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Dear Resident, It’s a new year, and for some, this translates to a new you. That’s what we’re told each time 1 January commences. Hopefully you’ve not fallen off the bandwagon with your New Year’s resolutions just yet, but if you’re looking for some motivation, why not head to health and wellbeing pages, starting from page 19? Elsewhere, if you’re not into detoxing just yet, we bring you the latest food news on page 10 and review Italian restaurant Vicino on page 11. And if a special someone has popped the question to you over the festive period, then why not take a read of Kari Colman’s feature on page 16 about Whistles’ new wedding dress collection? Who said January was boring after all? Happy New Year!

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NOTEBOOK

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

A HAT FOR ALL SEASONS The Season Hats, a headwear brand founded by wife and husband team Paul Stafford and Selina Horshi, who live in Fulham, have an exciting new range that is set to launch at the start of February. Their innovative range of satin hats fold and unfold in the manner of a fan into a delightful headpiece, meaning that they’re easily portable but you don’t compromise on style. Available from February, 07720 464 654, theseasonhats.com

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FRONT OF THE QUEUE The recent launch of the online rental dress shop Front Row is going to make the party season a whole lot easier. Expect hundreds of styles by up-and-coming designers and established favourites including Gucci, Chanel and Valentino. Front Row also has an entire range of designer clothing and accessories catering for ski breaks in 2017. A unique online voting system allows customers to choose which pieces will be available, while typical rental periods are five days and include drycleaning: it’s basically stress-free. 020 7493 2993 frontrow.uk.com

The Hampshire School has been keeping busy over the festive period, with a group of Year 8 children recently opening trading at the London Stock Exchange alongside the winner of the 2016 Global Teacher Prize Hanan Al Hroub. The children mingled with VIPs including Schools Minister Nick Gibb and Nikhil Rathi, CEO of London Stock Exchange Group. Sixty-eight children from Years 4 to 8 also provided Christmas shoppers with some tuneful festive cheer after singing carols at Peter Jones in Sloane Square. thehampshireschoolchelsea.co.uk

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS Action for Happiness’ eight-week Exploring What Matters course is coming to Fulham this January. The initiative, which counts the Dalai Lama as a patron, first launched in September 2015 and seeks to teach participants how to live a happier, kinder and more fulfilling life. The once-a-week sessions, which are secular and science-based, welcome people from all ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. Sessions last two hours and are held on Thursdays from 7.30pm. Recommended donation £90, 19 and 26 January, 2, 9, 23 February, 2, 9 and 16 March, Ashville Surgery, Swan House, Parsons Green Lane, SW6 4HS, actionforhappiness.org

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ART ATTACK

LIFE’S A STAGE At Stagecoach Fulham, children get the opportunity to attend a performing arts school on a weekly basis, with singing, dancing and acting classes for students of all abilities. Classes teach life-long skills like confidence, self-esteem and creative courage. Make it a New Year’s resolution to get involved: sessions continue every Saturday from 7 January and will be spent working towards the Annual Whole School Production, which is Legend of King Arthur. Stagecoach is also sending a performance troupe to dance the Parade at Disneyland Paris in July 2017 in front of 20,000 international visitors. Lady Margaret School, Parsons Green, SW6 4UN, 0845 202 5727, stagecoach.co.uk

If pottery isn’t messy enough, consider Paperbirds art classes. Encouraging creativity in children, and a social, emotional, physical and sensory release after a day at school, each class takes a weekly theme inspired by seasons and other artists. A wide range of different materials and techniques are used, and the children paint in small groups of 10, which helps them to discuss, experiment and discover their creativity. paperbirds-london.co.uk

kids’ corner Keep the little ones entertained this January

GO GREEN January means the sniffles. To ward them off, you want to up kids’ vitamin intake, and on hand to help is cold pressed juice brand CPRESS, with its line of children’s smoothies designed specifically for little ones. Grumpy Greens is naturally sweetened with vitamin C-rich cold pressed apple juice, helping potassium-rich banana, spinach and wheatgrass go down unnoticed – the spinach and wheatgrass offer plant-based protein. Chocolate Wish is the holy grail of smoothies. The chocolatey taste offers a hefty health punch, with cacao and beetroot, providing calcium, iron, vitamin A and C. 285 Fulham Road, SW10 9PZ, 020 7352 7568, cpressjuice.com

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PRETTY POTTERY If a rainy Sunday with nowhere to go sounds all too familiar, turn to the Pottery Café. The kids (and you, of course) choose a piece of English pottery, select your paints and sponges and decorate away – your kitchen will thank you for the eclectic assortment of mugs and bowls. Parents – it’s surprisingly therapeutic. Studio assistants are on hand to offer guidance and better yet, they’re also trained baristas and serve up delicious coffees, cakes and cookies. 735 Fulham Rd, SW6 5UL, pottery-cafe.com


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millie’s house: a parent’s PERSPECTIVE

The Journal speaks to a parent, Nicola Mulhaire, who currently has two children at Millie’s House nursery in Parsons Green to find out what makes it so special BETHAN REES

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illie’s House is a collection of nurseries in the Fulham area, with sites in Parsons Green, Fulham Reach and Fulham Palace. Children who attend are encouraged to take safe risks and be put outside their comfort zone, in a warm and caring environment. A forward-thinking nursery group, Millie’s House keeps parents in the loop with an Interactive Learning Diary, where teachers can update parents with observations, images and videos of their children as they happen. Nicola Mulhaire has two children at Millie’s House (Parsons Green), and I spoke to her to find out why, out of all the nurseries in the area, she picked this one.

What is the application process like? It was very straightforward. The manager at the time Katie Covey (who has since moved over to the Fulham Reach outpost) ensured it was a seamless process. Fortunately, at that time in 2014, there was a place for our daughter. As first time parents it hadn’t really occurred to us that there wouldn’t be space; now I’m wiser and I enrolled my now seven-month-old while I was pregnant. The management team at Millie’s House are incredibly efficient and friendly and available any time for advice or guidance.

What are your favourite things about Millie’s House? The staff – I love that everyone genuinely seems to care so much about our children’s wellbeing and development, and that there is a wellrounded curriculum in place suiting every child. Also, the events at Millie’s House are well known amongst the

parents to be outstanding from the summer party to sports day and the more recent Christmas concert.

What’s the atmosphere like at the nursery? The moment my husband and I set foot in the building, the warm and loving atmosphere was obvious right from our initial show around the nursery. There is an incredible positive team spirit at Millie’s House, the staff are outstanding and the children happy and they thrive in such an encouragingly positive environment.

Did the staff help your children settle in well? It’s always a daunting process leaving your child in the care of others but right from the start our daughter was in the best hands. We filled out a very detailed questionnaire regarding her routine, her likes and dislikes. Every effort was made to ensure she was settled and happy from day one.

