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Leader of the Pack

21st Century Polo

Annabel Harrison speaks to designer Jenny Packham about the brand’s 25th birthday and Fashion in Motion at the V&A

Amy Williams reports on British Polo Day, founded four years ago and making waves on the international polo scene



Style & Substance

Super Spa Me

The Kensington & Chelsea Magazine is given a guided tour of the Household Cavalry’s Knightsbridge barracks

Angelina Villa-Clarke tests the UK’s newest spa offerings, from seriously luxurious retreats to quaint hideaways

45 Watches, Jewellery & Luxury Goods No need to be green with envy; invest in Montblanc’s Signature for Good range at Harrods and coloured jewellery

84 Fusion Interiors Rebecca Wallersteiner speaks to Martin Waller, founder of globally renowned interior design company Andrew Martin


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Drinking & Dining


London Living



June/July Cover: British Polo Day Photography: Oli Doran (see p. 94)

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From the EDITOR “We hope that... you the reader will fully appreciate the dual role of the Household Cavalry in both the ceremonial and operational arenas. The imbalance in the photography between these two roles should not be allowed to hide the fact that every Household Cavalryman is a fighting solider first...” These words come from the introduction, written by HRH Princess Royal, Colonel of The Blues and Royals, of a book published last year; Uniquely British chronicled a year in the life of the Household Cavalry. I was fortunate enough to be given a guided tour of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment’s Knightsbridge Barracks for this issue (p. 18), finding out more about the valuable work of its Foundation and the barracks’ charismatic inhabitants (both human and equine). For those in need of further philanthropic inspiration, I’d urge you to read what Christian Rauch of Montblanc has to say about the company’s decade-long Signature for Good campaign in partnership with UNICEF and the immense power of the written word (p. 48). The Borough comes alive this month with the continuation of some sunshine (we hope) and a sequence of cultural events championing the best of fashion, music, craftsmanship and art. British designer Jenny Packham will celebrate 25 successful years in the industry with a day of Fashion in Motion catwalk shows at the V&A (p. 12); and just prior to this is the four-day Coronation Festival, during which 200 Royal Warrant Holders will come together to honour Her Majesty’s coronation by showcasing their wares and heritage (p. 22). The Royal Albert Hall, in addition to the annual BBC Proms, will play host to an extensive programme of live events (p. 34), including late night jazz, and comedy and poetry events.


If you yearn for a break from busy city life, try out one of the UK’s best spas, a trip which is thankfully not reliant on good weather (p. 102). Alternatively, take a quick short-haul flight to the picturesque town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz in France or charming Ravello in Italy (p. 109).



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Leader of the Pack Annabel Harrison speaks to globally renowned designer Jenny Packham about the British brand’s 25th birthday, beautiful bridal wear and Fashion in Motion at the V&A

“Ethereal silk chiffons in pale waterfall blues, soft eucalyptus greens and delicate lilacs are cinched at the waist... Bold sunset oranges and full mimosa yellows explode on the runway. Decadently sparkling, swinging minis dazzle... Mesmerising, figure-hugging, full length gowns in heavy silk crêpes drip with Swarovski crystals...” These evocative words, used to describe the exquisite S/S13 Collection, give a sartorial snapshot of what one could expect to find if let loose in Jenny Packham’s showrooms; a veritable treasure trove of evening gowns and glittering accessories.

If you’re yet to marry, or have an important black tie event to attend, there is every chance that the name Jenny Packham will be on your dream dress wish list. In an age where it seems ‘anything goes’ when it comes to wedding dresses – from floral patterns to black via mid-length and colour – Jenny’s bridal gowns are the perfect antidote for those who prefer a more traditional look. Elegant, beautiful and glamorous, they also happen to be the stuff of little girls’ (and grown women’s) dreams. When she was younger, Jenny herself was “in love with Sunday afternoon Hollywood films and their stars – Marilyn Monroe, Cyd Charisse, Tippi Hedren. I’d have loved to have acted and gone to Hollywood. However, it only took me two drama lessons to know this was a mad dream. I was asked to walk around the room in a ‘jazzy’ style and this remains one of my most challenging moments. I am much happier backstage and always have been. I decided to be a designer at 11 and have never wanted to be anything else.”




At Central Saint Martins creativity was king and everything else fell away. The idea was paramount.


In order to fulfil this single-minded ambition, Jenny studied at one of the world’s most prestigious art and design colleges, Central Saint Martins. She is now counted among its most notable alumni in a Vogue-esque roll call of designers that includes Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton, Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane. At Saint Martins, Jenny explains, “creativity was king and everything else fell away. It was the idea that was paramount. It sounds so obvious but a beautifully crafted, poor design is useless.” Her advice to those starting out in the business, which is so different today, is that designers must make the most of being able to promote collections globally via the web. “I think the key is to be ‘niche’ and excel at what you do.” Self belief, a refusal to fail and retail experience are all essential. Jenny launched her own eponymous label in 1988 after graduating and, in the 25 years since, the company’s offering has expanded to encompass everything from bridal and evening wear to accessories, resort, ready-to-wear and lingerie collections. Three flagship stores can be found in London (two on Elizabeth Street in Belgravia and another on Mayfair’s Mount Street), as well as in Paris and New York, and the collections are available at Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Jenny deems Belgravia a unique area of London: “It has historical charm combined with an exciting


collection of high end, contemporary brands.” Bridal wear is undoubtedly an area for which Jenny has become renowned worldwide; how does it feel to be the designer of choice for many brides on the most important day of their life? “Like walking in a ‘jazzy’ way! It’s such a special day and to be part of these women’s history makes me feel very proud and honoured.” In an age where images can fly around the internet in seconds, Jenny and her team remain professional and discreet, keeping essential details, and the whims of clients, close. However, it became apparent (not long after her every move was of global interest) that the Duchess of Cambridge liked the brand as much as the rest of us. The roster of internationally famous fans is lengthy and reads almost like a list of Oscar nominees – Catherine Zeta Jones, Angelina Jolie, Amy Adams, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Diane Kruger, Dita von Teese, Kate Hudson, Adele – but for every one of these women, there are thousands more who adore

The most difficult part of the job, Jenny admits, “is trying to keep the balance between home and work” the Jenny Packham designs. These customers range from about 18 to 45 and they are deemed by the brand to be “confident, style aware, international, intelligent women who have high disposable incomes.” These are characteristics which could be equally applied to the woman at the helm of the company, together with her partner Mathew Anderson, who is CEO of Jenny Packham; they are a seriously impressive husband-wife partnership. The most difficult part of the job, Jenny admits, “is, like most working mothers, trying to keep the balance between home and work [but] fortunately Mathew and I have always worked together which has great advantages.” Jenny describes herself, when asked, as “relentless, fearless, grounded, creative and possibly annoying” but Blaire McColl, international brand director at Jenny Packham, chooses the adjectives talented, honest, thoughtful, gracious and admirable. “I’m lucky enough to spend a lot of time with Jenny and have travelled the globe with her. I respect her enormously. She’s a very talented designer who loves her job. She is a great business woman and a really warm, fun person to be around.” This talented designer is inspired particularly by the


1930s era, Paris and the Art Deco movement, and each collection has a wealth of ideas, as well as a story, behind it. For the A/W13 Collection, for example, entitled La Salonnière, Jenny took her inspiration from the great intellectual salons of 17th century Paris, where noble and cultured women gathered to discuss art, philosophy and literature. “The salonnières were admired and respected for their sharp wit and good taste and the splendour and sophistication of their rooms reflected the passion and energy of the women that filled them. This collection is inspired by the rich tones and hues of these salons, the shades of midnight blue, scarlet reds, cinnamon and lustrous opals and by the spirit of freedom that imbued them.” The S/S13 Collection on the other hand looked to the high rollers, Hollywood actors and free spending gamblers of Las Vegas in the 1960s: “A hedonist paradise for a post war generation, Vegas was the Entertainment Capital of the World and The Rat Pack reigned.” Lauren Bacall, Shirley MacLaine and Angie Dickinson, known as The Rat Pack Mascots, possessed “an intoxicating combination of beauty, inscrutability and independence. They exuded a spunky, bold femininity.” For those who wish to soak up these eclectic and expansive cultural influences, Jenny Packham’s 25th anniversary celebrations are anchored in July, by a star turn in the V&A’s Fashion in Motion series, which aims to show fashion as it is meant to be seen – in movement. Previous designers featured include Erdem, Roksanda Ilincic, Christian Lacroix, Alexander McQueen, Missoni and Vivienne Westwood and the V&A’s fashion pedigree is unmatched; housing what is designated as the UK’s National Collection (one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of dresses in the world), the Fashion Gallery, which reopened in May last

year after a refurbishment, is one of the most popular in the Museum. On 19 July, four free catwalk shows will showcase highlights of Packham’s collections to date and Jenny is delighted: “It’s a pleasure to be able to present these within the inspiring space of the V&A’s Raphael Gallery... Visitors can expect a very colourful, glamorous and memorable experience.” The Fashion in Motion curator Oriole Cullen is equally enthusiastic: “To reach 25 years is a real achievement and a great success story for British fashion. Following the recent success of our Ballgowns exhibition we know that our audiences will really... appreciate the chance to have an up-close view of the cut, drape and intricate embellishments of her work.” I think it highly likely that after the Fashion in Motion experience, many of the visitors may be heading towards a Jenny Packham boutique. As one would expect, Jenny loves shopping herself and wearing other designers’ collections (I’m not surprised; although the consensus nowadays seems

Jenny’s dream dinner party guests include Karl Lagerfeld and Marlene Dietrich to be that we shouldn’t save special or formal items for special, formal events, wearing a gorgeous gown from her own collection to pick up children from school or for food shopping may be too much). Jenny is “a big fan of Pierre Hardy and Prada for shoes. I have an eclectic wardrobe of mostly black with a splash of statement accessories.” The dinner party guest wish list question is always an interesting one and tends to demonstrate the breadth of interests of the subject. Jenny’s are firmly anchored in the worlds of design and culture: she chooses another designer (Karl Lagerfeld); a bohemian art collector and socialite (Peggy Guggenheim); two actresses (Marlene Dietrich and Angelina Jolie); and two writers (F. Scott Fitzgerald and Kurt Vonnegut). Jenny Packham is a woman who knows exactly what she’s doing, with the requisite combination of talent and determination, and I see no reason why the brand won’t continue to enchant women worldwide. After all, if the best things about your job include “the never-ending opportunity to be creative”, Jenny has


the opportunity to do this week in, week out, for as long as women want to wear her designs. Bride Boutique, 75 Elizabeth Street, 020 7730 2264 Accessories Boudoir, 34 Elizabeth Street, 020 7730 4883 Admission to Fashion in Motion: Jenny Packham at the V&A on Friday 19 July (1pm, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm) is free but booking is essential. Tickets will be available to book from 8 July by calling 020 7942 2820;




Splendour Service Annabel Harrison is given a guided tour of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment’s Knightsbridge Barracks, finding out more about its Foundation and the barracks’ 250 equine inhabitants If you’ve ever walked from the Brompton Road and One Hyde Park junction west along Kensington Road, after a few minutes you will have reached the Royal Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial, after passing Bulgari and Burberry behemoths, the Westminster synagogue and various embassies on your left. However, it’s unlikely you’ll have ventured behind the nondescript red brick and concrete structure on your right, stretching hundreds of metres along the road and flanked on its other side by the jewel in London’s green spaces crown, Hyde Park. Wondering at the incongruity of the Household Cavalry’s location, I stop myself in my tracks, realising that really, given that the Household Cavalry has had barracks on the site since 1795, the shiny new buildings are in fact the imposters. It’s a bitterly cold day when I visit to be shown around by Richard Negus, the genial development manager of the Household Cavalry Foundation, and two of the Household Cavalry Captains. From the moment I step through the gates, I’m amazed at what I have always walked past without any idea of what takes place within. Of course, like any Londoner, over the last two years I’ve marvelled at the Household Cavalry’s immaculately orchestrated and executed displays at the Royal Wedding and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, as well as breaking into a smile whenever I see the horses and soldiers en route to Hyde Park, and the ‘horse crossing’ signal on the traffic lights near Wellington Arch, but I never gave much thought to what happened after exercise or ceremony. However, an afternoon at the Knightsbridge Barracks changes this entirely. By the time I leave, I’m filled with renewed pride for the centuries-old ceremonial traditions being continued, the breadth and depth of skills possessed by the members of the HCMR and their unwavering service for their country. During the tour itself, which takes place after a lovely, entertaining lunch

with Richard and the Captains, I am amused and amazed in equal measure. Be under no illusion: the ceremonial events may be replete with gleaming gold, polished boots and uniformly jet black horses but the reality of life in the Barracks is less glamorous than this suggests; sporadic piles of horse poo and stray straw are reminders of this. Richard proves an excellent, knowledgeable guide, having joined the army himself at the young age of 16; he refused to go to sixth form and threatened his parents that he’d do anything to get expelled. However, things have changed: “The average age of soldiers joining now is much older. People are being made redundant and joining the army.” Richard’s age wasn’t a problem; he jokes that “there’s not much to it when you join, except running round, shooting straight and saying yes/no at the right time!” I quickly learn that jokes are rife in this environment and my guides seem to speak their own language, filled with funny, fruity expressions; ‘to be given the gypsies’ means to be warned and there’s a playful reference to the ‘donkey wallopers’ at Windsor (the HCMR’s operational role is carried out from Combermere Barracks there). I sense there’s as much competition and banter, albeit more friendly, between the two barracks as there is between United and Liverpool. However, the job in hand is taken very seriously and the workload is all-consuming. By now, the HCMR will have finished its busiest period of the year, in May and June – nicknamed “silly season” – which includes the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The Household Cavalry itself is formed from two regiments in the British Army, The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals. These regiments are divided between the Armoured Regiment in Windsor and the ceremonial mounted unit in Knightsbridge. Officially, the HCMR exists “to contribute to the dignity of the State and, in doing so, we reinforce the link between the Armed Forces and the

I’m filled with renewed pride for the centuries-old ceremonial traditions being continued


Images courtesy of: Uniquely British: A year in the life of the Household Cavalry (Tricorn Books, 2012)



Sovereign” and traditions date back to 1660. My favourite example is the story behind the daily 4 o’clock inspection of the Queen’s Life Guard. It began because Queen Victoria discovered the entire Guard drunk mid-afternoon and insisted that they be inspected at 4pm for 100 years. A century came and went; the soldiers voted to keep the tradition. It may not be realised by many of those who watch the ceremonial occasions at which the Regiment is on its best and most resplendent form but what is most impressive concerning the participants is that they are also fully trained fighting troops. Household Cavalrymen at Knightsbridge are trained in both the armoured reconnaissance and ceremonial roles; soldiers serve in the mounted role for 18 months to two years and it is, put simply by one of the Captains, “hard work”. Now my conversations may have taken place with men from the Barracks but, excuse me gentlemen, it’s the enormous, glossy, muscled creatures in the stables that

The role of the Household Cavalry is both a ceremonial and an armoured one win me over. The saying here goes “First the horses, then the soldiers, then the officers”; their equine counterparts eat before the men and, it turns out, are just as full of personality. Nicknames are rife, as among the men, and so are personalities. Thomas, now retired, is famous for kissing Philip Schofield and Llamrei, known as ‘Sausage’ to his many admirers, is rather handy with a broom (both are on YouTube). Upon enquiry, I learn that horses are named in a similar way to cars (“yes, Thomas is a T-reg”), taking their initial from their year of birth, so I meet Cassanova, Hannibal, Mandarin, Ophelia and the gloriously named Isengard. I imagine that Kilimanjaro must have a nickname. Boards on their stables inform me that Elizabeth is looking a bit skinny, beware Benghazi because he’ll bite and kick and Dior is poorly (he has a sad face to match his diagnosis). It’s clear that these horses are in excellent condition and much loved; it’s a delight to see. I do wonder what happens if they are injured and have to retire early as a result and so, as we wander around the stables, Richard tells me about the Household Cavalry Foundation. Its chief aim is to care for the soldiers, families, horses and heritage of the British Army’s most senior regiments. So, whether this involves caring for soldiers injured on operations, or providing


relief to veterans and their dependants, the Foundation provides an umbrella of support to the Regimental family, which embraces the main Household Cavalry entities (such as the Operational Casualties Fund, Regimental Associations, Serving Officers Trust and Household Cavalry Museum), ensuring a simpler and more coherent approach to the way care and support is provided for the Regimental family. The Household Cavalry Regiment has now deployed to Afghanistan on Operation Herrick 18 and the Foundation will be a source of support (although we pray it is not needed), upon its return. The Foundation’s charitable aims are to support serving soldiers; care for casualties and their dependants; provide welfare and relief for veterans in need; maintain the HCMR’s heritage; and respect the horses and equine traditions. Any donations are thankfully received. The final words must come from HRH Princess Royal, Colonel of The Blues and Royals, in the introduction of a book published last year chronicling a year in the life of the Household Cavalry: “We hope that... you the reader will fully appreciate the dual role of the Household Cavalry in both the ceremonial and operational arenas. The imbalance in the photography between these two roles should not be allowed to hide the fact that every Household Cavalryman is a fighting solider first – and the troops participating in ceremonial parades are fully trained operational troops who may only recently have been in armoured vehicles in the harsh terrain of Afghanistan... We thank you for your support of this cause.”

MOTCOMB STREET PARTY: 26 JUNE 2013 The Motcomb Street Party is held, as is tradition, in aid of the Household Cavalry Foundation and, in its 26th year, the party falls this year on 26 June. We’re hoping for an appearance from the HCMR’s gelding Llamrei who hit the headlines in national papers and on the BBC for his sweeping skills. The popular biannual event regularly attracts a crowd of more than 5,000 people and in 2012 it raised an amazing £57,000 for the Household Cavalry Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Trust. This year additional causes are the Chelsea Community Hospital Schools and the Intermission Youth Theatre. Enjoy an auction, live music, street entertainment and plenty of delicious food and drink, all in aid of excellent causes.



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Celebration Rebecca Wallersteiner finds out more about the Coronation Festival taking place in July to honour the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s ascent to the throne The main Jubilee celebrations may have taken place last year but the gardens of Buckingham Palace will soon be hosting the Coronation Festival – a four day event, 11-14 July – featuring 200 Royal Warrant Holders from London and across the UK. They are coming together to celebrate Her Majesty’s anniversary and to showcase their heritage. Richard Peck, Secretary of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, says that “the event will give the British public the opportunity to see the quality, skills, craftsmanship and innovation of companies holding Royal Warrants, who have supplied goods or services to the households of The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, or The Prince of Wales for more than five years.” Exhibitors will be split into four groups – homes and gardens, food and drink, technology, and pursuits and pastimes – and there will be live cooking demonstrations and a fashion catwalk; this is the first time that Buckingham Palace has opened its gardens for such an event. To keep visitors entertained while they wander, talented children from the National Youth Ballet will dance in the grounds and in the evenings the Gardens will host music and dance performances. The Coronation Gala will feature Katherine Jenkins, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, the Royal Ballet and many others. Some of the Festival exhibitors can boast of strong links with Kensington and Chelsea. Chocolate lovers should visit the Bendicks stand, a fine quality confectionary company founded in Kensington in 1930 by Oscar Benson and Colonel ‘Bertie’ Dickson. It has held the Royal Warrant for more than 50 years, suggesting that some of the Royals have a sweet tooth. In 1931 Lucia Benson created a new chocolate mint, the Bittermint, and the recipe is still the same today. To mark The Queen’s Anniversary, Bendicks will be launching limited edition Coronation Festival tins containing Bittermints and specially designed playing cards. Another local favourite is Partridges, which has been selling delicious fine foods for more than 40 years. At the Festival the company will be presenting products from its new Chelsea Flower collection: enjoy samples of tempting delicacies, including elderflower chocolates, honey biscuits, tea with marigold blossoms, rose petal jelly and seasonal hand-made cupcakes. Partridges’s selection of European gingerbreads and chocolates in the run up to Christmas is unrivalled in London. Still feeling hungry? Then visit the stand of another Borough

foodie favourite, Jeroboams, to taste its hand-made, artisan sourced cheeses and wines. Founded in 1985, Jeroboams’ British and European cheeses are all matured and ripened in specialist cellars by a team of experts until they are in peak condition. How about owning a car fit for James Bond? The ultimate marques of four-wheel luxury must surely be Bentley and Jaguar, both of which hold Royal Warrants. Richard Charlesworth MVO, Head of the Bentley Heritage Collection, said: “We are proud to hold the Royal Warrant and delighted to be a Partner for the Coronation Festival and to showcase Bentley’s excellence in British luxury craftsmanship, engineering and design.” Jaguar Land Rover is another Coronation Festival Main Event Partner. Savile Row’s finest tailors, including Gieves & Hawkes, Henry Poole & Co and Johns & Pegg, and tailors Benson & Clegg, Thresher & Glenny and Kent Haste Lachter, will join fellow Royal Warrant holders DAKS, Austin Reed, Hunter Boots, Ettinger, John Lewis and Peter Jones to showcase their latest collections in a catwalk celebration of British style. First awarded the Royal Warrant as Draper and Furnisher in 1938, Peter Jones now holds warrants from both HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. You can even smell like a Victorian, if you so wish. In 1897, when Queen Victoria became the first monarch to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee, Grossmith perfumers created Victorian Bouquet and the only known surviving bottle is on display at Kensington Palace. Grossmith has created a new Diamond Jubilee Bouquet using typical English flowers, including lily of the valley, hawthorn, narcissus and violets, to create a unique floral tapestry. In fact, the list of Royal Warrant exhibitors reads like a Who’s Who of excellence in British shopping; Barbour, Berry Bros, Charbonnel et Walker, Holland & Holland, Justerini & Brooks, Prestat, Pimms, The Ritz Hotel, Moyses Stevens, Penhaligon’s, Turnbull & Asser and The General Trading Store. We very much hope that 2013 will be an Annus Mirabilis for the Royal Family; Her Majesty’s coronation celebrations are taking place just as a new addition to the family is due to arrive. 60,000 tickets have been made available for the Coronation Festival 11-14 July 2013;





factory girl What do Jane Birkin, Pattie Boyd, Catherine Deneuve and Jacqueline Bisset all have in common (other than being fabulous)? They were all part of The Rolling Stones’ infamous social scene during the 60s. Eric Swayne was fortunate enough to document special moments before the British band hit the big time (when Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were hanging around with a troupe of revolutionary artists, musicians and photographers), all of which are on display at Proud Chelsea. From Jagger and Richards fooling around in Eric’s flat to David Bailey and Catherine Deneuve “canoodling as newlyweds”, Swayne’s images foretold how The Rolling Stones would come to define a generation. The Stones and their Scene: Eric Swayne, 13 June – 28 July Proud Chelsea, 161 King’s Road, SW3 5XP;

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BBC Proms 2013 After the necessary tuning and hand-waving practice, the great musicians and conductors of our generation are ready to take up their instruments and batons once again for the start of the BBC Proms 2013. Now in its 119th season, the internationallyacclaimed musical festival will see 92 concerts, including four last night celebrations, taking place around the UK across two months, brought to you by some of the world’s top artists, composers, orchestras and ensembles. Highlights this year include conductor Daniel Barenboim’s first ever complete Wagner Ring Cycle and Marin Alsop’s performance of the Last Night of the Proms; Alsop makes Proms history as the first woman to conduct the world-famous event. German music lovers will be delighted to learn that Richard Wagner’s 200th anniversary shall be marked with performances of three of his operas (Tristan & Isolde, Tannhäuser and Parsifal) given by British orchestras and leading interpreters of his work. The Proms also cater to contemporary culture tastes as avid fans of Doctor Who will testify; the BBC television icon is making his third visit this year in celebration of having spent 50 years on our screens. The festival has always acknowledged young talent and this year is no different with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain providing the first ever free main evening Prom, performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. So all in all, there’s truly something for everyone. 12 July – 7 September Royal Albert Hall, SW7 2AP

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Fashion Rules Following in the footsteps of the highly successful Diana: Glimpses of a Modern Princess exhibition is Fashion Rules, a new exhibition coming soon to Kensington Palace. Before the Kate Middleton era, it was HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and the Princess of Wales who were considered the style icons of the British Royal Family. The new display will feature rare and memorable dresses worn by all three royal women and will not only present each of their evolving styles across the decades but will also offer a nostalgic reminder of past trends. You’ll see how The Queen and Princess Margaret coped with the short hemlines of the 60s and 70s while Diana was confronted with the outrageous 80s, and how each woman not just reflected but inspired everyday fashions. Arriving just before the start of the Coronation Festival, this is a great prequel to the capital’s royal summer celebrations. Fashion Rules, from 4 July Kensington Palace, W8 4PX

Left to right/ Turban worn by Princess Margaret, 1976; Evening gown worn by HM The Queen, c. 1954; Grey lace dress worn by Princess Margaret, 1952

Silver Lining After our visit to the Chelsea Flower Show, we had little doubt who would be a winner of the RHS Silver Gilt – Flora medal. Cloudy Bay was awarded the prestigious prize after it won over both crowds and judges with its contemporary landscape featuring a clean, crisp design and matchless planting. Landscape architects Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam were the men behind the Discovery Garden, having been commissioned by Cloudy Bay to design a landscape which referenced the terroir of the Marlborough region where the wine is produced. Cloudy Bay brand manager Maria Ines Pina was heard uttering her delight: “Just to be a part of the show for the first time has been an absolute joy, but to win a medal is more than we ever dreamt of.” If you didn’t get a chance to get tickets to the show this year, the garden will be going on display from June through to October at the Cityscapes Garden Festival in Waterloo. Cloudy Bay Discovery Garden

Open Court Festival Our beloved Royal Court Theatre has handed over power to its playwrights for six weeks during the Open Court Festival. The line-up has been kept very much up the artists’ sleeves but we do know that six new plays have been introduced to the weekly rep and shall be performed in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Every Monday and Tuesday nights is Surprise Night: an unprecedented, one-off performance from a wide-ranging field of writers and theatre-makers. There’s also Lost in Theatre (a theatrical treasure-hunt), Playwright@ Your Table, Found Plays, and Soap Opera. This summer signals Vicky Featherstone’s first as the theatre’s Artistic Director. 10 June – 20 July Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS

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Good on Paper A group of 44 international artists have quite literally put pen to paper in a new exhibition which seeks to study and challenge our perception of this dwindling resource in a new exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. As paper slowly becomes obsolete in our technologically-driven, ‘paperless’ society, these artists explore new and unusual ways of using the material; from Rachel Adams’ large sculptural human forms to Rebecca Turner’s impressive gravity-defying ball (highlighting its near-weightless medium), they each demonstrate paper’s versatility despite its throwaway status. So if you’re looking for a quirky way to spend a Sunday afternoon this summer, we’d recommend a trip to Paper at the Saatchi Gallery. Paper, 18 June – 29 September Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York Square, SW3 4RY From left/ Jason Brinkerhoff, Untitled, 2011 © Jason Brinkerhoff; Nina Katchadourian, Lavatory Self-Portrait in the Flemish Style © Nina Katchadourian Both images courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Big Nature Day For a fun (and free) family day out this summer, the Natural History Museum has just the ticket. Big Nature Day is fittingly named as it is the largest of its kind in the UK and features children’s activities, displays from more than 50 natural history groups and talks from the Museum scientists, all in a bid to encourage adults and children to get back to nature and the great outdoors. Other highlights from the annual fair include the chance to walk through the special wildlife garden, examining real specimens and a ladybird hunt. So whether you’re into bugs or birds, flora or fauna, the whole family can appreciate the best that British wildlife has to offer this July. Big Nature Day, 13 July Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD;

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True to Life Artist Valery Koroshilov strays away from the abstract and instead draws directly from life when creating his work. Like a photographer, the figurative painter captures moments in an instant but rather than through a click of a button, this is achieved by a flick of his brush. A collection of 30 paintings, all based around the themes of summer, seaside, holiday and sunshine, is being presented at the Osborne Studio Gallery this July. The new body of work was produced in the artist’s summer studio in Samos (a small island in the Eastern Aegean Sea) where he travels every summer to paint. One painting which particularly stands out for us is of two boys getting ready to launch their boat at the seaside; through the vivid colours and their relaxed poses, Koroshilov portrays the feeling of summer, the Mediterranean character and the mood of the boys. Valery Koroshilov, 16 July – 4 August Osborne Studio Gallery, 2 Motcomb Street, SW1X 8JU;

Handing over the Reins Councillor Nick Paget-Brown has been confirmed as the new Conservative leader of the Kensington & Chelsea Council following his inauguration on 22 May at the Council’s Annual General Meeting. This announcement came after a shock turnaround when both Councillors Daniel Moylan and Rock Feilding-Mellen bowed out of the race to become the new elected leader. After his election, Councillor Paget-Brown paid tribute to outgoing leader Sir Merrick Cockell and discussed his plans for the future: “We must continue to set one of the lowest council tax levels in the country. To deliver this, we need to manage our budgets prudently; keep costs down; make the most of our joint working with Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster, and generate more income from our assets.” We wish the new Councillor luck.

