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Exclusive interview

Alexandra

ROACH As A Guide to Second Date Sex launches, we talk accents and artistic ambitions

CUDDLE UP Layer your living space for a look that will see you through to spring

BEAUTY TO BEHOLD Take a tour of the home of NESSA Organics founder Fiona Toomey

LOCAL LOVE Discover why fashionable Mayfair has stolen our hearts this month

FEBRUARY 2020

PLUS What to do this month The best London Property Market advice and insight


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February 2020

The definitive guide to London living 60 61

Editor’s letter Liz Skone James What do you think about our stunning makeover? I couldn’t love it any more, and what a fabulous cover to launch the allnew Fabric. Alexandra Roach looks utterly mesmerising, and her interview was pretty captivating, too. We caught up to chat about her new film, A Guide to Second Date Sex: a modern love story, set in London and full of laughs. Out on 14 February, it might just make the perfect Valentine’s date plan. Film not your thing? How about a hitting the designer shops in Mayfair, treating your beau to a relaxing spa treatment, or booking a romantic meal for two? Find the low-down on the Capital’s hottest new restaurants on our food pages, where you’ll also discover a delicious recipe from the brilliant Bryn Williams. There’s little better than a warming bowl of risotto on a cold winter’s evening, so cosy up with your date and enjoy. On which note, we’ve got ideas aplenty for updating your soft furnishings with a snuggly, layered look that’s just right for this time of year. Discover all of this and more in this issue, and do let us know what you think – we’d love your feedback. We’ll be back with more in March…

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51 Travel

43 Style&wellbeing

57 Interiors

The Welsh star tells us about her new film and her plans for the future, and reveals why she’ll always love London

Indulgent treats, and the new fitness studio that looks set to change the way you look and feel

Cosy up: with winter at its worst, our focus turns to ways to add warmth with soft furnishings

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As the owner of a skincare brand, it goes without saying that Fiona Toomey’s home is a thing of beauty

Reap Magazines Ltd Glentree Estates Trevor Abrahmsohn Goldschmidt & Howland Philip Green Savills Jonathan Hewlett Dexters Richard Page Aston Chase Mark Pollack

Heading to the slopes? Do it in style. Plus, tips for family holidays, romantic stays and eco-focused breaks

65 Local love

47 Food&drink

Mayfair: home to designer shopping aplenty and more Michelin stars than any other district in the capital

Cook up a storm in the kitchen, or head out to eat, we’ve got all the inspiration you need

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A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON BUYING, RENTING AND SELLING HOMES.

RANDOLPH AVENUE, W9 1DJ £2,499,950 JOINT SOLE AGENT Subject to contract A newly refurbished stunning three double bedroom garden apartment with its own private entrance located in this handsome double fronted period building. The property has a rarely found 79ft private garden, and has been extended to provide a seamless flow from inside to outside. The use of skylights and bi fold doors give a light and spacious feel. There are fitted wardrobes in all three rooms and two stunning en suites and a shower room with Grohe fittings; and separate utility room. There is partial underfloor heating, Seimatic kitchen with Miele PureLine appliances. The property is located 0.1 miles to Maida Vale station (Bakerloo Line). Own Private Entrance | Open Plan Reception Room/Kitchen | Master Bedroom With En Suite Bathroom | Second Bedroom With En Suite Bathroom | Third Bedroom | Separate Shower Room | Separate Utility Room | Double Fronted Period Building | 79 Ft Private Garden | Leasehold | EPC Rating: C

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001

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HANOVER HOUSE, NW8 7DX £3,500,000 SOLE AGENT Subject to contract A bright and spacious (188 sq. m/2029 sq. ft) family apartment set on the top (fifth) floor of one of St John’s Wood’s most sought after mansion style buildings benefitting from a lift and porter. Located at the southern end of St John’s Wood High Street, within 175 meters of Regent’s Park this three bedroom property (formerly four bedrooms) has two reception rooms, kitchen, four bath/shower rooms and a guest cloakroom. Please note that this property is currently tenanted, therefore vacant possession cannot be guaranteed immediately.

Three Bedrooms with En Suite Shower Rooms | Family Bathroom | Guest WC | Double Reception Room | Kitchen | Entrance Phone | Passenger Lift | Porterage | Leasehold | EPC Rating: E

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001

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CANNON LANE HAMPSTEAD NW3 A CONTEMPORARY MINIMALIST HOME This 21st century house fuses stunning interior design with sustainable materials. The project is conscious of its impact on the environment. The inclined site on which it stands maximises privacy from the street while allowing for an abundance of natural light to pass through the rear elevation to illuminate the sublime interior. The property is located just minutes from Hampstead Village and Hampstead Heath a highly desirable location that attracts many high profile and discerning individuals. Accommodation: Entrance hall, reception room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, 5 bedrooms, dressing room, 2 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, cinema room. Amenities: Lift, garage with car lift, landscaped garden, 3 terraces, 4 balconies, roof garden, swimming pool, gym, spa facilities.

St John’s Wood Sales

£19,500,000

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ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 A SUBSTANTIAL FAMILY HOUSE IN A PREMIER LOCATION Arranged over four floors this freehold home is presented in good condition throughout with off street parking and an large garage. This truly wonderful family home is set back from the road and features a considerable 62 x 39 ft garden. Cavendish Avenue is located on the west side of St John’s Wood, and is within walking distance of both St. John’s Wood High Street and St. John’s Wood Underground Station. Accommodation: Entrance hall, reception room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, library/study, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 guest cloakrooms, sauna. Amenities: Large garden, terrace, gym, storage, parking.

St John’s Wood Sales

£6,795,000

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SPRINGFIELD ROAD ST JOHN'S WOOD NW8

SET BEHIND A CARRIAGE DRIVEWAY, A BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS LATERAL DETACHED FAMILY HOME (290 SQ M/3,131 SQ FT) OF VERSATILE FAMILY ACCOMMODATION ARRANGED PRINCIPALLY OVER TWO FLOORS. The property benefits from a 65ft south-facing landscaped rear garden, a single garage and off-street parking for several cars. Springfield Road is located within close proximity to The American School in London, St John’s Wood High Street and both Swiss Cottage & St John’s Wood Underground Stations (Jubilee Line).

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Principal Bedroom with Dressing Room, ‘His & Her’ En-Suite Bathroom Shower Room & Balcony, Three/Four Further Bedrooms (One with En-Suite Shower Room), Family Bathroom, Fully Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Drawing Room, Reception Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Laundry Room, Guest Cloakroom, Store Room, 65ft x 56ft South-Facing Garden, Single Garage, Carriage Driveway with Parking for Several Cars. EPC=D.

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020 7402 9494 16 Park Road, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SH Facsimile: 020 7724 7055 Email: enquiries@bargets.co.uk

Impressive detached house in prestigious private road Courtenay Avenue, N6 Set behind a sweeping carriage driveway, an impressive detached house in one of London's premier roads immediately opposite Kenwood House. The property provides family orientated accommodation of 5,390 sq ft/500 sq m set around a magnificent double height reception hall, and features mature gardens extending to 0.45 of an acre. Courtenay Avenue is a prestigious private cul de sac protected by guard operated security gates monitoring access to the road 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Drawing Room • Dining Room • Elegant Panelled Study • Family Room • Custom Built Kitchen • Master Bedroom Suite With Dressing Room, Bathroom And Balcony • 5/6 Further Bedrooms • 3 Further Bathrooms • Bedroom 7 /Playroom • Staff Kitchen / Potential Ensuite To Playroom • Double Garage • Double Height Entrance Hallway • Sweeping Carriage Driveway Providing Parking For Several Cars • 150 Landscaped Rear Garden.

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Outstanding substantial detached house Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 An outstanding substantial detached house approached by a carriage driveway, which was rebuilt approximately 10 years ago. The house which is approximately 8,000 sq.ft, occupies a magnificent plot backing onto Hampstead Golf course. The property is found in excellent condition throughout and benefits from a magnificent indoor swimming pool. Reception Hall • Reception Room • Dining Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Study • Guest W/C • Boot Room • Games Room • Swimming Pool • Utility Room • 5 Bedrooms All With En-Suite Dressing Rooms And En-Suite Bathrooms • Carriage Driveway • Rear Garden.

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RE D IN GTON ROA D | HAM PSTEA D | NW3 OCCUPYING AN ELEVATED POSITION ON THIS PRESTIGIOUS ROAD IN HAMPSTEAD, IS THIS IMPOSING DOUBLE FRONTED AMBASSADORIAL-STYLE DETACHED RESIDENCE, OFFERING IN EXCESS OF 7,600 SQ FT (713 SQ M) OF ACCOMMODATION AND APPROACHED VIA A SWEEPING GATED CARRIAGE DRIVE.

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This magnificent home has been the subject of a detailed and comprehensive refurbishment providing elegant and well-proportioned accommodation with an emphasis on luxury and bespoke features throughout. The accommodation is accessed via a grand reception hall leading to an impressive 45' open-plan reception/family room/ custom-built kitchen as well as a 28' dining room and wall panelled study.

The grand staircase leads to the first floor which offers a well-appointed master bedroom with custom-built dressing room & en-suite bathroom and there are three further double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms on this floor. The second floor is arranged as two bedrooms and an impressive family/games room with a double vaulted ceiling and terrace overlooking the rear gardens, plus there is a spiral staircase leading to the loft room. The house is further enhanced by a staff bedroom suite and utility room on the lower level, a mature 138' west-facing garden, large integral garage and off-street parking for several cars. The property is located within 100 metres of Hampstead Heath and the extensive facilities of Hampstead Village (Northern Line) are within half a mile radius.

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An attractive and well-presented three storey town house extending to 1897sqft/176.2sqm. This freehold property offers well planned family accommodation with off street parking for two cars and a private rear garden. Arranged with two reception rooms and four bedrooms the house is enviably situated within this highly sought after residential location positioned on the East side of St Johns Wood. EPC Rating: C

SOLE AGENT

St John’s Wood Sales t: 020 7586 3111 e: sjw.sales@chancellors.co.uk 88 St John’s Wood High Street, London, NW8 7SH

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Embassy House W E S T

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This recently refurbished two double bedroom apartment is situated on the raised ground floor and benefits from wooden floors throughout, fitted wardrobes and an abundance of natural light. The flat boasts stylish and contemporary fixtures and fittings and further benefits include a luxury modern bathroom suite, a separate WC and a Share of the Freehold. Embassy House is conveniently located giving access to both West Hampstead's vast transport links and Finchley Road amenities EPC Rating: D

Hampstead Sales t: 020 7794 1151 e: hampstead.sales@chancellors.co.uk 55 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 6UG

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LOCAL EXPERTISE, INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION Email: sales@glentree.com

020 8458 7311

INGRAM AVENUE, NW11 £8,500,000

JOINT AGENT

Occupying a wider than average plot on the lower slope of this sought after avenue close to the Heath Extension, a charming and well maintained family home spanning 6903 sq ft (641 sq m) over three storeys. This spacious and handsome home benefits from a large carriage driveway, a south facing garden enjoying views across the Turners Wood Bird Sanctuary, a 620 sq ft Games Room on the second (top) floor and air conditioning to the principal rooms.

