have circled these January dates on their calendar. This is the event that kicks off the art year in style, with the crème de la crème of UK and international galleries exhibiting alongside curated spaces and art projects. Pick up something for your walls, or buff up your art creds with daily expert talks, tours and performances. 52 Upper Street, N1 (020 7288 6736, londonartfair.co.uk)
TI ME UNWR AP P E D 5 JAN-31 DEC KINGS PLACE, N1
Hard to believe, but it’s 10 years since Kings Place opened its doors to the Capital’s music lovers. Riffing on the idea that the perception of time is the root of all music, Time Unwrapped is a year-long series of celebratory concerts exploring this fascinating theme. Violinistin-residence Hugo Ticciati is a key contributor with six programmes, including a project with Dame Evelyn Glennie and a mesmerising collaboration with Japanese balance artist Miyoko Shida.
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H OT L I S T Rory Keenan, Matthew Beard and Jessica Regan complete the cast of Long Day’s Journey Into Night
LONG DAY’S JOURNEY I NTO NI GHT
27 JAN-7 APR WYNDHAM’S THEATRE, WC2H Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their roles in a transfer of Richard Eyre’s much-lauded Bristol Old Vic production. Set on a single day in August 1912, Eugene O’Neill’s visceral play is loosely based on his own dysfunctional family, and is full of painful revelations that lead to a tragic dénouement. The drama’s intensity is heightened by a beautifully lit, shimmering glass set. Not to be missed.
Charing Cross Road, WC2H (0844 482 5120; wyndhamstheatre.co.uk)
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10-21 JAN | ROUNDHOUSE, NW1
The Royal Opera House and the Roundhouse join forces once again for the first in-the-round staging of Monteverdi’s opera, The Return of Ulysses. An epic tale of war and homecoming, with a focus on migrants escaping from conflict, this early Baroque masterpiece has an extraordinary contemporary resonance. Sung in English, with Roderick Williams in the title role and Christine Rice as Penelope, it’s a truly local production, with forty singers from the Roundhouse and the Royal Opera House neighbourhood communities joining the professional performers on the stage.
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 (0300 6789 222; roundhouse.org.uk)
LUMI ERE LONDON 18-21 JAN | VARIOUS VENUES
Promising to be bigger, bolder and brighter than last year, Lumiere London will be lighting up the Capital’s streets and a host of iconic building with magical installations from more than 40 international artists. The UK’s largest light festival extends from King’s Cross and Fitzrovia, through Oxford Circus, Regent Street and Piccadilly, to Westminster, Victoria and the South Bank. What’s more, it’s completely free. Think of it as a
massive nocturnal art installation – and marvel at the sheer beauty and bonkersness of the artworks. Expect to find flamingos flying through Chinatown, singing seesaws in South Molton Street, Matisse-inspired animations dancing across the façade of the Royal Academy and a luminous secret garden in Leicester Square. In a word: spectacular.
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I N T E RV I E W
In an exclusive chat with Fabric, the TV chef dishes the dirt on her attitude to healthy eating, reveals what she has in the pipeline this year and shares exactly what you need to make it big in the kitchen
GIZZI CLEANS UP W O R D S L I Z S KO N E J A M E S P H OTO G R A P H Y J O H N G R I B B E N S T Y L I S T H O L LY O U N S T E A D H A I R J AY Z H A N G MAKE-UP MARTHA SITWELL
Nobody eats a healthier and more balanced diet than a chef, right? Not so, Gizzi Erskine assures me. “Most of the time I am cooking for work and I find that I eat terribly. I either eat in really indulgent restaurants because I have to for work, or I am cooking all day for other people and I just can’t face doing it for myself at the end of the day.” So yes, there are days when she’s powered almost entirely by Coca-Cola, and she has been known to tuck into the odd McDonald’s. “Every so often, if I want to eat some dirt, then I eat some dirt. I love junk. It would be a huge lie if I said otherwise,” she laughs. When she does cook for herself, though, she’s all about making it count. “My attitude full-stop towards cooking and eating is that I love food, and I don’t like to feel inhibited in what I can eat. I believe that when you cook something from scratch, it is good for you. But equally I am conscious that my weight does fluctuate, so I am always careful about eating more veg, cutting back on meat and dairy, eating good fats and oils and as much multi-coloured fruit and veg as I can.” Much of Gizzi’s current focus in on ensuring that people have a better understanding of nutrition, while not forgetting that eating well should be enjoyable. Which is precisely the premise of her book, Gizzi’s
Healthy Appetite: Food to nourish the body and feed the soul, which has just been re-released in paperback. While it may be perfectly timed for those New Year resolutions, with recipes for things like lasagne, garlic chicken kievs and molten caramel and chocolate puddings, this is no diet book. But then for Gizzi, refreshingly, very few foods are actually out of bounds. Is there anything she simply won’t touch? “Yes, but more from an ethical standpoint,” she explains, “because I just don’t like eating sad, factory farmed animals. So I can safely say that I never buy meat or fish from a supermarket. I would rather not eat those things.” It is these beliefs – about food and health – which led to Gizzi’s latest collaboration with model-turnednutritionist Rosemary Ferguson. “Rose and I met a few years ago at a festival. By the end of the night we got to chatting about what we both had in common with regards to food. And we discovered that we both find the whole wellness thing really worthy,” she explains. Rosemary is what Gizzi describes as “a real scientist”, but she is also very pragmatic about healthy eating. “She eats very, very well, and she goes out and she has a good time. Both of us love to go out and get drunk and go out for a burger the day after.” Born out of this shared love is Pure Filth, their joint FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
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business venture. Starting with a sell-out pop up restaurant at the Tate Modern late last year, with more pop up sites planned for this year and a permanent address in the offing, the pair set out to design a largely vegan menu of what they describe as healthy food for hedonists. “We didn’t see any reason why we couldn’t make micronutrient dense junk food,” Gizzi explains. “As a chef it was really important for me that it was delicious, but it was so cool to be working with a nutritionist, a scientist. She’d be going, ‘oh, have you thought about what might happen if you dehydrated this, that way we can get more nutrients in…’” Their hero dish, a black bean burger, comes in a beetroot bun, with the option of a real cheese sauce for non-vegan diners (“made with ghee and loads of Red Leicester and Cheddar cheese, and beer”), and served with sweet potato fries, salad, milkshakes made with dairy-free Booja-Booja ice cream and a seasonal raw apple pie bar. “You can hit up to eight of your ten a day in one meal. And most importantly it is absolutely delicious,” Gizzi tells me, grinning. The vegan trend is one she sees continuing to “kick off” in 2018. But what else looks set to be big? “Proper food halls,” she asserts, “supermarkets might get a bit of a sting in London.” It is a somewhat unsurprising answer, given the imminent opening of Mare Street Market, her next big project. “The site is just over 10,000sq ft and we are having a restaurant and an indoor market. Rough Trade are going in there, we’ve got our own coffee roaster, a huge, Harrods-style brass rail deli, loads of cool Hackney brands. George Lamb is broadcasting a radio station from there. There’ll be a huge bar, massive garden with BBQ area. It is going to be amazing…” It is just one of a long list of reasons why 2018 looks set to be an exciting year for Gizzi. This October will see Harper Collins publish her newest book, Slow. “People like putting things into a pot and letting them amalgamate and homogenise together to create something delicious,” she explains when I ask her about the idea behind the book, which teaches the art of slow cooking. “You ask anyone what they want to cook and they will probably say that they want to cook a good stew, a good hearty sauce, a good soup. Those are the skills that people feel that they need,
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but they don’t have because these days we are in such a hurry when it comes to cooking.” Gizzi attributes her love of cooking to a childhood spent surrounded by good food. “My mum is a fantastic cook, who believes in good produce and eating really nice things. She was abroad quite a lot when we were young, so I would cook her recipes to make my sister happy when she was missing mum.” After moving out of home at age 17 she continued to cook. “Everyone always says that young people don’t cook, but they actually do. They have to, because they can’t afford to eat out! That’s what I invested all of my money in.” Speaking of which, where does Gizzi believe we should spend our money when it comes to the kitchen? “I love a proper gadget – chefy things like my Thermomix, but they are so expensive that I hate recommending them. Really you need nothing more than a decent knife, decent chopping board and decent pans. With that you can go far in the kitchen,” she assures me. That, and, of course, the right clothes – Gizzi has become known as much for her look as her cooking. A look that does not encompass traditional chef’s whites: “For years women were cooking in trousers that were designed for men’s hips rather than women’s, they look really ugly and they are hot and too tight in all the wrong places,” she shudders. So when Gizzi heard that chef Maxine Thompson was designing a range of trousers for female chefs, a collaboration felt natural. Gizzi’s PolkaPants are styled on the 60s cigarette pant, and made from a distinctive hand-printed leopard print fabric. “They are really functional, and they have got stretch, and they make your arse look amazing,” she laughs. Something that is almost as important as having the right skills and a good set of knives, apparently!
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STYLE & WELLBEING
METABOLIC BALANCE Meeting Gloria Parfitt at The Hale Clinic, my hopes are high. Having discovered the secret behind the notable weight loss of a well known Insta celeb (nope, sorry, my lips are sealed…), I was optimistic that if anyone could reverse my weight gain, she could. As the country’s leading practitioner in – and success story herself of – Germany’s Metabolic Balance diet, Gloria’s enthusiasm and positivity are contagious. She explains to me the principles behind the diet; that everyone’s needs are unique, so it’s little wonder that ‘one size fits all’ diets vary so wildly in their success rates. After my blood tests have been analysed, I will be given a personalised plan of permissible foods and a meal plan, plus a set of rules that will set me up for success. These include leaving at least five hours between meals, no eating after 9pm, and choosing a different protein for each meal – they’re firm rules, but the list isn’t long, and I’m delighted to see my favourite smoked fish and avocado feature on my list, and a host of yummy meal ideas immediately present themselves.
