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JULIAN FELLOWES

A CENTURY OF SCENT

ON DOWNTON AND KENSINGTON

A PERFUME JOURNEY WITH LIZZIE OSTROM

TOM'S TABLE KERRIDGE COMES TO HARRODS

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Diary dates for November

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Designer Alison Lloyd of Ally Capellino discusses her return to fashion

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39 VIOLA'S VIBE

20 TALKING SCENTS

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fa s h i o n 30 FASHION CONFIDENTIAL

H E A LT H & B E AU T Y 64 BEAUTY CONFIDENTIAL

The South Kensington hotel that's a serious player in the art world

Meeting Lizzie Ostrom, the woman of the moment, to discuss perfume and odour

This month’s hottest trends and products

Style inspiration from Sara Lauchlan of W2's Viola Boutique Spotlight on Agent Provocateur's latest model, Paloma Faith

October’s best beauty buys

70 FITNESS NOTES

The latest products, gadgets and classes

Food & Drink 75 KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

92 KINFOLK HOME

At home with architect Jonathan Tuckey

75 ADVENT CALENDARS

214 PROPERTY NEWS

The chocolate countdown is on

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News and views from the industry

PROPERTY 208 NEW BUILDS

Tom Kerridge comes to Harrods

Photography by Iris Brosch Styling by Charlotte Adsett

interiors 90 INTERIORS NOTES

79 TOM'S TABLE

The latest openings and food news

COVERS:

85 A look at the state of developments Recent news and updates on the market

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EDITOR’S letter

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s anyone who went to Lizzie Ostrom's recent talk at Lutyens & Rubinstein will know, there's more to perfume than meets the eye. Scent is a complex communicator, but we don't on the whole understand it very well. Ostrom has quite an academic approach to the world of fragrance, while her alter ego Odette Toilette hosts perfume-themed parties for fun. Reading Ostrom's new book and meeting her led me on a perfume trail that started at Les Senteurs, a brilliantly old-fashioned store that's about as unlike a department store perfume hall as you can get. There I met perfume expert James Craven (who is a big fan of Lizzie's) and enjoyed a whistlestop tour of modern perfumery, which is how he refers to scents created since the 1870s. His theory is that as a race, the British aren't very interested in smells. And for him, scents can have value way beyond liking them, like art that you can appreciate but

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wouldn't actually want to hang on your wall. He talks about scent using language you'd associate with music or colour and has a knack for predicting the type of thing any potential customer might like. I could listen to him talk all day. And I'm not alone in this – boutique perfumeries are having a small renaissance in London, with the Burlington Arcade becoming home to new stores including Frederic Malle and Penhaligons, while the opening of Creed's beautiful new Mount Street store was hosted by none other than Craven himself. So if you're interested in making sense of scent, these pages might provide a start. Enjoy November. ◆

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With a heavy dose of 1970s nostalgia, Diesel have mixed paisley and patchwork floral prints with leather and denim to create a modern, texture-rich collection. Think motocross jackets emblazoned with vintage prints and Mexican-style graphics for knits. diesel.com

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Designed by a man with a degree in architecture these asymmetric, helix framed earrings are perfectly structured and dazzle with diamonds. £6,160; matchesfashion.com

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RED RED WINE

This vermouth packs a punch with rich notes of vanilla, dark caramel, matured cherries and spices. Prost! £36.50; harveynichols.com

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With structured silhouettes and austere shades, COS’ AW15 collection is effortlessly sophisticated and chic. Embrace the more experimental pieces, that are bound to turn heads. cosstores.com

BIG TOP

In 1998, Eugenia Kim creaded a bold hat to hide a bad haircut. Now, her designs are loved and sold worldwide. £235; matchesfashion.com

TU AMORE

Shout about love in this Dolce & Gabbana gold-plated chain. With sizable Swarovski pearlembellished letter charms, this is a beautifully bold piece. £1,150; farfetch.com

FRINGE APPEAL

Stomp around this autumn in these cool suede boots by Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti. With a sturdy block heel and wide ankle, they don’t just look cool, they’re comfortable too. £715; net-a-porter.com

WATCH OUT

A Franco-Swiss creation, this 1950s-inspired mechanical watch from Hermès is beautifully delicate. The chic Herm design is minimalist from afar, but up close the design is intricate. Hermès, you’ve done it again. hermes.com

STOW AWAY

Never let your iPhone die again – buy this hand-crafted luxury leather case and sleek power bank by Stow. Designed to double up as a passport holder or mini clutch, it is both cute and practical. £95, wolfandbadger.com

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T h ro u gh o u t No v e m b e r Hy de Pa rk ne of the capital’s most exciting O Christmas events returns, so grab your winter warmers and kickstart the festivities at Winter Wonderland 2015. The food and drink stalls, markets and array of activities will fill your day with endless fun. u Hyde Park, W2; hydeparkwinterwonderland.com

GUY FAWKES NIGHT

The Garden of Earthly Delights

6 No v e m b e r Ke ns i ng to n Ro o f G a rde ns ark this significant date in Britain M ’s history with a grand fireworks display at this lush rooftop venue. A delicious cocktail menu and live music from DJ Adam and Chris Sharp will ensure your night goes off with a bang. u 99 Kensington High Street, W8; virgin limitededition.com/en/the-roof-gardens

Throughout November The Exhibitionist Hotel

The Exhibitionist will be transformed into a ‘Neon Garden of Eden’ as it hosts The Garden of Earthly Delights, a group exhibition showcasing neon design. Featuring work from Banksy and Cléon Daniel, this interactive exhibition is a contemporary reflection of human condition through material culture. 8-10 Queensberry Place, SW7; theexhibitionisthotel.com

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2 - 2 8 No v e m b e r G a te T he a tre wo young boys are playing, fighting. T Suddenly an outbreak of violence exposes them to the reality of modern life. This stunning, award-winning play turns Euripides’ classic tale on its head. u 11 Pembridge Road, W11; gatetheatre.co.uk

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FIRST LOVE IS THE REVOLUTION

Un ti l 2 1 No v e m b e r S o ho T he a tre asti and Rdeca are young, wild and free. B Meeting each other mid all-nighter, the two are irresistibly drawn to one another and fall madly in love. Crazy with the intoxication of their first real relationship, we watch on as their lives spiral out of control. Intimate, passionate and dangerous: this is young love. ◆ 21 Dean Street, W1D; sohotheatre.com

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THE TABLE OF DELIGHTS

The White Show Thro u gho u t No v e m b e r F low G al l e r y

This show explores the power of the colour white. From cleanliness to emptiness, the hue’s ability to evoke emotion through shape and texture is explored. Visitors can look forward to seeing firsthand, the striking work of Lisa Stockham, Akiko Hirai and Cristina Vezzini.

From 23 Nov e mb er T he P rint Room tasty theatrical treat created especially for A children. Set in five acts, this edible show takes its young participants on a culinary journey, featuring the greatest food tales of all time. With singing honey bees and pirouetting beetroots, mini foodies will laugh, dance and sing as they are treated to the chef’s delicious, bite-sized treats cooked live throughout the show. ◆ 103 Notting Hill Gate, W11; the-print-room.org

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pring-boarding off of Plato’s Euthydemus, artists Angela Smith and Katrine Roberts explore the concept of inner psyche and experiment with notions of the body in their first joint exhibition with the gallery. Artwork on display will be a vibrant showcase of bold colours, painterly techniques, and psychedelic visuals intended to resemble the ‘labyrinth’ within us. The pair highlight

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organic shapes and hallucinogenic forms to encourage viewers to ponder their complex neurological pathways and the maze that is the human soul. This November, open your mind and let Smith and Roberts take you on a journey inside yourself. We promise it’ll be worth it. ◆ l 8 Clarendon Cross, W11; laceycontemporarygallery.co.uk

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A VILLAGE CHRISTMAS Join us in Connaught Village for an evening of Christmas carol singing, festive treats, childrens’ activities, our annual Christmas hamper competition, all followed by the magical Christmas lights switch on. Late night shopping and VIP evenings in the Village boutiques. Thursday 26 November, 4pm-8pm Connaught Street, Kendal Street & Porchester Place Connaught Village, W2 2AF

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THE AGENDA

Our selection of the month’s cultural releases

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T he Sle e p i n g Be a u t y Th e a t re S u Bla c k we l l & Co r i na Fl e t c he r aper artist Su Blackwell works P mainly with pages from old books and her latest book brings the tale of Sleeping Beauty to life in stunning three-dimensional detail. The cover opens to reveal an ingenious pop-up theatre stage, complete with slot-in scenery sheets, moveable characters and free-standing props. A script is enclosed to encourage the reader to stage their own performance. It's a truly interactive book for all ages. ◆ ¢ £19.95, Thames and Hudson OO-IX' Sculpture, Hayashi Shigeki, Japan 2013 © Hayashi Shigeki and Yufuku Gallery.

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Eastern Promise The V&A's Gallery of Japanese Art reopens LONDON AFTER DARK

to 10 A p r i l 2 0 1 6 Lon do n Tr a ns p o r t M us e um edonists, rat catchers, jazz-lovers H and hacks help London come alive after dark at Night Shift, an illuminating new exhibition at London Transport Museum celebrating the nocturnal lives of Londoners and the transport heritage that has met their needs since 1913. The Museum’s curators have delved deep into the history of travel after dark, reflecting on the capital’s glittering nightlife as well as the darker wartime years. Don't miss it. ◆ ¢ ltmuseum.co.uk

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Hello Kitty! rice cooker, toaster and kettle; a cloisonné enamel handbag imitating snakeskin; a selection of mobile phones designed by Naoto Fukasawa and a group of kimono from the 1920s-1930s are among recent acquisitions that will be shown in the V&A’s newly refurbished Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art. The gallery refresh is part of the V&A’s ongoing FuturePlan scheme of restoration and redesign to create beautiful and contemporary new settings

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for the Museum’s outstanding collections. Originally opened in December 1986, the Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art was the first major gallery of Japanese art in the UK. It was designed to showcase highlights of the V&A’s internationally important collection of Japanese art and design, which the Museum has built up since it was founded in 1852. The refurbished gallery will exhibit around 550 works in a newly curated series of displays that will include 30 or more recent acquisitions. ◆ V&A, Cromwell Road, SW7

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ADVENTURE Lizzie Ostrom – aka Odette Toilette – is dedicated to celebrating perfume with a series of entertaining events and a new book. Absolutely meets her Wo r d s P e n d l e H a r t e

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izzie Ostrom has been called the ‘Heston Blumenthal of perfume” by the Daily Mail but she’s not a perfumer. It’s hard to define quite what she is, but actually creating perfume doesn’t figure. Still, her life revolves around fragrance and her new book Perfume – A Century of Scents – is an entertaining look at trends in the history of luxury smells. She’s a sort of interpreter of odour, dedicated to demystifying and celebrating perfume, and to the pursuit of fun through scent. The new book has one of the most beautiful covers ever, all orange and gold with a stylish bottle silhouette. It’s irresistible in the way that a pretty bottle of fragrance is. But that’s not to say it’s all style and no substance. It’s very much the book of the moment and Ostrom has given related talks at the V&A as well as locally at Lutyens & Rubinstein. In person, she’s likeable and warm; when she tells me about the confessional nature of some of the conversations she gets drawn into about fragrance, it’s easy to see why people trust her with their secrets. The thing about fragrance, for Lizzie, is that it’s fairly universal – we all wear at least a bit of perfume on occasion – but there’s no shared experience connected to it in the way that there is with food. ‘Wine is an established thing to talk about and a sociable pursuit, but fragrance is often very solitary. That’s something I’m working on, to make it sociable.’ This founding philosophy spawned a portfolio

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of events under her Odette Toilette brand, ranging from perfume poker to vintage scent sessions to collaborations with the Tate to put smells to pictures. This all under the banner ‘purveyor of olfactory adventures’. It’s all designed to be fun as well as informative and explorative. ‘When I first started with my Scratch’n’Sniff nights we’d have a theme that wasn’t perfume-related, maybe movies or music or men, and stimulus such as a film or piece of music or a fashion piece and we’d get people to decide which scents matched which genres, all over a glass of wine. Total strangers might suddenly bond over a shared love of Charlie.’ So is she a natural nose or can we all learn? ‘I do believe that the more you smell, the more you see. It really is practice. There are materials that I 5 used not to be able to smell but if you smell habitually you become able to.’ Thinking of smell as an impenetrable but powerful language leads to a need to understand it. Finding a way of relating to fragrance has been Ostrom’s underlying aim and this has also led to an investigation of the power of odour outside the beauty industry, and her development of a special gadget that emits a low-level scent designed to awaken appetite among people in care homes who have become unable to eat. It’s called Ode. She predicts a rise in the use of smell manipulation in the near future, with corporations harnessing the communicative power of

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odour. ‘You can’t use smell in a linguistic way – there’s no traffic light system for it.’ But our general lack of smell literacy leaves us open to exploitation: ‘Casinos use smell to make us stay at the slot machines and shops play music to get us to spend. We know about music manipulation but because smell is harder to verbalise, we’re quite defenceless.’ Fundamentally, it all comes down to the simple question of likes and dislikes. What smells does Ostrom like? ‘Personally? In terms of smell my favourites are lapsang souchong and anything smoky. And tar when it’s still molten, recently laid.’ With perfume, however, she’s more fickle. ‘Perfumewise, it’s whatever my current obsession is.’ She is currently waiting impatiently on delivery of her latest late-night online purchase from an American fragrance store. ‘I get bored easily. I find a new thing and think it’s just right, then after

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MAKING SENSE OF LIZZIE'S SCENTS 1 Chanel's Cuir de Russie, 1924 – 'I'll always have this' 2 Caron's Tabac Blond, 1919, the first tobaccoscented fragrance. 3 Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent, 1981: "reeks so much it seems to throb" 4 Shocking by Schiaparelli, 1937 – "bizarre and wonderful but never ever would I wear it myself." 5 Charlie by Revlon, 1973 – "as cheap and cheerful as a pair of spangly flares at the disco" 6 Diorella by Dior, 1972 – "full of the pleasures of being alive". 7 Frederic Malle's Carnal Flower, 2005 – "I overdid it and now I can't go near it" 8 Gloria Vanderbilt, 1982, "a sweet, smoky plastic smell redolent of dolls' heads" 9 Gardenia by Isabey, 1924 – "this disturbing scent features throughout Aldous Huxley's 1928 satirical novel Bright Young Things".

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a few weeks I’ll think, oh no. Probably because I overapply and completely drown myself in the stuff.’ Still, there are some eternal favourites. ‘I will always go back to Diorella, that’s my number one. And I’ll always have Chanel’s Cuir de Russie and Cristalle.’ Cristalle, tellingly and probably quite predictably, was her mother’s perfume. Are we all fated to end up smelling like our mothers? ‘My mother always had four bottles on the go and she’d let me choose which one she’d wear.’ But the oft-touted idea of maintaining a single signature scent doesn’t appeal. ‘I could never have just one. There’s always something new to try.’ Plus, there’s the problem of overexposure. ‘I can’t bear tuberose any more, after I overdid it with Carnal Flower at a wedding a few years ago. I kept putting more on throughout the day and now I can’t go near it.’ And then there are the fragrances we want to like, seduced by the packaging and the idea of them, a common problem, according to Ostrom. She really wanted to like Shocking, one of the most famous perfumes of the early 20th century – ‘it’s so bizarre and wonderful but never would I wear it myself.’ Her research also led

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to some surprises. ‘I thought Gloria Vanderbilt would be 4 horrible. It costs about £8 but it’s a great perfume.’ And an old bottle of Jolie Madame by Balmain from the 1950s. ‘I found it in a pharmacy that had a lot of old stock and really enjoyed it.’ As an expert on fragrance, Ostrom has become the go-to person for anything to do with scent. When the Tate was looking at interpreting abstract art into scent as part of its Sensorium display, Ostrom got a call. When Fenwicks was looking for a scent for Ascot, inspired by Pimms, Ostom was there. So as the currency of fragrance becomes more sophisticated, expect to see more of her. ◆

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1 Jolie Madame by Balmain, 1953: "grace in a bottle... butter-soft; fruity and yielding like a pear." 2 Fracas by Robert Piguet, 1948 – "the butteriest, most voluminous tuberose ever commited to a bottle" 3 Cristalle by Chanel, 1974, "Diorella's sister, high energy and moussey with lemon and honeysuckle". 4 Tabu by Dana, 1932, "Such a shame, this used to be bewitching and raucous and dirty and now it smells like something you’d spray on binbags." 5 Bruno Fazzolari's Au Dela, Ostrom's latest purchase. "It's in the style of a lot of vintage fragrances, particularly 1940s like Miss Dior but there’s also something modern about it. It’s jammy with a nice green bite to it."