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ENTRANCE HALLWAY: LIVING ROOM: DINING ROOM: FAMILY ROOM: STUDY: KITCHEN/ BREAKFAST ROOM: UTILITY ROOM: GUEST CLOAKROOM: MASTER SUITE WITH TERRACE, SPACIOUS BATHROOM & DRESSING ROOM: SIX FURTHER SUITES: SEPARATE CLOAKROOM: GAMES ROOM: REAR SOUTH FACING GARDEN: GARAGE: CARRIAGE DRIVEWAY PROVIDING AMPLE OFF STREET PARKING. EPC Rating E.


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LINNELL DRIVE, NW11 £6,950,000

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JOINT SOLE AGENT

A rare opportunity one of Hampstead Garden Suburb’s most important houses set in a plot of 0.8 acre with direct access onto and with views over the Hampstead Heath Extension. Planning consent is in the process of being renewed for a substantial extension and leisure floor added to extend the property to over 18,000 sq ft. Linnell Drive is a quiet no through turning located off Hampstead Way and adjacent to Hampstead Heath Extension.The existing house can be refurbished to a high standard providing an excellent family residence with extensive grounds.

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RECEPTION HALL; DRAWING ROOM; KITCHEN; DINING ROOM; LIBRARY; STUDY; STAFF SITTING ROOM; UTILITY ROOM; BUTLERS PAMTRY; WINE CELLAR; 2 GUEST WCS; 13 BEDROOMS (7 WITH ENSUITES, 3 WITH DRESSING ROOMS, 3 WITH SHARED BALCONY); 3 FAMILY BATHROOMS; LINEN STORE ROOM; LAUNDRY ROOM; STORE ROOM; GARDEN AND SUMMER HOUSE;GARDEN ROOM; DOUBLE GARAGE; CARRIAGE DRIVEWAY.

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Mayfair Showroom 66 Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 3JL 35 offices in central London and over 70 across the capital

West Heath Road, NW3 ÂŁ4,250,000

Set over two floors, this four double bedroom apartment has been finished to a high standard. There are two large reception rooms, a separate kitchen/breakfast room, three bathrooms and a south facing terrace, perfect for entertaining friends and family. The home benefits from underground parking for two cars, lift access and a porter, energy rating b. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DL T: 020 7433 0273 E: hampsteadsales@dexters.co.uk

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Queens Grove, NW8 £12,950,000

Occupying a prominent corner plot on the east side of St John’s Wood is this elegant white stucco fronted house. This substantial period home has six bedrooms, a double reception room and a dining room. There is off-street parking for several cars behind electric gates and a rear garden. In addition to the main property, there is a separate mews house included within the title. Dexters St John’s Wood. 4 St Ann’s Terrace, London, NW8 6PJ T: 020 7483 6300 E: stjohnswoodsales@dexters.co.uk

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WILLIAM COURT, NW8 36 1984 - 2020

020 7722 7222 105 St John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 6PL email:

A beautiful, refurbished, 2 double bedroom 2 bathroom apartment situated on the ground floor of this highly regarded and sought after portered development. The property offers bright and spacious accommodation and benefits from a large reception room, eat in kitchen and utility room. William Court is located on Hall Road, within walking distance of the excellent shops, restaurants and amenities of St John’s Wood High Street & the Underground Station (Jubilee Line). ENTRANCE HALL • RECEPTION ROOM • KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM • UTILITY ROOM • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM • BEDROOM 2 • BATHROOM • PORTERAGE • COMMUNAL TERRACE • LIFT

stjohnswood@behrandbutchoff.com

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QUEEN’S GROVE, ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 An exceptional newly refurbished period house (3,851 sq ft / 358 sq m) situated behind electric gates in this sought after location. This family home is presented in excellent decorative order throughout and provides versatile accommodation, whilst benefiting from a 74ft rear garden and off street parking for 2/3 cars. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • DRAWING ROOM • STUDY • 30’ KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM • FAMILY/TV ROOM • MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM AND WALK-IN DRESSING ROOM • 5 FURTHER BEDROOMS • 3 BATHROOMS (2 EN-SUITE) • SHOWER ROOM (EN-SUITE) • 2ND GUEST CLOAKROOM • UTILITY ROOM • PLANT ROOM • STORAGE CUPBOARD. FREEHOLD

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36 1984 - 2020

020 7722 7222 105 St John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 6PL email:

stjohnswood@behrandbutchoff.com

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Mark Nash Associate Director mark.nash@sandfords.com

213-215 Gloucester Place Regent’s Park, NW1 6BU T: 020 7723 9988 E: sales@sandfords.com

PARK VILLAGE WEST REGENT’S PARK, NW1

£3,650,000 LEASEHOLD

A beautifully presented and recently refurbished stucco residence set within the much sought after Crown Estate within easy reach of numerous local amenities and the open spaces of Regent’s Park. The property boasts charm, character and attention to detail comprising three/four bedrooms, three bathrooms, three reception rooms, an eat-in kitchen, a utility room, a stunning rear garden and off street parking for two cars. Park Village East is located on the eastern edge of Regent’s Park and to the south of Camden. EPC Rating E.

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213-215 Gloucester Place Regent’s Park, NW1 6BU T: 020 7723 9988 E: sales@sandfords.com

NEW CAVENDISH STREET MARYLEBONE, W1

£1,850,000 LEASEHOLD

An elegant and extremely spacious two double bedroom, two reception, apartment situated on the first floor of this well maintained period building which is ideally located in the heart of Marylebone Village. The apartment benefits from high ceilings, feature bay windows, wooden floors and could easily be used as a three double bedroom apartment by using the second reception room. The property is located at the western end of New Cavendish Street giving easy access to the numerous boutique shops (Waitrose and Tesco within two minutes walk), cafés and restaurants of Marylebone High Street, the West End, local schools and open spaces of Regent’s Park. EPC Rating C.

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et behind a large carriage driveway is this spectacular detached family home. This property is located on a prime residential street in Hampstead Garden Suburb and has a beautifully maintained west facing garden.

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Guide price ÂŁ4,700,000 Knight Frank Hampstead craig.draper@knightfrank.com 020 7317 7955

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unique opportunity to purchase a newly designed and renovated period house with a stylish modern interior. Set on a peaceful residential road, this magnificent and newly renovated house offers a stylish modern interior, private parking, a swimming pool and spa. 9 B E D R O O M S | 7 B AT H R O O M S | 4 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S | S W I M M I N G P O O L | G A R D E N | F R E E H O L D | E P C C A P P R O X I M AT E LY 8 , 4 9 2 S Q F T | M A I D A VA L E U N D E R G R O U N D S TAT I O N 0 . 2 M I L E S S T J O H N ' S W O O D U N D E R G R O U N D S TAT I O N 0 . 6 M I L E S .

Price on application Knight Frank St John's Wood james.simpson@knightfrank.com 020 7586 2777

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Gated detached home Westover Hill, Hampstead, NW3 Golders Green Station: 0.8 miles Reception room, kitchen, dining room, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, study room, cinema room, cloakroom, swimming pool, sauna, integral double garage, large garden, off street parking for 2 cars, EPC = E

Freehold | 5,613 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ4.75 million

Peter Brookes Savills Hampstead Residential Sales 020 7472 5036 pbrookes@savills.com

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Neoclassical terrace house Cumberland Terrace, Regents Park, NW1 Regents Park Underground Station: 0.7 miles Grade I listed, 5 reception rooms, 2 kitchens, 5 bedrooms (3 en suite), 2 further bathrooms, 2 guest cloakrooms, wine cellar, 2 courtyards, terrace, balcony

Leasehold, approximately 92 years remaining | 4,693 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ12.95 million

Zach Madison Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park Residential Sales 020 3043 3609 zmadison@savills.com

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NORFOLK ROAD ST JOHN'S WOOD NW8

First time on the market in 40 years. A low-built detached property with planning, ideally situated on one of the best roads in St John’s Wood. The property enjoys rare privacy and quiet and further benefits from a double garage with additional off-street parking and a south-facing garden.

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A deceptively low built five bedroom, six bathroom detached contemporary house on Westover Hill, Hampstead, NW3, with its own indoor swimming pool and a large wrap-around lawned garden. There is also a substantial loft that potentially offers 623 sq ft of extra bedroom/entertaining space that could be converted subject to the usual consents. Integral double garage and off street parking for two cars behind gates. 4

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An imposing, double fronted and detached family home on Stormont Road, Kenwood, N6 with stunning southerly facing landscaped gardens, set behind a gated carriage driveway and situated on a prime residential road within the prestigious Kenwood area of Highgate. Well located between Hampstead and Highgate Villages with their excellent transport links, vast range of amenities and for the open spaces of both Kenwood House and Hampstead Heath. Energy Efficiency Rating - F38

Highgate Sales 020 8347 2600 . Hampstead Sales 020 7435 4404

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Part Two: Maternality Until 15 February, Richard Saltoun

From writer, art historian and curator Catherine McCormack comes a group exhibition that explores maternal politics and embodiment. Featuring works by, amongst others, Eleanor Antin, Helen Benigson, Judy Chicago, and including Robyn Leroy-Evans’ Because I Love You, 2017 (pictured), the show focuses on themes of reproduction and the materiality of maternal bodies – without holding back on the visuals. An eye-opening, multi-disciplinary exhibition on the beauty and brutality of early motherhood. 41 Dover Street, W1S (020 7637 1225; richardsaltoun.com)

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EXHIBITION

Gianfranco Zappettini: The Golden Age 7 February-11 April, Mazzoleni

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Blithe Spirit 5 March-11 April, Duke of York’s Theatre

Starring actor, comedian, screenwriter and all-round national treasure, Jennifer Saunders, Noël Coward’s 1941 comedy returns to the West End for a strictly limited

six-week run. Novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth are haunted at a séance when an eccentric medium inadvertently conjures up the ghost of Charles’s first wife, Elvira. In its first outing at the height of World War II, Blithe Spirit proved a popular distraction. Such light relief will not be lost on today’s audiences. It’s just the tonic, in fact.