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All this, however, after Phase One – the detox. This is seriously strict: absolutely nothing but your choice of vegetables, rice or potatoes, but it only lasts for two days, and even I can handle a bit of hardship for 48 hours. There is also the Epsom salts element, but frankly the less said about that the better, apart from the sage and sorely learnt imperative to NOT leave the house for an entire day of car shopping immediately after taking them... Phase Two lasts for 14 days, during which I discover myself on more intimate terms with my kitchen scales than I’d have previously thought possible, and portions aren’t large; however, the effects of the... well, metabolic balancing, I guess, are almost immediate, and after a couple of days I find I’m barely hungry at all, despite eating extremely modestly. Before long it’s time for Phase Three, which is ongoing. It isn’t vastly
different from Phase Two but does have one vital modification – the inclusion of a treat meal of your choosing once a week. This not only provides a regular kick start to the metabolism, but – essentially – provides psychological relief, helping even the most faddy of dieters to stay the course. So, what’s the verdict? Well, at 12 days in I’ve already shifted half a stone, which I’m delighted about. But despite this, Metabolic Balance is no ‘wham bam thank you ma’am’ quick fix. Gloria talks of aiming for around 3-4 lbs of weight loss per week, which is reassuringly steady and sensible, and with my energy levels soaring and my appetite well and truly under control, I’m feeling genuinely excited about continuing. KJH A programme of six sessions with Gloria, providing three months support (including blood analysis) costs £860. The Hale Clinic, 7 Park Crescent, W1B (07727 455505; haleclinic.com)
WEAR THIS: SEP JORDAN The fact that sales shopping comes without the guilt around spending unnecessary pennies has to be about its only virtue – the crowds, the chaos and the fact that it’s all last season’s stock anyway holds little appeal to us. So we’re embracing a new way to shop guilt-free. This gorgeous new ethical collection of ready-to-wear clothing and accessories – think scarves, clutch bags, shirts and jackets – has been hand embroidered by women in refugee camps in Jordan, making each beautiful piece a truly one-of-a-kind artwork. The concept is to empower less fortunate artists with professional, personal and economic stability, while providing consumers with truly elegant fashion pieces. We’ll be wearing it with pride. Portofino cashmere poncho, £280 (sepjordan.com) FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
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FA B R I C R E C O M M E N D S
Vaishaly Natural Lift Rejuvenating Facial As the years pass, for me, January marks not just a time for making healthy resolutions, but a time to dwell on my ageing skin, too – another year, another line (or ten) and all that. And with that in mind, part of my New Year focus is usually on shaking up my skincare regime.
I’ve long been an advocate of Vaishaly’s team of skin miracle workers, praising their miraculous, resultsdriven facials and beauty treatments, so I’m excited to hear about the clinic’s latest. Going under the needle without the use of Botox or fillers: incorporating acupuncture into their facials for truly transformational results. I’ve used acupuncture in the past to resolve a whole host of healthrelated issues, so I really believe that it works, and that I have nothing to fear. And it goes without saying that, as with all of the treatments on offer at the clinic, the experience is as important as the results, so I know that relaxation and pampering will come part and parcel. It is everything I expect and more (not least because it means escaping from the kids for two hours on a Sunday morning). My therapist chats to me about my areas of concern before settling me on the comfortable bed and switching on some relaxing music. After thoroughly cleansing
my face, she inserts ultra-fine needles into my problem zones. So fine, in fact, that I can barely feel them. While they are left to do their work – they are responsible for stimulating circulation in order to improve collagen production – I’m treated to a relaxing massage of my neck, shoulders, head and hands. After removing the needles the therapist uses a combination of facial massage and jade rolling to soothe the skin. All too soon, 90 minutes are over. I think I can see an immediate difference – a tighter, brighter complexion – but I’m assured that the real results will be after a couple of days. And will be even more noticeable after a course of six treatments. I need no persuasion to book my follow up. LSJ £195 for the 90-minute deluxe facial. 51 Paddington Street, W1U (020 7224 6088; vaishaly.com)
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This year, we’ll be cleaning up our skincare regime along with our diet. Here’s our pick of the best new vegan products
1. Maria Nila Minerals Schist Fibre Cream Containing no lanolin or beeswax, this is one of the world’s first totally vegan and cruelty-free hair waxes. Great for adding definition to any style. £24.99 (sallybeauty.co.uk)
2. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream It’s good to know that some of the oldies are still goodies: this happens to be one of our all-time favourite luxury face creams, and it’s totally vegan. Hurrah. £82 (elemis.com)
3. By Sarah London Organic Facial Oil When Sarah’s sister was diagnosed with cancer, she blended a range of gentle, plant-based products especially for her delicate skin. We love the facial oil. £38 (bysarahlondon.com)
4. Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen The world’s first vegan topical collagen contains microalgae oil beads. Daily use helps to condition the skin to visibly improve resilience and bounce. £90 (spacenk.com)
5. Previse SOS Skin Rescue Healing Salve Previse’s clean beauty, zero fragrance products are formulated from sustainably sourced ingredients. This salve is the ultimate winter skin saviour. £35 (harveynichols.com)
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JOIN THE CLUB
There’s no point signing up to a gym if it’s the last place on earth you want to be – you’ll have dropped those New Year resolutions before the month is up. But don’t give up before you’ve even started – join the new breed of health club, where a workout can feel more like an indulgence than a punishment. Case in point, 3 St. James’s Square – a luxurious new private members’ club – where the spacious gym suite is not only equipped with the very best new technology but also beautifully designed. Members can benefit from a unique 3D bodyscan and DNA testing, allowing for truly bespoke personal training sessions, while the Golf Academy, with its stateof-the-art simulator, offers coaching from leading tour-experienced professionals. And post workout, you can relax in the spa, which is fitted out with the UK’s only Somadome, a pod equipped with soft, colourful lights and soothing music designed to help users fully immerse themselves in a meditative experience. With facilities like this, there really are no excuses. Individual annual membership costs £6,000 with a joining fee of £2,000. 3 St. James’s Square, SW1Y (020 3909 7133; 3sjs.club)
FIGHTING FIT Made a pledge to invest more time in your fitness this year? Before you sign up to a class package you might not use, check out this forecast on the future of fitness from James Pisano, fitness director of Sweat by BXR: “HIIT classes may take a hit this year: many people jump straight in, taking classes back-to-back and giving their bodies precious little time to recover. With the high impact nature of the exercises performed, it’s no surprise we have seen an increase in the number of associated injuries. More important is to follow a balanced exercise programme, incorporating appropriate recovery time and low-impact exercises. Group exercise is here to stay, but we expect to see providers offering smaller,
more personalised sessions that bridge the gap between group and personal training. We’ve introduced classes using the VersaClimber machine, which, with its 75-degree vertical rail, mimics the natural motion of climbing and is specifically designed to activate all major muscle groups, whilst improving posture and balance. Much safer than spin, which can result in lower back problems, you’ll also burn 22.3 calories per minute, compared with cycling, which burns 13-14. Additionally, we anticipate more demand for training like an athlete through sports-specific workouts. Benefits include injury prevention, improved speed, endurance and performance, as well as increased energy levels.”
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BOXING CLEVER Started the year filled with enthusiasm for your new fitness regime? We’re told that variety is the key to keeping things going. And while you might like to mix things up with a new class, call us materialistic, but we find a new pair of leggings equally motivating. And with that in mind, we’ll be signing ourselves up to one of these brilliant subscription box services. Founder of Fit Bitch Club Linda Cerminara has worked with premium brand partners to curate a series of boxes containing between three and five fitness items, ranging from apparel and accessories to nutrition and beauty products (pay as you go prices from £49. For details, see fitbitchclub. com). Meanwhile activewear brand HPE, who count the Kardashians among their legion of fans, have designed a ‘build your box’ option allowing you to handpick items seasonally to reflect your distinctive fitness style and personality (from £160 for a one-off women’s box, £110 for men, including free postage, packaging and returns, hpeclothing.com).
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BOMBAY BUSTLE Recently home from the trip of a lifetime to India, I am struggling – even more than usual – to soldier through the dark days of winter. The colours, smells and tastes, and the feeling of the warm sun on my skin are all so torturously clear in my mind… What I need, I reason, is a reminder of those happy days. It comes in the form of Bombay Bustle, on the site of Hibiscus on Maddox Street. Still revelling in the glory of a Michelin star for Jamavar, Samyukta Nair and Rohit Ghai have just opened their second London restaurant, with a menu inspired by the great cultural melting pot of Mumbai. It is a celebration of home-style Indian comfort food, including many of chef Rohit’s own mother’s recipes. Perfect for my current mood.
Stepping through the door, I truly feel like I have been transported to another land. Designed to feel like a train on Mumbai’s suburban network, the restaurant is all green leather seating, melamine tables, cosy carriage-style booths and luggage rack coat hooks, all so beautifully designed by Fabled Studio that it is not even a tiny bit twee. We start with a trio of dishes from the small plates selection. Spicy scrambled egg served on truffled naan is a pleasant surprise, while the Adipoli prawns are garlicky and gloriously plump and juicy, but the perfect dosas filled with delicately spiced duck and accompanied by creamy coconut chutney are a clear winner for us. Though there is plenty more to tempt us here – enough to enjoy a whole meal of tapas-style shared dishes, in fact – we are keen to sample the mains, too, and opt for a lamb biryani and paneer butter masala with a side of daba dahl. And we regret nothing. With spice levels perfectly pitched, everything tastes authentic and delicious. We’ve precious little room for pud, but the knowledge that, downstairs, the restaurant boasts its own dessert bar, makes it hard for us to resist. And the chocolate samosas, washed down with a glass of warm chai, are definitely worthy of those extra calories. As indeed is everything we have tucked in to. It may not be India, but it’s as close as we’ll get without the flight. LSJ 29 Maddox Street, W1S (020 7290 4470; bombaybustle.com)
FEELING FRUITY If you go down to the wood this month, you’re in for a big surprise… St. John’s Wood, that is. The area’s best-loved deli, Panzer’s, has recently re-opened with a gorgeous new look and exciting new product lines, and while that isn’t exactly breaking news, you may not have heard about the store’s rather brilliant juice bar, which opens this month. Just in time for that detox… Though all of the juices sound delicious, we’ve a hankering for a shot of purple power, made with almond milk, frozen banana, peanut butter, winter berries, cacao, oats and cinnamon. It sounds almost too delicious to be good for you, but it is, we promise. Cheers to that. 13-19 Circus Road, NW8 (020 7722 8162; panzers.co.uk)
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5 DIET DELIGHTS
New year, new snack regime? Start as you mean to go on with these delicious treats that won’t jeopardise the diet. No, really… Love Cocoa Avocado Chocolate Bar Creamy 70% organic dark chocolate infused with freeze dried avocado pulp powder – this luxurious treat is vegan-friendly and packed full of nutritional benefits. Go ahead and treat yourself. £4.25 (lovecocoa.com) Groovy Food Agave Nectar Going sugar-free but can’t face your morning porridge without it? Try a drizzle of this instead. Organic and naturally fat-free it is 1.5 times sweeter than sugar. £2.50 (groovyfood.co.uk) THK Protein cookies Packed full of good fats and protein, these low cal, low sugar
cookies are handmade with completely natural ingredients for truly guilt-free snacking. £2 (thehealthkitchen.co) GO Caju Made from 100% cashew fruit water, this delicious low cal drink contains five times more vitamin C than an orange. It’s also a natural fat burner. £6.60 for 3x 250ml bottles (cajudrinks.com) Clipper Green Tea with Echinacea & Citrus Swap your morning latte with a cup of this – all the benefits of green tea with an added hit of Echinacea to help keep those winter bugs at bay. £1.89 for a box of 20 bags (shop.clipper-teas.com)
WE LOVE: LIFEBOX There’s nothing quite like the joy of tearing into a parcel. Now you can relive that glorious Christmas morning feeling every month, with a subscription to Lifebox. We’ve just discovered their gorgeous food and wellbeing boxes and we need them in our lives. Packed full of the latest healthy food and drink options, from superfood sachets and super nutrients, to coconut 52 |
water, herbal teas and health drinks, to raw snack bars, dried fruit, seeds, nuts and more, they’ll not only help you to kick-start a healthy lifestyle this January, but also maintain it all year long. Lifebox subscriptions and one-off boxes are available at lifeboxfood.com with prices starting from £14.95
Exciting news: By CHLOE’s London debut is finally here (just in time for the January health kick). Since first opening in New York’s West Village two years ago, the plant-based restaurant chain now boasts four locations in New York, one in Los Angeles and two in Boston, as well as a standalone New York bakery. One hundred thousand diners visit one of the seven US restaurants every month, with a whopping 610,000 burgers (awarded ‘best veggie burgers in NYC’ by Time Out) sold since July 2015. And now it’s London’s turn. The Covent Garden restaurant promises fastcasual dining with a menu including seasonal salads, soups, burgers, sandwiches, fresh pastas, daily-baked sweets, dairy-free ice cream and vegan twists on British classics, all freshly made in-house daily. Take a break from your sales shopping this month and fuel up with a quick and guilt-free lunch. Drury House, 34-43 Russell Street, WC2B (eatbychloe.com)
FOOD & DRINK GIZZI ERSKINE’S
B AKED PO R R IDG E
Time: 50mins + 10mins prep | Serves: 6
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Co-founder of Yeotown Kitchen When I was a child I wanted to be… a gymnast and ballerina and opera singer – a real multi-tasker! The first thing I cooked was… bran muffins! Not sexy, I know. I can still remember my mom teaching me how to pour in molasses, which she would use as the sweetener. My kitchen heroes are… my little girls, because I am constantly inspired by how keen they are to experiment with different recipes, and that they have such a love of cooking (and getting messy doing it!) at such a young age.
