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c u lt u r e TALKING TOPICS Diary dates for June

96 38 KLUM JOB

Heidi Klum reveals all in an exclusive interview about swimwear

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44 THE SHOOT

The ultimate Big Top entertainment comes to town Previewing Barka's new show at the Serena Morton Gallery

fa s h i o n 34 FASHION CONFIDENTIAL The season's must-buys

Hair guru Louise Galvin shares her style inspirations Floral fever hits in time for summer

H E A LT H & B E AU T Y 54 BEAUTY CONFIDENTIAL June’s best beauty buys

59 TRUE BLUE

Blue eyes are summer's biggest trend

Food & Drink 64 KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

The latest openings and food news, plus a rum cocktail from Cottons

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News and views on the latest looks

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Designer Eva Gundersen's W2 home

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e've gone overboard with summer excitement in this issue. Along with much talk of bikinis and beachwear with the enormously beautiful Heidi Klum (her ownbrand swimwear collection launches this month), we have a big focus on things to do outdoors in the coming months. There's an extensive overview of London's many imminent festivals, ranging from music to comedy to food, in all areas of our urban sprawl, plus a focus on the increasingly popular Giffords Circus, which comes to west London this month. Giffords is the traditional English big top spectacular with a twist: it's all painted wagons, Victorian costumes and saucy humour, but clever, stylish and contemporary too.

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There are also several local businesswomen in this issue – notably Lucy Enfield and Sophie Worthington of Ledbury Road's beautiful ilovegorgeous, who reveal their plans for a new collection for boys, plus stylish hair expert Louise Galvin, and gallery owner Serena Morton, whose new show features paintings inspired by the area. We also take a peek inside Missoni designer Eva Gundersen's beautiful home in Hereford Road, alongside our usual mix of fashion, beauty, interiors and local events. We hope you enjoy it. ◆

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SUMMER SWIM

Every year, Zimmermann creates the most incredible swimwear. This time round, the designs are decidedly romantic with baroque detailing and silhouette-sculpting shapes. Any self-respecting jet-setter shouldn’t be without one or two of these. zimmermannwear.com

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BOTTLE IT

Seletti’s Bouchéé glass table lamp is a quirky alternative to the traditional bedside light. With a bright neon visible filament bulb, the light shines though the blue glass to create a lovely calming atmosphere. £135; amara.com

DRIED UP

Just like real cacti, this ceramic version can hold a lot of water. Use it for its practicality or buy more than one and create your own desert indoors. Either way, we love it. £199; hollys-house.com

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Fusing together orientalist and art deco glamour, Violet and Wren’s new chic loungewear collection is designed for day-to-night wear. Top of our list? This menswear inspired set, Greta Stripe. violetandwren.co.uk

OIL SLICK

Tom Dixon’s latest home accessory range consists of candles and diffusers in petrolcoloured holders. Light refracts from the surface to create the effect of petrol on water and the results are beautiful. £65; tomdixon.net

BLINK BLINK

Sunglasses shapes don't get much better that the cat-eye. Stylish and feminine, these ones by Fendi get a glam update with a Swarovski crystal detail. £355; farfetch.com

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This is a sophisticated take on the slip-on sneaker. Designed using an optical illusion print and an origami inspired fringe on the front, they’re perfect for summer. tods.com

TIME’S UP

With its soft lines, the Slim d’Hermès sees a return to the quintessence of watchmaking. With modern graphics and classical handchamfered bridges, it expresses the essence of the Hermès. hermes.com

SILVER LEAF

Made with pavé and baguette-cut diamonds, this wrap leaf ring by Anita Ko is one of the most stunning everyday rings we’ve seen in a long time. A real stand-out piece. net-a-porter.com

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HOLLYWOOD GLAMOU R Marilyn Monroe: The Legacy of a Legend is an exhibition featuring Marilyn Monroe’s never-seen-before personal treasures and original costumes. Visitors are transported into her world through photography and film. To 20 June, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road SW10, dcch.co.uk

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THE BLINK OF AN EYE Fro m 8 Ju n e M i c ha el Ho p p e n G a ll e r y ashion models, fast cars and the F French Riviera, such was the life of painter Jacques Henri Lartigue. Having been discovered as a photographer at the age of 69, we can take a look this glamorous life through his lens which reveals the decadence of the pre-war upper class society. u 3 Jubilee Place, SW3; michaelhoppengallery.com

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Re ge n t s Pa rk 1 5 -1 9 Ju ne orget the boogie, this month it’s all F about this foodie wonderland. Bringing together the capital’s most highly acclaimed eateries – including Duck & Waffle – you can try food you’ve wanted to try for ages. Fun and tasty. u Regents Park, NW1; london.tastefestivals.com

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Delve beneath the surface of the human psyche as three artists attempt to uncover the truth of humanity. Lee Ellis, Christos Tsimaris and Laurence Perratzi have collaborated to create a series of abstract pieces by applying a particular scraping technique to their works in the hope that it will reveal their subject’s true condition. 8 Clarendon Cross, W11; laceycontemporarygallery.co.uk

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RUNNING WILD Un ti l 1 2 Ju n e Re ge nts Pa rk he young Will is enjoying a ride with T Oona the elephant on an Indonesian beach when a tsunami hits. In an emotional tale of bravery and loyalty, the duo learn to survive in the rainforest together. This adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s heartbreaking novel is not to be missed. u Regents Park, NW1; openairtheatre.com

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2 2 - 2 5 Ju n e O ly m p i a n need of interior inspiration I for your home? Then look no further, as House & Garden have hand-picked only the very best ideas for your living space. Packed filled with stylish products from over 100 brands, curated rooms and displays, they have every room in your home covered. Visitors will also have the chance to get and on-hand expert advice from leading industry professionals and some of the most sought after interior decorators. u Hammersmith Road, W14; thehousefair.com

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The Art of Treason is a cuttingedge online gallery. Four of their artists (Nettie Wakefield, Kelly Blevins, Ian Hodgson and John Simpson) are now putting their intricate, thought-provoking and captivating drawings on show. With nine new prints released exclusively at the exhibition, you won’t want to miss out on this.

From 25 Jun e B ook & Kitch e n ward-winning photographer A Christopher Roche has captured his latest journey across Africa, Asia and the Middle East on camera. Having spent much of his childhood in Africa, he returns to explore the devotional practices central to the cultures found here. Focusing on the raw and intimate nature of different religions, he strips away the political ideology in his photographs to reveal their common humanity. The final images are incredibly powerful, insightful and visually arresting. u 31 All Saints Road, W11; bookandkitchen.com

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POLO IN THE PARK 3 - 5 Ju n e Hu rl i n gh am Park

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Aside from the competition, spectators can browse the shopping village, have a taste of the delicious food offerings, and enjoy a drink outside from one of the many bars on site.  Hurlingham Park, SW6; polointheparklondon.com

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28 June - 3 July 2016 Preview 27 June For details & tickets visit www.olympia-art-antiques.com

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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

SERPENTINE PAVILION

From 1 0 Jun e Ken s i ng t o n Ga r d e ns he annual Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group T (BIG), is unveiled this month and described as an ‘unzipped wall’ that is transformed from straight line to threedimensional space. It's set to be a dramatic structure that by day houses a café and free activities and by night becomes a space for the Serpentine’s acclaimed Park Nights programme of performative works by artists, writers and musicians. This year's architecture programme features five specially commissioned summerhouses by emerging architects too.◆ ¢serpentinegalleries.org

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17-26 Jun e ack for its tenth year, InTRANSIT Festival is recognised as one of the B most exciting, challenging and surprising highlights of London’s arts calendar. An eclectic and experimental programme of theatre, dance, art and music that takes over the streets and iconic buildings of Kensington and Chelsea this June. Curated and produced by O’Neill/Ross, it champions work that is immediate and relevant, and commissions new art of every genre in unexpected locations. ◆ ¢ intransitfestival.co.uk

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ust unveiled at the V&A is the new installation, Elytra Filament Pavilion. The outcome of four years of groundbreaking research on the integration of architecture, engineering and biomimicry principles, the project explores how biological fibre systems can be transferred to architecture. The impressive 200m² pavilion structure is inspired by lightweight construction principles found in nature – the fibrous structures of the forewing shells of flying beetles known as elytra. Elytra’s components have been fabricated by a robot

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at the University of Stuttgart and assembled on site in the John Madejski Garden. The pavilion will grow and change its configuration over the course of the V&A Engineering Season in response to anonymous data on how visitors use and move under the canopy. This, as well as structural data, will be captured by real-time sensors installed in its canopy fibres. Throughout the season the data will be mapped and made available online. On 17 and 18 June, visitors will be able to see the pavilion evolve. ◆ Cromwell Road, SW7 ¢ vam.ac.uk

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Cal McCrystal, theatre’s funniest director, is prouder of his work with Giffords Circus than of anything else. As the show comes to Chiswick, Absolutely meets him Wo r d s P E N D L E H A R T E

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nyone who dreams of running away with the circus is probably dreaming of Giffords. The romance of the tradition is alive and well at in the big top at this quirky, family-run outfit, whose nomadic troupe in its hand-painted wagons present a show that takes the traditional 19th century aesthetic and reinvents it for the 21st century. Touring the country’s village greens from May until September, its only London stop is at Chiswick House, where a three-week residence is set to sell out fast. ‘Come on down to the whip-crackin’, high-tumblin’, bottle-jugglin’, horsewranglin’, wagon-trundlin’, tent-raisin’, stake-drivin’, boot-stompin’, spur-janglin’, rain dancin’, gold-rushin’, bounty-huntin’, bugle-tootin’, banjo-pluckin’, Hell-raisin’, Thanks-givin’, Giffords Circus show!’ goes the promise.

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SPUR-JANGLIN’, rain-dancin’, BANJOPLUCKIN’ show ‘It’s hard to define how, but Giffords is very different from other circuses,’ says Cal McCrystal, director of this year's production, The Painted Wagon. McCrystal may be most famous as the man behind acclaimed comedy in One Man Two Guvnors – the show that became the fastest-selling play in the history of theatre, in what became for him a career-defining moment – but he says that Giffords is the job that he feels most at home with, and the one that he gets the most praise for. ‘Even when

I’m at the RSC, in the beautiful Swan Theatre, people talk to me about Giffords. And when I was asked to talk about an Ayckbourn play with Libby Puves on the radio recently, the discussion quickly led to Giffords. It’s what everyone wants to talk about.’ The show has a very strong comedy thread to it, says McCrystal, which is central to its appeal. ‘The artwork and aesthetic is very traditional but we’re not making a replica of a traditional show; it’s a new version altogether. It’s very meta too, with lots of irony and humour. It feels warm and small with an air of experimental theatre.’ The theme for 2016 is Western (previous themes have included Greek mythology, Janis Joplin’s 1960s and War and Peace), which is particularly exciting for McCrystal. ‘It’s a world that everyone has familiarity with and we can twist it in our special way.’ In addition to the acclaimed and fundamental horses, performers will

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include the Ethiopian troupe from last year’s show, back with a new Chinese Pole act (‘one of the hardest circus disciplines,’ says McCrystal) and promised stars of the old west include Miss Nancy TrotterLandry, El Gifford and Tweedy the Clown. Despite working mostly in theatre, McCrystal says he feels ‘priviliged’ to work in circus, which he loves for its ‘palette’ and because he has a selfconfessed short attention span. ‘You never need to watch something go on and on in the circus,’ he says. For many years, he was involved with the Cirque de Soleil, which in budget terms is at the very other end of the circus scale from

Giffords. ‘The last show I worked on for Cirque had a budget of £66 million – but when you ask whether it’s easier to be creative with too much money or not enough, you soon realize that it’s easier to be creative with less.’ Cirque de Soleil’s epic global productions ‘are so concerned with the packaging that something is lost,’ says McCrystal. ‘I’d love to see them do something more human.’ McCrystal’s comedy style is particularly human, very physical and ‘slightly deconstructed’. He loves ‘having fun with the convention of performance – I want the audience to know that they’re looking at actors playing characters, so that they’re aware of the real person, not just the flashy juggler with his act.’ So he designs all the comedy around the actual people, never in advance. And movement’s important too – he likes a lot of activity. ‘I never have people sitting on the sofa drinking tea.’ Set up by Oxford graduate Nell Gifford

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and her husband Toti more than 10 years ago and based in the Cotswolds, Gifford’s has become the circuit’s most stylish and intelligent circus and its annual residence in Chiswick attracts what McCrystal calls ‘the Glyndebourne crowd’. ‘In Chiswick, people bring picnics,’ he says. ‘Last year, one family brought a table and dining chairs. It was the campest thing I’ve ever seen.’ 

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 Giffords Circus is at Chiswick House from 30 June to 18 July; box office 0845 459 7469 giffordscircus.com

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EYE CANDY The Serena Morton Gallery is showing Barka’s paintings of and inspired by Notting Hill this month. Absolutely has a preview W o r d s P at r i c k D r i v e r Al l I m a ge s © Ba r k a /Co u rt e sy S e r e n a M o rto n

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his summer will see W10’s Serena Morton gallery exhibiting a show by Barka that not only portrays and explores this patch of west London, it incorporates its fabric into the pieces themselves. Still in his 20s, Barka is credited with having put a name to the group of artists of which he is a part. His breakthrough exhibition was Black Romanticism in 2015, after which Black Romantics soon became the label for a ‘fly, funky and fearless’ group defined by The Guardian as ‘a new wave of young black artists committed to painting, filming and saluting the style of black Britons.’ Barka’s work focuses on documenting the experience of black people within the contemporary landscape of London. The show’s title, Sugar and Water, alludes to the Caribbean and its role in sugar trade, but also to the mass migration of people across the Atlantic to Britain. The show treats the repercussions of both in the UK. Notting Hill is of course embedded in the hearts of London’s Afro-Caribbean community, who established a presence in the borough during the 1950s. It is synonymous to many with carnival and celebration, but this influx was not without early difficulties, including the riots in 1958. The borough is the focus of this exhibition, with many aesthetic themes explored: fashion to architecture, Georgian interiors to present-day

FAMILIAR locations ARE SHOWN in a fresh LIGHT approaches to urban planning. But the cultural exchange of the Afro-Caribbean community and its effects on the area are integral, reflecting the artist’s feelings about himself. ‘Being London born and bred, there are elements from my heritage mixed with British ideals, a somewhat hybrid existence.’

