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THE LIFE & SOUL

LARA BOHINC

LILLINGSTON ON THE ART OF PARTYING

ON BEING A DESIGNER

CHINA BOY

RICHARD BRENDON'S CERAMIC WORLD

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Diary dates for October The London Transport Museum's newest exhibition New interest in the work of LS Lowry is spreading in Wesbourne Grove As Lara Bohinc arrives in Golborne Road, she reveals her design ethics

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n the wake of the London Design Festival and Decorex, we are focusing heavily on design and interiors this month, which has led us to meet lots of inspiring people with a diverse array of interests and skills. One brilliant and exciting designer is Lara Bohinc, who has just taken up residence in Golborne Road with her eclectic range of products. Her approach to design is conceptual – she's more interested in the design than in the thing itself, so for her, a table is much the same as an earring really. It's not so different from Richard Brendon's approach - his studio on nearby Kensal Road isn't a classic ceramics workshop, though ceramics are his business, because his focus is on design and the processes of manufacturing. He gives new life to unloved and forgotten saucers by creating new cups for them, an idea that started small and cute but which is now a serious player in the world of bone china. We also look at the work of Deirdre Dyson

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(wife of revolutionary designer James) whose skills have taken her from fine art to carpet design. We briefly quiz design giant Jonathan Adler on his inspirations (and find they're not predictable at all) and on the art front, we find a resurgence of interest in LS Lowry's work among the art folk of Westbourne Grove. Alongside all this, we've got the usual mix of local events, fashion and food. I have tried the DNA diet and cheated by feasting at W8's cholesterol-heavy Dirty Bones; we have found the area's best early-morning workout and discovered new facial oils; we have shopped for coats and for children's clothes. In all, it's quite a sprawl, but that's west London for you. ◆

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STREET STALKING

Gucci’s pre-fall campaign marks the start of a new chapter for the Itallian fashion house. Set on the streets and subways of LA, the Gucci woman becomes powerful and seductive with real attitude. gucci.com

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FURRY TALE

Finally, it’s time get out the fur. We’re adding this chic coral blue “Candy Cane” scarf to our evergrowing collection. £450; charlottesimone.com

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House of Hackney have reimagined William Morris’ iconic prints to create a range of furniture, cushions, wallpapers, fabrics, lamps and ceramics. houseofhackney.com

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Geometric, black and gold – we couldn’t design a candleholder we want more if we tried. £71; darkroomlondon.com

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What would Vivienne Westwood be without tartan? Thankfully, with this backpack, we don’t have to find out. £300; viviennewestwood.com

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Drawing inspiration from Art Deco design, this ring combines old style with modern sparkling stones. £154; farfetch.com

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MIRABAI CEIBA SPIRITUAL CONCERT

12 October T he Tab e r na c l e irabai Ceiba will perform tracks from M their new album Sevati. More than a concert, it will be a celebration of peace, embodying the duo’s profound belief in music as a universal language connecting the people, cultures and traditions of the world. u 34-35 Powis Square, W11; tabernaclew11.com

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QUINTESSENTIALLY WEDDINGS 6 - 8 No v e m b e r C l a r i dge ’s etting married? This is the planning event you simply G have to attend. Designed to show what your wedding could look like with access to Quintessentially Weddings’ little black book of contacts, this glamorous affair gives you the chance to receive expert advice from elite designers, florists, gastronomes and photographers. ◆ Brook Street, W1K; quintessentiallyweddings.com

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Un ti l 17 O ctob er HackelBur y Fin e Art s one chapter comes to an end, another begins. A Investigating almost forty years of using unique dyedestruction prints transformed as editioned objects, Bliss by Garry Fabian Miller celebrates the beginning of this wonderful new era. This October’s celebration comes in the form of a richly illustrated artists’ book. Each work is also available as a large-scale print. ◆ Launceston Place, W8; hackelbury.co.uk

In honour of ten wonderful years of exhibitions, the gallery will be debuting new work by all of their gallery artists: Adam Dix, Gerry Fox, Harry Cory Wright, Jane Hilton, Jennie Ottinger, Jonathan Yeo, Kent Christensen, Martha Parsey, Natasha Kissell, Natasha Law, Rick Giles and Roland Hicks. 11 Eccleston Street, SW1W; elevenfineart.com

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S Eliot’s most popular play returns to the stage this autumn. Brought to life by emerging director Abbey Wright, this complex and insightful drama about the human mind, love and deceit embodies the everyday struggles of domestic life while subverting the ‘drawing room comedy’ trope. The play sets the scene at the home of Edward and Lavinia Chamberlayne, who

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have organized a cocktail party. Everything is going splendidly until, on the morning of the party, Lavinia decides to leave Edward. In spite of this, Edward perseveres with their plans, deflecting questions about the whereabouts of his wife until an unexpected guest shows up with Lavinia in tow. ◆ l 103 Notting Hill Gate, W11; the-print-room.org

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to 9 O c t o b e r Exhibi t i o ni s t H o t e l rguably the most stylish man on A Instagram, there’s another reason why Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Mont Blanc have hired LouisNicolas Darbon. Not just for his timeless sense of style but also for his fabulous fashion illustrations. Darbon’s new solo show at South Kensington's Exhibitionist Hotel unveils for the first time his specially commissioned mural of Paris's Rue Saint Honore ◆ ¢ 8-10 Queensbury Place, SW7 theexhibitionisthotel.com

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to 17 Oc t o b e r Olivier, Na t i o na l The a t r e imberlake Wertenberger's T acclaimed play about British convicts in 18th century Australia is reworked with haunting musical accompaniment devised by Notting Hill's Cerys Matthews in her first ever stage composition. It's a beautifully staged production, celebrating the redemptive power of theatre against a climate of deep suffering. Visually arresting and thoughtprovoking, it also includes a few memorably comic moments. ◆ ¢ nationaltheatre.org.uk

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iifteen years and less than 100 metres from where life began for them on the corner of Portobello and Lonsdale Road (on ths site that is now Gails), APART has returned to the heart of Notting Hill to celebrate its 15th birthday. With a crafty knack of securing the best spaces in the area (Daylesfords, the Sorting Office and Westbank) to name just a few of their haul, this year they have taken over a fourstorey town house at the top of Lonsdale Road opposite the Walmer Castle. Founder and gallery owner Adrian Palengat

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explained: “We are so happy to be back in Notting Hill, as each year it gets a little harder to find an interesting space. To celebrate our 15th birthday, we've put together a group retrospective, featuring many of our favourite artists from around the world. It has been especially fun to curate this show, as it’s not often that we get to hang a show in a multiroom townhouse, including its dilapidated bathroom and kitchen.” With an open ended tenancy in place, visit soon to avoid disappointment. ◆ 1 Lonsdale Road, W11 ap-art.co.uk

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Red wall clock, £50

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By Andy Spencer, £95

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Tate Modern in Autumn by Alex Jeffries, £9.99

NUD HANGING LIGHTS

The London Transport Museum’s autumn calendar

Underground Collection – Northern Line, £110

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Push Once Earrings, £30

NIGHT SHIFT 11 Septem b er 2 0 1 5 t o 1 0 Ap r il 2 0 16 L ond on T ra n sp or t Mu seu m

ight Shift delves into the history of London after dark. A N programme of events celebrating the transport network will run alongside the exhibition, which charts the rise of the Capital’s glittering leisure and nightlife industry, its night shift workers and the development of London’s 24-hour lifestyle. ◆ Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E; ltmuseum.co.uk

SPIRITED LONDON: GIN AND THE CITY Friday 30 October C u b i c T h e at re @ LT M u s e u m

DOOR STOP S Stock Moquette, £22 journey through the history of gin, with a series of talks and A guided tastings from industry experts Nicholas Cook of The Gin Guild and Tom Hills of The East London Liquor Company. Taste eight gins that each encapsulate and define moments in the drink’s history. ◆ Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E; ltmuseum.co.uk; ltmuseumshop.co.uk MICHELLE MASON

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Matchstick Men LS Lowry comes to Westbourne Grove Wo r d s P e a r l B oy d

Westbourne Grove gallery might not be the most obvious place to go acquiring scenes of northern factory workers, but Whitewall Galleries have become one of the leading dealers of work by LS Lowry. One of Britain’s most prized artists, L.S. Lowry’s matchstick men and scenes of the industrial north have attracted increasing attention from the international art market in recent years. Since the 2011 sale of his Piccadilly Circus for £5.6 million, Lowry’s work has come to be viewed on par with Britain’s most important 20th century artists, including Henry Moore, David Hockney, and Barbara Hepworth. Following Tate

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Britain’s show in 2013, the world watched as L.S. Lowry came to be viewed alongside the greatest European artists of the 20th century, including Van Gogh, Pisarro, and Suerat, who, like Lowry, strived to interpret the new industrial world. A new exhibition of rarely available Fine Art Guildstamped, hand-signed limited editions, and original sketches on paper opens in Westbourne Grove this month. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for investors, collectors or first time buyers to view and acquire work by L.S. Lowry. Collectors are invited to view early at private champagne views taking place on the evenings of the 8 and 9 October, prior to the exhibition that runs from 10 to 15 October. u

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The Shape of Things

Jeweller Lara Bohinc has opened a new shop in Golborne Road, and launched a collection of furniture. And tables aren’t as much of a departure from rings as you might think Wo r d s P e n d l e H a r t e

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ewellery design is a small-scale activity. Literally. People routinely work under magnifying glasses and goldsmiths are adept at creating the tiniest of precise details. But Lara Bohinc is an entirely different kind of jewellery designer, one whose specialism transcends such details as scale or material. ‘I’m interested in shapes,’ she announces, which opens up her remit enormously. And in fact, although she is known for her jewellery, she sees it as simply one facet of her role as a designer, and her new furniture collection is not a departure from anything but rather a natural extension. “People always say it’s so different but for me it’s not. When you’re a designer, one day you might be doing a bottle, the next day a motorbike, it’s not a problem.”

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Slovenia-born Bohinc is beautiful almost in a Hollywood way, stylish and with a very kind face that makes her instantly likeable. She’s clearly got a strong sense of humour and a firm individuality that gives her the confidence to define herself and her work outside of the usual perameters. So her new shop in Golborne Road is neither a fashion store nor an interiors boutique but a stockist of “beautiful objects,” she tells me over coffee at one of her new regular W10 spots. Because for her, designing a table isn’t as different from designing a ring as a non-designer would expect – in fact it’s not different at all. “For jewellery I use stone and metal and for furniture I use stone and metal; and the techniques are the same: laser cutting, setting stone, painting metals, photo etching. And really, when you look at the table, if you imagine it shrunken, it could be a ring.”

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When you look at the TABLE, IF YOU IMAGINE it shrunken, it COULD BE a ring This is why she has chosen Golborne Road as her new base (her first shop was in Hoxton Square, her second in Chelsea and now her shop/office is permanently in W10) – because she was looking for somewhere that wasn’t predominately associated with either fashion or interiors. To define a designer by the things they design is quite a restrictive attitude. While many people choose to stick to particular categories of object, whether they’re cars or chairs or handbags, others don’t. And Bohinc’s entrance into the world of jewellery wasn’t so much because of the jewellery as for the achievability of it. “When you come out of college and you don’t know where to start, jewellery is great because all you need is a kitchen table and a set of tools –you get a small flame burner and you can melt things. And it’s so easily transportable, you can go to a trade show with a suitcase. For me to start making tables when I left

college would have been a hell of a step, but jewellery is very easy to set up.” Starting out, it was more realistic to work on her shapes on a smaller scale, and thus they became jewellery pieces. Which is an interesting way of looking at it and probably quite unusual, I suggest. “People are very different,” shrugs Bohinc. “I learnt that when I was at Royal College. Some people are really craft based and they work mainly with the material. Others are really into stones

and they work around precious stones. It depends. I’m into design. And shapes. I’m not so interested in the stones themselves.” Bohinc’s background is in industrial design, which is a broad discipline that can take in “anything from cutlery design to hoovers – it can be a decorative object or an object for daily use.” Its approach is to look at the technology first and the industrial techniques. “I’m very interested in new processes. At the moment I use lots of 3d printing; I used to use lots of laser cutting.” Her new collection of tables in collaboration with stone specialists Lapicida launched at Decorex in September and they are huge, impressive pieces in stone and metal. Bohinc has lived in London for more than 20 years, ever since she first came ‘with just a suitcase’ to study at the Royal College of Art. Home is Marylebone, where she first lived as a student in the days when ‘it was full of charity shops; I had friends who lived in squats there.’ Appreciating the fact that you can walk to Soho and that its centralness makes it ‘neutral’, she has stayed. ‘My friends who live east never go west and the other way round, but I go anywhere.’ Now that she's based in Golborne Road, in her shop full of beautiful things, I’ll bet even that those who live east will come. u

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MONOCHROME

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STEAL THE SHOW Louis Vuitton is showcasing its Series 3 exhibition, an experimental installation that will take visitors on a 11-room journey that explores the creative process of the AW15 collection from initial sketches through to the catwalk show. Until 18 October, Series 3 at 180, The Strand, WC2 louisvuitton.com

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st y l e C e n t r a l

Knee-high boots, bow blouses and camel tones are topping our October shopping list Wo r d s c h a r l o t t e a d s e t t

COUVERTURE & THE GARBSTORE Emma Greenhill and No Chemicals Wo r d s p e n d l e h a r t e

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mily Dyson’s fabulous Notting Hill fashion and homeware store, Couverture, focuses on niche independent labels, initiates exclusive collaborations and champions emerging talent. Just launched is Emma Greenhill’s beautiful scarf collection. Entitled Matchmaker and made from a blend of cashmere and modal, the four large scarves are inspired by childhood memories of her grandmothers. Each scarf has its own bright, individual colour scheme, with visuals referencing playful subjects including the elaborate costumes at The Ballets Russes, the circus, 20th century puppets and children’s book, The World is Round by Gertrude Stein. All scarves are priced at £300. Also new to Couverture is its first own-brand beauty range, called No Chemicals, for obvious reasons. Products include incense, a candle and perfume oil, inspired by Emily Dyson’s travels in Turkey and beautifully packaged in a green tile print. The fragrance contains bergamot, orange leaves, rose and geranium and it is fresh, organic and natural, with none of the cloying sweetness of commercial fragrances. Available exclusively at the store, it suits its quirky and stylish surroundings perfectly. ◆ ● COUVERTURE & T H E GA R B STO R E 188 Kensington Park Road, W11; couvertureandthegarbstore.com

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New Heritage Hillier Bartley

Following their success at a number of cult brands, It-girl designers Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier have launched their own eponymous label, Hillier Bartley for AW15. The luxe collection celebrates classic British tailoring and features mannish suits and 1930’s silk party dresses. Available at matchesfashion.com

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8 WALKING TALL

of the best

editor’s

Lanvin

The knee high boot reigns supreme for the new season. The bravest will be wearing over the knee boots as seen on all the catwalks, but for a more wearable look, keep to a just below length. A round toe and solid heel for a gives a retro vibe and teams perfectly with midi dresses and full skirts. Suede boots, £755, at matchesfashion.com

PICK

THE NEW NUDE Classic camel has made a chic comeback this autumn

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SPINNING AROUND Jessica de Lotz

Hot-right-now jewellery designer Jessica de Lotz has unveiled a new range of solid gold rings that feature rainbow coloured semi-precious stones. We (and the rest of the fashion pack) adore the Lock of Love 18ct spinning ring that you can bespoke with your initials, and indeed spins. £795; jessicadelotz.co.uk

WRAP IT UP

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luxe-layers

The brainchild of Flavia Young, this luxury e-boutique stocks pieces from coveted designers such as cult Parisian label Iro (pictured right). Her recent collection is a mix of understated pieces, all of which were made to be worn together. With luxe-layers’ range of lustworthy everyday wear, you won’t need to shop anywhere else. luxe-layers.com

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BOW BELLE Dolce & Gabanna

Meet autumn’s hero piece - the ladylike silk blouse. Bright, pastel or monochrome, it should specifically have a pussy bow neck tie and billowing sleeves for that 70’s secretary look, or lots of Victoriana inspired ruffles. For maximum style points, combine the two. Silk blouse £925, at mytheresa.com

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07 01. NINA RICCI Vanesio Leather Tote, £1,300; mytheresa.com 02. EMILIO PUCCI Merino Wool-Felt Hat, £220; net-a-porter.com 03. ME+EM Merino Wool Sweater, £88; meandem.com 04. AGNONA Wool-Stretch Flares, £495; net-a-porter.com 05. DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER Mesh Midi Skirt, £498; dorothee-schumacher.com 06. PRETTY BALLERINA Patent ‘Deena’ Pumps, £149; prettyballerina.com 07. JIMMY CHOO Patent ‘Hoops 100’ Lace-Up Court Shoes, £595; jimmychoo.com 08. STELLA MCCARTNEY Wool Coat, £1,115; farfetch.com