In her book, Gizzi’s Healthy Appetite (Mitchell Beazley, £15), which was re-released last month, chef Gizzi Erskine is keen to start a new food revolution; one where COOK people have a better understanding of nutrition, but don’t forget that eating THIS should be enjoyable. And we think there’s no better place to start your food revolution than with a spot of breakfast. Gizzi says: “This baked porridge has the same emotional connection for me as a baked rice pudding. It is more of a brunch dish than a breakfast one. I say it’s a brunch dish because it’s slow-cooked in the oven, ideal for when you don’t want to sit and watch and stir porridge. It takes almost an hour to cook from start to finish, but it’s worth it. In Scotland we would have eaten this pretty plain, made with milk and a spot of salt, then scooped out of the dish and topped with brown sugar and more milk, but here I’ve made a healthier version that omits the sugar and will put lots of goodness into your body. I make this looser than most baked porridges as I hate stodgy porridge.”
INGREDIENTS coconut oil, for greasing 200g porridge oats 3 tbsp oat bran 2 tbsp coconut sugar or maple syrup ½ tsp salt 2 bananas, mashed 1 litre milk or almond milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 100g blueberries 100g raspberries toasted flaked almonds, to garnish
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Preheat your oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6 and liberally grease a baking dish with coconut oil. Pop the oats and oat bran in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl or large jug, add the mashed bananas, milk, vanilla extract, sugar or syrup and salt, and stir. Pour this mixture over the oats and oat bran and leave to stand for 5 minutes, or until the oats start to absorb the liquid. Arrange the blueberries and raspberries into the prepared baking dish, pour the porridge mixture over the top and bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top, then return to the oven and continue to bake for another 25 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then serve with more almond milk if required.
My fail-safe dinner party menu is… seasonal salad with roasted root vegetables, toasted hazelnuts, pumpkin seed oil and pears as a starter. For mains, I find healthier versions of ‘comfort food’ favourites, which can suit both vegans and non-vegans, always work well. So, something like dairy-free mac and cheese with a cashew truffle sauce and kale with ginger and pomegranate molasses, with warm beluga lentils, spiced butternut squash and a warm mustard vinaigrette as a main. My last meal on earth would be… my mom’s salted dry cod and her ‘pan con tomate’ (Spanish style tomato on bread). When I feel down, I cook… paleo cookies with chocolate shards and coconut flakes. So yummy and comforting. My favourite London restaurant is… at the moment, of course, Yeotown Kitchen. But for special nights out, River Café is always a winner. My ultimate London day consists of… walking. I love just exploring and discovering new places around town that I’ve never seen before. 40-42 Chiltern Street, W1U (020 7935 4085; yeotownkitchen.com) FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
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Travel news TAKE ME AWAY
5 C H I C R E T R E AT S Looking for a really special break in 2018? Lulu Townsend, founder of Chic Retreats, has put in the planning legwork for you with her pick of the best small luxury hotels ARGENTARIO GOLF RESORT & SPA, TUSCANY
This designer hideaway boasts a spa with six treatment rooms, tennis courts, jogging trails and a private beach club nearby. Kids don’t miss out on the fun, either, as there are indoor and outdoor play areas, a kids’ pool, golf lessons and a children’s spa menu. RIAD DE TARABEL, MARRAKECH
Think French antiques and light, stylish interiors. Owners Rose and Leonard have created a peaceful oasis in the heart of the medina with just 10 rooms. Enjoy breakfast where and when you like; we love the roof terrace with views across the Red City.
CANAL HOUSE, AMSTERDAM
This award-winning gem in the heart of Amsterdam is all about luxury and service; what you want and where and when you want it, nothing is impossible. Owners Peter and Jessica know everything there is to know about personal service having opened Cowley Manor 20 years ago. LOCANDA DON SERAFINO, SICILY
With a two Michelin star restaurant under their belts, the La Rosa brothers
decided to turn their hand to hotels. Their 10 room hotel is in Ibla, one of the oldest parts of the UNESCO-listed Sicilian town of Ragusa. Book one of the experience suites, carved from out of a cave. JK PLACE FLORENCE, TUSCANY Florence’s original and best boutique hotel – I was lucky enough to be the first ever guest to stay at this luxurious home from home. You’re not just a room number here and the staff will make sure you have a bespoke experience during your stay.
Banishing the January blues with dreams of summer holidays? Us too. We’ll be heading to the Destinations: Holiday & Travel Show next month for a little inspiration in planning the perfect escape. Not just the longest running travel show in the UK, it is the biggest, too, with over 500 travel brands exhibiting. Running from 1-4 February at London Olympia it’s a one-stopshop for travel inspiration. We’re most excited about an exclusive talk from the Blue Planet II production team, who will be discussing how they brought to life the different habitats of the oceanic world, and showing off some of their breathtaking stills and photographs. Now those sort of blues we can get on board with. If you fancy joining us at the show, we have 10 pairs of tickets to give away. For details of how to enter, see fabricmagazine.co.uk. Advance ticket prices are £11 (£15 on the door). For more details of the show, and to book, see destinationsshow.com
For details of all of these destinations, and to book, see chicretreats.com
PERFECT YOUR PRANAYAMA IN PARADISE How are those healthy resolutions working out for you? If it makes you feel any better, our gym class count is embarrassingly low – the dark, cold days make it oh-so hard to get out and get motivated. We’re hoping that a Moroccan yoga retreat might help us to get back on track. Set in the heart of Marrakech, just moments from Djemaa El Fna Square but hidden away from the bustle in 20 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the five-star hotel is the ultimate escape. And with its emphasis on mind and body, Es Saadi’s spa, home to one of only two Dior Institutes in the world, was voted ‘Best Luxury Wellness Spa in Africa’ in the 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards.
This February, in partnership with Le Tigre Yoga Club de Paris, the resort will host guests for a four-day yoga retreat with a focus on healing body and spirit in one of the most beautiful and tranquil settings in the world. The package includes two 90-minute yoga classes a day, plus free access to the Oriental Thermae and a traditional Hammam with a body scrub and massage at the Palace Spa. And the hotel’s slow food philosophy means that all meals will be not just delicious, but healthy and balanced, too. It promises to be the perfect reset. The Hatha flow, Ayurveda and detox retreat runs from 2-5 February, with classes led by Samuel Ganes. Prices for 4 days /3 nights from £708 on a full board basis (essaadi.com)
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A fast with lasting effects
A 10-day fast at the Buchinger Wilhelmi clinic in Germany will reboot your system, boost your energy levels and leave you lighter and brighter than before WOR DS C L A I R E ATH ERTO N
W Main image: the 25-metre-long open-air swimming pool is heated Above: each of the six residences faces south with sunny balconies offering views of the lake
hen you live in a city full of fantastic food, it’s hard to imagine choosing to go hungry. So when I told people I was going to a fasting clinic for 10 days, the overwhelming response was ‘WHY?’ The answer was that since starting the 5:2 diet, I’d noticed that a couple of annoying niggles – like a permanently runny nose and falling into a near coma after lunch – would ease or stop altogether when I was fasting. So I started reading about the benefits. And I found an article about the Buchinger Wilhelmi clinic, on the shores of Lake Constance in southern Germany. Dr. Otto Buchinger founded the clinic in 1920, after curing his own rheumatism by fasting for 19 days. Since then, successive generations of his family have helped guests to lower their cholesterol, insulin and blood pressure levels, treat allergies, ease the pain of arthritis and – of course – lose weight. They’ve done this by running the clinic like a luxury hotel, with comfy beds, attentive staff and
every need taken care of. (Apart from the need to eat, of course.) To take your mind off that minor detail, there’s a packed daily program of activities, including meditation, exercises classes, guided walks and film showings. There’s also a fully equipped gym and a heated outdoor pool. If you’re feeling masochistic, you can even go to a cookery demonstration. FUEL FROM WITHIN But where does the energy to be active come from if you aren’t eating? During a fast, the body switches to ‘internal nutrition’. Put simply, that means it generates most of its energy from burning fat (hooray!). It also transforms proteins into glucose, to provide the brain with energy and to keep cell renewal going. So you’re still getting fuel – just without involving your digestive tract. But inevitably, the body needs time to adjust to this new mode. My second day in the clinic was a ‘digestive rest day’, which meant I ate three delicious fruit- and vegetable-based meals. I had my first appointment and
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Left and below: guests enjoy healthy, sophisticated wholefood on non-fast days
Right: the resort is situated in a landscaped park that slopes down to the lake shore
weigh-in with the nurse, saw a doctor, did a full blood test and booked the therapy sessions that came free with my package (personal training, nutrition and counselling). I felt chipper until about 6pm; then the headache hit. The next day, the first of my fast, was a challenge. I washed my 250 calories of thin vegetable broth down with litres of water, tea and a laxative called Glauber’s salt. The latter was so effective that it was soon apparent why they ask you to stay in your room for four hours afterwards. Exhausted, weak and headachy, I tried to remind myself why I was doing this by watching a film on the clinic iPad. I learnt that fasting is an essential animal activity – a way of surviving the winter. And as the average human body has 10kg of fat, we’ve got enough to survive for 40 days. So there really was no immediate danger of starving. I also felt better after my first hot liver compress. This is a hot water bottle that the nurse wraps in a towel around your middle, before tucking you in and telling you to sleep for two hours. At noon. It’s bliss. A TURN FOR THE BETTER The next day, I woke after a long, deep sleep to find that I felt okay. Still hungry – which for me never fully went away – but calm, rested and with enough energy to wander around the pretty town of Überlingen. In fact, apart from one morning when I felt weak and dizzy, I stayed in this relaxed state for the rest of the fast. I started to enjoy the daily routine – nurse check-up at 7.30am, a gentle exercise class at 8am, tea with honey in my room at 9.30am, fruit juice in the salon at 11.45am, hot liver compress at noon, a walk, swim or gym visit at 2.30pm, another hot water bottle at 4pm, back to the salon for broth at 6pm and in bed binge-watching Stranger Things by 9pm. I even, by some quirk of the schedule, got away with only having one