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Full Deck Royal Parks is celebrating its ten year anniversary with a limited edition collection of deckchairs. The Bloomsberg-sponsored Deckchairs Project was first set up in 2006 and has previously shown works by Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and Alexander McQueen. This year’s collection sees Michael Craig-Martin, Susan Stockwell and Miranda Richardson, as well as notable persons from the worlds of visual art, music and performing arts, step up to the design challenge, and all of the designers have been given the theme of Nature’s Grand Designs. In total, 550 designer chairs will grace four of London’s central Royal Parks and Chief Executive of the Royal Parks Foundation Sarah Lom believes they will become “a real feature of summer”. Like the red telephone box and the black taxi, deckchairs have become one of our great national symbols, gracing British seashores and parks; this therefore makes the project a fitting tribute to the Royal Parks just in time for the Queen’s Coronation Ceremony. The collection will be officially launched in the first week of July.

InTRANSIT Festival of Arts 2013 It can never be said that this borough doesn’t know how to throw a good party. Now in its seventh year, this July comes the return of the InTRANSIT Festival which sees one of the most dynamic summer arts programmes in the whole of London unfold right on our very doorstep. Last year, dramatic street theatre, art installations, outdoor music and artist-led walks were some of the highlights, not to mention the unforgettable Big Dance Bus on the King’s Road. As well as providing entertainment to residents and visitors, the festival seeks to dispel any preconceptions about the Royal Borough and show off its cultural richness and diversity. Get ready for this year’s exciting line-up.

Deckchair Dreams’ 2010 collection which featured designs by Philip Treacy, Alex Williams, Ronald Searle and Simon Gudgeon

InTRANSIT Festival of Arts 2013, 13-27 July

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Kensington High Street Olivia Sharpe investigates the history of Kensington High Street and finds a wealth of history, culture and unparalleled shopping Kensington High Street is today one of London’s most popular shopping streets; running from Kensington Palace right through to the start of Hammersmith, almost the entire length has been built up to include all of the biggest international high street brands including Topshop, Urban Outfitters and Zara. And this is far from being a coincidence. During the mid-19th century, one of the borough’s main shopping districts first began to take shape due to the Kensington Improvement Scheme between 1868 and 1871. Put in place to alleviate the cramped road conditions and clear the slum area, the scheme also included the opening of the railway (High Street Kensington Tube Station), resulting in an eruption of shops, including milliners, tailors and drapers, as people were naturally drawn to the area. Even at this time, High Street Kensington was never on the same luxury scale as Oxford Street or Bond Street but it was still extremely popular due to the wealth of choice available and, thanks to the newly-instated mode of transport, it was a great deal more accessible than the West End. This period saw the arrival of Ken High Street’s three main department stores: Barkers, Pontings and Derry & Toms. Sir John Barker came to London in the late 1850s and set up shop in Kensington (between Young Street and what is now Derry Street) when the great retail boom was already underway. The next century saw the expansion of his company to include neighbouring department stores Derry & Toms and Pontings (all three were unified into one entity by 1958). While we owe the streamlined, French classicism style of the buildings to Bernard George, the principle architect, the more obvious Art Deco frontage is thanks to the work of Chicago architect, C.A. Wheeler – revealing how the street’s transatlantic ties were given roots long before the

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arrival of American Wholefoods Market in 2007. Just before its completion in 1957, the company was sold to House of Fraser. Over the next 20 years, much of the hard work accomplished by John Barker and Co. was undone; the new owners shut both Pontings and Derry & Toms and created a scaled-down version of Barkers. This remained open until 2006 when the 135-year-old department store was closed down for good, much to the sadness of Kensingtonians who had spent years shopping in their beloved Arcade. American Wholefoods Market now stands proudly in its place. This in itself was a historic moment for the area; it was the company’s first store in the UK. With the building’s historic ties to America and a high number of transatlantic residents in Kensington, it couldn’t have settled on a more suitable location. While Wholefoods controls the largest portion, part of the premises is also dedicated to the headquarters of Associate Newspapers. Despite Derry & Toms having long been extinct, the department store’s famed Roof Gardens, first laid out in 1938 by Ralph Hancock, not to mention its prized flamingos, have thankfully survived. Once heralded as the best place in the area to go for high tea, the Roof Gardens is now an exclusive members club. The garden’s layout has remained largely the same but now encompasses Babylon Restaurant and a club for private events and parties. New York-based fitness club Equinox is located in the building’s basement. Along with its retail stores, Kensington High Street is also home to Kensington Palace. William and Mary chose the original Jacobean mansion as their home in 1689 and St. Paul’s architect Sir Christopher Wren expanded the house so that it could accommodate the royals and their attendants. From then on, it became the principle residence of the British monarchy (despite the official seat of the Court technically being over at St. James’) and it has witnessed countless historical comings and goings since then. The palace’s most noted resident was Princess Diana, who lived there from 1981 until her death in 1997. This was where her coffin spent its last night in London before she was laid to rest and the neighbouring gardens house the dedicated Memorial Playground, opened on 30 June 2000. Children are drawn to the grounds not just for this reason but also for the statue of Peter Pan, built to honour author J.M. Barrie whose story was inspired in these very gardens. Film lovers will also recall with amusement how the gardens served as the backdrop for Colin Firth and Hugh Grant’s memorable fight in Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason. Kensington Palace is currently the official home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and HRH Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. A true shopaholic’s dream, what distinguishes High Street Ken from London’s other retail districts is its wealth of history and culture, still very much visible when you walk down the street. It’s constantly evolving as new businesses continue to be drawn to this thriving hub and, having seen so much change over the course of the past century, I can only imagine what the next 100 years will bring.



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Lucy Noble Rebecca Wallersteiner meets Lucy Noble to discuss a magical summer of entertainment at the Royal Albert Hall, celebrating this iconic local landmark’s 140th birthday with music, comedy and poetry

When I arrive to interview Lucy Noble, she is easy to spot at the back of the elegant Café Consort. Arguably the most striking woman in the room, Lucy’s pale skin and long, dark hair contrast dramatically with the burgundy wall behind her. Lucy studied music at the Royal College of Music, a stone’s throw away from the Royal Albert Hall (RAH), and became an accomplished flautist but decided that her talents were better suited to a managerial career than to being a professional musician. She crossed the road to work at the RAH ten years ago and has remained ever since. After working her way up through a variety of jobs, including ushering visitors and selling tickets at the RAH, to support her musical studies, she became Head of Programming and Education 18 months ago. This role embraces a huge variety of activities, all of which she finds very rewarding. One of Lucy’s main responsibilities is to help strategically plan music education in 150 local schools as the RAH is now a key partner in the West London Tri-Borough Music Hub. She tells me that she is concerned that schoolchildren from more challenging backgrounds aren’t encouraged to enjoy music or learn to play an instrument. “Although I come from a family of six children and my father was a farmer and unfamiliar with classical music, my parents were supportive of

my musical ambitions. My parents and my teachers encouraged me to learn the flute and to join the local youth orchestra. As children we were more accustomed to the sort of music performed around the campfire in the middle of the woods looking up to a sky full of stars,” she says. Lucy spends much of her day working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds and wishes to offer others the chances that she had as a child. “As the result of receiving plenty of encouragement, I fulfilled my dream of getting into the Royal College of Music, one of the best places in the world to study classical music.” In order to provide opportunities for those who would not normally visit the venue, Lucy has been involved in organising workshops for schoolchildren led by leading music artists and specially priced events offered at lower prices, or free, to attract younger people and those on modest incomes. She hasn’t forgotten her own experience of having to make her student grant last and supporting musical studies by working at the Albert Hall. “2013 is a landmark year for us as we have just recently celebrated our 140th anniversary and we are going to be offering an extensive programme of live events with something to suit all musical tastes and ages.” Lucy is responsible for developing a programme of events that run alongside the main shows (but are offered at much lower prices) with cheaper tickets, workshops and free events to attract younger crowds. “Our More at the Hall season is now on sale, featuring a huge selection of events outside of the main auditorium including late night jazz, world, Indie and Punk musicians; and we will also be presenting comedy and poetry events in our Elgar Room – a more intimate space than the main auditorium,” she says. Proms standing tickets in the Albert Hall remain at £5 for the eighth year running.


“We try to appeal to all ages and this venue has a long history of hosting an eclectic mix of entertainers. All the musical legends have played here, including Adele, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Leonard Cohen,” says Lucy.” If you find yourself wondering how to entertain your children during the school holidays, the Victorian Experience Tours tie in with the history of the building and are perfect for families. Children will be thrilled to be guided round this historic building by a rich Victorian lady and a poor Victorian man, both attired in period costume. Lucy has also been arranging for mini RAH performances to be staged at local nursing homes and hospices, as well as schools. Has she ever played at the Royal Albert Hall? “I still vividly remember playing my flute in two school Proms when I was just 15. It was my first visit and an amazing experience. I was very impressed by the size and grandeur of its vast interior. As I performed here as a teenager it’s particularly special to be hosting this summer’s School Proms where we have up to 1,000 young musicians on the stage, playing their instruments,” she says. “It is often their first experience of visiting the

RAH and playing to a vast audience; I’m determined that they’ll feel as welcomed and inspired as I was.” Lucy’s impressive career has given her a wide experience of different types of music and entertainment. After graduating from the Royal College, she played at the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, Ronnie Scott’s and even with a rock band at festivals. Does she still play music in her spare time? “When I find the time I like to play the flute and enjoy listening to classical music on the radio, particularly Radio 2 and BBC6,” she answers. She is in a relationship with another musician and they have a two-year-old musical daughter who enjoys singing to her parents. “This summer we can offer something to entertain almost everyone,” says Lucy. Stand-up comedian Neil Innes and conjuror Pete Firman will be giving unique performances in the Elgar Room and artist Tom Oxley will be projecting three-minute high definition portraits of music artists onto the RAH’s gallery walls – as part of the Reflect exhibition series.

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Restless Photographer Stands Still Foreign travel is top of the agenda for most of us at this time of year. That view is certainly shared by photographer Chloe Sells who returns home to London’s Michael Hoppen Contemporary Gallery bearing a case bursting with new, vibrant images inspired by both her brief and extended sojourns in foreign places. Wherever and whenever her luggage comes to rest, Chloe takes a great interest in unpacking her new environment, discovering through the landscape, the people and the experiences what defines each location and why visitors form different perspectives on the same place according to whether they feel at ease or at risk there. En route, she garners a plethora of disparate items that reflect her investigations, then combines them to form her distinctive photographic compositions that give a new twist to the traditional still life images within fine art. Chloe Sells: Senescence, 20 June – 31 August Monster with Juju Hat, 2013

Superb Sculpture Simplified, sensuous and intensely tactile; these are the key characteristics of David Klein’s beautiful, sculpted interpretations of the human figure that will be attracting collectors to the Thackeray Gallery once again. This will be David’s fifth exhibition at this Kensington venue and I predict another sell-out event led by pieces such as Torso Torso - Origin Carrara marble Origin III which displays his enthusiasm for pure simplicity through its elegant, lightly exaggerated curves of a female form. All of David’s work emphasises his remarkable sculpting skills and his innate ability to choose precisely the right medium to suit each artwork, reflecting the ideal of ‘truth to materials’, practised to brilliant effect by the great, late Brancusi. David’s sculpture Contained Captive IV is a good example of that, being carved directly into Bath stone to reveal a wonderfully muscular male form that seems alive as it emerges from the original stone block that remains natural, powerful and gloriously rugged. David Klein: Poised, 2-19 July

Goddess - Outcry, Carrara marble

with Anthony Fuller of Gladwell & Patterson, which has re-located to Knightsbridge Q: What prompted the union of Patterson’s

Sisley and Picasso. We will also have French landscapes and still lifes by Georges Robin, Alexandre Jacob and Robert Chailloux, alongside excellent contemporary paintings and sculptures.

from Mayfair and Gladwell’s from the City? A: The end of our leases afforded us an opportunity to look for a new home. The superb atmosphere and opportunities of the Royal Borough will allow us to welcome many new clients to enjoy our superb 19th century, Impressionist and contemporary art.

Q: What will be your ethos for the new Knightsbridge gallery?

A: Over the last 260 years of business our ethos has been to share our passion for paintings with clients and help them build collections. We travel the world to source the finest examples of our artists’ work.

Q: Who will feature in the launch exhibition? A: The exhibition First Impressions will display a wonderful collection of Impressionist Masters, featuring the work of Monet, Renoir,


Q: What will future shows focus on? A: The gallery will always have a range of Le Chemin du Petit Ailly à Varengeville, Monet Printemps au Bord du Loing, Georges Charles Robin

painted subject matter, from floral to still life to landscape. We will also represent some excellent 19th century and contemporary sculptors who mainly focus on wildlife subjects. Gladwell & Patterson 5 Beauchamp Place Knightsbridge

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Cool Summer in Notting Hill

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Nature in a New Guise Years of visits to familiar places can render them Harry Bryan and Central dull but not if you are Poplars Cory Wright. He combines his photographic skills and imagination to transform his tranquil, much-loved home landscape into dramatic scenes. Remembering childhood experiences, when Wright and his brother Charlie would find mischievous ways to interrupt the stillness of the countryside, this artist decided to recreate similarly exciting moments as the source of dramatic photographs that fuse reality with fantasy. Consequently, a quiet, dark night-time scene suddenly explodes with a fountain of fireworks; a gentle steam and its surrounding trees acquire a haunting atmosphere from a backdrop of lilac colouring; and smoke pours through delicate branches to fill a glade with tension and uncertainty. These, and more, are clever, captivating photographs that make nature take on an exciting new guise.

In keeping with the very cool character of the Notting Hill area, Graffik Gallery has collaborated with a Cape Town gallery called 34 Fine Art to bring to our attention the ‘coooooolest’ work by established South African artists. They will exhibit their work alongside the output of cutting edge British artists who have been hand-picked by Graffik because all produce high quality art that poignantly reflects urban life today. Paintings, street art and collages will be featured in this thought provoking and vibrant show so be prepared to have your preconceptions thoroughly dislodged and to see contemporary life anew. 34 Fine Art 11 – 25 July

Harry Cory Wright: Hey Charlie 19 June – 14 September

AUCTIONS: MOST WANTED Diamonds Are Forever Item: A ring comprising an oval cabochon sapphire within an octagonal surround of calibré-cut, buff-top sapphires and brilliantcut diamonds, signed Chanel, size 0, with the maker’s case Estimate: £8,000 – £12,000 Date: 10 July Location: Bonhams, Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge Left to right/ Diamond brooch, circa 1950, £10,000-15,000 Sapphire and diamond ring, as above, Chanel




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From Club

to Catwalk Carol Cordrey takes a closer look at the V&A’s upcoming exhibition which celebrates London fashion in the 80s in all its eccentric, eclectic, nostalgic glory Perfectly timed to inspire enthusiastic fashion graduates and to solve the perpetual holiday problem of what-to-do-with-thekids, the V&A will open its doors to an exhibition of clothes that created shockwaves throughout London’s catwalks and clubs in the 1980s. The clothes range from the exciting to the extreme but all of them have earned the right to be part of the museum’s new ground floor and mezzanine displays because of their landmark roles in fashion and events of that era. Typical of this is the group of Levi Strauss & Co. denim jackets that Blitz magazine commissioned; 22 London designers were invited to customise the jackets prior to their being exhibited at the V&A, then auctioned in July 1986 to raise funds and draw attention to the Prince’s Trust. Menswear received a shot of adrenalin through the pioneering designs of the hugely talented Jasper Conran, Paul Smith and Workers for Freedom, whilst Willy Brown was another new talent who gained great acclaim for the clothes he created for the pop stars Duran Duran. Textiles themselves were given prominence by the likes of Betty Jackson who collaborated with design collectives such as The Cloth, whilst Timney Fowler and English Eccentrics transformed prints from old to distinctly new style. Vibrant colouring and strident designs made headline news courtesy of the clothes created by Chrissie Walsh, Georgina Godley, Bodymap and John Galliano. The V&A’s own historic collections were regularly studied by Galliano and infused some of his ground-breaking catwalk shows, reflected in the menswear from his 1985 Fallen Angel collection and his womenswear, examples of both being represented in this exhibition. The bizarrely named Bodymap was founded in 1982 by Stevie Stewart and David Holah who made their names through body-hugging knits, layered stretch lycra jersey and rhythmic prints. Their enthusiasm for mixing and matching (known as bricolage) was apparent in the themes and titles of Bodymap’s collections, such as ‘Cat in the Hat takes a Rumble with a Techno Fish’, which garnered inspiration from disparate fields that spanned cartoons, graphics and 1980s American “bratpack” films. Reflecting on that widely creative period Stewart declared: “Fashion designers, musicians or dancers, filmmakers or whatever, living together, going out together and at the same clubs… had a passion then for creating something new… that was almost infectious.” ‘Something new’ that undoubtedly came under that creative influence was knitwear. Once identified with simple family jumpers and woolly scarves that flowed from the hands of devoted mothers and grandmothers, knitwear suddenly became fun and fashionable through the innovative efforts of Kay Cosserat, Artwork and Patricia Roberts. At the other end of the spectrum was Anthony Price and the legendary Bruce Oldfield, both noted for their glamorous evening wear, samples of which will bring sparkle and celebrity to the V&A’s narrative of the 1980s. Fashion of the period developed a very wide beam and within it was London’s club scene which was literally booming, courtesy of the newly popular clubs like Shoom. Visiting those clubs did not require smart clothing so ponchos, dungarees and baggy T-shirts became the staples of the desired, casual look. Club life was represented in popular magazines of the time that included


The Face, i-D and Blitz.They were radical in photographing and propagating the fashions of mostly ordinary people, often using non-professional models to present those images of everyday clothing. The Face, in particular, developed into the essential style bible of the 1980s but all those titles will be displayed in the exhibition to provide documentary evidence of the period. Another facet of clubs was performance, of course, and for stars such as Leigh Bowery, Scarlett Cannon and Juliana Sissons the wearing of extreme clothes ensured their stage appearances would make memorable moments for audiences. Bringing this to life once again will be the museum’s re-creation of a small club in which film footage of 1980s clubs, their fashions and music can be enjoyed. Clothing ranged from the elegant to the eccentric and fell under the spotlights of the catwalks and the clubs. It was London’s brilliant young designers who created that eclectic mix and ensured that the 1980s became an iconic period in our fashion history. Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s 10 July 2013 – 16 February 2014

Clockwise from top/ Bodymap, A/W 1984, Cat in the hat takes a rumble with a techno fish. Model: Scarlett Cannon, 1985 © 1985 Monica Curtin; Trojan and Mark at Taboo, 1986 © Derek Ridgers; The Cloth, Summer Summit, 1985 © Anita Corbin; © Derek Ridgers; At Subway, 1986 © Derek Ridgers




La Rosa di Montevecchia:

An Italian Villa

In July, Christie’s South Kensington will hold the auction of more than 200 lots found in a former fashion editor’s Lake Como home, reports Carol Cordrey Nestled between metropolitan Milan and lovely Lake Como sits a beautiful villa which was once the home of a distinguished fashion editor of luxury publications such as Harper’s Bazaar Italy, Vogue Italy and Vogue France. Her eye for selecting the style of the season was legendary but she gave it free rein to roam around different eras when it came to furnishing her own Italian home. The result was a prized but eclectic

Estimates of £500 to £25,000 will attract private buyers, interior designers and collectors alike collection of rare antiques within the villa’s Siennacoloured walls and of rare roses outside them in the spectacular grounds she cultivated. That love of nature seemed to develop from her need for tranquillity and escape from the responsibilities and pressures of the business world and it clearly influenced many of her purchases of antique paintings, sculpture and ceramics which feature the natural world. Other items include portraits, religious and equestrian subjects, together with elegant furnishings comprising more than 200 exciting lots at the forthcoming Christie’s auction. Highlights will include a pair of 19th century carved wooden lions, 18th century oil paintings of turkeys and storks in a landscape by Angelo Maria Crivelli, a group of engraved Italian maps, a selection of highly decorated Maiolica ceramics depicting flora and fauna and an architecturally inspired French birdcage from the late 19th/early 20th century. Estimates range from £500 to £25,000 so the event will certainly attract, and provide opportunities for, private buyers as well as interior designers and collectors to source beautiful items, that will be

This page/ La Rosa di Montevecchia exterior Opposite, clockwise from left/ La Rosa di Montevecchia interior shots; Follower of Jacob Bouttats, Orpheus charming the animals

wonderful to own and great as conversation pieces, that emerged from “the Vogue villa”. Each one could be the subject of a captivating story that the former editor would have found “bellissimo!” La Rosa di Montevecchia: An Italian Villa, 1 July Christie’s South Kensington,





Best in Show Despite the theft of more than £1 million worth of jewels, Chopard still managed to steal the show in Cannes. The Swiss jeweller has played the part of official sponsor of the International Film Festival for 15 consecutive years and it’s a leading role which doesn’t show any signs of diminishing; 66 new creations were unveiled in honour of the event’s 66th year. The fine jewellery house partnered with supporting ladies Julianne Moore, Cindy Crawford and Lana Del Rey, each of whom was adorned with a piece from the Red Carpet Collection. While the carpet may have been traditional red, the colour most associated with the festival was green; Chopard launched its first Green Carpet Collection in collaboration with Eco-Age.



We prefer not to be measured by dimensions. Unless it’s a new dimension of accuracy.

No fewer than four exceptional mechanisms enhance the precision of the RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON “Pour le Mérite”: the tiny fusée-and-chain transmission, the delicate tourbillon, the ultra-thin Lange balance spring, and – not least – the patented stop-seconds device for the tourbillon which makes it possible to

set the watch with one-second accuracy in the first place. Never before has an A. Lange & Söhne watch been endowed with so many complications that simultaneously enhance its rate accuracy, settability, and readability. And so, this remarkable timepiece truly deserves the honorary attribute “Pour le Mérite”.

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The Jewels in the Crown It’s the world’s oldest diamond company with a history that stretches back to 1789 so it’s only fitting, then, that when Backes & Strauss stepped into the watch world in 2006, it should do so with timepieces dedicated to the world’s most valuable minerals. Drawn from the Backes & Strauss archives, a 19th century brooch with two linked hearts was the starting point for today’s Victoria Princess diamond watch. Inspired by the story of Queen Victoria, who was so smitten with Albert that she proposed the second time they met, the watch features a pink mother of pearl dial and is set with 604 ideal cut hearts and arrows diamonds. Should you find Backes & Strauss’s signature designs reminiscent of a certain other watchmaker, then there’s a reason for that: each of the brand’s watches is crafted entirely in the Geneva workshop of one Franck Muller.

A Window into the Watch World Anyone bemused at the astronomical prices commanded by mechanical wristwatches could have done worse than pay a visit to Harrods last month. With the help of master-craftsmen from JaegerLeCoultre, visitors were invited to witness the internal workings of an intricate timepiece, from the smallest pinion to the largest barrel, via a series of watchmaking and engraving workshops. Away from the Brompton Road windows, JaegerLeCoultre has been mesmerising us with its Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee. Visually stunning, the watch is the first JLC to be equipped with a Flying Gyrotourbillon. We want one.

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“When it comes to smartphones, the new Vertu Ti – with symphonic sound, tuned in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen, and musical punctuation from the London Symphony Orchestra – really is the last word in luxury”

There are no prizes for guessing which two brands set records at Antiquorum’s auction of Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces in May. Reasserting their positions at the top of the fine watch hierarchy, Patek Philippe’s Ref. 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon in rose gold sold to an on-site bidder for an astonishing £824,000, while Rolex’s Ref. 4113 split seconds chronograph became the world’s most expensive Daytona at £770,000.