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Architectural and interior studio producing award winning residential design. New Weybridge lifestyle showroom open Featuring our Hill House Furniture collection and lifestyle accessories. Design Studio T 01932 858900

London Showroom 11 Elystan Street, London SW3 3NT T 020 7589 5911

Weybridge Showroom T 01932 855901

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FASHION / TRENDS MARC BY MARC JACOBS

PVC shoulder bag, £295; net-a-porter.com

NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD Leather loafers, £460; nicholaskirkwood.com

BELLA FREUD

‘1970’ Wool polo neck sweater, £280; net-a-porter.com

MARNI

ISSA

‘Robbie’ Wool coat, £795; farfetch.com

VICTORIA BECKHAM AW15

Enamel acetate earrings £280; net-a-porter.com

LANVIN

Pussy bow crepe blouse, £780; mytheresa.com

IT’ S ALL IN BLACK & WHITE Showcase knitwear and sharp tailoring in striking monochrome this AW15

EMILIO PUCCI

ROCKINS

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Knitted dress, £1,060; thecorner.com

Silk scarf, £150; avenue32.com

SOPHIA WEBSTER

‘Riko’ suede and leather sandals, £525; sophiawebster.com

GUCCI

Leather court shoes, £540; mytheresa.com

BALMAIN

Patent belt, £315; theoutnet.com

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We only use the highest quality products for our treatments. All of our therapists are passionate about providing the best in class beauty treatments. We believe that quality treatments should be very good value... That is why we are the most famous beautician in London... Owner, Nicole Thobani

Boutique Spa, 123 Queensway, London, W2 4SJ - Call 020 7221 8017 www.boutiquespa.co.uk

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FASHION / TRENDS 3 4

2 BRIGHTS 1. CÉDRIC CHARLIER £905; farfetch.com 2. MSGM £389; farfetch.com 3. HARRIS WHARF LONDON £330; net-a-porter.com 4. FLEUR B £650; fleurb.com 5. ERDEM £1,625; matchesfashion.com

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1. VALENTINO £2,785; liberty.co.uk 2. SONIA RYKIEL £1,665; matchesfashion.com 3. GLOVERALL £335; gloverall.com 4. VITA KIN £1,858; matchesfashion.com 5. MISSONI £1,803; farfetch.com

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1. AINEA £390; liberty.co.uk 2. DRIES VAN NOTEN £1,549; mytheresa.com 3. SHRIMPS £495; matchesfashion.com 4.MAISON SCOTCH £255; scotch-soda.com 5. REISS £350; reiss.com

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5 1. SONIA RYKIEL £1,050; matchesfashion.com 2. JOSEPH £845; matchesfashion.com 3. BALMAIN £3,145; harrods.com 4. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN £2,075; harrods.com 5. PREEN £880; avenue32.com

1. CARVEN £870; liberty.co.uk 2. ARMANI COLLEZIONI £899; harrods.com 3. FRAME DENIM £1,250; net-a-porter.com 4. BURBERRY £2,695; burberry.com 5. REISS £495; reiss.com

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CELEBRATES

25 YEARS

OF BEAUTIFUL BESPOKE JEWELLERY DESIGN WWW.SOPHIEHARLEY.COM

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Embellished and exclusive to Harrods, sneakers are on target to be this season’s must-flaunt footwear. Useful, because they bring a dress-down factor that instantly ups your game P h o t o g r a p h y J O N T Y D AV I E S Harrods Fashion Editor VICTORIA GAIGER

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FROM LEFT Rachel Gilbert top £625 and skirt £2,675; Balenciaga sneakers £405; Badgley Mischka Couture gown £4,775; Dior sneakers £950

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THIS PAGE, FROM LEFT Raoul gown £1,199; Hogan sneakers £430; Elie Saab gown £5,250; Givenchy sneakers £640; OPPOSITE PAGE, FROM LEFT Andrew Gn gown £4,599; René Caovilla sneakers £925; Ports 1961 gown £899; Stuart Weitzman sneakers £400

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THIS PAGE La Mania gown £2,900; Gucci sneakers £600 Hair RICHARD SCORER at Premier; Make-up MICHELLE CAMPBELL at Frank Agency; Nails KIM TREACY at LMC Worldwide using Chanel AW15; Models AMANDA WARE and ROMY DE GRIJFF at Elite and MIRANDA N at Next; Fashion Intern TWINKS BURNETT; Photographer’s Assistants ADAM FUSSELL and NATHANIEL TRIBBLE; Digital Operator AARON GAIGER Available in Harrods from Eveningwear and International Designer, First Floor; Harrods Shoe Heaven, Fifth Floor; and harrods.com

WIN YOUR OWN HOT SHOES WITH THE HARRODS SNEAKER WARS GAME To play, download the September edition of Harrods Magazine in the Harrods app and celebrate the first anniversary of Harrods Shoe Heaven

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1. ANNOUSHKA, LOVE DIAMONDS LUNAR PENDANT IN YELLOW GOLD, £1,900; annoushka.com 2. DIANE KORDAS, DIAMOND & ROSE GOLD STARBURST CUFF, £7,245; matchesfashion.com 3. BOCHIC, ‘STARBURST’ DIAMOND 18CT GOLD EARRINGS, £10,415; harveynichols.com 4. COLETTE JEWELRY, ‘WHITE STAR’ NECKLACE, £38,897; luisaviaroma.com 5. BENTLEY & SKINNER, ‘LOVE, MAGIC AND DREAMS’ STAR CHOKER, £36,000; bentley-skinner.co.uk 6. PERCOSSI, ‘PAPI, SUN AND MOON’ GOLD-PLATED MULTI-STONE EARRINGS, £700; netaporter.com 7. NOOR FARES, ‘ECLIPSE’ 18CT GRAY GOLD MULTI-STONE RING, £7,250; netaporter.com 8. CHANEL, COMÈTE RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD & DIAMONDS, £19,750; chanel.com

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FASHION / MEN’S STYLE

T e o va n d e n B r o e k e Senior style editor of British Esquire

DOUBLEBREASTED WOOL OVERCOAT, £1,149; paulsmith.co.uk

4 | M a s s i m o A lba Massimo Alba’s way with fabrics is second to none. This soft handled, densely-textured alpaca overcoat is my pick from this season’s collection. It costs a little more than the others, but the difference is tangiable (literally). u l Double-Breasted Baby Alpaca Coat, £1,690; massimoalba.com

WARDROBE MASTER

DOUBLE-BREASTED WOOL-BLEND OVERCOAT, £845; mrporter.com

Find your new winter coat, now B y T e o va n d e n B r o e k e

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he most significant purchase you’ll make in the next month or two will be your new winter coat. The tricky thing is that there are so many styles to choose from. From parkas to peas and macs to duffles – the options are endless. Right now, however, it’s all about oversized outer layers. The biggest trend this Autumn Winter ’15 is for billowing double-breasted overcoats with a distinct 80s power dressing vibe. The season’s best can be found at Paul Smith, Korean label Wooyoungmi and British brand Burberry Prorsum. Wear yours with a fitted crew neck, tapered trousers and some derbies, or throw it over a suit for a Patrick Bateman inspired look (just be sure to forgo the axe). ◆

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5 | B u r b e r ry P r o r s u m Burberry Prorsum’s overcoat’s for AW15 are all about texture and autumnal shades. While the shearling coats might be a bit much for everyday wear, this doublebreasted ochre piece is bold, but well cut for everyday wear. u Deconstructed Double-Breasted l Overcoat in Ochre, £1,995; uk.burberry.com

Paul Smith’s runway collections are consistently directional and invariably desirable. The key piece from this season’s show was this drapey, oversized double breasted overcoat. u l Double-Breasted Wool Overcoat, £1,149; paulsmith.co.uk

2 | Wo oyo u n g m i Wooyoungmi is well known for its minimalist-meets-sports luxe menswear. This oversized coat is a case in point. The brand’s tracksuit-comesuit trousers are also worth a look. u l Double-Breasted Wool-Blend Overcoat, £845; mrporter.com

DOUBLEBREASTED BABY ALPACA COAT, £1,690; massimoalba.com

3 | Emporio Armani Armani does slouchy outerlayers better

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than anyone. This double-breasted coat from Emporio Armani is cut from a soft fabric with a bit of give meaning it can be worn as easily with formal looks as it can with more casual ones. u l Double-Breasted Wool-Blend Coat, £775; armani.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.

To book your visit, please call Jing Li on 01344 823 745 or email jli@technogym.com Or visit us online at www.technogym.com

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FINE FINISH Paint shades of brick, berry and blush on your lips and cheeks this season for a fresh but warming autumnal look, Ă la Carolina Herrera AW15 and courtesy of MAC Cosmetics. maccosmetics.co.uk

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B E AU T Y R e v i e w

Embrace autumn with the hottest new beauty launches and fragrances W o r d s R o m y va n d e n B r o e k e

OLAPLEX The new hair treatment that's taking the salons by storm Wo r d s p e n d l e h a r t e

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e all know the drill. After the initial sheen of newly coloured hair wears off, we're left with broken, dry and frizzy locks that send us hunting for conditioning treatments to cover up the damage. But now there's a solution that sounds so simple you wonder why nobody thought of it sooner. Olaplex is a new system from the US that's creating a storm in the beauty world for its simplicity and effectiveness in turning around the harm usually caused by chemical treatments. It's a reconstructive hair conditioner that actually works with colour instead of post-colour in the usual way. One treatment; no damage. No wonder salons are signing up in their droves. One early adopter is Ego in Queen's Park,

NOT ONLY DOES

it protect hair but

it ACTUALLY REPAIRS IT TOO

Brit Girl

where owner Andy Loizou is a fan. "You can use it with a colour treatment or without," he tells me, mixing the compound as he prepares my highlights. The idea is that not only does it reduce breakage and protect the hair from colour's harshness, but it actually repairs it too and leaves it feeling soft, silky and super light. The three-step procedure finishes with a strengthening treatment to take home and use weekly. No wonder everybody's raving. ◆

Burberry Beauty

Heading this season’s Burberry beauty is quintessential brit girl, Amber Anderson. Wendy Rowe, Burberry’s make-up artistic consultant, wants us looking effortless and fresh for fall. uk.burberry.com

● EGO HAIR 45 Salusbury Road, NW6; 020 7625 4811 egohair.co.uk

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7 MANI MAGIC

of the best

Little Ondine

A mix of natural resin, organic colourants and water has resulted in what is arguably, one of 2015’s biggest beauty revelations. With a gel-like finish and highly pigmented colour that can be peeled off (really), even your manicurist will be impressed. uk.littleondine.com

AUTUMNAL SCENTS 01

ICE, ICE, BABY Lipstick Queen

Add a little winter wonder to your make-up routine with Lipstick Queen’s Ice Queen Story. Start off with the lush burgundy of the ‘Wine Sinner’ and layer over the ‘Ice Queen’ to add a magical shimmer for the perfect happy ending. £35; spacenk.com

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AUDACIOUS NARS

The search for the perfect mascara never seems to end – until now. New this October, the NARS Audacious mascara ticks every box: volume, length and durability and all without any nasty clumping. We’ve found our new favourite. narscosmetics.co.uk

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INSIDE & OUT

L’Objet Fragrance

It may not be for your body, but this new fragrance from interior design brand L’Objet deserves a spot on here, not just because the scents could pass for perfumes, but because they come so beautifully packaged. l-objet.com

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01. RAMON MONEGAL, Kiss My Name, £130; harrods.com 02. JULIETTE HAS A GUN, Another Oud, £88; juliettehasagun.com 03. JO LOVES, Red Truffle, £95; joloves.com 04. BYREDO, Rose of No Man’s Land, £130; byredo.com 05. SISLEY, Soir d'Orient, £165; sisley-paris.co.uk 06. FREDERIC MALLE, Cologne Indelebile, £155; liberty.co.uk 07. AERIN, Rose de Grasse, £135; esteelauder.co.uk

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HEALTH & BEAUTY / PRODUCTS BOBBI BROWN

Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks, Chocolate Cherry, £19.50; johnlewis.com

CLARINS

Joli Rouge Lipstick in Spicy Cinnamon, £48; clarins.co.uk

TOPSHOP

Long Lasting Lip Colour in Temptation, £8; topshop.com

LANCÔME

BURBERRY

L'Absolu Rouge in Rouge Rayonnant 047, £23.50; lancome.co.uk

Burberry Kisses in Bright Plum No. 101, £25; burberry.com

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

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

SUQQU

Creamy Glow Lipstick No. 13, £27; selfridges.com

MARCHESA AW15

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN You you sheer voile lip colour, £60; selfridges.com

CHANEL

Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour, £26; boots.com

BORDEAUX BLEND This autumn, colour yours lips with deep reds and plums B y R O M Y VA N D E N B R O E K E

MAC COSMETICS

Trend Forecast Spring/ Summer 16 Lip, £35; maccosmetics.co.uk

Phyto-Lip Twist in Berry, £29; johnlewis.com

LIPSTICK QUEEN Bête Noire Lipstick in Possessed Metal, £28; spacenk.com

NARS

Pure Matte Lipstick in Amsterdam, £20; narscosmetics.com

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Absolutely’s own Arabella Preston has just launched her own range of facial oils and they’re an instant success at Liberty. We quizzed her about it Wo r d s P e n d l e H a r t e

your skin. It was when I started using the oil cleanser and thought, this is how skin should feel, that I started experimenting and researching, reading the back of packs and realising that a lot of oils were full of cheap ingredients. So I started mixing my own. Q: And how did that become a business? AP: Last year I was having lunch with my old boss Charlotte Semler, who founded Myla, and some of the old team and they were asking me (as people always do) for advice on their skin. I told them I used oil and that I made it myself and Charlotte, who’s a brilliant businesswoman, suggested that we do something with it. She works so fast that she really speeded me on – and from lunch to launch took less than a year. Q: Why Votary? AP: It means devoted, or advocate, so it has religious connotations – it ends in ‘ary’, which is my nickname, and we wanted something that would look and sound unisex because the oils are great for men too. We chose green apothecary glass and were lucky to find a great designer – and then lucky that Liberty loved it and wanted to stock the range. Q: What ingredients are used? AP: Lots! For the cleanser it’s rose, geranium and apricot oil, while the neroli and myrrh oil is based on grapeseed oil and contains hazelnut oil, which really gives a good glow and feels really luxurious. Jasmine and calendula is the lightest, while rose maroc and sandalwood is the thickest. u

Q: Why oils, Arabella? AP: For me, discovering an oil cleanser was a real revelation. It makes your skin feel soft and alive, not dry and tight. So I started thinking, why do we dry our skin out by cleansing and then put a layer of grease on it? It doesn’t make sense. Absolutely: But aren’t oils greasy? AP: No. It might go against your instincts to put oil on a spot, after we’ve been told for years to dry spots out, but in fact it’s exactly what you should do. I really don’t get spots any more since I’ve been using oils, because most skin problems derive from dehydration. Where people sometimes go wrong is with using too much oil with pipettes. You really only need three or four drops.

Oil IS REALLY the BEST WAY to bring life TO YOUR SKIN

Q: So how did this translate into making your own oils? AP: I’ve been making my own facial oils in a very kitchen table way for a while now. As a make-up artist, I often start by massaging oil into people’s faces and would see them instantly relax, partly also because of the smell, which is very important. Massaging in oil is really the best way to bring life back to your skin – and your make-up’s only ever as good as

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XXXXXXXX HEALTH & BEAUTY / XXXXXXXXX / NUTRITION

Gene Pool Everybody’s talking about the DNA Diet. Absolutely gives it a try Wo r d s P e n d l e H a r t e

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ecently I saw a friend who I hadn’t seen for ages. It was a dinner party and she was looking fabulously slim, younger than ever and glowingly healthy while eating heartily. Everybody had to ask. ‘It’s the DNA diet,’ she raved, though nobody could quite believe it. Surely she must have a picture in her attic. How could she be eating so greedily? ‘Everything’s on the List,’ she insisted. The List, it turned out, was a comprehensive list of everything she was allowed to eat, and that was it. All she had to do was avoid things not on it. There are at least as many theories about nutrition as there are pods in a pomegranate. People are prepared to try anything, however unlikely sounding, in the hope of achieving the elusive state of sustainable slimness with boundless energy, fantastic skin and hair and a generally heightened sense of wellbeing. Whether we are sold on carb avoidance, sugar abstinence, 5:2 or eating exclusively green things, there are as many flavours of foodie evangelism as there are additives in a ready meal.