enema during my stay. (Although they apparently quell hunger pangs, so I might have benefited from having a few more.) A DIFFERENT KIND OF NORMAL After five days of this strangely soothing routine, it was time to break my fast – with apple compote and a single nut (go crazy!), followed by a deliciously thick soup in the evening. It felt like a feast after what I’d got used to. And the two 800-calorie days that ended my stay left me completely sated. So what were the health benefits of putting myself through all that? Well, my runny nose still ran, but a lot less than before. My back still ached, but the personal trainer gave me stretches that really helped. And of course, I lost weight – 7lb overall, with 2cm from my waist. I also found out that I’m very low in vitamin D, so I now take supplements. But three weeks after leaving the clinic, I’m still benefiting from the feeling of wellbeing that comes from rebooting your system. My energy levels and mood are still much more stable than before. I’m drinking far less coffee and eating a lot more vegetables. And because I find fasting much easier than before, I’ve kept the weight off that I lost by doing the 16:8 – where you do all of your day’s eating in one eight-hour window. The one downside? When I reintroduced red wine I came out in a rash on both forearms. I’ve decided to keep drinking it until that stops happening. (buchinger-wilhelmi.com)
Prices for a 10-day fast start at €2,590. This includes accommodation in a standard room, all activities in the daily programme, two medical consultations, a basic laboratory examination, fasting provisions and three free therapy consultations (for first-time visitors) or €250 worth of therapy vouchers (for everyone else). Shorter stays, featuring organic gourmet meals, are also available. For reservations, call +49 7551 8070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interiors news We think that this simple ceramics set represents pared back perfection
GEOMETRIC ELEGANCE Brand new to Jonathan Adler is the five-piece Antwerp collection, guaranteed to bring a sense of calm to your living space in warm, limed Mindi wood. Natural materials, organic textures and couture patterning merge to make each perfectly crafted piece one to covet. The nifty hexagonal coffee table takes centre stage. Antwerp coffee table, £1,450 (uk. jonathanadler.com)
NEW YEAR SIMPLICITY Come January, we all need a helping hand to get us motivated. Luckily, inspiration this month comes in the shape of a new lifestyle trend (had it with hygge?). The Japanese philosophy of ikigai – meaning ‘a reason to get up in the morning’ – is all about surrounding yourself with beautifully simple and thoughtfully-made products designed to make life a little easier. Find your ikigai this new year and embrace the simple life. Lamorran serving bowls, set of three, £62 (neptune.com)
H I B E R N AT E I N V E LV E T We fell in love with Blackpop’s painterly Pollock-esque wallcoverings last year. Now the wonderfully eccentric British brand have revealed a modular furniture piece that takes their plush, punk patterns even further. Described as a sofa/pouffe hybrid, the deep-buttoned velvet Pouffa is everything we need for opulent lounging this winter. From £790 (blackpop.co.uk)
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HIT THIS We’ve come a long way since BBC’s Changing Rooms, not least in the tech world. Homewings, the brainchild of Dutch designer Cornelia de Ruiter, is a supersmart service that matches homeowners with their own personal interior designer. Boasting a roster of over 200 professionals at hand to help you create your dream space – entirely online – the site offers a fuss-free and time efficient way to give your home a makeover, 2018 style. (homewings.co.uk)
No. 9 cushion in violet £79 (urbanavenue.co.uk)
Le Creuset stoneware coffee press in cassis £55 (johnlewis.com)
Faustine wide bedside table £375 (outthereinteriors.com)
Phoebe velvet bedroom chair £305 (sweetpeaandwillow.com)
Smart storage for the hallway: the credenza from the new Jonathan Adler Antwerp collection, £2,750, uk.jonathanadler.com
INSTANT REFRESH The new year gives us an opportunity to see our living space in a brand new light. Once the Christmas tree’s been dismantled and the cards have come down, it’s time to re-evaluate our immediate surroundings and give our habitat a satisfying detox. Apply a little mindfulness to your home this January and start as you mean to go on WOR DS A LI HOWA R D
It’s an old tradition amongst superstitious folk that at the strike of midnight on New Year’s Eve, you should open back and front doors to blow out the year just gone and welcome in the new. While this may seem like crackpot behaviour just as you’re supping Champagne and tipsily mumbling the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne, some age-old rituals still make sense in 2018, and giving our homes a blast of fresh air this new year – both literally and metaphorically – is something we can all get behind. Why not see in January with a thorough decluttering of the hallway and create a fresh, clean and calming space to come home to every day? Now’s the time to sort through the family’s rising collection of coats and boots and store away those lesser-used items. Treat yourself to some pretty trinket dishes to hold keys and Oyster cards, and find a permanent solution to that growing mountain of brown envelopes, such as the vintage brass letter holder you’ve had your eye on at the antiques market. Of course, clever storage is key so it’s wise to invest in a large, clean60 |
lined console that will house any bits and bobs you need to grab in a hurry as you’re rushing out the door. In the living room, the quickest, most efficient, and most affordable way to refresh your interiors is to change up the soft furnishings. You can bring an aged leather sofa back to life instantly with a new set of colourful scatter cushions, while underfoot, a pristine new rug brings immediate satisfaction – not least from its inviting smell of newness. And while a fresh lick of paint is an obvious feel-good trick (new year, new hue?), you can also refresh your four walls by curating your art collection or family portraits and finally getting around to hanging your favourite pieces for maximum effect. Splashing out on a whole new kitchen may not be on the cards right now but investing in a striking new feature splashback can certainly rejuvenate a kitchen that’s overdue an update. Shop around for beautiful reclaimed tiles that will give the space an attractive new focal point, or choose the simpler but no less impactful
option of specialist PVC kitchen wallpaper to brighten up the back wall. Think too about the accessories you chose to display on worktops and ensure it’s not just their functionality that awards them pride of place. If they don’t spark joy, store them away, and keep the space pleasingly clutter-free. Give your bathroom an instant boost with a new set of fluffy towels and chic ceramic accessories, and while you’re at it, perform a brutal audit of your toiletries. If you’re guilty of keeping a surplus of near-empty shampoo bottles on the side of the bath, now’s a good time to sort out your bathroom storage and even make a feature of it. Display only your fanciest products to create your own at-home spa, boutique hotel style. It’s guaranteed to banish the January blues. And in the bedroom, there’s nothing quite like a crisp new set of bed linen to bring about a sense of restoration and general wellbeing at the beginning of the year. Make it a resolution to keep your sleeping space a proper sanctuary this year.
Soothing bathroom scenes: Alison Cork for Victorian Plumbing, accessories from £19, victorianplumbing. co.uk
Make a splash: Kitchenwalls wallpaper splashback in Maroc, from £110, limelace.co.uk
Calming bedroom inspiration: the Jaipur duvet cover and pillowcase set, new for SS18, £55, johnlewis.com
Focus on soft furnishings: Habitat’s new Figurative collection, cushions from £25, Eye rug, £350, habitat.co.uk
INTERIORS AT H O M E W I T H
B R I A N WO U L F E INTERIOR DESIGNER
The founder and CEO of Designed by Woulfe transformed this late-Victorian mansion f lat into a sublime entertaining space that balances understated luxury with playfulness. What’s more, it’s dog proof…
caffolding shrouds the front of the St. John’s Wood Edwardian mansion block and there are boxes of tiles and builder’s paraphernalia on the landing outside Brian Woulfe’s first floor apartment – classics signs of a renovation in progress. Brian opens the door to me, shadowed by his adorable eight-month-old puppy, the deliciously named Chow Mein. But as I step into the apartment, it’s immediately apparent that this is very much a finished project (bar a few tiles being replaced on the front
balcony). The overall impression is of smooth planes of bold colour, punctuated by textured surfaces and mid-Century silhouettes with just a hint of Art Deco. It is, quite simply, stunning. It’s a far cry from the dark and gloomy space that Brian and his partner first encountered when they viewed the property. “The previous owner was a woman in her eighties, who’d lowered the ceilings by 1.5m and blocked up the fireplace to make the space easier to heat,” Brian tells me. “We had to strip everything back to the joists and replace pretty much
everything: wiring, plumbing, even the chimney breast. We did keep some of the original architraves, though, and an old wood panel on the bay window.” Incredibly, this massive project took just 10 weeks from start to finish. “Something of this scale would normally take around six months,” admits Brian, “but we called in lots of favours, and begged to jump queues. The kitchen was pre-planned, which helped, but the sequencing of the works was very complicated. In the final two weeks, sometimes there were 20 or so people in the house.” FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
Below, from top: subtle lighting is one of Brian’s trademarks; bepoke surfaces in the study; charred wood-effect bronze on the drinks cabinet. Opposite: a perfect balance of colour, light and texture in the master bedroom
Brian takes me on a tour of the apartment. The attention to detail everywhere is breathtaking: hand patinated surfaces, sleek chamfered edges on wardrobe and cabinet doors, a shagreen pattern cast in bronze on the headboard and bedside cabinet doors in the master bedroom. And incredibly sophisticated lighting, one of the most striking – or should I say subtle – features of this apartment. “I always start a project with a lighting plan,” explains Brian. The lighting is as beautiful as it is functional, from the low-level PIR inset lights in the skirting boards, to the ceiling lights in the master bedroom that throw pools of light on to the soft folds of the cashmere curtains (yes, cashmere). The teal velvet border on these gorgeous floorto-ceiling drapes, which perfectly matches the colour of the sumptuous upholstered headboard, was not, however, part of the original design. “Chow Mein chewed the bottom,” says Brian ruefully. This is a dog with seriously expensive tastes. Repeating shapes unify the space – the circular mirror in the sitting room is echoed by the wall-mounted ceramic artwork in the hallway and the globe-shaped pendant light above the dining table. Colour is a unifying element, too. Even though block colours dominate, every room has hints of colours from the other rooms – but there’s no white paintwork anywhere in the flat. “I’ve used an off-white, a pearlescent shade that’s softer, less brilliant than white,” explains Brian. “It’s so much easier to keep clean, especially on skirting boards, which are a major consideration with a dog like Chow Mein in the house.” The apartment is very much a place for living and relaxing. “It’s a feel-good space,” says Brian. Take the dining area – the Tom Faulkner table with marble top and custommade Lazy Susan was designed with 64 |
entertaining very much in mind. “It’s a great social table, we use it for playing games as much as eating. During the day I often sit and work at it, with my laptop and papers spread out all over it. The table seats eight people, and I made sure that we had enough seating for everyone in the living room, so that no-one had to perch on the arm of a sofa with their pre-dinner drink. We chose the Flexform swivel armchairs because guests can turn around and talk to us if we’re in the kitchen cooking.” Cast bronze surfaces are a striking feature of Brian’s home. The standout piece is the magnificent drinks cabinet in the dining area with its Shou Sugi Ban (charred timber) effect doors. Like every piece in this home, a huge amount of thought has gone into how it can enhance the room’s ambience. It’s backlit and when you open the doors, clever interior lighting provides another layer of illumination. Brian was in charge of all the interior design decisions, but the one thing that his partner was not prepared to compromise on was the large TV. “I had to concede that point. But I really didn’t want the screen to be the focus of the living room, so I found the most minimalist model that I could. I chose this particular shade of blue for the walls so that the black screen would recede into the space.” And just to prove that aesthetics and practicality can go hand in hand, the TV is on an arm that swings out into the room at right angles so that you can watch it while sitting at the dining table. I ask Brian how he’d describe his style. “It’s a classic/contemporary mix, with metallic accents – bronze and brass. It’s classic in the sense of the way that the space is organised, with the bay window as the focal point for the dining area, the fireplace is the focal point of the living area. But it’s a relaxed, liveable
