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ack to school at the beginning of September and the mood is mixed. Even those not in education aren't immune to the sense of beginning, the feeling of starting afresh that goes with the inevitable mourning that accompanies the end of summer. The sense of new beginnings makes September suited also to the design focus that takes over London this month. All over town, designers are exhibiting their new work at large-scale events that span fashion, furniture, textiles, lighting and a vast array of accessories. Interiors giant Decorex has set up home in Syon Park, where its world-leading exhibitors will be providing inspiration and setting trends for the season. And in King’s Cross

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there’s designjunction, now in its sixth year, which is much more than just a fair – it’s an entire creative village offering spaces to eat, drink and shop as well as encounter a wealth of emerging designers alongside all the established names. London Design Week spans venues all over town, while London Fashion Week attracts the world’s style police to assess the capital’s sartorial developments. It's a busy month – and we hope you enjoy it. ◆

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HOLLAND’S HOUSE

Joining forces with those at Habitat, Henry Holland has created an eccentric and bold collection of furniture and home accessories. Inspired by the film rendition of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the designs have a 1970s edge with feathers, flowers and bugs aplenty. habitat.co.uk

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Reinterpreting the mid-century, the Rockwell Group have bridged the gap between old and new with sleek lines and simple materials. Streamlined and functional, this is design perfection. stellarworks.com

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Named after the god of wine, the Dionysus bag from Gucci is inspired by the legend in which Zeus sent a tiger to carry the god across the Tigris river. With a tiger head spur closure, it’s simple but effective. £1,560; gucci.com

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Taking a turn for the better, Michael Kors AW16 concentrates on individual style and sees an abundance of ostrich feathers and sequins styled with long shirts and blazers. michaelkors.com

OIL SLICK

Playing with light, this pendant fixture uses a clear rippled glass underneath a black glass shade, finished in Tom Dixon’s latest oily colour, to create the effect of petrol on water. A clever creation. £220; tomdixon.net

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Synonymous with understated style, Prada’s eyewear dictates new trends. This pair harks back to the aviator with a double metal bridge – and looks forward with futuristic pink lenses. £260; sunglasshut.com

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Inspired by the vibrant feathers of the Macaw parrot, Gas Bijoux have designed these bold 24k gold plated earrings. Wear with your hair pulled back for maximum effect. £224; farfetch.com

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From the front, these pumps are sturdy, serious shoes. From the back, however, the fluff y pink shearling is playful and cute. Juxtaposing the two, these are typical Miu Miu. £615; net-a-porter.com

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With an 18k red gold case, a bezel in ultra-hard scratch-resistant high-tech black ceramic, this watch benefits from a rubber strap that echoes the design of the steel Breitling Aero Classic. £22,650; breitling.com

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Fro m 16 Se p t e m b e r S e re na Mo r to n G a ll e r y apturing one set of images in Arizona C and the other in the Sahara Desert, these photographs are united by their themes of time and erosion. Juxtaposing the desert and the sandstone rock these graphic, monochrome compositions still have similarities despite of their differences. u 343 Ladbroke Grove, W10; serenamorton.com

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Redefining luxury in interiors, Focus/16 shows an edit of the best interiors created by designers, architects and stylists. Immersive and interactive, this is the place to get inspired with the industry’s top creatives offering their expertise to you. This year, a new pop up restaurant and bar has been commissioned so this will be a relaxed affair. Chelsea Harbour, SW10;

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LONDON FASHION WEEKEND 2 2 - 2 5 Se p t e m b e r S a a tc hi G a ll e r y ant the inside track on the fashion W industry? This weekend of exclusive shopping, designer fashion shows and industry insider talks will give you just that. Grab a gorgeous tote bag from this season’s designer and take in all that London Fashion Weekend has to offer. u King’s Road, SW3; londonfashionweekend.co.uk

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BJØRN WIINBLAD

17- 2 5 Se p t e m b e r S k a ndi u m n the 1960s many Danish I designers focused on clean lines and function following form. Bjørn Wiinblad, however, aimed to delight, entertain and inspire people with his design-maximalist approach to art. To celebrate Wiinblad’s work and legacy, Skandium are showcasing his characteristic homewear. On the instillation’s opening night, a short talk about the artist’s legacy will be held by a representative from Bjørn Wiinblad. ◆ 245-249 Brompton Road, SW3; skandium.com

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From 20 Se ptemb er T he Little B l a ck G a ll e r y listair Taylor-Young presents a A new series of miniature photographs. As a departure from his previous landscapes, portraits, and close-ups, he plays with his subconscious past and the reality of now so that he can create a feeling of thoughts and daydreams. As a highly sought-after British photographer who’s worked for Dior, Hermes and Armani to name but a few, this will be a thought provoking exhibition. ◆ 13A Park Walk, SW10; thelittleblackgallery.com

Notable for his Modernist aesthetic and Afro-Cuban imagery, Wilfredo Lam addressed political themes through art. Inspired by social injustice, nature and spirituality, he moved within avant-garde circles and was closely associated with Pablo Picasso. Bankside, SW1P;

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NEW SCIENTIST LIVE 2 2 - 2 5 S eptem b er Ex Ce l L o n do n et out of this world at New Scientist Live – the show where the world’s leading science magazine brings world-class speakers, demonstrations and exhibitors together. While there are four complete zones – brain & body, technology, earth and the cosmos

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– those who dream about outer space can discover what it’s really like to live and work as an ESA astronaut from Tim Peake who will be talking about his extraordinary life. Royal Victoria Dock, E16; newscientistlive.com

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RECORDS & REBELS The V&A's major new exhibition looks at the revolutionary years 1966-70 in culture, politics, fashion and music words serena scalzo

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et ready to be taken back to the era that shaped the world as we know it. The V&A's explosive new exhibition promises to be as daring and sensational as the people who dominate it. The exhibition, 'You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-70' will shed new light on the generation that radically revolutionised the social, cultural and intellectual norms of the 1960s. Showcasing more than 350 objects, including some major international loans, Records and Rebels will be split into six sections to display everything from a Mary Quant skirt suit to the first Apple computer. Other highlights include underground magazines like the International Times, a moon rock on loan from NASA, original artworks by Richard

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Hamilton, shards from Jimi Hendrix's guitar and the handwritten lyrics to Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. In creating the exhibition, the V&A has worked in partnership with iconic clothing brand Levi's. Since their invention by Levi Strauss & Co. in 1873, jeans have become one of the most recognisable items of clothing in the world. The brand's association with individuality and rebellion makes it the perfect partner. Director of the V&A, Martin Roth, said of the partnership: “The brand, which has such resonance with many of the cultural and social changes taking place during the period covered by the exhibition, is a very fitting sponsor”. The V&A has also joined forces with Sennheiser, one of the world's leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems, to provide a completely

The Souper Dress, 1966 © Kerry Taylor Auctions

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ARTS & CULTURE / PREVIEW John Sebastian performing at Woodstock, 1969 Š Henry Diltz Corbis

Postcard from the Montreal World Expo 1967 (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

immersive experience for visitors. Its audio guide system will immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the late 1960s using a special system which adapts the music to the listener’s location in the gallery. The exhibition opens with a recreation of Carnaby Street and focuses on the revolution in youth identity in 1966. The thriving fashion scene and rise of influential figures like Twiggy and Mick Jagger led companies to aim their designs towards the younger generation. As well as iconic outfits and stage costumes, photographs by David Bailey and artwork by Bridget Riley will also feature.

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ARTS & CULTURE / PREVIEW Title: Poster for the Health Education Council, issued by the Family Planning Association, Cramer Saatchi Advertising Agency, 1969 (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Blow Up, 1966 © MGM THE KLOBAL COLLECTION

THE exhibition sheds NEW LIGHT ON A generation

contrasted with the hedonistic sounds of The Mamas and Papas' California Dreamin'. As the world's leading museum of art, design and performance with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity, the V&A is the perfect setting for this vast and immersive exhibition. Prepare to experience the late 60s in their finest moments, as the revolutionary era that rocked the world.  The second section focuses on clubs and counterculture and explores themes of experimentation and alternative lifestyles. Drugs, psychedelia and pirate radio exhibits surround the central installation, an evocation of London’s notorious UFO club. Politics is the focus of the third section, with the spotlight placed on the dramatic demonstrations in Paris during the 1968 student riots and the anti-Vietnam movement. Newsreel footage and protest propaganda are used to vividly portray the wide-spread reach of youth solidarity. This exhibition environment is followed by a section on consumerism, which boomed during the late 60s following the arrival of the credit card. Here visitors

will explore the excess of the Montreal and Osaka World Expos and their futuristic approach to consumerism. In the fifth section, the focal point will be the monumental Woodstock, which saw more than 400,000 people come together for four days of peace and music. The exhibition will goes behind the scenes to reveal the organisation behind the record-breaking event as well as showcasing some of the costumes worn by the iconic performers. The exhibition draws to a close with an exhibit on the spread of the British alternative culture to the West Coast of the USA. Living in conjunction with the pioneers of modern computing, exhibits like a rare Apple 1 computer are

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Djinn Easy Chair, designed by Oliver Mourgue, manufactured by Airborn, 1963 (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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SHOW TALK

Absolutely meets Deborah Spencer, founder of designjunction, to discuss urban redevelopment, Scandinavian style and dyslexia Interview Pendle Harte

Q: designjunction is now six years old. How has it evolved over the years? A: From our very humble beginning back in

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2011 - when we presented just 30 brands in a basement venue in Central London - the show has grown to more than 200 worldrenowned contemporary design brands. This year, the show is going to be even bigger and better at our new location in King’s Cross. Over the course of six years we have built up a reputation for occupying some of the most challenging and ambitious spaces in central London from a 40,000 sqm disused sorting office to a derelict design school last year. Now we are taking over an entire site, with public realm outdoor spaces making it even more accessible. King’s Cross has undergone one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in the UK and is now one of the coolest and most connected destinations in London. It’s the ideal setting to take the show to the next level. If designjunction is at the cutting-edge of design, King’s Cross is at the cutting-edge of the future, encapsulating our core brand values and personality. For the first time, we will be building temporary outdoor structures at King’s Cross as well occupying existing indoor spaces. One of the most impressive sites is on Lewis Cubitt Square, where we plan

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celebrating their 50th anniversary alongside lightjunction, which presents the best in contemporary decorative lighting. There will also be a secret garden champagne bar out the back to relax. designjunction also forms part of the King’s Cross Creative Quarter which brings together all the cultural institutions within the area alongside some of the finest eateries in London – Grain Store, The Lighterman, Vinoteca to name but a few.

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to build a two-storey pavilion and have commissioned Satellite Architects to design a monumental façade in front of the structure. The façade will be 70m long by 7m high made up of 4,000 individual GRID cubes with reflective mirrored surfaces. Last year we occupied two sites in central London that allowed us to have a dedicated retail venue and a dedicated venue for trade. This year, designjunction will occupy four locations, creating a mini city with different social quarters for eating and drinking, entertainment, exhibitions, business and pleasure. There is also plenty of shopping from more than 60 boutique pop-up shops, not normally found on the high street.

Q: What are the highlights of this year’s event for you? A: One of the biggest highlights is the move to our new home. Rather than taking over an existing venue we will be occupying an entire site. Key highlights include the customdesigned red monopoly-style houses we are building on Granary Square. Ten of these houses will be filled with immersive design concepts. Under the Canopy area, visitors can experience some of the best shopping from fashion and jewellery to glassware, ceramics and books. One We Made Earlier will be

about art and design. My mind worked in a creative way due to my dyslexia. It allowed me to think more laterally. I loved anything to do with art. At school I would spend lunch time in the art workshop painting, making or drawing things. Weekends were spent going to art galleries. I then did a year at art school and a degree in history of art. I was also inspired by grandfather, who worked in both fashion and retail. The combination of commerce and design felt like a natural fit.

Q: What designers and styles do you admire? A: Scandinavian design is the style I

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presenting their latest jewellery collection with custom-made options available. Tom Pigeon will be selling some of his graphic prints alongside stylish tech accessories from Native Union and leather bags from Holdall & Co. At Cubitt House, you will find some of the world’s leading design brands from Icons of Denmark, String, Design House Stockholm to Modus and Deadgood – all presenting new product launches. Independent designer Christopher Jenner will present a two-year collaboration with Sheffield-based heritage silverware brand Elkington & Co. The collection is really stunning. LSA International will be

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Q: Where does your own interest in design come from? A: Growing up I was always passionate

gravitate towards the most. Great designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Han J Wegner, Verner Panton and brands such as Carl Hansen, String and Hay producing beautiful pieces for the home. Scandinavian design has an understated aesthetic. It’s also affordable, functional and made using natural materials and traditional craftsmanship. I am also a huge admirer of Jasper Morrison, it’s the simplicity of his work that I love. Very minimal.

Q: There’s a new focus this year on dyslexia in design. How did that arise and what is it? A: This is a subject matter very close to my heart. I grew up with dyslexia. At the time, I couldn’t understand why people at my school were miles ahead of me academically. I naturally gravitate towards the arts. It was a subject matter I was good at without any

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ARTS & CULTURE / DESIGN Ethnicraft Teak Apron Dining Table Knot cushion by Design House Stockholm

designjunction is a MINI CITY with different social quarters for EATING and DRINKING,

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restrictions on my creative ability. Dyslexia led me down the path of art and design. In some respects it has defined me as a person. When I was approached by Jim Rokos to host an exhibition on Dyslexic Design I immediately said yes. The exhibition, curated, organised and driven by Jim, aims to explore the connection between dyslexia and the creative industries. Looking at the positive effects as well as the challenges that people face working with a learning difference. The exhibition’s main goal is to remove the stigma of dyslexia and reveal it as a gift. It will look at how dyslexia affects a person’s lateral and visual thinking. Dyslexic Design will showcase the work of many designers and illustrators such as Sebastian Bergne and Kristjana S Williams who say dyslexia has enhanced rather than limited their creativity.

Q: You arranged a designer sample sale last year. Will that happen again? A: The event was the first multi brand

Ceramics by Elsa Beskow, Design House Stockholm

Q: And finally - where do you live and is your house full of pieces from designjunction? A: I live in West London, Kensal Green.

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Q: How much work goes into organising designjunction? A: Honestly - a lot. This is partly because we take over ambitious venues in London. As you can imagine these spaces present all sorts of challenges. We have occupied a disused Tramshed, old sorting office, school and now an entire site. I can’t complain because it makes the show so exciting and interesting to work on each year. We never stand still. Each year has to be bigger and better than the previous year. I wish we had more than 12 months to work on it. I have an incredible team around me.

My home is like a showroom advert for designjunction. This is the problem when you work on a show like this, you want to buy everything for your home. My kitchen/lounge area is filled with Scandinavian brands from Carl Hansen dining chairs and lounge seating to String shelving. I’ve even got birch trees installed to give a wood-like aesthetic. Pendant lighting across the space is from brands such as Artemide, Nyta and Innermost. Furniture from Modus, Kartell and Moroso. Objects from Moooi, Utopia & Utility, Tom Dixon the list goes on…. 

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product sample sale in London. It presented an opportunity for many of the brands who exhibit with us to sell off old stock, exdisplay items and discontinued lines. Yes we will definitely do it again. The plan is to host this event bi annually to allow brands to build up their stock again…..

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A Kind of Magic

Freddie Mercury returns to Kensington in a stellar exhibition of unseen photographs Wo r d s J a m e s P i d d u c k

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espite his death almost 25 years ago, Freddie Mercury remains an enduring symbol of British popular culture, with a catalogue of music that continues to captivate each new generation. A man famed for his flamboyant performances, bold fashion choices and showbiz lifestyle, Mercury was a photographer’s dream, and the man most likely behind the lens was close friend and frequent collaborator Richard Young. Having fleetingly photographed Mercury on several occasions, their friendship was established at a New Year’s Eve party in 1978, where a spontaneous and unassuming photoshoot led way to a working relationship of unprecedented access to the musical icon. In celebration of Freddie Mercury’s 70th birthday, the photographer’s gallery is hosting ‘A Kind of Magic’, an exhibition of stunning real-life photographs that offer insight into the Queen frontman’s glamorous life on stage, and his intimate moments away from it. Showcasing images from music video shoots, lavish public and private parties and international concerts, the collection also unveils photographs only recently uncovered. As Queen’s international publicist Roxie Mead reveals, Young developed a closeness to the band like no photographer before: “The sooner I persuaded the band and their manager to trust Richard, the sooner the benefits

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REMARKABLE MAN would be visible across the press. Predictably, the likes of Queen and all artists of that calibre are not quick to bestow trust, but Richard with his irrepressible sunny nature was admitted to the inner circle to record behind-

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the-scenes moments. In those latter years wherever, whenever, Richard was invariably there and his photographs are a remarkable testament of this remarkable man.” It was one of these moments, a candid snapshot of Mercury in his home, that now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery after its introduction in 2013. Reflecting on their years together, Young says his favourite memory of the global icon was his 39th birthday: “The parties were always wild, full of laughter and unique. When you were in Freddie’s inner circle you would always be given a nickname. I loved it. I felt I was part of his family.” The gallery’s Kensington location will hold much significance for Mercury’s fanbase since the the musical legend owned a property in the borough’s Logan Place in which he eventually passed away. Fans still gather there today to pay tribute with messages blazoned upon the walls to honour his legacy. So why now? With this birthday commemoration, Young believes it marks the right time to commemorate the colourful life of a dear friend: “This year Freddie would have been 70. I have the most wonderful memories from my time with Freddie. It was a unique part of rock and roll history, and I feel so honoured that I was able to capture so many wonderful, fun and also poignant times of him over a thirteenyear period. He left us far too early.”  A Kind of Magic, 8 September - 5 November Richard Young Gallery, 4 Holland Street, W8 richardyounggallery.co.uk

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Ladylike handbags, metallic boots and red pieces 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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ringing is having a moment. In the world of Athena Procopiou, fringing is always having a moment. The Greek designer's inspirations are entirely rooted in the 1970s, with an aesthetic that takes in Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks and Jimi Hendrix. For her, it's all about floatey, drapey fabrics with psychedelic prints (albeit digital, she's not a retro devotee) and lots of fringing. 'At heart I'm a hippy,' she explains, over a syringe shot called Firestarter at Westbourne Grove's Farmacy. She has been doing fringing for the past four years, ever since her first collection of fringed scarves was picked up by Net-a-Porter and sold out. For her,

