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MAKING HIS MARK

A series of very different roles have made north Londoner Mark Stanley one to watch in 2018

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MARCH 2018

CONTENTS

37 H O T L I S T

What to see and where to go this month

41 L U S T L I S T

With Easter in mind, from homewares to fashion we’ve gone bonkers for bunnies

43 I N T E R V I E W

Actor Mark Stanley on his latest film, and why he’ll always be happier in his north London local than posing for the paps on the red carpet

47 S T Y L E & W E L L B E I N G

Earrings, at-home facial treats… we’ve gone to great lengths with our round up this month

50 F O O D & D R I N K

Bake up a storm with our Gail’s recipe for bunny biscuits, plus the usual foodie news and reviews

55 T R AV E L

Family-friendly Portugal and luxury India: a tale of two very different breaks

63 I N T E R I O R S

Totally delectable ideas to help you spread out in style with the ultimate kitchen extension

67 AT H O M E W I T H

Japanese serenity happily sits with the demands of young children in Yoko Kloeden’s home

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Regent’s Park boasts acres of listed parkland and some of the Capital’s most iconic terraces

86 P R O P E R T Y

News, views, titbits of property gossip

FROM THE EDITOR

W H AT D O E S M A R C H M E A N ?

Mother’s Day, chocolate eggs, spring blossom, or the prospect of Easter holidays? Whatever the answer, you’ll find something in this issue to inspire you, starting with an Easter-themed Lust List you’d be hopping mad to miss (plus a recipe to match on our foodie pages). Our area focus is on Regent’s Park, and with the cherry blossom in full bloom, I think there are few places I’d rather be on a sunny spring morning. Speaking of which, you’ll find some ideas in our Style & Wellbeing section to help you make the most of that precious pre-breakfast hour now that the light has come back (or you could just stay in bed). And for those of you with holidays to look forward to, our Travel section should inspire you both long and short haul. Finally, don’t miss our interview with north London dwelling actor Mark Stanley; his is a face that looks set to become very familiar. That should do you nicely for now. Until next month…

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CLIFTON HILL, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 34 1984 - 2018

Presented in immaculate order throughout, a bright and beautifully arranged 3 bedroom apartment within this handsome Victorian house. Arranged over the first and second floors and comprising in excess of 1,500 sq ft, the flat benefits from excellent entertaining space. Clifton Hill is located on the West side of St John’s Wood, providing convenient and easy access to the amenities of both St John’s Wood and Maida Vale. LARGE ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM • 2 FURTHER BEDROOMS • FAMILY BATHROOM • 32’ DOUBLE ASPECT RECEPTION/ DINING ROOM • FULLY FITTED KITCHEN • UTILITY ROOM • LARGE TERRACE • ENTRY PHONE RESIDENTS’ PARKING • WITHIN EASY REACH OF TUBE STATION • WITHIN EASY REACH OF BUS STOP • EPC = D LONG LEASE

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ABBEY GARDENS, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A well presented, Grade II listed, family house (2,431 sq ft/226 sq m) located in this popular tree lined road. Arranged over 4 floors, the house retains many period features whilst offering flexible accommodation. Features include a 28’ formal reception room, 4/5 bedrooms and a 45’ rear garden. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • RECEPTION ROOM • LIVING ROOM • KITCHEN/DINING AREA • TV AREA • STUDY • FAMILY ROOM/BEDROOM 5 • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE DRESSING AREA AND BATHROOM • 3 FURTHER BEDROOMS • SHOWER ROOM • LAUNDRY ROOM • CENTRAL HEATING • FRONT AND REAR GARDENS • RESIDENTS’ PARKING • WITHIN EASY REACH OF ST JOHN’S WOOD UNDERGROUND STATION AND LOCAL BUS STOPS • EPC=D

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JSA: SAVILLS

34 1984 - 2018

£3,595,000

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David McGuinness Property Consultant david.mcguinness@sandfords.com

MARYLEBONE OFFICE 6 Paddington Street Marylebone London W1U 5QG T: 020 7224 4994 E: mvsales@sandfords.com

MARYLEBONE HIGH STREET MARYLEBONE, W1

£1,495,000 LEASEHOLD

An incredibly bright, loft-style two bedroom apartment with private roof terrace situated on the fifth floor of this converted period building on Marylebone High Street. The property, which offers contemporary living space, comprises a large reception with semi-open plan kitchen, two double bedrooms, bathroom, and en suite shower room. Further benefits include solid wood floors and lift access. The property is ideally located in the heart of Marylebone Village amongst the boutique shops and restaurants on the High Street. The open spaces of Regent’s Park are within walking distance, and excellent transport links are provided by Baker Street and Bond Street underground stations, as well as numerous buses and the A40 for motorists. EPC Rating B.

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James Light MNAEA Director james.light@sandfords.com

REGENT’S PARK OFFICE 213-215 Gloucester Place Regent’s Park London NW1 6BU T: 020 7723 9988 E: rpsales@sandfords.com

YORK TERRACE REGENT’S PARK, NW1

PRICE ON APPLICATION LEASEHOLD / SOLE AGENT

An extremely rare, split level, three bedroom apartment with its own private entrance in a sought after Nash Terrace in Regent’s Park. The accommodation comprises an elegant reception room with spectacular floor to ceiling windows, a further reception room with stairs down to a purpose built bar, a dining room, a master bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, two further bedrooms, a bathroom, and a spacious, modern kitchen. The apartment further benefits from direct access to the communal gardens, secure underground parking for one car, 24 hour porters, and a basement storage room. York Terrace West enjoys a central location, being close to London’s West End and Marylebone High Street. Baker Street Underground station (Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee & Metropolitan Lines) is located within 400 metres. EPC Exempt. FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood NW8 A beautiful Regency villa This freehold double fronted detached villa on Hamilton Terrace, one of London’s most attractive tree-lined boulevards, comes to market for the first time in 38 years. The house has an abundance of historic architectural features and period details and offers excellent light in all rooms throughout its four levels, including several with floor-to-ceiling windows. The house sits on a generous plot of land and has a beautiful mature landscaped rear garden, one of the largest in central London. The property can provide up to nine bedrooms and is currently arranged to provide five including one large master bedroom with en suite bathroom plus four additional bedrooms and five generously proportioned reception rooms.   EPC: D. Approximately 527.7 sq m (5,680 sq ft).     Freehold

Guide Price: £14,950,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/stjohnswood stjohnswood@knightfrank.com 020 7861 1758  

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Gainsborough House, Frognal Rise NW3 Three bedroom penthouse with spectacular views over Central London A unique penthouse apartment located within Hampstead's premier development, 'Mount Vernon'. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom, kitchen/dining room, 2 guest WC, reception room, 3 terraces and a further office/reception room, 2 underground car park spaces and residence gymnasium, swimming pool and a 24 hour concierge. EPC: C. Approximatley 303.5 sq m (3,267 sq ft).   Share of Freehold

Guide price: £7,750,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/hampstead hampstead@knightfrank.com 020 8022 3328  

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1 AN ELEGANT VICTORIAN PERIOD HOME randolph avenue, maida vale, w9 2 reception rooms ø kitchen ø 5 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø study ø playroom ø utility room ø courtyard ø garden ø 352 sq m (3791 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Savills Maida Vale & Little Venice Alicia Lindsay alindsay@savills.com

020 3425 5600 Guide £4.8 million Freehold

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1 A LOW BUILT FAMILY HOUSE WITH OFF STREET PARKING elm tree road, st. john's wood, nw8 Drawing room/dining room ø kitchen and breakfast room ø family room ø master bedroom suite ø 4 further bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø sun terrace ø south facing walled garden ø off-street parking ø 293.5 sq m (3,159 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park

Guide £5.5 million Freehold

JSA: Aston Chase

Alicia Lindsay alindsay@savills.com

020 3043 3600

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Firecrest Drive

Hampstead NW3

Offering over 1,800 sq ft of well-planned lateral accommodation is this wonderful three double bedroom apartment with the huge benefit of two allocated parking spaces, as well as two terraces. Joint Sole Agent. EPC rating C

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ÂŁ1,850,000 share of freehold

Hampstead

020 7794 3311

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St Mary’s Mansions

Little Venice W2

An exceptionally well presented four bedroom second floor apartment in this attractive red brick portered mansion block in the heart of Little Venice. The property benefits from an abundance of natural light throughout, a fantastic reception room, a large modern kitchen, far reaching views, a west facing balcony and a lift. EPC rating C

ÂŁ1,400,000 leasehold

Little Venice

020 7286 4632

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ST JOHN’S WOOD TERRACE, NW8

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A WELL MAINTAINED FOUR BEDROOM GRADE 2 LISTED PERIOD HOUSE (1,522 SQ FT / 141 SQ M) LOCATED ON THIS POPULAR TREE-LINED TERRACE ADJACENT TO ST JOHN’S WOOD HIGH STREET. ARRANGED OVER THREE FLOORS, THE HOUSE BENEFITS FROM A 21 FT RECEPTION ROOM, 22 FT KITCHEN/DINING ROOM AND A SOUTH-EAST FACING REAR GARDEN. ST JOHN’S WOOD TERRACE IS LOCATED WITHIN EASY REACH OF ST JOHN’S WOOD UNDERGROUND STATION (JUBILEE LINE). REGENT’S PARK AND THE AMERICAN SCHOOL IN LONDON ARE LOCATED CLOSE BY. ENTRANCE HALL, RECEPTION ROOM, DINING ROOM, FITTED KITCHEN, MASTER SUITE COMPRISING BEDROOM AND EN SUITE BATHROOM, 3 FURTHER BEDROOMS, 2 FURTHER

ARLINGTON RESIDENTIAL

BATHROOMS, FRONT GARDEN, 33 FT SOUTH-EAST FACING REAR GARDEN.

020 7722 3322 arlingtonresidential.com

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JOINT AGENTS SAVILLS AND BEHR & BUTCHOFF

£2,750,000

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Guide Price ÂŁ3,500,000

Freehold

Within a private and exclusive development is this modern five bedroom house on Grange Gardens, Hampstead, NW3 with a secluded landscaped rear garden, off street parking and a double garage. Grange Gardens is conveniently located for the open acres of Hampstead Heath and Hampstead Village. By instructions of the LPA Receivers, best bids are to be received by the 19th March 2018. Energy Efficiency Rating - TBC

Hampstead 020 7435 4404

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Freehold

On the market for the first time in many years an attractive, substantial detached double fronted family house on West Heath Close, Hampstead, NW3 with 140 ft large garden, double garage and off street parking. West Heath Close is situated within close proximity of Hampstead Heath and both Hampstead Village and Golders Green (Northern Line) are within a half mile radius. Energy Efficiency Rating - E52

Hampstead 020 7435 4404

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IMPERIAL COURT, PRINCE ALBERT ROAD, NW8

£3,550,000

JOINT SOLE AGENT

Standing out on the covered terrace on the fourth floor of one of St John’s Wood’s most prestigious modern apartment buildings, you will find exceptional, far reaching views towards Regent’s Park. This luxurious three bedroom flat is contemporary in style and benefits from the use of a gymnasium and a reserved underground parking space. Please note these photos were taken when the flat was previously furnished. Master Bedroom Suite | Two Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Guest WC | Reception Room | Dining Area | Kitchen | 24hr Porterage | Gymnasium | Passenger Lift | Terrace | Underground Parking Space | EPC – C

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001 stjohnswood@winkworth.co.uk

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ACACIA ROAD, NW8

£3,950,000

JOINT SOLE AGENT

Discreetly situated a unique two storey period home enviably located on the corner of Woronzow Road and Acacia Road offering seclusion and privacy. The house features a magnificent double height reception room with doors leading directly out onto a charming courtyard garden. There is also secure off street parking behind electric gates. Please note there is planning permission in place to create a basement floor of approx 742 sq ft (including terrace) plans available upon request. Acacia Road is ideally located within 0.4 miles of the fashionable shops, restaurants and cafes of St John’s Wood High Street and the Underground Station (Jubilee line). Master Bedroom Suite | Office/Bedroom Two with En Suite Shower Room | Reception Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Courtyard Garden | Off Street Parking for One Car | EPC - E

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001 stjohnswood@winkworth.co.uk

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ELM TREE ROAD ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 A BEAUTIFUL DETACHED HOUSE SET WITHIN ITS OWN GROUNDS This is a private and spacious unique property with a beautifully mature and well maintained garden and outdoor space perfect for entertaining. Elm Tree Road is a country style residence built by our client 25 years ago to suit their requirements and is a true family home nestled within the quiet and sought-after St. John’s Wood. Accommodation: Entrance hall, double reception, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and two dressing rooms, 3 further bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom, bedroom 5/study, guest bathroom, 2 guest cloakrooms, utility room. Amenities: Large south facing private garden, double garage, basement storage.