The flat is a classic/contemporary mix, with metallic accents. It’s classic in the way that the space is organised… but it’s relaxed and liveable FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
space, not at all precious. I want guests to feel comfortable in it, not to be worried about spilling something on the rug, or where to put their glass down. We have a dog, so we have to be practical – the flooring is engineered wood that’s sealed and can be sanded back, the rug isn’t an expensive silk one and can easily be replaced.” There’s a playfulness at work here, too. From the Arte wallpaper in the guest bedroom with its giant flamingos, to the artwork in the corridor created from a piece of broken skateboard and the trio of brass pineapples sitting on the coffee table, there are little whimsical touches throughout the apartment that soften its classical edges. Does he have a favourite piece? Brian ponders the question for a moment. “My orchid bowl has followed me everywhere,” he says. “I bought it in Thailand, and it’s a bit battered and bruised now, but in a refined interior like this that makes it even more interesting.” So why did Brian decide to put down roots in St. John’s Wood? “I’m a country boy at heart,” he says, “I grew up on a farm in Ireland, so I need to be near green spaces. Here, we’re close to Regent’s Park and Paddington Recreation Ground. The streets are very wide and tree-lined, so you have a real sense of space. Plus, the master bedroom has a balcony and overlooks a garden with glorious mature trees.” Another draw was the apartment’s perfect east/west orientation. “The sun pours in through the kitchen and dining room windows in the morning, and it sets over the garden behind the master bedroom. So the flat is drenched in light all day long.” After the grand tour, we sit down in those supremely comfortable Flexform swivel chairs for a coffee and a chat about Brian’s career to date, which hasn’t exactly followed a traditional path. “I was a concert pianist,” he reveals. “But I realised that spending six to eight hours a day 66 |
sitting on my own practising wasn’t really for me. So I decided to move away from performing and set up my own classical music label, Landor Records. I was also interested in interior design and had helped people out on various projects. Then I moved to Thailand where I worked with a developer on a big project. He liked my attention to detail, and what had been a hobby up to that point, turned into a career.” Since his first project in Thailand, Brian has worked all over the world: New York, Majorca, Sydney and the Hollywood Hills. “I’m just about to
start another project with an old New York client who has bought a new apartment,” he tells me. But his main focus now is on the UK, and alongside his private client projects, Designed by Woulfe is talking to a number of developers. “I’m helping them change direction with their show flats. So many new development interiors are a bit characterless, with a very neutral palette. I think that developers could be braver with colour – interiors should have personality.” And personality is something this apartment certainly has in spades. (designedbywoulfe.com)
Clockwise from top left: a circular mirror softens the geometry of the living room; a flock of flamingos in the guest bedroom; sleek surfaces in the kitchen; cosy throws and a knot cushion add texture to a bedroom; the fireplace was reinstated to become the focal point of the living room; quirky skateboard art: a commission by Kate Harrison
10 TOP TIPS TO ENSURE A SMOOTH SALE Thinking about putting your property on the market in 2018? Simon Nosworthy, Head of Residential Conveyancing at Osbornes has the lowdown on what to do now to avoid frustrating delays later 1 Find out how big your outstanding mortgage is, and whether there are any early redemption penalties. If you contact your mortgage provider they should be able to provide this information in writing or over the phone.
Locate the title deeds for the property. They may be with your mortgage provider if you have one; however, many mortgage lenders no longer hold title deeds, so they may have been passed to you when you purchased the property, or if you recently re-mortgaged. The deeds might also be with a solicitor that you have used in the past. It is especially important to check this when selling a leasehold property – it can be really useful to have the original lease if it is available. 2
3 Locate all planning permissions for recent work done to the property. You should definitely have paperwork available for work that required planning permission in the last 10 years. If these documents have been lost, you should be able to obtain copies from the local authority. 4 Locate all building regulations consents for work done at the property. For example, if you have had replacement windows installed since April 2002, you will need building regulation consent or a FENSA certificate from the installer. Also, if you have had a new boiler installed after 1 April 2009 you will need to provide a Gas Safe certificate. Boilers installed before that date require a CORGI certificate. You should be able to obtain copies of lost documents from the local authority or online from the certificate provider.
Gather together all warranties and guarantees for any works done at the property, such as 5
replacement windows, cavity wall installation, timber or damp treatment. If these documents have been lost, you should be able to obtain copies from the guarantee or warranty provider.
leasehold, and you also have a share of freehold owned by a company that is limited by share capital, then you need to ensure that you have the original share certificate to hand.
6 If your property was built in the last 10 years then you should locate the original home building warranty that would have been supplied by a provider such as NHBC, Zurich or Premier Guarantee, to name just a few.
Taking the time to locate and obtain the documents and information listed above can save days or even weeks at the end of the sale. You can avoid the needless frustration that so many sellers feel when exchange is delayed because the buyer’s solicitors are “still waiting” for documents such as FENSA certificate or ground-rent receipt. If you pull together this basic documentation as soon as your house is put on the market, you will have time to obtain any lost documents before a sale is agreed and the legal work begins.
7 Obtain a set of recent utility bills (the water bill is most important, but your legal representative will probably also ask for a council tax bill and possibly also electricity). If you pay your bills by direct debit, make sure to get an annual statement from the utility provider and give that to your legal representative instead. 8 Locate notices that you have received in relation to neighbouring properties such as party wall act notices or notices of planning applications and decisions for these properties. 9 Arrange an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years. It also provides information as to how you could make your home more energy efficient. An EPC is required for every sale. If you are selling through an estate agent, your estate agent can assist you with getting your property assessed. 10 If yours is a leasehold property, request an up-to-date ground-rent receipt from your landlord or managing agent. If your property is
To speak with Simon on any property issue you can contact him on 020 7485 8811 or e-mail on simon.nosworthy@ osborneslaw.com
Osbornes is approved by the Law Society under their Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). This scheme provides a recognised quality kitemark for approved residential conveyancing practices. osborneslaw.com
NOTTING HILL Notting Hill’s colourful houses are testament to its edgy past. And though the neighbourhood has smartened up its ways, you just have to scratch the surface to discover the area’s real bohemian spirit. From its annual carnival, second in size only to Rio’s, to its colourful flea market on Golborne Road and provocative street art, Notting Hill’s creative diversity is plain to see. Tourists flock to Portobello Road Market, a rummager’s delight boasting a two-mile stretch of stalls selling everything from
antiques and curiosities to fresh fruit and flowers. In search of sustenance after all that? We challenge you to resist the delicious aromas from the market’s street food vendors, while swankier fare is on offer at the likes of two Michelin-starred The Ledbury and newcomer Core. It’s easy to see why so many are happily at home in Notting Hill PHOTOGR A PHY KATHY A N N E LI M
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In the 19th century, Notting Hill was dominated by a racecourse – the Kensington Hippodrome – which was built as a rival to Epsom and Ascot. Covering 140 acres, the course was only in operation for five years, from 1837 until 1842. It eventually closed due to lack of financial success and the area was redeveloped. The church of St. John the Evangelist now stands on the hill that was home to the original site’s grandstand.
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Clockwise from top left: the ohso inviting pool at BodyWorksWest; rustic charm at Portobello Ristorante Pizzeria; all of Melt’s creations are lovingly hand-made on site
MELT CHOCOLATES, W11 There are chocolates, and then there are Melt chocolates. The go-to boutique for cocoa connoisseurs, Melt sells the most sublime handmade creations. There’s also a working kitchen in the store, so you can watch – and better still, smell – them being made. What’s not to love? Local resident Rosie Loftus is a huge fan: “It’s the best place in London for a chocolate fix. I defy anyone to walk away empty-handed once they’re through the door and get a hit of that fabulous aroma. And the packaging is gorgeous, too.” 59 Ledbury Road, W11 (020 7727 5030; meltchocolates.com)
BODYWORKSWEST, W11 A seriously smart boutique gym, with a laid-back vibe, this is the place to get fit in W11. “A great gym, very central and very popular,” says Chestertons’ Iain Begg. Members enjoy the best of both worlds: a light, airy gym with state of the art fitness facilities, and a luxurious pool and spa complex. Added to this, there’s a chic members’ area where you might bump into some of the neighbourhood’s more famous residents sipping on an espresso, grabbing some fruit on the go or flicking though the complimentary newspapers and magazines. 11 Lambton Place, W11 (020 7229 2291; bodyworkswest.co.uk)
PORTOBELLO RISTORANTE PIZZERIA, W11 This eaterie is extremely popular with the Notting Hill crowd, who love its rustic vibe and the covered outdoor terrace. It’s a firm favourite with Di Gong at Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings: “Portobello serves authentically Italian food. They’ve got an extensive menu, but the pizzas are particularly good – you can order by the yard. And the staff are incredibly friendly. A great local restaurant.” 7 Ladbroke Road, W11 (020 7221 1373; portobellolondon.co.uk)
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OUR AGENTS SAY… SAVILLS “Property in Notting Hill is really eclectic, from grand stucco-fronted villas, interspersed with red brick mansion blocks, to smaller terraced houses. This variety means it appeals to families, couples and downsizers alike.” Abigail Frankish KNIGHT FRANK “Ledbury Road, with its glamorous reputation, is a very popular street in Notting Hill. Not only known for its fashionable boutiques and restaurants, the pretty parade of houses and quaint cobbled mews make it a highly desirable residential area, too.” Arthur Lintell
LITTLE BLACK BOOK MELANIE DAVIS The founder of Body Frock loves Notting Hill so much that she has recently opened her studio store there.