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it all started with graphic design and pattern, and now her Hendrix-inspired kimonos ('he wore a kimono on stage with a belt') have spawned a larger collection of summery resortwear that includes coverups and wafty dresses as well as sharper swimwear and a wide range of fabulous fringed kimonos. On the beach or at home, this is the ultimate in loungewear. ◆ athenaprocopiou.com

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Future Fashion S el f r i d ges’ D es i g n e r S t u d i o

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HERO HANDBAGS Roksanda

RED ALERT

Our go-to dress designer Roksanda Ilincic has launched her first handbag collection that includes clutches, satchels and doctors styles. Combining sculptural silhouettes and modern colour palletes such as lilac and burgundy, we predict Roksanda’s bags will be a hit. ‘Lady’ leather bag £1,495; selfridges.com

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ROCK ON Hades

New knitwear brand to know Hades has re-stocked its sellout debut collection that boasts the names of rock groups such as The Smiths, The Slits and Sonic Youth. The colourful lambswool jumpers are made in Scotland and available exclusively at Liberty. Lambswool jumper £160; liberty.co.uk

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SIXTIES STYLE Orla Kiely

The ‘Orla La’ by Orla Kiely readyto-wear AW16 collection continues the label’s ode to the 1960s, and this season references cult British films such as ‘A Kind of Loving’ and ‘Georgy Girl’. The pussy-bow blouses, gold Mary-Jane pumps and wool berets are all on our wish list. orlakiely.com

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PICK

HAPPY FEET Camilla Elphick

Camilla Elphick launched her eponymous shoe brand in 2014 and we’ve since watched her rise to become one of the hottest names in the footwear industry. These metallic sci-fi ankle boots, already a fashion pack favourite, are guaranteed to brighten up autumnal days. ‘Silver Lining’ lambskin leather boots £625; camillaelphick.com

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01. SAINT LAURENT ‘Candy 80’ velvet platforms £460; mytheresa.com 02. VICTORIA BECKHAM Wool-blend crepe flared trousers £465; net-a-porter.com 03. MAJE Wool-blend coat £480; net-a-porter.com 04. GREY ANT Acetate sunglasses £200; greyant.com 05. ROLAND MOURET ‘Agard’ Alpaca knitted top £495; rolandmouret.com 06. GUCCI Pleated leather skirt £2,620; mytheresa.com 07. 3.1 PHILLIP LIM 'Alix' mini leather bag £695; selfridges.com

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FASHION / TREND

SMOKE X MIRRORS Acetate sunglasses £325; brownsfashion.com

NATHALIE TRAD

‘Victor’ mother of pearl clutch £1,095; selfridges.com

ADIDAS

‘Gazelle’ suede trainers £74.99; selfridges.com VICTORIA BECKHAM AW16

TOM FORD

‘D’Orsay’ leather pumps £650; net-a-porter.com

LANVIN

‘Nela’ leather tote £880; mytheresa.com

NAZANIN ROSE MATIN ‘Night Flower’ silk scarf £145; nazaninrosematin.com

BALMAIN

Wool coat £3,095; farfetch.com

IN BLACK AND WHITE

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‘Lara’ seersucker lycra swimsuit £100; hunzag.com

A graphic monochrome look is always chic

MIU MIU

Cotton shirt £540; mytheresa.com

DORATEYMUR

B y Charlot te Adset t

BALENCIAGA

Patent leather boots £430; net-a-porter.com

Wool-blend wrap skirt £1,665; mytheresa.com

HELMER

‘Hippie’ python leather bag £490; hel-mer.com

ANYA HINDMARCH

‘Eyes’ leather stickers £55; anyahindmarch.com

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CHIFFON & LACE MAXI DRESS, £3,200, ETRO BEADED SCARF FROM A SELECTION AT ROBERTO CAVALLI CUFF FROM A SELECTION AT PEBBLE LONDON EARRINGS, £80, DINNY HALL RINGS FROM A SELECTION AT BEE GODDESS, DINNY HALL, SHAUN LEANE AND PEBBLE LONDON LEATHER PATENT BOOTS, £995, PAULA CADEMARTORI

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INTO THE WOODS Autumn sees a return to 70s bohemia with a heady mix of prints, velvet, suede and embroidery Fashion Editor CHARLOT TE ADSET T Photographer benja min k aufm ann

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VELVET COAT & CHIFFON SCARF FROM A SELECTION AT ROBERTO CAVALLI CHIFFON MAXI DRESS, £2,940, ETRO EARRINGS, £275, DINNY HALL VELVET CHOKER, £241, DRIES VAN NOTEN AT MYTHERESA.COM GOLD & SAPPHIRE CRESCENT NECKLACE, £2,250, & GOLD CHARM NECKLACE, £3,450, BOTH ANNINA VOGEL GOLD BANGLES £55 EACH AT PEBBLE LONDON RINGS FROM A SELECTION AT PEBBLE LONDON & BEE GODDESS

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STOCKISTS

SILK BLOUSE, £390, ANNA SUI AT NET-A-PORTER.COM SHEARLING SCARF, £185, CHARLOTTE SIMONE DIAMOND ‘ISHTAR STAR’ EARRINGS, £5,280, BEE GOODESS SUEDE TROUSERS, £1,995, ROKSANDA SNAKESKIN BOOTS, £2,105, ROBERTO CAVALLI RINGS FROM A SELECTION AT BEE GODDESS, DINNY HALL, PEBBLE LONDON, SHAUN LEANE AND KAMUSHKI

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LACE BLOUSE £1,460 ZIMMERMANN EMBROIDERED WAISTCOAT £410 ANNA SUI AT NET-A-PORTER.COM FIL COUPE SKIRT £1,815 ROBERTO CAVALLI RINGS FROM A SELECTION AT BEE GODDESS, DINNY HALL, SHAUN LEANE AND KAMUSHKI

FASHION EDITOR CHARLOTTE ADSETT PHOTOGRAPHER BENJAMIN KAUFMANN MODEL MEGAN AT MODELS ONE MAKE-UP AFTON RADOJICIC AT STELLA CREATIVE USING URBAN DECAY HAIR GOW TANAKA USING BUMBLE & BUMBLE FASHION ASSISTANT GABRIEL LOVE WITH THANKS TO BUS SHOT LOCATION VAN HIRE; BUSSHOT.COM

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FASHION / MOODBOARD Fiorentini & Baker's Carnaby Camy boot

MY INSPIRATIONS

Lisbon

Shoe designer Deborah Baker of Fiorentini & Baker

No Woman No Cry by Chris Ofili

MY FAVOURITE PIECE... from the current collection is Carnaby Camy - It’s my favourite because although it’s a boot, it still has a summery feel and shows your ankles off.

Anita Pallenberg

MY FAVOURITE DESIGNER… Vivienne

Westwood is by far the best because she’s so original and true to herself – and her work has spanned so many decades.

MY STYLE ICON…

is Anita Pallenberg – she’s beautiful, creative and genuine in her look without trying too hard. Vivienne Westwood: The World's End Collection, 1982 xxxxx

MY SIGNATURE SCENT…

is Ambra Avrea by Profumum Roma as it’s very subtle and a little bit masculine.

MY FAVOURITE PIECE OF ART… is No Woman No Cry by

Vivienne Westwood AW16

Chris Ofili. Deborah Baker

Museum in Forest Hill. Apart from the Victorian building itself it’s just a totally eclectic collection of brilliant stuff including natural history, anthropology and the wonderful musical instruments on display.

MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION…

at the moment it’s definitely Lisbon because it’s so lively and diverse and it’s by the sea, which helps.

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Fashion's fibre

Annie Hurlbut, founder of Peruvian Connection, introduces her artisan apparel for nomads and romantics Wo r d s e v e h e r b e r t

S

ince my first trip to Peru 40 years ago, Peruvian Connection has built lasting relationships with textile artisans and cottage industires. Today they continue to work in concert with Peruvian Connection’s world class designers, melding time-tested methods with thoroughly modern designs and imaginative color palettes. And while Peru and its inimitable textile traditions are Peruvian Connection’s primary muse, global ethnographic influences leave their mark season after season. It all started with a sweater I bought in a Peruvian marketplace for my mom’s 50th birthday back in 1976. I was spending a year in Peru doing anthropological research on women in Andean markets. At Mom’s birthday lunch the sweater was such a hit that one of her friends

of luxe woven alpaca outerwear and jackets, gorgeous original prints on silk and pima cotton jersey, a bestselling collection of motorcycle jeans and unique, handcrafed accessories ranging from statement necklaces and fur felt hats to snuggly legwarmers. Our collections change completely from one season to the next; this year we’re introducing a new range of stretch velvet jeans. The employment we provide Andean artisans is truly the gold standard of the importing industry. We’ve worked with most of our suppliers for upwards of 20

Annie Hurlbut

IT ALL STARTED with

a sweater I bought in a Peruvian marketplace IN 1976

suggested we import them for the US market. My mom and I were always the best of friends, so we just said ‘why not?’. We were partners until she died in 2007. In 2013 we opened our store on Kings Road, but we’ve been in the UK for just over 20 years. Chelsea provides the perfect setting for us. We describe our collections as “artisan apparel for nomads and romantics” and our collections appeal to creative individuals with diverse tastes. We work primarily with two of the world’s most luxurious natural fibres, both native to Peru: alpaca and Peruvian pima cotton. Our luxury knitwear collections are complemented by a range

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years and many for more than 30 years, which means that knitters are assured steady employment in safe, healthy environments; and cottage industries can grow their businesses.  322 King’s Road, SW3 peruvianconnection.co.uk

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1. AURÉLIE BIDERMANN ATHINA FLORAL CUFF BRACELET, £440; aureliebidermann.com 2. PENNY PREVILLE LEAF BYPASS BANGLE, POA; pennypreville.com 3. MARK ALARY 18K YELLOW GOLD LEAF RING WITH GREEN DIAMONDS, £4,477; markalary.com 4. ASPREY 18K YELLOW GOLD OAK LEAF RING WITH PAVÉ DIAMONDS, £9,450; asprey.com 5.YVONNE LÉON 18K WHITE GOLD DIAMOND EARRING, £5,850; net-a-porter.com 6. CROWS NEST JEWELS 18K YELLOW GOLD THORN BANGLE, £8,331; crowsnestjewels.com 7. MIKIMOTO FORTUNE LEAVES EARRINGS, POA; mikimoto.co.uk 8. PALOMA PICASSO FOR TIFFANY OLIVE LEAF DROP EARRINGS, £645; tiffany.co.uk

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B E AU T Y R e v i e w

Ayurvedic skincare, creative colour collections and concealers to banish bags W o r d s C AT H E R I N E H A L E S

MORTAR & MILK Fulham Road, SW6 Wo r d s c at h e r i n e h a l e s

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t’s a beautiful sunny day and the five minute walk to the Fulham Road from Parsons Green is a pleasant one. I am on my way to Mortar & Milk, a new skin clinic cum beauty boutique owned by clinical aesthetician Pamela Marshall. The first thing that strikes me on walking in is the bright, airy space, beautifully decorated in an unfussy style with an exposed brick wall and tall window at the back looking out onto a wild and wonderful garden. Hours could be lost here among the high end pots and potions. And yet, it has an instantly warm feel, too. People pop in from neighbouring shops, introducing themselves or greeting Pam and her team; those who aren’t already friends are treated as such. Pam’s particular vision for Mortar & Milk is of a place that is a joy to visit but that also gets results. Each facial is preceded by an hour’s consultation where clients will be asked every question under the sun - but for good reason. Using their answers (and an incredibly nifty machine that reveals the layers of damage in the skin) Pam can tailor the facial to the specific needs of the client. She also offers LED light treatment to help with skin complaints ranging from acne to eczema. The boutique upstairs sells both high end skincare products and cosmeceuticals and this is good representation of what Mortar & Milk is about; effective care that also makes you feel good. And I guarantee, once you’ve visited you will be booking your next appointment in no time. ◆ ● M O R TA R & M I L K 793 Fulham Road, SW6, 020 7731 3415; mortarandmilk.com

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Flawless Finish Estée Lauder

Finding the right shade of foundation is only half the battle; even a perfect match has to last all day or its just not worth it. Enter Estée Lauder’s new Double Wear Nude collection, a liquid foundation with cushion stick applicator that comes in 22 shades and boasts eight hour wear. Problem solved. £28; esteelauder.co.uk

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8

EASTERN PROMISE Aveda

For their latest launch, Aveda have sought inspiration from the Eastern practice of Ayurveda. The range, entitled Tulasara, is focused around the Radiant Facial Dry Brush and the Radiant Oleation. aveda.co.uk

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Caudalie has teamed up with designer Jason Wu to produce a limited edition iteration of the brand’s cult favourite Beauty Elixir. Part mist, part toner, the iconic spray is based on a recipe found in a 16th Century spell book found on the banks of the Seine. £32; caudalie.com

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STORY TIME Pe n h a l i g o n’s

Everyone wants a perfume with personality and Penhaligon’s have just taken things a step further. Their Portraits collection is made up of four different scents, each with distinct characters – and this is only Chapter 1… £178; penhaligons.com

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OH, LA LA NARS

Channel the glamour of the Riviera with this limited edition colour collection from NARS. Featuring high intensity glosses in shining Desert Rose, shimmering shadows in Teal-Green and dual intensity blushes in Sandy Peach. Delectable. From £21; narscosmetics.co.uk

01. RODIAL AIRBRUSH CONCEALER, £32; rodial.co.uk 02. CHARLOTTE TILBURY THE RETOUCHER CONCEALER, £25; charlottetilbury.com 03. ILLAMASQUA SKIN BASE LIFT CONCEALER, £18; illamasqua.com 04. CHANTECAILLE TOTAL CONCEALER, £32; chantecaille.co.uk 05. SISLEY PARIS PHYTO-CERNES ECLAT, £60; sisley-paris.com 06. NARS RADIANT CREAMY CONCEALER, £25.50; narscosmetics.co.uk 07. BURBERRY CASHMERE CONCEALER, £25; burberry.com 08. BENEFIT BOI-ING ON THE DOUBLE, £17.50; benefitcosmetics.com

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LIPSTICK QUEEN Frog Prince, £22; spacenk.com

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CHARLOTTE TILBURY

BECCA

Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight, £24; spacenk.com

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Lip Contour Duo, £39; selfriges.com

EVE LOM

Sheer Radiance Translucent Powder, £42; spacenk.com

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Hair Elixir, £74; liberty.co.uk

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Better than sex mascara, £23.75; debenhams.com

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Le Blanc De Chanel Multi-Use Illuminating Base, £33; houseoffraser.co.uk

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Autumn essentials to see you through the chilly months BENEFIT

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BOBBI BROWN

AESOP

Protective Lip Balm SPF 30, £11; liberty.co.uk

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able Beauty is a chic and bright virtual beauty space you immediately trust and feel good about. Founded by Notting Hill resident Yassira Zaandam, an exlaywer on a quest for honest advice for her skin, Sable beauty's edit began out of a passion for quality beauty that fits a modern lifestyle. Zaandam's skin was showing the strains of a busy lifestyle and she spotted a gap in the online market for a fuss-free beauty destination offering a worthy edit of modern niche and eco-luxe skincare and beauty products, with a focus on personalised and exceptional customer service. Every product at Sable is tried and tested by a team of beauty experts and influencers before it hits the shelves. The result is a discerning

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range that's stylishly packaged. Californian brand Youth To The People (YTTP) is another Sable find, with its superfood ingredients and clean look. One of the site's newest additions is Cleanse, a luxury facial wipe created by celebrity make-up artist Lauren Napier in response to a lack of practical products that really cleanse. And it's not just skincare – Sable's lovely make-up collection includes luxe lipsticks from Troi Ollivierre Beauty among others. 

YTTP

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TROI OLLIVIERRE BEAUTY Lipstick, £24; sablebeauty.com

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VIVA ESPAÑA Eat like an Ibizan every season with new cookbook Eivissa. Anne Sijmonsbergen’s tasty tome takes aspiring cooks on a journey through the bountiful cuisine of the Balearics. Our favourite? It has to be the sardines [pictured]. Eivissa: The Ibiza Cookbook; Harper Collins, £20

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

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MUSHROOM PÂTÉ

his starter-cumcanapé loves to be matched with a traditional method sparkling wine because the richness from the mushrooms and toast likes both richness in the wine and crisp acidity to cut through the texture. This is zesty-fresh but has delicious buttery toast flavours too. ● Coates & Seely Britagne Brut Reserve NV £27.95, Lea & Sandeman

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o matter how duck is cooked it’s a match with Beaujolais because fatty duck meat likes the freshness and fruitiness of the Gamay grape. Fleurie is usually one of the lighter styles but this is very serious and beautifully smooth with strawberry flavours as well as a hint of black tea. ● Domaine Grand Pre Fleurie 2014 £16.50, The Sampler

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uddings that flirt with cinnamon – and nutmeg to a lesser degree – love Gewurztraminer and the northeastern French region Alsace is a master at bringing the best out of it. This is a great value version with pungent Turkish Delight aromas plus ginger and lychee juiciness to match the pears. ● Finest Alsace Gewurztraminer 2015 £8, Tesco

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Big Yellow M U S TA R D

Devised by the team behind Joe Allen's is Shepherds Bush Road newcomer Mustard, which introduces a menu of classic brasserie fare, intriguing sides and light snacks across breakfast, lunch and dinner that mirror trends for lighter, healthier dining. At the heart of Mustard’s offering are seasonal, responsibly sourced ingredients from some of the nation’s best artisan producers. 98 Shepherds Bush Road, W6; mustardrestaurants.co.uk

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HOME COOKING Ottolenghi The Cookbook

First published in 2008, Yotam Ottolenghi's first cookbook changed the way we cook, and according to Nigella Lawson, its influence is comparable only to Elizabeth David's. Now everybody has sumac and a pomegranate in their cupboards. Look out for the reissued book with a new cover and new introduction. Ebury Press, £27 ottolenghi.co.uk

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Seafood specialist Wright Brothers is celebrating the first birthday of its South Kensington site. In celebration, diners will be treated to a complimentary half bottle of champagne for tables of two, and a whole bottle for tables of three or more, from 29 August until 4 September. Booking is essential – just quote ‘first birthday’. 56 Old Brompton Road, SW7 020 7581 0131; thewrightbrothers.co.uk

PEPPERMINT COOLER Created by HOPE & GLORY ◆ INGREDIENTS

1 peppermint teabag or 1 tsp peppermint tea leaves 100ml (4oz) boiled water 50ml (2oz) vodka 1 tbsp. honey 1 lime wedge (squeezed) ◆ METHOD

Infuse teabag in 100ml of boiled water for five minutes then remove, or strain if loose, and refrigerate to cool. Combine all ingredients, serve over ice and garnish with mint and lime.

