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JULY 2012

FASHION JUNKIES BEHIND THE SCENES AT TATTY DEVINE

GREEN FINGERS LIFE ON PLANET ORGANIC

FITNESS FOCUS LOCAL BOOTCAMPS DELIVERY DIETS EXPERT TIPS

WITH RENテ右 ELLIOTT

Culture Clash

Modern tribal Ethnic-inspired prints meet brash Euro glamour

THE NEW WAVE WATERSPORT HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

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EDITOR’S LETTER ABSOLUTELY LOVES Absolutely’s top ten this month

CULTURE

WHAT’S ON July’s diary 17 LOCAL PROFILE Renée Elliott on the virtues of going organic 9

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23 FASHION NEWS The best local clobber 26 THE QUEENS OF PERSPEX Tatty Devine reveal the tricks of their trade

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36 HEALTH SPECIAL Your last chance to get in shape for summer

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51 FOOD NOTES Morsels of nourishing news 57 THE JEWEL OF ITALY Sorrento all wrapped up

INTERIORS

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63 INTERIOR INSPIRATIONS Clerkenwell Design Week special 64 ALL ABOARD A houseboat designed for living

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JULY 2012

FASHION JUNKIES BEHIND THE SCENES AT TATTY DEVINE

GREEN FINGERS LIFE ON PLANET ORGANIC

FITNESS FOCUS

PROPERTY

LOCAL BOOTCAMPS DELIVERY DIETS EXPERT TIPS

WITH RENÉE ELLIOTT

Culture Clash

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Anja wears: Waist-coat, £1790 and headscarf, POA Roberto Cavalli, Skirt, £165, Clover Canyon at Net A Porter, THE Collar, £1655, Erickson Beamon, NEW WAVE Necklace, £475, Maggie Owen

WATERSPORT HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

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Wedding Belles I admit it: when last month’s Diamond Jubilee bank holiday drew to a close, I felt bereft. The leaking skies and gloomy clouds gave me a troubling case of the “what-now” that even my own impending wedding couldn’t shake. My nuptials seemed like small beans in the wake of Her Majesty’s prolonged celebrations - after all, my special day wouldn’t see the neighbours throwing street parties, stringing coloured bunting from window to window or donning paper masks of my face (or my partner’s - it’s not all about me) as they went their merry way rejoicing. My calendar was suddenly shockingly empty of Big Ones. It was with sweet relief therefore that I turned my attention to another looming national preoccupation: the Olympics. People are at their best when they’re getting together and sharing the good times, and the Olympics gives us the opportunity to do just that; with events like the London 2012 Festival (p15) taking place on our doorstep, we don’t even have to leave home turf to join the fun. This is our ‘Body Issue’, where we get in the sporting spirit and focus on health and wellbeing. You’ll find a three-page spread on new local bootcamps (p36) as well as a detailed report from Lime Wood Hotel’s ‘Welly Bootcamp’ in the picturesque heart of the New Forest (p52). We’ve also prepared a round-up of the best detox delivery diets in town (p39). If you hadn’t started already (if you’ve been too busy with all that toasting), it’s time for the beachbody countdown. If you’re off on holiday soon, head straight to this month’s fashion shoot for some serious globetrotting style inspiration (p28) Oh and I did get married in the end; I had a blast. Wishing you all a very happy July!

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London 2012 Collection Poster Umbrella What better way to protect yourself from the (inevitable) summer showers than with this limited edition umbrella from The Olympic Museum, comprised of classic Olympic posters from 1896 - 2008. £23.50, johnlewis.com

La Sardina & Flash Capri Grotta Azzura This gorgeous camera (available in a variety of pastel colour combinations) from analogue kings Lomography is like an injection of pure summer. We love. £99, lomographyuk.com, 117 Commercial St, E1 6BG

BEX Fragrances BEX London is a new collection of androgynous scents that each represent a different part of the city. N6 embodies our neck of the woods; capturing the elegance of Highgate Village and the wilderness of Hampstead Heath. Top notes consist of bergamot, English fruit and pink pepper mellowing to rose, jasmine, caramel, amber and sandalwood. £81 for 100ml, zuneta.com

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Pantone Folding Chair The regimented style of the Pantone colour chart system has found its way into all kinds of contemporary interior design and accessories. Available in seven colours, these folding chairs are a unique addition to the ever-growing range. Pitctured colour: turquoise, £49, foundhomestore.co.uk

Penguin Book Covers Penguin are celebrating the 150th anniversary of author Edith Wharton’s birth with the launch of a collection of her novels in couture-inspired Deluxe Edition. The beautiful cover was even designed by fashion illustrator Richard Gray for Alexander McQueen. £14.99, penguin.co.uk

Luxury Bento Box 2012 is a year of celebration, not least for Nobu London - the luxury sushi restaurant - which celebrates 15 years in business. To coincide with their anniversary, Nobu have launched their Luxury Bento Box, which boasts an impressive three tiers of mouth-watering dishes such as king crab ginger salsa and sweet shrimp sashimi. £250 for 2 people, noburestaurants.com

The Conran Shop Scented Candles Some say that the purchase of a scented candle as a gift shows a distinct lack of imagination, but there’s no denying that the industry is now a very high-end and competitive one. The Conran Shop have recently launched their own line of eight scented candles designed by eponymous founder Sir Terence Conran. Pictured English Oak, £28: conranshop.co.uk, 55 Marylebone High St, W1U 5HS

Bird Dress Bird print is this season’s surprise trend - gracing everything from jewellery to dresses and brollies. The feminine cut of this oh-so-pretty dress from Oliver Bonas has got us all in a flutter. £69, oliverbonas.com, 147-148 Upper Street, N1 1RA

My Cool Shed The sheds, studios and workspaces that make up this fantastic new book, My Cool Shed are about as far removed from your dad’s DIY shed as you can get. There’s over 35 creative hubs including a remote Norwegian cabin, a Californian art studio and - closer to home - the innovative Village Underground and Hackney Shed. £14.99, anovabooks.com

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July marks the start of Circus Space’s Summer School, which offers young people - both beginner and advanced - an amazing opportunity to learn circus skills such as trapeze and tightrope walking. Some bursaries are available for young people from low income families in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets. circusspace.co.uk

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FROM 20 JULY Spitalfields Market is getting into the festive spirit with their annual tea dances, accompanied by live music from The Covent Garden Dance Orchestra, and a series of Olympic-themed events. Statues of the official Olympic and Paralympic mascots, Wenlock & Mandeville, are positioned around the market and there’ll be a special discovery trail where the new influx of visitors can discover the sights and sounds of east London. spitalfields.co.uk

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13 JULY - JANUARY 2013 Analogue photography giants Lomography have commissioned photographers from around the world to submit their images for the chance to be exhibited on the ‘LomoWall’ - a physical wall at the Museum of London covered in thousands of snapshot sized analogue photographs. This is the first LomoWall in the UK since 2007 and will also feature an exhibition of Paralympic athletes in training for the London 2012 Games. museumoflondon.org.uk

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3 - 8 JULY The East End Film Festival will this month take over east London’s cafés, cinemas and bars to showcase hundreds of documentaries, films and animations... all for free! The programme includes the premier of Maurice Linnane’s much-anticipated documentary Arena: Amy Winehouse, featuring never-before-seen archive and live footage of the late singer. eastendfilmfestival.com

LOMOWALL PARALYMPIC ATHLETES

14 - 22 JULY The eleventh Shoreditch Festival will be that little bit more special when it welcomes the Olympic flame in its host borough of Hackney on Saturday 21 July. One of Hackney’s largest festivals, the exciting programme showcases the best of east London with free live music, dance performances, exhibitions, markets and entertainment along Regent’s Canal. shoreditchfestival.org.uk

BAUHAUS: ART AS LIFE

UNTIL 12 AUGUST Bauhaus: Art as Life is an exhibition which looks at the roots and development of the hugely influential German art school. This is the biggest UK Bauhaus exhibition in over 40 years and explores the subjects at the heart of the school; art, culture, life, politics and changing technology. barbican.org. uk, Centre Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

KIDS COMPETITION

N1 CENTRE It’s the Islington N1 Centre’s 10th Anniversary this year and to celebrate, they’re offering one lucky Absolutely City & Angel reader the chance to win 10 tickets (one for the winner, eight friends and a parent/guardian) to watch the new Ice Age film, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. The screening will take place on Saturday 15th July at midday at the Vue cinema, Islington. The only rule is that the child who wins the ticket must be 10 years old in 2012. To enter, simply email your name and date of birth by July 10th to competition@zest-media.com GOOD LUCK! Every Sunday, until 26th August, the N1 Shopping Centre shall be offering half price parking to shoppers. On Sundays the rate is just £1.50 per hour or £9.00 for a full day (half the standard day rate). And to help ease your parking woes even further, the N1 Shopping Centre has also introduced a new day rate of £18 from Monday – Saturday. n1islington.com 11

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THE APPLE CART FESTIVAL

Last month saw the return of the Apple Cart festival at Victoria Park. A festival with something for everything; from music to cabaret, comedy, kid’s entertainment and an art car boot fair. Highlights from this year included Noah and the Whale, Sean Lock, food from Venn Street Market and an appearance from the legendary Adam Ant!

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A-listers took east London by storm at the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend. Rihanna joined headliner Jay Z for a surprise duet, plus local stars Leona Lewis and Plan B entertained the 100,000 strong crowd across six stages.

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he Olympic Games: they’re here whether you like it or not. Hundreds of thousands of visitors will clog up the public transport system and the entire nation will be whipped into a patriotic frenzy. Olympic hysteria is somewhat inevitable, so the Absolutely attitude is: if you can’t beat them, join them. East Londoners are fortunate to have some of the BT London Live events taking place on their doorstep throughout the summer, with Victoria Park being taken over from the 27th of July. Part of wider celebrations including events in Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square, BT London Live will place a firm emphasis on sports participation, with ‘have-a-go’ football, lacrosse and judo sessions taking place in the Vicky Park sports courts as well as the chance to watch the Games in an intimate ‘sports café style screening set-up.