This Mayfair exhibition focuses on a completely new series of paintings by the Italian artist. Investigating the symbolic meaning of gold, not just as a precious material but as metaphysical and spiritual perfection, Zappettini, whose studies in Taoism, Zen, and Sufism are intrinsic to his work, proves gold to be so much more than a colour on his palette. 27 Albemarle Street, W1S (020 7495 8805; mazzoleniart.com)

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8-9 February, Olympia London There are 1.3 million listed building owners across England and Wales, and a fair few of them are right here in the Capital. Whether you’re already on the ‘listed’ list and thinking of renovating your home, or you’re considering buying a listed property and feeling rather daunted by the prospect, take note. This weekendlong expo will give you the chance to meet with experts offering advice on everything from mortgages to maintenance; house history to energy efficiency. Expect practical demonstrations, panel talks, and invaluable one-to-one chats. Hammersmith Road, W14 (01795 844939; lpoc.co.uk)

THEATRE

Leopoldstadt Until 13 June, Wyndham’s Theatre

OPERA

Carmen

Until 27 February, ENO

In a world premier, Sonia Friedman Productions presents a brand new play by Tom Stoppard. Leopoldstadt is directed by Patrick Marber (who last collaborated with the playwright on Travesties in 2017) and promises to be Stoppard’s most humane and heart-breaking drama to date. Set in Vienna, it is the story of a family who made good – but it was not to last. In the fifty years that follow, they discover what it really means to be Jewish in the first half of the 20th century. A passionate play of love, endurance and loss, and one that’s not to be missed.

Bizet’s Carmen is widely considered one of the greatest operas ever written, and with good reason: it combines passion, high drama, beautiful storytelling and of course, those epochal melodies –Escamillo’s rousing Toreador Song is enough to make even seasoned opera-goers leap from their seats. Calixto Bieito’s 2020 production, sung in English, is set at the tail-end of Franco’s regime in the ’70s and features mezzo Justina Gringytė in the title role with Ashley Riches as Escamillo, while rising stars Sean Panikkar (José) and Nardus Williams (Micaëla) are set to make their ENO debuts.

Charing Cross Road, WC2H (0844 482 5151; leopoldstadtplay.com)

Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, WC2N (020 7845 9300; eno.org)

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INTERVIEW

Screen International Star Of Tomorrow 2011 and Children in Entertainment award winner Alexandra Roach talks about her latest film role and explains how she is shaping a career for herself as an adult PHOTOGRAPHY by KENSINGTON LEVERNE STYLING by AIMEE CROYSDILL | MAKE UP by JUSTINE JENKINS HAIR by ALEX PRICE | SET by NIENTA NIXON

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ccents can be tricky in interviews. So many times I have pored over recordings, playing sections back over and over again, trying to make out names and places. But Alexandra Roach’s soft, south Wales accent is crystal clear and lilting, I could listen to her speak all day. Though she was a veteran of Welsh soap Pobol y Cwm by her early teens, and won the award for Best Juvenile Actor in a Soap at the Children in Entertainment Awards in 2003, the accent almost did for her adult acting career before it had really begun, she tells me. “I was still at RADA at the time,” she recalls, “and I had just signed up with my agent who had sent me on my first audition. I was so nervous and it was in the old BBC building, you know where they filmed Live & Kicking, and I felt like, oh gosh, I have seen this so much on telly; it’s a bit overwhelming. So I was really nervous and I go in and this old guy was the director and he was so well spoken, and he asked me where I was from, and I told him: ‘Wales, Swansea,’ and he just blanked me and turned to the casting director and said, ‘oh no, she’s not right,’” she laughs. “So I said, ‘I’m not going to do it in this voice, I’m going to do it with an English accent,’ and he was like, ‘no, honestly, there’s no point’. He just wouldn’t look at me, he wasn’t listening to me, and I could feel my bottom lip trembling as if I was going

to cry,” she admits. Though it hurt at the time, it was no great loss – indeed a big, careerdefining film role was just around the corner. Fresh out of drama school, Alexandra was offered the part of a young Margaret Thatcher in biopic The Iron Lady, sharing the character with Meryl Streep. “It was an amazing experience. A massive milestone for my career,” she tells me. “I went in most days and just watched Meryl on set, just to see how she worked. It was a great experience as a young actress, to see somebody who was so brilliant and talented, and kind to everyone. And to see how she was leading the film and the crew, and how she was with everybody. It was really inspirational actually, to see that you could be kind and be a leading lady as well; a really important lesson.” The biographical nature of that role was particularly appealing to Alexandra. “I enjoyed the whole process of that, diving into her life, and her biographies and getting underneath her skin,” she tells me. “You know, you don’t have all of that information available to you when you are just inventing a character. I think going forward I would love to get back into that,” she nods. Although, of course, there isn’t always a great deal of choice when it comes to acting. “It’s a tricky one, but you have got, potentially, not a lot of control over what jobs come your way,” she shrugs. And, of course, for those just starting out, there’s not always the

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luxury of being able to pick and choose between those jobs. “I heard Stephen Graham on Desert Island Discs recently,” Alexandra recalls, “and he said that if you are a painter and decorator, when you first start out, you’re not going to be like, ‘oh, I’m not going to take that house because I don’t like the colour’ – you just have to crack on and paint the house. I think that when I was just out of drama school, it was such a scramble to get any work that when I was actually on set, I felt sort of lucky that I was there. But I am fortunate that the projects that I was offered have stood me in good stead in my career. But the older I am getting, the more experience I have under my belt, I find that I can be more selective with the jobs that I take. I don’t think that I have any regrets with the jobs that I have turned down though – I trust my instincts,” she smiles. Most recently, those instincts have led her to British comedy, A Guide To Second Date Sex, out this month, in which she plays Laura, the lead female role, opposite George MacKay. “It’s a modern love story about two people living in London, that meet on a night out, and then arrange to meet again,” Alexandra explains. “And it’s all about how when you are out, and you meet someone, it is really organic and natural, but then the pressure comes with a second date. So, it’s a funny, awkward take on that.” What appealed to her about the role? “The script is really charming

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and funny. There are lots of funny moments in it,” Alexandra explains, adding, “I hadn’t done comedy in a really long time, and I thought it would give me a chance to flex those comedy muscles. And to work with George – I worked with him years and years ago on one of my first films, it was called Private Peaceful, so it was great to work with him again, and because we knew each other, we knew how to make one another laugh. It just seemed really organic.” Comedy is definitely something she would like to do more of this

year. “For me it has always been a passion, and something that I strive to get better at. In my own life, if I’m watching things at home, comedies are my go-to really. I love drama comedies, so anything maybe a bit darker…” she ponders. She has, she tells me, been flexing other creative muscles. “I have been writing for the last year, and I have got a few projects in development with different production companies and different organisations shall we say, but I can’t actually say too much more on that…” she tails off apologetically.

“I can say that I am looking forward to developing my writing more,” she smiles. “I am learning so much about how to develop a TV show. And I have set up a company with my best friend, in Bristol, called Yes Mate Productions. We’re focusing on doing different projects about women. As a young woman, I am always looking to podcasts and novels from women, to make sure that I am on the right track, if that makes sense. I am always looking for inspiration, from older women especially. I’m like,

will it be ok, is this how it’s meant to be – you know, about life. And I think recently I have realised that all of that knowledge that I was seeking from elsewhere, other women, it is in me already. So I am channelling that in my writing, and I am really enjoying that process at the minute,” she reveals, excitedly. After ten years living in north London, Bristol is now home for Alexandra, but she will always hold a special place in her heart for the Capital. “I loved the independence that living in London affords you; the ability to get lost in a city,” she muses. “Of course, when I first moved up that was quite intimidating. I felt really tiny in this massive city of people, but over time I came to really enjoy that feeling. Having a sense of anonymity, and waking up and having such a huge variety of options in terms of choosing what to do with my day. There’s always something to do that falls within your interests. And I miss the sort of buzz of that – but I just wanted to buy a house really, and I had to move out of London for that!” she shrugs with a grin. And, of course, work will always bring her back here… A Guide to Second Date Sex is in cinemas from 14 February

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The Spa at The Beaumont While we Londoners are lucky in many ways, I often feel sad that we don’t get to stay in the Capital’s world-class hotels – it’s hard to justify a night in a suite when our own kingsize bed is less than five miles away… But arguably even more invigorating than pocket sprung mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets are the hotel spas, about which I feel no such guilt. A new favourite has to be the hushed subterranean world at The Beaumont Spa, which announced its partnership with OSKIA last year. A sparkling Deco-fabulous white wonderland of marble and twinkling mosaic tiles, it is a world away from the bustle of Mayfair overhead. Inspired by the Turkish baths at the revered Royal Automobile Club, it is small but perfectly formed, featuring a plunge pool, Hammam table, sauna and steam room, and a secluded relaxation area. The three treatment rooms offer a menu of facial and massage treatments, from which the OSKIA Signature Glow Facial is undoubtedly a highlight. Described as a ‘non-surgical facelift’ it promises to ‘illuminate the skin and leave face, body and mind

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feeling rejuvenated and skin brighter, hydrated and toned,’ all achieved through the use of specialised facial and eye contour massage techniques, lymph drainage and acupressure. It is 75 minutes of pure bliss. My therapist begins with a thorough cleansing routine to clear my skin of impurities, followed by a scrub and steam to facilitate the oh-so satisfying, but mildly uncomfortable, extraction process that comes next. Then an AHA mask is applied to shift any remaining dull skin cells. Afterwards, blissful massage, not just on the face – my neck, back and arms are treated to the warming oils, too. I’m so Zen-ed out afterwards that I can’t face returning to reality just yet, so I slope off to the relaxation area in my gloriously over-sized gown. Dressing afterwards in the gleaming changing room, I can’t help admiring my new complexion. Even without make up my skin looks fresh and dewy. The perfect antidote for city skin. LSJ

