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Dear Resident, Love it or loathe it, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in SW6 and at the Journal, we’re all ready for the festive season ahead, especially with so much happening in the local area. To keep you entertained for the whole Christmas period, take a look at our six-page feature on The Ultimate A-Z of Christmas. From where to get your Christmas tree and what to buy your loved ones to where to practice your carol singing and to how to spend New Year’s Eve, we’ve got it covered from page 10. Elsewhere, we take a look at the interesting and unusual gifts on offer at Quirky Gadgets (p.9), we speak to local interior designer Emmanuelle Sirven about the year ahead (p.24) and we pay a visit to The Beauty Clinic (p.19). Happy reading and happy Christmas!

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[LOCAL[PROPERTY] INTEREST] Picture this Fulham photographer Peter Dazeley is back with his second book London Uncovered. The follow-up to the successful Unseen London, the new book is filled with 60 beautiful images of the capital, with a mixture of lesserknown locations and more familiar sights including The Blackfriar Pub, The Ivy and Normansfield Theatre. £30, London Uncovered, published by Frances Lincoln,

Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park All photography from London Uncovered © Peter Dazeley

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Keep your finger on the pulse with our round-up of local news Decades of Dylan

For better or worse Fulham’s historic library has said ‘I do’ to letting couple’s tie the knot or have a civil ceremony at the venue. To celebrate the Grade II-listed library becoming a wedding venue, Hammersmith & Fulham Council has agreed to waive the hall hire fee for the first couple to get married there. Close to Parsons Green station, the library’s main hall can hold up to 120 guests and still features the original wooden book cabinets – ideal for book lovers in love.

Bishop of London, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Chairman Tim Ingram andCEO Sian Harrington. Photo © Fulham Palace Trust

By royal appointment Fulham may have its very own palace, but it doesn’t tend to see many royals passing through; that was until Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall popped by for dinner. Fulham Palace recently held a Tudor-themed banquet in aid of its current £3.7million restoration project, in which the Duchess of Cornwall was the guest of honour. Also in attendance were Sir Timothy and Lady Sainsbury, BBC presenter Sophie Raworth and Fulham Patrons.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s legendary album Blonde on Blonde, The Dylan Project will be holding a special concert at Under the Bridge this December. Now in its third decade of interpreting Bob Dylan’s music, the six-piece band, with Steve Gibbons on vocals, will perform the album in full and its original sequence. £22.50 (plus £2.50 booking fee), doors open at 7pm, 12 December, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, SW6 1HS, 020 7386 3327, / The Dylan Project


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By the book

Throughout December, Lisa Norris Gallery on New King’s Road, which is dedicated to showcasing work from various emerging and established artists from across the UK and Europe, will be displaying its new exhibition Shades of Pale. With a range of styles involved, you’ll find the works of established artists Frank Hinrichs and Gwenyth Fugard among others along the walls. Hinrichs’ work is greatly influenced by German philosophy and classical music while Fugard looks at how the everyday landscapes that surround us impact our way of life. Throughout December, Lisa Norris Gallery, 72 New King’s Road, SW6 4LT, 020 7731 8835,

On 6 December, you can join biographer and author Artemis Cooper at Nomad Books as she discusses her new book Elizabeth Jane Howard: A A rt emis Cooper Dangerous Innocence. Artemis will speak about the central theme of the book: how the celebrated novelist could see things so clearly in her writing, and yet make so many mistakes in her own life. As well as speaking about her latest release, Artemis will be available to sign copies. With six other books to her name, Artemis has also written biographies on cookery writer Elizabeth David and author Patrick Leigh Fermor. £5, 7pm, 6 December, 781 Fulham Road, SW6 5HA, 020 7736 4000,

Scripture by Frank Hinrichs

Untitled by Gwenyth Fugard

Up the garden path After lying empty for more than two years, the Church Commissioners’ Fulham Palace Garden Centre is set to be taken over by local garden centre, The Chelsea Gardener. In 2014, the iconic plot of land was closed by the Prince’s Trust charity after it was deemed no longer financially viable. It was eventually sold to the Church Commissioners in May of this year. Now the Chelsea Gardener has plans to take over and re-open the half-acre plot which includes a glasshouse, offices, workshops and outdoor space.


