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A simply stunning detached period home with five bedrooms, which has undergone extensive refurbishment and extensions by the current owners making this a lovely family home. Webster Gardens is located in a very pleasant and attractive residential area - south of Ealing Broadway - with popular local shops and cafes on the doorstep. EPC: E

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Vaughan Avenue, W6 This semi detached family home has a 66' south facing garden. On the ground floor is a 14'11 wide double reception/dining room, guest w/c, kitchen with conservatory breakfast area and second reception room which overlooks the garden. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and the master with ensuite. EPC: E

Asking Price £1,750,000 • Double Reception Room • Conservatory • 66 Foot Rear Garden • Four Bedrooms • Two Shower Rooms • Ample Storage

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Kew House School takes an exciting stance on 21st century education. With state-of-the-art facilities, a wide-ranging curriculum and an empowering approach to student learning, Kew House is a place where you would want to be – a place of learning and discovery.

19 January 2016 at 7pm Kew House School is now accepting applications for admissions into lower sixth form for September 2016. Students wishing to be considered for a place are invited to attend our information evening on the above date. Please contact the school to register your attendance.

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12 WHAT’S ON Diary dates for December 16 KEIRA’S EVEREST  The English rose talks motherhood and playing Rob Hall’s wife Jan Arnold

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Vintage film posters go under the hammer

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24 FASHION CONFIDENTIAL This month’s hottest trends and products

29 ADDED DIMENSION

Winter accessories to make your outfit whole

33 MY STYLE

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Beauty sets and coffrets for Christmas

46 BEAUTY CONFIDENTIAL Best beauty buys of the month

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owever you like to spend Christmas Ω be it lying on a beach avoiding tradition, or curled up in a drunken, satiated stupor, watching The Royle Family Christmas Special, with a plate of cheese and biscuits perched on your swollen tummy – one thing is certain, it is a time to relax and be with your loved ones. While the months that follow December are a bit of an anticlimax, the festive month is without a doubt the Absolutely team’s favourite time of year. To get you feeling as merry as us, this month’s issue is all about the big day: from an array of gift guides (a particular favourite is Jessica Klingelfuss’ interior gift guide on page 83) to a spread of inspiring seasonal recipes taken from the Scandi Kitchen cookbook on page 62. Or for those of you looking for a

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little escapism, flick to page 68, where Apphia Michael has uncovered the best hideaways for proper relaxation in Singapore and Bali. And on page 16, Absolutely speaks with Teddingtonborn actress Keira Knightley, following the release of her newest film Everest and preceding her Broadway debut. Page 12 is crammed full of diary dates for December, so take note, and on page 15 we give you the lowdown on the area’s most Christmassy event, the Ideal Homes Show. Read, enjoy and see you in 2016! ◆

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Getting some winter sun this month? We are and we’ll be protecting our eyes in style with these incredible blue mirror lens glasses from de lalle. £230; de-lalle.com

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For a glitzy but sophisticated look this Christmas, wear Temperley. Inspired by the opulence of 1920s Paul Poriet, bold floral prints and geometric designs have been printed in a brilliant mix of topaz blue, orange and gold metallics. temperleylondon.com

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Whimsical and cute, these Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland coasters are designed by Avenida Home using the playing card iconograph. A perfect stocking filler. scp.co.uk

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This season our favourite amaretto is wearing a jacket by Roberto Cavalli. Designed with the same safari inspiration behind his SS16 collection – this our festive tipple of choice. £15; harveynichols.com

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AMBER FLAME

With soothing notes of vanilla and dark amber, this spicy ginger candle by fragrance house Byredo makes for a lovely Christmas gift. £60; net-a-porter.com

EYE ON YOU

For many years, different cultures have worn the evil eye amulet to ward off bad luck and demonic spirits. These updated pieces by Marianna Goulandris are a minimalistic, modern way to wear the charm (if you’re into that kind of thing). mariannag.com

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Christmas is all about the Little Black Dress, but sometimes you want to make a statement. This chunky chain necklace, with adorning glass crystals and statement Amour pendant, will certainly do the trick. £735; farfetch.com

BOW DOWN

Bows aren’t just for decoration, invest in these midnight blue metallic sandals by Delpozo. They’re at the top of our Christmas wish list. £1,164; farfetch.com

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Here at Absolutely, no coffee break would be complete without a custard cream. And we don’t mean the biscuit, we mean this 22-carat gold leaf print china mug from Together Design. perfectlyputtogether.co.uk

Minimalis and chic, this timepiece from Anglo-Swedish watchmakers, Larson & Jennings, is crafted from gold-plated light stainless steel. Stunning. larssonandjennings.com

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OLYMPIA LONDON HORSE SHOW

1 5 - 2 1 D e ce m b e r O ly m p i a Ex hi b i ti o n Ha ll s osting an impressive line up of riders – H including Olympic gold medalists Scott Brash, Michael Whitaker and Charlotte Dujardin – this horse show is any equestrian fan’s dream come true. u Hammersmith Road, W14; olympiahorseshow.com

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6 D e ce m b e r Ha m m e rs m i th To wn Ha ll ith over 100 vintage dealers under W one roof, this fair promises to be a unique and spendthrift event. Visited by many who work in the fashion industry, you can expect an eclectic array of handbags, jewellery, hats and shoes among many other beautiful antique pieces. u King Street, W6; pa-antiques.co.uk

Nutcracker From 16 D ecember L ondon Coliseum

A classic, The Nutcracker will return to the London Coliseum for the festive season. Written by Russian composer Tchaikovsky, this ballet tells the magical tale of a young girl called Clara and her new, beloved Nutcracker toy. Set on Christmas Eve, the production is a triumphant concoction of both musical distinction and storytelling ingenuity. A must-see this Christmas. Bow Street, WC2E; roh.org.uk

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Fro m 8 D e ce m b e r B u s h T he a tre etween 1945-1968, 3,000 British B children were told they were orphans and sent to Australia with the promise of a better life. Instead, they were abused and neglected. This play tells the tale of Gerry, a man once told he was orphaned, who sets out on a journey to meet his mum. u 11 Pembridge Road, W11; bushtheatre.co.uk

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T h ro u gh o u t D e ce m b e r Na ti o na l Po r tra i t G a ll e r y elebrating the very best in contemporary C portraiture, this competition is known for celebrating a diverse range of artworks. Each nominee captures moods and emotions in their subjects, but we love this moving piece, Amira and her Children, by Ivor Picket. u St Martin's Place, WC2H; npg.org.uk

The Lorax F ro m 3 D e c e m b e r T h e Old Vic

SKATE AT SOMERSET HOUSE

This colourful Christmas show is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s classic children’s book, The Lorax, and tells the story of a Ted, a charming creature, whose aim is to protect the world from a greedy businessman. Brought to the stage by the brilliant Max Webster, this show merges theatre, music, and comedy for a festive spectacle like no other.

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Throughout D ecemb er S ome rset House et your skates on this winter and glide around G the courtyard of Somerset House as it is transformed into an iced arcadia. After dark, the rink will host some of London’s most exclusive music events and, what’s more, you can aprés-skate your way through the festive season fuelled by cocktails and hot chocolate available at the Fortum’s Lodge. u Strand, WC2R; somersethouse.org.uk

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RAYMOND BRIGGS’ FATHER CHRISTMAS Un ti l 24 th D ecem b er Lyr i c Ham m e rs m i th o Christmas would be complete without Raymond Briggs’ brilliant Father Christmas, and what better way to experience it than on stage. Staying true to the original story, we watch as an exhausted Father Christmas awakens from a dream in which it is the summertime, only to realise that it is in fact Christmas Eve, the busiest day of his year. With plenty of silly

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humour to keep the kids (and the kid in you) entertained, this magical family show comes to life with wooden animal puppets, chisled by the talented puppeteer Max Humphries, and a hand-painted set. Most spectacular of all is the sleigh that gets pulled by wooden reindeers through dry ice. ◆  Lyric Square, W6; lyric.co.uk

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where his team of chefs will be serving a special festive menu designed by the master chef himself. The best part about this show however, has to be the fact that you can tick everything off your Christmas to-do list in one fell swoop. With entire sections of the fair dedicated to specific things such as technology and gadgets, or fashion and beauty, you can leave with all of your stocking fillers and more. There are also masterclasses in wreath-making, giftwrapping and table-setting. To keep you entertained, there is a gospel and children’s choir, and a festive band who will provide the soundtrack to your festive day out. Of course, with festive merriment comes a tipple or two, so perfect your party cocktails and finish the day with a glass of fizz at the show’s Champagne Bar. With absolutely everything you need to prepare your home for the holidays, the Ideal Home Show Christmas puts the fun back into the festive season. A must attend for all those who need to give Father Christmas a helping hand. ◆

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hat marks the start of Christmas for you? For some it’s the switching on of lights, for others it’s the first viewing of the Coca-Cola advert. Either work. But this year, why not begin the festive season with carols and fizz at the Ideal Home Show Christmas? Transforming Olympia London into a winter wonderland, this offers up everything you need to turn your home into a Christmas grotto.

This year’s installment will bring more than 600 exhibitors together to showcase everything from furniture and decorations to festive food and drink. With a packed schedule, including celebrity appearances and live entertainment, you can also learn how to cook turkey properly thanks to celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo, while Saturday Kitchen’s drinks expert, Olly Smith, will be talking you through perfect wine pairings. Other highlights include refuelling at Gregg Wallace’s Christmas restaurant

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25-29 November, Olympia London Hammersmith Road, W14; idealhomeshowchristmas.co.uk

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way from the spotlight, 2015 has been a very big year for Teddingtonborn actress Keira Knightley. She recently became a mother to daughter Edie, an experience she has since described as being “f***ing extraordinary”, her film career has gone from strength to strength, and off the back of her Oscar-nominated performance in last year’s The Imitation Game, she is set to make her Broadway debut in a revival of Thérèse Raquin. She is understandably delighted with recent events, but humbly so, in that coy manner for which she is known. The girl who once played Sabé, the decoy queen to Natalie Portman’s Padmé Almidala, in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, has grown up.

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BECOMING a mother TO EDIE WAS f***ing EXTRAORDINARY It is over a decade since Bend it like Beckham was released, and Knightley is finally being recognised for her excellent acting ability. From her role as Elizabeth Swann in The Pirates of the Caribbean series, which made her name global, to other flicks such as Love Actually in 2003, Pride and Prejudice in 2005, Atonement in 2007 and The Duchess in 2008. Her most recent release is biographical disaster drama Everest, in which she plays a small but key role

as the pregnant wife of one of the guides who died on the tragic expedition. Based on the true story of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster – in which eight people lost their lives after the mountain was engulfed by an unremitting blizzard – the film makes for a nail-biting drama and a heart-breaking finale. In the film, Knightley is Jan Hall, the wife of Rob Hall, a dedicated mountaineer who lost his life when he refused to abandon a fellow climber on the descent. Having met eachother on an Everest climb in 1990, Jan Hall was an equally experienced climber to her husband. Tragically, two months prior to losing Rob, Jan gave birth to their daughter Sarah. One particularly poignant scene shows a distressed Knightley talking over satellite phone to her onscreen husband as he struggles to battle the mountain’s blizzard.