One-time East London resident Danny Boyle’s spectacular opening and closing ceremonies will be broadcast live in the park, which will also play host to a uniquely East London programme of musical and cultural concerts. Hackney Colliery, Club de Fromage, Bow Jangles and Swing Zazou are just some of the acts set to keep the crowds entertained so even if sport is not up your street, there’s no excuse not to head down and get stuck in. btlondonlive.com

THREE ALTERNATIVE OLYMPIC ACTIVITIES THE ONE HACKNEY FESTIVAL 21 JULY A borough-wide event to welcome the Olympic flame to London. Everyone who lives and works in or visits Hackney will be invited to take part in the celebrations. hackney.gov.uk

ATHLETES; ACTION; ART AT THE GALLERY IN REDCHURCH STREET 25 JULY - 11 AUGUST An Olympic-worthy retrospective of original paintings by Rosemary Taylor, who creates powerful studies of athletes depicting the human body in disciplined movement. galleryinredchurchstreet.com

TORCH RELAY DAY, HIGHBURY FIELDS 26 JULY Be on the streets of Islington to cheer on the Torchbearer. events.islington.gov.uk

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The Right Stuff Gemma Billington meets author, motherof-three and holistic tour de force Renée Elliott, founder of green superstore Planet Organic

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t’s hard not to feel a pang of jealousy when speaking to Renée Elliott. I’m conducting an interview with the Planet Organic founder via Skype, with rain crashing against my bedroom window. Renée, on the other hand, is in the comfort of her rustic Tuscan home, where she and her family have been living an absurdly idyllic life for the past three years. I tentatively ask how the move to Italy has changed her lifestyle. ‘It’s been unbelievable,’ she says with a sort of euphoric sigh. ‘We have a huge vegetable garden, fruit trees, nut trees... I’m much more relaxed here, you don’t have the freneticism of London.’ Born and raised in Mississippi, Elliott’s soft southern twang is peppered with subtle British inflections from her many years in London and - no doubt - from her English husband. On the subject of her bucolic Italian lifestyle, Elliott summarises, ‘it’s the embodiment of everything I’ve learned over the last 20 years.’ Though Elliott has been at the top of her game for years, the subject of education - for her customers, readers of her blog, her three children - and the quest to continue learning, is still one of the most important elements in her life. Growing up with an abundance of fresh produce at her disposal, Elliott’s life was dotted with hints to a career in food, but she found herself - in professional terms - somewhat lost. ‘At 19 I thought, if I had a cause, I could actually achieve something’ she says, but that ‘cause’ was not yet apparent. In college, she discovered a revolutionary book, Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé, which completely altered her eating habits and views on the farming industry. It wasn’t until 1991, however, on a trip to Boston, that the eureka moment struck on a visit to organic supermarket Bread & Circus, where she realised that she could emulate the store back in the UK and bring organic to the mainstream. >

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“People need to be conscious about what they’re eating and it was the food scares that did it. Although fear is not a permanent motivator for change, it can alter the way in which people think about food long-term” The opening was not exactly a runaway success back in late 1995 on the ‘dodgy’ end of Westbourne Grove. I am a little taken aback at the resounding ‘no!’ when I ask if the store was well received. ‘It was terribly received’ she says with a little sigh, ‘it was so dreadful that by Christmas I was thinking that we would have to pack it in...’ The health-conscious, bohemian vibe of contemporary Notting Hill had not yet bloomed by the mid ‘90s. Eventually, despite the tumultuous start, the local press began picking up on the store and public interest steadily grew. The main breakthrough however, came in February 1996 when the country suffered an outbreak of mad cow disease (BSE). ‘Unlike a lot of health stores at that time, we had a fresh organic British meat and fish counter.’ Elliott explains, ‘people started to buy their meat from us because of the fear of BSE.’ I comment on the impact that external social and political events have had on the store and, indeed, the organic movement. ‘People need to be conscious about what they’re eating and it was the food scares that did that; it woke them up,’ she says, ‘what I learned though, is that fear is not a permanent motivator for change. But if you can get some information in that fear period and people change the way they think, then that leads to permanent change.’ For all of Elliott’s friendliness, charm and wholesome family image - portrayed to perfection in her new cookbook, Me, You &

the Kids Too - she is also without doubt an intelligent woman who certainly doesn’t mince her words. Her stern views on certain ingredients such as white flour, industrial farming (‘you think the farmers are doing the best for you and the government is protecting you and it’s just so not true’), plus a few eyebrow-raising facts (formaldehyde in curtains, apparently) can leave the average consumer feeling a little deflated; even guilty. Though she does see herself as on a sort of health ‘crusade’, Elliott is not inclined to force her opinions upon the masses and appreciates the stresses of modern life. ‘I understand the pressures on people’s lives’ she says, ‘my trademark really has become ‘very simple cooking’. This is the main focus of her book and is clearly an area that she feels passionate about. I feel it pertinent during our conversation to raise the issue of cost when it comes to organic produce and feeding the family; being the primary retort of the anti-Jamie Oliver school lunch brigade. ‘I don’t think it’s too expensive to eat healthily if you’re cooking from scratch and using basic ingredients,’ she counters, and points out that home cooking is increasingly popular. ‘If the price of organic is prohibitive, I say buy what you eat the most of organic.’ But what are the actual benefits of an organic diet? ‘The main thing is that you’re getting the best quality food,’ she summarises, “food that is grown in soil that’s healthy. The whole basis of

the organic movement is that healthy soil creates healthy plants, healthy animals and healthy people. What people don’t realise is that the soil used in industrial farming is dead, depleted and full of poisons.” The term ‘organic’ is a complex one, Elliott admits, when I ask if it is still surrounded by misconceptions. ‘The press always want a soundbite and organic is not a soundbite!’ she laughs, ‘it’s very complicated.’ It’s also, as anyone who sets foot in any of the five London Planet Organic stores will realise, a complete way of life. Organic doesn’t just stretch to fruit and vegetables, but to meat, fish, cleaning products and cosmetics, which Planet has stocked ‘from day one’. ‘For me it was about providing a better everything. Elliot says, ‘toothpaste, meat, rice...’ If an organic overhaul seems too overwhelming, Elliott is vehemently on the side of the working mother, and throughout our hour-long conversation there’s never a hint of preachiness or bragging. Whether you embrace the organic revolution with open arms or with a roll of the eye, it’s difficult to feel anything but admiration for Elliott; for her phenomenal personal and professional successes and her continuous strive for the good life. planetorganic.com, 64 Essex Road, N1 8LR

Renée Elliott’s top organic tips for a healthy diet MORE of the following: • Buy organic where possible • Cook from scratch as much as you can • Eat lots of vegetables and fruit • Use wholemeal and wholegrain products • Eat good fats • Enjoy organic, free-range meats

LESS of the following: • Junk foods • processed foods • Sugary, extruded breakfast cereals (and sugar in general) • White flour, pasta, bread and biscuits • Taking nutritional advice from the government

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FASHION NEWS Happy shopper What do overnight stays, laundry runs and days spent perusing your local boutiques have in common? All are made much more enjoyable by the addition of a roomy summer shopper that can accommodate all your necessaries and still look stylish on the shoulder. Rejoice, then, that this saucy little red, white and blue number by Goods of Desire is available now from über-cool Shoreditch store Culture Label. culturelabel.com, 11 Chance Street, E2 7JB

Summer must-have Jil Sander’s slick SS12 unisex sunglasses range is now available at LN-CC. We love the attention to detail - classic silhouettes come slightly oversized and in a beautiful tortoiseshell acetate with metal embellishments, making them real investment pieces... we’d wear them even in the rain. £208, LN-CC, The Basement, 18 Shacklewell Lane, E8 2EZ

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Designer of the month Dalston designer Emma Cook proved she’s worth her weight in fashion gold with a covetable SS12 collection that combined quirky designs and statement prints with sleek, stripped down structures verging on the minimalist. Fresh, fun and always contemporary, we’ll be previewing her AW12 collection (available from August) in our September issue - and we can’t wait to see what her resort collection will bring. Watch this space... emmacook.co.uk, 18 Shacklewell Lane, E8 2EZ

Dream team Two of the hottest labels of the moment, House of Holland and Superga, have joined forces to create some of the most desirable sneakers we’ve seen since canvas made its big comeback in the early noughties. Spicing up the famous Superga shape with HoH’s statement designs, the plimsolls run the gamut from mouth-watering candy colours and polka dot prints to jet black versions featuring a ‘granny chic’ crochet pattern. The range also includes super cool booties strewn with printed letters and our favourites - a platform plim with ‘Holland’ emblazoned along the side. House of Holland for Superga, office.co.uk, 100 Commercial Street, E1 6LZ

ONE TO WATCH OUT OF AFRICA

Central St Martins graduate Buki Akib, Nigerian-born and London-based, is a knitwear designer whose first menswear capsule collection was inspired by Afrobeat pioneer and all-round musical legend Fela Kuti. The fashion glitterati loved it, but where were the goodies for us girls? Wonder no longer: Akib’s latest launch is a bag collection that pays homage to Kuti’s 27 wives, combining Yoruba hand-weaving and a European pastel palette for a continental crossover triumph. We like! darkroomlondon.com, 52 Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N 3LL 23

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Menswear’s print revolution shows no signs of abating as we head into autumn, and some of the new wave’s most striking apparel is being produced right in our back yard. East London label Agi & Sam is fronted by two 26-year-old designers with CVs that include stints at Alexander McQueen and Karl Lagerfeld. Their A/W 2012 collection is an expert fusion of bold patterns, bright colours and carefully structured shapes - positive, playful and perfect for the man who likes to make a statement. agiandsam.com

WEBSITE OF THE MONTH: Bureau of Trade

Online shopping can be a depressingly soulless endeavour for those who like their material consumption served with a mitigating dollop of good taste and romance. Fortunately, the fine gents at Bureau of Trade are doing their damnedest to bring refinement, flavour and fun back to buying on the web, with a daily edit of the best pre-owned and vintage wares to be found on sites like eBay and Craigslist. Encompassing everything from menswear and furniture to cars, taxidermy and some rather lovely vintage timepieces, their cleverly themed (and wickedly funny) mail-outs are essential reading for anyone with a love of the characterful and unique. bureauoftrade.com

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Tailor and clothing brand Gresham Blake has announced a collaboration with the London Cloth Company, a micro mill in Clapton. The E1 range is woven on shuttle looms in Clapton and hand-stitched in Aldgate. It will encompass bespoke, made-to-measure and ready to wear including a range of limited edition blazers and waistcoats. Many pieces will be one-off original items created from fabrics woven on antique machinery. Watch this space... greshamblake.com

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Following the successful launch of their Upper Street store last year, British label Ben Sherman has finally found its feet after a decade or two spent fluttering at the fringe of mainstream menswear relevance. As a result of this renewed vigour and rocketing popularity, the brand has recently set up shop in Spitalfields and launched a new project to boot: Modular Blanc, which will see the basement of the branch dedicated to emerging brands and designers. The best of young talent alongside Ben Sherman’s revitalised streetwear and tailoring lines? Well worth checking out. bensherman.com, 108 Commercial Street, E2 6ZY

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Plastic Fantastic Gemma Billington catches up with accessory queens Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden on the rise of Tatty Devine and humble beginnings on Brick Lane...