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“For women, I’d say one of the fur perfumes. Probably Zibeline by Weil, which is quite decadent. I’m thinking winter, going from a cold street into a cabaret club, this is heavy, punchy and has a bit of animal to it.”

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“I would say Aqua Universalis by Maison Francis Kirkdijan – this fragrance is very clean, like the perfect white shirt, very put together and slightly arrogant – it can be baked in the sun and will only get more crystalline.”

“Anubis by Papillon has a medicinal smell, like trying to hide a dead body with cleaning products. But it’s absolutely beautiful, inspired by the Egyptian God of the Dead, so think embalming and tombs.”

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Loud and Proud

From Cléon Daniel’s quirky pool tables to Louis-Nicolas Darbon’s Rue Saint-Honoré corridor, The Exhibitionist continues to keep us ahead of the art curve Wo r d s s t e p h a n i e k i n g

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outh Kensington’s The Exhibitionist is veritable proof that things are not always what they seem. With its quintessentially British 18th century townhouse exterior, this boutique five-star hotel is complete confirmation that looks may be deceiving. Because contained behind its stunning facade lie some of London’s best contemporary works of art. Dedicated to showcasing progressive pieces, its assortment of permanent and revolving exhibitions are curated by none other than Attollo Art’s Vestalia Chilton. The modern art gallery showcases bold paintings and provocative sculptures, where some of its artists’ creations have taken up residence in the Queensberry Place venue. Case in point, urban artist Dotmasters, who recently reinvented The Exhibitionist’s Trash City Suite. During the recent Frieze Week, The Exhibitionist launched The Garden of Earthly Delights, a group show based on the controversial 15th century painting by Hieronymus Bosch. Until 15 November

works by artists including Cléon Daniel, Banksy, Sir Peter Blake, Le Gun, Damien Hirst and LoVeNeoN will be on display, serving as contemporary reflections on the earthly delights and temptations of human existence. Following his September 2014 Banana Pool Table unveiling, Cléon Daniel's hotly anticipated Doughnut Pool Table took centre stage at the Frieze event. The six-and-a-half feet, solid ash functional sculpture is covered in pink cloth “with wobbly icing and a hole in the centre big Louis-Nicolas Darbon and his 'Girl with the Lollipop'

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Cléon Daniel's 'Banana Pool Table' at The Exhibitionist

enough for someone to play from.” The message behind its quirky design? Daniel says his pool tables are “symbolic of temptation in today’s world, [things that

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are] mass produced in endless variety to feed a tempted public.” The same month saw pop artist and Notting Hillbillie Louis-Nicolas Darbon premiere Run Way, a two-week exhibit of his Warhol-like pop art using presentday figures as inspiration. For those who missed the celebrated fashion illustrator’s solo show, thankfully one of his works did become a part of The Exhibitionist’s permanent collection: a striking wall mural depicting the famous Parisian street, Rue Saint-Honoré. Now, the forthcoming Pleasures of the Gaze, opening 26 November, will feature eclectic works by CASS Art Prize Winner Jean Luc Almond and multidisciplinary sensation Lauren Baker, exploring the causes behind our fascination with peoplewatching. Whatever conclusion you arrive at, it’s sure to be further affirmation that a trip to The Exhibitionist is not merely a luxury hotel visit, but a guaranteed cultural experience. ◆

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THE ART OF PARTYING

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SIGHT

First impressions count. When walking into a party, the venue and the decor should blow you away - luckily, this is guaranteed at a Lillingston event. With every single detail down to the last place setting perfectly planned, the visual impact shouldn’t wear off after arrival but unfold with new surprises around every corner. ◆ 2

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The Lillingston team in full festive spirit

NO CHRISTMAS party is COMPLETE WITHOUT a little bit of STARDUST

TASTE

Food and drink are crucial aspects of a great party. The cardinal rule is that neither should ever be in short supply. To give each event a unique touch, Lillingston carefully craft custom cocktails and food in keeping with the essence of the party. For Christmas, no detail is too small. ◆ 3

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There’s nothing quite like receiving an invitation in the post. Feeling the weight of it, spying the calligraphy, unsealing the envelope – it’s like unwrapping a present. Designed in-

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STARDUST

No Christmas party is complete without a little bit of stardust. Lillingston go the extra mile and have been known to bring the magic of the North Pole closer to home by hiring live reindeer. ◆ lillingston.co.uk

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SCENT

Perhaps the most subtle and understated of all the senses, smell is actually the most evocative, calling back memories and encapsulating moments. In order to capture this singular sensation, Lillingston use leading perfumier Jo Loves to create bespoke candles for special occasions. Their Limited Edition Christmas Trees Candle will immediately summon up falling pine needles and crackling fires. ◆

SOUND

Music gets a party started and the right band or DJ should have revellers flocking to the floor in seconds. This is not a task for amateurs and an iPod playlist on shuffle simply won’t do, especially at Christmas. Instead, Lillingston turn to their little (big) black book of contacts to secure anything from a live drumming troupe to the most renowned international DJs. ◆ 4

house and presented in a fabulous array of ingenious styles, opening a Lillingston invitation is an event all on its own. ◆

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st y l e C e n t r a l

Happy bags, Mary-Jane shoes and patent ankle boots are November’s must-buys Wo r d s c h a r l o t t e a d s e t t

HILL AND FRIENDS Wo r d s S T E P H A N I E K I N G

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hetland ponies prancing through Claridge’s ballroom and bellboys swathed in satchels: Emma Hill and Georgia Fendley know how to make an entrance. Then again, when you debut your new luxury accessories brand at London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer ’16 had better make a statement. The former Mulberry Creative and Brand Directors, respectively, premiered their capsule collection of bags at an intimate breakfast presentation, with Hill introducing the industry’s elite to a new fashion philosophy: “I love to invite the audience into our imagination and let them share in the fun!” The brand’s name alone indicates Hill and Fendley’s significant role in dissolving fashion’s longstanding #youcantsitwithus reputation. Case in point: the emoji-like Wink and Smiley Face hardware. This playful spirit also extends to Hill and Friends’ six silhouette’d Happy range comprising glossy goat, calf and calf hair leather mini and large satchels in neon pink, leopard print, emerald green, black, toffee and oxblood hues. What could be better? Well, this: “From day one we wanted to make key styles available from the day of the presentation,” said Fendley. Ahead of the curve yet again. But, while Hill and Fendley have already made some pretty industry-revolutionising moves, will their cheeky, irreverent designs and ‘Fashion just got friendlier’ mantra bring them future success? They’ve got it in the bag. ◆ ● HILL AND FRIENDS From £495; netaporter.com

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Pretty in Pink Bally

Inspired by director Wes Anderson’s films, the Bally AW15 collection sees an exciting new design direction for the luxury shoe and accessories brand. The campaign captures its nostalgic nod to the Sixties, and features the pink Mary-Jane’s that the fashion pack are currently crazy for. 45-46 Bond Street, W1S; Available at bally.co.uk

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7 of the best

SHINE ON Miu Miu

RED ALERT

Its ankle boot season and this glossy patent block heel pair ticks every major trend box. The 60s shape, oversized buckles and square toe equal this autumn’s hottest pair of boots. Pair with a knitted sweater and skirt for the most modern of silhouettes. Patent Leather Ankle Boots, £645; net-a-porter.com

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COVER ME Chloé

Become a sartorial Sherlock Holmes and discover the cape trend this winter. We’ve done the sleuthing for you and found one of the best available: a luxurious point-collar offering from Chloé. With a soft woolblend finish and cute toggle fastenings, the French label’s got you covered. £1,865; matchesfashion.com

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07 01. JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN Cashmere Jumper, £219; johnstonscashmere.com 02. REISS ‘Lennie’ Wool Coat,, £325; reiss.com 03. ME + EM Twill Trousers £132; meandem.co.uk 04. GIANVITO ROSSI ‘Bari’ Suede Court Shoes, £460; harrods.com 05. JIMMY CHOO ‘Dayno’ Leather Boots, £895; jimmychoo.com 06. LOEWE ‘Flamenco’ Leather Handbag, £1,275; brownsfashion.com 07. CARVEN Wool-Blend Midi Skirt, £310; net-a-porter.com

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Absolutely meets Alison Lloyd, the woman behind Ally Capellino, as she returns to the world of clothes Wo r d s A m a n d a C o n s ta n c e

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n her picture on her eponymous website, Ally Capellino looks exactly as a Grown-Up Fashion Designer should. Wreathed in a minimalist coat, she has the stature befitting of someone behind one of the go-to labels for stylish womenswear in the 80s and 90s and exactly the sort of person you’d imagine behind the accessories label that, for the last ten years, has sold pared-back functional bags to professional urbanistas who take their satchels as seriously as their coffee. Alison Lloyd, however, the small, impish woman with a shock of pink hair and battered backpack, who shakes my hand in the Ally Capellino store on Golborne Road store appears to be an entirely different person. Yet they are one and the same. She laughs at this clash of expectation and reality. “My personal style is more jokey,” she says. “A friend said dress like a toddler and that suits me, all matchy matchy.” With the pink hair, fluffy pink jumper and what looks like a neoprene skirt, Ally looks like a hipster sexagenarian. We meet at the Golborne Road store

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I DON’T LIKE a bag that DOESN’T FIT STUFF in it. WHAT’S THE POINT?

– “I love this area,” she says, “it’s still full of crazy people.” – to discuss the brand’s move back into womenswear. The shop is quintessentially Ally Capellino – designed by Rupert Blanchard, it’s all blond reclaimed wood, leather and metal. Expensive bags hang, artfully spaced. It’s minimalist, restrained, classy. Ally shows me the new coat she’s designed for A/W 2015, the sorely named ‘Cheryl’; it’s the first clothing Ally has designed since her ‘annus horribilis’ of 1999 when the company went bust and she lost everything. It’s a gorgeous coat. A drop-shouldered, collarless design made from undyed Manx and Hebridean wool woven in the Outer Hebrides. “Now there’s so much good pared-down aesthetic out there like Cos,” say Ally, “it’s all about amazing fabrics.” She found the wool suppliers by googling ‘organic wool’. She shows me the lining. “What interests me is the way it is inside and the way it is outside – I’m quite technical like that.” The coat is selling very well; one customer who bought it from the Shoreditch store said told Ally she loved it and was still wearing one from 25 years ago.

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DESIGNER, SHE SAYS So why the move back into fashion? “People kept asking me when I’d be doing some more clothes,’ she says, “which gave me the confidence”. There are more designs for S/S16: a drop-shouldered mac and a jacket inspired by cyclewear, “a gorgeous little hoodie thing with fancy technical fabric”. Ally’s return to womenswear is something of a rebirth and the latest chapter in a story that goes like this. Alison Lloyd and her life and business partner Jonathan Platt started Ally Capellino in the early 1980s after meeting on a fashion and textiles course at Middlesex University. The name derived from a misspelling of Italian for ‘little hat’ and for the next couple of decades Ally Capellino was the brand for a pared-down, chic aesthetic. Cherie Blair

wore Ally Capellino the night of Labour’s landslide victory in 1997. By the late 90s it had all got properly starry, with a vast, minimalist shop on Sloane Avenue– “so wrong for us, far too posh, too ‘ladies that lunch’,” she says now. And then it all went wrong. In 1999 Ally and Platt declared themselves bankrupt and went their separate ways. Ally lost her business, her house and even control of the brand name. There were, she says, “miseries in every direction”. She had to start again from scratch beginning with renegotiating control of the brand name “that was very empowering,” she says. And she picked up consultancy work, designing uniforms for the Girls Guides and a range for BHS, “I took what was coming.”

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But, “I was going a bit doolally,” she says. Missing people and purpose, “I made a bag out of boredom.” It was a “a sort of bucket with handles, and it had some holes in it because I had a pattern punch left over from my fashion days.” And business took off. Ally opened her first shop in 2005 on Calvert Avenue in Shoreditch – a “far more domestic affair than Sloane Avenue”. A second followed on Golborne Road in 2011 and earlier this year a third shop opened on Marylebone High Street; it’s already the busiest in terms of turnover. Ally has obviously enjoyed the DIY, small-scale approach to her second business incarnation. She’s learnt all about the leather, the tanning and the dying herself. "It’s a dodgy business,

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FASHION / PROFILE everyone in leather is like a secondhand car salesman,” she laughs. At the time, her designs were quietly revolutionary; bags used to be much stiffer, made with lots of cardboard, glue and rigid edges. “I like slouchy,” she says. She created a more pillowy edge by turning the two edges in and then stitching it on the inside and then turning it out again. “At the time we were different to what was on the market,” she says. Her bags are as pared-back as her clothes; function is very important.

I WANT TO

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I DON'T NEED THE theatre “I don’t like a bag that doesn’t fit stuff in it. What’s the point?” She has consented to making some lovely clutches “but we don’t do bling”. As we walk around her store Ally points out a metal buckle that contrasts with a leather strap, some grey webbing that stands out from a yellow canvas bag. She remains excited by the materials she says, “the tonalness, the contrasts”. It is this purist attention to quality and details that has given Ally Capellino a cult following amongst the style cognoscenti. “We are a designer’s designer,” she says. Ally is full of dichotomies. Softly spoken and quite hesitant in conversation – she becomes more definite and politically enthusiastic on the subject of her beloved Hackney “We need controls on rent!” She’s also much cooler than most near-60 year olds. She recently starred in a Rapha campaign – the uber-cool cyclewear brand – with Liberty, shot by her daughter Agnes Lloyd-Platt, in the company of folk much younger than herself. Her jokey take on personal fashion plus her cool eye for design could possible earn her the label of English eccentric, although I’m sure she would hate that with a passion. For now, Ally is keen to do design more clothes, but she wants her business to stay as small as possible. “My motivation now is about doing it in a different way,” she says. “I did fashion shows for 15 years. It was thrilling and addictive, but it’s quite divorced from the product. I want to do clothes but I don’t need the theatre.” ◆ allycapellino.co.uk

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MY INSPIRATIONS Sara Lauchlan, founder of Viola London Boutique, shares her inspirations

MY FAVOURITE PIECE FROM VIOLA'S CURRENT COLLECTION…

SIR JOHN SOANE MUSEUM

PICASSO'S GIRL WITH A PONYTAIL

1970S YSL

MAKE BY MARY TEMPERLEY

Is the Loulou, a midi length skirt in a very soft toffee-coloured perforated suede by a super chic leather designer from Paris called Aurelia Stouls. This season she has made the most fantastic skirts, so easy and great for everyday, they are guaranteed to force you out of your jeans. This skirt is great with boots and a skinny polo neck.

YOUR SIGNATURE SCENT

MY FAVOURITE DESIGNER...

Yves Saint Laurent is my ultimate designer and I collect his clothes from the 1970s and early 80s. I love their femininity and easy glamour. I have picked up my best pieces from Rellik at the top of Golborne Road and The Dresser, here in Connaught Village.

MY STYLE ICON...

I like very simple natural fragrances and prefer oils to perfumes. Mary Temperley, Alice’s sister, has a divine skincare line called ‘Make’, all the products are hand blended in Somerset using natural ingredients. I adore her rosehip face-oil, with sandal and lavender too. I find as a fragrance it’s just enough: it’s very light and fresh.

YVES SAINT LAURENT

YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE OF ART

It changes from minute to minute but for me David Bowie is the most consistent style icon over the decades. His mind-blowing style and genius blows me away.

I love everything Picasso and especially his study of Sylvette in Girl with a Ponytail. I used to read the story by Laurence Anholt of how the painting came about to my son when he was little, in the hope he would become interested in art, but it hasn’t really worked as yet.

MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION...

For the past few years I have visited Goa in India with my family at Christmas. I find it truly relaxing after a busy December in the shop; I love the food and the climate. It’s a great place to take small children as the people are so kind and there’s so much to see and experience.

LOULOU SKIRT BY AURELIA STOOLS

DAVID BOWIE

YOUR FAVOURITE BUILDING

I’ve spent hours in the John Soane Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields over the years. It’s a hidden treasure trove of art and artefacts and really unique. ◆

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FASHION / TRENDS BALENCIAGA Velvet boots £665; mytheresa.com

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN FALL 2015

DONNA IDA Corduroy waistcoat £175; donnaida.com

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Lace blouse £1,465; farfetch.com

OSCAR DE LA RENTA Lace midi skirt £2,825; harrods.com

ANNINA VOGEL Rose cut diamond ring £850; liberty.co.uk

VALENTINO ‘Love Latch 100’ patent shoes £640; liberty.co.uk

SAINT LAURENT Velvet jacket £1,940; mytheresa.com

GOTHIC ROMANCE

PIERS ATKINSON Embellished veil headband £430; farfetch.com

A darkly decadent season calls for Victoriana lace, ruffles and velvet DOLCE & GABBANA Crystal necklace £645; mytheresa.com

B y Charlot te Adset t I.D. SARRIERI Chantilly lace bodysuit £670; net-a-porter.com

MARTIN MARGIELA PVC clutch bag £260; monnierfreres.co.uk

ZIMMERMANN Crepe-wool dress £2,172; zimmermann.com

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Girl Pack a punch this season with bold brights and geo prints Photographer Iris Brosch Fashion editor Charlot te Adset t

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Knitted sweater £215 Forte Forte at The Shop at Bluebird A-line skirt £120 MSGM at The Shop at Bluebird Wool coat £995 Daks Gold bracelet £1,350, gold bangle £395, gold hoop earrings £550, gold ring £350 all Annina Vogel at Liberty Suede boots £650 Nicholas Kirkwood Bambi the dog wears leather lead £75 Alice Foxx

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Silk blouse £595 Jonathan Saunders, Wool blend coat £875 Moschino Boutique, Crepe trousers £275 MSGN, Leather Gold-tone necklace, £34; bag £895 Marni all at Fenwick Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelet and earrings as before Suede court shoes £395 Jimmy Choo

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Wool dress £345 Daks ‘Rene’ knitted sweater £495 Jonathan Saunders at The Shop at Bluebird ‘Less is more’ lurex stocking boot £395 Charlotte Olympia Gold bracelet £1,350 and gold ring £350 both Annina Vogel at Liberty

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‘Arvum’ printed blouse £630 Marni at The Shop at Bluebird Skirt £2,499 Christopher Kane at Harrods Patent court shoes £495 Nicholas Kirkwood Gold and turquoise pendant £3,500 and gold rings from £350 all Annina Vogel at Liberty

RIGHT: Silk top £825 Roksanda at Harrods Crepe skirt £495 Roland Mouret at Browns Perspex clutch £1,125 Charlotte Olympia Gold bracelet £1,350 Annina Vogel at Liberty ‘Lana’ leather pumps £495 Bionda Castana

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PHOTOGRAPHER Iris Brosch at John Parkinson Agency FASHION EDITOR Charlotte Adsett MODEL Sarah Louise at Models 1 MAKE-UP Maria Vittorria at Frank Agency using NARS HAIR Danilo Brandimarte assisted by Masayoshi Fujita using Davines FASHION ASSISTANT Elysia Agnew PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT Daniel Graham WITH THANKS TO: PETS PYJAMAS for the loan of Wilson the dog THE GAINSBOROUGH HOTEL, 7-11 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DL 020 7957 0000

Wool coat £930 Cedric Charlier at Fenwick Faux fur stole £200 Charlotte Simone Wool mini dress £875 Emilio Pucci at Net-a-Porter.com Diamond star necklace £2,250 Annina Vogel at Liberty Suede court shoes £395 Jimmy Choo

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G O T TA H AV E FA I T H Paloma Faith returns to her shop girl roots for this stylish new shoot Wo r d s P e a r l B oy d

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had a three-year STINT AS A PINK-CLAD

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ormer Agent Provocateur shop girl Paloma Faith has returned to her roots as the new new face of the luxury lingerie label’s latest campaign. Thirteen years after a three-year stint as a pink-clad shop girl, Faith is reunited with her old fellow shop girl, now photographer Alice Hawkins, who took the campaign pictures for AW15’s #KinckersForever. The 34-year-old Kensal Rise resident worked part-time at Agent Provocateur’s Soho branch when she was 21 and studying for an MA in theatre directing at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. In fact, the store is partly responsible for her subsequent career because it was there that she met Fran Cutler, who made the crucial introduction to Virgin Records. Faith said: “After a few years of serving her, she asked me what I did outside of the store and I told her that I wrote songs and performed them in clubs and pubs. She arranged that I meet with the head of Virgin who then introduced me to my manager. His first reaction was ‘your songs are terrible but you are such a brilliant character!’ So I stuck in there and tried to learn.” Hawkins’ images were inspired by Polaroids that she captured while working in the boutique. Faith, who showcases the new underwear sets for autumn, follows in the footsteps of Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in posing for the brand. u

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SOPHIE HARLEY As Sophie Harley celebrates 25 years in jewellery design, here are some of the things that keep her in Notting HIll sophieharle y.com My favourite recent creation is a big ruby ring - it's a major piece, very gemmy.

We're having a party to celebrate our 25th and I'm working on a big diamond and garnett necklace for myself. It'll be very baroque-and-roll

SOPHIE HARLEY

It has to be Ottolenghi for Friday cakes for the team.

I often go to the Grocer on Elgin for a ready-made supper

My studio is a great place to pick up a present for someone – these Solar Chain Drop earrings are a favourite.

Reading my daughter's A-Level texts led me to Lutyens & Rubinstein, which I love... E&O. Or A&E, as I like to call it after too many lychee martinis. Still a favourite place.

I love the chandeliers at Les Couilles de Chien on Golborne Road. I bought a pink chair there recently too.

Stunning eternity bands available at Sophie Harley's studio in Westbourn Studios

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t the Jamie Stevens salon you will be given a warm welcome, you will be offered a coffee, tea, a green juice, glass of wine, whatever you fancy. We can get you lunch and happy to chat away, or keep quiet whilst you work on your phone or simply switch off. But what we won’t ask is “what can we do for your hair today?”

Multi-award winning hairdresser Jamie Stevens, who also manages a portfolio of celebrity clients, is insistent that the stylists at his Kensington salon, are the experts and that their job is to advise clients on the hair they should have. We’ll give you the hair you should have, not the hair you think you want, or the hair you’ve seen on someone else; those styles might work in the salon, but they don’t last at home. Our job is, after a thorough consultation to understand what you want from your hair, as well as assessing its condition, texture and natural shape, is to advise you on the cut, colour and style you should have. Your hair is 90% of your selfie, make it the best it can be.

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KEEP IT CLEAN While winter often brings out a more creative make up regime (it’s all bright red lip, smoky eye and heavier coverage), be sure to give your skin a break with minimal make up and nutural tones. If J.W.Anderson is doing it, we should be too. narscosmetics.co.uk

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nyone doing their research on Jamie Stevens London is going to come away impressed. Jamie himself has been nominated four times for British Hairdresser of the year, is the go-to guy for several high profile celebrity clients and has just launched his own range of men’s products. With this in mind, I was worried that the salon would be intimidating. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Dynamic and engaging, Jamie immediately put me at my ease by explaining his process. For him, the consultation before a haircut is more of a collaboration and a sharing of ideas than it is the customer laying out what they think and the stylist agreeing. He wants you to benefit from his expertise at the same time as getting what you want. We discussed how much time I spend on my hair and the shape of my face and came to the conclusion that I need something low-maintenance but with edge and Jamie then suggested adding some different tones to the underside of my hair. This was where Tasha came in. Much like Jamie, Tasha is also an expert in her field, having been nominated for Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year. Under her guidance, I opted for some lavender, grey and white tones that came out in a beautiful dappled effect. Jamie’s cut shortened my fringe, added modern layers into the sides and blunted off the ends, which added some serious thickness to my hair. After sipping red wine while the masters worked, I emerged with a fresh, versatile look, hair glossy from the Kerastase products, already planning my return visit. ◆

Doe-Eyed NARS x Erdem

Think ahead and start channeling SS16's hottest beauty looks. A favourite of ours comes from make up artist Val Garland, who gave the models tea stained eyes and creamy skin at Erdem’s SS16 show. narscosmetics.com

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hey say that a large percentage of women routinely go around wearing the wrong bra. It’s amazing how we adapt to things, even if they’re uncomfortable and painful. And while being adaptable is a useful skill to have, there are some things we just don’t need to put up with. Bad bras are one, and bad vision is another. Bad vision affects most of us at some point during our lives; it can creep up in an insidious way. Until last month, for instance, I had got quite used to living in what I now know to be a haze of blur. My standards had instinctively adjusted themselves to accept the reduction in image quality. Like a low resolution photograph, the world had become

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patchy and unclear – labels on food a mystery, restaurant menus a blur, people on the other side of the road unrecognizable, emojis entirely baffling. So, an appointment. From outside, Sid Fiz in Salusbury Road looks like somewhere you’d go to find the most beautiful glasses in the world – and it is – but it’s also a serious optometrist with a dedication to perfecting your vision. Sid himself is an optician of many years standing, experienced in the business of

designing frames. His own brand frames, under the label Coppe Sid, are among the world’s best, with their design-led, high quality focus. Not for him the shouty logo – a Coppe Sid frame is identifiable only by a subtle blue point on the arm. The shop doesn’t stock his brand exclusively, however, and the stylishly curated selection of frames is characterised by beautiful, non-garish, no logo pieces. Behind the scenes, I am seen by Hermian Murnic, who quickly makes me aware of the fog I inhabit, and promises to change it. My problem is a common one – long-standing myopia coupled with new and increasing age-related long-sightedness, along with a dash of astigmatism. Wearing my usual contact lens prescription and off-the-shelf reading glasses on top isn’t the best solution. Thanks to Murnic’s dedicated approach and endless patience, several appointments and a series of visual experiments with prescription changes and lens types later, I am now enjoying a new warts-and-all world view, with astounding clarity (leaves on trees! Individual strands of hair!) thanks to her solution. For me, it’s monovision, a strange-sounding approach that counters all my vision problems in one pair of lenses. So don’t put up with it. Make that appointment. u Sid Fiz 46 Salusbury Road NW6; 020 7625 6694 Sidfizoptique.com

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Enjoy the convenience and privacy of a gym in your own home Technogym, the Wellness Company, invites you to view its range of home fitness equipment at the beautifully equipped, brand new showroom in Bracknell, Berkshire.

Health and Wellness are important, but time pressures and busy lives often mean our good intentions to move more and be active are overlooked. Technogym works with you to design and create the perfect Wellness area, tailored to your home, space, budget and – most importantly – you and your family’s health goals.

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Hailing from Australia, like so many other leading activewear brands, Tully Lou is fashion forward, rebellious and sexy. With mesh panels and neon geometric detailing, we’re in love. hipandhealthy.com

The UK’s first heart monitored TRX class at Heartcore Wo r d s E l i z a b e t h H u t t o n

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re you competitive? If the answer is yes, you’re going to love Heatcore’s latest invention - a heart rate monitored TRX class. Combining high intensity interval training with Crossfit strength drills and FitBit technology, this class is said to burn up to double the average gym session (700+ calories). The first of its kind in the UK, the class maximises fat burn while preserving lean muscle and building physical strength. With your heart rate, exact calorie burn and name projected up onto the studio wall, there is nowhere to hide. Levels of effort are monitored in realtime and colour coded – red for peak, yellow for 80% and blue for warm-up and recovery. This way each participant, their trainer, and perhaps most crucially, your classmates, know how hard you’re pushing yourself. Sound horrific? It’s suprisingly good fun. Rather than competing against each other, participants tend to become fixated on their own score, competing against themselves rather than you. And if you’re not as fit as you would like, that’s fine too. Here you will not be named and shamed. If you’re in the yellow, instructor Gok will simply cheer you so that you push yourself to your limit. The best part of this monitored session is that after class, each participant is emailed their own statistics, generated accurately from personal detail input. This allows you to track your improvement as you move toward reaching your personal target. u ◆ 723 Fulham Road, SW6; 020 7435 5079; heartcore.co.uk

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reamy, sweet and slightly salty, this Cornish sea salt and lime bar is seriously moreish. Thankfully each Seed and Bean flavour is also available in 85g so you won’t be able to overdo it. Unless you really want to, of course. £2.49 for 85g; seedandbean.co.uk C

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A GREAT MATCH Wine & Food Pairings for the Month of November B y J a n e Pa r k i n s o n

CHESTNUT AND LEEK TART

ith the earthiness of chestnuts and the richness of pastry there’s no better a grape match than Chardonnay with this recipe, preferably one with a hint of oak (but not dominated by oak). This Chilean version is seriously classy with gentle buttered pastry flavours and a good freshness to cut through the rich tart filling. ◆ Randolfi Price Los Patricios Chardonnay £16.95, Berry Bros & Rudd, bbr.com

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FIT FOR A KING (OR QUEEN)

MOULES MARINIÈRE

classic dish that’s packed with flavour, the creamy garlic sauce A plays just as important a role as the juicy fresh mussels. Riesling from Alsace is a winning match because it’s usually dry as a bone but has a real depth to the honeyed flavour, which is sublime with a garlic and cream combination, plus dry Riesling is generally a useful seafood wine in any case. ◆ Cave de Hunawihr Riesling Vieilles Vignes 2013, £12.99, Majestic, majestic.co.uk

CLEMENTINE CAKE

henever the tang of orange is in a recipe, savoury or sweet, I always think a wine with a distinct orange flavour makes the best pairing. Tuscany’s celebrated sweet wine Vin Santo – here made with Trebbiano grapes – is the perfect answer because it’s packed with marmalade lusciousness and this one is so intense and long lasting it really hones in on the cake’s signature flavour. ◆ Vignamaggio Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2008, £21.50 Corney & Barrow, corneyandbarrow.com

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We didn’t think it was possible, but we’ve just found a roast that beats even our mothers’. This über cool brasserie-cum-club lounge delivers unfathomably succulent Yorkshire beef, chicken or pork on Tudor-like chopping boards with herbed roast vege and creamy cauliflower cheese. Sorry, Mum, no contest. ◆ £19.50 each; westthirtysix.co.uk

THE SECRET’S OUT Q u a g l i n o’s

ave your chocolate H marquise cake and eat it too at this opulent, 1920s inspired Mayfair venue, now offering a Prohibition Afternoon Tea. Sip on themed cocktails as you nibble on delicate desserts and exquisite savoury treats. Sheer decadence guaranteed. ◆ l quaglinos-restaurant.co.uk

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

Halva Bakery

alva's variations on baked classics range from bubblegum cupcakes to Eton Mess birthday cake – and their award-winning bread is some of London's finest. It's a lovely spot to sit too. ◆ H

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Champagne. Prosecco. Cava. Some believe sparkling British wine can never truly compete against its French and Spanish counterparts. Well, enter Gusbourne: proving these people wrong since 2004. gusbourne.com

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Tom’s Table Tom Kerridge has launched a new book as well as a pop-up residence at Harrods. Absolutely catches up with him Wo r d s P e a r l B oy d

PEARL BOYD: What are your plans for Harrods? TOM KERRIDGE: We are doing a selection of dishes that represent ‘us’. Hand and Flowers, The Coach and Tom’s Table, the new book. We are trying to put across accessible and great food served in one of the most amazing food halls in the world.