SHELLS OFF O utlaw's at The Capital

Outlaw’s at The Capital is launching a new monthly oyster masterclass. The one-hour informal sessions are a fun way for connoisseurs to broaden their knowledge. Guests will be served five different oysters, paired with drinks chosen by Outlaw’s Sommelier Damon Little, while Tom explains the different varieties and preparation methods. 2224 Basil Street, SW3; capitalhotel.co.uk

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SPIRIT of the Month

very vodka claims to be smooth and easy on the palate. Sauvelle, however, really is. As an independent, small batch, 100% natural crafted spirit, it is silky and modern. Vanilla and caramel notes make this an excellently crafted creation. ◆ E

VIVA MEXICO Pe yotito

Notting Hill's new Mexican restaurant, Peyotito, is a a sleek hideaway welcomed by a neon sign quoting ‘tequila is to wake the living, Mezcal is to wake the dead’ and offers a contemporary and refined Mexican menu. We're ordering the octopus ceviche, pictured. 31 Kensington Park Road, W11 peyotitorestaurant.com £34.95; 31dover.com

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Suddenly the whole of WEST LONDON was sold on APEROL SPRITZ and LOBSTER SPAGHETTI

Ostuni Puglian rustic in Queens Park

with chilli heat and perfect pasta in a fragrant and flavourful bisque. We also enjoy bombette, slices of skewered pork rolled around provolone cheese and roasted in three different varieties (mushroom, paprika and breaded) and served with lamb neck fillet and fennel salad. For dessert there’s semifreddo of whipped goat’s curd, honey, raspberry and salted pistachio brittle, and the wine list of almost exclusively Puglian offerings is varied and interesting. Looking forward to a winter visit next.u

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n a hot day in August, London is as good a place to be as anywhere in the world. For a few days every year, cobbled Lonsdale Road in Queens Park transforms into a romantic Mediterranean backstreet, free of cars and full of al fresco diners. Ostuni, with its whitewashed tiles and open, airy feel, is dedicated to reproducing traditional Puglian food and wine. There’s a definite holiday feel when we visit, with the wall of windows open to the street and the terrace filled with plants – though even at this traditionally slow time of year, the place is buzzing. Ostuni totally captured the Queens Park zeitgeist when it opened a few years ago, combining a stylish look with an interesting and new

spin on Italian dining, and suddenly the whole of west London was sold on Aperol spritz and lobster spaghetti. It still is – and north London too, now that Ostuni has opened a sister in Highgate. We start with spritzers – Aperol for me, Campari for him, served with fat juicy olives and salty, cakey focaccia. There’s a lot to choose from on the menu, which caters to nibblers and sharers as well as to multiple course feasting and we start with impossibly creamy burrata with roasted aubergine, and crispy zucchini and squid before embarking on the famed lobster pasta. This is thick Pugliese spaghetti with half a lobster, lobster bisque and lots of chilli. To say it’s not the tidiest dish is an understatement but the pleasure involved in eating it is only intensified by the commitment to getting messy. It’s heavenly – sweet and juicy crustacean

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Offering a wide range of fabrics, wallpapers, furniture and accessories, Andrew Martin is the go-to-place for tastemakers in search of individual interiors with a twist. This year, the brand has collaborated with Artist, Holly Frean, to create a truly unique, animal-inspired collection of textiles. 190 Walton Street, London SW3 2JL 020 7225 5100 andrewmartin.co.uk

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BROOKE GREGSON A-LIST EDUCATION Founded by Ivy League graduates in 2005, A-List Education provides bespoke preparation packages for UK-based students applying to US universities. Let A-List experts take the stress out of the process as they guide you every step of the way from exam tuition to visiting your dream campus. 167-169 Kensington High Street, 2nd Floor, W8 6SH 020 3004 8101 alisteducation.co.uk

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Brooke Gregson is highly respected in the world of fine contemporary jewellery for her original creations and craftsmanship using one-of-a-kind stones. From silk woven bracelets to diamond engagement rings, Brooke Gregson jewellery is all hand made in Los Angeles and London. 73 Westbourne Park Road, W2 5QH 020 7221 5992; brookegregson.com

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Need to look after family and friends without feeling that your life will be turned upside down? A great neighbourhood hotel can feel almost like a guest room – just less stress. The Capital, owned and run by the Levin family since 1971, is conveniently 87 footsteps from Harrods. Join them in the cosy capital bar for a whisky and cheese tasting experience. 22-24 Basil Street, SW3 1AT 020 7589 5171; capitalhotel.co.uk

GOLBORNE DELI

This winning menu of simple, Mediterraneaninspired food made from fresh ingredients offers everything that people want to eat. There’s breakfast from 7.30am, and then a full range of sandwiches, salads and a few hot dishes to take things through to tea time, when a wide array of cakes take centre stage. Italian coffee is excellent and prettily served in numerous variations including a decadent ice mocha. 100 Golborne Road, W10; 020 8969 6907 golbornedeli.com

ERIK MEIJER A-list personal trainer and one of only a handful of Dorian Yates HIT Master Trainers worldwide, Erik has been transforming his clients’ bodies and lifestyles for over 20 years. Through personal programmes combining diet and exercise, he promises the best results. From the person next door to brides-to-be, actors to Olympic champions, Erik caters for everyone. Whether it is weight loss, flexibility, strength, or body toning, Erik will create a scientifically based training and nutrition programme. 2 Gunter Grove, SW10 0UJ 07538 438 282; erikmeijer.com

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The Dining Chair Company has been established for 20 years, a specialist in the design and manufacture of the highest quality bespoke dining chairs and furniture. A team of highly skilled craftsmen uses traditional techniques to ensure the best quality at competitive prices. They have launched a stylish Italian range so pop into the showroom. 4 St Barnabas Street, SW1 8PE diningchair.co.uk

GREAT BRITISH RACING INTERNATIONAL

Great British Racing International provides a bespoke service for individuals seeking to become an integral part of horseracing. Whether you want to enjoy a sporting day such as Royal Ascot or the Cheltenham Festival, or experience the competitive sport as an owner, sponsor, or breeder, GBRI will guide you. greatbritishracinginternational.com

FARM GIRL Hidden among the busy markets on Portobello Road, you will find this holistic and healthy Australian Café with its own alfresco courtyard dining. Farm Girl offers you mouthwatering pitaya & acaí bowls, delicious buckwheat pancakes and their famous rose lattes, using freshly sourced ingredients from small local producers. This is an amazing place for coffee, breakfast and lunch. 59A Portobello Road, W11 3DB 020 7229 467

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Jimmie Martin brings the style, luxury and elegance of the fashion world in to our homes with these life-size mannequin lamps. Commission with your own specifications for that extra personal touch. These statement pieces would be a talking point in any space. View their entire collection at jimmiemartin.com 020 7938 1852

HARI'S SALON

KELL SKOTT

With over 35 years as one of London’s most renowned hair and beauty destinations, Hari's is famed for its team of highly-skilled and friendly professionals. Known for their luxury and express styling and colouring services, including the innovative Bun, Pony and Feather bars, HARI’s salons can be found on Kings Road, Brompton Road, Parsons Green and soon in Notting Hill (opening i October 2016) 233 King's Road, SW3 5EJ 020 7349 8722; harissalon.com

Kell Skott Haircare, Notting Hill’s awardwinning boutique hair salon, is situated in tranquil Lambton Place Mews, off Westbourne Grove. They are renowned for their great cuts (both men and women), colour and treatments in a friendly and relaxed environment. Kell Skott Notting Hill 2- 4 Lambton Place, Westbourne Grove W11 2SH 020 7229 1671

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Strictly Come Dancing fans will be able to hone their dancing skills with help from show favourite Karen Hardy, as the Strictly Star dance course returns for its second year. It introduces new styles such as American Smooth Viennese Waltz and American Style West Coast Swing along with everybody's traditional favourites such as Cha, Cha, Salsa, Tango and Rumba. Private lessons are also available. Imperial Wharf, 10-12 The Blvd, SW6 2UB 020 7731 7316; karenhardystudios.com

LISA'S

IDLER ACADEMY

Dinner at Lisa’s Swedish kitchen is sourced from small local producers when possible, and prepared with great attention to detail. Courses are presented in a personal fashion, by knowledgeable and experienced staff who are able to accurately recommend food and wine combinations. Dogs are welcome too. 305 Portobello Road, W10; 020 8694 8293 lisasportobello.com

At once bookshop, gourmet cafe and events space, The Idler Academy, inspired by 18th century coffeehouses, plays host to all manner of creative movers and shakers. Stop by for a Monmouth coffee and a browse of the shelves, book in for a wide variety of inspiring lessons like Ancient Philosophy, Grammar, Latin, Classical Music or the Ukulele. 81 Westbourne Park Road, W2 5QH; 020 7221 5908; idler.co.uk

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Mini Picassos is a unique art school in Kensal Rise with courses for toddlers as well as after-school and weekend classes for children aged four to 13. Holiday workshops are hugely popular too, as are life drawing classes for adults, every Monday from 7.15pm (beginners welcome). The School Of Rock-a-Bye Babies delivers fun and educational music sessions for under 5s, and there are amazing kids’ birthday parties too. 8 Station Terrace NW10 5RT; 07903 638 817; minipicassos.co.uk

PORTOBELLO JUICE

This popular independent juice bar offers a full range of breakfast dishes, healthy mains and an amazing fresh salad bar. Unique super smoothies include the Black Magic alongside the popular poached eggs on avocado on toast, a favourite delivery combination via Deliveroo and UberEats. Not to mention the Hemp Botanics CBD dispensary downstairs. 297 Portobello Road, W10 5TD 020 8960 6291; portobellojuice.com

OLIVER GOLDSMITH Founded in 1926 and a family-run business for over 80 years, Oliver Goldsmith has become the primary source for contemporary sunglasses. Based on All Saints Road and decorated with memorabilia detailing the brand’s glamorous and colourful history, the outlet houses an extensive range from the traditional to the decidedly more eclectic, providing the perfect accessories to accompany every look possible. 15 All Saints Road, W11 1HA; 020 7460 0844

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Bad back? First thing we fix is your front. The oldest and largest centre of excellence for Classical Pilates in the UK. Both dynamic and therapeutic, Classical Pilates is as close to the original method taught by J. Pilates as you can get. Mat classes, small group and private lessons on Gratz equipment. Gyrotonic. Every way to fix your body and suit your budget under one roof. 43-47 Lonsdale Road, NW6 6RA 020 7372 3490

QUEENSBURY Willesden’s favourite deli and pub - enjoy delicious coffee cakes, soups and salads at the communal table at the deli, or heartier meals at the stylishly decorated gastropub - or simply a drink on the terrace outside. 68 & 110a Walm Lane NW2; 020 8452 0774; thequeensbury.net

PEARL & GROOVE The girls at Pearl & Groove are nuts about cake. They use ground almonds instead of flour, meaning that everything they bake is not only utterly delicious, but gluten free too. There are even treats to be found if you're of a sugar-free, dairy-free mindset – and a fabulously healthy all-day breakfast menu. (Guilt-free) indulgence at its best! 341 Portobello Road, W10 5SA

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As London’s number one hair removal specialist, Strip's highly trained therapists pride themselves on offering a professional and hygienic service in truly luxurious setting. You can now extend your Strip experience with spray tanning, laser and brow treatments available at five central London locations. 020 7590 0055; stripwaxbar.com

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R.S.Currie & Co are the purveyors of toys and childrens birthday parties. From the secret house in the back of the toy shop and throughout London and beyond, they host inimitable parties for your young ones. The team can cater to your every need providing a bespoke service for you and your child. Request a brochure for the parties or visit the charming shop & venue. 105 Westbourne Grove, W2 4UW 020 7792 2236, 07776 030 902; rscurrie.com

Urban Meadow is proud to serve great fresh food in a fantastic location. Located nearby Kensington Gardens and opposite Hyde Park, this is an all-day dining venue open for stylish farmhouse fare. The spacious patio area provides the perfect calming environment to relax while dining alfresco. They also offer a grab and go service of wonderful fresh food and drink. 150 Bayswater Road, W2; 020 7792 7066 urbanmeadowcafe.com

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Take a seat at the complimentary cocktail bar or relax in the subterranean golden washrooms before meeting the hair styling team that's recognized among the top creative talents in the UK. Famous for bringing their international experience with celebrities, catwalks and magazines back to their clients, this unisex salon has a modern approach. 309 Portobello Road, W10 5TD 020 8960 8569; taylortaylorlondon.com

SCALINI

VAN PETERSON DESIGNS

One of the oldest traditional fine dining Italian restaurants left in London, with roots in the heart of Chelsea, a Victorian artists’ colony; there is an air of ambient charm as both staff and clientele create a warm and stylish vibe. Scalini has been serving excellent Italian food as simply as possible, in the most traditional, unpretentious and honest ways since 1988 and continues to do so today. 1-3 Walton Street, SW3 2JD 020 7225 2301

Throughout its 30 years Van Peterson has established itself as a high-end designer jewellery brand with a loyal client base that includes Charlize Theron, Poppy and Cara Delevigne, and music legend Annie Lennox. Van Peterson’s designs can be viewed at the Walton Street store, and online. A selection of designs are stocked in various boutiques in the UK and abroad. 156 Walton Street, SW3 2JL 020 7584 1101; vanpeterson.com

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Frozen yogurt lovers can herd on down to Yoomoo yoghurt bar at Harrods. Fans can pick up fro-yo on the go or relax and enjoy in the sit-down bar. Graze on a variety of fat-free flavours and pile them high with either devilishly delicious chocolaty treats or a selection of sumptuous fresh fruits. Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, SW1; yoomoo.com

Vellos Designs Ltd was established in 1991 and is a family-owned architectural interior design practice. Vellos Designs offers an outstanding service that only a family-run business can. From conception to completion, they project manage every step of the way, priding themselves on customer satisfaction. 35 Kensington Church Street, W8 4LL; 020 7937 8008; vellosdesigns.com

WESTWAY SPORTS & FITNESS Climb, hit, kick and lift at Westway Sports & Fitness. With 13.5m high climbing walls, eight indoor tennis courts, eight synthetic grass football pitches and a gym complete with classes, sauna and free weights, there’s plenty to help you get fitter and stronger, faster. There are lots of activities for kids too.

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Big Red Tent Vinyl Cafe takes care of your musical needs in an earthy, friendly, foodie environment. Specialising in coffee and quality eats from the Southwest of France, French Caribbean, and a breakfast menu as well as rare vinyl records, record players, playlists and DJ sets, this is a place where you can indulge your passion for music while satisfying your thirst and hunger. 273 Portobello Road, W11; 020 7314 3500

ZAEEM JAMAL

Famous for stunning hand-embellished silks, lush cascading lines and clean, crisp contemporary silhouettes, his gowns are some of the most desired pieces on the planet. With a global heritage of craftsmanship and excellence, Jamal’s famous flagship store on the King’s Road is a blaze of colour and innovation – or as Zaeem would put it ‘design alchemy in motion’. 309 King's Road, SW3 zaeemjamal.com

YASTIK Rifat Ozbek's beautiful cushion shop is reminiscent of an art gallery, its white walls creating a clean space in which to display a wide range of patterned pieces. Ranging from tiny lavender bags to large, one-off, cushions, everything is high class and stylishly designed. 8 Holland Street, W8; 020 3538 7981 yastikbyrifatozbek.com

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LAUNCH PRICES IN 8 SUMMER COLOURS

MICHAEL Recliner (without stool):

LAUNCH PRICE £1,490

Leatherhead & Shoreditch 01372 379810 or 020 7253 3206

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DECOREX INTERNATIONAL 18 - 21 September This is the event to find the best of British with hundreds of new and established designers showcasing their work. This year, The New Craftsmen are presenting their ‘CraftHouse’ that will seek to discover how craft is used in our daily lives. Syon Park, TW8; decorex.com

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Ring Rattan Chair, $225; shop.formaliving.com

Modern ideas, designs and styles for your home Wo r d s e l i z a b e t h h u t t o n

IN-ES.ARTDESIGN Trama 2 Light Bowl Pendant, £200; wayfair.co.uk

MINK INTERIORS Army Green Rattan Tub Chair, £230; minkinteriors.com

EICHHOLTZ

Rattan Colony Chair, £240; houseology.com

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Motus Wide Rattan Basket, £84; dopo-domani.com

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Barker and Stonehouse To celebrate their 70th anniversary, Barker and Stonehouse have partnered with Ercol to design a limited edition Windsor chair. With only 25 made, the solid ash is dip-dyed in platinum and extremely cool and collectable. £389; barkerandstonehouse.co.uk

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Tea Trolley 900, £2,365; skandium.com

STORED AWAY

Another Country Next month, Zeitraum will pop-up in Clerkenwell, London. The respected German design manufacturer looks at new ways of city living and working, where space is a premium and style is obligatory. Clever storage is key. anothercountry.com

WIENER GTVDESIGN

Targa Lounge Armchair, POA; architonic.com

ROCK OUT

Rivsalt Swedish designer Jens Sandringer was inspired to create a salt grater after dining at a Japanese teppanyaki in Beijing. Bringing an artistic flair to seasoning, the rock of salt makes a great centerpiece before it is grated over your food. From £24; rivsalt.com

ROCKETT ST GEORGE Capri Black & Natural Rattan Chair, £199; rockettstgeorge.co.uk

FIRST LIGHT

Another Country For the first time, Another Country have a light collection. Designed by Netherlands-based Canadian Dana Cannam, the solid brass T-bar and lamp holder provide a sleek silhouette. Simple and elegant. £452; anothercountry.com

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Bamboo Light, POA; daphnalaurens.nl

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McCarron and Co This stylish, bespoke breakfast cabinet from McCarron and Co is hand-crafted in American walnut as part of their Brompton range. Perfect as a focal point for the kitchen, the cabinet houses a Miele coffee machine and microwave as well as a sink with a boiling tap. mccarronandco.com

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Raffa Wing Chair, £1,550; archerandcompany.co.uk

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MAKING SHAPES Revered designer Neisha Crosland can now add author to her résumé. Absolutely caught up with her to discuss her new book W o r d s c at h e r i n e h a l e s Book photography Misha Anikst

CATHERINE HALES: What inspired you to write ‘Life of a Pattern’? NEISHA CROSLAND: I moved studio five years ago, and while clearing and sorting out my archives I noticed not only that there were many recurring themes in my work but that the sources of inspiration behind the designs also had interesting stories. I like to think of pattern as a link to the past; as with a good story, it gets passed down through the ages. I wanted the book to be a visual narrative in which, to quote Misha Anikst, the book’s designer and photographer, ‘the designs must leap out of the page and grab attention’. I wanted to create a book as a homage to all of the things that have influenced me. CH: Why did you decide to become a designer of textiles? NC: A missed turn in the V&A on my way to a lecture found me in the Ottoman galleries and I knew immediately that I wanted to do textiles. Despite their age, the bold, rich graphics on velvet and silk looked so utterly modern. CH: What is your design process? NC: I have a pinboard where I pin all of my sources of inspiration – everything from a ribbon or postcard, to a photograph of a painting or ceramic, or even just a doodle;

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Flamenco pigment printed furnishing/curtain fabric, colour tangerine, Stead McAlpin, UK, 2007

I WANTED TO create a book AS AN HOMAGE to all the things THAT HAVE INFLUENCED ME seemingly random pictures of things that have caught my eye. I also write notes and pin them on the board. I then live with these inspirations until I get an urge to do something with them. I start to sketch some ideas roughly in a sketchbook and

I find that it really helps to give them names at this point. The ideas will join up with each other and evolve or just get edited out; it’s a survival of the fittest or best idea! When I’m confident that I’m on to something I’ll map it out life-size – not computer screen size – in black and white or pencil since it’s important to get the structure of a design correct before I start colouring it. CH: How would you define your style? NC: I’ve been told it’s quite deco. I try to make my designs as minimal as possible with maximum impact, a discipline that maybe comes from the pre-digital days when every colour in a design cost money. I think the way I design is also inspired by my admiration for Ottoman and Japanese design, and the abstract art of the Russian Avant-garde. ‘Minimum line with maximum impact’ is my mantra. CH: You often mention the V&A; is it your favourite spot in London? NC: Well, I owe my calling to textiles to the V&A. I spent a lot of time there as a student, not only in the textile galleries but also among the ceramic collections and in the wrought iron metalwork galleries where I liked the black and white, positive/negative aspect of the metalwork.

