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ANDERSON’S SHELTER

ETERNAL LONDONER AGENT SCULLY

STATE OF UNDRESS

SUZY HOODLESS

ON DESIGNING FOR TELEVISION CENTRE

UNDERWEAR GOES ON SHOW AT THE V&A

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An immaculate four bedroom family house, with excellent entertaining space and an attractive rear garden.

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32 37 MOODBOARD

Morgan Sezalory, of online success story Sezane, shares her inspirations

Diary dates for April

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26 CERAMIC ART LONDON

H E A LT H & B E AU T Y 48 BEAUTY CONFIDENTIAL

In the pink with shades of blush, rose and fuschia

The return of Agent Scully

The Royal College of Art's annual ceramics fair moves to Saint Martins

fa s h i o n 30 FASHION CONFIDENTIAL

Glamorous kimonos and the return of the classic (and the not-so-classic) mac

April’s best beauty buys

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LIP SERVICE

Your handbag essentials for creating a dramatic lip

Food & Drink 58 KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

The latest openings and food news, plus Jane Parkinson's wine pairing advice

60 SAVOUR THE SALAD Peter Gordon's newest recipes

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Austrian fare in Golborne Road at Kipferl, and afternoon tea at Kurobuta

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58 interiors 66 INTERIORS NOTES

Key industry news, and ‘It’ products

68 LIFE WITH THE ARCHITECT Campden Hill Road with Michaelis Boyd

74 TELEVISION CENTRE

Suzy Hoodless on designing for White City's iconic new development

PROPERTY 120 PROPERTY ROUND-UP

The latest news and views on the area

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rchitects Alex Michaelis and Tim Boyd are well known in west London. Michaelis is the man behind Oxford Gardens' fascinating underground house (visible as just a single storey from the street but tardis-like inside and complete with indoor pool) and Boyd is known not only for his architecture but also as the partner of Costa Prize-winning novelist Sadie Jones. Their practice has worked with everyone from the Camerons to Flavio Briatore as well as the Soho House group and the new Battersea Power Station, as their beautiful new book reveals. But all is not as serious as it seems in the world of architecture, the book also shows. Its appendix includes an utterly hilarious exchange of letters with their client Jimmy Mulville, managing director

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of Hat Trick Productions, published under the heading: 'Not every client agrees with everything we suggest...' Mulville is brave enough to challenge them on their infatuation with polished concrete, which he brilliantly calls 'almost a parody of what one might expect from an architect in a comedy show' (he'd know) and 'almost like the food world's obsession with black cod with miso – cutting edge once but now seen all over the place'. It's a fascinating and beautiful book anyway – we've got an extract in this issue – but the fi nal pages make us love Boyd and Michaelis all the more, simply for seeing the comedy in them. Here's hoping you enjoy the issue. ◆

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SHOOTING SILVER Hand-engraved by craftsmen in London, Theo Fennell’s range of sterling silver beakers make the perfect gift. Our favourite is this pheasant cup. theofennell.com

DELICIOUSLY ELLA

Designer Amanda Wakeley has been a long-time favourite among the Chelsea set. So, who better to head her latest campaign than it-girl and business woman of the moment Ella Woodward? amandawakeley.com

SHARPEN UP

Nicholas Hemingway is on a mission; he wants to change the way we see pencils. Forget cheap and disposable, his mechanical pencil is a tool to be treasured. hemiwear.com

METALLIC MARNI

This season, Marni got a strong hit of metallica. Made from molten-gold leather and brown wooden midsoles., these Fussbett sandals will add a bit of playful power to any pretty dress. matchesfashion.com

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DRINK DEEP

Created by a chef, a sommelier, a mixologist and a perfumer, this gin combines Mediterranean and exotic botanicals with juniper. Said to embody the spirit of Barcelona. £40.49; uvinum.co.uk

SUMMER SPIRIT

Carefree, bohemian and optimistic, Chloé’s SS16 campaign shows us the ultimate summertime scene. We’ve fallen for these romantic dresses captured in the sunlight. chloe.com

LENS HAVE FUN

Kate Moss, Rihanna and Beyoncé are all fans of Le Specs sunnies. The Thunderdome style is particularly distinctive with angular frames and a golden double bridge. lespecs.com

CUFF OFF

With sparkling Swarovski crystals and plexiglas petals, this Italian-made gunmetal-tone cuff by Alexander McQueen is a real statement wrist piece. £745; net-a-porter.com

TIME’S UP

NAILED IT

Renowned for their timeless designs, Swiss watchmakers Mondaine combine ingenuity and simplicity. The Helvetica No1 Light is understated but brilliant. £295; mondaine.com

Glitter polish isn’t just for Christmas. This year, we’ll be wearing Essie’s blingy Set in Stones and Rock at the Top well into the summer. essie.com

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Sara Pope: ALLURE NEON at Going Pop, 30 March - 9 April, Lacey Contemporary, 8 Clarendon Cross W11 laceycontemporarygallery.co.uk

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EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY

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2 5 Ap r i l Ro y a l Al b e r t Ha ll xplosions In The Sky’s performances E are the stuff of legends; and this emotional live performance looks to be no different. Having successfully broken into the world of film soundtrack, the American post-rock band are returning for an exciting and fiery performance you won’t want to miss. u Kensington Gore, SW7; royalalberthall.com

SOLITUDE OF RAVENS

SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY

Un ti l 2 3 Ap r i l M i c ha el Ho p p e n G a ll e r y s the harbinger of grief and darkness, A ravens are an omnipresent feature in Japanese culture. Masahisa Fukase’s unusual work is punctuated with these birds, both dead and alive; reduced to dark figures or shadows in this cinematic exhibition. Unnerving. u 3 Jubilee Place, SW3; michaelhoppengallery.com

From 22 April S omerset House

As the world’s largest photography competition, this is a vibrant and diverse showcase of the past year’s best professional photographs. From fine art to photojournalism, the works on show will inspire and entertain. Among our favourites is Hamburg-based still-life photographer Oliver Schwarzwald whose series Animals vs. Jewellery is brilliant and bold. Strand, WC2; somersethouse.org.uk

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THE FLICK Fro m 13 Ap r i l D o rfm a n T he a tre his Pulitzer Prize-winning play is set in a T rundown movie theatre. Here, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to the empty aisles. As their stories of battle and heartbreak unfold, we soon realise that their lives are far more gripping than the lacklustre movies on the ancient cinema screen. u South Bank, SE1; nationaltheatre.org.uk

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LOVE STORIES

Fro m 2 5 Ap r i l Ic e Ho u s e G a ll e r y ove, faith and spiritual L connection seem to have lost their place in today’s cynical society. Defying the doom and gloom around us, artist Sharon Yamamoto creates figurative pictures that ask the big questions: who are you? Why are you here? What are you meant to do in life? Reinstating the idea that good exists and every single life has a purpose, this is a beautiful collection of work. ◆ Holland Park, W14 sharonyamamoto.com

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CONCEPTUAL ART, 1964-79 F ro m 1 2 Ap r i l Tate Br itain

STATE OF MINDS

The 1960s marked a change in British art: creative people began to abandon traditional approaches and put pioneering thinking at the forefront of their thought processes. This new exhibition gathers together radical and inspiring work in the hope that it will provoke audiences into rethinking how art is created today.

13 - 25 Apri l L ace y Contem pora r y G a ll e r y irector, actor and painter, D Michael Lindsay-Hogg, invents wise faces and worldly characters. Illustrator, journalist and writer Glauco Della Sciucca creates monsters. For the first time, the men are united in their ambition to merge painting and illustration. Working so that you cannot see where one style ends and the other begins, their work is as old fashioned as it is post modern; it appears to be suspended in time. ◆ 8 Clarendon Cross, W11 laceycontemporarygallery.co.uk

Millbank, SW1 tate.org.uk

SHOW OF THE MONTH

THE WINTER’S TALE The Royal Ballet Fro m 1 2 Apr i l R o yal O pe ra Ho u s e © ROH, 2014, JOHAN PERSSON

hakespeare’s classic tale of love, loss and reconciliation is re-told in The Royal Ballet’s three act adaptation of The Winter’s Tale. The story’s notoriously tricky plot line pivots on a moment of irrational jealousy, causing King Leontes to drive away his best

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friend, abandon his daughter and bring about the deaths of his wife and his son. This operatically epic showcase promises to be an emotional rollercoaster, packed with inventive ballet steps and spectacular scenic effects. ◆  Bow Street, WC2E; roh.org.uk

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THE AGENDA Our selection of the month’s cultural releases Wo r d s P E N D L E H A R T E

MUSEUM OF BRANDS

A new h o me Lan ca s t e r Ro a d , W 11 ne of Britain's most eccentric O museums, Robert Opie's brilliant Museum of Brands features over 12,000 original items that document the history of consumer culture. Opened in Notting Hill in 2005, it has now moved to a new home in the former London Lighthouse in Lancaster Road, a fantastic space that caters to the growing collection and its increasing visitor numbers. ◆ 111-117 Lancaster Road, W11 ¢ museumofbrands.com

Thomas Bossard You Pinched my Wine, £525 at ArtWorld

CHELSEA ART FAIR PROMETHEUS BOUND

Perso n a l ise d b ook s he dying art of traditional bookbinding T is at the heart of Prometheus Bound, a Chelsea-based company dedicated to producing beautiful, custom-bound volumes. Choose your favourite novel and order it covered in a material of your choice – green calf leather, say, or cherry wood veneer – and then emboss the cover with your name or a personal message. ◆ ¢ prometheusbooks.com

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he Chelsea Art Fair will be celebrating its 21st birthday at the Chelsea Old Town Hall from 21 to 24 April. This chic boutique fair is known for its first class modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on three-dimensional art. Featuring a wide selection of artists represented by around 35 of the most respected contemporary art galleries from around the UK, the fair is all about quality. While the majority of works will have price tags ranging from £500

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Celebrating 21 years in SW3 to £50,000, some sculptures on view will exceed that. Galleries tend to bring their highlights to Chelsea and many of the works will be shown for the first time in London. Works by well-known artists can be found next to some great new discoveries, which is what makes this fair such a magnet for connoisseurs. The relaxing, contemporary atmosphere also means that there is a chance to talk to dealers, who are available to give advice to new as well as established collectors. ◆ Chelsea Old Town Hall, SW3 ¢ chelseaartfair.org

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As The X-Files returns for a new series, Gillian Anderson is more than happy to be chasing aliens again Wo r d s K a r e n A n n e O v e r t o n

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hen the Anderson reprising her role announcement as Agent Scully in The X-Files came that The X-Files was returning to our screens, the internet exploded with joy. Yet amid the fanatical reception from loyal followers of the travails of Agents Mulder and Scully, it can be easy to forget that for the actors who played those iconic characters, there’s something special about returning too. “I had the lingering sense that I had never really said goodbye to the character or to the story,” says Gillian star was difficult to shake, so much so Anderson, who played iconic FBI agent that when she was first asked to return Dana Scully on the small screen from to the role she said no, having “worked 1993 to 2002 as well as in the two movie really hard putting Dana Scully to sleep”. offshoots. With her partner, dedicated However, eventually she relented. “Well, but paranoid Agent Fox Mulder (David at first I thought to myself, ‘there’s no Duchovny), Scully investigated all way in hell I want to do this again’, but manner of paranormal activity and the everyone kept telling me it would be fun duo quickly became cult icons, while both and after a while I just said, ‘Oh, what Anderson and Duchovny went on to enjoy the heck! Let’s do it!” Also, the chance to huge career success. reunite with Duchovny was hard to pass For Anderson, the role that changed up. “After shooting the last film, we still her life and launched her as a global thought we would get to do a third,” she

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says. “But then it never happened. So I thought it would be great to be able to work with David again and get some closure to what had been a major part of our lives.” Re-launched as a six-part ‘event’ series running in the UK on Channel 5, the show has been well-received by fans and critics alike for capturing the mystery and nostalgia of the original while updating its approach for the digital generation. What has also been noted is how fantastic both title stars look and how the screen still fizzles with their easy chemistry. Anderson in particular has barely aged and still radiates luminous beauty, with the trademark porcelain skin and reddish-gold hair that made her a poster girl for sci-fi fans the world over. Off-screen, one of Anderson’s more startling traits is her rather proper British accent. So accustomed are we to seeing her on TV speaking with an American drawl that it is easy to forget she has spent a lot of her time in the UK. Born in Chicago, she grew up in Crouch End until the age of 11 when her parents

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moved back to America. Then, aged 24 and living in New York, she landed her breakout X-Files role. Anderson considers herself both British and American but for the last few years she has been based firmly in London where she lives centrally with her sons Oscar, nine, and Felix, seven. Her love of the capital is well known and she has said in the past that when she arrives back in town she likes to gaze out of taxi windows to “soak in the city I feel so grateful to live in”. In the intervening years since we last saw her as Scully, the 47-year-old

SHE LIKES TO GAZE OUT of taxi windows to “SOAK IN THE CITY I FEEL so grateful TO LIVE IN”

has been carving out a new identity in a variety of TV series including BBC2 dramas The Fall and Hannibal. Since turning 40, Anderson has experienced a resurgence. In particular she has been hailed for her role in The Fall, where DSI Stella Gibson is an icy but gifted detective who strides down the corridors of Belfast’s central police station. Brought in from the Met to solve a series of murders, she terrifies male colleagues with her confident sexuality and incisive brain. The show is shot in Belfast and a third series is expected this year. Anderson is known for playing strong, outspoken females, and her role in The Fall is no exception. “Stella is one of the most difficult but creatively satisfying characters I’ve ever played,” she says. “It’s been an honour to be in her company, even though it’s a complicated process for me to play her. It’s also easier to work when you don’t have to be on a plane all the time and you feel you’re not disrupting your life with your children as much.” In 2014, Anderson took a job even closer to home when she played Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at the Young Vic, for which she won the Evening Standard

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Theatre Award for Best Actress and a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. In June this year she will reprise the role at St Anne’s Warehouse, a theatre in New York, an undertaking the busy actress is both excited and exhausted by. “It’s going to be very demanding and draining but it’s such a great and important role,” she says. “I’m often drawn to playing complex and troubled women, and those are the characters that give you so much insight into human nature. Human beings are complicated creatures, aren’t we?” Indeed, Anderson herself is a complicated and mysterious personality. She is understandably guarded about her private life, having been married twice and having once revealed that she’d had relationships with women in the past. Also, during the original X-Files run there were rumours of both a love affair and a fallout between Anderson and Duchovny (though it’s difficult to know how much of that was imagined by fans desperate to see the great on-screen romance reflected in real life). Whatever their differences,

Anderson says she and Duchovny are “a lot closer” than before. “We’re both a little older and have a little more perspective that probably comes from being parents and going through different struggles in our lives,” she says. “Now we see that it’s easier to support each other and enjoy our friendship and the time we’ve been able to spend together.” For the record, Anderson is now very much single and enjoying her life in London. “I’m so lucky to have such great work,” she told The Telegraph last year. “I’ve got a fantastic life, I have a wonderful relationship with my kids and there’s nothing lacking.” The prospect of a new relationship, however, remains possible, with Anderson stating that although she

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thinks “it is better not to manipulate the situation” she is sure that she wants her next relationship “to be the one” – regardless of who that person is. “To me a relationship is about loving another human being,” she remarks philosophically, before going on to say that gender is, in her eyes, “irrelevant” when it comes to romantic relationships. With her triumphant return to the small screen in full swing, there’s every possibility that Anderson will be too busy, “either filming or on planes or putting my sons to bed,” to find her potential soulmate. In the meantime, though, she remains content to discover everything London has to offer.  l The X-Files airs on Channel 5

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Pot Luck Exhibiting work by more than 80 of the world’s most talented ceramicists, Ceramic Art London returns this month Wo r d s h e l e n b r o w n Images courtesy of Ceramic Art London

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ne of the most ancient industries on the planet, ceramic artistry boasts an impressive history. Since humans first discovered that clay could be dug up from the ground, people have been fashioning objects in it – from the urns of antiquity to the cereal bowls of today. The technology and techniques in ceramics have undoubtedly changed, but the basics remain. Ceramic Art London is the leading showcase for contemporary ceramic art and one of the most dynamic displays of the industry’s finest from across the globe. Presented by the Craft Potters Association, the fair launched in 2004 as a major, artist-led, selling fair and the ceramics event of the year. This year’s instalment will take place from 8 to 10 April in a new home at Central Saint Martins’ new building in King's Cross, a move across town from its original residence at the Royal College of Art in Kensington.