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£12,800,000 Freehold

Rosy Khalastchy rosy@beauchamp.com +44 (0) 20 7205 2970

JSA Ian Green

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CLIFTON HILL ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 FREEHOLD £4,950,000 JOINT SOLE AGENT

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An opportunity to finish creating a substantial and elegant Grade II Listed, detached period family home in St John’s Wood. The house is offered in shell condition with a delightful garden, integral garage and further off-street parking for two/three cars. The property, which benefits from a new roof and other works, extends to 4,886 sq ft (453.9 sq m). The house has previously benefitted from planning consent for an additional 471 sq ft (48 sq m) to create a gym/studio room and offers a unique opportunity for an incoming purchaser to complete the house to their own specification and finishes to create a stunning family home.

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom & dressing area, 3 further bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms, en-suite shower room, large reception hall, double length reception room, study, sitting room, family media room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, wine store, 2 guest cloakrooms, utility room, self-contained studio flat with en-suite shower room & kitchenette, roof terrace, large sunken terrace, rear garden, integral garage, off-street parking for 2/3 cars.

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PARK ST JAMES ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 LEASEHOLD £4,495,000 SOLE AGENT

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A rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional, spacious, split level apartment (185 sq m/1,988 sq ft), situated on the seventh floor of this well regarded purpose built block. The apartment, which has been refurbished to an extremely high standard throughout, includes air conditioning, an integrated audio visual system and further benefits from sensational views over Regent’s Park and Central London from a large private terrace. It further includes south-facing principal rooms, underground parking for one car and resident porterage.

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom with dressing room, en-suite bathroom & separate cloakroom, bedroom 2 with en-suite shower room & dressing area, bedroom 3 with en-suite bathroom, reception room incorporating dining area, fully fitted kitchen, utility room, south-facing terrace, underground parking for 1 car, resident porterage, CCTV security, further parking space (directly outside the main entrance of the building) available by separate negotiation. EPC=C.

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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

A charming family home in a sought after road

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Ingram Avenue, London NW11 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 6,903 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 and a 620 sq ft games room on the second (top) floor. Living Room • Dining Room • Family Room • Study • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Utility Room • Guest Cloakroom • Master Bedroom Suite with Terrace, Spacious Bathroom & Dressing Room • Six Further Bedroom Suites • Separate Cloakroom • Games Room • Rear South Facing Garden • Garage Carriage Driveway Providing Ample Off Street Parking

Freehold

Joint Sole Agent

Price Upon Application

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FLAT FOR SALE

West Heath Road, Hampstead NW3 3

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Situated within this development of cutting edge contemporary design, a three bedroom garden apartment boasting a private landscaped 60' rear garden. A particular feature is the striking glass atrium and staircase, allowing maximum light into the apartment. The accommodation comprises principal bedroom suite providing direct access to the terrace and garden and incorporating a large en suite bathroom and separate walk-in walnut dressing room, two further double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a 34' reception room leading onto the garden, plus a further 20' reception room, a fully equipped Poggenpohl kitchen/breakfast room with Miele appliances, separate utility room, two guest WC’s, state of the art technology including Lutron lighting and two secure underground parking spaces.

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AN IMPRESSIVE SIX BEDROOM D E TAC H E D F A M I LY HOME ON H A M P S T E A D WAY, H A M P S T E A D GARDEN SUBURB, NW11 With off street parking for 5/6 cars and a stunning 97’ south-west facing rear garden, situated on one of Hampstead Garden Suburbs’ most sought after roads with views directly over Hampstead Heath Extension. Set back from the road behind gates, this fabulous property is beautifully presented throughout offering bright and spacious accommodation over three floors. Located 0.8 miles from Golders Hill Park, 0.6 miles from Golders Green underground station and 1.5 miles from the various shops, cafés and restaurants in Hampstead. Bedrooms – 6 | Bathrooms – 4 | EPC - E54 Price: £4,650,000

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A three bedroom apartment (1014sqft/94.2sqm) beautifully presented throughout set within a central Maida Vale location equidistant from Maida and Warwick Avenue tube stations. Offers Over £700,000. EPC Rating: D

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

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Wavel Mews S O U T H

H A M P S T E A D

ÂŁ1,250,000

N W 6

F R E E H O L D

A stunning two double bedroom, two bathroom mews house with a private terrace located in a cobbled street in South Hampstead A rare and unique opportunity to acquire this two double bedroom two bathroom middle terrace mews house located in a cobbled turning in South Hampstead. The house has undergone an extensive refurbishment programme and boasts stunning fixtures and fittings and superb living space. The accommodation to the ground floor comprises of a magnificent 20ft reception room with ample storage and an open plan kitchen breakfast room with marble work surfaces, integrated Neff appliances and solid wood flooring. The first floor accommodation comprises of two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, a luxury fitted ensuite shower room to the master bedroom, an ultra-modern family bathroom and access via the spiral staircase to the beautiful private roof terrace. Further benefits include residents permit parking, freehold and no upper chain. Wavel Mews is a lovely quiet street and is positioned with reach of West Hampstead’s three stations and the variety of shops, bars and restaurants along West End Lane. Swiss Cottage and the popular O2 centre is also accessible as is St Johns Wood. 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

INGRAM AVENUE NW11 GUIDE PRICE ÂŁ6,000,000

020 8458 7311

www.glentree.com

SOLE AGENT

Ingram Avenue is situated between Winnington Road and Wildwood Entrance Lobby: Entrance Hallway: Drawing Room: Road and therefore benefits from close proximity to the rolling green Dining Room: Study: Kitchen: Breakfast Room: 2 Cloakrooms: Master Bedroom with Dressing Room acres of Kenwood, Hampstead Heath and the Heath Extension.

& Bathroom: 5 Further Bedrooms: Family Bathrooms: Backing onto and enjoying views across Hampstead Golf Course, we are Party Room/Cinema: Loft Storage: Front and Rear privileged to offer a finely positioned, character, three storey, double fronted, Gardens: Large Garage: Carriage Driveway with Ample detached family home set back from the road behind a large carriage driveway. Off Street Parking Having been under the same family ownership for 60 years, whilst boasting a plethora of original 30s and 50s features, this charming home now requires total modernisation and / or extensions subject to the usual consents.

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LOCAL EXPERTISE, INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION 020 8458 7311

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Email: sales@glentree.com

TURNER DRIVE NW11 GUIDE PRICE £4,500,000 We are both proud and privileged to offer this magnificent eight bedroom, double fronted, detached, Grade II listed family home available for the first time in over half a century. Offering over 4,800 sq ft (446 sq m) of accommodation over three storeys on a plot of over a third of an acre, the property which has been meticulously maintained would now benefit from a programme of refurbishment. Further benefits include a beautifully landscaped garden backing onto and with direct access to the Hampstead Heath Extension, off-street parking and a double garage.

SOLE AGENT Entrance Hall: Drawing Room: Family Room: Dining Room: Kitchen: Morning Room: Study: Master Bedroom with Dressing Room, En Suite Bathroom and Terrace: 7 Further Bedrooms (3 En Suite): Family Bathroom: Guest Cloakroom: Utility Room: Double Garage: Garden House: Front Garden: Rear 100ft South Facing Garden

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BENHAM & REEVES sales speCialists

H I G H G AT E V I L L A G E N6 GUIDE £1,850,000 sOle agent

enviably located in the very heart of highgate Village, an exceptionally well-presented mid 18th century georgian residence, acknowledged for its architectural importance as grade ii by english heritage. this truly delightful property is packed with character features including panelling, fireplaces, and original beams yet has been primed for the 21st century with a host of modern amenities and ingenious storagesolutions, blending seamlessly with the original characteristics. 020 8348 2341 n 6@B-R.CO.UK

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Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018

28 Mar-12 Aug | Design Museum The global financial crash, the Arab Spring, the surprise results of the Brexit referendum and the 2016 US election… the past decade was certainly a volatile one. Politics dominated the headlines, opinions polarised and people took to the streets. Against this backdrop, Hope to Nope looks at how the powerful and the marginalised have used political posters, protest placards and internet memes to get their messages across. A fascinating and timely exhibition. 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 (020 3862 5900; designmuseum.org)

Under, 2015 ©Martina Amati

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Somewhere in Between

8 Mar-27 Aug | Wellcome Collection Science, art or somewhere inbetween? In this exhibition at the self-styled ‘free museum for the incurably curious’, four contemporary artists – Martina Amati, Daria Martin, Maria McKinney and John Walter – have collaborated with leading scientists to create works that encourage us to think about our senses, our bodies’ limitations and where our food comes from. Expect to find startling installations and films that explore free diving, genetics in cattle breeding, ‘mirror touch’ and the relationship between visual culture and HIV. Intriguing and thought provoking. 183 Euston Road, NW1 (020 7611 2222; wellcomecollection.org)

Women’s March: Wellington, NZ ©Andy McArthur

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The magic of the Royal Parks

Kusama experimented with her first pumpkin works while studying art in the 1940s, and her use of the motif has since become something of an obsession

Thousands of children have hopped, skipped and jumped across the Gloucester Gate playground in The Regent’s Park since it opened in the 1930s. A much-loved facility that has served the community well over the years, it is now in need of modernisation and improvement. Now a beautiful £1 million new playground is on the horizon, so children of all abilities can explore and play together in a safe, nature-inspired setting.

The Royal Parks is the charity that cares for 5,000 acres of glorious Royal parkland and 500 years of history in the heart of our Capital. Every year, 77 million visitors enjoy eight of London’s largest open spaces including: Hyde Park, The Green Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park, St. James’s Park, Bushy Park, The Regent’s Park, and Kensington Gardens. Registered charity no. 1172042

ART

Yayoi Kusama: Small Pumpkin Paintings

Until 1 Jun | Omer Tiroche Gallery Avant-garde artist Kusama is best known for her provocative ‘happenings’ and hallucinatory paintings of loops and dots. So this intimate exhibition of smallscale paintings is an unexpected delight. Kusama’s family survived primarily off pumpkin dishes when she was a child – as the visual embodiment of her childhood and present psychological state, they are a form of self-portraiture. Viewed up close, you can see that these paintings are an amalgamation of two motifs she has revisited throughout her career: polka dots and infinity nets. Mesmerising. 21 Conduit Street, W1S (020 7499 5143; omertiroche.com)

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Hughie O’Donoghue: Scorched Earth 15 Mar-14 Apr | Marlborough Fine Art

Finding something fresh to say about Vincent van Gogh would faze most contemporary artists. Not O’Donoghue. With Scorched Earth, he revisits the paintings created when van Gogh was a patient in the Saint-Paul asylum near Arles, struggling to give lucid form to his vision. O’Donoghue reimagines these paintings in the fields outside his studio, bringing them very much into his own territory. The richly worked, large-scale canvases are a powerful statement about this tortured artist’s legacy in our collective memory. 6 Albemarle Street, W1S (020 7629 5161; marlboroughlondon.com)

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Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Fine Art. ©Anthony Hobbs

The Royal Parks are appealing to the local community of visitors and residents to help make this vision a reality. To find out more, or to donate, see royalparks.org.uk/playscape


Race against time in a journey across the Capital and into the strange, surreal and absurd

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The Hunt for the Cheshire Cat

Until 5 May The latest experience from HiddenCity takes players on a quest to find the mischievous moggy from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s topsy-turvy world, the hunt begins at the National Portrait Gallery (look out for Carroll’s pics of the real Alice in the Victorian photography exhibition opening there this month). Cryptic clues send teams of 2-5 adventurers through art galleries, down cobbled side streets and into dark cellars in search of the escaped feline – a brilliant way to see a secret side of the Capital. Start point: National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place, WC2H (020 7112 8951; cheshirecat.inthehiddencity.com)

They Come to Us Without a Word II, 2015. ©Moira Ricci

FESTIVAL

BMW Tate Live: Ten Days Six Nights

16-25 Mar | Tate Modern For the second year running, Tate Modern will be filling the atmospheric subterranean Tanks with intriguing installations and performance art. The star of this year’s show is Joan Jonas, whose groundbreaking works have been challenging audiences for more than 40 years. Taking centre stage is Reanimation, a spellbinding environment made from projected footage of Arctic landscapes and light refracted through hanging crystals. An impressive roster of intergenerational artists, including Sylvia Palacios Whitman and Jason Moran, will be showing work alongside Jonas. Bankside, SE1 (020 7887 8888; tate.org.uk)

PHOTOGRAPHY

Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

Until 20 May | National Portrait Gallery What comes to mind when you think of Victorian photography? Stiff fusty portraits of women with bustles and moustachioed men in top hats? Victorian Giants challenges these stereotypes with images that are raw, edgy and experimental. The exhibition brings together the work of four groundbreaking photographers – Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, Clementina Hawarden and Oscar Rejlander – whose sitters included Charles Darwin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Remarkable.

