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Shaking hands with Marco Elizabeth Baxendale travels to Lavenham in Suffolk to meet the world-famous celebrity chef

A Thoroughbred Heritage Behind the scenes of the showcase of Thoroughbred Breeding with Rachael Gowland


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Welcome to Regent’s Park Life by Andrew Ellinas As winter turns to spring, Regent’s Park gradually comes alive. It won’t be long before we get the spectacular displays of blossom that make the park a riot of colour for a few lovely weeks. In winter, the park is the preserve of the sporty, mainly based round the Hub, a unique multi sports facility at its heart. Joggers use the six running trails radiating from the Hub (you can download maps to print out, showing the distances). Sprinters can use the cinder track. From September to April, a large part of the park is turned over to our national football games, both soccer and rugby, with no fewer than 10 adult soccer pitches, a junior pitch and 13 mini pitches; plus two rugby pitches. There are

also spaces for ‘informal’ rugby games, though exactly how the mayhem that is international rugby counts as ‘formal’ is beyond me. For those who prefer to take their exercise indoors, the Hub has nice heated rooms for classes of all kinds. And there is a cafe if you just want to watch. It is a time when the tourists are absent and Regent’s Park can be seen for what it is all year round – an unrivalled amenity for the local community.

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Contents 3-24 Sandfords A selection of the finest homes currently available in your area. 26 The Couture Travel Company Showcases St Lucia Bespoke luxury holidays to an island made for romance, adventure and relaxation!

56 Designs to Reflect a Lifestyle See how Deckbuilders challenge their clients’ perceptions of outdoor space.

32 The World Of Patek Philippe Discover a universe where the exceptional is the rule.

60 Ron Arad Architects Ron Arad Architects was established as an independent practice in May 2008, branching out as daughter company of the long established design studio Ron Arad Associates.

36 An Advocate of Art After several successful years in Wimbledon Village, Caroline Burns relocated the Advocate Gallery to Ashtead, Surrey. 40 Shaking Hands with Marco, the Angel & the Holy Ghost Elizabeth Baxendale meets celebrity chef, restaurateur and television personality Marco Pierre White at the launch of his latest Wheeler's of St. James’s venue, the Angel at Lavenham in Suffolk. 48 Make the World Your Oyster! The UK’s most successful builder of large series-produced cruising yachts.

62 An Introduction to Smart Home Technology A guide to the benefits a Lime Green smart home system can bring to your property. 64 To Relax, to Indulge, to Think, to Escape With over 25 years’ experience in designing and supplying luxury bathrooms, Walton Bathrooms are now at the pinnacle of their profession. 66 Bartholomew Landscaping Nature perfected, by the leading landscape design, construction and maintenance company based in Central London.

52 Dare to Design She's captured our hearts, and wardrobes, with her stellar brick prints and delightfully feminine designs. Olivia Rubin is a fashion force to be reckoned with as well as having established a profitable business to boot.

68 A Thoroughbred Heritage The showcase for Thoroughbred Breeding and with its origins dating back to 1915, Rachael Gowland takes us behind the scenes.

54 Internationally-Renowned Artist Anna Boulton We ask what makes her tick?

73-96 Sandfords A selection of the finest homes currently available in your area. 3

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A place for art and artists St John’s Wood and Regent’s Park have always been popular with artists. The leafy suburb with its open spaces had lots of opportunities for open air painting, and the large villas had room for spacious studios. The French painter James Tissot encapsulated the leafy nature of St John’s Wood in his painting Holyday, dating from about 1876. Set in his own back garden in 44 Grove End Road, where he lived openly with his mistress Kathleen Newton, it shows young people flirting round a pond, with the elderly lady who is supposed to be chaperoning them dozing over a cup of tea in the background. Kathleen Newton died tragically in 1882 and Tissot sold the house to another prominent Victorian painter, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Alma-Tadema was born Lourens Alma Tadema in the Netherlands, but came to London in 1870 when he added his middle name to his surname to ensure his paintings came first in exhibition catalogues. Alma-Tadema specialised in huge depictions of Ancient 6

Rome and Greece, with crowds of classical ladies distributing rose petals everywhere or striking poses in front of the dazzling blue Mediterranean. He was one of the richest painters of the time, but his work was completely eclipsed after his death, with the rise of modern art. In fact, the only painter richer than him was Sir Edwin Landseer, who also lived in St John’s Wood in a house he designed for himself. Landseer was Queen Victoria’s favourite artist, most famous for his paintings of dogs (a breed of Newfoundland that he painted was named after him), but his most famous image is the Monarch of the Glen, a magnificent stag. He also designed the lions at the base of Nelson’s Column. One prominent group of Victorians even took their name from the area – the St John’s Wood Clique.

Above: Lourens Alma Tadema

The Clique specialised in historical subjects such as the famous painting of a Parliamentarian officer interrogating a small boy, called ‘And when did you last see your father?”. It was painted by William Frederick Yeames. The Clique was headed by Philip Hermogenes Calderon, a French-born artist famous for Biblical and religious themes such as The Renunciation of St Elizabeth of Hungary, which shows the saint kneeling naked in front of an altar to show her rejection of earthly power and riches. The Clique was a robust group, nothing like the Bohemians of the Pre-Raphaelites. They lived comfortably in London and made lots of money, joining the Artist’s Rifles en masse, going on painting holidays together to Hever Castle in Kent to get authentic backgrounds for medieval fantasies. They were also renowned for their practical jokes

E.H. Shepherd, illustrator of Winnie the Pooh, grew up at 10 Kent Terrace, Regent’s Park, in the 1880s and left a charming picture of life in the area in his autobiography Drawn from Memory. The park was ‘still countrified’ then. Horse-drawn vehicles brought the coal (Shepard once sneeked down into the cellar to see the coal shooting down through the hole in the pavement, got covered in dust and was instantly bathed and strongly rebuked by the maid). The cat’s meat man and the butcher’s boy had their carts, and milk was brought round by a dairymaid carrying a pair of pails on a yoke. The Park was segregated by class then. Beadles in goldbraided hats guarded private closes, and part of the Park was fenced off for the exclusive use of the residents. Shepard and his brother used to slip through the railings and creep from bush to bush until they were spotted by the park keeper, but knew he was too dignified to run after them so they always got away. All the time, the young Shepard was drawing, so it could be said that Winnie the Pooh had his origins in the Regent’s Park of Victorian times. The area is still a centre of art today, with several galleries. The international Frieze Art Fair takes place in Regent’s Park every year in October, bringing together new work from an international network of over 170 galleries as well as specially commissioned artists’ projects and a highlevel programme of talks. For a few weeks, Regent’s Park moves into centre stage in the art world. 7

The opening of Sandford’s newest letting office in Primrose Hill and the expansion of the lettings department in the Regent’s Park office concentrating on the St Johns Wood area has raised our profile in the northern part of our domain and will, we believe, give us a strong advantage in the unpredictable year to come.

Sandfords expands in the lettings market by Julia Garber

Primrose Hill has long been a favourite place to live for Londoners with young families, drawn by the strong community spirit and the lovely green space of the hill itself. We expect to be leasing a lot of family homes on the Hill and in next-door St John’s Wood in 2012. The overall lettings market in the area grew substantially last year, a reflection of London’s continuing success as the capital of the world financial system. Average rents for us rose 8

on 2010 by an average of 27 per cent, including a spurt of a staggering 55 per cent in the second quarter. Our figures are only partly due to the general rise in rents however - Sandfords’ profile has been rising, so each year we are being instructed on higher rental value properties. We are victims of our own success and very happy to be in that position! Another underlying factor in the general rent increase is that a larger number of leases are ending than usual, as people decide to return home rather than stay in London. Instead of being renewed with an automatic increase linked to the retail prices index, these leases are being offered on the open market at substantially higher rents. Investors are continuing to buy property to rent in the area, attracted by the simultaneous rises in rents and capital values, a situation that is rather rare in the lettings market. The perception of London as a safe haven for funds is attracting many investors from the Eurozone. Finally, I have noticed a new trend for British people who own a London property for occasional stays to let them out and book into a hotel when they are in town. Rising rents mean they can afford to stay in a very good hotel indeed!


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A truly outstanding four bedroom house with views onto Regent's Park, located on the third floor of this prestigious, Nash terrace in the Crown Estate. The apartment benefits from a long lease, off street parking and a garage. Cumberland Terrace is located on the quieter Eastern side of Regent's Park with easy access to the shops and restaurants of Marylebone High Street and the West End. There are excellent transport facilities with both Great Portland Street and Regent's Park underground stations close by and by car, easy access to the A40M. The house is offered in very good condition comprising four bedrooms, two bathrooms, shower room, three reception rooms, study, kitchen, guest cloakroom and utility room.



A newly refurbished penthouse apartment set within a much sought after gated development moments from the open space of Regent's Park and only a short walk to Baker Street station. The property, which is arranged over two floors, offers bright, well planned living accommodation and has far reaching views over Regent's Park and the London skyline.

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Annes Court is set within the ever popular Palgrave Gardens and is located close to the hustle and bustle of Central London with countless amenities close at hand.


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A stunning period Georgian townhouse designed for entertaining and family life. This outstanding property, which is arranged over six floors, incorporates five bedrooms, a stunning west facing terrace, Boffi kitchen and air conditioning. Wilton Place is located just off Knightsbridge, running north from Wilton Crescent. It is ideally placed for the outstanding shopping, restaurants, schools and transport facilities of both Knightsbridge and Belgravia.


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An outstanding freehold five bedroom family house which is well maintained and laid out over four floors. The house is well configured with a spacious first floor reception with terrace, modern fitted kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and a useable rear patio garden. There is a garage as well as an off street parking space, and air conditioning throughout the property. The property is conveniently located between the junctions of Baker Street and Gloucester Place, therefore well positioned for access into the West End and Marylebone High Street.