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and their daily observations with photographs and videos. It allows parents to take part in our children’s progress and also to contribute with any relevant home developments. I feel constantly reassured when I log on and see the new observations that our daughter is in the best place for her.

any Final thoughts? My children receive love, attention, encouragement and stimulation in abundance at Millie’s House, which optimises their growth, development and confidence as they grow – making Millie’s House the ideal environment for them to be in. millieshouse.net

Millie’s House nurseries are well known for their delicious and nutritious food. Everything is cooked from scratch and some of the amazing aromas coming from the kitchen make me wish I could stay for lunch. By encouraging healthy foods and eating habits at the nursery, they are hopefully setting our children up for a lifetime of healthy eating.

Do you use the Interactive Learning Diary? It’s a fantstic way for parents to keep up with our children’s development

Nicola Mulhaire

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BURNS NIGHT The Lillie Langtry’s special Burns Night menu will pay homage to one of Scotland’s most celebrated poets Robert Burns. The dinner at the homely pub will be held on the poet’s birthday on 25 January and features a menu consisting of Scottish classics including cocka-leekie soup, Cranachan, and, of course, Haggis, neeps and tatties. Ballantine’s whisky will also be available for those who like a taste of the finer stuff. £25 per person, 19 Lillie Road, SW6 1UE, 020 3637 6690, thelillielangtry.co.uk

MARTINI MAYHEM Kick start Dry January and pop into Goat to take part in their anti-abstinence Dry Martini campaign which runs throughout the month. Launched in conjunction with Belvedere, it will feature a selection of 31 Martinis priced at £7 each. There will be a different concoction every day, with the first day of the month playing host to the aptly named Corpse Reviver after the New Year’s Eve celebrations. 333 Fulham Road, SW10 9QL, 020 7352 1384, goatchelsea.com

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FOOD & DRINK

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The opening of Fulham FC’s new gin bar The Clubhouse has given football-going gin lovers a boost. Located in a home-end box, the stylish bar offers an antidote to the usual pre-match pint in the form of a selection of 10 gins, with more set to be added for the second half of the season. The bar’s long-term ambition is to source gins from the locality of visiting clubs from the same league, ensuring away fans have a chance to sample a tipple that they’re familiar with. Craven Cottage, Stevenage Road, SW6 6HH, 020 8336 7555, fulhamfc.com

Superfood pioneer Cru8 has an answer to overindulgence in the form of a five-day personalised detox programme. Launched to promote Cru8’s new deli in Chelsea Farmers’ Market, it will consist of a one-toone consultation with Cru8 founder Alexi von Eldik to devise a structured and bespoke meal plan. Detox programme available on request, 020 7854 9700, cru8.co.uk


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[RESTAURANT REVIEW]

VIVA L’ITALIA

Vicino is a charmingly authentic, friendly Italian restaurant, right on your doorstep CHARLOTTE PHILLIPS

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he words “neighbourhood” and “Italian restaurant” just go well together, don’t they? Sure, it’s nice to occasionally venture into the fancy London Italian foodie scene and I’ve never been known to turn down Scalini – but really, the best Italian food tends to be in small, authentic restaurants, where the waitstaff greet you in loud chorus and have all been working there for years. It’s just more rustic that way, and Vicino is the closest you’ll get to rustic within a glamorous SW postcode. To be greeted by starched white tablecloths, grissini and delicious (organic) red wine is about as good as a Tuesday night gets. We hunker down for a lovely evening: conversation, carbohydrates and Christmas parties, which are loudly occurring at packed tables around us, adding a sense of festivity. Chef Marco Moscoloni (truly, could a

name be more Italian?) works with local produce and seasonal flavours to devise a menu that is both simple and effective, as is the décor: sand-coloured walls adorned with a bougainvillea-themed mural and Italian posters, and shelves stacked with preserved lemons and wine bottles. For starters, we share a tricolore salad, because it is silly not to when in an Italian restaurant, and steamed asparagus with melted Taleggio and Parmesan cheese, which tastes exactly like fondue, so naturally, it is dreamy and makes us desperate to visit the (Italian) Alps. When it comes to mains, I order the seabass, albeit with a touch of trepidation. Branzino is the test of a good Italian restaurant for me. I like it plainly grilled and tender enough as to fall off the bone with the slightest prod of a fish knife, and Vicino delivers. The fish is meaty, with a crisp skin and perfectly seasoned with no more than herbs and

balsamic vinegar. Accompanied with vegetables and thick zucchini fries that taste almost like tempura, it’s a meal I could return to every night. That said, I’m a fickle woman and my boyfriend’s order of beef fillet with grilled marinated mushrooms and truffle sauce, the day’s special, is no less tempting. I wish I knew how to turn down a tiramisu, but I just don’t, and neither would you if you knew how light and fluffy the one at Vicino is. You may have the willpower to not order a second dessert as well, but we have no regrets at our choice of sweet ricotta sandwiched between two almond biscuits. We leave full and utterly content with the taste of la dolce vita. Fulham residents: I am envious of you. Vicino is on your doorstep and it is waiting with open arms. 189 New King’s Road, London, SW6 4SW, 020 7736 1145, vicinorestaurant.com

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The Great British

POTTER

Emma Bridgewater talks to the Journal about revitalising the craft in Stoke-on-Trent, her literary endeavours and why we should all be planting trees MELISSA EMERSON

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ot many of us go out in search of a gift and instead come back with a business, and although it didn’t happen quite that easily, Emma Bridgewater’s eponymous pottery brand was certainly born in the ‘if you want something done right, then do it yourself ’ spirit. When looking for a gift for her late mother’s birthday in the ’80s, Bridgewater was stumped. “I think china’s often a present women give to each other because it has that nice sort of intimate invitation to sit down and have a chat,” she begins, and as fate would have it for the entrepreneurial Bridgewater, nothing was suitable. “I stood in this china shop and it was all so irrelevant for my mother’s colourful, chaotic and non matchy-matchy kitchen, and I just thought: I could make my own.” After creating a series of drawings, a friend directed her to a model maker in Stoke-on-Trent – where her factory is now based – and the first Emma Bridgewater mug, jug, bowl and dish were born. Although her mother’s response wasn’t overly enthusiastic –

“she was always delightfully distracted and wasn’t the kind to ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’,” as Bridgewater puts it – she is fondly remembered as the foundation of the business. “Thirty years on it’s probably as inspired by mine and my husband’s kitchen as hers, but that’s where it started, with the feeling of home.” Despite the dramatic decline of the pottery industry in the last century, Bridgewater wasn’t phased. “Energy, exuberance and optimism trump ignorance, and if you want to learn about something you can learn.” Meeting husband Matthew Rice – also a talented painter and illustrator – gave her a business partnership as well as a romantic one and the pair spent many years figuring things out at the helm. “We both worked flat out full-time, each taking a stint running the business for eight or nine years. Neither of us is running it now and there is a world of difference between carrying that load and just doing your bit within it,” she says. The focus today for the couple is on design. From colourful shapes and stars to detailed animal illustrations

Polka dot design

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and robins, the duo create most of the designs themselves, following their own inclinations – Matthew has a keen interest in architecture – as well as listening to what fans want. “It’s about balancing the recognisable and noticing the successful, and then dreaming up the new,” says Bridgewater.