THERE ARE AS MANY flavours of foodie evangelism AS THERE ARE ADDITIVES IN A READY MEAL So within this climate, the idea that your genes are responsible for your tastes, cravings and food sensitivities is a useful starting point, leading to the notion that there is a true and perfect eating plan for each individual, one that’s scientifically established to react positively with our unique cellular matter. It’s a convincing theory, and an appealing tool with which to navigate the nutritional maze. My friend’s list, I discovered, included the following oft-slighted things: pasta, red meat, butter. She was allowed croissants but not red peppers. Brazil nuts but not almonds. Wine but not coffee. That kind of thing.

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So I’m curious. A special kit arrives and I send my swab back to the lab. Soon afterwards, my report appears – not a list but a terrifying 29-page document that bombards me with scientific detail. It includes such sentences as “your genetic result for this gene means that you have two copies of the gene which codes for the version of the enzyme which functions well in the detoxification process.” Totally incomprehensible – where’s the List? Happily, the service includes a consultation, and soon Frankie is on the phone. A lengthy conversation results in me understanding a few things about my unique makeup. For instance, I shouldn’t eat many carbs due to a high carbohydrate sensitivity. (‘I’d have expected you to be quite overweight,’ she says) and due to a particular enzyme code, I should be careful of grilled or smoked meat. Due to lacking a version of one enzyme, I am instructed to consume lots of kale and broccoli, and I am in need of extra antioxidants. But on a more positive note, I have not a trace of lactose or gluten intolerance, my vitamin B needs are normal and my alcohol tolerance is fine. Pure Package puts together a food plan and delivers (before dawn) a daily parcel of meals adhering to my precise requirements. So for breakfast there’s an only slightly disappointing array of frittata, while lunch might be prawn cocktail and asparagus salad, or Japanese sea spaghetti and mushroom salad, and for dinner, say, lime and coriander chicken or matter paneer. It’s not joyless at all and there’s even a dairy-free chocolate mousse, and some corn chips. So maybe not quite as straightforward as my friend's List, but adding kale and broccoli to my daily staples, cutting down on biscuits and not worrying about dairy is a simple enough philosophy and I'll stick to that. u The DNA Diet is available from The Pure Package. The DNA report alone costs £245; a test and 10 day food plan costs £689; purepackage.com

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UMAMI AT HOME

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SEAFOOD, EAT FOOD Wright Brothers' new site on Old Brompton Road offers the finest oysters from the seafood experts' own Duchy of Cornwall Oyster Farm on the Helford River alongside a wide range of fishy treats while the site also features a separate cocktail and oyster bar. 56 Old Brompton Road, SW7 thewrightbrothers.co.uk

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A GREAT MATCH Wine and food pairings for the month of October B y J a n e Pa r k i n s o n

SEARED SCALLOPS

iving scallops a quick sea in the pan really brings out their sweetness, so a Blanc de Blancs fizz could work wonders, but perhaps a more interesting alternative is South Africa’s flagship white grape, Chenin Blanc. This is made by one of the most successful Chenin producers, with its fresh-but-rich stone fruit flavours acting as the perfect foil to the scallops' sweet meat. ◆

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Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2014 £12.50; philglass-swigott.com

Wo r d s P E A R L B OY D

LANCASHIRE HOTPOT

he wholesome meaty flavour of hotpot likes nothing more than a red Bordeaux blend as a wine match. This Tuscan version fits the bill perfectly with its intense dark cherry fruit and smooth tannins. However, the key to this match is its brightness of fruit (to lift the meaty hotpot) which comes courtesy of its Tuscan coast location. Made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Alicante Bouschet grapes. ◆

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Caburnio Tenuta Monteti 2010 £14.50; leaandsandeman.co.uk

APPLE CRUMBLE

he juiciness of apple and the creaminess of custard have a T lovely affinity with the pungent grape Gewurztraminer, and all the more so when cinnamon is added to the dessert. This one from Alsace has luscious – but only slightly sweet – honeyed fruit with a tingling spice that revives the palate and picks up on the subtle spicing of the dessert while its generous velvety texture glides over the apple filling brilliantly. ◆

Domaine de la Ville de Colmar Clos St Jacques Gewurztaminer 2011 £17.99; majestic.co.uk

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COCO FOR COCOA

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alloween wouldn't be the same without Prestat's delightfully spooky chocolate treats. We love this special Halloween gift bag with its dark lollies and scary truffle-filled baubles, £40. ◆ lprestat.co.uk

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

Showcasing at this year’s London Design Festival, Temper Studio is one to watch. We love the wooden Temper chopping boards, which come in a range of sizes. l temperstudio.com

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s Dirty Bones opens a second site in Soho, the Kensington outpost gains the honour of being the original. Easily missable from the street, it's a tardis-like basement styled to recall a dive that's been there forever, though of course it hasn't – all peeling posters and distressed tiles, vintage pinball machine, mismatched retro lamps and reclaimed parquet in a heavily designed-to-look-authentic way. Offering 'New York-inspired comfort food' this is not a spot for anyone on a New York-inspired health kick – or any other kind. Without a scrap of a superfood, this is a menu that's not ashamed to champion carbohydrate and saturated fat without bothering too much with the green stuff or the five-a-day. It's as if cholesterol had never happened – as the name says, dirty. An example: fries can be ordered Skinny,

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Chilli, Dirty (with chilli cheese sauce, BBQ sauce and cactus salsa) or Double Dirty (as before, only with extra pulled pork). And if that's not dirty enough for you, crispy fried chicken with bourbon and marshmallow BBQ sauce, anyone? We are slightly cleaner in our choices. But only slightly. The menu's clearly defined: bones, burgers and dogs. To start, we have salt and pepper squid and crispy pork skin puffs (delicious) and then, for me, it's the Mac Daddy burger, the big one, topped with pulled beef short rib as well as a large helping of macaroni cheese. Predictably, it's delicious, a post-ironic guilty pleasure that's proud to laugh in the face of the fussy foodie. Juicy and oozing with umami, the mac and cheese isn't remotely out of place in this generous mouthful. My friend has a spicy chicken burger and we enjoy a heritage tomato salad, which comes as an assortment of different types of tomato and shows that salad is far from an afterthought even in this high-protein kitchen. Puddings are excellent too: we love the milk and cookie combo, which is vastly more exciting and grown up than it sounds: milk gelato and soft-baked chocolate ganache cookie was far too good to share; there's also coffee and donuts, featuring coffee gelato and a sugared donut, plus a selection of 'dirty digestivs' that combine sugar, fat and alcohol in a horribly decadent way. If you ate here every day, something terrible would doubtless happen to you, but everyone deserves a blowout sometimes and this is a good place for it. We're off to the Carnaby Street branch for our next one. ◆

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FOOD & DRINK / RECIPES

SUNSHINE LAKSA With crab & snow peas Ser ves 4

nother recipe that just makes me happy – so bright, so sunny and so delicate. This recipe is a great illustration of subtle umami flavours, rather than the punchy tomato, ham and cheese recipes that commonly feature. You can replace the millet with brown rice or any wholegrain. ◆

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I n g r e d i e nt s 200 g millet • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil • 2 x 400-ml coconut milk • 500 ml chicken stock • 500 ml water • 2 tablespoons fish sauce • 5 kaffir lime leaves • 1 lemongrass stalk, crushed • freshly squeezed juice of 3 limes • 250 g white crab meat • 200g mangetout, cut on the diagonal into 1-cm/1⁄2-in pieces • 4 spring onions, finely chopped To s e rv e 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped • 1 handful of coriander, chopped • lime wedges

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L A K SA PA STE 3 shallots, cut in half • 3 garlic cloves • 3 red chillies, (I recommend 1 with the seeds left in and 2 deseeded; leave more with seeds in if you want it hotter) • 2 lemongrass stalks, chopped • 2.5-cm/1-in. • square piece of ginger, roughly chopped • 11⁄2 tablespoons any nut or seed butter • 2 teaspoons shrimp paste • 2 teaspoons curry powder • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil M e th o d 01 Place all the laksa paste ingredients in a small food processor and blitz to a paste. 02 Cook the millet according to the packet instructions, set aside and leave covered to stay warm. 03 Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over a high heat. 04 Add the laksa paste and cook for 1 minute to release all the aromatics. 05 Add the coconut milk, chicken stock, water, fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass to the pot and bring to the boil for 10 minutes. 06 Remove from the heat and add the lime juice. 07 Take some warm serving bowls and in the base put 11 ⁄2 tablespoons of millet, 11 ⁄2 tablespoons crab meat, one-quarter of the mangetout and some spring onions and ladle over the piping hot broth. 08 Serve with the red chillies, coriander and lime wedges. ◆

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PECO RINO LAMB Ser ves 4

his recipe is well worth trying – it will not disappoint you and if you love it as much as I do, it will become one of your one-tray favourites. I usually get this ready (except for the potatoes, lemon juice and Pecorino cheese) on a Saturday and leave in the fridge overnight, so the next day all I have to do is peel a few potatoes, mix through the lemon juice and zest, sprinkle with Pecorino and throw the whole lot in the oven. When cooked the meat should be finger-licking sticky and the potatoes nicely coloured. ◆

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I n g r e d i e nt s 800 g lamb shoulder on the bone, cut into large 8-cm/ 3-in. pieces • 3–4 large roasting

potatoes, cut into chunks for roasting • 400 g ripe tomatoes, deseeded and chopped • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds • 2 red onions, sliced • 1 celery stalk, sliced • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced • handful of chopped flat-leaf parsley sprig of rosemary (leaves only) • handful of chopped fresh oregano • 150 ml olive oil • freshly squeezed juice and a piece of zest from 2 lemons • 60g Pecorino cheese, finely grated • splash of white wine and stock, for basting (optional) • handful of chopped fresh mint, to serve M e th o d 01 Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) Gas 4. 02 Place all the ingredients, except the oil, lemons, cheese and mint, flat in a large roasting tray. 03 Generously douse in olive oil and lemon juice and zest, season with

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salt and pepper, and mix together well with your hands. 04 Sprinkle with the Pecorino cheese and splash with more olive oil. 05 Bake in the oven for about 1 hour 20 minutes. 06 During cooking, you can baste with a splash of white wine and/or a splash of stock, if you like. 07 If the meat looks as if it is burning at any time, cover it with foil. 08 Serve sprinkled with the mint. u Extracted from At Home with Umami by Laura Santtini, published by Ryland, Peters & Small, £19.99

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PALATIAL PROPORTIONS IN W10

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BO CONCEPT Bo Concept's designers make design that works. They are all dedicated to urban life and functionality their beautiful pieces ooze international appeal 18-24 Westbourne Grove, W2 boconcept.com

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10 of the best

quirky home accessories

Iconic styles of decades past undergo a modern revival Wo r d s J e s s i c a k l i n g e l f u s s

BOSKKE

Sky Planter, £14.95; cowandco.co.uk

NUUNA

Shiny Starlet Metallic Turquoise Notebook, £17; selfridges.com

MICHAEL & GEORGE HB Lamp, £988; michaelandgeorge.com

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‘Fri’ Chair, £2,326; aram.co.uk

Recently unveiled, Clerkenwell London is an ambitious luxury concept space/design emporium spanning some 10,000 sq ft of freshly renovated space on Farringdon Road. Stocking an impeccably curated trove of homewares and bespoke furniture, the newly minted venture also boasts a womenswear area (complete with an ‘Undressing Room,’ men’s tailoring service, a wine room, perfumery, private dining room, restaurant and bar, and a spa is in the works. When can we move in? clerkenwell-london.com

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HOMES & INTERIORS / NOTES HOLLY’S HOUSE

Round Glass Coffee Table Set, £325; hollys-house.com

A TOUCH OF GLAMOUR Hill House Interiors

This Chelsea-based design consultancy is not only award winning, but unmistakably elegant. Inject instant opulence into your home with Hill House Interiors’ chic designs. Berkley Dressing Table, £3,450; hillhouseinteriors.com

ONE STOP SHOP Willow & Hall

British owned, British made: this is the ethos of affordable living and bedroom furniture brand, Willow & Hall. With so many designs available in a variety of colours and textiles, finding that ‘perfect piece’ will be a cinch. Dunsmore 2-Seater Sofa, from £848; willowandhall.co.uk

PIA DESIGN

FlowerTrap (Small) Blue, £60; piadesign.eu

BUILT TO LAST Raft

Responsible retailing is paramount to this furniture store and interior design company. As the world’s largest retailer of FSC-certified reclaimed teak, Raft creates furniture collections that are solid, dependable and affordable. Truly timeless design that withstands the test of time. raftfurniture.co.uk

MEYER-LAVIGNE

Mingus Good Morning Cup, £14.25; skandivis.co.uk

TREASURE TROVE Trouva

Trouvaille, or ‘a lucky find’ in French, is the inspiration behind this e-boutique, which similarly adopts a very ‘seek and ye shall find’ approach to its curated range of homewares, womenswear and childrenswear. But who needs luck when you have Trouva. trouva.com

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OLHAR O BRASIL BY CHICÔ GOUVÊA

Yellow Bellied Macaw Plate, £47; myvistaalegre.com

CONTENT BY TERENCE CONRAN

Counter Balance Alcolve Shelving, £615; ariashop.co.uk

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POT HEAD

Richard Brendon is shaking up the world of teaware from his Notting Hill studio. Absolutely meets him Wo r d s P e n d l e H a r t e

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ost people studying product design probably aren’t particularly interested in staid old teacups. And neither was Richard Brendon, until he came to realise how often they get broken. Now he runs a busy studio, not just designing and producing teacups but reinventing the way people see bone china. With his winning alignment of tradition and modernity, Brendon’s wide appeal spans cult style consultancy Patternity as well as Fortnum and Mason, and addresses issues as big as the decline of British industry. How has this all arisen from a few broken cups? At his small studio in Kensal Road, Brendon is younger than you’d imagine, and his business has come a long way since launching in 2012. Just three years on, his products are contributing significantly to a growth in Stoke on Trent’s manufacturing output, a piece is set to feature in the V&A’s forthcoming exhibition on the history of British ceramics and an impressive stockist list includes The Conran Shop and Bluebird

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I REALISED THAT

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they break saucers

as well as Paul Smith and Fortnums. This despite having no background in ceramics or even a particular leaning towards the field. How did it happen? “It started with an interest in sets,” he tells me. “How something gets devalued if a part is broken or lost.” Interestingly, Brendon is conceptual rather than craft-based, though the final stage is very much about craftsmanship, and he has come away with a thorough knowledge of manufacturing process. Anyway, the obsession with sets and missing pieces led him to a lot of trawling around car boot sales and charity shops looking at antique china, which led to lots of broken cups. Or rather, to a notable absence of cups. “I realised that people break cups a lot more often than they break saucers, so I started buying lone saucers with the idea of making them useful again,” he says, and these widowed saucers became the starting point for Reflect, his first collection, which he still produces and remains his best-seller – and still depends on a constant stream of sole saucers, many of them sourced from Portobello Road. “I had the idea to create a reflective cup which would show the pattern from the

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THE MOST ICONIC

pattern in British CERAMICS had gone

OUT OF FASHION

saucer and reunite the pieces. I went to Stoke-on-Trent to meet manufacturers, and was told that if we gilded the cups with gold or platinum it would create a reflective surface.” So he made saucerless cups to complement the decorative but redundant saucers, and launched them at Ledbury Road’s Wolf & Badger before he even had a business. Reflect was spotted by buyers from Paris and by Lucia Van Der Post, and the rest is, as they say, history. Because history became a big thing for Brendon. “I had a huge period of learning about the history of British ceramics and started to think about the decline of British industry – discovering all the best things from the past 300 years made me see how bad it had all become and made me want to work with all the wonderful manufacturers and craftspeople we still have in Stoke-on-Trent to create something beautiful.” Another collection inspired by the past is Willow, referencing willow pattern crockery, the blue and white pattern so prevalent over the past 300 years but seemingly unloved today. “The most iconic pattern in British ceramics had just gone out of fashion,” laments Brendon, who took it upon himself to bring it back by creating beautiful glazed transfers from selected details to form a new, updated collection. And for

Patternity, a collaboration with an agency that specialises in pattern, a collection in cobalt blue and gold (“for 300 years the most traditional colour palette”) takes inspirations from Georgian ceramics. “The first period I fell in love with was Georgian into Regency. The shapes are wonderful and very elaborate. I simplified them to make them more contemporary, taking away fluting and details.” More attention to detail comes in Speck, which looks like an innocent dot pattern until you discover the story behind it. Each red dot is positioned randomly because it covers a tiny and inevitable imperfection in the clay, one which would usually be deliberately disguised by pattern but which, when drawn attention to, highlights the actual manufacture process.