Looking for something extra special for your Valentine? Or just for yourself… How about a completely bespoke, monogrammed bag? Aspinal’s Chameleon Tote allows customers to create their own version of the famous Midi Marylebone bag (beloved of Pippa Middleton and Fearne Cotton). Whether you want to go colour clash crazy, or keep things understated and refined, using the new interactive service you can choose colours for the bag, handles and straps, and then select how you’d like your monogramming to appear. An invitation to get carried away… £895 (aspinaloflondon.com)

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If you’re struggling with those fitness intentions you set at the start of the year, it might be time to mix things up. Brand new in Mayfair, JAB is the most authentic class-based boxing studio to hit London. Though it draws on the heritage, community and spirit of old school boxing, don’t be put off if that’s not traditionally your scene – JAB promises an electric, all-inclusive atmosphere. Located on North Audley Street, the studio offers 45-minute group sessions based on bag-work, bodyweight exercises and strength

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conditioning. You’ll be encouraged to focus and lose yourself in the explosive energy of boxing. Stripping back the fitness game as we know it, JAB’s mission is to inspire each and every person who walks through the door and demonstrate the life-changing impact of back-to-basics boxing. And it’s the perfect way to punch away the frustrations you’ll no doubt be feeling at the end of a dull and dreary January. Single class from £25. 32-34 North Audley Street, W1K (020 7499 8322; jab-box.com)

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Dr Daniel Glass at The Dermatology Clinic London While you visit your doctor and dentist regularly, you might not have ever stepped foot inside a dermatologist’s room. Knowing when to see a skin specialist can be difficult because, let’s face it, spots happen, but when out of the blue my usually calm skin became irritated and acne prone, I knew I needed an intervention. Trying to keep things under control was becoming a daily battle and my skin

had become reactive to products I had happily used for years. Frustrated with not being able to manage my unpredictable complexion, I made an appointment to see Harley Streetbased Dr Daniel Glass. Dr Glass has earned an impressive reputation amongst Londoners over the past ten years, thanks to his pragmatic, moderate approach to skincare. From eczema and acne, through to cancer, he can cover all bases – whatever your concern, he really does know everything there is to know about skin. Like most firsts, the first dermatology visit feels like uncharted

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Coming up roses

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territory, involving lots of questions and uncertainty. I’m told it helps to go prepared, so I arrive armed with a photo diary and a list of the products and routines I’ve been using. Professional and reassuring – Dr Glass’ manner is the ideal blend of efficiency, knowledgeability and friendliness, which puts me instantly at ease. We start by running through some quick-fire questions to establish my overall concerns, exploring my medical and family history, lifestyle and health issues past and present. It is all relevant Dr Glass explains, even the issues that you think aren’t directly related to your skin. Next (and the bit I had been dreading the most) I am gently asked to go sans makeup for a closer skin assessment, in order to get a better understanding of what’s really going on. We chat some more afterwards, and armed with all of the pertinent information, Dr Glass makes some skincare recommendations that will work with my skin type, producing a three-month regimen that, with a little bit of routine, persistence and patience, should start seeing some great results. Looking back, my overriding memory of that time is of being really self-conscious. I would wake up in the morning and my first thought would be ‘what is my skin going to be like today?’ I think that anyone who has experienced problem skin will know that feeling so well. That’s where Dr Glass at The Dermatology Clinic really helped – he’s there to find the best solutions for each and every individual and most importantly he’s helped me to take charge and regain skin confidence. Three months on, my skin has never looked better, and I’ve learnt so much along the way. PC Consultations start from £260. 55 Harley Street, W1G (020 3280 2061; thedermatologyclinic.london)

If roses aren’t typically your thing, you might be pleasantly surprised by L’eau À la rose, the new eau de toilette from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris, which is both fruity and floral, and utterly contemporary. The master perfumer has chosen two roses as his inspiration. Damascena rose oil from Bulgaria offers a blossoming top note; slightly spicy and with fruity hints of pear and lychee. Meanwhile, the base note of Centifolia rose absolute from Grasse gives a generous rosy floral, slightly honeyed note. Like the caress of rose petals gathered at daybreak, L’eau À la rose unfolds on the skin with a delicate floral freshness that will last long into the day. Say it with roses this Valentine’s Day. £150, available from Selfridges (franciskurkdjian.com)

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Food &drink

INGREDIENTS 1 litre mushroom stock or chicken stock, or a mixture of both | 50g butter | 2 tbsp olive oil | 2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped | 200g risotto rice | 100ml white wine salt and pepper | 100g wild mushrooms, trimmed, washed, dried and quartered | 50g Parmesan, finely grated, plus extra for serving | 1–2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley

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METHOD Pour the stock into a saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Keep on a low heat within easy reach until needed. Now melt the butter with tablespoon of the olive oil in a heavy-based saucepan. Add the chopped shallots and cook for 2–3 minutes, or until soft. Add the rice, stir well to coat it with the butter and shallot mixture, then cook for another minute. Pour in the white wine, stirring continuously until all the liquid has been absorbed. Add a ladleful of the simmering stock to the rice, stirring all the time, and cook until the stock has been absorbed before adding another ladleful. Repeat until the rice is tender but retains a little bite – this should take about 20 minutes. When the risotto is ready, season with salt and pepper. Then remove from the heat, put on a lid, set aside and keep warm. Heat a heavy-based frying pan and, once it is hot, add the remaining olive oil. Add the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes, or until just soft. Spoon the mushrooms onto kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil. Stir the Parmesan and parsley into the risotto. Add the mushrooms, stirring them in gently. If the risotto feels a little firm, stir through some stock before serving. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan on top.

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Bryn Williams’ Mushroom Risotto As part of the ongoing Edible Utopia food-growing project, which looks at growing food in hidden parts of Somerset House, the site’s historic coalholes have been transformed into fungi chambers, where mushrooms are grown using waste coffee grounds from on-site restaurants. To mark the evolution of this project, Mushrooms: the art, design and future of fungi, an exhibition celebrating the remarkable mushroom, and all the progressive,

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poetic and psychedelic wonder it evokes, opens this month. In its honour, a new mushroom-centric menu has been introduced at Bryn Williams at Somerset House. To celebrate, we asked the chef to share one of his favourite mushroom recipes. This one is taken from his book Bryn’s Kitchen, published by Kyle Books. Bryn says: “Rich, creamy, just-cooked risotto marries so well with mushrooms and cheese – they were made to go together.”

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Made with love Can’t decide between chocolate or lingerie this Valentine’s Day? The gorgeous capsule collection from Pierre Marcolini and Belgian fashion designer Carine Gilson offers the ultimate compromise. Known for delicate lace and silk haute couture pieces, Carine Gilson Maison celebrates its 30th year in 2020. The culinary collaboration between the fashion

Somerset House, Strand, WC2R (020 7845 4646; bryn-somersethouse.co.uk)

designer and our favourite chocolatier has resulted in four pieces that unite the delicacy of a grand cru chocolate with the elegance of lace. We love the ‘Garden of Lace’, a collector’s edition box of 25 Coeurs – a Pierre Marcolini signature choc – reimagined in new subtle sweet and fruity flavours, and presented in a silk pouch, hand printed in Carine’s studio. Be quick though, as only 50 are available. Collector’s edition, £55, exclusively from the Marylebone boutique. 37 Marylebone High Street, W1U (020 7486 7196; eu.marcolini.com)

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Head chef, Charlie’s When I was a child, I wanted to be… a policeman. I was too short and academically challenged… but I found cookery, so all is well. The first thing I cooked was… a beef wellington, out of a book called Great British Dishes, which I still have. The dish was pretty successful, but I recall the cost of the ingredients making me more nervous than the cookery. My kitchen heroes are… at this stage, my brigade, for sure. But as a young cook, I looked up to chefs such as Marco Pierre White, Nico Ladenis and Pierre Koffmann. And the Roux family are a huge inspiration. My last meal on earth would be… lunch and long! I hope. But most likely by the sea, with the many marvellous ingredients it offers, accompanied by close friends and family. Sea urchins, oysters, langoustines and crab before I drift off into the night… My favourite London restaurant is… Trinity. But failing that I probably dine most at Chez Bruce. Or Noble Rot, for its incredible wine list. My ultimate London day would consist of… an early run along the Thames, a visit to the Tate Modern, lunch at The River Café, a stroll around Hyde Park, pre theatre drinks at The Donovan Bar followed by a show with my wife, then dinner at The Wolseley and overnight in a suite back at Brown’s – that would do nicely. Michelin-starred chef Adam launched Charlie’s, the new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel late last year. Albemarle Street, W1S (020 7518 4004; roccofortehotels.com)

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HOT TABLE

Gaucho Charlotte Street It’s been just over a year since, motivated by environmental concerns, my meat-loving other half announced he didn’t want us to eat beef at home. Overnight, we went from eating steak three or four times a month, to eating it as a treat once in a blue moon (and then only when we could be sure of the provenance). We have no doubts on that front when it comes to the new Gaucho. The Argentinian steak chain is now in its 25th year and under new leadership. With that comes a bold new socially responsible future vision. One that is articulated in the radically renovated Charlotte Street restaurant, which reopened late last year. Gone is the cowhide which typified the original site, in its place, richly textured accents of ochre, deep blue and grey that bring to mind the wild Argentine landscapes. Buenos Aires is a city rich in Art Deco influences, and that is reflected in the dramatic mirrored bar that takes centre stage, while intimate leather seating booths evoke Argentine’s gaucho-country. Everything exudes glamour. As we sip pre dinner cocktails, the bartender explains the new concept to us; prestige Argentinian wines are available on tap, transported in kegs – significantly reducing the CO2 emissions associated with transporting bottles. In fact, the whole set up here will be carbon neutral by the end of this year, thanks to work carried out with the University of Cambridge and the University of Buenos Aires. Collaboratively they have studied the methane output of Gaucho’s cattle, in order to design a

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new style of feed which will reduce it. And they are offsetting the carbon they are producing by planting trees in Argentina. Socially responsible too, they’ve worked with five key partnerships, including Clink and Only a Pavement Away to deliver a more inclusive workforce, and ten per cent of the team here have been recruited through these partnerships. We’re seriously impressed, all the more so by the food. Reinvigorated menus have been overseen by new

culinary director Mike Reid (ex Le Gavroche and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay). There are plentiful seafood options, including a divine scallop ceviche starter, but the steak is, of course, the hero. My ancho comes beautifully marbled and so tender that there is no need for a steak knife. Worth breaking the ban for; we’ve no doubt we’ll be back. LSJ