Barka, Ginger Beer 2016, Mix Media on Glass

Barka’s work is figurative but multilayered. Not only is Sugar and Water a cultural exploration, it highlights the aesthetic beauty of its context. The bright colours of Notting Hill’s terraced townhouses are amplified, and familiar locations are shown in a fresh light. Even without the cultural patchwork it picks at, Sugar and Water’s variety of perspectives and richness of texture and colour ensure that, while avoiding the saccharine, it provides undiluted stimulation. u

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While Sugar and Water highlights significant moments in the construct of the black British identity and takes account of 20th-century sub-cultures – punks, skinheads, rude boys – Barka stresses that it is ‘a celebration of the now’. This is ingrained in the media he uses, gathering byproducts of the gentrification that eddies around the city, another contemporary issue with a long history. ‘I primarily paint on discarded glass windows and doors, symbolic of the disposable nature of change. The very frames and fittings talk to the lived-in London experience.’

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Barka: Sugar & Water runs from 10 to 23 June at Serena Morton Gallery, 343 Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HA barka.online serenamorton.com

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PARTY ON Our round up of London’s top summer festivals Wo r d s e l i z a b e t h h u t t o n Illustration Phil Couzens

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ike strawberries and cream, summer and festivals come hand in hand. But, while many of us long for hazy weekend parties, others can’t think of anything worse. With no electricity, little signal and (thank you British summer) a lot of mud and rain, festivals can be more than a tad unbearable. Thankfully, for die-hard city kids, the number of festivals inside London is high. So high, in fact, that you really don’t need to leave home to get your fix. To prove our point, here’s a roundup of this year’s best...

BARCLAYCARD BRITISH SUMMER TIME

 1~10 July Hyd e Park Please try and find a lineup better this because I’m pretty sure no other festival in London has got it so sweet. Taking place over two weeks, headliners include Stevie Wonder, Florence and the Machine and Carole King. The real gems,

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however, are hidden in the small print: Pharrell Williams, Corrine Bailey Rae and Mystery Jets will all be taking to the stage. Inside the gates you’ll also find fairground rides, gourmet street food vans and live comedy acts. Having been nominated for five festival awards last year (including the coveted award for best toilets) you’re guaranteed a proper festival experience with your bed just a tube ride away. An annual must. ◆  West Carriage Drive, W2; bst-hydepark.com

WIRELESS

 8~10 July Fin sbury Park Now in its 11th year, Wireless is well-established and in spite of the fact that it’s moved from central to the north, acts remain A-lister: Calvin Harris, Craig David and The 1975 will all be performing. It’s this lineup of big names that makes Wireless the festival for anyone who loves chart music but can’t face a grimy weekend away. Alongside the more mainstream acts, organisers have got plenty

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of up-and-coming talent on the bill and although none will be truly alternative, they do give this event a bit of depth. While the pop, dance and urban festival will give you the opportunity to tick off many a chart favourite, it is, more than anything else, a party for people who know how to let loose. ◆  Endymion Road, N4; wirelessfestival.co.uk

THE BALHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL

 10~16 July The Bedford This will be one of the most hilarious events of the summer. Celebrating the thriving live comedy scene, a wide range of comedic styles – from the easy boyish

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humour of Metro columnist Richard Herring to the pun-loving, manic-haired, comedy giant Milton Jones – will come to Balham. Held in seminal venue, The Bedford, this comedy festival takes your favourite famous acts away from the big lights of television and puts them back in their natural habitat: the UK’s small stand-up comedy bars. It’s this that makes The Balham Comedy Festival truly special. Each intimate show makes ad-lib possible and gives the comic a chance to

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prove how truly clever and witty they are. A must for anyone who can’t make it up to Edinburgh for the Fringe. ◆  77 Bedford Hill, SW12; balhamcomedyfestival .com

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 6~7 August Fulham Palace For those who like the culture of Port Eliot, this one’s for you. Hoping to bridge the gap between high summer rock ‘n’ roll and Springwatch, this brand new festival will bring creative minds and artistic souls together to celebrate music, drama, nature and good beer. Held in the grounds of Fulham Palace, this part-literary gathering, part-nature

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ARTS & CULTURE / FESTIVALS Mile Beer Festival held in conjunction with the day will see a great selection of craft brews sourced from within a 10 mile radus. So, grab a beer, sit by the riverbank and enjoy some properly psychedelic live music. u  Bishops Avenue, SW6; caughtbytheriver.net

LONDON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

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PROPER FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE with bed just a tube RIDE AWAY. symposium will include live music from rock bands Super Furry Animals and Temples alongside talks from spoken word artist Kate Tempest and singer, songwriter and author Tim Burgess of 1990s band The Charlatans. For those more interested in local craft beer than Burgess’ undying love of vinyl, the Ten

 12~14 August Oval Space Want unlimited beer? At the London Craft Beer Festival you can get it. Back for its fourth year running, this long weekend promises punters a taste of all the best world class craft with over 30 independent breweries carefully selected to set up shop here by the beer-obsessed organisers. With over 250 beers ready for tasting, you are pretty much guaranteed to find yourself your dream brew. While well-known brands such as Brewdog and Beavertown will be in attendance, more niche Scandinavian and Estonian brewers – such as Sori Brewing – will be travelling all the way to Bethnal Green in the name of good ale. This, dear friends, is the drinks festival of the summer. For proper craft beer, insane food and truly good music head here. It’s guaranteed to be a great weekend, so long as you don’t over do it.  The Oval, E2; londoncraftbeerfestival.co.uk

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BBC GOOD FOOD

 27~29 August Hampton Court Palace Organised by Britain’s number one food media brand, this is must for all of those who love to cook and eat. In the same way that the team behind BBC Good Food bring the best chefs and coolest small artisan producers together at their indoor shows, this outdoor festival sees names such as Paul Hollywood and Michel Roux Jr alongside small artisan producers. It’s this clever mashup of the known and unknown that makes this weekend exciting. Indeed, while the famous chefs will be spilling their secrets on the Interview Stage, others will be teaching you how cook just like them in the Summer Theatre Kitchen. All held in the historical grounds of Hampton Court Palace, the ticket includes entrance to the Henry VIII’s old home so you can go and explore. A lovely way to spend the August bank holiday with your family. u  East Molesey, KT8; bbcgoodfoodfestival.com

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SHOOT: FABULOUS FLORALS

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GEEK CHIC Gucci's pre-fall 2016 campaign reunites fashion photographer Glen Luchford and creative director Alessandro Michele for a whimsical vision of a geek-chic meets flora-and-fauna wonderland. 18 Sloane Street, SW1 gucci.com

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Slip dresses, pom pom shoes and a white wardrobe are must buys 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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here’s nothing more frustrating than having a holiday wardrobe that doesn’t work in the city,” says Annie Pollett of Iris, the boutique that hits the spot in its three London locations. From its origins in Queens Park, the boutique soon expanded to Chiswick and Battersea, where its edit of brands including ACNE, American Vintage, Duffy, BA&SH, plus diffusion lines by Isabel Marant and Vanessa Bruno hits the spot among local womenfolk. Founders Pollett and Sarah Claassen were friends who had identified a lack of boutiques offering grown-up, wearable fashion, and in 2004 they opened Iris. Last year, they launched their own label, By Iris, and the new summer collection is designed to work in multiple situations. “We focused on creating pieces that work equally well on the beach or at a Sunday lunch in town,” they say. The kaftan dress, for instance, fits the bill perfectly and is the ideal summer wardrobe addition. Equally wearable are the broderie anglaise top, which looks amazing with jeans or shorts on holiday, and the broderie anglaise dress, says Sarah. “Accessories are a highlight of the collection with lovely stripey espadrilles for everyday, and the bronze gladiator sandals have been hugely popular.” u

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Clutching Success Nathalie Trad

Accessories designer Nathalie Trad makes sculptural objects d’art that you won’t find anywhere else. Inspired by nature and architecture, the box bags are handmade from natural materials such as mother of pearl. We predict Nathalie’s clutches will be future collector’s pieces, so invest now. nathalietrad.com

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8 of the best

DESIGNER TO KNOW

WHITE HOT

Johanna Oritz

Everybody's talking about Columbian designer Johanna Oritz, whose trademark Latino silhouettes always accentuate the shoulders and waist. The SS16 collection boasts bold prints, voluminous ruffles and dramatic flourishes. net-a-porter.com

Clean + minimal is key this summer

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BAGS OF ROOM Givenchy

Roomy in size and complete with a separate zipped pouch inside, this Givenchy tote will hold all of your essentials. The geometric monochrome print is a chic update on the classic shopper bag. Antigona bag, £780; mytheresa.com

SHAKE YOUR POM POMS Aquazurra

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INSIDE OUT Slip dresses

Last seen on Courtney Love circa 1991, the satin slip dress is a major fashion statement this season. The collections were brimming with boudoir chic with Celinè, Calvin Klein, and Balenciaga all sending girls down the runway in lacy negligees. calvinklein.com

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01. GLOBAL BABE 'Strong' sun hat £70; beachflamingo.com 02. THE ROW Silk-blend palazzo trousers £2,160; farfetch.com 03. RACIL Wool & diamante tuxedo jacket £1,140; avenue32.com 04. ELLERY ‘Cyril’ cotton top £490; brownsfashion.com 05. SATURINO 'Mercury 2' acetate sunglasses £155; saturinoeyewear.com 06. ADIDAS ORIGINALS 'Court Vantage' perforated leather trainers £80; net-a-porter.com 07. GIVENCHY Tweed peplum waistcoat £2,670; farfetch.com 08. HILLIER BARTLEY 'Tasselled Collar Box' ostrich leather bag £1,690; mytheresa.com

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COSTUME DRAMA Model and designer Heidi Klum has launched her own brand of swimwear. Absolutely meets her Interview Pendle Harte

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eidi Klum is sitting under a spotlight in the Soho Hotel surrounded by several rails full of bikinis. She is in London – briefly – to launch Heidi Klum Swim, an extension of her Heidi Klum Intimates brand, and she is radiating enthusiasm. In fact she is simply radiating – her big smile, open face and winning charm make her instantly likeable. Not for Heidi the frosty princess manner. Her entourage, however, is a different story. We have been firmly instructed not to veer the slightest bit away from the subject we are here to discuss, which is her new swimwear range. Klum may be German by birth, and broadcast weekly on German television’s huge hit Germany’s Next Top Model, but she lives and works in LA and sounds almost entirely American, apart from occasional turns of phrase. When she says swimwear, she means bikinis – and by that she really means bikini bottoms,

because she herself has little interest in wearing a top part. But swimwear, as Klum discovered, is almost as technical as lingerie, which she has been designing for some time. ‘Yes, a bra is just like a phone! There’s so much technology. Whether it’s a flexible underwire or a half underwire, there’s always a new invention. And the pads too. Did you know we make memory foam bras?’ So for the new swimwear collection, the technical details were just as important as the design. Starting with the hardwear, which Klum has strong opinions about: it mustn’t rust, or be too brash. ‘Nobody wants a huge H on their back!’ And the fabric has to be just right. ‘You need to make sure they don’t fall off or start getting weird when they’re wet. They all have to be tested.’ Klum is one of the world’s highest earning models. Despite having featured on the covers of several editions of Vogue and worked as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, she hasn’t forgotten that she started out as a catalogue model. ‘People used to say

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I’d never be anything else, so when I got my first French Vogue cover it made me feel an inch taller.’ She counts working with photographer Peter Lindbergh among her career highs, and cites ‘jobs that make me overcome my fears’ as her favourites. ‘When I shoot Germany’s Next Top Model it’s a live show in an arena full of 15,000 people and I have to talk for three hours. It’s terrifying. I’m trying to have fun but I’m scared – we have people like Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga sitting on the sofa and I have to interview them and I have people shouting in my ear about commercial breaks, and millions of people watching at home. It’s nerve-wracking.’ The show is filmed in LA, as a concession to Klum’s family commitments; she has four children at school there. ‘So I go to Germany and cast the girls, then I take them to Los Angeles and film it there and I’m home at the end of the day.’

Casting young models must be a tough job. Can she tell immediately who’s in and who’s out? ‘ Yes, you can see who’s got it. But even though there are so many beautiful girls, not all of them can perform in front of a camera or step into a role. You have to be able to perform.’ It’s a well-trodden path from modeling to designing, but Klum is careful not to design just with herself in mind. ‘If I did it would probably be just bottoms, not tops! I mean I’m more of an itsy bity teeny weeny girl myself and my top comes off on the beach. I’m not a big fan of tan lines. So I try to think about the girl who wants more coverage. I know that a lot of girls like push-up – I don’t like that, but I have to think about what other girls want to wear. And I have the hardest time with one-pieces, because I never wear those myself.’ With 2,000 stockists around the world, there are also the different markets to consider. ‘When you go to the

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beach in Australia it’s a very different look from anywhere else. Everyone’s in long sleeves and hats with flaps down the back – and then in St Barts everyone has hardly anything on.’ On the beach, of course, Klum wears her own designs – ‘I like the tropical, fun ones because I’m often on an island, shooting something’ – and off the beach, she likes to ‘have fun with fashion’. Though as she admits, this means that ‘people sometimes hammer me for my choices. I wore a big Zac Posen gown to collect my Bambi award and I felt like Grace Kelly.’ But usually she likes to wear pieces by the Olsen twins – ‘they do a great job, they go to the fabric shows, just like how I do my stuff.’ ◆ Heidi Klum Swim is available at House of Fraser, John Lewis and online at Figleaves and ASOS as well as at select boutiques nationwide. Prices range from £43-£145

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FASHION / TREND DOLCE & GABBANA Embellished python & raffia box bag £2,550; net-a-porter.com

DINNY HALL

22k Yellow gold 'Lotus' hoop earrings £200; dinnyhall.com

Silk-blend tiered dress £2,795; brownsfashion.com

Cotton top £1,154; mytheresa.com

OSCAR DE LA RENTA SS16

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

VIKA GAZINSKAYA

DOLCE & GABBANA Silk flower slide £575; mytheresa.com

ETRO

Gold-plated cuff £455; net-a-porter.com

BALMAIN

Mesh pencil skirt £1,290; harrods.com

FLAMENCO FEVER

GUCCI

Channel standout Spanish style this season with ruffles galore

Leather shoes £1,360; brownsfashion.com

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Tassel earrings £300; mytheresa.com

ZIMMERMANN

DUVELLEROY

Embroidered mesh swimsuit £575; net-a-porter.com

Organza couture fan £1,400; duvelleroy.fr

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MY INSPIRATIONS Louise Galvin, celebrity colourist and hair expert, shares her aesthetic

MY FAVOURITE PRODUCT FROM MY RANGE…

AUDREY HEPBURN

SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE, VENICE

GUCCI SS16

I can’t live without Sacred Locks Intensive Treatment Masque for Fine Hair, especially on holiday when hair needs extra moisture and nourishment. I use it daily especially when scuba diving. My products are free from sodium laurel sulphate, parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and silicone so they do not weigh the hair down or leave a nasty build-up.