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quirky gadgets Packed with unusual and interesting present ideas, Quirky Gadgets has something for everyone this Christmas. Here are some of our favourites



Clockwise from top left 1. Ruark Audio This company produces music systems that look and sound great. With classic timeless designs, they’re built to last. From £249.99 to £699.99

2. Lexon radio and speakers The Tykho collection of radios, designed by Marc Berthier, comes in a variety of bright colours and can be used with wet hands. From £59.99 to £124.99

3. Nikko VaporizR 2 Land, water or snow, the VaporizR 2 is up for any challenge. It can reach up to 15kmph and complete 360 degree spins. From £44.99 to £79.99

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3 7. Playforever Toy Car A Playforever 1920s toy racing car is child-friendly, with soft-roll rubber wheels and long lasting UV-resistant paint. From £34.99 to £59.99

8. Vex Robotics STEM Kit This kit provides an educational tool to teach STEM principles while allowing children to create a functional robot. From £24.99 to £54.99


9. Newgate watch For a sophisticated and elegant gift, Newgate creates carefully crafted innovative timepieces that celebrate Britain’s design heritage. From £124.99 to £299.99

4. HERSCHEL BAckpack

10. Lucky Voice Karaoke Machine KIT

Stylish and practical, the Little America Backpack is one of Herschel’s most popular designs. From £64.99 to £149.99

Grab your iPhone, computer or iPad, plug it in, access more than 8,000 songs, and then sing your heart out. From £59.99 to £79.99


11. Tetris led desk light

This miniature model from Authentic Models features handwoven netting and a wicker basket. From £20 to £99.99

The stack-able Tetris light is both fun and practical – what more could you want? £34.99

6. Pampeano Belt

This 3D printing pen extrudes heated plastic that cools almost instantly to create whatever structure you want – the possibilities are endless. From £89.99 to £149.99

For a stylish gentleman, you can’t go wrong with a classic hand-crafted belt made from Argentine leather. From £54.99 to £64.99


12. 3Doodler Create Pen

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Archie’s If you’re looking for someone to take the stress out of planning your Christmas party menu, Archie’s is the answer. Delivering good, honest and delicious food, the team can create bespoke menus tailored to you. Or if you want a taste of what the chefs are rustling up, head to the café-style Archie’s Kitchen. It’s well worth a trip, even just for a mug of its rich hot chocolate. Unit 8 Stephendale Yard, SW6 2LR, 020 3602 5659,


The Ultimate A-Z of Christmas If you’re not sure how to spend your Christmas in Fulham this year, we’ve got 26 ideas to keep you busy



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For a Christmas tree that supports a great cause, head to The Christmas Forest. Now in its 17th year and with 10 stores across London, The Christmas Forest works closely with Tree Aid, so for every tree you buy, it’ll plant another one in the dry lands of Africa. It’s now well on its way to planting its 200,000th tree. If you don’t fancy bracing the cold outdoors to get yours this year though, you can stay home, keep warm by the fire and order online.


Carol-oke Everyone’s guilty pleasure has got a festive makeover at The Lillie Langtry on 14 December. Grab your loudest, craziest Christmas jumper, start warming up your singing voice, pick out your favourite Christmas carol and get ready for a night of carol-oke. 14 December, 19 Lillie Road, SW6 1UE, 020 3637 6690,


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The all-important Christmas crockery and tableware has been taken care of by Emma Bridgewater this year with a china range of ‘Holly Wreath’ pieces. There’s a candle, mug, teacup and saucer, serving bowl, tureen, and a cake plate perfect for displaying all those homemade mince pies. 779 Fulham Road, SW6 5HA, 020 7371 5264,


Who said you have to cover your Christmas tree in tinsel, snowflakes and gold sparkly baubles? Oliver Bonas has injected some quirkiness into proceedings with these fun and playful decorations. Who wouldn’t want a pineapple and a mouse hanging from their tree? 801 Fulham Road, SW6 5HE, 020 7736 1763,

Holly and the ivy After last year’s success, the Fulham Floral Art Group would like to invite you along to its Christmas Workshop and Sherry & Mince Pies event on 14 December. The incredibly welcoming group of local residents will be making door and table arrangements as well as classic wreaths and bauble ones too. You can either bring along your own materials or buy bits and bobs on the night. Give it a go and get creative. 2pm, 14 December, United Reformed Church, 472-480 Fulham Palace Road, SW6 6HY,



Fair and square

Round up the family on 18 December and head for Christ Church Fulham’s Family Carol Celebration, where you’ll find a fun, indoor Christmas fair followed by a short carol service, to put you in the mood for all the festivities to come. 10.30am-11.30am, 18 December, Christ Church Fulham, 67 Studdridge Street, SW6 3TD, 020 7736 4261,



Gingerbread You can’t have Christmas without a gingerbread house, you just can’t. We know you could probably get one from any number of shops in Fulham, but we think it’d be more fun to make it from scratch. Happy baking!


Icy weather We know our readers are an active bunch and that you won’t let a bit of icy weather stop you from staying fit over Christmas. Keep warm and cosy in Sweaty Betty’s Icelandic Luxe collection. They may be intended for the ski slopes but we think they’ll fit right in on Parsons Green too. 833 Fulham Road, SW6 5HQ, 020 7610 8390,




It’s one of those gifts that’s guaranteed to put a smile on that special someone’s face and when it comes from The Swarovski Group, you know you’re onto a winner. The Adore range is simple, sophisticated and contemporary and features everything from rings to necklaces, each designed with Swarovski crystals. Whether you want gold, silver or everyone’s current favourite rose gold, there’s a multitude of options. We love the rose gold Allure Skinny Pavé Stone bangle.