Mike Reid, executive chef, Gaucho

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Good news for fans of Italian fare, one of the world’s finest Italian restaurants is opening in Mayfair this month. Say ciao to Giannino Dal 1899, which first opened its doors in Milan 120 years ago and has gone on to garner global renown for its classic menu inspired by traditional Italian home-cooking. The opening of the Mayfair restaurant signifies the brand’s first steps outside Italy: enjoying a prime spot on Blenheim Street, it has been designed by Italian architectural studio Spagnulo & Partners with an elegant aesthetic that perfectly embodies the welcoming atmosphere it has become known for in Milan. The à la carte menu will feature traditional dishes with a modern twist, think

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much loved favourites such as babà di lasagne al ragù Napoletano, a perfect fusion between the culture of Southern and Northern Italy, or the revisited classic spaghetti aglio with olio e pepperoncino and Mazara del Vallo red prawns crudo, all carefully crafted by executive chef Salvatore Suzzi. But it’s the desserts we’re most excited about – if anything will break that new year diet it has to be orange cannoncini with Namelaka cream and raspberry sauce, a reinterpretation of the traditional Sicilian dessert. With a reputation that precedes it, this looks set to be one of the openings of 2020. 10 Blenheim Street, W1S (gianninoristorante.co.uk)

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TRAVEL

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Playing at happy families When you throw kids into the mix, the right location can make the difference between a good family holiday and a great one. Which is why we’re delighted to discover that Luxury Cotswold Rentals have announced a new partnership with the Toy Box Club. Whether you’re booking a cosy cottage or a grand stately home this half term, you can now have a bespoke box crammed full of age-appropriate toys delivered to the door. True treasure troves,

the Toy Box Club’s delightful boxes are filled with tasteful wooden toys, puzzles, family games and fun books. Catering to children up to 12 years old, everything is selected depending on each child’s age and interests, all arriving fully assembled, batteries included where appropriate. Arranged by Luxury Cotswold Rentals’ helpful concierge, the bespoke box is delivered on the day of arrival and collected on check out. Co-founder of Toy Box Club Jess Green comments, “A box full of new and exciting toys to play with – such a treat for any child and a great start to a holiday… and we will always

provide enough games and toys to keep children intrigued for the whole week.” Better yet, Luxury Cotswold Rentals guests who go on to sign up to the Toy Box Club’s regular monthly subscription service will receive their first month free, plus free delivery. That’s what you call child’s play. From £150, including free delivery and collection. Luxury Cotswold Rentals offers over 60 of the finest properties to rent in the Cotswolds, from one-bedroom cottages to 16-bedroom mansions. Prices start from £650 for three nights or £850 for seven nights (luxurycotswoldrentals. co.uk; toyboxclub.co.uk)

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White sand as standard Nothing says romance quite like a deserted beach. And nowhere does deserted beaches better than the Maldives. If you’re after the ultimate Valentine’s escape, look no further than The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives, which opened late last year. The Standard’s first island escape is located a short sea plane ride away from Malé – an oasis offering a unique blend of relaxation and social life. You can settle into one of the 115 luxurious

villas featuring their own private lounge deck and infinity plunge pool, fill your days snorkelling the house reef or simply relaxing at The Standard Spa, complete with a communal Hammam, an aroma steam room, daily yoga, personal training and nine private treatment rooms. And when the sun sets, enjoy a romantic meal at authentic Maldivian restaurant GUDUGUDA (opening this month) or dance until dawn at the glass bottom, overwater nightclub. All the ingredients are there for an unforgettable holiday. For details, see standardhotels.com

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Looking for a holiday that offers more of an eco-focus? The AAA FiveDiamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – located on Maui’s stunning Northwest Shore – is offering the chance to learn about whales and the ocean environment from the world’s top experts at the 14th Annual Whale Tales event from 14-17 February. Presented by Whales Trust, a non-profit organisation supporting whale research in Hawaii, the fundraising event allows researchers to share their latest findings with both guests and locals. Through engaging talks from leading international marine scientists, photographers and conservationists, guests can discover why thousands of North Pacific Humpback whales travel over 3,500 miles to the warm Hawaiian waters each winter. There will be opportunities to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures through immersive, hands-on educational experiences and whale watch cruises with special guest presenters. The very definition of aloha. From $849 per night (based on two sharing) including access to the Whale Tales event. For details, and to book, visit ritzcarlton.com/ en/hotels/kapalua-maui For more information about Whale Tales, visit whaletales.org

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THE ULTIMA-TE ALPINE EXPERIENCE

Discover a new breed of Alpine chalet that intertwines traditional character with extraordinary levels of refinement, relaxation and style WORDS by PENNY CLEMENTS

Photography by Igor Laski

Megève On a clear morning, Mont Blanc looms large from the balcony of the hotel chalet. Enviably situated in the French Alps, the small town of Megève has a population of just 3,000: a little over an hour south of Geneva and mere moments from the slopes, it feels splendidly isolated and it is hard to believe that this is one of Europe’s most popular ski destinations. The beautiful boutique chalet where we are staying is Ultima Megève, the brainchild of entrepreneurs Byron Baciocchi and MaxHervé George, two young hoteliers and art pundits who have made a name for themselves attracting a particularly savvy set of travellers. From the moment we arrive, the location sets the tone. The characterful chalet building has been

Ultima Megève’s design is reminiscent of a traditional chalet lodge

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carefully designed and renovated. Sprawling across 1,500sq m it is arranged on a plateau high up in the French Alps, surrounded by nature – picturesque forests, crystal clear waters and fresh air. With its wooden walls and cosy furnishings, the design is reminiscent of a traditional chalet lodge. This unique venue can host up to 18 guests, with each of the bedroom suites offering generous accommodation boasting high ceilings and vast windows allowing for breathtaking views. Impossibly comfortable beds, thoughtfully kitted out dressing rooms, luxurious bathrooms and a private terrace-balcony make up the suite offering. The interiors palette utilises a mix of gentle whites and soft textures, finished off with mirrored surfaces to perfectly bounce light around the room. But perhaps my favourite touch is that, at the press of a button at night, you can power down everything and enjoy a healthy sleep in pure darkness and

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TRAVEL Simultaneously luxurious and homely, Ultima CransMontana’s interiors are totally unique

silence. All this is offset by the chalet’s comprehensive facilities and state of the art approach to relaxation, which never compromises on luxury. From the in-residence private chef, dedicated drivers and staff, the signature spa and gym, arcade games room and nightclub, to the comfy rooms and quiet corners to hide and snuggle away in, it offers the ultimate secluded spot to escape from reality, and I never want to leave. Thankfully, we don’t have to go home just yet…

Crans-Montana Our next stop is in the Valais region of Switzerland, arriving towards the end of the day we’re treated to the most spectacular views as the backdrop to the mountains turns from blue to orange. Our new home from home offers an unsurpassed mountain vista and is perfectly located for the slopes. There is something magical about Ultima Crans-Montana’s setting and we soon discover that the hotel itself is equally as special. Taking the boutique hotel concept one step further, Ultima CransMontana is based on tailor-made programmes, with dedicated concierge teams, butlers, chefs and spa therapists, as well as private helicopter and car transfers included as standard. On arrival we are wowed by one of the biggest crystal chandeliers we have ever seen (15m to be exact) – there is no doubt that Ultima Crans-Montana is an aesthete’s heaven. With no shortage of the unique, it is at once beautiful,

stylish, super luxurious and homely. The Ultima signature brand is instantly recognisable; intertwining traditional Swiss character and opulent modern touches, hoteliers Byron and Max-Hervé have worked with the best designers and artists to create a space that is totally exclusive. As the orange sky is gobbled up into darkness, I sit on a plush velvet sofa in the cosy double living room, complete with obligatory crackling open fire, beautiful designer artwork and coffee table books, and I very quickly feel at home. Completely comfortable, it is the perfect place to socialise, unwind and enjoy the atmosphere after a long day on the slopes. Spanning an incredible 4,500sq m, Ultima Crans-Montana is composed of two independent chalets accommodating up to 38 guests in total privacy. The first and larger of the two consists of eight master suites and two snug children’s dormitories, sleeping up to 26 guests. Fully blending in with the environment, no two suites here are the same – all have been designed based on the original layout of the chalet. Each screams luxury, from the most spectacular views stretching from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc, to the marble-clad bathrooms, BVLGARI amenities, sleek dressing rooms, Baobab

The outdoor pool is heated to a balmy 30 degrees for use year-round

Sleek marbleclad en suites are equipped with BVLGARI amenities

fragrances and large open terrace balconies. The more intimate second chalet is just as comfortable, offering six bedrooms as well as a spacious open plan kitchen perfect for hosting. The two chalets have been designed for complete intimacy and privacy, but both are directly integrated and benefit from superior five-star facilities such as direct access to the slopes, a 1,000sq m spa, clinic and outdoor pool heated to 30 degrees, a private chef, private cinema room and a dedicated concierge team on hand to cater to every whim. The Ultima collection offers a life of privilege, certainly, but also one of beauty, simplicity and sharing. After a few days spent experiencing the offering, we can see it is a vision that makes complete sense.

Rates at Ultima Megève start from €60,000 for a week in summer. Rates at Ultima CransMontana start from 35,000 CHF for a week in Chalet 2 in summer, and 75,000 CHF for Chalet 1 (41 22 779 33 33; ultimacollection.com)

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Interiors news Make your house a home

Nordic notes

Danish brand OYOY Living Design has launched a dedicated UK web shop, which will be music to the ears of London’s discerning homemakers. Founded in 2012 by Lotte Fynboe, OYOY offers design-led homewares that focus on rich colours, natural materials, and graphic elements and shapes – with a distinctly Scandinavian influence. From earthenware to soft furnishings, nursery furniture to lighting, it’s all highly covetable. (oyoylivingdesign.co.uk)

La dolce ditsy

In a heaven-sent collaboration that merges British and Italian heritage, Liberty London have teamed up with Once Milano to create a collection of beautifully lightweight quilts, perfect for those warmer spring nights ahead. In a choice of four designs, Liberty’s trademark ditsy florals in rich jewel hues are backed with Once Milano’s perfectly crisp linens.