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ARTS & CULTURE / PROFILE “I read several books about the climb and its impact on the survivors and it’s one of those terribly tragic stories which also says a great deal about the human spirit,” explains Knightley, while we discussed how she prepared for the role. She also spent time with the real Jan Hall to ensure she told their story as acurately as possible: “Jan has climbed Everest seven times since and she’s such a wonderfully open and strong woman.” Though most of the action in Everest takes place during the climb, the contrast between the men on the mountain and the quiet anxiety of Knightley’s portrayal of Jan Hall is what brings the reality of such a tragedy home. “Rob and Jan lived a very intense relationship and their love story is so beautiful and inspiring,” she says. “Those conversations they had are some of the most fundamental and dramatic scenes in the movie and it was such an important experience for me to be able to do them.” While the story of Everest, and the role Knightley played, is truly sad, in real life she couldn’t be in a happier place. She married Klaxons musician James Righton in 2013, and claims it has settled her and given her unrivaled confidence in who she is and what she wants from life. A change from the deep anxiety she suffered from during her rise to fame in her twenties. “It was overwhelming,” she says. “It was hard for me to understand and make sense of everything that was going on. I lived for some years in between London, where I still live, and Los Angeles. During that time my life changed completely. It became a

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JAN [HALL] has CLIMBED Everest seven times SINCE her husband DIED nightmare to even take a walk. People were screaming my name and I was constantly followed my photographers everywhere I went.Now I know how to handle those situations and I feel much more at ease with myself. It’s one of the positive sides of growing older and maturing in life.” Currently living in New York with her husband and daughter while she is rehearsing for her first Broadway show, Thérèse Raquin, she remains adamant that London is her home. She was in fact born in Teddington, in the borough of Richmond upon Thames, to an actorturned-playwright mother and an actor The Imitation Game, 2014

father. The legacy and close connection to the theatre set her on this path from the tender age of six, when she first signed with an agent. After a small role in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, it was her part in the 2002 film Bend it Like Beckham that really grabbed the film industry and the public’s attention. Very soon she was lauded as the new ‘It Girl’ of Hollywood, and conseqentually film offers began pouring in Ω from Jane Austen’s heroine Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, a performance which earned her first Academy Award nomination; to machine-gun-toting bounty hunter Domino Harvey in Domino. Despite her burgeoning acting career, Knightley has a reputation for shying away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. When she was dating Pride and Prejudice co-star Rupert Friend from 2005 to 2010, the pair were often photographed around London shielding themselves from the flash of the paparazzi camera. Rarely seen on set without a book in her hands, Knightley is an avid reader and has a slew of authors who she follows “with a passion.” She also starts every day by reading a newspaper to make sure she is up to date on current affairs. Knightley has also become a fashion icon. She’s graced the cover of many magazines and is the face of Chanel’s fragrance, Mademoiselle. One of the most recent adverts sees Knightley zoom around Paris on a motorcycle in a Chanel beige jumpsuit. She has jumped from the rigs of pirate ships and hunted dangerous criminals, but Keira Knightley is as human as the best of us. As she prepares to grace Broadway in her inaugural performance she is filled with nerves. “I wanted to experience going on stage, performing live and being part of that world in every sense,” she says. “I was very attracted to the idea of being a part of this play, that is based on the novel by Emile Zola, which is a magnificent work. Also, my father has always been a great lover of theatre and still goes to see as many plays in London as he can. He enjoys watching actors like Benedict Cumberbatch, who takes time away from making movies so he can perform on stage. But I have to admit that I have some fear of taking on this role, particularly as we get closer to the opening. I’m preparing very hard for it!” ◆ Thérèse Raquin, showing for the whole of November and December Studio 54, New York; broadway.com

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he thing about film posters is that they are a dying breed. Cinema billboards are all set to switch to digital, which will put a stop to the printing of promotional posters, a tradition dating back to 1895. Though as far as poster expert Bruce Marchant is concerned, anything produced since the 1980s is of limited interest anyway, dominated by photography rather than illustration. Marchant has been collecting film posters for around 30 years and although supply is diminishing, their popularity is increasing as they remain affordable and fascinating collectors’ pieces, relics of the 20th century. So what makes a poster collectable? There are many factors affecting value, including ones with unusual dimensions (US versus British specs), anything that was withdrawn and later changed and European posters, which were routinely signed by the artist, unlike British and American posters. But for most buyers, the appeal is either nostalgia or pure design. ‘People ask for their favourite film, or something with a personal association,’ says Marchant. The most coveted posters are fairly predictable: ‘anything with Audrey Hepburn is probably the most popular, after horror and sci-fi of course.’ says Marchant. The holy grails are the original Frankenstein and Dracula posters – ‘there are less than five of them left in private collections in the world and I know where they are’ – while Bond is always a big seller, as is Film Noir and Hammer Horror.

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OSSESSIONE, ITALY 1943 GOLDFINGER, 1964

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Film posters were produced by the studios and their in-house designers; their impact used to be huge. In the first half of the 20th century, posters were the only advertising for a film. An illustration would provide the audience with its only advance information in days before trailers were freely available on your phone. Interestingly, posters used to be leased to cinemas by poster exchanges and cinemas would return them, so the exchanges became sometimes vast archives, where non-current posters would sit unused until a cinema requested them. Decommissioned exchanges are a huge source of posters for dealers like Marchant, though they are all for the most part gone now. Marchant estimates that he’s sold over 15,000 posters in the past 25 years, of which only around one per cent have ever come back into his hands, because these are things that people tend to keep. ‘For a few hundred pounds you can have a real piece of history on your wall,’ he says, and at this pre-Christmas auction, lots will start at just £100, rising to £2,000 for rarer pieces. Film lovers take note. ◆ l Bruce Marchant – 90 Years of Film Posters and Memorabilia (1918-2008) is an online auction at 25 Blythe Road, W14. It will be viewable online from 20 November at 25blytheroad.com. The public exhibition runs from 6 to 9 December; bidding opens on 4 December and closes at midday on 9 December.

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BURBERRY’S BILLY ELLIOT An all-star, all-British cast; an homage to this BAFTA-winning film: just in time for the holidays, Burberry has released its festive campaign, shot by Mario Testino. With boho-luxe looks and a bouncing Romeo Beckham, we've just discovered the secret to a very merry Christmas. uk.burberry.com

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ay brought us the muchInstragrammed Jimmy Choo x Rafael Mantess ‘Choo Hound’; August witnessed Sophia Webster and Barbie team up; September saw Harrods and Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Givenchy unite for Harrods’ Catch Me If You Can sneaker showcase; October brought us label.m and Giles, J.W.Anderson and Diet Coke, and Roberto Cavalli and Disaronno; and November welcomed irrefutably 2015’s biggest fashion collaboration, H&M x Balmain. This year has witnessed huge brand unions, but there’s plenty more where that came from. Before Christmas additional killer combinations will be unveiled – the most noted, of course, being Burberry’s Claridge’s Christmas tree. Featuring metallic gold and silver fabriccovered umbrellas, the tree-shaped sculpture by Chief Creative & Executive Officer Christopher Bailey will take up residence in the iconic hotel’s foyer. Fittingly Nicholas Kirkwood’s Christmas mini-range of Lurex-covered styles (above) will make for perfect gifts under the tree, as will Lacoste’s line of Charles Schulz’ Peanuts pieces. Now with just-announced shoe label Charlotte Olympia and MAC Cosmetics’ March 2016 release, next year is already looking very promising for limited editions... ◆

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10 Years, 10 Dresses Roksanda at Harvey Nichols

Colour Block Queen Roksanda has launched 10 of her most iconic dresses from the last 10 years in design, exclusively to Harvey Nichols. The collection brings back the most popular styles available in new fabrications and colourways – just in time for Christmas. Anerley Dress; £1,950, harveynichols

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FASHION / NOTES

8 of the best

NEW VINTAGE WilliamVintage for Liberty London

PARTY SHOES

Liberty London and William Banks-Blaney, founder of WilliamVintage, have collaborated to create an exclusive capsule collection inspired by 1960s haute couture. The readyto-wear range features both day and cocktail pieces, and are all made in England. From £350-£945, liberty.co.uk

Dazzle on the dance floor in these hot heels

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SWING TIME Oscar de la Renta

After being spotted on the catwalks at Lanvin and Oscar de la Renta, and with the current mood for all things 1980s dominating the fashion scene, tassel earrings have made a major comeback. This elegant pair will add drama to a simple evening look. Beaded Tassel Clip-On Earrings; £294, mytheresa.com

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MAKE A STATEMENT Edie Parker

Stand out this party season with a statement clutch from New York handbag label Edie Parker. The distinctive acrylic bags are handcrafted in the US, with bespoke bags available to order on the Edie Parker website; customise yours with your name or favourite phrase. ‘Peace’ Clutch; £1,240, farfetch.com & edie-parker.com

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SAVE THE CHILDREN M AT C H E S FA S H I O N .C O M

This Christmas, Save The Children has joined forces with this luxury etailer and five of the UK’s leading designers – Bella Freud, Giles Deacon, Charlotte Olympia, Henry Holland and Christopher Kane – to create five unique cashmere sweaters for charity. 100% of the profits will be donated to help the world’s most vulnerable children. Cashmere Sweater; Each £365, matchesfashion.com

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01. JIMMY CHOO ‘Lilyth 120’ Sandals, £595, jimmychoo.com; 02. SOPHIA WEBSTER ‘Amanda’ Platform Sandals, £420, net-a-porter.com; 03. DELPOZO Leather Sandals, £1,165, farfetch.com; 04. AQUAZURRA X POPPY DELEVINGNE Leather Sandals, £640, aquazzura.com; 05. CASADEI Velvet Sandals, £585, casadei.com; 06. NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD Glitter ‘Carnaby’ Sandals, £795, nicholaskirkwood.com; 07. BIONDA CASTANA ‘Lana’ Heels, £430, biondacastana.com; 08. SALVATORE FERRAGAMO ‘Lenny’ Sandals, £1,150, farfetch.com

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FASHION / TRENDS LOEWE Leather Clutch; £425, brownsfashion.com

SAINT LAURENT ‘Janis 105’ Leather Ankle Boots; £720, farfetch.com

ISA ARFAN AW15

ANNINA VOGEL Diamond & Sapphire Crescent Moon necklace; £5,500, liberty.co.uk

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN ‘Pigalle Follies’ Glitter Court Shoes; £445, matchesfashion.com

MARCO DE VINCENZO Pleated Lurex Skirt; £652, farfetch.com DOLCE & GABBANA + FRENDS Embellished Leather headphones, £4,600 net-a-porter.com

J.W.ANDERSON Gold Bauble Earrings; £290, avenue32.com

LEIVANKASH ‘Mata’ 22 kt Yellow Gold Plated & Grey Faux Pearl Ear Cuff; £230, leivankash.com

SHINE ON VALENTINO ‘Rockstud’ Leather Heels; £640, farfetch.com

These metallic show-stoppers are party season essentials

GALVAN Silk Crepe de Chine Dress; £995, avenue32.com

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PROENZA SCHOULER ‘PS11’ Leather Mini Shoulder Bag; £1,330, matchesfashion.com

BEE GODDESS 14 kt Rose Gold & Black Diamond ‘Ishtar’ Star Ring; £470, harrods.com

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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Mini Bucket Leather Bag; £850, mytheresa.com

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FASHION / ROUND UP

Eugenia Kim ‘Georgina’ Gold Splatter Fedora, £275; liberty.co.uk

Head

Why be dull when you can dazzle? Instead of the staid solid black or plain grey styles, atop your tête this winter with one of these far more interesting hat designs. Try a bright hue à la Johnstons of Elgin if you’re feeling bold. Or, go for slightly more subtle embellished looks such as these from Charlotte Simone and Markus Lupfer.

FUZZY

Charlotte Simone ‘Sass’ Cap, £95; charlottesimone.com

FUR

Fendi Trapper Hat, £1,200; matchesfashion.com

EMBELLISHED

Markus Lupfer Jewel Beanie, £150; markuslupfer.com

BOBBL AW15

CABLE KNIT

Johnstons of Elgin Luxe Cable Hat, £75; johnstonscashmere.com

ADDED DIMENSION Use texture to put the wow factor back into your winter accessorising

FAUX FUR

Shrimps ‘Martha’ Scarf, £185; shrimps.co.uk

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EMBROIDERED

Temperley London ‘Flutura’ Dinner Scarf, £395; temperleylondon.com

SHEARLING

Marni Belted Bib, £1,490; netaporter.com

SILK

Silken Favours ‘Nature’s Candy’ Scarf, £150; silkenfavours.com

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Neck

Consider 2015 as the year you finally eschew bobbly knitted snoods and threadbare check scarves. Yes, this is the year you officially do away with passé pashminas, because there are simply too many fantastic choices available. For AW15 designers are experimenting with textiles, shapes and techniques, and you should too. Case in point? Silken Favours (right).