PB: What’s your staple home recipe? TK: I’m a big fan of slow-cooked meats that take the pressure out of cooking, the sort of things that you can put in an oven and leave alone, and when you come back to them, they taste amazing. PB: What’s next for Tom Kerridge? TK: Much of the same really, just continuing to try and slowly grow the business. We are all about consistency and staff development, a little bit more television and a consumer-based programme on food, and of course, the exciting pop up in Harrods. u

PB: How will your Harrods residency differ from your usual offering? TK: It’s in the middle of the food hall so all around you people are doing their shopping. Customers will be sat at the bar, and it’s a very small choice, a three course meal showcasing great produce. PB: Is there anything you won’t eat? TK: Not that I can think of! As a chef, I’m pretty open to tasting everything. That doesn’t mean I will like it all but I’ll have a go at most things.

There is nothing BAD about RUNNING

Tom’s Table is at Harrods from 2 to 8 November. Harrods.com/tomkerridge

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PB: What are the best and worst things about running restaurants? TK: The best things are the people that you meet – customers, suppliers (who are normally great characters), veg guys, fishmongers and butchers, and the staff. There is nothing bad about running a restaurant! PB: Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? TK: Liam Gallagher, Damien Hirst, David Beckham and my amazing wife.

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allow them to colour and release their oil. Once browned, remove them from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside, with the chicken and bacon. 05 Place the pan back over a low heat and add the flour – there may be quite a lot of fat in the pan at this stage, but don’t worry. Cook, stirring constantly, for around 8–10 minutes to cook out the flour and make a thick, smooth paste. Once the paste takes on a dark golden brown colour, add the cayenne pepper and smoked paprika and cook for a further minute. 06 Add the onion, peppers, celery and garlic to the pan. Stir, increase the heat and cook for a few minutes to soften the vegetables. Throw in the bay leaves and thyme. 07 Return the chicken pieces, bacon and sausage to the pan, along with any juices that have accumulated on the plate. 08 Pour in the chicken stock and tomato juice and bring to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer gently for around 1 hour until thickened, stirring from time to time. Remove the thyme. 09 Stir in the okra and cook gently for 8–10 minutes. Now add the prawns and cook for 2–3 minutes until they turn bright pink and are cooked through. Stir in the sliced spring onions and chopped parsley, heat through for a minute then season well with salt and pepper. 10 Ladle the gumbo into warmed bowls and serve either just as it is or with some steamed rice. u

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FLOURLESS DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE

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Makes 8–10 Slices

umbo is a similar style of one-pot wonder to a good bouillabaisse. Created by the Creoles in South Louisiana at the turn of the 19th century, it remains just as popular today as it was then. Of course, there are many variations. Don’t be put off by the lengthy list of ingredients – once they’re in the pan, it’s not a complicated recipe. It’s just full of flavour, so give it a go.

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tied with kitchen string • 1 litre chicken stock • 500ml tomato juice • 200g okra, sliced into rings • 250g peeled raw tiger prawns 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced • ½ bunch of parsley, stalks removed, leaves chopped • Salt and freshly ground black pepper M e th o d 01 Cut each chicken breast into 4 even-sized pieces. 02 Heat the oil in a large, heavybased saucepan over a medium-high heat. When hot, add the chicken thighs and breast pieces and sear for a few minutes until nicely browned. You may need to do this in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside on a large plate. 03 Return the pan to a medium heat, add the bacon and cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently, until golden and crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside with the chicken. 04 Now add the sausage slices to the pan and

his is so simple, once you’ve made it, it will become your ‘go to’ chocolate cake every time you need a special treat. Cooked at a low temperature and left to set as it cools, it will then stay perfectly soft and moist in a tin for several days.

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GREEN CHILLI CON CARNE Ser ves 6 -8 ’ve always been drawn to the raw flavour and heat you get from green chillies and green peppers and they’re really great in this dish – mixing them with loads of fresh mint and lime makes for a lively and tasty combination. Unlike a regular chilli con carne, this one is dry in style and quite quick to make.

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W holemilk yoghurt tortillas M e th o d 01 Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. When it’s hot, add the minced pork, cumin seeds and thyme and dry-fry for 10–15 minutes, breaking up the meat and stirring frequently, until it’s dry, browned and crispy. 02 Using a slotted spoon, transfer the browned spicy meat to a bowl. Drain off any excess fat, keeping a little in the pan to cook the vegetables. 03 Return the pan to a medium-low heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring from time to time, until softened. Stir in the green peppers and chillies and cook for a further few minutes, then return the browned meat to the pan. Give everything a good stir and cook for another 5 minutes.

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04 Meanwhile, deseed and roughly chop the tomatoes. 05 Pour the water into the pan, add the tomatoes and bring to the boil. Turn the heat to its lowest setting and let the chilli bubble away, uncovered, for around 15–25 minutes, until a lot of the liquid has evaporated. You want the mixture to be juicy but not too liquid and saucy. 06 Stir in the spring

onions, salt and pepper. 07 Finally, stir through the mint, and the lime zest and juice and allow to bubble for a couple of minutes longer. Take off the heat and leave to stand for 10 minutes to let the flavours develop before serving. 08 Spoon the chilli into warmed bowls and serve with plenty of yoghurt and tortillas, with a crisp green salad on the side if you like. u

M e th o d 01 Preheat the oven to 140°C/ Fan 120°C/Gas 1. Lightly grease a 23cm springform cake tin with butter and line the base and sides with non-stick baking parchment. 02 Put the butter and chocolate into a large, heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan of barely simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Allow to melt, then stir until smooth. Remove the bowl from the heat and cool slightly. 03 Using a freestanding mixer fitted with the whisk, or an electric hand mixer and bowl, whisk the eggs, egg yolk and sugar together until the mixture is light, fluffy and increased in volume. Carefully pour in the melted mixture and fold gently with a spatula to combine, trying not to knock out any air. 04 Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for about 40–45 minutes until set. It will soufflé up a little and a crust

will form on the top. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin – the cake will settle and sink down in the centre. 05 Once it’s cooled, press down and flatten the surface a little with a palette knife – this helps to give it a lovely, soft and gooey texture. Release the sides of the tin and peel away the parchment from the sides of the cake. 06 Invert a serving plate over the top of the cake and turn both over, to release the cake onto the plate. Remove the tin base and the baking parchment. 07 Either serve the cake just as it is, with cream or crème fraîche, or finish with any combination of whipped cream, raspberries, toasted nuts and grated chocolate. u

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BABYLON RESTAURANT Enjoy a festive lunch and dinner with amazing views over London’s skyline. Round up your friends, family and colleagues and enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch or dinner party at Babylon. The three-course Christmas lunch menu is £39.50 per person and Christmas dinner party menu £54.00 per person. If you’re looking for something a little more intimate there's also a private dining room available for up to 12 guests. 020 7368 3993; roofgardens.virgin.com/babylon

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THE COMMANDER The Commander in Westbourne Grove is the perfect place for an intimate Christmas lunch with friends or for hosting your bespoke company Christmas party for up to 150 people. Throughout December the Notting Hill venue will be running a delicious three-course Christmas Set Menu, giving you the taste of the festive season from only £35 per person. 47 Hereford Road, W2, 020 7229 1503; thecommanderbar.co.uk

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PARK TERRACE RESTAURANT Share a decadent festive feast with your loved ones at Kensington's Park Terrace Restaurant. Enjoy a Christmas-inspired three course menu, expertly prepared with traditional favourites and trimmings, along with some exciting modern dishes. From £49.95 per person (minimum of 10 people), this fantastic deal is available from 1 November to 24 December 2015. 020 7361 1999, christmas@royalgardenhotel.co.uk; royalgardenhotel.co.uk

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Drop by at Santitos al Carbón in Notting Hill Gate to carry on the party with salsa, DJs and live music. Latin American vibes are complemented by amazing cocktails such as the frozen margarita, and stunning Mexican dishes cooked on the charcoal grill. Order a bottle, bring your dancing shoes, and get ready to have fun. 87 Notting Hill Gate, W11, 020 7221 2884

The Ballroom at BBB is the perfect backdrop to celebrate that special occasion. With a private bar & separate drawing room they can cater for a small intimate dinner of 20 guests to a lavish affair of 50 or have less formal party of cocktails & canapés and a DJ for up to 120. 45 Ledbury Road, W11, 020 7229 2907, graham@beachblanket.co.uk; beachblanket.co.uk

LISA'S Lisa’s Kitchen & Bar is quickly becoming a local’s favourite. The combination of a slick Scandinavian interior, mouthwatering Swedish food, refreshing cocktails and some of London’s most talented musicians performing makes Lisa’s the perfect place for a great night out. And with its intimate size and convenient location, we say it's a brilliant Christmas party venue. 305 Portobello Road, W10, 020 8964 8293; lisasportobello.com

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Goode & Wright an eclectic bistro in the heart of Notting Hill is now under new ownership thanks to manager, Alex Herb joining head chef Finlay Logan in the running of the restaurant. The menu boasts Great British produce with a gutsy French influence offering up dishes such as ‘Foie Gras with Gingerbread Ice Cream and Aged Balsamic’. Come and sample our new and exciting wine list compiled by Jack Lewens which includes bio dynamic and natural wines.

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aha Hadid’s stylish, architecty annexe to the Sackler Gallery is much more than an emergency place to stop for cake after an exhausting afternoon of art. This curvaceous, airy space is all brick and asymmetrical shapes, from the kidney-shaped skylights to the rounded tables, menus and plates, while glass all around lets the park in. The food’s as unconventional as the interior, with a focus on light creative dishes that avoid the obvious. For instance, there are no chips on the children’s menu, a fact that quickly elicits complaints from our offspring. We’re ordering from the Sunday brunch menu which channels healthy rather than hearty: to start, it’s chilled beetroot soup with yoghurt and crunchy quinoa, both beautiful and tasty, and salmon tartare with sharp granny smith and radish. Bellinis come with delicate edible flowers. Main courses are sea bass with cauliflower and almonds and a classy rib eye with salad, while slightly fussy puddings include low sugar granitas and small, pretty portions of deconstructed ingredients. In all, it’s quite a feminine place, quite conceptual and fittingly arty, and we leave happy. ◆

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The menu’s extensive and tricky to navigate unaided, but we are guided by very willing staff. To start, a selection of dim sum, a variety of steamed dumplings in various colours, all of them pretty, flavourful mouthfuls of surprise. Next is the star of the show, the restaurant’s signature duck (best ordered the day before or it’s a 45-minute wait, worth it though it may be). This ‘legendary wood-fired Beijing duck’ is carved theatrically at your table and served in three phases. First off are shavings of perfectly crispy skin served with caster sugar for dipping; next are the

pancakes which come regular style with spring onion, cucumber and plum sauce and even more deliciously with garlic paste, red and white radish and more sweet sauce, all of which together create a moresishly sweet and sharp base for the truly fabulous meat. The third and final duck dish comes as small circles of iceberg holding small mounds of chopped duck with crunchy water chestnut and ginger. After this, main courses are thankfully light, particularly a sea bass fillet with ginger and spring onion, while fried rice incorporates fluffy crab meat and mushrooms. For pudding, intriguing-sounding poached black sesame dumplings have (almost) the gloopy texture of Japanese mochi, and once cut open they ooze unusual-looking black sesame paste, an unfamiliar but not unpleasant experience, served on a slice of caramel crisp. In all, it’s a delicious meal and what it lacks in laid back-ness it certainly makes up for in exotic and flawlessly prepared Chinese fare. u

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Customise This Tylko Launched during London Design Festival, Tylko is a new online furniture brand offering a range of customisable furniture. Each piece from the brand’s debut collection – which includes a table, shelf, and salt and pepper mill – can be adapted using Tylko’s cutting-edge app. Customers can choose from various sizing and colour options, as well as use augmented reality to virtually place the versatile pieces in their living room. Bespoke furniture is just a touch away... ‘Ivy Shelf Pattern Stand’, £872; tylko.com

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industrial building while keeping enough of the original to ground the new home in its context. “This approach was chosen to encourage a patina of use and to collaborate with the existing building in spirit and texture,” Jonathan says. “Over the past 10 years as our family has grown in the space, the materials have accumulated the marks of life, gatherings, celebrations and birthdays. Modernizing heritage design means taking a continuum into consideration.” For the initial renovation, Jonathan and Annabel stripped the building bare, including the partitions and asbestos-filled roofs, and used it as a studio before redesigning it to address their personal needs for a home. “During that time, it was used for exhibitions, parties and photo shoots to see how the space worked and felt,” Jonathan says. He and Annabel found the structure’s historic features

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appealing, so they kept some of these ordinary aspects, such as the writing on the walls, the paintwork on the bricks and the original signage. These features blend together with the modern decor and suit the building’s overall structure. “The existing building is brick and timber, and we complemented it with new brick, pigmented concrete, Douglas fir and both larch and beech plywood,” he says. They also added elements for their daughters: Tasmina and Thea shared a room downstairs for their first five years, but as they’ve grown older they’ve moved to their own spaces with a pivoting wall in between that allows the girls’ rooms to become one if necessary. “We appreciate that we can adapt the space as they continue to grow up,” Jonathan says. ◆

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KITCHEN: Some of Jonathan’s favorite kitchen tools are Le Creuset cast-iron pots, a Bialetti coffeepot, a collection of old wooden kitchen boards and some 1970s Danish melamine items. The artwork in the background is a photograph by Richard Avedon for Vogue. GARDEN: The family created the garden from scratch: They grow more than 40 different herbs and a variety of produce, including olives, pears, apples, figs and plums. SITTING ROOM: Jonathan’s mother, Louise Tuckey, designed the rug in this room. Jonathan and Annabel bought thi armchair on Golborne Road and had it reupholstered by Pat Giddens, and the stool was found at a market in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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‘Linear’, £4,382, by Terence Woodgate; all made to order; scp.com

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u You can’t have enough storage in a bathroom or cloakroom, so your spare loo rolls don’t have to be kept on display. Incorporate niches in the shower and by the bath for the products you need within easy reach. Vanity units and recessed wall cabinets give ample space to hide everyday items leaving uncluttered surfaces for one or two beautiful items.

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SMARTPHONES – like NUCLEAR WEAPONS – cannot be disinvented. WE MUST find ways to CONTROL THEM phone use in schools and school rules differ widely. One third of schools ban mobile phones outright - GCSE results at Ebbsfleet Academy in Kent have almost doubled since the school banned smartphones in 2013 - with a further fifth limiting their use in lessons; other schools allow phones on the school premises, provided they are kept on ‘silent’ all day. Boarding schools have an additional set of challenges. Heathfield School in Ascot has dealt with it by giving girls aged 11-13 old-fashioned mobile phones with no internet access, apps or camera; they can only ring or send text messages. Pupils are allowed smartphones in

Year 9 but have to hand them in before they go to bed. Last month, the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, called for headteachers to ban mobile phones from secondary schools but not everyone agrees. Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, says: “Smartphones are powerful technologies which most people use in their working lives therefore schools must teach young people to use them responsibly. How they do that is a professional judgment.” Some schools — mostly independent — are actually encouraging pupils to bring their phones into the classroom. John Moule, warden at Radley School, says: “The use of mobile phones is encouraged if the teacher wants them used. It can be extraordinarily helpful in a lesson to have several internet searches going on or for an experiment to be videoed.” Andrew Halls, head of King’s College School in Wimbledon, says smartphones “can be a huge distraction but, like nuclear weapons, they cannot be disinvented. As schools, we have to find ways to permit them but to control them. A screenshot of the board can be a useful revision tool.” As yet, Bennett is undecided about a blanket ban. “My personal recommendation is that schools think very cautiously and carefully before allowing them.” He is concerned that children are getting access to the technology too young. “People ask me, ‘When should I give my child a smartphone?’ and I say, ‘Whenever you’re comfortable with them viewing pornography’, because their curiosity will take them there. “My personal belief is that I don’t think a child should have a smartphone until they are 16, unless it is under adult supervision.” ◆

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ou know you’ve entered the realm of the sublime when you check in at an Aman hotel. And Amandari, set among verdant fields of green rice terraces close to Bali’s spiritual and cultural heart of Ubud, is no exception. Chanelling a very different feel to the beach resorts that most people associate with the island, this inland retreat is an enchanted wonderland filled with lush green flora and fauna. Airy communal areas and 30 thatched villas are connected through an artery of pebbled walkways and beautifully landscaped

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grounds adorned with shrines and ponds. Our experience begins on touchdown at Denpasar airport, where a representative of the hotel meets us off the plane and fast-tracks us through security queues into a waiting car. After an hour’s drive through the island’s busy streets, we turn off at a discreet entrance, making our way down a long foliage-lined driveway and into a charming walled Balinese village. Following a warm greeting by friendly staff, we are whisked off to our villa. The whole process is seamless and stress-free from start to finish. Because service is paramount at Amandari: the perks of your stay include a return car service into Ubud whenever the mood strikes, and (parents, take note) four hours babysitting per day. The resort is very much grounded in its Balinese roots and its surrounding community too – local schoolchildren come here to practice Balinese dance (you might be lucky enough to catch a performance one evening during the week), and villagers use the resort’s grounds for their daily tasks.