Deco dreams

This February, Sofa.com release five new furniture designs including the Bella bed, a hero piece in the brand’s spring/summer 2020 offering. With fluting a key trend, the plush double, seen here in Dove Grey smart velvet, brings opulent shaping to the bedroom, inspired by Art Deco architecture. £1,310 (sofa.com)

£375 (libertylondon.com)

City shapes

LSA International’s latest drinkware collection takes its design cue from Brutalist architecture and as design loving city dwellers, there’s nothing we don’t love about the new decanters and set of tumblers. Each mouthblown piece in the Metropole collection is named after an Eastern Bloc city or an icon of 20th century architectural design, including our own Battersea Power Station. From £36 for a pair of tumblers (lsa-international.com)

Take 5: Down to earth

Bloomingville Paula coral mug, £9.50

Honey pot, small, £29

Kubu round bamboo trays, set of 2, £154

Alberto blue stoneware bottle vase, £35

Rust pom pom cushion, £70

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SNUG L I FE

Add warmth with soft furnishings: cuddle up with natural materials in the bedroom and layer your living space for an inviting look that’ll see you through to spring WORDS by ALI HOWARD

Rattan doesn’t usually conjure images of winter warmth, but when paired with natural materials in a range of neutral tones and appealing textures, it becomes an obvious choice. “In 2020, we will see a modern take on bohemian decor that’s all about creating a soothing atmosphere with soft, neutral fabrics and rattan,” says Rebecca Snowden, interior style advisor at Furniture Choice. Here, a neutral palette in the bedroom is layered up with natural sheepskins, jute rugs and seagrass storage baskets for the ultimate in cosy bohemia. Invest in rugs, throws, and an abundance of scatter cushions for depth to dive into.

Pantone’s colour of the year for 2020 is Classic Blue, a bold shade that recalls the sky at dusk. While that doesn’t immediately scream snuggly winter homewares, it does offer a sense of serenity that perfectly complements our natural look. For the design team at Sofas & Stuff, a colour pop of blue brings a calming ambience to winter interiors. Whether finished in sumptuous velvets and cotton, wool mixes or hand-woven linens, their handcrafted beds, sofas and statement armchairs are the height of cosy at any time of the year. Team the Tintinhull snuggler in blue ticking stripe with a natural jute rug for the full effect.

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£2,298 (sofasandstuff.com)

While soft furnishings such as cushions, blankets and throws can add layers of seasonal warmth and texture, you can really up your home comforts game with a furniture piece that is, in itself, crafted from the cosiest materials. Perch Upholstery’s Hermia footstool is topped with a knotted merino wool cushion that’s nigh on impossible not to squeeze at any given opportunity. The wool has been hand-felted for both texture and durability, and with hand-turned pale oak legs, the versatile stool offers a slice of Scandinavian cool alongside its obvious cosy appeal. Go bold and bright or stick to calming ivory to suit your neutral scheme. £300 (perchupholstery.com)

Tintinhull snuggler, £2,298

Antique Hadschlu 8719 7 8 2 red rug, £386

Hermia footstool, £300

Get creative with rugs for added warmth by layering up carpets asymmetrically and in complementary shades and patterns, or even as wall-hung artworks that’ll award your living space instant glamour – as well as added insulation on the coldest winter nights. According to luxury rugmakers Woven, texture is a big story for 2020, with the use of varying fibres, different weaving techniques and innovative surface finishes throughout their latest collections. For that lived in and loved aesthetic, Louis De Poortere’s Antique Hadschlu rugs hit all the right notes. Pictured is a re-edited distressed flatweave version of the classic 782 Hadschlu design. From £386 (woven.co.uk) Incorporating natural materials into your home is key to keeping toasty. But nature’s own fabrics will cleverly keep you cool in the warmer months, too, so plump for pure wool, cotton and linen in your choice of soft furnishings. Linen bed sheets offer a wealth of year-round benefits: they’re naturally breathable, durable and hypoallergenic, and without the need

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Frida French grey bundle, from £160

to iron, boast a relaxed, crumpled texture – perfect for a laid-back and layered scheme. Loom & Last’s Frida French grey linen bedding is woven from flax plants found on the rolling fields of Normandy. And when paired with blush tones, they’re cosy, but also spring-ready. Bedding bundle from £160 (loomandlast.com)

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AT HOME WITH

At home with

FIONA TOOMEY Founder, NESSA Organics

Originally built for railway workers, Fiona’s lateVictorian red-brick property has seen some major changes over the years. The director of the award-winning beauty brand shows us around her north London home

WORDS by ALI HOWARD PHOTOGRAPHY by JAMES CHAMPION

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year’s worth of renovation has seen Fiona’s house, which she shares with her husband and three boys, transform into a spacious, light-loving, and elegant property that functions as both a family home and fully operational workspace. “When we bought the house there were six bedrooms,” she explains. “But we converted one into a large family style bathroom. We added an extension to the back of the house, which serves as a gym and office. Running my business from home, and with three kids, we needed extra space for family and my work to co-exist.” Like any well-run family home, the kitchen is the heart of the property, and Fiona’s is a stylish affair, contemporary yet timeless in its thoughtful design. Sleek cabinetry in midnight blue is offset with snowy white worktops, while pops of shiny brass in the door furniture, lighting and bar stools offer understated glamour. It’s clear that in this room, which merges into an open-plan dining area, entertaining is up there with the practicalities of feeding a family of five. “The kitchen space is a non-negotiable for me when buying a house,” Fiona says. “It’s where we spend most of our time as a family, so it has to be functional as well as

Fiona’s home is light-loving and elegant

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AT HOME WITH The elegant drawing room with its polished wood floor and period fireplace

comfortable.” And for this businesswoman, to achieve the optimum in flow and functionality, it’s all about the floorplan. “I’ve never liked kitchens in basements,” she says, “which we found difficult when looking for a house in London – it can be hard to find your living spaces all on one floor in the Capital! The fact that we have our living rooms, kitchen and playroom all on the ground floor sold the house for me.” While the property has seen a comprehensive refurbishment, both structurally and cosmetically, Fiona was keen to keep it a sympathetic one. Original fixtures have been respectfully restored to their former glory, as in the elegant drawing room with its polished wood floor, period fireplace and ornate cornicing (now even more of a feature in brilliant white against the chic grey walls). “Living in London for ten years, character has become something I can’t live without,” Fiona enthuses, “so we did everything we could to preserve the period features of the house. I love imagining all the families and people who have lived inside these walls. Living in such a busy modern city, it’s so nice to come home and feel a sense of history, and calm, which is what this house does for me.” Through considered use of colour – namely dark greys and blues, soft pinks and yellows – there’s a pleasing continuity between the property’s elements of old and new. And that seemingly effortless mix of styles continues in Fiona’s choice of furnishings and accessories. For every cleanlined and contemporary furniture piece, there’s a vintage find that pays homage to the house’s rich heritage. “I bought an antique chest of drawers from Portobello Market about ten years ago,” she says, “it’s so old I can’t open two of the drawers. But it’s been a staple in my house everywhere we move. It works in every room I put it in. And I have an old phone, which was my great grandfather’s, which sits in our drawing room. It adds a bit of history, and everyone asks about the phone when they see it.” nessaorganics.com

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Exquisite dining, glamorous hotels and high-end fashion define our area this month, plus stunning architecture dating back to the 17th century. It’s no wonder that Mayfair has claimed the esteemed top spot on the Monopoly board, making it not only a household name nationally, but also globally WORDS by MIRANDA BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY by GEORGIA WATSON

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AREA FOCUS MEET THE NEIGHBOURS

Sarah Ho Jeweller

I’ve just opened my first showroom in Mayfair and I’m still exploring everything the area has to offer. As a treat, I’ll start my morning with a chai latte from Feya, on James Street, on my way to the showroom. I spend the day designing and meeting my clients; it is an appointment-only showroom, which makes it easy to plan my day. I tend to design at home, in my studio on the top floor – a quiet and calm space where I can gather my thoughts and focus.

I normally have lunch with my husband: one of my favourite spots is Deliciously Ella, which is just around the corner from the showroom. The day can get very busy, so from time to time I like to take ten minutes out to meditate – walking around Mount Street Gardens when the weather is good is the perfect way to find a bit of headspace. When it comes to dinner, I’m so excited that IT has opened in London, I went to their opening night and it was fabulous – I’ve frequented the

Ibiza location many times over the years and love it. I am discovering more things about my new area every day and look forward to finding more hidden gems this year! 21 Woodstock Street, W1C (shojewellery.com)

TAKE THREE

Street hearts Berkeley Square

Tranquil and green, yet set in the bustling heart of Mayfair, Berkeley Square boasts magnificent buildings, and the garden itself is Grade II listed on the Register of Historic

Parks & Gardens.

Bond Street

One of the most famous addresses in London, Bond Street links Oxford Street in the north with Piccadilly in the south. It has played host to some of London’s most prestigious and expensive shopping since the 18th century.

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Savile Row

1. Simon Burgoyne

Knight Frank “The last decade has seen Mayfair become one of London’s most fashionable districts. With some of the finest restaurants and boutiques in Europe, it is nearly impossible to pick a favourite. Mount Street Gardens provides a tranquil haven away from the hustle and bustle.”

Known for its traditional bespoke tailoring, it is no surprise that Savile Row exhibits an undeniable sense of class and sophistication.

2. Mathew Walters

Dexters “With the average price per sq ft in prime Mayfair eclipsing Manhattan, demand continues to outpace supply from ultrahigh net worth individuals with a desire to reside in this glamorous location. Exclusivity is ensured by there being less than 5,000 residential addresses here.”

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Local heroes

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, W1B

From the buzzy open spaces to the elegant private dining rooms – and not forgetting the heated terrace that’s perfect for chilly evenings – Bentley’s has so much to offer. A pescetarian’s paradise, you’ll find some of the best seafood in the Capital here, alongside a variety of meat and seasonal game favourites. But for Hamptons International’s Gaby Tang, this Mayfair eatery is not just about the fine fare: “It’s a personal favourite. The fish platters and oysters are off the scale! Even better, Bentley’s is one of the few restaurants in the area that are dog friendly, so you’ll never have to dine alone.” 11-15 Swallow Street, W1B (020 7734 4756; bentleys.org)

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Mercato Mayfair, W1K

Set within the beautiful St. Mark’s, a deconsecrated Grade I listed church, this is a cultural hub and sustainable community market just a stone’s throw from the bustle of Oxford Street. Pick up a delicious stone-baked pizza along with an undiscovered craft beer whilst taking in a free performance of contemporary jazz, or opera. It’s a family-focused space, too, so don’t forget the little ones. Danish Arif from Chestertons says: “it’s an amazing food hall. It’s Italian based, offering a range of food counters, delis and cocktail bars. It’s a great space. Really cool.” St. Mark’s, North Audley Street, W1K (mercatometropolitano.com)

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Schools WORDS by CLAIRE ATHERTON THE HEAD show that peer mentoring can also promote self-confidence and self-esteem. It’s a picture Lindsey recognises. “Our mentees build confidence, resilience and skills in everything from revision to empathy,” she says. “They also develop friendships with older girls who’ve been where they are.” The mentors themselves get the satisfaction of helping others, while broadening their friendship groups. They also have the experience of attending an interview to prove they have a passion for the task. So is it possible to quantify the impact of peer mentoring – for example, on wellbeing or bullying? “Our girls complete a wellbeing assessment twice a year, which shows the overall effect of our interventions. But it can be difficult to pinpoint which one made the difference,” says Lindsey. “Last year, we launched the QA Spirit, which involves setting targets for developing emotional intelligence. We should be able to measure the impact of that later this year – and mentoring will definitely have played a big part.”