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PIECES RANGE FROM

functional everyday homewares TO unusual figurative SCULPTURES

The fair, now in its 12th year, will display over 80 artists and a varied selection of exciting and challenging work. For those already in the know, this is an opportunity to explore further and buy directly from the makers. For gallery owners and collectors, it’s a chance to snap up new talent. Visitors will enjoy meandering through the vivid displays in the beautiful Grade II listed Victorian Granary Building. The venue recently underwent a £200m renovation by Stirling Prize-winning architects Stanton Williams, and it now offers natural light radiating from a glass ceiling three stories high. If the artwork doesn’t do enough to astound you, this idyllic, historic setting surely will. The show brings a plethora of dynamic, up-and-coming artists hailing from Germany, France, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Denmark and Spain. Exhibited works will encompass the full range of ceramic-making techniques, from traditional methods to cutting-edge contemporary processes. On offer will be items ranging from functional everyday

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homewares such as bowls and vases to more unusual figurative sculptures and art, alongside a lively programme of events on each day of the fair. One name to look out for is leading ceramist Sun Kim. Her range of functional ware explores traditional and contemporary aesthetics, and draws on her upbringing in Korea, Brazil and England. For something a little less niche, the colourful, quirky and thought provoking design pieces from Myung Nam An are sure to draw much attention. Exhibited works will encompass the full range of ceramic-making techniques, from traditional methods to cutting-edge contemporary processes, and with prices ranging from £30 to £10,000, the event caters to all budgets and interests. With its central location at the heart of the King’s Cross Knowledge Quarter, Ceramics Art London’s new venue at Central Saint Martins will be easily accessible for creatives and collectors Tanya Gomez

alike. The relationship between Ceramic Art London and Central Saint Martins is bolstered further with an exceptional display of work by current ceramics students, offering an additional platform for emerging talent. Peter Beard of the fair's organising committee says: ‘The rise in popularity of ceramics over the past year has been perceptible across the mainstream media as much as in public and commercial contemporary art spheres, and we’re hoping this will encourage an even more diverse audience to experience the fair this year.’  8 - 10 April Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, N1C ceramics.org.uk

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Auctioneers & Valuers Antiques | Jewellery | Watches

The Designer Collection

Lots 204, 377, 384 & 388 featuring in this auction

A timed auction of over 400 lots of designer handbags and accessories by Chanel, Hermès & Louis Vuitton

Tuesday 5th - Sunday 17th April at 7.30pm Visit www.fellows.co.uk for further details on how to bid All items in this auction are on view at No. 42 Berkeley Square Mayfair, 5th & 6th April VIEW THE FULL AUCTION CALENDAR WWW.FELLOWS.CO.UK Mayfair Office | 2nd Floor, 3 Queen Street, London, W1J 5PA | 0207 127 4198 Jewellery Quarter Saleroom | 19 Augusta Street, Birmingham, B18 6JA | 0121 212 2131

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DREAM TEAM Model of the moment Gigi Hadid stars in this season’s Versace campaign, which was snapped by uber photographer Steven Klein under the creative direction of Donatella Versace. The ‘Urban Jungle’ collection is (as ever) a riot of bold colour and print. versace.com

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Ankle tie shoes, butterfly handbags and spring coats are topping our shopping list this month Wo r d s c h a r l o t t e a d s e t t

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Gowns Galore Maticevski

Australian dress designer Toni Maticevski has just joined avenue32.com, our go-to site to discover new fashion talent. Maticevski’s ready-to-wear collection showcases his mastery of drape and cut with innovative sculptural gowns perfect for the upcoming black tie season. avenue32.com

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FASHION / NOTES

6 of the best

TIED UP Dior

With the all important ankle tie, this high shine pointy toe heel is the stand-out shoe of the new season. We predict a stampede for these patent pumps, so step to it. £700; dior.com

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April showers are a breeze with these chic cover-ups

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EARN YOUR STRIPES Étoile Isabel Marant

There is no escaping the colourful stripe trend this spring. We’ll be teaming this nautical-inspired wrap jacket with pale blue cropped jeans for a classic take on the look. Breeda wool blend jacket £365; net-a-porter.com

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The Parisian label currently shaking up the fashion industry, Vetements eschews traditional fashion trends and focuses instead on singular pieces with immediate appeal. Designed by an anonymous collective, Vetements elevates deceptively simple wardrobe staples such as jeans and floral dresses with meticulous construction. Vetements available at mytheresa.com

BAG A BUTTERFLY Va l e n t i n o

One to covet, Valentino’s new My Rockstud butterfly tote is a fun addition to any handbag collection. Exquisitely crafted from buttery smooth leather, the ladylike bag is adorned with appliqué butteflies, love hearts and arrows. £2,030; harrods.com

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01. CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION Stretch-crepe coat £1,395; net-a-porter.com 02. MAISON MARGIELA Cotton trenchcoat £1,665; harveynichols.com 03. JONATHAN SAUNDERS ‘Clere’ ombre wool coat £1,295; matchesfashion.com 04. GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Cotton cocoon coat £2,485; matchesfashion.com 05. VIVETTA 'Glenda' embroidered cotton trenchcoat £745; avenue32.com 06. VALENTINO Wool coat £2,315; harrods.com

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FASHION / TREND

ANDY WOLF

DOLCE & GABBANA

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Stretch-knit dress £2,475 matchesfashion.com

ROKSANDA SS16

Embellished lace mules £695; harrods.com

Acetate sunglasses £265; andy-wolf.com

MARNI

Cashmere & angora blend coat £2,110; net-a-porter.com

OSCAR DE LA RENTA Tweed pencil skirt £960; net-a-porter.com

GUCCI

Silk-crepe blouse £680; matchesfashion.com

ROSIE ASSOULIN

Cut-out cotton culottes £2,000; farfetch.com

YELLOW FEVER

STELLA MCCARTNEY ‘Falabella’ fringed mini bag £950 matchesfashion.com

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ANYA HINDMARCH

‘Smiley’ leather sticker £125; anyahindmarch.com

PROENZA SCHOULER ‘PS11’ mini leather shoulder bag £1,175; mytheresa.com

TOD’S

Lizard driving shoes £260; harrods.com

GIANVITO ROSSI

Patent leather pumps £485; mytheresa.com

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FASHION / MOODBOARD ANDREA SANDALS

MY INSPIRATIONS Morgane Sezalory, founder of online fashion label Sezane, shares her inspirations

YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE FROM SEZANE’S CURRENT COLLECTION

MURTOLI, CORSICA

MORGANE SEZALORY

My favourite style from our Spring/ Summer 2016 collection is the new Andrea sandals. They are an updated version of our classical Ulysse sandal - Sézane’s best seller. BYREDO

YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNER

French designer André Courrèges is my favourite fashion designer – he was a genius, an architect. The clothes were timeless and so beautifully crafted. My career has been heavily influenced by vintage fashion and designers such as André Courrèges. I began working in the fashion industry at the age of 18 selling and customising vintage pieces on ebay and today my designs for Sézane are often inspired by classic, vintage shapes, fabrics and patterns.

YOUR STYLE ICON Farrah Fawcett in the 1970s.

ANDRÉ COURRÈGES

MY DESIGNS ARE INSPIRED BY CLASSIC VINTAGE SHAPES

FARRAH FAWCETT

YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION

I love Murtoli in Corsica and Taroudant in Morocco. Both are only three hours from Paris doorto-door and you feel like you are in a different world. I enjoy going to places that inspire me to design. when I discovered Taroudant I ended up designing a whole collection around Morocco.

YOUR SIGNATURE SCENT

L’Eau Sézane that we launched last season, which is an everyday light scent -fresh and feminine. I also love Mojave Ghost/Byredo. u Morgane Sezalory is the founder of Sezane, the first online fashion brand. Based in Paris, the brand is increasingly popular in the UK, with are plans for a pop-up store in London in 2016. Watch this space. sezane.com

TAROUDANT, MOROCCO

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VELET SUIT JACKET, £1,710 AND TROUSERS, £890, MARNI ‘ANOUK’ SATIN PUMPS, £395, JIMMY CHOO 22K GOLD LONG TUSK EARRINGS, £210, DINNY HALL CRESCENT MOON NECKLACE, £7,250, ANNINA VOGEL RINGS, FROM A SELECTION AT ALEXIA JORDAN AND MARIA BLACK

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SILK SHIRT, £295, BELLA FREUD CRESCENT MOON NECKLACE, £7,250, ANNINA VOGEL GEOMETRIC-JACQUARD PRINT TROUSERS, £255, ETRO AT MYTHERESA.COM ‘WAVY DOLLY’ PATENT PUMPS, £495, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN 22K GOLD LONG TUSK EARRINGS, DINNY HALL RINGS, FROM A SELECTION AT ALEXIA JORDAN AND MARIA BLACK

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SILK TOP, £700 REEM JUAN SHEALING JACKET, £495,CHARLOTTE SIMONE FRINGED SKIRT, £1,470, TIM RYAN RINGS, FROM A SELECTION AT ALEXIA JORDAN AND MARIA BLACK

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SATIN MAXI DRESS, £985, PAULE KA AT HARVEY NICHOLS RINGS, FROM A SELECTION AT ALEXIA JORDAN AND MARIA BLACK

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‘VERA’ SILK-TULLE MIDI DRESS, £758, MARIA LUCIA HOHAN AT MATCHESFASHION.COM RINGS, FROM A SELECTION AT ALEXIA JORDAN AND MARIA BLACK

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Wave Dress

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1. FERNANDO JORGE, Electric Waves ring, £3,352; netaporter.com 2. SUZANNE KALAN, 18k Rose Gold Bagette band, liberty.co.uk 3. SPINELLI KILCOLLIN, Plexus ring, £10,455; harrods.com 4. CARAT, Nuwa, £144; caratlondon.com 5. JORDAN ASKILL, POA; jordanaskill.com 6. ILEANA MAKRI, Yellow Gold Rainbow Stones ring, £905; matchesfashion.com 7. GEE WOODS, Yellow Gold Hexagon Half Hoops, 370; matchesfasion.com 8. MARIANNA GOULANDRIS, Chain ring, £1,000; mariannag.com

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B E AU T Y R e v i e w

Scent masterpieces, lipstick launches and our pick of the very best hand creams W o r d s C AT H E R I N E H A L E S

BLINK Brow Bar, W11

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e’re always hearing about how important brows are to our overall look. Whether you go for full and dramatic or elegant and manicured, maintenance and seemingly endless appointments are a must in order to perfect your look. But what about those of us who dream of sporting statement brows but just don’t have the natural assets to do so? That’s where Blink Brow Bar comes in. I arrive at the Ledbury Road branch and am greeted warmly by my technician, Edna who is there to guide me through my Build a Brow treatment. The first step is a consultation: I am told that the shape will improve in time but the hair is a little patchy. Her expert opinion is that, with repeat visits, my brows can be made to fill out but, in the meantime, extensions are the answer. For anyone unfamiliar with the concept of eyebrow extensions: you are not alone. The idea is to attach individual extensions to the root of each existing hair to create the perfectly full brow. Edna begins by threading and shaping before starting the process of attaching the extensions. This takes two hours but I feel relaxed and happy due to several cups of tea and the soothing music playing in the background. Once the new hairs are in place she tints the entire brow and presto! Strong, defined brows. In my case they last a week so I would recommend getting them done before an special event or holiday – luckily they are also waterproof. ◆ ● B L I N K B R OW B A R 51 Ledbury Road, W11, 020 7221 1663 blinkbrowbar.com

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Spring Fling T o m Fo r d

Tom Ford wowed the fashion world by debuting his Spring/Summer 2016 Womenswear collection in a video released online. Now you can recreate all of the striking beauty looks with the new Tom Ford Runway Color SS16 Collection, which ranges from vivid, glossy lip shades to shimmering, metallic eye shadows. tomford.com

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editor's

PICK

of the best

SLICK MOVES

HAND CREAMS

Yv e s S a i n t L a u r e n t B e a u t é

Spring beauty is all about high shine and high impact. These brand new shades of Rouge Volupté Shine OilIn-Stick Lipstick achieve both and with 12 to pick from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Our favourite? The sultry N°48 Smoking Plum. £26; yslbeauty.co.uk

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Vilhelm Parfumerie

Anyone who likes their floral scents to smell intensely of actual freshly cut flowers will love the new A Lilac A Day, which contains the same scent molecules as can be found in a live lilac and bursts with pure floral joy. It launches at Liberty this month, £145. vilhelmparfumerie.com

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Acqua di Parma

The latest addition to Acqua di Parma’s Blu Mediterraneo collection smells like a warm day on the coast. Cedro di Taormina contains top notes of citrus and basil with middle and base notes of lavender and cedar. Fresh and fruity, this is our scent of the summer. £61 for 75ml; johnlewis.com

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BRIGHT IDEAS Algenist

Already a big name in the skincare game, San Francisco brand Algenist has made the logical leap into make-up with new skin-perfecting range, Reveal. It uses microalgae techonology to colour-correct and even out skin tone. We particularly love this Color Correcting Finishing Powder. £32; uk.spacenk.com

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1. DR. HAUSCHKA HYDRATING HAND CREAM, £12.75; dr.hauschka.com 2. LA ROCHE-POSAY CICAPLAST MAINS, £6.50; escentual.com 3. CREME DE LA MER THE HAND TREATMENT, £70; cremedelamer.co.uk 4. RESURRECTION AROMATIQUE HAND BALM, £25; aesop.com 5. ELEMIS BRITISH BOTANICAL HAND & NAIL BUTTER; elemis.com 6. NATURA BISSÉ ESSENTIAL SHOCK INTENSE HAND CREAM, £40; harrods.com 7. SUSANNE KAUFMANN NOURISHING HAND CREAM, £26; liberty.co.uk 8. BYREDO SUEDE HAND AND NAIL CREAM, £42; byredo.co.uk

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HEALTH & BEAUTY / PRODUCTS NARS