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A magnificent six bedroom house situated in a prime location in the heart of St John's Wood. The house has been recently refurbished to an exacting standard in a contemporary style using the highest quality fixtures and fittings and benefits from a private garden and secure, gated, off-street parking and a garage. This impressive property provides excellent living space that is ideal for entertaining. The accommodation comprises of a very spacious, double bay, drawing room with doors opening into an elegant dining room, a modern and beautifully equipped kitchen, a breakfast room, a family room, a master bedroom with a dressing room and an en-suite bathroom, five further bedrooms (two en-suite) and an additional bathroom and shower room. Norfolk Road is probably one of the best streets in NW8 and is within easy walking distance of the excellent boutiques, restaurants and bars of St John's Wood High Street as well as the green, open spaces of Primrose Hill and Regent's Park.



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A beautifully presented and extremely spacious (1743 sq ft) three bedroom apartment that has been finished to a very high standard. The property provides flexible living space comprising of a double reception room, dining room/ bedroom, eat in kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, second double bedroom with terrace, third bedroom/study. The property further benefits from high ceilings, hard wood floors and excellent storage throughout. Cumberland Mansions is located at the junction of Seymour Place and George Street and is within easy walking distance to Oxford Street, Marylebone High Street and Marble Arch.

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An attractive detached Nash Villa spanning approximately 4,160 sq ft within a beautiful crescent on the edge of Regent's Park. Numerous shopping and transport facilities are located close by as well as the excellent recreational facilities of the park. The accommodation comprises five bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bathrooms, whilst the master suite also includes a dressing room. There is plenty of entertaining space, as well as ample storage available throughout. The property has the benefit of a private mature garden, off street parking and a double length garage. Park Village West is located just off Albany Street, to the east of Regent's Park.

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CHALFONT COURT BAKER STREET, LONDON, NW1 £850 PER WEEK FURNISHED An extremely bright newly refurbished two/three bedroom apartment situated on the fourth floor of this beautiful period building. The property benefits from large rooms and high ceilings throughout. Chalfont Court is located on Baker Street overlooking Regent's Park and just moments from Baker Street Station. The amenities of the West End and Marylebone Village are within easy walking distance. Comprises: large entrance hallway with storage, reception/bedroom with high ceilings and period fireplace, two large double bedrooms with built in storage, large kitchen/diner, bathroom, shower room, guest cloakroom.

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CUMBERLAND TERRACE MEWS REGENT’S PARK, LONDON, NW1 £750 PER WEEK UNFURNISHED A charming, bright and spacious, two storey house ideally located in this quiet residential mews just moments from the open spaces of Regent's Park. The property benefits from being recently refurbished and has off street parking for one car. Key access to private gardens incorporating lawn tennis courts is also available. Comprises: entrance with storage, reception, fully equipped eat in kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, second bedroom with storage, family bathroom.

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A stylish and beautifully presented three bedroom freehold mews house located in the heart of Marylebone Village. The property has been completely rebuilt and refurbished in a contemporary style to the highest standard and comprises of a master bedroom suite with a dressing room and bathroom, two further spacious bedrooms one with an en-suite shower room, a further bathroom, a bright reception room and a stunning kitchen and breakfast room. Additional benefits include a utility room and an integral garage. The property also comes with planning permission for a 650 sq ft basement with light wells in the highway at the front. Devonshire Place Mews is located within 100 metres of the world class shops, restaurants and boutiques of Marylebone High Street. Excellent local transport facilities are provided by Baker Street underground and Marylebone mainline stations as well as numerous bus routes.

Saint Lucia made for Romance, Adventure and Relaxation!

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aint Lucia is the sort of island travellers dream about; a small, authentic Caribbean hideaway which simply oozes individuality and yet is still relatively undeveloped. Located midway down the Eastern Caribbean chain, between Martinique and Saint Vincent, and north of Barbados, Saint

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Lucia is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide. The Atlantic Ocean graces its eastern shore, whilst the beaches of the west coast meet with the calm Caribbean Sea offering some of the most beautiful beaches, which suit perfectly the relaxed and peaceful nature of this tranquil little island.

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Experience The Couture Travel Company’s exclusive and select group of Saint Lucian Boutique Hotels and let them help you to organise your holiday to this spectacularly beautiful picture book emerald Caribbean island with its honey-coloured beaches, coral reefs, wild orchids and sulphur springs.

Travel to Saint Lucia Saint Lucia has many direct flights with a duration time of 9 hours. The Couture Travel Company recommend booking with either British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. There are also a number of connecting daily flights on offer. Club Boucan Pool, Hotel Chocolat

Showcasing Saint Lucia, with its exceptionally friendly inhabitants and newlydeveloped world-class hotels and resorts, The Couture Travel Company recommends and endorses the island as a destination where travellers can experience a wealth of unique natural beauty, bursting with the romantic energy of the majestic and iconic Pitons, magnificent waterfalls and breathtakingly dramatic views. Much of the island remains relatively untouched inviting exploration and yet it is now also home to some outstanding properties.

British Airways: London Gatwick (LGW) to Hewanorra International Airport Saint Lucia. Direct Flights 7 days/ week with 1st class available Wednesday through Saturday Virgin Atlantic: London Gatwick (LGW) to Hewanorra International Airport Saint Lucia. Direct Flights 3 times/week Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Alternative Airlines: Air Caribe, Air Canada, Air Martinique, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta, US Airways, LIAT, WestJet and International Charters

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Hotel Chocolat, Rabot Estate, Saint Lucia Located on The Rabot Estate, Hotel Chocolat of Saint Lucia has been strategically located in the best interests of the brand. The Rabot Estate dates back to 1745 and is home to some very rare old trees which are of significant scientific value and importance. Opened in December 2011, Hotel Chocolat has spent two years rehabilitating the cocoa groves at The Rabot Estate, restoring the original historic estate house and planning how to open up this captivating experience to Hotel Chocolat customers. Hotel Chocolat has been designed to create an intimate and exclusive space, where nature, well-being, style, and of course chocolate, come together.

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Price: £1505.00 based on 7 nights 1st-7th July 2012 for 2 adults, Bed & Breakfast. Free Night Offer saving £602.00.

The Jalousie Plantation, Sugar Beach, Saint Lucia

Swimming Pool, Jalousie Plantation

The property offers minimalist yet decadent accommodation in two categories, characterised according to the Hotel Chocolat brand with the names ‘Cocoa Pods’ and ‘Cocoa Pods Luxe’. Both room categories boast stunning views of the twin Pitons. The décor and furnishings have been chosen to enhance the overall atmosphere of peace pervading the cocoa plantation. A wonderfully unique and calm atmosphere surrounds the property and embraces the history and beauty of its surroundings.

Set within over 100 acres of lush rainforest that sweep down to the heavenly, white sand Sugar Beach, The Jalousie Plantation is perfect for the traveller seeking a property in close proximity to the sea. The property itself offers accommodation with two different feels, both of which exude style and class. Having held on to the original vintage rooms and villas which were formerly part of the 18th Century Sugar Plantation, the property also offers new modern luxury villas and villa suites which boast elegant plantation styling, fourposter beds, luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, personalised butler service and every modern amenity demanded of a five-star resort. The Jalousie Plantation also provides guests with a Rainforest Spa, featuring local treatments, and sumptuous waterfront dining as well as a very chic bar and lounge. Offering space which is suitable for families and honeymooners alike, The Couture Travel Company recommends The Jalousie

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Plantation Sugar Beach as a property for travellers seeking seclusion and tranquillity amidst unsurpassed natural beauty. Recent Awards: Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2010 Winner of ‘Favourite Leisure Hotel, The Americas & the Caribbean’ Price: £1211.00 based on 7 nights 1st-7th July 2012 for 2 adults, accommodation only. Early Booking Offer saving £231.00.

Cap Maison Luxury Villa Resort & Spa, Saint Lucia An experienced and renowned Caribbean family have lovingly created a stylish boutique resort on the site of their beautiful waterfront former home, Saman House. Cap Maison is a highly unique, personalised and sophisticated home-away-from-home offering the ultimate in luxury. This is a place which quite simply invites you to return again and again. The family understand exactly what their guests seek and desire from a Caribbean experience and have ensured that Cap Maison meets all the expectations of a world-class resort. With over 3,000 square feet, Cap Maison’s villa suites offer possibly the most spacious and lavish accommodation in the Eastern Caribbean. The large master bedroom leads off a living-area, kitchen and private verandas. Furthermore the interiors are decorated with pure extravagance in mind. Kitchens with coralina counters and copper sinks, powder rooms and marbled large bath-tubs. The entire property exudes style personified. The Couture Travel Company highly recommend taking a ride on the Cap Maison zip-wire down to the champagne jetty, where panoramic views of the island can be enjoyed with a la carte private dining. Price : £1485.00 based on 7 nights 1st-7th July 2012 for 2 adults, Bed & Breakfast. Free Night & Early Booking Offer saving £440.00. Stays at Cap Maison are also available as part of the unique Saint Lucia ‘Peak to Beach’ experience splitting vacation time in Saint Lucia between Ladera (please see below) and Cap Maison, allowing guests to relax and explore both North and South ends of the island whilst enjoying the splendid amenities offered by two world-class properties at no extra cost.

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The Sunday Times Travel Magazine: “100 Best Hotels in the World�

A beautiful boutique hotel and beachside restaurant in the stunning coastal location, near Salcombe, South Devon Relax in comfortable luxury whilst admiring panoramic views and an innovative design Savour an exceptional menu featuring the finest South West produce and designed by acclaimed local chef Mitch Tonks

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Ladera, Saint Lucia Nestled between the rainforest-clad volcanic Piton peaks on the South West side of the island, Ladera offers travellers a unique and exclusive experience. The whole resort has been landscaped in a way which embraces its natural surroundings, exuding harmony with the environment. Built deliberately without a fourth wall, all 9 villas and 23 suites encourage you to experience the spectacular sunsets and astonishing views, whilst managing to maintain that important feeling of privacy and the security required to be able to relax. Incorporating nature and the outdoor environment within its whole experience and structure, Ladera is a particularly sumptuous retreat. Each villa and suite offer fine linens, luxurious amenities and four-poster beds made from polished tropical hardwood. Recent Awards: Best Romantic Resort in the Caribbean 2011 by Caribbean Travel and Life’s Best of the Caribbean Readers’ Choice Awards (4/8/11); Top Ten Caribbean Resort, Number One in Saint Lucia 2011 by Travel and Leisure Magazine Readers in World’s Best Awards (20/7/2011) Price: £1662.00 based on 7 nights 1st-7th July 2012 for 2 adults, Bed & Breakfast.  Free Night Offer saving £277.00.