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ntered through a Balinese-style stone gateway, our spacious duplex Pool Suite is like a village in itself. Enshrined in a beautiful landscaped garden, the villa’s coconut wood and teak fixtures made it feel natural and sympathetic to traditional Balinese design. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open

onto a private patio and generous private swimming pool. Televisions aren’t something you’ll find at Amandari, not that you’ll even notice, with the highwalled outdoor sunken marble bath adjoining the bathroom to sink into, or the view of the rice paddies below to enjoy. Here, it’s not only the sights and sounds, but also the smells that make for a complete sensory takeover - bambooframed roofs feature alang-alang grass thatching that gives off a gently rustic, fresh fragrance. Due to generous spacing between villas, we don’t see or hear any of our neighbours at all.

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ommanding a spectacular view of the hotel’s infinity swimming pool and the lush green surrounding Ayung Valley, the fantastic openair teak-framed restaurant, aptly named Restaurant, offers a host of Indonesian and Western dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Soothing Balinese music, performed by a gamelan orchestra positioned on a pavilion in the pool area, can be enjoyed from the restaurant or adjoining coconut palm column bar. ◆

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BULGARI Uluwatu, Bali

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ven the most hardened traveller couldn’t climb the steps of Bulgari Bali’s breathtaking open-air reception pavilion without gawping at the panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. Perched on a cliff more than 150 metres above sea level, the very seductive, smouldering Bulgari resort resides on the island’s far southwestern tip near Uluwatu. Designed by famed Italian architect Antonio Citterio, the resort is a beautiful marriage of contemporary Italian and Balinese design. Here, dark exotic woods and hand-cut volcanic stones intermingle as effortlessly as the resort’s stunning cliff-edge infinity pool does with the ocean’s horizon. Which, by the way, is unmissable – from the restaurants to the villas to the pool, ocean views are everywhere. Whether it's solitude or socialising you're after, the resort balances both options with aplomb - you could spend an entire stay holed up in your very plush villa, but if seeing and being seen is your thing, then throw on your finest resort chic and head to the pool and adjoining lounge bar to be at the heart of it all.

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here are no rooms at this resort, only villas, all with ocean views and plunge pools. And although villas are built close to each other, we feel a remarkable sense of privacy in ours, thanks to an intelligent design feature which encloses a very spacious outdoor living room and pool area within a highwalled lush garden setting. Inside, we love

the dramatically dark bathroom with its black Terrazzo floor, glass walls and inviting sunken bathtub, which takes centre stage. As standard, leisure concierges are on hand to help with activities like market tours and day trips to neighbouring islands. But don’t pack too much in – the area is known for its stunning sunsets, so you’ll want to be sitting comfortably on the villa patio, aperitif in hand, to witness the magical sight.

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t doesn’t get any fresher than the winning combination of grilled seafood and a bracing ocean breeze at beach restaurant La Spiaggia, located under the cliff and charmingly accessed via a funicular railway. The resort’s all-day dining space, The Sankar, has prime position on a cliff edge and window seats overlook the island’s shores, so make sure you arrive early at breakfast. Naturally, given the Bulgari brand heritage, there’s also an Italian restaurant. Open only for dinner, Il Ristorante, with its pretty open air pavilions and ornamental lake, offers a fine dining experience. We were blown away by the elegant degustation dinner. Opt for the wine pairing menu option and request a table at the front, which affords a stunning view of the surrounding seascape. ◆

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that springs to mind when you think of Singapore, the small but incredibly busy South-East Asian island city, whose imposing tower blocks and eternal hustle and bustle never seem to end. But venture ten minutes beyond the mainland and you’ll find Capella, a spacious and peaceful resort on the island of Sentosa, where roaming peacocks, sweeping views of the South China Sea and beautifully landscaped grounds make for a heady recipe for pure holiday bliss. Set amid 30 acres of tropical rainforest, the Foster + Partners-designed resort is the perfect blend of old and new: two former 19th Century British Army barracks are flanked by contemporary curved structures that flow with the hillside. Capella is elegant, chic and eager to please – before your stay a personal assistant contacts you to to see if they can help personalise your time here, saving your energy for those all-important decisions such as which one of the resort’s three cascading pools to sunbathe by.

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pace is definitely not an issue at Capella and rooms, which start at 77 sq ft, are some of the most generous in the city. We stay in a luxuriously appointed Garden Villa, a one bedroom double-height villa with its own private plunge pool and outdoor shower – perfect, if you can ever drag yourself out of the kingsize bed or stop twirling around in your walk-in wardrobe. Aesop products furnish the bathrooms and in-room facilities include a Nespresso machine, mini bar with free soft drinks, BOSE entertainment system and a futuristic touch-screen control panel for lighting, drapes and temperature.

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antonese fine dining restaurant Cassia, designed by famed interior designer Andre Fu, is an intimate space that sits within the hotel’s colonial building and is well worth a visit for its refined take on haute Cantonese cuisine. We sample its exquisite weekend dim sum brunch and are blown away with its quality. Breakfast is taken at the seafront-facing Knolls restaurant, which transforms into a Mediterranean-inspired dining experience for lunch and dinner. And if you can pry yourself away from the pool, the outdoor daybeds at Cuban-inspired Bob’s Bar are the only place to be in the evening. ◆

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eatherdown Farms are an ever-growing phenomenon. An enormously successful way for urban families to experience the authentic country dream at its most romantic, this winning formula has expanded to include an allseason accommodation option. New this year are the log cabins, which offer everything found in the famed Featherdown tents (comfortable beds, running water, wood burners for warmth and cooking, spacious living area) but in a proper well-insulated wooden building designed to be cosy in winter. Batten down the hatches and feed the fire – camping this most definitely is not. u

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Dundonald Road, Queen's Park NW6 A characterful four bedroom Edwardian house with garden This impressive light-filled house is arranged over two floors and is well presented throughout with bespoke fittings and an array of traditional features. 4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, bathroom and garden. EPC: D. Approximately 176 sq m (1,895 sq ft).   Freehold

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A fabulous two bedroom penthouse (with lift) benefiting from a stunning 616 sq ft south facing decked roof terrace.

ÂŁ2,995,000 Leasehold

1,333 sq ft (123.8 sq m) Entrance hall | Double reception room | Kitchen | Master bedroom suite | Second double bedroom | Family bathroom | Lift | Porter | 616 sq ft roof terrace | Second roof terrace | EPC E

Chelsea 020 7225 3866 chelsea@struttandparker.com

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Drayton Gardens, Chelsea, SW10

A newly refurbished three bedroom flat situated on the third floor (with lift) of this popular mansion block. The property benefits from an abundance of natural light and has been finished to a luxurious standard.

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ÂŁ3,250,000 Leasehold

1,307 sq ft (121.4 sq m) Entrance hall | Reception room | Kitchen/ breakfast room | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom | Two further bedrooms | Shower room | Lift | EPC D

Chelsea SW10 - 020 7373 1010 chelseaSW10@struttandparker.com

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Holland Park Mews, Holland Park, W11

An exceptional and immaculately presented three bedroom mews house, occupying approximately 1,386 sq ft, over two floors only, with the advantage of a garage.

ÂŁ1,395 per week* Unfurnished

1,386 sq ft (128.76 sq m) EPC rating D Reception room | Kitchen | Master bedroom with en suite shower room | Two further bedrooms | Bathroom | Garage

Kensington 0207 938 3866 Adam & Eve Mews, Kensington, W8

A charming and beautifully presented mews house, occupying approximately 1,885 sq ft, well-located on this quiet cobbled street, just south of Kensington High Street.

ÂŁ1,750 per week* Unfurnished

1,885 sq ft (175.12 sq m) EPC rating E Drawing room | Kitchen/breakfast room | Three bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower room | Utility room | Garage | Roof terrace

Kensington 0207 938 3866

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Queensdale Road, Holland Park, W11

The house benefits from excellent entertaining space and a wonderful 30ft south facing garden.

£1,100 per week* unfurnished

1,617 sq ft (150.22 sq m) EPC Rating D Three bedrooms | Two reception rooms | Two bathrooms | Southfacing garden

Notting Hill 0207 2211111 nottinghill@struttandparker.com

Queens Gardens, Bayswater, W2

An impressive one bedroom apartment on the ground floor of a period conversion in Bayswater.

£750 per week* furnished

690 sq ft (64.1 sq m) EPC rating D One bedroom | Reception room | Open-plan kitchen | Bathroom

Notting Hill 0207 2211111 nottinghill@struttandparker.com

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Campden Hill Court, Kensington, W8

An impressive four bedroom flat on the second floor of this well maintained portered mansion block. The flat benefits from having excellent entertaining space and impressive views.

ÂŁ4,250,000 Share of Freehold

2,079 sq ft (193.14 sq m) EPC rating D Drawing room | Dining room | Kitchen | Four bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Utility room | Porter | Lift

Kensington 0207 398 3666 Holland Park, London, W11

An outstanding and beautifully presented three bedroom flat, on the second floor of this detached Holland Park Villa.

ÂŁ3,950,000 Leasehold

1,734 sq ft (161 sq m) EPC Rating D Drawing room | Kitchen/dining area | Two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms | Third bedroom/study | Shower room

Kensington 0207 938 3666 JSA Knight Frank: 0207 938 4311

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Pottery Lane, Holland Park, W11

An immaculately presented mews house with an integrated garage in an extremely popular Holland Park address.

ÂŁ3,300,000 Freehold

1803 sq ft (167 sq m) EPC rating C Entrance hall | Drawing room | Kitchen/ Dining room | Two bedrooms | En suite bathroom | Two further shower rooms | Media room | Garage

Notting Hill 0207 221 1111 nottinghill@struttandparker.com

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A light and spacious apartment in this wellregarded and conveniently located mansion block.

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If you are interested in this property please contact me. Mike Spicer 020 7243 8398 mike@anthony-sharp.com

Situated on the ground floor of this popular portered mansion block, located just off Kensington High Street, this is a well -proportioned lateral apartment now in need of updating. Wynnstay Gardens is ideally located on Allen Street and is a moments walk from all the first class shopping and transport facilities of Kensington High Street.

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Superb Location. Lateral Accommodation. Off-Street Parking. Well-proportioned rooms. Porter. EPC: D ÂŁ3,250,000 Leasehold

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A stylish, newly-refurbished duplex apartment located close to fashionable Clarendon Cross.

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

A fabulous duplex apartment with a stunning open-plan reception room with designer kitchen, two double bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms and a private roof terrace. Conveniently located for Holland Park underground station and close to the beautiful open spaces of Holland Park itself.

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Two Ensuite Bedrooms. Reception. Roof Terrace. Eat-in Kitchen. Newly Refurbished. Contemporary Finish. EPC: E ÂŁ2,350,000 Leasehold

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An impressive penthouse apartment with far reaching views in an enviable location.

Joint Sole Agent 020 7908 1100

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If you are interested in this property please contact me. Mike Spicer 020 7243 8398 mike@anthony-sharp.com

Situated on the top floor in this popular portered block, a spacious lateral apartment with the added advantage of a separate garden-facing studio room on the lower ground floor. The flat has recently been modernised throughout and benefits from good natural light and far reaching views. All the local shopping and transport facilities of Kensington High Street, Holland Park Avenue and Westfield are close to hand as is the overground train service from Olympia.

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Recently modernised. Communal garden. Far reaching views. Separate studio room. Porter. Separate storage locker. ÂŁ2,550,000 Share of Freehold

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A very special penthouse apartment with direct lift access and two private roof terraces.

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

A rarely available penthouse apartment with direct lift access in one of the most desirable streets in Kensington and Chelsea. Situated close to the entrance of Holland Park, the property has four bedrooms and three bathrooms over two floors. There is also an impressive double height reception room as well as two private roof terraces.

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Double Height Reception. Kitchen. Four Bedrooms. Three Bathrooms. Two Terraces. Lift. EPC: C ÂŁ2,850,000 Share of Freehold

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Perfectly located for Julies! A very special triplex apartment with a west-facing roof terrace.

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

Situated in this ever popular part of Notting Hill, on the corner of Portland Road and Clarendon Cross. A light and well presented upper maisonette arranged over the first, second and third floors of a Victorian property . The flat benefits from good natural light and the added advantage of a sunny roof terrace. It should be noted that we are selling the freehold of the building with the commercial element on the ground floor having been sold on a lease . The first class shopping and transport facilities of Holland Park Avenue are close by .

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Good natural light. Sunny roof terrace. Superb location. 2/3 bedrooms. Close to tube station. Well presented. ÂŁ2,400,000 Freehold

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Entrance Hall. Study. Double Drawing Room. Large Eat-in Kitchen. Master Bedroom Suite. Four Double Bedrooms. Two Bathrooms. Separate Apartment. Off-Street parking. EPC: F £8,500 Per Week*

An exceptional family house with off-street parking and direct access to communal gardens. A fantastic period family house, with direct access to a superb communal garden, in prime Holland Park. This impressive property has been extensively refurbished to a very high standard throughout and benefits from spacious living space on a grand scale. The property further benefits from having a separate apartment and off-street parking. Clarendon Road is one of Holland Park’s most prestigious addresses.

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

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If you are interested in this property please contact me. Stephan Buys 020 7243 8398 pm@anthony-sharp.com

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Reception. Eat In Kitchen. Dining Room. Five Bedrooms. Study. Three Bathrooms. Cloakroom. Garden. Off Street Parking. Separate Studio Flat. EPC: C

An extremely stylish home with off-street parking in a prime Holland Park location. An impressive architecturally designed house in a prime Holland Park location. The property benefits from light and open plan living spaces with high ceilings, off street parking and a separate studio flat. Abbotsbury Road is located between Holland Park Avenue and Kensington High Street.

£4,100 per week* *All tenancies will incur a set-up fee of £420 (incl. VAT) and, should the tenancy renew, a further renewal fee of £120 (incl. VAT) on each occasion

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Reception Room. Eat - In Kitchen. Three Double Bedrooms. Two Bathrooms. Study. Cloakroom. Private Garden. EPC: D £1,950 Per Week*

An elegant three bedroom duplex apartment with a private south-facing garden. A fantastic three bedroom ground and first floor apartment in this prime location, moments from Holland Park. The property features a light and spacious reception room with high ceilings, eat - in kitchen, three double bedrooms and direct access to a large mature private south facing garden. Melbury Road is ideally located near the green and open spaces of Holland Park as well as all the amenities on Kensington High Street.

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

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Reception Room. Eat In Kitchen. Three Bedrooms. Two Bathrooms. Cloak room. Patio Garden. EPC: F £1,195 Per Week*

A superb period house offering spacious contemporary accommodation with outside space. A very attractive and exceptionally light three bedroom house in Holland Park. The property offers well arranged accommodation over four storeys and includes a lovely patio garden. Situated at the northern end of Princedale Road this property is within a short walk of the shops and cafes on Holland Park Avenue as well as Holland Park tube station (Central line).

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

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WOODSFORD SQUARE Holland Park W14

A stunning, completely refurbished and internally rebuilt modern townhouse set over four floors.

Holland Park & Notting Hill 020 7471 9833 gareth.jones@carterjonas.co.uk

2 reception rooms • 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms • Kitchen • Patio garden EPC rating D

Guide price £3,500,000

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LOWER ADDISON GARDENS Holland Park W14

A bright and well-presented upper maisonette with views towards stunning communal gardens. The flat also has a roof terrace and balcony and has a large reception/dining room along with two double bedroom suites and a smaller box room. The entrance is on the first floor.