LET’S TALK

Passion for peers

According to the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation (MBF), peer mentoring in schools has grown significantly over the past decade. Now, it’s likely that more than a third of all UK schools have some form of provision. Why the increase? “Peer mentoring matters today more than ever,” says Lindsey Bryant, deputy head (pastoral) at Queen Anne’s, an independent boarding and day school for girls in Reading. “Children’s mental health and wellbeing are constantly in the news. By having peer mentors as role models, schools can catch mental health issues before they emerge.” So far, these programmes have mainly focused on reducing bullying. But the MBF’s recent pilot studies

4 questions parents can ask schools about peer mentoring Do you have a peer mentoring programme? If so, is it formal or informal? (According to the MBF, formalised programmes that train, support and manage the mentors have a bigger impact). If not, could my child help set one up? Do you have a dedicated coordinator I can speak to about how it all works? For example, how can my child access the support or become a mentor? How does the programme support your anti-bullying policy and how do you measure the impact it’s had? mandbf.org.uk; qas.org.uk

THE SHORTLIST: MAYFAIR 1. Eaton Square Mayfair Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 11 to 16 (020 7491 7393; eatonsquareschool.com/ mayfair) 2. Eaton Square Sixth Form College Independent sixth form for pupils aged 16 to 18

(020 7491 7393; eatonsquareschool.com/ sixth-form-college) 3. Albemarle Independent College Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 15 to 19 (020 7409 7273; albemarle.org.uk)

4. St George’s Hanover Square CE Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 4 to 11 (020 7629 1196; sghsprimary.co.uk) 5. Simply Learning Tuition Private tuition agency for pupils aged 4 to 18

(020 7350 1981; simplylearningtuition.co.uk) 6. The British School of Etiquette Short courses to instill confidence, respect and independence (020 7692 4032; thebritishschoolofetiquette. com)

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Caroline Townshend Eaton Square Mayfair What attracted you to the school? I had experience of setting up and opening a section of another school, which I’d thoroughly enjoyed. Eaton Square’s strong focus on pastoral care and personal development resonated with my own values. And after working in Surrey, I wanted my next school to be in central London. I love the buzz and the diversity of our school community. What makes it different? With so much that’s unknown about future jobs, it’s essential that our pupils have strong values and a strong sense of self. It’s how they’ll make choices that equip them to lead happy, meaningful lives. That’s why we’ve incorporated leadership and character education into our core curriculum for all year groups. We feel this is how we can truly prepare pupils for the world in which they will live. What extra-curricular activities do you offer? Every pupil takes part in an activities slot after lunch, where they can choose from nearly 40 different clubs and activities. Pupils have two afternoons of games and a timetabled PE lesson each week. There are also before and after-school clubs. How do you look after the wellbeing of your pupils? The role of the tutor is central in our school. Each tutor is responsible for supporting and mentoring a small number of pupils on a daily basis. Alongside this, we have timetabled PSHE lessons for all year groups, yoga and mindfulness clubs, parent talks and training. Place2Be, our in-house counselling service, also supports pupils through the challenges adolescence can present. Eaton Square Mayfair, 106 Piccadilly, W1J (020 7491 7393; eatonsquareschool. com/mayfair)

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This month’s dream homes FOR SALE Down Street Mews, W1J Set in a gated mews and situated on the first and second floors of a striking black brick building, this two-bed apartment offers an oasis of calm in the very centre of the city. Thoughtfully designed with contemporary interiors that complement the period architecture – think exposed brickwork flanked with chic and sleek kitchen cabinetry – it is the height of modern luxury. The loftstyle flat also boasts comfort cooling, Lutron lighting and an integrated Crestron audio/visual system, proving it to be the height of high-tech living, too. Best though is its location – just off Piccadilly, no less. £3.5 million, Savills (020 7578 5100; savills.com)

FOR SALE South Street, W1K Sitting stately in a prominent central London location, this five-bed, five-bathroom red brick townhouse is a property-seeker’s dream. Immaculately refurbished, the large family home offers oodles of luxury living space boasting three receptions including a grand entrance hall and a luxurious media room. Here, period scale mixes with contemporary luxe interiors: think high ceilings and marble floors, naturally lit with sunshine that floods in via the floor-toceiling sash windows. Add to that an integrated garage. That’s one heck of a status symbol in the centre of town. £17.5 million, Dexters (020 7590 9590; dexters.co.uk)

FOR SALE Curzon Street, W1J A house of contrasts, this unique property was built around 1750, but boasts a light-filled modern extension with windows and doors modelled on Maison de Verre in Paris. Elsewhere the Georgian elements of the original townhouse have been lovingly restored – think cornicing, dado rails and sash windows. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms set over three floors, and ample entertaining areas, plus a peaceful terrace, there’s space to spread out in style. And a gated entrance on Curzon Street ensures you’ll be in the heart of Mayfair in moments.

Our Agents Arlington Residential arlingtonresidential.com Aston Chase astonchase.com Bargets bargets.co.uk Beauchamp Estates beauchamp.com Bective Leslie Marsh bective.co.uk Behr & Butchoff behrandbutchoff.com Benham & Reeves benhams.com Chancellors chancellors.co.uk Chestertons chestertons.com Day Morris daymorris.co.uk Dexters dexters.co.uk Druce druce.com Glentree glentree.co.uk Godfrey & Barr godfreyandbarr.com Goldschmidt & Howland g-h.co.uk Hamptons hamptons.co.uk Heathgate heathgate.com Jeremy James & Company jeremy-james.co.uk Knight Frank knightfrank.co.uk Litchfields litchfields.com Parkheath parkheath.com Plaza Estates plazaestates.co.uk Sandfords sandfords.com Savills savills.co.uk TK International t-k.co.uk Vickers vickersestateagents.com Winkworth West End winkworth.co.uk Winkworth St. John’s Wood winkworth.co.uk

£7.5 million, Beauchamp Estates (020 7499 7722; beauchamp.com)

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CLIFTON HILL ST JOHN'S WOOD NW8

A DECEPTIVELY SPACIOUS LOW BUILT FIVE/SIX BEDROOM FAMILY HOME (271 SQ M/2,924 SQ FT) RETAINING MANY PERIOD FEATURES WITH STRIPPED WOOD FLOORING AND FURTHER BENEFITING FROM A LARGE 62FT LANDSCAPED REAR GARDEN. The property is conveniently situated in this sought-after road within close proximity to St John’s Wood High Street with all its fashionable shops, restaurants and Underground Station (Jubilee Line).

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Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom, Four/Five Further Bedrooms, Two Shower Rooms (One En-Suite), Family Bathroom, Two Intercommunicating Reception Rooms, Study, Family/Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Conservatory, Utility Room, Playroom, Two Guest Cloakrooms, Gymnasium, Sauna, Entryphone System, 62ft Landscaped Rear Garden, Security System. EPC=F.

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A CHARMING, LATERAL PENTHOUSE APARTMENT WITH INCREDIBLE VIEWS OVER LONDON’S SKYLINE

THE PENTHOUSE

TEN T BY E N BY M AM NA S INOSNI O SNS M AM RY ALRY E BLO EB NO EN VEI LV LA I LG LA EG WE1 W 1

This charming, lateral penthouse apartment boasts incredible views over London’s skyline as well as direct lift access. Spanning approximately 2,433 sq ft of superb accommodation, there are eight skylights featured throughout the apartment providing fantastic natural light.

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Tenby Mansions is superbly situated in the heart of Marylebone Village, just moments from the world class shops and restaurants of Marylebone High Street together with the greenery and open expanses of Regent’s Park.

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Superb 32ft Triple Reception Room Kitchen/Breakfast Room Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom Two Further Bedrooms (One Ensuite) Further Shower Room Balcony

Leasehold Plus Share of Freehold PRICE: £3,950,000 STC

PRIME RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

020 7935 6535

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THE YEAR

TO MOVE

SARM WEST RESIDENCES NOTTING HILL W11

FREEHOLD £995,0 0 0

An exemplary one bedroom private home that has been carefully designed and constructed with the greatest attention to detail, incorporating a wealth of luxury features and a private garden all of which showcases this fabulous development as unique with Notting Hill. All apartments benefit from lift access and a newly created 10 year CRL build warranty.

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West Heath Road

ÂŁ5,250,000

Hampstead NW3

freehold

A substantial six bedroom, six bathroom detached house located on West Heath Road in Hampstead - a desirable residential road situated within close proximity of Hampstead Heath and Golders Hill Park. EPC Rating E

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Sutherland Avenue

ÂŁ2,250,000

Little Venice W9

leasehold

A stunning four bedroom, three bathroom apartment, with many unique features including a mezzanine snug with incredible views over communal gardens. This remarkable apartment has been renovated to exacting standards throughout and has an impressive 26ft. reception room with direct access to a newly built patio as well as an integrated annex.