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BOOKING CODE - CTC/SS12/LADERA When quoting the above booking code, guests will receive a complimentary room upgrade and, as a farewell present, a Saint Lucian Gift Package which will include a bottle of Chairman's Reserve Rum.


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To give lasting expression to that philosophy of quality and ensure that it is transmitted to the watchmakers, engineers and artisans of the future, Patek Philippe has created its own quality hallmark. The Patek Philippe Seal goes beyond the Swiss watchmaking industry’s recognized criteria. It is the only hallmark applying to the entire watch – the movement and the external elements – from concept to after-sales service, including the way it is built and finished and the checking of its functions and rate accuracy. Our company’s independence and family ownership enable us to guarantee that we shall never compromise in terms of the perfection of our watches. Having presided over Patek Philippe’s destiny from father to son since 1932, we ourselves have all grown

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In 2009, the Calatrava Reference 5153 in an Officer-style case with a hinged back was launched as a new yellow gold version with a silvery opaline dial. Now, it celebrates a stylish comeback with a white gold case and a striking black dial featuring a handguilloched center.

Reworked in 2009, the casually elegant line of Nautilus watches for women now welcomes the Ladies Automatic Nautilus, its first diamond-set steel models with self-winding movements. The dials, featuring the emblematic Nautilus embossing, are available in various styles, among them as precious blue-tinted or black Tahician mother-of-pearl versions.


The world's greatest Game Fair & The National Countryside Event!

Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Leicestershire Friday 20 - Sunday 22 Jul 2012 Exhibition and entertainment for Country Sport and Countryside enthusiasts, their family & friends

Surrey’s Surrey’s premier premier gallery gallery exhibiting exhibiting the the best of British contemporary fine art

Advocate Gallery 56 The Street, Ashtead, Surrey KT21 1AZ Tel: 01372 274068


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fter several successful years in Wimbledon Village, Caroline Burns decided to relocate her business, Advocate Gallery to Ashtead, Surrey. With a growing client base from Surrey, combined with living and raising a family in the area, the time was right to make the move. So when the perfect location presented itself, in the form of the old bank in Ashtead, it was an easy decision. “Historically banks hold a prominent position on the High Street and are municipal in design. The building needed to make a visual statement where the works of art can be easily seen, as a lot of art is sold from the gallery window,” says Caroline. Employing the highly acclaimed architect Richard Gardiner to draw up the plans for the space and project manage the works meant Caroline’s vision to create a modern environment which reflects the best of British contemporary fine art, was made a reality. Richard’s first priority was letting light into the building, this was achieved by incorporating a full length glazed front and two new display windows on the side wall, thus creating a dual aspect frontage where work can be displayed in The Street as well as in Grove Road and flooding the gallery with light. But not everything was quite so straight forward, when it came to the bank’s vault, structurally it was impossible to remove as it has 3ft thick walls of reinforced high-density concrete! But a solution was not too far away; it has been opened up on two sides to create a darkened viewing area featuring large subtle works that are muted in colour. Crucial to achieving the overall ambience, it was essential that everything in the building was black, white or glass, the main design components seen in framing. Interior design features, such as glass shelving, white furniture and lighting all needed to compliment this and not detract from the artwork. With her extensive experience of what customers like, Caroline knew exactly the atmosphere that she wanted to create, an art gallery that you don’t feel intimidated to walk into or pressurized once inside; where you don’t need to know anything about the "art-world" but simply know what you like. “It’s important that when clients walk into the gallery they are not ‘hit’ by a sales person, that they can browse an exhibition and look for that perfect genuine piece of art, that they connect with, at their own pace.” Advocate Gallery aims to be the premier gallery in Surrey specialising in the best of British contemporary fine art. Establishing good relationships with those artists that they exhibit is key to their success, enabling Caroline to select the newest works first and in turn offer exclusivity to her clients. “Exhibiting British art is something I feel strongly about, there’s amazing talent in this country and to be able to showcase the best of it is very rewarding.  I have always been passionate about art and want the gallery to reflect this."


By not importing work, dealing in reproductions or trading with mass market suppliers, Advocate Gallery can offer something unique to its clients. Over the coming months the gallery will be home to an ever-changing programme of exciting exhibitions from established artists, such as celebrated landscape painter Chris Rigby. After painting the rugged moors and mountains of north England and Scotland, Chris had turned his attention to the Surrey Hills. A selection of his new work, an exploration of the Surrey landscape, will be displayed exclusively at the gallery this autumn. Premiering new artists is also an area that Caroline is dedicated to, “we are proud of the fact that we have launched several artists’ careers who are now enormously successful today”. It’s always preferable for a client to view the work in person before making their purchase, but with the busy lifestyles we all lead this can sometimes be tricky. Advocate Gallery can provide out of hours viewing at the gallery or in your home. If you’re hesitating about a purchase, work can be loaned for a period so that you have time to see how the piece works in different light and in different hanging places. In today’s financial climate, many clients are also looking to invest shrewdly. Unlike most luxury purchases that date and de-value as trends pass, if you choose wisely, art can work in exactly the opposite way. Advocate Gallery is happy to guide you through the process, “I am thrilled when my clients’ remark that not only does a piece continue to give them great enjoyment, but they have learnt that it is now proving to be a healthy investment,” says Caroline. Commissioning art is a growing area, owning a piece of original art that has been created for you is simply magical. Advocate Gallery are very experienced in arranging a commission for you, after all it's their business to get it right! Capturing a moment on canvas and portraying a mood using the subtleties of an artist's technique means you can have the ultimate gift or family treasure created


exclusively for you. When a client visited with a photograph from their honeymoon in the French Alps, Candice Tait was the perfect artist to translate this onto canvas by capturing the wild energy and beauty of the landscape. The result, a stunning work of art that will be treasured forever. “We’re extremely excited about relocating to Surrey, not only will we be nearer to many of our current clients, but are looking forward to forming new relationships in and around the area. I think we’ve created a welcoming space in which to showcase our works of art. I certainly enjoy walking into the gallery everyday and hope others will too,” says Caroline. Conveniently located on the A24, between Leatherhead and Epsom and close to Epsom Racecourse and the RAC Club, there is ample free parking for visitors. Advocate Gallery grew out of Advocate

Art the leading artist agency, over 10 years ago. Advocate Art was founded by Edward Burns in 1992, starting out as an artist’s cooperative, the business has grown into one of the world’s leading artist’s agencies. Find out more about the agency at

56 The Street Ashtead Surrey KT21 1AZ 01372 274 068 Opening times: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 6pm Saturday 10.30am – 4pm Or by appointment




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Marco Pierre White, British celebrity chef, restaurateur & television personality 40

"% % ) -* (& * % # % * &#. &)* Elizabeth Baxendale travels to Lavenham in Suffolk to meet world-famous celebrity chef, restaurateur and television personality Marco Pierre White as The Angel at Lavenham opens its doors to become the latest Marco Pierre White Wheeler's of St. James's venue.

The Angel, Lavenham in Suffolk Mesmeric, magnetic, totally charismatic and attractively dishevelled... yes it did not take his spell too long to work its magic! At the time the youngest chef ever (aged 33 years) to be awarded three Michelin stars, Marco Pierre White has gone on to become a world-famous celebrity chef, restaurateur and television personality. Noted as much for his fiery and tempestuous personality as for his contributions to contemporary international cuisine and his quite exceptional culinary skills, Marco realised his dream to replicate one of the great French restaurants at a still relatively young age. “I opened my first restaurant in January 1987. In 1988 I got awarded my first Michelin star. In 1990 I got my second. And in January 1995 I got my third.” On Thursday 15th September 2011 The Angel at Lavenham in Suffolk opened its doors to celebrate its launch as Marco Pierre White’s latest Wheeler’s of St. James’s venue and to raise money at the same time for the most worthy of causes, the charity ‘Help for Heroes’.

Marco Pierre White, 30th November 2009 outside the back kitchen door at Camp Souter, Kabul, Afghanistan

In November 2009 Marco flew to Afghanistan to cook an early Christmas dinner for our troops on the front line, an oftunreported and little recognised fact. “It was a life-changing experience,” he said at the time. “It was a very sad place and it does move you. I decided to make the trip after visiting Basra in Iraq in 2008. It was very much a morale-boosting trip, cooking for 80 squaddies and handing out gifts. I also presented a bravery award to bomb disposal heroes in Helmand Province.” ‘Help for Heroes’ is indeed a cause which remains close to Marco’s heart. 41

The Lifeboat Inn, Thornham in Norfolk The Angel, an impressive Grade II listed building situated on the corner of one of undoubtedly the most beautiful and tranquil market squares in the country, was just one of the gems which attracted Marco to put in a bid to purchase the portfolio of six pub/hotel/restaurant businesses in Suffolk, Norfolk and Wiltshire, all of which he successfully acquired from the Administrators of the Maypole Group in March 2011. Marco’s acquisition of the six businesses was a fantastic and very welcome result during what was a particularly stressful and uncertain time for the Group’s 200-plus Eastern Region-based employees. With refurbishments now also well-underway at The Lifeboat Inn and The Old Coach House at Thornham in Norfolk (both sites remaining open and with disturbance kept to a minimum, their official launch nights planned for Spring 2012), Marco, as is characteristic of him, is giving much of his time, passion and energy in creating lovely environments in which visitors and locals alike can eat, drink and be merry.

The Angel, interior 42

If the Lavenham locals thought Marco would be simply just a name above the front door then they were very much mistaken. He has become a part of the local community and it very evidently gives everyone a real lift to see him walking about both The Angel and Lavenham itself, affably rubbing shoulders with all and sharing a glass or two when he has time. The restaurant at The Angel now boasts a revamped and stylish interior, the walls adorned with Marco’s own extensive collection of JAKS and David Hughes bright cartoons and caricatures. Elegant tables are dressed in warm antique lace exuding affordable glamour. Under Marco’s expert care and nurturing tutelage his young, enthusiastic but experienced team, such as the very affable and attentive Yorkshire-born General Manager Emma Bennett and efficient and talented Head Chef Adam Pickard, are relishing the opportunity of working with him and rising to the daily challenges his high expectations present. Says Emma, the perfect Front of House appointment for The Angel, a girl with the ability to make one feel at ease and welcome the minute one walks through the door, “To work with someone like Marco is like a dream come true for me. To be able to be part of something which is so brand new, to be able to influence decisions and to see your ideas and thoughts evolving and respected is incredibly exciting. I am still pinching myself! He has such high standards and knows exactly what he wants. It is very hard work but equally the past few months have been so rewarding.”