Holland Park & Notting Hill 020 7471 9833 gareth.jones@carterjonas.co.uk

2 reception rooms • 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms • Kitchen • Roof terrace Communal gardens • EPC rating D

Guide price £2,150,000

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Willesden Lane NW2 ÂŁ3,995,000 This exceptional six-bedroom family home that has been renovated with no expense spared, offering spacious living and entertaining space with the amenities of Willesden High Road close by. Freehold. EPC=D

Queen’s Park: 020 7624 4513 sales.qpk@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Woodsford Square W14 ÂŁ3,450,000 A charming and well maintained, five-bedroom family home with a large private garden, set in this highly sought-after Holland Park enclave and moments from Kensington High Street. Freehold. EPC=E

Holland Park: 020 7605 6890 sales.hol@marshandparsons.co.uk

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All Saints Road W11 ÂŁ2,200,000 An impressive ground and lower ground floor maisonette with generous living space and landscaped garden. Located moments from Portobello Road, Ledbury Road and Westbourne Grove. Freehold. EPC=D

North Kensington: 020 7313 8350 sales.nkn@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Aubrey Road W8 ÂŁ2,200 per week A stunning three-bedroom house which has been refurbished to the highest standard and set over three floors, ideally located just off Campden Hill Square and a short walk to Holland Park. EPC=D

Kensington: 020 7368 4450 lets.kns@marshandparsons.co.uk

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LAURA MARINO, CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF ALCHEMI GROUP

I INSPIRATIONAL L a u r a M a r i n o o n Al c h e m i G r o u p's

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nstrumental to Alchemi Group’s success is the vision and design acumen it brings to each project. This boutique central London developer has, over the last 16 years, built an impressive reputation from its design-led approach to all of its projects, especially turning neglected or redundant mixed-use buildings into a diverse range of stylish dwellings. Much of the company’s success can be attributed to Laura Marino, Alchemi’s Creative Director, whose vision of high-end design with a unique sense of style has enabled the company to outperform competitors and produce benchmark results for its investors. Laura’s strategic approach from conception to delivery is a key asset in Alchemi’s overall success.

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PROPERTY / PROMOTION With Laura at the helm of the design team, Westbourne House was created in collaboration with awardwinning architects Stiff + Trevillion, who contributed greatly to the building’s design and harmony of the local streetscape. This incredible team resulted in the transformation of the dismal 1970s office building, one of Westminster City Council’s list of ‘ugly buildings,’ into an exquisite and prestigious site with a hint of Art Deco luxury. Laura’s team incorporated Westbourne House’s history with intricate, woven bronze metal work balustrades on the exterior to create an eye-catching design element that pays homage to the textile weaving patterns of the site’s past as the William Owen Linen Draper shop. Sweepingly elegant from first sight, Alchemi Group drew inspiration from the brick and render buildings surrounding Westbourne House, to re-invent the drab exterior with elongated Petersen Koluma brick sections, creating incisive definition between floors. Laura Marino says: “We aspire to always use the best quality materials for all of our developments, which is why we flew out to the Petersen factory in Denmark with the Stiff + Trevillion team. We felt it was important to see first-hand the level of craftsmanship that goes into the beautiful bricks before specifying them for the project.” The mix of contemporary flair and homage to the past is also reiterated in the timeless sophistication of

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the interiors. From the moment you enter the lobby of Westbourne House, luxurious materials such as warm walnut panelling and graphic tiled flooring establish a feeling of exclusivity, making a truly grand first impression. The communal hallway features textured wallpaper and a bespoke rug pattern inspired by a woven tweed jacket. The interior designs have been carefully crafted, a nuanced

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overtone of Art Deco, with a cool, modern twist. The colour palette is subtle but not invisible, sparkling chromes and silvers are matched with gentle greens and greys, warmed with hints of pink and taupe undertones, and contrasted by sharp black accents. The use authentic materials designed with crisp contemporary detailing adds to the overall sense of timelessness. The history of the area inspired the design deeply, Laura Marino says: “Since the building had a history as a textile shop, it was important for us to build that history into the design. We used texture concepts and patterns throughout the design process to create a sophisticated and contemporary tribute to the area’s history.” Alchemi Group’s attention to detail was worth it, as Westbourne House won Best Overall Development for Europe and the UK at September’s 2015 International Design and Architecture Awards. The 20 apartments benefit from city views, maximised through extensive use of floor-to-ceiling glazing, as well as private balconies and terraces. The stunning unique duplex penthouse offers 360˚views of from its terrace. This glittering transformation of Westbourne House is just another facet in the continuous reinvention of Westbourne Grove, with Alchemi Group honouring the energy and elegance of its past and present. ◆

NOVEMBER 2015

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A unique and incredibly stylish house in a serene Notting Hill mews setting with the benefit of available access to a private communal garden square. This stunning property has undergone a thorough refurbishment programme and offers a dynamic mix of contemporary and traditional styles. Spectacular glass features contrast dramatically with exposed brickwork and vaulted ceilings which all combine to give this special house a wonderful feeling of space, light and luxury. 4 B E D RO O M S , 2 E N S U I T E B AT H RO O M S , 2 E N S U I T E S H OW E R RO O M S , R E C E P T I O N R O O M , D I N I N G RO O M , E N T E R TA I N M E N T/ M E D I A R O O M , K I TC H E N .

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FREEHOLD ÂŁ3,600,000 BOB CROWLEY BC@BECTIVE.CO.UK NOTTING HILL OFFICE 020 7221 4805

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A wonderfully proportioned family home in the heart of Artesian Village. This elegant house is bristling with period features such as high ceilings, beautiful fireplaces and floor to ceiling windows. It also offers exceptional entertaining space over two floors with good outside space in the form of a pretty front garden, a decked terrace off the drawing room and a serene patio garden to the rear. 4 B E D R O O M S , 2 B AT H R O O M S ( 1 E N S U I T E ) , D R AW I N G R O O M , K I TC H E N / D I N I N G R O O M , T E R R AC E , F R O N T A N D R E A R G A R D E N , B E D R O O M / S T U DY.

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Artesian Gem NORTHUMBERL AND PL ACE NOTTING HILL W2

A beautifully presented family home located in the heart of Artesian Village. This stunning house has been refurbished to a high standard whilst retaining a great deal of period charm. Rooms are well proportioned throughout with highlights including a spacious and well appointed kitchen/dining room on the raised ground floor, a grand first floor drawing room and a sensational master suite. 3 / 4 B E D R O O M S , 2 B A T H R O O M S ( 1 E N S U I T E ) , S H O W E R R O O M , F A M I LY R O O M , K I T C H E N / D I N I N G R O O M , D R AW I N G R O O M , S T U DY, C L O A K R O O M , U T I L I T Y R O O M , G A R D E N .

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An extremely handsome 4 storey Victorian town house retaining plenty of its original period features and grandeur. A charming property that boasts fantastic high ceilings throughout the principle floors with exceptional light. Further benefits includes a large private garden accessed from the enviable kitchen and family room on the lower ground floor. Tavistock Road is a short walk away from the world famous Portobello Road market and the fantastic array of bars, boutiques and restaurants of Portobello Road. 5 B E D R O O M S , B AT H R O O M , S H OW E R R O O M , 2 C LOA K R O O M S , 2 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S , K I TC H E N , D I N I N G R O O M , U T I L I T Y R O O M , F R O N T PAT I O, GA R D E N .

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A striking Victorian end of terrace house beautifully presented in a contemporary style whilst retaining much of the original period charm. The property has recently been extended on the ground floor level to create the most fantastic kitchen and breakfast room that opens out onto a large oak deck through handsome Crittall style French doors. Beyond is one of the larger gardens in the area, full of mature trees, bamboos and shrubs with the added benefit of secure side access via the garden gate. 3 B E D R O O M S , 2 B AT H R O O M S ( 1 E N S U I T E ) , D R E SS I N G R O O M , C LOA K R O O M , R E C E P T I O N R O O M , K I TC H E N , FRONT AND REAR GARDENS.

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An extraordinary attached contemporary cottage in the heart of the St. Quintin Conservation area. Recently created to the rear of this handsome Victorian town house, the property exudes style and design from top to bottom. The open plan ground floor is accessed from a private entrance and leads through to a generous landscape garden whilst the upstairs provides sumptuous and flexible accommodation.

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Lettings 020 7751 5100 www.farrar.co.uk

GLEDHOW GARDENS, SOUTH KENSINGTON, SW5 An absolutely stunning two double bedroom, two bathroom lateral apartment situated on the 2nd floor of this well maintained period building. The property has a fantastic large reception room with a dining area and two sets of french doors leading out to a private terrace with views over the beautiful communal gardens. The property has been refurbished throughout in a modern and contemporary style and offers spacious accommodation, high ceilings, wood floors throughout and has super built-in storage. EPC Rating: D FURNISHED

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OAKLEY STREET, CHELSEA, SW3 An outstanding and immaculately presented family house which has been refurbished to a very high standard and extending to approx 3,900 sqft. The house offers superb entertaining space and comprises a wealth of accommodation providing six bedrooms, four luxurious bathrooms, three reception rooms, a fully fitted stylish kitchen, wine cellar and a 68ft landscaped garden. Oakley Street is situated moments from the famous Kings Road and the River Thames. EPC Rating: E. UNFURNISHED

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An iconic & unique architecturally designed 4 bedroom house on the Grand Union canal. On the market for the first time since its construction, the property was created in 2009 by world famous architect David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates. EPC rating C

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PROPERTY / STYLE BIBLE THE HUF HAUS DOES NOT FIT THE ACCEPTED NORMS FOR A CLASSIC NEW-BUILD LUXURY HOME

WOW-HAUS The ‘German spaceship’ has landed

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t would seem that we cannot get enough of Huf Haus, the pre-fabricated German homes made famous by the Channel 4 TV series Grand Designs. The company recently built its 200th in the UK and yet, such popularity is hard to fathom. The Huf Haus does not fit the accepted norms for a classic new-build luxury home. As London’s leafier suburbs bear witness, these tend to be Georgian, Victorian or Arts-and-Crafts influenced designs.

Just how much the Huf Haus is a design departure can be seen at the company’s new showhouse overlooking the Brooklands motor racing circuit in Surrey. It’s a fitting place to have built it – Huf Haus is the Audi of house building as the company delights in embracing both Vorsprung (‘progress’) as well as Technic. The latest great leap forward, as featured within the show home, is insulation so efficient that the property has zero fuel bills, the company claims, helped by a heating system that runs off the power of melting ice. The Huf Haus is also popular because it is so modular. Peter Huf, chief executive of the company, says: “The layout of the property safeguards absolute flexibility and while a family might outgrow a standard family home, the layout of the HUF accommodates growing families and their changing needs.” But it’s the speed of their construction that has made the Huf Haus a growing trend. A traditional build can take a year or more and requires an architect, designer,

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planning consultant and an army of builders. A Huf Haus normally takes only a week to make watertight, 12 to 14 weeks to fit out and just a handful of technicians to build. The company has been heading up Europe’s ‘pre-manufactured’ home revolution since the early 1960s and it now exports to China. But Huf Haus got its big break here back in 2003 when Channel 4’s TV programme Grand Designs featured Greta and David Iredale, a retired couple who were building a four-bedroom Huf Haus in Waltonon-Thames. Overnight the fortunes of the company were transformed, helped by presenter Kevin McCloud’s ecstatic marvelling over the ‘German spaceship’; its engineering quality; the ‘construction superheroes’ who put it up and the fact that it took just four days to build against a six-day schedule.

There is just one downside to the Huf Haus – the expense, which can work out more than a traditional build. While the entrylevel Huf Haus, the Modum, costs approximately £300,000 to build the bigger Huf Haus designs start at £500,000 – and that’s excluding the cost of the land. But the good news is that, once built, a Huf Haus can be worth 5-10% more than its traditional counterpart of the same size, making up for the extra construction cost. u For more information visit

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ext year will be the 25th anniversary of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury’s death, but his fellow band members are still working hard to keep the band’s legacy alive. And no more so than drummer Roger Taylor who recently played at the Milton Keynes National Bowl with the Foo Fighters, as well as running his tribute band, The Queen Extravaganza. But during the band’s heyday Taylor lived in this apartment in Wapping, East London. The huge four-bedroom property, which is within a former Victorian tea warehouse, has tasteful wood floors, exposed original timber beams, cast iron columns and Gothic arch windows. With views over the Thames, Oliver’s Wharf is in the Pier Head Conservation area, half a mile downstream of Tower Bridge and St Katharine Docks, has a roof terrace, concierge, private parking and is on the market for £3.95m. u Knight Frank 020 3393 5951; knightfrank.co.uk

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f this apartment in Hackney seems familiar it’s because the property has been a regular backdrop for music videos, adverts and magazine shoots. Its most famous visitor has been Beyoncé who filmed a music video here with Destiny’s Child. Other celebrity appearances here have included George Michael, exEngland footballer Paul Gascoigne and TV presenter Gloria Hunniford. McDonalds, Burger King and Samsung have also all filmed adverts within the two-bedroom, two-storey apartment. It’s in a peaceful cobbled courtyard with secure gated offstreet parking and is on the market for £1.1m. u Urban Spaces 020 8022 6599 urbanspaces.co.uk

Assoluta. Her former home has plenty of artistic connections. It’s on a row of eight Arts-era artists’ studios with tall chimneys, red-brick exteriors, and enormous windows. Designed in 1891 for ‘bachelor artists’, each property in St Paul’s Studios has a bedroom, reception area and a bathroom on the ground floor for the artist, and a scullery, kitchen and bedroom in the basement for a housekeeper. Hers is now on the market for £1.4m and in need of complete renovation. It even has the long ballet mirror Fonteyn installed during her time there to perfect her posture. u featherstoneleigh 020 7381 0319 featherstoneleigh.co.uk

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he late Margot Fonteyn remains one of ballet’s greatest stars after her dancing partnership with Rudolf Nureyev during the 1960s. And her former home and dance studio in Baron’s Court is now for sale. She was the Royal Ballet’s prima ballerina until she retired and later was given the title of Prima Ballerina

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EPC - E

Riffel Road, NW2

£975,000 Freehold

Mid-terraced house offering 1500 sq ft of spacious

• In need of some refurbishment

accommodation situated in this prime residential road close

• 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms

to Gladstone Park, a short walk from Willesden Green Station

• Fitted kitchen with doors leading out onto garden

(Jubilee) and many local amenities. Viewing recommended.

• Sunny 42 ft rear garden

EPC - D

Fordwych Road, NW6

£1,350,000 Freehold

A substantial semi-detached house that has been well

• 4 bedrooms, utility room, 3 bathrooms

maintained offering 2290 sq ft of well-proportioned rooms and

• Fitted kitchen leading onto garden

situated within this increasingly popular location between

• Large Loft space built into eaves

Cricklewood and West Hampstead. Viewing recommended.

• Mature rear garden of 37 ft, patio

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EPC - D

Anson Road, NW2

£1,399,950 Freehold

Spacious & well presented family home with plenty of natural

• 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

light situated within a quiet cul-de-sac close to the 94 acre

• 34 ft reception room, study

Gladstone Park & the many local amenities & transport

• Oak flooring throughout FGCH

facilities. Early viewing is recommended.

• 50 ft rear garden, OSP for 2 cars

EPC - C

Chandos Road, NW2

£1,450,000 Freehold

Beautifully restored and presented is this extended family

• 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & dressing room

home offering over 2300 sq ft of living space with a stunning

• Dining Room, reception room

bespoke designer contemporary kitchen. Great position close

• Tanked wine cellar, study & utility room

to Willesden Green Station (Zone 2). Viewing essential.

• Wet underfloor heating, handcrafted oak flooring

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Monson Road, NW10

£1,500,000 Freehold

Situated within Kensal Rise is this Victorian property full of

• 5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, utility room

charm, character & intrigue offering 2141 sq ft of

• Intercommunicating reception rooms

accommodation cleverly combining original features with a

• Large kitchen/breakfast room

spacious feel throughout. Convenient position in Zone 2/3.