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It’s not all about ceramics for Brendon, who remains a product designer. His philosophies such as “the process of production should be visible” and “if you don’t understand how things are made you’re never going to make anything particularly interesting or nice” are applicable to pretty much anything. One new project is a range of diamond cut crystal and marble barware, produced in the Czech Republic. Also new is a bespoke service with a new colour palette that allows people to match their china to their interiors – and the first take up has been from Fortnum and Mason, for whom a range has been made in its trademark eau de nil. So for Brendon it’s an interesting mix of old and new. He still spends a lot of time going through old saucers and dating them (“that’s definitely 1875”). Does he worry that he’ll ever run out? “We haven’t yet. I’m amazed how many there are. Every time we start to run low, more show up. People will carry on breaking cups.” With such a sustainable business model, who could fail? ◆

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to create a seamless full-width extension but had had a bad experience in their previous flat, a glazed top floor apartment that suffered from too much sun in summer and was too cold in winter. So they were wary of too much glass – unusually, since generally both clients and architects are very keen on glass – but still wanted to let in a lot of light. Nguyen’s method is to create actual small scale models, and then position them in the garden at different times of day to assess the exact impact of the sunlight. “I prefer to use real models rather than computer images because they give me time to think – also I’m more at ease with cardboard models because you don’t have to be as precise.’ Predictably, initial plans for a full width single storey extension were resisted by the planning department, but Nguyen's studio worked through

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various options and eventually gained permission for a full width scheme that was compliant with the conservation area's policies. The result is this beautiful fully gazed facade with a double-pitched roof and a single pitch glass roof, fully harmonised with the original building. ‘I think it’s interesting to create a modern house with elements of classic architecture. Such as a pitched roof on a modern house. John Pawson did it,’ explains Nguyen. This project was intended as a family home and in addition to the large extension, the entire layout was inefficient and needed reworking. Upstairs was badly organised and the grand, impressive staircase was

IT'S ALL ABOUT seeing the SKY hidden by lots of partition walls. Nguyen approached it all by thinking firstly about light. Despite the house's good position and large scale, daylight was unable to penetrate due to the clutter of small, poky rooms and lots of dark wood panelling. Nguyen instantly spotted the potential to allow light to flow through the house from front to back by removing walls, and worked with the clients' initial concerns about glass to create a partially glazed roof for the extension. "It's about seeing the sky," she says.

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A vast single space now opens onto the large garden and connects to the front sitting room to allow light to flood through. Several partitons were removed to allow the afternoon sun to be visible from the dining area. Of the original features, not many remain, and even door frames have been heightened to increase the sense of proportion and expansiveness. The interior is fitted in a palette of greys as designed by the client herself, with some initial advice from designer Caterina Heil. The final result is a palatial family home with vast proportions and a real sense of light and space. The house's generous width has been set to great advantage to make the absolute most of it. ◆ sophienguyenarchitects.com

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JENS RISOM

‘T 621 Bench’, £1,150, for Rocket; rocketgallery.com

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‘Balance Table’, price on request, by Arnold Merckx; furniturefile.co.uk

‘ABC’ collection, prices vary; artek.fi

‘Grasshopper’ floor lamp, £315, by Greta Grossman; viaduct.co.uk

ROBIN DAY

‘Reclining Chair’, from £1,512; twentytwentyone.com

ERCOL

‘Stacking Chair’, £315, by Lucian R Ercolani; margarethowell.co.uk

SCP CLASSICS

‘Swan’ candlestick, £230, by Matthew Hilton; scp.co.uk

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MY FAVOURITE DESIGNER IS… Me. Just kidding. Or am I? If I had to pick just one, it would probably be Bonnie Cashin (but Alexander Girard and David Hicks are close runners up). I worship at the altar of Bonnie Cashin. Bonnie is my Goddess, a benevolent deity shrouded in a fierce Kimono-inspired cocoon, a real-life Auntie Mame. ◆ 2

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FLOOR SHOW Deirdre Dyson recalls her journey from art to carpet design Wo r d s D e i d r e Dy s o n

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t was never inevitable that I would become a carpet designer. In fact, the opportunity only came when I was looking for something contemporary for the oak floors of our house. Richard Ringrose, the owner of a carpet shop on King’s Road, suggested I designed something myself and have it made. He subsequently asked me to design my own collection. When this offer came out of the blue, I thought it could be fun and surely not too difficult to create work in wool instead of paint. It’s been a challenging but fascinating experience to learn how to translate one into the other and to eventually create my own business. Through Richard, I learnt about the techniques of hand knotting and hand tufting and discovered the magical effects these techniques could achieve. I visited the tufting makers in the UK, as well as going to see the makers at work in Nepal. My first visit took place in 1998 and it was an intensely moving experience. In Kathmandu, I was taken to one of only two ‘stupa’ – enormous domed temples – where I saw hundreds of people practising their faith: Buddhists circumambulating the stupa and Hindus, prostrate, praying. I met my first handknotted supplier, an exiled Tibetan. He was a religious and highly respected man, whose only son, aged five, had been recognized by the Tibetan monks as a child with special gifts and would be sent the following year to a training school to be the possible future Dalai Lama. This supplier owned a complex with a courtyard surrounded by buildings that

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housed several large looms. He trained his workers and provided housing for them and their families, as well as undertaking a large amount of charity work for the local community, especially for orphans and their education. His workers were happy people, with such speedy skills that, although I sat alongside them at the loom, it was impossible to see exactly how their fingers knotted the wool. I now have several suppliers in Nepal and their skills have created many beautiful carpets over the subsequent years. It was because of my art background that I had the confidence to take Richard up on his suggestion. Despite my school’s insistence that I should become a secretary, I had known since childhood that I wanted to be an artist. My own determination eventually led me to a foundation course at the Byam Shaw School of Art and I was offered a scholarship for a second year. I was tutored by the likes of Bridget Riley,

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Peter Sedgley and Bernard Dunstan, and I also met my fellow student and future husband, James Dyson. From there, I went on to Wimbledon College of Art for the three-year diploma course in graphics and illustration. After graduating, I freelanced in graphics and I painted and exhibited in joint and solo shows. I set up and taught a life class and brought up our three children. I had designed two collections for Richard when the financial partner of the business decided to pull out. I tentatively suggested that I become a partner. We renamed the company and began to implement some of my ideas. I wanted all the stock to look contemporary. Fitted carpets were on the way out and everyone was moving towards hard floors. In spite of this, I felt that rugs were the way forward because of their comfort and ability to soften sound. Years of being a student had disciplined me to keep all drawings and a running portfolio, although scattered all over my home, studio and showroom. It has been a pleasure to revisit experiences and I have been left with a feeling of relief that at least this part of my life is in one tidy space and I can continue to move forward with my next absorbing collection. ◆

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CHARLOTTE CROSLAND INTERIORS Charlotte Crosland Interiors is renowned for creating timeless elegant spaces which maximise light and space without sacrificing cosiness. These projects stand out from the crowd of conventional design with a surprising and different approach. The team works closely with you to help establish your own personal tastes and create a cohesive look, whether it's classic country house style or contemporary. 020 8960 9442; charlottecrosland.com

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

BUTTON AND SPRUNG

HOME COMFORTS

Button and Sprung are experts in beautiful upholstered beds and 100% natural pocket sprung mattresses. With over 50 house fabrics and multiple storage options, customers can create a truly bespoke bed and enjoy the comfort of a quality, hand made mattress. They take the stress out of bed buying with a 100 nights free returns and 10 year guarantee. 03333 201 801,buttonandsprung.com

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YASTIK

IRVING AND MORRISON

YASTIK by Rifat Ozbek - a unique collection of exquisite cushions in limited editions created by fashion and interiors designer Rifat Ozbek. Rare handcrafted Ikat and Suzani fabrics from Central Asia are reimagined to produce the ultimate luxury home accessory. The cushions are presented in an elegant white space to captivate their distinctive colour texture and beauty. 8 Holland Street, W8; 020 3538 7981 yastikbyrifatozbek.com

Irving and Morrison's exclusive collection of home accessories gathered from around the world is a riot of colour and interesting textures. Custom-made ottomans, slipper chairs and cushions using one-off fabrics sit happily alongside beautiful hand-block printed lampshades, hand-made ceramics and an eclectic selection of lamps and mirrors. 0207 384 2975 irvingandmorrison.com

REDLOH HOUSE FABRICS Located in a whitewashed country-style cottage in the Old Gasworks off King’s Road, Redloh House is a treasure trove of fabrics. An exciting and unique co-operative showcasing 12 talented artisanal fabric and wallpaper designers, each with their own stories to tell. Inspiring and inviting, Redloh House is a refreshing antidote to today’s mass market conformity. The Gas Works, 2 Michael Road, SW6; 020 7371 7787 redlohhousefabrics.com

NU-LINE

CURTAIN EXCHANGE

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

London’s best kept secret: high quality second-hand curtains and blinds with a made-to-measure service. Visit the beautiful Fulham showroom with its extensive range of classic and contemporary styles to suit all budgets. The made-to-measure department will guide you personally with fabric choices and colours. Everything is hand-finished to the highest standard, at competitive prices. 020 7731 8316; thecurtainexchange.co.uk

GRANGE FURNITURE This French manufacturer of exclusive furniture since 1904 takes great pride in creating stylish collections in stunning finishes where function and aesthetics have equal importance. Grange undertakes bespoke projects and works closely with designers to help them exceed the wishes of their most discerning clients. 594 King’s Road, SW6; 020 7935 7000 grangelondon@grange-home.com

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THE HUB

Craftsmanship and design are at the heart of Arlo & Jacob, each piece is hand-made in their factory in Long Eaton. If you need some inspiration, why not head down to their Fulham showroom, where you’ll find their sofas, armchairs and footstools made up in their favourite fabrics. 158 Hurlingham Road, SW6, 020 7610 6068 arloandjacob.com

Need interiors help? Find the right design professional for your all your interior needs. The Hub's members are independent interior professionals and makers who have access to the resources of The Hub and support of industry tradesmen. Choose an independent designer who has a business resource and showroom, sampling and dedicated design office. 359 Portobello Road W10 Clients: 020 8969 4735 Members: 020 8964 3223

GONG Gong has been designing and sourcing contemporary lights, furniture and accessories for over 15 years. While Gong started as a retail shop on Portobello Road and later on Fulham Road, they are now working from their showroom in London W9, by appointment only. gong.co.uk

The Fireplace Specialists

“We are the UK’s leading suppliers and installers of luxury fireplaces and stoves manufactured by DRU, Faber, Spartherm, Stovax and many more.

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DRESS IN STYLE

Advice on designing a luxurious walkin wardrobe from Susan White of award winning Iggi Interior Design half length hanging versus folding storage do you require? How many drawers? Where are belts going to live? For the ultimate bespoke treatment ask for panels of cedar inside the cupboards as it helps to repel moths. Image courtesy of Kesterport

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walk-in wardrobe is every woman’s (and increasingly, man’s) dream. To have your own personal space to get ready in is a luxury. Not only does it make mornings less stressful but, getting ready for an evening out becomes good fun. With over 15 years of experience, the experts at Iggi Interior Design know how to create the most stylish and organised space. This is their guide to the ultimate walk-in wardrobe... u Get the most out of every square metre in your dressing room by commissioning a joiner to build custom made storage. This way, you can plan according to your specific requirements; how much full and

u If you have the space, consider a central storage unit for accessories and jewellery. Use glass fronts and tops so that it can function as a display case. Don’t underestimate how brilliant it is to be able to see what you have at a glance and access items easily. u Have spare hooks or a rail accessible so you can hang outfits for the next day or for a special event. It’s also great for planning what to take away for a weekend away. u

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u Good lighting is a must. You need to be able see the colours and fabrics properly. Use task lighting near your dressing table for evening make-up application and, if possible, place your vanity table under a window to benefit from daylight when you get ready in the morning.

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Lancing College

CHARTERHOUSE

CANFORD

SANCTON WOOD SCHOOL

The

Falcons

Meet the big names of British education

At the Independent Schools Show, 200 of the leading schools gather for a weekend in Battersea Park to meet prospective pupils. This is the UK’s biggest school open day. There is no better place to choose a school that is exactly right for your child’s needs. Meet the Heads and talk to the Admissions teams. Find out about entrance requirements, scholarships & bursaries. Register. Unquestionably this will be the most productive time your family will ever spend in a park.

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ROLL CALL: LOOKING FORWARD TO THE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS SHOW

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SKATER GIRL The budding mini-me in your household could do worse than check out Scotch R’Belle, Scotch & Soda’s line for girls (Scotch Shrunk being the boys’ equivalent). The AW15 collection is closely inspired by the women’s collection, and sporty, well-travelled vibes abound. scotch-soda.com

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Mini Rodini This yellow puffa jacket from Mini Rodini ticks all the right boxes for October. Great fun in a striking canary yellow, the cute bat motifs are hard to resist. Ideal for Halloween, of course – but it wouldn’t be completely batty to wear it throughout the winter... £95; alexandalexa.com

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CRAZY SKETCHING

My Crazy Inventios Sketchbook

The book is jam-packed with Andrew Rae’s amazing drawings showing all sorts of reallife inventions that seem too weird to work. How about a dog umbrella? A swimming machine where you don’t get wet? A car wash for people? Or even a device to charge your phone using a hamster? 50 Awesome Drawing Activities for Young Inventors by Andrew Rae and Lisa Regan and published by Laurence King, £5.59

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tokke’s revolutionary Tripp Trapp high chair dates back to 1972. Designed to grow with your child, its main ergonomic advantages lie in its dining table height, so baby can sit right amidst the family action, and clever frame which allows for adjustment (both the depth and the height of the seat and footplates can be changed). Few other high chairs can claim to offer 14 different positions, seeing your child through to the ripe old age of... well, adulthood, apparently. Made from beech, another big plus is that it’s easy to assemble, though its solid wood frame does mean it’s not quite as easy to move around thereafter. As with all designconscious bits of kit, it comes in a number of cool colourways and can be reconfigured with all manner of additional equipment – from a baby seat and cushion to a special tabletop with fun motifs. ◆

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GOOD SPORT

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¢ Marni’s killer new kids collection is a classic, with a sportswear twist that makes for a more uniform feel. There’s flannel, pant-skirts and cashmere in abundance, as well as fun two-tone leggings and extra-fine wool accessories. marni.com

¢ This specially designed, wedge-shaped recliner cushion from Simplygood is perfect for supervised playtime, allowing newborns to lie upright in comfort, look around and interact without straining all those tiny muscles. £59.95; simplygood.biz

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Review

“Very informative and much better to speak to someone than read a brochure. .”

“The Independent Schools Show opened our eyes to what’s available and we now have a much clearer sense of our family’s route forward.”

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We had no idea how complicated and competitive the London education market would be. A neighbour suggested the Show and we ending up registering our children for a nursery and a prep school in one afternoon. 2014 Visitor

We have been trying to decide between co-ed and single-sex education for our daughter. We heard a great Education Theatre talk on this conundrum and then used the show to talk with Heads and admissions teams. It was a highly productive afternoon. 2014 Visitor

Join us at this year’s Independent School Show and find out why so many parents were thrilled they came last year. With more than 200 of our leading schools attending, this is the country’s biggest one-stop-shop for the very best in independent education. Finding the right school for your child is one of life’s toughest decisions; the ISS is a chance meet key admissions teams, speak with heads, enquire about entry requirements at all stages and explore scholarships and bursaries all under one roof. There are also enlightening and informative talks from some of our stellar heads and leading educationalists in the education theatre throughout the two days.

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Embracing an innovative, modern approach whilst keeping traditional values at its core, Kew House School takes an exciting stance on 21st century education. With state-of-the-art facilities, a broad curriculum and excellent pastoral care, Kew House is

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PARADISE FOUND Come with us as we explore the British Virgin Islands, in particular Virgin Gorda, and discover a whole new side to the Caribbean.