Marco’s quality table d’hôte menu is packed full of the best Marco Pierre White Wheeler’s of St. James’s staples, currently priced at £13.50 for two courses or £16.50 for three! The Angel’s stunning Wheeler’s Sunday Lunch three-course menu is even more fantastic value at £21.95! Or try the Wheeler’s Sunday Supper which includes dishes like Omelette Arnold Bennett with Sauce Mornay for Starters, Main Courses such as South Downs Lamb with Gratin Dauphinoise or the absolute classic Wheeler’s of St. James’s Fish & Chips.

Emma Bennett, General Manager with Mo - loyal local resident The Angel offers quintessential yet affordable Marco Pierre White dishes alongside fine wines and cask ales. Indulgencies such as Parfait of Foie Gras, Raisin Sec en Gelée de Madère and Quail’s Eggs Maintenon avec Sauce Hollandaise, Grilled Dover Sole à la Salamander with Sauce Tartare and Creamed Potatoes as well as the Wheeler’s of St. James’s renowned Classic Fish Pie with Buttered Garden Peas. There is always an abundant selection of delicious crowd-pleaser puddings as well as a choice of the finest English Cheeses served with Branston Pickle. And should anyone wish to stay a little longer, there is competitively-priced en-suite accommodation waiting to be taken advantage of and enjoyed.

Marco enjoying a drink with the locals 43

L-R: Executive Chef Chris Warwick, Head Chef Adam Pickard and kitchen team The exceptional value-for-money and hospitality experience which Marco is bringing to the table with his Wheeler’s of St. James’s Inns is surprising many. So surprising in fact that guests return as well as spread the word. The formidable and reliable brands of Marco Pierre White and Wheeler’s of St. James’s, combined with the experience and professionalism of a top management team, create unique and exciting opportunities for everyone involved in the new Horatio Inns Group of pubs, hotels and restaurants. It is clear that Marco makes many of his decisions based on personal taste. He favours real ales and ciders to lager and, whilst he encourages his chefs to source local ingredients wherever possible, quality remains paramount. At the launch party for The Angel barrels of Marco’s own ale, The Governor, were enjoyed well into the night (as were copious amounts of bubbly!)... possibly accounting for the fantastic atmosphere both inside and outside the building! Unlike many of his contemporaries Marco controls the entire operation from the various teams involved to the artwork on the walls. Every dish which appears on a Wheeler’s menu is his own creation. Known in the trade as The Godfather, Marco is relentless in his mission for spotting and fostering talent, innate talent such as that displayed every time I chat with Emma!

Bespoke-designed Angel sculpture The Angel, Lavenham 44

The new Horatio Inns Group, despite still being very much in its infancy, is already making its mark in the Eastern counties and Marco, together with his invaluable management team, are working long hours to make the new business both viable and profitable by ensuring that only the best staffing teams are put in place at each of the Group’s six pub/hotel/restaurants (five in Norfolk and Suffolk and one in Wiltshire).

Group Operations Director Tristan McEwan comments “We are all fired up and ready to put these four fantastic venues in particular back on the map and we are really looking forward to getting them all started but please bear with us a little while longer as we make the necessary improvements which might just occasionally involve a little dust and chaos!”

culinary genius and a true professional. Yes Marco has exceptionally high standards, yes he knows exactly what he wants and yes he knows exactly how he is going to get what he wants!

• The Angel Hotel, Lavenham, Suffolk • The Lifeboat Inn, Thornham, Norfolk • The Old Coach House, Thornham, Norfolk • The Pear Tree Inn, Whitley, Wiltshire



The long-term vision for Horatio Inns is to develop a portfolio of freehold premium country inns and small boutique hotels across the UK. At least four out of the first six will be trading under the established Wheeler’s of St. James’s brand with all six in time completely refurbished to reflect the unique personality and style of Marco Pierre White.


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Oyster 100


L-R: Ed Dubois (Dubois Naval Architects), David Tydeman (Oyster Group) and Ufuk Güçlü (RMK Marine)


The UK’s most successful builder of large series-produced cruising yachts, Oyster have more than earned their well-deserved worldwide reputation for quality and luxury. Now for the first Oyster Superyacht! Oyster’s head office is based in Suffolk with offices in the USA, Germany and now most recently the Mediterranean. Oyster also work with a number of respected marine industry professionals in Asia, Italy and Russia who act as company representatives. Founded in 1973, Oyster Marine have established themselves as international market leaders of world-class cruising yachts. With their distinctive Deck Saloon design, Oyster yachts are recognised throughout the sailing world for quality, comfort and performance. Frequently seen sailing the River Orwell en route to the Oyster commissioning marina, these days around half of their new construction is for existing owners. This loyalty sends a strong message to new customers thinking of joining what they like to refer to as ‘the Oyster family’. Owning an Oyster is almost a right of passage. A passport to that ‘special place’ in life where you can truly relax and enjoy yourself to the full.

for the uniqueness of its deck saloon designs, but for unmatched build quality, supreme performance and a quite outstanding level of customer communication and after-sales support. Oyster originally introduced the term Deck Saloon to the nautical vocabulary and, although the concept has since been widely emulated, they are still the unchallenged leaders nearly four decades later. Rob Humphreys, one of Britain’s best known and longest-established naval architects, is responsible for all the yachts in the Oyster range from the 46 to the new 885, whilst with the new Oyster Superyachts, the 100 and 125, Ed Dubois, acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost Superyacht designers, was an obvious choice to lead the Oyster team in the development of the ultimate Oysters. From the very beginning, Oyster’s mission has been to build an international reputation for supreme standards of design and build, blended with outstanding levels of customer service and aftersales support. The pursuit of true excellence is a never-ending voyage, but one to which Oyster is totally committed. When you choose an Oyster, you choose excellence - not mere quality.

In fact, the Oyster ownership experience is like no other because, for nearly forty years, Oyster Marine has built more than 1400 yachts for people with the desire and ambition to live their own personal dream on the water. Each with a passion for sailing, a spirit of adventure, a real enjoyment of family activities, strong friendships and good living, not to mention a keen appreciation of the very finest in craftsmanship and luxury. Of course, sea-kindly handling, sparkling performance and ocean-proven cruising ability are other attractions within this seductive mix.

Launch of the first Oyster Superyacht - OYSTER 100

As a result, the Oyster marque is now widelyrecognised and respected around the world, not only

Oyster Marine have launched their muchanticipated first Oyster Superyacht, 100-01 Sarafin,

which successfully completed her sailing trials ahead of handover to her owners in October. Sarafin's launch marks the successful conclusion of the first phase of a long-term project, which has brought together the strong, award-winning trio of Dubois Naval Architects, Oyster Group and RMK Marine. This combined experience has produced a Superyacht that matches the best in the world and offers every customer the opportunity to enjoy the smoothest process available for getting afloat, providing a sophisticated entry into Superyacht ownership. The concept, launched in the heyday of the pre-recession world, is even more appropriate today; building a one-off custom superyacht is a challenging venture. The market, during recession, has seen the determined buyer move larger, into 50m - 100m sailing yacht projects. The Oyster-DuboisRMK series-produced offering of the Oyster 100 and Oyster 125 gives a purchaser, who wants a more predictable and faster means of owning a proven Superyacht, a less time-demanding (during build) solution of getting afloat.

Today’s Oysters are very different to the yachts built over 35 years ago, but the core values of strength, seaworthiness and a multitude of practical, seamanlike features remain, testament to the experience gained from sailing hundreds of thousands of miles in Oyster yachts.

Oyster 100 Stateroom


The all-important relationship between designer and builder is crucial to the success of any project. We now have over 50 yachts afloat of 100ft and over in the world, and this experience combines with that of the best shipyards to keep the quality at the top. We are therefore delighted that Oyster have joined this club and we look forward with confidence and excitement to see the Oyster 125 also reaching completion." Ufuk Güçlü, General Manager at RMK shipyard said:

Oyster 100

By selecting a series-produced yacht, owners share the benefits of proven design, construction and engineering, and can devote their attention to stamping their individuality on the interior. Oyster's commitment to build these superyachts to Lloyds +100A1 G6 MCH and MCA LY2 classification, the most stringent in the world guaranteeing the structural integrity and engineering of each yacht, is not only the highest endorsement of the Oyster Superyacht fleet's quality of construction, but underpins the continued value of each owner's investment. The Oyster 100 is designed with the specification, features and classification of very much larger yachts. The standard accommodation layout offers three staterooms aft and two crew cabins forward. A raised saloon offers a panoramic view and leads forward and down to a more intimate lounge and separate dining area. Forward of the main living area is the crew mess, galley and two crew cabins. A six-cabin variant is also available, offering a fourth double guest cabin forward, in addition to the two crew cabins. Sarafin will spend some time in Palma, Mallorca before heading for a winter season in the Caribbean. She is expected to take part in the St Barth's Bucket Regatta in March 2012. Oyster CEO, David Tydeman commented: "Oyster Group is world renowned for its craftsmen built and solidly engineered blue-water cruising yachts. What is less well known is that Oyster also owns Southampton Yacht Services, a yard specialising in classic Superyacht refit and


refurbishment. Oyster Group was already in the 'Superyacht market' prior to the launch of the Oyster 100 and 125, and by teaming up with Dubois and leading shipyard RMK Marine, builders of the award winning 52m ketch, Nazenin V, has given us the opportunity to challenge all parts of Oyster Group and pull together its hidden talents. Of course, creating such a start-up in the current global economic conditions, has been a tough challenge, which we've risen above and delivered. I'm intensely proud and somewhat in awe of the Oyster and RMK team who has made this happen in the face of regular scepticism from the established market who naturally want to resist a newcomer! The Oyster 100 is not simply a large Oyster 82, we have raised our game and risen to the challenge, entering the premier league of engineering and shipbuilding large yachts. The new Oyster 885, which will be on the water in 2012, illustrates that what we are learning from entering the Superyacht market is already enabling Oyster to enhance our whole range – from the Oyster 46 to the Oyster 125." Ed Dubois writes after visiting the completed Oyster 100-01: "I was very happy as I left the shipyard in Istanbul, having seen the first completed Oyster 100. It is wonderful how Oyster have managed to combine their reputation for building strong, seaworthy craft with the quality and finish that is now expected in the best sailing Superyachts. As designers, we are of course full of admiration for the builders of our craft and at the same time very particular about who we work with.