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Hands

MARKUS LUPFER AW15

Possibly the most frustrating accessory, gloves can be more trouble than they’re worth, with non-descript woven versions often suffering a fate that ends in joining the Lost Property box. Well, not any more. Forgetting your mitt-warmers is a distant memory thanks quirkier designs coming into the fashion fold, namely these fun appliquéd accessories by Karl Lagerfeld and Aristide. LANVIN AW15

STUDDED

Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Gloves, £285; matchesfashion.com

WOOLLEN

Karl Lagerfeld Choupette Mittens, £55; luisaviaroma.com

FYODOR GOLAN AW15

CUT-OUT

Aristide ‘A Kiss’ Leather Gloves, £103; aristide.com

COTTON

Happy Socks Argyle Socks, £8; happysocks.com

MERINO

Falke Tights, £30; johnlewis.com

BAMBOO

Baserange Over-the-Knee Socks, £18; couvertureand thegarbstore.com

POLKA DOT

Wolford ‘Daria’ Socks, £14; selfridges.com

Feet

Champion the ‘alternate’ way of keeping your feet cosy during the upcoming cooler months. Whether you go down the more eye-catching route by way of Happy Socks’ argyle pair, or cover your limbs in Baserange’s sustainable bamboo socks, with these interesting pieces you’ll look great from head-to-toe.

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FASHION / EDITOR’S PICKS

MY STYLE Wo r d s p i p pa v o s p e r

BELLA FREUD

The cult of Bella Freud lives on Ω and I suspect it’s never going to leave us. Bella has been quietly lending her talents to her clothing and fragrance line for some years, and now - Kate Moss alone ensured any fashion closet worth its weight housed a Ginsberg is God jumper - and now we can be just that bit more ‘Bella’ by wearing her signature scent, Bella Freud. Amber and patchouli bring a seductive, warm and just a little nonchalant feeling to the scent, just like Bella herself. ◆ l bellafreud.com

JOHANNA ORTIZI

I have to say that I trust pretty much anything that launches on Moda Operandi, but sometimes there’s a certain designer that I cannot resist, Johanna Ortiz is that designer for my festive season dressing. No blacks or heavy embellishment for the party circuit, I’ve chosen to fill my December wardrobe with twisted shirting, ruffles and skirts that tie in all the right places to ensure serious statement looks. ◆ l modaoperandi.com

DONNA IDA CASHMERE

There’s more to Donna Ida than just denim, she also knows a thing or two about cashmere. Having sourced the finest cashmere and designed wear-everyday knits to house under her own label, Ida, the latest collection ensures a much needed pop of colour through the winter months. Not usually one for stripes, I couldn’t pass on the playful three tone Winter In The City jumper nor the irresistible yellow Downtime. ◆ l donnaida.com

PAUL ANDREW

OLIVIA VON HALLE

Upon entering her site, you cannot help but fall hopelessly in love with the world of Olivia von Halle. Yes, anybody can make silk pyjamas, but nobody makes them quite like Olivia. You’re buying into the spirit of what the label represents, you feel immediately more attractive when you unwrap and slip into any of the beautifully cut designs. Pyjamas, slips, robes, bridal and accessories, I defy you not to find something that will make you feel infinitely more special from the OvH collections. ◆ l oliviavonhalle.com

P I P PA V O S P E R Fo r m e r H a r p e r ’ s B a z a a r Fa s h i o n E d i t o r, b r a n d c o n s u l t a n t & o w n e r o f C h i s w i c k b o u t i q u e R S P V; r s p v s t o r e .c o m

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There is nobody better placed to dress your feet than Paul Andrew; the past 15 years have seen this New York based Brit designing shoes for esteemed houses including Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and Alexander McQueen. With a freshness and consideration that we haven’t seen for some time, the collections all have a certain something that makes them unique from any other designer right now; personally knowing Paul’s work ethic, there is no question that he oversees each design from sketch to production. My firm favourites are the flatteringly sexy Mulberry sandal and timeless Passion slingback. ◆ l paulandrew.com

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a case in point – ideal for when you forget your Loro Piana gloves. ◆ l Two Pocket scarf by Fendi, £615; barneys.com

4 | Th e Tr ac k Pa nt s Three words. Cashmere, track, and pants. Oh and they’re by the master of preppy chic, Ralph Lauren, so you know you can’t go wrong. ◆ l Grey Cashmere Sweatpants by Dolce & Gabbana, £1,200; harrods.com

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6 | Th e S o c ks Cashmere socks don’t come much softer than these by fledgling British brand, the London Sock Company. Just be sure not to put these on a hot wash, they’ll come out as baby booties. ◆ l Cream Cashmere Socks by London Sock Company, from £11; londonsockcompany.com

Your six winter essentials B y T e o va n d e n B r o e k e

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hough there are many great things about winter (Christmas; the freedom to drink throughout the day, every day; layers) the simple fact is that we’re all going to look a lot more sickly, feel a lot more exhausted and be a lot colder for the next few months. The best way to tackle the impending Seasonal Affective Depression, is to invest in some lovely, warm, soft things to make yourself feel better and keep out the draught. Here’s my pick of the six emergency winter essentials you need to see you through. ◆

a rubber sole, making them perfect for splashing around in puddles on the way back from work. ◆ l Chelsea 5 by Crockett and jones, £405; crockettandjones.com

1 | Th e B o ot s

3 | Th e S ca r f

Crockett and Jones make the best Chelsea boots in the business, this chunky yet smart chestnut pair feature

Best known for working with fur, Fendi’s menswear has become a focus for the brand of late. This two pocket scarf is

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2 | Th e G lov e s Lora Piana is renowned for its exemplary cashmere, and these beautifully cut leather gloves (which are as un-creepy as leather gloves come) are lined in this fine fabric. ◆ l Loro Piana, Suede and Cashmere Gloves, £430; mrporter.com

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As close to wearing a sleeping bag as you’re likely to get, Woolrich’s parkas look surprisingly smart worn over a suit in a tonal shade. ◆ l Neve Arctic Parka by Woolrich, £625; woolrich.eu

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Crochet dress ÂŁ3,360 Erdem at Harvey Nichols Leather & embellished heel shoes ÂŁ1,175 Rochas at Browns Gold Earrings from a selection by Shaun Leane Gold rings from a selection by Bee Goddess

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BELOW: Embellished Mini Dress £2580 Balmain at Harrods Gold cross Earings from a selection by Bee Goddess Embellished Ear Cuff £162 Vicki Sarge Leather fingerless gloves with bracelet £180 Emmauellle Khanh Paris at The Shop at The Bluebird

RIGHT: Silk Jumpsuit £,1295 Temperley London Leather ‘Yasmina Pom Pom’ Sandals £750 Sophia Webster Gemstone Earrings £290 Vicki Sarge Precious Stone Ring (on left hand) £6,000 Amrapali Kalix Star Ring £199 Atelier Swarovski

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BELOW: Lamé Mini Dress (worn as top) £850 Christopher Kane at Harrods Pleated Silk-Blend Maxi Skirt £660 Alice + Olivia at net-a-porter.com Glitter Sandals £365 Stuart Weitzman Rings from a selection by Leivankash

CREDITS: beegoddess.com brownsfashion.com fenwick.co.uk harrods.com harveynichols.com jimmychoo.com leivankash.com net-a-porter.com shaunleane.com sophiawebster.com stuartweitzman.com swarovski.com temperleylondon.com vickisarge.com Photographer Kate Martin Fashion Editor Charlotte Adsett Photographers assistant Olivier Barjolle Fashion assistant Elysia Agnew Make up by Camila Fernandaz using Chanel Christmas 2015 and Chanel Body Excellence Hair by Erika Selvaggio at Taylor Taylor London salon using Davines Nails by Kate Williamson @nailedbykw using Mavala and Eve Snow Shot on location at an interior by Caroline Legrand Design carolinelegranddesign.com

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

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

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HEADS UP Become a Dior girl for the festive season and take heed of the brand’s new State of Gold collection. Paint your pout vibrant shades, your nails in metallic hues, and keep your eyes smouldering using the darkest kohl. dior.com

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B E AU T Y R e v i e w

The freshest beauty news for the Christmas period, and the metallic nail trend W o r d s R o m y va n d e n B r o e k e

THE PARLOUR Chiswick

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he party season is all about glitz, a coiffured mane and cocktails. The Parlour in Chiswick offers all of the above. On arrival, I was whisked to chic tea room and treated to some tea and cake. I took a look through the blow-dry menu, which is what they’re known for, and opted for the ‘Bombshell Blowout’. While it sounds extreme, The Parlour only uses natural products. Among these are milk_shake, an Italian haircare brand that only uses natural ingredients that leave your hair looking and feeling great. My dry hair was in need of a feed, so the argan oil and whipped cream product was applied to my limp locks. After a wonderful head massage, this deep conditioning treatment was left to soak into my hair, before it was washed

I WAS GIVEN the pièce de RÉSISTANCE

– the ‘Bombshell BLOWOUT’

out and I was given the pièce de résistance, my ‘Bombshell Blowout’. My locks were bouncy, soft and smelt like heaven Ω The Parlour had lived up to its reputation. The Parlour is contemporary, cosy and the perfect spot for some pre-party pampering. Whether you head there with a gang of girls or on your tod for a little you time, The Parlour is our go-to spot to indulge and while away the afternoon. ◆

Red Handed Nails inc

New from Nailsinc, as part of its Nail Kale collection, is the AW15 range, modelled here by Alexa Chung. Choose from pretty hues such as berry purple, royal blue, baby pink and mint green. nailsinc.com

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7 of the best

METALLIC LACQUERS

CRYSTAL CLEAR Själ

New to SpaceNK, Själ Skincare adopts different elements of Chinese, Tibetan, Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and Vibrational medicine, to create a range of incredibly smart products, including a deep pore cleanser and an intense hydrating crème. uk.spacenk.com

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THE DARK SIDE Burberry

A date for your diary: 1 February 2016. This is the day this gorgeous looking bottle drops exclusively to Harrods. My Burberry Black (as it’s officially known) is a darker version of My Burberry, containing notes of jasmine, peach nectar and amber patchouli. £100 for 90ml; harrods.com

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Christian Louboutin Beauté

When asked what kind of woman can wear his signature red lipstick, Christian Louboutin responded ‘every woman’. Well, with this limited edition collection, every woman can. Inside are three versions of the red lipstick, in silky satin, velvet matte and sheer voile. £180; christianlouboutin.com 06

BRUSH UP M AC C o s m e ti cs

As part of their Holiday collection Ω which is full of great stocking fillers Ω is this brilliant brush set. Each brush is of the highest quality and will take you from flat to fabulous in a flash. maccosmetics.co.uk

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1. ESSIE, Jazzy Jubilant, £7.99; boots.com 2. BUTTER, The Full Monty, £12; butterlondon.co.uk 3. TOM FORD, Onyx, £30; harveynichols.com 4. RMK, Ex39, £14; selfridges.com 5. BOBBI BROWN, Smokey Topaz, The Greige Collection, £12.50; bobbibrown.co.uk 6. RMS, Myth, £13; net-a-porter.com 7. BURBERRY, Festive Gold, £15; uk.burberry.com

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HEALTH & BEAUTY / GIFT GUIDE LA PRAIRIE

Legendary Caviar Luxuries Collection, £668; harrods.com

CLARINS

Cupcake Stocking Filler, £15; harveynichols.com

LIZ EARLE

BIRCHBOX

Birchbox Beauty Subscription Package, three month subscription costs £38.85; birchbox.co.uk

CHANEL, COLLECTION ROUGE NOIR ABSOLUTEMENT

Beauty Icons Gift Set, £45; lizearle.co.uk

CODAGE PARIS

Skin Intervention, £79; codageparis.com

BUTTER LONDON

Twelve Months of Manis 12 -Piece Nail Lacquer Collection, £55; butterlondon.com

SPACE NK

Christmas Hamper, £150; uk.spacenk.com

YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTÉ Kiss and Love Colour Collection, £284; selfridges.com

GOOD LOOKING GIFTS

CARITA

Trio of Gold Coffret, £235; carita.co.uk

Extravagant coffrets and beauty sets to keep you looking good in the new year B y r o m y va n d e n b r o e k e

SISLEY

Youthful Glance Prestige Skincare Gift Set, £338; johnlewis.com

ELIZABETH ARDEN New York Beauty Must Haves, £60; boots.com

AESOP

A Certain Radiance Gift Kit, £75; aesop.com

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THIS season you’ll find STYLISH MICROMODAL

wrap tops, limited EDITION

SILKDRESSING GOWNS and playful pinstripe DESIGNS

SOFT TOUCH Changing the face of loungewear, Blue Marmalade is the go-to luxury pyjama brand

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ocal Mum Jenny Tolliday described the outfit she was modelling Ω from loungewear brand, Blue Marmalade’s newest collection Ω as being made from ‘the softest fabrics I’ve ever felt on my skin’. Catering to women of all ages, Blue Marmalade combines luxury and comfort perfectly, so well in fact one can’t help but wish all loungewear could be this nice. Blue Marmalade embodies relaxation, the joy people take in returning home and unwinding. Each design is classic, easy-to-wear,

and expertly manufactured, meaning you can put your feet up in them everyday, as if they’re your second skin. While getting ready for work or a night out requires time and effort, and Blue Marmalade knows this, so with its pyjamas range they aim to cut the noise with simple but chic loungewear. Founder Helen White (the woman behind the transformation of sportswear brand Sweaty Betty into a fashion-forward brand) is now dedicated to

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u Regular contact between members and trainers is a major focus. Members are entitled to one complimentary personal training session every month in which progress can be discussed, technique and form checked and goals reassessed. This regular contact keeps members engaged in their routine and confident to continue. Using our ‘Coach’ application, trainers are also able to stay in regular contact with members wherever they may be. If you’ve had a period of inactivity on your account, you can expect an email checking that everything is okay!