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Zebra silver blue cut velvet on chair. Diagonal Beaded Stripe hand knotted Tibetan wool silk rug, Neisha Crosland for The Rug Company

HOMES & INTERIORS / PROFILE

Neisha Crosland Pepper Trail Wallpaper

[ROALD DAHL] TAUGHT ME that a different POINT OF VIEW

is the only interesting POINT OF VIEW

matter how gorgeous the colours are. It’s also important to have an understanding of how the design will work on the end product since you can’t just plonk a pattern on something. You need to understand the medium and how the design will look, whether it’s upholstered onto a chair, decorating a fine china cup, flat on the floor for a rug, or draped around the neck in the form of a scarf.

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CH: Are there any patterns in nature that particularly influence your work? NC: I find inspiration in everything from the checks on fritillaries and the shape of giant gunnera leaves, to ferns, ginkgo leaves, shells, malachite and coral. The photographer Horst P. Horst’s book Patterns from Nature and Karl Blossfeldt’s Art Forms in Nature have inspired me too. CH: What makes a successful pattern or textile? NC: A well-balanced repeat, combined with a scale that works. Ideally the colouration should be a surprise too. Good drawing is essential otherwise the design will always be unattractive no

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CH: Are there any other designers you admire? NC: I admire a wide range of designers spanning different eras, from current designers such as Georgina Von Etzdorf and Marthe Armitage, to Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher for their 1930s textiles, and the 18th century silk designers James Leman and Anna Maria Garthwaite. There are also so many designers who do wonderful things but remain anonymous. CH: Is there a particular place in the world that inspires your designs? NC: Many places inspire me but mostly from cultures long gone. For example, I take inspiration from everything from 16th century Japanese kimonos

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HOMES & INTERIORS / PROFILE and Mughal textiles and block prints, to Ottoman designs and Iznik pottery and ceramics in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. My influences also range from 18th century Spitalfield silks and Jacobean and Elizabethan blackwork, to Aztec and Inca feather pieces, African tribal art, 14th and 15th century Italian ecclesiastical textiles and early 20th century Russian revolution designs. The list goes on!

Moorish Circles surflex printed wallpaper, colours o’hara red, chilli, chocolate lemon and pink bark, The Surface Print Company, UK, 2006

CH: What made you decide to add rugs to your collection? NC: The Rug Company approached me at a House & Garden fair about 12 years ago. I had designed an installation using my wallpaper on the floor under a sheet of perspex. Christopher Sharp, co-founder of The Rug Company, spotted it and asked me if I’d like to design rugs. Sea Thistle wallpaper, colour squid ink, Seven Park Place restaurant, St. James Hotel and Club, London, UK, Interior by Tony Filmer at Tully Filmer

CH: How would you describe your London house? NC: It’s an oasis that was once a working mews and a fly tip. We’ve made the garden the central focus, with french windows looking out onto it. CH: What do you like to do in your free time? NC: I love doing a lot of pottering in the garden and house, as well as visiting galleries, trips to the cinema and opera, cooking and seeing friends and family. Any chance to travel is welcome too. u

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CH: You speak very fondly of Camberwell College of Arts; was the school instrumental to your career? NC: Very much so. It taught me the process of getting a design from paper to cloth, the importance of drawing and of respecting the production process, whether it’s in a factory or by hand. That’s why I always like to stay close to the production process and to work with people who have the same approach, since a good design can so easily be ruined in the manufacturing. I find that it’s essential to have a say in how my

designs are developed onto products – whether they’re rugs, tiles, wallpapers or fabrics – to ensure beautiful results. CH: Did your stepfather Roald Dahl’s brilliant creativity feed into your own? NC: His love of the arts and the importance of inventing something to surprise people left a huge mark on me. He taught me that a different point of view is the only interesting point of view. My mother also instilled this in me, and she had a great eye for style and for the unusual.

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Malmaison Citrus rug, €2,299 moooicarpets.com

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Life is, quite simply, easier and more convenient. With most technology companies focused on improving quality of life, those arduous everyday tasks that once consumed our time and energy are becoming more digitalised and effortless by the day. One such company is the DSE Group. Set up in 1992, the company aquired its digital arm in 2000 to allow home technology systems to be incorporated into its developments. Now they are opening the doors of their new home automation showroom in Craven Terrace, W2, which the director David Slater describes as the ‘beating heart’ of the

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ome technology is in a constant state of flux. New technologies develop faster than it is possible to keep up with- it seems that before the latest version of any musthave gadget has even been released, companies are already developing the next one. Nowadays, even our grandmothers know how to send a text and Generation Y can do more with an iPad than Steve Jobs probably could. There is no denying the benefits that the technological age has brought us.

company. The space is designed to show the latest in high tech integration within the context of beautiful furniture. Lighting can be controlled according to mood, sound can be filtered to different rooms and the Nest learning thermostat allows temperature to be controlled via mobile phone. Talk about ultimate comfort. The advantage of having the physical store is that it allows clients to experience the technology in real life. As Slater remarks, “online can only show you prices and products; it cannot give you inspiration. ” The irony - that using technology to buy more technology is a mistake - is inescapable. But it is this tailored service, passion and innovation that has made the DSE Group the successful business it is today. 

FANCY A CULTURE FIX? Changed quarterly, the DSE Group will also be displaying work from a variety of artists throughout the showroom. Katy Sayers Green’s textured paintings adorn the walls whilst sculptures by Andrzej Szymczyk and Philip Hearsey rest on surfaces. The relationship between art and technology has never felt so symbiotic.

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he BabyZen YoYo+ weighs just 6.2kg and folds down so small it can qualify as hand luggage; if you’ve ever waited for ages at an airport baggage carousel for your buggy to be wheeled off the plane, you’ll understand what a benefit that can be. It's also a cinch to manoeuvre (it’s easy on the wrists), has a decent recline and a good-sized basket to hold all your little essentials. French-designed, it’s high on style and available in a range of chic colours (as well as with an optional newborn pack) – and while it takes a little more assembly than some buggies, once you’ve put it together it feels sturdy and is so, so easy to use. It also fits into the smallest car boot space (or even a footwell), making it a great daily buggy for active parents who are sick and tired of lugging gigantic travel systems around town. All in all, it’s our number one holiday essential for 2016.

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hen Magdalen College School, Oxford, triumphed over Hutton Church of England Grammar School in the Debating Matters National Final at the end of last term, the standard of oratory was very high. Sixth-form students Tom Gould and Joel Stanley beat the former champions from Hutton Church at the events held at the Museum of London, arguing that there should not be limits to free speech on social media. Their teacher, head of politics at Magdalen College, Dr James Panton said: “My kids went further than I’d imagined they could and are obviously delighted. But more than that - the whole weekend is a testament to what we can do with smart young kids when we’re willing to push them to take themselves seriously. They’ve learnt more this weekend than in the preceding 12 months. And they loved it” Of course, ‘Top Public School Wins Debating Cup’ is not a surprising headline. The teaching of oratory skills has long been seen as the preserve of public schools, but a charity co-founded by a princess has been working with an inspirational east London school in an attempt to change this status quo. School 21 in Newham is a free school founded by Tony Blair’s former speechwriter Peter Hyman. Hyman has been very public in his belief that speaking skills should be at the heart of the school timetable, denouncing moves by Ofqual a couple of years ago when it decided that teenagers would no longer be awarded marks for speaking and listening in GCSE English. He said: “Speaking eloquently is a moral issue because to find your voice

THE SKILL of oracy is at the HEART of SOCIAL mobility both literally and metaphorically and be able to communicate your ideas and your passions is crucial to how they are going to be a success in the world. If you can speak and articulate yourself properly that will happen. But it’s also the number one issue that employers put in all their surveys: they want good oral communication.” Pupils at School 21, which is in a very underprivileged area of London, are now learning to find their voices with the help of Big Change, a charity that supports young people with skills outside

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a traditional academic curriculum. The charity was co-founded by Princess Beatrice and Sam and Holly Branson, scions of Richard. Princess Beatrice told a workshop of 11 and 12 year olds that she initially found school a “nightmare” where she “struggled” because of dyslexia. It was only when she went on to secondary school and joined the public speaking team that she felt more confident. Also taking part in the project was Karl Lokko, who as a teenager had been a south London gang leader. He said the day before he had taken his GCSEs, one of his friends had been killed. "He was murdered by my side," he said. But even being able to "denounce gangsterism" had meant having to learn a vocabulary and way of communicating he had never acquired growing up. Lokko, who read one of his poems to the pupils, said he had deliberately set about learning 10 new words a day underlining words he had not understood in books or articles and then looking up their meaning in a dictionary. Peter Hyman said speaking skills represented a major barrier to disadvantaged young people. Hyman warned of a "speaking deficit", adding the skills of "oracy" were at "the heart of social mobility". Too often poorer youngsters and their families lacked the confidence to speak up for themselves, he said. Hyman said schools should focus much more attention on helping young people express themselves verbally, not least in terms of improving their job chances. He also said speaking skills were linked to children’s sense of wellbeing. Princess Beatrice said: "We live in a world where everything is moving at such a fast pace. "You have to find an identity that's true to yourself. You really have to find your own voice." u

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INNER VISION Life-changing therapies arrive in Kensington with ALC-UK's first UK outpost

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n what is probably the most exciting new arrival in Kensington since Princess Eugenie took up residence at Kensington Palace, ALC-UK has opened its first branch in the capital on Elvaston Place, changing the city’s learning differences game. The visual training group, frequented by celebrities, socialites and international royalty, has launched its new initiative, in collaboration with Osborne Cawkwell, one of London's leading tutoring agencies, offering eye strengthening treatments not previously available in London. Launched in 2012 by industry expert Jo Shedden, ALC-UK specialises in eye training and neural pathway stimulation, and getting children moving ahead in the school environment. With established centres throughout Australia, New Zealand and Germany, ALC-UK was Britain’s first truly comprehensive eye-brain treatment program – a vision therapy administered by a qualified vision training therapist and tailored to address an array of symptoms.

Perfect for increasing comprehension, understanding, memory retention and reading ability, the eye training program is prescribed following an in-depth consultation, where a bespoke program is put together depending on needs. Whether your child suffers from, reading issues, high anxiety, headaches, or untidy handwriting, the eye training program can change their life and give them the boost they need to get ahead academically. It is also perfect for those wishing to improve their vision for sporting abilities, or to conquer tiredness and motion sickness.

Jo Shedden, owner of the UK centres, says: “I always found it hard to get the right kind of programme for my child who had learning difficulties. I found I was travelling to other countries to get the best or most comprehensive treatments on the market. That’s why I decided to bring the ALC program to the UK. To be part of the outstanding ALC brand means we have access to cutting-edge brain plasticity methods and knowledge. I’m really excited that the eye training program has launched in London, as this

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will mean so many more children will be able to see their lives dramatically changed.” As well as the pioneering treatment, there is a unique comprehensive reading system developed by Fitzroy. The sounding readers system works on blends and sounds, with its interactive program, covering a wider age range than usual. Clients are first introduced to their assessor who discusses individual requirements. The visual assessment uses complex technology to look beneath the surface of the eyes and show what cannot be seen by the naked eye. This is used as a basis to tailor treatments for the individual, based on findings. Free comprehensive reports are included as standard practice at the completion of both assessment and treatment. “Our philosophy is all about addressing the root cause of your child’s learning difficulty, with a view to getting them ahead academically, and we are looking forward to changing lives.”

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hen I was five years old, I remember my Dad returning from one of his long haul trips to Los Angeles. Usually, he’d bring back edible presents – Lifesaver sweets and Hershey’s Kisses – but this one particular time he brought us back something else. Out of his small cabin bag came a rectangular box, a VHS, and on the front was a cartoon lion, surrounded by a pack of other wild animals – a wildebeest, a meercat and a mandrill – all standing proud on a large rock. It wasn’t long before the video was thrust into the player and my brother and I were hooked on The Lion King. Ever since that morning, when we delved into Disney’s representation of the African wild, we have both dreamt of going there ourselves to experience the natural world at, well, its most natural. Our mutual desire to visit the land of lions has never ceased. So after 12 years of discussing, and one and a half years of planning, we were on our way to Nairobi for the trip of a lifetime. The flight with Kenya Airways was a breeze, and before we knew it we were ushered out of Nairobi Airport and packed onto a single engine Safarilink plane and on our way to our first port of call in northern Kenya.

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ur first stop was Segera Retreat, just north of the equator, on the Laikipia Plateau. This part of Kenya is an important migratory corridor within the Ewaso ecosystem – to put it simply, it is buzzing with life. The resort, which sits in the shadow of Mount Kenya, is a lush nirvana in the middle of wild grassland. Made up of a ring of luxurious stilt villas and an oasis-style private pool, each villa runs on solar energy and has a private balcony facing the bush and an al fresco Jacuzzi, which is ideal for a postsafari soak. While you’re there, you will also catch a glimpse of some of the park’s wildlife drinking at one of the watering holes nearby. If you’re feeling particularly brave, the team at Segera will happily set you up a bed outside, so you can star-gaze until you drift off. Before the land was acquired by Jochn Zeitz in 2005 it was overrun with

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A pool at the luscious Segera Retreat

poachers. But an eight-year conservation project transformed it into a reserve committed to protecting and cultivating the land and its animals. Alongside this, Zeitz invested time and money on initiatives to help preserve the wildlife and improve the lives of indigenous people. Safari is a bit of a tourist trap. Finding oneself alone with a lion or a rhino is, unfortunately, unlikely. In fact, people warned us to expect a flurry of 4x4s jumping dunes to get a glimpse of anything moving on the savanna. But clearly these people didn’t visit Segera. Our experience here was one of solitude and discovery. The resort has only eight villas, which means it is never overrun. Secondly, it’s the only resort in the 50,000 acres of wilderness, which means a fleet of noisy Jeeps just isn’t a concern. Our game drives tended to be in the evening – a 5.30pm departure, when the temperature dropped – with the hope of us spotting something during three-hour trips. We saw plenty: lions (only a few, mind), elephants, giraffe, zebra, antelope, buffalo and even a hippo bathing at the watering hole by my room. While the wildlife is certainly the draw here, there’s plenty more to enjoy. The food, for example. The staff at Segera will do everything in their power to ensure you are happy and well-fed, and are more than happy to take requests. If

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Segera lays on a surprise Out of Africa style picnic in the bush

TRAVEL / WANDERLUST plenty of other safari dwellers, so it’s less intimate than the Segera safari. But the wildlife is abundant: male lions laze under the shade of a tree, lionesses sit in packs across the savanna, the distinctive Masai giraffes run alongside your car, elephants wander across the bush in their hordes, and Black rhino can be found. This prehistoric beast has inhabited the world for some 60 million years and, after years of poaching, is now an endangered species. It is believed there are only 2,500 left in pockets of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia and Tanzania. And it

The breathtaking view from Angama Mara's deck overlooking the Masai Mara

you’re craving pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast, you can have them. Or is chicken curry and daal your favourite? Just ask. Most evenings we left it up to the kitchen to surprise us, but on request we persuaded the chef to cook us up an authentic Kenyan feast including staple dishes such as ugali (a starchy porridgelike substance), meat stews, sukuma wiki (collard greens cooked with onions and tomatoes), chapattis and a coconut kidney bean soup better known as maharagwe. One day we were whisked off to a prime ‘lion viewing’ spot in the bush, where we were surprised by an al fresco picnic that could’ve been plucked right out of the set of Out of Africa. Everything about Segera is on point; they combine luxury with rustic charm, provide a 24-hour concierge service, unlimited game drives, your own driver and allocated waiter, and a type of hospitality you’d expect to find at a friend’s home. To top our stay at Segera off, as we were leaving the resort, our driver David suddenly stopped the car, pointed quietly, and whispered, “Chui”. We glanced in the direction of his finger, and to our amazement there was a Chui (Swahili for leopard) standing by a fence, looking at us. Within seconds it turned away and raced off. But that didn’t matter, we had seen it, and it was wonderful.