"RMK Marine has always believed in the benefits of this unique partnership. It is a very special opportunity to work with Dubois and Oyster and it is very satisfying the potential has been realised. Working closely together as a team, each party has brought its own special contribution to the end product and through this teamwork we are providing wonderful yachts for the clients. We are certain that this team will continue to enjoy success together. For RMK Marine, our aim is always to provide uncompromising quality and craftsmanship. Having completed our first Oyster yacht in composite, we are proud to have built in all the major build materials used in the superyacht sector, including steel, aluminium and now composites for both motor and sailing yachts, which demonstrates the unusually wide capability of the RMK yard. We will keep on pushing forward and aim to deliver superb quality yachts to our clients and we look forward to launching the next Oyster superyacht in the near future." Oyster would like to thank all its suppliers for their help in developing the Oyster Superyachts, in particular North Sails, Lewmar and Hall Spars.

Oyster 100 Deck


Where will your imagination take you? To the end of the boardroom table? Or to the place of your dreams? Of course, how you get there is important. Perhaps you should consider one of the world’s finest yachts with proven performance and an unsurpassed build quality, designed to take you as far away from the routine as possible. For more information please email or visit us online.


Olivia Rubin Designer in her South Molton Street Studio

Cliff Floral Dress SS12


aving captured our hearts, and wardrobes, with her stellar brick prints and feminine designs, Olivia Rubin goes globetrotting for her vivacious and highly individual Spring/Summer 2012 Collection, taking inspiration from landscapes and surroundings from all around the world. Prints range from St. Tropez stripes to exotic Caribbean flowers creating true summer vibes. Silhouettes remain feminine and simple with new maxi dresses and an emphasis on easy-towear printed separates which are versatile for all occasions. City chic blouses and shorts with an individual edge, floaty beach tunics and balmy evening draped dresses stand out amongst an array of stunning prints from bold pink zebras to mellow yellow daffodils. Colour combinations remain rich and full of vibrancy combined with natural fabrics such as metallic linens and cottons as well as gold studding and embroidery. This attention to detail shows off the traveller chic look with

Venice Floral Dress SS12

which Rubin has experimented whilst still remaining true to her signature prints and unique sense of style. The Olivia Rubin London label has quickly become recognised for Rubin’s signature graphic prints on a variety of simple yet feminine silhouettes and including her renowned brick print. It is these same outstanding prints which have led to numerous exciting collaborations to date including ASOS,, and Dune. To add to this impressive list Anthropologie will now be stocking the Olivia Rubin London Spring/Summer 2012 Collection, one containing some real investment pieces which will last and stay fresh from season to season. Rubin, at only 30 years of age, has not only established a profitable business and envied brand but she is building a notable industry presence featuring regularly in leading British fashion titles including Grazia, Instyle and Vogue.

Roma Scribble Dress SS12

Tropicana Zebra Dress SS12

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INTERNATIONALLYRENOWNED ARTIST ANNA BOULTON we ask wh at makes h er tick? Enticed by the oceans, Anna Boulton captures the thrill of racing in her paintings. A keen sailor from a young age, she has now finally got the chance to combine her love for art and sailing. Currently based in Antigua (West Indies) and England, Anna is regularly commissioned by yacht owners to produce paintings of (and for the interiors of) their boats. How did you get involved with sailing? My early years were spent in the Middle East on the shores of the Arabian Gulf where I learnt to swim and surf almost as soon as I could walk. When I was eight years old, my parents bought me a little single-handed sailing boat (a “Topper”) and by the time I was nine I was racing with the other expatriate children in and out of the harbour. Were your parents keen sailors? Yes, they both raced high-tech catamarans very successfully, competing in a number of international championships. Have you sailed competitively? I spent my teenage years living around Chichester Harbour where every summer I would race dinghies at Itchenor and Bosham Sailing Clubs and at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Oil on Canvas - Stormy Catlins Beach, NZ


Oil on Canvas - Yacht Celandine

Do you still participate in racing? Yes, I recently had the great pleasure of racing aboard the beautiful sailing yacht ‘Bolero’ for the Antigua Classic Regatta. What encouraged you to paint and where did you learn? From an early age the warmth and stunning colours of the Arabian Gulf and the sight of the old sailing dhows sparked off a great affinity with the sea. It was always clear to me that art was the direction I wanted to follow. I gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Falmouth College of Art and Design.

What inspired you at university? During my degree course, I spent time at the Accademia di Belle Arte in Venice where I fell completely under the spell of Venice and, seeing the super yachts moored off the Piazza San Marco, I knew I had to be involved with boats and the sea again. Did you go back to Venice after you graduated? Yes, as soon as I completed my degree I returned there to do an internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Art Museum where I expanded my knowledge of early twentieth century art and spent much of my time photographing the architecture and canals of the city.

first commission. From then on I followed the yachts from the Antipodes to the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, moving with the seasons and painting yachts in some stunning locations.

Abstract Acrylic on Canvas - Adrenaline, The Start (America's Cup)

How did you become a professional painter? After Venice, I spent several years crewing on yachts around the world, but art was always in the back of my mind and, when I had saved enough money, I set up a studio in Queenstown, New Zealand, where I began painting in earnest, inspired by the fabulous scenery of the South Island. There I found a lucrative market in painting lakes and mountains for tourists and in producing portraits of local people’s dogs with an occasional farmer’s prize sheep! It was at this stage I found I could make a living purely by painting. My confidence grew and I was approached by various galleries wanting to display my work.

You’re extremely well travelled! Where are you currently based? I know I’ve been lucky to have seen the places I’ve seen. I am currently based in Antigua but during the summer of 2011 I was painting in Palma (Mallorca).  At the end of September 2011 I was in St Tropez for the Classic Yacht Regatta, photographing and crewing on the beautiful sailing yachts that race in the Mediterranean. I plan to put together a body of work over the next year based on the photographs I took there. Have you exhibited your work? Early in 2011 I set up a studio in Antigua, West Indies where I exhibited in the prestigious Jumby Bay Resort. I was also invited to be a sponsor for the Super Yacht Regatta in the British Virgin Islands where I presented one of my paintings as a prize. I am due to have solo exhibitions at Harmony Hall in Antigua at the beginning of January 2012 and again at Jumby Bay.

Your portraits are stunning. Do you experiment with different techniques in your paintings? I work predominantly in oil on canvas or wood and, for my abstract work, acrylic and mixed media, throwing in the odd piece of Kevlar sailcloth. In New Zealand I produced a number of paintings based on the America’s Cup yachts and was very happy to be given an old America’s Cup sail to incorporate into the work. In this series I experimented with light reflecting paint to recreate the effect of light as it touches the sails and the sea. These paintings change dramatically as light hits the surface from different angles. I also like to try new techniques on canvas, such as adding and overlaying structures of the yachts. And what would you say your crucial aim is in your work? The sea remains a constant theme throughout my work and I aim, in particular, to portray the thrill and excitement of the race, with hulls smashing through the waves and spray flying across the canvas. Anna Boulton E-mail:

Why did you leave Queenstown, New Zealand? After four years in Queenstown, even though I was inspired by the spectacular lakes and mountains of the South Island, I missed the sea and sailing, so I headed for Auckland in the North Island. When were you first commissioned to paint a ‘yacht portrait’? When I arrived in Auckland I caught up with the yachting fraternity again and it was whilst I was there that I received my Anna Boulton - Working in Palma


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– Deckbuilders Customer in Sheffield crew is provided with a detailed construction drawings package accompanied by the Deckbuilders construction manual that contains all the Deckbuilders specific connection, structural and finish details. All Deckbuilders personnel are covered by all the relevant trade insurances. While on site all members of the Deckbuilders team reflect the company’s ethos of the utmost professionalism and respect of the individual client’s property. As the Deckbuilders tag line implies every client is taken as a separate individual and every outdoor project that they put together is uniquely designed to reflect the lifestyle of each individual client. For more information please call 0845 370 7790 or visit the Deckbuilders website at

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RON ARAD Architects Ron Arad Architects was established as an independent practice in May 2008, branching out as a daughter company of the long established design studio Ron Arad Associates.


he two studios share the same building in Chalk Farm in London, and enjoy the frequent overlap of interests, activities and knowledge this proximity offers. The practice comprises a team of 10 architects and architectural assistants, under the directorship of Ron Arad, Caroline Thorman and Asa Bruno, and has recently completed two new-built works; the MediacitÊ in Liege and the Design Museum Holon in Israel. Ron Arad Architects’ thinking, form-finding, volumetric design and realisation draws on resources and materials that have been at the source of experimentation by the practice

since its inception in 1981 as ‘One-Off Studio.’ The experimentation with and questioning of the limits of construction engineering, the celebration of the integrity and character of the materials employed in projects, and the often radical re-conception of form, are key to the activities of the practice. Supporting this, they have extensive experience working at both the large and small scale around the world, and have extensive knowledge of the challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed in architectural projects. They create cohesive solutions that connect people to the built environment through the synthesis of the small with the large; from the small scale of furniture and public art, through to the large scale of the building. Ron Arad Architects think imaginatively and inventively about the design of public places and buildings and work collaboratively to ensure that solutions fit with their clients’ vision and the sites’ constraints and opportunities. A number of projects are currently at tender stage and are due to go on site in the course of 2011, with 154 Ha Yarkon Street being the first. The practice is currently working on a number of new projects in France, Italy, Belgium, Israel, Morocco. and the UK. The practice’s work has also recently been showcased as part of the Ron Arad: No Discipline exhibitions at the Centre Georges