When it comes to inspiration, “a stamping, long walk in the country” is often the answer, as is experiencing other countries and cultures. “It’s not that you’re picking up direct inspiration; it’s the feeling of really getting into a different life that’s not unrelated to your own, and you transfer it laterally.” And

if she had to pick a favourite collection she says: “Toast and Marmalade, because it goes with everything.” It’s also an apt representation of the pair’s collaboration. As well as their personal studio in their Oxfordshire home – a handy halfway point between London and Stoke-on-Trent – the factory houses a professional studio for around 70 decorators, who are kept busy around the clock bringing the drawings to life. “We introduce newness continuously, and, in most cases, what they’re working with was originally drawn by Matthew or myself. We do sometimes work with other designers from outside the company and it’s becoming more and more professional in this way as we get bigger. It feels like the company is growing up as well as growing.” As for production rates, Bridgewater’s most recent estimate is astonishing. “It was cracking on for two million a year – we’re not quite at that yet but that’s where we’re heading with the rate of growth. When people say you can’t do it in England any more, that’s so much hokum.” Bridgewater has even transformed her love of the great outdoors into an extracurricular activity, as the new president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). “Were it not for them, London would almost certainly be bigger than Los Angeles and stretch all the way from Southampton to Felixstowe, because before the organisation, there was no legislation at all, no reason not to build in all directions,” she explains, clearly proud of the organisation’s history as she takes her place in it. “The previous president Andrew Motion’s pitch was to save the landscape that inspired so many of our great writers, whereas mine, coming to the party with my experience of Stokeon-Trent, is to give more momentum to their campaign for building sites previously developed or derelict sights, before we develop a virgin field.” As well as encouraging people to join the CPRE, Bridgewater believes every little helps when it comes to being green-fingered. “If you have any kind of ground in which you can plant a tree, and you can make that happen, it’s indescribably important. Trees look after

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us – they’re converting carbon dioxide into oxygen.” Bridgewater and her husband even planted apple trees at the factory, teaching someone a valuable lesson in the process. “Several were pulled up by their roots, but we re-planted them, and Matthew hung up a notice saying: ‘Dear apple thieves, don’t be stupid, let the tree grow and steal the apples later’.” The trees are still standing, and – with a few added hay bales – the factory becomes the perfect location for an annual literary festival, of which Bridgewater is a trustee. “For me, the world of books has always had a real lustre to it. I read English at university and thought I would go into publishing or be a literary agent, so it’s very nice 30 years on to touch base with that world again,” she says, adding that she’s also responsible

Emma Bridgewater, Marylebone High Street

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for recruiting writers. “Almost anyone you ask says ‘yes’. We opened with Nick Hornby in June this year who was so inspiring, and Mary Beard was a riot.” The festival has also hosted the likes of Joanna Trollope, Simon Schama and Kirsty Allsopp. “There’s a real warmth in the audience; they aren’t offered a wealth

the business, she has always been refreshingly honest about the difficulties. “I’ve always stressed the fact that our domestic life is quite messy and disorganised. I’m not somebody who has the Ocado man on speed dial,” she says, admitting that returning to the local Co-op for the third time in a row

“If you have any kind of ground in which you can plant a tree, and you can make that happen, it’s indescribably important” of such events in Stoke so they come with enormous excitement and real openness.” It seems Bridgewater has found more than one way to revitalise the town. As for juggling her many commitments over the years, including bringing up a family alongside

for something she’s forgotten is more her style. Although her children are now flying the nest – the eldest are 27 and 25 – there is the question of who might take on the business. “Over the next 10 years or so we want to free the business from our dominion, because it would be a mistake to cling on. I see in the children a dawning of an enthusiasm for it, but I feel very strongly that they should be under no pressure to do the family thing. I just want them to consider it for now, and they are.” Whatever the business’ future, Bridgewater’s revitalisation of Stokeon-Trent’s rich, industrial heritage has left a legacy of her ceramics in British homes, and with her dedication to both environmental and literary causes, she has done far more for Britain than put china back on the map. 779 Fulham Road, SW6, emmabridgewater.co.uk


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Whistles while

You Wed As Whistles launches its debut wedding dress collection, creative director Nick Passmore tells the Journal why it’s a match made in heaven kari colmans

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lways the bridesmaid never the bride was a truism that Whistles knew well. One of the few brands that manages to straddle high-end and high-street with everything from its cashmere staples to its grown-up, yet sassy party wear and of course, its wedding guest perfect dresses, it’s one of those shops, as my mother would say, you just can’t go wrong in. “We’ve had so much interest from customers on wedding attire that we felt the time was right to launch a contemporary collection of dresses for the modern bride,” says Whistles creative director Nick Passmore, who wanted the range to span all manner of matrimonial celebrations from the city, to the countryside, and even somewhere a little further afield.

and unexpected as a bridal choice, which appeals to the rebel in me!” All are created in beautiful, classic wedding dress fabrics: think delicate lace, organza jacquard, embroidered tulle and luxurious silk, with ruffles and scallop edges, tiebacks and detachable trains, as well as the occasional bodice. But Passmore says they only looked inward for inspiration: “In all honesty, we didn’t look at any other bridal designers, celebrity style icons or past wedding dress designs. The designs were instinctive and came easily once we had sourced a beautiful range of fabrics. We were extremely self-indulgent in this project. It was an opportunity for our designers to be extravagant and free with their work which we hope is evident in the finished result. The

It was an opportunity for our designers to be extravagant and free with their work which we hope is evident in the finished result Currently comprising just seven limited-edition pieces, the silhouettes range dramatically to include stepped hems, strapless, one shoulder and high neck dresses and there is even a jumpsuit thrown in for good measure. “I personally love the jumpsuit,” says Passmore, “as it’s feminine and delicate but its culotte leg silhouette is daring

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hardest part was editing the collection down to seven styles as there were so many stunning ideas to choose from.” With the bridal collection landing in spring, with a few top ups throughout autumn, the bride can now join their guests in flocking to Whistles for the perfect frock, especially those who want to look ‘like themselves, but


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better’ on the big day. And what’s more, they won’t blow the honeymoon budget. “We really just adapted the aesthetic of the Whistles dress range to be suitable for a wedding dress collection. We knew we wanted the dresses to be contemporary, ultra-special and memorable, but also to reflect the energy and self-confidence of our customer. We knew that the dresses should have a wit and personality while at the same time be enduring in style, be beautiful and form flattering and have a premium standard of craftsmanship. There is a style to suit every woman.” From £499-£699. 71 Parsons Green Lane, SW6 4JA, 020 7348 7130. To make an appointment with a personal shopper book online at whistles.com.