Ti, £6,700, Vertu



The Power of the



Annabel Harrison speaks to Christian Rauch, Director of Writing Culture & Leather at Montblanc, about the company’s global Signature for Good campaign in support of UNICEF and why we should all make time for writing


There is every chance that you possess a Montblanc pen yourself, that you’d like one or that you know someone who does. The company has been producing pens, or ‘writing instruments’ (as I learnt was the preferred, and more suitably evocative, term when speaking to CEO Lutz Bethge two years ago) for 104 years and in the time since, it has become the luxury brand synonymous with writing instruments, as Hermès is to handbags, Rolex to watches or Louis Vuitton to luggage. You may have used your pen to sign a birthday card or write a note to your husband or wife. However, one thing is certain; you can read and write. These skills, which many of us take for granted every day in our privileged lives, as simple as speaking or eating, are skills that are not as commonplace in other parts of the globe. In fact, whole swathes of countries are home to millions of people who have not mastered these skills or, rather, have not been taught them. Montblanc is a company which has been inspired by its very reason for being to help those as far removed from the luxury industry, and of the worlds of owners of Montblanc products, as could be. Its Signature for Good campaign entered its tenth year at the start of 2013 and its driving force is the belief, shared by Montblanc and UNICEF, that all children should be given access to good education. The campaign has raised more than $5 million to date. This was the first project Christian Rauch worked on when he joined Montblanc and he is passionate about it, employing the scrupulous politeness, eloquence and mild humour that I have come to expect from the company’s senior management. He enquired at first if it would make more sense for Montblanc to buy medicine or build a hospital but UNICEF’s goal was clear: it is important to have medicine but as soon as you leave it with people who cannot read the instructions, then the

value of the medicine is zero. “The most important value you can give to people is the ability to read and to write, because only then will they be able to lead a life which is not dependent on others. Therefore we support UNICEF in this fight by building schools together. You would not believe how difficult it is, or how long it takes, to convince parents that it is worth sending their kids to school.” The campaign this year is based around the Meisterstück, which is for Montblanc “the eponym for the ability to write your own destiny and your own thoughts”. The new version is “very discreet but it has a nice little story. It has a ring on top which is engraved with little bricks, and one of the bricks is marked with an individual number. You will be able to go online, enter the number then see the area where your personal donation is helping to build a school in Africa. We’re also doing small leather goods and jewellery like cufflinks, all with the brick detail, but of course the main object is the writing instrument because the campaign supports the fight against illiteracy.” Rauch himself has a history with Montblanc, a brand he has always loved: “My parents gave me a Meisterstück fountain pen for my graduation and I’m still using it, even though I now have a nice selection of others, as you can imagine, but I still love it.” Lutz Bethge also uses his oldest Montblanc pen; Rauch

Reading and writing are skills which many take for granted every day in our privileged lives



smiles and explains that he tries to convince his CEO to use one of the current editions. Mr Bethge tests them and he likes them “but at the end of the day he’s always travelling with his Meisterstück. He’s so much in love with this pen, which is a very typical Montblanc story.” In addition to his existing affinity with the brand, Rauch is cut from the right cloth for Montblanc; he is multilingual and enjoys music, arts and literature, fitting for a director of Writing Culture. His career trajectory is interesting; before joining Montblanc in 2009, Rauch had spent nine years working for Sony and he was “the master of making sure that the quality and standards fit to the highest expectations. That ultimate search for quality often reminds me of what I’m doing today.” Followers of fashion may have seen Burberry’s Art of the Trench website, tapping in to its consumers’ emotional attachment to its iconic coat, and Montblanc has a similar offering in its My Meisterstück platform, asking owners; “What’s your story?” It may have been inspired by Rauch’s comment that “all over the world, everybody is telling me his or her story about their Meisterstück, even if I haven’t asked for it!” To my mind, in this fast-paced technological age where iPhones and Blackberrys reign supreme, I feel drawn to a company which champions the art of writing. As a child with a vivid imagination and a voracious

appetite for reading, I wrote numerous stories in careful, curly script; as a teenager I laboured over more fountainpen-smudged essays than I may have cared to. However, by the time I went to university, every piece was typed. Examinations of three hours which required putting pen to paper took my peers and I by painful surprise as our hands adjusted. My grandparents may be email and text savvy but I know a handwritten card means much more to them. Rauch confirms that while gadgets are in constant daily use, a pen seems to be where people turn “whenever they want to write a personal note, a thank you or a love letter.” At Montblanc, employees always write the first sentence of every letter by hand and having received one such letter, in fact entirely handwritten, I can testify to this. “People really appreciate the value of the handwritten word because the amount of impersonal messaging we get is crazy... If I receive something handwritten, I know this person did it just for me; he or she took the time to sit down and write. There is no delete; you have to think beforehand about what you write and the effect is totally different from an email.” Does this concern unite Montblanc customers? “They all care about their own character and cultured lifestyle, so people who spend money on a fountain pen all appreciate the moment when they sit


down and enjoy watching their thoughts become reality on the piece of paper.” Montblanc as a luxury brand is discreet, which sits well in this post-recession climate; it is not, in Rauch’s words, a “bling bling” company and products aren’t immediately identifiable from afar. “Those who fall in love with our objects don’t purchase them to impress their peers but because they appreciate the objects for themselves. So it’s about self-indulgence, connoisseurship and knowledge, rather than just impressing somebody else by showing what you can afford.” Brand values are well established and one of the most important is the idea of the lifelong companion. “We want to create products which accompany you for your life and for the life of your kids.” This must apply

“A pen seems to be where people turn when they want to write a thank you note or love letter”

they don’t; this is what brings the most happiness to me.” I have a feeling that even if I were the twelfth person to stop Rauch that day to tell him my Meisterstück story, he would listen just as graciously as if I were the first. For every Signature for Good piece sold between March 2013 and 31 March 2014, Montblanc will donate part of its proceeds to raise at least $1.5 million for UNICEF’s education programmes;

as equally to a Montblanc watch as a piece of jewellery or a wallet. “There are consequences of this, of course,” Rauch concedes, “and one is that the brand does not create fashion products. We would never do a leather good in the ‘colour of the season’.” Limited editions fall on the other side of the fence; the opposite of a ubiquitous, seasonal must-have, they each appeal to a small group of people interested in longevity and history. “We try to honour people who really changed something in their field. Einstein is an easy one because he was in all matters a great human being. It’s about the heritage these people left which is still with us today.” The concept and design stages of the limited edition process particularly appeal to Rauch. “It’s really fun because we also, for a German at least!, try to be funny sometimes, like we did with the Hitchcock. We tried to simulate the Vertigo effect on the writing instrument, so if you turn it you really have the same feeling, or we have a knife as a clip, the same one which was used in Psycho.” Attention to detail is of paramount importance, as is going the extra mile. Rauch’s favourite part of his job is being with passionate collectors; “It’s a lovely feeling. You see how happy they are and you discuss with them what they like and what




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1 Coated backpack, £65, Fred Perry, 2 Tri-print suede backpack, £1,495, Pierre Hardy, 3 MRG watch, £6,000, CASIO Concept Store London, Covent Garden 4 Matchstick cufflinks, £89, Paul Smith Accessories, 5 Pop Quiz backpack, £75, Herschel, 6 Eagle Logo Scarf, £99.95, Armani Jeans, Harrods 7 Lenon stripe acetate sunglasses, £227, Tom Ford, 8 Eterno Chrono Watch, £475, Brera, 9 Hartsfield leather and organic cotton-canvas holdall bag, £290, WANT les Essentiels De La Vie, 10 El Primero Chronomaster 1969, £6,300, Zenith, 11 Silver monkey cufflinks, £230, Deakin and Francis,



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Drop in the Ocean Brazilian jewellery house H. Stern recently blew much of its competition out of the water with its new Iris collection, which was inspired by the depths of the ocean. The study of detailed accounts of aquatic specimens discovered on the 1873 H.M.S. Challenger expedition, and then translating these shapes into 18-karat noble, yellow and rose gold pieces, has resulted in a collection which captures the rich and vibrant life found in the ocean. The sultry Katie Holmes stars as the Greek goddess of the sea and sky for the summer campaign.

Kiss from a Rose On the same day she was honoured with her royal title, Princess Grace was given another special christening: a pink rose was created and named after her to commemorate her marriage to H.S.H. Prince Rainer III in 1956. This exact rose was the influence behind Montblanc’s Princesse Grace de Monaco fine jewellery collection, launched in 2011, and this year, new pieces have been added to the two lines: the Pétales de Roses and the Pétales Entrelacés. These additions are available in Montblanc stores.

Pandora’s Box Cutting Edge To celebrate its partnership with L.A. Dance Project and founder Benjamin Millepied, Van Cleef & Arpels recently unveiled four unique High Jewellery pieces drawn from the world of dance:

Van Cleef & Arpels has had a strong association with dance ever since choreographer George Balanchine formed an artistic partnership with the house following a trip to the boutique. Three ballerina clips and a Zip necklace have been created in tribute to Reflections, a new ballet by Millepied

Before the arrival of the clutch bag, fashionable ladies would take out beautifully bejewelled boxes to contain their evening essentials. As much a work of art as a practical accessory, these boxes were all the rage from the 1920s until the 70s and many will soon be on display at Goldsmiths’ Hall. The Ultra Vanities exhibition will showcase more than 300 minaudières from some of the most revered jewellery houses including Chaumet, Cartier and Boucheron. Appreciate changing styles over the decades and the levels of craftsmanship involved. Ultra Vanities: Bejewelled Boxes from the Age of Glamour; 31 May – 20 July

From Top/ Zip Ballerina necklace in white gold and diamonds; Ballerina clip in white gold and diamonds Both POA, Van Cleef & Arpels,





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Pantone’s Colour of the Year has been translated into this season’s ultimate statement jewellery trend

1 All white gold and emerald diamond pendant with platinum chain, £3,400, Lucie Campbell, 2 18-karat white gold, uvarovite garnet and diamond earrings, Kimberly McDonald, £4,250, 3 Double surround emerald ring, POA, Jessica McCormack, 4 Jade Embrace brooch, POA, Michelle Ong, 5 Emerald ring, POA, Gemfields: Monica Vinader, 6 Alhambra pendant in yellow gold and malachite, POA, Van Cleef & Arpels, 7 White gold, emerald and diamond ring, £7,100, De Grisogono, 8 Uvaronite garnet, black diamond triangle earrings, £6,880, Kimberly McDonald, 9 Fly By Night Couture bracelet set in 18-karat white gold with black diamonds and Gemfields emeralds, £52,300, Stephen Webster, 10 Hanging Gardens of Babylon necklace, POA, Nourbel & Le Cavelier, 11 New World sterling-silver large pear bloodstone earrings, £2,222, Armenta, 12 Oxidised silver, amazonite, quartz and diamond ring, £1,225, S&R Jewellery, 13 Glittering Grape fancy brooch, POA, Michelle Ong, 14 White wedding gold-plated Swarovski crystal necklace, £830, Erickson Beamon, 15 Platinum emerald and diamond cluster ring, POA, Lucie Campbell,




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Throw Back “I wanted it to be graphic and modernist, masculine and feminine but I also wanted to explore and express the richness of Hermès,” said Christopher Lemaire. Lemaire backed up this statement about his S/S13 collection with the latest line, combining masculine tailoring with graphic prints and big leather accessories. This look was translated through into the sporty swimwear range which also mixes prints with bold blocks of colour. The athletic, minimalist cuts harken back to the 1920s when the French heritage house would design collections for the world of sport. The maillot is the brand’s signature piece, reminiscent of Farrah Fawcett in Charlie’s Angels who famously popularised the tight one-piece swimsuit.

Photography: Alasdair McLellan for Hermès from Vestiaire look book



Ace of

Sp de As Kate Spade New York celebrates its 20th anniversary, Olivia Sharpe looks back at the brand’s history and meets Deborah Lloyd, the woman responsible for transforming its fortunes when she joined the company in 1997

You would be hardpressed to miss the Kate Spade store in Sloane Square. Next to Links of London and opposite Peter Jones, the white-fronted exterior may blend in with its surroundings but the interior flashes out at you like a traffic light. Pops of bright pink and green, dazzling black and white tiled floors and funky wallpaper transformed the landscape of Chelsea when the American fashion retailer set up shop in 2011 (the other London store is in Covent Garden). Today, Kate Spade New York is a global lifestyle brand with 80 retail shops and outlet stores across the United States, plus 400 stockists worldwide. This year marks the label’s 20th anniversary, and what a year it has been for the fashion house, with the launch of its debut fragrance Live Colourfully and the beautiful compilation book Things we Love: Twenty Years of Inspiration in celebration of this impressive feat.

Taking this all into account, it’s hard to believe that only six years ago, Kate Spade New York had slightly lost its way; with more and more fashion houses branching out into multiple lifestyle diffusion lines, the retail brand was finding it difficult to stay afloat with only its handbag line as a lifejacket. That is, until Deborah Lloyd came to the helm. Deborah joined the team as President and Chief Creative Officer when founder Kate Brosnahan Spade, after a 14 year reign, sold the company to Fifth & Pacific Companies. At the time, Devon-born Deborah was working for Burberry under the leadership of Rose Marie Bravo; prior to this, she had been at Banana Republic and, before that, Aquascutum, Kenzo in Paris (where she worked for six years) and Daniel Hechter. However it was not until her time at the British fashion house that Deborah made her “big break”, marked down in fashion history as the woman who put Kate Moss in a check bikini. It was thanks to this invaluable experience, Deborah tells me, that she was able to take on the challenge of transforming the fate of flailing Kate Spade: “At Burberry I learnt about defining the DNA of the brand then exploring that to create a modern powerhouse. Banana Republic was about leading a team and working on multiple collections at a very fast pace.” Fortunately for the New York label, Deborah was already a big admirer, “loving the colour, the wit and the original sensibility” which


exuded from the windows of its downtown Manhattan boutique she often walked past. So as she did at Burberry, Deborah took this original DNA and injected it with a much-needed boost of joie de vivre. As she stated in a previous interview: “The challenge was to provide women with everyday items, without losing the spirit, and to make the vintage look modern.” And this is precisely what she’s done, expanding the Kate Spade line into a lifestyle destination while

“The challenge: to provide women with everyday items without losing the Kate Spade spirit” still remaining faithful to its heritage. She started with jewellery, incorporating her own “fabulous vintage pieces that were asking to be modernised” and then, finding that she just “couldn’t help herself”, she branched out into ready-to-wear, which she deems a tipping point. Deborah acknowledges the success of turning Kate Spade into a lifestyle brand: “Finally we could see our girl head to toe in Kate Spade New York.” All in all, the Kate Spade girl is, for Deborah, a mixture of “uptown graciousness with a downtown edge”; in London terms, I guess this would be a Chelsea girl with an East London vibe. While this sounds like a bit of a contradiction in terms, it’s amazing how these two personas fuse together within the Kate Spade collections which are, on the one hand, sophisticated and elegant, and on the other, alternative and playful. I think in each of us, there’s an inner girl desperate to come out and Kate Spade indulges this part, however hidden, with big bows, pretty perennials and popsicle pink. But before you start singing I’m a Barbie Girl, the ultra-feminine touches have been toned down with clean, simple lines and traditional fabrics. One of the brand’s main philosophies, apart from “to live a colourful life” (its mantra) is to bring the fun back into fashion: “Kate Spade New York is a place where the colours are bold, smart design is key and fashion is fun”, summaries Deborah. Witty touches such as the California licence plate clutch which you’d imagine on Marylou from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, and big shoppers with catchy slogans like ‘Love is in the Air’ highlight the brand’s sense of humour and lightheartedness. The vintage feel is still very much




present throughout with 50s style dresses and 60s psychedelic colours. If you’re still in any doubt of the brand’s versatility, consider that quirky starlet Zooey Deschanel, mother-of-two Jessica Alba, country rock chick Taylor Swift and Sasha Obama are all Kate Spade groupies. As I discover more about Deborah and her interests, I realise that there are many affinities between her and the Kate Spade “girl”. Deborah sums herself up as “adventurous, lady-like and practical” and in turn describes the definitive Kate Spade customer as “quick, curious, playful and strong”. A winning formula often comes from when a leader becomes part of a brand’s identity and I can see that this has very much been the case when it comes to Kate Spade New York and Deborah Lloyd. Since the launch of its original black bag in 1993 (which arose from the founder’s dream to create the perfect bag), Kate Spade has waded deep in the global luxury lifestyle


pool, encompassing ready-to wear, jewellery, shoes, stationery, eyewear, baby, fragrance, tabletop, gifts and bedding lines. For Deborah, the task of changing the fortunes of Kate Spade New York remains, to this day, the biggest risk she’s ever taken in business: “When I started I met the team and 80 per cent were interns.” However, she also fondly remarks how “seeing the brand blossom” into what it is today has been the highlight of her career to date. As well as its coffee table book and new fragrance, other exciting developments include the recent opening of its first flagship store on Madison Avenue this spring which, Deborah says, smiling, was “monumental”. However, for the company’s president, her favourite Kate Spade store would still be the one in our own borough: “I am biased! I always look forward to trips back here. It’s an area I have always loved and shopped in. I love the specialness of the boutiques and Cocomaya, the perfect tea shop, is practically next door.” This year also saw the birth of its sister brand Kate Spade Saturday comprising clothing, accessories, home and beauty. So what next? While she can’t say for certain, the fact that Kate Spade New York is run by a woman who lives by the mantra “nothing ventured, nothing gained”, we feel, like Deborah, that the sky is truly the limit. “It’s an amazing brand where anything is possible.” Kate Spade Sloane Square, 2 Symons Street, SW3 2TJ


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Rome Bandeau bikini From £93, Melissa Odabash,

Silvia gecko print silk maxi skirt, £159 Reiss,

Earrings, £189 Rachel Galley

Roberto Cavalli S/S13

Python printed t-shirt, £188 Proenza Schouler,

La Trilogy clutch in black python, £1,795 Lanvin

Vildo flat python specchio silver sandals, £795, Christian Louboutin

Year of the Snake Gucci S/S13

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Be charmed by this year’s deadliest trend; Proenza Schouler, Erdem, Gucci and Roberto Cavalli went wild for exotic skins and snake-like motifs

Pharell Deluxe leggings £303.45, Zadig & Voltaire

Python skin-embossed shorts, £341, Filles A Papa

Rosalie Tote, £2,195 Jimmy Choo,

Batignolles python white pointed stilettos £695 Christian Louboutin



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Caught On Camera Few photographers can say that one of their first jobs was snapping one of the highestgrossing bands in history but Terry O’Neill is one of them, having shot The Beatles when they were filming Please Please Me at Abbey Road. From that moment, O’Neill “never looked back” as he continued to shoot some of the most famous people in recent history, from Brigitte Bardot and Kate Moss to Winston Churchill and Princess Diana. His lengthy career (spanning half a century) has now been documented in a newly-released tome featuring his portraits, magazine covers, fashion shoot and album sleeves, each hand-selected by O’Neill. Having taken more than three years to collate, the book not only catalogues the British photographer’s work but also offers an invaluable insight into 20th century history; a definite must-buy.

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Terry O’Neill, £55 (special limited hardback edition available from June, £499)

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HER STYLE By olivia sharpe

Bag of Tricks This May marked Joseph’s first foray into the handbag industry with the launch of the fashion label’s new collection in collaboration with accessories designer Katie Hillier. In a bid to move away from the current luxury handbag market which sees “the same bag on every arm and at the same time costing an arm and a leg”, Joseph’s Creative Director Louise Trotter has instead created a line which stays true to the label’s minimal aesthetic, contrasting “black and white; masculine with feminine; hard with soft; constructed with relaxed.” The 41 bags come in six different shapes.

Luxury Lingerie

With the onset of summer, and neon being a key trend, brighten up your lingerie collection with a gorgeous underwear set from Petits Bisous. We particularly love the Chelsea-based company’s Bordelle Lady Citron thong (£65) and bra (£150). 187 King’s Road,

Lovely Bubbly Charlotte Olympia has long been admired in the industry for her sense of occasion as well as her sense of fun and, if you’d believe it, her new capsule collection encapsulates both. In honour of the Polo season and the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup, the British shoe queen has created a line in collaboration with the champagne house. So pop the cork and celebrate in style this July. Available from 1 July


It’s Shoe Time Lee Broom had big shoes to fill when he set about designing the latest store for French footwear house Christian Louboutin, following in the footsteps of the 73 other boutiques worldwide. Opening last month, the new space within Harrods has already encouraged many excited shoe addicts through its doors. Its theatrical set design, similar to other Louboutin stores, has drawn inspiration from the city in which it’s located; in this case, London. The boutique houses the S/S13 collections as well as products exclusive to the Knightsbridge department store.

Q&A with... Priyanka Lugani, founder of jewellery label Aamaya by Priyanka Like any budding entrepreneur, India-born Priyanka Lugani started her business young, translating her worldly travels into her eponymous jewellery label at the tender age of 18. Today, the designer has become recognised for her signature hallmark, the three stone ring, and her coveted collections can be found in Harvey Nichols and the Shop at Bluebird, making her one of our favourite local jewellers. Olivia Sharpe meets the Knightsbridge-based designer.

Q: What made you want to become a jewellery designer? A: I have always loved fashion and designing. I saw a gap in the market for young, affordable and high quality jewellery pieces.

Q: How did the three stone ring evolve into the brand’s hallmark? A: When we launched the brand in 2008, the ring was at the centre

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of the collection and was received with great enthusiasm by both press and buyers. We’ve now developed it into different settings and colours, from gold and rose gold to oxidised silver; the stone compositions also get updated on a seasonal basis so there’s something for everyone. What defines the brand, particularly in the case of the three stone ring, is that we spend a lot of time researching and resourcing the right precious and semi-precious minerals and stones. The natural and organic finish differentiates us from the rest of the market.

Q: What’s new for this season? A: For S/S13 we’ve brought in head necklaces and body chains, as well as knuckle rings and top finger rings. They’ve been a sensation already. For the holidays, there’s nothing more glamorous than a tan and our head necklaces.

Q: Who inspires you in the industry? A: Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels because of their timeless pieces and high quality gems.

Q: What do you like most about living in Chelsea? A: I love everything about the neighbourhood. I’m just a stroll away from the best restaurants and bars in London. Shopping is also great, from the small boutiques to Harvey Nichols and Harrods.

Q: What does the future hold for Priyanka Jewellery? A: We are focusing a lot on expanding internationally as well as a flagship store, hopefully in Chelsea!

Feather in Our Cap If you’ve ever questioned the influence fashion has on contemporary social culture, Forbes’ Most Powerful Women List 2013, released last month, would have laid any doubts to rest. Among the female political and social high-flyers ranked some of the leading ladies in the fashion industry. Miuccia Prada, Diane Von Furstenberg and Tory Burch were included in the high-profile list alongside the likes of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and First Lady Michelle Obama, giving a whole new meaning to the term power dressing.


From top/ Knuckle ring, £290; 3 stone ring in graphite rock, emerald and sapphire, £190; sapphire and ruby drop earrings, £180. All Aamaya by Priyanka Available at Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor;


Peach embellished leather dress with laser cut-outs, £14,020, Roberto Cavalli, 181-184 Sloane Street Matching antiqued rose gold plate and peach crystal necklace, £977, stone hoops, £366, and cuff, £577 All Erickson Beamon, 38 Elizabeth Street Cadeaux necklace in Aqua, £695 (worn underneath crystal necklace), Jenny Packham,




Effortlessly move from day to night in this selection of exquisite gowns; shimmer in sequins and silver leaf effect or stand out in detailed, jewel-toned creations in lipstick red, cobalt blue or deep purple


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Silver leaf effect long sleeved long dress, POA, Vivienne Westwood Gold Label, 020 7439 1109, Brown and yellow crystal flower hair band, ÂŁ98 Butler & Wilson, 20 South Molton Street, W1K 5QY Oval rose gold plate gemstone pendant with spikes, ÂŁ215, Mawi,

Pink and black tie dye satin coat, £2,845, duchess satin crinkled effect skirt, £635, and black satin bra top, £450 All Miu Miu, 150 New Bond Street, Pink shiny python pointy pump with painted metal strap, £800, Christian Dior,, DV cross necklace in black diamond, £645 and matching cuff, £475, Diana Vreeland Legacy Collection,, Transparent blue circular frame with metal arms sunglasses, £190, Heidi at Wolf & Badger, Dover Street

Appliqué blue with foil print bondage dress, £4,270, Hervé Lèger, 020 7201 2590, Blue splash African print turban, stylist’s own, Antiqued gold plate with blue crystal necklace, £831 and matching earrings, £304, Erickson Beamon, 38 Elizabeth Street, Navy blue encrusted armour ring, £105, Vivienne Westwood, 020 439 1109 Big blue stone metal tiger brooch, £690 (worn on turban) blue embellished Zebra ring, £750, and nude shredded leather sandals with silver buckle front, £1,105 All Roberto Cavalli, 181-184 Sloane Street

Red full length peplum dress, £1,248, Safiyaa, Black Fersen sandals, with clear plastic straps, £540, Manolo Blahnik, 020 7352 8622 Pink and red crystal oversized drop earrings, £68, Butler & Wilson, 20 South Molton Street

Tulle dress with green embellishments, £1,381 and beaded under dress, £1,944, Alberta Ferretti,, Large drop pavé spike and neon pearl hematite earrings in green, £245, Mawi,, Juke ring set with an oval peridot, pavé set tsavorites and white diamonds in yellow gold, £11,540, Robinson Pelham,, Silver bangle bracelet with green crystal, £125, Vivienne Westwood, 020 7439 1109

Full length purple fringe Onida gown with belt, £1,823, Catherine Deane, Nude shredded leather sandals with silver buckle front, £1,105, Roberto Cavalli, as before Bolster necklace in black diamond, £365, Atelier Swarovski by Christopher Kane, Rainbow cuff, £390, Shourouk, Harrods,, Large spike tube and neon pearl ring, £190, Mawi,

Hair and Make up: Charlotte Gaskell ( Using Shu Uemura cosmetics, Aveda Hair Care and Nails Inc. Stylist Assistant: Daisy Bunyan Model: Agnieszka Gwara at Nevs Models Location: With special thanks to Simpson Exclusive / 020 3411 4399

On the Hunt With grouse season imminently upon us, there was no better time for Holland & Holland to launch its new boutique, which happens to be right on our doorstep. Arriving this July on Harrods’ Fifth Floor in the expansive Sports Department, the shop will be a mini recreation of the bespoke gunmaker and lifestyle brand’s existing flagship store (just off Bond Street) and will feature the signature tweed collection, country attire and a range of silk accessories so that men can get kitted out in full hunting gear. For keen falconers among you, all of the necessary equipment shall also be showcased. The luxury British company has been the leading supplier of guns since 1835.


Slim-fit unstructured cotton and linen-blend blazer, £565, Boglioli


Partners in Crime The socks and sandals combo has long been considered the ultimate crime against fashion. Until now. We’re sad to report that those husbands and fathers who sport the dreaded pairing can no longer be labelled style victims as they will in fact be championing Prada’s top trend for the summer season. At the Italian house’s S/S13 show, models looked sophisticated and sharp in the latest collection which featured clean lines, bold colours and few embellishments. However, there was one noticeable difference which was impossible to ignore; housed beneath their boxy trousers were the offending articles on their feet. While we’re still in two minds about this new fashion statement, there is a way to get away with it if you really must; sandals-wise, opt for either Prada’s sporty numbers or Smith’s answer to summer brogues, which we love; for the socks, only quality John Smedley-types are allowed (gym socks are strictly vetoed). That’s all. Sandal, POA Prada,

Fringed leather sandals, £285 Paul Smith Shoes & Accessories

Leather sandals, £380 Marni,

Slim-fit cotton-blend blazer £1,160, Junya Watanabe

Unstructured linen blazer, £630, Etro


Summer Blazers

Smartening up in the summer without running the risk of perspiring can be a tricky business. Opt for one of these these lightweight blazers, guaranteed to keep you cool and looking stylish in the heat (


London Bound It’s upwards and onwards for Paris-based fashion house Berluti. In 2005, the house began its ongoing expansion with the introduction of a line of leather goods to join its hallmark fine footwear and, following the appointment of artistic director Alessandro Sartori in 2011, complete ready-to-wear collections. This year sees the extension of Berluti stores across the globe and, the hometown of the house’s current frontman Jeremy Irons, London was CEO Antoine Arnault’s first port of call. The new 354 square metre shop is located on Conduit Street amid fellow shoemakers Church’s and Belstaff. Here you’ll find the whole range of ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes, as well as a dedicated VIP bespoke tailoring service on the first floor. Watch this space for further updates.