Pompidou in Paris (November 2008) and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, which was the most visited architecture and design exhibition worldwide in 2009. Most recently the ‘Restless’ exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London showcased a diverse collection of industrial design, studio pieces and architectural projects. Further exhibitions are scheduled for the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2011) and the DMH Israel (2012). The prolific and pioneering work carried out by the combined Ron Arad Studio over 3 decades in the fields of design, art and architecture, has culminated in a series of high-profile retrospective exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (No Discipline, 2008), Museum of Modern Art in New York (No Discipline, 2009), and at the Barbican Centre in London (Restless, 2010). Combined, these have attracted over a million visitors, and have broken longstanding attendance and ticket sale records in the field. The recent completion of both the Mediacité project in Belgium, and the Design Museum Holon in Israel has enjoyed extensive and enthusiastic coverage in the media, from international television coverage in the BBC and ABC News, to lifestyle magazines such as Vogue, Wallpaper, Elle Decoration, Glamour, Grazia and Numéro to architecture, art and design publications such as ArtNews,

Blueprint, Architectural Digest, Mark Magazine, Building Design, Interni, to editorial coverage in the New York Times, Time Magazine and The Independent, to name a few. Born in 1951 in Tel Aviv, and educated at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, and later at the Architectural Association in London, Ron Arad co-founded the Covent-Garden-based One Off Studio with Caroline Thorman in 1981, and later the design and architectural practice Ron Arad Associates in 1989. In 2008, Ron Arad Architects was established to cater for the expanding architectural activities of the studio. Ron Arad’s constant experimentation with the use and potential of material and form, and the radical questioning of the limits of structure, discipline and convention in the making of studio pieces, art and architecture, has placed him at the forefront of contemporary creative culture. Over 3 decades, Ron Arad has also held various influential academic roles around Europe, and until last year, acted as Professor and head of the Design Products department at the Royal College of Art in London. Ron’s work is represented by numerous galleries around the world, and regularly features in Art Basel, Frieze and other renowned international art fairs and auction houses worldwide.


AN INTRODUCTION TO SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY Smart Home Technology is a very broad subject, but in this guide we will cover some of the main benefits that a smart home system can bring to your property. In short, Smart Home Technology is the art of providing an easy to use and intuitive interface to control every aspect of your home. This can be done manually upon user command, or can be automated when certain parameters are met. With the advances in technology, it is now easier than ever to take full control of your home from in wall and wireless touch panels, your smart phone or even remotely via the internet from the other side of the world. We could fill pages about the possibilities of what smart home technology can offer, as it gives you the ability to do pretty much anything you desire, but below are some of the more common applications. Multi Room Audio Multi room audio is all about giving you the flexibility to listen to what you want, where you want, and when you want. So, for instance, if you are in the kitchen and would like to listen to Radio 4, you could simply use a wall mounted touch panel to select this as your chosen audio and it will instantly fill the room with rich, warm sound through discreet in ceiling speakers. At the same time, someone may be relaxing in the bath and want to listen to a new album that has just been released. Even if you have never purchased or owned this album, the latest technology will allow you to search for any album, artist or genre from online music services and stream it straight to that room. This effectively gives you a CD collection of almost all the music ever recorded in the world! You can listen to different music at different volumes in different rooms all at the same time. Multi Room Video A multi room video system will allow you to put all of your video sources (Sky boxes, Blu Ray Players, Movie Servers etc) in one centralised hub that can be concealed out of sight. This not only reduces the clutter of having video components in every room of the house, but also gives you the flexibility of being able to watch and control any of the video sources from any TV. One benefit of this is the ability to assign a personal Sky/Cable box to each member of the family so that your teenagers don’t end up filling up your Sky plus with endless hours of “Pimp my Ride”. Intelligent Lighting An intelligent lighting system gives you the ability to perform various advanced features as well as some practical ones that 62

can both save energy and provide additional security. Some of these benefits are: • The ability to set scenes to suit various moods and activities such as “Dinner Party” and “Cleaning” scenes. • “All off” function for when you are leaving the premises or going to bed. • Holiday Mode that will reflect you normal lighting routine whilst you are away to deter burglary. • Can be set to operate all circuits at a maximum of 90% of full power which will double the lifespan of standard light bulbs. • Can be programmed to show a low level “Lightpath” to assist young children in finding the bathroom at night. • Will integrate with your fire/security system to turn all lights on in the event of an alarm being triggered. HVAC Control HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning and gives you the ability to manually control the comfort settings of your home or have the house intelligently and automatically do this for you. It can also work in conjunction with other aspects of the Smart Home, such as closing blinds in sunny weather to keep rooms cool rather than let an expensive to run air conditioning system fight against the sun’s rays. Home Cinema This is probably one of the most prominent smart home upgrades and, with the arrival of 3D High Definition is now more popular than ever. Systems can cost from £5000 for a basic flatscreen and surround sound set up and rise to well over £250,000 for a full THX reference quality screening room with all the bells and whistles. When teamed with a control system such as Control4 or Crestron, a cinema room can also perform intelligently. With one button press, the lights can dim, curtains close and the control system will set all equipment to the correct settings and start your movie. If you pause the movie, lights can come up to a predetermined level to allow viewers to easily navigate their way to the fridge for refreshments. As this is one area where the cost range is so expansive and you really do get what you pay for, it is important to ensure that you speak to a specialist installation company who can explain and demonstrate what you get at different levels of expenditure. Security & CCTV Integrating a home control system with your security system has many advantages. It will allow an alarm to trigger other home systems to activate such as turning all lights on and the

system can even be programmed to alert the owner by SMS text or email that an alarm has been triggered. You can also view your security cameras from any TV in the house or even via your smartphone or laptop from anywhere in the world. Gate and door entry systems can also be incorporated into your Smart Home system. When a visitor presses a call button on the gate entry unit, the system can bring up two way audio/video interaction with the visitor from in wall touchpanels and even wireless touchpanels. This will allow you to vet visitors before giving them access to your property. Conclusion With the rapid advance in technology, Smart Home systems are now more desirable, flexible and easy to use than ever. Not only do they provide their owners with a wealth of multimedia entertainment opportunities, but they also give real world lifestyle, comfort and energy saving benefits. When choosing a supplier for any aspect of your Smart Home System, we advise that you make sure that they are an accredited member of CEDIA, the Custom Electronics Design and Integration Association. This will ensure your solution provider complies to a rigorous set of standards required by the industry and that they have the knowledge and experience to advise you correctly and install your perfect digital home system. If you would like to ask any questions or receive further information about Smart Home Solutions, we have teamed up with the Award Winning, long term CEDIA members Lime Green who provide all aspects of high specification Smart Home installations. They can be contacted on 0845 450 8855 and their website is

Established in 1985, Surrey based Walton Bathrooms is well respected within the bathroom industry. With over 25 years experience in designing and supplying luxury bathrooms from select European manufacturers we are now at the pinnacle of our profession. Our 3500 sq ft showroom is situated in The Hersham Centre in Hersham, Surrey. All room sets are carefully designed and co-ordinated to give our clients some wonderful ideas and inspiration for their new bathroom. We offer a complete service from design and specification to supply and installation. Walton Bathrooms specialise in modern and contemporary bathrooms showing 64

products from Villeroy & Boch, Bisque, Keuco, Dornbracht, Hansgrohe and much more. The showrooms also house a tile studio. Our comprehensive ranges of tiles are displayed in dedicated tile stands and are used in conjunction with ceramic colours and brassware to co-ordinate different schemes. We have samples of many different material finishes, from Quartz, marble and granite to Corian and glass. Individual samples can be lifted to put next to tiles or furniture samples to help match the whole bathroom concept making the process of selection a tactile experience. We also offer an installation service. Most bathrooms take between 10-15 days to install, all plumbing, carpentry, tiling, plastering, electrical and finishing work will be carried out by individual tradesmen. Most of our customers choose to employ our fitters, to ensure a professional finish to their bathroom.

Walton Bathrooms have over 25 years experience working in private houses, we know how important it is to give continuity of work and we always strive to provide a full service to our valued clients. So why not visit our showroom to view over 60 fantastic bathroom displays. We are open from Monday to Saturday from 9am-5pm and offer free parking. Call the showroom on 01932 224 784 or internet sales on 0208 481 7970, you can also email at or visit to shop online where many of our ranges are on special offer.

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artholomew Landscaping is the leading landscape design, construction and maintenance company based in Central London. We have been creating and maintaining landscapes to the highest standards since 1989. The Company has grown in size and scope year on year without having to compromise the quality inherent in our work. Employing over forty passionate landscape professionals, Bartholomew’s are skilled in all aspects of design, construction and horticulture, and the delighted reaction from our clients reflects the attention to detail that is present in every facet of our installations. Many of our clients present us with sites that stretch and challenge our creative and organisational skills, and as the following case study demonstrates, our aim of creating a flawless landscape, perfectly wedded to our clients’ requirements, is ultimately achieved.

This picture illustrates the garden after the dividing wall was removed.

Ormond Place Patio garden Sloane Square The starting point Bartholomew Landscaping were appointed as design and build contractors after being recommended to our client by their Architect Marc Deaves. After purchasing the adjacent property and completing a refurbishment of their newly combined buildings to an extremely Completed garden

high standard, our clients then turned their attention to the neglected patio garden. Bartholomew’s brief was to reflect the quality of the interior while creating a stylish entertainment area, which was ultimately low maintenance. With the removal of the dividing wall, the new walled garden extended across the combined width of the entire building, which enabled it to be viewed and accessed from the kitchen and main reception room via double doors opening directly into the space. Additional access was also created from a first floor roof terrace via a newly installed spiral staircase. Bartholomew Landscaping solution It was agreed that a rather informal design with a Japanese feel would be most appropriate. With this in mind, for the main paving area, we used mid grey granite paving in coursed random widths and lengths and black granite was selected to emphasise the strong linearity of the pattern. An eye-catching black granite water feature gives the courtyard a central focus.