Audacious lipstick in Bette, £24; narscosmetics.co.uk

CLINIQUE

Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Richer Raisin, £17; clinique.co.uk

YSL BEAUTÉ

Rouge Pur Couture in The Matte – 206 Grenat Satisfaction, £26; yslbeauty.co.uk

ESTEE LAUDER

Pure Color Mattesculpting-lipstick, £22; charlottetilbury.com

MAC

Lip Pencil in Burgundy, £12.50; maccosmetics.co.uk

SISLEY

Phyto Lip Shine in Burgundy, £29; sisley-paris.com

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

Matte Revolution lipstick in Glastonberry, £23; charlottetilbury.com

SHISEIDO

NARS FOR MICHAEL COSTELLO SS16

Lacquer Rouge in RD607, £23.50; houseoffraser.co.uk

TOM FORD

Matte Lip Colour in Velvet Cherry, £38; selfridges.com

Rodarte AW16; rodarte.net

LAURA MERCIER

LIP SERVICE

Lip Parfait in Crème de Cassis, £19.50; uk.spacenk.com

Recreate spring’s hottest look: pared back beauty with a dramatic lip CLARINS

Rouge Eclat in 20 - Red Fuchsia, £19.50; clarins.co.uk

ILLAMASQUA

Matte Lipstick in Howl, £19.50; illamasqua.com

B y C AT H E R I N E H A L E S

CHANTECAILLE

Lip Chic in Violetta, £30; uk.spacenk.com

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Fitness

CONFIDENTIAL Get in shape with latest fitness news and trends Wo r d s E l i z a b e t h H u t t o n

DAKOTA DITCHEVA Meeting the 17 year-old Muay Thai champ

How did you first get into Muay Thai? My mum was a champion combat sports woman. I inherited my love of fighting from her. My first Muay Thai fight was when I was four. What’s your greatest achievement so far? I’m really proud of winning the Most Outstanding Junior Female award at the 2015 World Championships; it’s an award nobody in the country has ever won before. But I like to think my best fights are still ahead of me. What do you do to physically and mentally prepare for a fight? Train hard. The fitter you get, the more confident you become. Soon you begin visualising how you’re going to win the upcoming match. Right before the fight I just try to relax. It’s best not to overthink things as it saps the energy you need in the ring. What kind of diet do you follow and what's your go-to post workout meal? When I am training, I stick to a really balanced lifestyle with lots of protein. As a fight draws closer, I cut out carbs and increase my fat intake to fuel my workouts. Afterwards I need Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Who is your biggest fitness inspiration? I look up to UFC champion Ronda Rousey but my biggest inspiration is my mum. She knows what it takes to be a champion and I trust her. Fitness models on Instagram have changed the industry; now you can be glamorous and sporty. A lot of people are surprised when I say that I am a fighter because I am a feminine 17 year old. I look forward to the day that people aren’t shocked – but deep down I like it. ◆

Get Nimble Nimble

Proving the fact that Auzzies do activewear well, Bondi-based brand Nimble designs and makes longlasting, fashionable, sports gear that you’ll love.

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BEAT IT

SPORTS GEAR

Urban Ears

These cord-free bluetooth heaphones are made with removable headband and ear cushions so that you can keep your headphones fresh, even when your workout is not. urbanears.com

DEAR KATE Orchid Vera Hipster, £30; fashercise.com

WELL OILED Olverum

Since 1929 this bath oil has been soothing the bodies and minds of the stressed and tired. With pine, rosemary and lemon this makes for a heavenly bath. houseoffraser.co.uk

ADIDAS Stella Mccartney Running Belt, £43; farfetch.com

BEEN BY D’HEYGERE Mussels from Brussels, £105; fashercise.com

MONREAL LONDON Racer-back Performance Sports Bra, £130; matchesfashion.com

CHOC-O-HOLIC Squirrel Sisters

Believing that no one should have to choose between health and fun, the Squirrel Sisters make creamy chocolate that is raw, vegan and gluten free. Their secret? Cashew nuts instead of milk. Truly delicious. squirrelsisters.com

BEEN BY D’HEYGERE Mussels from Brussels Leggings, £85; fashercise.com

BE FREE We l l + H a p p y

As a qualified Kinesiologist, yoga teacher, chef and health coach, Chelsea Parsons’ handmade raw chocolate bars are really very pretty, down to the edible flowers used as decoration. We particularly like the matcha latte and white caramac crunch bars. wellandhappy.co.uk

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NIKE Air Max Thea Mesh Sneakers, £90; netaporter.com

ADIDAS Stella Mccartney Cropped Sweatshirt, £65; netaporter.com

POINTE STUDIO Donna Grip Socks, £10; fashercise.com

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What to drink

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CONFIDENTIAL West London’s food news and delicious things to see you through April Wo r d s P E A R L B OY D

A GREAT MATCH Wine & food pairings for April B y J a n e Pa r k i n s o n

WILD GARLIC SOUP

he delicious tangy flavour of new season wild garlic is captured at its best in a simple soup; and a white that isn’t too dramatic in flavour but lively and crisp really respects the soup. Northern Italy is a haven for such wines and this one from Lugana would be terrific. ● Zenato Villa Flora Lugana 2014 £9.99, waitrose.com

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HALIBUT & MASHED POTATO

ish and Chablis is as classic a match as you can get, but a meatytextured fish such as halibut shouldn’t be paired with any wallflower Chablis – it needs something with personality. This has fleshy peachy roundness as well as a cool blade of lemony freshness. ● Samuel Billaud Chablis Les Grands Terroirs 2014, £12.95, thewinesociety.com

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PASSION FRUIT PANNA COTTA

he exotic flavour of passion fruit screams out for something equally ripe and vibrant in flavour. This Chilean sweet wine is a serious bargain. Made with the Moscatel grape, it’s pungent with lavender aromas while the tropical flavours make it a heavenly match here. ● Vistamar Late Harvest Moscatel 2015, £6.99 (37.5cl), majestic.co.uk

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Modern Moroccan Zayane

Newly opened Zayane in Golborne Road describes itself as a modern Moroccan eaterie, blending British ingredients with Moroccan spices under the helm of head chef Chris Bower, formerly of Thackerays and The Ivy. During the week it's dinner and quick working lunches, while on Sundays the bottomless brunch is full of sweet and savoury delights. 91 Golborne Road, W10; zayanerestaurant.com

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FOOD & DRINK / NOTES

SWEET AS A NUT Pearl & G roove

Portobello Road's newest bakery, Pearl and Groove, specialises in all things sweet while remaining healthconscious. Really? Healthy cakes? Yes really. Everything is gluten free and many things are even sugar-free. 341 Portobello Road, W10 pearlandgroove.com

APRIL cocktail

Jar of Gin Created by r e vo lu t i o n

MEAT FEASTS Macellaio

Passionate about serving the finest ingredients from Italy, Macellaio's South Kensington restaurant has a big focus on beef and tuna. Drawing on the resemblances between the two red meats, they are treated and cooked in similar ways. 84 Old Brompton Road, SW3 macellaiorc.com

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PICK

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Pour a generous slug of gin over ice; add half a teaspoon of lavender syrup and some lemon and cucumber slices. Top with tonic and a sprig of rosemary. revolution-bars.co.uk

WINE

Clean Cakes

Henrietta Inman’s new recipe book Clean Cakes offers a fun, colourful guide to free-from cooking. From roasted root vegetable tarts with spiced sesame crust to pristine Black Forest parfait, everything is completely gluten, dairy and refined sugar free – and 100% delicious too. £20; jacquismallpub.com

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rriving anywhere with a bottle of Nyetimber, you're guaranteed a reaction. Though the UK's finest sparkling wine producer is very well-established and launched its first Blanc de Blancs in 1992, it still feels like a novelty to be drinking English champagne. And for it to be this good. The new Blanc de Blancs 2009 with its floral, limey bubbles and complex flavours is one of the vineyard's finest yet. ◆ A

CARIBBEAN STYLE Cottons Rum Shack

Opening this month, Cottons will stock the UK's largest rum collection, with over 300 varieties available. From Reggae Rum Punch to Killer Doppis to Piña Coladas, the shack will even host steel drum evenings. 157-159 Notting Hill Gate, W11 cottons-restaurant.co.uk

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Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 2009, £40.99 nyetimber.com

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MISO-BAKED AUBE RGINE, DATES & FETA with crispy buckwheat and tahini yogurt 

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he Japanese rely on miso for the taste sensation of umami it adds to dishes, and I have been cooking with this fermented salty and sweet paste for almost 40 years and find it indispensible in my pantry. The one I use most often is a pale golden type called shiromiso (white miso – although it’s generally not white at all), which is made from rice, barley and soya beans. Some types of miso – and there are hundreds – contain wheat, so if you are gluten intolerant, read the label. If you can’t get Medjool dates (which are gorgeously toffee-like and plump), then use dried dates, which you’ll need to slice and soak in warm water for five minutes to plump up before draining.

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Salads to savour Peter Gordon’s new book puts a new spin on the humble salad Wo r d s P e t e r G o r d o n

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M e th o D 1 Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas mark 4). 2 Mix the miso paste with the mirin to loosen it, then stir in the sunflower and sesame oils. Brush the mixture thinly on the cut sides of the aubergine. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20–30 minutes. The

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I n g r e d i e nt s • 3 tbsp miso paste (I used shiromiso) • 3 tbsp mirin (or use 2 tbsp unrefined sugar + 1 tbsp water mixed together, or 2 tbsp runny honey) • 2 tbsp sunflower oil (or light olive oil) • 2 tbsp sesame oil • 2 aubergines (eggplant), stems trimmed, each cut lengthways into six wedges • 1 tbsp sesame seeds • 2 tbsp tahini paste • 3 tbsp orange juice • 85ml (1/3 cup) Greek-style plain yogurt • ½ tsp finely grated orange zest • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil • 2 handfuls salad leaves (I used baby kale and watercress) • 10 Medjool dates (175g/6oz.), quartered lengthways and stone (pit) removed • 200g (7oz.) feta, crumbled • 2 tbsp crispy buckwheat • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts (or pumpkin seeds)

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FOOD & DRINK / RECIPES aubergine is cooked when you can squeeze it with little resistance. 3 Mix the tahini to a slurry with the orange juice. Stir in the yogurt, orange zest and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, then season with salt. 4 Toss the salad leaves with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and divide among your plates. Sit the aubergine (eggplant) on top, then scatter with the dates, feta and crispy buckwheat. Finally, drizzle over the tahini yogurt, or serve it separately, and sprinkle with the crispy buckwheat and toasted pine nuts. ◆

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aw fish salads have been part of my family’s culinary repertoire back in New Zealand for as long as I can remember. Even my stepmum, Rose, a Cockney from London’s East End, got into the swing of things when she and Dad married. Whether it be a Peruvian ceviche or Cook Island’s Ika Mata, or even a jumble of Japanese sashimi, raw fish is delish! Pretty much any fish, so long as it’s very fresh, will work here. The smaller the chunks of fish, or the thinner it’s sliced, the less time it’ll take to marinate. If your limes are very firm, you can get the most juice from them by rolling them firmly on their sides along your worktop for 10 seconds, which helps to crush the cell walls inside the flesh. Alternatively, as odd as this may seem, zap them for 15 seconds in the microwave and then leave to cool.

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Ingredients • 350g (12oz.) very fresh tuna loin, skin and bones removed • 3 tbsp lime juice (or use lemon juice) • 1 small red onion, halved and very thinly sliced • ½ tsp finely grated lime zest • ½ medium-heat red chilli, finely chopped • 1 tsp grated palm sugar or light brown sugar • 1 ripe, sweet mango • 100ml (scant ½ cup) coconut milk • 8 stalks coriander, leaves picked • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced

• 1 crisp, sweet apple • 2 tbsp desiccated (shredded) coconut, toasted

coriander and spring onion. Cover and leave for 5 minutes in the fridge.

MethoD 1 Cut the fish into cubes about 1½ –2cm (¾ in.) square. Mix with half the lime juice and ¼ teaspoon of flaky salt, then cover and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.

5 Cut the apple (unpeeled) into juliennes and toss with the toasted coconut.

2 Briefly rinse the sliced onion under cold water, then mix with the lime zest, chilli, palm sugar and remaining lime juice. Cover and place in the fridge until the fish is ready.

Peel the skin from one half of the mango and cut off the cheek (you’ll need only one cheek). Thinly slice the flesh. 3

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Tokyo Tea Party Forget tea and jam, Kurobuta’s afternoon tea is anything but predictable Wo r d s E l i z a b e t h h u t t o n

ince ex-Nobu chef Scott Hallsworth opened his first Izakaya, Kurobuta, on the King’s Road we’ve been raving about his pan-Asian creations. From the insanley tender beef fillet tataki with onion ponzu to the tuna sashimi pizza, this really is food worth writing home about. Usually served tapas-style, Hallsworth’s menu lends itself visually to the traditional afternoon tea quite nicely. For this reason his latest creation is a Japanese version of the English treat; what he calls the Tokyo Tea Party, now available at his restaurant on the fifth floor of Harvey Nichols. We sit down, first, to a glass of prosecco. The menu changes weekly but our Tokyo Tea comes with one savoury and two sweet tiers, and it all takes some getting used to. On the bottom is duck and taro croquette with red miso dip, salmon, avo maki with rocket aioli, surprisingly sweet and salty honey BBQ short rib puffs and a bizarre-tasting deep fried caramelised duck croquette. A green tea donut is a sugary puff filled with unidentifiable sweet matter, while the Matcha truffle is a savoury chocolate ball. A midori flavoured green cheesecake is probably the best dessert on our stand with a good amount of lime and gin used. For once, Hallsworth doesn't quite hit the mark with his experimental but not always tasty alternative to the traditional afternoon tea. u

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KIPFERL Homely but stylish Austrian fare in Golborne Road Wo r d s p e n d l e h a r t e

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irst off, a disclaimer. My grandmother was a typical Austrian oma and on our annual visits to Vienna throughout my childhood, she would pile our plates high with her lovingly cooked food. Dumplings (both sweet and savoury); pancakes (ditto); veal schnitzel; strudel – all the traditional, hearty Austrian fare. When she came to England, she would scoff at our (pre-artisan) bread, our pale imitation of what she knew to be coffee and particularly our ability to eat kippers at breakfast. My liking for her cuisine was limited, associated as it was with oversized helpings and endless mealtimes. So when Kipferl opened in Golborne Road, I wasn't first in line for knödel. But I should have been. The food is very much as I remember, only I like it

a lot more as an adult, especially with Kipferl's stylish appropriation of an Austrian aesthetic (1930s ski posters, comfortingly unchanged artwork on cans of Almdudler and lovely china replicas of the typical paper wurst plates). We enjoy fridattensuppe (clear broth with shredded pancake), classic schnitzel with potato salad and sauerkraut, käsespaetzle, a pair of frankfurters with proper Austrian rye bread and a portion of paprika-infused liptauer, followed by apricot dumplings and accompanied by glasses of crisp riesling. In contrast to the blatant inauthenticity of many restaurant openings, Kipferl is the real thing, and long may it remain. u

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THE LONDON EDIT Harrods Home have created four interior design trends to represent different areas of London; the Shoreditch Loft, the Chelsea Townhoue, the Notting Hill Villa and the Hampstead House. Each of which you will be able to see come alive in the store’s famous windows. This is the Notting Hill one, of course. harrods.com