020 7182 1406 central.enquiries@chestertons.com

EPC Rating B

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HYDE PARK MANSIONS, NW1 A bright and spacious three bedroom apartment on the 4th floor of this period mansion block. Hyde Park Mansions is brilliantly located just a short walk from Edgware Road tube stations, Marylebone, Marble Arch and the open spaces of Hyde Park. Reception Room - Kitchen/Dining Room - Three Double Bedrooms - Two Shower Rooms - Family Bathroom - Underfloor Heating EPC Rating D - 1,600 sq ft

LEASEHOLD 61 YEARS UNEXPIRED

£1,250,000

OFFICES AT KNIGHTSBRIDGE & MARBLE ARCH

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SEYMOUR STREET, W1 Stunning newly refurbished three bedroom duplex apartment located in sought after and prestigious modern purpose built block. Reception Room/Dining Room - Open Plan Kitchen - Three Bedrooms - Two Bathrooms - Two Balconies - Lift - EPC Rating C - 1,076 sq ft

LEASEHOLD 119 YEARS UNEXPIRED

£2,600,000

MARBLE ARCH: 29 EDGWARE ROAD LONDON W2 2JE 020 7724 3100

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HIGHGATE, N6 A truly magnificent double fronted Victorian house arranged over two floors only. With 4 double bedrooms and approaching 3,000 sq ft (including the garage), this property has been substantially and sympathetically reconfigured. Its “Wow factor” interior invites you to explore the generous living space which is as much suited to lavish entertaining as it is to cosy family nights in. Its beautiful landscaped garden still houses an original brick built Victorian stable. There is further potential to extend (STC) into the large loft, if required. Master Bedroom with Bathroom En Suite • 3 Further Double Bedrooms • Family Bathroom • Large Double Aspect Reception • Beautifully Fitted Kitchen • Dining Room • Study • Utility Room • Cloakroom • Landscaped Garden • Original Stable Building • Garage • Off Street Parking • Central Highgate Location • Potential to Extend (STC) • EPC D

£2,995,000 – Sole Agent

61 Highgate High St, N6 5JY

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HIGHGATE, N6 A substantial and imposing 6 bedroom family house built during the early part of the last century. The well planned, well-proportioned accommodation, has impressively high ceilings and there are original fireplaces in virtually all rooms. This is a truly lovely house which is both inviting and engaging! Impressive South West facing rear garden. Highgate Northern line underground station is a brief walk and Highgate Village is also within easy walking distance. Master Bedroom • Wet Room en Suite • 5 Further Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • Spacious Entrance Hall • 2 Reception Rooms • Kitchen Utility Room • Top Floor Terrace • Excellent South-West Facing Garden • Off Street Parking • EPC C

£2,595,000 - Sole Agent

61 Highgate High St, N6 5JY

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East Finchley, N2

Offers in Excess of £450,000 Leasehold

A spacious and naturally light two bedroom apartment, with a private south facing garden in East Finchley, moments from the many popular restaurants, cafes and shops that the area has to offer. EPC: C

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Hampstead, NW3

Asking Price £650,000 Leasehold

A beautiful newly refurbished first floor apartment in the very heart of Hampstead Village, with a south facing reception room and open plan kitchen. EPC: D

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A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON BUYING, RENTING AND SELLING HOMES.

PARK WEST, EDGWARE ROAD, W2 £985,000 Description- A well proportioned and stylishly presented refurbished three bedroom apartment, is located on the fourth floor of the ever popular Park West estate. Park West is well located just a short distance away from Oxford Street, Hyde Park, Marble Arch Underground Station, Edgware Road Underground Station and Paddington Station. Connaught Village with all its boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs is also nearby. This would make a fantastic pied a terre or rental investment. EPC Rating: D

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Greencroft Gardens NW6 ÂŁ1,000,000 Set over the top two floors of a period house in the South Hampstead Conservation Area, an impressive and superbly finished three bedroom apartment.

1045 sq ft/98 sq m Three bedrooms, three bathrooms Bright 17’9 reception Private balcony with long views Conservation Area location West Hampstead Office 020 7794 7111

South Hampstead 020 7625 4567 nw6@parkheath.com

Belsize Park 020 7431 1234 nw3@parkheath.com

West Hampstead 020 7794 7111 192@parkheath.com

Kentish Town 020 7485 0400 kt@parkheath.com

Property Management Kensal Rise 020 8960 4845 020 7433 6174 kensal@parkheath.com pm@parkheath.com

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Corringham Road, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 ÂŁ1,650,000 | Sole Agent | Freehold An elevated 5 bedroom semi-detached family house perfectly situated in an enviable location being only a moments walk to both Golders Green Underground and The Heath Extension. The property is arranged over 3 levels and is presented in very good internal decorative condition benefiting from a large open-plan kitchen/dining/play room and a separate lounge on the ground floor. The upper floors offer 4 bedrooms on the first floor and a 5th bedroom with en suite shower and snug on the top floor. The property also has the advantage of a large 114' rear garden. This lovely house is recommended to view. Semi-Detached | 5 Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | 2 En Suite Shower Rooms | Lounge | Cloakroom Large open-plan Kitchen/Dining/Play room | 114' rear garden | Close to Golders Green Underground & The Heath Extension Hampstead Garden Suburb Office | 020 8458 5000

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MAIDA VALE, LONDON W9

An excellent recently refurbished contemporary style garden flat with private entrance and easily maintained garden. This particularly well appointed flat forms part of a converted Victorian terraced house quietly located close to all amenities. 2 Double Bedrooms. En suite Bathroom. Shower Room. Utility Room. Fully Fitted Kitchen. Reception Room

Share of Freehold

ÂŁ935,000

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HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB, NW11 SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME

ÂŁ 2,495,000 SOLE AGENT

Heathgate is delighted to offer this wonderful, character filled, Grade II listed, family home, which is arranged over three floors and provides approximately 2,953 sq ft of accommodation, plus front and rear gardens. The property benefits from an abundance of natural light, a multitude of traditional features, exceptionally spacious accommodation and a southerly aspect rear garden. The house offers enormous scope for re-modelling (subject to the necessary consents) and would benefit from modernisation. Situated in this lovely cul-de-sac, set back from the road immediately opposite Hampstead Heath Extension and is approximately 0.5 miles from all the amenities and transport links of Golders Green. 6 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | reception room | dining room | study | kitchen/breakfast room | guest cloakroom | utility room | garden convenient location | Freehold | EPC = F

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AVENUE ROAD ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8

FOR SALE One of the finest double-plot (WIDTH 128FT/38.8m) freehold mansions in this cherished road, set in 0.41 acres (0.71 hectares) of manicured gardens.

Guide price: ÂŁ25,000,000 Sole Agent

available for the first time in 60 years. Bristling with potential.

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Havilland Mews

Highbury Stadium Square

£430,000

Shepherd’s Bush

Leasehold

Finsbury Park

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | 759 Sq Ft Apartment Balcony | Communal Gardens | Concierge | Near Tube

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Gated Development Balcony | Allocated Parking | Near Westfield & Tube

Imperial Wharf

£819,999

Fulham

Leasehold

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms Large Terrace | Gym | 24hr Concierge

Sales office 020 3280 6400

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Rathbone Square Fitzrovia

£2,700,000 Leasehold

2/3 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms Third Floor | Lift | Pool | 24hr Concierge

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£705,000

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Fulham Reach Hammersmith

£2,850,000 Leasehold

3 Bedrooms | Reception | 4 Bathrooms 2 Parking Spaces | Pool | Gym | Concierge

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30 Years Experience in Marylebone Village

QUEEN ANNE STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 The apartment comprises entrance hall, reception room, kitchen, three bedrooms one with an en suite bathroom and a further shower room. The apartment is approximately 1,142 sq ft (106.1 sq m) located on the fifth floor served by a passenger lift. There is also a resident porter and the apartment is being sold with an underground parking space. The building is located on the North side of Queen Anne Street at the junction with Harley Street. Queen Anne Street is located moments away from the shopping facilities of Marylebone High Street. Bond Street and Oxford Circus underground stations together with access to the A40/M40 are within close proximity. The open spaces of Regents Park are also nearby. Please see website for full details.

LEASEHOLD £1,600,000

PORTLAND PLACE, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A fabulous unfurnished two bedroom apartment in this impressive block on Portland Place. The shopping facilities of Marylebone High Street and Great Portland Street are within close proximity. Great Portland Street, Oxford Circus and Baker Street underground stations are nearby. It is also located just moments from the open spaces of Regents Park. This unfurnished apartment has been significantly refurbished throughout with authentic walnut floor in the reception room and hallway. The building’s communal areas have also been refurbished to a high specification in recent years and the building benefits from a porter and a residence parking permit subject to the usual consents. The building is located on the east side of Portland Place close to the junction with Devonshire Street. Please see website for full details

£675 PER WEEK

+44 (0) 20 7486 4111

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CUMBERLAND TERRACE REGENT’S PARK NW1 UNFURNISHED £2,495 PER WEEK * Please note: Images have CGI furnishings.

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An exquisitely refurbished three bedroom raised ground floor apartment (150 sq m/ 1,616 sq ft) set within this sought after Nash Terrace. The property benefits from 24 hour resident porterage, parking and a separate storage room. Cumberland Terrace is close to all the amenities of Marylebone High Street and Great Portland Street Underground Stations (Hammersmith & City, Circle & Metropolitan Lines).

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ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with Dressing Room & En-Suite Bathroom, Two Further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Fully Fitted Kitchen, Open Plan Reception Room, Utility Room, Guest Cloakroom, Off-Street Parking, Secure Storage Room, 24 Hour Porter, CCTV, Heating Included in Rent. Garage & Studio Apartment Available by Separate Negotiation.

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ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A stunning light and bright 2 bed / 2 bath apartment (approx. 1,302 sq.ft. / 121 sq.m.) on the 6th floor situated within this popular recent development opposite Lords Cricket Ground and within moments from St John’s Wood amenities as well as Regent’s Park. RECEPTION / DINING ROOM • TERRACE OVERLOOKING COMMUNAL GARDEN • MODERN KITCHEN • 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE) • AIR CONDITIONING • PORTER • SECURE UNDERGROUND PARKING • COMMUNAL GARDENS • EPC B. £850 PER WEEK

MAIN AGENT

ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A newly refurbished 2 bed / 2 bath apartment (856 sq.ft. / 79 sq.m.) on the raised ground floor of this secure & popular mansion block, superbly located along Hall Road within a few minutes walk of both transport facilities of St John’s Wood and Maida Vale. RECEPTION ROOM • MODERN KITCHEN • 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE) • 24 HOUR PORTER • COMMUNUAL HEATING AND HOT WATER INCLUDED IN RENT • COMMUNAL DECKED PATIO • EPC E. £650 PER WEEK

SOLE AGENT

105 ST JOHN’S WOOD TERRACE, NW8 6PL

020 7722 7222 www.behrandbutchoff.com

36 1984 - 2020

* The Tenant may have to pay credit reference and admin charges as indicated on our website under Tenant Information.

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