THEATRE

Feel

21-31 Mar | Lion & Unicorn Theatre In a world where love can be swiped on a whim, and one delayed train can change the course of your life, how can you be expected to find the right moment to say what you really feel? Presented by the Proforça Theatre Company, and making its debut at the Lion and Unicorn in Kentish Town, Feel is a wry look at the lives of two couples searching for love and personal fulfilment.

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Actor Mark Stanley explains why the perfect career is one where he can play a series of roles where each is so different to the last that he never becomes too famous to pop down to the pub without being recognised

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You’re probably trying to place Mark’s face, and, perhaps surprisingly for an actor, he’d be glad of that. “The people who I admire, the Paddy Considines and the Cillian Murphys of this world, are the people who can maintain a private life,” he explains. In fact, what he wants most from his career, he says, is to “be able to chameleon-ise through parts and to have not done anything so notable that it ruins the idea that you can still put your flat cap on and go to the pub for a pint!” But that’s not to say that you won’t have seen his work. In recent months alone he has appeared as Professor Bhaer, the German love interest of Jo March in the BBC’s adaptation of Little Women, and as James, the transgender character in Kay

Mellor’s six-part series Love, Lies and Records. But perhaps his most recognisable role is that of Grenn in Game of Thrones. As first jobs go, that was pretty special. “I will never forget that first morning… Walking on to a set like that you are totally enamoured by how grand it is, and the amount of money that has been spent,” he recalls. “It gives you a great perspective. You suddenly realise that it is not all for you, and that you are there for it. You are just a small part of this huge machine of a show.” Those years served as so much more than just a lesson in humility, though, Mark explains: “It was a great opportunity for familiarising myself with the industry, getting on the right side of casting directors and being able to go into FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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the audition room and prove myself.” Something he has more than done in the intervening years. Next up for Mark is Joe, the male lead in Dark River, which is in cinemas now. A tale of sibling resentment set on a Yorkshire farm, it is the third film from gifted British writer-director Clio Barnard. “Joe is a character who has lived in isolation for quite some time. And before that he was living with a dying parent who he had been caring for alone,” Mark tells me. “We meet him at a time when Alice, his sister [played by Ruth Wilson], has just returned to the farm to reclaim the tenancy after 15 years’ absence. She feels it belongs to her, but Joe disagrees with that. Having that sibling come home reawakens that broken familial relationship and brings to the surface a lot of past darkness and trauma to do with their father. That’s it in a nutshell.” Mark recalls first reading the script, which was, he says “the best I had ever read,” but realising that the part of the alcoholic farmer in the male lead was supposed to be 50 years old. He was having some drinks with a friend, who persuaded him to send in an audition tape, which they did then and there, “a few ciders in”. The tape was accepted and Mark was invited in to meet Clio and Ruth. “As far as accepting the part, oh my god I jumped at it. It was one of the best phone calls I have ever had,” Mark grins. “I knew that someone like Clio is going to always look for the most real version of a character, but she also has to make sure that she is going to put bums on seats. I was overwhelmed, it really felt like one of those moments when someone champions you.” Mark describes it as a passion project for all involved. “I see the film as a sort of poem, or a folk tale. At times we would really have to be dredging up emotion, so it was a very intense shoot, but not without its larks.” He is hugely curious to see

how the viewing public receives it. “I am really looking forward to seeing how an audience reacts to how ferocious the piece is,” he nods enthusiastically. “Get along there and see it yourself. Prove them right in casting me… I hope I’ve done it justice.” It is roles like this – ones that really get into the psychology of people – that appeal to Mark. “It wasn’t actually acting that turned me on to begin with. At A level I was hell-bent on doing psychology and sociology,” he explains. The joy in acting, he tells me, is getting to the point when you can be a bit more discerning about which jobs you take. “In the early stages you are just grateful whenever anybody tips the hat to you. Recently I have done a couple of jobs that have paid a decent amount of money, and that is like an investment into yourself. You can become a bit more strategic about what speaks to you.” One role that has spoken to Mark is a project he is about to start working on. It is another British screenplay, this time from Scott Graham, with a working title of Born to Run. “It is a great character piece and I am really looking forward to it,” he says. Based in the small Scottish town of Fraserburgh, and set over 24 hours, it is billed as a film about growing up in small towns, and a conflict between a father and a son. Mark is the only non-Scotsman in the cast and says of the accent: “It is very much a work in progress, but I am chipping away at it every day.” And he is planning to spend time in Fraserburgh before filming starts. “I want to spend a whole day in a pub from 11 in the morning until 11 at night and just listen to people. See what they are about. What the mentality of the place is,” he tells me. I wonder, if he had a choice, would he like to work exclusively on the big screen? “For me it doesn’t matter what the medium is as long as the story is good and the characters

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are three-dimensional,” Mark says. In fact, right now, he wouldn’t say no to a bit more theatre. “At the moment my missus is working at the Royal Court and I have been bobbing in on a Friday night and having a drink in the bar and getting to know people there – the artistic director and that,” he tells me. “I really do think there is something special about that theatre, about that space and the new writers they are championing. I would absolutely love to work there. If I keep buying them pints maybe they’ll have me!” Mark laughs. There are, apparently, both pros and cons to being with somebody who works within the same industry, but for Mark, it is largely a good thing. “At least you can talk about the same

things. I’m not sure how happy I’d be if she was talking about consulting or finance and I’d been sitting in all day listening to Radiohead and trying to find somewhere depressive in myself for the next role,” he grins. And it means that they share similar goals and ambitions. “We have just sent off for funding for a short film that she has written and I am directing,” Mark reveals, adding: “Sometimes it can feel like you procrastinate your entire life away, so we just want to get on with something, and if we make a pig’s ear of it, fine, at least we were brave enough to try it.” Whether or not this particular project succeeds, it seems inevitable that we will be seeing much more of Mark in the future. FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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ANTONIA BURRELL FACIAL IN A BOX Bad news: since super facialist Antonia Burrell moved out of London you’ll need to book way in advance to secure one of her coveted appointment spots at Golborne Place. Good news: thanks to a clever little kit you can now treat yourself to (some of) the Antonia magic whenever the mood takes you. The pack contains single use pipettes of seven of the hero products from her 100 per cent natural, organic skincare collection; rubbery cone-like facial and eye cups with which to perform Antonia’s internationally accredited Face Lift Facial technique (which is so sought after that it is now taught as part of the London College of Fashion post-graduate curriculum); plus a luxurious Egyptian cotton face cloth and step-by-step instructions. Yes, it’s a DIY job, unless you have an obliging friend or other half, but I found it fairly straightforward (having watched a video of the AB cupping technique online before starting), and the smell of the products transported me directly to the treatment room – in spirit at least. Afterwards my skin felt amazing, and it looked even better the next morning. Best of all, people remarked on how well I was looking that day. I’ve since invested in a bottle of the Radiant Light Facial Oil Serum and have become somewhat addicted to the cupping massage, which is easy to perform while watching the telly (even if I do look faintly ridiculous doing so – thanks hubby). LSJ Facial in a Box + AB Face Lift Cupping Massage, £25 (antoniaburrell.com)

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WE LOVE: ELEMIS WOMEN FOR WOMEN PRO-COLLAGEN MARINE CREAM It’s International Women’s Day this month, so it seems fitting that Elemis have collaborated with charity Women for Women to produce a very special limited edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, with gorgeous packaging designed by accessories designer Karen Mabon. £35,000 from sales of the limited edition release will be donated directly to the charity, which helps female survivors of war to rebuild their lives. The money will be used by the charity to help achieve their 2018 aim of enrolling more than 12,000 women in a 12-month programme designed to give life-long skills and vocational training. We think it makes the perfect Mother’s Day present: truly the gift that keeps on giving. £99 (elemis.com)

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Varicose veins are one of the most common conditions leading people to approach private healthcare institutions like Highgate Private Hospital. Mr Paul Flora, Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon at Highgate Private Hospital, explains that varicose veins are caused by weakened valves that cause blood to become trapped instead of flowing freely. “This makes the veins stand out prominently from under your

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MORTIMER HOUSE KITCHEN I already have a soft spot for Mortimer House Kitchen before I’ve even sat down. Having nipped to the ladies to freshen up, I spot a sign appealing to customers to not flush hopes and dreams down the toilet (along with other undesirable items). It tickles me. While Mortimer House, with its work and wellbeing spaces, might be strictly members only, the restaurant is open to all. And a more appealing space you’d be hard pressed to find. Set in a majestic Art Deco building in the heart of Fitzrovia, the restaurant is large and open plan. The Deco details continue inside with parquet flooring, mirrored wall panels, feature lights, marble surfaces and vintage copper accents, while comfy sofas, Persian rugs and a forest of indoor plants give the space a warm, homely feel. The all-day menu has been designed by chef Luca Unali (who comes fresh from the kitchens of Cecconi’s) and is largely Mediterranean, with hints of Middle Eastern flavour and a focus on sustainable, organic produce. It is a mix of small, medium and large plates, which all sound delicious, so ever mindful of over ordering, we give our waiter free rein to choose for us. 50 |

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While we wait for the first dishes to be presented, we tuck into a complimentary basket of warm bread, served with a tahini dip. It is so good that before we know it, we are halfway through a second. Thankfully the first of the small dishes arrive to save us from carb comas. Soft shell crab is served with a zingy yuzu, coriander and chilli dressing and we fight for the last piece. It seems things cannot get better, but the courgetti – bear with me – served with a pistachio pesto and smoked ricotta is divine, and, coming quickly on its heels, the ravioli with buffalo ricotta and black truffle is possibly the tastiest food I have ever eaten. The sea bass and slow cooked lamb shoulder dishes that round off the savoury element of our meal have to do some serious work to compete, but both are excellent. This is billed as healthy food, but I’m certain that the quantities we have consumed do not a dieter’s meal make. One thing is for sure, though, every calorie was well and truly worth it, and I urge you to get down there. I’d go for the truffle ravioli every night of the week if I could. LSJ 37-41 Mortimer Street, W1T (020 7139 4401; mortimerhouse.com)

A BRYN THING Exciting news for fans of Odette’s, chef Bryn Williams is opening his first central London restaurant this month. Based in the gorgeous surrounds of Somerset House, it will offer a modern British dining format, with a strong focus on sustainability, seasonality and provenance. Fruit and veg will be the stars of the show – while dishes may not necessarily be vegetarian, those components will always take centre stage. Expect the likes of roast young broccoli, olive tapenade and sage beignet with scorched Cornish mackerel, and poached rhubarb and blood orange trifle. Interiors, designed by Rosendale Design, marry herringbone flooring, Welsh-printed upholstery and brown leather banquettes with a colour theme of textured blue, and nautical details (including wall lights made of Fresnel lenses from lighthouses), to reflect both Bryn’s Welsh roots and the building’s naval history. Open throughout the day, Bryn Williams at Somerset House will also be home to a draught beer bar. South Wing, Somerset House, Strand, WC2R (020 7845 4646; bryn-somersethouse.co.uk)