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NORMANN COPENHAGEN Astro Tray; £99.50, normann-copenhagen.com

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Portable Table Lamp; £165, clippings.com

WOODENDOT

Batea Side Table in Grey; £154, clippings.com

TAMASINE OSHER Pedal Pod; POA, tamasineosher.com

Natural Selection HAY

Stanley Stool; £109, pinkappledesigns.co.uk

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The S ofa & Chair Company The Sofa & Chair Company has taken the next step in its design evolution, launching a stylish new range of bedroom furniture named Darwin. Featuring elegantly curved legs and brass handles, the chest of drawers is crafted from solid wood with a striking mahogany veneer finish. Inside, the drawer boxes are finished in warm, chocolate-tinted faux leather. thesofaandchair.co.uk

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HOMES & INTERIORS / NOTES NORMANN COPENHAGEN VITRA Bau Pendant Lamp; £135, Cork Family Side Table; £324, nunido.co.uk amara.com

EAST MEETS WEST

Iittala x Issey Miyake Bring a new kind of harmony into your home with this innovative combination of Scandinavian and Asian craftsmanship. The Iittala x Issey Miyake collection fuses timeless design from opposite sides of the world, Finland and Japan, and is fusion furniture at its best. iittala.com

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Moebe The work of cabinetmaker Anders Thames and architect Martin D. Christensen, the Pinch is a wholly sustainable way to organise those messy odds and ends. Formed by two pieces of solid oak and rubber, you can hang papers and posters, organise documents or display your favourite items. twentytwentyone.com

ORÉE

Stylograph; ¤400; oreeartisans.com

BLOCK DESIGN

Peg Board; From £25, blockdesign.co.uk

PLASTIC FANTASTIC

My Kilos Forgoing traditional and trendy materials, My Kilos haven chosen polyethylene as the main material for their latest collection. The collection from the Berlin design studio adds steel, sheet metal or a sleek steel bassinet to pieces of cold, hard, shiny plastic. mykilos.de

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Turn Around Juicer in Beech Wood; £25, goodhoodstore.com

PAPER DREAMS

Graham & Brown Inspired by jagged stone, this ‘Paradox’ wallpaper is the work of a very unusual design duo: Kelly Hoppen and magician Dynamo. The pair have created a wallpaper collection called ‘Illusionist’ for Graham & Brown with some of the profits being donated to the Prince’s Trust. grahambrown.com.

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Casanova Sideboard; POA, wewood.eu

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he owners are live-in developers, buying properties, and project managing the build themselves while the reconstruction process goes on. They bought a very rundown 1960s brick house, which had been wedged into a Second World War bombsite, and planned to knock it down to build a bold, modernist house from scratch. Once we had handed over our plans, they were off. The brief presented us with a problem because the planning department wanted a house in keeping with the rest of the street; Clarendon Road is made up of predominantly Victorian Stucco houses. After careful negotiation we persuaded the council that it would be impossible to replicate a Victorian house in such a narrow space but that a dramatic modern house would be a great improvement on the previous 60s build.

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2 One of the four bedrooms with views over leafy gardens to the back of the house. As we were replacing a 1960s house with a new-build, there was no need to add in any original features, and the effect is highly contemporary and calm. 3 The top floor landing is illuminated by rooflights over the stair void, and the glass back to the stairwell allows light to flood downwards. Oak flooring throughout the house warms the cooler white palette of the walls. 4 Many of our projects are defined by their staircases; it is an opportunity to combine a strong visual design impact with a thoughtful use of space. Space was tight for this project so the stairs run like a ribbon in a void from floor to floor, only turning once at ground level and eliminating the extra space a landing would take up.

1 The elevation is an exercise in Bauhaus like minimalism. The plain windows break up a simple white rendered facade. The long slot window above the front door reflects the stairwell behind.

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5 The Z stair on the ground floor hides the continuation of the staircase down to the basement. Most developers want to create a house with wide market appeal for an easy sale but the owners did not want to cut any corners and all the detailing had to reflect this. They were not afraid to keep the lines crisp, clean and completely modern. The property sold for well over the asking price.

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COLOGNE & COTTON Cologne & Cotton has been selling their beautifully designed pure cotton bed and bath linen from their three London stores for over 26 years. Discover simple checks and stripes and classic white embroidery together with fabulous fragrances and luxury bath products. Visit their shops to find out more. 0845 262 2212 cologneandcotton.com

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Absolutely's selection of west London’s finest interiors businesses

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CASTRADS CAST IRON RADIATORS Exquisite finishes and timeless designs make Castrads the leading specialists in luxury cast iron radiators. The number one choice for architects and homeowners, their superior quality ensures they are trusted the world over by plumbers and engineers as well. With the ability to fully customise, Castrads provide the perfect heating solution for any space big or small. 020 3397 7295, castrads.com

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THE LONDON ALCOVE COMPANY

DESIGNERS GUILD Known for its iconic use of colour, pattern and texture, Designers Guild has devised two very different concepts for spring. Headed up by creative director and founder Tricia Guild, the first is a bold floral design inspired by the glamour of postwar fashion, while the second is a more refined range of designs in shades of grey. 265 – 277 Kings Road, SW3; 76 Marylebone High Street, W1U designersguild.com

Providing bespoke interior cabinets, bookcases, wardrobes and radiator covers in a variety of finishes and materials, fitted or freestanding, The London Alcove Company will stylishly free up space in your home. All work is bespoke and made-to-measure and the pieces are delivered or installed by their highly qualified and friendly team. londonalcove.com

JUST KITCHENS Since 1972, Just Kitchens has been working with private clients, architects, interior designers and property developers to create luxury, bespoke kitchens using Italian design, German precision and a choice of Gaggenau, Miele or Siemens appliances. Visit their showroom on the iconic King’s Road in Chelsea (near the Bluebird restaurant) for an initial consultation with no commitment or arrange an appointment now. 331 King’s Road, SW3; 020 7351 7515; justkitchens.co.uk

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NINA’S HOUSE

Classic elegance is the signature style of the Florence-based bathroom company, Devon&Devon. With its characterful 50s vibe, the Single Memphis Console offers great aesthetic and practical value in machined brass and ceramic. Designed by the Art Director of the brand, Paola Tanini, this new console is set to become a small masterpiece suiting both contemporary and period settings. 77 Westbourne Grove, W2; 020 7221 5137; devon-devon.com

Nina’s House is an award-winning bespoke furniture store on King’s Road and they enable you to customise most aspects of your chosen piece. The store houses a stunning collection of high quality international designs made from natural materials with an emphasis on solid woods and a clean Scandinavian style. For a unique look or that special gift visit 281 King’s Road, SW3, 020 7751 5827 ninashouse.com

NU-LINE Nu-Line has become synonymous with great service and quality products, having supplied London with top of the line building materials and interiors since 1965. It is unsurprising then, that if you are thinking of making a change to your kitchen, bathroom or living spaces, Nu-Line is your one-stop-shop for plumbing, lighting, painting and decorating and much more. 305-317 Westbourne Park Road, W11, 020 7727 7748; nu-line.net

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‘Palissade’ chair, £159, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec; scp.co.uk

CRATE & BARREL ‘Cavett Chair’, £1,031; crateandbarrel.com

SOFAS AND STUFF

‘Bermondsey’ sofa, from £703; sofasandstuff.com

KARTELL

‘Maui Soft Armchair’, £336; ariashop.co.uk

NORMANN COPENHAGEN ‘My Chair’, £169, by Nicholai Wig Hansen; rossandbrownhome.co.uk

ROBERTO CAVALLI HOME INTERIORS

‘Wings Chair’, from £8,750; kofc.co.uk

OUT & OUT ORIGINAL

‘Winston’ armchair, £299; outandoutoriginal.com

CONTENT BY TERENCE CONRAN ‘Matador’ armchair, from £995; contentbyterenceconran.com

FRANCE AND SON

Suite, £3,300, by Peter Hvidt; thepeanutvendor.co.uk

PAD LIFESTYLE ‘Lola’ high back armchair, £549; padlifestyle.com

HOT SEATS

This month we go back to basics with simple seating By jessica klingelfuss

KAKI KROENER

‘Tango’ armchair, £1,475; urbanlivinginteriors.co.uk

OLLI ELLA

‘Ro-Ki’ rocker nursing chair, £795; olliella.com

JONATHAN ADLER

‘Aspen’ sofa, £3,950; jonathanadler.com

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TELEVISION STAR In the first phase of the development of White City’s Television Centre, Absolutely takes a peek inside the new apartments with designer Suzy Hoodless Wo r d s P e n d l e H a r t e

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t still seems incredible that the iconic west London home of the BBC is being turned into flats. When staff moved out of Television Centre in 2013, many of the household names reared on the BBC lamented the end of an era. Danny Baker and Sir Michael Parkinson were particularly vocal in their objections, as was Brian Blessed, who said: ‘I think it's frightful that it's closing. It breaks my heart. For God's sake – they've made a mistake. It's wrong.’ But the unstoppable power of west London’s land value has spoken and the first apartments in the former ‘television factory’ go on sale this month (due for completion in 2018). The development isn’t exclusively residential, of course – in addition to almost 1,000 new homes, plans include TV studios (BBC Worldwide is staying) as well as office space, retail and a large new outpost of Soho House with a hotel, members’ club and rooftop swimming pool. But the new phase of flats is eminently stylish, partly thanks to designer Suzy Hoodless, who is responsible for the look and feel of the

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FIVE MINUTES WITH SUZY

NOT EVERY PIECE has to have an IMPORTANT PROVENANCE but it’s important to PICK THE BEST OF DESIGN

ABSOLUTELY:You were chosen for the TVC project from a lot of competition. What attracted you to it? SUZY HOODLESS: I am a local resident, living and working in Notting Hill Gate. We have a fantastic local community here and I am active in supporting the growth and improvement of the area. My memories of the BBC, as it was, go back to early childhood, so it was an honour to be invited to dress the wonderful interiors of the show apartment. Stanhope and AHMM, the lead architects of the project, have a wonderful sensitivity to the site, the heritage and an understanding of the fine balance in reconstructing the area for future generations. It will be an entirely new community stitched in to the existing communities connecting it with fast west to east transport. Much of our work is in west London and our studio is in Clarendon Cross, I understand the area, the culture and complexities of creating design for fast- paced lives. My clients want design that works it has to look good but it has to work. I am passionate about good design and ergonomics, and

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ABS: Can you describe the look and feel of your work for TVC? SH: The look is simple modern design. 1950s Scandinavian, the best of European contemporary design. We have worked with a few strong manufacturers and suppliers that we believe are important and relevant partners with a symbiotic sensibility. Another Country, contemporary craft furniture made in the UK and Europe, has a modernity that relates so well to today’s living, plus it’s classic and will stand the test of time. Twentytwentyone provided us with contemporary European furniture, showcasing design by Barber Osgerby and Jasper Morrison as well as Eames and we worked with Van der Hurd on bespoke wall-hangings and rugs, based on historical images of the site. Some are very literal interpretations and some are abstract.

I have a deep sense of functionality and provenance. Not every piece has to have an important provenance but it’s important to pick the best of design, to work with the top designers, manufacturers and suppliers. A project can only be outstanding if you have a client that wants it to be and architecture that supports it. This project has that in spades. ABS: hat was your vision and why do you think you were successful? SH: My vision was and is to take the best of what is already there and to re work it for today. I want interiors to have longevity. The BBC heritage is one of a kind, totally unique to the site and to be celebrated. However, this isn’t about living in a TV studio, a pastiche of times gone past. The site still has working TV studios but it’s now also home to a new generation and generations to come. Most importantly the spaces have to be ergonomic, they have to work and be functional, they have to look great, be modern and simple. We have a strong design aesthetic which will appeal to those that are design conscious but it will also appeal to those that aren’t, as, quite simply, it works.

ABS: And your personal style - what’s your favourite building in the world? And your favourite interior? SH: My personal style is about collating the best of design from different periods. I like to mix and to create modern interiors that are both comfortable and confident. I love the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, 1960’s architecture and interiors that have remained untouched since 1975.

MY EARLIEST MEMORIES are of BLUE PETER , so I have GREAT AFFECTION and NOSTALGIA

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ABS: As a west Londoner did you feel a special affiliation to Television Centre? How do you feel about its transformation? SH: Yes, I absolutely feel an affiliation with the Television Centre. I was born in west London and have lived here all my live. My earliest memories are of Blue Peter, so I have great affection and nostalgia. I am just so thrilled it is in the hands of Stanhope who are developing it for generations to come. ◆

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DESIGN Discovering unique furniture from The Workshop by Minale + Mann Wo r d s e v e h e r b e r t

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e are catching up with London architect and designer Sebastian Mann from maverick design agency Minale + Mann, to discuss his latest venture – The Workshop by Minale + Mann. The Workshop is a London-born Furniture Design Collective, and is the brainchild of architect Sebastian Mann, co-founder and Managing Director of design agency Minale + Mann. Offering both bespoke furniture to fit any residential or commercial space and exclusive one off Collection pieces, all products from The Workshop acknowledge Mann’s background in architecture, and his team’s obsession with specialist fabrication techniques. Creating an emphasis on shape, texture and finishes makes up the refined industrial signature style.

We are SPECIALIST FURNITURE, product & industrial DESIGNERS who create inspired INTERIOR PRODUCTS

What would you say is the design inspiration for the workshop? Inspiration comes from a variety of places such as architecture form, structure and the materials we use. Of all your pieces, which is your favourite and why? Although it is hard to pick a particular piece, I am particularly proud of the cantilevered Well Hung Table we have as part of our collection pieces. It’s made with American walnut and pre-aged copper, and is supported by a sleeve bracket detail connected to the wall, resting on a single angular leg at one end.

In a nutshell, can you describe the workshop? We are specialist furniture, product and industrial designers, and carpenters who create inspired interior products, from bespoke furniture to one-off design pieces. We design in collaboration with Minale + Mann from our central

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What comes first the materials or the design idea? I am extremely driven by materials and textures and the contrast they can provide against any backdrop. Recently we have been experimenting with patinated metal finishes for our furniture and the varying textures you can get from the use of copper and zinc.

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How did the workshop come about? With over 12 years’ experience crafting tailor-made furniture design products alongside my design agency Minale + Mann, we decided to branch out in 2013 to bring our furniture design expertise to a wider audience.

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London design studio, bringing a truly unique approach to furniture and product design. Being furniture designers, makers, and architects by trade, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and feel for space.

Do you favour particular materials, fads or fashions when it comes to design for the workshop? Each concept that passes through the workshop is developed from a single idea, steering away from fashions and trends. We strive to

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What projects are The Workshop working on right now? It’s an exciting time for the workshop at the moment as we are getting ready to showcase our Well Hung collection at Clerkenwell Design Week in May. We will showcase one-off contemporary designed furniture such as the Well Hung Table and our modern twist to a classic piece of furniture – The Bureau. With Bespoke we are in the process of designing a range of Bespoke products that will offer affordable one-off designs to a wider audience. ◆

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go against the grain, and focus more on the purity of the design itself. What inspires you to think of new designs? London’s backdrop is forever inspiring to me. The hardcore backdrop of the city – from Battersea Power station to more contemporary architecture such as the Lloyds building – never fails to impress and inspire me. What continues to facilitate your growth for two creative brands? I think there is just still so much to do! With the launch of the workshop we are now able to provide and focus our skills and aesthetics for a wider audience. I want to continue providing this offering far and wide.