HENRY MOORE

MY FAVOURITE DESIGNER

I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT italian

is Alessandro Michele for Gucci. He has returned Gucci to its former glory, beautiful, fluid feminine designs for S/S ’16. I love the floral silks which have a vintage feel with a modern edge.

MY STYLE ICON is Audrey Hepburn. She really captured a time of elegance and femininity. With beautiful pared back glamour, Hepburn personifies understated chic.

architecture

SONEVA FUSHI, MALDIVES

soft, powdery iris, mandarin, orange blossom and neroli give it a fresh clean finish.

MY FAVOURITE PIECE OF ART… the Henry Moore Mother and Baby sculptures are just beautiful.

MY FAVOURITE BUILDING

MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION

GUCCI SS16

is Soneva Fushi in the Maldives. Sonny and Eva have created a paradise idyll. The PRADA INFUSION Slow Life philosophy really DE IRIS does encapsulate a total away-fromit-all holiday for the mind, body and soul. Diving in the Indian Ocean is second to none.

MY SIGNATURE SCENT...

I have worn Prada Infusion de Iris since it launched in 2007 and love its

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LOUISE GALVIN

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is Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. I am passionate about Italian architecture and like to visit Italy as often as I can but with 3 young children and four older step-children my husband and I cannot get away as often as we would like. Venice is magical ands I love to wander the museums and soak up the history and architecture. 

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Petal POWER Flourish throughout this summer’s social calendar with the prettiest florals P h o t o g ra p h e r Ja m e s Lu c a s Fa s h i o n Ed i t o r C h a r lot t e A ds e t t

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Embellished tulle gown, ÂŁ275 Needle & Thread at net-a-porter.com 18t gold and diamond cross earrings, ÂŁ1,117 Stone Paris Gold studs and ring earrings from a selection at Dinny Hall Rings from a selection at Alexia Jordan and Annina Vogel Silk flowers by Philippa Craddock

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Silk ‘Tatiana’ maxi dress, £1,450 Vilshenko at net-a-porter.com 18t gold and diamond cross earrings, £1,117 & £797 both Stone Paris Gold studs and ring earrings from a selection at Dinny Hall Rings from a selection at Alexia Jordan and Annina Vogel Silk flowers by Philippa Craddock

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Silk organza dress, £910 Zimmermann 18t gold and diamond cross earrings, £1,117 & £797 both Stone Paris Gold chain bracelet (on left hand), £1,500 Annina Vogel Gold bangle (on right hand) £2,512 Kamushki Rings from a selection at Alexia Jordan and Annina Vogel Silk floral fabric available at Joel & Son Fabrics

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Chiffon maxi dress, £1,200 Zimmermann 18t gold and diamond cross earrings, £1,117 & £797 both Stone Paris Rings from a selection at Alexia Jordan and Annina Vogel Silk flowers by Philippa Craddock

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Devoré-chiffon ‘Alberta’ dress, £1,395 Preen at net-a-porter.com 18t gold and diamond cross earrings, £1,117 & £797 both Stone Paris 14kt gold & diamond ‘Apple Seed’ ear cuff, £,1,190 Bee Goddess Rings from a selection at Alexia Jordan and Annina Vogel Leather & pearl ‘Giulietta’ shoes, £495 Bionda Castana Silk flowers by Philippa Craddock

Fashion editor and shoot producer Charlotte Adsett Photographer James Lucas Model Emily Steel at Storm Make-up Sarah Mierau at Soho Management using YSL Hair Maria Galati, director at Taylor Taylor London using EGO Professional Tools Fashion assisted by Eva-Maria Saunter and Yvette Murrell Shot on location at The Admiral's House at the Old Royal Naval Collage in Greenwich. For wedding and event hire call 020 7392 3998, itavenues.co.uk Many thanks to Philippa Craddock for providing luxury flowers philippacraddock.com and to Joel & Son Fabrics for the couture silk fabric joelandsonfabrics.co.uk both used throughout the shoot. Stockists: alexiajordanjewellery.com anninavogel.co.uk beegoddess.com biondacastana.com dinnyhall.com net-a-porter.com stoneparis.com zimmermannwear.com

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1. CRYSTAL HAZE EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING, £9,936; farfetch.com 2. SABINE G 18K GOLD HARLEQUIN DIAMOND LOZENGE RING, $4,960; stoneandstrand. com 3. SPINELLI KILCOLLIN ATLAS VERT, £5,982; harrods.com 4. DIANE VON FURSTENBURG MALACITE AND GOLD-PLATED CUFF, £95; matchesfashion.com 5. DELFINA DELETTREZ GOLD MULTISTONE RING, £975; net-a-porter.com 6. GREEN TOURMALINE DIAMOND BEE PENDANT, £2,400; theofennell.com 7. JEMMA WYNNE EMERALD AND DIAMOND EARRINGS, £3,930; net-a-porter.com 8. MONICA VINADER SIREN 18CT GOLD PLATED ONYX COCKTAIL EARRINGS £380.00, £380; selfridges.com

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MAKE UP: MOODY BLUES FOR SUMMER

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SUMMER LOVIN’ Known as an advocate of natural beauty, Bobbi Brown’s new summer collection, Beach Nudes, will provide you with all the golden, bronzed and pink shades you need to achieve the perfect sun-kissed glow. bobbibrowncosmetics.com

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Here comes the sun and with it our suggestions for ultimate summer beauty W o r d s C AT H E R I N E H A L E S

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waxing is often presented maybe not as an actively pleasureable activity but certainly as a light-hearted and fun one. We are used to being offered blueberry or chocolate, as if hair removal were a muffin. But until now this (admit it) fairly painful form of hair removal has always taken place in standard clinical style waxing surroundings, however hard they are pushing the fun element. However, Ministry of Waxing has brought it out of the spa and into the open with a new waxing cafe, as if to highlight quite how fun and even sociable waxing can be. On the ground floor, A Wanted Man is all espresso and delicious brunchy dishes, while upstairs is entirely dedicated to hair removal and eyebrow threading, all of it decorated on a Wild West theme. We weren't sure what it was all supposed to mean, but precluding my wax with a high class flat white and some crispy sourdough toast was a great way to go about the ordeal. To add to the fun, they are promising mulled wine flavoured wax for Christmas – probably with actual mulled wine downstairs – but we'll be returning well before that. u

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Ace of Base Shiseido

This oil-free foundation from Shiseido is the answer to all your summer skin dilemmas. Long-lasting and shine resistant, the smart formula provides a natural matte finish with a silky feel and medium, buildable coverage to hide any blemishes or unevenness from the heat. Search their collection of 16 shades for your perfect match now. £32; shiseido.co.uk

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PEOPLES CHOICE BY R E D O x O l i v e r Pe o p l e s

of the best

Stockholm-based fragrance house BYREDO has teamed up with Oliver Peoples, purveyors of handcrafted sunglasses and frames, to create a perfume and pair of specs that capture the idea of ’synaesthesia’. Finally, you can match your sunnies to your scent. Box set £400; byredo.com, oliverpeoples.com

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SHAKE IT UP Laura Mercier

Shed the subtle hues and tasteful nudes of spring and embrace the shocking pinks and brazen bronzes of summer with Laura Mercier’s new Cocktails A Saint Tropez collection. The Bronzed Butter Face and Body Veil in Gold Lust in particular is a must-have. From £25; lauramercier.com

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YOU GOJI, GIRL Lancôme

Énergie de Vie, the new collection from Lancôme, is designed to give your skin a dose of vitality. Combining a light, liquid texture with Goji Berry extract and Lemon Balm oil, the range promises a dewy, well-rested complexion – even if you were up past your bed time. From £28; lancome.co.uk

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GUT FEELING The Beauty Chef

As we all know, true beauty comes from within. Australian brand The Beauty Chef have taken this idea literally and gone on to produce all kinds of potions and powders to aid digestion and create beneficial bacteria in the gut. From £29; selfridges.com

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01. CLINIQUE FACE CREAM SPF30, £18; clinique.co.uk • 02. CLARINS SUN WRINKLE CONTROL CREAM FOR FACE HIGH PROTECTION UVB/UVA 30, £20; clarins.co.uk • 03. DERMALOGICA PROTECTION 50 SPORT SPF50, £30.50; liberty.co.uk • 04. SHISEIDO EXPERT SUN AGEING PROTECTION CREAM PLUS SPF50+, £30; harrods.com • 05. LA PRAIRIE CELLULAR SWISS UV PROTECTION VEIL SPF, £125; laprairie.com • 06. LA ROCHE-POSAY ANTHELIOS XL SPF50+ ULTRA LIGHT FLUID, £16.50; escentual.com • 07. LAVERA ORGANIC SUN SPRAY SPF20, £13.94; pravera.co.uk • 08. HAWAIIAN TROPIC SILK HYDRATION AIR SOFT SPF30, £18; hawaiiantropicshop.co.uk

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f you want to glow, this is the salon for you. My super knowledgable facialist Tarryn re-balanced my skin with medical grade exfoliating acids before replenishing both oxygen and moisture stores with lymphatic drainage. I also spent 20 minutes under an LED mask which used blue light to rid the skin of bacterium and red light to fight inflammation and swelling. All this in a cool salon designed by ex-Conran special project managers. I left with the brightest skin I've had in years.  pfeffersal.com I

Face It

Absolutely’s three favourite facials that really deliver Wo r d s e l i z a b e t h H u t t o n

TERESA TARMEY

or a combination of the scientific and the luxurious, visit this chic little facial boutique in Notting Hill. While Teresa Tarmey treats many of London’s most famous and flawless faces, she also happens to be one of the kindest skin experts I’ve met. Taking a close look at my face she sympathised like no one else ever has before using a non-ablative laser to cause thermal damage to my overactive sebaceous glands. When you want to be taken care of and truly heal your skin, go here.  teresatarmey.com

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his is the most clinical of my top three and it’s noticeable immediately: there’s no soothing music and definitely no low lighting here. Instead, it’s much like a doctor’s surgery which is, in a way, reassuring. You know they mean business. Notable moments were when a HydraFacial hoover sucked my skin clean before a small blade punctured and then declogged my blocked pores. For a Harley Streetstyle facial in Chelsea, head here.  debbiethomas.co.uk T

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HEALTH & BEAUTY / PRODUCTS MAC

Fluidline Pen in Indelibly Blue, £18; maccosmetics.co.uk

CHANTECAILLE

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

24 Hour Waterproof Eyeliner in Sapphire, £22; spacenk.com

Eyes to mesmerise in Cleopatra, £22; charlottetilbruy.com

BOBBI BROWN

Metallic eye shadow in New Lapis, £17.50; bobbibrown.co.uk

LAURA MERCIER

Caviar stick eye colour, £23; spacenk.com

ESTÉE LAUDER

Pure Color Envy Sculpting EyeShadow 5-Color Palette in Infamous Sky, £40; esteelauder.co.uk

TOM FORD

Cream and powder eye colour, £50; selfridges.com

LANCÔME

NARS FOR MICHAEL COSTELLO SS16

Ombre Hypnôse Stylo in 06 - Turquoise, £20; johnlewis.com

YSL BEAUTY

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Following the success of the first Fork to Fork food festival last year, which raised over £30,000 for the Open Air Classroom project, MasterChef winner and Wahaca co-founder Thomasina Miers and Caravan co-founder and creative director Laura Harper-Hinton are hosting another one in Kensal Rise on 11 June. Serving a delicious selection of small plates and signature dishes from over 35 food stalls, it's set to be a great success. franklinforktofork.com

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SKILL SETS Jamie Oliver Cooker y School

Recipease may be no more but that's not to say that Jamie Oliver isn't offering cookery classes any more. The new Jamie Oliver Cookery School has just opened in Westfield's Jamie's Italian but classes aren't restricted to Italian cuisine and include sessions on Mexican street food, Thai curry and more. jamieolivercookeryschool.com

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The huge Notting Hill Gate Itsu has reopened after a period of closure, and the newly revealed makeover marks a big change. Gone are the conveyor belts and the dark interior, replaced with bright tables and a large array of packaged sushi boxes. 100 Notting Hill Gate, W11 itsu.com

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MEALS ON WHEELS Circus Sauce

Housed in two magnificent showman's wagons with an awning attached to the side, providing space for grand candlelit, communal oak tables, Circus Sauce follows Giffords Circus to west London this month. Experience a dining experience like no other at Chiswick House from 30 June to 18 July. giffordscircus.com

FIZZ of the Month

The perfect companion to long, balmy evenings spent in the garden and afternoon picnics in the park, Moët’s Ice Impérial Rosé is a twist on the brand’s classic pink fizz and the first pink champagne designed to be served with ice. Drink it on the rocks for a supremely chilled beverage. We love the glitzy packaging, too.◆ T

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POTATO BONDA BURGERS Serves 4 ave you been to Mumbai, but never had a vada pao? If so, H you haven’t lived. The local trains in Mumbai are the lifeline of the city and this ever-popular street back is the fuel of its people. Spicy vegetable or potato bombs served in soft rolls, spiked with fresh green and tangy tomato ketchup, this makes a great change for the meaty burgers were used to.

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I n g r e d i e nt s • 2 tablespoons of vegetable or corn oil • 1 teaspoon on mustard seeds • ½ teaspoon white urad lentils • 4 green chillies, chopped • 2.5cm piece of the ginger, peeled and chopped • 10 curry leaves • 2 red onions, sliced • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric • 3 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and grated (approximately 400-500g grated weight) • Juice of ½ lemon 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves • 1 teaspoon salt • Vegetable oil, for deep frying For the batter: • 100g gram flour • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder • ½ teaspoon salt • A pinch of carom seeds • 150ml water • ¼ teaspoon ginger and garlic paste

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To serve: • 4 burger buns • 50g slated butter • 6 tablespoons green coriander chutney • ½ cucumber, sliced • 2 tomatoes, sliced • ¼ iceberg lettuce • 4 tablespoons tomato ketchup M e th o D 1 To make the bonda mix, heat the oil in a heavy-based pan over a high heat. When it is hot, add the mustard seeds, urad dal, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves and onions. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, then add turmeric and mix well for 1 minute. 2 Add the grated potatoes, reduce the heat to low and stir well for 5 minutes, then add the lemon juice and coriander

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FOOD & DRINK / RECIPES leaves. Add salt, mix well and set aside to cool. When cold, divide into four balls and shape as patties.

minutes or until completely wilted, then run under cold water. Once cold, squeeze out all the water. Chop finely and set aside.