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BLUE Absolutely travels into the depths of the Caribbean to discover what makes the British Virgin Islands so special W o r d s R o M y va n d e n B r o e k e

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’ve only been to the Caribbean twice in my life. The first time was when I was 12; my family decided to hop aboard my dad’s Boeing 747 (he was a long-standing pilot for British Airways) and fly to Barbados for a week in the sun, while the second happened more than 15 years later. There was something really magical about my first experience of the Caribbean. Perhaps it was my parents' mutual adoration for this small mound of paradise in the Lesser Antilles (they spent many summers here, including their honeymoon, prior to the arrival of me and my brother) or that it was my first experience of the Caribbean. Or perhaps it was just how perfect it all was. Crystal azure seas, barbecued jumbo prawns, me with braided hair closed with multicoloured beads, body boarding, sitting up front in the cockpit as my dad brought the plane into land – every last bit of the holiday was a dream. Which is possibly why I’ve not been back, for fear of spoiling my memory of it. Until now. The invitation landed in my inbox towards the end of last year: a five-day trip to Virgin Gorda, a small isle in the British Virgin Islands. Richard Branson has a couple of islands in this neck of the woods (Necker and Moskito), Google’s Larry Page owns a neighbouring island, while Morgan Freeman has a home on Virgin Gorda, which only furthered my desire to go. I was in. The trip would take us to the ‘ultimate Caribbean retreat’ otherwise known as Valley Trunk, a private estate on Virgin Gorda, the third largest island in the BVIs. Virgin Gorda was discovered by Christopher Columbus on his famous voyage to the Americas. He spotted the undulating isle from afar and, after likening it to a pregnant woman reclining on her side, christened it Virgin Gorda, which when translated means 'the fat virgin'. Charming. The island itself is verdant, lush and

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TRAVEL / WANDERLUST steep, populated by no more than 4,000 people. Some of the main tourist attractions − aside from the white sand beaches, turquoise waters and warm weather − are the prehistoric granite boulders, evidence of the island’s volcanic origin, that scatter the coastline and form bathing grottoes that fill with warm water from the sea. Valley Trunk, a 19-acre coastal estate owned by the prominent Wildenstein family, has been private since the 1980s, but since opening last year has become a key destination for those with enough spare cash to holiday in this part of the Caribbean. The Wildenstein family, who made their hefty fortune in art and horseracing, decided that while they would still use the home on occasion, they needed to keep it alive and working and so opened it up to the public. This might usually imply financial woes, but instead the rental income goes straight back into the family’s black rhino conservation farm, Ol Jogi, in Kenya. The gardens are a thing of beauty: paths are lined with palm trees and vivid borders hold explosions of hot pink and fuchsia bougainvillea. The lagoon-shaped pool is retro, but works in its environment, while the interior decor is smart 70s – though nice and clean, it could have done with a slight update. That said, there is something about the bamboo furniture, pink-and-green bathrooms and mirrored walls that works. Away from the bedrooms (of which there are eight) a couple of essential updates have taken place, the best being the newly added screening room with an HD projector and a library of films. Although exploring the 19 acres of gardens and beach is not too much of an ask to do by foot (there’s a nice jungle walk down to the beach) the resort actually has a troop of golf buggies for you to race around

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CONSERVATION FARM IN KENYA the estate in. A short drive down to the beach brings you to the Bali House, which is set back from the beach and raised up on bamboo stilts. The Bali House offers great vistas out over your very own private beach, perfect for a lunch to escape the midday sun or a late night dinner before strolling on to the beach for a bonfire. There are a couple of treatment rooms below deck, but I’d recommend being super lazy and ordering a massage (or some other treatment) to enjoy in the comfort of your own room. The beach is probably one of the highlights of the estate; a long stretch of pure white sand hemmed by crystal clear Caribbean-cum-North Atlantic sea. The Valley Trunk Bay is perfect: Jurassic Park

style boulders are perched along the coast, which remains shallow until there’s a sudden dip in the seabed. I could have swapped between sun lounger and shallow bathing for the full five days, but activities were a must, and so came an afternoon of paddle-boarding, canoeing and snorkeling, enhanced by a few bottles of Carib beer. We were reluctantly torn away from our lazy beach days for a full-day excursion out on a boat. The boat wasn’t anything too snazzy, but comfortable nevertheless, and had a nice nostalgic feel in keeping with the rest of our stay. While my travel companions were more than happy to sunbathe on the bow, catch glimpses of Branson’s islands and jump into the cerulean sea, for me the offer of scuba diving was too good to pass up, particularly as I’ve never done it before. I had the chance to practice in our pool earlier that day, but being strapped and hooked up in all the apparatus, standing precariously on the side of a boat, was a different state of affairs. Not thinking too much about what lay beneath, I hurled myself off the side of the boat and into the clear water. Before long I was floating through the warm waters of the BVIs with my instructor, who had told me that we would explore for no longer than 20 minutes. Nearly an hour later, we rose for air. Diving is something I have always wanted to try. The beautiful coral, electric blue fish and (planned) diversion via an underwater plane wreck had me breathless. Back on dry land, we experienced one of the estate’s famous beach bonfires: the night began in the Bali House where we were treated to a feast of barbecued wahoo, yellowtail, grouper and red snapper; with fresh salads of rice, okra and saltfish; and some signature British Virgin Island green soup, Kallaloo, all washed down with excellent wines and a myriad of cocktails. After dinner we were escorted to the beach, where we lounged as locals played folk songs in a type of ‘scratch band’ famously associated with the British Virgin Islands. The five days flew, and while the journey home wasn’t as quick (or exciting) as the one-stop flight from Barbados with my dad, it was far smoother than expected. A swift change in St Maarten and a quick turnaround in Paris meant we were back in London 13 hours later. Barbados, Antigua and the like may be slightly more convenient to visit, but I recommend taking the extra flight – you’ll discover a whole new world somewhere as beautiful and relatively untouched as this. u Rates start from £3,850 per night based on 1-4 people. For more information or to make reservations please call (284) 495-5611 or email info@valleytrunk; valleytrunk.com

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THE DAMAGE Prices range from £85 per night. 1 Pound Street, Dorset, D17 3HZ, 01297 442 499; hixtownhouse.co.uk

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College Mansions, Queen's Park NW6 Three bedroom apartment situated in the heart of Queen's Park.

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This impressive apartment is situated on the first floor of a late Victorian Mansion Block maintaining original features and grand proportions throughout.The flat provides 3 bedrooms, 2 large reception rooms, kitchen and bathroom. The high ceilings and traditional   features make this apartment particularly unique. EPC: C. Approximately 128.2 sq m (1,380 sq ft).   Freehold

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Berens Road, Kensal Rise NW10 Well proportioned freehold house in the heart of trendy Kensal Rise A uniquely wide, double-fronted five bedroom house in an attractive period terrace providing a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 4 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, double reception room, open plan kitchen/dining room and garden. EPC: C. Approximately 206 sq m (2,217 sq ft).   Freehold

Guide price: £2,250,000

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Chevening Road, Queen's Park NW6 A traditional family home with a garden A six bedroom end of terrace house with an attractive walled garden located on one of the most sought after roads in Queen's Park. This exceptionally wide period house benefits from an abundance of character. 6 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms and garden. EPC: E. Approximately 215 sq m (2,314 sq ft).   Freehold

Guide price: £2,550,000

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Warwick Square, Pimlico SW1 A spectacular five bedroom penthouse overlooking square gardens Refurbished to a very high standard, this penthouse apartment is arranged laterally across two stucco fronted buildings, positioned in the middle of the South terrace overlooking the communal gardens. The apartment benefits from a private roof terrace overlooking the square. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms with en suite facilities, 2 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, utility room, 2 terraces. Grade II listed. Approximately 275. 2 Sq m (2962 Sq ft)   Share of freehold: approximately 975 years remaining

Guide price: £6,350,000

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Abingdon Villas, Kensington W8 A four bedroom house with a garden in a prime location This pretty house is ideally situated in a popular residential street, south of Kensington High Street. The bright family house offers generous living and entertaining accommodation and is arranged over four floors. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining area, study, guest cloakroom, garden. EPC: D. Approximately 174 sq m (1,876 sq ft).   Freehold

Guide price: £3,500,000

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Chevening Road, Queen's Park NW6 Available for a short let A beautiful apartment available on this popular and quiet residential street close to Queen's Park. 2 bedrooms, bathrom, reception room, open plan kitchen and beautiful private rear garden. EPC: E. Available furnished

Guide price: £795 per week KnightFrank.co.uk/NHQ224831

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Burrows Road, Queen's Park NW10 Close to Kensal Green A beautiful garden flat on a quiet residential street close to Queen's Park. 2 bedrooms, bathrom, reception room, open plan kitchen and beautiful private rear garden. EPC: D. Approximately 68 sq m (736 sq ft). Available furnished

Guide price: £495 per week KnightFrank.co.uk/NHQ224656

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Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, SW3

A smart and refined top floor flat which has been remodelled by award winning interior designer Fiona Barratt-Campbell.

ÂŁ6,495,000 Share of Freehold

2,365 sq ft (219.7 sq m) Reception room | Kitchen/dining/living room | Study area | Master bedroom suite with dressing area | Second bedroom suite | Two further double bedrooms | Shower room | Utility room | Porter | Lift | EPC D

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Courtfield Road, South Kensington, SW7

A superb family maisonette positioned south over the glorious communal gardens to which it has direct access and far reaching views.

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2,314 sq ft (215 sq m) Reception room/dining | Kitchen | Four bedrooms | Three bath/shower rooms (two en suite) | Study/family room | Kitchenette | Utility | Cloakroom | Two private terraces | Direct access to communal gardens | EPC C

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Duchess of Bedford's Walk, Kensington, W8

A charming two bedroom flat, on the fourth floor (with lift) of this prestigious portered mansion block, with the advantage of having excellent entertaining space.

ÂŁ2,400,000 Leasehold

1,422 sq ft (132.1sq m) EPC rating D Entrance hall | Drawing room | Dining room | Kitchen | Two bedrooms | Bathroom | Cloakroom | Porter | Lift

Kensington 0207 938 3666 Abingdon Court, Kensington, W8

An impressive three bedroom flat which beautifully combines modern fittings with a wealth of original features.

ÂŁ1,595,000 Share of Freehold

1,152 sq ft (107 sq m) EPC rating D Drawing room | Kitchen | Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom | Two further bedrooms | Shower room | Utility room | Lift | Porter

Kensington 0207 938 3666

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Courtnell Street, Notting Hill, W2

A stunning four bedroom period house which benefits from excellent entertaining space and a patio garden.

£2,750 Per week Unfurnished

2,080 sq ft (193.23 sq m) EPC rating F Four bedrooms | Two reception rooms | Two bathrooms | Patio garden | Underfloor heating

Notting Hill 0207 221 1111 Sutherland Place, Notting Hill, W2

A beautiful two bedroom garden maisonette situated in the heart of Notting Hill. Available for a short let only.

£1,500 Per week Furnished

938 sq ft (87.1 sq m) EPC rating D Two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms | Eat-in kitchen | Reception room | Private rear garden

Notting Hill 0207 221 1111

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Hillsleigh Road, Kensington, W8

An attractive and well presented two bedroom house, over three floors only with a west-facing garden and the advantage of having a garage.

ÂŁ2,800,000 Freehold

1,346 sq ft (125.04 sq m) EPC rating D Entrance hall | Drawing room | Kitchen/ breakfast room | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom | Further bedroom with en suite shower room | West-facing garden | Garage

Kensington 0207 938 3666 kensington@struttandparker.com

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Hereford Road, Notting Hill, W2

A fabulous first floor flat with sole access to two lovely roof terraces.

ÂŁ1,445,000 Leasehold

829 sqft (77 sqm) EPC rating C Entrance hall | Reception / Dining room | Kitchen | Two double bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower room | Cloakroom

Notting Hill 0207 221 1111 Prince Edward Mansions, Notting Hill, W2

A generous and beautifully presented two bedroom mansion flat with a balcony, porter and lift access.

ÂŁ2,500,000 Share of Freehold

1610 sqft (149.6 sqm) EPC rating C Entrance Hall | Reception Room | Kitchen/Dining Room | Two double bedrooms | Shower Room | Store Room

Notting Hill 0207 221 1111

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Wynnstay Gardens, W8

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A light and spacious apartment in this well-regarded and conveniently located mansion block.

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

Superb Location › Lateral Accommodation › Off-Street Parking › Well-proportioned rooms › Porter › EPC: D £3,250,000 Leasehold

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Princedale Road, W11

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

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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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William Reeve T 020 7243 8398 william@anthony-sharp.com

Two Ensuite Bedrooms › Reception › Roof Terrace › Eatin Kitchen › Newly Refurbished › Contemporary Finish › EPC: E £2,350,000 Leasehold

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Holland Park Gardens, W14

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Advantage Holland Park! An unmodernised first floor apartment backing onto the Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club.

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An unmodernised family flat situated on the first floor of this most attractive red brick mansion block (with lift) in the heart of Holland Park. The reception rooms and bedrooms have excellent proportions and are wonderfully light. The flat retains virtually all its original features and benefits from superb views to the rear over the Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club. All the local shopping and transport facilities of Holland Park Avenue are close to hand.

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Three Bedrooms › Two Receptions › Eat-in Kitchen › Superb views › Lift › First floor › Mansion Block › EPC: E £2,500,000 Leasehold

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Holland Park, W11

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

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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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William Reeve T 020 7243 8398 william@anthony-sharp.com

Double Height Reception › Kitchen › Four Bedrooms › Three Bathrooms › Two Terraces › Lift › EPC: C £2,850,000 Share of Freehold

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LD SO Penzance Street, W11

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A well-located family house offering stylish contemporary accommodation and a delightful south-facing garden.

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A rare low built house ( 3 floors only ) with a wonderful south facing garden situated just off Princedale Road. The property is conveniently located for all the local shopping and transport facilities of Holland Park Avenue and is presented in excellent decorative condition throughout. Main features include family kitchen/breakfast room leading directly onto the rear garden and principal bedroom and bathroom situated over the entire top floor.

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Low Built › South Facing Garden › Excellent Condition › Terrace › Quiet Location › Close to Central Line › EPC: E £2,950,000 Freehold

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Clarendon Road, W11

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An exceptional family house with off-street parking and direct access to communal gardens in a prime Holland Park location.

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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.

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 £7,500 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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An extremely stylish home with off-street parking in a prime Holland Park location.

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

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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.

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

£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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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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Abingdon Road W8 ÂŁ7,250,000 An exceptional six-bedroom townhouse with a private garage, swimming pool and cinema, perfectly situated south of Kensington High Street and within easy reach of Holland Park. Freehold.

Prime Sales: 020 7368 4197 PrimeSales@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Holland Park W11 ÂŁ3,350,000 A truly beautiful and well-proportioned three-bedroom apartment within a landmark Holland Park villa, with spectacular views of the stunning landscaped garden and Lawn Tennis Club. Freehold. EPC=D

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

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Caroline Place Mews W2 ÂŁ2,500,000 An exceptional opportunity to acquire this three-bedroom mews house, wonderfully situated within a stones throw of the wide open spaces of Hyde Park. Freehold. EPC=E

Notting Hill: 020 7313 2890 sales.not@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Leamington Road Villas W11 ÂŁ1,595,000 A spectacular three-bedroom garden flat with beautifully designed and refurbished interiors, situated on a highly desirable tree-lined street in Notting Hill. Share of Freehold. EPC=E

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

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SHORROLDS ROAD

EGERTON GARDENS

£1,400,000

£895

 SW6

his is a substantial four bedroom T Victorian property offering 1,619 sq ft of versatile and adaptable family accommodation. The property is centrally located for the amenities of Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway. Shorrolds Road comprises a spacious double reception room, two bathrooms, a loft room (with the potential to develop subject to planning permission), and a terraced rear garden. The property is also ideally located for Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Whole Foods Market and the Michelin-starred Harwood Arms. u  KFH Fulham, 020 7731 0051; kfh.co.uk

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truly spectacular living space in prime A Knightsbridge. The flat is impeccably designed with precise attention to detail and designer fittings throughout, including a Boffi case study kitchen, reception with 12 ft ceilings, and a large bedroom with floor-to-ceiling storage, freestanding stone tub and two fireplaces. French doors open to an elegant private garden, highlighting this exceptional property as the perfect juxtaposition of original period features and modern, minimalistic design. The flat also benefits from access to beautiful gated communal gardens. u  Strutt & Parker Chelsea, 020 7589 9966; struttandparker.com

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PROPERTY / NEW TO THE MARKET

HIGHLEVER ROAD  W10

1,650

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charming Edwardian house with a A beautifully extended kitchen/dining room and a bright, private west-facing garden. The four bedroom house further boasts a double reception room, two bathrooms (one of which is an ensuite), and a study and cloakroom. 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 is within walking distance to Latimer Road Underground Station, which services the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines. u  Bective Leslie Marsh Notting Hill, 020 7221 5388; bective.co.uk

CHESHAM LODGE

 SW1X

£12,750,000

his beautifully presented house provides rare lateral space with indulgent principal rooms. Offering a generous living area and entertaining space, Chesham Mews is located in a discreet and private mews to the south of Motcomb Street and West Halkin Street. This incredible property is equipped with a Boffi-fitted open plan kitchen, family and media rooms, a gym, study, and five bedrooms all boasting ensuite bath/ shower rooms. Chesham Lodge has a very high specification throughout, including iPad controlled audio/visual equipment, Lutron lighting, air cooling, under-floor heating, a passenger lift, and secure parking. u  Savills, Sloane Street 020 7824 9020; savills.com

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PALACE GARDENS TERRACE  W8

£7,000,000

his is a broad stucco-fronted Victorian house, in excellent decorative order, offering four spacious bedrooms and a west-facing garden. The elegant drawing room, with its balcony and steps down to the garden, is particularly attractive, merely enhancing its Palace Gardens Terrace location on a pretty, cherry tree-lined street. Surrounded by white terraced houses and adjacent to Kensington Palace Gardens, the house is equidistant between Kensington High Street and Notting Hill Gate. u  John D Wood & Co. 020 7908 1100; johndwood.co.uk

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A stunning lateral apartment in this fabulous location benefitting from underground parking and porterage. This beautifully presented bright and spacious property offers lift access, fantastic entertaining space, charming balcony, wooden floors and a climate control system. Westbourne Grove hosts a wonderful array of eateries and boutiques with tube links close by at Notting Hill Gate and Queensway.