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EXTENDING YOUR LEASE: THE UNHAPPY MUNDY’S A much-awaited Court of Appeal decision did not deliver the lower landlord premiums that leaseholders had hoped for. Now, more than ever, tenants with leases set to fall below 80 years should act promptly, says Guy Osborn The chances are that if you live in flat then you own a leasehold property. Your lease is a depreciating asset, the shorter it gets the less it is worth; if it expires completely you may have to hand your property back to the landlord. Fortunately all is not lost. The aptly titled Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 gives you a right to extend your lease by 90 years at a peppercorn ground rent in return for paying your landlord a premium. If only it were as simple as that… Since 1993 landlords and tenants have been arguing about many things, but mainly about what is the correct premium to pay. Somewhat unsurprisingly, tenants are keen to pay as low a premium as possible and landlords to achieve as high a one as possible. The premium is calculated in accordance with a somewhat complicated statutory formula,

which has kept both lawyers and surveyors busy since the legislation was passed. The formula is based on the length of the lease and the value of the property; indeed, one of the only times you will hear a London homeowner declaring at a dinner party how little their property is worth will be while a lease extension is ongoing. Tenants waited with bated breath for the decision in the case of Mundy v Trustees of Sloane Stanley Estate, which was delivered in January 2018. If successful, it promised to slash the cost of the premium that a tenant would pay for their lease extension. But in a David and Goliath-like contest, Goliath came out on top – the landlord was successful and premiums remain calculated by the method that they were previously. The long and short of it is that nothing has changed. Tenants seeking to extend their leases

are almost always better off doing it sooner rather than later, and in particular before their leases fall below 80 years, after which it becomes much more expensive. At Osbornes Law we have a team specialising in lease extensions and enfranchisements (buying your freehold). So if you are a landlord whose tenant would like to extend their lease, or a tenant who would like some advice about the process, please contact either Amber Larner-Bird or Guy Osborn on 020 7485 8811 osborneslaw.com


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MAKE A MEAL OF IT IN MARYLEBONE Home to some of the best known names in the restaurant world, we don’t need to tell you that everyone’s favourite central London village is a foodie’s heaven. The Howard de Walden Estate, along with The Portman Estate, will this month be shining a light on some of those talents during the first ever Marylebone Food Festival. A feast of exciting delights is planned between the 8th and the 18th, kicking off with an unmissable dining experience in the hauntingly beautiful setting of The Church of the Annunciation. The collaborative World on a Plate tasting menu comes from Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Trishna, local favourites The Providores and Picture, Seymour Place’s Lurra and Bernardi’s, Roux at The Landau, cheeseroom La Fromagerie and award-winning chocolatier Rococo Chocolates. Meanwhile local wine bars, Clarette, Le Vieux Comptoir and Blandford Comptoir will serve perfectly matched wine pairings, with Seymour’s Parlour of The Zetter Townhouse partnering with Marylebone Gin to create an exclusive cocktail for guests. Other attractions include Marylebone Street Kitchen, an alfresco food fiesta on Saturday 17th, featuring masterclasses and workshops served up with a big helping of street food. Throughout the 10-day event, local restaurants will also be offering a specially curated set menu, with a contribution from every order going to support the event’s charity partner, FoodCycle Marylebone. Tickets to The World on a Plate cost £150 per person. To buy tickets or for more information on any of the festival events and partners, see marylebonefoodfestival.com 52 |

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We love to support local businesses, and one we’re particularly excited about right now (with January resolutions still very much fresh in our minds) is Hampstead-based Mariella Forte’s gorgeous bakery. Hers are no ordinary sweet treats, though, swapping high fat cream cheese for quark, chocolate ganache frosting for tofu and low fat yoghurt and sweetening recipes with fruit purée and dates to avoid the use of refined sugar. Skinny Bakery’s mission is to create healthier versions of tried and tested classics: think flapjacks, bite-sized red velvet and carrot cakes, double chocolate meringue cookies and choc chip cookies. Typically containing only 30-40 calories per piece and portioned into grab and go packs, Mariella’s treats make perfect guilt free snacks for everyday indulgence, which is a good thing, because we’re well and truly hooked. They’re even suitable for those following Slimming World and Weight Watchers. Tuck in! The Skinny Bakery range is available to buy in Selfridge’s Food Hall and Whole Foods Market, and online at skinnybakery.co.uk

POP IN TO POMONA’S After a stint at three-Michelin starred D.O.M in Brazil, followed by time spent catering for events, with clients including celebs and royalty, Wolfe Conyngham, formerly of restaurant Wolfe, is now back in Notting Hill. The chef has been taken on board by neighbourhood favourite Pomona’s to give their menu a makeover. Inspired by both sides of the pond, Wolfe’s eclectic new interpretation features dailychanging homemade bread and house-smoked salmon and meat. Classic signature dishes, such as Welsh lamb rump, beef short ribs and the house burger, are all cooked on a wood-fired BERTHA grill, bringing big flavours to the table, and a selection of seafood dishes – including grilled Madagascan prawns and Indonesian monkfish curry – also feature. The restaurant has also been given a striking new look to match the new foodie offering, and with three private dining rooms upstairs, it is the perfect spot for parties and family celebrations. Get booking now for Mother’s Day. 47 Hereford Road, W2 (020 7229 1503; pomonas.co.uk)


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Time: 3hrs (including chilling and cooking time) | Makes: 15 biscuits

London Foodie JOEL BRAHAM

It wouldn’t be Easter without GAIL’s. We begged them to share their recipe for the best hot cross buns in the world™ but apparently it’s a closely guarded secret! They have, though, told us how to make these show-stopping cookies, which are almost as good. Hop to it… (gailsbread.co.uk) INGREDIENTS For the biscuits 150g cold, unsalted butter, diced 240g plain flour 30g light brown sugar 30g caster sugar 1 tsp fine sea salt For the icing 110g, sifted icing sugar 1-2 tbsp lemon juice

METHOD 1 In a large bowl, using a pastry knife (or your fingertips), break the butter into the flour. Keep rubbing with your fingers until the mixture is crumbly and resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add the sugars and salt and bring the mixture to a dough. 2 Transfer the dough onto a sheet of baking paper and knead it for a minute or so. Cover the dough with another piece of baking paper and press the dough evenly between the two sheets. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough (still encased between the two sheets) until 5mm thick. 3 Transfer onto a baking tray and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours. 4 When you’re ready to bake, pre-heat the oven to 160°C. 5 Remove the shortbread from the fridge and peel off the top baking

paper. The dough will be hard, so leave it for 5-10 minutes to relax. Dip your favourite cookie cutter in flour and cut out your shapes. 6 Transfer the ready-to-bake biscuits onto a baking tray lined with a sheet of baking paper. 7 Bake the biscuits for 20-25 minutes. They should stay pale golden brown. 8 Remove from the oven, leave to cool down for 5 minutes and gently transfer onto a cooling rack to cool down completely. 9 To make the icing, sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Add the lemon juice and, using a wooden spoon, gradually stir until the mixture is the consistency of thick cream – you may need to add a little more lemon juice if too stiff. 10 When the biscuits are completely cool, ice them with the lemon icing.

CHEF AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE GOOD EGG When I was a child I wanted to be… a professional footballer playing for Arsenal. The first thing I cooked was… breakfast. Probably an omelette. My kitchen heroes are… Anthony Bourdain, David Chang, Yotam Ottolenghi, Tim Hayward and – of course – the whole team of chefs at The Good Egg. My fail safe dinner party menu is… pizzas and flatbreads cooked in my bread oven. I built it myself in the days before we set up the restaurant. Back then I’d spend all of my free time cooking or reading about food. Nowadays, with two restaurants, free time is a luxury! My last meal on earth… could, I fear, actually be breakfast this Sunday because Alex (fellow co-founder and head chef of The Good Egg) and I are running a half marathon that day. Hopefully we make it home afterwards for some gala pie and a Guinness. When I feel down I make… sandwiches, with half sour pickles, mustard and salt beef on homemade rye sourdough. My favourite London restaurant… changes constantly, but I go back again and again to the original Morito in Exmouth Market, and a tiny Lebanese restaurant called Meza in Tooting that my cousin introduced me to. My ultimate London day… would be very low key. I’ve lived in Stoke Newington all my life and love being here, so I’d make the most of the neighbourhood. I’d be up bright and early for a morning run with Alex, before heading home for a big breakfast. Then I’d probably steal our head chef Duncan Jooles’ dog and hang out in the park. The evening would be spent eating and drinking with friends. 93 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 (020 7682 2120) and Ground Floor, Kingly Court, Kingly Street, W1B (020 3911 2000; thegoodegg.co)

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Leaving on a jet plane Dreaming of sunnier climes? Paradise just got that little bit closer thanks to the launch of British Airways’ first direct flights to the Seychelles in over 10 years. And with the hotly anticipated reopening of the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island happening this month, too, we’re taking it as a sign to get booking an Indian Ocean escape. Not least because the teeny four-hour time difference means that winter sun needn’t come hand-in-hand with jet lag. One of the world’s most beautiful and unspoilt islands, with 14km of sandy white beaches protected by coral reef, Desroches is among the top 15 diving destinations worldwide, and the Four Seasons is the only resort on the island. A unique castaway paradise, it offers unrivalled privacy, with every villa, suite and residence boasting not only direct beach access, but also a private pool or plunge pool. Guests can also enjoy the organic, locally inspired spa, choose from two restaurants, a deli, bar or in-room dining, and explore the tortoise sanctuary. It promises to be the holiday of a lifetime. Scott Dunn offers seven nights at the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island from £4,800 per person. This is based on 2 people sharing a Coral Beach villa on a half board basis, including flights and private transfers (020 8682 5030; scottdunn.com)

Gastronomic getaways Fancy the privacy of a villa break but not the prospect of having to cook for yourself on holiday? We hear you. This year we’ll be booking into El Carligto, one of southern Spain’s most exclusive private estates. Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean, the

10-acre estate is home to two lavish holiday villas: El Carligto sleeping up to eight guests, and the Hunting Lodge sleeping six. Available to rent together or singly, both homes are truly exquisite. And for the first time this spring, guests at both properties will be able to take advantage of a new

‘Seven Chefs’ initiative. Having handpicked a talented troupe of the area’s finest chefs – some boasting Michelin ratings – the estate owners are offering holidaymakers the opportunity to experience a different chef each night of the week, with a sommelier on hand to match exquisite local

wines to every meal. Cuisines range from Japanese and Asian fusion, to the freshest of local Mediterranean seafood and traditional Spanish, and chefs will offer hands on cookery demonstrations if requested. A true taste of Andalucia. Weekly rates for the Hunting Lodge start from €3,500 in low season (carligto.com)

Heading to the Emerald Isle to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Avoid the obvious sights and discover Dublin’s secrets with these insider tips from Rory Rooney, front office manager at The Westbury “An icon in a city of greats, The Westbury not only surrounds its guests in luxury and style, it places them at the very centre of the city’s social and cultural riches. At our front doorstep lies Grafton Street, renowned for its colour, street artists and luxury shopping; whilst Dublin’s ‘Creative Quarter’, a vibrant network of streets filled with lively bars, restaurants and quirky stores runs behind the hotel, with the city’s top theatres, museums and art galleries all situated within a short walking distance. One of Dublin’s lesser known ‘must sees’ is Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane – named after the millionaire and art collector who died on board RMS Lusitania, which was sunk off the coast of Kinsale in Co. Cork in 1915 by a German U-Boat. This small gallery has an exquisite collection of Impressionist paintings, including works by Degas and Manet, and sculptures by Rodin. One exhibition room houses the actual studio of the Irish-born artist Francis Bacon that was moved in its entirety (including dust and debris!) to the gallery from London after the artist’s death. A real hidden gem. We also encourage a visit to the Teeling Distillery, located in the historic Liberties area. Tours offer first-hand experience of the sound, smell and feel of a fully operational distillery (Dublin’s one and only) and of course, the experience is topped off with a grand tasting (the best bit!). Finally, don’t miss out on The Westbury’s recently opened restaurant, WILDE. Enjoy the charm of its verdant terrace or the intimacy of its fireside snug, and indulge with delicious food in beautiful and relaxed surroundings.” Balfe Street, Dublin 2, D02 CH66 (+353 1 679 1122; doylecollection.com) FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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A Portuguese paradise

Striking the right balance between indulgence and family fun can be tricky, but a glorious week spent at the Pine Cliffs Resort in the Algarve proves that perfection is possible WOR DS L I Z SKO N E JAM E S

long boardwalk stretches through the pristine sandy dunes, and beyond it, the ocean sparkles in the fiery light of the setting sun. I sit in the clifftop bar soaking up the view, glass of chilled Champagne in my hand and my family around me. Things are good. ‘Catastrophic’ might seem like an extravagant word to describe British Airways’ IT failure of last May, but until you have had to tell a three-yearold that, having arrived, suitcases in hand at the airport, they will no longer be going on holiday, you have no idea how apt a description it actually was. Falling as it did on the first Saturday of half term, it proved impossible to find alternative flights, and so we spent a squabble-filled week at home, putting on smiley faces for family outings to the farm and the soft play, while grieving for the villa in the South of France that was not meant to be ours. We were – eventually – handsomely compensated for our ‘inconvenience’ and began making plans for a bigger and better holiday. Provence was out, Portugal in, and woe betide anybody who dared to suggest self-catering, or BA, come to that. Wanting a real break from everything, I selected Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort. Friends who had visited in the past promised uncrowded beaches, a dizzying array of restaurants, an all singing, all dancing kids’ club that the youngsters wouldn’t want to leave and a wonderful, award-winning spa (the biggest in the Algarve, no less). We’ve only been here for a few hours, but so far, so good. Home for the week is a glorious twobed Ocean Suite. It is so luxuriously appointed that you could move right 56 |