Kiss (under the mistletoe) Mistletoe is a must-have at Christmastime. Not only is it a sign of love and friendship but it’s also supposed to bring good luck to a household and ward off evil spirits, so we’ll be covering our homes in it. Try any of your local florists including Mystique Flowers, Luna Stein or Mrs Florist for a sprig or two.


Light it up If you’re stuck for gift inspiration this year, you can’t go wrong with a luxury candle. The Glad Tidings scent from Tussie Mussie is ideal for this time of year with its warm blend of cinnamon, sweet orange, nutmeg and clove. Using high quality essential oils, each scent burns for around 30 hours. To make it an extra special gift, you can also get any candle engraved with a message of your choice. Available from The Boutique, 273 Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 2TX,



[LIFESTYLE] Pamela Marshall of Mortar & Milk Photo © Sarel Jansen

Mortar & MilK When you’re struggling to think of what to get that special someone and a pair of socks just won’t cut it, we think we’ve found the solution. For an alternative Christmas present and one that gives a lasting effect, skincare clinic Mortar & Milk on Fulham Road can offer you exactly what you’re looking for. As well as offering gift vouchers for use on treatments and products in store, it will be hosting a shopping night just for men. Whether you’re looking for something for a partner, a mum or a sister, pop in and listen to the experts to make sure you pick the perfect present. On 14 December, from 6pm-8pm, men can stop worrying about getting it right this year and go into the store where they’ll find the best beauty brands around from De Mamiel to Oskia and Aromatherapy Associates to Radical. You can also hear all about the range of treatments on offer from bespoke facials to makeup application. There will be an exclusive 10 per cent discount that can be used with any spend of £50 or more in January ( for both the person giving and receiving the gift). You needn’t worry about getting tangled up in all that wrapping paper, tags and bows either, as the team will be on hand to gift wrap your chosen products for free while you enjoy a glass of whisky or a bottle of beer and some nibbles. Who said Christmas shopping had to be stressful? 793 Fulham Road, SW6 5HD, 020 7731 3415,

New Year’s Eve


Say hello to 2017 in style at Simmons Bar. Its bottomless New Year’s Eve party was such a success last year that it’s back for another round of celebrations. With a DJ playing classic feel good tunes and party anthems until the early hours, unlimited drinks and an extended opening time until 2am, you should probably get your tickets now. From £50, 31 December, Simmons Bar, 374 North End Road, SW6 1LY, /




O Come all ye faithful Singing voices at the ready, it’s time for the annual Christmas Celebration with Carols and Readings at All Saints Fulham in aid of the Brain Tumour Research campaign. This year, look forward to a variety of readings, from the traditional to the contemporary to the humorous, as well as musical magic provided by the church choir. The evening will be followed by Prosecco and canapés and all proceeds will go to the research campaign at Imperial College Charing Cross Hospital. Tickets £25 (children under 12 free when accompanied by a ticket holder), 7.30pm-9pm, 15 December, to book tickets contact Wendy Fulcher on 020 8601 2402 or or online at Bishops Park, SW6 3LJ,



Belinda Yates, Lance Pierson and Heather Chamberlain



Queen’s Speech Whether you’re spending Christmas in Fulham this year or going further afield, chances are that at 3pm, we’ll all be huddled around the TV watching Her Majesty deliver her annual speech to the nation. It’s a staple of any Christmas Day but after a turbulent 2016, we wonder what she’ll have to say this year.

You’ll normally find Fulham resident Lance Pierson hosting his Poetry Enjoyment Group at Fulham Library, but as a Christmas treat for you all, he’ll be at The London Appreciation Society with soprano Belinda Yates and pianist Heather Chamberlain. Together they will perform Christmas in Voice and Verse, with a seasonal selection of words and music. £15. Christmas in Voice and Verse, 12 December, 2.30pm, for tickets and more information email or call 020 7731 6544, /

Reindeer Whether its dasher, dancer, prance or vixen, Christmas isn’t complete without a reindeer or two, and Trotters has its fair share of them. There’s a trio dashing through the snow on a baby grow, an adorable cuddly toy and our favourite, a heart-warming story book called That’s Not My Reindeer.


Seasonal Survival Gail’s is helping you navigate the chaotic Christmas season with its survival kit. This year, the team has gathered all of its favourites from the Christmas Pantry, including homemade jams and fruit stuffed mince pies, so when the shops are closed, you’re all stocked up. 739 Fulham Road, SW6 5UL, 020 7736 3572,



Turkey Sure it’s not everyone’s chosen cut of meat, but it’s a tradition. Whether you think it’s dry and bland or you just can’t get enough of the stuff, nothing says it’s Christmas like roast turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce.