A 3d sketch up model illustrates the overall design effect


Granite water feature cube

Beautiful benches with integral lighting were sourced from Miramondo in Germany. We also incorporated a sculpture specifically purchased by the client for the garden The Japanese theme was again reflected in the planting. Clipped cloud topiary trees provide a superb visual interaction with the hard edges of the granite paving. In turn, bamboo and evergreen flowering climbers add a soft, natural dimension to the walls, and river washed rounded pebbles and sculptural boulders add contrast to the surfaces. Strategic remote controlled lighting changes the mood of the garden for night-time use. An integrated irrigation system ensures that maintenance is kept to a minimum. Drainage is managed by the inclusion of a concealed slot drain running the width of the garden that replaces a mortar joint and new

Nighttime illumination

gully covers were hand crafted to replace the standard metal grates. Recessed manhole covers have been incorporated with superb masonry completing the overwhelming feeling of quality. As a new Bali member with many years of experience working at the high end of the landscape market. Winning four awards with two Principal awards and a special Design and Build award at this years National Landscape awards 2011. Bartholomew Landscapes is raising the bar of quality and

excellence across the industry with very impressive results. For all enquiries regarding design, construction or maintenance please contact us at: bartholomewlandscaping 59 Warwick Way London SW1V 1QR T 020 7931 8685 E W


Amberleigh House was the horse wh ich won th e 20 0 4 Gra nd National. He is now retired a n d liv in g at th e Stu d .

A Thoroughbred Heritage Behind the scenes of the showcase of Thoroughbred Breeding with Rachael Gowland


he National Stud stands on 520 acres on the outskirts of the Suffolk town of Newmarket which is known as the Headquarters of British Racing. The Stud has been open to the public since the mid 1970s. The origins of The National Stud actually date back to 1915 when Colonel Hall Walker (later Lord Wavertree) presented his Thoroughbred stallions, mares, yearlings, foals and horses in training to the British Government as a gift. This gift was made on the understanding that the Government purchased from him 1,000 acres of land at Tully, Co. Kildare, Ireland. The original aim was to establish a British National Stud that would supply high-quality lightweight horses for the Cavalry. However, given the changing nature of 20th Century warfare and its increasing levels of mechanisation, the need for these horses declined soon after the project was started. The British Government decided to retain the Stud and focus on breeding high-quality Thoroughbreds for racing instead. Success came quickly to the new operation; Blandford, who was foaled in 1919 and bred

by The National Stud, became one of the most successful sires of the 1920s and 30s, breeding 11 Classic winners including 4 Derby winners. Other Classic winning products of the early National Stud included Royal Lancer, Big Game, Chamossaire and Carrozza. Ownership of the Stud transferred to the Irish Government in 1943 and The National Stud moved to Sandley Stud in Dorset and an overflow site at West Grinstead in Sussex. In 1963 the newly-established Levy Board was directed to run the Stud and five hundred acres in Newmarket were leased from the Jockey Club in order to build a state-of-theart facility. Peter Burrell (Stud Director at the time) was responsible for the layout of yards around the Stud as they are seen today and these blocks were named after well-known 19th Century Jockey Club members. The new site of The National Stud was officially opened by The Queen on 17th April 1967. 1973 saw Paul Mellon’s brilliant Mill Reef retire to the Stud to begin a hugely successful career as a stallion. During his illustrious racing career Mill Reef won the Epsom Derby (1971), the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Ascot, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the Coronation Cup. During his time at stud he sired two Derby winners Shirley Heights and Reference Point. Today a statue of him stands in front of the Stallion Unit in memory of this great racehorse. In April 2008 the Jockey Club acquired The National Stud. As well as beginning a new chapter for the organisation it marked another political shift as the Stud became a private company, no longer being owned by the state.

17th April 1967 The Queen plants a commemorative tree at the official opening of The National Stud.

The National Stud continues to stand stallions of the highest calibre which produce offspring who have achieved prices of nearly £200,000 each in the sales ring and who have won races all over the world at the highest level.

The National Stud's statue of the famous Mill Reef, a Champion Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. The current flagship stallion is Bahamian Bounty who is 17 years old and who commands a stud fee of £10,000 per mare! Other stars include Cockney Rebel, who won the 2000 Guineas just across the heath at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse in 2007, and Pastoral Pursuits who won even closer to home when in 2005 he was victorious in the July Cup which is run on the July Racecourse adjoining the Stud itself! The Stud also boards mares for their owners while they produce their foals and visit stallions in the Newmarket area. The breeding season starts each year on 15th February and runs until its official end on 15h July. The Stud has facilities to board 200 mares and their foals and provides services not only to look after broodmares but also to sell people’s horses at the many large public auctions around the country. The Stud’s full-time education and training programmes started in the mid- 1980s and continue to be extremely well-respected to this day. They represent the main access for Stud staff into the Thoroughbred breeding industry. The Diploma in Stud Practice and 69

1970s. To this day it remains the only working stud farm in the UK allowing individuals, small groups and large parties the chance to see behind the scenes of the industry.

National Stud stallion Pastoral Pursuits, the July Cup-winning son of Bahamian Bounty and a serious source of juvenile speed and precocious stock. Management is a 5-month residential course aimed at people with experience in the Thoroughbred industry who wish to progress and gain experience to become the industry leaders of the future. There is also an entry-level programme called the Apprentice Course (also residential). There has been significant investment in the student programmes in recent years and the Stud now boasts not only a state-of-the-art lecture theatre and stable complex for the students’ use but also a brand new 24-bedroom accommodation facility. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of The National Stud is the farm’s decision to open its doors to the public each day so anyone and everyone can learn about breeding horses and see how a commercial stud farm operates. The National Stud opened its gates to the public for the first time in the mid

Public tours run twice daily from 15th February until the end of September and then once a day until the end of October. Visitors are able to experience day-to-day life on the Stud and at different times of the year they are able to see young foals, mares and yearlings as well as the Stallions out in their paddocks. Their resident equine legend is 2004 Grand National winner Amberleigh House who was trained by Ginger McCain (the trainer of the most famous Grand National winner in history - Red Rum). For the 2012 season, The National Stud has expanded its range of tours so that prebooked groups can arrange to visit a host of attractions in the town during their visit to Newmarket. These specialist tours include a visit to the famous Newmarket gallops; visits to trainers’ yards and veterinary hospitals; tickets to see bands and pop groups playing at Newmarket Racecourse on summer Friday nights; trips to the start of races; access to the weighing rooms at the racecourses and visits to sample the historic and beautiful Jockey Club Rooms amongst many others - the possibilities really are endless! In addition to the tours, Wavertree’s Coffee and Gift Shop is open all year round for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. All the cakes are home-made and the food is freshly cooked to order. The gift shop not only boasts unique gifts for all ages but it offers an extensive collection of equestrian art displayed on the walls to suit all budgets. In 2010 the Stud introduced an innovative “Artist in Residence” scheme whereby a local artist uses the Stud as an open air studio. Visitors can observe the current artist Chris Winch at work most days and they can also see and buy examples of his work from his pavilion gallery next to the Coffee Shop.

The Stallion Unit. In the foreground is the bust of Peter Burrell, National Stud Director 1957-1971. 70

Tours of the Stud are taken both by coach and on foot with your own experienced

Artist in Residence Chris Winch. Under a new scheme initiated by the Stud in 2010 Chris took up residency at the Stud to give those visiting the opportunity to observe a talented local artist at work and to see how having a base at the Stud can influence their work. guide; tours last around 1hr 30mins. The popularity of the tours means it is essential to book in advance but the friendly Tours team are happy to accommodate coaches and large groups by appointment along with any special requirements visitors may have. Tour times: 11.15am and 2.00pm daily from 15th February to end of September (groups and coaches by arrangement). Coffee Shop Opening Times: 9.00am to 4.30pm daily (7 days/week including Bank Holidays). For further information on tours of The National Stud please call our Tours Administrator or visit the website. T: 01638-666789 E: For more information on all that The National Stud has to offer visit where you will find detailed information about guided tours, specialist tours and the educational functions of the Stud.

Three individual showrooms open 9am-5pm weekdays, 10am-4pm Saturdays

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A classic Nash Terrace residence located in one of the worlds finest addresses. This prestigious house is offered in good condition and provides well planned and comfortable living space. The elegant first floor first floor drawing room is flooded with light from the floor to ceiling windows and the modern kitchen/breakfast room is beautifully equipped with top of the range appliances and granite work surfaces. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and dressing room. There are three further bedrooms, a bathroom, shower room, a separate dining room and a study. Outside there is a courtyard and two storage vaults. The property is wonderfully located in the Crown Estate and provides easy access to the shops, restaurants and transport facilities provided by St. John's Wood, Primrose Hill and Marylebone High Street



An extremely bright and spacious apartment situated on the fourth floor of this well maintained mansion block. The accommodation comprises four bedrooms, reception room, dining room and eat in kitchen and benefits from a long lease and low outgoings. The property is positioned on Harrowby Street which is superbly located for all the amenities and benefits of Central London, with Regents Park just to the North, and the shops, bars and restaurants of Oxford Street and the surrounding West End to the South.


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An elegant, recently refurbished, three bedroom house spread over three floors and with private rear patio garden. The property is ideally located in this quiet residential street, a short walk to both Marble Arch and the open spaces of Hyde Park. The property provides bright and spacious living space comprising of reception, eat in kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms and guest bathroom.


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A stunning four bedroom (three and a large studio) Georgian house with a patio garden and roof terrace in Primrose Hill, fully refurbished to an exacting standard. The house has been thoughtfully restored and retains a plethora of period features combined with eyecatching contemporary design. This attractive family home offers flexible accommodation including a double reception, kitchen/diner/family room and a master bedroom with a luxurious en-suite bathroom. Chalcot Road is superbly located in the heart of Primrose Hill with countless shops, bars and restaurants located within the near vicinity, and only a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Central London.


MONROE HOUSE 7 LORNE CLOSE, LONDON, NW8 £575 PER WEEK FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED A very well presented second floor apartment set within a modern gated development just off Park Road, conveniently located for St Johns Wood High Street, Baker Street and the open spaces of Regents Park. The property is offered in good condition comprising two bedrooms, reception room, kitchen, bathroom, balcony and offers well planned living accommodation. Lorne Close is a modern development just west of Regent's Park.