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DREAM COME TRUE

Indulge in head-to-toe treatments at Blush + Blow, opened by blogger and make-up artist Bridget O’Keeffe

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ocated a hop, skip and a hairbrush from Parsons Green station, Blush + Blow is a shiny blow dry and beauty bar on New King’s Road. The sleek new salon is the brainchild of blogger, make-up artist and local resident Bridget O’Keeffe. “Blush + Blow is the realisation of a dream that has been bubbling for as long as I can remember,” says O’Keefe. “Since I started in the beauty industry I knew I wanted to create a brand that was the perfect balance between luxury, elegance and sass. The customer experience is at the heart of our brand coupled with excellent technical work by staff with loads of experience, energy and love for our brand.” Treatments on offer at B+B include blow dries, manicures, pedicures, threading, waxing, spray tans, facials and massages; all of your pampering and preening needs under one lofty roof. There is also an ultra-cute Blush + Blow Bambino play area for little adventurers. The salon exudes girl power in spades, featuring pink pastel walls, pale grey furnishings, and antique brass basins and tall bunches of

flowers. Look out for the salon pooch – O’Keeffe’s Cavalier King Charles puppy called Pickles. Blow dries are executed with quick precision, delivering elegant up-dos and bouncy curls in less than 40 minutes. For manicures, choose from a rainbow of robust Essie gel and nail colour. Seriously, these protective polishes will withstand daily nail clattering like no other, and are available in matte, shine and supersparkly shades. Regular customers can also take advantage of a monthly blow dry pass, which offers unlimited coiffure styling for £165. Blush + Blow, 197 New King’s Road, SW6 4SR, 020 7736 0430, blushandblowlondon.com

New year, new you Pamela Marshall of Mortar & Milk talks about the changes you can make to get your health in tip-top condition It’s that time of year again, where we’ve spent the last month enjoying the excesses that the holiday season brings. It’s been great, hasn’t it? Now we are smack dab in the middle of winter with a drop in temperature and a lot of time outside bracing the cold. Our skin will tend to go very dry this time of year, and potentially sensitised if we’ve imbibed a little too much. It’s important to remember that our skin needs both internal and external hydration with both water and lipids. I can’t stress enough how important it is to get your water intake up (yes, even though you’re cold) and to get your essential fatty acids which include omegas, nuts, seeds and dark leafy greens. I say this all the time because it really is important to the health of our skin and our bodies. Essential fatty acids improve the brain and nervous system, thyroid and adrenal activity, hormone production, regulation of blood pressure and inflammatory responses, and are fantastic for skin and hair. We also have to hit dehydration from the outside. Making sure we are using proper skincare is critical; this doesn’t always mean the most expensive skincare products, it means the ones your skin specifically needs. A key ingredient to look for is polyhydroxy acids, these include ingredients like lactobionic acid and gluconolactone. Polyhydroxy acids are larger molecules that work to gently exfoliate and intensely hydrate the skin, without irritation. Don’t forget as well, that cleansing properly is critical to maintaining our acid mantle and the health of our skin. For those of us with dry skin, a balm or milky cleanser is best. The day’s grime are excellent for cleaning the days grime and pollution off of your skin, without stripping it. m

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[INTERIORS]

SCENTS OF SECURITY For discerning noses, candles by perfumers offer the finest in home fragrances. The Journal speaks to the olfactory masters who are burning the midnight oil and turning their attention to wax CAMILLA APCAR

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fragranced candles – released each season by interior designers, homeware stores and mass-market influencers alike – it is those translating their olfactory expertise from liquid to solid form that truly stand out from the pungent throng. Heavyweight perfumers have long since taken to the realms of wax: Frédéric Malle’s mammoth Cafe Society (£60) conjures Parisian dinner parties and drawing rooms; the Penhaligon’s range of classics continues to expand; Creed’s Green Irish Tweed (£85) is just as verdant as its original spray from the 1990s. Niche creators, too, are noticing an increased desire from their loyal followers to diversify. “About 15 years ago, the demand for fragranced candles was tiny,” says perfumer Azzi Glasser. “You just had Glade air fresheners back then. I think people are more aware of smell now, and what it says about them. And if the candle looks great, it’s like an ornament as well.” Having spent many years as a nose for the likes of Jasper Conran and Agent Provocateur, Glasser launched her own brand – The Perfumer’s Story – in 2015. Often asked about the fragrances that

would suit certain rooms at home, in October last year Glasser developed the idea of Perfumed Architecture: five candles each intended for a different living space (£49 each). “Black Moss is for the entrance hallway or living room area, because its patchouli and oud give a kind of wow factor,” she describes. For kitchens or dining rooms, where a more subtle fragrance is required, Fig Ambrette is based on Corsican fig with hints of amber and green leaves. The go-to scent specialist for Helena Bonham Carter, Jude Law and Stephen Fry (to name just three), Glasser’s next venture will be to mirror her bespoke eau de parfum service with made to order candles. Working with wax poses a different set of challenges for perfume experts – both technically and creatively. “The fragrance you would choose to wear isn’t always the same as you would want in your home. It has to be more neutral, to a certain extent,” says young British talent Tom Daxon. Glasser agrees: “with a candle, it’s about designing it around your environment.” Leo Crabtree, founder of BeauFort London, says it’s worth remembering that the wax version of a beloved

Above, from left: White Vi Et Armis, BeauFort London; Hope for courage and Hope for freedom, Agonist; Spirit Lamp, D.S. & Durga; White Narcissus, Tom Daxon; Right: Rosa Mundi, Diptyque; Espirit de Kadisha, Ideo

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perfume may be very different. Indeed, he has used faithful reproductions of BeauFort’s eau de parfums for his three Night Watch candles (£39 each), but because of the medium “they work very differently, smoother somehow”. Deep and dark, they are full of tea, tobacco and gunpowder scents. “We spent a lot of time experimenting with different wicks, different glass and various types of wax,” he continues. “It’s essential to get the candle to burn evenly all the way down, ensuring even distribution of heat and scent.” This can take many months to perfect: “particularly as we use various natural compounds in very high concentrations that burn at different rates. Even the colour of the glass makes a difference.” Certain ingredients won’t work in fragranced wax, as the flame burns the oil and forces molecules to react and release their scents in different