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“At first we just made jewellery out of whatever we could find!” What is the Tatty Devine story? How did you meet and when did you start making and selling jewellery together? We met at Chelsea School of Art in 1996 where we were both studying Fine Art Painting. In our second year we lived together and worked at the V&A restaurant, and it was there that we realised we made a fantastic team. After graduation we decided to make stuff together to sell on a market stall. We started customising things, but after Harriet found bags and bags of leather sample books outside a furnishing store we started making leather cuffs. All we really wanted was to defer getting a ‘real job’ as we wanted to become painters, but within six months we were being sold in Harvey Nichols and featured in Vogue, and so Tatty Devine was born. What were some of your earliest designs? At first we just made jewellery out of whatever we could find. We had no knowledge in manufacturing, so we invented ways of making tape measures, cake decorations and plectrums into jewellery. I used to get a day return to Paris and then barter in bad French to get good prices on keyrings of the Eiffel Tower! There wasn’t really any internet then and we had no way of sourcing them any other way. In 2001 we discovered perspex shapes in a signmaker’s in New York, we made them into brooches and then found ways of making our own shapes in perspex. That was the start of Tatty Devine products as people know them today.

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up and saw a ‘to let’ sign. We rang the number and to our surprise the rent was just outside our budget, but it was a whole shop with beautiful, small red stained glass windows. We moved in just after the new year in 2000. At first it was just our studio, but over the following months people would knock on the door wanting to buy what we had on display, so we started trading as a shop and have never looked back.

What do you think of the fashion scene in London and how does this influence your jewellery? For both of us, London has always been the only place we want to be, or could possibly envisage designing in. There are really exciting fashion designers and there is such a distinct style not to be found in Paris, Milan or New York. How did you end up opening the studio on Brick Lane? When we started we were working from our bedrooms, but towards the end of 1999 we felt the need to get a space to work from. We lived on Brick Lane and spent a day walking up and down it looking for studios. We reached the end and then, feeling deflated that there was nothing around, we looked

What is your design process? Harriet and I go through what we are currently interested in and start collecting images and objects. We roughly sketch out our ideas then Harriet sits down to translate our ideas into workable drawings that the laser cutter can read and samples can be made from. Then there is the editing process and the final selection. We like our collections to have a theme and enjoy how we have created a language that we love speaking in. What are some of your all-time most popular pieces? The moustache and dinosaur necklaces and the plectrum pieces. Why did you decide to do a recent launch in silver? Was there a demand for it? We wanted to make something in a precious material that was more refined and mature; we would get a lot of comments about how people wanted to see our ideas in more expensive and precious materials. We also wanted to make jewellery for a new type of customer, something luxurious but still fun. tattydevine.com, 236 Brick Lane, E2 7EB

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GEMMA WEARS FUR COAT, £790, ZADIG & VOLTAIRE DRESS, £250, THAKOON + ADDITION COLLAR, £240, MARNI. HEADSCARF, PRICE ON REQUEST, EMILIO PUCCI CUFFS, PRICE ON REQUEST, CHARLOTTE VALKENIERS

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Rather than a simple agenda to lose weight, Nosh Detox Delivery offer the whole package. Their unique service is based on founder Geeta Sidhu-Robb’s personal experience and food issues. Once a corporate lawyer, Sidhu-Robb’s life took a dramatic turn when her baby son developed multiple food allergies and anaphylaxis, spending much of his first 18 months in hospital. Sidhu-Robb developed her own solutions using nutritious, balanced meals and alternative therapies and even qualified as a healer and Medical Intuitive. This resulted in the creation of Nosh Detox Delivery, which profiles clients health issues and delivers a bespoke, nutritional programme to their home or office. So far, Nosh are the only company in the world to provide such a service. Now that’s pretty special. For prices see and information see noshdetox.com

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It was quite a surprise to open our first Purifyne Detox bag to uncover - amongst the many bottles of juices and soups - a loofah, a whole host of supplements and a pH level strip. The Alkaline Cleanse diet goes beyond regular weight loss and looks to redress acidic imbalance in the body caused by external factors such as caffeine, sugar, pollutants and stress. The chlorophyllenhanced juices, though a rather off-putting shade of ‘swampy green’, are essential to lower acidity and balance pH. The range of vegetable juices and supplements, plus a

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hree weeks until I go to Ibiza and I need to get my rear into gear. Literally. EF Medispa are offering a bottom-improvement package with my name on it... so I rock up and drop my kecks. My lovely therapist, Fleur, is going to primp and prime my bottom into shape. Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) is now one of the most popular forms of treatment for cellulite. Madonna loves it so much she has her own machine - now EF are paving the way for beauty clinics everywhere, combining AWT with the newest treatment machine on the block, the Cellactor, which delivers the same cellulite-busting action plus fat mobilisation for body contouring, skin tightening and firming. My fat cells better brace themselves for a shake-up. Here’s the science-y bit: in a study by Storz medical, the equipment developers found that after treatment 95% of clients reported smoother skin surface while 84% reported firmer legs. As for body-shaping, 72% of clients experienced a reduction of 2.5-7cm in the circumference of their thighs! I can’t wait to get going. AWT accelerates the lymphatic flow, stimulating metabolic activity and encouraging fat breakdown by working on the connective fibrous walls which trap fat and toxins. It gives me a slightly odd sensation as it penetrates far beyond my skin’s surface to the fat layers beneath. Mercilessly, it doesn’t hurt. The Cellactor machine, Fleur tells me, sounds like a jackhammer. “Good to know,” I say, wishing I’d taken up with a personal trainer instead. And I can’t lie: as Fleur fires the machine up, I feel nervous. The treatment gives an unsettling feeling and I bite my lip throughout. As it draws to a close - and just as I’m about to give myself an almighty pat on

the back - Fleur tells me that she turned the dial to just below two - a lot of her clients have it cranked up to five. Great. Despite my valiant efforts, I am, it seems, a wuss. The radio frequency is probably the most relaxing of all the procedures, giving a warming feeling, but it soon heats up and there are moments of discomfort. I wonder how the women who make up EF’s evergrowing list of regular clients manage more

intense settings without sending their cortisol levels through the roof. Fleur finishes my first treatment by massaging my legs - and despite those moments of discomfort, first impressions are pretty good. Maybe I was looking in a flattering mirror but my bum looked so smooth, I couldn’t really see any cellulite. Best of all, the results really do seem to get better and better - with each new session my bum looks smoother and perkier. By the final treatment I’ve even come to enjoy the jackhammer noise - it conveniently slots into the equation that hard work equals results. Well, it may not be hard work, but it sure sounds like it. The whole process, I am told, increases blood-flow to treated areas - which produces fresh and thicker bands of collagen. Used for orthopedic conditions such as tendon and muscle disorders, the machines will apparently be in use at the Olympics for muscle and corrective tissue tightening in athletes. Ooh-er. By my last session I’m wishing I had the time to fit this into my life regularly. It definitely makes a difference - it even spurs you to stick at your exercise regime so that you can flagrantly bask even more in the glory of a gifted bum. Three weeks to chic may sound impossible, but take it from one who was Ibiza-bound and running out of time - now I can’t wait to show off my derrière. Three weeks to chic consists of two treatments a week for three weeks From £350 per area, per session One area, 6 sessions, £1,800 efmedispa.com, EF Medispa, 69 St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 7NL, 020 7449 6923

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The Shine team deliver a diverse range of services and treatments in a professional, modern environment. Inspired by the ‘look good, feel good’ philosophy, Shine’s mission is to offer an unrivaled combination of holistic health care, an intelligent approach to beauty and a creative, forward thinking salon. Passionate about customer care as well as maintaining its reputation as a centre of excellence, Shine welcomes you 7 days a week. Shine Holistic, 020 7241 5033, Shine on the Green 020 7241 2065, shineholistic.co.uk

The secret is out and word is spreading fast. With a clientele of actors, dancers, artists and musicians, this wonderful Thai therapy spa - tucked away on little-known Goswell Road but just a minute’s walk from Angel - is one of Islington’s seriously impressive new destinations. Their treatment range is consice as they stick to what they do best: Thai Massage. Whether it’s the soothing Aromatherapy Massage, the exquisite Thai Foot Massage, the full-on Traditional Thai Massage or the gentler Thai Oil Massage, the temple-trained therapists skillfully mix modern techniques with the ancient techniques practised in Thailand for thousands of years. www.phothai.co.uk, 332a Goswell Road, EC1V 7LQ, 020 7837 3643

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ADVERTISING FEATURE

LAB SPA

Unwind and get ready for summer with a full body pamper at The Laboratory Spa and Health Club; your sanctuary of peace and calm. Spa day packages include full use of all facilities, such as the newly refurbished treatment rooms, gym and fitness classes, Scandinavian saunas, elegant marble steam rooms and a poolside relaxation area. There’s a wide selection of packages to suit all needs, from holistic therapies to indulgent beauty treatments to get you into tip-top condition. www.labspa.co.uk, The Avenue, Muswell Hill, N10 2QJ, 020 8482 3000

THE SALON GROUP

The Salon Group is a newly established unisex salon in leafy Muswell Hill with a fresh approach to hairdressing. Put together by Nina and Anthony, themselves and their team of stylists have extensive knowledge and expertise - Nina in cutting and colouring and Anthony specialising in men’s hairdressing - which led them to merge their skills and experience into The Salon Group, which opened in early 2011. Since then, the salon has developed a strong reputation for high quality, creative hairdressing with a contemporary style. www.thesalongrouplondon.com, 020 8442 1865, The Salon Group, Alexandra Park Road, Muswell Hill, N10 2DP

PILATES CENTRAL

Pilates Central is a superb stateof-the-art pilates studio in the heart of Islington. The teachers there have had exceptional training and experience, and whatever your age or fitness level, they will devise a pilates program to suit your individual needs. Pilates may now have become something fashionable, but a high proportion of the clients who visit Pilates Central are by medical referral - because they have bad backs, necks, shoulders, joints or other physical problems. Pilates Central is located just off Upper Street and Essex Road, within easy reach of King’s Cross, Clerkenwell, and the City. www.pilatescentral. co.uk, 10-12 Gaskin Street, N1 2RY, 020 7812 1132

NO 74 HAIR & BEAUTY No 74 Hair & Beauty offers a tranquil, unique space guaranteed to help you relax. Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, the salon is in a Georgian townhouse, with the modern touches to ensure that all your hair and beauty needs are tended to. They use a range of high quality products from brands including Yon-Ka Paris and OPI. Martin Reichelt and his team look forward to welcoming you to their award winning salon soon. No 74 Hair & Beauty London, 74 Compton Street, EC1V 0BN, 020 7490 8555, info@ no-74.co.uk, www.no-74.co.uk, Facebook: No-74-Hair-Beauty-London, Twitter: No74HairBeauty