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The impressive piece pictured on the right, for instance, is one of Thomas’ particular personal favourites. A large centrepiece item for a house which has had a floor removed, creating a mezzanine area, it was designed to make the most of the fabulous high ceilings. ‘I just love the bold statement created by this piece and the scale of it, the black lacquer finish and gold detailing is a beautiful example,’ enthuses Thomas. It is clear that Wyndham Design is born out of a love for beautiful things, exquisite detail, fine craftsmanship and a dedication to delivering stunning designs. Citing his father and uncle as inspirations for their hard work and determination, Thomas understands that working with highly skilled craftspeople and surrounding himself with brilliant individuals is key to his vision. ‘I would like to be known as one of the best bespoke furniture services in the UK, or even the world,’ he says, aiming high. And he’s well on the way to achieving his aim, it appears.  Chiswick Park, W4 5YA, 020 8899 6609 wyndhamdesign.com

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or Richard Thomas, it’s all about personal service. Sure, his company offers highly skilled and entirely comprehensive bespoke furniture and interiors and will create anything you want, from fitted storage to bold statement pieces. And of course they work with luxurious materials and to exacting standards with a full consultation service. But what makes Wyndham Design different is Thomas’ total dedication to the personal element of each project. Working closely with each customer to achieve exactly what's right for them is Wyndham’s trademark. As Thomas explains: ‘We are big enough to handle large scale projects but small enough to a complete understanding of everything that leaves our workshops.’ Having studied 3D design at university, it was a passion for form and combining beautiful materials that led Thomas to develop exquisite furniture. Noticing a gap in the market, he decided to utilise his natural aptitude and enthusiasm for design to help enable people realise their unique furniture designs. He says: ‘All items are custom made to order, so each piece is

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hat do you do once you’ve worked at the very heart of David Cameron’s government as one of the architects of the Tories’ education reforms and then been appointed to the House of Lords as a thank you? Well, you start your own chain of schools, of course. That’s what Lord O’Shaughnessy has done, founding Floreat Education in 2012. After years of working in politics and policy at Number 10, paving the way for academies and free schools, Lord O’Shaughnessy says: “I needed to get my hands dirty in the education sector and set up something new and good.” Floreat Education is a chain of primary free schools in the west London area. Two are already open, in Wandsworth and Brentford, and three more are expected to open this September. “The idea for Floreat has been a long time in the making,” says O’Shaughnessy. The schools are based on the principles of character education, emphasising the pupil’s character strengths as well as rigorous academic study. “We believe character education can be both ‘taught’ and ‘caught’,” says O’Shaughnessy. Extra-curricular activities such as sport and the Duke of Edinburgh Award are classic ways to ‘catch’ character education, but where Floreat is different is that it formally teaches its pupils character traits and what it is to be a good person. Pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 follow a Character Virtue Development Programme designed to develop their virtues of curiosity, honesty, perseverance and service to others, the

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four core values at Floreat. “It is a very classical education, you develop your mind but you also develop your morals,” says Lord O’Shaughnessy. “This balance between what the Greeks call ‘practical wisdom’ has been the undisputed standard of education for the last 2000 years… It’s only been in the last few decades that we have swung between a very child-centred model and a very standards-only model,” he says. O’Shaughnessy left his job as the Director of Policy and Research for the Prime Minister David Cameron in 2011. He then spent a year at his alma mater, Wellington College, working with the then head Anthony Seldon. “Having Anthony as a mentor and guide was wonderful,” he says, adding that he was very influenced by his time at the school. “The emphasis on character and wellbeing [at Wellington] is at the very

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heart of Floreat,” he says. O’Shaughnessy stresses that a character education doesn’t come instead of an academic education but alongside it. “We pursue a knowledgerich academic curriculum”, he says. Indeed, expectations of the children at Floreat are sky high. “We are definitely more formal than any other schools but we are not Gradgrindian,” he says. In his view, “too many schools have an unambitious view of what children are capable of”. With three young children of his own, he says he sees how much children can achieve at a young age. The key when it comes to teaching them, he says, is to make it stretching for the child, “but in a way that is enjoyable” and importantly, “the earlier you start, the less stressful it is”. As one of the key thinkers behind Tory reforms on free schools, it isn’t surprising that O’Shaughnessy is a huge supporter of schools free from local authority control. “Free schools are a way of closing that gap between private and state schools”, he says. “I’ve been living and breathing it.” The future for Floreat is bright. The plan is to create a family of primary schools in the west London area, but to steer clear of secondary schools for the time being (“until we are good at one thing”, he says). His main focus for the next six months is fundraising. “Our ambition is to create world-class schools, and that requires investment,” he says. Since being elevated to the Lords last October, O’Shaughnessy has had to hand over the day-to-day running of the schools – “but,” he laughs, and says despite this, his “hands still seem to be quite dirty”. ◆ floreat.org.uk

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Getting to the hotel isn’t as easy as it is to get to hotels on the western province, so hopping on a seaplane when you arrive in Colombo is probably your best bet, taking in some of the most breathtaking views over the undulating landscape. Arriving in Batticaloa you will see bullet-riddled shacks and collateral from the shattering 2004 tsunami. These remains offer a harrowing insight into the hard reality people in this territory faced during the conflict. A quick 20-minute drive from the seaplane reservoir and you’re at the resort, enjoying a warm Sri Lankan welcome. The main building is surrounded by private villas, which all sit facing the azure Indian Ocean. Each building houses a large bed, private outside area and al fresco bathroom area, with some even boasting

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their own plunge pools. If you’re lucky enough to bag one of these, be sure to take a magical midnight dip for a spot of stargazing. The grounds are home to a gym and beauty salon, the holistic Sun Aqua Spa, and a large granite swimming pool which faces onto the beach. The long stretch of golden sand boasts the longest shallow coastline on the island of Sri Lanka and shares the same water as the neighbouring Maldives - so you know you’re in good company. Another big draw at Sun Aqua Pasikudah is the food. Gourmet cuisine from around the world is available (you can have eggs benedict for breakfast, for example) but it’s the traditional Sri Lankan cuisine you want to save your appetite for. Local ingredients are used where possible, with many vegetables and herbs grown in the hotel’s gardens. There are five dining options: our favourites are Latitude for all-day casual al fresco dining, and the Pavilion, which houses a glass-enclosed wine cellar and is ideal for a private celebratory THE MADURU OYA dinner. The lunchtime buffet at NATIONAL PARK the former is quite something –

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expect a spread of spicy Sri Lankan curries, enormous prawns, roti, dhal, gotu kola mallung (a salad of chillies, ginger, shallots and freshly grated coconut), eggplant moju (deep-fried aubergine with chilli, mustard seeds, cloves and ginger), all finished with bowls of exotic fresh fruit. While the resort offers plenty of activities to keep you entertained for well over a week – scuba diving, volleyball, eating and lying in the sun are just some of the activities you can partake in – a trip to the local sights is well worth pulling yourself away from the sun lounger and frozen strawberry daiquiris for. A must-do is an excursion to the Maduru Oya National Park, where you’ll likely spot everything from wild boars and water buffalo to the enormous Sri Lankan elephant. Another expedition worth considering is a trip to Dambana to visit the last remaining tribe of Sri Lanka’s indigenous people, the Vedda (which translates as “hunter” in Tamil). While there’s not much to see other than the villagers going about their everyday tasks, there is also a museum with more details about the culture of the Vedda people. The service, style and attention to details at Sun Aqua is exceptional, so while you’ll discover a whole new world, with it will be all the luxury comforts you could hope for. A trip to remember indeed. u

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Norland Square, Holland Park, W11

A stunning, two bedroom apartment situated on the raised ground floor of a period conversion, overlooking this highly sought after communal garden square.

£850 per week* Furnished

786 sq ft (73 sq m) 32 ft living space | Kitchen | Two bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Communal garden with tennis court | Decked garden | EPC rating D

Notting Hill 020 7221 1111

nottinghill.lettings@struttandparker.com

*The following Tenant charges may apply prior to tenancy commencement: Tenancy Agreement £222 (inc VAT) Credit References per application £54 (inc VAT). All advertised prices are excluded and other associated services.

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Holland Park, W11

Situated in a fabulous Holland Park villa, this is an extremely wellpresented flat with access to communal gardens.

£1,100 per week* Furnished or Unfurnished

1,252 sq ft (116 sq m) Reception room | Kitchen | Three bedrooms | Three bath/shower rooms | Study | Patio | Communal gardens | EPC rating E

Kensington 020 7938 3866

kensington.lettings@struttandparker.com

Kensington Court, Kensington, W8

Immaculately presented three double bedroom apartment, with a 28 ft west-facing drawing room, in the heart of Kensington.

£1,700 per week* Unfurnished

1,569 sq ft (145 sq m) Reception room | Kitchen | Three bedrooms | Three en suite bath/ shower rooms | Cloakroom | Lift | EPC rating C

Kensington 020 7938 3866

kensington.lettings@struttandparker.com

*The following Tenant charges may apply prior to tenancy commencement: Tenancy Agreement £222 (inc VAT) Credit References per application £54 (inc VAT). All advertised prices are excluded and other associated services.

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Elgin Crescent, Notting Hill, W11

A charming and well-presented one bedroom, second floor flat located within an attractive, stucco fronted period building.

ÂŁ1,050,000 Share of Freehold

603 sq ft (56 sq m) Entrance hall | Reception room | Kitchen | Double bedroom | Bathroom | Communal garden access | EPC rating C

Notting Hill 020 7221 1111 nottinghill@struttandparker.com

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Campden Hill Road, Kensington, W8

An impressive five bedroom family house, situated on the Phillimore Estate, with a wonderful 61 ft long west-facing garden.

ÂŁ4,500,000 Freehold

2,319 sq ft (215 sq m) Entrance hall | Drawing room | Kitchen | Family room | Study | Master bedroom suite | Four further bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower room | Cloakroom | Utility room | Cellar | West-facing garden | EPC rating D

Kensington 020 7938 3666 kensington@struttandparker.com

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carterjonas.co.uk

SEYMOUR WALK Chelsea SW10

A newly refurbished Chelsea townhouse that has been renovated to an impeccably high standard throughout.

Knightsbridge & Chelsea 020 7584 7020 amy.rogers@carterjonas.co.uk

2 reception rooms • 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms • Garden • EPC rating C

Guide price £5,350,000 Freehold

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ST ANNS VILLAS Holland Park W11

A fine semi-detached house with an imposing gated entrance on Queensdale Road. Extending to around 3,558 sq ft the house has a west-facing garden with studio, a coach house and is double fronted with large rooms on each floor to either side of an elegant staircase.

Holland Park & Notting Hill 020 7371 1111 gareth.jones@carterjonas.co.uk

Grade II listed • 3 reception rooms 6 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • Garage Kitchen garden

Guide price £4,150,000

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PROPERTY / PROFILE

IN THEIR OWN

WORDS

Kate Flynn AS SOCIATE DIRECTOR Bective Leslie Marsh

REBECCA NOONAN

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don’t come from a conventional estate agency background, having spent three years locked up in a chemistry laboratory at university with bunsen burners and conical flasks. As time passed by, realisation hit and I decided I could not bear to spend the rest of my life in a white oversized lab coat and safety goggles falling off the end of my nose. I decided to escape this life all together and so I packed up and moved out to a remote Fijian Island where I spent the majority of my time scuba diving and carrying out conservation work. This was the perfect break from three years at university and it definitely came at the right time in my life. Over a decade later and coming up to ten years alone with Bective Leslie Marsh this May, I do not regret my choice to move into agency. Not only am I glad I chose a career as an estate agent, I am so pleased with my choice of firm. Although it might seem like a random leap based on my background and university

I decided I could not bear to spend the rest of my life in a white oversized lab coat and safety goggles

education, I have never looked back and I can honestly say that I love being part of the team here at Bective Leslie Marsh. The company offer exceptional knowledge with experienced managers who have not only worked in, but have spent many years living in the areas they specialise in. I think our familiarity and love of the area makes a huge difference to the service we provide here at Bective. This expertise and local knowledge stands out in the advice and valuations we provide for our clients and ensures referral upon referral from the results we deliver. It is an exciting time for the areas surrounding the

Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove office at the moment; with the developments on Queensway pushing forward, sites on Notting Hill Gate applying for planning and renewed talks of the Crossrail station in North Kensington back on the agenda. Despite increases in stamp duty for second homes, this makes the area as exciting as ever for those wishing to invest in the buy-to-let market. Developments and new builds are proving very popular in the current market. We have a lot of exciting projects underway at the moment and have many more planned in the coming months. In an area renowned for its period conversions, we now have plenty of new builds appearing on the market, appealing to a wider spectrum of clientele. There are a growing number of tenants attracted to the brand new, high specification finishes of new build and development properties. The area itself draws a high calibre of tenant, from corporate City workers, to those in the film and TV industry and everything in between. u

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A light and spacious triplex apartment in fashionable Clarendon Cross.

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If you are interested in this property please contact me. Anthony M Sharp 020 7243 8398 anthonysharp@anthony-sharp.com

Situated in this fashionable part of Notting Hill, on the corner of Portland Road and Clarendon Cross. This a spacious upper maisonette arranged over the first, second and third floors of a Victorian property. The apartment benefits from good natural light and has the added advantage of a sunny roof terrace. The first class shopping and transport facilities of Holland Park Avenue are within walking distance of the property.

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Three Bedrooms. Two Bathrooms. Reception. Storage. Terrace. Maisonette. EPC: E ÂŁ2,250,000 Leasehold

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A rare opportunity to own one of the largest houses in this exclusive garden square.

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If you are interested in this property please contact me.

Joint Sole Agent

Situated on the West side of this sought after garden square, an attractive and unusually spacious Grade ll listed Victorian house offered for sale in good decorative order throughout. The property is currently arranged with a separate self-contained lower ground floor flat and the house benefits from direct views over the communal garden square. A further advantage, is a good rear addition providing a playroom and guest accommodation.

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Mike Spicer 020 7243 8398 mike@anthony-sharp.com

Seven Bedrooms. Four Bathrooms. Four Receptions. Private Garden. Communal Garden Square. Grade II Listed. Mid-Terrace House. EPC E ÂŁ6,500,000 Freehold

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An exceptionally large and most impressive lateral apartment in this prestigious Holland Park mansion block.

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If you are interested in this property please contact me.

Joint Sole Agent

This beautifully presented five bedroom apartment is located on the second floor (with lift) in Oakwood Court and offers an impressive 332sq. m of lateral accommodation. There is also an option to purchase a private garage by separate negotiation. Oakwood Court, which is situated opposite Holland Park, is conveniently located for the amenities of both Holland Park Avenue and Kensington High Street.

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Anthony M Sharp 020 7243 8398 anthonysharp@anthony-sharp.com

Five Bedrooms. Three Bathrooms. Three Receptions. Eat-In Kitchen. Cloakroom. Porter. EPC: C ÂŁ5,000,000 Leasehold

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A stylish, contemporary apartment in a prime Holland Park location.