[LIFESTYLE] This image: BeauFort London’s Night Watch collection; Below: Black Moss, Azzi Glasser

ways. Sandalwood, for instance, makes for a light smell – but paired with other finely-tuned ingredients it will become accented. “It’s like a form of manipulation,” says Glasser. The popularity of smoky candles endures, cherished for recreating the atmosphere of old wood-panelled rooms with a log fire burning in the grate. Brooklyn perfumer D.S. & Durga has just released its first collection (£58 at Liberty), a trio that draws on the smoky theme each in their own way. Portable Fireplace is perhaps the most straightforward (cedar, pine and oak ash swirl around birch tar). “This one obviously works best in the cold months,” says co-founder David Seth Moltz. “The idea is that you can enjoy the ambience of a roaring fire even if you don’t have a chimney, which many modern apartments do not.” Next, Spirit Lamp is a curious mixture of peach water, white ginger, coconut milk and smoky black tea. “It actually reminds me of sitting in the garden on warm summer evenings, but works very well indoors in chilly weather,” says Moltz. The third and arguably the best, ’85 Diesel, takes its name from the perfumer’s 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo Diesel, all leather seats, walnut dashboard and diesel smoke. Elsewhere, Ideo Parfumeurs’ Esprit de Kadisha candle excels (£35 at Liberty), with oriental wood and incense coming together in a striking Lebanese-inspired combination by the husband-and-wife team behind the brand. Yet there are those making a move away from the fireside. Also in October Roja Dove launched H – The Exclusive Black Tier at Harrods (a hedonistic blend of rose, raspberry and suede, £95), while Swedish perfumer Agonist collaborated with compatriot fashion brand Hope to create three candles (£50 each at Avery Perfume Gallery) inspired by themes of individuality and strength.

Hope for Diversity sits floral notes over leather and a woody base; Hope for Courage brings cinnamon and nutmeg together with rosemary and vanilla; Hope for Freedom tops musky undertones with lime. Unlike Leo Crabtree, Tom Daxon – who grew up in Buckinghamshire but spent his summers in Grasse – felt that his existing perfumes didn’t work quite as well as candles. “You don’t get the same expression of a fragrance in a candle as you do in a spray. It’s not as precise, and you’re dispersing it over a larger area,” he says. “Candles have to be simpler and stronger.” His latest, White Narcissus (£55), is crisp but set against smoky woods. “The idea was to create a wintery candle that wasn’t a Christmas cliché,” says Daxon. “It’s what I think of as a floral bouquet in the winter: quite green, with a cosiness and warmth underneath.” As spring approaches, so does a fresh host of waxy delights for the new season. This month Diptyque will release Rosa Mundi ( from £28), a limited edition that perfectly captures the idea of a candle as an object of beauty. Two roses – Damask and May – are complemented by blackcurrant and bergamot, lychee and geranium, as well as by hand-printed floral paper around the glass. Its charming design is part of a revival of domino paper, a craft made popular in the 18th century and used to cover books, walls and boxes with colourful prints. Similarly, Linari’s new Onice candle (£53 at Harrods) offers a musky, tonka and lavender scent swathed in deep black velvet. What Glasser notes holds true – a candle really can serve a feast for all the senses.

959-961 Fulham Road, SW6 5HY, 020 7736 1846, fulhamosteopathiccare.co.uk If you’ve been living with chronic back pain, New Year is the perfect time to make a few simple changes to try and get 2017 off to a good start. Take a look at these tips, and try adding at least one of these to your list of resolutions: Walk at least several times weekly Regular low impact aerobic exercise is thought to reduce inflammation, strengthen your muscles and provide expedited healing by sending oxygenrich blood to the painful area. Invest in a good pair of walking shoes. If walking is too jarring on your spine, consider walking on a treadmill that affords a more padded, forgiving surface and will be less jarring on your spine. If a treadmill is still too harsh, consider walking in a warm pool. Spend less time sitting Sitting less is key to improving back health; one study found that just 66 fewer minutes sitting each day significantly reduces back and neck pain while also improving your mood. Having a lengthy commute and a desk job doesn’t have to mean sitting all day. Use a laptop stand or standing desk at work as opposed to a traditional desk. The discs of your lower spine are compressed up to three times as much while sitting, so standing at work can relieve pressure on the spine. Get up every hour, even if just to get a drink of water. Give up your seat on the train to someone else. While standing on public transport may not be ideal, it can be good for your back after sitting for most of the day. Visit your Osteopath The spine plays an important role in your overall health by ensuring that your nervous system is functioning smoothly. As spinal specialists, osteopaths do not only relieve pain from spinal conditions, they can also assist in improving your overall health.

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[LIFESTYLE] FABRIC HEAVEN If you haven’t heard, you’ll want to be in the know for the new year: the Dominique Kieffer by Rubelli fabric collection recently launched at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Creatively led by design icon Paola Navone, the collection is influenced by the beauty of imperfection, taking inspiration from artisanal craft and intricate embroidery. Tones are evocative of the Mediterranean: think vibrant turquoise and teal alongside neutrals. References to nature appears throughout the collection: Woody resembles the patterns on the bark of a tree and Reef is inspired by the Great Barrier Reef and mimics the motion of the water. Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF, rubelli.com

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INTERIORS

Waterworks has introduced new metallic finish tiles. On display at its showroom on the King’s Road, the collection includes ceramic, stone, glass, concrete, porcelain and clay. The recently introduced Magma collection is made from the fine-grained natural lava stone that is created during a volcanic eruption and has a resemblance to handmade ceramics, yet maintains the advantages and characteristics of natural stone. Waterworks, 579-581 King’s Road, SW6 2EH, 020 7384 4000, uk.waterworks.com

Our round-up of local news for a brand new home for 2017

THE LITTLE THINGS FABULOUS FLOORING Havwoods’ Chelsea showroom is due to open this month, open to retail customers and interiors designers by appointment. The space will showcase the brand’s extensive range of engineered wood flooring and wall cladding designs. The opening of the new showroom coincides with the launch of two exciting new ranges: Shou Sugi Ban wall cladding and Hand Grade extra wide planks. We’re planning a full January home renovation. 600 King’s Road SW6 2YW, 01524 737 000, havwoods.co.uk

Sé has recently expanded its lifestyle interiors offerings to include miniature Whisper boxes – small decorative boxes for personal, precious items such as jewellery. The boxes are designed by Nika Zupanc and are available in a choice of colours, ceramic glaze and matte finishes – the pastel colours will brighten up even the gloomiest January. There’s also a benches and bar stool range, perfect for updating a kitchen or living room without too much expense and overhaul. The 680 sq ft showroom is on Fulham Road and designed for easy browsing. 60 Fulham Road, SW3 6HH, 020 7627 4282, se-collections.com

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Homes from

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EMR Home Design, your local architectural design company, is located just around the corner and can create liveable yet stunning dwellings for the whole family BETHAN REES