TRIYOGA

Sweat and stretch or relax and rejuvenate at triyoga, London’s finest yoga and wellness destination. With yoga and pilates classes for all levels, deluxe treatments ranging from massage and acupuncture to physiotherapy and organic facials, an organic café and lifestyle shop you will find yourself looking great and feeling even better. Try 2 weeks of unlimited yoga for just £20 and receive 20% off all beginners courses this summer in Chelsea. www.triyoga.co.uk, 372 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UZ 020 7483, info@triyoga.co.uk

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BATTLE OF THE

BRUNCH The Gilbert Scott

thegilbertscott.co.uk, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, NW1 2AR, Vibe: Franco-British Decadence

Set in the former entrance of the Midland Grand Hotel, the bar at The Gilbert Scott sets an opulent scene for anyone seeking a truly British brunch accompanied by a dizzying array of classic and original cocktails. The menu is tailored to suit all appetites, using only the finest ingredients and offering comforting classics such as the ‘the George’ – a full English breakfast of eggs, bacon, homemade black pudding, homemade beans, bubble and squeak, toast and Scott’s own muesli. The cocktail menu has a new arrival every month; on our visit it’s ‘The Parisian’, a sensuous mix of Amer Picon L’Orange, Martini Rosato, grapefruit and honey. My companion tries the ‘Trade Winds’, which proves just the ticket for rejuvenating his hungover head, its mix of Bols Genever, elderflower, ginger, lemon, green tea and spice matching the Gilbert Scott’s decadent decor and awesome ceiling just as perfectly as it complements its beautiful menu.

Karpo

karpo.co.uk, 23 Euston Road, NW1 2SD Best For: Juices and Smoothies

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Karpo is an industrial-styled, self-proclaimed ‘urban’ newcomer to the burgeoning King’s Cross café scene. With American chef Daniel Taylor at the helm, the menu features some well-loved classics from his homeland (including good old bagels with lox and cream cheese) but the overall influence is more worldly. The in-house baker is French (the window display of baked goods changes throughout the day) and there is also a pastry chef knocking up delightfully artful cakes in the French style. Our hot tip? The smoothies: the beetroot, cucumber and ginger concoction knocked our socks off. On a road teeming with rather unsavoury fast food joints, Karpo is bound to become a hang-out for the local art students looking for a decent brekkie.

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FOOD Bread Street Kitchen

breadstreetkitchen.com, 10 Bread St, EC4M 9AJ Best For: Bloody Marys

Gordon Ramsay’s City venture gets an enthusiastic thumbs-up from us. Though it’s angling for the corporate quid, it clearly takes its aesthetic cues from East London, housed as it is in a cool warehouse space decked out brasserie style. In any case, ‘Lazy Loaf’ Sundays can’t be aimed at City workers, and highlights of the brunch menu have to include the ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter and the ham hock hash with fried duck egg... so don’t come looking for beans on toast. There’s even a Bloody Mary buffet that lets you create your own concoction from green tomatoes, spicy vodka and other restorative treats. Signature cocktails include a Marmalade Fizz or Kentucky Dawn - and if you arrive too late for brunch, the Sunday lunch menu is equally tantalising.

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“Bubble and squeak comes with shredded cabbage and sweetcured bacon” The Drift Bar

thedriftbar.co.uk, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY Vibe: Sex in the City

A stone’s throw from Liverpool Street on Bishopsgate, The Drift Bar is ideally situated for those midweek morning meetings. Sharing owners with The Folly at Bank, the vibe and decor are of a piece with its sister establishment - and the food makes this place a solid brunch choice. The menu is reassuringly long and everything’s made with fresh, seasonal ingredients - bubble and squeak comes with shredded cabbage and sweet cured bacon, eggs florentine with gruyère rather than hollandaise. We went for a California Kick-start - poached eggs and hummus, guacamole, grilled plum tomato and a field mushroom, all drizzled with sweet chilli sauce and served with a side of cinnamon pancakes. It was a refreshing antidote to the lazy brunch choices you so often find in London. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows and canteen-style shelves stacked with vintage-looking vats of olive oil and other delicatessentype curios give it a ‘meat-packing district’ edge. This is the kind of place Carrie Bradshaw would breakfast with the girls.

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The finest authentic South Indian cuisine www.malabarjunction.com Tucked away in the heart of Bloomsbury, Malabar Junction is a hidden gem that has been delighting diners with its delicious South Indian Cuisine in Central London for fifteen years. To celebrate this landmark Malabar Junction has launched a traditional lunchtime Thali special for a true ‘Taste of Kerala’ - South India Opening Hours: Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:30am – 3:00pm / Evening 6:00pm to 11pm

Tel: 020 7580 5230 / Fax: 02074369942 / mail@malabarjunction.com 107 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NA / Tube: Tottenham Court Road Manager: Yoosuf Kasim / Head Chef: Anil Panchal

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RESTAURANT REVIEWS LE BOUCHON BRETON With a combination of delicious food, elegant wines and real ambience, Le Bouchon Breton has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining since it opened way back in 2008. Situated in the rickety crown of Old Spitalfields it does make for an inconspicuous location - however once inside, the brainchild of restaurateur Ian Stoppani and Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr, Bouchon Breton is a throwback to the elegant dining era of the 1970s. Undeniably retro in tone, the restaurant is tastefully embellished with belle époque touches and while it is inevitably geared towards the well-moneyed clientele of nearby Liverpool Street, the comprehensive selection of Angus steaks, cheeses and French bistro classics retain a near universal appeal. Originally inspired by classic Parisian institutions such as Le Train Bleu, La Coupole and Bofinger, the restaurant’s black-and-cream chessboard floor is home to a fifteen-metre zinc bar serving champagne and seafood. Inside the drinker’s half of the restaurant there is a distinctive wine cabinet and luxury couches dotted with drinking podiums for everyone to enjoy an aperitif or two. Starting off with a bottle of Domaine de Cabrials, this young Pinot was a charming introduction and accompanied an entrée of homemade pumpkin soup and the pièce de résistance, hand-chopped steak tartare, which had a tangible rustic flavour. In keeping with the plush environment, the table service was impeccable; a rare example of patience and attentiveness, and the main courses swiftly followed in the form of a John Dory fillet deliciously graced with Michel Roux Senior’s most famous sauce, Bois Boudran. Rounding off with a ravishing cheese trolley, the triple entente of BrillatSavarin, Compte and Mont D’or proved to be creamy, mature and immensely satisfying. With over 40 regional French cheeses available, many will come back to Bouchon Breton just to savour the dessert trolley alone. Alas, if only there were more room to further indulge in cheeses after a wholesome evening of bistro dining. Daniel Agnew lebouchon.co.uk, 1st Floor, 8 Horner Square, Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6EW 0800 019 1704

COTIDIE It has been remarked upon that whilst “cotidie” means everyday in Latin, Cotidie is a far from everyday experience. In fact, it offers an encounter with Italian food which is as good as it gets in London. The only thing that is everyday is the frequency with which the menu is renewed. Bruno Barbieri (of Italian Masterchef and seven Michelin stars fame) selects his menu daily and brings the finest ingredients from various regions of Italy to an elegantly decked out restaurant on Marylebone High Street. It delivers authentic recipes with a friendly, jovial service. This is a modern Italian culinary experience. Classic Italian elements are present but are taken to the highest level or in contemporary directions, a completely different proposition to the ever-increasing list of ‘carby’ high street Italians. The restaurant is set in stylish grey and slate tones with soft streetlamp lighting, pressed linen and slick table settings. Tables are spaciously laid out banquette-style with open, half-moon booths for those dining in couples. We were served by an extremely engaging and charming fellow who had my companion in stitches and helped guide us through the menu. He was similarly gracious with the rest of the smartly turned-out clientele amongst which there was a noticeable Italian presence. Throughout we received small and unexpected treats like the extra appetisers

of rustic lentil stew with balsamic vinegar. It is a small thing, but from the minute we tasted the quality of the restaurant’s olive oil (sourced from Perugia) and large emerald olives, we had complete confidence in what would follow. Simple things like salmon tartare and roast potatoes with aromatic sea salt were top notch. Nothing is too traditional or stereotypically Italian, evidenced by the wasabi mayonnaise accompanying a warm sea bass salad. The key to Cotidie is to keep some appetite at liberty for desserts, of which we had three each. The first was an impromptu plate of sparkling petit fours. We especially liked the tuiles and coffee brulee chocolate cup. The final round was the desserts that we had ordered and both topped the lot. Bruno’s “Machiavellian” cup-cream and cherry compote is not to be missed, washed down with a glass of Moscato d’Asti, but the chocolate cocotte with milk frappé was my dish of the night. Cotidie reminded my guest and I that we really don’t know half as much about Italian cuisine as we thought we did and that Marylebone village is an unrivalled hot-spot for new and classy boutique restaurants. Gareth Fitzgerald

“We were served by an extremely engaging and charming fellow, who had my companion in stitches and helped guide us through the menu”

cotidierestaurant.com, 50 Marylebone High Street, W1U 5HN, 020 7258 9878

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FOOD & DR I N K Bars/Pubs THE CASTLE 34 - 35 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6DB 020 7553 7621 69 COLEBROOKE ROW 69 Colebrooke Row Islington N1 8AA 07540 528 593 THE NORTHGATE BAR & RESTAURANT 113 Southgate Road N1 3JS 020 7359 7392 THE HIGHBURY BARN 26 Highbury Park Highbury N5 2AB 020 7226 2383 KESTON LODGE 131 Upper Street Islington N1 1QP 020 7354 9535

The Manchichi Bar @ Bistroteque

bistroteque.com, 23-27 Wadeson Street, E2 9DR, 020 8983 7900

The writing’s on the wall for this one - quite literally. The amount of people I’ve seen tweeting/ facebooking themselves parked at said bar has been off the hook since it opened last month. Maybe it’s where people gather to post en masse. Manchichi bar dinner @ BISTROTHEQUE (thank you Lulu Kennedy). Maybe it’s the name - it sounds like an over-elaborate bar for men with extremely hairy chests; it sounds like there may be a disco globe. (There isn’t.) What there is, is a bar in the middle of Bistroteque’s main dining room (featuring a brand new bar menu and drinks list) with seats for 28 around a central ‘American manchichi wood counter’. Whatever that is. Sounds exciting though, right?