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CONFIDENTIAL West London’s Christmas food news, served with thirst-quenching wines W o r d s R O M Y VA N D E N B R O E K E

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

CHESTNUT AND LEEK TART

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

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MOULES MARINIÈRE

classic dish that’s packed with flavour, the creamy garlic sauce plays just as important a role as the fresh juicy mussels. Riesling from Alsace is a winning match because it’s usually dry as a bone but has a real depth with the honey flavour. A sublime match with a garlic and cream sauce, plus dry Riesling is generally great with seafood. u Cave de Hunawihr Riesling Vieilles Vignes 2013, £12.99; majestic.co.uk

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CLEMENTINE CAKE

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

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Lovely Spread D aylesford

Christmas is a time to go all out and indulge – you can worry about your waistline in January. Take inspiration from Daylesford’s Christmas spread, pictured above, and go meat mad, with everything from turkey to goose. daylesford.com

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SPARKLING WINES

BOX OF DELIGHTS Marley Spoon

Take the hassle out of Christmas dinner with Marley Spoon’s brilliant gift box. Crammed full of market fresh ingredients and fabulous recipes, this nifty, time-saving package can be delivered straight to your door. Heaven. £48; marleyspoon.co.uk

CHARLES HEIDSIECK Rosé Millésimé 2006, £84.95; champagnedirect.co.uk

BILLECART SALMON Blanc de blancs grand cru nv, £66.99; selfridges.com

CRACKING TIME Strawberry Hill House

Get in the festive mood with Strawberry Hill House’s schedule of Christmassy events. Our favourite has got to be Go Crackers, which gives you the opportunity to create your own crackers for the big day. strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

DOM PÉRIGNON Björk and Chris Cunningham Edition Rosé 2004, £310; harrods.com PIPER HEIDSIECK Rare 2002, £124; amazon.co.uk

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EASTERN DELIGHTS East India Company

FREIXENET Cordon Negro Cava, £10; tesco.com

Known for fine teas and other delicious goodies, East India Company have outdone themselves again with their Christmas offerings. With a range of hampers available, it’s the Ultimate Festive Flavours kit that has got our name on. eicfinefoods.com EDEN PROJECT English sparkling wine, £24.50; edenproject.com

PIGGY PERFECT The Ginger Pig

We are long-standing fans of The Ginger Pig’s sausage rolls, but it’s the Christmas offerings that get us most excited. This year, they’ve crafted one containing chunks of English stilton and fresh cranberries, wrapped up tight in an all butter puff. thegingerpig.co.uk

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FOXLOW New to Chiswick

Wo r d s e l i z a b e t h h u t t o n

rom the team behind award-winning steakhouse Hawksmoor, Foxlow is stepping out from the shadow of its older sibling, marking it with the opening of a fourth restaurant in Chiswick. While this branch is in a quieter neighbourhood than the rest, it still manages to generate a cracking atmosphere. But it’s the food you come here for. Famous, unsurpisingly, for the steak (sourced from The Ginger Pig), one order was already in the bag. Aged for 35-days, the blushing meat came served with sweet caramalised onions and bone marrow. On recommendation we ordered the mac ‘n’ cheese, which had a fiery kick from the poblano chilli buried within. The more virtuous side of me also ordered the brixham hake with romesco and greens. While the fish was delicate and flakey, its subtle flavour relied too heavily on the red pepper pesto and buttered chard. Next time I’ll go with my instincts and order the ribeye. Finishing things up with a Miami dolphin (a short version of the piña colada) and a round of sticky toffee pudding, we left safe in the knowledge that Hawksmoor’s little sister is, in fact, all grown up. ◆

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L’Escargot

Absolutely rediscovers an old classic Wo r d s T e o va n d e n B r o e k e

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f you’re in search of some old fashioned Gallic glamour, look no further than Soho stalwart L’Escargot. Founded in 1927 by Georges Gaudin and presided over by tyrannical head chef Marco Pierre White during its Nineties heyday, today the restaurant – situated in a newly restored 280-year-old townhouse on bustling Greek Street – is helmed by head chef Oliver Lesnik, who cut his teeth at The Cadogan and The Connaught, and his new all day menu is second-to-none. We visited the restaurant on a Friday afternoon with a plan to indulge in a long, Burgundy-soaked lunch – which seemed fitting, given the establishment’s hedonistic reputation. We didn’t leave dissatisfied. The food is rich, delicious, and decidedly French. The best thing about the menu is, without a doubt, the selection of pre-dinner snacks. Perfectly cheesy miniature croque monsieur, soft wild mushroom arancini balls, and cocktail sausages all made for stomach filling appetisers (ideal for soaking up the pre-dinner Bollinger). Service was prompt and expertly delivered. It is clear

WE SAMPLED the enormous tarte TATIN – WHICH WAS toothruinously CARAMELDRENCHED that L’Escargot is a restaurant with pedigree: the slightest napkin slip was attended to with lightning speed and our glasses were never empty. For main we shared a yielding slab of chateaubriand with a side of garlicsodden escargot (slimey yet satisfying), while for dessert we sampled the enormous tarte tatin – which was tooth-ruinously caramel-drenched – and the equally sweet crème brulee. The Burgundy, we’re pleased to report, did not disappoint. u

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t’s not Christmas without each Scandinavian person consuming a mountain of these biscuits. It’s such fun to make these with the kids, and really get into the festive mood together.

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I n g r e d i e nt s • 550 g plain flour • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda • 1 teaspoon ground ginger • 1 teaspoon ground cloves • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom • pinch of ground allspice • pinch of salt • 150 g butter, room temperature • 200 g golden syrup • 100 g granulated sugar • 100 g dark brown sugar • 150 ml double cream • 1⁄2 teaspoon orange zest • icing sugar, to dust

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M e th o d 1 Mix the flour and bicarbonate of soda with the dry spices and salt. Add the butter and all the other ingredients and mix until you have an even dough. It may still be sticky, but shape into a log and wrap in clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge overnight before using. Try to resist eating the dough every time you pass by the fridge. Yes, we know it is hard not to do. 2 Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) Gas 6. 3 Roll out the dough thinly on a floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut your desired shapes. You want the biscuits to be thin. 4 Bake in the preheated oven on lined baking sheets – each batch will take 5–6 minutes depending on the thickness. You want the biscuits to be a darker shade of brown. 5 Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack. Dust with icing sugar and serve or keep in an airtight container. Serve on a pretty patterned plate. ◆

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CINNAMON WREATH WITH RYE Ser ves 10-12

sometimes make this when I need a centrepiece for a big fika session or birthday party. Essentially, a big cinnamon bun with a bit of extra oomph.

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I n g r e d i e nt s Dough: • 25 g fresh yeast or 13 g dried yeast • 80 g butter, melted • 300 ml whole milk, at room temperature • 50 g sugar • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom • 375 g white strong flour • 80 g rye flour • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 beaten egg

dough hook, or 10 minutes by hand. The dough should only just reach the point of not being sticky. Leave to rise until it’s doubled (around 40 minutes). 3 To make the filling, put the softened butter, cinnamon, cardamom and sugars into a bowl and mix well. 4 Tip the dough out on a floured surface and work it with your hands, adding more flour, until you have a good, mouldable dough that does not stick and can be rolled out. Cut the dough in half and roll

each piece in a rectangular shape (around 50 cm x 40 cm/16 x 20 in.). Spread the butter mixture evenly across the dough. Add three-quarters of the chopped nuts across the surface. Roll the dough up lengthways so you end up with a long, tight roll. Place on a baking sheet and shape into a round circle, attaching the ends. Using scissors, cut slices almost to the base. Spread each roll out to the side and flatten slightly until you have done the whole wreath. Ensure the wreath is quite flat. Let the wreath rest again for 30 minutes under a clean dish towel. 5 Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) Gas 6. Brush the wreath gently with the remaining egg/ milk and bake in the preheated oven for 20–25 minutes or until done. 6 Brush at once with a very thin layer of warmed syrup, then sprinkle over the rest of the nuts and keep under a damp dish towel until cooled a bit. Once cooled, make the icing using a little icing sugar and a few drops of warm water and pipe over the wreath. ◆

Filling: • 100 g butter (spreadable) • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom • 125 g dark brown sugar • 25 g caster sugar • 70 g chopped toasted nuts, e.g. almonds and hazelnuts Topping & Brushing: • 1 /2 beaten egg mixed with a dash of milk, for brushing • Syrup (see page 150) • icing sugar and warm water • piping bag fitted with a plain nozzle M e th o d 1 If using fresh yeast, pour the melted butter into the milk. The temperature should be between 36–37°C (97–98°F). Add the yeast and stir until dissolved. Pour into a mixing bowl. 2 If using dried yeast, heat the milk to 36–37°C (97–98°F) and pour it into a bowl. Sprinkle in the yeast granules and whisk together. Cover with clingfilm and leave in a warm place for 15 minutes to activate. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl. Add the melted butter, sugar and cardamom and stir again. Add 250g strong flour and all the rye flour, salt and egg. Mix until everything is incorporated. Work the dough until it almost stops sticking and has a shiny surface – about 5 minutes with a mixer using a

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GLÖGG is an ESSENTIAL part

of Christmas all over SCANDINAVIA.

IT’S ENJOYED THROUGHOUT the COLD MONTHS and especially on SUNDAYS in ADVENT leading up to CHRISTMAS

• 1 teaspoon dried Seville orange peel (or other orange peel if you can’t get Seville) • 7 whole cardamom pods • 15–16 whole cloves • 80 g caster sugar • flaked almonds and raisins, to serve M e th o d 1 Pour the wine into a saucepan, add the rest of the ingredients and heat to around 75–80°C (165–170°F), stirring to dissolve the sugar. Be careful not to heat it above 80°C (170°F) degrees, or the alcohol will start to evaporate. Remove the saucepan from the heat and leave to infuse for at least one hour, longer if possible.