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Under the Tree We’d love to find Harry Rocks’ Christmas collection under the tree with its simple but sophisticated jewellery. It’s Astrid Short Star Necklace has got us all starry-eyed with its simple row of gold stars, but if you prefer something slightly different, there’s a triangular option too.



X-quisite handwriting


We know ‘exquisite’ doesn’t quite start with ‘x’ but we tried our best. Head along to The Boutique – Bridal Coop for a Christmas Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Sandra Fernando. Designed for complete beginners, the workshop will teach you how to master the upper and lowercase alphabet and how to construct a short Christmas phrase freehand. Now think of all the gift tags and Christmas cards you can make with your new found skills. £55, 6.30pm-9pm, 13 December, 273 Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 2TX,


Milliner master Herald & Heart is hosting a pop up market at its Fulham Road shop this month, offering everyone the chance to do a spot of Christmas shopping. Look out for gifts and goodies from brands Paws & Tails, Otterley & Hester and Morag Macpherson Textiles. Stop by for a glass of bubbly or mulled wine, a mince pie and find yourself some stocking fillers and Christmas presents while you’re there. 9-11 & 17-18 December, 703 Fulham Road, SW6 5UL, 0203 489 7707,

Wreaths Christmas is all fun and games with the team at Pines and Needles. Not only will they help you pick your tree, they’ll even decorate it for you, take it away after and clear up for you too, and naturally the team does everything while wearing kilts. If you also want a wreath with a difference this year, they’ve got it covered with some wonderfully contemporary styles on offer too. St John’s Church, North End Road, SW6 1PB, 020 3598 4877,

yuletide Log We have it on good authority that you can pick up your annual Yuletide Log at Bayley and Sage, but you can also find the rest of your Christmas dinner there too. Get some fresh smoked salmon for your starter, a ham for the main event and a selection of cheeses for post-dinner nibbles. Pick whatever you fancy from the Christmas order form online or pop into the store. 30-34 New King’s Road, SW6 4ST, 020 7736 2826 or 835 Fulham Road, SW6 5HQ, 020 7096 7355,

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You’ve done it! You’ve made it to the end, and now you definitely deserve a break. After a mammoth Christmas in Fulham, reward yourself with some much needed sleep. Go and catch those Zzzs.


[LIFESTYLE] Man to man Drakes of London is looking after the modern man throughout the harsh winter months with its new Laser Rehab Facial. Tailored specifically for male skin, the treatment starts with a full skincare analysis and consultation. Your face is then cleansed and exfoliated before a laser is used on your cheeks, nose and forehead. To finish, you’ll receive a soothing facial mask and a shoulder massage. From evening out skin tone, to reducing redness, it aims to boost the natural supply of collagen and elastin to give you a plumper, more hydrated complexion. £99, 19 Jerdan Place, SW6 1BE, 0207 386 3900,

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Baubles don’t have to be purely ornamental and crackers don’t have to include rubbish jokes and tissue paper hats. When they come from Space NK, they’re that little bit more interesting. You’ll find plenty on the market, but we love the Eve Lom Disco Ball featuring the popular Kiss Mix lip treatment, and the Caudalie Body Christmas Cracker with a body lotion, shower gel and a lip treatment too. £16 Eve Lom Disco Ball and £10 Caudalie Cracker, available at Space NK, 205 New King’s Road, SW6 4SR, 020 7736 6728,

Nobody does luxury candles like Diptyque and at this time of year, there’s every reason to treat yourself to one of its new festive fragrances. All in beautifully decorated, Christmas coloured pots, there’s Sparkling Incense, Delicious Spices and the Festive Fir Tree to try out. If you’d rather stick with what you know best, the classic Baies candle has also been repackaged so its enamel pot is now adorned with gold stars, and can be used indoors and outdoors. £80 Holiday Candle Set and £210 Giant Baies Candle, Diptyque,

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Watch this face

Look after your skin this winter with a signature facial from The Beauty Clinic. The Journal finds out more emily adams


hey say that the best things come in small packages and when I arrive at The Beauty Clinic, a pocket-sized health and beauty salon, I’m hopeful that the saying will ring true. Owned by Lucie Gojova, it’s hidden down Fulham Palace Road and for such a small space, the list of treatments on offer is more extensive than you’d expect. I can only assume there’s a wardrobe-style Narnia contraption where all these services take place. I’m here to try out one of the clinic’s signature facials, the Mary Cohr Catiovital treatment, a deep-cleansing, anti-ageing and hydrating facial that lasts just over an hour. Although the space is limited, it has been carefully thought out and I am led to one of

a handful of small treatment rooms. There’s a bit of awkward shuffling around each other as we get ready but once I’m on the treatment bed, I instantly relax. My therapist Veronica Bostolache starts by talking me through my skin. As I expect, she tells me that it’s extremely de-hydrated, but that it’s oily too; something I’ve never been told before. The moisturiser I normally use to combat dry skin is blocking the pores that produce oil. My skin needs serious help according to Veronica.