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PARKWAY LONDON NW1 £675 PER WEEK FURNISHED/PART FURNISHED An outstanding penthouse apartment set within an exclusive private, gated development of six apartments in Parkway. The property has a distinctly contemporary feel and comprises of a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a second bedroom, a bathroom and a huge, 44 ft long, reception room with an open plan kitchen. The property is located close to the numerous bars, restaurants and shops of Camden Town and the open spaces of Regent's Park and Primrose Hill are just a short walk away.

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HOMER STREET MARYLEBONE, LONDON, W1 ÂŁ1,650,000 FREEHOLD SOLE AGENTS Marylebone Office T: 020 7224 4994 E: 80

A well presented freehold Georgian town house in a convenient location with flexible accommodation. The house benefits from a good sized eat-in kitchen/diner, one double ground floor reception/third bedroom, two double bedroom suites, lower ground reception room leading to an attractive rear courtyard garden and delightful first floor garden terrace. Homer Street is centrally located just the other side of Seymour Place and the Marylebone Road. The amenities of Baker Street and the West End are within close proximity, as well as being close to the A40.

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An outstanding period, freehold, house in a tranquil and highly sought after residential street in Marylebone. The house is offered in wonderful condition and has recently been subject to a high standard, architect specified, refurbishment. The accommodation is spread across three floors and comprises of a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, two further bedrooms, a bathroom, study, a bright and spacious reception room, a beautiful well equipped kitchen, dining area and a roof terrace. The property is situated on a quiet, tree lined, street within the Dorset Square Conservation area, just a short walk from Marylebone High Street and the open spaces of Regent's Park. Excellent transport facilities are provided by Baker Street and Marylebone stations and numerous bus routes.


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An outstanding, three storey house that has been brand newly refurbished to a very high standard. This contemporary, interior designed property offers flexible living space comprising of three double bedrooms on the lower ground floor, kitchen/diner and main reception on the ground floor, fourth bedroom and second reception/fifth bedroom on the top floor, four bathrooms (three en-suite) and a rear patio garden. Montagu Mews West is a pretty cobbled mews which is located to the east of Bryanston Square, just off George Street. The shops and restaurants of Marylebone High Street and Oxford Street are within easy walking distance. Excellent transport links are provided by Marble Arch underground Station (Central Line) and the A40(M) and A5 providing fast access in and out of central London. 83


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A beautifully presented apartment of over 1,409 sq ft in an attractive, red brick, mansion block in Marylebone, benefiting from 24 hour security and a gym. The accommodation comprises of a spacious, intercommunicating and very bright double reception room with high ceilings and a fireplace, a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, a second double bedroom, a bathroom and an impressive eat-in kitchen. Portman Mansions is very conveniently located, allowing easy access to Regent's Park, Baker Street underground station in addition to the fantastic boutiques, shops and restaurants of Marylebone High Street and the West End.

CHILTERN COURT BAKER STREET, MARYLEBONE, NW1 ÂŁ680 PER WEEK FURNISHED A well presented, bright and spacious two bedroom apartment set within this impressive mansion building. The property has been recently refurbished and benefits from 24 hour porter and lifts. Chiltern Court is enviably located within easy walking distance of the open spaces Regent's Park and the excellent transport facilities of Baker Street station (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan & Bakerloo lines). Comprises: reception, dining area, eat in kitchen, double bedroom with built in storage, second double bedroom, bathroom, separate WC.

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CHILTERN COURT BAKER STREET, MARYLEBONE, NW1 ÂŁ725 PER WEEK FURNISHED A fabulous two double bedroom apartment situated on the seventh floor of this 24 hour portered block on Baker Street. The property benefits from ample storage with hard wood floors and contemporary furnishings throughout. Comprises: reception, dining area, fully equipped integrated kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, second double bedroom, guest shower room.

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A newly refurbished and rarely available period house arranged over five floors, located within a quiet residential street in the Dorset Square Conservation Area. The property has been refurbished to an exacting standard by the present owners in a contemporary style and comprises of master bedroom with en-suite dressing room and shower room, three further bedrooms, two further shower rooms, one bathroom, drawing room, TV room, games room, breakfast room, study, kitchen, dining room, guest cloakroom, three wine cellars, balcony and patio garden. Balcombe Street is located just north of Dorset Square and is a short walk from the open spaces of Regent's Park and the world class shopping facilities of Marylebone High Street and the West End.

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MONTAGU MANSIONS LONDON, W1U ÂŁ800 PER WEEK FURNISHED A beautifully presented, extremely spacious, one bedroom apartment situated on the lower ground floor of this portered red brick mansion block in Marylebone. The property which benefits from high ceilings and hard wood floors comprises of a spacious reception room, large bedroom, eat in kitchen and bathroom. The property further benefits from a small terrace, ample storage and natural light throughout. Montagu Mansions is located within a short walk to the amenities and transport links of Baker Street and Marylebone High Street.

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FLOWER COURT LONDON W1W ÂŁ495 PER WEEK FURNISHED A well presented, one bedroom apartment situated on the ground floor of this brand new development, located behind Great Portland Street station. The property offers bright, comfortable, well planned living accommodation comprising reception with open plan kitchen, double bedroom and good size bathroom. Available furnished and with hot water, electricity and heating included in the rent.

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An extremely well presented mews house located in one of Marylebone's finest mews and only a very short walk from the shops, bars and restaurants of Marylebone High Street. The property offers comfortable well planned living accommodation, comprising three bedrooms, two bathrooms, reception, kitchen and a first floor roof terrace, with the added benefit of potential to extend into the loft (subject to planning). Weymouth Mews is located east of Marylebone High Street and sits conveniently between New Cavendish Street and Weymouth Street. Regent's Park is also close at hand.


BAKER STREET LONDON, W1U £650 PER WEEK FURNISHED A spacious spilt level one bedroom apartment located on the first floor of this period conversion ideally located moments from Baker Street Station. The property is immaculately presented and benefits from the use of a private decked balcony. Comprises: reception with dining area, separate kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom. Furnished.

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BINGHAM PLACE LONDON, W1U £1,295 PER WEEK FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED A fabulous recently refurbished and extremely spacious three bedroom mews house spread over three floors and with roof garden, ideally located in this quiet residential mews just moments from Marylebone High Street and a short walk to the open spaces of Regent's Park. The property benefits from high ceilings and neutral contemporary décor throughout. Comprises: Entrance hallway, large reception leading to stunning raised level kitchen/diner, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms, guest bathroom, roof garden.

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A fabulous, three bedroom, period house with roof terrace and patio garden, ideally located in this quiet residential street. Linhope Street is located within the Dorset Square conservation area and is moment from the open spaces of Regent's Park. Both Marylebone and Baker Street stations are within easy walking distance.

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Comprises: GROUND FLOOR entrance hallway, reception with hard wood floors, fully equipped kitchen, guest cloakroom, patio garden. FIRST FLOOR master bedroom with en-suite shower room. SECOND FLOOR two double bedrooms, bathroom stairs leading to roof terrace.


MONTAGU PLACE MARYLEBONE, LONDON, W1 ÂŁ1,399,950 LEASEHOLD SOLE AGENTS Marylebone Office T: 020 7224 4994 E: 92

A spacious two bedroom property for sale in Marylebone, which could be refurbished to create an ideal central London base. The apartment is located on the ground floor of an elegant Georgian building beside Bryanston Square benefiting from high ceilings and comprises of two double sized bedrooms, a spacious reception room with an attractive bay window, a bathroom and kitchen. Montagu Place is situated just a few minutes walk from the excellent shops, boutiques and restaurants of Marylebone High Street and Baker Street allowing easy access to Regent's Park and the West End. Good transport links are provided by Marylebone Station (Bakerloo line and National Rail) and a number of bus routes.

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A well appointed apartment occupying the upper three floors of this Georgian townhouse, the accommodation comprises four bedrooms, two bathrooms, one reception rooms and a bright west facing roof terrace. Balcombe Street is a quiet residential road just north of Dorset Square and forming part of the Dorset Square conservation area, a convenient location offering easy access to Regents Park and Baker Street Tube station (Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Circle & Metropolitan). Comprises: entrance hallway, roof garden, eat in kitchen, reception, 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

YORK STREET MARLYBONE, LONDON, W1 ÂŁ899,950 LEASEHOLD | SOLE AGENTS A bright well presented and located two bedroom second floor flat with a long lease of 118 years and low out goings. The property is also a comfortable size being nearly 900 sq. ft in floor area. Early viewing recommended. York Street is superbly located for all the amenities and benefits of Central London, with Regent's Park just to the north, and the shops, bars and restaurants of Oxford Street and the surrounding West End to the south.

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UPPER MONTAGU STREET MARYLEBONE, LONDON, W1 ÂŁ1,150,000 LEASEHOLD | SOLE AGENTS Superbly located close to Marylebone High Street, this spacious two bedroom apartment offers well proportioned accommodation that has been tastefully refurbished. The apartment forms part of a period house and comprises of a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a second bedroom, bathroom, a reception room and a well equipped, modern kitchen/breakfast room. Upper Montagu Street is situated just a few minutes walk from the excellent shops, boutiques and restaurants of Marylebone Village and allows easy access to Regent's Park and the West End. Good transport links are provided by Marylebone Station (Bakerloo line and National Rail) and a number of bus routes.

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PADDINGTON STREET MARYLEBONE, LONDON, W1 ÂŁ550 PER WEEK FURNISHED A fabulous, interior designed, one bedroom apartment situated on the second floor of this period conversion located moments from the amenities of Marylebone High Street. The property benefits from being tastefully refurbished and furnished throughout. Comprises: entrance hallway, reception, open plan kitchen and bathroom. Furnished.

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CORNWALL HOUSE ALLSOP PLACE, MARYLEBONE, LONDON, NW1 ÂŁ650 PER WEEK FURNISHED A fabulous, beautifully presented double bedroom apartment located on the first floor of this brand new secure development ideally located moments from Baker Street Station and the open spaces of Regent's Park. The property benefits from hard wood floors throughout with under floor heating, integrated audio and satellite connections and a vast amount of natural light. Comprises: entrance hallway with storage, reception room with balcony, open plan kitchen, double bedroom with built in storage (including under bed storage) and balcony, bathroom.

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