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If you are interested in this property please contact me. William Reeve 020 7243 8398 william@anthony-sharp.com

A fabulous two bedroom, two bathroom apartment on the lower ground floor of an impressive period villa. The property has been beautifully refurbished in a contemporary style by the current owners. Holland Park is conveniently located for the amenities of Holland Park Avenue including Holland Park underground station (Central Line) and the park itself.

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Two Bedrooms. Two Bathrooms. Reception. Undemised patio. EPC: E ÂŁ1,295,000 Leasehold

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Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Double Reception Room, Eat-In Kitchen, Balcony, Communal Gardens, EPC: D £1,400 Per Week*

An extremely light and spacious apartment in this popular portered building in Holland Park. This very large (over 1700 sq ft) three bedroom, two bathroom apartment has just been refurbishment throughout and benefits from a large reception room, modern eat in kitchen, balcony and access to communal gardens. Redlynch Court is situated on Addison Road, a short walk from Kensington High Street and Holland Park.

*All tenancies will incur a set-up fee of £420 (incl. VAT) and, should the tenancy renew, a further renewal fee of £120 (incl. VAT) on each occasion

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Six Bedrooms, Five Bathrooms, Double Reception Room, Large Eat In Kitchen, West Facing Garden, EPC: C £2,750 Per Week*

An attractive six bedroom family house on a leafy street in Holland Park. The property, which has been completely remodelled to provide exceptional volume, space and light throughout, is nicely set back behind a private walled entrance which leads to a 40ft West-facing garden. The house provides stylish contemporary accommodation with good width making it ideal for family living. Elsham road is within walking distance of both Holland Park Avenue and Kensington High Street giving easy access to the local shopping and transport facilities.

*All tenancies will incur a set-up fee of £420 (incl. VAT) and, should the tenancy renew, a further renewal fee of £120 (incl. VAT) on each occasion

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Property ROUND UP The inside scoop in your area

90 WOODSFORD SQUARE, W14 £3,500 PER WEEK

HOUSE HUNTING

MOST SATISFYING TRANSACTION

I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE

A house in Vicarage Gardens. After three months of negotiating, I had it all agreed and when I met the tenant to sign, the wife complained about the noise. I said we had gone so far that at this stage she had to take a leap of faith. She signed and they are still there.

A 5m giraffe in a reception room. It was a stunning replica, but not something you would expect to find. It did, however, show the property's magnificent ceiling heights.

MOST INTERESTING PROPERTY

FRANCESCA FORTUNATI

Associate Director Bective Leslie Marsh

A Lego-like apartment in Holland Park, it was interior designed with minimalist style in mind. The furniture was Lego inspired and there was a slide that conveniently connected the mezzanine level to the reception.

CASH IS KING The Buying Solution

he number of cash buyers purchasing property in London is on the rise. Buy-to-let investors and second homeowners are rushing to sink their money into the London property

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THERE WAS A SLIDE THAT CONVENIENTLY CONNECTED THE MEZZANINE LEVEL TO THE RECEPTION

market, and using cash to do so. Jonathan Mount, Partner at The Buying Solution, would caution sellers to be certain that their would-be purchaser is truly a cash buyer as “it has been commonplace in recent times for buyers to exchange

The Buying Solution

020 7591 2640; thebuyingsolution.co.uk

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EMMA H A RV E Y

Rebecca Warren

Head of Lettings Finlay Brewer BEST SCHOOL

AG E N T O N D E S I G N

It’s impossible to choose in an area known for great schools including St Pauls, Godolphin & Latymer, Jacques Prevert, Bute House, West London Free School, The Good Shepherd, John Betts and Wendell Park Primary. WHAT TO DO ON A RAINY DAY

Go to Westfield! With shops, restaurants, cinema, a gym and plenty of stuff designed specifically to amuse your children, you won’t worry about the weather.

Being right by the river, the Thames provides a myriad of entertainment

DRAYTON GARDENS SW10

£11.95 Million

rayton Gardens is an elegant family apartment stretching to an unbelievably spacious 4,300 sq ft. Lateral space of this size is incredibly highly sought-after in prime central London. Traditional in style, the entire flat has been interior designed by Christopher Gollut who has

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created a warm and inviting space through the use of rich colour and detailed texture to walls and furnishings. The reception area to the front of the property comprises four adjoining rooms and forms the perfect setting for entertaining on a grand scale. The property also features five bedrooms and a gym with steam room and shower room. Impressive hallways and a well laid out floor plan ensure that the property allows for uncompromised living. ◆

Strutt & Parker

Director of Lettings

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Chestertons

loomsbury is an area within Central London that is still a very good investment. An area that is located next to Kings Cross and Clerkenwell which both currently have major ongoing works to regenerate the areas. Bloomsbury is also home to some of the most prestigious universities. With this connection in the area, properties appeal to investors cashing in on the summer rental market, as well as both international buyers and renters who want their children to be close to their chosen university. ◆

Chelsea, 020 7373 1010; struttandparker.com

Chestertons

Covent Garden, 020 3040 8300; chestertons.com

MEET THE TEAM

F I N L AY B R E W E R Brook Green • Askew Road

NEW BUILD

FUN FOR FREE

f i n l a y b r e w e r. c o . u k

Being right by the river, the Thames provides a myriad of entertainment. Walk, run, bike, eat, drink, sail and row.

CHRONICLE HEIGHTS NW2

£435,000

SPORTS & RECREATION

Sports clubs offer everything from tennis and swimming to golf and pole dancing. Clubs include Virgin Active, The Printworks, The Park Club and Coco Club. The area also has lovely local parks for dog walkers and the selfmotivated. ◆

F inl ay Brewer

Brook Green, 020 7371 4171; finlaybrewer.co.uk

ADRIANNA VE AL

JONATHAN BIRD

WILLIAM PE ARSON

L ettings PA

L ettings Broker

L ettings Broker

Our very own American, Andi keeps the Lettings team under control during the day which is quite a feat in itself. By night, she works as a costume and make-up artist… and also brews her own beer. If you are going to Comic Con this year, look out for Andi! ◆

Jon is a great cook and can be found rustling up something delicious in the Finlay Brewer kitchen. With lots of experience in the hospitality world, Jonathan is great at making our clients and applicants feel at ease while securing new homes for them. ◆

Will is definitely the sartorial member of the team both clothes and car wise. After 26 years in magazine publishing, Will is well versed in what it takes to meet a deadline which is invaluable in the fast world of lettings. Funny, capable and good at trouble-shooting… ◆

Starting price

complete rebuild offering six exquisite contemporary style apartments. With stunning views over the beautiful 94 acre Gladstone Park, these stylish apartments will be the place to live in the area. To register for the open day evening on 23rd April please contact newhomes@cameronsstiff.co.uk. ◆

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Camerons Stiff & Co. Willesden Lane; 020 8459 1133; cameronsstiff.co.uk

SPOTLIGHT ON CENTRAL LONDON UNDER £500K

SALES BY PRICE BAND

LAST 12 MONTHS

£500K-£1M

£1M-£2M

OVER £2M

10.9% 37.5% 31.6% 20.0% Data provided by LonRes

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Abingdon Road, W8 ÂŁ1,395,000 Leasehold

This split-level maisonette benefits from plenty of natural light throughout and well-appointed rooms.The 936 sq ft apartment is in excellent condition with beautiful wood floors throughout and ample storage options. Abingdon Road is a desirable street which is perfectly placed for the independent shops and restaurants on the road itself as well as the highly regarded shops on Stratford Road. EPC=C. Reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and eat-in kitchen. Sole Agents

020 7937 9976 chloe@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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Kelfield Gardens, W10 ÂŁ2,250,000 Freehold

A rare opportunity to acquire an unmodernised and unextended Edwardian family house located on the highly sought after St Quintin Conservation Area.The house enjoys a south-facing garden and offers exceptional scope for the incoming purchaser to renovate and extend the house, if so desired. Any such works would be subject to the usual planning restrictions. EPC=E. Double reception room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate WC, kitchen and garden. Sole Agents

020 8960 0181 michael@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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Kensington Park Mews, W11 ÂŁ2,300,000 Freehold

A stunning house with a south-facing aspect situated in this private gated mews in the heart of Notting Hill, just one minute's walk from Portobello Road and five minutes from Westbourne Grove.This flexible four bedroom house benefits from a superb first floor reception room and a charming master bedroom with a southfacing terrace. EPC=E. Reception room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, open-plan kitchen, terrace and off-street parking. Sole Agents

020 7221 2277 ben@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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All Saints Road, W11 £800 per week Fees Apply

Exceptional apartment which has been designed with great flair to create maximum space and light. Benefiting from a huge roof deck with views across Portobello. EPC=F. Reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and roof deck. Furnished. Sole Agents

020 7221 2277 petra@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Lansdowne Road, W11 £4,650 per week Fees Apply

Beautiful house on this wonderful street in Notting Hill.The property provides the perfect balance of family accommodation and elegant entertaining space. Available for long or short lets immediately. EPC=F.Two reception rooms, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, garden and communal gardens. Furnished. Sole Agents

020 7221 2277 hannah@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Marloes Road, W8 £495 per week Fees Apply

A newly decorated and charming one bedroom house on the corner of Stratford Village, with large living area and modern kitchen. EPC=E. Reception room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and patio garden. Furnished. Sole Agents

020 7221 2277 sophie@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Princedale Road, W11 £450 per week Fees Apply

Kensington Park Road, W11 £700 per week Fees Apply

Newly refurbished to a high standard this charming flat on the raised ground floor of an elegant period house has an abundance of natural light and is superbly located. EPC=D. Reception room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Unfurnished. Sole Agents

Great flat with garden on this fashionable street just moments from Notting Hill tube station and a short walk from Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road. EPC=C. Reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and terraced garden. Furnished or unfurnished. Sole Agents

020 7221 2277 neha@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

020 7221 2277 neha@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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Lettings 020 7751 5100 www.farrar.co.uk

NETHERTON GROVE, LONDON, SW10 A wonderful apartment on the top two floors of a period conversion property that boasts great proportions throughout, providing ample entertaining space in the open plan reception/dining room. The property is immaculately presented with a contemporary kitchen and there are two well proportioned bedrooms situated on the upper floor which both have en-suite bathrooms. EPC Rating: E.

UNFURNISHED

£1,195

per week*

*Tenants are advised when renting a property the advertised rent does not include council tax, water or utility charges. The administration fees are £175 (inc. VAT) and referencing charges of £40 per Tenant/Guarantor. The inventory check in cost will vary but should not exceed £150 and a 6-8 week deposit is required.

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SEYMOUR WALK, LONDON, SW10 Having been completely refurbished throughout, this beautiful three bedroom house is quietly located in this pretty street just off the Fulham Road. The accommodation is arranged over four floors and includes a fantastic kitchen/dining room with separate utility room, a study and a lovely master bedroom suite. This home also enjoys wood floors throughout and an east facing paved garden on two levels. EPC Rating: C.

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Established 1897

KINGS ROAD, Chelsea SW3 A superbly positioned three bedroom duplex apartment (approximately 1,500sq ft/ 147sq m) located on the Kings Road. The property is bright and spacious and offers generous proportions and impressive south-facing views over Paultons Square. The accommodation comprises a large reception/ dining room with open-plan kitchen, three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, guest WC and a generous roof terrace (approximately 685sq ft/ 64sq m) which offers further entertaining space overlooking the Kings Road. The property is ideally located for the shops, restaurants and amenities of Chelsea and the surrounding areas and would make an excellent pied-a-terre, downsizing opportunity or main residence for a young family. EPC rating C. Leasehold: Approximately 86 years remaining Guide price: ÂŁ1,995,000 020 7225 5911 mark.greenway@harrodsestates.com

KNIGHTSBRIDGE OFFICE: 82 BROMPTON ROAD LONDON SW3 1ER T: 020 7225 6506 MAYFAIR OFFICE: 61 PARK LANE LONDON W1K 1QF T: 020 7409 9001 CHELSEA OFFICE: 58 FULHAM ROAD LONDON SW3 6HH T: 020 7225 6700 KENSINGTON OFFICE: 48-50 KENSINGTON CHURCH STREET LONDON W8 4DG T: 020 3650 4600

HARRODSESTATES.COM @HarrodsEstates

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Established 1897

KENSINGTON HIGH STREET, Kensington W8 This exquisite five bedroom penthouse (approximately 4,311sq ft / 400 sq m) is located on the 11th and 12th floors of this landmark Kensington development and provides the optimum in modern living. The property benefits from wraparound terraces of over 1,400sq ft. Accommodation comprises a large reception area with double-height ceilings, entrance hall, large open-plan kitchen with Gaggenau and Sub Zero appliances, dining area, master bedroom with dressing area and ensuite bathroom, four further bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and separate utility room. The apartment further benefits from four allocated parking spaces and two separate entrances. 375 Kensington High Street is a luxurious new build benefitting from 24-hour Harrods Estates concierge and security. EPC rating C Leasehold: Approximately 997 years remaining Guide price: ÂŁ12,995,000 020 3650 4600 nicholas.shaw@harrodsestates.com

KNIGHTSBRIDGE OFFICE: 82 BROMPTON ROAD LONDON SW3 1ER T: 020 7225 6506 MAYFAIR OFFICE: 61 PARK LANE LONDON W1K 1QF T: 020 7409 9001 CHELSEA OFFICE: 58 FULHAM ROAD LONDON SW3 6HH T: 020 7225 6700 KENSINGTON OFFICE: 48-50 KENSINGTON CHURCH STREET LONDON W8 4DG T: 020 3650 4600

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PROPERTY / OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

OUT OF

HOURS Agents on location…

THE DIRECTOR

THE MUSICIAN

Marketing Director

Director of Sales

 John D Wood & Co.

 Ryletts Residential

ather than producing a R run of the mill ‘corporate video’ I felt it was important for John D Wood & Co. to be seen doing something creative and different, yet still reinforcing our heritage and values. I was keen to communicate more of the personal side of property to evoke a positive emotion in our audience. It was important the viewer didn’t realise the commercial was advertising an estate agent until the very end, so we formed a series of reminiscences, woven together by a tale of family, laughter and

side from being a Sales A Director at Ryletts, I am also the bass player in Loyd Grossman and the New Forbidden. Our sixth year at Glastonbury is approaching fast and we have our next recording session at the historic RAK studios in April. I have played in bands since school, throwing off my chorister’s robes in favour of jeans and leather. Valentine Guinness and I have played

JAMES BARING

RICHARD PAGE

A tale of family, laughter and love, all the things that really make a home love, all the things that really make a home. I worked with Brighton based SeeThat, a video agency who delivered with style. The commercial has appeared in ten cinemas and a supporting retargeting campaign on Facebook which has resulted in over 23,000 plays so far. The film spearheads a big drive on video content for us this year. u

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also runs for a girlfriend of mine - she gave me the desire to get out there. Barbara would love to run and always begged me to go running but I was always too busy. Unfortunately Barbara died from an anurisym on her 40th birthday ten years ago this May. So Barbara, this is also for you! A few hiccups along the way with training, but hopefully I am almost back on track and I will make it round. It’s been a long journey and lots of training, but with a few more long runs under my belt, fingers crossed my body will be good to me on the day. u virginmoneygiving.com/ CarolineIsaacs

THE ATHLETE

CAROLINE ISAACS

Marketing - New Homes, Company Secretary  Camerons Stiff & Co.