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in and want for nothing. The huge master bedroom boasts an exquisite open plan bathroom with his and hers vanity unit and a vast freestanding tub complete with ocean views. The fully equipped kitchen is togged out with a dishwasher, washer-dryer, microwave, stove and cabinets filled with a fine array of dinnerware and glasses. It is a shame I will not be cooking. We have enjoyed a relaxed early dinner in the Corda Café (pizzas for the youngsters, local seafood for us), and now we are toasting the start of our holiday in the majestic surrounds of Mirador Champagne Bar. And, amazingly, nobody minds the kids being here – their welcome is every bit as warm as ours. We find the same is true at breakfast the next day. The buffet, laid out in Jardim Colonial, is like nothing our eldest has seen before and he sets out to consume as much as humanly possible, taking in everything from porridge to pancakes via boiled eggs and biscuits. And he is delighted to discover more chocolate-themed breakfast options along the way than he ever dreamed possible. Fuelled for fun, we drop the boys at Porto Pirata, where we have booked them in for a morning session – leaving us to enjoy some grown up time. Staffed by a friendly, and more importantly, qualified, team, the club is based around two wooden pirate ships, and covers almost two acres. There is a bouncy castle, mini golf, swings, scooters and bikes (along with a track to race them around). It is the stuff of kiddie dreams and we are dismissed with barely a backward glance. We promptly hotfoot it to the spa, where we have treated ourselves and booked in for a couple’s massage. We are soon floating on cloud nine, stresses and strains melting under the

THE DETAILS

Rates for Ocean Suites start from €170 off season and €460 in peak season, including breakfast and complimentary spa access. Spa treatments and kids’ club sessions are charged separately. (+351 289 500 300; pinecliffs.com)

Above: the resort is home to a nine-hole golf course with a stunning clifftop location Below: the awardwinning spa features a thermal oasis, a host of divine treatments and a serene relaxation area


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magical touch of our clever therapists. It seems inconceivable that better is yet to come, but it is. We discover true peace in the Aurum Suite afterwards. Lavishly decorated in gold, with its own steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, experience shower and lounge area, it is the ultimate pampering experience. Not least because we have been left a chilled bottle of bubbles and a divine platter of chocolate-dipped fruit to enjoy along with the facilities. Oh to stay here all day… Admittedly, things could be a whole lot worse than the poolside loungers, which are our post-spa lot. We spend a peaceful hour reading beside one of the resort’s many pools, enjoying a deliciously cool dip when the heat gets too much, before heading back to pick up the kids. Sporting pirate facepaint and full of tales of treasure hunts and other

adventures, they are keen to go back for the afternoon session but we decide instead on lunch at the Beach Club, followed by family time at the beach. Accessed via a glass elevator with some of the best views from the resort, Praia da Falesia’s golden sands stretch for almost 7km, and, set against the striking red cliffs and clear, blue seas, are a sight for sore city-dwelling eyes. We could spend all week flitting between pool and praia, with a few sets of tennis on the resort’s courts and a round of golf here and there, but we fall into a pattern of relaxing in the morning, and heading out post lunch to explore. Positioned just outside Albufeira, the best of the Algarve is but a short hop from our base at Pine Cliffs: from the buzzing marina at Vilamoura we take a boat trip to the spectacular Ria Formosa Natural Park; we while away a few hours in

Loulé, a city of artisans filled with wicker and pottery craft workshops; at Alte we wander through the picturesque narrow streets, snapping pics of the gorgeous Algarvian white houses; while in Tavira we delight in the appealing mix of traditional Portuguese architecture with deeprooted Moorish influences. But always we are glad to get back to Pine Cliffs, which has quickly begun to feel like home and where we are always welcomed with big smiles and the friendliest of greetings. Saying goodbye at the end of the week is difficult, and there are tears (not just, I am ashamed to say, from the three-year-old). We are barely back home, yet already pining for our Portuguese paradise. It goes without saying that we will be back – for luxury, family fun it would be hard to find better.

Top: the Ocean Suites are one of the newest additions to the resort, designed with traditional local architecture in mind Above: two life-size wooden pirate ships stand at the centre of the vast kids’ club

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Incredible India

An explosion of colour, a cacophony of blaring horns, an assault of smells and the most extraordinary food on earth – a trip to India proves a delight for all of the senses WOR DS L I Z SKO N E JAM E S

t the time when my contemporaries were bumming around the world on gap years, I was pursuing other dreams in my quest for magazine editing fame (ahem), and whilst I may have swapped Delhi belly and dubious travelling companions for a regular salary and a place to call my own in London town, I always felt a little like I had missed out… So I come to my Indian adventuring a little later in life, which is no bad thing when it means I can swap dirty hostels for five star accommodation. Give me 200-thread count bed linen over bed bugs any day. Not to mention a glass of bubbles in the Plaza Premium Lounge at Heathrow to settle pre-flight jitters. First port of call is Kolkata, India’s second biggest city. The former capital of British India, it is almost impossible to think of the city without picturing its poverty-striken masses, but locally it is regarded as India’s cultural capital – home to intellectuals and creatives. I am tired and jet-lagged, and my transfer from the airport leaves me reeling. The city is a mindboggling contrast of colonial architecture set against slum towns and sleek modern shopping 58 |

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malls, there are people everywhere and the early evening air is punctuated by the sound of car horns blaring. My base here is THE Park Kolkata, which just happens to be celebrating its half-century while I am in town. But while such a long history might suggest colonial old world charm, like all of their properties, THE Park group’s flagship hotel is strikingly modern and anything but ordinary – as the glittering disco balls in the lobby and iridescent tiled reception desk attest. It is no surprise to learn that over its 50 years, the hotel has always been at the epicentre of Kolkata’s nightlife (surprisingly sprawling for a boutique hotel, it boasts a cocktail bar, nightclub, pub and licensed late night café, plus three restaurants serving contemporary Indian, oriental and world cuisine, a poolside juice bar and a whole host of lavish function rooms). The half centenary celebrations are in full swing on my first night, and everyone is invited. The music plays, the drinks are flowing and delicious food keeps coming. The hospitality is staggeringly generous, but as the clock approaches midnight the revellers show no signs of winding up. Exhausted from my earlier flight, I slip away, relieved to discover that my bed is blissfully comfortable and my beautiful room gloriously soundproofed. The next morning, on the recommendation of a local partygoer from the night before, I pay a fascinating early visit to the colourful Kalighat Hindu temple, where the crowds are already gathering to pay their respects to the goddess Kali. This is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Flurys tearoom. Like the hotel, it is situated on buzzing Park Street, the city’s main thoroughfare and shopping street. Inside it is wonderfully kitsch, decked out with original Deco detailing, and it serves a delectable menu of contemporary confectionery in the style of a grand European café. It is easy to see why it has become a Kolkata institution. A meandering tram ride serves as the perfect way to take in the city’s attractions. Kolkata’s network (and the trams serving it) appear not to have changed since colonial days, and there is


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STAY… Rates at THE Park Hotel Kolkata start from £100 per night. Based on two sharing a deluxe double room on a B&B basis, excluding tax. Rates at THE Park Hotel Hyderabad start from £63 per night. Based on two sharing a luxury room on a room-only basis, excluding tax (theparkhotels.com) DO… To book the Plaza Premium Lounge at Heathrow, visit plaza-network.com For arrange a tour of Hyderabad, contact Jonty Rajagopalan, of Detours India (detoursindia.com)

Clockwise from bottom left (opposite page): the striking facade of THE Park Hyderabad; built to honour Queen Victoria, the vast Victoria Memorial is considered one of India’s greatest buildings; colonial architecture in Kolkata; rickshaws are a common sight on India’s roads; sophisticated dining at THE Park Kolkata; iconic 16th century mosque, the Charminar stands proud over the Laad Bazaar; colourful market scenes

possibly no better way to become immersed in the local sights and smells: the colourful city buses and yellow taxis snarling up the roads; locals herding goats across busy carriageways; immaculately dressed school children heading to school, tiffin tins in hand; weaving bicycles laden down with improbable loads varying from hundreds of coconuts to enough bricks to build a small wall; delicious smelling, brightly coloured street food stalls; friendly football matches on the green open spaces of the Maidan and courting couples outside the Taj Mahal-esque white marble Victoria Memorial. And everything accompanied by a soundtrack of everhonking horns. It is bonkers but strangely beautiful. In contrast to colonial Kolkata, Hyderabad’s old town is home to some of India’s most impressive Islamic architecture (in varying states of disrepair). It is still very much up and coming as a tourist destination, but with the Qutb Shahi Monuments and the Golconda Fort tipped for inclusion in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, that is set to change. I’m keen to get in before the crowds. Fewer tourists do not mean quieter roads, though, and after a nailbiting ride from the airport I am relieved to check into the calm of

THE Park Hyderabad, which sits in a coveted spot on the shores of the Hussain Sagar lake. I enjoy a sundowner on the glorious terrace – taking in the view of the lake, and the colossal stone Buddha statue at its centre – before heading for dinner, which comes in the form of a delicious, authentic Hyderabadi feast at Aish, THE Park’s fine dining Indian restaurant. Early next morning I am back on the terrace for a group yoga session as the sun rises over the lake, followed by a leisurely dip in the infinity pool and a healthy breakfast. It is a serene start to what promises to be a packed day of sightseeing in the Old City, starting with a tour of the magnificent, sprawling Golconda Fort. This fortified hilltop citadel was built by the Qutb Shahs in the 16th century. The climb to the summit is hard work in the heat of the day, but worth it for the views over the crumbling outer ramparts, to the domed tombs of the Qutb Shahi, and beyond that the distant shanty towns and the smoggy haze of the city centre. And close up the 21 granite tombs are even more impressive, sitting serenely in their landscaped gardens. Sustenance is called for, and the award-winning Simply South proves a good choice for lunch. It is packed with locals – always a good sign – and the southern Indian food more than lives up to its promise. Set up for more sights, I make my way to Chowmahalla Palace, the opulent home of the 18th and 19th century Nizams. The garden courtyards are gloriously peaceful after the manic buzz of Hyderabad’s streets, and the 19 enormous Belgian crystal chandeliers in the magnificent hall are a (perhaps somewhat unexpected) sight to behold. There’s just time for a spot of shopping in the Laad Bazaar. Famous for bangles (in their thousands) it is also a brilliant spot for people watching, though with the ever present crowds it is far from relaxing, so I am only too happy to head back to the hotel, where I have a wonderfully restorative massage booked at the peaceful spa. Just what the doctor ordered before a long flight back to the UK. For inspiration planning your trip, see incredibleindia.org FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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HOMES OF DISTINCTION With three stunning properties being completed in the spring at Luscombe, Poole Harbour, Excellare continue to build on their reputation as the go-to company for homes of exceptional quality and style. We talk to co-director Robin Lomas

Can you tell us a bit about the company itself, how and when it started? Excellare was started in 2012 with the vision to build contemporary new homes in the best locations in the UK. And how did you personally get into property? What was the appeal? My father was a partner in a large estate agency firm, which I joined after I left university. Prior to Excellare I was regional MD at Berkeley Homes before starting my own development company in 1998.