If the Suit Fits... If you can’t make it to Savile Row, we recommend a visit to Tailoring UK which recently opened its first store in South Kensington. With its reasonablypriced bespoke tailoring service, it has already been quite a hit among City professionals looking for a quality work suit that doesn’t break the bank.

Burberry Blossom You can’t get away from Burberry’s success at the moment. Only a few weeks ago, the brand’s record profits and revenue growth were released, revealing an eight per cent revenue growth to £2 billion and pre-tax profits up by 14 per cent to £428 million. It has also just been announced that the British fashion house has spearheaded a new project with BAFTA to support emerging British talent; 20 potential ‘future stars of film, television and games’ from the UK will be selected by the BAFTA panel for a day of career advice and mentoring from leading industry figures before being celebrated at an evening reception at Burberry’s flagship store in Regent Street. The deadline to apply for the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits programme is 10am on 8 July.;


In the Swim of Things Love Brand & Co recently landed its first flagship in our capital and, from all the areas they could have picked, we’re proud to say that Chelsea’s Park Walk was chosen as its new premises, joining luxury men’s swimwear label Vilebrequin just down the road. As one would expect, the store is a true reflection of the beachwear company’s identity: its logo (two elephants facing each other) and motto (‘fashion for the love of elephants’) have been reiterated by a full-scale green elephant statue standing proud in the corner of the shop, a symbol of Love Brand’s ethical responsibility (five per cent of all sales by Love Brand & Co is donated equally between Elephant Family and its other charity partners). The range of colourful swimwear, shorts and polo shirts for men, and their mini-mes, are displayed on old scaffold boards and stored in apple crate drawers to emphasise the company’s modernclassic style and laidback attitude. The most stand-out feature, however, is the checkout counter; a perfectly restored 150-year-old post office. Inside the store you will also find the creative director Oliver Tomalin who is all-hands-on-deck, having been heavily involved in the shop’s design. “I wanted to create a space that would offer a unique shopping experience, with an exquisite customer service and high quality products”, explains Tomalin. Vilebrequin has got some stiff competition. Love Brand & Co, 5 Park Walk, SW10 0AJ 020 7373 8338;


A WOLF IS JUST AN OVEN, LIKE A DIAMOND IS JUST A STONE Iconic design. Enduring quality. Superior performance

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Cloud Nine The scene in Mary Poppins, when the cast jump into Bert’s chalk drawing and are transported to a cartoon universe, filled with technicolour colours and flying merry-go-round horses, has to be one of the most memorable moments in Disney history. Since then, children around the world have played hopscotch in a vain attempt to follow in their magical footsteps. Jacadi’s S/S13 campaign has similarly captured the enchanting world of a child’s imagination: candy colours, merry-go-rounds and blue skies provide the backdrop for the Summer 2013 collection, made up of floaty dresses, key separates and bright palettes. They’ll certainly feel as though they’re on cloud nine when they wear this collection. Jacadi, 39 King’s Road, SW3 4NB;



Design by Philippe Starck


Sanitaryware, bathroom furniture, bathtubs, shower trays, wellness products and accessories: Duravit has everything you need to make life in the bathroom a little more beautiful. More info at Duravit UK, Milton Keynes, Phone 0845 500 7787, Fax 0845 500 7786,,




Manor House bombe chest in green, £2,975, Sweetpea & Willow,

Palais Royal double tassle tieback, £258.75, Wemyss Showroom,

Dorothia throw, £435 India Jane,

Oleander JM1160, Jean Monro at Turnell & Gigon, £78.80 per metre 020 7259 7281;

Impasto Curtain in Mariposa 130615 (£58.00/mtr), Sofa in Amoura Velvet 120154 (£74.00/mtr), Cushions (L-R) in Sancerre 130602 (£62.00/mtr) and Calliope 120158 (£48.00/mtr). 0845 123 6805;

Panache dining chair £2,156, Christopher Guy

Bee green velvet cushion, £59 India Jane,

Green Light From bright emerald and aquamarine to olive and moss, interior designers have experimented with every possible shade of green this season to great effect

Delfo chandelier, £7,164 Baroncelli,


Vendee small mirror in green, £150, India Jane




Rose-Tinted Spectacles Having built up a steady following in recent years, we thought it was high time designer Rose Uniacke laid down her roots in London. As though she read our minds, Uniacke has just launched her studio in nearby Pimlico. Made up of a series of neutral white rooms which ensure attention is drawn to the standout furniture, the studio is a refreshing contrast to the sometimes gaudy interiors of traditional antiques shops. Rose Uniacke also creates covetable fabric collections which include cashmere blankets and goatskin rugs. With a knack for collecting antique furniture combined with a keen eye for designing contemporary pieces, the studio is a great place to visit if you’re in the market for a rare antique or one-off piece. Rose Uniacke, 76-78 Pimlico Road, SW1W 8PL

Flowers in the Window Whether you’re a royalist or not, it’s hard to resist the coronation bouquets from Royal Warrant holder and florist Moyses Stevens, which opened up shop in the borough just a couple of months ago. The Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace takes place from 11-14 July but the flower gurus will be celebrating the entire month. With the red white and blue bouquet channelling the Union Jack, it helps if you’re His and Hers feeling patriotic (although we You can now do matching ‘his and appreciate that’s not always hers’ in the study as well as the bathroom easy in the British summer). thanks to new designs from Edward Barnsley. The latest commissions from the designer-makers Moyses Stevens come in the form of two desks: one for a man, 118 Pavilion Road, SW3 2BF one for a woman. The ‘Ski’ desk has a distinctly masculine feel with its heavy mix of timbers and rich purple leather drawer lining, while the ‘Red’ desk is feminine in both name and nature with its refined red leather skiver and neat and Highly Sprung tidy handle-less appearance. Creating tailor-made products is something of The Bronze Age a speciality for Bespoke During her childhood, Kamini Ezralow picked up influences from far and wide but Sofa. These luxurious these have since been translated into the universal language of interior design. statement chairs could The last two years have seen the designer opening her own studio, Ezralow be used as the starting Design and launching her first furniture collection entitled Bronze, which is in point to theme an entire collaboration with Italian design house Orsi. room. The studio offers a The furniture range is almost as well-travelled as the designer herself, reupholstery service which having debuted in Milan last year before touching base at the L&B showroom this could come in handy if summer where it’ll be possible to view it almost in its entirety for the first time. your favourite armchair has seen better days of late. Bronze Collection, Ezralow Design, L&B, 6/7 Motcomb Street, SW1X 8JU 559 Kings Road, SW6 2EB



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Fusion Interiors Rebecca Wallersteiner speaks to Martin Waller, founder of local and internationally recognised interior design company Andrew Martin

Martin Waller, the entrepreneurial founder and owner of Andrew Martin, is, according to The Evening Standard, “the Indiana Jones of interior design”. And I can see why this description was accorded. His Walton Street flagship store is the centre of a design empire; a vast warren of rooms, it is filled with eclectic, eye-catching artifacts collected during his travels around the globe. “All of my showrooms, with their collections of fine fabrics, wallpaper, furniture, lighting, accessories and intriguing objects, have been designed by me,” explains Waller. Like Indiana Jones, the boyishly handsome designer is an inexhaustible whirlwind of original ideas,


constantly jetting off to his outposts around the world which extend from London, Moscow and New York to Dubai, Cairo, Beijing and Los Angeles. “Travel is the great luxury of our generation and it has given us the opportunity to see and absorb cultures so different from our own,” Waller explains. A cultural nomad, he likes to combine exotic influences to create something new and exciting: “I aim to bring together eclectic influences from around the world, creating connections to other cultures, or another time and place, encouraging an emotional as well as an aesthetic response.” Founded in 1978, his company was an immediate success, even thriving during difficult recessionary years, with loyal clients constantly returning for more unique treasures. It is now present in 63 countries. Waller remembers his customers’ names, quirks and tastes and, as such, “we suggest items based on what customers have previously ordered.” Among his many satisfied clients are Her Majesty The Queen, Tony Blair, Madonna


and the Beckhams. During the 1980s Waller designed film sets for glamorous James Bond films A View To A Kill and The Living Daylights and his trips to the Far East in the 90s led to a passion for the Orient, setting the fashion for this trend during the next decade. His love affair with African influences followed – with various trips to Africa leading the vogue for African designs, patterns and art during the next decade. Contemplating how packed his diary must be makes me feel quite dizzy! No doubt related to this dedication, Andrew Martin has always preferred to set trends rather than follow them. The company’s colourful kilims, hand-woven silks and playful fabric and print collections have achieved worldwide popularity. “Combining influences, colours, fabrics, art and objects from all corners of the world brings them together in a cohesive elegant way,” explains Waller. At the forefront of masculine interior design he pioneered the use of unusual material like driftwood, rustic French shutters and strong metals. He carefully monitors international changing tastes and trends, and what proves popular with Andrew Martin’s London clients has a great influence on what is stocked internationally. He constantly rotates the layout of his showrooms. Every year Andrew Martin organises the prestigious International Interior Designer of the Year Award, considered the Oscars of interior design. Past winners have included Kelly Hoppen, Jamie Drake and Martyn Lawrence-Bullard. In 2000 Waller’s book Andrew Martin’s Fusion Interiors was published – leading to his signature style being credited with the term ‘Fusion Interiors.’ He has also edited 15 editions of the Andrew Martin Design Review and writes for a number of publications. Andrew Martin, 198-200 Walton Street, SW3 2JL




Kids KINGDOM BY olivia sharpe & silvia bianco Small Hairbrush, £100 Dragons of Walton Street Bramble The Elf cushion, £28.50 White Rabbit England,

Newborn gift box £255, Dolce & Gabbana

Amelia Paradise Teddy Bear £125, Steiff,

Pop Art teddy bear money bank in silver with enamel POA, Asprey,

Image courtesy of Jacadi

Baby Bloomer Silver keepsakes box £54, Brissi,

PM rush-seated chair, POA Dragons of Walton Street

If, like the Royal couple, you’re expecting your own little one this July, you’ll need everything from cuddly clothing to snuggly nursery items to prepare for your new arrival

Cream baby bottle £45, Chloé, Pink Hearts 14 piece hospital set, £238, Kissy Kissy,

Bunny bank, £95 Tiffany,

Silver-plated Charlie Bear music box, £262 Christofle,

Excuse Moi! It’s the perfect compromise; you’d like to dress them in a preppy, classic ensemble but they want cartoons, colour and Disney. Thankfully Tommy Hilfiger has collaborated with global kids’ favourite The Muppets to launch a capsule collection for S/S13 which we think will satisfy everyone. The boys’ collection includes four t-shirts (with slogans like Wild But Innocent and Will Not Be Tamed) while the girls’ collection comprises t-shirts, an Excuse Moi! sweatshirt and dress for toddlers. Items will be available for children aged from six months to 16 years. Prepare for an onslaught of Muppets’ catchphrases, inspired by Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal, Fozzie Bear and Beaker. Tommy Hilfiger, 63-65 Brompton Road

Pretty as a Picture The first few days of a newborn’s life are filled with special moments so it’s important to capture them before it’s too late. Rather than just a standard digital snap, photographer Julia Boggio creates artistic portrait photographs which are taken within the first ten days of your baby’s arrival so that their every move can be immortalised on film. Aware of how delicate a newborn baby, and his or her mother’s nerves, can be, Boggio can come to your house to complete the shoot if you’d rather not make the trip to her studio. Customised gift packages are also available, making a unique christening present which can be cherished for years to come. Newborn photoshoot gift, £930,

Come into Play Interior designer Katharine Pooley knows that all work and no play most certainly makes Jack a dull boy and that is why her children’s room designs always incorporate the best of both worlds. She explains that “there are a number of important factors to consider for children’s rooms; the space should be suitable for active work and play, combined with areas to encourage relaxation and sleep.” If you’re in need of a helping hand as to how to create the perfect nursery, playroom or bedroom, the interior design guru has all the tips you could ever possibly need, from colour schemes, furniture and upholstery to accessories and innovative storage solutions. Katharine Pooley, 160 Walton St, SW3 2JL

Little Princess For the cutest christening clobber, look to Little Darlings. The online fashionwear provider has its own dedicated Christening collection to ensure your baby looks his or her best on their special day. Taking inspiration from bygone eras, the range features timeless fabrics such as dupion silk, Nottingham lace and linen, plus a selection of hats, shoes, bibs and shawls. Finally, little princes are not forgotten about as the line also covers miniature suits and all-in-ones.



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HEALTH BEAUTY BY OLIVIA SHARPE Le Vernis Croisiere in purple, £15, Givenchy Lipmix in magenta, £13, MAC Cosmetics,

Paranormal palette, £34 Illamasqua,

Paris Follies Larger Than Life lip gloss £19, NARS Cosmetics

Chromographic pencil in hi-def cyan, £14, MAC Cosmetics, as before

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Show off your newly-acquired tan with these festival-friendly colour popping products

Inimitable waterproof mascara in zest, £24 Chanel,

Satin lip pencil in YU, £17.50, NARS Cosmetics, as before

UV glow nail polish in omen £15, Illamasqua,

Stylo eyeshadow in cool gold, £23 Chanel, as before Pure Color Cheek Rush Cello Shots, £24, Estée Lauder,

Pure Color Sheer RollerGloss in Succulent, £17, Estée Lauder,




HEALTH BEAUTY Backstage Beauty: Wet Head Kurt Cobain may not have risen from the dead but it seems his hairstyle has. The 90s grunge era returned with a vengeance at Derek Lam and Giambattista Valli as models sported what appeared to be greasy, unwashed roots and dry, tousled locks for the designers’ S/S13 shows. The dual texture effect was most noticeable at Rag & Bone whereby elements of wet and dry were contrasted together. While you could achieve this look just by dipping your head in the pool or sea when on holiday, a more sophisticated way of creating the half-wet, half-dry effect is by applying the following stages: use a volume spray, such as Kenra’s Volume Spray, on slightly damp hair and then roughly blow-dry before lightly curling the bottom half of the hair. Follow by adding gel (Redken’s Water Wax) to the roots in order to slick it back. Finish by blow-drying hair behind the ears. Water Wax, £10.75, Left / Rag & Bone S/S13

Lock Star Every girl needs a favourite hairdresser. You know, the one who has the power to transform your sad, split-ended hair back into its former glory, just in time for sun-drenched summer holidays and a packed calendar of social events (the hair-do is crucial, after all). If you live in the vicinity of the King’s Road, you’re spoilt for choice and when I try out Lockonego, I discover it’s not for those who want a very serious salon experience. It’s for those who want quality without formality, and service without fuss, and the Saturday morning I visit is buzzy and busy. My new favourite hairdresser, as it happens, is the friendly Lockonego co-founder Jonathan Long, who delights me when he promises to do exactly what I ask for (two inch trim and blow dry) without trying to show off his expertise. This is a good start, and we chat about everything from Glastonbury and the Rolling Stones via luxury watch brands while he expertly trims and shapes. My hair is swishy and sleek when he’s done (I love the Quicksand product); thumbs up. Lockonego, 394 Kings Road, SW10 0LN 020 7795 1798;

Hair Raiser What better way for Sam McKnight to make his debut as the new global creative director of GHD than with a new campaign shot by famed fashion photographer Rankin? The cutting-edge shoot took hair to extraordinary new lengths, and heights, as Milou Sluis modelled five different hair styles to show the versatility of the company’s latest product: the GHD Eclipse. Through the campaign, GHD not only succeeded in super-styling the Dutch model’s hair; the game-changing styler is also set to outshine all other hair technology products currently on the market. GHD Eclipse, £195

Wax Lyrical No matter many how many times you have it done, getting a wax is never a pleasant experience. Therefore, to make it as painless as possible, I often opt to get it done all in one go if possible. So when I learnt that the Spa at Bluebird offer a Holiday Wax package which includes eyebrows, under arms, full leg and G-string, I booked myself an appointment, urgently needing to get beach-ready for the first bikini outing of the season. Despite being such a common treatment now, it’s amazing how many places can still get it wrong. I was nearly put off the ordeal for life when, on one traumatic occasion, I was left in a most compromising position during a Brazilian wax when the newly-trained beautician ran out halfway through due to a bad case of first-time nerves. Thankfully, this wasn’t repeated at the Spa at Bluebird. The lovely beautician named Melissa was extremely well-trained and professional. She gives you the option of hot or strip wax depending on personal preference; I recommend hot wax as it’s by far the less painful choice. The session takes about an hour in total which is remarkably speedy (always a bonus) but the procedures are still extremely thorough. I left completely smooth and in little discomfort. Now all I needed to do was shed those extra winter pounds. The Shop at Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, SW3 5UU

Body Beautiful

Turn up the Heat The intoxicating heat of summer is contained in MAC’s latest collection. The Temperature Rising range includes smouldering lipsticks, smoky eye shadow palettes and glowing bronzing powders. The heat is on.

Combine exercise with body firming and skincare products to achieve the perfect beach body

Strobe Liquid Lotion in Golden Elixir, £22.50 Bamboo and hibiscus exfoliating cream, £73, Space NK Apothecary

Body lift cellulite control £36, Clarins, Bare My Soul: Eye Shadow x 4, £38.50 Temperature Rising Lipstick in Caliente, £14

Tools of the Trade We didn’t think it would be possible for Crème de la Mer to become even more luxurious but it seems we’ve been proven wrong. The skincare brand has collaborated with gemstone designer Monica Vinader to create a limited edition silver spatula to accompany its signature moisturising cream product. With the new spatula to apply your daily and evening moisturiser, you’ll wonder how you ever could have succumbed to using your fingers.

Perfect legs skin miracle, £37 this works,

Size Zero bodycare, £55 Rodial,

Crème de la Mer Moisturising Cream (500ml) and Monica Vinader spatula, £1,250 Available from 1 June Exclusive to Harrods





Century Polo British Polo Day was founded just four years ago but the company has made waves on the international sports scene, hosting week-long polo events around the globe (and the most glamorous of parties). Amy Williams reports


In summer, polo events are to Sundays what weddings are to Saturdays, punctuating the season with the irresistible allure of new people and places and parties in marquees. If you’re down with the right kids (for it’s all Bright Young Things running these events nowadays; well connected marketing whizzes and former army officers with eyes on a more glamorous prize) it is feasible polo has pencilled its way into your diary from now until September. Perhaps you made Cartier at Guards Polo earlier this month or you have the Gold Cup at Cowdray Park lined up for July; naturally you’ll have joined the gang at MINT Polo in the Park, because that was just down the road at the Hurlingham Club. Certainly you will know that polo seems a tad cooler than it used to be – in part because of the said BYTs but also because it seems to have loosened up a little. In some cases events have slickened up their act and in others they have taken the stuffiness out of the hospitality; less debentures and more adventures, shall we say. So for example, in the VIP area at the Veuve Clicquot-sponsored Gold Cup last year it was out with

a seating plan and table service and in with pot luck seating and luxury picnic baskets to share (the Veuve on tap remained). More than ever, too, guests at these events seem to have moved on from simply seeing polo, as one friend put it, as “lots of posh people playing – both on the field and off it” to an occasion where watching professional standard sport can be combined with meeting people who, though thankfully not exclusively ‘posh’, are more often than not successful, interesting, international and fun. If you’re talking influence per square foot polo events are prime property. This is a fact not lost on the founders of British Polo Day. Relatively new on this scene, BPD was established in 2009 by Tom Hudson and Edward Olver, both 32 and former members of the Household Cavalry, who saw an opportunity for connecting the wow factor of a polo match with its intrinsic Britishness, creating an event that promoted both the sport and Great Britain overseas. Using their extraordinary connections (the inugural BPD event was hosted with the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi and HRH Prince Harry was the star player

If you’re talking influence per square foot, polo events are prime property. This is a fact not lost on the founders of British Polo Day



at the first UK event in 2011) backed up by a young team recruited on a ‘game for any challenge anywhere’ basis, they concoct week-long polo events that travel the world. Far from relying on the English summer season they take the game and guests to locations as far flung as Mexico and Moscow via Dubai and Germany. BPD is part

For a match you need 32 ponies to swap in and out, plus spares of a new wave of polo events that feel fresh, while maintaining an obvious, genuine passion for and understanding of polo, both its history and its future. Of course with all the whizzy staff and will in the world to spread the polo bug, it is not a sport that will ever come cheap: for a match you need 32 ponies (to swap in and out), plus spares, and add to this staff to look after and transport said ponies, and at least eight top notch polo players flown in from wherever they were last seen – could be Windsor, could be Buenos Aires. Friends in high places help too, and the British


Polo Day team appears to have plenty. On Saturday 29 June, British Polo Day will host its UK event at Black Bears, the private polo ground on the Culham Court Estate near Henley owned by Urs Schwarzenbach, a Swiss-born financier who also owns the Black Bears polo team as well as hundreds of ponies. His son, Guy, has played on the Eton team at previous BPD fixtures. Sponsors are also crucial. BPD already has strong relationships with Land Rover (at the Abu Dhabi/Dubai event in March guests were whisked from hotel to venue to after-party in sexy Evoques); Hackett, purveyors of the team shirts; asset management firm GAM and other smaller firms, such as exclusive home exchange club Third Home, who all want a little piece of a potentially lucrative audience. In Dubai the Gala BPD event is akin to a huge outdoor wedding with white tablecloths, vast buffets and Dubai’s movers and shakers buying tables to impress their friends. In India, British Polo Day took place in Jodhpur, with glamorous, intimate dinners at the exquisite Umaid Bhawan Palace, home of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, who is, of course, a personal friend of team BPD – he will be guest of honour at the Henley do. The five day-long jaunt in Jodhpur attracted a fascinating, power-rich, peoplefriendly crowd that included some of India’s high flyers plus ludicrously wealthy American businessmen with a love of all things British, military top brass (Lord Vestey, Master of the Queen’s Horse, jetted in to present the awards to the winning teams) and arguably the finest milliner in all the world, Belgravia-based Philip Treacy. Edward Olver, who lives up the road from Treacy in Knightsbridge, virtually door-stepped the designer to get him on board; despite their army background, the BPD boys have quite the flair for fashion and are well aware that the stunning BPD venues can work as well for catwalks as they do polo matches, adding glamour, colour and beautiful girls. Treacy, a man not short of experience of world class parties, was bowled over by the Jodhpur do, comparing it to Valentino’s 50th anniversary party held against the backdrop of the Colosseum. Treacy joined forces with Beulah, the ethical clothing label run by Londoners Natasha Rufus Issacs and Lavinia Brennan, in a showcase of British fashion in India, while Cheltenham artist Jeremy Houghton held an exhibition of his equestrian-themed paintings. At the upcoming UK event new label Logue London, whose pretty shirt dresses are perfect polo attire, will showcase their wares, along with

the Chelsea-set’s favourite sunglasses maker Finlay & Co and King’s Road designer Zaeem Jamal. Amid the hobnobbing and the fashion shows, this new wave of polo events, crucially, don’t take themselves too seriously. In India at BPD a match between The President’s Bodyguard and the British Army was preceded by bicycle polo, played on a hotchpotch of bikes by an equally hotchpotch collection of players, plus stray dogs who ran willy-nilly onto the pitch. In Dubai the camel polo stole the show – aided by amusing commentary from Simon Ledger, another of BPD’s secret weapons who heads up all army polo activity, and moonlights on the microphones at all British Polo Days. So how does one get invited to the fun? You can’t buy your way into British Polo Day’s UK event as it’s invitation only but the team claims it’ll never turn down someone who contacts them with a genuine passion for polo. For this Lady Violet Manners is the woman to know and she can be contacted via the BPD website. If it’s an overseas adventure you’re after, British Polo Day has teamed up with Abercrombie & Kent – if you book through A&K, a BPD event will automatically be included in your travel itinerary… an added extra that could turn out to be priceless.

BPD boys have a flair for fashion and the stunning venues work as well for catwalks as they do polo

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Turkish Delights The same question inevitably arises at this time of year: Where should we go on holiday this summer? Following its recent refurbishment, we deem the D-Hotel Maris in Turkey one of the most appealing options out there. If it’s escape and relaxation you’re looking for, the D-Hotel Maris has a broad range of bars, restaurants and private beaches complete with watersport activities. Award-winning restaurant Zuma, one of our favourites in Knightsbridge, will also feature as a pop-up event at the hotel this summer, offering its signature dishes from an outdoor robata grill as well as its exotic cocktails. With activities to suit every mood, the D-Hotel Maris is our go-to choice for your summer destination in the sun.




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The Art of the City There is every chance, dear reader, that you have been to New York more times than you care to remember. However, when was the last time you set aside an afternoon to soak up the cultural delights the city has to offer? The Surrey Hotel on the Upper East Side has teamed up with Context Travel to create The Art of Luxury tour, if you need help in assuring you benefit from any educational perambulation in more ways than tired feet and a handful of postcards. A scholar or professional from the Context network, comprising art historians, writers, architects and gastronomes, will organise and lead you on a bespoke ‘walking seminar’, taking in the nine museums of ‘Museum Mile’ (from 105th Street to 82nd Street on Fifth Avenue) and including the option of going to some of the top museums out of hours; this is bound to get reluctant children interested if you promise ‘a night at the museum’ type of experience. Your tour will in fact start at The Surrey itself; we love the stand-out, floor-to-ceiling tapestry of Kate Moss by photographer Chuck Close and you should also look out for works by Jenny Holzer, Richard Serra and Claes Oldenburg. The only member of the Relais & Châteaux group in New York, The Surrey Hotel’s elegant 1920s features were sympathetically incorporated into a sleek, modern design when it was revamped in 2009 and the private roof garden sounds particularly appealing, especially if you elect to visit in the hot summer months. Launching on 1 July, The Art of Luxury will be available exclusively for guests of The Surrey. A three-night stay in a Deluxe King Salon at The Surrey starts from approximately £1,480 per room, including taxes, Continental breakfast for two and a bespoke three-hour Museum Mile tour with Context Travel (excludes tax, museum admission fees and out of hours entry to The Met).