GLÖGG NORDIC MULLED WINE Ser ves 4

lögg is an essential part of Christmas all over Scandinavia. It’s enjoyed throughout the cold months and especially on Sundays in Advent leading up to Christmas. Glögg tends to be traditionally mulled with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and dried orange peel. This is recipe is borrowed from my sister-in-law Annika, who makes bottles and bottles of this in

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3 To serve, pour the wine into a saucepan and heat it up (again, take care not to let it boil). Place a few flaked almonds and raisins in the bottom of your serving cups, and pour the Glögg over the mixture. 4 If you want to give your Glögg an extra kick, add a splash of either vodka, aquavit, rum or cognac to the bottom of the cups just before you pour in the Glögg. ◆

her Gothenburg kitchen every December. We love having a café full of people drinking hot wine and eating ginger biscuits – the aroma is amazing and it promotes a lovely atmosphere of ‘hygge’ and chit chat. I n g r e d i e nt s • 1 x 70-cl bottle red wine (the quality doesn’t matter) • 1–2 cinnamon sticks • 1 teaspoon dried root ginger

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ven the most hardened traveller couldn’t climb the steps of Bulgari Bali’s breathtaking open-air reception pavilion without gawping at the panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. Perched on a cliff more than 150 metres above sea level, the very seductive, smouldering Bulgari resort resides on the island’s far southwestern tip near Uluwatu. Designed by famed Italian architect Antonio Citterio, the resort is a beautiful marriage of contemporary Italian and Balinese design. Here, dark exotic woods and hand-cut

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ven the most hardened traveller couldn’t climb the steps of Bulgari Bali’s breathtaking open-air reception pavilion without gawping at the panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. Perched on a cliff more than 150 metres above sea level, the very seductive, smouldering Bulgari resort resides on the island’s far southwestern tip near Uluwatu. Designed by famed Italian architect Antonio Citterio, the resort is a beautiful marriage of contemporary Italian and Balinese design. Here, dark exotic woods and hand-cut

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volcanic stones intermingle as effortlessly as the resort’s stunning cliff-edge infinity pool does with the ocean’s horizon – which, by the way, is unmissable. From the restaurants to the villas to the pool, ocean views are everywhere. Whether it’s solitude or socialising you’re after, the resort balances both options with aplomb; you could spend an entire stay holed up in your very plush villa. But, if seeing and being seen is your thing, then throw on your finest resort chic attire and head to the pool and adjoining lounge bar to be at the heart of it all.

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here are no rooms at this resort, only villas, all with ocean views and plunge pools. And although villas are built close to each other, we feel a remarkable sense of privacy in ours, thanks to an intelligent design feature that encloses a very spacious outdoor living room and pool area within a high-walled lush garden setting. Inside, we love the dramatically dark bathroom with its black Terrazzo floor, glass walls and inviting sunken bathtub, which takes centre stage. As standard, leisure concierges are on hand to help with activities like market tours and day trips to neighbouring islands. But don’t

pack too much in: the area is known for its stunning sunsets, so you’ll want to be sitting comfortably on the villa patio, aperitif in hand, to witness the magical sight.

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n imposing antique Joglo house, transported all the way from Central Java, signals your arrival at the spa’s reception. Inside, a breezy courtyard leads with a serene pond and walkway lead to an open-air relaxation lounge, yoga pavilion and swimming pool. With its mesmerising unspoilt ocean views, my semi al fresco clifftop treatment room is an experience in itself. But this spa isn’t just style and no substance. The Bulgari Balinese massage is positively blissful, as is the longer and

The semi-al fresco CLIFFTOP

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

¢ Rates start at £650 per room per night for an Ocean View Villa. Reservations 62 361 847 1000 bali.reservations@bulgarihotels.com; bulgarihotels.com/bali

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AMANDARI Ubud, Bali

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ou know you’ve entered the realm of the sublime when you check in to an Aman hotel. And Amandari is no exception. Set among verdant fields of green rice terraces close to Bali’s spiritual and cultural heart of Ubud. Amandari channels a very different feel to the beach resorts that most people associate with the island: This inland retreat is an enchanted wonderland filled with lush green flora and fauna. Airy communal areas and 30 thatched villas are connected through an artery of pebbled walkways and beautifully landscaped rounds adorned with shrines and ponds. Our experience begins on touchdown at Denpasar airport, where a representative of the hotel meets us off the plane and fast-tracks us through security into a waiting car. After an hour’s drive, we turn off at a discreet entrance, making our way down a long foliage-lined driveway and into a charming walled Balinese village. Following a warm greeting by friendly staff, we are whisked off to our villa. The whole process is seamless from start to finish. Because service is paramount at Amandari; the perks of your stay include a return car service into Ubud whenever the mood strikes, and (parents, take note) four hours of babysitting per day.

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ntered through a Balinese-style stone gateway, our spacious duplex Pool Suite is like a village in and of itself. Enshrined in a beautiful landscaped garden, the villa’s coconut wood

and teak fixtures made it feel natural and sympathetic to traditional Balinese design. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private patio and generous private swimming pool. Televisions aren’t something you’ll find at Amandari, not that you’ll even notice, with the highwalled outdoor sunken marble bath adjoining the bathroom to sink into. Here, it’s not only the sights and sounds, but also the smells that make for a complete sensory takeover – bamboo-framed roofs feature alang-alang grass thatching that gives off a gently rustic, fresh fragrance.

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urrounded by a lotus pond, the spa is accessed through a winding stone walkway and is equipped with two open-air treatment bales, a beauty

THIS INLAND RETREAT is AN enchanted WONDERLAND room, sauna and marble steam room. I visit the spa just as the sun is setting, and my pleasant walk is enhanced with the sight of candles lining the path and the sound of haunting Balinese music from one of the resort’s weekly dance performances taking place back at the open-air lobby. Treatments – including my detoxing Zone Facial Massage – make use of local Balinese ingredients and range from holistic facials to traditional Indonesian treatments and a selection of massages and scrubs.

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

¢ Prices for Amandari start from £450 per room per night excluding tax and service but including airport transfers. 00 800 2255 2626; aman.com

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

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

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

¢ Rates start at £348 per room per night for a Premier Garden Room – price are subject to 10% service charge and thereafter 7% GST. 00 65 6591 5000 reservations.singapore@ capellahotels.com; capellasingapore.com

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he award-winning Auriga spa is one of Singapore’s best. Its Organic Pharmacy Rose Crystal Lymphatic Facial, which utilises a lifting acupressure massage, lymphatic massage and Collagen Boost Mask, is incredibly soothing and leaves my skin noticeably nourished and restored. Massages are centred on the lunar cycle – New, Full Moon, Waxing and Waning Moon – and are designed ‘to align you with the rhythms of nature.’ Allow time to savour the spa’s invigorating vitality pool before hopping into the utterly divine peppermint-scented cool mist shower.

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here is no stopping Ian Schrager, the prolificate behind the Edition brand (and Studio 54), who plans to open a further nine boutique hotels over the next four years, including one in Shanghai and one in Reykjavik. The London branch was the first to open back in 2013 and received rave reviews from the get go. A place of elegance and originality Ω expect modestly-sized rooms lined with contemporary woodpanelled walls, cloud-like beds draped with lavish fur stoles and delicate Art Deco furnishings. And it’s not style over substance. The hotel is set within five circa-1835 Georgian townhouses that have been meticulously restored (with a few modern twists) to their former glory. u

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ou’ve spent the day shopping on Oxford Street, you’ve had a bath in your grand tub, you’re relaxed and dressed for dinner, now head down to the hotel’s impossibly stylish bar, Punch Room. Designed to emulate a 19th century London members club, Punch Room is all about the cocktails. While you can order all of your favourite drinks, Punch Room is known for its punch bowls, which come in several sizes for one person or for a group to share. Our favourite has got to be the house Edition punch Ω a lethal concoction of Tanqueray and oak moss syrup. u

erner’s Tavern, the brainchild of Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, is housed in what is quite possibly London’s most beautiful dining room. Oozing style and sex, Berner’s is a place you go to be seen, and to get fed. The food is British with a Franco-American twist, and is served all day, but go late and order the prawn cocktail with lobster jelly followed by the macaroni cheese. Don’t judge a book by its cover, the mac‘n’cheese is a thing of beauty: al dente tubes of pasta drowned in the creamiest cheese sauce and finished with hunks of tender ox cheek and a sweet crust of brioche and bone marrow. Drool.

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TRAVEL / GIFT GUIDE VIOLET AND WREN

Amalfi Daisy Print Turban, £75; violetandwren.com

BKR

Glass Water Bottle in Lolita, £25; selfridges.com

TAYLOR MORRIS

Zero Class Black Frame, £210; taylor-morris.com

SMYTHSON

Maddox Zip Currency Case in Plum, £250; smythson.com

NOBEL MACMILLAN

Classic Travel Wallet in Tangerine, £260; noblemacmillan.com

PENGUIN

Italian Phrasebook, £5.99; amazon.co.uk

VIOLET AND WREN

Signature Sleepmask, £35; violetandwren.com

MAPS

Travel the Globe, £20; anthropologie.com

WE ARE HANDSOME

The Break Open Back One Piece, £188; wearehandsome.com

VIOLET AND WREN

violetandwren.co.uk

WANDER LIST

BRIC’S MILANO

Silver Framed Bellagio £620; caseluggage.com

Lust-worthy goods for the perpetual traveler

ASPINAL

Plain Passport Cover in Berry Lizard, £45; aspinaloflondon.com

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CZECH & SPEAKE

Gold Plated Manicure Set £415; harrods.com

ANTHROPOLOGIE

4-1in-1 Travel Adapter, £24; anthropologie.com

LE SPECS

Naked Eyes in Matt Glacier, £49; lespecs.com

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ZARA HOME

ROCKET YULE Elegant shapes, mix-and-match colours and motifs, and some great tropical touches all make Zara Home's latest range of tableware irresistible. We’re all set for an unconventional Christmas blowout. zarahome.com

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10 of the best

christmas decorations

Nordic textiles and Christmas decorations to brighten every corner

HOLLY’S HOUSE

Graphite Lace Wrapping Paper; £6.95, hollys-house.com

Wo r d s J e s s i c a k l i n g e l f u s s

LPWK

Pignola Christmas Bauble, £14.50; alessi.com

HABITAT

‘Floreo’ Red Berry Wreath; £38, habitat.co.uk

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JO HECKETT

Mini Bauble Decoration Set; £32, culturelabel.com

BOMBKI

‘Little Treats’ Collection; £59, bombki.co.uk

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Perfect Finnish Klaus Haapaniemi As winter draws in, we’re going to be cosying up with artisanal and lifestyle brand Klaus Haapaniemi’s darkly seductive textiles. Founded in 2010 by Haapaniemi and Mia Wallenius, the Londonbased brand offers ravishing designs deeply rooted in Finnish folklore, nature and traditional decorative arts. 81 Redchurch Street, E2; klaush.com

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CRYSTAL CLEAR

Ve n u s r o x This Notting Hill institution and purveyor of beautiful objects specialises in stunning natural crystals and bespoke jewellery. Versatile and captivating, the uncut crystals and polished spheres can either add a glamourous accent to a room or act as an eye-catching centrepiece. 25 All Saints Road, W11; venusrox.com

WHAT A GEM

Kim Sera Central Saint Martins graduate Sera Kim has turned her years of experience as a graphic designer to homewares. The result? A terrifically charming set of plates, napkins and cushions, all of which have been promptly added to our Christmas list. From £18; kimsera.com

THE LINEN WORKS

Linen Advent Calendar; £58, thelinenworks.co.uk

PERFECTLY PUT TOGETHER

‘North Star’ Tree Decoration; £5, perfectlyputtogether.co.uk

WEDGWOOD

Neoclassical Snowflake; £25, wedgwood.com

SITTING PRETTY

Raft Furniture There are few things as comforting on a cold winter night as snuggling into the corner of the couch with a blanket and a book. Incidentally, few sofas are as inviting as the Oscar from Raft Furniture Ω an essential addition to any living room this Christmas. From £1,468; raftfurniture.co.uk ANTHROPOLOGIE

Pine Cone Gnome; £14, anthropologie.com

THE ART OF CRAFT

Simon Orrell This month we’re coveting this stunning geometric Avila Cabinet from Steve Orrell Designs. Crafted with blue and black straw marquetry, this eye-catching piece would look best against a boldly painted wall to really showcase its drama. £8,250; simonorrelldesigns.com

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SKANDIUM

Red Dalahorse Decoration; £3.50, skandium.com

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HOMES & INTERIORS / GIFT GUIDE GEORG JENSEN