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etting from northern to southern Kenya, we saw an extraordinary change in landscape and animals. From the seared grasslands in Laikipia Plateau to the verdant planes of the Masai Mara, we were onto the next chapter of our African adventure. As the plane glided into land, we spotted a clan of hyenas near the runway, countless

harems of zebra, towers of giraffes and herds of elephant grazing nearby amidst the trees. Life was everywhere. Which meant we were in for a lot of lion sightings. Wilson, our friendly, talkative driver, picked us up and whisked us off to the camp. Comprised of 30 luxury tents, split in half across two camps and overlooking the vast Masai Mara, the camp is on the Oloololo escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley. The main restaurant/ reception is an open wooden decked space, adorned with Moschino-style rocking chairs and an unrivalled vista that redefines the phrase ‘beautiful view’. The food is good, but the best dinner was had under a canopy of trees, lit with lanterns, where they cooked up a feast of meat and delicious salads. Unlike Segera, Angama is more about a shared experience. There are communal dining areas where you can socialise with other guests or chat over a bonfire and a cocktail. The drives are different too – there are park fees, and

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was the final animal, the one to complete our sighting of the Big Five, and the one we thought least likely to see. But as if by magic, to complete the trip of a lifetime, as we were on our final game drive, there it was, a black rhino with her baby plodding across the bush. And to top it off, not one 4x4 (other than ours) in sight. It was the most spectacular end to the most incredible trip, and has given me my very own story to treasure for the rest of my life. u  Economy return flights from London Heathrow to Nairobi with Kenya Airways (www.kenya-airways.com / 020 8283 1818) start from £722.45 including taxes. Domestic flights with Safarilink, Kenya’s premier safari airline, fly from Wilson Airport, Nairobi (www. arptravelgroup.com; alpha@alphauk. co.uk). Rates for Segera Retreat, part of Wilderness Safaris, start from USD 1070 per person per night in their Villas www.segera. com. Angama Mara’s rates start from $825 per person per night www.angama.com

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THE 754 km stretch OF THE N2 brings surprises AT EVERY TURN Over at Cape Grace Hotel’s classic Signal Restaurant, Chef Malika van Reenen’s repertoire marries Cape Town’s heritage with modern influences, evident in the Rooibos-smoked salmon fish cake and Bobotie-spiced springbok, not to mention a delightful tasting menu paired with exquisite wines from local producers. And speaking of wines, Stellenbosch has over 150 wine farms across a 30km radius – the highest concentration of producers in the world, many of which grace the gentle slopes of the majestic Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek and Simonsberg Mountains. A perfect excuse to make a detour. Wine tourism is burgeoning here, and with so much to do, we manage to cram some of the best tastings and culinary trips into a three-day marathon. During a ‘Foodies on Foot’ tour, we eat our way through town: lunch at Oude Werf hotel, dessert at M Patisserie, Biltong at Eikeboom Butchery, and a visit to Schoon de Companjie, a cooperative for artisan treats.

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Stellenbosch is home to some of the region’s finest restaurants. Tokara boasts creative dishes, a contemporary art gallery and romantic views, while Makaron at Majeka House is popular for its quirky décor and innovative cuisine. The mouth-watering traditional braai at WedgeView Country House & Spa is a true feast. Next up – some serious vineyard hopping. A salt and wine pairing of Fleur du Cap’s Unfiltered range at Die Bergkelder cellars includes naturally crafted varieties, and a ‘vertical tasting’ at Stellenbosch Vineyards involves various vintages of the same variety, notably the Lanner Hill Kumkani sauvignon blanc’s 2006 to 2015 vintages. JC Le Roux’s Methode Cap Classique range is a serious rival to champagne, while at Van Ryn’s, the only brandy distillery in Stellenbosch, we learn about the distillation process and pair their award-winning vintages with Belgian chocolates. Staying in a vineyard – the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa –enables us to taste their wines at leisure. Our Stellenbosch sojourn is brief, but we leave clutching beautiful memories and bottles of world-class wines. Just off the R327 turning before Mossel Bay, a long, rocky road leads to Gondwana Game Reserve. In this 11,000-hectare malaria-free private game reserve, the Big Five (lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino, and leopard) share space with many other species that roam free within an immense spread of valleys and undulating hills. At the heart of Gondwana are the Kwena Lodges, their dome-shaped thatched roofing inspired by tribal Khoi-San Fancourt’s Manor House

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dwellings. Native furnishings bring a rustic feel, balanced with laid-back luxury and 180-degree views. An outdoor infinity pool sits at the bottom of the slope, and it’s not unusual to see wildlife paying an occasional visit here. Early morning and afternoon safaris in the company of our expert guide, Felix, are captivating. We come across herds of zebra, elephant, giraffe and hippo, but most riveting is a pride of lions guarding their kill, an eland. They aren’t perturbed by our presence, even when we return the next day to witness them feasting on the carcass at very close range. A close encounter with an adult elephant is heart-stopping, and spotting two precious rhinos is an unforgettable finale. Fancourt, our next port of call, is a popular golfing destination in the city of George. But for non-golfers like me, the real star here is the Manor House, proclaimed Africa’s Best Romantic Boutique Hotel in the 2015 World Boutique Hotel Awards. Our Oakland Suite comes with butler service, and he makes sure the sweet treats kept coming. Dining at Henry White’s, we satisfy our seafood cravings, and over at La Cantina, the Italian tasting menu of three starters, three mains and two desserts puts even the best restaurants in Italy to shame. We devote a day to exploring the Klein Karoo region’s boutique vineyards – Herold Wines, Karusa Premium Wines & Craft Brewery, and Surval Boutique Olive Estate, where we dine among olive groves. Passing through the town of Oudtshoorn, sightings of ostrich are not unusual – this is the ostrich capital of the world, after all. Not far away are the famous Cango Caves, Africa's largest show cave system of limestone caverns and towering halls of stalactites, some resembling giant organ pipes. The journey to Knysna, our last

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destination, is punctuated by forests, lagoons and coastlines. The focal point in this laid-back enclave is the waterfront, with its restaurants and quirky shops. Conrad Pezula sits on the hilly eastern head of Knysna, where an outdoor pool overlooks the Knysna lagoon. Pieces of art from local artists grace the hotel’s lobby, and suites have a touch of retro elegance. A shuttle service takes guests to Noetzie Beach, a secluded oasis with two romantic private retreats: Pezula Castle and Beach Castle. There’s so much to do here – horse riding, hiking in Pezula's ancient indigenous forest, canoeing on the Noetzie River – if you can summon the will to get up and leave behind the relaxing ambience. I can’t. Rounding off our Garden Route adventure, we head for Camps Bay, an affluent coastal enclave on the foothills of the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range. Our South Beach crash pad is part of the new Blue Views Collection of luxury apartments, and by the time we settle in and perused our private terrace, the clouds are already hovering, the winds causing waves to crash over boulders and rocks. The Garden Route is indeed full of wonders and surprises, and our mini road trip is packed with memorable experiences, most remarkable of which are the safari, wine tastings, great food, exquisite resorts and friendly locals. No doubt, the Western Cape captivates, and I know I’ll be back. 

 CONTACTS Lanzerac Hotel & Spalanzerac.co.za / lanzerac.co.za Gondwana Game Reserve gondwanagr.co.za / gondwanagr.co.za Fancourt fancourt.co.za/ fancourt.co.za/ Conrad Pezula Hotel conradhotels3.hilton. com/ conradhotels3.hilton.com/

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astle Terrace Restaurant embodies true fine dining. Opened by the team behind Michelinstarred The Kitchin, the menu is designed by Edinburgh-born Dominic Jack. With French influences and Scottish produce, the menu is experimental and sees produce combined with unexpected herbs and spices. A great example of this is the delicately balanced scallop starter, which sees the meaty fish come served with a light curry sauce. This dish demonstrated the talent of The Castle’s chefs instantly. The beef main was Thai-inspired and included a parcel of ravioli filled with a soy-ponzu concoction. Piercing this over the tender stem broccoli, chilli and garlic made this a memorable meal.  33-35 Castle Terrace, EH1; castleterracerestaurant.com

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Knight Frank, Queen’s Park ueen’s Park is an area which tends to be largely unaffected by major macro-economic changes and the current market is no different. Necessity is the main driver of our market, with a large majority of sales involving growing families and first time buyers looking to get on the property ladder. Buyers are more price sensitive than ever; overpriced properties are languishing on the market while those which are more realistically priced are attracting strong interest and sales are being agreed. An impressive property available currently with Knight Frank is this recently refurbished two bedroom garden flat being marketed at £1,150,000. Chevening Road is one of the prime streets in the area and this stunning garden flat has been stylishly designed and thoughtfully laid out. A great example of the exciting opportunities available through Knight Frank in Queen’s Park. ◆

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South Kensington for the museums, which is a 15 min bus ride away. Head to Hally’s or St. Clements for brunch and then off to the cinema in Fulham Broadway.

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Best restaurant My best restaurant is the lovely Italian, Nuovi Sapori on the New Kings Road. It is hands down winner by a long way. Sports and recreation Slice studios, BMF in Eel Brook Common, dog walking in Hurlingham or South Park’s (both of which have great kids playgrounds). ◆

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A sensational newly refurbished upper maisonette with a superb open-plan living space. Consisting of over 1,000 square feet of internal space, this beautiful property is exceptionally well thought through combining generous room proportions and stylish interior design.The building is very well located in the heart of Notting Hill close to Portobello Road and Kensington Park Road. EPC=D. Reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and open-plan kitchen. Sole Agents

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Hewer Street, W10 £1,350 per week Fees Apply A stylish newly built property (1,539 square feet) set within private gates.This fabulous house is beautifully designed and flooded with natural light. EPC=C. Reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and balcony. Available for short lets. Furnished.

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Princedale Road, W11 £1,800 per week Fees Apply

This stunning house which has an abundance of natural light is arranged over three levels.The stylish interior offers superb entertaining space with wooden floors throughout. EPC=D.Two reception rooms, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and terrace. Furnished or unfurnished. Sole Agents

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Marloes Road, W8 £625 per week Fees Apply

A beautifully presented one bedroom garden flat that has been refurbished throughout.This property boasts a large reception room and a wonderful private garden. EPC=D. Reception room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and garden. Furnished.

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Simply stunning flat on the raised ground floor of this impressive period property offering stylish flexible accommodation and great storage. EPC=D. Reception room, two bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen. Unfurnished. Sole Agents

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

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A beautifully refurbished 5 bedroom semi-detached house on Needham Road. The property is one of 4 houses of exceptional architectural style in this lovely street with an elegant curve to the front of the building, sash windows & decorative ironwork. The house benefits from 2 reception rooms, a large media room & a small garden. EPC rating D

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EPC - D

Kendal Road NW10

EPC - D

£1,550,000 Freehold Sneyd Road NW2

· Beautifully restored bright spacious home · 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study Wrentham Avenue, NW10 Avenue, NW10 kitchen ·Wrentham 2 reception rooms, modern ·Beautifully Hi tech refurbished systems incentre place terraced house arranged over Beautifully refurbished centre terraced house arranged over ·three Finished to situated a high standard floors and and in this this popular popular location location close close to to shops, shops, three floors situated in · Close to Gladstone Park & transport bars and gastropubs of Chamberlayne Road, Tiverton and viewing gastropubs of Chamberlayne Road, Tiverton Green Green ·bars Early recommended and and Queens Queens Park. Park. Viewing Viewing a a must! must!

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EPC EPC -- D D · Completely refurbished property · Sympathetically designed throughout £2,350,000 Freehold · 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms£2,350,000 Freehold ·5 bedrooms, 31ft open plan bathroom, kitchen/dining room onto garden 5 bedrooms, family family bathroom, en-suite en-suite and and shower shower room room ·Open Reception room, utility room & dining room plan kitchen/diner, reception Open plan kitchen/diner, reception & dining room ·Conservatory, 54 ft rear garden, tiled patio & OSP Conservatory, utility utility room room · Great position close to Gladstone Park

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EPC - D

Doyle Gardens NW10

£1,500,000 Freehold

EPC - B

£1,499,950 Freehold Letchford Gardens NW10 £1,350,000 Freehold

· Beautifully restored & refurbished Park, NW2 Brondesbury Park,Rise NW2 ·Brondesbury Situated in Kensal ·A stunning 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2088 sq ft over 4500 sq ft A stunning semi-detached semi-detached house house spanning spanning over 4500 sq ft ·offering Offered chain free an abundance of lateral living space offering an abundance of lateral living space & & situated situated in in the the · Open plan kitchen/diner heart of Brondebsury Park close to transport & amenities. of Brondebsury close to transport & amenities. No No ·heart Garage, OSP, 56 Park ft rear garden Upper Chain. Upper Chain. · Viewing recommended

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· New build stunning home built in style of original house £2,395,000 Freehold £2,395,000 Freehold · 4 floors with meticulous attention to detail ·7 bedrooms 4 bedrooms, luxurious en-suites rooms 7 bedrooms with with en-suites, en-suites, 2 2 reception reception rooms ·Grand Traditional interiors with contemporary features entrance hall with parquet Grand entrance hall with parquet flooring flooring · 1806 sq ft of living space Superb kitchen/family kitchen/family room, study onto garden ·Superb Great location room, study onto garden Private driveway, driveway, garage, garage, large large patio patio & & 77 77 ft ft rear rear garden garden ·Private www.12-14letchfordgardens.co.uk

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Geary Road NW10 · · · · · · ·

EPC - F

£1,350,000 Freehold

Clifford Gardens NW10

£1,499,999 Freehold

EPC - E Extraordinary family home · Beautifully presented family home Refurbished with considerable flair & attention · Offering 1655 sq ft of living space Dartmouth Road, NW2 £2,599,950 Freehold 5 bedrooms, family bathroom, 2 en-suites · 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Stunning designer kitchen/dining & reception plan kitchen/diner 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms A substantial detached period houseroom arranged over two floors · •Open 37offering ft rear 2481 garden, terrace & OSP · Bright reception room/utility room • Fabulous 90ft mature rear garden sq ft of fine lateral living space for a growing Close to Willesden Green Station (Jubilee) · •Lots of storage, in-built music system Excellent position close to amenities & transport family. Beautifully presented throughout in an enviable position Viewing recommended · Close to Kensal Rise on the Mapesbury Conservation Area.

EPC - D

• Full of original features. Viewing essential

EPC - E

Chronicle Heights, NW2 £750,000 Leasehold Brondesbury Park, NW2 £2,395,000 Freehold EPC - F

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Stunning penthouse with a unique view · Aylestone Avenue, NW6 · 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Large reception room A stunning example of a 1930s detached family home that· · Impressive 1189 sq ft of living space was rebuilt in the 1950s replicating all of the original features · Contemporary style kitchen – Siemens appliances but in need of refurbishment. Situated in the heart of · 30ft rear terrace looking onto Gladstone Park Brondesbury Park close to Queens Park station. · Communal garden area, lift

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Outstanding home full of lateral living space £2,799,950 Situated in the heart of Brondesbury Park Freehold upper chain •No 5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms 7 bedrooms, 7 en-suites, 2 reception rooms • Large kitchen, entrance vestibule, leaded windows Grand entrance with parquet flooring • Oak wood flooring & panelling, fireplaces Superb kitchen/family room, study • Small conservatory, garage, 45 ft rear garden Private driveway, garage, patio & 75 ft garden

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020 7328 2828 62 Salusbury Road, NW6 6NS queensparkpartnership.co.uk

EPC - D

PRIORY PARK ROAD, NW6

£799,950 Leasehold

Unique 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment set on the first floor of this period house, spanning over 909 sq ft with spacious south facing reception & open plan kitchen/diner. The loft has been converted to create the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Close to Kilburn High Road, many shops & transport links. Must be seen!

• Period conversion, 909 sq ft • Master bedroom with en-suite • Bright south facing reception • Close to Kilburn High Road & transports

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HARVIST ROAD, NW6

£995,000 Share Of Freehold

A spacious and well presented 3 bedroom split level flat providing 1057 sq ft of living space, arranged over the first & second floor of a converted Victorian house with bright south facing reception, 2 en-suite bathrooms & 1 family bathroom. Excellent position close to Queens Park , Chamberlayne Road & Salusbury Road.

• Split level flat, 1057 sq ft • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite) • Spacious kitchen & bright reception • Close to Queens Park & transport links

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MONTROSE AVENUE, NW6

£1,750,000 Freehold

Situated just moments from the beautiful Queens Park is this charming 3 bedroom period house spanning over 1559 sq ft, requiring modernisation but offering good family accommodation. The property boasts a well maintained 35 ft south facing garden, 2 receptions, dining room, family bathroom & shower room. Viewing recommended!

• Period terrace house, 1559 sq ft • 3 bedrooms, bathroom & shower room • 2 receptions, 35 ft garden • Close to Queens Park & transport links

EPC - D

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KEMPE ROAD, NW6

£1,999,999 Freehold

Beautifully presented 4 bedroom/2 bathroom fully extended family home arranged over 2040 sq ft with double reception room & stunning 29 ft kitchen/diner opening onto a 33 ft sunny rear garden. Close to Queens Park & the bustling Salusbury Road & Chamberlayne Road with many cafes & convenient transport links into Central London. Viewing essential.

• Stunning 2040 sq ft family home • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) • 29 ft bright modern kitchen, 33 ft garden • Close to Queens Park, must be seen

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Sarah Edwards MANAG ER

Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings

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began my property career several years ago gathering valuable knowledge and experience along the way. Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings is a lettings company with a global perspective and I'm excited to be managing their latest branch in Nine Elms. It seemed a natural progression for me to join the Nine Elms team via a successful four year stint as Senior Lettings Negotiator at our Canary Wharf branch. Liaising with corporate professionals and international landlords in the Docklands area turned out to be just the type of grounding I needed before taking on my latest challenge. There's a healthy competition amongst the property developers in Nine Elms that certainly bodes well for prospective tenants. It makes the task of showing off properties here a daily pleasure with no two days being the same. Brexit is less of a factor in SW8 which, having learnt from the Docklands phenomenon, is now applying those lessons to a mainly residential quarter. For me, watching Nine Elms as it transforms from a light industrial backwater to a slice of prime residential waterfront is an

The fantastic views in the area are an obvious attraction

experience that is both exhilarating and rewarding. The fantastic views in the area are an obvious attraction to young professionals who value both aesthetics and comfort. A landscaped parkland linking the various property developments together completes the picture of a smart self-contained district. The local infrastructure is about to get a boost in the form of the Northern Line extension that is being planned between Kennington and Battersea Power Station. This will cut an already short 20 minute commute by nearly half. Nine Elms is situated directly opposite Chelsea Embankment and seeks to rival it in terms of both convenience and luxury. Private gyms, swimming pools and 24 hour concierge services are all regular features in St George Wharf and Riverlight, and one of the largest branches of Sainsbury's is scheduled to open in Nine Elms Point. It's a distinct probability that single professionals will soon

be putting down roots, starting families and giving the area a tangible sense of community. Some rents reflect the fact that places like St George’s Tower are fast becoming landmark structures in their own right. Studios there are priced at £500 per week while one, two and three bedroom flats are available for £600, £800 and £950 per week. As the surrounding property developments diversify and spread to include the iconic Battersea Power Station, we are seeing more cost effective options. Many are in converted warehouses with original features. Battersea Exchange offers studios for £390 - £420 with one, two and three bedroom apartments going for £495 - £600, £650 - £800 and £850+ per week. With a new neighbourhood taking shape, I'll be looking to guide both landlords and tenants in the right direction. Helping people find and enjoy the home of their dreams is an intrinsic part of what I do. Managing our branch at Nine Elms Point gives me the best perspective on which property developments are completing and when, where landlords can get the best returns on their investments and what level of luxury tenants can expect. u

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A wonderful double-fronted, two-bedroom duplex with two en suite bathrooms and a double garage Matching people and property in London for 160 years.