Slice the burger bus in half and spread with butter. Heat a pan and sear the cut sides of the buns.

In a saucepan, heat the milk and the stock together. In another saucepan, melt the butter over a medium heat, add the flour and cook for 2–3 minutes. When the mixture starts to turn brown, begin adding the milk and stock very slowly until you get a really silky-smooth mix. This will take approximately 10 minutes.

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4 To make the batter, simply whisk all the ingredients together. 5 Heat the oil in a wok or in a deep-fat fryer to 170°c. Dip the shaped potato patties in the chickpea batter and deep fry for 2-3 minutes until golden in colour. Remove and drain on kitchen paper. 6 Spread the chutney on the bottom half of the bun, arrange the cucumber, tomato and lettuce on top and add the potato patties. Cover with the top of the bun and serve with more green coriander chutney and tomato ketchup on the side. 

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wrap) over the top. Cool down in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. 5 Put some oil in the palm of your hand and roll the mixture into 30 g (1 oz) balls. If they are a little soft, pop them on a tray in the freezer to firm up for 30 minutes. 6 Place the beaten egg and the breadcrumbs into two separate bowls. Dip the croquetas first into the beaten egg and then into the breadcrumbs.

3 Add the cheese to the mixture slowly, then add the spinach and stir constantly until it is well combined. Season with salt, pepper and a grating of nutmeg.

7 Heat the oil to 180°C (350°F) and fry the croquetas for around 2 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels, then eat straight away. 

Spread the mixture onto a shallow tray and press a sheet of cling film (plastic

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SPINACH & GOAT’S CHEESE CROQUETAS Makes 3 2–3 4 croqueta s roquetas, croquetas, croquetas. Many people tell C me that they make a beeline to Spanish restaurants for the croquetas and the tortilla, and we are very proud of ours. This is one of the most popular flavours at the restaurant; they are so creamy and moreish. You can freeze them ahead of time, and then just defrost before frying.

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I n g r e d i e nt s • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) baby leaf spinach • 400 ml (13 fl oz) full-fat (whole) milk • 100 ml (3½ fl oz) strong fresh vegetable stock • 80g (3 oz) butter • 125 g (4 oz) plain (all-purpose) flour • 80 g (3 oz) goat’s cheese, crumbled • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper • freshly grated nutmeg • 2 large free-range eggs, beaten • 125 g (4 oz) dry breadcrumbs • olive oil for deep-frying M e th o d 1 Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat and add the spinach with a tiny splash of water. Cook for 3–4

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FOOD & DRINK / RECIPES • 1/3 cup organic plain yoghurt • 10 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped For the marinade • ¼ of a bunch of fresh coriander • ¼ of a bunch of fresh mint • a large pinch of fresh parsley • 2 jalapeño chillies • a 5mm piece of fresh ginger • grated zest of ¼ of a lemon • ½ teaspoon ground coriander • ½ teaspoon ground cumin • seeds from 2 cardamom pods • approximately 50ml olive oil 1 For the lamb marinade, place all the ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor and pulse, adding the oil in small quantities at a time, until a pestolike paste is formed. Massage the paste into the lamb cutlets and let marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

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2 When ready to cook, preheat your oven to 180/gas mark 4. 3 Heat a griddle pan and when hot, add the whole aubergine and char all over until almost burned.

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4 Place them in a roasting tray and put into the oven for about 30 minutes, or until soft. Allow to cool, then carefully peel off the skin, keeping only the flesh. Place the flesh in a food processor and add the garlic, cumin, thyme (leaves only), salt and pepper. Blitz until smooth, then transfer the mixture to a saucepan and cook over very low heat for a further 30 minutes, or until dried out a little.

Makes 3 2–3 4 croqueta s

5 In the meantime, mix together the yoghurt and mint, season with salt and pepper and set aside.

HARA BHARA LAMB with SMOKY AUBERGINE AND MINT YOGURT

6 Take the cutlets out of the marinade and season them. Cook them in a griddle pan over medium heat or on a bbq for approximately 3 minutes on each side. Serve with the smoky aubergine puree and a dollop of mint yoghurt. 

Recipe take from Duck & Waffle: Recipes and stories by Daniel Doherty, published by Mitchell Beazley, £25, octopusbooks.co.uk

Serves 4 fter testing various marinades for lamb and mutton, Adi, one A of our managers, described what we came up with as “Hara bhara,” which translates as “fresh and green” in Hindi. I love that description, so we called it that on the menu. It’s a very herby marinade with a subtle spice that works really well with the smoky aubergine and is nicely cut by the yoghurt.

Preparation time: 1 day Cooking time: 1½ hours I n g r e d i e nt s • 8 lamb cutlets • 3 aubergine • 4 cloves of Confit Garlic • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted • 1 sprig of fresh thyme • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

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DEFYING GRAVITY Since 1880, Pouenat have been making functional artwork out of iron. Their latest collection sees designer Damien LangloisMeurinne play with balance to create heavy metal pieces that appear to defy gravity. pouenat.fr

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SKANDIUM

Kaare Klint Safari Chair; £676 skandium.com

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Handmade Beaded Animal; £99 conranshop.com

MATTEO THUN ATELIER

Ceramic Vases; £POA matteothunatelier.com

Hallway to Heaven Skagerak Designer Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm has created a beautiful collection of furniture for Skagerak to make the most of hallways and other narrow areas. This space-saving Georg console in oak is attached to the wall so only has two legs. It almost invites you to pull up a stool and sit down for a minute. £449, cloudberryliving.co.uk

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Søren Lund For the first time in Søren Lund’s 50 year history, their upholstered furniture will be sold in the UK. Stocked exclusively at Another Country, you’re guaranteed chic and functional modern Danish design. anothercountry.com

DA TERRA

Tribal Tableware; from £43 amara.com

ABIGAIL AHERN

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PICK A SMILE IN THE MIND

Phaidon Containing over 1,000 visual examples of humor, irony and playfulness, this book explores graphic design and branding over the past 40 years. As an entertaining sourcebook, this is perfect gift for any designer. £24.95; phaidon.com

YONDER

Sahara Pots; from £32 yonderliving.com

ROCKETT ST GEORGE

JuJu Hat Feather Wall Hanging; £195; rockettstgeorge.com

LIGHT UP

Fo s c a r i n i Designed by Luca Nichetto and Nendo, this lamp is a Scandinavian and Japanese creation. Following a back-and-forth creative process similar to that used when writing tanka, the lamp is a true collaboration. foscarini.com

INSIDE OUT

Natuzzi Italia Stylish and customisable, Natuzzi Italia’s modular Kubika Storage Range is designed with precision and style in mind. The spacious proportions, clean lines and innovative finishes, make the most of any space. Undoubtedly one of the coolest TV stands on the market right now. natuzzi.co.uk

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Tokyo Tribal Stools; £1200 mintshop.co.uk

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Metal Garden Bench, £198; miafleur.com

INDIAN OCEAN

Poseidon Double Daybed Black, £5,990; indian-ocean.co.uk

NAKEN INTERIORS

‘Romeo & Juliet Bench’, £3,190; furnish.co.uk

GISELA GRAHAM

Gardening gloves, from £11.50; giselagraham.co.uk

DAVEY LIGHTING

'Pillar offset wall light, £275; originalbtc.com

KIKKERLAND

Concrete planter, £27.50; kikkerland.com

PUJI

‘Blue Rattan Peacock Chair’, £575; puji.com

GARDEN HIDEOUTS

‘Chatsworth Shepherds Hut’, £24950; ‘Garden Pod’, £14,950; gardenhideouts.co.uk

ATLANTIC BLANKETS

‘Buttercup’ picnic blanket, £95; atlanticblankets.com

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‘Oxyo Weekend Sunlounger’, £865; vivalagoon.com

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Missoni's colourful, dynamic and playful aesthetic, has exposed Gundersen to the Missoni matriarch's tastes for colour, pattern and textiles. It was Rosita who launched Missoni Home after passing responsibility for the womenswear collections to her daughter but then finding retirement boring. Missoni Home was an extension of her own home, which she had always dressed in Missoni fabrics, and in 1997 she launched the first collection of cushions, throws, rugs and ottomans. The current exhibition at the Fashion and Textile museum showcases the fashion house's long-standing relationship with wool and knitted pieces – and Gundersen's own home, too, reveals a love of fabric and pattern. Set against a muted backdrop of white walls and oak floors, her interior is full of colour and energy, fusing contemporary pieces with midcentury classics, bold artworks and plants in a well-designed, light-filled space. The apartment measures approximately 1,100 sq ft internally, and is accessed via its own front door at garden level. There is a modernised kitchen at the front, with a sash window and a sliding serving hatch. This leads in turn to a reception room, with a dining area and study in the

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aluminium-clad extension. Glazed folding doors open on to the charming garden, which is largely paved and has access to Bridstow Place via the garden gate. A new timber staircase leads to the first floor, which has very high ceilings. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, and a dressing room in the extension. There is a second bedroom at the front with a large window and a period fireplace. u This house is currently on the market at themodernhouse.com

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STRONG GAME The online retailer offers a wide selection of kids’ tennis clothes to suit all capabilities, whether playing competitively or just for fun. Find performance-level product from Nike, Poivre Blanc and Lacoste alongside designer brands such as Ralph Lauren – so your child can bring her A-game to the court. alexandalexa.com

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BRAND FOCUS

TOTES AMAZE Darling Clementine This is one tote you’ll want to tout about. Sporting a sweet cat-andhat design by the clever folk at Darling Clementine, it’s most definitely on our summer wishlist. £10; ifeelsmug.com

SALT-WATER SANDALS Wo r d s H E L E N B A R O N

SMALL TALK A tote to tout, hip kids’ shoes and more Scandi cool

EYE CANDY Akid

This might just be the world’s hippest children’s shoe label, founded by a husband-and-wife duo who count Kanye West among their creative collaborators. We’re after these Evil Eye hi-tops for the summer season. £58; alexandalexa.com

Seewee Silver (mini version of the Surfer) Salt-water Sandals, £38; salt-watersandals.co.uk

SCANDI COOL

HIGH LIFE

is Mini Rodini. Cassandra Rhodin’s hand-drawn illustrations have become synonymous with the stripped-back Scandi aesthetic that’s so of-the-moment; the brand’s SS16 collection features cartoon mice, unicorns and dots aplenty. minirodini.com

inspired SUPAflat high chair is the most lightweight and compact high chair ever invented – perfect for hanging on a wall hook. It has an integrated tray and we love it in the natural wood and white colourway. €199; en.smallable.com

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n import from America and ever-popular with celebs, the classic but utterly cute design of Salt-water Sandals specially made for toddlers is a winwin. Eschewing the glittery, embellished and overwrought designs so often offered to kids these days, these plain and simple summer shoes remain stylish while being completely functional. Moulded for Baby’s growing feet with built-in arch support, the ace in the Salt-water sleeve is that these sandals can get wet – in fact, getting wet is good for them and allows them to mould to the shape of the foot, so littles have the allclear to splash around. 

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BUSINESS Sophie Worthington and Lucy Enfield of ilovegorgeous talk sell-out sales, crowdfunding and launching a boys’ collection Interview Helen Baron

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the rewards were rapid and significant. Sell-out home sales and early entry in department stores such as Selfridges and Barneys in New York meant that we kept going. Starting a business is like pushing a boulder up hill – you have to be very determined and dogged and above all, ignore anyone who tells you not to do it.

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it. In a way naivety is an asset. We were so punchy in the early days, jumping on planes to source manufacturers in hidden parts of Europe, buying fabrics on Goldhawk Road, visiting fairs in Paris, working from home juggling children and work and long-suffering husbands. But

HB: What was your vision for the brand? Is there something that makes ilovegorgeous different to other labels? LE: We wanted to make clothes that we loved. We took the production values and attention to detail of adult fashion and applied them to the childrenswear market. We were not (and are not) afraid to use unusual fabrics, prints details and trims. We wanted children to fall in love with our clothes and to feel special in them. The aim of an ilovegorgeous outfit is to transform the wearer and make them stand out from the crowd. We want our clothes to be loved, remembered and handed on from generation to generation. HB: How did/do the founders divide the work? And are there ever arguments over direction etc? SW: Partnerships are notoriously difficult but we see it as an asset. The plus side of

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a partnership is that you always have a sounding board and a second opinion. You never operate alone and we think that women are particularly good at working collaboratively. We both work on the designs but as the business has grown Lucy has assumed the role of creative director while I am managing director. We confer on most things but also trust each other to make the right decisions in our own right. We are fortunate in that we both have a similar aesthetic and tend to agree on strategic approach. Ten years on there have been no fights or falling-outs... HB: Was there a moment or event that tipped things and helped ilovegorgeous to feel more established as a business? LE: Absolutely! There have been several significant moments that have kept us going, especially in those precarious early days – when our first collection sold out, when Selfridges bought our first wholesale collection and we took

on an agent. The day we raised our first round of equity funding to open the Notting Hill shop and launch our first e-commerce site. Those were heady days with turnover doubling annually as we scrabbled to keep up and create an infrastructure to support the success. HB: What's the biggest change the business has witnessed/undergone – and the biggest challenge you've faced? LE: The biggest challenge was probably learning to run a multimillion pound business, to manage our finances effectively and to build the infrastructure and supporting team that is so crucial. The transformation from a small kitchentable business to a limited company employing 24 people carries with it hard lessons, but many a triumph as well.