RESERVED A bite-sized guide to the month’s hot tables and buzzing bars

Meter Pizza

meterlondon.com, 70 – 74 City Rd, EC1Y 2BJ 020 7253 2443 Where to go if you want to munch on a good pizza in a cool atmosphere while keeping it nice and casual? This pop-up bar and eaterie lies within the City-Shoreditch-Clerkenwell triangle, serving up Neapolitanstyle pizza (you know, the thin ones with the airy crust) and priced per 0.25 metres. The ‘pizelle al pomodoro’ - a kind of alternative pizza-type treat - will certainly whet the taste-buds. Next time you’re hungover, don’t pop one in the oven; let yourself sink into the soft, leathery sofas at Meter Pizza.

FIFTY FIVE BAR & LOUNGE 31 Jamestown Road Camden Town, NW1 7DB, 020 7424 9054

Restaurants AMICI MIEI 28-30 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch E2 8DA 020 7729 1594 Italian DOLLAR GRILLS & MARTINIS 2 Exmouth Market Farringdon, EC1R 4PX 020 7278 0077 American EQUATION 330 Upper Street Islington, N1 2XQ 020 7226 5098 Modern European OISHIII 67 Stoke Newington Church Street N16 0AR 020 7254 3488 Japanese YUM YUM THAI RESTAURANT 183-187 Stoke Newington High Street N16 0LH 020 7254 6751 Thai ONE BLENHEIM TERRACE St John’s Wood NW8 0EH 020 7372 1722 British SHAKA ZULU The Stables Market Chalk Farm Road NW1 8AB 020 3376 9911 South African

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The Daily Telegraph

A legal force of nature

Marilyn Stowe is the senior partner at Stowe Family Law and one of the first solicitors to qualify as a family law arbitrator in England and Wales. Leading the UK’s largest dedicated family law firm, she has more than 25 years’ experience handling divorce cases and family law proceedings. of the first solicitors to qualify as a family law arbitrator through · One the newly-formed Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA). first Chief Assessor and Chief Examiner of the Law Society’s · The Family Law Panel. Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: · Aa global association of lawyers recognised for expertise in their

Located in WC1, Stowe Family Law specialises in family law issues; from divorce to cohabitees’ rights, with dedicated international and children’s teams. The firm’s specialist in-house forensic accountancy department tracks down hidden assets and can provide immediate financial advice.

respective countries.

If you need family law advice, early support can be essential. Stowe Family Law can help. Contact 020 7421 3300 8 Fulwood Place, Gray’s Inn, London WC1V 6HG

Contact 01423 532 600 The Old Court House, Raglan Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1LT

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Fresh, home cooked Italian cuisine Amici Miei, an exciting new restaurant in Shoredtich bought to you by the highly acclaimed Due Sardi pizzeria team. Authentic Italian home cooking served in a relaxing, rustic setting or delivered direct to your home, simple.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-5am

Lunch time specials and 20% off any pizza Monday to Friday 12-5pm

28 - 30 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DA 020 7729 1594 www.amicimiei.co.uk

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32 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DA 020 7729 4192 www.duesardi.com

4 Brewer St, W1F 0SB / 020 7287 8464 / Piccadilly Circus 21 Cranbourne St,WC2H 7AA / 020 7240 5797 / Leicester Square

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113 Southgate Road, N1 3JS 020 7359 7392

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New Caravan launch in King’s Cross Caravan are opening a second site in Kings Cross this month in the Grade II-listed Granary Building. The interior design references the area’s Victorian industrial heritage to give the feel of a working factory environment. Their ‘food well-travelled’ menu includes favourites from Exmouth Market (the original Caravan site) such as grilled coconut bread, plus new dishes such as parmesan grits, wild mushroom and wild boar sausage. caravanonexmouth.co.uk

The Northgate

FOOD NEWS

From the gastro front

CARLUCCIO HAMPERS

It hasn’t exactly been a scorching summer so far, but for when the sun does decide to shine, Carluccio’s in St. John’s Wood, Hampstead, Muswell Hill, Islington and Brent Cross have launched a sumptuous new range of picnic hampers. The various options (vegetarian, il bambini and classic) celebrate the best of Italian splendour with delicious dishes such as antipasti misti, insalata verde, homemade red wine and radicchio focaccia. £45 each, carluccios.com

The Northgate will be celebrating British Food Fortnight in July, which this year not only runs in conjunction with the Olympics, but is also in its tenth year! The Michelin recommended pub take their menus very seriously with a number of foodie events running throughout the year. The event kicks off on July 27th and will showcase the best of classic and contemporary British cuisine. 113 Southgate Road, Islington, N1 3JS

COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH

Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking by Mary McCartney Photographer Mary McCartney has taken inspiration from her childhood and the recipes of her famous vegetarian parents to create this beautiful book packed with delicious, unpretentious dishes, from lentil and feta salad to sage and onion roast. Illustrated with McCartney’s own intimate snaps, the book is an homage to her late mother and the joy of simple family cooking. £20, vintage-books.co.uk

Bubbledogs

Husband and wife foodie team James Knappett and Sandia Chang are opening Bubbledogs this month in Fitzrovia. An intriguing concept, the American style restaurant will serve Grower Champagne, sparkling wine and hot dogs while, hidden from sight at connecting restaurant Kitchen Table, Knappett and his team will host intimate lunches and dinners with a maximum of nineteen guests, seated directly around his kitchen. bubbledogs.co.uk, 70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 4QG 51

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Give it some welly

Helen Baron shapes up in style at Lime Wood Hotel... a manor house less than two hours from London

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he front drive of the Lime Wood Hotel is a bucolic masterpiece, a meandering gravel track that sweeps up through grassy meadows to loop neatly in front of the hotel itself, a renovated Regency hunting lodge. As I rolled along it on the morning of my first day at Lime Wood, I wished I was behind the wheel of a vintage MG or something even older – the car Mr Toad drove in The Wind in the Willows, perhaps. I imagined myself as a latterday Grace Kelly, all pastoral prettiness and breeze-blown charm. I may well have looked more like Bridget Jones. On arrival, a brief glance around the car park revealed my motoring fantasies were

not ill-conceived: among a couple dozen more familiar marques, I spot a Maserati, two Ferraris and an old-school Roller. And when my companion and I are guided to our room by a friendly young staff member, the hotel’s

sourced, as is the summery ash used for many of the fittings, and everything is peppered with a delicate English eccentricity. Lime Wood House and its grounds are set within the New Forest National Park, an area of such outstanding beauty that we can’t wait to get out into it and do some walking with the dog. Our yappy mini schnauzer is made as welcome as we are, with a huge dog bed and dog biscuits hand delivered to our door, but it’s the outdoors that makes him happiest, and before an hour’s passed we’re exploring the ramble path that leads straight from the hotel grounds into a nearby patch of forest. The trees are literally a stone’s throw from our room (or maybe not if

“The hotel’s five star rating reasserts itself once again, this time in an eclectic mix of antique and boutique furnishings” five star rating reasserts itself once again, this time in an eclectic mix of antique and boutique furnishings, beautiful fabrics and luxurious limestone tiles. Much of the stone is locally

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I’m the one throwing, but you get the gist), and it’s a relief to be able to dispense with all the usual leashtugging and just set the little canid free to wander in the wood. I’m not only here to take in the scenery, however; I’m due to take part in the Herb House Spa’s ‘Welly Bootcamp’, a three-and-a-half day fitness programme that includes cardio and weight-training in a scenic roof-garden before getting us out and about in the bracing forest air. The day starts at a rather challenging 7am and doesn’t finish until 5pm, though there are, mercifully, breaks between each class – and the package does include a daily massage. The bootcamp is ideal for anyone wanting to kick-start their fitness regime or shed some all-important inches before a big event, and my group’s personal trainer John assures us that

and lunch is provided by the spa’s own café, Raw and Cured, which is as ultra healthy as the name suggests (nothing is cooked except the soup which comes warm instead of hot), while dinner is served at the hotel’s Scullery – unless you fancy ordering it to your room. A word of warning here: your dietary discipline will be sorely tested when you come to inform Room Service that you are, in fact, on Welly Bootcamp and need to order from the bootcamp menu rather than the main one, which latter includes the best macaroni and cheese known to man. Don’t ask how I know... So this bootcamp is a more grown-up affair. Not to do down the camaraderie and solidarity, the collective spiritual fortitude that comes from all mucking in together at a more ‘basic’ bootcamp, but what can I say… the underfloor heating in the bathroom at Lime Wood really did it for me. Knowing that at the end of your day’s efforts, you deserve that sports massage and that dip in the hydro-pool; that you can luxuriate in the roll-top bath or take an invigorating double power-shower... Even a stroll around the grounds with the dog seems tinted with the rosy hue of victory when you do so in the full knowledge that you’ve had a bloody good workout beforehand. With all the added perks, home comforts and pure luxury at Lime Wood, this is one bootcamp I can get behind.

“The underfloor heating in the bathroom at Lime Wood really did it for me” everyone he’s had at bootcamp has dropped inches, if not weight. Classes are not overly intense in and of themselves, but after three full days you’re going to see results. Welly Bootcamp is far removed from those other bootcamps (of which I have been a part) that see noisy hordes clashing cutlery in a communal dining hall like excited schoolchildren – except that instead of queuing for fish-shapes and chips, we are grown women baying for jicama salad. Lime Wood offers instead the full five star treatment – breakfast

Rates start at £245, limewood hotel.co.uk Welly Bootcamp rates start at £1,250 per person double occupancy, £1,740 single occupancy

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Waterworld TRAVEL ROUND UP

Three of the best water sports destinations

HOTEL EDEN ROC Ascona, Switzerland

Influenced by its close proximity to Italy, Ascona is the charming Swiss town graced with a unique micro-Mediterranean climate that appears to escape the rest of Switzerland. Though the snowpeaked landscape provides a striking backdrop, its other claim to fame is Lake Maggiore, the 68km-long wonder which sits majestically in all its splendour at the foothills of the Alps. Ascona is also the home of the Hotel Eden Roc, from where a visitor can enjoy the mountainous scenery, the inimitable character of the place and the watersports the lake affords everyone. In fact, at the hotel, a grand complex boldly decorated by interior designer Carlo Rampazzi in eccentric luxe décor, getting on the water is a must. Among the many activities, there are team-building exercises on sailboats and

fabulous speed boat jaunts to the quaint daily markets found in the nearby Italian town of Cannobio. Undoubtedly, the main draw here is the hotel’s for-hire private yacht, on which guests can sip champagne, watch the sun setting between the peaks above, while meandering around some of Lake Maggiore’s prime spots – principally the stand-alone island, Isola Bella. Perhaps not a place for jet-skiers; after all, is watersports Swiss style. Doubles on a B&B basis at Hotel Eden Roc available from CHF 190 (£127) pp per night, price based on two adults sharing and includes service, taxes and VAT. To book contact +41 917857171 or visitedenroc.ch EasyJet flies to Milan Malpensa from Edinburgh, London Gatwick and London Luton. Prices one way start from £23.99 and include all taxes (prices are subject to change). Book at easyJet.com