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A stunning interior designed family home with off street parking in the ever popular Artesian Village area of Notting Hill. This handsome period property is offered in excellent decorative order and offers a host of period features throughout. Highlights include a magnificent sun room, charming terrace, courtyard garden and off street parking. This wonderful extended property is one of the largest on the street and benefits from a beautiful double reception room. 5 B E D R O O M S , 4 B AT H R O O M S , R E C E P T I O N R O O M , D R AW I N G R O O M , S U N R O O M , K I TC H E N / D I N E R , R E A R GA R D E N , O F F S T R E E T PA R K I N G .

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A magnificent duplex apartment arranged over the top two floors of a stucco fronted period building. The property is presented in excellent condition throughout and, due to the southerly aspect, offers exceptional natural light. The apartment benefits from a wonderful open plan living space, a charming terrace directly off the kitchen and sole access through a retractable glass roof to a stunning roof terrace with pretty tree top views over the communal garden below.

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An elegant family house sympathetically refurbished throughout to maintain period features. The house boasts a substantial open plan living area with a wood burner which overlooks the pretty garden and an opulent master en suite, in addition to well proportioned bedrooms throughout. The property further benefits from the granted permission on the 10th February 2014 to construct a single storey basement to increase the square footage of the property by approx. 1,000 sq ft. 5 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 ) , S H OW E R R O O M , D R E SS I N G R O O M , R E C E P T I O N R O O M , RECEPTION/DINING ROOM , KITCHEN , CELLAR , FRONT AND REAR GARDEN.

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A wonderful Edwardian house that has been extended to provide excellent family accommodation and a bright west facing garden. The property benefits from an abundance of natural light, high ceilings, an original tiled hallway and a large kitchen complete with Aga that leads out on to a bright west facing garden. Planning permission has been granted (June 2014) for the potential to create an enlarged attic and basement of upto 1,000 sq ft. 5 B E D R O O M S , 2 E N S U I T E S H OW E R R O O M S , B AT H 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 / D I N I N G R O O M , U T I L I T Y R O O M , GA R D E N , O F F S T R E E T PA R K I N G .

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A stunning town house set within a luxurious residential development located in a beautiful and tranquil corner of North Kensington. Built to an exceptional standard, this property has been meticulously designed by boutique property developer Taylor Wimpey Central London. The house boasts flexible accommodation over 5 floors and benefits from fabulous views across Kensington Memorial Park along with 40ft receptions, private gardens and 2 underground parking spaces. 5 B E D R O O M S , 3 B AT H R O O M S ( 1 E N S U I T E ) , S H OW E R R O O M , C LOA K R O O M , 2 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S , K I T C H E N , B R E A K F A S T R O O M , D I N I N G R O O M , M E D I A R O O M , S T U D Y/ P L AY R O O M , U T I L I T Y R O O M , C O U R T YA R D , 3 T E R R A C E S , G A R D E N , U N D E R G R O U N D P A R K I N G .

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CALLOW STREET, CHELSEA, SW3 A spacious and very well proportioned three bedroom, two bathroom apartment with the accommodation arranged over the top two floors (with the entrance on 1st floor level) of this well maintained period building. Unusually, the property has exposed brickwork in the reception and kitchen/dining room and has a modern and contemporary design throughout. In addition, the flat also boasts a fantastic decked roof terrace. EPC Rating: E. UNFURNISHED

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SYDNEY STREET, SOUTH KENSINGTON, SW3 A substantial five bedroom family house in a much sought after location with versatile accommodation arranged over five floors, ideal for everyday living and entertaining. Additionally, this home has a balcony off the kitchen and a patio garden which can also accommodate off street parking for up to two cars. The upper floors of the house are ideal for a family as there are good size bedrooms and a family bathroom. EPC Rating: D. UNFURNISHED

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Princedale Road

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Notting Hill W11

A beautifully presented 4 bedroom mid terrace period house on Princedale Road, in the heart of Holland Park. The accommodation is arranged over 3 floors & offers good lateral living in a central location. EPC rating E

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PRICE BANDS

Addison Road, closer to Shepherd’s Bush, is increasingly featured in this list. Other areas that came into the fold included The Bishops Avenue and its near-neighbour, Hampstead Garden Suburb. Today the net has spread a little further but it’s really the volume and prices that have increased.

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o you remember 1996? Boy band Take That split up, Prince Charles granted Diana a divorce, the BSE beef crisis was in full swing, and Glen Hoddle took over from Terry Venables as the England football team manager. But what only a handful of estate agents might remember is that 1996 was the year in which the first house sold for £5m+ in London. The property in question is a semi-detached stucco-fronted villa in The Boltons, Chelsea; the road that the Daily Telegraph recently revealed to be the UK’s most

expensive street. At £8m, the house was the first in London to break through the £5m barrier, followed soon after by a house in Upper Phillimore Gardens, and then a property in Roland Gardens, both at £5.5m. London’s property market blossomed from then on in (aside from a quiet 1997 in which the Labour party swiped political control from the Conservatives). Indeed, half a dozen £5m+ properties were sold in 2000 while last year some 250 were purchased, collectively worth £2.09 billion. During the late Noughties the first tranche were north of Fulham Road and around Kensington, in particular, Holland Park. But

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There are currently just under 500 houses for sale over £5m in London – most of which are in Chelsea, Kensington, Mayfair, Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Holland Park, Notting Hill – with a smattering just north of the Bayswater Road. There are also hotspots in St John’s Wood and Hampstead. You might also be surprised to hear that Totteridge, in the capital’s northern suburbs, also features the occasional £5m+ house, as does Wimbledon, Richmond and the areas on the corridor along the Upper Richmond Road. One fascinating aspect of the £5m+ market is the extraordinary acceleration in price that this elite market has enjoyed since the late 1990s. The first property I mentioned at the beginning of this article, in The Boltons, is now valued at around £40m – based on the fact that a similar house on the street sold for £54m two years ago. It’s crazy that just nine years later, £5m seems like a relatively small amount of money. ◆

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Donnington Road, NW10

£1,699,950 Freehold

Stylishly designed & refurbished 1930s built semi-detached

• 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception

family home of some 2349 sq ft in Kensal Rise, providing bright

• Open plan kitchen/dining room with bi folding doors

and spacious contemporary style accommodation offering a

• Large tiered landscaped 51 ft garden & OSP

large converted loft. Close to transport.

• Underfloor heating, GCH, alarm, entry phone

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Walm Lane, NW2

£1,599,950 Freehold

Large three storey well presented Victorian family residence

• 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms

in a desirable position in the heart of Willesden Green close

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Jeymer Avenue, NW2

£1,575,000 Freehold

Unique semi-detached family home with over 2586 sq ft of

• 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

living space and an enviable sized open plan kitchen area onto

• Open plan kitchen/reception room

rear garden which has been completely renovated to the

• Reception room, study, utility room

highest standards. Viewing recommended.

• 75 ft rear garden, OSP for 3 cars

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Dicey Avenue, NW2

£1,595,000 Freehold

Completely refurbished semi-detached property restored by

• 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

the architect vendors creating a contemporary stylish & unique

• Bespoke kitchen & dining room

family home offering plenty of lateral space. Close to Willesden

• Reception, study, loft conversion

Green (Jubilee Line) and Thameslink Stations.

• 57 ft rear garden, OSP, good location

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Chandos Road, NW2

£1,499,950 Freehold

Beautifully restored and extended family home occupying over

• 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & dressing room

2300 sq ft of living space & situated in a convenient location

• Dining Room, reception room, contemporary kitchen

only six minutes walk to Willesden Green Station (Zone 2) and

• Tanked wine cellar, study & utility room

local amenities. Viewing essential.

• Wet underfloor heating, handcrafted oak flooring

EPC - F

Melrose Avenue, NW2

£1,399,950 Freehold

Extremely spacious semi-detached red brick period property

• 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sep WC

with loft conversion & charming original features. There is an

• Kitchen/dining room & reception room

external office/studio located at rear of garden with hardwood

• Stripped polished floorboards, fireplace, high ceilings

flooring, heating & water. Viewing essential.

• Close to transport - Willesden Green

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Melrose Avenue, NW2

£1,250,000 Freehold

Situated close to the stunning 94 acre Gladstone Park is this

• 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 WCs

semi-detached period property offering over 2154 sq ft of living

• 20 ft kitchen, 33 ft reception room

space with a large mature rear garden. Great position close

• Hardwood polished flooring, double glazing

to Willesden Green Station (Jubilee Line).

• 51 ft rear garden, patio & OSP for 2 cars

EPC - D

Lennox Gardens, NW10

£899,950 Freehold

Semi-detached family home set over 1963 sq ft offering bright

• 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms

& spacious accommodation. Within walking distance to the

• Modern fitted white kitchen

beautiful 94 acre Gladstone Park & Dollis Hill Station with

• 60 ft rear garden, OSP for 3 cars

excellent links into Central London.

• Gas central heating & double glazing

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EPC - E

CHEVENING ROAD, NW6

£3,299,950 Freehold

Stunning semi-detached 5 double bedroom family home overlooking Queens Park with 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 beds/3 baths • 2414 sq ft • Gas central heating • Just steps away from Queens Park

EPC - E

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WINDERMERE AVENUE, NW6

£1,850,000 Freehold

This delightful mid terrace period property provides 4 bedrooms, fully fitted kitchen, 2 reception rooms, family bathroom & WC, spacious rear garden with patio area. Situated close to Queens Park and all the cafes and restaurants of Salusbury Road. Viewing recommended.

• Modern kitchen • 4 bedrooms • 1360 sq ft • Viewing recommended

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CARLISLE ROAD, NW6

£2,100,000 Freehold

A stunning 4 bedroom/3 bathroom period house set in an enviable location just off Queens Park, combining modern and traditional features with 25 ft double reception, 22 ft kitchen/breakfast room opening onto garden, master bedroom with en-suite & converted loft.

• 1632 sq ft • 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms • Excellent transport links • Viewing recommended

EPC -D

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PRIORY PARK ROAD, NW6

£1,299,999 Freehold

A charming four bedroom mid terraced Victorian house benefitting from 25 ft double reception room, modern kitchen/diner, 20 ft sunny rear garden and modern shower room/ WC. The first floor comprises of master bedroom, two double bedrooms and family bathroom/WC. The loft has been converted to form a fourth bedroom.

• Arranged over three floors • 1422 sq ft • 4 beds, 2 baths • Close to Queens Park

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EPC - D

BRONDESBURY ROAD, NW6

£895,000 Share of Freehold

A bright & stylish 2 double bedroom flat arranged over the elevated ground floor of this double fronted period conversion with front patio, separate entrance, large kitchen/diner, wood floors, fitted carpets and sash windows. Situated in the heart of Queens Park, close to shops & transport. Viewing essential!

• 2 double bedrooms • 929 sq ft • Close to Salusbury Road • Excellent condition

EPC - C

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BRONDESBURY ROAD, NW6

£849,950 Share of Freehold

Located moments away from the delights of Salusbury Road & the beautiful Queens Park is this immaculate 2 double bedroom apartment set on the ground floor of a 3 storey double fronted converted house, boasting a spacious open plan kitchen/reception room with bi-fold doors opening onto beautiful sunny rear garden. Must be seen!

• 2 double bedrooms • 728 sq ft • 76 ft rear garden • Close to transport

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HANOVER ROAD, NW10

£715,000 Leasehold

A delightful 2 double bedroom split level apartment set on the first and attic floors of this conversion, benefiting from a 15 ft modern kitchen/diner, 17 ft sunny reception room, contemporary bathroom/WC and plenty of storage space. Enviably positioned close to Chamberlayne Road with its array of restaurants and cafes.

• 940 sq ft • Period features • Timber framed double glazed windows • Potential for roof back extension (STPP)

EPC - D

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BRONDESBURY VILLAS, NW6

£525,000 Leasehold

Perfect for first time buyers and investors, this spacious 1 bedroom flat comprises a large open plan kitchen/reception with conservatory opening onto the communal garden. Enviably positioned close to Queens Park Station (Bakerloo Line & Overground) & the bustling Salusbury Road.

• 1 bedroom • Open plan kitchen/reception • 583 sq ft • Period building

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s a self-proclaimed outdoors fanatic, it still surprises me that I have ended up working in the heart of London where there isn’t a mountain or lake in sight! I grew up in Lochwinnoch, near Glasgow, and was educated in the Perthshire glens, always surrounded by hills and water. At age 17 I joined the Army, having made a conscious decision not to go to university (much to my father’s surprise as we are in no way a military family). I wanted to see the world and learn practical skills, and for the next five years that’s exactly what I did in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Scotland’s only cavalry regiment. Having been one of the first to arrive in Saudi Arabia for the start of the First Gulf War conflict, I went on to spend a very enjoyable year-and-a-half in Germany, finally training up troops in Catterick, North Yorkshire and Ayrshire Yeomany, the distinguished TA regiment. In 1995, two weeks before I was due to leave the Army, I saw an advert in the back of a Foxtons magazine saying they were

IT’S A TESTAMENT TO MY LOVE OF OUR CAPITAL THAT I GRAPPLE WITH A FOUR HOUR DAILY COMMUTE looking for new recruits. I thought it was worth a shot and went in to meet Jon Hunt and Sean Cusack at their South Kensington office. Foxtons only had 25 staff at the time and was a bright, young firm. I remember being struck by the buzz and comradery in the office, and could see that training to be an estate agent wouldn’t be a typical desk job: I would be out and about, meeting new people every day; something I had not thought possible if I had fallen into a job in the City. At the end of the interview Jon Hunt asked if I had any questions and I cheekily said, “When’s my second interview?” My brazen attitude paid off and marked the start of my life in estate agency. To begin with I was learning the ropes and how to win market appraisal pitches for new business. After a few months I became a negotiator working on properties with a price limit of £250k. Next, I

was asked to head up the lettings team in South Kensington, a fastpaced department which billed a sizeable £70k per month. In 2000 I left Foxtons to join Strutt & Parker’s then sole London office on Sloane Street. Over the past 20 years I have been through two peaks and troughs and I’ve learnt how to drive a business forward. Every year pundits predict that the market is going to pop, and yet the Prime Central London market continues to grow. This year I took on a new role as Strutt & Parker’s Head of London Residential. It’s a challenging role, for sure, yet I am very excited about spearheading the next crucial stage in the Partnership’s London story. It’s a testament to my love of our Capital that I grapple with a four hour daily commute from a coastal farmhouse in Maldon, Essex to Mayfair every day. I moved there with my lovely wife 13 years ago and now we have three daughters, two ponies, and a boat. The wild water of the estuary is a far cry from the immaculate streets of Knightsbridge, but I love the fact that I am able to enjoy each with equal pleasure in their diversity. u

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Westbourne Terrace, London, W2 An extremely well presented two bedroom apartment located on the fourth floor of an attractive stucco fronted building. Moments to Hyde Park and Lancaster Gate (Central Line). Westbourne Terrace is an attractive tree lined avenue running north from Hyde Park. EPC: EPC: D

Asking Price - £1,345,000 • Open Plan Kitchen/Reception Room • Two Bedrooms • Family Bathroom • Off Street Parking • Moments from Paddington Station

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BRONDESBURY VILLAS QUEENS PARK NW6

Shepherds Bush & Hammersmith Office 020 8740 8740 Queens Park & West Hampstead Office 020 7604 4040 JORGENSENTURNER.COM

£1,499,950

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. The property must be viewed to fully appreciate the attention to detail, the light and space on offer. Queens Park & West Hampstead 020 7604 4040

CAMBRIDGE ROAD, KILBURN PARK, NW6

PRICES FROM £465,000

A selection of newly constructed purpose built apartments located in this ultra-conveniently located development which is situated just seconds from Kilburn Park Tube station The properties offer spacious and well balanced accommodation and would represent an ideal buy-to-let opportunity or first time purchase. Queens Park & West Hampstead 020 7604 4040

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CREDITON ROAD, NW6

£1,200 PER WEEK

An exquisite six bedroom Victorian house arranged over five floors and offers plenty of living space throughout. Beautiful modern fitted eat-in kitchen benefits from a kitchen island with built-in appliances and leads into a stunning rear garden with a covered patio area. Available immediately. Queens Park & West Hampstead 020 7604 4040

CAMBRIDGE GARDENS, KILBURN PARK

£480 PER WEEK

Magnificent two bedroom lower ground floor flat in a lovely period conversion in Kilburn Park close to Maida Vale offering approximately 753 sq ft of accommodation. The flat comprises a bright reception room with front patio, separate modern high gloss kitchen with two double bedrooms, spacious trendy bathroom and private rear garden with BBQ area. Queens Park & West Hampstead 020 7604 4040

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A stunning three double bedroom maisonette set over the ground and lower ground floors of this exceptionally wide Victorian semi detached house well set back from the road. The flat offers over 1,500 sq ft of internal space and a wider than average rear garden. There is current planning approval for further expansion to the rear.