• OSP, raised decking & 51 ft garden

EPC - F

Alverstone Road, NW2

£1,850,000 Freehold

NO CHAIN - 4 bedroom 1920s semi-detached house arranged

• In need of complete refurbishment

over 2900 sq ft of lateral living space and situated within a

• Large entrance hall, 2 reception rooms

quiet popular road in the heart of Brondesbury Park close to

• Kitchen/breakfast room

local transport & amenities. Viewing recommended.

• Fabulous leafy 112 ft garden, large garage, OSP

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Rowdon Avenue, NW10

£1,850,000 Freehold

Beautiful example of a classic Art Deco period house that has

• 4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms

been completely refurbished and modernised throughout

• 27 ft Open plan reception/kitchen

offering 2219 sq ft of living space within the prestigious Dobree

• Fabulous parquet flooring, garage & OSP

Estate. Viewing recommended.

• 86 ft garden, decking & studio

EPC - E

Walm Lane, NW2

£3,300,000 Freehold

Truly magnificent example of a detached double fronted

• 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 receptions

Edwardian property offering 3790 sq ft on the Mapesbury

• Kitchen, utility room & breakfast room

Conservation Area retaining many original features: high

• Beautiful 110 ft south facing garden, OSP for 3 cars

corniced ceilings, fireplaces, parquet & tessellated flooring.

• Master bedroom suite on top floor

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

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CHEVENING ROAD, NW6

OIEO £2,999,999 Freehold

A stunning semi-detached 5 double bedroom family home overlooking Queens Park with a double reception room, extended modern kitchen/breakfast room opening onto a 77 ft sunny rear garden, 3 bathrooms, loft conversion & off street parking. Viewing highly recommended.

• 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • 2414 sq ft • 77 ft mature rear garden • Just steps away from Queens Park

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FORDWYCH ROAD, NW2

£2,175,000 Freehold

Fantastic 3000 sq ft semi-detached family residence refurbished to the highest standard, arranged over four floors offering 6 bedrooms (one with en-suite), 58 ft open plan kitchen/ reception & 60 ft garden. The loft has been converted into a cinema room with access to a roof terrace. Must be seen!

• Semi-detached family home, 6 bedrooms • 2914 sq ft of living space • Garden, balcony, cinema room • Close to Kilburn Jubilee Line Station

EPC - D

LINDEN AVENUE, NW10

£1,950,000 Freehold

A charming 5 bedroom/2 bathroom semi-detached period family home with side, loft & mansard extensions and boasting a 25 ft kitchen/diner & providing 2068 sq ft of accommodation. Enviably positioned close to Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise & Kensal Green Overground/Bakerloo Stations (Zone 2).

• Arranged over 3 floors • Close to Queens Park • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • 40 ft rear garden

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COMPTON ROAD, NW10

£1,350,000 Freehold

A 4 bedroom Victorian end of terrace house retaining many original features and boasting 2 reception rooms, fully fitted kitchen and dining room opening onto a 35 ft garden. Conveniently positioned close to Kensal Green Bakerloo Line & Kensal Rise Overground Stations (Zone 2). Offered chain free.

• 1494 sq ft • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Close to Queens Park • Extra storage space

EPC - D

KINGS PARADE, OKEHAMPTON ROAD, NW10

£750,000 Leasehold

Immaculate, newly refurbished 3 bedroom/2 bathroom duplex apartment providing 994 sq ft of bright living space with modern open plan kitchen - master bedroom with en-suite. Situated just moments away to Chamberlayne Road & Kensal Rise Overground Station. Early viewing recommended.

• Fully refurbished • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Split level apartment • Close to popular Chamberlayne Road

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HANOVER ROAD, NW10

£739,950 Leasehold

A bright & spacious 3 bedroom split level apartment set on the first and attic floors of this mid terraced property, spanning over 984 sq ft with modern kitchen/diner, 2 shower rooms, plenty of storage space. Offered in good condition throughout. Situated close to all the amenities of Chamberlayne Road.

• Split level flat • 984 sq ft, 3 beds, 2 baths • Close to local transport • Viewing essential

EPC - D

CHEVENING ROAD, NW6

£475 Per Week + Fees

Available now this well presented 2 double bedroom flat set on the raised ground floor of this converted 3 storey period house boasting modern fully fitted open plan kitchen, modern bathroom, wood floors, sash windows and many other period features. Situated close to the open spaces of Queens Park.

• Offered furnished/unfurnished • Close to local transport • Modern kitchen, 2 bedrooms • Moments away from Queens Park

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t’s ironic, really, that I have fallen into the world of property and estate agency seeing as I have only lived in a handful of houses. My career in property started at a young age of just 17, where I was offered a job in the lettings department working for a well known agency in Tunbridge Wells. I immediately enjoyed the camaraderie and what the industry provided, so I have this company to be thankful for: it showed me the direction of where I wanted my career to start. Even though I was still very young, I threw myself in wholeheartedly to real estate and realised that this was definitely what I wanted to be doing. After a year of working in the industry, all of my friends were finishing their A-Levels, my parents upped sticks and moved to Devon, so I decided to head off to travel the world. I felt it was the right time to go and explore before settling into my career in property, otherwise I’d never get the opportunity.

EVEN THOUGH I WAS VERY YOUNG, I THREW MYSELF INTO REAL ESTATE AND REALISED THAT THIS WAS DEFINITELY WHAT I WANTED TO BE DOING.

I had a fantastic time visiting many countries, relishing the culture, visiting close family who reside in Australia, and generally following the sunshine being the sun worshipper that I am. But all good things must come to an end, my clothes needed washing, the money ran out and I just longed for a good home cooked meal, so I had to return to England and start my search for a job. I was very lucky that the company in Tunbridge Wells offered me my old position and I stayed there for six months. But as my parents had already moved, there was not much left for me in Kent and I moved to London seeking a position in estate agency.

I have always been very keen in making a career for myself and earning my own money. My first job in London was as a Property Manager in West London, where I stayed for three years and then moved to a large international corporate company in Chelsea where I started as a Lettings Negotiator. I was quickly promoted to Senior Lettings Negotiator and started to make my way up. However, my branch manager at the company had moved to Farrar and within months I was offered a position to start in the Lettings Department. I loved that Farrar was, and is, an independent company. Having felt very involved from the beginning and a key member of the team, I worked my way up to being a Senior Lettings Consultant valuing properties in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. I have been at Farrar for eight years now and have seen Fulham Road change in many ways and it will be interesting to see what happens in the next eight years. u

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A wonderful opportunity to purchase this unusually spacious six bedroom and three bathroom house set on a generous plot in a prime residential road. The property offers exceptionally generous and well balanced accommodation of over 3000sq ft which offers an incoming purchaser an unusual opportunity to create a beautiful family home. Queens Park and Maida Vale 020 7604 4040

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A truly exceptional property designed by award winning architect David Kohn which fuses a substantial Victorian property with cool contemporary design cues to offer a highly desirable and versatile multi level property with outstanding proportions. Queens Park and Kensal 020 7604 4040

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A recently refurbished four bedroom which has been finished to an exacting standard throughout with accommodation arranged over two floors, a large kitchen/ family room and mature rear garden. Queens Park and Maida Vale 020 7604 4040

OXFORD ROAD, MAIDA VALE, NW6

£400 PER WEEK

A beautifully refurbished one bedroom top floor flat in this attractive period property close to Maida Vale. The property has been sympathetically refurbished throughout to stylishly blend the character features of the building with a contemporary feel. Queens Park and Maida Vale 020 7604 4040

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Harrow Road, W10 £875,000 FOR SALE A beautiful maisonette that has been designed to an exceptionally high standard by the current owner and must be seen to appreciate the attention to detail. The property features a particularly large South facing terrace overlooking the Grand Union Canal. The open plan reception and kitchen area feature high ceilings, working fireplace, oiled smoked oak flooring, a cleverly designed, discreet kitchen. Upstairs there are two further bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms and built in storage.

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RANNOCH ROAD, W6, Spacious Edwardian 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom property with bay fronted double reception room, kitchen with dining area and private, low maintenance rear garden. EPC: D FOUR BEDROOMS, TWO BATHROOMS, DOUBLE RECEPTION ROOM, KITCHEN WITH DINING AREA, GARDEN

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PROPERTY / NEW TO THE MARKET

New

BUILDS A FIRST LOOK

PARLIAMENT HOUSE  SE1

£6

Million

eading London developer Telford Homes recently launched The Penthouse Collection at Parliament House, London’s newest luxury address, on the Albert Embankment SE1. It offers new levels of luxury living, with breathtaking 360-degree views of the River Thames, sweeping from the Houses of Parliament and the City down to Battersea.The Triplex Penthouse is still available for purchase. Its entire top three floors crown the development, features interiors by world renowned design specialists Honky as well as a substantial private terrace with outdoor barbeque and Riviera cedar wood hot tub. This truly exceptional three bedroom apartment boasts floor-toceiling glazing, allowing natural light to flood the opulent open plan layout and showcase its TinTab bespoke helical wooden staircase, which leads to a secondary roof terrace via automated glass roof. The Triplex Apartment’s elegant surroundings are enhanced by Molteni & C. designer kitchens comprising integrated Miele and Gaggenau appliances. u  Telford Homes, 020 3538 6863;telfordhomes. london

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LILLIE SQUARE  SW6

£799,000 Starting Price

his September Capital & Countries Properties (Capco) and KFI launched a collection of luxury homes, with the long-awaited Lillie Square development in Earl’s Court. Following the rapid sellout of the first phase, the second phase, Lillie Square East, introduces four lowrise buildings designed by Paul Davis and Partners. The 186 one, two and three bedroom lateral homes and duplex apartments with their own private gardens will surround the 262 ft-long main garden square, designed by

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each property will benefit from a balcony or spacious terrace with views over the extensive landscaping and London skyline. u  Lillie Square By Capco & Kfi; 020 7381 9800 lilliesquare.com

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TITE STREET

average Chelsea townhouse – and for this reason it feels very spacious, with great circulation space and airy principal rooms  SW3 that flow together seamlessly. The newly Harry Wigram excavated lower ground floor has been Partner at Strutt & Parker, Chelsea cleverly transformed into a contemporary ite Street is a beautifully workout space and innovative media T proportioned six bedroom, low room. The glass side exterior built house that has and light well have been been completely re-designed meticulously designed to allow by two previous Candy & light to reach every corner of Candy designers now working Quality is evident the house, even the lower for Taylor Howes Designs at every turn in floors. (winner of the Andrew Martin this property The house has also been International Design Award). designed to be ‘turn-key’ – a Quality is evident at every low maintenance home that turn in this property, from the can be locked up and left bespoke bronze staircase – and purchasers are welcome to buy all balustrade to the marble fireplace, silk the furniture, fixtures and fittings if they wallpaper, dark wood flooring, and crystal wish. It really is the whole package. u chandeliers. The house also features the latest in cutting edge technology, which is very important to our younger, more Strutt & Parker, tech-savvy buyers. Tite Street is a wide Chelsea, 020 3733 3674; house – around four foot wider than the struttandparker.com

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Carter Jonas

fter starting out in agency 13 years ago I have now been working in London for 10 years. The last five years have been spent on Westbourne Grove. I am now really looking forward to the opportunity to continue working the Notting Hill and surrounding areas with Carter Jonas from our office all the way over on the lovely Addison Avenue in Holland Park! Living locally in Artesian Village I enjoy trying the best that the area has to offer. u

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AT A G L A N C E

Bective Leslie Marsh

MATTHEW HARROP

KEITH RIGBY Director I've been in the property sector since 1990 and have worked at Bective 19 years. I represent the company’s sponsorship of local charities, schools and sports teams. In my downtime I like to partake in triathlons. 

MATTHEW MARCHANT

Associate Director I’ve been an agent for nearly 16 years, 14 of those at Bective Leslie Marsh. I took 6 months off to go travelling, and when I returned Bective kindly offered me my job back! I have been lucky enough to call this area home for the last decade.

KATE FLYNN

Associate Director I've been with Bective Leslie Marsh since 2006 and run the successful lettings department in the Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove offices. When not working, I love to scuba dive and have become an assistant instructor.

020 7221 4805; bective.co.uk

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John D Wood & Co.,

RBKC AT A GLANCE roperty prices in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea are stable and there is still a lot of money chasing the “best in class” properties, which continue to achieve premium prices. This was borne out by some exceptional sales taking place in early summer and now again in October, a traditionally busy month, we have seen a number of Prime and Super Prime

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DECREASED TRANSPORT TIMES WILL INTRODUCE A WHOLE NEW AUDIENCE WHO MAY NOT HAVE PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED EALING

Central houses between £6m - £18m being agreed from buyers from many parts of the world, as they try and complete their transactions before the end of year. That said, the unintended consequence of the higher Stamp Duty Land Tax is being felt in the market for any property over £937,500 where buyers are finding the cost of moving so punitive that they are only moving if they can see good value or when it is a necessity. Sellers must therefore be aware that if they want to sell their property it must be realistically priced. u John D Wood & Co., Kensington, 020 3151 7095; johndwood.co.uk

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BENHAM & REEVES RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS IN AID OF CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST

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s part of its longstanding partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings hosted a glittering event on 6 October at The Cumberland Hotel. The dinner and auction raised nearly £45,000 for the charity, where mountaineer Nick Talbot, who next year will become the first person living with cystic fibrosis to attempt Mount Everest, delivered an inspiring speech to the assembled guests. The event was part of a series of fundraising efforts hosted by Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings in aid of Cystic Fibrosis

THE DINNER AND AUCTINO RAISED NEARLY £45,000 FOR THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST

EMERGING MARKETS

BAYSWATER TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN THE CENTRAL LONDON MARKET hile the rise of the ‘emerging’ markets across London’s fringe has been well documented this year, the development of Bayswater has taken hold behind the scenes from its central prime location. Since news broke in 2013 of a £1 billion plan to turn Queensway into the ‘Covent Garden of west London,’ Bayswater has been hot on the lips of investors and buyers. By the end of 2014, Bayswater was earmarked as an integral property hotspot.

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Trust. Anita Mehra, MD of Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings said, “It gave us great pleasure to host this fundraiser in aid of our chosen charity. We want to thank everyone who attended for their outpouring of warmth and support, especially Vertex Pharmaceuticals who are not only developing ground breaking treatments for cystic fibrosis but which also donated very generously that evening. The event surpassed our greatest expectations in terms of fundraising. It continues to be our pleasure to support such a worthwhile charity which doesn’t receive any Government funding.” ◆ Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings Hyde Park, 020 7402 9866; brlets.co.uk

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Lancaster Road, W11 ÂŁ1,325,000 Leasehold

A fabulous duplex apartment occupying the second and third floors of a handsome Victorian property located on this desirable tree-lined road close to Notting Hill. The property is flooded with natural light and well proportioned throughout. Lancaster Road is superbly situated for easy access to Ladbroke Grove Underground and Holland Park Underground. EPC=D. Reception room, two bedrooms (formerly three), bathroom, kitchen, terrace and balcony. Joint Sole Agent

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Pembridge Villas, W11 ÂŁ4,850,000 Freehold

A rare investment opportunity to acquire an unbroken freehold building comprising four self contained flats in prime Notting Hill.The apartments are currently let out producing ÂŁ116,220 per annum which represents a gross yield of 2.4%. A full scheme of external renovations was completed in October 2015 which also included upgrading the common hallways.The flats themselves are offered in excellent condition and are let on assured shorthold tenancies. Sole Agent

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Highlever Road, W10 £1,000 per week Fees Apply

Delightful house which has been reconfigured to provide generous entertaining space and good family accommodation; the perfect balance of period features and contemporary design creating a wonderfully comfortable feel. Highlever Road is within walking distance of the Hammersmith & City Line at Latimer Road and there are parks within striking distance. EPC=D. Reception room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and kitchen. Unfurnished. Sole Agent

020 7221 2277 abigail@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Woodsford Square, W14 £2,000 per week Fees Apply

Kingsbridge Road, W10 £1,500 per week Fees Apply

020 7221 2277 neha@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

020 7221 2277 petra@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Lovely family home with an enviable position in this exclusive private estate. Recently refurbished the property has an abundance of natural light, hardwood flooring, smart kitchen and superb entertaining space. EPC=D. Two reception rooms, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, communal gardens, terrace, garage and off-street parking. Unfurnished.