Cobra Candleholder Set, £1,186; discoverdeliver.com

TOM DIXON

Stone Pestle and Mortar £149; johnlewis.com

BOCCI

‘28d’Series Desk Lamp, £362; store.wallpaper.com

PINCH

‘Nim’ Table, £4,350; pinchdesign.com

ALESSI

‘Kalisto’ Kitchen Box, £175; alessi.com

ALESSI

Fior d’Olio Olive Oil Taster; £33; alessi.com

FORNASETTI

Small Hand Design Basin, £100; selfridges.com

JOE CARIATI

Small Decanter Tear Drop in Amber; £495; conranshop.co.uk

ALESSI

VENINI SPA

‘Bolle’Glasswear, POA; twentytwentyone.com

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OYUNA

‘Emun’, £72; discoverdeliver.com

STEPEVI

‘Mimosa’Silk Rug, £1,075 per m²; stepevi.com

THE+AUDIO

THE+RADIO, £219; theplusaudio.com

BEN ESTHOP

Western Red Cedar Bowl; £1,950; homeofartisans.com

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Ka t e G o u l d’s

PLANT of the Month

CLEMATIS CIRRHOSE ‘J i n g l e b e l l s ’

lematis cirrhosa – also known as jingle bells – flowers from Christmas time to Valentine’s Day. It has nodding creamy white bells which transform into fluffy seed heads nearer February. It needs sun and a bit of shelter but doesn’t need much pruning. Unless it gets too out of hand, in which case I suggest you prune it straight after flowering. Feed with bonemeal or make a mulch with well-rotted compost for a spectacular bloom. ◆ kategouldgardens.com

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WREATH WORKSHOP

Cox & Cox hile some like to go W garish with their decorations we’ll be keeping things a bit more stylish with this whimsical reindeer head. Made with 80 ice white LEDs, the piece is suitable for both indoors and out and is sure to bring the magical spirit of Christmas in to your life. ◆ £60; coxandcox.co.uk

Petersham Nurseries earn how to make your L own wreath with the help of Petersham’s in-house florists, Ronny de Koning and Thomas Broom. Using seasonal foliage such as pine, ivy and berries you’ll create a beautiful traditional wreath to take home and enjoy. ◆ petershamnurseries.com

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Fraser is renowned for creating beautifully functional interior products. This year, we’re hoping to find his geometric glazed pots underneath our Christmas tree. Mixing together both tradition and modernity, these simple angular terracotta pots make for the most stylish herb garden. ◆ nickfraser.co.uk

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DECK THE HALLS Flowerbx The vibrant poinsettia is always a popular choice at this time of year. Get yours from our favourite cut-flower specialists, Flowerbx, who are delivering a range of holiday plants straight from the flower markets in Holland to your door. £24; flowerbx.com

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AESTHETIC SURGERY CLINIC Give yourself or a loved one the chance to look and feel amazing this Christmas with a variety of non-surgical and surgical treatments. Book your free consultation with Aesthetic Surgery Clinic now, and really sparkle this festive season. Hogarth Club, W4, 020 8747 4746; aestheticsurgeryclinic.co.uk

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THE QUESTORS THEATRE The Questors Theatre is a fantastic local venue in central Ealing. Entertaining locals and tourists for more than 80 years, the theatre exhibits a variety of shows, from both modern works to classics, and even a bit of comedy. The playhouse seats 320 people, while the studio theatre seats 90 and is easily accessible. The theatre bar was even listed in the Good Beer Guide. 12 Mattock Lane, W5, 020 8567 0011; ealingtheatre.com

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MEM

RAFT

With over 20 years of experience in the hair and beauty industry, MEM provide a wide range of classic and contempary treatments. Experts in their respective fields, the team of stylists will listen to your beauty wants and needs so that you will leave having found your perfect look. Long, short, straight or curly, express your own personal style with MEM this Christmas. 16 Devonshire Road, W4, 020 8742 0054; memhairandbeauty.co.uk

Raft’s range of 100% natural linen is prewashed, a process that softens the fibres to create a relaxed look. Linen requires less water to grow, fewer resources to process, and has chemical-free finishing, making it a much greener option than most other fabrics. Linen is also hypoallergenic, antibacterial and has a natural pH balance. This luxe look below is available in 3 colours. 17 Hill Street, TW9, 020 3826 3204; raftfurniture.co.uk

ANA BARRETO INTERIORS Ana Barreto has been creating exceptional furniture and interiors for over 20 years. Each piece in the collection is hand crafted so dimensions, finishes and fabrics are to her clients unique specifications. This Christmas, head to her showroom in Richmond where you can making your dream home come true. 4-6 Poplar Court Parade, Richmond Road, TW1, 020 8744 9777; anabarretointeriors.com

ASPECT KITCHENS

SYON PARK

Aspect Kitchens does not only design bespoke kitchens, but offers a completely bespoke service too. A business led by recommendations and referrals, Aspect Kitchens has gained a reputation of excellent service and design. Specialising in fitted furniture, and offering everything from traditional kitchens to modern high gloss media rooms and walk-in wardrobes, Aspect Kitchens is every home’s interior solution. 1-3 Poplar Court Parade, Richmond Road, TW1; info@aspectkitchens.com

This season, luxury hotel Hilton London Syon Park is launching lots of exciting new projects. The Kallima Spa is launching its new spa club, with a roster of treatments to suit different lifestyles. There is also the launch of the new shisha lounge, happening at the end of January, so guests can enjoy a variety of flavoured tobacco whilst enjoying the stunning grounds of the Syon Park estate. Park Road, TW8, 020 7870 7777; londonsyonpark.com

MARMALADE FINE JEWELLERY Treat someone you love to something special this Christmas from Marmalade Fine Jewellery. This local diamond jewellery store uses gemstones from around the globe to make unique collections. Not only stocking white, cognac and black diamond pieces, gemstones shipped direct from a mine in Brazil are also on offer. The result? The stunning new Ocean range (pictured). 23 Turnham Green Terrace, W4 1RG, 020 8742 1178; marmaladejewellery.co.uk

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Gardner and the Gang Cult Swedish kids clothing label Gardner and the Gang have teamed up with Harrods to launch the ‘Never Stop Wishing’ collection just in time for Christmas. Festive prints and slogans feature heavily – but with a contemporary twist. Exclusive to Harrods; harrods.com

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Get it Right What makes a good education? Sir Anthony Seldon set out his stall at the Tatler Schools Live! Event Wo r d s A M a n d a C o n s ta n c e

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hat makes a good education? That’s what a lot of women with glossy hair and good heels wanted to know at the first Tatler Schools Live! event in London. Described by the compere, newsreader Mary Nightingale, as “a drinks party, with headmistresses” the Tatler show brought some of the brightest stars from the educational firmament together to discuss, debate and inform. Sir Anthony Seldon, puckish as ever, set out his stall for why former independent school pupils have become dominant across society. This is not because of their academic achievements, he argued, but because their grounding in so-called soft skills prepared them well for 21st century jobs. “If it’s not tested, measured and examined, it’s not education is it?” he poised in typically controversial style. Sir Anthony has often criticised the state education system, saying that its “remorseless drive for exam success” and obsession with league tables means that it’s no longer “fit for purpose”. He said – perhaps unsurprisingly given that his audience had shelled out hundreds of pounds for a ticket – that the state sector has “much to learn from the success of the British independent school model”. But Sir Anthony cautioned parents against getting caught up in the arms race that private education has become. “The best parents choose the school for the child, the worst parents choose the school for themselves,” he said. “There is something terribly wrong about parents who push their child towards a certain school – who tutor, stress and strain. An unhappy childhood will stay with you for the rest of your life,” he warned. He

academic, sporting or creative; it is the job of education to tease them out. Independent schools have embraced positive psychology. Sir Anthony described the rising incidence of mental health issues in senior schools as a “terrible malaise”. He pointed out that when he introduced well-being and positive psychology techniques at Wellington College more than a decade ago he was “blasted by the Mail and Telegraph for indulging in psychobabble”. Now techniques such as mindfulness are becoming the norm in the private sector.

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CHOOSE THE SCHOOL FOR THE CHILD, the worst parents CHOOSE THE SCHOOL for THEMSELVES revealed that his own parents had wanted him to go to Winchester, but “I wasn’t bright enough” and didn’t get in. “Mum and Dad were mortified, it took them 20-30 years to recover,” he joked. “Love is about letting people be independent, not creating a mini-me. As a head, I see it again and again.” Sir Anthony set out his (very personal) list of five things about educating people for life that he believes independent schools do well. Independent schools work with the whole child. Citing Howard Gardner of Harvard University’s work on the theories of mulitple intelligences, Sir Anthony explained that every child has extraordinary faculties whether they are

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Sir Anthony has gone on record on the need for more creativity in education. He urged the audience to watch educationalist Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk on the subject of creativity and education. Character and grit. A good, modern education must build resilience for the stresses and strains of the modern world. He told the audience to turn to Artistotle because “everything we need to know about what being a good human being is was written by Aristotle (and Buddha and Confuscius)”. And finally, he dwelled upon the famous quote by American poet Henry David Thoreau: “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to their graves with their song still inside them.” He said: “Our jobs as educators is to release that song,” he said. “As parents you must release the inner song of your child, not impose your own. Your children are not your children, they are themselves... I’m going to say something pretty shocking,” he said. “Your child will get the same grades whatever senior school they go to, but if you get the right school you’ve got a happy child.” And he left the stage to thunderous applause. u

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A pretty Victorian cottage (83 sq m/893 sq ft approx.) full of character and charm and located on this picturesque and sought after street in Brook Green. Potential to extend into the loft .2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen/diner, storage, front garden, rear garden. EPC Rating D.

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BLACK LION LANE, W6 A rarely available garden flat with separate studio situated in this row of outstanding period properties. Black Lion Lane is located in the heart of the St Peters Square Conservation Area and is convenient for Stamford Brook Underground Station. Approx. 746 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, private rear garden, separate studio. Lease to 2083 Guide Price ÂŁ760,000

GILBERT HOUSE, TW8 A well proportioned flat, situated on the 4th floor of this modern development in the Great West Quarter in Brentford. Gilbert House is convenient for Brentford and Kew Bridge mainline stations, South Ealing Underground station, and easy access to the A4/M4. Approx. 861 sq ft. Energy Rating: B. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, open-plan reception room/kitchen, balcony. Lease to 2165 Guide Price ÂŁ420,000

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HOMEFIELD ROAD, W4 A substantial family house convenient for the excellent array of shops, bars and restaurants on Chiswick High Road and Turnham Green Underground station. Approx. 2,297 sq ft. Energy Rating: E. 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), shower room, double reception room, kitchen/dining room, utility room, cloakroom, rear garden, off-street parking. Freehold Guide Price ÂŁ2,695,000

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rowing up in a small Welsh town meant that there wasn’t much to do on a Friday night other than wander down to the local pub for a few drinks. When I returned home from university during the holidays, my dad and I would head to the local for a pint of our shared favourite, London Pride. Our local pub is the only place nearby that sells it, so it fast became a father-son tradition. When I started working at Andrew Nunn & Associates, I discovered that the famous brewery behind ‘our beer’ is Fullers, who are not only based in Chiswick, but had also worked on a project with my boss Andrew, called ‘Wild About Chiswick’. A sure sign that both Chiswick and Andrew Nunn & Associates were the right fit for me. Six months ago I made the move to work in Chiswick, after 14 years living

I THRIVE ON THE SOCIAL INTERACTION, THE ABILITY TO WORK ON MY OWN ACCORD AND THE EXCITEMENT OF SUCH CHANGEABLE CONDITIONS

in the Welsh Valleys. While it has been a strange transition leaving the peaceful countryside to join the busy streets of West London, it’s certainly not been a regretful one. After university, I went travelling all over South East Asia and Australia, spending a year trekking from place to place. The experience of constantly being on the move and exploring new things definitely stood me in good stead for the property world and estate agency is the perfect fit. Since joining Andrew Nunn and his team as Lettings Negotiator earlier this year, I’ve found myself thriving on the

social interaction, the ability to work on my own accord and the excitement of operating in such changeable conditions. The lettings market has been energetic this year, and it’s the excitement of dealing with such high demands in a competitive environment that appeals to me the most. The early autumnal months saw this energy subside a little, but we are now witnessing a new rush of eager applicants keen to get settled before Christmas. I think the art to being a ‘lettings negotiator’, like many things in life, is to become really interested in getting to know people and places. The more I know about an individual, the better chance I have of finding them the perfect property. And my growing knowledge of the local area and involvement in the community makes it an even easier sell, because I truly believe Chiswick is a wonderful place to live. u

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St Marys Grove, W4

£1,750,000 Freehold

A beautifully presented detached Victorian villa located in this popular residential area close to excellent state and private schools and within walking distance of Gunnersbury tube station (District Line) and the river Thames. • Excellent residential location • Close to all amenities • Detached Victorian villa

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Brackley Road, W4

£1,000 PW

A well balanced four/five bedroom family house in this highly sought after residential road just moments from Chiswick High Road and a short walk to both Turnham Green and Stamford Brook tube stations (District Line Zone 2). • Central Chiswick location • Moments from Chiswick High Road • Close to Turnham Green

• Family home • 4/5 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms

• 2 reception rooms • Fully fitted kitchen and utility area • Private patio garden

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75 Goldhawk Road, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8EH

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www.kerrandco.com Stanlake Road, W12 £749,950 Share of FH A fantastic newly refurbished two double bedroom garden flat set within this impressive Victorian terraced building. The property provides a generous reception/kitchen room leading on to a secluded west facing rear garden, two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a family bathroom. The property is presented in excellent condition throughout and is one not to miss.