KFH HOLLAND PARK “Prime house prices may have fallen from their 2014 peak, but our recent sales suggest we may be entering a more stable phase – transaction levels in Q4 2017 have shown a marked improvement. We forecast that the prime central London market will remain fairly flat over the next two years, but we believe the market fundamentals will underpin demand over the longer term.” Keith Gorny
STREET HEARTS NOTTING HILL
St. Luke’s Mews With its cobblestones, wisteria-clad walls, Juliet balconies and original stable doors, this narrow mews is one of the area’s finest. Though it may be located in the centre of the action, it feels delightfully peaceful
Portobello Road Meandering almost the length of Notting Hill, this is an obvious choice, but with its countless market stalls, buzzing energy and colourful houses, it’s little surprise the road has featured so heavily on screen, and in music and literature
Clarendon Road In the heart of the Ladbroke Conservation Area, the part-stucco fronted houses along this wide thoroughfare are some of our favourites, and the road is also home to some gorgeous independent boutiques
“My favourite day of the week has to be my ‘catch up day’, trundling around my most adored area ever; Notting Hill. I can get everything sorted within a square mile. The day would definitely start with a fabulous coffee at the Electric House where I can chill and work through my to-do list, or catch up with a girlfriend or a client. I’m spoilt for choice when I get to Wild at Heart for my weekly flowers – they always have my faves in stock! I so often end up deciding on a new colour option for my collection after being inspired by a wonderful flower. I mustn’t forget to mention another special place where I love to catch an informal dinner: with fabulous food and great service, Chucks is the perfect local. Finally, it is so exciting to have recently opened the Body Frock boutique; it’s fast becoming the ‘go-to’ shop for a special frock! The Garden Studio, 18 Westbourne Terrace, W2 (020 7036 0101; bodyfrock.co.uk)
N U R T U R I N G E XC E L L E N C E Chepstow House School welcomes its first Year 7 and Year 8 pupils in 2018
Located in the heart of Notting Hill, Chepstow House School is an independent, co-educational school that takes children from Reception to Year 8. It also provides a nursery, Little Chepstow, for children aged two and a half upwards. The school is part of the prestigious Alpha Plus Group, which owns and operates 20 leading independent nurseries, schools and colleges, including Pembridge Hall School for Girls, Wetherby School and Wetherby Preparatory School. Chepstow House School’s guiding principle is to “discover
the best in every child and challenge them to go beyond their expectations.” Since the school welcomed its first pupils in 2010, this approach has proved highly successful, as the school’s 2014 Ofsted report reveals. Rated “outstanding”, according to the report the school has “a highly nurturing and welcoming ethos, where pupils enjoy learning, are focused and make rapid and often outstanding progress.” In 2018, Chepstow House is set to welcome its first students into Years 7 and 8.
At Key Stage 3, a crucial point in a child’s education, the school will offer a balanced curriculum that will not only extend the love of learning developed further down the school, but also prepare pupils for Common Entrance. Pupils in Years 7 and 8 will benefit from the opportunity to continue strengthening their horizons through the strong sport, music, art, drama and science departments already established in the school. Mindful of the challenges of the transition to senior school, Chepstow House offers expert support to both parents and children at this time, and has cultivated strong relationships with both co-ed and single sex schools that offer places at 13+. As a co-educational school, Chepstow House regards education as a preparation for life beyond the school gates – a world in which boys and girls are not segregated along gender lines. While the school enjoys significant academic success, it also places great emphasis on social and personal development. These aspects are
nurtured by the school’s happy and purposeful family environment. For a school in such a central location, Chepstow House is extremely fortunate to be housed in a spacious building, with superb facilities that include a gymnasium, general playground area, double height hall/dining area and state-of-the-art IT. Extra-curricular activities and societies are an important part of life at Chepstow House. The school offers an extensive range, from skateboarding to film club. Thanks to its central London location, the school is able to offer opportunities for learning outside the classroom through visits to museums, galleries and other cultural attractions. The school is over-subscribed; admission in the Reception year is based on the date of registration, entry in Years 3, 4, 7 and 8 is by assessment. For details, please contact Linda Farrow at email@example.com. Chepstow House School 108a Lancaster Road, W11 (020 7243 0243; chepstowhouseschool.co.uk)
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Schools THE SHORTLIST Chepstow House School and Little Chepstow Nursery Independent day school and nursery for pupils aged 2.5 to 13 years (020 7243 0243; chepstowhouseschool. co.uk) Wetherby PrePreparatory School Independent day school for boys aged 2.5 to 8 years (020 7727 9581; wetherbyschool.co.uk) Notting Hill Preparatory School Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 4 to 13 years (020 7221 0727; nottinghillprep.com) Maria Montessori School, Notting Hill Independent co-ed nursery and day school for pupils aged 2.5 to 6 years (020 7435 3646; mariamontessori.org)
A passion for pastoral care The Independent Schools Inspectorate evaluates schools for it, there’s a national association dedicated to promoting it and the Independent Schools Association runs courses on it. Pastoral care has shot up the education agenda in recent decades. But what is it, and how can you tell if your child’s current or prospective school does it well? “Pastoral care is about nurturing and supporting the whole child, so they can achieve their academic and personal potential,” says Seth Bolderow, headmaster of Wetherby Senior School. “It’s not about removing obstacles, but about giving them the tools and strength of character to deal with those obstacles. So when exams and social pressures come along, they can cope.” In independent schools, pastoral care is delivered by tutors (supported by heads of section and a deputy head pastoral), with counselling available. But it’s part of every teacher’s role to look out for children who may need help. The aim is to create a culture where children feel comfortable to talk about worries or concerns, explains Seth. To establish if your child’s school has this culture, he suggests asking: 1 Who will be your point of contact if you’ve got a concern about your child? For a boarding school, it’ll be a housemaster or mistress. But with a day school, you need to check if there’s someone who will see your child every day.
2 What will that person’s contact be with your child? Will it just be in small groups, or will there be any oneto-one time? And who can they escalate issues to? 3 What will the school do if someone notices a downturn in academic work, or a change in mood? What support can they call upon or refer pupils to? 4 What’s the school’s personal, health, social and economic (PHSE) curriculum? When and how do they cover topics like sex, drugs, alcohol, social media and internet safety? 5 Finally, how do they tackle bullying? Good practice isn’t just to punish the bully. It’s to provide restorative justice, rebuild relationships and explore what made that child bully in the first place.
ANGELA BARR CHEPSTOW HOUSE SCHOOL How would you sum up the school? A happy, purposeful environment in which children enjoy learning. What makes it different? Our superb building is almost unique for a London prep school; the outside space, with a playground, allweather pitch, garden and wild play area,
means we can have both sport and playtime on site. Our classrooms are large with natural light and the self-contained nursery has its own secure outside space. What’s your personal educational ethos? I look upon education as an important aspect of preparing children for life outside school, where boys and girls aren’t separated. I’m
proud that Chepstow House is extremely successful academically, but that social and personal development are equally important. How do you look after the wellbeing of your pupils? We give them the opportunity to learn how to play happily and respect their peers. The class and school rules reflect the importance
of our ethos: that all children behave considerately to each other, join in, cooperate, share, make friends, respect each other and tolerate differences. Chepstow House School and Little Chepstow Nursery, 108a Lancaster Road, W11 (020 7243 0243; chepstowhouseschool. co.uk)
E X PA N D I N G H O R I Z O N S Wetherby Senior School is set to grow with the opening of its new Sixth Form Centre this September
September 2018 sees two new exciting developments at Wetherby Senior School. The opening of a second building, Hannah House, only a few minutes’ walk from the original building on Marylebone Lane, will double the size of the school. The new building will house a number of academic departments, a library and a spacious dining hall, as well as providing rehearsal and teaching space for the Music Department.
This summer is also the first time Year 11 students will sit their GCSE examinations. Year 11 are pioneers – they will become the first Sixth Form students in September next year. The development of Hannah House has given the school the space to create a Sixth Form Centre in the heart of the original building, which will have study and relaxation space as well as a café that boys can use throughout the day. The Year 11 pupils have been involved in the planning of many aspects of the Sixth Form, and will continue to help as the school finalises plans for their space. Boys who move into the Sixth Form will be able to build on the skills they have learnt as they have moved up through the school. Philosophy and thinking skills are built into the timetable from Year 7, helping the boys to develop into critical, creative and independent thinkers who know how to question what they are told and have their own opinions. These skills
will prove invaluable as they move into A Level study, where they will be expected to take more responsibility for their academic progression. Whilst the school encourages and helps them to learn independence, the pastoral support that is a key part of the Wetherby education will continue in the Sixth Form. The boys will all have a tutor to turn to for help and guidance with their studies, their university applications and dealing with the pressures that go along with aiming for the top universities in the UK or abroad. A programme of lectures will stimulate them academically and prepare them for the challenges that are to come in the future. Links are being built with girls’ schools in the area; this will allow boys to engage in a wider variety of activities and collaborate on the stage, in music ensembles and in charity endeavours. All of which will help them to build the skills to become effective leaders of the student body in their final year and make the most of the opportunities that will be presented to them in the next stage of their education. Boys are able to join Wetherby Senior School at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Parents who are interested in finding out more should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit or book onto the next Open Day on Saturday 12 May. Wetherby Senior School 100 Marylebone Lane, W1U (020 7535 3530; wetherbysenior.co.uk)
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LANSDOWNE ROAD, W11 A magnificent family home located within the Ladbroke Grove Conservation Area. This period property has an astonishing sense of light and space, which is evident as soon as you enter the impressive entrance hall on the raised ground floor. Highlights include a glorious reception/dining room with a feature bay window, three further reception rooms, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, guest bedroom suite, media room, gym and roof terrace. This is London living at its finest. Guide price £19,975,000, Savills (020 7535 3300; savills.com)
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NEEDHAM ROAD, W11 This stunning Grade II listed semidetached family home dates from 1850 and occupies a premium position in the heart of Notting Hill. Sitting pretty between Westbourne Grove and Artesian Road, it offers elegant, extremely commodious accommodation with five double bedrooms, three bathrooms and a perfectly proportioned double aspect drawing room. A morning room with glazed doors leading onto a delightful courtyard garden adds to its considerable charm. £4.95 million, Hamptons (020 7034 0404; hamptons.co.uk)
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ST. LUKE’S ROAD, W11 High ceilings, original cornicing, feature fireplaces and a host of other period details lend character to this spacious family house. Conveniently located close to shops, restaurants and transport links, its elegant proportions accommodate four bedrooms, three bathrooms (two en suite) and generous living space, which make it ideal for entertaining. With a roof terrace and courtyard garden, there’s plenty of outdoor space, too. £3.6 million, Bective Leslie Marsh (020 7221 0330; bective.co.uk)
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Designed for family living, these 9 elegant townhouses with stunning Georgian facades incorporate the highest specification and finishes, combined with views towards the River Thames and Barnes Wetland Centre from private roof terraces and balconies. These exceptional new homes are between 4,375 – 6,150 sq ft and comprise 4/5 bedrooms, an impressive kitchen/breakfast room, 4 formal reception rooms, as well as generous leisure spaces including a gym and cinema/TV den, leading onto private covered courtyard gardens. Each property also features a private west backing walled garden with rear pedestrian access to the Thames towpath. Bishops Row on Stevenage Road is in the Bishop’s Park Conservation Area, and just a short walk from Fulham’s vibrant centre, tube stations, bus services, and the excellent choice of local schooling.