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Talbot Road W2 £2,495,000 A stunning two-bedroom property boasting excellent entertaining space over three floors, with sliding doors leading out onto a west facing patio garden. EPC=D

• Two bedrooms • Approx 1,565 sqft • Patio garden • Ideally Located Notting Hill Sales: 020 7313 2890 sales.not@marshandparsons.com

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Portobello Road W11 ÂŁ2,250,000 A superb and contemporary two-bedroom terraced house, located on the iconic Portobello Road. Freehold. EPC=C Notting Hill Sales: 020 7313 2890 sales.clp@marshandparsons.co.uk

Moscow Road W2 ÂŁ2,100,000 A magnificent and bright two-bedroom home, with a fantastic private roof terrace. Freehold. EPC=D Notting Hill Sales: 020 7313 2890 sales.not@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Aldridge Road Villas W11 ÂŁ2,000,000 An exquisite two-bedroom period conversion, ideally located in the heart of Notting Hill . EPC=D North Kensington: 020 7313 8350 lets.nkn@marshandparsons.co.uk

Esmond Road NW6 ÂŁ1,500,000 A beautifully presented four double bedroom family home, with a south facing garden. Freehold. EPC=E Queens Park: 020 7624 4513 lets.bal@marshandparsons.co.uk

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BROOK GREEN 138 SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD W6 7PB SHEPHERDS BUSH 113 ASKEW ROAD W12 9AS ACTON 27 CHURCHFIELD ROAD W3 6BD

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LOVELY EDWARDIAN TERRACED HOUSE 5 DOUBLE BEDROOMS DOUBLE RECEPTION WITH WOOD FLOORS CONTEMPORARY EAT-IN KITCHEN 43' GARDEN WITH DECK

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CHARMING MEWS HOUSE LARGE DOUBLE BEDROOM OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/RECEPTION NEWLY REFURBISHED WELL LOCATED FOR SHEPHERDS BUSH & WESTFIELD

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BATOUM GARDENS W6 GUIDE £2.875M FREEHOLD • • • • •

5 DOUBLE BEDROOMS IMPRESSIVE DOUBLE RECEPTION KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM DINING/FAMILY ROOM STUDY

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3 BATHROOMS (2 EN SUITE) GUEST CLOAKROOM UTILITY 48' SOUTH FACING GARDEN EPC RATING D 63

HAMMERSMITH GROVE W6 GUIDE £895,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD • • • • •

3 BEDROOMS LARGE RECEPTION CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN MASTER BEDROOM WITH DRESSING ROOM 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE)

BROOK GREEN 020 7371 4171

• OVER 900 SQ FT • EPC RATING D 58

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PROPERTY / NEW TO THE MARKET PRIME

PURCHASE London’s Finest Assets

HILLSLEIGH ROAD

 W8

£2,750,000

sensational architect designed house with an integral garage and a stunning west-facing garden. Arranged over three floors connected by a glass spiral staircase, this exciting property presents custom design behind a traditional façade. Situated in a peaceful enclave on the doorstep of Holland Park, the house falls within the Campden Hill Square catchment area (subject to application) and is ideally situated for the amenities of both Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park Avenue. u  Mountgrange Heritage Kensington, 020 7937 9976; mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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provide a variety of bus routes, whilst Parsons Green tube station is just moments away. u  John D Wood & Co. Fulham, 020 7731 4223; johndwood.co.uk

 SW6

£2,395,000

charming Victorian house with many period features dating back to 1882. The house is situated on the southern side of St. Dionis Road running directly off Parsons Green and offers generous reception space, four bedrooms and three bathrooms with further scope to extend into the basement. The property is convenient for the exclusive Hurlingham Club, plus the various schools, parks, shops, bars and restaurants of both the New Kings Road and Fulham Road which also

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STAFFORD TERRACE

 W8

£1,500,000

very desirable maisonette with a A private south facing garden in this wonderful location just north of Kensington High Street. The apartment has been extensively refurbished over the past few years and now provides graceful and elegant accommodation. The ground

floor has a double aspect reception room and a modern kitchen, whilst on the lower ground floor there are three double bedrooms, bathroom and en suite shower room to the master bedroom. There is also a further store room which could be used as a fourth

bedroom. Stafford Terrace is superbly located in this prime residential area and is within easy walking distance of the many shops and restaurants nearby. u  Rickman Properties Earls Court Road, 020 7937 9777; rickmanproperties.com

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DRIVE MANSIONS, FULHAM ROAD , SW6 £625,000

KE Y FE AT URES Two Double Bedrooms Well Proportioned Large Separate Kitchen Bright & Airy Period Features Throughout Excellent Location

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KE Y FE AT URES Stunning Six Bedroom Family Home Fantastic Entertaining Space Rustic Style Kitchen Quiet Tree Lined Residential Street in Pimlico Large Master Bedroom with Spacious EnSuite Bathroom Contemporary Style Throughout

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Lettings 020 7751 5100 www.farrar.co.uk

LIMERSTON STREET, LONDON, SW10 A truly outstanding family house which is well presented throughout and provides modern and contemporary living. The house is arranged over three floors with a family kitchen breakfast room on the lower ground floor with doors leading to a west facing patio and a utility room. The comfortable reception room is on the raised ground floor of the house with an additional bedroom/study with doors leading to a pretty terrace. The master bedroom has good storage and an ensuite bathroom. In addition, there are three further bedrooms and two further bathrooms. EPC Rating: D. FURNISHED / UNFURNISHED

£1,950

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

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SLOANE AVENUE, LONDON, SW3 A stunning family home (with garage) superbly located in the heart of Chelsea just a few minutes from Sloane Square. Consisting of approximately 3500 sq ft, this house offers flexible accommodation and boasts four bedrooms, two of which have walk-in dressing rooms and ensuite bathrooms, two additional bathrooms, three reception rooms and a beautiful kitchen/dining room. Unusually, this home also has AC and enjoys lutron lighting and a sound system throughout. EPC Rating: D. UNFURNISHED

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RUTLAND COURT, KNIGHTSBRIDGE SW7 JUBILEE PLACE, CHELSEA SW3 A refurbishedA 5th floor lateral townhouse apartment of approx. withfully panoramic views of with HydeaPark. property grand reception room/dining period Chelsea with great 1739 streetsq.ft, appeal, modernised and frontThe garden and offers garage.a The property mixes a traditional room with park views, fitted kitchen, 3 en suite bedrooms all with under floor heating and air conditioning. This classic period building is one the most style, with up to date conveniences such as a centralised audio visual system with wireless control, Lutron QS intelligent building of lighting, video entry phone and lift. There is also a gym and a spa with an instructor who prestigious places to live in Knightsbridge, with excellent porters, underfloor heating and comfort cooling. There is a cinema/TV room with complete hi-tech discreet surround sound system, a separate attends gym each week. The to Hyde foropen an excellent lifestyle. EPC Rating andproximity a top of the rangePark Boffimakes kitchen, plan with a dining area. The C. three bedrooms and the staff room all have en suite bath/shower

rooms. All furniture is available by separate negotiation. EPC Rating C.

£6,200,000 £6,950,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD FREEHOLD

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et in a landscaped garden, this villa offers outstanding views of the sea and boasts an infinity swimming pool, pool house, caretaker’s apartment and triple garage. Inside, there's a double reception room, dining room, office, kitchen, six bedrooms and a master bedroom with two bathrooms and a dressing room. u

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SPOTLIGHT ON

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Savills tell us why Monaco remains an attractive destination for the global elite

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onaco is a sovereign city-state, home to the world’s highest concentration of wealthy individuals. It’s a cosmopolitan city with a Mediterranean character, and is both a global centre of commerce and a leisure destination. Monaco is an exceptionally attractive location for the global wealthy and has all the key ingredients for real estate price growth. A very strong local economy employs more people than can be physically accommodated within the city state. High demand for both residential and commercial space meets with low supply in an extremely limited land area. Monaco’s residential property market may be very valuable but it is also very small. Transaction numbers topped only 547 in 2015 but, even then, this represented less than 4% of private housing stock numbers in Monaco. On average, since 2006, less than 3% of private stock has traded each year, meaning that the average Monégasque home changes hands only once every 37 years. This compared to prime London properties, for example, where the norm is

nearer once every 20 years. Against this low annual supply of resale properties, new builds in Monaco are a drop in the ocean. A mere 3.5% of transactions between 2010 and 2015 were newly built apartments. Only a handful of new apartments are earmarked for delivery in 2016 so the supply shortage will appear

even more pronounced. While delivery is anticipated to increase after 2017, we anticipate that it will still add no more than an average of 0.4% a year to stock and will be inadequate to subdue the market by saturating latent demand. During the global economic downturn, developers in Monaco shifted their focus to

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PROPERTY / PROMOTION Golden Square and Grand Casino

Monaco will continue to benefit from its dual status

the global ultra prime segment. They built large, well-appointed units in schemes with extensive on-site amenities targeted at wealthy end-users. Investors are also active in Monaco’s new build sector. More than half of new build sales (21

for rental property from international occupiers too. New developments such as Le Méridien have catered directly toward these markets. In the face of global economic uncertainty, Monaco’s safe haven credentials and political and economic stability will continue to underpin its appeal. While the ultra prime markets

units) were one bed units with an average sales price of €3m each, mainly accounted for by Le Méridien. Monaco has a large rental sector which is, typically, institutionally owned and let to Monégasque nationals, but there is demand

of many world cities cool, in terms of price and/or turnover, Monaco will continue to benefit from its dual status as both a business destination and a recreation centre. Monaco is expanding and rebuilding to remain relevant to modern-day occupier demands. Thanks to its history, heritage and busy sporting and social calendar, the Principality has an unrivalled global reputation as a destination for the world’s wealthy. Many new competing city enclaves are emerging around the globe, but status takes time to foster and very few currently have the cachet of Monaco. 

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Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco, 98000 Exclusive to Savills Monaco

Price : 10,000,000€

Two bedroom apartment in front of the beaches

Appartement de 3 pièces en face de plages

In one of the most sought after buildings in the Principality with 24/7 concierge facing the beaches, this lovely two bedroom apartment offers delightful views of the sea and Italy and overlooks the Japanese garden. Located on the Avenue Princesse Grace, famous for being the most expensive street in the world, this flat is ideally located between the waterfront and the Casino terraces. It comprises an entrance hall, living room and a dining room with a precious wood finish, leading onto a comfortable terrace facing the sea and the Japanese garden. At the rear, two bedrooms with bathrooms ensuite, a guest lavatory, various cupboards, and a fitted kitchen with service door, complete

Magnifique appartement de 3 pièces situé dans un immeuble prestigieux avec concierge 24/7 Avenue Princesse Grace, une des rues les plus chères au monde à mi-chemin entre les plages du Larvotto et le Carré d’or. Cet appartement comprend une belle entrée, un salon avec salle à manger séparée s’ouvrant sur une terrasse offrant une superbe vue sur la mer, le jardin japonais et les côtes italiennes. Sur l’arrière on trouve deux chambres à coucher avec salle de bains ensuite, de nombreux rangements, une cuisine équipée avec porte de service et des toilettes invités. Une cave et un parking double complètent ce bien exceptionnel.

this unique property. Double parking place.

Mirabeau, Golden Square, Monaco, 98000 Exclusive to Savills Monaco

Exceptional one bedroom apartment in the Golden Square with panoramic sea view Situated in the famous Mirabeau building facing the Metropole Palace, in the heart of the Golden Square this magnificent one bedroom apartment has been luxuriously refurbished offering pleasant views of the sea and the Cap Martin. Layout: entry hall with a cupboard and a guest lavatory, living room opening onto the spacious terrace with a sea view, fully fitted kitchen; large master bedroom with a sea view, bathroom and numerous cupboards. Double parking.

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Price : 7,000,000€ Exceptionnel 2 pièces dans le Carré d’Or vue mer Situé dans la prestigieuse résidence Mirabeau, face au célèbre palace Le Métropole, en plein Carré d’Or, ce magnifique appartement de type deux pièces a été luxueusement rénové et offre de superbes vues sur la mer et le Cap Martin. Il se compose d’une entrée avec placard et toilettes invités, un séjour ouvrant sur une terrasse profonde avec vue mer, une cuisine entièrement équipée; la partie nuit comprend une grande chambre de maître en façade avec vue mer, une salle de bains et de nombreux rangements. Un double parking complète ce bien exceptionnel.

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HOLIDAY HOMES & AWAY Is it more taxing to buy at home… or away?

But does this extra duty make holiday homes in the UK more or less expsnsive?

a three bedroom duplex penthouse close to the beach with a communal pool and gardens. Cluttons, +34 951 120169.

NORFOLK VS PORTUGAL

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he government recently announced that holiday homes in the UK will now cost buyers an extra 3% Stamp Duty on the existing rates. This means an additional £3,750,000 for a home bought for £125,000 and £45,000 for one purchased at £1.5m. But does this extra duty make holiday homes in the UK more or less expensive tax-wise than their European counterparts? We looked around the major Mediterranean hotspots to find out. So let’s have a look. Cornwall

Near Holt, Norfolk - £585,000 £19,250 Holt is one of the hottest holiday home destinations outside of the SW and nearby is the village of Letheringsett, where this recentlyconverted historic barn is to be found. It has three bedrooms and a large, open-plan ground floor. Strutt & Parker, 01603 883603. WHERE:

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St Ives, Cornwall, £1.25m £68,750 A huge five bedroom house overlooking the sea across St Ives Bay. It needs an interior upgrade and comes with a large, secluded garden and paddock. St Ives railway station and the town centre is a short drive or walk away. Knight Frank, 01392 247657. WHERE:

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Algarve, Portugal - £570,700 £34,300 This large four bedroom villa with a swimming pool, tennis court and WHERE:

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Near Sorreze, SW France £1.254m APPROX PURCHASE TAXES: £67,240 A home, B&B and gite business rolled into one with a swimming pool near Sorreze in the Tarn, NE of Toulouse. The city’s airport is an hour away by car while the property is on the popular GR7 walking route and overlooks a lake. Leggett Immobilier, 0870 011 5151. WHERE:

Norfolk

DEVON VS SPAIN

Salcombe, Devon - £1.25m £68,750 A recently-built, modern and large four bedroom, three reception detached house overlooking Salcombe, its famous harbour and the surrounding countryside. The nearest train station is in Exeter, 46 miles away, from which the service to London take two hours. Knight Frank, 01392 247657. WHERE:

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Portugal

Marbella, Spain - £1.28m £102,000 (Andalusia) This property is on what’s called Marbella’s ‘golden mile’, a stretch of prime coastal properties to the west of Marbella and an area popular with both the rich and famous. For sale is WHERE:

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PROPERTY / HOLIDAY HOMES landscaped gardens is in Almancil, inland but is still in the heart of the Algarve’s ‘golden triangle’ holiday home zone. The villa is about a 15-minute drive from Faro airport. Savills Quinta Properties, +351 289 396 073.

Turkey

Hampshire

LAKES VS TURKEY

Windermere, South Lakeland - £799,950 STAMP DUTY: £53,996 A five bedroom historic home within the Lake District National Park that’s been recently upgraded and modernised and has been rented out as a holiday property. It has three floors, includes a games room and is near the south eastern shore of Lake Windermere and the town of Bowness. Fine and Country, 01539 733500. WHERE:

Kalkan, Turkey - £799,000 £16,000 (Buyer and seller share tax burden 50/50) A new build detached villa with five bedrooms and an infinity pool. It's set in the hills overlooking the port and resort town of Kalkan, on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast in the province of Antalya. The nearest airport is an hour and a half away along the coastal road. Spot Blue, 020 8339 6036.

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HAMPSHIRE VS ITALY

Haslemere, Hampshire £750,000 STAMP DUTY: £50,000 Three bedroom Grade II listed cottage in the Haslemere conservation area, on the edge of the South Down National Park and about an hour from the nearest beaches at West Wittering, Bognore Regis and Pagham. Savills, 01483 796800. WHERE:

with Rome’s more affluent residents. The property is within a gated private estate and has a huge pool. Savills, 020 7016 3740.