ONE & ONLY LE SAINT GÉRAN Mauritius

Under swaying coconut palms and an ever-brilliant sky, visitors to Le Saint Géran may feel reluctant to do much else but to kick back in this effortlessly chic and happily soporific resort. But that would be to miss the point; Mauritian waters are some of the finest in the world, and this One & Only hotel knows just how to take advantage of the natural beauty that surrounds the resort all around. It is one of the reasons why, therefore, all watersports available at the hotel are offered on a complimentary basis. The pedalos, banana boats, tube rides or even kayaks, are yours free of charge for day-long hire at Le Saint Géran. Water-skiing is also hugely popular, as are not-to-bemissed day-trips to The John Battleday Waterski and Wakeboard Academy or the

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Kite & Stand Up Paddle School, where daredevils learn how to kite surf with all the helpful and necessary seasoned professionals they’d want around them. For those looking for something even more spectacular, why not try the unique snorkelling and windsurfing on the coral-sea lagoon close by? There are also mono-hull lasers and small catamarans to take out into the choppier water, if they take your fancy. Of course, if you’re keen to put your feet up at this resort, there are always the myriad of irresistible boat trips on offer which mean that you can do all the sunbathing, snoozing and reading you like while cruising the waters, which is, of course, the very best of both worlds. A room at One&Only Le Saint Géran starts from £520 per night including taxes, based on two people sharing a Junior Suite King on a half board basis; oneandonlyresorts.com

WYNDHAM RIO MAR BEACH

WYNDHAM RIO MAR BEACH, Puerto Rico

There are no less than eleven restaurants in which to indulge at the wondrous Wyndham Rio Mar. Gastronomic adventurers can try American, Puerto Rican and Caribbean fusion culinary delights at the resort, which sits happily in the middle of both the El Yunque National Forest and the Atlantic Ocean, on the north eastern coast of the country’s main island. After all, one soon discovers that the food is a necessary requirement in order to help sustain you through the multitude of activities which await all visitors at this paradisiacal tropical spot. For as well as the merengue classes, beach yoga, sailing classes and wave runner afternoons that can be arranged here, the most popular activity is that of the Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Tour – which can be booked

directly via the Rio Mar’s reception desk on arrival. It’s an unforgettable and much-sought-after experience: beginning at sunset, participants paddle out on a kayak with a tour guide and are taught how the dinoflagellates – the single-celled organisms which create a unique blue glow by releasing energy – bring this bioluminescent bay’s ecology to surreal life. Surrounded by a deafening silence and beams of marine blue in every direction, it’s an informative and peaceful trip. The Rio Mar is one of those rare multitasking hotels, while the three-hour Bio-Bay tour, is an inexpensive way to ensure your trip to Puerto Rico is as memorable as can be. Prices at the Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort start at US $159 (approx: £102) per night for a standard room, minimum 5 night stay. wyndhamriomar.com

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“Towns like Positano look much as they did when writers like John Steinbeck came to hang out in small bars with local fisherman”

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taly’s gorgeous Bay of Naples is no stranger to great hotels, but the Excelsior Vittoria has the pedigree of being the first in Sorrento, and Italy’s oldest family-owned hotel (it’s been run by the Fiorentino family since it opened in 1834). It is also, in some ways, the most central and most low-key. You’ll miss it if you don’t look. It’s tucked away down a long drive lined with heavyfruited citrus trees, just off Sorrento’s main square, Piazza Torquato Tasso, where everyone gathers for aperitifs and people-watching. Inside, the hotel’s interiors are a gift to any period costume-drama. There are large, elegant salons with silk wall hangings, damaskcovered furniture and vast windows with stained panels overlooking a balustraded terrace and, beyond, a glistening sea and Vesuvius. Plaster cherubs smile down from the ceilings, and heavy gilt frames surround the ageing, foxedglass mirrors, where 19th-century princesses would have once admired themselves by candelight. Look up, and you’ll see original ceiling frescoes, especially in the magnificent ballroom, where breakfast is served every

morning. The reception is packed with sepia photographs of luminaries rolling up in vintage classic cars, and Sofia Loren in her voluptuous prime, pouting on the balcony. Of course, The Excelsior has had to keep up with the times. During its 172-year history, the hotel has built two extra wings, including a bizarre chalet-like building created to please Austrian royalty, who holidayed here in the 19th century. The hotel’s biggest selling point is its location, perched overlooking the perfectly curved inlet of the Bay of Naples, one of the world’s most famous stretches of coastline, and justly so. Thanks to rigid planning laws, the area has kept developers at bay, so the coast hasn’t been ruined by identikit villa buildings. Towns like Positano look much as they did 70 years ago, when writers like John Steinbeck came here to hang out in small bars with local fishermen. Even so, things have changed. In summer, ten thousand tourists can descend on a town that was built to accommodate four thousand. In high season, the charms of the area, with its slow-moving, traffic-choked coastal road, can start to fade fast.

Which is why you need to get your walking boots on and head for the hills. The Germans and Swiss discovered the delights of walking the mountains that loom over this coastline years ago; the Brits have recently started to realise what they’ve been missing. One of the best-known walks is the Path of the Gods, which you can do at a brisk pace in about two hours, or three with a picnic break built in. The walk starts in the hilltop town of Agerola, and follows a mountain path - scarily narrow in places with an unfenced sheer drop. On the way, you’ll enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the sea and the villages below, and can see sights immortalised by Homer in The Odyssey (the Bay of Naples is where Odysseus heard the sirens singing to him). That myth gives you some idea of the area’s sensually beautiful landscapes. The path finishes at a village called Nocelle. From here, you can jump on a bus down to Positano, or brave the old 1,700-step stairway that takes you all the way down. Unbelievably, the nimble-footed locals still climb this stairway and some still

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use donkeys to carry shopping and goods with them - it’s quicker than taking the long, circuitous route by road. Positano is as lovely as you’ve been told. Small, white and labyrinthine, with a fine Baroque church and a sandy beach, it recalls island villages in Greece. Back at the hotel, Vincenzo Galano, head chef at the Excelsior Vittoria, a born and bred Sorrento man, had rustled up plenty of sophisticated dishes involving special cuts of beef and fish. The last time I came to this part of Italy, I swore I would never go back – it was too crowded. But I’ve changed my mind; it’s too lovely to ignore just go early or late in the season. Classic Collection Holidays (0800 294 9318) offers 7 nights at Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento from £1,661 per person this July, including return flights from Gatwick and private transfers. For information on walking The Path of the Gods visit enjoypositano.com or call +39 334 23 54 122

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Milliken & Urban Collective Collaboration Pioneers of ethical interiors Milliken have reason to feel a little smug, after being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the sixth consecutive year. The latest addition to their extensive range of carpets, produced in collaboration with Urban Collective, incorporates the fractured elements and broken structures of a dilapidated cityscape. milliken.com

INTERIOR INSPIRATIONS Gemma Billington

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Designer of the Month MAKEDA

After years of running her own fashion and jewellery store in Stockholm, designer Anna Forsberg combined her passion for textiles and graphic design and set up handmade rug company Makeda in 2009. The nature-inspired designs steer clear of ‘cute’ territory and their sheer scale make them, as was Forsberg’s intention, both a canvas and a piece of furniture. Pictured ‘Moth’, £735 per sqm, makedarugs.com

Anglepoise It was an extra special Clerkenwell Design Week for British lighting maestros Anglepoise, who celebrated 80 years in the industry by launching their new duo range. The collection integrates playful colour braided cables into their classic designs. The simple, practical form of the lamps make an industrial yet stylish statement. anglepoise.com

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Italian innovators Kristalia commissioned designer Ka-Lai Chan, creator of SheLLf; arguably CDW’s standout piece. The striking shelving unit is now in mass production, but started life as a limited edition sculpture, inspired by an animal coming out of its shell. live.kristalia.it

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HANDMADE WITH LOVE Absolutely discovers a world of yesterdays on the eccentric houseboat of designer and stylist Emma Freemantle

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beautifully crafted by hand. All of them share a philosophy of the beauty of imperfection, celebrating the recycled and the vintage. Emma makes customised bicycles wrapped in scraps of fabric, feathered headdresses and corsages, banners and wall hangings, all with

says. “I am drawn to a world of yesterdays, where the artisan was an important member of the community. Things were made to last and the idea of mass consumerism was as distant as the concept of visiting the moon.” Extracted from Shabby Chic Inspirations and Beautiful Spaces by Rachel Ashwell, photography by Gisela Torres, published by CICO Books, £25.00 hb. Visit cicobooks.com

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HIGHBURY HILL, N5

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A four storey, classic, semi-detached Victorian family villa of exemplary quality. This spacious eight-bedroom property retains an abundance of period features including fireplaces, ornate cornicing and ceiling roses and elegant sash windows with original working window shutters. It also has a wonderful lawned 60’ x 30’ garden, a garage to the rear, plus off-street parking. Hugh Grover Associates, 325 Upper Street, N1 2XQ, 020 3435 4658, www.hughgrover.co.uk

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Ripplevale Grove N1 A three storey early Victorian house on one of Barnsbury's most sought after residential streets. Refurbished to the most exacting standards in a sharp contemporary style, the property offers immaculately presented accommodation throughout and includes an extremely private south-facing rear garden double reception room | dining room with open-plan kitchen | 3 bedrooms | bathroom | shower room | garden

Guide price ÂŁ1,500,000 freehold

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Park Place N1 A townhouse within a private gated mews, tucked away off Southgate Road. Showcasing state of the art contemporary design, over three floors with a roof terrace offering panoramic views across London. reception room | dining room with open-plan kitchen | 3 bedrooms (1 en suite) | 1 further bathroom | parking | balcony | roof terrace

Guide price ÂŁ1,000,000 freehold

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Gillespie Road N5 A wonderful mid-terrace Victorian house on this popular residential street in Highbury. The property is well presented throughout and offers characterful accommodation arranged over two floors together with a superb 28 ft York stone paved garden to the rear double reception room | 3 bedrooms | bathroom | kitchen/breakfast room | guest cloakroom | utility room | garden