Godolphin Road, W12 year lease plus £485,000 LH 994 share in the freehold A wonderful second floor one bedroom flat which is bathed in natural light and benefits from a triple aspect and excellent storage. The flat entrance is on the first floor via a wide stairwell, with large roof light, leading to the second floor landing where there is the reception room with open plan kitchen and generous double bedroom and en-suite bathroom.

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www.kerrandco.com Devonport Road, W12 £795,000 Share of FH An impressively wide three bedroom upper maisonette within this grand Victorian building. The property is being sold chain free and provides in excess of 1,050 sq ft of accommodation over three floors which could easily make a wonderful 4 bedroom home. There is scope to extend and enlarge the property to the rear subject to planning permission and the usual consents.

Bloemfontein Road, W12 £550,000 FH An extremely well presented two bedroom mid terraced house providing light and spacious accommodation. The property offers a reception room, a well appointed kitchen with door onto the 42ft rear garden. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and the bathroom. There is potential to enlarge the living space and reconfigure so creating a three bedroom house.

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A beautiful interior designed family home

Brackenbury Road, London, W6 ÂŁ1,450,000

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An extremely well presented, mid-terraced, Victorian house with

scullery. The upper floors offer a fantastic family bathroom, three

accommodation arranged over three floors, providing light and

double bedrooms, a second reception room/fourth bedroom on the

spacious rooms and a beautifully designed interior. The ground floor

first floor, a separate shower room and a delightful west facing roof

provides an elegant reception room with sash bay windows and

terrace offering roof top views over Brackenbury Village. The house

numerous original features, an incredibly well designed kitchen/

is exceptionally well presented throughout and benefits from an

dining room leading on to the rear patio garden, a utility room and

abundance of natural light.

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Carthew Road, London, W6 ÂŁ1,250,000

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A well presented mid terraced Victorian house located on one of the

with sash bay windows to the front, a kitchen/dining room with

premier residential roads in Brackenbury Village, within the

doors on to the garden, a family bathroom and two generous double

catchment area of two outstanding local schools (Brackenbury and

bedrooms. The house, whilst in good condition, does offer the

John Betts primary schools). The house is offered for sale with no

potential to extend further into both the loft space and side return

onward chain and would make a fantastic family home. The

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PROPERTY / STYLE BIBLE Other past properties include Audrey and Jeff Lovelock's Holland Park home, Lansdowne House. The conversion of a recording studio into a huge, multi-storey property.

THEY PAID £405,000 FOR A TINY PLOT AND THEN SUNK DOWN TO BUILD A £1M ‘HOLLYWOOD-STYLE’ MINI MANSION

GRAFTON CRESCENT

¢ Camden WHEN: 2013 WHO: Taxi firm founder Jonathan Broom and interior designer Deborah Sheridan-Smith THE BUILD: They paid £405,000 for a tiny plot in between two streets of Victorian houses, and then sunk down to build a £1m ‘Hollywoodstyle’ mini mansion. Main problem was gaining permission from 14 neighbours to do the digging.

GRAND DESIGNS

The Yard, East Dulwich

Nigel Lewis asks, whatever happened to London’s Grand Designs?

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followed a couple building a ‘house of straw’ which then was still an almost laughable building material and technique. Since then a further 14 London houses have been given the McCloud treatment. Here we find out what happened to three of the more recent ones after the cameras left. ◆

NOW: The couple put the property on the market late last year for nearly £4m but it isn’t clear whether they found a buyer or not. ◆

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¢ East Dulwich WHEN: 2014 WHO: TV prop buyer Tracy Fox and film set artist husband Steve. THE BUILD: The couple had a track record before attempting this project – they had done up a Victorian semi nearby for a healthy profit of around £500,000 and bought an old dairy working yard to build a very modern house including two studios, three bedrooms and walkway above the main living areas. The poly carbonate sheeting used in its construction prompted both praise but initially raised eyebrows from McCloud. NOW: The couple still live and work there with their three children. ◆

KEVIN MCCLOUD KEVIN MCCLOUD MBE IS A DESIGNER, WRITER AND TELEVISION PRESENTER BEST KNOWN FOR HIS WORK ON GRAND DESIGNS, WHICH HE HAS PRESENTED SINCE ITS DEBUT IN APRIL 1999 AND HIS RESIDENTIAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT COMPANY HAB HOUSING.

¢ Brook Green WHEN: 2012 WHO: Claire Farrow and architect Ian Hogarth THE BUILD: On 2010 the couple sold their Earls Court flat and bought a £410,000 plot at the bottom of an upmarket mews in Brook Green and spent another £650,000 on building a four bedroom house. Apart from the pain of gaining planning permission for the modernist pile, the couple faced the challenges of building under the water table. The house became famous for its basement nightclub dancefloor. NOW: They still live there. ◆ For more information visit

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THE STAR AND GARTER

NOW OVER 50% SOLD The meticulous refurbishment of this Grade II Listed landmark provides a stunning range of luxuriously specified 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. It has a magnificent setting, with the iconic view of the river Thames, famously painted by Turner and other artists, visible from the restored gardens. These are unique residences, restored and specified to the highest standards. Private facilities, including a leisure suite with a pool, spa and treatment room, Harrods concierge, and town car ensure an incomparable lifestyle for residents.

Last one bedroom apartment priced at £1.3 million Two bedroom apartments from £1.75 million Three bedroom apartments from £2.45 million

The Sales Suite and Show Apartment are now open daily Viewing by appointment only, please call 0333 666 0102 to confirm.

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LOVE LOFT LIVING IN WEST LONDON 1, 2 & 3 BED APARTMENTS Starting from ÂŁ440,000 NOW LAUNCHED To arrange a viewing please contact: 0207 965 7528 info@longislandloftslondon.com OR REGISTER YOUR INTEREST AT: www.longislandloftslondon.com An art deco factory converted to stunning loft style apartments, offering something unique: living spaces with authentic character and style in vibrant W3.

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London hides a plethora of celebrity homes. These are the most recent to come on the market Words NI G EL L E W I S

BIRTHPLACE OF BOND’S FAVOURITE CAR MAKER

pectre is being billed as the most spectacular and expensive Bond movie ever. And its film-makers certainly went to town on it, wrecking a record £24m worth of Bond’s favourite type of car, the Aston Martin. The car manufacturer’s first home was 16 Henniker Mews - a private gated mews near the Fulham Road in London – and it’s now for sale at £2.295m as a private home. The three-bedroom house has a large reception and kitchen/ breakfast room. There’s also a private parking space out front. It still boasts the famous garage, while a plaque on the outside of the building shows off its famous past. ◆ Strutt and Parker 020 7373 1010; struttandparker.com

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rent but, but after success came calling, Conti paid £770,000 for this property in 1985. It’s subsequently seen many glamorous visitors including Arthur Miller, Farrah Fawcett and Rod Steiger. The four bedroom Edwardian property is set in large gardens, has a double-height ballroom as big as a church – perfect for thespian gettogethers - along with an unusual minstrel gallery. It’s also got a home cinema, outbuildings and roof terrace with great views over the capital. For sale at £15m. u London Real Estate Advisors 020 3327 2750; londonrea.com

THE THREE-STUDIO FACILITY WAS BUILT IN 1978 TO HOUSE VIRGIN RECORDS

HOMES WITH THE ULTIMATE TRACK RECORD

re you a brit pop fan who worships at the album covers of Blur and Pulp’s long players Park Life, The Great Escape and Different Class? Then the 11 mews houses for sale on the Goldhawk Road in Shepherd’s Bush at the moment would make the ideal London pad. Being sold as the Townhouse Mews development they all exist within the large building that used to house The Townhouse recording studio. The three-studio facility was built in 1978 to house Richard Branson’s fast-expanding Virgin Records empire and is where an eye-boggling list of Brit pop and other recording artists laid down tracks. As well as Blur and Pulp, other groups who recorded at the studios included Suede, The Jam, Oasis, Coldplay, Muse, Duran Duran, Queen, Cranberies, Cure, Placebo and Kaiser Chiefs. One of the 20th centuries most famous and biggest selling singles, Candle in the Wind, was recorded by Elton John at the studios in the

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tage and screen veteran Tom Conti has lived with wife Kara at their rambling Hampstead mansion, The Wabe, for 30 years. Times and fortunes have changed for the ageing heart-throb, who’s starred in films such as Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, Miracles and Saving Grace, and was most recently Miranda Hart’s dad in her eponymous sit-com. The couple had to leave their first London flat in 1968 because they couldn’t afford the £14 weekly

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hours following Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997. The property was owned by Virgin until EMI bought out Branson in the early 1990s and subsequently sold the studio on to an independent, which ceased recording there in 2008. It then remained empty and unused until 2014 when an Irish developer snapped it up for £7.5 million. Each of the large, contemporarydesigned mews homes have four bedrooms and are on the market for £2.15 million. u Bective Leslie Marsh 020 7221 0330; bective.co.uk

SCENE OF A ‘LEGENDARY’ SHOOTING

ondon’s most infamous gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray terrorised large swathes of the capital during the 1950s and 1960s. And their lives are now being portrayed in a new film, Legend, starring Tom Hardy as both brothers and Emily Browning as Reggie’s longsuffering wife, Frances Shea. In the film the Krays’ childhood home, East London’s Vallance Road,

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was actually shot in Lambeth where an elaborate film set was built for the movie, including a World War Two bomb site. And this twobedroom house in Whittlesey Street was the backdrop to a number of scenes and is now on the market for £2.375m. The house has a master bedroom with en-suite shower room while on the ground floor there’s a large space which brings light to the lower ground floor. u Circa London 0203 137 7877; circalondon.co.uk

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GEORGIAN PILE’S BRUSH WITH FILM FAME

ike Leigh’s artistic biopic Mr Turner won its star, Timothy Spall, the best actor award at Cannes. When its film-makers were looking for backdrops they turned to this Georgian mansion in Woolwich. Grade II listed Rush Grove House was built in 1816 and bought by the Admiralty to become the home of General Sir Anthony Blaxland Stransham. It was sold by the army in 1986 and used as a family home until 2012 when a developer snapped it up for renovation. With four floors, six bedrooms and three bathrooms, agent Foxtons says great care has been taken to pay homage to the property’s Georgian features. u Foxtons 020 8432 7200; foxtons.co.uk

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PAXTON ROAD, W4

ÂŁ850,000

A delightful end of terrace Victorian cottage with spacious living areas. Two bedrooms, Large bathroom, 23'11 x 14'1 Open plan reception room, Further kitchen & garden room/dining room, Enclosed private garden. Situated in this popular residential road with easy assess to public transport and excellent vehicular access to the A4/M4, Central London and Heathrow. Potential to extend into loft to provide a further bedroom and bathroom subject to necessary consents.