WALES VS SPAIN

Newport, Pembrokeshire £649,000 STAMP DUTY: £41,950 A former church that’s now a four bedroom house in the village of Coedkernew. It’s on the outskirts of Newport but surrounded by lush countryside and also has a large garden that’s been tended enthusiastically. The property is close to the M4 and London is a two hour drive away. Savills, 02920 368930. WHERE:

Lucca, Italy - £760,000 APPROX PURCHASE TAXES: £76,000 A former schoolhouse in the outskirts of Lucca in Perugia, an area said to be the geographic centre of Italy. Lucca is an upmarket hill town popular as second homes hotspot WHERE:

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Spain, Marbella - £642,800 £51,400 (Andalusia) A two bedroom ground floor apartment on Marbella’s Golden Mile close to the port of Puerto Banus – famous for its restaurants, bars and luxury-boat stuffed marina. The apartment is a beachfront property with partial sea views and access to a communal swimming pool. Cluttons, +34 951 120169. WHERE:

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Property ROUND UP The international market

LUXURIOUS LETTINGS

VILLA ALANG ALANG

$30,000$70,000 Per Week

LIVING THE DREAM

CAP D’ANTIBES FRENCH RIVIERA

€6.5 million

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his ultra high-end villa is one of the most outstanding properties in Cannes. The villa is located in the exclusive area of La Californie and has unrivalled views over the whole bay of Cannes. An expertly designed landscaped garden covering four acres with exotic trees and Mediterranean scents. Escape to this mystical villa and relax under a gazebo beside the 30m infinity pool with a cocktail from your own pool bar. At the entrance to the villa is a tropical living wall with waterfall, a peaceful welcome home to your Balinese retreat on the Cote d’Azur. ◆

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stunning villa in the French Riviera, boasting panoramic sea views and an infinity pool looking out over the coast. The idyllic peninsula of Cap d’Antibes is ideally located between Nice and Cannes, consisting mainly of prestigious, sprawling estates enjoying stunning natural scenery, and famous for its walks along the coastline. The villa has been fully refurbished to an

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exceptional standard and is surrounded by wonderful and spacious landscaped gardens and the swimming pool. Inside, there are four en suite bedrooms and a large open plan kitchen, dining and reception room, many with stunning views out towards the sea. ◆

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SAVILLS

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Introducing

BEWOCON Karl Zeller Executive Partner

Jelena Cvjetkovic

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A fitting reflection of Berlin's rich diversity offering. Of their launch into the UK, BEWOCON’s Executive Partner Karl Zeller comments: “London is currently the centre point of the property market and remains a key hub for multi-national investors. Despite this, there has been a strong increase in British-based investors purchasing property in Berlin over recent years, with the British now one of the largest buyer groups in the German capital.” The company’s varied portfolio of residences is a fitting reflection of Berlin’s rich diversity and encompasses everything from single apartments to large family homes, in urban and rural settings, including garden dwellings and penthouse apartments. ◆

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MODERNIST GOLF VILLA QUINTA�DO�LAGO

£7,995,000 his contemporary villa is specially designed to take advantage of its location, whilst allowing the utmost privacy for its occupants. The five bedroom property was

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Sports Rights which offer golf green and tennis court reductions. Las Acacias is one of La Manga Club’s newest residential offerings, featuring 29 new plots. Each site has space for swimming pools and three to four bedroom villas. The recently launched Las Lomas Panoramic apartments are a collection of 52 newly refurbished units in Las Lomas Village. Within walking distance of the swimming pool and spa, the studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments each have a private balcony and sweeping views over the resort and beyond. ◆

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hether you are in the process of searching for a holiday home/investment property, or own a property and wish to maximise use and income through additional rentals, there are some key points to take into account. The internet is over laden with rental options and sites putting the property owner in the driving seat. So how can your seasonal rental property stand out from the crowd? 1 - Think like a guest: Think ahead to the types of property you would want to rent and ensure the property is adequately prepared.

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2 - Presentation: This includes everything from photography, descriptions and first impressions – you want tenants to be spreading the news and singing your praises. 3 - Seasonality: Consider how your property will work in different seasons in order to maximise use and income. 4 - Location: It's hard to escape the mantra, but location really does play a big part in the decision. In addition to easy airport access, people want to walk to the local market, have access to restaurants, and know essential services are nearby if needed. Arm your guests with local information and, if possible, present this information in multiple languages. ◆

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THE SCENIC SOUTH p.146 WHITIANGA p.152 THE BEAUTY OF NEW ZEALAND p.155 Scarborough and Sumner, Christchurch Beachside suburbs with amazing views Photography: Neil Macbeth

Aerial view of Whitford Auckland, New Zealand

Horse Riding at Mangawhai Surf Beach Mangawhai, Northland

NEW ZEALAND MARKET IAN KEIGHTLEY Licensed Agent (REAA 2008)

he New Zealand Real Estate market has enjoyed unmatched capital gains over the last 3-4 years as net migration – nearly 70 000 in the last 12 months – historically low interest rates, a growing and successful economy, a housing shortage in Auckland of around 60,000 dwellings, combine to create a demand/supply imbalance that place continued upward pressure on values. This is a real estate market that continues to appeal internationally. u

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PROPERTY / INTERNATIONAL Lyttelton Port by day

THE SCENIC SOUTH ISLAND Johan Lolos: Quail Island

Offering the very best of New Zealand's South Island

ARTHUR’S PASS & SELWYN

LYTTELTON AND GOVERNORS BAY

 SELWYN DISTRICT, NEW ZEALAND

he mighty Selwyn district T stretches from the Southern Alps to the sea and provides an incredible variety of breathtaking scenery along the way. Experience true Canterbury hospitality at one of the many cafes or wineries, visit one of the six ski fields or take in the grandeur of Arthur’s Pass. For purchasing real estate in Lyttelton, Governors Bay, Selwyn, Scarborough, Sumner or Christchurch please talk to Mike Goatley from One Agency Selwyn Real Estate Ltd. Editorial and images supplied by Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism. Information on the region can be found at: christchurchnz.com. 

 CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

he historic port town of Lyttelton is just 20 minutes from the beautiful Christchurch city in the South Island of New Zealand. Lyttelton is a colourful town, home to a community of nearly 3,000, over owing with bohemian artists, cafes, quirky shops and restaurants plus exceptional harbour cruises which attract many visitors to the region. Governors Bay is located on the shores of Lyttelton Harbour is the perfect holiday escape presenting a wide

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range of popular outdoor activites including skiing, boating, swimming and many more. 

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Ocean Dream 25 Whitewash Head Road Scarborough, Christchurch 8081 New Zealand NZ$1,900,000 Located at one of Christchurch’s most desirable addresses and boasting panoramic views of the ocean, Southern Alps and city, this magnificent home represents your ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’. Architecturally designed with open plan living, expansive windows and abundant outdoor living areas, this home complements its idyllic setting and lends itself to entertaining whatever the season. Sheltered, sunny, private and so quiet, this is a divine location to live in, contact Mike today to find out how this majestic setting could be yours. For further information please check: http://oneagency.com.au/listing?listing_id=294943 Mike Goatley, Director/Licensed Sales Consultant (REAA 2008) One Agency Selwyn Real Estate Ltd MREINZ +64.27.249.5561 Cell • +64.3.347.3393 Office • mikegoatley@oneagencyselwyn.com


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Iconic and Historical Country Estate 100 Governors Bay/Teddington Rd, Governors Bay, Christchurch NZ$1,900,000 (plus GST if any) If you’re looking for a slice of Canterbury’s history, Taunton Gardens, nestled into the hills above Governors Bay, is a short drive over the Port Hills to Christchurch. Construction of this unique historic estate began in 1852 and, after careful restoration by a renowned stone mason in more recent years, Taunton now offers the comforts of modern living, whilst maintaining its traditional beauty and features. The estate includes the main house, Jack’s Cottage (a guest cottage) the Garden Cottage, meeting house/studio & stables. Surrounded by lush gardens & sitting in complete privacy, this is a magical setting & is the perfect property in which to bring up family, accommodate extended family, or run as a luxury accommodation and/or function facility. Picturesque day & night, summer through spring, the extensive gardens have been cleverly planned over the past 40 years to provide seasonal splendour. Our instructions are clear, make no mistake, this property must now be sold! Do not delay, contact Mike Goatley for


further information on how this stunning property could be yours. Lot 1 consists of 2.59ha inclusive of all buildings. Price NZ$1,900, 000 (plus GST if any). Lot 2 the adjoining 5ha bare land. Price NZ$600,000 (plus GST if any) Land areas are subject to final survey. For further information on this magnificent estate please take the time to view the video link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oddAKeJSHqE Mike Goatley, Director/Licensed Sales Consultant (REAA 2008) One Agency Selwyn Real Estate Ltd MREINZ +64.27.249.5561 Cell • +64.3.347.3393 Office • mikegoatley@oneagencyselwyn.com


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Prime Mediterranean Paradise 503 Weedons Road Rolleston, Christchurch, New Zealand NZ$2,050,000 Proudly positioned on 4.34 hectares this Mediterranean-style home and idyllic surrounds encompass stunning gardens and recreational facilities. Built in 2004 and spanning 605m2, the main residence will take your breath away with 7 bedrooms, 4 ensuites, multiple living spaces and a spectacular 4m stud, exposed Macrocarpa beams and a striking mezzanine that interconnects with the notable master bedroom. This parklike setting also includes a heated lap pool, tennis court, berry orchard, three bay barn and a productive walnut orchard.

Mike Goatley, Director/Licensed Sales Consultant One Agency Selwyn Real Estate Ltd MREINZ, Licensed Agent REAA (2008) +64.27.249.5561 Cell • +64.3.347.3393 Office • mikegoatley@oneagencyselwyn.com


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Sumner by the Sea, French Inspired Boutique Hotel 16 Marriner Street, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand NZ$2,000,000 (Approximately: £1,113,000) FREEHOLD

Le Petit Hotel is located in an absolute prime position amongst restaurants, hotels, and the delights of this special suburb by the sea. This unique Bed & Breakfast with a spacious & separate owners residence is completed by the 6 wonderfully presented guest rooms. Imported French furniture and fittings were carefully chosen by the Current French owner to present the true French ambiance. This is an incredible opportunity to enjoy a special life in a special suburb and has been proven to enjoy the company of guests many of whom return on regular occasions. Indoor/Outdoor Living , architecturally designed to produce this stunning lifestyle choice For further information on this magical property please view our website at: http://www.wkb.co.nz/property/sumner-by-the-sea-french-inspired-boutique-hotel/ For a walk through the property: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kCkEsPxj8s Ian Knight, Principal / Licensed Real Estate Agent (REAA 2008) Whittle Knight & Boatwood Ltd MREINZ Cnr Riccarton and Clyde Roads, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand +64.274.467.160 Cell • +64.3.348.4149 Office • ian@wkb.co.nz


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WHITIANGA N EW ZEA L A N D

A real gem in the Pacific

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hitianga, the main centre on the Coromandel Peninsula has a growing population of around 6,000 residents that swells to a number close to 20,000 over the long summer season, which runs from November – March (average temperature 75°- 80° in the summer, and in winter around 60°). The town itself has 30 cafès, bars and restaurants, a beautiful beach and all weather access to some of the best fishing the Pacific has to offer. Peppered with islands and large rocks, Mercury Bay provides ample water sports to enjoy. In the centre of town is the incredible ‘Jurassic Park’ style thermal pools, day spa and well-known restaurant called The Lost Spring. Nearby is the world renowned natural limestone archway ‘Cathedral Cove’. It is just one of 15 stunning white sand beaches and only minutes away is a hot water beach where at low tide you can dig your own hot pool in the sand. This is all within 25 minutes drive. Are you a golfer? If so, there are five impressive golf courses nearby (two of which are international standard 18 hole courses). Access to Whitianga is extremely easy. It is only a 20 minute flight from Auckland City in the north island or close to two hours drive. The entire Peninsula is riddled

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Mercury Bay-Whitianga Waterways

Whitianga boasts the largest canal development in New Zealand with walking and cycle tracks for visitors and locals to explore. Whitianga boasts the largest canal development in New Zealand. Property values are considered by many as extraordinarily low. The economy is incredibly stable and interest rates are the lowest they have been in 60 years. The International Boating Magazine voted the region “ahead of everywhere else in the world” in their 2010 “Best of the Best”

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quote. And the biggest shock has been to discover that there is “Nowhere as beautiful as New Zealand. Nowhere rivals New Zealand for scenery and variety. Nobody realises how extraordinarily virgin it still is". Check the Whitianga websites whitianga.co.nz or thecoromandel. com for an understanding of what the Mercury Bay can offer. For further information on purchasing real estate in Whitianga on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula please don't hesitate to call the local region expert.   Peter Lawrence Licensed Agent (REAA 2008), Richardsons Real Estate Ltd, Whitianga, +64.7.866.2373; peterl@whitianga.richardsons.co.nz richardsons.co.nz/our-offices/whitianga


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The Ultimate Kiwi Holiday Home 39 Buffalo Beach Road Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula 3510, New Zealand NZ$1,695,000 This spectacular 361m2, 3,885 sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom waterfrontage home with its grand entrance and high ceilings is an entertainers dream. Enjoy dining inside or out on the spectacular terrace with unsurpassed views overlooking Mercury Bay and beyond with large feature gas fire. Upstairs, the chefs kitchen with Butlers pantry will impress. The spacious main bedroom with private spa-bathroom also enjoys water views. A second guests room and bathroom complete the upper level Downstairs, has a spacious lounge with kitchenette enjoying water views, 3 double bedrooms, office and 3rd bathroom. Large garage at rear of well fenced landscaped section. For further information on this stunning Beachfront home please take a look at the video on https://vimeo.com/157962265

Peter Lawrence, Licensed Real Estate Agent (REAA 2008) Richardsons Real Estate Ltd MREINZ – Whitianga Branch +64.7.866.2373 Office • +64.21.841.898 Cell • peterl@whitianga.richardsons.co.nz


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Designer Living Meets Country Life 297 Cames Road, Mangawhai, Northland, New Zealand NZ$925,000 ( Approximately £518,000) FREEHOLD Indulge in luxurious living - this stunning new split level designer home is nearing completion and celebrates relaxed sophisticated rural living. An impressive designer kitchen with plenty of space incorporates 3 wall ovens, 8 induction hobs, 2 walk in pantries, Italian wall tiles, and beautiful solid French oak flooring. Two beautifully appointed bedrooms in the main house, each with a glass balustrade balcony to take in the rolling farmland and bush views (there is approx. 1ha of Bush included in the property). Master has a loft style office. The generous bathroom with marble floor and wall tiling with freestanding bath as well as shower. There is a detached double garage complete with an additional double plus sized loft bedroom, and a smaller single bedroom or office - perfect guest accommodation (or B&B?). The garage is finished off with a separate laundry and guest bathroom. Ideally situated approx 10 minutes drive from Mangawhai Heads in a location surrounded by quality development. Close to cafes, markets and the golf course, Te Arai surf beach and lakes are nearby. Only approximately 75 minutes drive north of Auckland on the sunny east coast of New Zealand.

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“Beach Walks Before Dinner” Mangawhai Heads Mangawhai, Northland, New Zealand NZ$940,000 (Approximately £525,000) FREEHOLD This classic kiwi bach is something special - situated in the central Heads area. This cozy multi levelled beach house has two double bedrooms, a lounge plus family room, a bathroom plus an ensuite in the master. There are wide ocean, harbour and island views. An added bonus is the sleepout for additional accommodation for family or friends. Perhaps holiday stays? Consider the options. The property is 819m2 and is a short walk to the water, golf course, shops, recreational park and cafes. Close to where its all happening yet located in a quiet cul-de-sac. Call for your opportunity to view. Mangawhai is only approximately 75 minutes north of Auckland on the sunny east coast. A popular weekend getaway for city people or stop off on the coastal route north.

For further information please view our website at: https://www.barfoot.co.nz/578331 Craig Matheson, Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 2008 Barfoot & Thompson Real Estate Mangawhai Ltd +64.27.218.4509 Cell • +64.9.431.4798 Office • c.matheson@barfoot.co.nz


PROPERTY / INTERNATIONAL Half Moon Bay Marina at Bucklands beach, Auckland, New Zealand

THE BEAUTY OF NEW ZEALAND The beauty of premium residential, waterfront, lifestyle and investment property in New Zealand

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lready renowned for its scenic beauty and as one of the world’s top visitor destinations, New Zealand is increasingly attracting those seeking a secure premium property investment. You’ve probably heard that New Zealand is clean, green and friendly. Well there’s a lot more to it than that. This small country in the South Pacific produces world class sports teams, blockbuster movies and feeds the world with its high quality agricultural products.  As all the tourist websites will tell you, New Zealand abounds with exceptional leisure and sporting opportunities. Nature walks, golf, water sports, skiing, hunting and world-class fishing is at your doorstep, but it’s not all about wilderness and the great outdoors. Making the most of abundant fresh produce, New Zealand is also developing a very fine reputation

for producing outstanding food and some of the best wines. Many savvy international purchasers have already recognized the benefits of investment in premium New Zealand real estate. This politically stable, socially progressive Commonwealth democracy enjoys a robust economy. So what type of premium property opportunities are there? New Zealand is ideal for those seeking their own ‘lifestyle’ property. With over 15,000km of coast-line and a multitude of stunning lakes and rivers, waterfront properties have been attracting a lot of international attention. Build a home here and enjoy an unsurpassed lifestyle, in spectacular settings. There’s also the delights of the country, because in just about any country setting in New Zealand there’ll be water close by. Take the

Waterfront properties have been attracting a lot of international attention country Settlement of Whitford, founded in 1843. This small village has maintained a beautiful country aura and tranquility. It’s a serious equestrian community featuring an exclusive pony club for young and old alike. There’s an English-style pub with restaurant, cafes and other specialty gift shops in Whitford. The town is a seven minute drive from the residential areas of Howick and Botany. All of this and just a 25 minute drive from Auckland’s international Airport and 40 minutes by car to Auckland’s CBD. To find out more about premium residential, lifestyle and investment real estate in New Zealand contact Angela Rudling, your local property specialist covering the south eastern areas of the coast. Angela is passionate about the areas she sells in together with an insatiable appetite to bring together a blended fusion of the perfect buyer with the perfect property.   Angela Rudling Bayleys Real Estate Howick, Auckland Office: +649 215 3002 Cell: +64 27 477 0176 angelarudling.bayleys.co.nz

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The Ultimate Waterfront Location 2 Musick Point Road, Bucklands Beach Auckland, New Zealand Commanding attention and effortlessly integrating a unique beachfront location, this magnificent home of vast proportions and cutting edge design epitomizes contemporary sophistication, luxury and style. Sensational views and state of the art inclusions make this outstanding property a landmark of the peninsula, capturing the beauty of its environment with lush and exotic planting, landscaped gardens and maximising the property’s riparian rights with access to the water. This exceptional home of 656m² has been designed to effortlessly embrace ease of living with generous proportions and advanced technology. Featuring a grand entrance with an overhead glass walk bridge, a spacious formal lounge, integrated family living and dining with superb kitchen, including a butler’s pantry, theatre room and library, four generous bedrooms all with ensuites, an office, lift, four car garaging and workshop area. An internal courtyard with in-ground heated pool, ‘Louvretec’ covered outdoor room with heating and an attached boat garage complete with boat ramp, offering direct access to the water, ideal for ‘Sealegs’. Designed as a beach lover’s dream optimising waterfront living with easy access to Auckland’s magnificent harbour and proudly located within the sought-after Macleans College school zone. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own this landmark property on 1642m² and uniquely located beachfront on the prestigious Bucklands Beach peninsula. Walking distance to Half Moon Bay Marina and shopping centre, with regular ferry service to Auckland’s CBD and within a 35 minute commute of Auckland’s International Airport. Further information available at: www.bayleys.co.nz/1850612 International Tender. Closes 4pm, Tues 18th Oct 2016 (unless sold prior) Angela Rudling, Licensed Real Estate Agent (REAA 2008) Bayleys Real Estate Howick Ltd Licensed under the REA Act 2008, 116 Picton Street, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand +64 27 477 0176 Cell • +64 9 215 3002 Office • Email: angela.rudling@bayleys.co.nz