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Light up your life MAX DE ROSEE De Rosee Sa How did you get into architecture? I’ve always been imaginative so I’m drawn to creating things. I knew from 16 years old that I wanted to study architecture, but I had a wobble on leaving school where I toyed with the idea of being an artist. One year of art school and I was sure I wanted to pursue architecture. Art is too abstract. What can you offer clients that others can’t? Very considered interior layouts, attention to detail and a passion for materials. We offer a high level of service and flexibility and make the whole process enjoyable! What’s your personal ethos? The more you work on something, the better it gets. Describe your dream project Converting a period building into an art museum. What’s your top tip for lighting a home in winter? The colour temperature of your light bulbs has a huge impact on the quality of light: make sure you’re using ‘warm’ light bulbs, especially with LEDs. What advice would you give to someone looking for an architect or interior designer? Make sure you like them as a person as it’ll be a long and intimate journey! De Rosee Sa, 87 Notting Hill Gate, W11 (020 7221 5495; deroseesa.com)
Suffering from the January blues? There’s a simple answer: use lighting to create a warm, cosy and inviting home. “January makes you want to hunker down with friends and family for what the Danes call ‘hygge’,” says Michele Haynes, interior designer and property stylist for sale. “Lighting can create that warmth. But in the UK, we haven’t yet cottoned on to how crucial it is to use dimmers to make our lighting soft.” Her advice? “If you only do one thing, ask an electrician to adapt your overhead lights onto a dimmer. It’ll enable you to vary the mood in your home.” Michele has six more tips for lighting up your life: 1 Make the most of the daylight you have. Swap your light-blocking curtains for horizontal Venetian blinds.
They come in many lovely colours and finishes, from pastel wood to aluminium. And you can angle them so you can enjoy the view while keeping your privacy. 2 Get reflective. Swap your current lights (or just the shades) for ones made of copper, brushed gold or glass – trending now, they’ll add interest and bounce the light around. Curiousa & Curiousa (curiousa.co.uk) do some beautiful shades. 3 Mix up your textures. Too much glass can be cold and harsh, so mix it with tactile products, such as wood. The steam-bent oak lights from Tom Raffield (tomraffield.com) are simple but decorative. 4 Create little lighting vignettes around the room. Tom Dixon’s Beat Lights make
for lovely floor lights in a corner or by a sofa (tomdixon. net). Candles in glass holders are great on a mantelpiece. And decorative bulbs like those from Tala (talaled.com) would look beautiful on bookshelves. 5 Use lighting to create interesting spaces and shapes. Uplighters make spaces appear bigger and fresher: try a rope light or simple track lights under your kitchen cupboards. Or fit wall washes, which cast light up and down to create a lovely shape. You can even put portable directional uplighters on the porch to welcome your guests.
Haynes Interiors creates bespoke, elegant and contemporary interiors for Central London properties. Contact Michele Haynes on 07984 884408 or visit haynesinteriors.co.uk
People in the trade: Notting Hill 1. NIC Electrical Installation Company: General electrical work, repairs and installations (020 8144 3400; nic-eic.co.uk)
3. Nu-Line: Builders’ merchants with two stores and 11 specialist departments, including lighting (020 7727 7748; nu-line.co.uk)
2. All Square Lighting: Independent, family-run lighting specialist with a showroom and a design service (020 7727 0606; allsquarelighting.co.uk)
4. De Rosee Sa: Award-winning, design-led architectural and interior design practice (020 7221 5495; deroseesa.com)
5. EX Maintenance: Decorating and general building work (07903 880380) 6. Ellmann Reiss: Complete bathroom and shower room design and supply service (020 7792 3379; ellmannreiss.com)
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Is now really a good time to put my house on the market? The best time to put your house on the market really depends on what makes sense for your situation. Now is as good a time as any, but only if the price is right. Property prices in London have drifted slightly and are likely to remain fairly static this year. Knowing this, you need to ensure that the asking price is correct and reflects current market conditions. Look at what else has sold in the immediate area recently and then price competitively.
CELEBRATE LONDON How lucky are we to live in the most vibrant, diverse, creative and dynamic city on earth? Over the past 12 months, Bective’s #CelebrateLondon campaign has been flying the flag for our fabulous Capital, showcasing everything that makes it so special, from its world-renowned architecture and design, to its famous inhabitants. Over the past year, Bective has commissioned some stunning illustrations for the campaign: a shark with echoes of Damien Hirst’s dead masterpiece, a portrait of London Zoo’s late lamented Guy the Gorilla, and The
Ivy’s signature harlequin stained-glass windows. January’s illo is an homage to our favourite London emporium, Liberty. Since opening its doors in 1875, the store has championed creativity and eccentricity – qualities that are close to every Londoner’s heart. (bective.co.uk)
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Favourite sale? This particular person wandered into my office five years ago and bought a lovely flat in Hampstead. They were delightful and friendly throughout,
and they’ve referred other clients who’ve bought, sold and rented via us. They’re still a favourite client of mine and everyone in the office. Favourite haunts? Soho for its buzz, Selfridges for the variety, The Ledbury for the excellent food, and Hampstead Heath for the walks and views, the ponds and the wildlife. Favourite place to grab a coffee? The Coffee Cup on Hampstead High Street. Where do you go for head space? Walking around Hampstead Heath. What’s your hidden talent? Dancing.
Period property or new-build? I like both but prefer period. Take one person, dead, alive or fictional, out in London – who and where? Sherlock Holmes to tea at The Ritz, where we could chat in quiet comfort. Aliens attack – which London landmark would you save? The tunnels under the Houses of Parliament so I could mount a retaliatory strike. Creature comfort you can’t live without? My smart TV with all the extra channels.
New homes GREEN AND PLEASANT THE BEAUMONT, NW11 With the wide-open spaces of Golder’s Hill Park and Hampstead Heath on the doorstep, but within easy striking distance of the City and Central London, this new development truly offers the best of both worlds. Sitting pretty in the heart of Golder’s Green, it comprises 21 two- and three-bedroom apartments, plus four three-bedroom duplex apartments, all featuring balconies and private gardens. Wellproportioned and light-filled, the apartments are designed for 21st century comfort and convenience, with bespoke kitchens, premium fixtures and fittings and full underfloor heating throughout. Residents also benefit from a video entry system, day-time concierge and secure underground parking. From £1,165,000, Glentree (020 8731 9500; glentree.co.uk)
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Three Victorian industrial structures have been transformed into spectacular modern homes in this landmark development. A triumph of modern design, the 145 apartments sit within the original gasholders’ 1867 cast iron frames. The public areas are simply breathtaking – the main entrance has a cantilevered canopy over a three-storey, sky-lit atrium and residents have the run of a lush rootop garden. The interiors are no less impressive, to show off the extraordinary geometry of these structures, each of the apartments has curved walls reflected with mirrors, complemented by warm woods, stone, resin and metal surfaces. Industrial chic at its most luxurious. From £810,000, Knight Frank (0333 077 0200; gasholderslondon.co.uk)
This terrace of nine elegant townhouses is situated in the Bishops Park Conservation Area, just moments from the River Thames and the towpath. Ranging between 4,000 and 6,000sq ft, they offer exceptionally spacious family accommodation and are built to the highest of specifications. Expect a marble hallway, bespoke kitchen and staircases, and a formal drawing/ dining room that occupies the entire first floor. Innovative features include a covered lower courtyard garden with ‘walk-on’ glass floor, and roof terraces on plots 8 and 9 offering spectacular views over the River Thames. Excellent local amenities and transport links add to the appeal. From £4,995,000, Octagon (020 8481 7500; octagon.co.uk) FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
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MILTON CLOSE HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB N2
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SUPERB FAMILY HOUSE A well presented five bedroom family home with off street parking, situated in this desirable and quiet, cul de sac on the south side of the Suburb, adjacent to Holne Chase. This delightful home has been well extended and provides 2574 sq ft (239.13 sq m) of accommodation over three floors Approached via an ample driveway, to the ground floor is a spacious entrance hall, with reception room, family room, exceptional kitchen/dining room, spacious utility room and guest cloakroom. The first floor provides a large hallway, principal bedroom suite with en-suite shower room and terrace, plus two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the second floor there is an additional bedroom and another smaller bedroom or study. Further benefits include a lovely rear garden with patio area to the rear of the property is well proportioned. The house is located within 0.3 miles from the Heath Extension and 0.4 miles from the amenities of the Market Place. The property is subject to a yearly Hampstead Garden Suburb Scheme of Management charge which amounts to approximately ÂŁ125.00 per annum. 4-5 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | reception room | family room | exceptional kitchen/dining room | large utility room | guest cloakroom lovely garden | private terrace | off-street parking | EPC= D JOINT SOLE AGENT
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LISBURNE ROAD, HAMPSTEAD HEATH, NW3 An outstanding Victorian house providing quality fixtures and fittings throughout, along with many original features of the period. There is terrific entertaining space spanning the whole ground floor, leading to an attractive west facing garden. Wonderful accommodation for the growing family is offered throughout the upper three floors, with five/six bedrooms, three bathrooms and a lovely private roof terrace. The property is within a short walking distance of Hampstead Heath and the excellent bus and rail links to the West End and City. Double Reception • Five/Six Bedrooms • Fully Fitted Poggenpohl Kitchen • Family Bathroom • Two Shower Rooms • Utility Room • Roof Terrace West Facing Garden With Large Wine Cellar • RPZ • EPC TBC
£2,295,000 - Freehold - Sole Agent This office also handles residential lettings
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CLIFTON ROAD, CROUCH END, N8 This magnificent semi-detached period residence with circa 3,000 sq. ft. of space is large enough to suit even the most demanding of families. With 5 double bedrooms, this stunning property, which is in ready to move into condition, is priced to sell. The accommodation is bright and well planned, and the high ceilings throughout add to its sense of scale. Master bedroom with bathroom en suite, 4 further double bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, double through reception room, kitchen/family room, play room, off street parking, landscaped garden, RPZ. EPC D
VIEW CLOSE, HIGHGATE, N6 An opportunity seldom available to purchase a modern detached house designed by the architects Dinerman, Davison & Hillman and built in the 1960’s. The house is nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac which is approached via View Road in the Kenwood area of Highgate. The accommodation is arranged over two floors and comprises: 4 bedrooms, master with en-suite bathroom, family shower room, lounge, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, guest cloakroom, garage with further off-street parking, southerly facing garden, RPZ. EPC D