Guide price ÂŁ785,000 freehold

Downham Road N1 A superb maisonette arranged over three floors on this attractive tree lined street in the East Canonbury Conservation Area. Away from passing traffic, the property is ideally located close to excellent transport links to the City and a variety of local amenities reception room with open-plan kitchen | master bedroom (en suite) | 1 further bedroom | bathroom

Guide price ÂŁ575,000 leasehold

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Angel Southside N1

Burgh Street N1

A penthouse apartment arranged over two floors, updated from the original specification and boasting stunning views

An upper maisonette in a prime Angel location refurbished to an exacting standard to include Miele and Smeg appliances

reception room | 3 bedrooms (1 en suite) | 1 further bathroom | kitchen | guest cloakroom | 24 hr porter | lift access | 3 balconies

reception room | 2 bedrooms | 1 bathroom | kitchen/breakfast room | guest cloakroom | private garden

£1,650 per week furnished

£750 per week furnished

Arundel Square N7

Liverpool Road N1

A modern flat with just under 1,000 sq ft of entertaining space and situated within a sought after development

A newly completed penthouse finished to an exacting specification with far reaching views from the long balcony

reception room with open-plan kitchen | 2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 24 hr concierge | private patio garden

reception room with open-plan kitchen | 2 bedrooms | bathroom | private lift access | balcony

£635 per week furnished

£625 per week unfurnished

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Amwell Street EC1R

Bridgeman Road N1

An upper maisonette within a well kept period building situated in a prime Clerkenwell location close to Angel

A beautifully appointed maisonette with a contemporary feel located in central Barnsbury, adjacent to Thornhill Square

reception room | 2 double bedrooms | bathroom | kitchen | study | private entrance

reception room with open-plan kitchen | 2 double bedrooms | bathroom | private entrance | private garden

£575 per week part furnished

£575 per week furnished

Angel Wharf N1

Southgate Road N1

A second floor flat located in a modern gated development benefitting from a secluded terrace with canal views

A smart apartment situated on the second floor of a modern block with pleasant views over Rosemary Gardens

reception room with open-plan kitchen | 2 double bedrooms (1 en suite) | 1 further bathroom | lift access | terrace

reception room | 2 double bedrooms (1 en suite) | 1 futher bathroom | kitchen/breakfast room | lift access

£550 per week furnished

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Lofting Road N1

Mildmay Park N1

A ground floor apartment in a Barnsbury location moments from Upper Street in a well kept private block

A well presented garden flat close to Newington Green, as well as the shops and restaurants on Upper Street

reception room with open-plan kitchen | 2 double bedrooms | bathroom | private parking | private patio

reception room | 2 double bedrooms | bathroom | kitchen | private patio

£450 per week furnished

£410 per week furnished

Witherington Road N5

Rotherfield Street N1

A period conversion located on a desirable street in Highbury, close to both Holloway Road and Highbury & Islington stations, as well as the open space of Highbury Fields reception room with open-plan kitchen | 2 bedrooms | bathroom

A contemporary apartment within a small purpose built block in the heart of the East Canonbury Conservation Area

£395 per week furnished

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Pyrland Road Highbury N5

A magnificent & substantial Victorian end of terrace house situated on this popular road within the Highbury & Newington Green border. The house also features its own self contained basement flat with a private entrance.

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Chantry Street Angel N1

A stunning 2 bedroom house with a beautifully decked garden set within this highly desirable Victorian terrace in the heart of Angel. Chantry Street is situated within close proximity to the many amenities of Upper Street & Islington Green including Angel underground (Northern Line) & the N1 Centre.

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Stonefield Street N1 £1,100 per week

A beautiful & bright 3 bedroom house located in the heart of the Angel. The property has recently been refurbished to a very high standard & benefits from access to a communal garden.

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Prebend Street N1 £550 per week

A stunning 2 bedroom apartment in this brand new development ideally located for Angel underground station. Features include 2 bathrooms, a private balcony & high specification fixtures & fittings.

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Elmore Street N1 £425 per week

Arundel Square N7 £385 per week

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A contemporary 1 bedroom maisonette set on this quiet residential street in Islington. This property has been recently renovated & further benefits from a private decked garden.

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A charming & bright 1st floor, 1 bedroom conversion. Located in a popular Garden Square in Barnsbury, within close proximity to Highbury & Islington underground station & trendy Upper Street.

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Commercial Street E1 - £525 per week

A beautifully refurbished and spacious one bedroom apartment with large balcony in the popular Exchange Building development benefiting from 24 hour concierge.

Star Place E1W - £799 per week A beautiful two bedroom apartment with a large terrace offering stunning waterside views of St. Katharine Docks, modern fixtures and fittings throughout and 24 hour concierge.

Cathedral Lodge, EC1 - Leasehold - £475,000

Charing Cross Road, WC2 - Leasehold - £725,000

The Wallpaper Apartments, N1 - £995 per week – Long Let This vast two bedroom property offers over 1500 sq. ft. of space and benefits from high quality fixtures and fittings throughout, integrated media system, large decked garden and two bathrooms.

Chadwell Street, EC1R - £725 per week – Long Let

This exceptionally spacious unmodernised 1 bedroom Square Mile apartment is on the 5th floor of an extremely popular lift-serviced building with concierge and parking.

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A 2 bedroom apartment located on the 3rd floor of a lift serviced period mansion block close to Oxford Street. Ideal for access to central London and the Theatre district.

Bright and airy split level period conversion with high quality fixtures and fittings throughout whilst offering fantastic access to the City, Angel/ Upper Street and Exmouth Market.

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Hartham Road, Holloway, N7 £699,950 Shared freehold Islington 020 7226 2487 Email sis@kfh.co.uk

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A large four bedroom maisonette in this imposing period building, located within the popular Hillmarton conservation area close to Caledonian Road and Holloway underground stations.

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Archery Fields House, Islington, WC1X ÂŁ1,733 pcm Beautifully presented one bedroom flat over the lower ground floor of this beautiful period building in an enviable position between Islington and Kings Cross. The property has been completely renovated throughout and comprises reception room with feature fireplace, full integrated kitchen, luxury bathroom and communal gardens. Islington 020 7359 3636 Email lis@kfh.co.uk

Barnsbury Park, Islington, N1 ÂŁ1,950 pcm Stunning one double bedroom flat arranged over the raised ground floor of this period conversion with beautiful reception room with good storage space, open plan kitchen and luxury bathroom. The property is located in the heart of Barnsbury near Caledonian Road and Barnsbury train station. Furnished. Islington 020 7359 3636 Email lis@kfh.co.uk

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Angel Wharf, N1

£550 per week

A stunning two bedroomed flat providing exceptionally spacious open-plan living and entertaining space while providing a sought-after location on the canal. Modern Development | Canal Views | Immaculately Finished | Private Balcony

Plimsoll Road, N4

£850 per week

This delightful period five bedroomed house benefits from well proportioned interiors and neutral décor throughout, located on a peaceful residential road moments from Highbury Barn. Character Property | Original Features | Large Private Garden | Cellar

Islington office | 020 7354 2480 | islington@winkworth.co.uk 65 Upper Street, N1 0NY

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Peacock Place, N1

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A fantastic two bedroom, two bathroom second floor flat located in a modern development moments from Upper Street. Private Balcony | Contemporary | Overlooks Courtyard | Secure Entry

Riversdale Road, N5

ÂŁ1,200,000 Freehold

Refurbished to a very high standard, this four bedroom house is situated on a popular residential road within walking distance of Highbury Barn Contemporary finishes | Large Private Garden | Original Features | Charming Period Property

Islington office | 020 7354 2480 | islington@winkworth.co.uk 65 Upper Street, N1 0NY

Highbury office | 020 7989 7000 | highbury@winkworth.co.uk 106 Highbury Park, N5 2XE

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Grosvenor Avenue, N5

ÂŁ510,000 Leasehold

A superb two bedroom property located on an attractive and residential street in Highbury. Maisonette | Separate Kitchen | Communal Gardens | Two double bedrooms

Fieldway Crescent, N5

ÂŁ780,000 Leasehold

An impressive three bedroom property within this charming Edwardian mansion block in Highbury. Recently renovated | Two Bathrooms | Sash Windows | Enviably Located

Islington office | 020 7354 2480 | islington@winkworth.co.uk 65 Upper Street, N1 0NY

Highbury office | 020 7989 7000 | highbury@winkworth.co.uk 106 Highbury Park, N5 2XE

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STUDD STREET, N1 A delightful house with integral garage and walled garden, approx. 323 ft. from Upper Street. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, double reception room, kitchen/dining room, cloakroom, garden. £1,000,000 Freehold 020 7354 9737 islington@faronsutaria.co.uk

HIGHBURY NEW PARK, N5 A beautifully presented flat of approx. 1,044 sq ft. with sole use of a fabulous 50 ft. garden, situated in a prime Highbury location. 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, reception room. £750,000 Leasehold 020 7354 9737 islington@faronsutaria.co.uk

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Hoffman Square, N1 ~ £345,000

Part of a newly renovated Grade II listed building, located in the heart of fashionable Hoxton, Hoffman Square began life as an Almshouse for a Haberdashery in 1825, later it served as a furniture design college, before being converted into a popular gated residential development in 2003 that won the Britannia National HomeBuilder Design Award. Double height ceilings, with three large south-facing windows provide an abundance of natural light.

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Liverpool Road, N1 ~ ÂŁ1200 per week

Beautiful Victorian house with excellent light in a prime location in Angel. Includes a stylish kitchen and dining room with doors to rear garden, two reception rooms, guest w/c, four double bedrooms, family bathroom and en-suite shower room. î ˘e house mixes contemporary style with the many period features it retains including, ornate cornicing, original replaces in most of the rooms, window shutters and wood oors.

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A unique opportunity has arisen to acquire, a luxury, two bedroom maisonette set on the upper floors of a Victorian semi-detached property, located in one of Islington’s premier, tree-lined roads in the heart of the Barnsbury conservation area. The property has been refurbished to high standard throughout.

A double 400sq ft studio pied-a-terre, set on the lower ground floor of an exclusive modern development with concierge and lift, situated off one of Islington’s most desirable Georgian Squares. The apartment has the benefit of a private patio/ courtyard, features wooden floors and is located within easy walking distance to Highbury & Islington tube station, and restaurants and bars of Upper street.

Two bedrooms - Reception - Luxury open-plan kitchen - En-suite shower room + Balcony - Period features - Communal garden - Share of freehold

Double studio - 402sq ft - Courtyard/patio - Concierge - Lift

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Danbury Street, N1 3PD Unfurnished/part furnished

Clare Lane, N1 3DB Fully furnished

A newly developed selection of two & three bedroom executive apartments converted to an exceptionally high standard throughout, set on the upper floors of a completely rebuilt period style building in the heart of Islington, located within easy walking distance of Upper Street and Angel tube station (Northern Line).