What can buyers expect from an Excellare home? Stunning design, attention to detail, and the best locations. Homes where every detail has been carefully considered, where high tech specifications make life easier, and where our green credentials help reduce running costs. Tell us a little about your most exciting/inspiring projects. We have constructed a number of fantastic top end houses under different banners including several ‘New England’ style houses in

Buckinghamshire; these are my personal favourites to date. We also built a beautiful house at North Park, Gerrards Cross. We are proud of all our houses and have many happy purchasers including prominent business leaders, TV personalities, Premier League footballers and international sporting celebrities. Our three current developments at Luscombe are clearly projects we are very excited about. How have buyers’ expectations evolved in terms of luxury homes? What are the demands these days? Buyers’ expectations have increased beyond all recognition in the last 20 years. There is so much more information available now and a great deal of interest is generated through television programmes such as Grand Designs and lifestyle magazines etc. How does the wider team of designers, architects and landscapers work together to create an Excellare home? We try to ensure a coordinated

approach to all of these items through design team meetings etc. In the case of Luscombe, we commissioned David James to design all of the interiors, meaning that the design concepts flow through everything. How do you ensure properties are sympathetically integrated into their surroundings, especially next to a protected landscape, without compromising the views? Our strategy is to employ the best local architects who have an understanding of and sympathy with the setting – in the case of Luscombe this was David James Architects. The challenges are many, ranging from the aesthetic to protecting any wildlife that may be present; this project, for example, encompassed five badger setts. What does the next year hold for new homes and Excellare? Are things looking positive? We sense an improvement in sentiment this year, which we are confident will lead to a positive sales environment.


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If you have a spare £47,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you might want to consider the new Grove table and chairs from Cox London. A sculptural piece that blurs the lines between furniture and art, its arresting form is inspired by historic British forests of ancient oak and elm. Comprising a Kashmiri granite octagonal top supported by a beautifully hand-forged wrought iron trunk, with eight custom upholstered dining chairs, it’s a future family heirloom – and a functional one at that.

Launched last month, Parkside is an exciting new contemporary porcelain and ceramic tile company founded by architectural designers Mark Williams and Richard France. The pair offer a fresh approach to decorative tiling. Bespoke services available include water jet cutting, porcelain worktop fabrication and digital printing, marrying cutting edge practices with a centuries-old aesthetic. Prices for the tiles pictured above start at £33 per sq m (parkside.co.uk)

3. A soft touch Introducing a softer side to Tom Dixon: Super-Texture is a brand new textiles range from the Brit designer more commonly known for his sharp-angled metalwork and industrial shiny spheres. The collection, just launched at Maison et Objet, explores the very construction of fabric with colour and texture at the fore in the new Soft and Boucle ranges, while Abstract, Paint, and Geo bring together print, embroidery and hand-tufting techniques. From £70 (tomdixon.net)

4. Where the art is Whether you’re finding the perfect spot for that precious family portrait, or creating a gallery wall to reflect your Instagram feed, there’s no denying it takes a creative eye. Enter Blank White Space, a bespoke curation and art advisory service that promises to transform your bare walls into a showcase of your best loved pieces. And you can visit their online shop for art inspiration to complement your existing works. Home consultation priced from £250 (blankwhitespace.co.uk)

Palm gold leaf photo frame £17.99 (maisonsdumonde.com)

Flyte Levitating Light Bulb in walnut and chrome by Simon Morris £250 (conranshop.co.uk)

Colorado vase in orange £14 (anthropologie.com)

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We’re demanding more from our kitchens. As the hub of the home, the kitchen has become multifunctional: not just a cooking space, it’s a room in which to relax, to dine, to work and to enjoy some quality family time. But where lifestyle dictates, limited square footage can hinder. Enter the kitchen extension – an increasingly popular way to not only spread out in style but to add significant value to your property, too WO R DS A L I H OWARD

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2. Back to nature Opening up the rear of a period property to create a stark contrast between old and new is a shrewd design move. This eye-catching kitchen from Cococucine takes the concept even further, challenging traditional notions of inside and outside space. Borrowing from nature’s palette, the solid walnut breakfast bar and warm veneer units contrast with the hard edged stainless steel worktops and polished concrete floor, while exposed brickwork and the use of garden furniture inside adds a playful charm. Budget: £46,000 excluding VAT (cococucine.co.uk)


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3. A glass act Kitchen extensions on a truly grand scale come in the shape of an ornate orangery or garden room. If you’re going to extend your kitchen out into the garden this can be the logical next step – with spectacular results. The large lantern roof will flood your multifunctional kitchen room with natural daylight while giving the space the feel of a classic conservatory – just like this magnificent Georgian style build from Vale Garden Houses, proving it’s well worth thinking beyond the usual four walls when planning your dream kitchen. (valegardenhouses.co.uk) 4. Looking out This west London end of terrace home benefits from a nifty side return, which has significantly expanded the back of the building. Its sense of airiness not only comes from the floor-to-ceiling bi-fold glass doors, which seamlessly open up to the flanking patio space, but the use of skylights and a soft neutral palette, too. In creating a papered feature wall, the seating area has been thoughtfully zoned, giving diners the perfect spot to sit and admire the garden. By Martin Smith, architectural designer at Holloways of Ludlow (hollowaysbuild.com; hollowayskitchens.com)

5. Wall to wall There’s open-plan, and then there’s broken plan. In this design-led kitchen extension, a vast floor-toceiling shelving unit separates the kitchen and the living areas without compromising on the room’s natural light or sense of open space. Designed by Hub Kitchens and incorporating Record è Cucine’s award-winning The Cut, which offers an austere contrast to an otherwise airy room, the kitchen creates a feature out of exposed storage while its smooth navy units are a masterclass in minimalism. The Cut is available from Hub Kitchens from £40,000 (hubkitchens.com)

6. Optimal entertaining This north London extension by Architect Your Home is light, bright and contemporary, yet at the same time, seriously homely. Its open plan kitchen/living room provides a commodious multi-use space with folding doors that open out to a wrap-around garden, allowing the room to be filled with natural light. Sleek white units draw the eye along the brilliant white walls, successfully blurring the lines between kitchen and living space, while a centred island allows for optimum sociability with a forward facing hob. (architect-yourhome.co.uk)

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YO K O KLOEDEN D I R E C T O R , YO KO K LO E D E N D E S I G N

This three-storey Victorian home in a leafy neighbourhood was previously a ramshackle patchwork of DIY building works. Now it’s a tranquil, airy space that happily accommodates the demands of a young family

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Clockwise from top left: a soothing blue-grey palette and contrasting textures give the master bedroom a luxe feel; Crittall-style doors in the extension draw the eye to the garden; a tap on the island unit makes a bold design statement; hexagonal porcelain tiles meet herringbone oak flooring; the hallway leads directly to the open-plan family area

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When Yoko and her husband bought the house it had been overgrown with ivy for 30 years. Previous owners had added a ground floor extension and divided the space into three separate rooms. It was dark and claustrophobic. Working with Ampersand Architecture, the couple demolished and rebuilt the extension, gutted the entire house and added two rooms in the loft extension to create a gloriously light-filled, fourbedroom home. With its cool colour palette and liberal use of tactile natural materials, the aesthetic here is serene yet robust. It reflects the Japanese concept of ‘wabi-sabi’ – an acceptance of transience and imperfection. It’s an approach that chimes perfectly with the practicalities of living with three young children. While neutrals predominate, Yoko’s Bitossi Rimini

Blue ceramic collection provides the cue for the living room palette, and vintage rugs provide pops of colour throughout the house. We asked Yoko to tell Fabric readers a little more about this major refurbishment project and her career shift from corporate investing to architectural interior design. What was it that made you decide to change careers? We moved to London from Singapore when I was seven months pregnant with our first child. I left my job behind as we moved with my husband’s firm. A year later, I was looking for work in the City in the same field when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the coast of Tohoku and all the TV channels were repeatedly showing footage of the tsunami. The weeks that followed were packed with job interviews but I couldn’t keep focused. I couldn’t read the


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TechCrunch articles that kept coming into my inbox to keep up with the industry. All I could do was flip through interior magazines and feel hopeless while following the news. I realised I didn’t want to go back and that I needed to do something I would be happy doing even when I am 80. I stopped going to interviews and signed up to an interior design course instead. How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? We’ve lived in the area for five years now, but we bought this house in 2015. A month after we started doing the works to our previous house, we discovered that I was pregnant with our third child and we needed more space than we were building. We really love the neighbourhood and we waited for an opportunity to come up. When this house came onto the market, we grabbed it.

What were the main challenges during the renovation? What did you wish you’d known before embarking on the project? The main challenge was financial. The house needed a lot of work and the building work alone was taking up our entire budget. I had to put a lot of thought into what would make us happy on a daily basis and could not be compromised, despite the budget constraint. What was the inspiration behind this design scheme? When we first bought it, the house was in poor condition, but we loved the walled garden made of London bricks covered with ivy. So the back of the house is about connecting with the garden. I chose Crittall-style doors to frame the view from inside. The steel and bricks are a winning combination. The rest of the house also follows the theme of reconnecting with the family and FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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restoring our energy for our busy life. We have no TV or video games here at home (and the kids hate us for it). Which is your favourite room, and why? I love sitting at the dining table and gazing into the garden. Our apple tree bears loads of fruit in summer and attracts birds. Last spring, a robin nested under our ivy wall and three baby robins were born. We could hear them from inside and watched them grow and fly away. What qualities did you look for when you were choosing fabrics, furniture and accessories? Tell us a little about the vintage rugs in your home? I am drawn to natural materials with a tactile texture. They age well and ‘grow’ with the family. I have a soft spot for vintage kilims. The colours from natural dyes are hard to replicate and soft shades of originally vibrant hues brighten up any space. Most of the rugs were picked up from my trips to Turkey – some from a shop inside Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar and others from a small village near Bodrum. What’s your most treasured item in your home and why? Plants. We started buying plants only after we finished renovating the current house as we were always moving before. We are learning to look after them. We killed a few of the succulents (they are really hard to grow!) but many others are thriving! Any tips you’d like to share about renovating a family home? If you have young children, I wouldn’t bother with a playroom. Instead, if you can, incorporate a floor space with lots of toy storage and small desk(s) near the kitchen (where you spend a lot of time). Inevitably you will step on LEGO bricks millions of times but it’s better than constantly shuffling their toys back to the playroom and being stressed about it. (yokokloeden.com) Clockwise, from top: pattern and colour are delicately balanced in Yoko’s daughter’s bedroom; treasures gathered from travels around the world provide punctuation; Bitossi Rimini Blue ceramics inspired the living room colour scheme

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ELEVATED LIVING. INTRODUCING LONDON’S FINEST PENTHOUSES. Offering spectacular views over London, the Riverwalk and The Heron Penthouses are the finest residences in the Capital. Both Penthouses are finished to an outstanding specification with expansive terraces and first class amenities throughout. Riverwalk Penthouse sits on the north bank of the River Thames, whilst The Heron Penthouse is on the 35th/36th floors of one of the City’s landmark buildings.

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BISHOPS LONDON Pursuing Perfection on The Bishops Avenue A luxurious boutique, gated development situated in this world renowned road in North West London. There are 5 exquisite apartments, including a stunning penthouse, with direct lift access and an exceptional roof terrace, all situated within beautiful landscaped gardens and offering superb residents amenities including a swimming pool/spa and gym, hotel-style concierge, underground parking and a private outside space. The development also boasts 3 stunning mansion houses each with their own amenities and gardens available to view privately by telephone appointment. The Eliot inhabits London’s most exclusive location with easy access to central London.

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NO ORDINARY TALE

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THE MODERN CLASSIC Life is about exceeding expectations, embracing opportunities and revelling in past glories. Create your special moments within this unique and lovingly converted property, The Gate House situated on Grand Avenue, one of the most sought-after addresses in Muswell Hill, London N10.

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REGENT’S PARK Lying partly in the City of Westminster, and partly in the London Borough of Camden, Regent’s Park marks the northern-most point of central London, but that’s by no means the extent of its appeal. Almost 200 hectares of parkland make up Regent’s Park: the land was appropriated by Henry VIII as hunting ground and has remained Crown property pretty much ever since. In the early 1800s – at the request of the Prince Regent – architect John Nash designed a vast rounded park with an ornamental lake, surrounded by palatial terraces. And not much has changed since. These stucco terraces are undoubtedly some of the most elegant, visually striking homes in the Capital, making this one highly desirable address. Aside from the charms of unrivalled access to the calm, manicured green spaces of the park, and London Zoo and the Open Air Theatre with it, lucky residents also enjoy the best of Primrose Hill, St. John’s Wood and Marylebone’s amenities on their doorstep, not to mention being a short hop from the buzz of the centre of town

DID YOU KNOW? The garden of St. John’s Lodge, a private residence to the north of the park’s Inner Circle, is actually open to the public. Accessed through a small gate near the park office, it was designed by Robert Weir Schultz in 1889 as a space ‘fit for meditation’, and it is still the perfect spot for a moment of quiet reflection. At the garden’s centre you will find Hylas and the Nymph, a Grade II listed, bronze statue of a boy and a mermaid on a stone pedestal set in a stone-rimmed pond. Slip away from the crowds and enjoy a serene moment in this most secret of gardens.