When In Rome If you imagine your ideal version of a trip to Rome, it may well be a romantic one, filled with strolls along the river, candlelit suppers looking out at the Colosseum and meandering through cobbled streets past hidden landmarks. With children in tow, however, it’s a completely different story and entertaining them for days at a time, especially if they’re too young to appreciate the wonders of the ancient world, can be exhausting. So it’s possible that news of the Rome Cavalieri’s special summer programme is music to your ears. For ‘Baby Fashionistas’ (the Beckhams have a lot to answer for) the hotel can arrange family shopping outings, as well as entertainment for children while parents browse at leisure. Cinema under the Stars is a very cute idea; kids can watch their favourite cartoon or action movie with popcorn and juice under the Roman sky, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Chalet. Budding chefs can learn to cook anything from ravioli to pizza (4pm on Mondays, also in the Chalet) without their parents nagging them not to make a mess. There’s also sandcastle building on Tuesdays, puppet theatre on Tuesdays, ice-cream tasting, ‘smoothie time’ and an outdoor pool (hours of fun). Just be prepared to pay the price for keeping them occupied. The summer programme is available until 15 September Nightly rates at Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, start at €350 for a Deluxe Room

In the Experts We Trust The Dorchester Collection’s country house hotel, Coworth Park, in Berkshire has launched a series of monthly dining events where experts speak to a small group on an eclectic range of topics, from floristry and fashion to wine-making, sleep and ceramics. Each event starts at midday with refreshments and the opportunity to meet the speaker, followed by lunch or afternoon tea. Events conclude around 3pm and guests can take advantage of special rates at The Spa at Coworth Park or explore the beautiful grounds. Most of the lunch events are priced at £50 per person for a three course lunch (including a glass of champagne, a glass of wine, coffee and petit fours) and coming up soon are Jenny McLaughlin – ‘Teatime Stories: Wedgewood, Fine Bone China and the English Tradition of Afternoon Tea’ (Tuesday 9 July) – and Geraldine Howard Aromatherapy Associates: ‘Stress & Sleep – how aromatherapy really can help’ (Tuesday 6 August). Historian and tea-drinker Jenny will explore the most English of traditions and the impact it has on our lives and culture, as well as sharing insights from the Wedgwood Archive over a cup of tea. President and co-founder of Aromatherapy Associated Geraldine has built up a loyal clientele, offering specialist aromatherapy products and luxury treatments at spas worldwide and she will reveal easy ways to relax and re-energise using the natural healing powers of essential oils in order to enhance physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. We deem this a lovely, civilised way to spend an afternoon with a close family member or friend and it’s less than an hour from London, so doesn’t require much travel at all. To book call 01344 756 784 or email

Game Drives & Wine Flights Apparently the Big Five aren’t quite enough. SabiSabi Private Game Reserve is hosting a unique WineChap Safari Weekend on the breathtaking plains of South Africa at the end of October this year, allowing guests to indulge in both animal sightings and full-bodied wines on the same trip. Founder of WineChap Tom Harrow will expertly guide guests through tastings of top South African wines, joined by revered wine makers Ken Forester and Tertius Boshoff of Stellenrust who will host dinners for guests paired with wines selected from their own vineyards before, wined and dined, all retire to rooms in Earth Lodge. Worry not, though; by day you can still safari amongst lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards and rhinos. Lunch will be in the company of the guest winemaker, sundowners will be a selection of wines from his vineyard and dinner will be served with paired wines, all ably hosted by Harrow, who will also present his favourite wines from Journey’s End in Stellenbosch. “This trip combines two of the best reasons to visit South Africa, its wine and wildlife, into a unique new experience,” says Harrow. “Based in the fabulous private resort of SabiSabi, guests will appreciate the wonders of nature and the works of man: Watch a pride of lions with Ken whilst savouring his iconic The Gypsy or enjoy Stellenrust’s Douwe Steyn with winemaker Tertius as elephants gather at the watering hole. You may have been on safari, you may have enjoyed tasting fine wines in splendid settings but never will your senses have been suffused like this!” What a promise. Only one way to find out... Game Drives & Wine Flights trip is priced from £3,900 per person based on two people sharing. Flights depart from Heathrow on 31 October and arrive back in Heathrow on 5 November. To book call 01242 253 073, contact or visit;



Super Spa Me The UK’s newest spa offerings, while each unique in their own way, do have one thing in common: glorious treatments on their menus. From seriously luxurious retreats to quaint hideaways, which one will you choose? ANGELINA VILLA-CLARKE advises us how to make the decision easier

The Magdalen Chapter, Exeter Think of design capitals and Exeter probably doesn’t spring to mind. But when the Chapter Hotel brand, owned by Swire Hotels, opened its second UK property there last year, design aficionados took note. Carved out of the former West of England Eye Hospital, interiors echo a vaguely medical theme. High ceilings and long corridors remain, bathrooms are clad in white brick tiles and original features such as the hospital’s Visitors sign have been restored. These are contrasted with contemporary wallpapers, a curated art collection and state-of-the art lighting that automatically changes according to the time of day. It’s a buzzy, ‘now’ kind of place. It follows, then, that the spa continues this contemporary vision. A series of curved interlocking buildings house a fitness centre, an inside-out pool with wood-burning stove and the collection of treatment rooms. Imagined by award-winning British designer

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Russell Pinch, who has used pale European oak and swathes of natural light, the interiors have a thoroughly modern feel. Perfectly matched to this sensibility is the fact that the hotel has chosen the British beauty brand REN for its treatments. The extensive menu includes detox wraps, a Moroccan rose body ritual and a bespoke facial, but our money is on the genius Twilight Affair Package. A lovely idea for a special occasion or for spending time with friends, come early evening you can take over a private treatment cabin, indulge with tea and cake, a dip in the pool and a choice of treatments, followed by cocktails and a private dinner. That’s what we call good design. A standard night’s accommodation costs from £150 per double room including breakfast;


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Located in the unfeasibly pretty village of Cuckfield is Ockenden Manor. The Elizabethan manor house has all the attributes you’d expect, from its wood-paneled rooms (one complete with original Tudor ceiling) to the forbidding oil paintings watching as you tuck into a Michelin-starred dish. As enthralling as these are, Ockenden Manor has an extra – rather unexpected – string to its bow. Hidden away in the original 19th century walled fruit garden is its ultra-modern spa. Despite having only opened last year, it has already won the Conde Nast Johansens 2013 award for Most Excellent Hotel Spa and I can see why. Architecturally, the spa is a huge, avant-garde space, built around the concept of light-filled boxes. Glass walls allow guests to see over the infinity pool to the undulating South Downs and merge the lines between inside and out. The steaming outdoor hot tub, terraces and sundowner chairs are perfectly positioned for an end of the day ‘moment’. Inside, you’ll find a curving walk-through rainforest shower (fed with water from the spa’s very own underground spring), twinkling steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym and studio. There’s also a relaxing lounge


and café (where an indulgent afternoon tea is served). What sets this spa apart, though, is its justlaunched Create Your Own Spa Day programme. This gives a twist on the often prescriptive spa days offered elsewhere; guests are given the freedom to choose what treatments they fancy from a bulging spa menu. The five hours worth of pampering can include stand-outs such as the Indian Head Massage (choose from Ila or REN products) and the Ila Ananda Face therapy – a reviving facial inspired by the Shaman women in Mexico. Taking the ultimate spa experience one step further, you can even book one of the six special spa suites situated above the spa. Just remember to change out of your fluffy robe for dinner. The Create Your Own Spa Day includes five hours of luxurious treatments and starts from £400 per person (Monday to Thursday) and from £480 per person at weekends. Go with a partner, family member or friend and it’s £750 for two (Monday to Thursday). The experience also includes a breakfast smoothie, lunch, homemade scones, a glass of Ridgeview Estate sparkling wine, tea and coffee;


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The Pig, Hampshire It’s fair to say that The Pig in the New Forest is better known for its focus on foodie treats rather than opulent treatments. The former hunting lodge is the kind of place where you drink out of mismatched vintage glasses, eat locally-sourced delights on bare wooden tables and help yourself to a pair of Hunter wellies to explore the pristine countryside. It’s very British and very, very cool. And so too is its Potting Shed treatment hut. Follow a winding path through the kitchen gardens (much of its produce you’ll be sampling at dinner) and past a lily-festooned pond and you’ll arrive at what essentially looks like a garden shed. It may not be grand but it more than makes up for it with an abundance of charm. Inside, it’s warm and cocooning. The floorboards creak, the tiny window has a linen square of fabric hung on an upturned rake and the shelves are adorned with little oddities such as blue glass bottles, antique tins and garden string. It may not be impressive enough for those who are used to sprawling spaces with therapists on tap but nonetheless this laid-back approach has gone down a storm. Enough, in fact, for The Pig to have extended the treatment offering from just massages to a comprehensive range of reflexology, ancient stone massages, head massages and luxury facials, with products from Aromatherapy Associates and Bamford. Whatever treatment you choose, the joy is that you can adapt each one according to how you feel that day. If your back is aching, then the focus will be on easing that pain. If your skin is dehydrated, then that will be sorted. Best of all, though, is hearing the wind through the cracks in the roof and feeling its whisper on your face, while wrapped up on a warm bed. It’s perfectly imperfect. Rooms at The Pig from £129 and treatments from £60


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Lucknam Park, Bath Every self-respecting country pile has a walled garden but not many have a state-of-the-art spa within it. Check in at Lucknam Park, a 42-room Palladian mansion on the outskirts of Bath, and you’ll happen upon the spa, tucked away behind a line of sculpted yew hedges in a blooming rose garden. For carefree souls, the hotel itself (ornate rooms with plump four-poster beds, silk trimmings and elegant fireplaces) is enough to prompt winding down upon check-in. Factor in the quintessentially English grounds, with their own equestrian centre, and Michelin-starred dining, and they’ll be well on the way to a blissed-out state after just one night’s stay. But, in the desire to help the many others who are feeling the stresses of life (read: most of us), the hotel has gone one step further with the launch of its Wellbeing Centre. An addition to its already impressive spa (which offers Anne Semonin and Carita treatments), the new centre offers an all-rounded holistic approach to modern-day problems. Take the Burn Out Treatment, for instance. Designed to help with stress management, the experience features breathing exercises, reflexology and a herbal body steam massage. It’s a wonderfully sensitive treatment, with time factored in at the end of the session when you are left alone, with herbal compresses applied to your stomach, to snooze for a while (rather than the


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normal awkward ‘time to go’ moment just as you’re beginning to nod off). Lucknam Park is also the first hotel in the UK to offer Hauslauer Sabbia Med light therapy. The hour-long treatment features special lights under which guests can lie and aims to tackle the problem of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), leaving you with

Luckham Park is the first hotel in the UK to offer Hauslauer Sabbia Med light therapy a sunnier disposition, whatever the weather. Due to launch in September, and promising to be another highlight, are Sleep Retreats and bespoke Nutritional Programmes, the latter run in conjunction with the hotel’s recently opened cookery school. They promise to tackle common modern-day problems such as insomnia and IBS, and come complete with follow-up consultations once you are back at home. Rooms start from £345 per room per night (a two night stay is required over the weekend period);



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The Guerlain Spa, The Caledonian A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Edinburgh Inspired by the glamour of the 1930s, the new Guerlain Spa at the glitzy Caledonian in Edinburgh, is quite possibly one of the UK’s most indulgent pampering spots. References to Guerlain’s original Parisian spa, which opened in 1939, come in the form of vintage mirrors, twinkling crystal and luxuriously padded banquettes. The brand’s orchid emblem, found on its signature Orchidée Impériale products, is also used throughout – particularly of note in the reception area’s bespoke chandelier made out of porcelain versions of the flower. Meanwhile, an amber colour palette gives a nod to Guerlain’s history of parfumerie. The seamless, indulgent feel continues in the chic treatment rooms and special ‘Guerlain speak’. Therapists are rebranded ‘beauty coaches’ and each treatment starts with a ‘fragrance journey’ in which you select a scent that ‘travels’ with you throughout your session (even your dressing gown is spritzed with it). But while it may feel wonderfully other-worldly, this is a spa that prides itself on results. Before every facial, for instance, skin is given a systematic analysis and precise diagnosis, then the treatment is individually tailored to each guest. The Orchidée Impériale Prestige Treatment is the star of the show. The two-and-a-half hour facial is an anti-ageing therapy that claims to visibly transform the skin, leaving it uplifted and velvety soft. It also includes a fragrant foot-bath, a paraffin wax hand treatment, three facial massages and three masks. The Guerlain Spa is the last addition to what has been a £24 million facelift of a former railway hotel by Waldorf Astoria. The good news is that you can leave complete with your own facelift (but for a much smaller renovation price). Orchidée Impériale Prestige Treatment, £250 Nightly rates start at £209 per night, room only



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Olivia sharpe is seduced by the ancient charm and glamour of the Amalfi Coast’s Ravello and its prized five star hotel, Palazzo Avino The Amalfi coast has been the setting for motion picture films and a beloved hideaway spot for celebrities since the dawn of the Hollywood era. And it’s not hard to see why. The spectacular moss-covered cliffs, quaint fishing villages and sapphire blue Mediterranean waters are hard to beat. During my recent trip to Naples, I moved away from the tourist trap of Positano, arguably one of the most popular places to stay in this region of Italy, and instead headed inland to the small town of Ravello. Despite not having the same excuse as Greta Garbo, who famously escaped here to get away from the paparazzi, I still was in need of some relaxation and the quiet, medieval hilltop village set high above the dizzying coastline seemed like the perfect place. While Ravello has a number of hotels, two in particular have been given the most press: the Hotel Caruso and Palazzo Avino. I settled on the latter and, like the rest of Ravello, the hotel has an ancient heritage, having once been the private villa of a 12th century Italian noble family. It was first turned into a hotel in 1928, and guests included royalty, aristocrats, poets and writers, but it was abandoned in 1978 and stood empty for almost two decades. It was finally reawakened by the Avino family in 1997 who transformed it into a luxury boutique establishment comprising 32 rooms and 11 suites, plus all the amenities you could ever possibly want or need: an outdoor heated



pool, modern fitness facility, wellness spa and two Michelin-starred restaurant, Rossellinis. You may know of the hotel under its previous name Palazzo Sasso; it was changed this year to mark daughter Mariella’s promotion to managing director following her father Giuseppe’s retirement. After a stomach-lurching drive up the cliff from Naples airport (which took about two hours), my guest and I arrived at the hotel; with its imposing size and grand pillars, it is palatial. The peach-coloured walls melted into the Mediterranean landscape but the surrounding palm trees gave off an L.A. vibe. Stepping out of the car, I couldn’t help but feel like royalty myself as my bags were whisked away by an eager porter and I was escorted into the hotel by an entourage. Having previously entertained Hollywood royalty Ingrid Bergman and Susan Sarandon and industry tycoons Ralph Lauren and Melania Trump, I was somewhat bewildered by such star treatment. However, as I chatted with the wonderful concierge Antonio in the lobby, I discovered that they’d once entertained a Prime Minister (no names given) but it wasn’t until a couple of days in that the staff realised who he was. And this is the great thing about the hotel and, indeed, Ravello itself; no matter what walk of life you’re from, everyone is treated the same. The hotel’s grandness continued inside with impressive archways and marble floors. Several antique pieces from the 18th and 19 centuries, plus a few select items dating back to the 16th century, were on display and these had been cleverly coordinated with modern soft furnishings from

If you’re in the market for a martini which really hits the spot, you’ve come to the right place Hermès, Designers Guild and Dedar Textiles, resulting in a rich and sumptuous interior with a contemporary feel. As my guest and I were shown into our room, we were initially less than inspired by the small, sparse bedroom slightly lacking in character, not to mention a proper sitting area (which I think should be a prerequisite for any five star establishment). However, this was forgotten as soon as we stepped out onto the balcony. Although the rooms without a sea view are larger and more luxurious, you cannot forgo the spectacular sight of the Amalfi coastline. I was also pleased to find that the bathroom lived up to Sharpe standards (bathroom snobbery is a family trait that’s been passed down through the generations). Fitted with a large bathtub complete with Jacuzzi jets as well as a piping hot shower, another brownie point worthy of mention was the Bulgari toiletries which can be custom-made to your preferred scent. After unpacking, we strolled round the hotel grounds before dinner. The stately gardens were almost as stunning as the views, taking over four tiered terraces and growing every imaginable flower under the sun. If you’re in the market for a martini which really hits the spot, you’ve come to the right place. Palazzo Avino’s signature drink, not to mention previous guest F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tipple of choice, is concocted by the hotel’s award-winning mixologist Stefano who is a true connoisseur. We instantly hit it off when I told him my favourite cocktail is gin-based with olives. His cocktail list includes 65 different martinis, ranging from classic, fruit, cosmopolitan and espresso to the more outlandish (I dare you to try the weird and wonderful fish martinis). You can either enjoy your beverage


in the lounge or at the outdoor bar where we also indulged in the fruit of the gods: lobster and champagne. Looking out towards the glittering coast with the Mediterranean sea and sky blurring into one, I wondered if it was here Fitzgerald was thinking of when he wrote the famous line: “In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” As the hotel had only just opened for the season during our stay, I was excited to be one of the first guest to discover what newly-appointed Executive Chef Michele would bring to the table at Rossellinis. Like the rest of the hotel, the restaurant has an air of authentic charm with rustic terracotta stone floors and gold gilded lighting. We shared the lobster and the quail served six ways for our first course, both of which were excellent. For main, the restaurant came up trumps with my guest’s Chateaubriand. Evidently Michele’s prized dish, it was carved on a separate table in front of spectators, mouths watering, and carefully laid out in a ceremony which took two or three minutes. When it’s food as great as this, I’m prepared to wait. Chocolate fiends must finish with the lager infused chocolate passion which was truly divine. Rossellinis has a well-rounded selection of wines from different regions and the expert sommelier was more than willing to offer guidance. And if our dinner was anything to go by, Michele Deleo shouldn’t be worried about maintaining the two stars attained under former Head Chef Giuseppe Lavarra. Breakfast is taken either in the breakfast room or on the terrace where you can continue to enjoy the unbeatable views. While you could easily spend your holiday lazing by the pool or testing out the hotel’s spa and fitness centres, it would be a shame not to explore Ravello. A UNESCO world heritage site, the town has thankfully remained almost completely unaltered and possesses an air of old school glamour. From D.H. Lawrence to Virginia Wolf, the greatest writers of the 20th century have laid down their roots, and best works, in this unassuming little town. The Villa Cimbrone is where members of the Bloomsbury Group often frequented and if you choose to go, you’ll see why it was such a popular



haunt of theirs with its unrivalled gardens. The other villa worthy of a visit, the Villa Rufolo, today serves as the setting for The Ravello Concert Society’s annual season of chamber music concerts which takes place between April and October; this was once where musical genius Wagner wrote part of his opera Parsifal. Ravello’s most recent celebrated inhabitant is American writer Gore Vidal and despite his property having been sold following his death – currently undergoing restoration (the new owners wish to turn it into a luxury boutique hotel) – you can still visit the breathtaking white villa which clings to the steep mountainside and experience vertigo-inducing views of the Gulf of Salerno. Apart from these sights, there’s little else to see in Ravello but this hardly matters. With its enchanting cobbled lanes, small shops and quaint cafés in the square, it has everything you could ever possibly need if you’re looking for a quiet and secluded break. As well as sparking the most inspired works of our time, legend has it Ravello was where Satan sent Jesus during his second temptation to show him the beauty of the world’s kingdoms. If this is true, all credit to him for being able to resist its charms. I know I wouldn’t have been able to. Classic Collection Holidays (0800 294 9315) offers three nights at Palazzo Avino in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast from £966 per person, or seven nights from £1,718 per person, this July. These prices are based on two adults sharing a double mountain side room and include return flights from London Gatwick to Naples and private transfers. Upgrade to a king double sea view for an extra £143 per person per night.;



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Annabel Harrison explores the picturesque seaside town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, finding it the French equivalent of England’s own beautiful southern coastline (but with much better weather and more cheese)


t takes about the same amount of time to drive to Devon as it does to get to Biarritz (Saint-Jean-de-Luz’ nearest airport) but the weather is almost certainly guaranteed to be better. While this in itself is appealing, the French commune is part of the Basque province of Labourd to the east of the Bay of Biscay, so it’s close enough to Spain to benefit from both cultures’ cuisines; a win-win situation in my book. When I visit (my first trip to this part of France) warm weather is no longer a distant dream and it’s a French bank holiday so the sleepy town feels like it’s waking after months of hibernation. Children race along the beach, sunbathers are soaking up rays and dog-walkers are out in force (the sheer number of canines leading me to think that this town must be very dog-friendly). It’s pretty, sunny, lively and quaint, and a lovely place for a weekend escape.

Then & Now The town’s wealth stems from its port; for centuries SaintJean-de-Luz has been associated with fishing and with the capture of vessels by its own Basque ‘pirates’. After 1945, however, some of the traditional industries of the district began to disappear, mainly as a result of overfishing and nearby competition. This change, along with the town’s naturally lovely light, and safe, clean beaches, strengthened the transformation of the town towards more luxury-based industry and tourism. In fact, in Saint-Jeande-Luz more than 40 per cent of dwellings are second homes and I can see why it is particularly attractive to retired people, many of whom apparently come to settle from other areas in France (I do notice a relatively high proportion of septuagenarian couples amid numerous family groups and a smattering of younger couples).

Walking On Sunshine This is what we do on our visit: Walk, stop for a bite to eat, walk a bit further, eat an ice cream, watch the sunset and walk back to our hotel. Pack comfortable, flat shoes because this area of the world is blessed with a beautifully unspoiled coastline and walking paths right near the sea, perfect for gentle meandering or, if you’re a local, energetic Sunday morning running, cycling and dog-walking. If it’s warm, go swimming; it’s the only sheltered bay between Arcachon and Spain, thanks to strong sea walls that protect the town from the fierce Atlantic Ocean, and we see quite a few paddle-boarders. Walking also shows off the town’s architecture; it features a large number of residences built in the





17th and 18th centuries along the Quai de L’Infante, Rue Mazarin, Rue Gambetta and at the Place Louis XIV. A monument in the Verdun Square honours fallen soldiers from both World Wars and another monument on the Quai L’Infante is dedicated to the resistance movement Orion; this commemorates the importance of the work of French escape networks which helped people to evade capture in Occupied France during WWII. Some bunkers, which formed part of the infamous Atlantic Wall (German defences against the anticipated Allied invasion of Westen France) are still visible along the coast. Also of importance to the locals are the cultural and sporting events throughout the year, so check ahead when you book, in case classical music concerts in the Académie Ravel auditorium, a film festival dedicated to young filmmakers, a surfing film festival or the Basque Pelota championships are of interest to you.

and not expensive). My boyfriend chooses the Chalosse duck foie gras (all meats on the menu are of Spanish or French origin) and I, although a meat-eater, opt for the marinated and roasted beetroot, which is delicious; cheese and candied citrus fruit accompany it and it’s very well presented and moreish, as is the foie gras. I decide I must try a local fish, and that turns out to be sea bass from the coast, à la Biscayenne, which is perfectly cooked and seasoned. The beef tenderloin from Galicia, with peas and red onion is also a big hit. Too full for individual desserts, we share the praline, pistachio, caramel and chocolate concoction – sweet and decadent, it finishes a really lovely meal.

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A quick, €40 taxi ride from Biarritz airport is La Réserve, a four-star hotel belonging to Groupe Floirat and just a 15-minute walk to the right of Saint-Jean’s main town area. The unremarkable entrance is more than compensated for by the hotel’s beautiful location; it’s set on a cliff top overlooking the Basque sea amid three hectares of rolling green grounds. Laze by the pool with a good book and I guarantee your eyes will be drawn away towards the sea. La Réserve is not too big (41 rooms and six suites) and it’s very good value for money. Breakfast, included, is buffet style and very simple but supper in the Ilura Restaurant is a real treat. Three courses from the à la carte menu is €45 per person and wines start at a reasonable price (ours is delicious

While your first port of call (excuse the pun) should be La Réserve’s restaurant, it’s closed on the Sunday evening we visit so another option must be put forward. If you’re in town and you feel like something filling and uncomplicated, head to the fantastic Italian pizza place just off the main town square. Chances are you’ll also see dozens of people carrying a little Maison Adam bag; you must try their unbelievable macaroons and the chocolate balls that look like giant Ferrero Rochers. If, like we did, you wander right instead of left from the hotel, you’ll come to Plage d’Erromardie and La Guingette (it’s not hard to find: it’s the only food place on the beach). A burger and quesadillas there prove the perfect sunny brunch and I don’t want to go home.

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The View from the Top I’ve had the pleasure, and luxury, of eating at many of London’s best restaurants over the years but these pale, quite literally, into tiny significance once you’ve rocketed 32 floors into the London ether. Yes, there’s the option to eat at the OXO Tower or Madison, and sipping a glass of champagne on the London Eye is very nice, but what can possibly beat staring out over London and its sprawling mass of buildings, peppered with the iconic, and affectionately nicknamed, Cheesegrater, Gherkin and Walkie-Talkie? I have watched The Shard rising from my bedroom window over the past two years and so it is with a great deal of anticipation that I step into the leather-padded lift to be transported upwards (no stops, popping ears). The decor is chic but trumped at almost every turn by the glass expanses of windows which afford surely what is the most awesome view of the city’s skyline in London. The Lounge is busy, fizzing with excitement, and the cocktails are expensive but when you consider it costs £30 to go to the viewing platform, I’d choose a Bellini with my view for £14.50 in an instant. We’re led by one of what seems like hundreds of staff (dressed in one of several identikit outfits, seeming to correlate to various roles)

The view may try to steal the show but the food by Rainer Becker of Roka and Zuma fame puts up a damn good fight along the darkened corridor which links the Lounge to the Restaurant. As we emerge blinking into daylight once again, we’re hit by the most amazing smells of rotisserie meat and baking bread. A sense of theatre pervades as you meander past baskets of brightly coloured vegetables on show, starters being prepared and chefs mid-chop. The view may try to steal the show but the food, of the exceptional standard I’ve come to expect from Rainer Becker of Roka and Zuma fame, puts up a damn good fight. Indulge in warm olive bread and soft, salty butter before sharing starters, as our waiter recommends; meltin-the-mouth burrata with juicy tomatoes just edges above the seared beef salad. For main courses, we decide we can’t possibly share and I’m rewarded with a very generous portion of incredibly tender rotisserie chicken (just £16, although the sides, at between £5 and £7 each, will bump up the price rapidly). The mash and chilli broccoli are the perfect accompaniment, both for my dish and for the rib-eye steak (at £50+) which is “the best I’ve had in London”, according to my supper guest. Languish in your chairs over cheesecake and chocolate brownie sundae (so American, so sugary and so moreish, despite the amount of food consumed already) to enjoy the view as the sun grows redder and sinks beneath the skyline. Oblix for two will work out at about £200 but it is perfect for a special occasion and now a firm fixture on my London must-dine list (I already want to go back). Annabel Harrison






Strawberry Swing The British summer and strawberries go together like bread and butter so what better month than June for Godiva to launch its strawberry dipping extravaganza? Visitors to Godiva stores will salivate as they watch their strawberries being hand-dipped into delicious, dark fondant chocolate. Add a more personal touch with an extra topping of coconut shavings, chocolate flakes, honey-roasted almond or the Belgian biscuit speculoos. The treats can be purchased individually or in a gift box, the perfect way to spoil the chocoholic in your life this summer and, with Wimbledon on the horizon, we think there’s no better time to succumb to strawberry fever. Cone of five strawberries, £10, £69 per kilogram

Ladies Who Lunch Leith’s graduate and former owner of Kensington Square Kitchen Sara Adams couldn’t have chosen a better location for her fashionable new venture with husband Christian Hodgkinson. They’ve taken over The Terrace on Holland Street and, while it has kept its old name, they’ve made the bijou establishment entirely their own, fast becoming ‘the’ summer hotspot for locals despite having reopened its doors only four months ago. Sadly, because of miserable weather, my guest and I had to be content with a table indoors; I say ‘sadly’ but former chartered surveyor Chris has done a sterling job of creating an indoor space which is just as welcoming as the terrace, with a contemporary monochrome design. And it’s not just the decor that caters to its stylish and discerning clientele; head chef James Kelly has devised a shrewd menu of five dishes per course whereby quality, and not quantity, is the name of the game. Locally sourced and British-inspired, each dish leaves you wanting more. The soda bread infused with treacle is the highlight but it’s purposefully served on a board so guests are restricted to one piece between them. After all, too much bread is so passé. Starters include Dukan diet-approved dishes: steak tartare, pea and mint soup, and asparagus and crumbled hen’s eggs. For mains, the health kick continues with ultra-light white fish options such as fresh cod served with a rather special shrimp tartare sauce. Even the steak appears a light choice as Kelly has achieved the near impossible of making his meaty dish almost as dainty and elegant in composition as a soufflé. While a little on the overcooked side, this was forgiven after tasting the accompanying watercress aioli sauce, so heavenly my guest couldn’t help dipping her cod into it. All the puddings are delicious but if you’ve got time I’d recommend the apple tart served with caramel sauce and vanilla ice-cream which, while taking 20 minutes, is well worth the wait. With friendly, efficient staff and a well-rounded wine list, The Terrace on Holland Street exceeded my high expectations. I leave feeling satisfied but not uncomfortably full, which is ideal if you want to make that early morning pilates class. Olivia Sharpe The Terrace on Holland Street, 33C Holland Street, W8 4LX 020 7937 9252;

New Kid on the Block Headed up by chef Manuel Oliveri along with a team which, between them, has worked at Le Gavroche, Roussillon and Gauthier, we’re expecting nothing less than the culinary equivalent of a rock n’ roll group for the newly-opened Tartufo in Chelsea. The modern-European menu features dishes such as side of black spotted pig and lovage ravioli as well as several black truffle dishes which is only to be expected (for those of you who didn’t know, Tartufo is the Italian for truffle). The interior has been kitted out with vintage prints by Jean Cocteau and Belgian illustrator Jean-Michel Folon. Tartufo, 11 Cadogan Gardens, SW3

House of Windsor The Windsor Castle has been delighting patrons since the reign of Queen Victoria. Its decor is 19th century, with traditional wooden pews and panelled walls, although the tiny alcove partitions (once used to divide people into social classes) under which you have to stoop to avoid a bang to the head, have always reminded us of a hobbit’s home in The Lord of The Rings. The Grade I listed hostelry has just undergone an extensive refurbishment but we can assure you that the original and much-loved features have remained intact. The most dramatic change has been made to the garden which has been spruced up with soft lighting, fairy lights and extra seating in time for summer; sitting outside with a glass of wine in hand, you’ll be the Queen of the Castle. The Windsor Castle, 114 Camden Hill Road, W8 7AR

Salad Days Beach time is imminent so it’s time for a last-ditch attempt to shed the winter pounds and get into (better) shape. The Detox Kitchen launched in April at Harvey Nichols’ Food Market on the fifth floor but the company has been quietly (and rapidly) raising its profile since March last year. Founder Lily Simpson initially specialised in home deliveries of great-tasting healthy food before gearing up to open the concession in store. The home delivery service makes healthy eating so very easy; a day’s worth of food arrives at your door first thing in the morning and no difficult carb/sugar/fat content decisions need to be made. Our tester realised that although she feared she would get hungry, the meals kept her full enough. As with the delivery service, the Deli caters for conscientious dieters, lovers of healthy food and food allergy sufferers alike with its range of wheat-free, dairy-free and sugar-free juices, salads and snacks. Henry Holland, Elle Macpherson and Agyness Deyn have all declared themselves fans, so with endorsement from some of the biggest names in fashion, The Detox Kitchen is clearly onto something.