HY - a big question - a moment of madness, but that moment of madness brings me to where I am today. To be honest, I never thought I would ever run a marathon in my life. I used to sit there and watch the TV and see the sea of people run through London in awe pushing themselves and all with a common goal. Yes, those taking part in a marathon want to do it for themselves of course, but many of us run it for a purpose and see this as an opportunity to raise money. For me, I am running for Macmillan - a charity close to my heart. My father passed away from cancer - the late Geoffrey Stiff - and the nurses were so supportive. I am running for them and for all of the people who have been touched by cancer. Part of me

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together for many years, joining up with Loyd Grossman seven years ago at The Rebellion Festival in Blackpool. Playing in front of an audience of sometimes thousands is incredibly exciting. Looking out at the crowd to see people singing along to your songs is incredible. u

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020 7823 8886 email@ryletts.com

Ennismore Mews, SW7

£4,600,000 Freehold

A well laid out, spacious family house over three floors, comprising double reception room, four bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, an open plan kitchen/dining room, guest cloakroom, study and two terraces, in a quiet cobbled Mews close to Hyde Park and Knightsbridge. EPC: D

Sydney Street, SW3

£4,150,000 Freehold

A stylish, west facing, four bedroom house in Chelsea with excellent entertaining space and two lovely terraces. Features include a large kitchen/dining room, formal sitting room, cinema/family room, a master bedroom with en-suite, three further bedrooms and a bathroom and shower room. EPC: D 1 St. Catherine’s Mews Milner Street London SW3 2PX

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FAMOUS PLACES London hides a plethora of celebrity homes. These are the most recent to come on the market

uitarist Ronnie Wood is currently on a South American tour with the Rolling Stones, but the 68-year-old is a changed man since his wild days with the band. In his autobiography he admitted that during the early 1970s his home was “becoming a hive of recording activity as well as a thriving debauchery camp”. That home was The Wick in Richmond and at the time it included a cottage at the bottom of the garden where, for four months, Keith Richards lived. The Wick was once owned by actor Sir John Mills and the sound of the wind around it reportedly inspired wife Mary to write the novel Whistle Down The Wind, which was made into a film and an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. It’s now owned by The Who’s Pete Townshend. But Wick Cottage, which used to sit at the bottom of the garden, has since been fenced off and is now for sale. The Grade I listed five bedroom former coach house is next to Richmond Park and has a large garden with panoramic views over Petersham Meadows. It’s on the market for £3.65m. u Hamptons 020 8940 2772; hamptons.co.uk

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escape in the 1984 Brighton hotel bombing. You also may need to be in control of national budgets to afford its price tag of £30m. u Savills 020 7730 0822; savills.com

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ctor Colin Firth’s starring role in the 2003 film Love Actually was all about falling for his cleaner at his new French home. You remember his going all soppy eyed over Aurelia, and the two of them subsequently jumping into his French home’s lake to rescue the pages of his book. The scenes for Colin’s aquatic amorousness were shot in the house and lake at this Provençal-style house, an hour’s drive from Nice near the village of Vidauban. It not only boasts a private lake but also 10 acres of vineyards and an outdoor swimming pool. So if you’re a fan of the festivethemed flick, which starred the late Alan Rickman as well as Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant and Bill

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Maggie fans will be glad to know it retains some mementos of her time there

1990, albeit after a short stay in Dulwich. She lived there until her death in 2013 and since then developers have spent 18 months giving the six bedroom, Grade II listed home a complete overhaul - adding a lift, a garage and joining on a mews house at the back. They also dug down into the basement and kitted out a media room, bar area, gym and temperature-controlled wine cellar. However, Maggie fans will be glad to know it retains some mementos of her time there: an inlaid ‘73’ plaque in the doorstep and bomb-proof front door – a legacy of her narrow

£3.65 Million

THIS LADY WASN’T FOR OVER SPENDING

his is the swanky townhouse where Margaret Thatcher and husband Dennis ended up after being ousted as prime minister in

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PROPERTY / STAR HOMES

£6.9 Million

£30 Million

Nighy, then make a bid for this five bedroom property. It comes with a guest house, garage, and an open fireplace in the living room all for €1.3m. u Groupe-Mercure +33 05 34 417 427; groupe-mercure.com

FITZROVIA FLAT HAS A FRIENDLY TENANT

ormer Friends star Matthew Perry disappointed the sit com’s fans around the world recently when he failed to join his co-stars in a rare reunion. Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc among others got together for a tribute honouring TV director James Burrows, but Perry was too busy treading the boards in a West End play which he penned himself, The End of Longing. While he’s in London, the actor is staying in this penthouse, which is on the market for £6.9m. It’s

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part of the Fitzrovia Apartments development and has a dramatic double height lobby leading into a landscaped garden. The building has kept many of its original features from when it was a hospital, such as the Grade II listed waiting hall which has been transformed into working studio space. u Manhattan Loft 020 7620 3803; manhattanloft.co.uk

WOULD THIS BE A CATASTROPHIC BUY?

ans of dark TV rom-com may fall inappropriately for this super-stylish flat – because it was used as the on-screen home of Rob’s AA buddy in TV series Catastrophe. The one and a bit bedroom property has also featured in TV’s The Honourable

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Woman and Silent Witness, and is a nice little earner for the owners. Formerly an art gallery, it’s got high ceilings, original brickwork, steel columns and has a modular floor that runs from inside to outside on the ground floor, with under-floor heating throughout. It’s got a reception room and mezzanine office space on the ground floor, while the adjacent kitchen and dining room have glazed doors onto a patio garden. A spiral staircase connects the lower level where there’s a single sleeping area including a large master bedroom with en-suite. Dingley Place is in Clerkenwell not far from the City, and is for sale at £2.15m. u The Modern House 020 3795 5920; themodernhouse.net

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Conduit Mews W2 Quiet and central location Mews house Two bedrooms and two bathrooms Light reception room Private garage Excellent decorative condition

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A beautifully refurbished 5 bedroom semi-detached house on Needham Road. The property is one of 4 houses of exceptional architectural style in this lovely street with an elegant curve to the front of the building, sash windows & decorative ironwork. EPC rating D

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EPC - E

Chatsworth Road, NW2,

£2,250,000 Freehold

A charming 2779 sq ft semi-detached family home in excellent

• Front & rear garden, OSP for 2 cars

condition with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 receptions, dining

• Modern kitchen with Siemens & Miele appliances

room, separate breakfast room & a stunning 100 ft mature rear

• Master bedroom with en-suite wet room & bay windows

garden with featured lighting. Viewing highly recommended.

• Great storage space, alarm

EPC - E

Staverton Road, NW2

£1,799,950 Freehold

Spacious 5/6 bedroom semi-detached house oozing charm

• 5/6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms + WC

& character arranged over 2727 sq ft with 2 receptions,

• Close to Walm Lane and Willesden Green Station

conservatory, large south/west facing garden with patio area,

• 2727 sq ft, many period features

OSP. Situated close to Willesden Green Jubilee Line Station.

• 87 ft garden with patio, conservatory, OSP

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Ivy Road, NW2

£1,295,000 Freehold

Impressively refurbished mid-terrace house providing 2051 sq

• Master bedroom with en-suite & dressing room

ft of living space ideal for family living, boasting 4 beds & 3

• Kitchen/breakfast room opening onto garden

baths, contemporary kitchen, intercommunicating receptions,

• Off-street parking, 29 ft garden

29 ft rear garden & OSP, close to Willesden Green Station.

• Video entrance system, alarm

EPC - D

Olive Road, NW2

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£1,150,000 Freehold

Situated within easy walking distance to Gladstone Park is

• 4 bedrooms, 2 receptions, eat-in kitchen

this 4 bedroom/2 receptions mid-terrace property spanning

• 1480 sq ft, 54 ft rear garden, workshop

over 1480 sq ft, retaining many original features. The house

• Beautifully presented, close to Gladstone Park

also boasts 54 ft rear garden & workshop/store.

• Wooden floors, original fireplaces, picture rails

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EPC - E

SUMMERFIELD AVENUE, NW6

£1,999,950 Freehold

Immaculately presented 3 bedroom mid-terrace house which has been recently refurbished throughout, providing 1451 sq ft of accommodation with double reception room & modern kitchen/diner opening onto a sunny rear garden. Great position close to Queens Park & Salusbury Road.

• 3 bedrooms, 1451 sq ft • Excellent condition • 40 ft rear garden • Close to Queens Park

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£1,775,000 Freehold

Situated on one of the area's premier roads close to all local amenities is this mid-terrace period house spanning over 1827 sq ft. Accommodation comprises of 27 ft double reception room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious kitchen/diner and 30 ft rear garden. Viewing essential!

• 4 bedrooms (1 with en-suite) • 1827 sq ft • Close to transport links • Exceptional loft conversion

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CHEVENING ROAD, NW6

£1,100,000 Share Of Freehold

Spacious and bright 1138 sq ft 3 bedroom/2 bathroom split level flat set on the first floor of a converted period house, benefitting from a 24 ft kitchen/diner overlooking the rear garden. Enviably positioned close to both Salusbury Road & Chamberlayne Road with great transport links as well as the beautiful Queens Park.

• Split level flat • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Master bedroom with en-suite • 1138 sq ft

EPC - C

SALUSBURY ROAD, NW6

£995,000 Share Of Freehold

A beautifully presented 2 bedroom/2 bathroom ground floor flat boasting a well manicured • Spanning over 929 sq ft south facing rear garden and conservatory. Situated within walking distance to local shops, • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms restaurants & transports as well as Queens Park itself. Early viewing recommended. • Private garden • Walk-in wardrobe

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Abbotsbury Road W14 £3,500,000 A charming three-story, four-bedroom family home that has been beautifully refurbished throughout, located moments from the open spaces of Holland Park and amenities of Kensington High Street. Freehold. EPC=D

• Four bedrooms • Approx 1,800 sqft of living space • Off street parking • Prime location Holland Park Sales: 020 7605 6890 sales.hol@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Westbourne Terrace W2 £2,495,000 This wonderful four-bedroom apartment is arranged over the two top floors of a grand stucco-fronted Victorian building, superbly positioned moments from the wide open spaces of Hyde Park. EPC=D

• Four bedrooms • Three bathrooms • Off-street parking • Roof terrace Notting Hill Sales: 020 7313 2890 sales.not@marshandparsons.co.uk

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All Saints Road W11 £1,750,000 This exceptional two-bedroom maisonette has been beautifully finished to a high standard and is superbly located for both Notting Hill Gate and Westbourne Grove close by. EPC=E

• Two bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Approx 1,173 sqft • Roof terrace North Kensington Sales: 020 7313 8350 sales.nkn@marshandparsons.co.uk

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MULBERRY HOUSE

 SW6

£1,550,000

ased in the heart of Fulham Broadway, this stunning split level Penthouse apartment has been designed with soft wool carpets to the bedrooms, oak flooring throughout the rest of the rooms, a custom designed kitchen and a bathroom with Villeroy and Bosch finishes. The property offers three or four bedrooms and two spectacular balconies. The development is surrounded by a collection of local restaurants, bars, boutique shops and is close to Fulham Broadway station. u  Featherstone Leigh Fulham, 020 7610 9755; featherstoneleigh.co.uk

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REECE MEWS

 SW7

£3,650,000

eveloped by mews house specialists, Joseph Homes, this three bedroom South Kensington mews house is refurbished to an exacting standard. Designed by acclaimed interior designers, McVitty Interiors, the house is a fantastic example of modern luxury living. Floor-to-ceiling doors, skylights spanning the full width and triple-height walls showcase the meticulous attention to detail, light and space. The ground floor

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comprises of a light reception area with built-in fireplace and double-height gallery overlooking the living room. u  John D Wood & Co. South Kensington; 020 7835 0000; johndwood.co.uk

BARLBY GARDENS

 W10

£1,400,000

n utterly charming Freehold house which is flooded with natural light and overlooks a small communal garden in this quiet area of North Kensington. The property comprises of an entrance hall with pretty tiled flooring and storage cupboards, double reception

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Grove as well as the restaurants and bars on Portobello Road and Golborne Road. u  Mountgrange Heritage North Kensington, 020 8960 0181; Mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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£1,050,000 OIEO

A well presented mid-terrace, Victorian house in this convenient location. Arranged over three floors, the ground floor features a double reception room, spacious kitchen dining room leading to a patio garden, a shower room with W/C, and utility room. The first and second floors have four double bedrooms, one family bathroom and a further separate W/C. Viewing is highly recommended.

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LONDON’S PRIME INVESTMENT RISERS Words N I G E L L E W I S

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ecent tax changes have been heralded as a potential death knell for property investment in London’s prime neighbourhoods. But is that really true? We take the measure of the market. The fourth of December 2014 is not a date many who invest in London’s prime property would like to recall. During the Autumn Statement that year, Chancellor George Osborne had announced a new way of calculating Stamp Duty that increased the tax bill for anyone

LONDON PRIME AREAS

BY HOUSE PRICE RISES/FALLS %

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WA N D S WO R T H

11.3%

3.3%

PRICES YEAR ON YEAR

But some parts of prime central London are still struggling as fresh Stamp Duty changes just for buy-to-let property buyers (an extra 3%) are set to kick in in April this year. Both the 2014 and most recent measures are putting off international buyers in particular and who make up a third of all purchases in these areas, the company says. This has split London in two. On the one hand are the super-prime areas where asking prices are still very ‘soft’ (as agents like to say) while the outer prime areas away from central London remain relatively healthy for investors.

ISLINGTON

KINGS CROSS

7.7%

3.2%

CITY & FRINGE

HAMPSTEAD

7.5%

3%

PRICES YEAR ON YEAR

PRICES YEAR ON YEAR

Q U E E N ’ S PA R K PRICES YEAR ON YEAR

KENSINGTON

4.8%

2.5% CLAPHAM

PRICES YEAR ON YEAR

2.4%

BARNES

CHISWICK

4.3%

2.2%

D U LW I C H

WIMBLEDON

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2.0%

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Prices are still rising in these areas, albeit not at the spectacular rates seen a few years ago, these recent figures from Knight Frank reveal. For example, their research highlights the 17 prime areas of the capital where house prices are increasing fastest. All the others including: Notting Hill, South Kensington, St John’s Wood, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, Chelsea, Belsize Park, Belgravia and Battersea, all saw flat or dropping prices over the past year*. u

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PRICES YEAR ON YEAR

buying a home over £500,000 by at least £15,000 and the new rules kicked in three months later. Agent Marsh and Parsons says that between September 2014 (when it was announced) and March 2015, the new system stalled both the number of homes sold in London’s prime market and pushed down prices. If you look at the Marsh and Parsons figures then although house prices in prime London have dropped over the past year, they are starting to pick up again.

PRICES YEAR ON YEAR

6.5% PRICES YEAR ON YEAR

A NEW TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT FOR £1,195,000 IN PADDINGTON, W2. FOXTONS NEW HOMES, (020 7973 2020).

PRICES YEAR ON YEAR

M A RY L E B O N E PRICES YEAR ON YEAR

4.2%

PRICES YEAR ON YEAR

PRICES YEAR ON YEAR

FULHAM

PRICES YEAR ON YEAR

0.9%

*January 2015 to January 2016.