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LOCAL HEROES LONDON SHELL CO., W2 The London Shell Co. is no ordinary eaterie. It only has eight tables, and if you turn up late for your reservation, you could find that you’ve missed the boat. Literally. The restaurant sits aboard a converted canal barge that sets off from Paddington Basin along the Regent’s Canal to Camden Lock and back again. Chantelle Angel of Savills in St. John’s Wood has enjoyed the cruise along London’s hidden waterway and highly recommends it. “Whatever the weather, it’s always a beautiful trip and a truly unique experience.” The Prince Regent, Sheldon Square, W2 (07818 666005; londonshellco.com) ESPRESSO BAR, REGENT’S PARK Let’s face it, London isn’t exactly short of great cafés serving authentic espressos. But not many have locations as green and gorgeous as the Espresso Bar in Regent’s Park. Located on The Broad Walk at Chester Road in a small but perfectly formed converted gatehouse, it serves excellent coffee and homemade pastries. Anthony Hilton of Parkheath is a regular customer and advocate: “It’s the perfect place for a caffeine-infused pitstop on a breezy March walk through the park,” he says. The Broad Walk, The Regent’s Park, NW1 (020 7935 5729; benugo.com) THE HUB, REGENT’S PARK Regent’s Park boasts the Capital’s largest outdoor sports facility – The Hub. From April to August, sports lovers can play cricket, softball and touch rugby; in September the pitches switch to the winter season for football, rugby and lacrosse. But if running around getting hot and bothered is not your bag, you can take advantage of the 360 degree views from The Hub Cafe. “It’s my favourite spot for a mid-morning coffee and a cake,” says Mark Pollack of Aston Chase.“It has a relaxed vibe and the views are just amazing.” The Regent’s Park, NW1 (0300 061 2323; royalparks.org.uk) 76 |

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ASTON CHASE “Park Crescent has 2.5 acres of private gardens, while Park Square’s private garden is an impressive 5.5 acres and is accessed via a foot tunnel under the Marylebone Road. They’re not only two of the most outstanding gardens within Regent’s Park, they’re two of the largest communal garden squares in London.” Simon Rosenblatt

SANDFORDS “On the whole, Regent’s Park property prices do not follow the national trend and tend to be protected against fluctuations in the market. It’s such a great location: on the edge of the West End, close to Marylebone High Street and with excellent transport links. The houses and apartments in the Nash terraces are elegant, prestigious and always in demand from UK and international buyers.” Andrew Ellinas

GOLDSCHMIDT & HOWLAND “Known as the ‘jewel in the crown’, Regent’s Park as we know it today covers 410 acres of exceptional and stunning landscaped parkland in central London. Surrounded by palatial terraces, a lake and eight imposing villas, this is a truly unique and stunning place to live.” Ben Bridges


The place to be Located on fashionable Chiltern Street in the heart of “Marylebone Village”, a unique development of apartments and duplexes, ready for immediate occupation. Featuring Concierge, underground car park, private residents’ lounge and gym. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments from £2m Viewing by appointment only www.chilternplace.com

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Park Crescent We love this elegant crescent of Nash terraces, which face the park at the northern end of Portland Place. Originally designed as a circle, to be named Regent’s Circus, only the bottom half was ever built

LITTLE BLACK BOOK NICK BIDDLE Park Village West One of the last areas of the estate to be designed by Nash, this delightful road combines stuccoed villas and terraces of sharply differing proportions and styles, including Gothic, Italianate and Tudor

Living and working there, nobody knows Regent’s Park and its surrounds better than park manager Nick.

“I’m an early bird so I often kick-start the day with a run. I get up at 5:30am for a short run around Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, or 5:10am if I am in the mood for a longer stretch. A favourite route of mine is Regent’s Park to Hyde Park and over the Serpentine Bridge – there are so many great streets and wonderful parkland views. I find that a good run blows the cobwebs away and sets me in good stead to answer the multitude of emails waiting in my inbox when I get into work, and energises me for important meetings. In the past I’ve run the London Marathon to raise money to help fund the replanting of cherry trees on Chester Road, and on another occasion to support our work in understanding and managing our hedgehogs, the last breeding population in central London. I am very privileged to spend my work days in one of London’s most beautiful parks. And I’m doubly lucky that there are lots of hidden gems to explore around the area, too. I’d recommend Daunt Books. They got a massive thumbs up from me when I phoned to see if they permitted dogs in the shop and they told me that they actually encourage them! This is good news because my wonderful dog Dobby (who is always 78 |

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keen to go for a walk – or a run) likes to come everywhere with me. For an evening out, The Prince Regent on Marylebone High Street keeps four excellent cask ales, but my preference is The Bree Louise at Euston – 18 cask ales and 11 cask ciders (last time I looked), all kept in perfect condition. The hosts Craig and Karen are wonderfully friendly, they’re also very welcoming towards dogs and produce a bowl of water whenever I arrive with Dobby. I live in the park, in a house built for the role in 1879 after the original park superintendent’s house was destroyed in an explosion in 1874 (it took down Macclesfield Bridge at the park’s North Gate – linking the Outer Circle to Prince Albert and Avenue Roads). It is a wonderful place to live and I spend a lot of my free time at home with my family. I also love to grow vegetables and bake all of the bread we eat at home, my favourite is a sourdough recipe of my own creation. And I have recently polished up my pizza skills!”

Chester Terrace It’s easy to see why all 42 of the houses on the park’s longest terrace are Grade 1 listed. The original plans were drawn up by Nash, but altered beyond recognition by Decimus Burton


The apartments at XY are made for modern living. Minutes from the amenities of King’s Cross, they are perfectly placed for all the benefits of city living and designed for the comfort and wellbeing of a balanced lifestyle. New show apartment and marketing suite now open. Book your viewing appointment today.

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American White Oak dining table and benches. Bookcases with Black Walnut lipping and painted leather effect shelving.

An Outstanding and Inspirational Catholic Education

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Schools THE SHORTLIST Southbank International School, Westminster Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 11 to 19 years (020 7436 9699; southbank.org) North Bridge House Preparatory School Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 7 to 13 years (020 7267 6266; northbridgehouse. com) Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park Independent day school for girls aged 11 to 18 years (020 7723 0176; fhs-nw1.org.uk) Christ Church CE Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 3 to 11 years (020 7387 7881; cchurchnw1.camden. sch.uk) Regent High School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 11 to 19 years (020 7387 0126; regenthighschool. org.uk)

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Why it’s right to be wrong One of the hardest things you can do as a parent is to watch your child fail. But according to a 2016 study by Stanford University, the children of parents who see failure as negative grow up to believe they can’t improve. Which actually makes them less likely to succeed. It’s a phenomenon that Harriet Connor-Earl, headmistress of St. Mary’s School, Hampstead, knows well. “From a young age, we teach children to please us – by smiling or saying ‘well done’ when they get something right,” she says. “So when they enter the classroom, they choose the easier piece of work, to avoid making mistakes.” Parents’ own aversion to risk can play a role, too. “It can be scary to let your children take risks, because you understand the possible consequences,” explains Harriet. “But if they don’t build resilience, university may be the first time they experience failure – and some may even give up.” St. Mary’s has tackled this issue by embedding “the 4Rs” – risk-taking and resilience, along with reflection

and respect – into everything it does. Girls can sign up to play their instrument at Cake Concerts, in front of pupils and parents. ‘Different’ sports and after-school clubs take them out of their comfort zones and teach new skills. And while the school makes it clear that no one can be 100 per cent brilliant at everything, it also teaches the girls to fix their mistakes. “We give them the tools to work on the things they’re less good at, and we reward them for trying,” says Harriet. “It’s the effort that counts, not the result.” So what should you do if you struggle to let your child fail? “First, let them take risks,” advises Harriet. “If they fail, say: ‘You can do it – you just can’t do it now.’ Then give them clear steps for how to get there. Next, be a good role model: acknowledge and fix your own mistakes, and celebrate them as opportunities to improve. And finally, keep remembering why you’re doing this: to instil healthy learning habits that will make your child a better and more resilient adult.” (stmh.co.uk)

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S I O B H A N M C G R AT H S O U T H B A N K I N T E R N AT I O N A L S C H O O L , W E S T M I N S T E R What attracted you to the school? The chance to learn about the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. The school’s ethos and values match mine completely, too. How would you sum the school up in just one sentence? It’s an IB World School that’s committed to academic excellence and a liberal ethos, and celebrates diversity.

What makes it different? Our students are very independent, articulate, passionate and caring. The teaching encourages critical reflection and students become excellent at developing skills that will last them a lifetime – in and out of the workplace.

What is your personal educational ethos? Number one is that students need to be looked after and be happy; happier children learn better. Beyond that, we should build their confidence and independence and encourage self-regulation.

How would you describe the atmosphere? Friendly and warm with an immense enthusiasm for learning.

How do you look after the wellbeing of your pupils? By making sure trust, respect and transparency

are at the heart of student-teacher relationships. This means our students come forward if they need help, and we can identify how to support them quickly if needed. Southbank International School, Westminster, 63-65 Portland Place, W1B (020 7436 9699; southbank.org)


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YORK TERRACE WEST, NW1 The Nash terraces overlooking Regent’s Park are quite simply the jewels in the Capital’s architectural crown. This three-bedroom split-level apartment offers accommodation of unrivalled elegance and sophistication. Spectacular floor to ceiling windows flood the main reception room with light, while stairs from the second reception room lead down to a purpose built bar, dining room, spacious kitchen and master bedroom suite. Two further bedrooms complete the picture. Outside space comes courtesy of private access to the extensive communal gardens. Simply stunning. £6.5 million, Sandfords (020 7723 9988; sandfords.com)

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CAMBRIDGE GATE, NW1 This immaculately presented apartment is set within one of the Capital’s finest terraces. Sitting pretty on the Outer Circle of Regent’s Park, the property features five bathrooms and two stunning reception rooms, with expansive views towards the Park. The light-filled interiors take luxury to another level, with the opulent master bedroom suite and 37' x 22' reception room playing starring roles. Two private terraces, one with a water feature, provide intimate outdoor space. Adding to the apartment’s considerable appeal are private access, underground parking and 24-hour porterage. P.O.A, Aston Chase (020 7724 4724; astonchase.com)

KENT TERRACE, NW1 Grade II listed, Nash terrace location, far-reaching views of the Capital from the upper floors – London living doesn’t come more elegant than this. Behind the historic stuccoed facade you’ll find a spacious four-bedroom house. A double aspect drawing room with floor to ceiling windows takes up the entire first floor, with the kitchen, dining area and family room with direct access to the outside terrace occupying the raised ground floor. This spectacular property also benefits from a cellar and a double garage accessed via Hanover Terrace Mews. Magnificent. £5.35 million, Goldschmidt & Howland, (020 7043 4433; g-h.co.uk)

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Directory People in the trade: Regent’s Park Square Feet Architects Residential, community, education, commercial and refurbishment work (020 7431 4500; squarefeetarchitects.co.uk) Milner Garden Design Garden and roof terrace design, construction and maintenance (020 7586 5715; dianamilnergardendesign.com) Camden Garden Centre Community garden centre with a huge variety of plants (020 7387 7080; camdengardencentre.co.uk) Pipes Plumbing and Heating Ltd Boiler and pipework repair and installation and heating systems design (07832 146949; pipesltd.co.uk) CP Hart Luxury bathroom showroom. Bathroom planning available (020 7586 9856; cphart.co.uk/ showrooms/primrose-hill) Richard Dare Specialist kitchen supply shop (020 7722 9428)

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HOW TO REAP WHAT YOU SOW With the frosts gone, and plants back on the shelves, March is a great time to flex your green fingers again. Toby Davies, deputy manager of Camden Garden Centre, recommends adding some organic matter to your flowerbeds before you plant. “Soil improver adds nutrients and body,” he explains. “A layer of mulch, such as bark or slate, will also help to retain moisture.” Mulch has the added bonus of suppressing weeds; should any still sneak through, drawing a hoe over the surface of the soil may bring them up. Otherwise it’s on to your knees to pull them out. “If you’ve got really stubborn perennial weeds, like brambles, bindweed or nettles, you might want to consider applying a weed-killer around now,” suggests Toby. As for planting, geraniums and other summerflowering plants start to become available this month. You’ll also see a broad range of perennials, such as delphiniums and hardy geraniums, which will give you lovely colours come the summer. That’s assuming your garden doesn’t shrivel up and die during a hot spell, of