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itting in her newly designed office, Emilie Mauran, director of EMR Home Design, explains her passion for creating friendly homes around Fulham. Specialising in lofts, extensions, basements and full refurbishments with spatial designs, EMR Home Design seems to do everything a client could need. “I’m very much a boutique home design business – from architecture to interior design to construction management, each project is completely bespoke,” she tells me. “For each project I go through many design options with the client, to ensure that each house I design is completely tailored – this creates a feeling of total uniqueness in their home.” Emilie and Peter, her newly-appointed lead architectural assistant, take a brief from its inception, right through to its completion. But how does Emilie differentiate herself from other design agencies? “I’m really good at managing the builders and going onsite, I think that this is my big strength. I’m on the field all the time. Also, because I have a big family myself, I understand really quickly what my clients’ priorities are,” she says. Through all of her expertise, I expected her to have always worked in the industry – I was wrong. Emilie embarked upon a master’s degree in marketing at a university in

France before starting her career in the industry, working for such brands as Christian Dior and Swatch, and it’s this background that set Emilie up in good stead for multi-tasking and management. However, she’s always been passionate about home design and started to do a few personal projects before deciding to use this skill to her full potential. “It’s a hard decision to overhaul your entire career. My friend told me: ‘You will find your way around it, this is meant for you,’ and she was right.” She created a project management company before

joining fellow Fulham architect firm, Jo Cowen Architects. After 18 months there, she branched out on her own again to form EMR Home Design this summer. I ask if she was ever anxious about fleeing the security of a full-time job. “I’ve got an entrepreneurial spirit, my dad is an entrepreneur so being on my own has never been something that I found scary,” she explains. Emilie has refined her skills on the job, and although marketing and architectural design might seem worlds apart, there are key proficiencies that


[LIFESTYLE]

“It’s always a challenge to make something different and I adore that”

connect them. “People management is something that is really hard for people to get, to be able to make everyone happy. To deliver a project on time and on budget is also something that is really key. This is how my past is helping a lot because when I was doing marketing it was all about timing and organising people.” This type of management doesn’t just extend to clients, but her builders and suppliers too. “It’s nice to have a close relationship and you get much more from them in fact. It’s human nature –

the more you give the more you get. I’ve learned so much from them as well.” Emilie tells me that the majority of her clients are Fulham-based too, and have so far all been a similar profile to her. “They have a family and they love the fact that I have a family too because then I can advise them on what’s good in terms of practicality.” Another feature that separates Emilie from others is her obligation to a client’s experience – she won’t suggest anything to a client before experiencing it herself. For example, she had new light bulbs fitted in her home

over the summer, because she wanted to see what the product was like before advising someone else. Working from her home office in Fulham allows her to be hands-on and on-site in moments. “I’m at a client’s disposal,” she emphasises. “I also create a WhatsApp group with my clients, so that when I have a question for them about design while I am on site, I can send them pictures to determine their choices immediately without wasting time.” A client’s experience with EMR Home Design is crucial to Emilie. “I spend a lot of time with them, and I’m flexible with timings so will often work in the evenings too,” she says. “I like to take them to the shops, rather than them just looking at a picture, so they can touch and experience the items, too.” Walking around Emilie’s house, which she designed herself – complete with a converted basement and bar – and looking at previous projects, I try to identify a theme in her style. In my eyes, it’s contemporary, functional living with some classic influences. “What’s important to me is to bring some consistency to a home. For example, if the kitchen is completely different to the living room or bathroom, I will tell them and bring this vision of uniformity to life.” In what can be a potentially challenging and stressful job, I ask Emilie what her favourite element of the occupation is. “It’s the people. Design, yes of course I love it, it’s always a challenge to make something different and I adore that, but the people is what makes the real difference; making people happy is the most important thing to me.” With some exciting projects in the pipeline for the rest of 2017, Emilie is careful not to take on board too many jobs. “I don’t want to grow too much because I want to be really close to my clients. I don’t think you can be close to your clients if you have 20 projects at a time and six or seven staff.” As a Cognac-born Fulhamite, what does Emilie like about SW6? “It’s very much like a village. Coming from a small city in France, when you go out in the street you know that you’re going to bump into someone. I love it.” EMR Home Design, 07540 250 286, emrdesign.co.uk

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PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT Important plans affecting your area

PLANNING APPLICATIONS DATE RECEIVED: 29 November ADDRESS: Pellant Road Proposal: Erection of a single storey rear infill extension; installation of a new window at ground floor level; installation of new French doors and window to replace the existing single door and window to the side of single storey back addition and alterations to the roof to include the installation of a new roof light.

School’s out Located on Hortensia Road, The King’s Library, formally The Edwardian Sloane School designed by architect Thomas J. Bailey in 1908 has been elegantly renovated into a collection of 18 luxury residences. Developer Tenhurst, together with Robin Partington & Partners Architects and Helen Green Design, has worked hard to preserve the period features of the property and enhance the character of the building, while creating 18 apartments and duplexes. Each one benefits from the impressive scale of the old school, with triple height ceilings and an abundance of natural light. The apartments feature entertaining spaces, media rooms, wine storage and dressing areas, while garden residences also include sunken courtyards and terraces. The school’s former Assembly Hall has been transformed into a four-bedroom apartment, illuminated by tall Edwardian windows, with private lift access and a pair of sweeping staircases to connect two floors and is

illuminated by tall Edwardian windows. The original stairwells are also being restored and turned into either wine cellars, dressing rooms, studies or bathrooms, depending on the layout of the apartment. On the fifth floor, you’ll find the penthouse spanning two wings of the building across more than 5,000 sq ft. It has a dedicated private entrance, a feature spiral staircase through the triple height floor and views across the gardens at King’s Chelsea from all of its seven roof terraces. In the past, the King’s Library was also one of the hospitals to serve wounded soldiers in World War One and in 2011, the property became home to the Kensington and Chelsea College, which eventually moved next door, leaving the building vacant. During this time, it was used as a set in the Oscar awardwinning film The Theory of Everything. The showroom is due for completion in February 2017, with the project set to finish towards the end of the year. thekingslibrary.co.uk / tenhurst.com

DATE RECEIVED: 29 November ADDRESS: Wandsworth Bridge Road Proposal: Change of use of part of the basement and ground floor level from retail into a two bedroom selfcontained residential flat. DATE RECEIVED: 30 November ADDRESS: Alderville Road Proposal: Erection of a rear extension at second floor level over part of the existing back addition. DATE RECEIVED: 1 December ADDRESS: Micklethwaite Road Proposal: In rear garden, fell cherry tree and thin out and reduce apple tree by one third

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[PROPERTY]