Cohr machine, negative and positive electrodes are introduced to one another and I feel sharp pinches across my face. This opens my pores and helps the serum to penetrate deeper into the skin, including Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Fruity Acids, so it can reap more of the benefits. The saying may be ‘beauty is pain’, but I’m happy when this part of the facial is over. Then it’s back to cooling creams, relaxing hand and arm massages, and all the pain is forgotten. By the end of

“The treatment deep-cleanses my skin with the use of a thermal mask, giving the same effect as being in a sauna” The treatment, uses Mary Cohr products, a French brand introduced to the UK 25 years ago and deep-cleanses my skin with the use of a thermal mask, giving the same effect as being in a sauna. It helps to open my pores, allowing my skin to breathe and absorb the ingredients with ease. A thick, cooling serum is then applied to my face before an extraction begins. There’s no denying it, this part hurts. Using a specialised Mary

the hour, my skin is visibly healthier, more hydrated and a whole lot softer. Pleased with the instant results, Veronica tells me that although a facial is a treat for your skin, it’s vital to look after it at home too. Exfoliating two times a week will help clear any dirt from your skin, keep your skin hydrated and ready for winter. 413a Fulham Palace Road, SW6 6SX, 020 7736 7676,


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ELEGANT MANNERS This holiday, why not let your children experience the joy of a delightful tea party at several venues across London, including Fulham, from 12-16 December? Your little ones will be taught how to create a rich, full and personalised miniature Christmas wreath with a decorated centre candle

that they can take home, while learning tips on the etiquette of an English afternoon tea. Each work of art will be sprinkled with the scent of Christmas and will make an ideal gift, keepsake, or, remove the candle, and it’s ready to display on the front door. The Christmas Craft Fun and Tea Etiquette Workshop is hosted by The Elegant Manners Circle,

an elite etiquette academy run by Wintar Group, offering master-class learning experiences on decorum and the elegance of European etiquette. Children’s Christmas Craft Fun and Tea Etiquette by The Elegant Manners Circle, for children six and above, places are limited, for more information visit


Warning: the following may make you hungry and thirsty

A slice of the action Italian pizzeria, Lievito, is set to launch its first UK restaurant at 273 Fulham Road this month. Founded by Rocco Caridi, Lievito will bring a taste of Calabria in south-west Italy to Fulham, with a mix of speciality craft beers and traditional Calabrian dishes. The 45 cover pizzeria, split across two floors, has been designed by Fabrica Architecture and features cast iron stoves and a visible pizza oven. 273 Fulham Road, SW10 9PZ

Dressed to impress The Imperial on the King’s Road has got all dressed up for the Christmas season with a new look bar and restaurant. Designed by Henry Chebaane, the new interior features a larger modern brasserie-style bar with seating too. The Imperial is now serving up brunches, fresh pastries, toasties and juices to create a café, deli-style feel by day, before turning into a sophisticated wine and cocktail bar by night. An open-plan kitchen allows you to watch chef Reece Moore and his team at work, busy creating the innovative food we all know and love. 577 King’s Road, SW6 2EH, 020 7736 6081,




giving it some welly

The Journal tries out local gastropub The Wellington emily adams


ucked away at the end of Haldane Road, is The Wellington, a recent addition to the local scene. Although it only opened five months ago, it has just launched its kitchen, with acclaimed chef Aidan McGee, offering hearty family favourites. I feel instantly welcomed by the warm, lively atmosphere and I’m not the only one – there’s not an empty seat in the house. The décor is fun and quirky with dark green washed walls, a wooden horse that makes an alternative bar stool and tables that double up as board games. Yellow and red Hollywood mirror light bulbs line the top of the double-sided bar which separates the restaurant from a more casual dining area. My table is printed with a backgammon board and I spy a retro arcade machine too, but before I can get my game face on, it’s time for some food.