How did you get into architecture? I’ve been fascinated by making things since I found my dad’s toolbox at the age of five. I suppose it was a natural progression to go to architecture school, then to Sydney to work on projects for the 2000 Olympics, before coming to London to set up Square Feet Architects in 2003. What can you offer clients that others can’t? Our practice is very client-

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course. “Climate change is making our summers longer and warmer,” says Neal Landsberg, marketing director of Watermatic Ltd. “Automatic irrigation systems give you peace of mind that your garden won’t wilt away. They also create a healthier growing environment, as plants only get the watering they need, when they need it. So your garden looks better for longer.” Options include sprinklers that pop up and retract, micro sprinklers that emit droplets among your shrubs and bedding plants, and pressure-regulated pipes (underground or on the surface), with valves that maintain a consistent drip rate for each type of plant. And because you only use the water you need, the system is more eco-friendly than regular watering. “The water can be rainwater, from a well or from your mains,” says Neal. “During a hose pipe ban, you can even use a ‘ban-buster’ to divert grey water from the bath to the garden. It’s about managing the risks so you can enjoy a beautiful, plant-filled garden all summer.” (camdengardencentre.co.uk; watermaticltd.co.uk)

What’s your top tip for bringing the outdoors in? Great natural daylight and greenery in the main living spaces. I also love to make cosy corners where you can still glimpse the elements roaring outside. That contrast heightens the senses. What advice would you give to someone looking for an architect? Ask around for recommendations and meet a few. You need to be sure that person’s on the same wavelength as

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S T Y L I S H A PA R T M E N T L I V I N G ALLMAND PLACE, NW2 Set to become one of Golders Green’s most wanted addresses, Allmand Place is a new boutique development overlooking Childs Hill Park. There are just 11 two- and three-bedroom apartments, plus two stunning penthouses in this excellent location. Expect airy, light-filled living spaces, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, plus a German designer kitchen with integrated appliances. The master bedroom suite boasts generous built-in wardrobes and a chic en suite bathroom, while two balconies add to the sense of spaciousness. There is ample storage space throughout. A lift, off-street parking and cycle storage complete the picture. Suburban living at its finest. Prices from £499,000 (020 7433 6868; g-h.co.uk)

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P E N T H O U S E PA N O R A M A ELSTREE HOUSE, WD6 With its generous balcony and far reaching views, this penthouse apartment in Borehamwood has real wow factor. Set within a newly refurbished sevenstorey building with a handsome granite facade, the three-bedroom lateral apartment is finished to an exceptionally high spec. You’ll find oiled European oak engineered floors, black granite kitchen work surfaces, fitted carpets in the bedrooms, a sleek contemporary bathroom and air conditioning. Light and space are maximised by bi-fold doors that open onto the balcony. Residents benefit from a private gym, audio entry phone and 24-hour CCTV. There’s green space aplenty in the vicinity and fast rail links mean that central London is easily accessible, too. £540,000 (020 3637 4477; garesidential.co.uk)

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HAMPSTEAD HEATH, NW3 An outstanding Victorian house providing quality fixtures and fittings throughout, along with many original features of the period. There is terrific entertaining space spanning the whole ground floor, leading to an attractive west facing garden. Wonderful accommodation for the growing family is offered throughout the upper three floors, with five/six bedrooms, three bathrooms and a lovely private roof terrace. The property is within a short walking distance of Hampstead Heath, and the excellent bus and rail links to the West End and City. Double Reception • Five/Six Bedrooms • Fully Fitted Poggenpohl Kitchen • Family Bathroom • Two Shower Rooms Utility Room • Roof Terrace • West Facing Garden with Large Wine Cellar • Residents Permit Parking • EPC D

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Parkhill Road NW3 £1,300,000 With wonderfully bright and flowing entertaining areas, this attractive and spacious garden apartment offers easy access to the amenities of Belsize Park and Hampstead Heath.

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BRYANSTON SQUARE, W1 This elegant home with views over Bryanston Square features a beautiful drawing room, with all the classical features of the Georgian period, as well as two bedrooms and two bathrooms. An ideal home in this highly sought after location with access to the garden square. Bryanston Square is a quiet location, but in the heart of central London with Marylebone High Street and Selfridges within minutes walking distance. 2 BEDROOMS, LARGE DRAWING ROOM, KITCHEN, 2 BATHROOMS, COMMUNAL GARDENS

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HOMER STREET, W1 Immaculately presented, period, freehold four storey Georgian terrace house, located in the heart of Marylebone. The house has undergone a top to bottom renovation in recent years, and is being offered in first class condition. Homer Street is well connected for Marylebone and Edgware Road stations, and is within walking distance to both Regent’s Park and Hyde Park. 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, RECEPTION ROOM, KITCHEN/DINER, 2 BATHROOMS, GUEST WC, ROOF TERRACE

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BRYANSTON MANSIONS, YORK STREET, W1 This elegant first floor apartment has a great feeling of space, offering high ceilings and large bay windows. The flat has a contemporary feel with well-arranged accommodation. Bryanston Mansions is a small sought after Edwardian building with resident porter, superbly located within walking distance of Marylebone High Street. 3 BEDROOMS, DOUBLE RECEPTION/DINING ROOM, EAT IN KITCHEN, 2 BATHROOMS

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GROSVENOR SQUARE, W1 Beautifully refurbished three bedroom apartment, with lovely views over the garden square in the heart of Mayfair. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Reception Room, Kitchen, Porter, Lifts, Air Conditioning

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MACREADY HOUSE, CRAWFORD STREET, W1 A bright and airy three bedroom lateral apartment extending to 1090 sq ft, on the 4th floor ( with lift ) of this popular portered block. Macready House is conveniently situated on the junction of Crawford Street and Seymour Place, within walking distance to Baker Street underground station and the green open spaces of Regents Park. The apartment has the added bonus of its own allocated parking space and residence Gymnasium. LEASEHOLD

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WESTCHESTER HOUSE, SEYMOUR STREET, W2 A wonderful opportunity to purchase this well presented five bedroom lateral apartment located on the 3rd floor of this extremely popular purpose built block. The accommodation comprises large reception with double aspect windows, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, four further bedrooms two with en-suite shower rooms and guest WC. Added benefits include lift and porter. Westchester House is brilliantly located just a short walk from Marble Arch tube station, Oxford Street, Edgware Road and the open spaces of Hyde Park. LEASEHOLD

Offers in excess of £2,000,000

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PORTLAND PLACE, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A unique opportunity to buy a lateral apartment in one of the most sought after buildings in Marylebone. The apartment is approximately 2,344 sq.ft. (218 sq.m.). This rare apartment benefits from four bedrooms, four bathrooms and is situated on the third floor of a beautifully presented residential building. The apartment is in need of refurbishment and would make an ideal family home in the heart of Marylebone Village, London W1. Portland Place is ideally located for the boutique shops and restaurants of Marylebone High Street, as well as the green open spaces of nearby Regent’s Park. Great Portland Street station is approximately 0.2 miles away. Please see website for full details

SHARE OF FREEHOLD PRICE ON APPLICATION

WIMPOLE STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A magnificent, sprawling three bedroom lateral apartment featuring high ceilings. The accommodation comprises of an extremely large double aspect reception room boasting wood flooring, a separate kitchen, a particularly large master bedroom featuring a skylight with en suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Wimpole Street is ideally situated a few minutes` walk away from Marylebone High Street with its bustling restaurants and bars and fabulous high end boutiques. Both Bond Street and Baker Street Underground stations are within easy walking distance. Please see website for full details

£1,395 PER WEEK

+44 (0) 20 7486 4111

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HARLEY HOUSE BRUNSWICK PLACE LONDON NW1 FURNISHED £3,200 PER WEEK PLUS FEES PRINCIPAL AGENT

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A bright and well-proportioned four bedroom, three bathroom apartment set within this highly sought after prestigious Edwardian landmark building. The property is immaculately presented with elegant decor and modern kitchens and bathrooms, whilst retaining the property’s traditional yet charming theme. Harley House is ideally located in the heart of Marylebone Village, just moments away from the shops and restaurants of Marylebone High Street, the green open spaces of Regent’s Park and Baker Street Underground Station (Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines).

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ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, reception room, family room, study/ bedroom 4, kitchen, guest cloakroom, 24 hour porterage, 1 secure gated parking space. EPC=D.

ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATION FEES:- Tenancy Agreement Fee per property = £210, Reference Fee per Tenant and/or Guarantor = £35, Renewal after fixed term per property = £90, Check out Fees - Price Dependent on Property. Please note that these prices include VAT.

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Ralph Court, Queensway, W2 £3,336 pcm

Bayswater 020 7563 5090 bayswaterlettings@kfh.co.uk

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A spacious apartment situated on the first floor of this portered mansion block set moments from the amenities of Westbourne Grove. This fabulous apartment has been renovated to a high standard throughout and features a large reception room, three double bedrooms, separate kitchen and two bathrooms. Ralph Court is well located for the transport links at Royal Oak, Bayswater and is within walking distance to Paddington Station.

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Three double bedrooms Two bathrooms First floor Offered furnished or unfurnished 1,000 sq ft of living space Portered block with lift Heating and hot water included Wooden floors

£210 tenancy agreement fee per property. Other fees apply, visit kfh.co.uk/lettingsfees

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LITTLE VENICE, LONDON W9

A rarely available garden and ground floor maisonette offering spacious (approximately 121 Sq m) accommodation with a large shared garden leading onto the sought after Crescent communal garden. The maisonette is well presented with high ceilings,wood floor throughout and spacious living space in this fashionable location. 3 Bedrooms. En-Suite Bathroom. Shower Room. Cloakroom. Utility Area. Reception Room with Open Plan Kitchen. Shared Garden. EPC Rating: E.

Unfurnished

ÂŁ1,100 per week

(Tenant fee applies)

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Executive Property Specialists 020 7486 6711 sales@mcglashans.co.uk / lettings@mcglashans.co.uk

Let us transform your property with an executive furniture makeover

Wimpole Street, Marylebone W1 – Let for £750 per week Reception room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en suite)

Before McGlashans makeover

Furniture Hire packages for Rental or Sale – free quotations

107 Crawford Street, Marylebone W1H 2JA

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ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A newly painted 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment with balcony (approx. 1,370 sq.ft. / 127.3 sq.m.) on the raised ground floor of this prestige portered courtyard development along St John’s Wood Park being equidistant between Swiss Cottage and St John’s Wood. Reception Room ■ Kitchen ■ 3 Double Bedrooms ■ 3 Bathrooms (2 En Suite) ■ Porter ■ Off Street Parking ■ Communal hot water included in the rent ■ EPC D £895 per week

ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A spacious 4 bedroom family house (approx. 1,883 sq.ft. / 174.93 sq.m.) in this popular location within walking distance of the St John’s Wood Underground station, The American School and the High Street. 3 Reception Rooms ■ Kitchen ■ 4 Double Bedrooms ■ 2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite) ■ Guest WC ■ Rear Garden ■ Off Street Parking ■ EPC E £1,050 per week

105 ST. JOHN’S WOOD TERRACE, LONDON NW8 6PL

020 7722 7222 www.behrandbutchoff.com

34 1984 - 2018

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

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B OY DE L L C OU RT

St. John’s Wood Park NW8

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P/H: 4 BED | 3 BATH | CONSERVATORY & 464 SQ. FT. ROOF TERRACE| 1,649 SQ.FT. | £2,450PW P/H: 4 BED | 3 BATH | CONSERVATORY & 464 SQ. FT. ROOF TERRACE| 1,649 SQ.FT. | £2,450PW

APARTMENTS, PENTHOUSES & HOUSES TO RENT IN NW8 IN A GATED DEVELOPMENT WITH CONCIERGE SERVICES AND CAR PARKING

3 BED | 3 BATH | 1,120 SQ.FT. | £1,150 PW

3 BED | 3 BATH | 1,062 SQ.FT. | £1,150 PW

PRICES FROM £1,100 PER WEEK

0207 483 3800

Boydell Court St. John’s Wood Park London NW8 6NJ www.sdiam.co.uk • info@sdiam.co.uk P/H: 3 BED | 3 BATH | CONSERVATORY & ROOF TERRACE| 1,560 SQ.FT. | £2,250PW

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