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HB: Tell us about the new crowdfunding initiative… SW: After 10 years of making beautiful clothes for gorgeous girls we are now ready to start making them for boys too. We asked our customers if it was something they would want, and the answer was a resounding yes. We have always placed huge importance on listening to our customers, making sure they are considered in all of our strategic decisions as a business. We thought about the traditional ways of raising finance to support the launch of the boys’ collection, such as approaching venture capitalists, something we have done successfully before, but were excited at the possibility of giving our customers the opportunity to have a slice of the action and decided to crowdfund instead. HB: What's the greatest lesson running a business has taught you? SW: Never take your eye off the end goal, keep on going even when the going gets tough, trust yourself but above all, trust other people and build an infrastructure of experienced people to support your vision. You need vision, tenacity and a great team; if you have all of three then the rest will fall into place.  @ilovegorgeousuk ilovegorgeous.co.uk

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t’s exam period. A testing time for pupils and parents alike. But the one thing our children don’t need is any more pressure from us. Britain’s top private schools have reported an alarming rise in exam stress among pupils over the past five years — much of it caused by pressure from anxious parents. According to a survey by the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), which represents the country’s most famous schools including Eton, Harrow and Westminster, 56% of heads polled said that pressure from home to get high grades was the biggest cause of exam-related stress. Nearly all head teachers (97%) said they were now asking parents into advice sessions and offering parenting classes on how to deal with the issue amid concerns that youngsters are buckling under the pressure. “Today’s teenagers are increasingly overwhelmed by the pressures they feel to succeed in life. There is no doubt that we — parents, teachers, friends — must come to their assistance,” Chris King, headmaster of Leicester Grammar School Trust and chairman of the HMC. “Parents — and I am one of them — need to keep a sense of perspective and try not to transmit our anxieties onto our children. The survey reveals that more than three quarters of schools are calling in therapists and all are offering counselling within school. Three-quarters offer mindfulness sessions and nearly half have laid on yoga classes. At Queen Anne’s, an independent girls’ boarding school in Caversham, Berkshire, pupils have been attending de-stressing workshops for the past year– and their grades in their mock

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GCSEs have gone up by up to two grades as a result. Pupils have been taught techniques such as deep breathing to calm themselves as well as learning how proper revision and planning can reduce the risk of panic during an exam. “Parents often inadvertently make their children more stressed,” says headmistress Julia Harrington. “They need a certain amount of stress to do well, but too much turns into anxiety, which floods the brain and makes them feel hopeless.” So what can parents do to help? Don’t take over. The most common complaint from teenagers, says Eileen Tracy, author of The Student’s Guide to Exam Success, is that parents – mainly mothers – are too involved and this makes them anxious and fearful of disappointing them. Be a non-intrusive, supportive

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presence. Offer tea, toast and sympathy. Don’t nag them. Even seemingly anodyne comments can be corrosive. “Every time a stressed-out mother says, ‘Shouldn’t you be revising?’ the student gets a shot of adrenaline, which doesn’t make them want to work,” says Tracy. Avoid barbed comments. (“What, on instagram again?”), says Janey Downshire, from Teenagers Translated. Pass the responsibility back to them. “I tell my children that I don’t want them to regret not working hard enough. Ask what they would like from you. Be specific when you offer help. “Tell me three things I can do for you,” says Dr Carina Eriksen, a consultant psychologist who works in schools. “That way you are promoting a collaborative approach.” Don’t banish them to their bedroom for hours. Let them come home from school, let off steam and eat something nutritious. “Never believe a teenager until they’ve recharged their blood sugar levels,” advises Bernard Trafford, headmaster of the Royal Grammar School in Newcastle. He encourages his pupils to work for no more than an hour at a time. After this, “they need to move, stretch their legs, have a drink”. Following a few hours revising, they need fresh air: “Healthy mind in healthy body” is more important than ever at this time. Don’t ban them from the computer, says Harrington. “They might not be working but the chances are they are. The exam system has changed a lot — there is much more analysis and deep thinking now rather than rote learning of facts.” Don’t tell them their future depends on this exam. “It’s a parent’s job to give the wider picture: life doesn’t hang on any exam,” says Tracy. 

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waters of the lagoon at any time is a luxury that cannot be overstated and one that is valued highly by visitors to The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain. When I am finally able to tear myself away from the villa, I start to explore the resort. Aside from the lovely decor and the many restaurants (which I will expand on later), I am drawn to The Ritz-Carlton Spa. A reason to stay all on its own, the spa is a haven offering relaxing treatments and signature products to leave guests refreshed and restored. I am particularly impressed by the thalassotherapy pool, a large, warm, mineral-rich pool with hydrotherapy jets to ease away aches and pains, allowing visitors to emerge revitalised and oh-sorelaxed. There is also the usual spa offering of massages and beauty treatments but all with that specific Ritz-Carlton finish that seems to add a sheen of luxury and of going the extra mile. For anyone wishing to exert a little energy, there is a fully stocked gym and also beachfront tennis courts and an air-conditioned indoor squash court. I am even able to indulge in a little retail therapy in the shopping arcade as I wander.

Having worked up an appetite, I have a serious decision to make; The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain has a veritable smorgasbord of restaurants and bars on offer and all sound irresistible. La Med lays on a fabulously lavish buffet, while The Gourmet Lounge specialises in Old World classics with decor inspired by La Belle Epoque - a truly regal dining experience. If you’re looking for something a little more exotic then Nirvana is for you; Executive Chef Mahipal Singh creates tantalising dishes complemented by the rich, sultry decor all set to the live music of the ‘Santoor’. Primavera serves up excellent Italian while Plums is the place

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to go for a really good steak. Lighter bites are available from La Plage, the resort’s poolside restaurant (perfect for a lazy lunch with plenty of wine) and from Thai Lounge. A quintessential afternoon tea can be had at The Lobby Lounge but my personal favourite is the Burlington Club where guests can stop for a cocktail and a fine Cuban cigar before or after dinner. Another aspect of the hotel that makes it a destination for travellers is the Club Level. This is designed to create the feeling of a ‘hotel within a hotel’, to extend an extra level of exclusivity, comfort and personalized service. It is located on two dedicated floors to ensure privacy and offers a separate lounge area with complimentary food and drink throughout the day. It is a wrench to leave at the end of my stay as weeks could be spent here without ever needing (or wanting) to venture out of the resort. The amenable staff, glorious design and excellent facilities without a doubt put The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain among the leading luxury hotels in the world. 

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13-14 VICARAGE GATE KENSINGTON W8

Eight exceptional apartments spanning two period townhouses, refurbished to the highest standards. Immaculately finished modern interiors complemented by period features.

Features include: Elegant marble hallway. Oak flooring, ceiling cornices and marble fireplaces.

Quiet residential street conveniently situated off Kensington Church Street.

Lutron lighting.

Kensington Gardens, boutique shops, restaurants, and transport links of Kensington High Street a short stroll away.

Underfloor heating, comfort cooling and soundproofing throughout.

A beautiful example of quintessential English living in London.

Lift access and additional storage space.

All apartments are ready for immediate occupation from summer 2016 Tenure: Share of Freehold. Ground Rent: Peppercorn Service Charge: Approx. £5 psf Parking: RBKC Residents Permit Guide Price: Studios from £850,000, 3 bedrooms from £4,350,000

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PURCHASE London’s Finest Assets

BAKER STREET

 NW1

£1,950,000

n exceptional two bedroom apartment with a high interior designed finish. The apartment boasts high ceilings and is located on Baker Street in a popular portered purpose built block. This stunning, lateral two bedroom, two bathroom apartment of approximately 1,239 sq ft has been refurbished to a very high standard by renowned architects Mackenzie and Temple. Designed to provide luxurious living space with an open plan feel, the property benefits from an abundance of light and high ceilings throughout. u  KFH Marylebone, 020 3792 4529; kfh.co.uk

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ensuite bathroom. There are three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the second floor whilst the top floor has a large double bedroom. u  Finlay Brewer Brook Green, 020 7371 4171; finlaybrewer.co.uk

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£2.975 M i l li on

five bedroom Victorian house with two floors of living space and a south facing garden. The lower ground floor has been opened up to create a kitchen/ breakfast room which opens into the dining/family room from which there are French doors onto the garden. The raised ground floor comprises the double reception and the first floor is dedicated to the master suite, dressing area and

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CHEYNE WALK

 SW3

£5,950,000

his five bedroom family home is Grade II listed and set well back from the road. The accommodation is very well arranged with a bedroom suite on the lower ground floor, a dining room, kitchen and study on the ground floor, charming drawing room with river views

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on the first floor and on the second floor is the master bedroom suite and utility room with two further bedrooms and family bathroom on the third floor. This property is one of a terrace of nine houses, built between 1759 and 1765, on the site of Henry VIII’s Manor

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House and enjoys magnificent views to the south over the River Thames, with Cadogan Pier in the foreground and the illuminated Albert Bridge and Battersea Park beyond. u  John D Wood & Co. Chelsea, 020 7352 1484; johndwood.co.uk

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carterjonas.co.uk

SYDNEY MEWS South Kensington SW7

We are delighted to present this extraordinary Mews house in the heart of South Kensington.

Knightsbridge & Chelsea

020 7584 7020 knightsbridge@carterjonas.co.uk

2 reception rooms • 4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms • Patio garden • Garage EPC rating C

Guide price £4,650,000

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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 chris.nowlan@carterjonas.co.uk

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

Guide price £4,150,000

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IN THEIR OWN

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Tim Kane

AS SOCIATE DIRECTOR Mountgrange Heritage

REBECCA NOONAN

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moved to the W2 side of Notting Hill in the early 80s, although it was known as Bayswater back then. It’s been fascinating to see the transformation of the area over that time; houses were bought and sold in the ten’s of thousands rather than in millions. It’s wealthier neighbour Holland Park had always been popular and it was not long before the attributes of Notting Hill, with the fast links to the West End via the Central Line increased its standing as a place to live. Although some of the cherished local restaurants, shops and personalities have disappeared over the years, there are still plenty of gems that I hope will never fade away, especially the Churchill Arms on Kensington Church Street, my first taste of Thai food and the best pint of London Pride in RBKC. I began my career in St Johns Wood and then moved to the Hyde Park Estate, but it wasn’t long before I wanted to work in the area I knew and loved best. Notting Hill is a loose description of an area and has grown over time, it

It gives me so much joy to see so many familiar faces, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be

covers so many local hubs each with their own identity. From the classic stucco fronted houses overlooking communal gardens, to the Artesian Village with its grid of charming magnolia lined streets, to All Saints Road and east to Queensway. From my office in Kensington Park Road I’m walking the same streets I did some 30 years ago and it gives me such joy to see so many familiar faces. There’s nowhere else I'd rather be. Since the recent increases in SDLT, the cost of acquiring a property in a prime area has obviously had an effect on values. The upside of this is that the market is more transparent than ever. Pure investment is no longer the chief driver, as we are seeing more

traditional motives from our buyers. Given everything that Cameron and Osborne have thrown at this industry in the last year, referendums included, we are faring okay. Prices are down on the peak (7% to 10% by most measures) and volume is down 10% (possibly 15%), which has an effect on business. But stock levels are excellent, sellers have readjusted (on the whole) and buyers are keen to capitalise on the extraordinary finance deals available. The smarter buying agents are encouraging their clients to buy pre-Brexit, it’s all a question of readjustment and whether you want to take a punt on securing a pre-referendum, or get something on the bounce (if and when). Which reminds me of what a client said to me recently: ‘’If only I bought the flat above me in summer 2009!’’. Perhaps the old adage “be brave when others are fearful” has never been truer? Notting Hill will continue to prosper, it always has and it always will, and I look forward to many years of selling property in this very special part of the world. ◆

NOTTING HILL / 020 7221 2277 /mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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UPPER ADDISON GARDENS, W14

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A most attractive and unusually wide upper duplex apartment spanning the top two floors of this impressive Victorian house.

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If you are interested in this property please contact me.

Joint Sole Agent

The entrance to the apartment is on the first floor and it has a superb full width drawing room with a south facing terrace overlooking the communal gardens below. There is also a good sized eat in kitchen on this floor and the upper floor has three double bedrooms with another terrace leading from the master bedroom, which has views across the mature communal gardens. The flat is beautifully presented throughout and is set on this hugely popular, tree lined road in Holland Park.

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

Three Bedrooms. Two Bathrooms. Large Reception. Eat-In Kitchen. Two Roof Terraces. Communal Gardens. EPC: C ÂŁ2,500,000 Share of Freehold

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

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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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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 spacious and well-proportioned two bedroom apartment in a convenient location.

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

An impressive raised ground floor apartment with high ceilings and well-proportioned accommodation. The master bedroom is quietly positioned to the rear of the property and has a delightful southerly aspect. The property is conveniently located for all the amenities of Holland Park Avenue including Holland Park (Central Line) underground station and Holland Park itself is also within walking distance.

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Two Bedrooms. Two Bathrooms. Reception With Open-plan Kitchen. Storage. EPC: D ÂŁ1,499,950 Share of Freehold

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L O G A N P L AC E , W8

Two Bedrooms. Two Bathrooms. Large Eat-In Kitchen. Reception. Roof Terrace. Penthouse. Off-street Parking EPC: D £1,300pw*

An exceptionally light duplex apartment with a superb roof terrace and off-street parking. A bright and modern two bedroom penthouse apartment ideally located between High Street Kensington and Earls Court. The main reception room gives amazing views over London and leads onto a fabulous roof terrace. The apartment also benefits from having a private off street parking space. Logan Place is conveniently located for the shopping, entertainment and transport facilities of both Kensington High Street and Earl’s Court.

*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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Two Bedrooms. Bathroom. Kitchen. Reception. Terrace. EPC: E £725pw*

A fantastic and spacious two bedroom apartment in this elegant period conversion set back from the Avenue. The property, which has recently been refurbished to a high standard throughout, benefits from a large reception room with french doors leading onto a south facing terrace overlooking Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club, two double bedrooms, eat in kitchen and family bathroom. Holland Park Avenue is ideally located for the amenities of Holland Park, Notting Hill and Westfield.

*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

HOUSE HUNTING

KAY COOKE

Sales Manager KFH

C E L E B R I T Y M OV E

CLIVEDEN PLACE SW1

£4,250 Per Week

Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings Knightsbridge, 020 7581 2112 ;

brlets.co.uk

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MOST SATISFYING TRANSACTION:

I was giving career advice to a local resident’s daughter who was interested in moving into estate agency. This led to me selling their family home and helping them downsize to a lovely flat in the area. By spending some time and getting to know them, I helped them make a huge decision that genuinely changed their lives.

I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE:

BY SPENDING SOME TIME AND GETTING TO KNOW THEM, I HELPED THEM MAKE A HUGE DECISION THAT GENUINELY CHANGED THEIR LIVES

ne more time… in London? Rumours are swirling that Britney Spears may be coming to London to star in a Christmas pantomime once her Las Vegas residency ends later this year. We’re really hoping this Christmas wish comes true. If the rumours are real, she will star as Cinderella in a production at the London Palladium. That sure beats Christopher Biggins! Obviously Britney will need a place to

FINEST PROPERTY SHOWCASE:

Queen’s Gate Gardens, SW7, £2,650,000. This bright home offers lateral living with impressive views. The property is well balanced with three bedrooms. u

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MOST INTERESTING PROPERTY:

The most interesting property I have been involved in has to be One Hyde Park.