The menu features several sharing options including The Welly Board, a starter for two people so tasty, you’ll instantly forget you ordered a main course too. There’s a house terrine, confit chicken, homemade piccalilli, celeriac roulade, cheese and freshly baked artisan bread that you won’t be able to say no to, but trust me: stop eating and prepare for the main. Between my guest and I, we order a winter warming truffle mac ‘n’ cheese and the beef cheek with smoked mash and heritage carrots. It’s a closely fought match, but the melt in the mouth beef wins the battle. If you can handle it (and I’d recommend it) savour the crowdpleasing sticky toffee pudding too before you sit back and settle in for a game of backgammon or two. 56 Haldane Road, SW6 7EU, 020 7385 8638,

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New in town Luxury French furniture and interior design specialist Silvera will open its UK flagship store next month at 241-245 King’s Road. Founded in 1990, Silvera now has 10 showrooms in Paris as well as an online store. Under directors Brigitte and Paul Silvera’s leadership, the 5,244 sq ft showroom has been designed by architectural firm Jouin Manku and will display a sample of everything the brand offers from furniture and lighting to home accessories and jewellery. 241-245 King’s Road, SW3 5EL,


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‘Tis the season to celebrate Congratulations are in order for John Cullen Lighting as it celebrates its 35th anniversary this month. To mark the occasion, it’s inviting us all down to its King’s Road showroom, with its interactive Lighting Pod, between 5-10 December for a glass of Prosecco and some sweet treats. Founded in 1981, the company, which focuses on creating discreet LED lights and lighting design to enhance the key features of your home and garden, now works on projects all over the world. 561-563 King’s Road, SW6 2EB, 020 7371 9000,


Catwalk cutlery Kings of Chelsea and Roberto Cavalli are working together to get your dining room ready for the season. With a new range of festive tableware, each piece has been inspired by Cavalli’s latest catwalk trends. Featuring gold-plated cutlery and Champagne goblets, as well as napkin holders decorated with Swarovski stones, you’ll be wishing it was Christmas every day. 387 King’s Road, SW10 0LR, 020 7751 4586,

Take the floor You’ve probably wandered past Element7’s showroom on Parsons Green Lane before, but soon you’ll also find it in the heart of the design district in Chelsea Harbour. Adding to its showroom collection, the high-end flooring designers will be making itself at home at The Tower in Chelsea Creek. It will transform the space into a hub of design and showcase every Element7 flooring option on offer from leather to parquet. The Tower, Chelsea Creek, SW6 2RQ,

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Keep calm and design The Journal catches up with interior architect and designer Emmanuelle Sirven, to talk familyfriendly designs and her future in Fulham emily adams


ince the Journal met Emmanuelle in July this year, she’s been busy settling herself into the local area, working on a number of projects and has already got plenty of plans for 2017. Coming from a large busy interior design company in Paris, Fulham is a refreshing change of pace for Emmanuelle. “Life is a lot calmer here,” she tells me happily. “I am enjoying getting to know the local area.” Working on fewer projects in London has meant she has been able to give each one her full attention. At the moment, she tells me that she’s designing a house on Ladbroke Square, that there’s a project on Kensington High Street and she’s been working closely with the Bismut brothers of architects Bismut & Bismut. She’s also working with French design company Silvera, the latest arrival on the King’s Road, set to open next month, and is acting as a local assistant. With the owners based in France and Emmanuelle a local resident, she works as their representative at technical meetings and her interior design background makes her an ideal choice


for making sure the designs come to life. Not only does she have the French flair for interior design, but she has the practical knowledge of working in London and across countries. Liaising between clients in France and the UK has now become a regular occurrence for Emmanuelle and has given her the chance to meet new people in the industry and build her own network of contacts across London. “Working with other people, companies and designers has opened a lot of doors. It is always helpful to discuss solutions to problems with others such as tricky layouts. There’s not just one solution to a problem,” she explains. When we spoke last, it was finding those answers to clients’ problems that Emmanuelle told me she loved most about her job. Whether it’s creating extra storage for a bedroom or making space for another bathroom, she thrives on creating designs that work for a modern day lifestyle. “The client is King,” she says and I don’t doubt that Emmanuelle does everything she can to meet someone’s demands, but I also know her style of design is about


more than just creating design a London hotel,” elegant spaces. Her she says, but for now calmer, simpler life in she’s enjoying focusing Fulham is very much on a range of projects reflected in her designs from commercial to and so she’s always residential. She dreams of Em thinking about practicality. having a permanent home en m an uelle Sirv “It’s all about making someone’s in the area, and in-keeping with life easier, so I try to make my her love of functionality, she’s already designs functional. decided how best to use her house. “I’m always very interested in “My idea is to make my own living creative designers such as Patrick Jouin. room into a showroom and present I admire their work and it influences and sell French products from it.” mine. For me, when I design anything, As we approach 2017, I’m keen to know I have to imagine myself living in it. I what Emmanuelle thinks will be big on have to think about where I would put the design scene next year and how she my luggage when I come home from a manages to keep up with the trends in her own home. “I think the geometric trend will continue in 2017, but I wouldn’t buy a geometric-themed sofa. For example, I would buy little objects and accessories to transform my house like decorative cushions.” By keeping the basics the same and updating it every now and then, Emmanuelle says it’s the small things that create the biggest impact. So when it comes to preparing her home for Christmas, what does she opt for? “You don’t need lots of decorations or a huge Christmas tree. For me it’s all about the lighting, especially in winter. holiday or where I put my bags when Whether it’s candles or decorative I’ve been food shopping. It has to be lights, it should be kept subtle and family-friendly,” she tells me. “I want elegant.” For Emmanuelle, no design to design something that people are or lifestyle should be too busy or too comfortable in.” hectic. A calmer, quieter life in Fulham When it comes to creating must be the answer. comfortable living spaces, there’s one project that tops Emmanuelle’s work 22 Dawes Road, SW6 7EN, 07748 098 578, wish list. “One day, I would love to