Lillie Square sales soar

Octagon comes to Fulham Luxury home specialists Octagon has started work on a new project in Fulham’s Stevenage Road. The award-winning developer has set to work on an elegant terrace of nine “supersized” family townhouses each with a view of the Thames in the Bishop’s Park conservation area of Fulham. Each of the nine Victorian-style properties is generously sized between 4,000 and 5,000 sq ft and will back onto a walled garden with either a private roof or a balcony overlooking the river. They will all also include four reception rooms, four or five bedrooms, a TV den/cinema room, a gym, wine room and a kitchen and family room. With the abundance of space and located so close to some of Fulham’s best schools, the development is ideal for families and its proximity to the District Line at Putney Bridge as well as the area’s well-connected bus service will be a draw to commuters too. The Bishops Park development is just one of many recent projects by Octagon in which it has reinvented and created classic English properties. It recently sold a Georgian-style farmhouse in Hertfordshire as well as a modern manor house in Walton-on-Thames. The show home is due to be open for viewings in spring 2018. octagon.co.uk

Capital & Counties Properties PLC (Capco) has recently released a statement announcing that 50 of the 70 apartments in Phase 2 of Fulham’s Lillie Square scheme, as part of the Earls Court master plan, have been reserved or exchanged. Capco stated that enquiry levels in the latter part of 2016 “remained positive” as sales kept in line with the previously achieved prices of phase 2, and were higher than those of Phase 1. Phase 1 properties reached an average of £1,500 per sq ft with a top level price of £2,800 per sq ft. The one, two and three bedroom apartments, penthouses and townhouses in Phase 1 of Lillie Square development are nearly finished and residents are set to move in over the next couple of weeks. The first phase of the demolition of the former Earls Court Exhibition Centre has also been completed on schedule and the demolition of the basement level is due to begin shortly. The final demolition phase is expected to take 12 months and cost around £40million. lilliesquare.com / capitalandcounties.com

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DIRECTORY

All of the essentials are taken care of in our roundup for harmonious living

Property Services [estate agents]

Carter Jonas Bishops Park 361 Fulham Palace Road Sales: 020 7731 3333 Lettings: 020 7751 8898 and Parsons Green 783 Fulham Road Sales: 020 7751 8899 Lettings: 020 7751 8898 Douglas & Gordon 656 Fulham Road 020 7731 4391

Knight Frank 203 New King’s Road 020 7751 2400

Snell & Snell 64 New King’s Road 020 7736 7739

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

Strutt & Parker 701 Fulham Road 020 7731 7100

[MOVING SERVICES] Abels Moving Services UK Residential, European and International Removals & Storage 020 3773 5796 info@abels.co.uk abels.co.uk

Chestertons Three offices – one great postcode 78 New King’s Road 020 7731 4448

Fashion, Health & Beauty [fashion]

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 ethicalcollection.com

[HAIR SALON]

Gina Conway 612 Fulham Road 020 7731 7633

[PHARMACY]

Palace Pharmacy 331 Fulham Palace Road 020 7736 3034

[Personal trainer] Erik Meijer 2 Gunter Grove, SW10 0UJ 07538 438 282 erikmeijer.com

[SPECIALIST] Fulham Osteopathic Care 'Our practice was established by Isabel Diaz, Osteopath and Midwife from her home in Parsons Green' 959-961 Fulham Road SW6 5HY 0207 736 1846 07956 283 276 fulhamosteopathiccare.co.uk Elenique Aesthetics Skin Clinic ‘Improve your skin health and deepen your knowledge about skincare’ 959-961 Fulham Road SW6 5HY 020 3637 4549 contact@eleniqueaesthetics.co.uk eleniqueaesthetics.co.uk

Mortar & Milk 793 Fulham Road SW6 5HD 020 7731 3415 mortarandmilk.com

[PRIVATE HEALTHCARE] Coyne Medical 109 New King’s Road, SW6 4SJ 020 7731 3077 coynemedical.com 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 basuto.com

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Home [HOME DESIGN]

Ian Dunn Woodwork & Design 4 & 5 Goose Green Trading Estate, 47 East Dulwich Road, SE22 9BN 020 8613 1781

Sacre Bleu London sacrebleulondon.co.uk Finite Solutions 020 7371 8761 finitesolutions.co.uk

End Studio A design led and bespoke construction company. 15 Fulham High Street SW6 3JH 020 7371 5050 end-studio.com EMR Home Design 19 Daisy Lane SW6 3DD 0754 025 0286 emrdesign.co.uk

Jo Cowen Architects Burlington House 184-186 New King's Road SW6 3JH 020 7371 0357 jocowendesign.com

[INTERIOR DESIGN] Emmanuelle Sirven The French touch in interior design. 07748 098 578 emmanuellesirven.com

[WOOD FLOORING]

Bembé UK Ltd German craft since 1780. 315-317 New King’s Road 07794 906621

[TILING]

Porcelanosa Wandsworth Bridge Road 08444 818952

Schools & Nurseries Chelsea Independent College 517-523 Fulham Road 020 7610 1114

Fulham Cross Girls’ School Munster Road 020 7381 0861

Kensington Prep School 596 Fulham Road 020 7731 9300

Parsons Green Prep 1 Fulham Park Road 020 7371 9009

Fulham Prep School 200 Greyhound Road 020 7386 2444

Lady Margaret School Parsons Green 020 7736 7138

Hurlingham and Chelsea School Peterborough Road 020 7731 2581

L’Ecole des Petits 2 Hazlebury Road 020 7371 8350

The London Oratory School Seagrave Road 020 7385 0102

Millie's House 344-346 Fulham Palace Road 020 7381 9523 163 New King's Road 020 7731 0440 Distillery Lane, Fulham Palace Road 020 8748 4303 millieshouse.net

Essentials [Builder]

William Gaze Ltd.Basement 28 Imperial Square 020 7078 8874

[plumbing]

Sweetapple Heating & Plumbing 130 Stephendale Road 020 7371 0409 07889 184146

Parsons Green Plumbing Hurlingham Studios, Ranelagh Gardens, SW6 3PA 020 7731 5111 parsonsgreenplumbing.co.uk

[BuTCHER]

[CLEANING SERVICES]

Parson’s Nose 752 Fulham Road 020 7736 4492 parsonsnose.co.uk

Domestic Cleaners 020 3404 6962

Cleaning Services Fulham 020 3746 3064

Cinderella Cleaning & Ironing Services 0757 8798 422

Speciality shops and services [WINE MERCHANT]

[gifts]

Last Drop Wines 492 King's Road 020 7351 2973 lastdropwines.com

Quirky Gadgets 823 Fulham Road 020 7736 6735

[member's club]

Raffles 287 King's Road, SW3 5EW 020 7351 4964

[TICKETS & HOSPITALITY]

DTB Sports and Events 10 Plato Place, 72-74 St Dionis Road 020 7385 3553

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Tricks of the Trade Discover the buzz about your postcode with Knight Frank’s MyPropertyGenius, a handy new tool that reveals the trends behind London’s property prices