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HIDE MEWS W6 £2,100 PW / £9,100 PCM • • • • •

STUNNING & INDIVIDUAL FAMILY HOME 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS DOUBLE HEIGHT RECEPTION/DINING ROOM LARGE SEPARATE EAT-IN KITCHEN WONDERFUL MASTER SUITE

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NOTTING HILL / LONDON

Distinctive Living, Unique Location.

An elegant period building, consisting of two exquisite duplex apartments.

Register your interest 94wpv.co.uk | 020 3828 0116 Harmonious, inspiring, spaces for life. BLM.indd 1

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P R I C E S FR O M £ 6 5 0 , 0 0 0

A MODERN MASTERPIECE

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A striking, architecturally inspired new development of 16 one-two bedroom apartments and a stunning lateral penthouse, in one of West London’s most desirable residential areas. • • • • •

A unique conceptual design, floor-to-ceiling windows and doors with intrinsic high-spec finishes Private off-street parking available with excellent public transport links into the city and beyond Fulham’s distinctive local character with close proximity to the River Thames High-end new development in the area by luxury Notting Hill developer Off-plan sales underway with the peace of mind of a 10 year new homes warranty

SELLING AGENTS

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LUXURIOUS

LETTINGS london’s Finest Assets

ABBOTSBURY ROAD

W14

£7,500 P e r We e k

truly exceptional low built detached house backing onto Holland Park offering approximately 5,490 sq ft of accommodation including an integral garage and off-street parking. This property provides a large eat-in kitchen with direct access to a private south-west facing garden with swimming pool, four reception rooms, five double bedrooms including a master suite, four bathrooms, cloakroom, utility room and wine cellar. This house is situated on one of the best roads in Holland Park and has direct views of the park itself. u  Anthony Sharp Homes Holland Park, 020 7243 8398; anthony-sharp.com

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with an ensuite bathroom, four further bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house also has the added benefit of a private garden and a terrace. With ample space and its close proximity to Kensington and the City, this would make the perfect family home. u  Farrar & Co Fulham, 020 7751 5100; farrar.co.uk

SW7

£2,950 P e r We e k

n exceptional newly A refurbished house situated on a pretty tree-lined street moments from South Kensington underground station. This stunning home comprises a lovely reception room, a modern kitchen/dining room, a separate media room, a spacious master bedroom

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LEDBURY ROAD

W11

£1,500

thirty seconds from Westbourne Grove. This property has been designed and furnished to the highest standard in a contemporary style and comprises a light

P e r We e k

very unique A apartment with its own front door on this fashionable street in the very heart of Notting Hill just

and airy reception room, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a modern fully-fitted kitchen. u  Mountgrange Heritage Notting Hill, 020 7221 2277; mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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Flats to rent at Fulham Reach starting at £475 per week

1 Beds from £525 pw

n Pool, Gym, 24hr Concierge, Air-conditioning n 3 minute walk to Hammersmith Tube (District, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines) 2 Beds from £750 pw

020 8528 4110 or email fr@brlets.co.uk or visit www.brlets.co.uk Call us now on

Unit C, Distillery Wharf, Chancellors Road, London W6 9GX London offices: Canary Wharf | City | Colindale | Ealing | Fulham | Greenwich Hammersmith | Hampstead | Highgate | Hyde Park | Kensington | Knightsbridge Surrey Quays | Wapping International: Hong Kong | India | Malaysia | Singapore

Additional charges apply: Tenancy Agreement, Credit Check & Inventory Report. For details visit www.brlets.co.uk/tenantinfo

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3 Bedrooms | Reception | 3 Bathrooms | Apartment 24hr Concierge | Pool | Spa | Amenities Nearby | EPC - B Fulham 020 3503 0015

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Fourteen offices open six days a week Monday - Saturday Canary Wharf | City | Colindale | Ealing | Fulham | Greenwich | Hammersmith | Hampstead Highgate | Hyde Park | Kensington | Knightsbridge | Surrey Quays | Wapping Additional charges apply: Tenancy Agreement, Credit Check & Inventory Report. For details visit www.brlets.co.uk/tenantinfo

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To arrange a viewing or for more information call

020 7319 9783

Ladbroke Grove

£395 pw Furnished

London’s Letting Agency

info@brlets.co.uk www.brlets.co.uk

Fulham Reach

£750 pw Unfurnished

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment Balcony | Nearby Amenities & Tube | EPC - C Hyde Park 020 3417 3703 hyde@brlets.co.uk

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Balcony | 24hr Concierge | Gym | Pool | EPC - C

Kensington

Knightsbridge

£850 pw Furn/Unfurn

Hammersmith 020 8528 4110

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£1,325 pw Furn/Unfurn

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment Nearby Amenities & Tube | EPC - D | Sole Agents

3 Bedrooms | Reception | 3 Bathrooms | Apartment 24hr Concierge | Gym | Parking | EPC - C

Kensington 020 3302 5674

Knightsbridge 020 3302 7174

kens@brlets.co.uk

knight@brlets.co.uk

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ÂŁ1,850 pw Furnished

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Private Patio | Nearby Amenities | EPC - D Hyde Park 020 3417 3703

hyde@brlets.co.uk

Fourteen offices open six days a week Monday - Saturday Canary Wharf | City | Colindale | Ealing | Fulham | Greenwich | Hammersmith | Hampstead Highgate | Hyde Park | Kensington | Knightsbridge | Surrey Quays | Wapping Additional charges apply: Tenancy Agreement, Credit Check & Inventory Report. For details visit www.brlets.co.uk/tenantinfo

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Fulham

£375 pw Furnished

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OAKLEY STREET, SW3 A beautiful stucco-fronted Grade II Listed family house that has been exquisitely and sympathetically modernised to retain and embellish the original features with a 36 ft garden and parking. Approx. 3,329 sq ft. Energy Rating: E. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (2 en suite), dressing room, drawing room, dining room, garden room, open-plan sitting room/kitchen, cloakroom, utility room, garden. Freehold Guide Price ÂŁ6,250,000

CHELSEA 020 7293 0360 chelsea@johndwood.co.uk

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HEWER STREET, W10 A beautifully presented modern townhouse, in a secure private courtyard, with wonderful entertaining space and two well proportioned bedrooms. Approx. 1,550 sq ft. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception room, kitchen/dining room, cloakroom, balcony, RBK&C parking permit. Freehold Guide Price ÂŁ1,500,000

COLVILLE ROAD, W11 An outstanding 1st floor flat situated in an iconic location in the heart of Notting Hill. This end of terrace flat benefits from a triple aspect and has plenty of natural light throughout. Approx 692 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, roof terrace. Freehold Share Guide Price ÂŁ1,295,000

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VICTORIA ROAD, W8 An elegant five bedroom lateral maisonette refurbished to an exceptional standard. This house benefits from well lit rooms and fine garden views and is close to Kensington Gardens. Approx. 3,000 sq ft. Energy Rating: E. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en suite), dressing room, reception room, kitchen/dining room, cloakroom, utility room, cinema room. Freehold Share Guide Price ÂŁ7,950,000

KENSINGTON 020 3151 6269 kensington@johndwood.co.uk

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beautifully presented five bedroom house in Notting Hill. The house was designed by the award winning architect and interior designer, Staffan Tollgard Design Group and offers contemporary features with period elegance, designed with both family living and entertainment in mind. Leamington Road Villas is a pretty tree lined street running North off Westbourne Park Road. The amenities of Portobello Road, Ledbury Road and Westbourne Grove are within very easy reach. u  Bective Leslie Marsh Ladbroke Grove, 020 7221 0330; bective.co.uk

£1,325 his impressive three bedroom apartment situated in The Courthouse, is a stylish and modern development close to the amenities of Westminster. The dual aspect apartment comprises a large reception room that is open planned to a dining area and fully fitted kitchen. There are three double bedrooms and three bathrooms. Other benefits include two private balconies, a tranquil courtyard, residents fitness suite and underground parking. u  Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings Knightsbridge, 020 7581 2112; brlets.co.uk

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n elegant three bedroom apartment in one of the original Harrods buildings, Charles Harrod Court at Harrods Village, Barnes. The buildings date back to 1914 and are Grade II listed. Residents will appreciate the spacious entrance hall which leads into the grand reception room and discreet terrace. This exclusive gated development benefits from private landscaped communal gardens, 24-hour porter and a leisure complex which includes a swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, steam room and spa bath. ◆  Harrods Estates 020 7225 6506; harrodsestates.com

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stunning riverside development in Chelsea Creek. Simply breath-taking with its Tara Bernerd interior design and Carrera marble staircase, this Penthouse apartment offers over 4,000 sq ft of luxury living. The property has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two internal kitchens and a further al fresco kitchen ideal for entertaining, a spacious reception space and an additional games room. On the sixth floor there is a private balcony, and a spectacular terrace on the top floor with jacuzzi and incredible views. u  Featherstone Leigh Fulham, 020 7610 9755; featherstoneleigh.co.uk

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£7,250,000

n exquisite Victorian family home overlooking a leafy garden square. The grand entrance is adorned with period features such as the stucco frontage, beautifully designed cornicing and mosaic floor. A meticulously presented stone staircase leads up to the first floor which is split into two rooms, a large family room and a main drawing room which has striking floor to ceilings windows facing towards the private communal gardens. There is also a sizeable terrace which can be accessed off the front reception. u  Chestertons Kensington, 020 7937 7244; chestertons.com

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his stunning penthouse-style three double bedroom apartment is offered chain free and benefits from a large open plan living area with stylish kitchen and a south facing balcony. Comprising a master bedroom, two further double bedrooms, a light and airy reception room, beautiful modern kitchen, family bathroom, en-suite shower room and a sunny balcony area. This luxurious penthouse apartment is located just moments from the many amenities of West Kensington and Earls Court. ◆  KFH Fulham, 020 3792 4840; kfh.co.uk

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Linden Gardens, Notting Hill, W2 £1,149,995

A stunning two bedroom, third floor apartment with a bright double aspect modern fitted kitchen, wood floors throughout and access to a magnificent shared roof terrace.

Bayswater 020 7724 1222 bayswater.sales@kfh.co.uk

This beautifully maintained period building is located in Linden Gardens, a peaceful enclave within a short walk of Kensington Gardens.

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Sirdar Road, Holland Park, W11 £2,300,000 Holland Park 020 3542 2111 hollandpark.sales@kfh.co.uk

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Arranged over three floors is this attractive, well proportioned four bedroom family house which has been extensively refurbished to an extremely high standard. This property provides a stunning open plan design, with the reception room leading seamlessly into a bright kitchen, which in turn leads to the tranquil courtyard garden.

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Four bedrooms One family bathroom, two en suites and separate WC Large open plan space Extensively refurbished Private courtyard garden Close to several underground stations Freehold EPC rating C

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New Kings Road, Fulham, SW6 £1,745,000

Arranged over three floors, this impressive Victorian house has undergone extensive refurbishment to combine traditional features with contemporary interior. This property provides four bedrooms, a large open plan kitchen/dining room and a private garden.

Fulham and Chelsea 020 7731 0051 fulham.sales@kfh.co.uk

Many of the features are made from bespoke materials and specialist techniques have been used throughout to create a unique and stylish home.

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Four bedrooms Two bathrooms and separate WC 1,712 sq ft of accommodation Private garden Close to Fulham Broadway and Parsons Green underground stations Freehold EPC rating D

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Beaumont Crescent, West Kensington, W14 ÂŁ1,065,000 This stunning penthouse style, three double bedroom apartment is offered chain free and benefits from a large open plan living area with stylish kitchen and south facing balcony. This property benefits from being moments from the amenities of West Kensington and Earls Court. Share of freehold. EPC rating C. Fulham 020 3486 2280 fulhamroad.sales@kfh.co.uk

Colbeck Mews, South Kensington, SW7 ÂŁ1,500,000 This charming two bedroom apartment, filled with natural light and character, occupies an enviable corner plot of a beautiful and quiet residential mews. Gloucester Road is the closest underground station and the amenities of both Chelsea and South Kensington are just a short walk away. Share of freehold. EPC rating E. South Kensington 020 3040 6370 southkensington.sales@kfh.co.uk

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Stephendale Road, Fulham, SW6 £495 pw / £2,145 pcm

A bright and spacious two double bedroom ground floor flat with white wooden flooring. Benefiting from modern décor throughout, this flat features a large, open plan kitchen/reception, contemporary family bathroom, and a well maintained private garden.

Fulham and Chelsea 020 7736 6737 fulham.lettings@kfh.co.uk

This property is situated moments from both Imperial Wharf and Wandsworth Town stations.

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£210 tenancy agreement fee per property. Other fees apply, visit kfh.co.uk/lettingsfees

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Sulivan Road, Fulham, SW6 £1,300 pw / £5,634 pcm Newly built four storey townhouse within a gated development. On the ground level there is a large eat in kitchen/reception room, study and utility room. The upper three levels comprise five double bedrooms, including master bedroom with a luxury en suite and dressing room. The house further benefits from off street parking, a private patio and a balcony. Unfurnished. EPC rating B. Fulham 020 3486 2290 fulhamroad.lettings@kfh.co.uk

Clarendon Road, Holland Park, W11 £8,450 pcm A beautifully refurbished duplex apartment, arranged over the lower and raised ground floors of an attractive building. The lower ground floor comprises the master suite, two further double bedrooms, family bathroom and a study room with doors that lead out to the landscaped garden. The raised ground floor offers a fully fitted kitchen, separate dining area and a large reception room with access to a large private terrace. Furnished. EPC rating E. Holland Park 020 3542 2120 hollandpark.lettings@kfh.co.uk

£210 tenancy agreement fee per property. Other fees apply, visit kfh.co.uk/lettingsfees

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601 WESTBOURNE HOUSE W2

£3,395,000

luxurious two bedroom A apartment set within the award winning Westbourne House, an iconic development of 20 apartments designed by renowned architects Stiff + Trevillon. This stunning sixth floor property boasts unique and desirable features all designed to provide a highly contemporary, yet timeless living space. Located in the much sought after area of Westbourne Grove which is a stone’s throw away from other prized neighbourhoods, such as Kensington and Holland Park. Westbourne Grove has grown to be one of London’s most stylish districts - awash with restaurants and boutiqes. ◆  Bective Leslie Marsh, New Homes, Ladbroke Grove 020 7313 7711; bective.co.uk

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unique collection of A 89 high-end apartments in the heart of Chelsea’s designer hub. The new scheme introduces a collection of one, two, three and four bedroom

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apartments, private rooftop courtyards, and outdoor space at the gateway to Chelsea Creek riverside, and marks the final phase in the regeneration of Chelsea Harbour. The development, by residential property specialist Hadley Property Group, also brings luxury retail and restaurant units along a new public Creekside Plaza. Moments from Chelsea and close to the River Thames, Chelsea Island offers all the benefits of riverside living, yet situated only a stone’s throw from the Kings Road and London’s shopping district, homeowners can still enjoy the benefits of city living. Each home at Chelsea Island has been expertly designed to capture a luxury living experience. ◆  Hadley Property Group 020 7483 6161 hadleypropertygroup.com

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