Chelsea Bumpkin Bumpkin has just landed another restaurant in the borough, a fourth notch on the group’s expanding belt. With restaurants already in Notting Hill, South Kensington and Westfield Stratford City, this time it was Chelsea’s Sydney Street that was chosen as a new home for the eatery. Set in a Georgian townhouse and over three floors, the restaurant reflects the English countryside with its traditional dark wood interior with botanical prints and a garden which has been designed by double RHS Chelsea Flower Show medal winners, Secret Nature Gardens. This has been matched by a British seasonal menu composed by executive chef Raymond Fulton-Corrie. The latest arrival marks an exciting period of growth for the company which is planning to have 20 new venues across the UK within the next five years. Bumpkin, 119 Sydney Street, SW3 6NR



Photography: Chris Wood Photography

A Royally Good Cause

Countess Cadogan, Linda Hollins, Count Cadogan and John Hollins Topiary men

Lindy Brockway

WHAT: Friends of The Royal Marsden Chelsea’s Summer Party WHERE: The Chelsea Gardener, Sydney Street WHO: Count and Countess of Cadogan, Lindy Brockway, Sheila Hancock and John Hollins WHY: National estate agent Strutt & Parker sponsored a fantastic society evening on behalf of The Friends of Royal Marsden at the Chelsea Gardener on Thursday 16 May. Hosted by Countess Cadogan, the event was sold out and more than 500 ‘Friends’ of the charity were in attendance as well as local residents. There were some well-known faces mingling among topiarydressed entertainers and giant jesters, accompanied by a wonderful jazz band. The weather was fabulous and guests were able to enjoy the venue’s enchanting gardens. The raffle was very popular, with 105 prizes including luxury cashmere goods, tickets to London events and designer scarves. The event was a tremendous success and raised well over £20,000 for The Friends of the Royal Marsden Chelsea. This will be used solely to purchase important equipment for the Royal Marsden NHS Trust.

June Torrence

Lulu Egerton and Jason North (Strutt & Parker), guest and Paul Van Geens

Andrew Scott (Strutt & Parker) and Countess Cadogan

london living Rupert Wiggin (Strutt & Parker), guest, and James Clinch

Wendy Crabb (Chairman of Friends of Royal Marsden) Lulu Egerton (Strutt & Parker) and Lucy Reid

Sheila Hancock and guests

Jonathan Inglis (Strutt & Parker)

Giant dancers



Food by Mary Rose

Raffle collection



Michael Xavier

H.R. Owen Maserati parade before the headline match

Headline match of IG England v Cheval des Andes Argentina

The winning team Cheval des Andes Argentina: Adolfo Casabal, Oscar Mancini and Captain Andrea Vianini

Headline match of IG England v Cheval des Andes Argentina

Denise Van Outen

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Lilah, Lilah WHAT: Fashion Fades, Style is Eternal event WHERE: Quo Vadis, Dean Street WHO: Daisy Fellowes, Alex Black and Daisy Hambro WHY: If you happen to spot someone at Royal Ascot wearing a Lilah jacket, more likely than not that was the nameless person who stripped all of the mannequins at Daisy Fellowes’ recent Lilah fashion party in celebration of the tailored jacket. Befitting the occasion, the hostess donned one of her own creations from the new collection, a stunning ivory silk jacket, and she was joined by her close friends Katie Readman, Mary Hanbury and Antonia Twiston-Davies.

James Tussaud, Freddie Brun and Tom Warren

MINT Polo in the Park 2013 WHERE: The Hurlingham Club, Fulham WHAT: London’s most glamorous and fun-loving crowd gathered for this annual three-day polo extravaganza; City Friday, Ladies’ Day and Finals Day all saw a fair amount of sunshine (and thankfully fewer showers than last year!) Guests seemed to have a fabulous time regardless of which day they attended, sipping Pommery and Pimm’s, enjoying delicious foodie treats from the KERB Food Market and browsing the beautiful selection of products on offer in the Luxury Shopping Village. The polo matches were hard-fought and high energy and overall IG Team Sydney won the coveted MINT Polo in the Park 2013 trophy, defeating City AM Team Abu Dhabi in the final.

Pru Cooper, Alison de Ramsey and Caroline Smith

HPA Gaucho International 2013

Katie Readman and Daisy Fellowes

Grace Guppy, Georgia Oakley, Laura Cox and Katy Hiscock

Antonia Twiston-Davies

George Birch, Amber Atherton and Charlie Casely-Hayford

Daisy Hambro and Chessie Grievson

Julia Sarr-Jamois and Amber Atherton

WHERE: The O2 Arena, North Greenwich WHAT: The HPA International Gaucho Polo kicked off with a resounding bang this year as IG England and Cheval des Andes Argentina team went head to head in a most exciting and professional display of polo. And if that wasn’t enough, visitors to the games were also well catered for with hospitality which included music from world-class DJs and a Veuve Clicquot Garden at the Players After-Party in IndigO2 which kept everyone entertained until the early hours of the morning. While there may have been some sore heads the next day, we doubt anyone regretted it.

St Regis International Cup 2013

Olivia Grant

WHERE: Cowdray Park WHO: Anna Friel, Poppy Delevingne, Olivia Grant, Angela Scanlon, Julia Sarr-Jamois, Laura Whitmore, Amber Atherton and Charlie Casely-Hayford WHY: If, on 18 May, you were wondering where all the beautiful women had disappeared to, you’d have found them at Cowdray Park. The England boys just lost out and the South American team members (minus captain Nacho Figueras who was injured during the match and broke his hip) were presented with the Silver Jubilee Cup. This is St. Regis’ Hotels and Resorts’ sixth year hosting the event and they seemed to work as hard as the jockeys did to make the day even more special than previous years.

Poppy Delevingne

Anna Friel

Photography: Richard Young the KENSINGTON & CHELSEA magazine


Photography: Jon Holland

Best of British WHAT: Best of British charity raffle WHERE: Drayton Arms, South Kensington WHAT: Hamptons International’s Sloane Square and Knightsbridge offices surpassed themselves by raising an incredible fundraising total of £14,880 at their Best of British raffle held last month. The two branches united to raise money for Cancer Research UK and the sweepstake included more than 60 great prizes ranging from a Mulberry bag to Eric Clapton tickets at the Royal Albert Hall. The winners gathered together at the Drayton Arms to celebrate their good fortune and were joined by the gifts’ generous donators. Victoria Robertson and James Wardle (Hamptons)

Sir Christopher and Lady Catherine Meyer, James Wardle and Mandy Craig (both from Hamptons)

Katie Brewster and Stuart Moir (MD at William Curley Chocolatier)

Take Five WHAT: Ollie Phillips’ Celebrity Charity event WHERE: JuJu, King’s Road WHO: Mike Tindall, James Haskell and Angela Rippon WHY: It has been quite an impressive few months for JuJu. Firstly, on 23 May, the bar hosted a charity event with Ollie Phillips to help to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Society. The event was of particular significance for Ollie whose own grandmother suffered from the degenerative disease which affects millions of people worldwide and it was held in conjunction with Dementia Awareness Week 2013 (19-25 May). The sporting star was joined by fellow rugby players and guests were treated to an exclusive drinks menu where profits from the bar were donated to the Society. Secondly, JuJu has announced it will be leading the festivities at UTRC Henley Royal Regatta this July with the first ever pop-up club at the Upper Thames Enclosure, serving up chargrilled food, cocktails and champagne. The Chelsea establishment has also just been awarded the Best Late Night Bar 2013 for the fifth time in five years. Pause for breath.

Food For Thought

Claudia Winkleman, Yotam Ottolenghi and Fortnum & Mason CEO Ewan Venters

Claudia Winkleman and Chris Thykier

Michel Roux Jr, Giorgio Locatelli, Mary Berry and Tom Parker Bowles

Monica Galetti and guest

Claudia Winkleman, Mary Berry and Ewan Venters

WHAT: The Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2013 WHERE: Fortnum & Mason flagship, Piccadilly WHO: Claudia Winkleman, Mary Berry, Michel Roux Jr, Tom Parker Bowles, Stephen and Assia Webster WHY: This new awards ceremony aims to recognise excellence in writing, publishing and broadcasting on food and drink, in ten different categories; the stellar judging panel included Tom Parker Bowles, Angela Hartnett, Hamish Anderson and Fortnum & Mason CEO Ewan Venters. Hosted by the entertaining and stylishly attired Claudia Winkleman, both industry legends and the top emerging British media talent won awards in a ceremony that was preceded by a Fortnum-standard champagne and canapé reception. Drink Book of the Year went to Wine Grapes, an indispensable book for every wine lover which profiles 1,368 wine varieties, and TV Programme of the Year was awarded to the hugely popular Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast. Unsurprisingly, given the success of The Great British Bake Off, the public chose Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as their favourite TV personalities.

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Kate May and Mark Robinson


Guest, Anton Palmer, Dolly Maude and Ollie Phillips


Guests Andy Newman and Rebecca Deadman


Guests Becky Bean and Lara O’Hara


James Haskell, Angela Rippon and Ollie Phillips

James Hamilton and Andrew Fendy



Sarah Jane Mee and Ollie Phillips


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1 BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED HOUSE WITH SPECTACULAR GARDEN pembridge villas, w11 3 reception rooms ø kitchen/dining room ø master bedroom suite with 2 dressing rooms ø 4 further bedrooms (1 en suite) ø family bathroom ø shower room ø 2 guest cloakrooms ø utility room ø front garden ø landscaped rear garden ø 327 sq m (3,521 sq ft) ø EPC=E Guide £8.5 million Freehold

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Savills Notting Hill Ben Davies

020 7727 5750

1 CHARMING HOUSE ON ONE OF KENSINGTON'S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER STREETS eldon road, w8 3 reception rooms ø study ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 6 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø utility room ø separate street entrance ø front garden ø south-facing rear garden ø 300 sq m (3,231 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Guide £6.5 million Freehold

Savills Kensington Johnny Fuller

020 7535 3300

1 SPECTACULAR MAISONETTE WITH SOUTH-FACING GARDEN holland park, w11 Drawing room ø dining room ø study ø kitchen/ breakfast room ø 4 bedrooms (2 en suite) ø family bathroom ø wet room ø laundry room ø store room ø guest cloakroom ø south-facing garden ø Grade II Listed ø 378 sq m (4,069 sq ft) Guide £8.95 million Freehold

Savills Notting Hill

Strutt & Parker

Ben Davies

James Gow

020 7727 5750

020 7938 3666

1 BREATHTAKING APARTMENT IN A SPECTACULAR ITALIANATE VILLA holland park, w11 Double reception room ø dining room ø study ø media/entertainment room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 5 bedroom suites ø gymnasium with shower and sauna ø utility room ø wine store ø 49ft wide garden ø 476 sq m (5,128 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Savills Kensington

Knight Frank

Stephen Holmes

Sami Robertson

020 7535 3300

020 7938 4311

Guide £12 million Leasehold, approximately 999 years remaining plus Share of Freehold

1 BEAUTIFULLY REFURBISHED THREE BEDROOM FLAT WITH LIFT newton road, w2 Open plan reception room/kitchen ø 3 bedrooms (2 en suite) ø shower room ø lift ø 117 sq m (1,259 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Savills Notting Hill Oliver Lurot

020 7727 5750 Guide £1.95 million Leasehold, approximately 198 years remaining

1 PRETTY PERIOD HOUSE ON THIS HIGHLY DESIRABLE NOTTING HILL STREET artesian road, w2 Double reception room ø family room ø conservatory ø kitchen ø 3 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø guest cloakroom ø garden ø 168 sq m (1,806 sq ft) ø EPC=D Guide £3.75 million Freehold

Savills Notting Hill


Ben Davies

Charlie Parkin

020 7727 5750

0207 351 2383

1 IMPRESSIVE AND BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED MAISONETTE observatory gardens, w8 Entrance hall ø 2 reception rooms ø kitchen ø 2 bedroom suites ø guest cloakroom ø utility room ø 24hr porterage ø underground parking space ø 154 sq m (1,665 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Savills Kensington

Strutt and Parker

Thomas Holcroft

Will Allen

020 7535 3300

020 7938 3666

Guide £3.5 million Leasehold, approximately 980 years remaining plus Share of Freehold

1 WONDERFUL NATURAL LIGHT WITH STUNNING WEST-FACING GARDEN marloes road, w8 Entrance hall ø reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø master bedroom suite ø 2 further bedrooms ø shower room ø guest cloakroom ø west-facing garden ø 151 sq m (1,627 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Guide £2.45 million Leasehold, plus Share of Freehold

Savills Kensington Stephen Holmes

020 7535 3300

1 A NATURALLY LIGHT AND WONDERFULLY SPACIOUS APARTMENT collingham road, sw5 Reception room ø dining area ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 4 bedrooms (3 en suite) ø further bathroom ø study/bedroom 5 ø sun room ø 2 terraces ø direct lift access ø access to communal gardens ø 226 sq m (2,436 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Guide £4.5 million Leasehold, approximately 990 years remaining plus Share of Freehold

Savills Chelsea Charlie Bubear

020 7578 9000

1 AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE TO THE MARKET FREEHOLD HOUSE bramham gardens, sw5 Entrance hall ø 4 reception rooms ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 6 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø 2 further bathrooms ø 2 guest cloakrooms ø utility area ø self contained nanny/staff flat ø 2 roof terraces ø direct access to communal gardens ø 568 sq m (6,118 sq ft) ø EPC=E Guide £8.95 million Freehold

Savills Chelsea Charlie Bubear

020 7578 9000

1 EXCEPTIONAL STUDIO HOUSE WITH OFF-STREET PARKING holland park road, w14 Entrance hall ø studio reception room incorporating kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø bathroom ø guest cloakroom ø terrace ø off-street parking ø potential for 3rd bedroom (subject to the necessary consents) ø 184 sq m (1,979 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Guide £2.95 million Freehold

Savills Kensington Sarah Birch

020 7535 3300

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2 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø bathroom ø reception room ø 143 sq m (1,546 sq ft) ø admin charges apply ø Council Tax=F ø EPC=G

2 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø bathroom ø reception room ø 80 sq m (861 sq ft) ø admin charges apply ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=C

£950 per week Unfurnished

£925 per week Furnished

3 4

Savills Chelsea 020 7578 9020

Savills Chelsea 020 7578 9020



3 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø 2 bathrooms ø reception room ø 103 sq m (1,108 sq ft) ø admin charges apply ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=E

5 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø 2 bathrooms ø roof terace ø 207 sq m (2,236 sq ft) ø admin charges apply ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=E

£1,750 per week Furnished

£3,250 per week Unfurnished

Savills Chelsea ibreynardson@savills 020 7578 9020

Savills Chelsea ibreynardson@savills 020 7578 9020

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6 bedrooms ø 4 bathrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø garden and terrace ø off-street parking ø 274 sq m (2,947 sq ft) ø admin charges apply ø Council Tax=H ø EPC=D

5 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø 3 reception rooms ø kitchen ø communal garden access ø 267 sq m (2,873 sq ft) ø admin charges apply ø Council Tax=H ø EPC=G

£3,850 per week Unfurnished

£3,750 per week Unfurnished

3 4

Savills Kensington 020 7535 3333

Savills Kensington 020 7535 3333



5 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø kitchen ø garden ø 239 sq m (2,576 sq ft) ø admin charges apply ø Council Tax=H ø EPC=E

3 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø direct garden access ø 158 sq m (1,706 sq ft) ø admin charges apply ø Council Tax=H ø EPC=E

£3,250 per week Unfurnished

£2,500 per week Flexible furnishings

Savills Notting Hill 020 7727 5751

Savills Notting Hill 020 7727 5751

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3 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø 2 bathrooms ø reception room ø porter ø pool and gym ø 103 sq m (1,108 sq ft) ø admin charges apply ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=E

3 double bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø kitchen ø garden access ø 128 sq m (1,380 sq ft) ø admin charges apply ø Council Tax=F ø EPC=D

£1,750 per week Furnished

£1,700 per week Unfurnished

3 4

Savills Chelsea ibreynardson@savills 020 7578 9020

Savills Knightsbridge 020 7584 8585



3 double bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø reception room ø kitchen ø lift ø porter ø 114 sq m (1,227 sq ft) ø admin charges apply ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=C

2 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø reception room ø kitchen ø patio ø garden ø 115 sq m (1,247 sq ft) ø admin charges apply ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=D

£1,450 per week Furnished

£1,100 per week Furnished

Savills Knightsbridge 020 7584 8585

Savills Chelsea ibreynardson@savills 020 7578 9020

SAVILLS KENSINGTON full of character A rich and royal heritage, beautiful gardens and upmarket shopping streets are just some of the reasons why Kensington has its own unique blend of genteel opulence and chocolate box charm. Kensington is full of character and having been here for 25 years, we love it just as much as you do. We have just moved up the road to number 67 whilst our office is being redeveloped. Do pop in and see us soon. Savills Kensington 67 Kensington Church Street London W8 4BG 020 7535 3300

26 offices across London, 80 in the UK and 500 offices and associates worldwide

Here is a selection of just some of the properties we currently have available. To search a greater range of properties please visit

for sale

for sale

for sale

Campden Hill square, W8

Kensington gate, W8

Campden street, W8

2 reception rooms ◆ 6 bedrooms ◆ 3 bathrooms ◆ private garden ◆ access to communal gardens ◆ 332 sq m (3,578 sq ft) ◆ EPC=D

2 reception rooms ◆ 4 bedrooms ◆ 4 bath/ shower rooms ◆ gym with steam room ◆ patio garden and garage ◆ 371 sq m (3,988 sq ft) ◆ EPC=C

Guide £7.25 million

Guide £7.95 million

2 reception rooms◆ kitchen/dining room ◆ 6 bedrooms ◆ 4 bathrooms ◆ west-facing garden ◆ 311 sq m (3,357 sq ft) ◆ EPC=F Guide £6.95 million

for sale

for sale

for sale

tasKer lodge, W8

marloes road, W8

laurie House, W8

Reception room ◆ kitchen ◆ 2 bedrooms ◆ 2 bathrooms ◆ patio garden and underground parking space ◆ 125 sq m (1,349 sq ft) ◆ EPC=D Asking £2.95 million

Entrance hall ◆ reception room ◆ eat-in kitchen ◆ 3 bedrooms ◆ 2 bath/shower rooms ◆ west-facing garden ◆ 151 sq m (1,627 sq ft) ◆ EPC=D Asking £2.45 million

Double reception room ◆ kitchen ◆ 2 bedrooms ◆ 2 bath/shower rooms ◆ access to communal gardens ◆ 99 sq m (1,061 sq ft) ◆ EPC=C Guide £1.85 million

to let

to let

to let

palaCe gardens terraCe, W8

Bedford gardens, W8

Campden House terraCe, W8

6 bedrooms ◆ 4 bathrooms ◆ eat-in kitchen ◆ 3 reception rooms ◆ garden ◆ Council Tax=H ◆ EPC=C* Guide £5,250 per week

6 bedrooms ◆ 4 bathrooms ◆ 2 reception rooms ◆ garden ◆ terrace ◆ wine cellar ◆ off-street parking ◆ Council Tax=H ◆ EPC=D* Guide £3,850 per week

5 bedrooms ◆ 3 bathrooms ◆ 3 reception rooms ◆ direct access to communal gardens ◆ Council Tax=H ◆ EPC= G* Guide £3,750 per week

For property advice or a free market appraisal, please come and visit us in our new home or call 020 7535 3300 *Administration charges apply

Beyond your expectations

Redcliffe Gardens, SW10 A rare example of a lovely two bedroom apartment, forming part of this attractive period building. With a beautiful west facing reception room with impressive vaulted ceilings and smart modern kitchen, this property offers well proportioned accommodation to include a double second bedroom. EPC: C

£1,125,000 Share of Freehold • • • • • •

Hamptons Chelsea Office Sales. 0207 835 1444 | Lettings. 020 7717 5433

Period building Two double bedrooms Stunning 25’5 west facing reception room En-suite shower room Ample storage Wealth of natural light

Bedford Gardens, W8 A fine four storey Grade II listed family period house (approx. 2,736 sq ft) with a most attractive galleried former artist studio linked by a pretty south-facing garden. Situated in the heart of Kensington, this popular tree lined street is minutes walk to the excellent open spaces of Holland Park and Kensington Gardens. EPC: E

£4,750,000 Freehold • • • • • •

Hamptons Kensington Office Sales. 020 7937 9371 | Lettings. 020 7717 5459

Family house South facing garden Separate studio house Double reception room Four bedrooms & three bathrooms Kitchen/dining room

Beyond your expectations

Trevor Place, SW7 A very attractive four bedroom mid-terrace part stucco fronted period town house. The property is beautifully presented throughout combining period charm with a stylish contemporary feel . The house offers easy access to a wealth of world class shops and amenities in Knightsbridge as well as Sloane Street. The open spaces of Hyde Park are situated moments away. EPC: E

£5,250,000 Freehold • • • • • •

Hamptons Knightsbridge Office Sales. 020 7717 5461 | Lettings. 020 7717 5463

Reception room Dining room Four bedrooms Kitchen Three bathrooms Garden

Ladbroke Gardens, W11 This fantastic architecturally designed first and second floor flat with amazing garden views finished to exacting standards using high end materials, Bulthaup open plan kitchen, modern bathrooms, under floor heating throughout. All uncased in a traditional white stucco building. EPC: C

£2,150,000 Leasehold • • • • • •

Hamptons Notting Hill Office Sales. 0207 034 0404 | Lettings. 020 7717 5341

Two bedrooms Two reception rooms Two bathrooms Period Communal garden Two balconies

Beyond your expectations

Wilbraham Place, SW1X A smart two bedroom, two bathroom apartment situated on the lower ground floor of a portered mansion block. The property offers plenty of entertaining space with a spacious eat-in fitted kitchen leading to a sizeable reception room. Wilbraham Place is located just off Sloane Street, moments from Sloane Square. There are a plethora of international shops and restaurants in the immediate vicinity whilst the nearest underground station is Sloane Square (Circle and District Lines). EPC: E

Hamptons Sloane Square Office Sales. 020 7717 5481 | Lettings. 0207 717 5483

£1,725,000 Leasehold • • • • • •

Kitchen/Dining room Reception room Two bedrooms Bathroom (en suite) Shower room Porter

Trebovir Road, SW5 A beautiful two bedroom flat offering excellent entertaining space and a stunning bedroom providing access to an amazing balcony. The apartment is on the top floor of this mansion block, with lift, and being over 1000 sq ft this is an ideal apartment for a professional couple. EPC: C

£995 per week Furnished • • • • • •

Hamptons Chelsea Office Lettings. 020 7717 5433 | Sales. 0207 835 1444

Over 1,000 sq ft Great entertainment space Top floor with lift Bright spacious rooms Great location Communal garden

Beyond your expectations

Kensington Court, W8

£1,750 per week Furnished/Unfurnished

This stunning three bedroom apartment is located on the first floor (with lift) of a well maintained mansion block in the heart of Kensington moments from the green spaces of Kensington Gardens, boasting wood floors and modern fixtures. The apartment comprises large entrance hall, bright reception room with space for dining, separate modern kitchen, three double bedrooms and three bathrooms. (1,496 sq ft or 139 sq m).