Bloemfontain Road, W12 £1,200,000 FH A well presented and extended four double bedroom terraced Victorian house arranged over three floors. The house benefits from having many period features throughout and an approximately 35 foot rear garden. This family house is situated on a popular residential road north of the Uxbridge Road.

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An opportunity to acquire a delightful freehold cottage (c1830) with two reception rooms downstairs and a kitchen leading to a spacious utility room and walled garden. Upstairs there are two well proportioned bedrooms, a spacious bathroom, and a landing offering potential as a small study. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the character of this unusual property. EPC: E.

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FULHAM PALACE ROAD, SW6 A quite charming south west facing garden flat offering two bedrooms, reception room, fitted kitchen/breakfast room and bathroom. TWO BEDROOMS, RECEPTION, ROOM, KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM, BATHROOM, GARDEN, EPC: D

£475 pw

HOLYPORT ROAD, SW6 Spacious two double bedroom apartment with secure parking in this sought after purpose built block. The property is well presented and benefits from a balcony enjoying views over the Thames. TWO BEDROOMS, LARGE RECEPTION ROOM WITH BALCONY, KITCHEN, BATHROOM, CLOAKROOM, SECURE PARKING

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PROPERTY / FAMOUS PLACES

£2.95m

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RENTED BY A TOP GUN

here does actor Tom Cruise choose stay when he visits London? This sixbedroom penthouse appartment (that overlooks Hyde Park in Knightsbridge) is one of his favourite options. Recently upgraded, it is now on the market with six terraces, a huge master bedroom, ‘his and hers’ bathrooms, a gym and Jacuzzi, cinema room and a huge dining room. Cruise rented the property during a recent visit to London as did singer Rihanna. Estate agent Peter Wetherell has it on at £35m. ◆ Wetherell 020 7529 5566, wetherell.co.uk

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IT’S A LOVELY FLAT, ACTUALLY

ugh Grant’s bachelor party penthouse is up for sale in South Kensington for £10m. Having lived there during the success of his 2002 film, About a Boy, the flat comes with one of the most impressive roof terraces in the capital with a six-person hot tub and outdoor kithen. Add in its three bedrooms, double-height ceilings, direct entry lift, a gym and plenty of gadgets, this is one seriously impressive purchase. ◆ Fine and Country 020 7079 1523, fineandcountry.com

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On Saturday morning, the Simpsons took another loo around the property

We treat our customers with the attention they deserve. As your grandmother might have once said, ‘There’s a lid for every teapot.’ Here at Aspire we understand that everyone’s different. All of our customers are equally important to us and we work tirelessly to accommodate their needs and wants – no matter their inclination! Aspire.co.uk

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Hurlingham Terrace SW6 Prices from £1,899,950 - £2,850,000 A stunning NEW COLLECTION of just seven, THREE AND FOUR BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES, adjacent to the exclusive new members-only Parsons Green Sports & Leisure Club. With beautifully presented living accommodation over four floors and HIGHLY SPECIFIED INTERIORS throughout these impressive homes each enjoy their own PRIVATE TERRACE AND LAWN. Living/Dining | Study/Gym | Family Room | Private Garden | Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom | Two/Three Further Bedrooms | Two/Three Further Bathrooms/Shower Rooms

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PROPERTY / INSIDER Q&A

GREAT ASPIRATIONS Absolutely meets Tom Ward, Director of Aspire Estate Agents What is your favourite thing about Chelsea and Fulham? Ah. There are so many! I think it has to be the range and diversity of places to eat and drink along with the accessibility to some of London’s best shopping hotspots. I drink a lot of coffee and our neighbours on Wandsworth Bridge Road make the best there is – their beer is pretty good too! With reference to shopping, you can hop on and off bus number 22 from Chelsea to Fulham and do all your Christmas shopping in one hit. (Sorry I mentioned Christmas!) What are the best properties currently available from Aspire? We have just launched a seven townhouse scheme in South Fulham. The houses are spectacular! It’s an all-new address called Hurlingham Terrace. The houses are fully kitted out and overlook the sports club and tennis courts accessible by the residents. It is a truly unique offering for the area.

Are there any areas in South West London that buyers should invest in now? Obviously I’m Fulham biased… but we can’t deny that the integration of the Crossrail isn’t going to have an effect on certain areas. Ealing seems to be on the tips of tongues at the moment! What are your market predictions for Chelsea and Fulham in the coming months? Fair, I would say. We can no doubt expect increased buyer activity towards the end of the year with a steady transaction rate. I don’t think we will see any dramatic price movements for the remainder of this year. The new year usually brings a new energy to the market place (unless you have an election following shortly afterwards!).

Are there any new builds that will be starting shortly that you’ve recently been made aware of? Attached to the seven house scheme I mentioned earlier, there will be a second phase of 24 high-end apartments, some overlooking Hurlingham Park, aptly named The Hurlingham Park Apartments. Again, these will be an exclusive offering to the area, which we are very excited about.

IT’S BEEN A BIG YEAR FOR ASPIRE... MOVING FORWARD, WE HAVE SOME BIG PLANS ON THE WAY

What’s next for Aspire? Any exciting projects in the pipeline? It’s been a big year for Aspire. We’ve opened a successful Riverside department and completely rebranded. This has had an amazing effect on our business. Moving forward, we have some big plans on the way but nothing I can speak about at this current moment in time – watch this space! ◆

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Abingdon Court, W8 ÂŁ3,250,000 Share of Freehold

A truly special, lateral apartment located on the fourth floor/top floor (with lift) in this handsome and very well-maintained portered block. Although presented beautifully, the property would now benefit from modernisation.The apartment is approximately 1,809 sq ft with good ceiling height throughout (2.7m) and boasts well-proportioned principal rooms and bedrooms. EPC=E.Two reception rooms, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, dressing room and kitchen. Sole Agent

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Highlever Road, W10 ÂŁ2,150,000 Freehold

This charming property of 1753 sq ft is set over three floors and retains many original features including fireplaces, cornicing and period tiles. Highlever Road runs north off Oxford Gardens with local shops close at hand and the underground stations at Ladbroke Grove, Latimer Road and White City.The fabulous amenities of Notting Hill, Golborne Road and Portobello Road are within easy reach. EPC=E. Double reception room, five bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and guest WC.

020 8960 0181 kaan@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk Bayswater 020 7402 0070

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South Edwardes Square, W8 ÂŁ2,500 per week Fees Apply

A beautiful family home situated on one of the most desirable garden squares in Kensington. Refurbished to a high standard the property is arranged over three floors with fabulous views over the beautiful Edwardes Square communal gardens. EPC=E.Two reception rooms, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, private south-facing garden and access to communal gardens. Unfurnished.

020 7221 2277 abigail@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk Bayswater 020 7402 0070

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Alma Terrace, W8 £5,450 per week Fees Apply

A truly magnificent family house in the heart of Kensington which has been redesigned to optimise space and light throughout.The house offers superb entertaining space including a cinema room as well as generous family living accommodation. EPC=D. Drawing room, dining room, cinema room, family room, seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, office, dressing room, kitchen, utility room, garden and roof terrace. Furnished or unfurnished.

020 7221 2277 joel@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Portland Road, W11 £2,750 per week Fees Apply

Hyde Park Square, W2 £1,945 per week Fees Apply

020 7221 2277 neha@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

020 7221 2277 petra@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Beautiful family house on this quiet Holland Park street benefitting from private garden, superb entertaining space and exceptional storage throughout.The house is just moments from the shops and restaurants on Clarendon Cross and Holland Park Avenue. EPC=E.Two reception rooms, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen and garden. Unfurnished.

Penthouse four bedroom apartment in an elegant period building just moments from Hyde Park and less than five minutes walking distance from Paddington Station. EPC=D.Two reception rooms, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, open-plan kitchen, roof terrace, communal gardens and separate self-contained studio flat. Unfurnished.

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PROPERTY ROUND UP The inside scoop in your area

DREAM HOME

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HARRY BUCHANAN

Starting from

Jackson-Stops & Staff Pimlico

ne of four beautifully O appointed new builds, this £5.35 million home is 2,518 sq ft and includes an integral garage in this discreet mews off Ledbury Road. Wellington Close is a cul-de-sac cobbled mews off Ledbury Road, with fantastic boutiques and eateries on the doorstep including Ottolenghi and Brett Graham’s two Michelin starred The Ledbury. The sizeable reception room opens onto a patio – accessed through twin sliding doors – which boasts a beautiful living wall with an integrated watering system. The master

imlico has experienced an increase in buyer confidence over the past 18 months, growing in popularity as a highly fashionable and soughtafter area offering buyers more for their money than traditional prime locales such as Belgravia. The widespread redevelopment of neighbouring Victoria has shone a spotlight on Pimlico, helping to give prices a boost. This disparity in prices means that, with property values rising steeply in Chelsea and Belgravia, Pimlico is looking more and

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suite occupies the whole of the first floor and the generous terrace can be accessed both directly from the bedroom and the landing. The specification includes Lutron controlled lighting, Bulthaup kitchen, lime washed European White oak flooring and a marble-clad master bathroom. u ● Savills Notting Hill, 020 3430 6605; savills.com

more attractive to buyers who would normally only have considered a more ‘prime’ postcode. We are seeing new openings, which generally accompany the arrival of more and more affluent buyers – Waitrose has moved to Warwick Way and Michael Bremner’s 64 Degrees is now a firm favourite in the Artist Residence Hotel. u ● Jackson-Stops & Staff Pimlico, 020 7828 4050; jackson-stops.co.uk

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GIRDLERS ROAD

£2,750 Per Week

n impressive six double bedroom, five bathroom family house on a prime residential road in Brook Green. The raised ground floor has two elegant reception rooms with high ceilings, period features and working gas fires. A large eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar and a further reception room on the lower ground floor boasts French doors leading out to a paved garden. The bedrooms occupy the

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LAURIE KAVANAGH

Sales Manager, KFH “I’ve been in estate agency for eleven years working in central London and Surrey. Following two successful years managing KFH’s Hammersmith branch I was responsible for opening KFH’s flagship branch in South Kensington earlier this year. When not in the office I love to travel; India and the South of France are particular favourites.”

JUST SOLD

Sales Manager

Letting Manager, KFH “For the last eight years I’ve been in the Kensington and Chelsea lettings market but prior to that I studied Public Relations. I quickly realised the only part of the ‘Ab Fab’ lifestyle I enjoyed was eating out at new and unique restaurants so I made my home in property. I’m a keen tennis player and can often be found on court in my spare time.” kfh.com

 Finlay Brewer Brook Green, 020 7371 4171;

finlaybrewer.co.uk

the apartment’s split level layout and enviable location, five minutes’ walk from both West Kensington and Barons Court London Underground Stations. It’s no secret that properties in W14 let fantastically well, and the area has long been viewed as an excellent place in which to invest. As a result, we always have plenty of interest from buy-to-let purchasers and owner occupiers alike. This property was no exception. ◆

ERIKA HOPKINS

CHRIS COOMBES

upper floors, where the top floor has a self contained flat and living space with fitted kitchen, bathroom and double bedroom. There is also a utility room, wine cellar, bike shed and separate cloakroom. Unfurnished. Available beg of October. ◆

Featherstone Leigh West Kensington

VEREKER ROAD, W14. he market here in West Kensington is gathering momentum. We had plenty of early interest in this two bedroom duplex apartment on Vereker Road, which sold quickly, for close to asking price. Potential purchasers were drawn to the building’s highly unusual red brick façade, a distinctive feature of this particular road, as well as

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 Featherstone Leigh West Kensington, 020 7381 0319; Fulham, 0207 610 9755;

featherstoneleigh.co.uk

FRANCESCA FORTUNATI Lettings Manager,

Bective Leslie Marsh, Notting Hill

HOW IS THE MARKET FARING IN YOUR AREA?

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he lettings market has enjoyed brisk summer trading and has bounced back after a slow start to the year. This momentum looks set to continue through the autumn with a noticeable increase in corporate activity. As always pricing and presentation are key especially as prospective tenants are not as area specific so they once were and so competition is strong. Landlords need to be ready to consider offers because if they wait around the tenants will offer elsewhere. More and more corporate tenants are looking for professionally managed properties. For this reason and due to increased regulations and obligations to maintain and repair and the tighter timescales to conform many of our landlords are choosing our fully managed service. ◆  Bective Leslie Marsh Notting Hill, 020 7795 4288;

bective.co.uk

S P O T L I G H T O N S W 7 [ AVERAGE ASKING PRICE ]

£3,066,319

[ AVERAGE PROPERTY VALUE ]

£2,456,777

[ AVERAGE ASKING RENTS ]

£5,418

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BREWSTER GARDENS, W10 £950,000 LEASEHOLD A fantastic split level flat set over the first and second floors of this ictorian house. The property has a great, bright living space and three well proportioned bedrooms. edrooms

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BASSETT ROAD, W10 £775,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD 2 bedroom flat. A classic first floor apartment on North Kensington's most sought after street. The property offers a wonderful reception room with a large bay window and full height ceilings, a large master bedroom overlooking gardens to the rear and an en suite bathroom and a second double bedroom.