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Thirty nine offers on one property on Queen’s Gate in South Kensington. It sold for £1,500,000 over the asking price.

South Kensington, 020 3792 4572;

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stay so how about this sumptuous Grade II listed town house in Belgravia, London’s richest postcode. This tiered five bedroom, five bathroom period home is offered on a furnished basis and takes in 3,547 sq ft of modern space, ideal for living and entertaining on a grand scale. The property also benefits from a mature south facing garden and Sloane Square is within easy walking distance. u

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P U B L I C K N OW L E D G E

FEATHERSTONE LEIGH • FULHAM •

Charles Colville

Flat Sales Negotiator Strutt & Parker, Kensington atience and pricing are the key. Over recent months we have all read the newspapers saying that property sales are taking that much longer to come to fruition due to certain factors such as stamp duty, elections and the possible impact of ‘Brexit’. On the contrary, buyers who are out viewing are on the whole very focused and some see buying

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Patience and a sensible price will bring results in this market now as an ‘opportunity’ before the expected rally post-EU Referendum. A recent sale we made just south of Kensington High Street is a prime example of this. There was a lot of interest and viewings as our client asked for a sensible price and the marketing strategy resulted with us achieving the asking price. The sale did take longer than it would have in the height of the market (first quarter of 2014), however the important point we made here was to highlight how there are buyers out there for properties which are sensibly priced. Patience and a sensible price will bring results in this market. ◆

Str utt & Parker Kensington, 020 7938 3666; struttandparker.com

JUST LET

BOLINGBROKE ROAD W14

£1,380 Per Week

his beautiful house had been on the market with several other agents for some time. We were in contact with the owners and felt the price was too high for the current market. Having rented many similar properties recently, we agreed a reduction in the

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asking price, and in the next viewing the house was let to a family relocating within the area on a long term tenancy. With the usual busy house market about to take off, our clients have found that our pre tenancy input works extremely well. Recently we have noticed that the quality of the finish is almost preferable to having more space, so appearance and pricing really are key! ◆

Bective Leslie Marsh Brook Green, 020 7603 5181; bective.co.uk

MEET THE TEAM

CHESTERTONS K n i g ht sb r i d g e & B e l g r a v i a 020 7235 8090 • 020 7235 3530

Stewart Harrison Sales Manager

Featherstone Leigh

Q&A BEST SCHOOL

Part of Fulham’s lasting popularity stems from the quality schools in the area. All Saints Primary School is a particularly popular choice for many of our clients. WHAT TO DO ON A RAINY DAY

Come in and say hi to us, we’re on New King’s Road in Fulham. Or head to the trendy Harwood Arms for a drink Ω I’d recommend trying their delicious scotch eggs. BEST RESTAURANT

Fulham has boutique restaurants and bars for every taste. I personally love eating at the Primavera Restaurant on the New Kings Road, a great Italian with great people!

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SPORTS AND RECREATION

Debra Stroud

Barnaby Hill

Albert Bitici

Sales Director

Associate, Sales

Lettings Manager

I have only worked for one company since leaving school. I sometimes think I have seen everything, but then I am reminded that you never know what lies behind the front door of a property. This is what makes my job so fascinating. ◆

I have worked in the London property market for the last nine years, from Battersea to the Knightsbridge and Belgravia team. I love the market and have dealt with everything from small studio apartments to large mansions. ◆

With nearly ten years experience in property, my career began in New York where I held a sales position at Prudential Douglas Elliman. I am a keen photographer and have also taken up cricket since relocating to the UK. ◆

Situated between Putney and Chelsea right on the bank of the Thames, Fulham has an array of wonderful green spaces including Bishops Park, Hurlingham Park, South Park and the famous members only Hurlingham club. ◆

Featherstone Leigh Fulham, 020 7610 9755; featherstoneleigh.co.uk

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Buchanan Gardens, NW10 £1,875,000 Freehold

A fabulous Victorian family house (circa 2,398 sq ft) situated on an attractive tree-lined street in Kensal Rise.This stunning property has many original features and includes a magnificent kitchen/breakfast room which has been both extended and lowered in order to maximise space and light, with bi-folding doors opening to the landscaped south-facing garden. EPC=E.Two reception rooms, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, WC, open-plan kitchen, juliette balcony and garden. Sole Agents

020 8960 0181 shauna@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Kelfield Gardens, W10 £2,250,000 Freehold

Oxford Gdns, W10 £995,000 Share of Freehold

020 8960 0181 shauna@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

020 8960 0181 shauna@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

A rare opportunity to acquire an unmodernised and unextended Edwardian family house with south-facing garden which occupies a prime position in the highly sought after St Quintin Conservation Area. EPC=E. Double reception room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate WC, kitchen and garden. Sole Agents

An exceptional first floor two bedroom apartment situated in W10's premier address. Featuring large, bright, airy rooms with high ceilings and minimalist design.The flat occupies the first floor of a handsome villa on much sought after Oxford Gardens. EPC=D. Reception room, two bedrooms, bathroom and open-plan kitchen. Sole Agents

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk Bayswater 020 7402 0070

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North Kensington 020 8960 0181

Notting Hill 020 7221 2277

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Kensington Park Mews, W11 £2,100,000 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

Woodsford Square, W14 £2,850,000 Freehold

Hyde Park Sq, W2 £3,500,000 Share of Freehold

020 7221 2277 ben@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

020 7221 2277 tim@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

A spacious family house which offers an excellent range of accommodation and enjoys tranquil leafy views over beautifully maintained communal gardens. EPC=D.Two reception rooms, five bedrooms, two bathrooms, cloakroom, utility room, kitchen, garage, garden, communal gardens and offstreet parking. Joint Sole Agents

Magnificent penthouse apartment in an elegant period Grade II listed building just moments from Hyde Park and less than five minutes' walk from Paddington Station. EPC=D.Three reception rooms, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen, roof terrace, communal gardens and selfcontained studio flat. Joint Sole Agents

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk Bayswater 020 7402 0070

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Kensington 020 7937 9976

North Kensington 020 8960 0181

Notting Hill 020 7221 2277

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Lexham Gardens, W8 £1,395 per week Fees Apply

A pristine family flat arranged over the top two floors of a well-maintained period conversion. Accessed on the second floor, the property features four double bedrooms, a spacious reception room with separate eat-in kitchen and a glorious south-facing terrace. Benefiting from wood flooring, extensive storage throughout and floods of natural light. EPC=D.Two reception rooms, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, study, kitchen and roof terrace. Unfurnished. Joint Sole Agents

020 7221 2277 sophie@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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

Bark Place, W2 £1,050 per week Fees Apply

020 7221 2277 hannah@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

020 7221 2277 neha@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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

Well presented four bedroom house situated on a desirable tree-lined street in Bayswater.The property has been recently refurbished resulting in a contemporary and stylish home which also benefits from a private garden. EPC=E. Reception room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and garden. Unfurnished. Sole Agents

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk Bayswater 020 7402 0070

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Kensington 020 7937 9976

North Kensington 020 8960 0181

Notting Hill 020 7221 2277

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Ladbroke Grove, W11 £575 per week Fees Apply

On the third floor of this landmark grade II listed building this property benefits from a porter, spacious reception room and west-facing balcony overlooking glorious communal gardens. Located at the highest point of Ladbroke Grove so very convenient for transport links and the many and varied local shops of Notting Hill and Westbourne Grove. EPC=C. Reception room, two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and balcony. Furnished. Sole Agents

020 7221 2277 neha@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Hippodrome Mews, W11 £800 per week Fees Apply

Kensington Pk Rd, W11 £700 per week Fees Apply

020 7221 2277 sophie@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

020 7221 2277 hannah@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

A spacious and contemporary two double bedroom mews house suitable for a couple or a young family, in a quiet yet central and convenient location, close to Holland Park and Latimer Road underground stations. EPC=D. Reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, west-facing terrace and garage. 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, Golborne Road and Portobello Road. EPC=C. Reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and terraced garden. Furnished or unfurnished. Sole Agents

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk Bayswater 020 7402 0070

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Kensington 020 7937 9976

North Kensington 020 8960 0181

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A striking duplex apartment set within Notting Hill’s newest boutique development 94 Westbourne Park Villas. This raised ground floor and lower ground floor three bedroom property benefits from high ceilings and triple aspects resulting in a light and spacious home. The Victorian façade is now complemented by living spaces designed to an exceptionally high standard, embracing luxurious contemporary living.

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BLENHEIM CRESCENT, W11 A fabulous double-fronted house with a triple aspect and elegantly proportioned rooms. Presented in immaculate condition this house boasts a superb roof terrace spanning the entire footprint of the house. Energy Rating: E. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dressing room, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/dining/family room, conservatory, cloakroom, 2 patios, roof terrace, off-street parking. Freehold Guide Price ÂŁ5,250,000

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VICTORIA GROVE MEWS, W2

FARM PLACE, W8

A beautifully presented two storey, double-fronted mews house in a cobbled cul-de-sac in RBK&C, with well proportioned living and bedroom accommodation. Approx. 891 sq ft. Energy Rating: D.

With contemporary and creative design, this three bedroom house was completely remodelled and offers flexible accommodation over three floors. Approx. 1,465 sq ft. Energy Rating: D.

2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception, kitchen/breakfast room, attic.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double reception room, terrace, garden.

Freehold Guide Price £1,595,000

Freehold Guide Price £2,650,000

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BRUNSWICK GARDENS, W8

An immaculate Grade II Listed Georgian mid-terrace family house, with fabulous entertaining space over four floors. Of note is the open-plan kitchen opening onto the garden. Approx. 2,319 sq ft.

An unmodernised 5 bedroom family house with a 33 ft garden situated on a wide, cherry tree-lined street of white painted, stucco-fronted Victorian houses just off Kensington Church Street. Approx. 3,324 sq ft. Energy Rating: D.

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, double reception room, terrace, garden, nanny bedroom. Freehold Guide Price £4,495,000

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HOLLYWOOD MEWS, SW10 An extremely well presented mews house located in a secluded and secure gated mews just behind Hollywood Road. The house benefits from off-street car parking as well as an RBK&C parking permit and is well located for the local amenities along Fulham and King’s Road. Approx. 931 sq ft. Energy Rating: B. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception room, loft storage. Freehold Guide Price £1,695,000

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OXSHOTT, SURREY A magnificent bespoke family residence standing in grounds of approximately 1.5 acres, situated in the heart of the prestigious Crown Estate. Approx. 12,705 sq ft. Energy Rating: B. 7 bedrooms (master en suite with dressing room and balcony), 4 reception rooms, study, bespoke kitchen/breakfast room with dining area, utility room, leisure complex, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 3 car garage, self-contained 1 bedroom annexe. Freehold Guide Price Excess ÂŁ5,500,000

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This is a popular village with those wanting the country lifestyle in Cambridgeshire To identify the modern ‘good lifers’ Strutt & Parker categorised those moving to villages into different types. These include ‘the Downtons’ who are wealthy families who escape the city for a prime village house, and ‘Rusticarians’. These are young entrepreneurs who home work from a broadband bungalow or cyber cottage. And finally we

ew research shows the village is back in fashion as more of us turn our backs on the grit of urban survival. Mention villages to most Londoners and they may assume you’re talking about one of the capital’s urban ersatz. But according to research from Strutt & Parker, a fifth of the home movers want to live in a real village, away from the city. Escaping city life and embracing the country is a trend created by both high house prices in urban areas as well as the opportunities presented by home working, not to mention a desire to don wellies and waxed jackets. Other reasons, the research highlights, include lower living costs, a healthier lifestyle, more privacy and being closer to family and friends.

Great Shelford £1,495,000

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PROPERTY / RURAL RETREAT have the ‘rural newbies’; families looking for somewhere to raise their children. Those with a bucolic bent also want, outstanding countryside views (or sea views), walking trails, sporting facilities, cycling or biking trails and equestrian facilities, the research shows. They’re clearly a hard bunch to please. For Strutt & Parker it is simple – a community of between 3,000 and 10,000 houses. But for the vast majority of London families shipping out, close proximity to a train station is going to be essential. Here are three villages that come close pastoral perfection.

The Old Forge, Thruxton £575,000

GREAT SHELFORD

his is a popular village with those wanting the country lifestyle in Cambridgeshire but who also need to commute back to the City. It’s an hour and 20 minutes from Liverpool Street to Shelford station, which makes it just about commutable. The village’s treats include pubs, restaurants, banks, cycle shops, a deli, bakery and garden centre. What can you buy there? Try this five bedroom, high-spec house with a double garage and garden. It’s for sale with Strutt & Parker at £1,495,000 01223 459502.

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hruxton is an ancient village close to the A303 on which you’ll drive to Andover train station. From there trains can be caught to London Waterloo which takes an hour and 20 minutes. The village has a green, two pubs, a church, community hall and a school. A garden centre is scheduled to open soon, and there’s a petrol station cum farm shop in Weyhill, the next village along. What can you buy there? A four

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close proximity to a train station is going to be essential bedroom cottage with a huge garden in the centre of Thruxton, opposite the village green. On the market for £575,000, 01722 344058.

SUTTON COURTENAY

his ravishingly beautiful village sits on the River Thames between Oxford and Didcot and is renowned as the home of Herbert Asquith, the prime minister who took Britain in the First World War. The village has a school, a village hall, cricket and football pitches and three pubs including a popular gastro pub. London is just 45 minutes away via Didcot, which is a short drive from the village. What can you buy there? This plot of land, which is on the market for £325,000, has planning permission for a five bedroom home almost on the water’s edge of the Thames. The Thames bimbles past the wonderful 1.4-acre plot. For more information, Strutt & Parker, 01865 366662. u

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EPC - D

Sandringham Road , NW2

£869,950 Freehold

Beautifully presented mid-terraced family home in this period

• 3 bedrooms, intercommunicating receptions

property occupying 1066 sq ft of spacious living space,

• Contemporary style fitted kitchen leading onto garden

decorated to an exceptionally high standard with scope to

• Great position within easy walking distance of transport

extend into the loft (subject to planning). Viewing essential.