Delightful period home that retains the style and features of its age but has been smartly refurbished to a high standard with generous eat in family kitchen and separate reception with French windows on to a magical and very private south-facing garden. EPC=E. Reception room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and private garden. Unfurnished.

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Woodsford Square, W14 £3,500 per week Fees Apply

Superb family house with spectacular living and entertaining space on this popular garden square, just minutes from Holland Park.The house benefits from a private south-facing garden, direct access to communal gardens and off-street parking for three cars. EPC=D.Two reception rooms, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, kitchen, garden and off-street parking. Furnished or unfurnished.

020 7221 2277 neha@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Marloes Road, W8 £500 per week Fees Apply

Bolton Gardens, SW5 £1,050 per week Fees Apply

020 7221 2277 petra@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

020 7221 2277 abilgail@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

A beautifully presented first floor flat in a well maintained Victorian building. The property offers high ceilings and a large reception room with floor to ceiling sash windows opening onto a balcony. Close to the shops, restaurants and transportation links of High Street Kensington. EPC=D. Reception room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and terrace. Furnished.

A contemporary flat on the third floor of this period conversion.The property features high quality fittings and contemporary decor. Situated on this handsome street close to Earls Court and Gloucester Road Underground Stations. EPC=C. Reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, terrace and access to Bramham Gardens. Furnished.

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DREAM THE MOST LUXURIOUSLY APPOINTED PROPERTIES ON THE MARKET

GORDON PLACE

BEDFORD ROW

£2,55m

£9m

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hestertons were C instructed to market this charming three bedroom period home off Holland Street, and having recently sold two similar houses on Gordon Place for record prices, they were confident about achieving the same success. The only hitch was selling the house with a tenant in place. Without immediate vacant possession the pool of buyers was diminished. By overcoming this barrier, within a short period they had a number of competing bids and the house went under offer to the delight of both agent and client. u  Chestertons, Kensington 020 7937 7244; chestertons.com

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stunning six bedroom home set over six floors. This home is situated on a beautiful tree-lined road in the heart of London. At nearly 7,000 sq ft, this large family home begins with a spacious entrance hall leading to three adjacent reception rooms. The third floor hosts the master bedroom, ensuite bathroom and has a dressing room with further access to a shower room. The lower ground floor has a large family kitchen, separate dining area, wine cellar, utility room, vaults, a gym and outside patio area. There is also access to the private garage. u  Beauchamp 020 7499 7722; beauchamp.co.uk

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BOURDON STREET

ONE HYDE PARK

£4,25m

£19.5m

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eading Prime London Estate Agent, Rokstone, L is offering Mayfair’s coolest mews pad at 36 Bourdon Street, which is ideal for an artist looking for a unique home to showcase their art. Measuring 1,522 sq. ft., the three bedroom mews house has been cleverly refurbished to a minimalist contemporary design with split level living, The ground floor of this unique art gallery style home features the perfect location for an art gallery. Created with white walls and flooring, this entrance is a blank canvas for an artist to make their own. Separated by a glass wall, a staircase provides access to the first floor, which has been designed to accommodate three bedrooms. u  Rokstone, Mayfair 020 7580 2030; rokstone.com

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ne Hyde Park is situated in the prime Knightsbridge location bordering Hyde Park and Sloane Street and is the first European Residences at Mandarin Oriental. This apartment brings New York, loft-style living to London while drawing on the traditional red brick colours ofthe surrounding Knightsbridge buildings. The apartment provides spacious living A 24-hour concierge team is also on hand to provide parking and valet service, room service from the neighbouring Mandarin Oriental Hotel, a chauffeur-driven house car as well as personalised housekeeping. u  Beauchamp 020 7499 7722; beauchamp.co.uk

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HANOVER TERRACE  NW1

£21m

anover Terrace is one of the most desirable and sought after locations in Regent's Park. The property is one of the largest houses in what is generally acknowledged as the finest of the Nash terraces. This magnificent Grade I listed house has just undergone a beautiful restoration and refurbishment. It comprises three reception rooms, master en suite bedroom with dressing room, six further bedrooms, five bathrooms and benefits from a west facing rear garden, mews house and outstanding views over Regents Park. u  Beauchamp, 020 7722 9793; beauchamp.co.uk

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LETTINGS LONDON’S FINEST ASSETS

SUTHERLAND PLACE W2

£4.5m

his stunning interior designed family home with off-street parking in the ever-popular Artesian Village area is offered in excellent decorative order and with a host of period features throughout. Highlights include a magnificent sun room, charming terrace, courtyard garden and off street parking. This extended period property is one of the largest on the street and benefits from a beautiful double reception room. There are five generous bedrooms and a well-equipped kitchen/diner Sutherland Place is a pretty tree lined street u  Bective Leslie Marsh, Notting Hill 020 7221 4805;bective.co.uk

beautiful hardwood floors, excellent storage options and leafy, south facing views from the bedrooms at the rear. u  Mountgrange Heritage, Kensington, 020 7937 9976; mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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ALEXANDER SQUARE

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n incredibly striking first floor (with lift) A two-bedroom apartment located in one of the wider buildings on Lexham Gardens. Spanning 1,086 sq ft, the immaculately presented property benefits from a sophisticated, neutral finish throughout, high ceilings,

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wonderful family home comprising 4-5 bedrooms with lovely views directly over the communal gardens of Alexander Square. This highly attractive Grade II listed house is arranged over five floors and occupies a fantastic position in this exclusive residential

address on the borders of Chelsea and Knightsbridge. With the possibility of a separate flat in the basement (benefiting from its own access) and an abundance of entertaining space including a fabulous double reception room on the first floor, the house

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offers versatile accommodation throughout. There is a private, paved garden, accessed directly from the rear sitting rooms. Alexander Square is a highly desirable address u  Douglas & Gordon, Chelsea 020 7225 1225; douglasandgordon.com

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

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Victoria

£575 pw Furnished

London’s Letting Agency

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£725 pw Furnished

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment Balcony | 24hr Concierge | EPC - C | Joint Sole Agents Knightsbridge 020 3302 7174 knight@brlets.co.uk

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Imperial Wharf

£1,350 pw Unfurnished

3 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Roof Terrace | Garage | Close To Amenities | EPC - C Kensington 020 3302 5674 kens@brlets.co.uk

£1,850 pw Furnished

3 Bedrooms | Receptions | 3 Bathrooms | Apartment Balcony | 24hr Concierge | Lift | Gym | EPC - B | Sole Agents Fulham 020 3503 0015 iw@brlets.co.uk

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ÂŁ525 pw Furnished

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment Close To Amenities | EPC - F | Joint Sole Agent Knightsbridge 020 3302 7174 knight@brlets.co.uk

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

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Hammersmith

£800 pw Furnished

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment Terrace | 24hr Concierge | Lift | Gym | EPC - F | Sole Agents Fulham 020 3503 0015 iw@brlets.co.uk

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Kensington

£1,200 pw Furnished

3 Bedrooms | Reception | 3 Bathrooms | Apartment Close To Amenities | Tube Nearby | EPC - D Hyde Park 020 3417 3703 hyde@brlets.co.uk

£3,400 pw Furnished

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PROPERTY / NEW TO THE MARKET

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LETTINGS LONDON’S FINEST ASSETS

ANLEY ROAD W14

£990 Per Week

lovely spacious four bedroom upper maisonette of 1544 sq ft / 143 sq m on a prime residential road in Brook Green. Wood floors throughout, a large eat-in kitchen leading onto a roof terrace, bright elegant reception, three double bedrooms, further single bedroom, family bathroom and two shower rooms. Let unfurnished and available in early November. u Finlay Brewer, Shepherds Bush, 020 8749 7719; finlaybrewer.co.uk

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HIGHLEVER ROAD W10

1,650 Per Week

charming Edwardian house with a beautifully extended kitchen/dining room and a bright west facing garden. The house further boasts a double reception room, well proportioned bedrooms and a sizeable main bathroom. Highlever Road is a pretty tree lined road in North Kensington within walking distance of the excellent shops, restaurants and bars on Golborne Road and Portobello Road. The area is well serviced by some excellent schools and Latimer Road Underground

Station is within walking distance on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite), double reception room, kitchen/dining room, study, cloakroom, garden. u Bective , Leslie Marsh, Notting Hill, 020 7221 5388; bective.co.uk

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KENSINGTON HIGH STREET W10

£2,100

and reception room. Further main and spacious reception room covers the first floor, along with a study room and a private terrace. The second floor comprises of a family bathroom, double bedroom, another double bedroom and the master bedroom with

Per Week

fantastic and beautifully presented three bedroom terraced house in the heart of Kensington High Street. Lower ground floor offers open plan kitchen with dining area

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en-suite bathroom. Just recently refurbished to a high standard, neutrally decorated and tastefully accessorised. Fitted with media system throughout. u Rickman Properties, Earls Court, 020 7937 9777; rickmanproperties.com

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Market Update

What is the attraction of London? I think it is generally accepted that London it is the number one city destination of choice in the Matthew Harrop world. It is likely to Director remain so as it is a Kensington truly cosmopolitan city where people live and work harmoniously together. Furthermore, this is a global city where people wish to invest and spend time. The extensive use of the English language worldwide and convenient time zone continue to make a compelling case for owning a property in London. What is key to your business? Trust – all transactions hinge on trust. The relationship that we build with our vendors and buyers is critical to the continued success of our business. We have been established long enough to have a track record in the area few can match and have offices in 6 locations across RBK&C. We offer a complete range of property services including lettings and property

management, surveys and valuations and expert advice on leasehold enfranchisement. In addition one of our most popular services is our Interior Consultancy, where we advise on presentation prior to sale and oversee any works required on behalf of the client.

would be prepared to make a significant correction of rates unless there is major wage inflation. The vision of homeowners posting their house keys back to the mortgage companies due to negative equity is not something anyone wants to see repeated!

What factors are affecting the market?

Where do you see house prices for the remainder of 2015?

Stamp Duty Land Tax. For any property over £937,500 the cost has increased significantly. A £5m family house which would have attracted £350,000 before the changes, now attracts £513,750.

Property prices in the Royal Borough are stable and there is still a lot of money chasing the “best in class” properties which continue to achieve premium prices. This was borne out by some exceptional sales taking place in early summer and again now, a traditionally busy time. We have seen a number of sales of Prime and Super Prime Central houses between £6m - £18m being agreed to buyers from many parts of the world, as they try and complete their transaction before the end of year.

The unintended consequence has been that buyers are finding the cost of moving so punitive that they are only moving if they can see good value or from necessity. Vendors at this level must therefore be aware that if they want to sell their property, it must be realistically priced. Other factors that affect the market are the strength of Sterling, interest rates, the forthcoming European referendum and lack of wage inflation. I doubt whether the Bank of England

Matthew Harrop Director, Kensington mharrop@johndwood.co.uk

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ALEXANDER PLACE, SW7 This is a most charming Grade II Listed, south facing, period house on this important and secluded Knightsbridge street. Approx. 2,742 sq ft. 5 bedrooms, dressing room, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), drawing room, dining room, study/bedroom 5, library, cloakroom, drying room, utility room, vault storage, 37 ft garden. Freehold Guide Price £5,650,000 020 7352 1484 chelsea@johndwood.co.uk

BRAMHAM GARDENS, SW5

STAFFORD TERRACE, W8

A well presented flat on the 3 floor of this handsome, red brick property. The flat boasts fantastic southerly views over the communal gardens. Approx. 1,095 sq ft. Energy Rating: D.

A very attractive ground and garden maisonette which boasts elegant and beautifully proportioned rooms and a south facing garden. Approx. 1,707 sq ft. Energy Rating: E.

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception, utility room.

3 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms (1 en suite), reception, box room, garden.

Freehold Share Guide Price £1,850,000

Lease to 2034 Guide Price £1,750,000

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PHILLIMORE GARDENS, W8 A handsome and wide semi-detached house with off-street parking. The house retains all of its original grandeur, including the spectacular staircase and reception rooms. Approx. 4,780 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en suite), reception room, kitchen/dining room, 2 cloakrooms, utility room, store room, front and rear gardens, off-street parking for two cars. Freehold Guide Price £17,000,000 020 3151 6269 kensington@johndwood.co.uk

JUBILEE PLACE, SW3

PORCHESTER SQUARE, W2

A low-built house, with planning consent to extend, arranged over three floors. Approached through a front garden and situated close to Chelsea Green. Approx. 1,901 sq ft. Energy Rating: E.

An impressive maisonette with its own front door, elegant high ceilings and lovely views over the square gardens. Approx. 1,254 sq ft. Energy Rating: C.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, drawing room, dining room, garden.

2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception, cloakroom, patio, square gardens.

Freehold Guide Price £4,250,000

Lease to 2073 Guide Price £1,450,000

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Beautifully presented, two bedroom apartment set in a desirable mansion block close to Hyde Park. This property boasts built in wardrobes, fully fitted kitchen and access to fully equipped gymnasium, swimming pool and spa.

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Spacious first and second floor, two double bedroom property within a Victorian conversion. Conveniently located for Fulham Broadway and Parsons Green tube stations.

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Established 1897

LENSBURY AVENUE, Imperial Wharf SW6 A smart, south-facing two bedroom apartment on the fourth floor of this modern building in Imperial Wharf. Located in Consort House with direct views of the River Thames, this apartment provides over 1,100 sq ft of internal living space and two well-sized covered balconies at the front and rear of the property. Residents in the building benefit from 24-hour concierge and security services, underground parking, residents’ gym and access to immaculately maintained communal gardens. Imperial Wharf overground station is only moments away, as well as the services of the River Bus at Chelsea Harbour Pier. EPC rating B. Leasehold: Approximately 991 years remaining Guide price: £1,285,000 020 7225 5911 mark.greenway@harrodsestates.com

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Established 1897

PALACE GARDENS TERRACE, Kensington W8 A beautifully presented four bedroom, double fronted, semi-detached house (approximately 2,144 sq ft / 199.18 sq m) that has been totally refurbished to an exceptionally high-standard. The accommodation includes a bright drawing room with three meter ceilings, a large kitchen / dining room fitted with Miele appliances, a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, three further bedrooms, a generous family bathroom and vault storage within the courtyard.The property benefits from underfloor heating, an integrated Bose sound system, a full Banham security system with CCTV, and lighting and chandeliers by Tobias Grua. Palace Gardens Terrace is ideally located for the shops and restaurants of Kensington and Notting Hill and the open space of Hyde Park. EPC rating E. Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ4,795,000 020 3650 4602 nicholas.shaw@harrodsestates.com

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Established 1897

RICHMOND MANSIONS, Earls Court SW5 A unique three bedroom apartment set in an elegant building in Earls Court. The property has been finished and furnished to an exceptionally high-standard throughout and benefits from air-conditioning, Lutron lighting and underfloor heating in the bathrooms and kitchen. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, two interconnecting reception rooms, a kitchen/ breakfast room, a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, two further double bedrooms, a separate study, guest bathroom, laundry room and a fantastic south-facing balcony. EPC rating C. Price: £2,950 per week plus property fees* (£180 admin & £190 checkout) References: £42 per person *http://www.harrodsestates.com/tenants 020 7225 5881 tobias.king@harrodsestates.com

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Established 1897

MELBURY COURT, Kensington W8 A newly refurbished four bedroom apartment on the top floor of a mansion block on High Street Kensington. This stunning property benefits from a modern interior, three reception rooms, a large kitchen, four double bedrooms, two ensuite bathrooms, a family bathroom and a guest cloakroom. The apartment is over 2,700 sq ft and also includes a lift, 24-hour porter and private driveway. Melbury Court is situated next to Holland Park and is a short walk from High Street Kensington station. EPC rating E. Price: £2,350 per week plus property fees* (£180 admin & £243 checkout) References: £42 per person *http://www.harrodsestates.com/tenants 020 3650 4604 sam.wright@harrodsestates.com

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