NORTH KENSINGTON | 020 7792 5000 northkensington@winkworth.co.uk

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HORMEAD ROAD, W9 £875 PER WEEK This stunning modern yet period two bedroom property spreads over three floors and boasts a tremendous amount of character and charm. Bedrooms | Reception Room | Kitchen|

Bathrooms | Roof Terrace

CHESTERTON ROAD, W10 £550 PER WEEK This superb, newly refurbished property is set within an impressive wider than average corner building, with striking dual aspect reception room with commanding southerly views of the area. 1 Bedroom | Reception Room | Kitchen Dining Room | Bathroom

NORTH KENSINGTON | 020 7792 5000 northkensington@winkworth.co.uk

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PROPERTY / NEW TO THE MARKET

OPAL APARTMENTS ● W2

£2,100,000

stunning lateral, two bedroom apartment (1,300 sq ft) benefitting from underground parking and porterage. This beautifully presented, bright and spacious property offers and ensuite bathroom and shower room, lift access, fantastic entertaining space, a charming balcony, wooden floors and a climate control system. Westbourne Grove hosts a wonderful array of eateries and boutiques, with tube links close by at Notting Hill Gate and Queensway. u ● Bective Leslie Marsh Notting Hill, 020 7221 4805; bective.co.uk

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HURLINGHAM TERRACE ● SW6

£1,899,950

garden. The lower ground floor offers additional living space, a separate study/gym, utility cupboard and shower room, while the top floor hosts a stunning master suite whose balcony overlooks the tennis courts and bowling green of Parsons Green Sports & Leisure Club. u ● Chesterons, Fulham 020 7384 9898; chestertons.com

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his elegant three bedroom, two bathroom family home has a luxurious interior to match its superb location. Boasting a high specification from top brands including Gaggenau and Poggenpohl, the property is finished to exacting standards. On the ground floor the home’s impressive hallway opens into a large kitchen/ dining room and family room, with an expansive sliding glass door opening on to a private

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EDENVALE STREET ● SW6

£950,000

programme. Excellently laid out and further benefitting from an impressive roof terrace with far reaching views, this Edenvale Street property runs off Townmead Road and is moments from the shopping and transport

his simply stunning, two bedroom, two T bathroom upper maisonette occupies approximately 958 sq ft and has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment

facilities of the local area – including Chelsea Harbour and Imperial Wharf. The open spaces of South Park are also a few minutes’ walk away. u ● Strutt & Parker, Fulham 020 3773 3693; struttandparker.com

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Riverside living at its best

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

1 Beds from £525 pw

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

Call us now on 020 8528 4110 or email fr@brlets.co.uk or visit www.brlets.co.uk Unit C, Distillery Wharf, Chancellors Road, London W6 9GX London offices: Canary Wharf | City | Colindale | Ealing | Fulham | Greenwich | Hammersmith Hampstead | Highgate | Hyde Park | Kensington | Knightsbridge | Wapping International: Dubai | Hong Kong | India | Malaysia | Singapore

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

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Imperial Wharf

ÂŁ1,600 pw Furnished

3 Bedrooms | Reception | 3 Bathrooms | Apartment Private Balcony | 24hr Concierge | EPC - B | Sole Agent Fulham 020 3503 0015 iw@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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London’s Letting Agency

To arrange a viewing or for more information call

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

020 7319 9783

Chelsea

£475 pw Furnished

Kensington

£550 pw Furnished

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment Gated Development | Near Amenities | EPC - C | Sole Agents Knightsbridge 020 3302 7174 knight@brlets.co.uk

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment Communal Garden | Near Tube | EPC - D | Sole Agents Kensington 020 3302 5674 kens@brlets.co.uk

Hammersmith

Hyde Park

£875 pw Furnished

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Balcony | 24hr Concierge | Gym | EPC - B | Sole Agents Hammersmith 020 8528 4110 fr@brlets.co.uk

£1,100 pw Unfurnished

2 Bedrooms | Receptions | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Terrace | Porter | Lift | Communal Garden | EPC - C Hyde Park 020 3417 3703 hyde@brlets.co.uk

Dubai | Hong Kong | India | Malaysia | Singapore

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Hammersmith

ÂŁ775 pw Furnished

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Patio | 24hr Concierge | Gym | EPC - B | Sole Agent Hammersmith 020 8528 4110 fr@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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To arrange a viewing or for more information call

020 7319 9783

Chelsea

£525 pw Furnished

London’s Letting Agency

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

Kensington Borders

£550 pw Furnished

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment Close to Amenities & Tube | EPC - F | Joint Sole Agents Knightsbridge 020 3302 7174 knight@brlets.co.uk

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Balcony | Communal Garden | EPC - C | Sole Agents Kensington 020 3302 5674 kens@brlets.co.uk

Imperial Wharf

Notting Hill Borders

£1,650 pw Furnished

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

£2,500 pw Furn/Unfurnished

5 Bedrooms | Double Reception | 2 Bathrooms | House Private Garden | Amenities Nearby | Close To Tube | EPC - E Hyde Park 020 3417 3703 hyde@brlets.co.uk

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

375 Kensington High Street, W14

n 5 Minute walk to Tube & Underground stations

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

2 Beds (avg 950 sq ft) from £950 per week

Deluxe residents leisure suite

Call us now on 020

3302 5674, email kens@brlets.co.uk or visit www.brlets.co.uk 5 Thackeray Street, Kensington, London W8 5ET London offices: Canary Wharf | City | Colindale | Ealing | Fulham | Greenwich | Hammersmith Hampstead | Highgate | Hyde Park | Kensington | Knightsbridge | Wapping International: Dubai | Hong Kong | India | Malaysia | Singapore

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

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PROPERTY / NEW TO THE MARKET

Luxurious

LETTINGS LONDON’S BEST LETS

QUEEN’S GATE PLACE SW7

£1,750 Pe r We e k

n exceptional apartment set on the first floor of a stucco fronted building in a quiet location in South Kensington. The apartment is immaculately presented throughout and comprises a grand reception room with high ceilings and parquet flooring, with access to a large balcony, as well as two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The property is close to both Gloucester Road and South Kensington tube stations, while Hyde Park is just a short walk away. u  KFH, South Kensington 020 3040 6380; kfh.co.uk

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RADIPOLE ROAD SW6

£1,600

bedrooms – master bedroom with ensuite – and two family bathrooms. On the top floor the sixth bedroom benefits from balcony access. u  Chestertons, Fulham 020 7384 9899; chestertons.com

Pe r We e k

stunning end-ofterrace family house in Parsons Green finished to the highest of standards and well proportioned throughout. The ground floor’s double aspect reception room and superb eat-in kitchen (with integrated appliances) look out onto a decked garden with a separate utility area and WC. The property comprises five

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ABINGDON ROAD

Offering an open plan kitchen with dining area and reception room, further main and spacious reception rooms cover the first floor, along with a study room and a private terrace. The second floor comprises master and double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, and a separate

W8

£2,100 Pe r We e k

fantastic, and beautifully presented three bedroom terraced house in the heart of Kensington High Street.

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family bathroom and double bedroom. This recently refurbished, neutrally decorated property is fitted with a media system throughout and is minutes from Kensington High Street. u  Rickman Properties 020 7937 9777; rickmanproperties.com

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We sell them all Call 020 3151 6283 for details or to arrange a market appraisal of your property, without obligation.

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Autumn activity

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ctivity is now picking up in the autumn market with 10% more properties being available for sale than this time last year. This is good news for those thinking of moving, giving greater choice while supplies last. Those who wish to move before Christmas need to get their skates on! According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, mortgage lending hit a seven year high in July, showing there is plenty of activity in the property market, especially as this doesn’t take into consideration cash purchasers. Whilst there has been recent turbulence in the global stock market, from what I read the underlying British economy is strong and continuing to recover. Inflation remains lower than the Bank of England’s target, though it is predicted to rise, although now

Andy Buchanan Director Chelsea

Robert Green Director Chelsea

unlikely until later next year. The cost of living, according to the official Consumer Prices Index, has not risen in the past six months. This, coupled with crude oil being the cheapest it has been for six years, keeping petrol prices low, means that we should be feeling wealthier, with more disposable income, perhaps reflected by the boom in car sales. Continuing low interest rates should help the British economy grow and continue to stabilise. These are all very positive signs for the property market going forward. Sentiment is very important in our market, and in recent weeks activity levels have started to reflect the shift back to confidence in prime London property. Demand, which has been muted for various reasons since last year, is certainly coming back as buyers look to ensure their home suits their current and future needs.

Rollo Miles Head of Sales South Kensington

Richard Going Head of Flats South Kensington

This initially manifested itself as properties, which had been struggling to find buyers previously, started to sell. Interestingly, these sales are often to buyers who inspected previously, and are now more motivated to actually buy. We have noted that two recent sealed bids we conducted in Chelsea set record prices, driven in the main by developers who are more optimistic about future prices. As stock levels are now improving, buyers have more choice, and this will help release further stock which has been blocked due to lack of suitable property for the onwards purchase. This virtuous circle is welcome as liquidity has been the issue for most in recent months. If you are planning to sell, now is the time to talk to us. Robert Green Director, Chelsea rgreen@johndwood.co.uk

Marina Collett Associate Director Notting Hill

Matthew Harrop Director Kensington

William Tellwright Associate Director Kensington

johndwood.co.uk

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RBK&C Highlights SOLD

SOLD

Sold in Anderson Street, SW3

Sold in Gloucester Walk, W8

Well presented 3 bedroom maisonette. Sold at the guide price £3,950,000 setting a new record for the street.

A well proportioned, 5 bedroom, stucco-fronted family house which sold for over the guide price £4,550,000

Selling? Please contact Andy Buchanan on 020 7887 2311

Selling? Please contact William Tellwright on 020 3151 6269

SOLD

SOLD

Sold in Lansdowne Road, W11 Attractive unmodernised garden maisonette, went to sealed bids, sold to an investor. Guide Price £2,950,000 Selling? Please contact Marina Collett on 020 3151 6283

SOLD

Sold in Stanhope Gardens, SW7

Sold in Radnor Walk, SW3

A beautifully refurbished 2 bedroom apartment in prime London with over 25 viewings and 3 offers.

A charming house, sold after multiple bids. Guide Price £3,895,000

Selling? Please contact Rollo Miles on 020 3151 6327

Selling? Please contact Robert Green on 020 7887 2311

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RBK&C Highlights SOLD

SOLD

Sold in St Michaels Gardens, W10 Sold at the guide price; buy-to-let investor. Guide Price £550,000 Selling? Please contact Marina Collett on 020 3151 6283

SOLD

Sold in Chepstow Place, W2

Sold in Queensdale Road, W11 A family house with a large garden, which sold to English buyers who are planning to develop an additional floor. Guide Price £3,250,000

Sold as a home to English buyers. Guide Price £1,350,000

Selling? Please contact Marina Collett on 020 3151 6283

Selling? Please contact Marina Collett on 020 3151 6283

SOLD

SOLD

Sold in Lexham Gardens, W8

Sold in Astell House, SW3

An attractive penthouse maisonette. Exchanged and completed in 10 days.

A lateral 3/4 bedroom unmodernised flat. Guide Price £3,350,000

Selling? Please contact Matthew Harrop on 020 3151 6269

Selling? Please contact Edward Moon on 020 7887 2311

SOLD

SOLD

Sold in Bolton Gardens, SW5

Sold in Kelso Place, W8

An exceptional 3 bedroom apartment in prime central London with 117 viewings and 9 offers, we achieved a fantastic price for our client.

A delightful 5 bedroom Victorian family house which sold for the guide price £3,350,000.

Selling? Please contact Rollo Miles on 020 3151 6327

Selling? Please contact William Tellwright on 020 3151 6269

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An architecturally exquisite and interior designed five bedroom house situated at an exclusive address in Parsons Greens. This impressive Edwardian House has undergone an extensive refurbishment programme that incorporates the renowned Crestron Home Automation System.

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Barkston Gardens, Earl’s Court, SW5 Guide price £5,250,000 South Kensington 020 3040 6370 southkensington.sales@kfh.co.uk

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A magnificent and seldom available lateral flat of impressive proportions and understated character, with extensive living accommodation extending to 2,911 sq ft. Set on the second floor (with lift) within a period red brick mansion block, this wonderful home features a balcony and access to Barkston communal gardens, as well as the added benefit of a porter. Located moments from Earl’s Court tube station.

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Four bedrooms Three reception rooms Three bathrooms High ceilings Access to communal garden Balcony Shared freehold EPC rating E

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Wrentham Avenue, Queens Park, NW10 £1,899,950 Holland Park 020 3542 2111 hollandpark.sales@kfh.co.uk

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A beautiful four bedroom Edwardian house with exciting potential to extend (subject to planning permission) featuring a pretty bay windowed reception room, stunning 27ft kitchen and a south facing garden. Wrentham Avenue is an extremely desirable road in Queen’s Park, ideally situated for the shops, bars and cafés on Chamberlayne Road and Salusbury Road and near rail links from Kensal Rise and Queen’s Park stations.

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Four double bedrooms Reception room 27ft kitchen/family room Huge cellar Extension potential (subject to planning) Garden laid to lawn Close to stations Freehold EPC rating E

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Dawes Road, Fulham, SW6 £765,000 Fulham 020 7731 0051 fulham.sales@kfh.co.uk

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A beautifully presented and extended two double bedroom ground floor flat with a private patio garden. The property is located within close proximity to Fulham Broadway underground station and ideally situated for the shopping, leisure and transport amenities of Fulham.

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Two double bedrooms Flexible accommodation Beautifully presented Private patio garden 740 sq ft Close to Fulham Broadway No forward chain Shared freehold EPC rating C

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Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, SW6 £825,000 Fulham 020 7731 0051 fulham.sales@kfh.co.uk

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A stunning three bedroom, two bathroom Victorian conversion flat set over the first and second floors. Ideally situated for the local bars, restaurants and shopping facilities of Wandsworth Bridge Road including the recreational facilities of South Park.

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Two bathrooms Modern kitchen Split level Balcony to front 881 sq ft of accommodation Close to South Park Chain free Shared freehold EPC rating C

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Queens Gardens, Bayswater, W2 £3,750,000 Bayswater 020 7724 1222 bayswater.sales@kfh.co.uk

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Occupying the top floors of this handsome period property, close to Kensington Gardens, this penthouse boasts direct lift access, integrated sound and air conditioning.

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Penthouse apartment Direct lift access 35ft reception room Gallery dining room Three bedrooms (one en suite) Twin roof terraces Access to garden square Excellent transport links Shared freehold

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Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, SW6 £375pw Fulham 020 7736 6737 fulham.lettings@kfh.co.uk

Beautifully presented and spacious one bedroom property located on Wandsworth Bridge Road with all its amenities.

• One bedroom • Beautifully presented throughout • Large open plan kitchen/living

The accommodation comprises large open plan kitchen/living room with high ceilings leading to a large private roof terrace, double bedroom with ample storage and bathroom.

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Westbourne Grove Terrace, Bayswater, W2 £595pw Bayswater 020 7563 5090 bayswater.lettings@kfh.co.uk

Spacious two double bedroom second floor flat, offering original parquet flooring, separate kitchen and private balcony. Located only a moments walk to Hyde Park and Queensway station.

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Two double bedrooms Separate kitchen Private balcony Parquet flooring Close to Queensway and Lancaster Gate stations Moments to Hyde Park Furnished

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Portobello Road, Holland Park, W11 £595pw Holland Park 020 3542 2120 hollandpark.lettings@kfh.co.uk

A bright and newly refurbished first floor contemporary flat situated in a fantastic location in the heart of Portobello Road. With wooden floors throughout, the property comprises an open plan kitchen/reception room with a balcony, double bedroom, modern bathroom and a large terrace. The flat is a short walk to Notting Hill Gate tube station and the amenities of Westbourne Grove.

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Newly refurbished One bedroom Wooden floors throughout Large terrace Great storage Furnished or unfurnished

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Established 1897

HYDE PARK GATE, Kensington SW7 A beautiful two double bedroom apartment situated on the fourth floor of this mansion block on Hyde Park Gate. The property comprises two reception rooms, a separate kitchen, a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a second double bedroom with an ensuite shower room. There are balconies off the kitchen and second bedroom, wooden floors throughout the property and generous amounts of storage space. The property also benefits from a 24-hour concierge service and a lift. Situated opposite Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens this property is perfectly located for the shops and restaurants of High Street Kensington, Gloucester Road and Knightsbridge. EPC rating D. Price: £1,350 per week plus property fees* (£180 Admin & £162 Checkout) References: £42 per person *http://www.harrodsestates.com/tenants 020 3650 4604 sam.wright@harrodsestates.com

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Established 1897

CADOGAN GARDENS, Chelsea SW3 An immaculate, newly refurbished four bedroom apartment on the third and fourth floors of this period building which is quietly located within reach of Sloane Square and the Kings Road. The accommodation of approximately 2,269 sq. ft. comprises a reception room, kitchen / dining room, a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a second double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and access to a terrace, third double bedroom, fourth double bedroom / study, a shower room and roof terrace. Available immediately for long term rentals on a furnished basis. Price: £5,000 per week plus property fees* (£180 Admin & £210 Checkout) References: £42 per person *http://www.harrodsestates.com/tenants 020 7225 5881 tobias.king@harrodsestates.com

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Established 1897

COURTFIELD GARDENS, London SW5 An immaculately presented two bedroom apartment on the quiet north side of Courtfield Gardens. Situated on the raised ground floor of a handsome stucco-fronted mansion block with resident porter, the apartment provides excellent volume and a highly considered finish with south-facing views over well-maintained communal gardens. Gloucester Road and Earls Court provide convenient transport links and local amenities are also within easy reach. EPC rating C. Share of Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ2,950,000 020 7225 5911 mark.greenway@harrodsestates.com

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Established 1897

LEXHAM GARDENS, Kensington W8 A superb five bedroom period townhouse (approximately 4,658 sq. ft./ 432.73 sq. m.) which has been meticulously refurbished and interior designed to create a superb family residence. Benefitting from extensive entertaining space and fantastic volume, the property has a large fitted Smallbone kitchen/ breakfast room, a beautiful, formal dining room and grand entrance hall. The first floor comprises a stunning south-facing, 23” reception room with direct views over the square, complete with ornate cornicing and a large open-fireplace. The first floor is shared with an equally impressive drawing room. The master bedroom suite on the second floor includes a lavish, marble bathroom and dressing room and direct access out onto a spacious roof terrace. On the upper floors there are five further bedrooms, separate study and two large bathrooms. Lexham Gardens is ideally located to benefit from all of the local amenities and transport facilities of High Street Kensington, Gloucester Road and Hyde Park. EPC rating E. Freehold Guide price: £8,500,000 020 3650 4602 nicholas.shaw@harrodsestates.com

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