Hamptons Kensington Office Lettings. 020 7717 5459 | Sales. 020 7937 9371

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Three bedrooms Three bathrooms Modern finish Bright Wood floors Lift

Beaufort Gardens, SW3 A fantastic newly refurbished two bedroom apartment situated on the first floor of a period building. The property has a large reception room with high ceilings and balcony, master bedroom with en suite shower room, second double bedroom, second bathroom and wooden floors throughout. EPC: C

£1,295 per week Furnished • • • • • •

Hamptons Knightsbridge Office Lettings. 020 7717 5463 | Sales. 020 7717 5461

West facing roof terrace Balcony High ceilings Neutral and contemporary style Hardwood floors Central Knightsbridge location

Beyond your expectations

Bloomfield Terrace, SW1W

£2,250 per week Unfurnished

An exceptionally well presented five bedroom family house provides generous accommodation over five floors. The property has two reception rooms and lovely outside space consisting of a delightful roof terrace and patio garden. Well located in this well established street for Sloane Square, Kings Road and fashionable Pimlico Green.


Hamptons Sloane Square Office Lettings. 0207 717 5483 | Sales. 020 7717 5481

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Two reception rooms Five bedrooms Patio Roof terrace House


Market Comment James Pace, Head of Knight Frank’s Chelsea office, discusses the current state of the property market

Chelsea has, for centuries, been one of London’s most popular residential areas in which to live and the level of demand that we continue to see demonstrates this. Over the past few years we have seen the range of purchasers coming from an ever-widening pool of nationalities, competing with the traditional domestic and Western European demand that has always remained consistent despite economic turmoil. In addition, this year we have seen very strong levels of demand across the board with applicant levels rising by as much as 40 per cent compared to last year. Knight Frank Research shows that this rise in buyer levels has translated into a significant rise in sales volumes of 17 per cent in Prime Central London. This has been mostly concentrated at the lower price levels where the volume of sales of homes below £2 million has increased by 28 per cent. This has been reflected in Chelsea where we have seen a dramatic increase in sales agreed this year, more than 50 per cent. Similar to the rest of Prime Central London, Chelsea has seen that the majority of the increase has been sub-£2 million but we have also seen an increase in sales in Chelsea of over £3 million by almost 40 per cent, which is highly encouraging. London’s best homes continue to rise in value and now stand 58 per cent higher than the market low in March 2009. But there is growing evidence that buyers are less willing to commit to homes with over-ambitious price tags. In May, property values in prime central London rose by 0.3 per cent month-on-month compared to a year ago where month-on-month price growth was 0.8 per cent. Whilst we are seeing prices rising consistently, we strongly advise our clients to make sure that their properties are presented in their best possible light, whatever their condition. It amazes me how often this is not done and as a result any savvy buyer will use it to his or her advantage when negotiating a sale. One of our clients recently followed our advice which resulted in several people bidding on his property. This produced a record price per square foot for his property of six per cent more than the previous sale in the street which we had achieved for another house only weeks earlier. So if you are looking to sell make sure that you get your property properly ready. There are good buyers out there and they are willing to pay good prices just so long as the price that they pay can be justified.

Figure 1: Monthly Price Change Prime Central London average residential price change Source: Knight Frank Residential Research 1.0








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Figure 2: Flat Growth Prime Central London price growth: flats versus houses Indexed from March 2009 Source: Knight Frank Residential Research 170 160 150 140 130

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Kensington Gate, Kensington W8 An immaculate family house with mews attached

A Grade II* listed house has the rarity of having the adjoining mews house to the rear. Main house - 4/5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, drawing room, dining room, breakfast room, kitchen, bedroom 5/ reception room, study, bar area, gymnasium, adjoing private garden. Mews House - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room , cinema room, garage. Approximately 558.02 sq m (6,006 sq ft) Freehold Offers in excess of: ÂŁ13,500,000 (KEN130047) 020 3551 5156

Gloucester Walk, Kensington W8 A fantastic family house in prime Kensington

A stunning family house located in the heart of prime Kensington. The house is very well arranged to accommodate a family as well as providing excellent entertaining space. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, double reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, family room, study, garden. EPC rating E. Approximately 264 sq m (2,850 sq ft) Freehold Guide Price: ÂŁ4,950,000 (KEN130086) 020 3551 5156

Oakwood Court, Holland Park W14 Large lateral apartment with garage parking

A substantial flat situated on the second floor of this highly desirable and prestigious Edwardian mansion block. 4/5 bedrooms, 3 en suite bathrooms, double reception room, study/ reception room, reception room/bedroom, kitchen/breakfast room, guest cloakroom, balcony, lift, 24 hour porterage, communal gardens, private garage. Approximately 332 sq m (3,574 sq ft) Leasehold: approximately 124 years remaining Guide price: ÂŁ6,150,000 (KEN120170) 020 3551 5156

Pont Street, Knightsbridge SW1 Exquisite duplex turnkey apartment

A superb first floor duplex apartment which forms part of the redevelopment of this elegant townhouse in the heart of Knightsbridge. Master bedroom suite, second bedroom suite, kitchen, dining room, reception room, cloakroom, utility. EPC rating F. Approximately 190 sq m (2,050 sq ft) Share of freehold with approximately 998 years unexpired Guide price: ÂŁ5,450,000 (SLA130026) 020 3641 5913

Burnsall Street, Chelsea SW3 Family house in the heart of Chelsea

A most elegant terrace house situated within the heart of Chelsea which has recently been superbly modernised. Master bedroom suite, 4 further bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom, double reception room, kitchen/dining room, sitting room/play room, utility room, cloakroom, built in cupboards and storage throughout, patio garden, west facing roof terrace. EPC Rating F. Approximately 226 sq m (2,430 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ4,295,000 (SLA130189) 020 3641 5913

Pembridge Place, Notting Hill W2 Stunning house with garden

A rare opportunity to acquire an elegant house that has not been seen in the marketplace for over 30 years. Arranged over four floors, the house offers fantastic light, space and grand proportions and is the perfect family home. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, double reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, study, cellar, Utility room 2 guest cloakrooms, garden. Approximately 341.2 sq m (3,673 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ12,000,000 (NGH120220) 020 8166 5449

Queen’s Gate, South Kensington SW7 Lateral apartment with 54 ft terrace

A quite outstanding and newly refurbished first floor lateral apartment set across two imposing white stucco-fronted buildings. 5 bedroom suites, 4 further bedroom suites, kitchen/dining room with gallery, drawing room, gallery/study, staff kitchen/utility room, guest cloakroom, 54 ft terrace, 2 rear balconies, direct lift access, porter. EPC rating D. Approximately 339 sq m (3,648 sq ft) Share of freehold Guide price: ÂŁ9,250,000 (CHL130135) 020 3641 6122 Joint agent: W.A Ellis 020 7306 1610

Gordon Place, Kensington W8 Immaculately presented house

A spectacular, recently refurbished period house in a beautiful setting in the heart of Kensington. The house has been finished to an exceptional standard with bespoke fixtures and fittings. Master bedroom with en suite, 2 further bedrooms, reception room, kitchen, family bathroom, dressing room. EPC rating D. Approximately 130 sq m (1, 392 sq ft) Available furnished or unfurnished 020 3641 7308

Guide price: ÂŁ2, 500 per week (KEN175529)

(All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, administration fees will apply when renting a property. Please ask for details of our charges.)

Ralston Street, Knightsbridge SW3 Lovely family house refurbished to a high standard

5 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (one en suite), double reception room, family room open to kitchen and conservatory with dining area, 2 cloakrooms, utility room, patio garden, access to square gardens. EPC rating E. Approximately 238 sq m (2,559 sq ft) 020 7591 8601

Available unfurnished Guide price: ÂŁ3,750 per week (KNQ179053)

(All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, administration fees will apply when renting a property. Please ask for details of our charges.)

Royal Crescent, Notting Hill W11 Family house overlooing communal gardens

Impressive seven bedroom Victorian south facing house. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 5 double bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms, shower room, reception room, kitchen/ breakfast room, dining room, study, cinema room, utility room, wine cellar,self-contained flat with bedroom and en suite shower room and own separate entrance, summer house, communal gardens. Approximately 392 sq m (4,220 sq ft) 020 3551 9610

Guide price: ÂŁ4,950 per week (NHQ179506)

(All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, administration fees will apply when renting a property. Please ask for details of our charges.)

Gledhow Gardens S o u t h K e n S i n g to n | S W 5 A simply stunning apartment that has been the subject of a full and meticulous program of refurbishment to produce a unique space.

Master bedroom suite, 3 further en suite bedrooms (one with spa), open plan kitchen/dining/reception room, reception room, study, entrance hall, utility room, cloakroom, direct access to communal gardens. ePC rating C. Approximately 293 m (3,159 sq ft). share of freehold ÂŁ8,400,000

A P ro p e rt y B e yo n d Wo r d s.

An incredible stucco-fronted five bedroom house located in the heart of Belgravia. The property features 4 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, cloakroom, garden atrium

and 3 stunning terraces. EPC Rating D. Price on Application. Freehold. To arrange a viewing call

020 3641 5913




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How to motivate an estate agent. Uniquely, we don’t tie you into a fixed-term contract. Why should we? Rather, why should anyone else? Unless, with no incentive, they’re worried you’ll give them the boot if the shoe doesn’t fit. Selling, or buying, it’s not our clients who fire us. It’s us who fire our clients. With our enthusiasm, energy and, above all – results. Phone me, Nick Crayson. Or boot it round here, and find out. T 020 7221 1117 10 Lambton Place London W11 2SH

Addison Avenue, Holland Park W11 A period masterpiece, with an elegant layout and a wonderful garden. This is a house made for entertaining. Beautifully updated by its current owners, it’s the perfect family home. An absolutely stunning house in one of Holland Park’s most beautiful and picturesque locations.


Double reception Kitchen /dining room & family room Master bedroom suite Four further bedrooms, one further bathroom & two shower rooms Utility room & two cloakrooms, front and 80 ft rear gardens Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea 2,592 sq ft / 240.8 sq m Energy Performance Rating Band F Price on application

Joint Sole Agents Crayson T 020 7221 1117 John D. Wood T 020 7727 2233

Portland Road, Holland Park W11 So many great features in this simply brilliant home that it’s extremely hard to know where to start‌ Is it that there is an untouched quality, with its original Victorian cornices, fireplaces and tiles that is so attractive, or the feeling that here you could raise a family, run a business, and still find room to curl up with a book in peace?

Double reception room, kitchen / dining room & further reception room Master bedroom suite Five further bedrooms & two further bathrooms Study, garden house office, two cloakrooms & utility Terrace, front & back gardens & off-street parking Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea 3,380 sq ft / 314 sq m Energy Performance Rating Band E Price on application

Sole Agent T 020 7221 1117 10 Lambton Place London W11 2SH

Hyde Park Gardens, Hyde Park W2 One man’s passion can be another’s poison, but the sheer perfection and attention to detail that has gone into decorating this apartment in the style of Louis XVI is truly extraordinary. A ceiling copied from Mme de Pompadour’s chateau, a dining-room inspired by the library at Versailles and a drawing-room based on a Parisian palace built in the 1750s. Where else can you find all that along with some of the best views in London directly over Hyde Park?

Two reception rooms Kitchen Master bedroom suite Two further bedrooms, one ensuite & a further shower room Balcony, terrace & communal garden City of Westminster 2,142 sq ft / 199 sq m Energy Performance Rating Band E Guide Price ÂŁ6.5 million Share of Freehold

Sole Agent T 020 7221 1117 10 Lambton Place London W11 2SH

Kingswood Avenue, Queen’s Park NW6 Real-sized house, with great views, in child-friendly area, with a reasonable price and good transport – what’s not to like? Queen’s Park is a cunning little area – massive houses, lovely park, dead handy for the City, (there’s an overland and an Underground), close to the delights of Hampstead and Notting Hill, and getting trendier by the minute – in short proper bang for your bucks, which I think we can all agree is rare in London these days.

Double reception room Kitchen / dining room, study, utility room & cloakroom Master bedroom suite Four further bedrooms, further bathroom & shower room Front & rear gardens, garage & off street parking London Borough of Brent 3,583 sq ft / 333 sq m Energy Performance Rating Band D Guide Price ÂŁ3.85 million Freehold

Sole Agent T 020 7221 1117 10 Lambton Place London W11 2SH

London Action! Nick Crayson analyses the Notting Hill and Holland Park property market

While prime London property has seen far more significant price appreciation than the UK mainstream market, activity levels remained an issue throughout 2012. But 2013 has, relatively speaking, been action-packed. Values, transaction numbers and new stock levels have all improved. Buyers in Notting Hill, Holland Park and Kensington have been spending around £126 million per month, 17 per cent more than in 2012. Demand for houses over £2 million has been particularly noticeable this year and, by the end of the first quarter, transactions had increased by 24 per cent. Outstanding examples of the lovely properties that Crayson has sold in Notting Hill this year include: a fabulous five bedroom house in Chepstow Crescent (with a guide price of £6.25 million); an impeccably contemporised Victorian property in fashionable Portland Road (guide price £3.25 million); an uber-chic house in Queen’s Park (guide price £2.675 million); a unique property in Colville Mews (guide price £3.5 million); and a stucco-fronted, five-storey family house in Chepstow Road (guide price of £3 million). Further clarity on the implications of the new annual charges and changes to offshore ownership of more than £2 million, outlined in December’s Draft Finance Bill and the March budget, have resulted in increased sales activity over the £2 million threshold as well as an increase in new instructions. The number of properties released onto the market between £2 and £5 million

Portland Road

has increased by 84 per cent. Crayson is selling some gorgeous examples in this price bracket, such as: • Holland Park Mews, W11, £2 million • Stoneleigh Street, W11, £2.5 million • Chepstow Road, W2, £2.9 million • Lonsdale Road, W11, £3.75 million • Portland Road, W11, £4.5 million Houses have been showing a significant premium over flats in Notting Hill, the size of that premium varying widely depending on area. In W10 the premium is 17 per cent; W11, 29 per cent; and W14, a punchy 37 per cent. The market for apartments is buoyant nonetheless, especially those in a great location. Crayson is selling a fantastic two-bedroom flat in Thornbury Court, W11, complete with New York style porter. The guide price is £775,000. The market for £5 million plus houses is also buoyant and Crayson has several new properties on the market ranging from a seductively renovated family house in Horbury Crescent at £5.25 million to a luxurious and cutting edge contemporary house in Hereford Road at £20 million. However, many property owners in this price sector prefer to adopt a discreet approach to selling. Crayson has a selection of high profile properties that it is selling with a low profile – what we call ‘off market’. Buyers looking for properties in prime London should always be aware that not everything for sale appears on the internet and should make their requirements known to Crayson personally. With a great deal more activity both in terms of new instructions and new transactions, our outlook for the second half of 2013 is very positive indeed. 020 7221 1117;


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Holland Park W11 £7,250,000 A beautifully refurbished lateral apartment offering magnificent proportions throughout. Extensive living and entertaining space covers the entire raised ground floor of this imposing double-fronted villa. Generous bedroom accommodation includes a sumptuous master suite. A private, mature landscaped garden of over 70ft in length offers beautiful views and excellent privacy. Share of Freehold. Sole Agents.

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Norland Square W11 £6,450,000 Enjoying wonderful light and retaining a wealth of original features this beautifully balanced home offers excellent family accommodation and an abundance of period charm. The reception space is arranged over the lower three floors and includes a magnificent drawing room on the first floor with southerly views towards the garden square. Bedroom accommodation includes a master suite and five further bedrooms served by a bathroom and shower room. A private mature, walled garden and access to Norland Square. EPC=C. Sole Agents.

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Radnor Walk SW3 £4,250,000 This beautifully refurbished house, finished to the highest of standards, is located on Radnor Walk, a very popular residential street running directly off Chelsea’s world renowned King’s Road. The ground floor of this wonderful freehold house is dedicated to a vast, open plan reception/kitchen/dining room leading out to a patio, while the lower ground floor features a guest suite. There is a utility and media room, a master bedroom with en suite, two further bedrooms and a stunning roof terrace. Freehold. EPC=D. Sole Agents.

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Caroline Place W2 ÂŁ3,750,000 This beautifully presented, semi-detached house is located in a sought after enclave moments from Kensington Gardens. The property has been refurbished to the highest of standards, comprising wonderfully bright, open-plan living space leading out to a private walled garden, a formal reception room, roof terrace, four double bedroom suites and two further bedrooms served by an additional bathroom. Two private garages adjoin the property and can be accessed directly through the garden. Freehold. EPC=D. Sole Agents.

PRIME SALES: 020 7313 2891

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Melbury Road W14 £3,250,000 This spectacular duplex apartment, set in a beautiful red-brick period building, offers very high ceilings, a wealth of entertaining space and a spectacular landscaped garden. The raised ground floor accommodation comprises an unusually large reception room with views directly onto the garden, a separate study, a generous eat-in kitchen and a guest cloakroom. The first floor comprises agenerous master suite, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Share of Freehold. EPC=D. Sole Agents

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Cope Place W8 £3,250,000 A simply stunning period family house with fabulous entertaining space and a south facing garden, located moments from Kensington High Street, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens. Arranged over four oors, this charming house includes a beautiful double reception room, a shower/utility room and a large kitchen/dining room ideal for entertaining, with doors leading from a conservatory directly out to the garden. The property features four bedrooms with a family bathroom on the half landing. Freehold. EPC=E. Sole Agents.

KENSINGTON: 020 7368 4450

Pelham Street SW7 £2,150,000 Located just a few moments walk from the excellent transport links at South Kensington, this substantial freehold period house provides generous accommodation over three oors. The property boasts over 1,620sqft of living accommodation including excellent reception space and a fabulous kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a roof terrace and a large study area with an adjoining shower room that was initially designed as a potential fourth bedroom. Freehold. EPC=D. Sole Agents.

SOUTH KENSINGTON: 020 7590 0800

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Portobello Road W11 £2,000,000 Beautifully refurbished throughout, this wonderful freehold property boasts an exceptionally finished interior, a roof terrace and off street parking. Highlights include the stunning top floor double-aspect reception room, a modern kitchen, impressive master bedroom with en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms, study and a shower room. The property is located in the heart of Portobello Road, with an array of restaurants, bars and amenities on its doorstep. Freehold. EPC=E. Sole Agents.

NOTTING HILL: 020 7313 2890

The Power of Four annabel harrison meets James Moran and Tom Dogger, directors of Winkworth’s South Kensington and Knightsbridge & Chelsea offices respectively, to discuss the local area and their take on the property market Void periods greatly reduce anticipated returns. Tom: To counteract what James said, although the rental values are very easy to quantify in terms of the headline return you are getting, since 2007 the appreciation in prices has been enormous, so the capital appreciation people have, in terms of an actual physical return, have been very high. This is despite the perceived income yield at present being relatively poor and there being quite a lot of rental stock available.

James Moran has been at the helm of Winkworth South Kensington since 2001 and, a passionate rugby fan, it seems that the elements vital to a successful team transfer well to the workplace; in 2009 the office won the national award from Winkworth for sales turnover and became the most valuable sales office in the country. Having worked in the Prime Central London residential property market since 1996, Tom Dogger became a partner at Winkworth Knightsbridge, Chelsea & Belgravia in 2002 and acquired the franchise in 2007. Both Tom and James have a wealth of experience in dealing with the best houses and flats within the marketplace and with leasehold property so I sat down with them to find out more about the Winkworth offering. What differentiates your approach from others in the industry? Tom: Because we own our companies, we are invested in making sure that the business performs. Although we have the support of the umbrella brand, our customers are dealing with someone who owns a business locally and is always accountable for their actions in terms of selling or letting, which I think is a unique aspect to Winkworth. What do you think sets the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea apart from other property hot spots in London? Tom: You can’t really add to what is already here. In parts of Battersea and Fulham, and on the river, there is a lot of development taking place, so essentially, buyers like the fact that the market here is established. Due to local conservation areas and Listed building constraints, there is not going to be a housing development of 25 new flats in Cornwall Gardens. It just doesn’t happen; the planning rules restrict it. What is your advice to anyone looking to invest in property in this area? James: It is very easy to make a snap decision in such a busy market. You need to speak to a lettings agent first and do some homework; find out what really is going to tick all the boxes. Investors in the past have bought what they presume to be a good rental prospect but obviously, if a property is far from a tube or above commercial property, for example, it may just sit on the market and not let; if you are a yield-based investor, it has to be let.

If you could change one thing about the current system what would it be? James: For agents and solicitors to have a better understanding and sympathetic views of each other’s roles in a transaction. Tom: The length of time between offer and completion. I’m finding transactions are very slow. As a seller, it is crucial to get a really savvy, local solicitor to act for you, who knows the area and who can respond to enquiries quickly. Obviously, time is of the essence. If you’ve got a really good price for a property, it is very important to get it exchanged quickly and maintain momentum in a deal. Do you recommend solicitors? James: We do. We also actively discourage buyers and sellers from using solicitors we have had bad experiences with before. We had one flat today that fell through after five months of conveyancing. Basically, it was because the lawyer wouldn’t take a commercial view to advise their client, who was the purchaser, correctly. Vendors need to have all their paperwork ready and preparation is key; you need to be able to present a full contract package to the buyer and their solicitor, the instant terms are agreed. Tom: We have a lot of experience in and knowledge of the area because of our position as owners of businesses; we are able to understand the legal process and to manage it. It is through this understanding that you become aware of how poor the service from some solicitors can be. We do try to facilitate these deals but unfortunately a solicitor takes an instrumental position throughout a transaction. As commercial people, we often see what is glaringly obvious to get a sale to go through; solicitors sometimes cannot see this logic. We never ask a buyer to acquire a property with overriding legal problems but these are generally solvable with intelligent negotiation. The good intentions of a buyer and seller can become frustrated from legal obstacles. At the moment we are working with a number of solicitors on numerous transactions and if we had to mention a few we’d recommend Child & Child, Healys and Terence St J Millett. Are you/do you/will you invest in property for your children? Tom: Yes. I’ve got some flats myself which I hope the children could have one day. I think it’s a very good solid long term investment. We would recommend property because we’re property professionals. I feel comfortable investing in property because I understand it. Property or pension? James: Property has always been a default option but with the resurgence in the stock market it could encourage me to broaden my view.


Tom: Both. If you look at the stats, the market in Prime Central London has doubled every decade since 1970 so as a return from that point it’s been fantastic. We have repeat customers in this area who are buying properties almost on a monthly basis through us, as part of their investment or family portfolios. I think it’s a compelling asset. In terms of how you work together, do you look after the same clients? James: Yes. If we are instructed to market, let or sell your property you have four offices working for you. You have the benefit of all four branches in terms of the managers and directors themselves, as well as the staff, marketing and selling your property to the database. We think this service is unique in terms of what’s in the marketplace at the moment. We cover Kensington, Notting Hill, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, South Kensington and Chelsea. Are you seeing an increase in British buyers and sellers at the moment? Tom: Over the past 24 months there has been a huge rush of overseas interest and Euro-based buyers coming to the area. This is as a result of the perceived stability of the market and the weak pound. I know this experience has been repeated over our other offices in 2012, particularly with Greece and what was going on there. More recently we have seen more of a balance; I think we are actually moving more in favour of organic buyers than before. This is really encouraging because, as James said, you need to see the market underpinned. James: If British buyers disappear, this is the worry; if the euro buyers suddenly all migrated back to their own countries, we would be left with


very little activity. One thing we have seen lately is more established English buyers opting to break trusts earlier than they would normally have done, to acquire flats for a child who’s currently five or six years old, as they see future growth in values and are fearful property will be beyond the reach of the beneficiary when they are 18 or 21 years old. If you speak to observers of the marketplace since 2008/2009, there has been a very gradual but progressive increase in values. Even in the last six months, I think prices have moved significantly. Buyers are becoming far more specific about what they want. What’s your bread and butter in terms of property? Tom: It’s quite extreme. We’re very good up to £10 million and for investment properties up to £30 million, depending on what they comprise. We’ve got a really good house in Pelham Place at the moment for £9.25 million which we’ve had some interest in. Do you think open house works? James: This method of sale can be very effective if handled in the proper manner. There are a lot of agents who are quite busy and so this is a good way of getting the footfall in one period. When buyers are visiting a house, multiple viewers can create the impression of a very desirable commodity. Therefore, it can be good for our clients to merge buyers together for inspections. South Kensington office, 123a Gloucester Road, SW7 4TE; 020 7373 5052 Knightsbridge and Chelsea office, 289 Brompton Road, SW3 2DY; 020 7589 6616


Princes Gate Court, SW7 Price on Application Share of Freehold Incredible lateral apartment offering versatile accommodation and excellent security, moments from Hyde Park and the world class shops of Knightsbridge. Occupying the entire raised ground floor central section of this purpose built period building in the heart of Knightsbridge, this flat offers unique accommodation, having been created from the unification of two former separate apartments. Eight Bedrooms | Three Receptions | Six Bathrooms | Ground Floor | Garage Building with Space for Four Large Vehicles

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Sloane Court West, SW3 ÂŁ1,150 Per Week unFurnished A stunning two bedroom, top floor maisonette, in extremely good condition with superb aspects over communal gardens. Two Bedrooms | One Reception | Two Bathrooms | Top Floor | Communal Gardens | Roof Terrace (Not Demised)

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Cornwall Gardens, SW7 £1,895,000 Share of freehold A wonderful and extremely light two bedroom flat on the first floor of this south facing mid terrace period conversion located in one of South Kennington’s most sought after garden squares. This charming flat is presented in good order throughout and extends to 1051sq/ft (97.64sq/m) of well-arranged and proportioned accommodation with the particular benefit of a full width south facing reception room with floor to ceiling windows and a set of French doors leading onto a portico balcony with garden views. Large Entrance Hall | Reception Room | Kitchen | Two Bedrooms | Shower Room | En-Suite Bathroom | Separate Storage | Balcony | EPC Rating: D

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Collingham Gardens, SW5 £1,750,000 Share of Freehold An ideal two bedroom flat that ticks all the boxes with excellent natural light on the second floor (with a lift) of this well maintained and recently refurbished red brick period conversion that overlooks the communal gardens to which the flat enjoys access. This wonderful flat although wellpresented would benefit from cosmetic updating and extends to 1125sq/ft (104.51sq/m) of accommodation that includes a large rear terrace with a West facing aspect accessed off the master bedroom providing ideal private outside space for a London. Large Entrance Hall │ Reception Room │ Kitchen │ Two Bedrooms │ Shower Room │ En-Suite Bathroom │ Terrace │ Lift │ Access to Communal Gardens (SSTUC)

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Stafford Terrace, W8 Price on Application Freehold An immaculate Grade II listed family home on Kensington’s prestigious Phillimore Estate with a south facing garden. The house is the only one on the street to come with the mews house which is directly to the rear on Phillimore Walk. MAIN HOUSE: Principal Bedroom Suite | Four Further Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms | En Suite Shower Room | Study | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Family Room | WC | Utility Room | Attic Room | South Facing Garden | MEWS HOUSE: Two Bedrooms | Study/Bedroom | Three Bathrooms | Reception Room | Kitchen | Garage

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Pembridge Gardens, W2 £10,500,000 Freehold A substantial investment property in Notting Hilll - an impressive double fronted villa laid out as 5 separate very well presented apartments, ready for immediate let. The building measures approximately 7600sqft, with lift, and has been well converted providing substantial apartments entirely befitting such a building, one reflecting the finest of Notting Hill’s architecture and in perhaps its most convenient spot. 7,600 Approx Sq ft (706sqm) | Five Separate Flats | Double Fronted Villa | Lift | Terraced | Patio