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hat does a sevenfoot high ornamental elephant, Giovanni Bellini’s magnificent Renaissance altarpiece Madonna and Child enthroned with St Peter and St Paul, a 36-feet long totem pole and the Olympus engines from a Concorde supersonic airliner have in common? The answer is that they’re just some of the unusual items moved by Abels Moving Services over the years. John Watson, managing director of Abels which holds a Royal Warrant, says, “We have actually moved the seven-foot high ornamental elephant several times, most memorably into and out of an eighth floor London apartment.” The 36-foot totem pole was immensely heavy and required a special transit case and its own 40-foot container to protect it on its journey to the USA. In fact, Abels frequently makes custom transit cases for its clients’ items such as paintings, mirrors and also statues. “Many of our moves involve the packing, storage


and moving of valuable pieces of artwork,” John explains, “but few are as valuable as Bellini’s Madonna and Child enthroned with St Peter and St Paul. It is dated 1505, valued at £6million, and we relocated it on behalf of Norwich Castle Museum.” While it needed steady hands to safely pack and transport the Bellini altarpiece, another move requiring similar diligence came to light when Abels’ customer services manager inspected the cellar of a large manor house. It was quickly discovered that it contained more than 5,000

Moves often turn out to be more complicated than at first sight bottles of wine. Each one had to be listed, packed in order, transported in a temperaturecontrolled vehicle and replaced in the same order, and Abels succeeded without spilling a drop! Moves often turn out to be more complicated than at first sight. One small bungalow proved to be choc-a-bloc with seafaring memorabilia, with everything from barographs to ship’s wheels, and required a week of packing and loading and two large trucks to move. The relocation of a Rolls-Royce car from Kent to Monaco became less straightforward when it was revealed that the car was not only bullet-proof but bombproof too. It travelled directly to Monaco in an Abels truck

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PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT Important plans affecting your area

Moving on up Kate Kuomi, the former owner of Britannia Row Studios on Wandsworth Bridge Road, has converted the twostorey warehouse into two spacious industrial-style flats. The former studio manager of Pink Floyd, Kate has owned the property since 1995 when she bought it from the band and turned the old office building into a sound recording studio. In the 18 years that she independently ran the Britannia Row Studios, she worked with a whole host of musicians from Kylie to Westlife. Before the conversion, the original studio featured live rooms, vocal booths, drum rooms and production suites, but now, having drawn up the designs herself, Kate created a bespoke concrete staircase to separate the building into two stylish flats. Kate and her husband Jamie Lane, a former session drummer and now musician, had to strip out the 1ft thick sound proofed interior walls and although the project only took nine months, they came up against a few problems along


the way. Being so close to the river, the Environment Agency advised that the concrete floors should be raised eight inches to reduce the risk of flooding. In addition, the site used to be home to a laundry which raised questions of toxic chemicals which may have been contained in underground tanks. Although the chemicals never emerged, it added £15,000 to the total cost of the build. Orchestrate Ltd, based in Webb’s Road in Wandsworth, engineered the design and build of the project. Main contractor Ross Malone said: “This building presented a unique and exciting design and construction challenge in that we – together with Kate and Jamie – were

committed to preserving the history of the building and its musical heritage. “We also wanted to stay true to the building’s industrial roots. Rather than trying to hide services of steel works under plasterboard, or losing the original cast concrete ceilings (the building used to service taxis so was built to last), we left them exposed. Nothing needless has been done to the property and the result is an incredible space, fully equipped to face modern life, honest about its structure and true to its heritage.” In 1995, the two-storey warehouse was valued at £200,000. A total of £210,000 was spent converting and furnishing both flats and now the two 900 sq ft properties, are priced at £899,000 and £980,000 respectively. The plan is to rent out the flats until Kate and her husband are ready to move in themselves, at which point they will convert them into a single house for themselves.

[PROPERTY] Proposed development plans

PLANNING APPLICATIONS DATE RECEIVED: 27 October ADDRESS: Ongar Road Proposal: Front light well alterations and repositioning of external stairs. DATE RECEIVED: 27 October ADDRESS: Fulham High Street Proposal: Installation of air conditioning units on the southern section of the roof. DATE RECEIVED: 28 October ADDRESS: Harwood Road Proposal: Change of use from physiotherapy teaching clinic into an office.