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An Iconic Waterfront Address 41 Takutai Avenue, Half Moon Bay Auckland, New Zealand Unquestionably one of the area’s most admired residential properties, enviably located within the enclave of Half Moon Bay. Elevated and perfectly positioned capturing mesmerising water views from Rangitoto Island to Auckland’s magnificent harbour and islands of the Gulf. This outstanding residence, built approximately 30 years ago on 1649m² of land offers a vast and versatile multi-level floorplan including four bedrooms and a one bedroom self-contained guest’s apartment. A variety of elegant living and entertainment areas embrace magnificent water views on all levels and offers extraordinary accommodation for car collectors or enthusiasts with its expansive basement designed for vehicle storage. Grand and gracious, this sophisticated and iconic landmark of the prestigious Eastern suburbs is exceptionally located within the acclaimed Macleans College school zone, within a short walk of the Half Moon Bay Marina, with regular ferry service to Auckland’s CBD and approximately a 35 minute commute to Auckland’s International Airport. A rare and exciting opportunity for the discerning investor to acquire this iconic waterfront property, proudly being presented to the market for the first time. Further information available at: www.bayleys.co.nz/1850623 International Tender. Closes 4pm, Fri 28th Oct 2016 (unless sold prior) Angela Rudling, Licensed Real Estate Agent (REAA 2008) Bayleys Real Estate Howick Ltd Licensed under the REA Act 2008, 116 Picton Street, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand +64 27 477 0176 Cell • +64 9 215 3002 Office • Email: angela.rudling@bayleys.co.nz


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KARAPIRO MAGIC 844 Maungatautari Road, Karapiro, Cambridge, Waikato 3494 New Zealand NZ$2,900,000 (Approximately £1,610,000) FREEHOLD Overlooking the world renowned Lake Karapiro, on the mighty Waikato River, just minutes from Cambridge and in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island countryside, is Maungatautari Lodge. Forget hectic hotels and busy cities, go for you own private paradise! Freshly refurbished to accommodate the elite guest make this your ultimate lodge destination or luxury private home. Complimented by stunning north facing lake views beyond the alluring infinity pool bathed in all day sun. Manicured gardens and superb landscaping leads your eye to the water tower in the village. The billiard room/library, 2 other seating areas and large dining area means that guests can choose from a number of intimate and romantic spots. Specific lighting and large gas fires create the perfect ambience. The grand staircase leads to 5 luxury suites, each with spa bath, shower, full wardrobe system and mini bars. All with rural and water vistas. The kitchen with its commercial flavour intensifies the love for fine dining whether for restaurant, functions or private use. Maungatautari Lodge is truly a place of timeless harmony, relaxation and beauty. For further information on this World Class Country Estate please visit: http://www.powerhouserealty.co.nz/Home-and-Income-for-sale/KARAPIRO-MAGIC-844-Maungatautari-Road-CPH10138

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Hawke’s Bay Country Estate 125 Douglas Road Poukawa, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand Price By Negotiation (Freehold) Is this the entrance to your new Kiwi lifestyle? Much admired 6 bedroom country home, two bedroom gatehouse and fabulous swimming pool set amongst 18 hectares ( in excess of 44 acres) of pristine grounds. This freehold property also includes more than 2500 Olive trees, three ponds and paddocks for cropping or horses with its’ own water supply. Enjoy as a gracious home in a private setting 15 minutes from the Village of Havelock North and Hastings and utilise the Gatehouse for guests or staff accommodation. Or purchasers looking to move to New Zealand may wish to grow the existing wedding/luxury accommodation /corporate events business which has been successfully operating from “Mana Lodge”. This handsome home has had a rich and colourful history, having been a leading equestrian property to the country home of celebrity broadcaster Paul Holmes and latterly , a luxury lodge and wedding venue. This luxurious lifestyle awaits in Hawkes Bay… a province famed for its’ food, wine and tourism. For your exclusive property memorandum, apply in confidence to Christine Thomas. http://harcourts.co.nz/People/26779/Christine-Thomas-AREINZ/Profile

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Queen’s Gate, SW7 £1,395,000 Leasehold An unmodernised lower ground floor apartment offering 1,470 sq ft of space, currently badly arranged as a three bedroom flat. The flat is in a great location between Cromwell Road and Brompton Road it just needs a buyer with vision to transform this ugly duckling into a swan! Please call for more info – 020 7937 9777. EPC Rating D.

Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, SW7 £850 per week* A large and bright two bedroom, raised ground floor apartment with high ceilings, set in a well-kept, stucco fronted apartment building on South Kensington’s prestigious Queen’s Gate. Close to every amenity the area has to offer including world renowned museums such as the Natural History Museum, excellent transport links, fabulous dining experiences and various designer boutiques. Reception room and separate kitchen, bedroom, shower room, terrace. Please call to arrange a viewing on 020 7937 9777. EPC rating E

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

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

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£500 pw Furnished

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Cadogan Gardens, SW3

£1,600 per week

A sumptuous double aspect maisonette with excellent entertaining space and a separate kitchen, refurbished to the highest standard. With 1,500 sq ft of accommodation, this flat is ideally located off Sloane Street with access to the prestigious Cadogan Square. EPC: C

Kensington Green, W8

£1,170 per week

A bright and spacious three bedroom flat of 1,335 sq ft on the third floor (with lift) of this exceptional gated development with a good size underground parking space, 24 hour porterage, gym facilities and excellent security. Ideal for families. EPC: C

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CYCLE LANES London’s new homes move up a gear

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f you drive to work in London then you are part of a disappearing breed, according to Transport for London (TfL), which says that by 2018 the number of Londoners cycling to work will outnumber those in cars. But if you are a London commuter, are you surprised? Anyone who travels to work by public transport will rant with barely-veiled anger about the high costs and the sardinelike experience you get in return. Cycling has downsides too, including the dangers of being among traffic. Recent figures from the Department of Transport reveal you’re 17 times more likely to be killed on a bike. But cycling is getting safer. A network of Cycle Superhighways is now in place, many of which separate cyclists from cars.

A NETWORK OF CYCLE SUPERHIGHWAYS IS NOW IN PLACE 250 City Road near Old Street which is one of London’s most bike-friendly developments (020 3642 5486).

Nine have been finished, with more on the plans. “As well as building new routes we’ve been going back and improving others, which in some cases involves adding segregation,” says TfL spokesperson Matthew Sparkes.

SPACE FOR BIKES

The switch from cars to bikes is having an influence on the capital’s housing. It is now rare to find developments that offer a car parking space, and builders are attempting to attract two-wheeled

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buyers instead. “Developers in London are taking this rise in the popularity of cycling on board,” says Guy Meacock, of London buying agency Prime Purchase. A recent example is 250 City Road, designed by Norman Foster and being built by Berkeley Homes. When completed the twin-towered development will feature 1,486 bike parking spaces for its 930 apartments - but feature just 200 car parking spaces. Pedal powered residents will also get to use a bike

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PROPERTY / CYCLE CITY Even the home of football is twowheeled. Properties for sale and rent at Wembley Park Apartments have secure bike storage in the basements (020 3151 8601).

Instead, the development is next to Cycle Superhighway Seven which runs from Colliers Wood to near Bank station.

CHAIN REACTION

But what happens when you get to work with your bike? Many cyclists say it is hard to find parking spaces inside or outside their offices, and that too often they return to find them gone; last year some 70,000 bikes were stolen in the capital, according to The London Cycling Campaign. To try and tackle this, the number of bike spaces required for a new office was doubled last year. So perhaps London looks set to become a cycling city. 

lift between ground level and the basement, where there will be a cycle workshop too. Quebec Quarter in Canada Water is due for completion this Autumn, and has taken a different tack. It’s developer, L&Q, has realised more serious cyclists want secure storage for their high-value road bikes. Consequently, its apartments come with storage cupboards specifically designed to hold a bike. “Potential buyers have commented they rarely see cycle storage in a new-build home as generous at those at Quebec Quarter,” says Mo Clarke of L&Q.

NEAR A SUPERHIGHWAY

The network of cycle superhighways means that other public transport options are no longer the ‘must have’. A good example of this is St Agnes Place, a development overlooking Kennington Park. It might be near two Northern Line stations, but rush-hour carriages on that line are often ram-jammed.

SO PERHAPS LONDON LOOKS SET TO BECOME A CYCLING CITY

Agnes Place, which is being built next to Kennington Park, is right on one of the new cycle superhighways (03330 033660).

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AN EXQUISITE TWO-BEDROOM GARDEN APARTMENT ROYAL CRESCENT, HOLLAND PARK W11 • Three double bedrooms • Mature private garden • Gaggenau kitchen appliances

• Underfloor heating • 1,410sq ft /130.99sq m • EPC rating C

Guide price: £2,350,000

Kensington Office: 020 3650 4600 nicholas.shaw@harrodsestates.com

Tenure: Share of Freehold

SOUTH FACING ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH DIRECT RIVER VIEWS EMBANKMENT GARDENS, CHELSEA SW3 • Recently refurbished • Lift access • High ceilings throughout Guide price: £1,095,000

• Built in storage • Close to Sloane Square • EPC rating C

Chelsea Office: 020 7225 5911 mark.greenway@harrodsestates.com

Tenure: Share of Freehold

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AN IMMACULATE TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENT IN A RED-BRICK BUILDING EGERTON GARDENS, KNIGHTSBRIDGE SW3 • Lower ground floor • Over 630sq ft of living space • Open plan living/dining area

• Red brick period conversion • EPC rating D

Chelsea Office: 020 7225 5752 francis.burca@harrodsestates.com

Guide price: £995,000

Tenure: Share of Freehold

A LUXURIOUS AND SPACIOUS FIVE-BEDROOM APARTMENT VICTORIA ROAD, KENSINGTON W8 • Five Bedrooms • Open plan kitchen • Reception with 3m ceilings Guide price: £7,950,000

• Cinema room • 3,325sq ft/309sq m • EPC rating E

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THE PIAZZA COLLECTION SW10

£925,000 Starting from

new collection of luxury apartments has A launched at Chelsea Island. Residential specialist, Hadley Property Group, has introduced The Piazza Collection – a boutique range of eight one bedroom apartments. Inspired by the traditional Italian piazza, residents will enjoy an enviable position above the retail and restaurant scene that forms Chelsea Island’s very own piazza. The latest collection of homes boast substantial living spaces with an enviable specification, Juliet balconies and showcase the very best of apartment living on the Chelsea Riverside. ◆  Hadley Property Group Chelsea Island, 0800 540 4377; chelseaisland.com

LINCOLN SQUARE

penthouses with interiors designed by Bowler James Brindley to reflect an elegant and contemporary design. The development will boast a private courtyard at the heart of the development and will provide an area of tranquillity exclusively for residents. ◆  Knight Frank and CBRE 020 7004 0910 lincolnsquare.co.uk

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£900,000 Starting from

ocated in London’s historic and legal quarter between Covent Garden and the financial district, Lincoln Square is Lodha UK’s first development in the capital. Lincoln Square will offer residences from studios to four bed apartments and two

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WESTBOURNE PARK VILLAS

corner position on Westbourne Park Road and Westbourne Park Villas, this one-time Buddhist Centre was built in 1836 and is now complemented by living spaces designed to an exceptionally high standard. Large reception rooms and high ceilings provide a framework for modern

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interiors combined with traditional stone fireplaces. Bespoke Roundhouse kitchens, and recessed flush ceiling speakers are just some of the leading-edge features. ◆  Bective Leslie Marsh New Homes 020 7313 7711; bective.co.uk

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SPECIALISTS IN LONDON RIVERSIDE

MAHOGANY HOUSE, IMPERIAL WHARF SW6 Luxurious and tranquil, interior designed two bedroom apartment on the top floor of Mahogany House, Imperial Wharf with direct river views.The layout consists of a master bedroom, decadently finished with silk walls, a stunning en-suite bathroom with marble tiling, a full-size shower, and good storage, approximately 990 sq ft, EPC Rating D Leasehold ÂŁ1,195,000

HIRST COURT, GROSVENOR WATERSIDE SW1W Immaculate one bedroom apartment in the stunning Grosvenor Waterside development. It benefits from a fabulous large master bedroom with fantastic wardrobe space, a gorgeous open plan reception with modern, fully fitted kitchen, newly refurbished modern bathroom, private balconies and wealth of onsite facilities. 639 sq ft. EPC Rating B Leasehold ÂŁ975,000

Martin & Co London Riverside 020 7351 0387

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BALTIMORE HOUSE, BATTERSEA REACH SW18 A three bedroom apartment within the exclusive waterside community, Battersea Reach. The flat offers approximately 1307sq ft of living space consisting of three double bedrooms, two luxury bathrooms including one en suite, open plan reception room with a fantastic terrace, utility area, and a fully fitted kitchen, EPC Rating C. Leasehold ÂŁ1,400,000

DOCKSIDE HOUSE, CHELSEA CREEK SW6 This immaculate property features three bedrooms, the master having a stunning walk in wardrobe and en suite, three luxurious Villeroy and Boch bathrooms and a large open plan reception room with modern kitchen boasting high quality Miele appliances. Situated on the third floor this apartment is approximately 1980 sq ft. EPC Rating C Leasehold ÂŁ2,995,000

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BASSETT ROAD W10

£7,300 Per Week

stunning double fronted Victorian villa designed by Gebler Tooth Architects. The house boasts a variety of beautifully appointed reception spaces with exceptional natural light, well proportioned bedrooms, a master suite and a south-facing garden, in addition to an interconnecting flat with separate access. The house is located on the south side of North Kensington’s most highly regarded street, within easy reach of the vibrant Portobello and Golborne crossroads. u  Bective Leslie Marsh Notting Hill, 020 7221 5388; bective.co.uk

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EARL’S COURT SQUARE

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n incredibly stylish and elegant two bedroom, two bathroom garden apartment in the popular Earl’s Court Square. The property is presented in excellent condition throughout and boasts a private courtyard, perfect for entertaining outdoors. Earls Court Square is a desirable location, benefiting from lovely communal gardens and within close proximity to the area's many local amenities and transport links in and out of the city. u  KFH Earls Court, 020 7740 2020; kfh.co.uk

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THE LANCASTERS W2

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beautifully interior designed three bedroom apartment with wonderful views over Hyde Park. The fourth floor accommodation comprises a large reception room, kitchen, dining area, guest cloakroom and utility room. Located on the fifth floor is the luxurious master bedroom with fitted wardrobes an en suite bathroom. Further accommodation includes two additional bedrooms and a guest bathroom. The Lancasters is ideally located opposite Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. ◆  Beauchamp Estates Mayfair, 020 7499 7722; beauchamp.com

exham Gardens is a fabulous five bedroom townhouse in the heart of Kensington. Dating back to the late 1800s, the property has an abundance of living and entertaining space. Lexham Gardens was once part of the build program that saw West London expand dramatically. Today, it is within the conservation area of the Edwardes Estate, and is characterised by its original features such as column porches, iron rails, and Victorian tiling, ornate cornicing and marble and iron fireplaces. ◆  Harrods Estates 020 3650 4600; harrodsestates.com

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n attractive semidetached period house benefitting from multiple off street car parking spaces and a large south-facing garden. This family home has been meticulously restored to the highest specification. Notable features include under floor heating, comfort cooling to all the bedrooms, a lift and a separate garage. Addison Crescent is well positioned for access to the open spaces of Holland Park, while Kensington High Street and its shopping, leisure and transport facilities is within close proximity. ◆  Carter Jonas Holland Park, 020 7371 1111; carterjonas.co.uk

£895 embridge Villas is a unique and incredibly stunning one bedroom flat in Notting Hill, with a terrace to match any riad in Marrakech. The exquisite finishes throughout the property have been chosen by the owner who has impeccable flair, creating the most luxurious living and entertaining space. The large reception room opens onto an exceptional roof garden, which is the same size as the internal living space and provides a salon, a sun deck, a dining area and a kitchen. ◆  Mountgrange Heritage Notting Hill, 020 7221 2277; mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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A well presented raised ground floor apartment with balcony, providing two double bedrooms, modern bathroom, separate kitchen and wooden flooring. Situated in a beautiful white terraced townhouse, this apartment is conveniently located for Earls Court and West Brompton underground stations, as well as nearby amenities, restaurants, pubs and bars.

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Addison Road, Holland Park, W14 £1,150,000

A two bedroom apartment with stylish interiors, a brand new kitchen, balcony and lift access, situated on the fourth floor of a well maintained building in Holland Park.

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

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Situated on the second floor of a portered building is this two bedroom apartment occupying 1,078 sq ft of living space. This spacious home provides two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a 30 ft open plan reception. This property is located in the heart of Knightsbridge with spectacular views of Harrods and easy access to South Kensington, Sloane Square and Knightsbridge underground stations.

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Two double bedrooms Two bathrooms, plus a guest WC Master suite Open plan living Portered building Opposite Harrods Leasehold EPC rating C

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Now at home in Earls Court. 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. KFH Earls Court 243 Old Brompton Road SW5 9HP Mark Davidson Sales Manager 020 3792 9139 earlscourt.sales@kfh.co.uk

Chris Van Kraayenburg Lettings Manager 020 3792 9153 earlscourt.lettings@kfh.co.uk

kfh.co.uk/earls-court

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Lancaster Gate, Bayswater, W2 £800 pw / £3,466 pcm Bayswater 020 7563 5090 bayswater.lettings@kfh.co.uk

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This stunning studio apartment is presented in immaculate condition and is beautifully furnished throughout. The spacious reception area is complete with study and dining tables, and the bedroom is separated by an attractive divider. The bathroom provides a double walk in shower as well as a bath, and the kitchen is bright, modern and well equipped. This exceptional studio is situated in an attractive terraced townhouse, moments from Hyde Park, and well served by numerous transport links.

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Studio apartment Living room Underfloor and ceiling heating Gym 24 hour porter Furnished EPC rating F

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

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Completely at home in London.

Our services Sales and Lettings Land and New Homes Block and Estate Management Property Solicitors Chartered Surveyors Financial Services Visit kfh.co.uk

With over 35 years’ experience in the London property market and more than 55 branches across the Capital, we draw on our existing London-wide and international network and local expertise to deliver the right result, whatever your requirements. If you are looking to buy, sell, rent or let contact us today. KFH South Kensington 29 Harrington Road SW7 3HD Sales 020 3792 5321 southkensington.sales@kfh.co.uk

Lettings 020 3792 5322 southkensington.lettings@kfh.co.uk

KFH Holland Park 128 Holland Park Avenue W11 4UE Sales 020 3792 9167 hollandpark.sales@kfh.co.uk

Lettings 020 3792 9168 hollandpark.lettings@kfh.co.uk

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