• Double glazing, FGCH, period features

EPC - E

Lushington Road, NW10

£1,599,950 Freehold

Elegant 4 double bedroom house arranged over 2039 sq ft,

• Stunning custom built kitchen/breakfast room

situated in this very popular location in the heart of Kensal

• Large & sunny conservatory used as dining area

Green, beautifully presented with many original features -

• Mature rear landscaped garden

tessellated flooring, fireplaces, cornicing, sash windows.

• Attention to detail throughout - viewing essential

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Blackstone Road, NW2

£1,799,950 Freehold

A fine example of a full refurbished/restructuring of a

• 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, master suite

substantial 1915-1925 built semi-detached house to provide

• 3 reception rooms, 31ft kitchen/diner

3 floors of fabulous lateral living space, ideal for a growing

• Luton lighting, Sonos, underfloor heating, alarm

family. Great location close to transport & Gladstone Park.

• Sunny rear garden with paved terrace

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Dartmouth Road, NW2

£2,599,950 Freehold

A substantial detached red brick period house arranged over

• 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms

two floors and laid out over 2481 sq ft of fine lateral living

• Fabulous 90 ft mature rear garden

space for a growing family. Beautifully presented throughout

• Excellent position close to amenities & transport

in an enviable position on the Mapesbury Conservation Area.

• Full of original features - viewing essential

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EPC - D

BRONDESBURY VILLAS, NW6

£760,000 Share Of Freehold

Close to the popular Salusbury Road is this beautifully presented 2 bedroom first floor conversion spanning over 815 sq ft with modern fully fitted semi-open plan kitchen, ensuite to master bedroom, family bathroom, many original features and no upper chain. Viewing is highly recommended!

• 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Excellent condition, period features • Offered chain free • Close to Queens Park & transport

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CLARENCE ROAD, NW6

£1,550,000 Freehold

Delightful, very well presented 4 bedroom mid-terraced period house. The property benefits from 27 ft double reception, 22 ft extended kitchen/diner with bi-fold doors opening onto the 40 ft rear garden & master bedroom with en-suite shower room. Excellent location close to amenities & transport links. Viewing essential.

• Spanning over 1675 sq ft • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Master bedroom with en-suite • Bright & spacious throughout

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HARTLAND ROAD, NW6

£1,800,000 Freehold

Larger than average & immaculately presented 4 double bedroom terraced house arranged over 1630 sq ft, boasting 28 ft double reception and spacious kitchen/breakfast room, well maintained rear garden, en-suite bathroom to master bedroom. Set on one of the area's premier roads, close to shops & transports. Must be seen to be fully appreciated.

• Spacious terraced house, 1630 sq ft • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • Bright kitchen/breakfast room • 23 ft garden, great position

EPC - E

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TORBAY ROAD, NW6

£1,000 Per Week (Fees Apply)

Available to rent is this beautiful 4 bedroom family home comprising of large double reception, open plan fully extended modern kitchen/diner, 40 ft rear garden, good sized bedrooms; the loft has been converted to form the bright master bedroom. Well positioned close to transport links & the open spaces of Queens Park.

• 4 double bedrooms • 1 bathroom + guest WC, 40 ft garden • Offered unfurnished • Viewing highly recommended

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CHEVENING ROAD, NW6

£2,750,000 Freehold

Stunning 3/4 bedroom semi-detached period house lovingly refurbished to a high specification, situated close to the open spaces of Queens Park boasting 25 ft double reception, bright extended kitchen/family room opening onto a fabulous 110 ft sunny rear garden, master bedroom with en-suite and off street parking. Viewing essential.

• Newly refurbished, 2233 sq ft • 3/4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms + WC • 110 ft rear garden, OSP • Underfloor heating

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Hillgate Place W8 £3,500,000 A truly unique, architecturally designed, four-bedroom mews house, tucked away on a quiet gated enclave in the heart of Hillgate Village. EPC=C

• Four bedrooms • Three bathrooms • Approx 1,860 sqft • Kensington/Notting Hill border Kensington Sales: 020 7368 4450 sales.kns@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Ladbroke Road W11 ÂŁ3,250,000 A wonderful five-bedroom Victorian house with a south facing garden in prime Notting Hill. Freehold. EPC=D Notting Hill Sales: 020 7313 2890 sales.not@marshandparsons.co.uk

Hippodrome Mews W11 ÂŁ1,650,000 A stylishly designed, three-bedroom property, located in the heart of Holland Park. Freehold. EPC=C Holland Park Sales: 020 7605 6890 sales.hol@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Kempe Road NW6 £1,300 per week A beautiful four-bedroom family home, located on one of the most sought-after roads in Queen’s Park. EPC=D Queen’s Park Lettings: 020 7624 4513 lets.qpk@marshandparsons.co.uk

Holland Park W11 £895 per week An exceptional one-bedroom apartment, on the raised ground-floor of a stunning stucco-fronted villa. EPC=E Holland Park Lettings: 020 7605 6890 lets.hol@marshandparsons.co.uk

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STERNDALE ROAD W14 GUIDE £2.75M FREEHOLD

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• 5 BEDROOMS • KITCHEN/DINING/RECEPTION • 1ST FL RECEPTION

• 5/6 BEDROOMS • DOUBLE RECEPTION • KITCHEN/DINING ROOM

• 4 BATHROOMS • WALLED GARDEN • EPC RATING D 61

• 3 BATHROOMS • 46' GARDEN • EPC RATING E 41

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DEVONPORT ROAD W12 GUIDE £2.25M FREEHOLD

ANLEY ROAD W14 GUIDE £1.75M FREEHOLD

• 4/5 BEDROOMS • 2/3 RECEPTIONS • KITCHEN/DINING ROOM

• 4/5 BEDROOMS • DOUBLE RECEPTION • KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

• 3 BATHROOMS • GARDEN & ROOF TERRACE • EPC RATING D 64

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n exclusive newly refurbished apartment situated in the heart of Belgravia. The flat is spread across one floor and comprises of two large double bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms and walk in wardrobes. The living space opens out to a stone courtyard which has a middle placed fire feature and outdoor lighting. The apartment has been finished to the highest standard with state of the art fixtures and fittings. It is well situated for transport links being close to Victoria, Hyde Park Corner and Knightsbridge tube stations. u  Portico Bloomsbury , 020 7291 0650; portico.com

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bedrooms (one with en suite shower room) and a modern family bathroom. This property is a short walk from Fulham Broadway and Parsons Green underground stations and the many amenities of the local area. u Featherstone Leigh Fulham, 020 7384 3012; featherstoneleigh.co.uk

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arlisle Mansions is a stylish three bedroom partment in a well kept mansion block which has been refurbished with a high quality specification. All three

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NEW HOMES R EG E N E RAT I O N

RADICAL MAKEOVERS?

he capital’s race to build more T homes is having an unexpected result for some of its less predictable neighbourhoods, says Nigel Lewis. High prices and fewer homes for sale in the most desirable parts of London mean areas that have been less fashionable for years, are getting makeovers and – more importantly for London’s accommodationstarved residents – new homes. Areas that buyers might have previously struck off their wish lists are now go-to areas. And the developers’ cranes are following suit, crowding once sleepy skylines with their one-legged swingers. Here we look at some of the areas being upgraded with both regeneration cash as well as new, gleaming apartments developments.

SOUTH: ELEPHANT & CASTLE

here were some tentative signs of regeneration in and around Elephant and Castle during the mid-noughties when an expensive improvement programme was announced and several high-profile new homes developments were built. But after these were completed, the recession put a stop to any new money coming in. It’s all now picking up again with £3 billion earmarked for the area. As well as a more pedestrianfriendly road layout, there are several new developments under construction including Elephant Park, a former council estate. It is to include a new shopping precinct, gardens, and 2,500 sustainable homes. Developer Lendlease has just launched its latest phase called Highwood Gardens, which comprises 307 homes surrounded by attractive courtyard gardens designed by leading landscape architects, Gillespies. The new apartments at Highwood Gardens are available from £540,000. For more information, call 020 3675 9955 or visit www.elephantpark.co.uk. u

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CENTRAL: SOHO SQUARE

ou might assume Soho and regeneration wouldn’t go together given its West End location, but only recently has the area’s sleazier reputation begun to wear off – much to the horror of fans such as Steven Fry and Marc Almond, who want to stop what they call its sanitisation. The arguments over Soho centre around its retail makeover and the loss of the small, independent shops that make it so unique and, consequently, apartment developers are treading carefully. Rather than shiny new blocks, older properties are being upgraded. The most recent example is the Duke of Portland’s former townhouse on Soho Square. Built during the late 17th century, this Grade II listed property is now called 10, Soho Square, a development by Oakmayne Bespoke where just one apartment is left to purchase for £4.75 million. Call Oakmayne Bespoke on 020 7407 3667 or visit www.10sohosquare.com. u

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WEST: WHITE CITY

f you’ve been wondering exactly what’s going to happen to the former BBC HQ site at White City, then we can reveal all. The site is to retain a connection with the BBC – it’s Worldwide operation has already moved into a new HQ and three studios will still operate on the site. But the army of camera operators, presenters, and stressed producers will now be joined by 950 new homes and apartments, new cafés and restaurants, a cinema, offices and a new outpost of Soho House. The first phase of the development includes 432 homes, due for completion in 2018, where prices start at £700,000 for a one-bedroom apartment to £7 million for a penthouse. More information at ww.televisioncentre.com. u

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KE Y FE AT URES Three Bedrooms Prestigious Riverside Development Fantastic Views Of The Thames Balcony Stylish Contemporary Kitchen Off-Street Parking & Communal Gardens

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CATHCART ROAD, LONDON, SW10 This beautifully presented two bedroom, two bathroom flat is situated on the raised ground floor of a period building situated close to all the amenities of Earls Court. The flat boasts plenty of natural light and benefits from wood floors and high ceilings throughout. The reception room has original shutters and a lovely bay window. EPC Rating: F.

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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.

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

ROTTEN PLACE TO BUY?

t’s four decades since punk spilled spitting and screaming onto our TV screen and the Sex Pistols’ released their debut single, Anarchy in the UK. Original band members Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock shocked TV interviewers and caused mayhem at concerts. But it didn’t last long. After touring the US, Rotten – real name John Lydon – left the band in 1978 and retreated to a house he’d just bought in Chelsea. Lydon, now 60, sold the five-floor property in 1981 when he moved to New York, and the building has since been divided up into two apartments, with a blue plaque outside to celebrate his time there. Back then the apartment on Gunter Grove had smoke-stained walls and a low-slung futon style couch, but it’s since had a makeover and is yours to rent for £1,295 a week. u Savills 0207 578 9020 www.savills.co.uk

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nominated for a Grammy award. But after nine years together the band broke up, blaming internal conflicts. The singer has been ploughing his own furrow since then and has a new solo album out next month These People - with songs tackling topics such as the war in Syria, the Arab Spring uprisings and the death of a close friend. But it all started at Vernon Yard Recordings, an independent label owned by Virgin Records based in Notting Hill. The building was converted into houses, where a four bedroom mews house is now up for sale at £4.5m. u Domus Nova 0207 727 1717 www.domusnova.com

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ownton character Sarah Bunting played by Daisy Lewis was an idealistic teacher keen on bringing social justice to the world in series four and five. And it’s not the first time she has played feisty female characters. Before joining the period drama, she had parts in Doctor Who and After You’ve Gone, but has also produced movies including a short film starring Charles Dance. The actress also has an eye for property; she shared a penthouse flat with her brother in Pimlico before moving into her own pad, an interest that evidently runs in the family as her father John is chairman of the Groucho Club and part owns the Sloane Square hotel. The Lewis siblings’ flat is now up for sale at £2.25m. The three bedroom property in Warwick Square has views across the capital. u Jackson-Stops 0207 828 4050 www.jackson-stops.co.uk

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erve frontman Richard Ashcroft has always been a serious soul, singing about life being a Bitter Sweet Symphony and moaning that The Drugs Don’t Work. But both tunes became classics and propelled the Wigan band’s album Urban Hymns to the top of the charts worldwide. At the end of the ‘90s, The Verve had won two Brit Awards, made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and were

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£2.25 Million

£4.5 Million

Photography fans with deep pockets should like this luxury apartment block FLAT COMES WITH DAVID BAILEY SNAPS

hotography fans with deep pockets should like this luxury apartment block. It comes with its own art gallery stocked with original pictures created by legendary celebrity snapper David Bailey. The snapper was commissioned by the block’s developers to take photographs of the local area for each apartment as well as 19 large artworks which are on show in the ‘lobby gallery’. The block has 44 high-end residences

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with prices starting at £3.8m and has so many amenities that you wouldn’t need to venture out very often. Owners at The Chilterns get a restaurant, gym and sauna, private cinema and wine cellars. There’s also underground parking and a 24-hour concierge. Near Marylebone High Street, the apartment building fronts onto Chiltern Street, famous for its Chiltern Firehouse Hotel & Restaurant, trendy bars and boutique designer stores. One furnished three bedroom property has now been put up for sale at £7.7m, with 10 specially commissioned framed Bailey prints featuring Regency architecture, the BBC HQ, Baker Street Underground Station, Regent’s Park and the boating lake. u The Chilterns 0208 418 1070 www.thechilternsw1.com

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SCENE OF A HITCHCOCK HOUSING DRAMA

aster of suspense Alfred Hitchcock got his first shot at directing in 1922 with the film Number 13. This and many of his early films were shot at Gainsborough Studios. However, at the start of WW2 the building’s chimney was deemed a liability during air raids, and the studio was sold in 1949. After starting life as a power station, then going into the movie business, the building in Hoxton has also been used as a whisky store, housed theatre productions, and a fashion show by Alexander McQueen. Much of it was demolished in 2002 and flats were built on the site, but as a nod to its cinematic past, you’ll find a huge sculpture of Hitchock’s head in the centre of the four apartment blocks. A one bedroom flat has just come on the market for £575,000. u Foxtons 0207 704 5000 www.foxtons.co.uk

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EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH EVENT HOSTED AT GARDEN HOUSE, KENSINGTON GARDENS SQUARE THURSDAY 12TH MAY 4–8PM A COMPLETE REFURBISHMENT OF A UNIQUE PERIOD BUILDING ONE, TWO AND THREE BEDROOM LUXURY APARTMENTS FOR SALE • Direct access to Kensington Gardens Square • 1, 2 & 3 bedroom newly refurbished, luxury apartments • Located in Zone 1, just moments from Hyde Park, Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill and Portobello Road • Excellent transport links, including Bayswater and Queensway underground stations just 5 minutes walk, will be further enhanced with the arrival of Crossrail services from nearby Paddington Station in 2018 • 24 hour concierge • 999 year lease ALTERNATIVE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW OPEN DAY: SATURDAY 14TH MAY 10AM–5PM 1 BEDROOM FROM £1,000,000* 2 BEDROOM FROM £2,000,000* FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