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020 8348 8131
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West Hampstead, NW6 ÂŁ1,425,000 Share of Freehold A beautiful four bedroom , two bathroom lateral apartment, offering close to 1,500 sq. ft. in a prime mansion building set in the heart of West Hampstead Village. Hamptons Hampstead 020 3151 5470 email@example.com. EPC: C
St. Johns Wood, NW8 Offers In Excess of ÂŁ9 00,000 Leasehold A truly outstanding two bedroom apartment in a modern building located in the heart of St. Johns Wood. It comes with a private balcony (in excess of 20') with views facing Lords Cricket Ground. Hamptons St Johns Wood 020 3369 3381 firstname.lastname@example.org. EPC: C
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WHEATLEY STREET, MARLEBONE W1
A well presented upper maisonette in the heart of Marylebone Village
£2,695,000 STC JOINT SOLE AGENT
This extremely quiet maisonette is presented in very good decorative condition and will appeal to those wanting to be in the very hub of Marylebone as well as being in an extremely quiet location at the same time. Other benefits include a very long lease and low service charge. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES: Open Plan Reception/Dining/Kitchen * Master Bedroom Suite with Ensuite Bathroom * 2nd Bedroom with Ensuite
Shower Room * Guest WC * Study Area * Private Entrance * Balcony * Video Entry System * Hardwood Flooring * Independent Heating & Hot Water * EPC Rating D * Leasehold 134 Years
ROSSETTI HOUSE, HALLAM STREET, W1 A bright fifth floor apartment in an elegant 1930’s block
£1,495,950 STC SOLE AGENT
GREAT VALUE: An opportunity to purchase a well presented apartment, superbly located in a quiet, charming 1930’s cul-de-sac with sunny west facing aspect. The apartment is ideally positioned for the highly celebrated Marylebone High Street, Regent’s Park and the more uber cool locale of Boho. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES: Entrance Hall * Reception Room * Dining Hall * Kitchen * 2 Double Bedrooms * Bathroom * Passenger Lift * EPC
Rating D * Leasehold
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PORCHESTER SQUARE, W2 An unmodernised one bedroom apartment, set on the first floor of this fine period white stucco fronted building. The flat has a wonderful view of Porchester Square, plus its own small balcony. There is potential to create a mezzanine floor in the flat, due to the very high ceilings (subject to usual permission). Porchester Square is situated in Bayswater, close to Royal Oak tube station and a wealth of independent shops and restaurants ONE DOUBLE BEDROOM, RECEPTION ROOM, KITCHEN, TWO BATHROOMS, BALCONY
LEASEHOLD APPROX. 90 YEARS REMAINING
WYNDHAM PLACE, W1 Stunning first floor apartment set within this fine Georgian building. This large studio flat boasts high ceilings and picturesque views of St Mary’s Church. Wyndham Place is one of Marylebone’s premier locations and is within easy access of Baker Street tube station and Regent’s Park. Please note there is an additional store cupboard in the communal landing that houses the hot water cylinder, plus some storage STUDIO APARTMENT, KITCHEN, ONE BATHROOM
LEASEHOLD APPROX. 999 YEARS REMAINING
SHOULDHAM STREET, W1 An opportunity to acquire this super Georgian house. Ideally located on this lovely residential street, the house offers flexible accommodation and has been extended to provide super living space and a great decked terrace. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this fine home MASTER SUITE WITH BATHROOM AND DRESSING AREA, 2-3 FURTHER BEDROOMS, LARGE DRAWING ROOM, CONSERVATORY, KITCHEN, OPEN PLAN DINING AREA, FAMILY BATHROOM, GUEST WC, PATIO, TERRACE
BURWOOD PLACE, W2 Spacious and bright two bedroom apartment with a balcony on the 14th ﬂoor a popular gated development. EPC rating C. 2 Bedrooms, Reception, Kitchen, Bathroom, Cloakroom, Balcony, 24 Hour Porter, Lifts
£650 PER WEEK *fees apply *£264 inc of VAT to include tenancy agreement & referencing per property. Please contact us for further information.
HYDE PARK SQUARE, W2 Lovely family house, arranged over four ﬂoors, with off street parking and balcony. The house is located in the heart of Connaught Village and just a short walk to Hyde Park an Oxford Street. EPC rating D. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 cloakrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, utility room, balcony, off street parking UNFURNISHED
£1650 PER WEEK *fees apply *£264 inc of VAT to include tenancy agreement & referencing per property. Please contact us for further information.
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HAMPDEN GURNEY STREET, W1 A beautifully presented 2nd ﬂoor three double bedroom purpose built apartment just moments from Oxford Street. The accommodation comprises a large reception with open plan kitchen, three double bedrooms, shower room, two bathrooms (en-suite) and balcony. Added beneﬁts include lift and secure underground parking. Hampden Gurney Street is wonderfully located just a short walk from Marble Arch tube station, Edgware Road, Marylebone, Oxford Street and the open spaces of Hyde Park. VIEWINGS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED LEASEHOLD 138 years unexpired (approx.)
ORCHARD COURT, PORTMAN SQUARE, W1H An exceptional and stunning interior designed ﬁve bedroom lateral apartment extending to 2,603 square foot on the second ﬂoor of one of the ﬁnest buildings in London. This apartment has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, creating a truly spectacular London apartment, beneﬁting from exceptional entertaining space with a spacious double reception room, large fully ﬁtted Poggenpohl kitchen/dining room, four en-suite bedrooms, 5th bedroom with separate bathroom, cloakroom & utility room. LEASEHOLD 86 years unexpired (approx.)
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CANNON LANE HAMPSTEAD VILLAGE NW3 A SPECTACULAR NEW 6 BEDROOM HOME OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN Designed by Claudio Silvestrin, this stunning modern family home is a breathtaking piece of architecture. With a swimming pool, spa, sauna and gymnasium this house has everything you desire and more. Accommodation: Entrance hall, reception room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, cinema room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, four further bedrooms, three further bathrooms (two ensuite), staﬀ bedroom with self contained access. Amenities: Swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasium and treatment area, lift, 5 balconies, 3 terraces, garden, two car garage with car-lift, three plant rooms, sub basement storeroom.
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PORTLAND PLACE, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A unique opportunity to buy a lateral apartment in one of the most sought after buildings in Marylebone. The apartment is approximately 2,344 sq.ft. (218 sq.m.). This rare apartment benefits from four bedrooms, four bathrooms and is situated on the third floor of a beautifully presented residential building. The apartment is in need of refurbishment and would make an ideal family home in the heart of Marylebone Village, London W1. Portland Place is ideally located for the boutique shops and restaurants of Marylebone High Street, as well as the green open spaces of nearby Regent’s Park. Great Portland Street Station is approximately 0.2 miles away. Please see website for full details
SHARE OF FREEHOLD PRICE ON APPLICATION
DEVONSHIRE MEWS SOUTH, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A wonderful, four bedroom mews house arranged over three floors to rent in this sought after, quiet mews situated just off Devonshire Street. The house is presented in extremely good condition having recently been refurbished to a high standard throughout. It boasts two large double bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor with a fabulous outdoor patio. On the second floor is a spacious open-plan contemporary kitchen, dining and reception room with wood flooring throughout and a guest cloakroom. The top floor comprises a large master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and plenty of storage and another double bedroom and family bathroom. For those that need to commute both Bond Street and Baker Street Underground stations are a short walk away. Please note that the garage is not included. Please see website for full details
£1,750 PER WEEK
+44 (0) 20 7486 4111
CAMBRIDGE GATE REGENT’S PARK NW1 FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED £4,500 PER WEEK PLUS FEES PRINCIPAL AGENT
A spacious four/five bedroom, six bathroom duplex apartment arranged over the raised ground and ground floors of one of the most prestigious terraces in Regent’s Park. This bright apartment provides excellent family space and benefits from two spacious reception rooms, a dining room, a media room, a study, a kitchen with breakfast room, a separate mews house and stunning views of the Royal parkland and gardens.
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ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES 4/5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, utility room, porterage, mews house, private parking, EPC=C.
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An exceptional ground floor south facing garden flat which is set on a quiet residential road in the popular Whitehall Park area. The property benefits from many character fixtures and fittings, with a newly fitted kitchen and modern appliances including an instant boiling water tap and wooden floors throughout. The flat is also within walking distance of Archway tube and Highgate Village.
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LITTLE VENICE, LONDON W9
A rarely available garden and ground floor maisonette offering spacious (approximately 121 Sq m) accommodation with a large shared garden leading onto the sought after Crescent communal garden. The maisonette is well presented with high ceilings,wood floor throughout and spacious living space in this fashionable location. En-Suite Bathroom. Shower Room. Cloakroom. Reception Room with Open Plan Kitchen. Gardens. EPC Rating: E
ÂŁ1,195 per week
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020 7319 9783
£290 pw Furnished
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St John’s Wood
£2,000 pw Unfurnished
5 Bedrooms | Reception | 5 Bathrooms | House Private Terrace | Garage | EPC – C | Sole Agent Hampstead 020 3503 0553
£595 pw Furnished
2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Communal Garden | Parking | EPC – D | Sole Agent Highgate 020 3503 0892
£995 pw Unfurnished
£610 pw Unfurnished
4 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Private Balcony | Communal Garden | EPC – E
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ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A spacious and newly refurbished 3 bedroom apartment (approx. 1,208 sq.ft. / 112.2 sq.m.) on the 4th floor of this excellent and conveniently located portered block, a few minutes walk from the Underground station (Jubilee line) and the excellent shopping facilities in and around St John’s Wood High Street. Large Reception Room ■ Eat in Kitchen ■ 3 Bedrooms ■ 3 Bathrooms (1 En Suite ) ■ Lift ■ Porter ■ Communal heating and hot water is included in the rent ■ EPC D £1,275 per week
ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A spacious, light and bright 2 bedroom flat (approx. 940 sq.ft. / 87.3 sq.m.) on the 9th floor located in this contemporary development behind Lords Cricket Ground. Century Court is a portered block situated at the corner of Grove End Road and St John’s Wood Road providing easy access to St John’s Wood High Street, Underground station (Jubilee line) and Regent’s Park. Reception Room ■ Kitchen ■ 1 Bedroom ■ 1 Bathroom ■ Lift ■ Porter ■ Roof Terrace ■ Communal heating and hot water is included in the rent ■ EPC C £595 per week
105 ST. JOHN’S WOOD TERRACE, LONDON NW8 6PL
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