In with the new Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s plans to create a state-of-the-art facility for children with disabilities at Queen’s Manor Primary School are taking shape. The £6million development, which will see the school’s current Special Educational Needs (SEN) facility completely rebuilt, has already gone through the public consultation stage. The plans for the school, which is located on Lysia Street, include a total makeover of the grounds and the addition of a sports pitch. It also details the creation of support, training and meeting rooms, space for a variety of activities and after-school clubs, as well as play areas and specialist provision for children under five. The new facility will provide an environment where children with disabilities can play safely and parents can get information and advice. In addition to the new facility, the £6million funding provided by Hammersmith & Fulham Council will help rebuild the school’s own support unit for children with special

educational needs. Headteacher Sonja Harrison said: “This is a project that stands to benefit all of the children at Queen’s Manor, as well as improve provision for children with disabilities in the local area.” If the plans are eventually approved, it is expected that work could be completed by October 2017.

DATE RECEIVED: 29 October ADDRESS: Ringmer Avenue Proposal: Conversion of a six-bedroom HMO into a single family dwelling house. DATE RECEIVED: 9 November ADDRESS: Novello Street Proposal: Erection of

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Marsh & Parsons 103-105 Moore Park Road 020 7736 9822 and 333 Fulham Palace Road 020 7993 9888

Savills 191 New King’s Road 020 7731 9400 423 Fulham Palace Road 020 7578 9050

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Essam Guenedy 273 New King’s Road 020 7751 3348 Iceblu 24a New King’s Road 020 7371 9292 Marc Wallace 261 New King’s Road 020 7736 6795 Claudia Sebire 136 Fulham Road 020 7835 1327 Ethical Collection


Gina Conway 612 Fulham Road 020 7731 7633


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[PRIVATE HEALTHCARE] Coyne Medical 109 New King’s Road, SW6 4SJ 020 7731 3077 Basuto Medical Centre An established independent family practice offering ongoing general medical care for individuals and families, including immunisations and health screening checks 29 Basuto Road, SW6 4BJ 020 7736 7557




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Time for a change The Journal catches up with Matthew Hodder-Williams, associate director of Marsh & Parsons’ Bishops Park office to talk about the year just gone and what’s in store for 2017 EMILY ADAMS


t’s the morning after that rather momentous election result when I meet Matthew Hodder-Williams in Fulham, and so first things first; I need to hear his thoughts. Will there be any effect on a local scale? “We’ve seen this happen before,” he says honestly. “We have years of experience doing this and have worked through similar markets.” In fact since the Journal met Matthew back in June 2015, he’s seen his fair share of changes. “In 18 months we have seen pretty much the property market equivalent of ‘four seasons in one day’. Nothing has been typical about any part of the market this year,” he tells me. It’s because of that wealth of experience that the Marsh & Parsons Bishops Park office has had a very busy winter so far. “Recently, we’ve seen more demand from international buyers who have traditionally looked at properties in Earl’s Court, Knightsbridge and Kensington and are now considering the Bishops Park area due to the larger houses and overall space,” he explains. They’ve even sold 28 flats in a scheme at Hunt’s Paper Factory over the year, leaving them with just three to sell. Matthew tells me that although there have been a number of changes over

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the last year, the fundamentals of the property market are still same. “Making sure that asking prices are appropriate for the current market remains the most important thing, followed closely by providing access. Buyers have more choice than they’ve had for a long time, and if you miss the chance for them to see the property, they’ll quickly move on to something else.” This Christmas, as well as giving their clients the best advice, you’ll find the Bishops Park team at the now sold out Fulham Palace Christmas Carols. Having sponsored them since 2011, this year they’ll be supplying the mulled wine, mince pies, printing the song sheets and banners and also attending on the day to volunteer a helping hand. “My little one came last year and I think the excitement he showed gave me a reminder of what the joy of the Christmas period really means,”

Matthew tells me warmly. “If you add in the historic and iconic surroundings that Fulham Palace provides, those experiences and memories are the ones that will stay with us.” Looking forward to 2017, Matthew is eager to see what it holds. “We have an interesting year ahead of us; the will they, won’t they of Article 50 together with two important European elections in France and Germany will give us plenty to navigate.” As he’s said before though, Matthew isn’t worried about change. “Bishops Park continues to attract those looking for lovely treelined streets, high quality local schools, desirable houses, overall lifestyle and proximity to central London, and I think these will continue to be sought-after.” 333 Fulham Palace Road, SW6 6TE, 020 7993 9888,



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Written for the residents of DECEMBER 2016 • Issue 49

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