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Courtnell Street, W2 ÂŁ4,950,000 freehold No expense was spared in creating this spectacular, bright, contemporary Notting Hill home - perfect for entertaining. The lower ground alone provides nearly 40 feet of open kitchen/living space with full width glass doors to a secluded west facing garden and on the ground floor, a double reception room opens on to a west facing terrace. 2673 Approx Sq ft (248sqm) | House | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Reception | 3 Bathrooms | W/C I Roof Terrace I West Facing Garden | High Specification | EPC Rating D

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MOSCOW ROAD, W2 ÂŁ4,000,000 Leasehold

A spacious and beautifully appointed family apartment in an impressive portered mansion building. With generous proportions and enviable entertaining space, it is brilliantly positioned for Hyde Park and excellent local schools. -

Open-plan reception/dining room Media room/ family room Large kitchen/breakfast room Five bedrooms (one en suite) Three bathrooms Portered block Approx. 331 sq m (3,558 Sq ft). EPC = C

17 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2EU 020 7727 1717 Domus loves: rejuvenating summer spa experiences at Cowshed, Clarendon Cross

CLARENDON ROAD, W11 ÂŁ10,000,000 Freehold

A handsome and rarely available family home occupying a prime position on Clarendon Road. Having a beautiful west facing garden, off street parking, a garage and within close proximity of Holland Park and Clarendon Cross. -

Two reception rooms Contemporary kitchen Four bedrooms (all en suite) Study + conservatory Front + rear gardens Off street parking + garage Approx 326 sq m (3,510 sq ft). EPC = D

JUNCTION MEWS, W2 ÂŁ2,250 per week Long Let

An extraordinary architect-designed home with breathtaking volume and sophisticated interior finishes. Featuring a culmination of imaginative design, space and technology, the finished article is a very unique and comfortable living space. -

Double reception room Open-plan kitchen + dining space Four double bedrooms Four bathrooms (three en suite) Roof terrace Approx. 305 sq m (sq 3,285 sq ft). EPC = C

78 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RT 020 7221 7817 Domus loves: the annual Serpentine Gallery pavilion commission by Sou Fujimoto, Kensington Gardens

UXBRIDGE STREET, W8 ÂŁ3,950,000 Freehold

A sublime and minimalist styled three bedroom property with a phenomenal south-facing roof terrace. Beautifully refurbished by Spink Property and subsequently remodelled by Found Associates to produce an exceptional and contemporary home. -

Open-plan reception/dining + kitchen space Two double bedrooms (both en suite) Media room/third bedroom South-facing roof terrace Integral garage Approx. 230 sq m (2,475 sq ft). EPC = F

CLEVELAND SQUARE, W2 ÂŁ1,950 per week Long let

Set within a Grade II listed building, this immaculately presented lateral apartment further benefits from access to award winning communal gardens. Beautifully finished and conveniently located for the green open spaces of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. -

Grade II listed building Open-plan reception + dining space Fully integrated contemporary kitchen Three bedrooms (two en suite) Access to communal gardens Approx. 157 sq m (1,700 sq ft). EPC = D

78 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RT 020 7221 7817 Domus loves: cocktails and canapĂŠs at The Commander on Hereford Road

LADBROKE GARDENS, W11 ÂŁ2,000 per week Long let

A bright and immaculately presented three bedroom house with direct access to beautiful communal gardens. This fabulous home has been finished to the highest standard and offers an enviable address location. -

Dual aspect reception room Open-plan kitchen + dining space Three double bedrooms Two bathrooms (one en suite) Access to communal gardens Approx 158 sq m (1,706 Sq ft). EPC = F

Hot Property: Parkside An outstanding fourth-floor apartment overlooking Hyde Park

This property is a truly outstanding apartment laid out over the fourth floor (accessible by lift) of this highly sought-after period building. Presented to an exceptional standard, and offering 2,273 square feet of accommodation, it boasts a wealth of entertaining space. Large drawing room doors lead directly to the balcony overlooking Hyde Park, as well as an impressive dining room and a large family room. There are three generously sized double bedrooms, a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms, alongside a bathroom and separate shower room. In addition there is a large family kitchen/breakfast room, utility

room and entrance hall. The flat has an abundance of character, wonderful views and numerous notable features throughout, including high ceilings in all the rooms and, in the drawing room, cornicing and a fireplace. Parkside is situated just on the edge of London’s most beautiful green space, Hyde Park, and only moments from the exclusive shops and popular amenities on Brompton Road and Sloane Street. For transport links, Knightsbridge Underground Station (the Piccadilly Line) is close by and the A4 offers motorists rapid access out of London. This property is likely to prove the perfect residence for its new owner.


Parkside, SW1X ÂŁ5,950,000 share of freehold

1 Motcomb Street, SW1X 8JX 020 7235 8861



Drayton Gardens, SW10 Freehold FIVE BEDROOMS Gross internal area: 3,282 sq ft. / 305m

£7,500,000 Five Bedrooms, Two bathrooms (One en suite), Shower room, Two reception rooms, Smallbone kitchen / breakfast room, Dining room, Two Studies, Cloakroom, Garden, Off street parking, Use of Bolton Gardens (stc). One of the “Key” houses on the terrace and consequently slightly larger than most, this rarely available property has been beautifully refurbished to an exacting standard to provide superb family accommodation. On the raised ground floor is a wider than average double reception room, with marble fireplace and family snug to the rear, while on the half landing is an impressive study, leading up to the 1st floor master bedroom suite. With stunning ceiling heights and classical proportions, the entire floor has been dedicated to the suite featuring a huge bedroom, balcony, walk in wardrobe and luxurious

bathroom with his & hers wash hand basins. Above, the second and third floors provide two good sized double bedrooms a piece, with a family bathroom and separate shower room. The lower ground floor is attractively arranged as three interconnecting living spaces, with large family room, double doors to well appointed dining room and Smallbone kitchen/breakfast room, leading on to an approx 70’ garden with rear pedestrian access to Thistle Grove. To the front is a separate, lower ground floor entrance door, leading on to the off street parking.


£995 £995 PER WEEK stc £995PER WEEK stc




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PER WEEK stc Two double bedrooms, Two bathrooms, Open plan kitchen/reception room, 24 hour porter, Swimming pool, Gym. Two bedroom apartment newly refurbished to a high specification located in this ever so popular portered development in Chelsea. The apartment has been refurbished throughout including new kitchen, bathrooms and wood floors. The accomodation comprises light and airy open plan kitchen and reception room, master bedroom with en suite

bathroom, second double bedroom and shower room. The tenants will have an access to communal gym and swimming pool and will benefit from the 24 hour porter service. Potential tenants are advised that administration fees may be payable when renting a property. Please ask for details of our charges. EPC rating C.

CHELSEA OFFICE 2 Cale Street, London SW3 3QU +44 (0)20 7581 5011



PER WEEK stc Two double bedrooms, Two bathrooms, Separate kitchen, Reception room, Communal gardens, Swimming pool, Porter. A very light, 1st floor apartment (with lift) situated in this popular development with 24 hour porterage, gym, swimming pool and landscaped communal garden. This 2 bedroom property has a particularly spacious master bedroom suite, second double bedroom, modern kitchen and shower room and has been freshly redecorated throughout.

Crown Lodge is set in the heart of Chelsea, moments from the boutiques and restaurants of Chelsea Green and 10-12 minutes from South Kensington or Sloane Square stations. Available for a long term let. Potential tenants are advised that administration fees may be payable when renting a property. Please ask for details of our charges. EPC rating C.

CHELSEA OFFICE 2 Cale Street, London SW3 3QU +44 (0)20 7581 5011

Moncorvo Close, Knightsbridge, SW7 A spacious and bright four bedroom townhouse in this prime Knightsbridge location.The townhouse is set off the road in a private development in Moncorvo Close and has access to private landscaped gardens.The house itself covers an area of approximately 3326 sq. ft. and includes four double bedrooms, four ensuite bathrooms, guest cloakroom, conservatory, allocated parking, and private patio garden leading directly onto the communal gardens. Available immediately for long term lets on an unfurnished basis.

ÂŁ3,500pw 020 7225 6602


One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, SW1X Located at One Hyde Park in the heart of fashionable Knightsbridge, this 3 bedroom apartment has been exquisitely designed by Candy & Candy and provides stunning views of London. A tenant will have full access to the neighbouring Mandarin Oriental residents’ services, as well as use of all the exclusive facilities; 24/7 concierge, private cinema, private events room for large groups, virtual experience room, squash court, fully equipped gym, two private exercise studios, ozone pool, Jacuzzi, two saunas, two steam rooms and two treatment rooms. The apartment itself, of approx. 3548 sq. ft. comprises 2 reception rooms, balcony, kitchen, dining area, 3 double bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms, guest bathroom, off street parking, and garage.

£15,750pw 020 7225 6602


Park Mansions, Knightsbridge, SW1 A spacious lateral two bedroom apartment (1,053 sq ft / 98 sq m), situated on the fifth floor of this purpose built apartment block in the heart of Knightsbridge. The property has been subject to a major refurbishment programme using the highest quality materials to create a stunning residence. Park Mansions is fabulously located opposite Hyde Park, Harvey Nichols and moments from Harrods and Sloane Street. The apartment has been fitted with under floor heating throughout and a Creston and Lutron system controlling sound, lighting, video and blinds. It also benefits from 24-hour porterage, security, lift and recently refurnished communal areas. EPC rating C.

£2,950,000 020 7893 8343


The Knightsbridge Apartments, SW7 A superb two bedroom apartment (1071sq ft / 99.5sq m) on the second floor of one of London’s most prestigious portered developments. Benefiting from a double aspect reception room with excellent views overlooking the award winning, landscaped, communal gardens, there are also two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. One underground parking space is allocated to the apartment. The Knightsbridge Apartments boasts impressive reception areas, 24 hour concierge, security and secure underground parking with valet service. There is also a world-class leisure suite, spa and swimming pool and an exclusive business suite available for all residents’ use. EPC rating B.

£4,950,000 020 7225 6509


Sandalwood Mansions, Kensington W8

An ideal rental investment in a highly regarded development. Two dedrooms (one en-suite) • Reception room • Kitchen/breakfast room Underground parking space • Ground floor 24 hr entry security Residents’ gym • Landscaped communal gardens • Approximately 978 sq ft / 91 sq m Energy Rating: C

020 7293 0879 Joint Sole Agents Kaye & Carey 020 7590 0066

Guide Price: £1,999,995 Share of Freehold

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Wetherby Place, South Kensington SW7

A highly unique and very private studio style house in a prime South Kensington location. Master bedroom suite • Second bedroom • Bathroom • Double height reception room • Kitchen/dining room • Study • Courtyard garden Wet bar • Approximately 1,884 sq ft / 175 sq m • Energy Rating: C

020 7293 0879

Guide Price: £3,500,000 Freehold

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Observatory Gardens, Kensington W8

A perfect pied-à-terre apartment situated in a highly sought after location. One bedroom • Reception room • Eat-in kitchen • Raised ground floor Porter • Approximately 457 sq ft / 42.5 sq m • Energy Rating: D

020 7293 0879

Guide Price: £845,000 Share of Freehold

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Manresa Road, Chelsea SW3

An exquisite triplex apartment situated in one of London’s premier addresses. Master suite and three further bedrooms • Double reception room • Dining room • Kitchen • Cinema, spa and gym • Parking • Porter • Lift • Private terrace and communal gardens • Approximately 6,800 sq ft / 632 sq m Energy Rating: D

020 7293 0879

Price on Application Share of Freehold

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Egerton Gardens, Knightsbridge SW3 • Reception room

• Access to communal gardens

• Open plan kitchen

• Approx. 518 sq ft (48 sq m)

• Mezzanine sleeping area

• EPC rating: current (D) potential (C)

• Lift

“ An exceptionally bright southfacing ground floor studio flat overlooking Egerton Crescent”

Guide price £995,000 Leasehold with 87 years remaining

For more information call Simon Godson on 020 7306 1610 or email

W.A.Ellis LLP 174 Brompton Road London SW3 1HP

Moncorvo Close, Knightsbridge SW7 • 4 Bedrooms

• Off street parking for 2 cars

• 4 Bathrooms

• Use of paved garden

• Guest cloakroom

• Communal gardens

• 3 Reception rooms

• Approx. 2,773 sq ft (257.6 sq m)

• Kitchen / breakfast room

• EPC rating: current (E) potential (D)

“A beautifully refurbished and practical house in this prestigious location”

Guide price £7,400,000 Share of freehold

For more information call Richard Barber on 020 7306 1620 or email

W.A.Ellis LLP 174 Brompton Road London SW3 1HP

Stafford Terrace, Kensington W8 • 1 Double bedroom

• Air conditioning

• 1 Shower room

• Underfloor heating

• Reception room

• Approx. 665 sq ft (61 sq m)

• Fully fitted kitchen

• EPC rating: current (C) potential (B)

“ A magnificent first floor apartment located just off Kensington High Street”

£1,200 per week Furnished

For more information call Charlie Woods on 020 7306 1630 or email

W.A.Ellis LLP 174 Brompton Road London SW3 1HP

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Graham Terrace, Belgravia SW1 • 5 Bedrooms

• Swimming pool

• 5 Bathrooms

• Gym and steam room

• 3 Reception rooms

• 3 Car garage

• Kitchen/breakfast room

• Approx. 5,151 sq ft (479 sq m)

• Roof terrace

• EPC rating: current (D) potential (C)

“ This outstanding property provides a private playground behind an unassuming exterior”

£15,000 per week Furnished or unfurnished

For more information call Lucy Morton on 020 7306 1630 or email

W.A.Ellis LLP 174 Brompton Road London SW3 1HP

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Hot Property: Glynde Mews An elegant new mews development in the heart of Knightsbridge

Glynde Mews, SW3 Prices start from ÂŁ3,650,000

Glynde Mews is an award-winning development of four houses in an excellent location, almost equidistant from Knightsbridge, South Kensington and Sloane Square, and accessible on foot from Walton Street or by car from Yeoman’s Row. Each house is innovatively designed to maximise natural light and has been finished to the highest of standards using materials such as Douglas fir timber and Portland stone. As a result of the extensive redevelopment of Glynde Mews, all four of the houses are pre-wired for an audio/visual system, have the rare benefit of an underground parking space and feature comfort cooling to the principal bedroom, reception and media rooms.


Adam Carey / Matthew Kaye 020 7590 0066


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A wonderful ground and garden maisonette with fantastic reception rooms and high ceilings. West Easton Place is a one way street of attractive white-stucco fronted period buildings moments from Eaton Square and Sloane Square. Energy Efficiency Rating – D.

An exceptional, recently modernised mews house, extended and refurbished to the highest standard to give a wonderful four bedroom house. Energy Efficiency Rating – E.

Accommodation: Reception room Dining room Kitchen Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom

Second bedroom with en-suite bathroom Third further bedroom Shower room

Utility room Garden 2,078 sq ft

Accommodation: Entrance hall Reception room with built in bar Reception/dining room Media room Open plan kitchen

Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, walkin wardrobe and Juliet balcony 2 further bedroom suites 4th bedroom

Shower room 2 guest cloakrooms Utility room Wine cellar Garage 2,723 sq ft

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Immaculate and bright two double bedroom first floor apartment forming part of an attractive period building in this excellent South Kensington location, close to Blakes Hotel. The property benefits from high ceilings with a large main reception room leading to a recently refurbished and fully equipped kitchen. The master bedroom has good fitted cupboards, en-suite bathroom and an east facing balcony. Energy Efficiency Rating – D.

An extremely well presented family house set back from the Kings Road. The house benefits from a double reception room, conservatory dining room, patio garden and a large garage. Energy Efficiency Rating – C.

Accommodation: 2 double bedrooms Large reception room En-suite bathroom

Accommodation: 3 double bedrooms 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) Reception room

Kitchen/breakfast room Patio Cloakroom

Garage Garden Utility room

Shower room Kitchen Balcony

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HYDE PARK, W2 - PERIOD FAMILY HOME In a very desirable location this 6 bedroom house has a drawing room, dining room, music room, sitting room, library/office, a combined billiard room and panelled bar with wine cellar, plus sauna and utility room. This property has the added bonus of a west facing sun terrace and a double height conservatory which leads to a private courtyard garden.

£6,900,000 Freehold Approximately 4,659sqft MEGEVE



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NOTTING HILL, W2 - VICTORIAN TERRACE HOUSE Located on one of the finest streets in Notting Hill, this substantial Victorian terraced house with off-street parking is currently being renovated by Undercover Architecture to create a new basement with a home gym and sauna and a mansard extension, bringing an impressive total of 332 sq m (3,550 sq ft) over six floors. Northumberland Place is a peaceful, tree-lined street in ‘Artesian Village’. It is located off Artesian Road, a very short walk from the shops and restaurants of Ledbury Road, Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road. JOINT SOLE AGENTS - THE MODERN HOUSE

£5,000,000 Freehold Approximately 3,550sqft ABU



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ÂŁ1,450,000 Leasehold

A fabulous, contemporary two double bedroom flat located in a modern, popular purpose built block in West Kensington. Immaculately presented throughout, accommodation further comprises a large reception room with balcony, three stylish bathrooms (two ensuite) and a kitchen which is large enough to dine in. The block benefits from a fully fitted gym, swimming pool, squash court, lift and 24hr porterage. One underground parking space allocated to this flat.

135 Hammersmith Road, London W14 0QL

Windsor Way, W14

ÂŁ1,250 Per Week

Finished to a very high standard and immaculately presented, a four double bedroom town house set within a well maintained, gated development in the heart of Brook Green. Bright and airy throughout, accommodation further comprises a fully fitted state of the art kitchen with breakfast area, leading out to a good sized patio garden. Dining room, double reception with balcony, two ensuite bathrooms, family bathroom and a WC. Transport links are excellent with easy access to the District, Piccadilly, Hammersmith and City tube lines and mainline over ground at Kensington (Olympia) Parking space and 24 hr porter.

135 Hammersmith Road, London W14 0QL



Warsash, Hampshire • • • •

5 double bedrooms 3 en suites 4 reception rooms Attic space for conversion

Situated in a superb tranquil location with far reaching countryside views, the property extends to over 3,000 sqft & was constructed 3 years ago to an extremely high specification. EPC rating C

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5 bedrooms Set in 1/3 of an acre Detached double garage 5 bath/shower rooms

This extremely substantial family home provides extensive accommodation together with impressive entertaining/reception rooms. Tiptoe is a sought after country hamlet on the fringes of the thriving village of Sway with its more widespread day to day amenities and railway station. EPC rating E

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2 bedrooms | reception/ kitchen | 2 bathrooms | first floor | porter | lift | Epc C

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• Situated in Zone 1 on Park Road, overlooking The Regent’s Park • 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartments, with en suite bathrooms • 4 & 5 bedroom duplex penthouses, with en suite bathrooms • Balconies and private rooftop terraces • Local property market has strong rental demand • Minutes from the West End shopping and leisure quarter • International level specification with designer fittings • Lift access to all apartments • Gated underground parking • 24-hour concierge • EPC Rating B and C • 40% SOLD



£2.8m - £9.75m Correct at time of printing

Joint sole selling agents Savills St John’s Wood 15 St John’s Wood High Street London NW8 7NG

020 3043 3600

Quietly situated in a private Belgravia mews just to the south of Eaton Square, an exquisite, fully refurbished house that would make the perfect pied à terre. n2

Double bedrooms (both en suite) n Reception room n Open plan kitchen n Dining room n Private Mews parking n EPC rating D Furnished £895 per week

Burton Mews, Belgravia SW1 A stunning two bedroom raised ground floor flat located in one of the most prestigious garden squares in Knightsbridge. n Master

bedroom with dressing area and en suite bathroom n Double bedroom n Bathroom n Reception room n Kitchen n Utility room n Communal gardens n EPC rating E Unfurnished £2,250 per week

Lennox Gardens, Knightsbridge SW1 Call or visit: 4 Yeoman’s Row Brompton Road London SW3 2AH


020 7590 0060

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An excellent west facing flat on the second floor of a small purpose built block in ‘Old Chelsea’ just a short walk from the eclectic mix of bars, restaurants and boutiques on Kings Road. n Double

bedroom n Shower room with underfloor heating n Reception room n Kitchen/breakfast room n Gross internal area 48 sq m / 518 sq ft n Lift n Caretaker n EPC rating C Leasehold: Approx. 143 years £825,000

Old Church Street, Chelsea SW3 Superbly located just to the south of Kensington High Street in a highly regarded gated development. The flat is currently let until 29th September 2013. 2 Double bedrooms 2 Bathrooms (1 en suite) n Reception room n Kitchen/breakfast room n Underground parking n Porter n 24 hr security n Residents gym n Communal gardens n EPC rating C n n

Leasehold: Approx. 977 years plus a share in the freehold £1,999,995

Kensington Green, Kensington W8 Call or visit: 4 Yeoman’s Row Brompton Road London SW3 2AH


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Wilton Place, SW1X

Pont Street Mews, SW1X

A beautiful four/five bedroom house available to rent in this fabulous Belgravia/ Knightsbridge location. The property is Grade II listed and has a contemporary interior offering flexible and spacious accommodation with the benefit of a garden, terrace and garage.

Situated in what is arguably the best mews in London this fabulous newly refurbished house is available for rental offering the finest quality in presentation and finish. The house is equipped with Creston, Lutron lighting, air conditioning, underfloor heating, surround sound and is interior designed to an extremely high quality therefore suiting any tenant who seeks only the finest. The property also benefits from two parking spaces.

Four/Five Double Bedrooms - Four Bathrooms Reception Room - Dining Room - Kitchen/Breakfast Room Media Room/Fifth Bedroom - Guest Cloakroom - Garden Terrace - Garage

Three Double Bedrooms - Three En-Suite Bathrooms Double Reception Room - Kitchen/Family Room - Media Room - Utility Room - Two Parking Spaces - Private Mews

£5,500 per week


£4,350 per week


Chelsea Embankment, SW3

St Lukes Street, SW3

Newly decorated first and second floor maisonette with views over gardens to the rear of the property. The property has been decorated in neutral colours and is light and airy with two double bedrooms, kitchen with breakfast bar and a well-proportioned reception. A feature of the property is its excellent storage and the use of a small secluded communal garden.

This immaculate lower ground floor flat has been recently refurbished and decorated in a modern contemporary style. The living room incorporates a kitchen/dining area and the flat has access to a shared garden. Quietly situated close to Chelsea Green with all its shops and restaurants.

Two Double Bedrooms - Shower Room - Double Reception Room - Fully Fitted Kitchen With Breakfast Bar Separate Washer And Drier - Excellent Storage Communal Garden - Lift - Inclusive Of Ch & Hw

One Bedroom - Open Plan Living Room/Kitchen Bathroom - Access To Shared Garden

£625 per week


117 Sydney Street London SW3 6NR Lettings: 0207 351 7822 or

£450 per week


Chelsea Fulham & Parsons Green Kensington & Holland Park Knightsbridge, Belgravia & Mayfair Notting Hill & Bayswater West Chelsea & South Kensington

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Brunswick Gardens | Kensington | W8 3,272 sq ft (303.96 sq m), EPC Rating D

A beautifully presented five bedroom Victorian stucco fronted family house, with excellent entertaining space and a lovely rear garden. Drawing room | Sitting room | Kitchen/ family room | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom | Four further bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower room | Two cloakrooms | Garden | Storage vaults Asking price ÂŁ5,500 per week, unfurnished

Kensington Lettings 020 7938 3866

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Neville Street | South Kensington | SW7 3,842 sq ft (356.92 sq m) EPC Rating D

A magnificent Stucco fronted family house with full basement and loft conversion boasting six reception rooms and pretty garden. Drawing room | Dining room | Family room | Games room | Media room | TV room | Study | Kitchen | Conservatory | Six bedrooms | Four bathrooms | Kitchenette | Utility room | Garden Asking price ÂŁ6,250 per week Unfurnished

Chelsea Lettings 020 7589 9966

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Chelsea Fulham & Parsons Green Kensington & Holland Park Knightsbridge, Belgravia & Mayfair Notting Hill & Bayswater West Chelsea & South Kensington

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Godfrey Street | Chelsea | SW3 1,110 sq ft (103.1 sq m) EPC Rating D

A delightful three bedroom mid terrace house in one of Chelsea’s prettiest streets leading off Chelsea Green. Entrance hall | Sitting room/dining room | Kitchen | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom | Second bedroom with en suite bathroom | Third bedroom | Shower room | Patio garden | Excellent storage Asking price £2,400,000 Freehold

Chelsea 020 7225 3866

Clareville Grove | South Kensington | SW7 1,848 sq ft (171.7 Sq m) EPC Rating E

A charming low built period house with four bedrooms and substantial entertaining space arranged over three floors. Entrance hall | Drawing room | Kitchen/dining room | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room | Three further bedrooms (one with en suite shower room) | Further shower room | Cloakroom | Courtyard | Front garden Asking price £3,750,000 Freehold

West Chelsea 020 7373 1010 JSA Farleys 020 7589 1234

Queensdale Place | Holland Park | W11 1,949 sq ft (181 sq m) EPC rating C

An outstanding four bedroom house with excellent entertaining space, including a wonderful kitchen/ dining room with large sliding doors onto the beautiful west facing garden. Entrance hall | Drawing room | Kitchen/dining room | Four bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Shower room | Cloakroom | Summer house/ studio | Terrace | Garden Asking price £3,800,000 Freehold

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Smith Terrace | Chelsea | SW3 2,634 sq ft (244.7 sq m) EPC Rating C

A spectacular four bedroom house which has been completely rebuilt behind the original façade creating a voluminous and contemporary home. Entrance hall/study | Drawing room | Kitchen | Four bedroom suites | Media room | Utility room | Garden | Two terraces Asking price £6,250,000, Freehold

Chelsea 020 7225 3866 JSA Savills 020 7581 5234

Chelsea Fulham & Parsons Green Kensington & Holland Park Knightsbridge, Belgravia & Mayfair Notting Hill & Bayswater West Chelsea & South Kensington

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Palace Gate | Kensington | W8 2,854 sq (265 sq m) EPC Rating C

An exceptional three bedroom maisonette including the most spectacular drawing room adorned with beautiful murals and intricate cornicing. Entrance hall | Drawing room | Kitchen/breakfast room | Three bedrooms | Three bath/ shower rooms | Utility area | Balcony | Cloakroom | Porter Asking price ÂŁ6,250,000 Share of Freehold

Kensington 020 7938 3666 JSA Brooks Gordon 020 7871 1570

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Palace Gate | Kensington | W8 2,340 sq ft, (217.4 sq m) EPC Rating C

An outstanding three bedroom penthouse apartment with direct lift access, in an impressive Grade II listed detached Victorian house. Entrance hall | Drawing room | Kitchen/breakfast room | Study | Three bedrooms | Three bath/shower rooms | Cloakroom | Roof terrace | Direct lift access | Porter Asking price ÂŁ5,950,000 Share of Freehold

Kensington 020 7938 3666 JSA Brooks Gordon 020 7871 1570

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