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Kensington’s new quarter n Situated in one of the most desirable locations in London n 24hr concierge, secure parking, gym, pool, spa, private screening room, business suite

375 Kensington High Street, W14

n 5 Minute walk to Tube & Underground stations

Apartments to rent from £600 per week 1 Beds (avg 520 sq ft) from £600 per week

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Chelsea

£385 pw Furnished

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Kensington

£675 pw Furnished

Studio/Living Space | 1 Bathroom | Apartment 24hr Concierge | Nearby Amenities & Tube | EPC - C Knightsbridge 020 3302 7174 knight@brlets.co.uk

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Balcony | Lift | Amenities & Tube Nearby | EPC - C

Imperial Wharf

West Kensington

£695 pw Furnished

Kensington 020 3302 5674

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£825 pw Furnished

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

3 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Terrace | Porter | Parking | Close to Tube | EPC - C

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Paddington

£600 pw Furnished

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment 24hr Concierge | Lift | Nearby Amenities | EPC - C Knightsbridge 020 3302 7174 knight@brlets.co.uk

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Fulham Reach

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Hyde Park 020 3417 3703

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£850 pw Unfurnished

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Day Time Porter | Lift | Private Garden | EPC - C

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Imperial Wharf

London SW6 Apartments to rent from £400 per week

n Premier riverside development adjacent to Chelsea Harbour n Vibrant location; shops, bars, gym and restaurants on your doorstep n Own train station plus water taxi service to the City (20 mins)

Manhattan Studios from £400 per week

2 Bed Apartments from £550 per week

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Chippenham Mews, W9 £1,250,000 Freehold A stylish Mews house with a super 23’ reception room. This three floor house has been extensively refurbished and now provides a comfortable home on the north side of this cobbled mews, just to the north of Harrow Road. Reception Room, two bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, cloakroom, kitchen, garage. EPC – C

Kensington Court Place, W8 £4,100,000 Freehold An elegant terraced house in this popular location to the south of Kensington Square and within walking distance of Hyde Park and Kensington High Street. Double reception room, sitting room/fourth bedroom, kitchen/dining room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, cloakroom, patio, EPC – D

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Fairholt Street, SW7 ÂŁ3,000 pw A simply stunning house of over 2,100 sq ft, in Knightsbridge village completely refurbished in recent years. Laid out over five floors, the house has three bedrooms all with en suite bath or shower, the master bedroom having both as well as a terrace, double reception room leading to a terrace, kitchen/dining room, media room/home cinema, cloakroom. EPC - C

Princes Gate Mews, SW7 ÂŁ1,300 pw A wonderful three bedroom house on the southern terrace of this popular South Kensington Mews and within easy walking distance of South Kensington tube and Hyde Park. Reception room, kitchen/dining room, three bedrooms, two shower rooms, bathroom (all en suite), cloakroom, study landing, terrace, garage, EPC - C

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CHELTENHAM TERRACE, Chelsea SW3 A spacious three double bedroom ground floor apartment on Cheltenham Terrace. Located in Whitelands House but with its own private entrance, the apartment benefits from both a quiet and convenient location. Generous accommodation is provided throughout with further scope to improve the current layout should it be desired. The apartment is moments from the Kings Road and its world class shopping and dining and would make an ideal pied-aterre or downsizing opportunity. Offered with no onward chain. EPC rating C. Share of Freehold Guide price: £3,150,000 020 7225 5752 francis.burca@harrodsestates.com

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WOLFE HOUSE, Kensington W14 This stylish three bedroom apartment (1,653sq ft/ 137sq m) is located on the 9th floor of this landmark development on Kensington High Street. The apartment is one of the largest in the building and benefits from a fantastic triple aspect. The incredibly spacious, 41ft long, reception room has been beautifully designed to incorporate an open plan kitchen, dining and living area and the apartment further benefits from a superb wrap around terrace of 645sq ft. The apartment comprises of a master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite, and two further bedrooms, one with ensuite, separate bathroom plus an underground parking space. 375 Kensington High Street is a luxurious new development located at the western end of Kensington, benefiting from 24 hour concierge and security, a stunning leisure suite for residents only, comprising gymnasium, swimming pool, spa area, treatment rooms and cinema. Managed by Harrods Estates Asset Management. EPC rating B. Leasehold: Approximately 994 years remaining Guide price: ÂŁ3,500,000 020 3650 4600 nicholas.shaw@harrodsestates.com

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SPECIALISTS IN SW10

CREMORNE ROAD, CHELSEA SW10 Never before on the market this much loved family house is looking for a new owner. The generously proportioned rooms give scope to make it their own - 1992 sq ft (185 sq m). Four/Five Bedrooms, Three/Four Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Two Bathrooms, Garden, Roof Terrace. EPC Rating TBC Freehold £1,800,000

STADIUM STREET, CHELSEA SW10 Immaculately presented four bedroom house in ‘Lots Village’ with bags of character providing flexible family accommodation 1697 sq Ft (158 sq m) Four Bedrooms, Two Reception Rooms, Family Kitchen, Service Kitchen/Utility Room, Three Bathrooms, Garden. Freehold EPC rating D Freehold £2,300,000

Martin & Co Chelsea, Riverside, Battersea Reach & Hong Kong 020 7351 0387

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BURNABY STREET, CHELSEA SW10 Newly refurbished house completed to an exceptional standard with no expense spared. A real must see. - 1979 Square Feet (183 sq m). Four Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms, Guest Cloakroom, Formal Reception room with study area, Kitchen, South Facing Garden, Two Terraces EPC rating D Freehold £2,975,000

TADEMA ROAD, CHELSEA SW10 A townhouse in a small gated development with off street parking has a unique warehouse feel. It is well proportioned and has a modern contemporary style.1104 Square Feet (102 SQ m). Two Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, EPC Rating E Freehold £1,365,000

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GARWAY ROAD W2

£1,900,000

roportionally excellent and architecturally unusual, this fantastic garden duplex proves beautifully appointed interiors, making for a stunning home. Situated on Garway Road, immediately served by the shops and restaurants of Westbourne Grove, this apartment comprises a large master bedroom with balcony and en-suite shower room, second double bedroom, a kitchen/diner and a large entertaining room leading to a private garden. Herringbone solid oak floors run throughout. u  KFH Bayswater, 020 3792 1092; kfh.co.uk

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W1K

£3,950,000

ourdon Street has become part of Mayfair’s art district, with exciting new galleries and exhibitions just around the corner. This stunning mews house is exceptionally well located and benefits from being in such a vibrant prime central location. In addition to being encapsulated by such art and history, the property further benefits from being extremely close to a vast array of Michelin starred restaurants, cafes, boutiques and the fantastic shopping on New Bond Street. u  Chestertons Mayfair, 020 7629 4513; chestertons.com

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CHATSWORTH ROAD

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detatched house with a separate one bedroom flat providing accommodation over three levels, ideal for staff quarters, letting income or an office. This unique family home has potential to develop if required. Other benefits include: seven bedrooms, three bathrooms, double garage with access into the house, large driveway, off street parking, a picturesque garden plot with stunning foliage, light filled bay fronted windows, decadently sized rooms and contemporary interiors with many period features remaining. ◆  Camerons Stiff Willesden Lane, 020 8459 1133; cameronsstiff.co.uk

semi-detached house with a gated entrance on Queensdale Road. The house has a west facing garden with studio and a coach house. St. Anns Villas has an aspect to the east, south and west and is well proportioned with generous rooms and excellent ceiling heights. The property has a good sized private garden with mature shrubs and trees, a garden studio and a large coach house, making it the perfect family home. The house offers a blank canvas for a programme of refurbishments. ◆  Carter Jonas Holland Park & Notting Hill, 020 7371 1111; carterjonas.co.uk

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HARVIST ROAD

DURWARD HOUSE

NW6

W8

stunning top floor apartment on a highly sought after road in Queen’s Park. The property comprises three bedrooms, three bathrooms, an open plan reception room and kitchen. Occupying the top two floors of an attractive period building, the apartment has recently undergone a comprehensive programme of renovation and improvements throughout. The property has been carefully thought out, making the most of the floor plan, and in doing so, the flat flows extremely well and every room is flooded with natural light. u  Knight Frank Queen’s Park, 020 3815 3020; knightfrank.com

beautifully refurbished first floor apartment which benefits from pretty views and plenty of natural light. Attention to detail has gone into every element, including intelligent lighting and sound systems throughout. The mansion flat offers: large open plan kitchen/reception room with French doors onto a balcony, a luxurious master bedroom with en suite shower room and a second double bedroom with ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom. This property is well located with Kensington Gardens on the doorstep. u  Mountgrange Heritage Kensington, 020 7937 9976; mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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Experience. Serv The key to prope Now at home in Ea We are delighted to announce the opening of our new Earls Court branch, located at 243 Old Brompton Road. With over 35 years’ experience and a network of more than 55 interconnected branches across London, we have access to thousands of active buyers and tenants. This, along with the experience of our Earls Court team, means we will help make your next property move a success. Thinking of buying, selling, renting or letting? For more information, or for a free no obligation valuation, contact us today.

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Gloucester Terrace, Bayswater, W2 £1,050,000 Bayswater 020 7724 1222 bayswater.sales@kfh.co.uk

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Extremely bright and spacious throughout, this two bedroom first floor apartment is situated in a beautiful Victorian terrace building. The apartment offers wooden flooring throughout the open plan living space, large sash windows and two bathrooms, including one en suite.

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Two bedrooms Two bathrooms One reception room Fitted modern kitchen Close to transport links Share of freehold EPC rating C

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Stephendale Road, Fulham, SW6 Guide price £800,000 Fulham and Chelsea 020 7731 0051 fulham.sales@kfh.co.uk

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A stunning two bedroom conversion flat with a mezzanine kitchen, situated on the top floor of a beautiful period building. This apartment provides an abundance of natural light and is well proportioned throughout.

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Holland Park, Holland Park, W11 £3,100,000

A beautiful lateral apartment in a stunning Italianate villa, featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a separate garage and a large decked roof terrace with incredible views.

Holland Park 020 3542 2111 hollandpark.sales@kfh.co.uk

This property is located on one of the most desirable streets in Kensington and Chelsea. Holland Park itself is just a short walk away, as well as the rich choice of shops, cafés and restaurants on Holland Park Avenue.

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Queen’s Gate Gardens, South Kensington, SW7 £2,650,000 South Kensington 020 3040 6370 southkensington.sales@kfh.co.uk

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This bright third floor property offers lateral living with impressive views. The property is well balanced with three bedrooms, a beautiful open plan layout and a private balcony. The elegant and well kept building on Queen’s Gate Gardens is located conveniently in the heart of South Kensington, a short walk away from the amenities and transport links of Gloucester Road.

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Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Lift access Balcony Communal gardens Close to transport links Share of freehold EPC rating D

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Moore Park Road, Fulham, SW6 £425 pw / £1,842 pcm Fulham and Chelsea 020 7736 6737 fulham.lettings@kfh.co.uk

This beautifully decorated one double bedroom flat offers bright, open plan living, modern appliances and fixtures throughout, and a private patio garden. Moore Park Road is a prestigious enclave between Kings Road to the south and Fulham Road to the north. The property boasts stunning architecture, excellent transport links, and close proximity to the large green spaces of Parsons Green and Eel Brook Common.

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One double bedroom Modern bathroom Well decorated Private patio garden Moments from Fulham Broadway and Parsons Green underground stations Furnished EPC rating D

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Recently sold and let properties Using our network of more than 55 branches across the Capital, our specialist teams can find the right property for you. To see all of our properties visit www.kfh.co.uk

Two bedroom flat. Recently sold by KFH Bayswater.

Sussex Gardens, Bayswater, W2

Two bedroom flat. Recently sold by KFH Holland Park.

Princedale Road, Holland Park, W11

Two bedroom flat. Recently let by KFH Fulham and Chelsea.

Fulham Road, Fulham, SW6

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Two bedroom flat. Recently sold by KFH Fulham and Chelsea.

Brompton Park Crescent, Fulham, SW6

Two bedroom flat. Recently sold by KFH South Kensington.

Lexham Gardens, South Kensington, W8

Three bedroom flat. Recently let by KFH South Kensington.

Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW7

One bedroom flat. Recently sold by KFH South Kensington.

Cornwall Gardens, South Kensington, SW7

Two bedroom flat. Recently sold by KFH Holland Park.

Upper Addison Gardens, Holland Park, W14

Four bedroom house. Recently let by KFH Fulham and Chelsea.

Hannell Road, Fulham, SW6

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PROPERTY / NEW TO THE MARKET

DREAM D E V E LO P M E N TS

ONE WESTBOURNE GARDENS

W2

£1,495,000

or those who love the hustle and bustle of central London, this stunning two bedroom apartment is perfect. The property is set within One Westbourne Gardens, a collection of nine private luxury residences individually designed to provide stylish living spaces and proportioned rooms that exude the highest levels of quality and style. Each property benefits from a private outdoor space, concierge and optional parking. Located in Bayswater, One Westbourne Gardens acts as a gateway to London’s most vibrant areas. u  Bective Leslie Marsh New Homes, 020 7313 7711; bective.co.uk

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views of the Grand Union Canal. The modern apartment combines effortless city centre living with the joy of being beside the beautiful canal. It features open plan living areas and residents have access to a communal courtyard. u  Redrow London 020 3538 1227; redrow.co.uk

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£1.45 Million

ust one of 47 luxury canal-side apartments remain available at Redrow London’s Amberley Waterfront development, located in the highly desirable neighbourhood of Little Venice. One three bedroom property with a terrace is available for £1.45m, and offers stunning

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£930,000 Starting from

arratt London’s Fulham Riverside is becoming a major new destination in the heart of London. In a prime central riverfront position, Fulham

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Riverside offers 467 one, two, three, four, five and six bedroom apartments, penthouses and townhouses. Apartments in the newlylaunched Riverwalk phase offer spacious one and two bedroom homes with riverfront views from the terrace and open plan

living areas. Services and amenities include landscaped piazzas, podium gardens, a fitness suite, a proposed waterfront café and an on-site shop. u  Barrett London 0844 225 0032; barrattlondon.com

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