A beautifully presented, one double bedroom apartment, set on the top floor of a luxury block within an exclusive courtyard development, and located close to Islington’s trendy Upper Street offering a superb range of shops, bars and restaurants, with transport links to the City and West End, including Angel, Highbury & Islington and Essex Road.

2 & 3 double bedrooms + En-suite shower rooms + Luxury integrated kitchens + Solid oak floors + recessed halogen spotlights + Bespoke fitted wardrobes

Private mews + One double bedroom + Lounge + Open plan kitchen + Fully furnished + Highbury Islington tube + Essex Road Station

76 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 8LT l T: 020 7354 0909 l islington@ellisandco.co.uk l www.ellisandco.co.uk

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PROPERTY IN CENTRAL LONDON? When you’re looking to buy a house or rent a property, it can be daunting finding exactly what you are looking for. As with estate agents, there are many search agents, so finding the right one to work with is vitally important. We caught up with Paul Newman of NPA to find out how he is offering something that is a little bit different and why his team’s personal touch makes the property experience simple, easy and enjoyable. Paul Newman has worked in the property market for over a decade. He initially started work in an agency when he noticed a gap in the market. People wanted an agent who is accessible, personable and who is able to give solid, impartial advice in the buying process. Running a business, or working as an executive, often leaves you with little time for finding a property, let alone buying one. Newman Property Acquisitions is an independent buying and search agency based in London, specialising in property search for both local and overseas buyers/ investors. With an extensive track record and proven success, they have an unrivalled level of professional knowledge of the London market. NPA find and secure a wide range of property, from luxury apartments, to flats and family homes, buy-to-let investments, land and renovation projects. For a no obligation discussion, contact: info@NPAproperty.com or call 0207 504 1315. For more info, please visit www.NPAproperty.com

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A handsome honey brick period house, offering 1,585 sq ft, set over four floors, benefitting from period features including sash windows, high ceilings and fireplaces. The accommodation comprises three reception rooms, kitchen, utility room and conservatory. Over the top two floors there are three bedrooms, a superb master suite with dressing room and fully tiled bathroom. Secluded patio garden. www.kfh.co.uk, 020 3441 3419

RECENT OPENING Butler & Stag offer a fresh and innovative approach to estate agency from their new boutique-style offices in Shoreditch. They are an independent company with a ‘can do’ attitude, covering all aspects of residential property. They even reduce their carbon footprint, providing consultants with branded bicycles and encouraging them to cycle instead of driving to viewings. Specialists in selling and letting in Shoreditch, Hoxton, Islington, the City, Spitalfields, Bethnal Green, Dalston and Victoria Park. Pop in and experience estate agency the Butler & Stag way. 020 7613 5550, www.butlerandstag.com 96a Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AA

CLUTTONS HELP LOCAL COMMUNITY

On a sunny Tuesday in June, a team of surveyors and planners from Cluttons LLP arrived at Islington’s Vittoria Primary School having been set the task of turning a blank wall into a reading area where pupils will read to class mates, be read to by teachers and will escape the busy break periods for a spot of quiet personal reading time. It is hoped (with careful nurturing) that creeper plants will grow to cover the supporting trellis, giving the area a natural woodland theme as was requested by the school. If the pupils look carefully, they may also find a couple of snails and a frog hiding amongst the plants! In addition, they will be able to hang pictures of their favourite books to the netting attached to the rear wall. The team from Cluttons LLP thoroughly enjoyed the day and hope that the pupils of the school will have lots of fun using the space and be inspired to read to one another in the area for many years to come. www.cluttons.com

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The art deco heritage of the Grand Ocean development, a former hotel on the edge of Brighton, is reflected in interior designs by Derek Taylor of Ishoka. Known for his appearances on the ITV series 60 Minute Makeover, Derek has designed the apartments with art deco accents to combine modern living with1930s glamour. “I wanted the design of each apartment I created to reflect the original design of the building. Features include mirrored walls, silk wallpapers and rich fabrics such as velvet to create art decoinspired modern homes,” he said. Saltdean, Brighton BN2 8LG. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments priced from £179,995, luxurious two bedroom apartments from £529,995 0845 873 9054, www.exploreliving.co.uk

MILDMAY N1

Located on Mildmay Avenue, just minutes from Essex Road and at the heart of ultra– fashionable, ultra–desirable Islington. Mildmay N1 is an innovatively–designed, ‘tucked away’ development of just 91 studio, one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments, designed in a configuration to optimise seclusion, space and privacy in a distinctive quadrangle (or Q–shaped layout), around a landscaped courtyard. With 21 different apartment layouts, many of which include balconies or secluded gardens or patios, the needs of the most discerning buyers have been carefully considered, to ensure easy living in a home designed and built to the highest standards. Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments from £230,000 020 7226 4641, www.lovell.co.uk

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Transforming the streetscape of the High Street, this beautiful new building makes a worthy addition to Deptford’s ongoing renaissance. Defined by big windows, lots of light and private terraces, the apartments, penthouses and liveWork spaces within are the perfect combination for a modern, cool and comfortable life. The 14 residential apartments eke out every last millimetre of floor space. Corridors and hallways are minimised, in favour of expanded living areas, and rooms seem to go beyond their walls as light levels are pushed to the max. Deptford is just 6 minutes by train from London Bridge. The DLR runs straight to Canary Wharf and the London Overground is just 15 minutes from the City & Shoreditch. 1 bedroom from £220,000, 2 bedrooms from £250,000, 2 bedroom penthouses from £275,000, www.124dhs.co.uk, New London, 0845 643 1500

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Elegant studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments from only ÂŁ230,000 Marketing Suite and Show Apartments Open Thursday - Monday, 10am - 5pm Mildmay Avenue, Islington N1 4FD Tel: 020 7226 4641 email: sales.london@lovell.co.uk Lovell.indd 1

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from Colman Coyle, gives her expert advice on all your legal property questions I own a flat with 75 years left to run on the Lease and my landlord has approached me to extend my lease back up to 125 years. Should I accept? You do not say if whether or not your Landlord has also indicated the price or any other terms he or she is willing to accept to extend your lease? Whether the landlord has or hasn’t suggested a price, it is advisable to obtain your own valuation. This will assist you in understanding if the price offered (assuming one has been) is reasonable. Alternatively, if the Landlord has not offered a premium, then you will have the benefit of your own valuation to start negotiations. Whilst you do not say if whether the Landlord is willing to offer a reduced ground rent or not, it is not unusual where a Landlord is offering to negotiate a lease term extension that they will insist that the existing ground rent provisions remain or that they are increased. That being the case, then the valuer will also advise what impact this has on the premium payable. You should be aware that subject to meeting criteria you have statutory rights to force a Landlord to grant you a lease term extension. Your statutory rights are set out in the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993. This legislation sets out that you are entitled (amongst other aspects) to 90 years plus the unexpired term. This means that you would be entitled to a new lease that has 165 years left to run as opposed to the new lease of 125 years. Also, you will be entitled to reduce your ground rent to a peppercorn. It would therefore be in your interests to ask the valuer to evaluate any difference there is in the premium for a 125 year lease and a 165 year lease.

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drivers norris Hornsey Rise N19 ÂŁ339,950 Leasehold

A two bed apartment on the raised ground floor of a converted end of terrace house. The property comprises bright reception with open-plan fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, contemporary bathroom and benefits from gas central heating and wood floors throughout. Courtauld Road is situated on the borders of Crouch End/Hornsey Rise. The property is close to Archway Underground station (Northern Line) and also has numerous direct bus links to the City and West End.

Manor Gardens N7 ÂŁ285,000 Leasehold

A spacious one bed apartment on the top floor of this popular gated development.The property comprises bright reception room, fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, spacious double bedroom with built in wardrobes and bathroom. Benefits include gas central heating, secure parking space and communal gardens. Ideally located for transport links including Archway and Holloway Underground Stations and direct buses to the City and West End.The property is offered in good decorative order and would make an ideal 1st time buy or pied a terre.

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407-409 Holloway Road London N7 6HP t: 020 7607 5001 w: www.drivers.co.uk Tufnell Park N7 ÂŁ700.00 per week

A fantastic example of a four bedroom family home offering flexible accommodation set out over three floors. This larger than average property features a good size live/eat area, fitted kitchen, separate lounge to first floor, double bedrooms, en suite to master bedroom, charming rear garden and allocated parking space. Penderyn Way is perfectly located for the multiple transport, shopping and entertainment facilities found at Holloway Road and Tufnell Park.

Drayton Park N7 ÂŁ800.00 per week

A simply stunning four double bedroom period house located in a quiet residential street just off Holloway Road. Internally this larger than average family home offers flexible accommodation set out over three floors including through lounge, open plan live/eat area, secluded rear garden, large bedrooms and fitted bathroom. Lowman Road is perfectly located for the transport links found at Holloway Road (Piccadilly Line) underground and Drayton Park (First Capital Connect) stations.

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Spacious flat with neutral décor and well proportioned interiors set in a desired location on Essex Road, moments from trendy Upper Street. The flat is situated at basement level. Comprising large open plan living area with open plan fitted kitchen, three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and small patio area.

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Situated on Kingsland Road approximately 100 metres from Dalston Junction station, occupying a prominent position close to the corner of the Junction with Balls Pond Road and Dalston Lane. Dalston has become a desirable location due to the wealth of restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the local area.

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Currell Residential

Islington 321 Upper Street Islington, London N1 2XQ

Compton Terrace, N1 £2,450,000 Freehold

• Imposing four storey Grade II listed house • Over 7 sq m (25 sq ft) wide upper front rooms • 250 sq m (2,700 sq ft) • Fabulous potential to create a unique property

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Clerkenwell 122/124 St John Street Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JS

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• Two bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Wonderful views • Secure underground parking

Sidney Grove, EC1 £795,000 Freehold

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CLERKENWELL LETTINGS St John Street - Superb 1 bedroom apartment refurbished to a high standard featuring an abundance of character including solid oak wood floors and sash windows.

BANKSIDE LETTINGS Park Street - Beautifully presented & designed 2 bedroom apartment in this purpose built block in the heart of Borough.

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SHOREDITCH SALES St Matthew’s Row - Fantastic 3 bedroom house with a secluded garden and a decent size living room with direct views over Saint Matthews Church and gardens.

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CLERKENWELL SALES Myddelton Street - Stunning period conversion offering an open plan kitchen and reception, 2 bedrooms and a patio garden and a beautifully kept communal garden.

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