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night Frank has created a unique digital tool that gives property owners the latest local area trends that are driving property values in their postcode – 24/7. A combination of numerous types of property, area, lifestyle and social data provides an insightful and fun snapshot of the user’s local area, which they can share through social media channels. “MyPropertyGenius is a fantastic tool to get a feel for the local market, whether it is for people new to the area or as a guide for people who know Fulham well and are making sure they know everything that is going on!” says Mark O’Neill, office head at Knight Frank Fulham. He continues, “the school catchment area guide is especially useful in an area like Fulham where there are so many young families and the schools are so important.” The tool is divided into three categories: Property Trends, Area Trends and Lifestyle Trends. Property Trends provides the user with property market and Knight Frank insight, such as the average asking price, property value growth over time and how quickly Knight Frank tends to sell properties in that area. Area Trends provides knowledge about retail, property development and school catchment that reflect and affect property values, such as an increase in independent retailers, an increase in loft conversions and the popularity of local schools and the likelihood of getting in. Lifestyle Trends reveals the lifestyle topics that are trending on social channels and

It is especially useful in an area like Fulham where there are so many young families

key lifestyle factors that reflect and affect property values, such as popular eating and drinking types, the number of gyms versus the number of craft breweries and the most popular social conversations going on in the area. It’s a handy way for those who are interested in moving to a new postcode to get a good idea of what’s on offer in the local area, a factor that Rupert des Forges, partner at Knight Frank’s Knightsbridge office, believes will be particularly beneficial for foreign investors. mypropertygenius.co.uk

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Marryat Square, Fulham SW6 An amazing interior designed 3 bedroom house. Master bedroom with en suite shower room, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom, open plan kitchen/reception room, guest WC, utility room, garden, garage. EPC: C. Approximately 140 sq m (1,507 sq ft). fulham@knightfrank.com Office: 020 3641 6175

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New NewKings KingsRoad RoadSW6 SW6£1,999,950 £1,999,950 An Anelegant elegantend-of-terrace end-of-terracefive-bedroom five-bedroomperiod periodproperty propertywith withoff-street off-streetparking, parking,moments momentsfrom fromEel EelBrook BrookCommon. Common.Freehold. Freehold.EPC=G EPC=G Fulham FulhamSales: Sales:020 0208033 80339049 9049 sales.ful@marshandparsons.co.uk sales.ful@marshandparsons.co.uk

Harbord HarbordStreet StreetSW6 SW6£875,000 £875,000 AAcharming charmingtwo-bedroom two-bedroommaisonette maisonettefeaturing featuringaasouth-facing south-facinggarden, garden,located locatedininthe thesought-after sought-afterAlphabet Alphabetstreets. streets.Freehold. Freehold.EPC=D EPC=D Bishops BishopsPark ParkSales: Sales:020 0208033 80339042 9042 sales.bis@marshandparsons.co.uk sales.bis@marshandparsons.co.uk


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Thames ThamesReach ReachW6 W6£865 £865per perweek week AAstylish stylishthree threedouble doublebedroom bedroomlateral lateralapartment apartmentwith withaalarge largebalcony, balcony,residing residingininaaprivate privateriverside riversidedevelopment. development.EPC=C EPC=C Bishops BishopsPark ParkLettings: Lettings:020 0208033 80339042 9042 lets.bis@marshandparsons.co.uk lets.bis@marshandparsons.co.uk


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SHERBROOKE ROAD Fulham SW6

A beautifully presented Victorian freehold house with a stunning south-facing roof terrace and patio garden quietly located in the popular Munster Village area. Double reception room • 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms • Kitchen/breakfast room Roof terrace • EPC rating E

Guide price £1,300,000

Fulham Parsons Green 020 7751 8899 tom.lewis@carterjonas.co.uk


ELLERBY STREET Fulham SW6 A fabulous opportunity to acquire this unmodernised semi-detached house offering in excess of 2,000 sq ft with significant development potential (STPP) on one of Fulham’s most desirable streets. • • • • • •

2 reception rooms 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Kitchen Semi-detached Garden

Guide price £2,300,000 Fulham Bishops Park

020 7731 3333 wayland.ward-smith@carterjonas.co.uk

MABLETHORPE ROAD Fulham SW6 A truly exceptional terraced house recently renovated and situated within the popular Munster Village area of Fulham. • • • • • •

Reception room 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Brand new kitchen Interior designed EPC rating E

£850 pw*/£3,683 pcm* Fulham Parsons Green

020 7751 8898 david.ornsby@carterjonas.co.uk *Rent excludes reference and tenancy paperwork fees. Please contact our branch who can provide this information.


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Founded by William Morris, the SPAB protects the historic environment from decay, damage and demolition. It responds to threats to old buildings, trains building professionals, craftspeople, homeowners and volunteers and gives advice about maintenance and repairs. Since 1877 countless buildings have been saved for future generations.

Information about maintaining your home is available through events, courses, lectures, publications and telephone advice. To support our work why not join the SPAB? Members receive a quarterly magazine, our list of historic properties for sale and access to our regional activities.

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Imperial Crescent, SW6

ÂŁ5,000,000 Freehold

An imposing six bedroom residence set within the secure gated community of Imperial Crescent, with a 990 year lease. Reception room with two balconies | Kitchen | Dining room | Study | Master bedroom suite and balcony | Two bedrooms with en suite shower rooms | Two further bedrooms | Family bathroom | Cloakroom | Utility room | Studio with en suite shower room | Patio garden | Garage | EPC rating E 4,226 sq ft (393 sq m)

Fulham 020 3813 9141 fulham@struttandparker.com

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Winchendon Road, SW6

ÂŁ3,000,000 Freehold

An attractive, bright and spacious three storey Victorian terraced family house offering excellent entertaining space. Drawing room | Reception room | Kitchen | Dining room | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom | Bedroom with en suite bathroom | Three further bedrooms (Two with en suite shower rooms) | Cloakroom | Garden | EPC rating D 2,605 sq ft (242 sq m)

Fulham 020 3813 9141 fulham@struttandparker.com

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The Landau, Farm Lane SW6

ÂŁ625 per week* Furnished

An outstanding two double bedroom lateral apartment located within this exclusive development, benefitting from underground parking, concierge service and on site gymnasium. Open plan reception room/kitchen | Master bedroom with fitted storage and en suite bathroom | Double bedroom with fitted storage | Shower room | Terrace | Underground parking | Gymnasium | 24 hour concierge | EPC Rating B

*The following Tenant charges may apply prior to tenancy commencement: Tenancy Agreement ÂŁ222 (inc VAT) Credit References per application ÂŁ54 (inc VAT). All advertised prices are excluded and other associated services.

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