ST MARYS GROVE, W4

ÂŁ2,250,000

An immaculately presented five bedroom double fronted detached period house offering an excellent balance of living and entertaining space. Magnificent top floor master suite, Four further double bedrooms, Luxury bathroom, Grand entrance hall, Three reception rooms, Bespoke fully integrated kitchen/breakfast room, Cellar/ utility room, Cloakroom, Fully landscaped west facing garden, Under floor heating, Ideally situated for all amenities.

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PAXTON ROAD, W4

ÂŁ850,000

A delightful end of terrace Victorian cottage with spacious living areas. Two bedrooms, Large bathroom, 23'11 x 14'1 Open plan reception room, Further kitchen & garden room/dining room, Enclosed private garden. Situated in this popular residential road with easy assess to public transport and excellent vehicular access to the A4/M4, Central London and Heathrow. Potential to extend into loft to provide a further bedroom and bathroom subject to necessary consents.

ST MARYS GROVE, W4

ÂŁ2,250,000

An immaculately presented five bedroom double fronted detached period house offering an excellent balance of living and entertaining space. Magnificent top floor master suite, Four further double bedrooms, Luxury bathroom, Grand entrance hall, Three reception rooms, Bespoke fully integrated kitchen/breakfast room, Cellar/ utility room, Cloakroom, Fully landscaped west facing garden, Under floor heating, Ideally situated for all amenities.

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ESMOND GARDENS, W4

£1,100,000

A beautifully refurbished three bedroom first floor mansion apartment located in this very sought after Bedford Park central Chiswick location. Three double bedrooms, Family bathroom & ensuite shower room, 24' Reception room with open plan kitchen, One of only three enhanced - space flats, Share of freehold, Short walk to Chiswick's main High Road. Local transport links include local bus routes, both Chiswick Park and Turnham Green Tube Stations and Vehicular access via A4 / M4 to central London, Heathrow and the West.

SOUTH PARADE, W4

£799,950

A spacious two bedroom conversion flat set within this magnificent Grade II listed property in the heart of Bedford Park. Two double bedrooms, Double reception room, Fully integrated kitchen, Luxury wet room, Private 15' Roof Terrace, Host of original features, Share in freehold, Private off street parking. Ideally located within close proximity of Turnham Green Tube Station and the extensive facilities on Chiswick High Road. No chain.

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ESMOND GARDENS, W4

£1,100,000

A beautifully refurbished three bedroom first floor mansion apartment located in this very sought after Bedford Park central Chiswick location. Three double bedrooms, Family bathroom & ensuite shower room, 24' Reception room with open plan kitchen, One of only three enhanced - space flats, Share of freehold, Short walk to Chiswick's main High Road. Local transport links include local bus routes, both Chiswick Park and Turnham Green Tube Stations and Vehicular access via A4 / M4 to central London, Heathrow and the West.

SOUTH PARADE, W4

£799,950

A spacious two bedroom conversion flat set within this magnificent Grade II listed property in the heart of Bedford Park. Two double bedrooms, Double reception room, Fully integrated kitchen, Luxury wet room, Private 15' Roof Terrace, Host of original features, Share in freehold, Private off street parking. Ideally located within close proximity of Turnham Green Tube Station and the extensive facilities on Chiswick High Road. No chain.

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We recently sold a magnificent six bedroom, semi-detached, Grade II listed Bedford Park House at the full asking price. What made the deal all the more satisfying was the fact that we found the owner a suitable house to downsize to in the same neighbourhood.

Properties on Strand on the Green or Chiswick Mall are always of immense interest to me; every single one is steeped in history.

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Blenheim Road is one of the most prestigious streets in Bedford Park, but until recently had a 1960s semi built on a bombsite. We sold this and the façade now replicates the original listed house.

CHRIS CHALMERS Sales Director Whitman and Co.

LORIS ROAD his immaculate five double bedroom house is on a pretty no-through road in Brook Green. It offers families a generous 2847 sq ft/231 sq m set out over three floor plus a large landscaped garden. Throughout the ground

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FAIRFAX ROAD

 Chiswick, W4

£2,400

G u i d e P r i c e P e r We e k

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KINGS ROW

have access to the garden. The house has a large master bedroom, dressing room and en-suite bathroom on the first floor, with a further bedroom and bathroom. There are three bedrooms, a loo and a shower room on the second floor. The house also benefits from a cellar. Chiswick Common and Turnham Green station are both within walking distance. u Chiswick, 020 8987 5556; savills.com

Linden Homes 0203 8117 419; lindenhomes.co.uk

ZAIN BOZAI Sales Manager KFH

Pre-launch interest has been high for Kings Row. Arriving in the vibrant west London postcode of W6, the selection of studios, plus one, two and three bedroom apartments, villas, penthouses and townhouses are in a well connected Zone 2 location overlooking the southern end of leafy Ravenscourt Park.

Launching onto the market this month, prices for the excellent choice of 55 high quality private homes at Kings Row will start at £485,000. The development is a sequel to Linden Homes’ popular Parkside Place at the other end of Ravenscourt Park, which is already over 50% sold. u

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Hammersmith

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Most satisfying transaction A few years ago, I sold a beautiful Victorian house in Poets Corner, Acton. Following a lot of interest in the property, I received a hand written letter from a lady I had shown around. At first I thought she offered asking price but on rereading the letter I realised she had offered £110,000 more. Needless to say it was accepted, and there were winners on both sides as the market has risen quite sharply since.
 Most interesting property We were instructed to sell a flat within the prominent St. Stephen’s Church in West Ealing. The church was originally built in 1867 and was converted into apartments in 1987. The apartments retained many of the church’s original charm and character including the beautiful clerestory windows, beams and arches.


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THE PARK, EALING  W5

£1.5m

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 KFH Ealing, 020 8799 3890; kfh.co.uk

SPOTLIGHT ON W4 [ AVERAGE ASKING PRICE ]

£1,205,348

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£1,709,073

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

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ANLEY ROAD W14 £990PW / £4,290PCM • • • • •

LOVELY SPACIOUS UPPER MAISONETTE 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS FURTHER SINGLE BEDROOM BRIGHT ELEGANT RECEPTION LARGE EAT-IN KITCHEN

LETTINGS 020 7371 4071

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BROOK GREEN 020 7371 4171

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ASKEW ROAD 020 8749 7719

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EAST CHURCHFIELD ROAD W3 GUIDE £1.9M FREEHOLD

DAVIS ROAD W3 GUIDE £795,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD

• 4 DOUBLE BEDROOM HOUSE • DOUBLE RECEPTION • KITCHEN/DINING ROOM

• 3 BEDROOMS • KITCHEN/RECEPTION • 2 BATHROOMS

• BATHROOM • 115' GARDEN • EPC RATING F 30

• ROOF TERRACE • NEWLY REFURBISHED • EPC RATING D 59

ACTON 020 8993 6929

ASKEW ROAD 020 8749 7719

ALFRED ROAD W3 GUIDE £695,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD

BIRKBECK ROAD W3 GUIDE £599,999 LEASEHOLD

• 2/3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • 1/2 RECEPTIONS • 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE)

• 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • KITCHEN/RECEPTION • 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE)

ACTON 020 8993 6929

• COMMUNAL GARDEN • OFF STREET PARKING • EPC RATING D 57

• GARDEN • 997 YEAR LEASE • EPC RATING D 64

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Baldwyn Gardens, W3

ÂŁ1,850,000

A stunning and beautifully presented 5 bedroom Semi detached period property, situated on one of Acton's premier residential roads. Ideal for a growing family, this property offers over 2,500 sq ft of accommodation space and comprises of two large reception rooms with sliding doors and high ceilings, a modern and spacious kitchen diner, five generous double bedrooms, three bathrooms and a mature rear south facing garden.

Baldwyn Gardens, W3

ÂŁ1,900,000

A stunning and beautifully presented 5 bedroom detached period property, situated on one of Acton's premier residential roads. Ideal for a growing family, this property offers over 2,600 sq ft of accommodation space and comprises of two large reception rooms with fireplaces and high ceilings, a modern and spacious kitchen diner, five generous double bedrooms, three bathrooms and a mature rear south facing garden.

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Second Avenue, W3

ÂŁ1,450,000

A substantial mid terrace Edwardian period family home set over three floors comprising over 2000 sq ft. Second Avenue is set within one of the most desired roads in Acton/Shepherds Bush Borders. The property comprises Two receptions, Utility room, Cloakroom and a Kitchen Breakfast Room leading onto an east facing garden.

Bassein Park Road, W12

ÂŁ1,375,000

A stunning, end-of-terrace family home laid out over two floors and more than 1500 sq ft on one of the most desirable streets in Shepherds Bush. The property, which is full of period features, comprises two receptions, a study / spare bedroom, cloakroom and a kitchen / breakfast room, leading onto the garden. Upstairs, there is a large master bedroom, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

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AYNHOE ROAD W14

£1,550 per week

rare opportunity to rent an exceptionally spacious house on the ever popular Aynhoe Road, Brook Green. The house has undergone extensive refurbishment and offers a huge amount of living space, with two large reception rooms on the raised ground floor that benefit from large bay windows and beautiful period features. The house boasts a modern kitchen with bifold doors onto a large, private garden and a further roof terrace. Aynhoe Road runs directly off the Green itself and is within a short walk to the many transport links at Hammersmith Broadway station. u l Bective Leslie Marsh, Brook Green, 020 7603 5181; bective.co.uk

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£495 per week

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bathrooms, a large reception, an eat-in kitchen and dining area. It is a short walk to Gunnersbury tube station and Kew Bridge mainline. Available to rent unfurnished. u l Knight Frank Chiswick, 02037 576 230 knightfrank.co.uk

KEW BRIDGE TW8

£830 per week

Offered on a furnished basis, the apartment spans a generous 872 sq. ft. in space and comprises of a bright open plan reception room with floor-to-ceiling windows leading out to a private balcony, master bedroom with ensuite, further double

his stylish two bedroom apartment is situated on the Provenance House building at the Kew Bridge development. The property benefits from a host of on-site amenities such as 24-hour concierge and underground secure parking.

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BY THE GATES TO PITSHANGER PARK SIMPLY SENSATIONAL OFFERS AROUND £1,300,000 Freehold

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BACKING DIRECTLY ONTO WALPOLE PARK WHIZZ, BANG AND WHOOSH ROUND TO SEE THIS EXCEPTIONAL EDWARDIAN VILLA This handsome and really spacious 6 bedroom, 2 bathroom family house will really light up your eye. Perfectly placed in this fashionable and convenient spot surrounded by parkland. Good condition throughout with flexible accommodation plus the opportunity to add your own touches. Retaining many original features.

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BRACKLEY ROAD, CHISWICK A beautiful Victorian four bedroom terraced house, rare in the market and unique in character on Brackley Road just off Chiswick High Road. EPC = E.

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BROOKFIELD ROAD, CHISWICK A desirable Edwardian terraced house on Brookfield Road not overlooked at the front with an unusually open aspect along Strauss Road, a south facing garden and great potential for development. EPC = D.

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WOODSTOCK ROAD, CHISWICK An elegant four bedroom semidetached family house on one of the most desirable streets in Bedford Park, within close proximity to Turnham Green Terrace and Chiswick High Road. EPC = E.

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BLANDFORD ROAD, CHISWICK A beautiful four bedroom Edwardian family home located just north of Bedford Park corner on one of Chiswick’s premium roads. EPC = D.

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BRENTFORD LOCK WEST TW8

Prices from

£850,000

ituated a stone’s throw from the Grand Union Canal and set around the picturesque Carrick Square – with its beautifully landscaped communal garden – the homes at Brentford Lock West enjoy an enviable setting. With a delightful living and dining area, floor-to-ceiling windows and decked terrace space, the new build provides residents with incredible space both inside and out. For those excited by the water, there are plenty of local clubs offering classes in everything from paddleboarding to canoeing. u  Stubbings Property 020 8569 7449; brentfordlockwest.co.uk

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composite stone worktops, Siemens integrated appliances and a Hotpoint washing machine. Crossrail will revive this area of London in 2018. u  Fabrica by A2Dominion 020 3051 9863; fabrica.co.uk

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Prices from

£420,000

nspired by a vision of community, this I development is spread over five hectares and comprises of beautifully landscaped green spaces, tree-lined avenues, new primary school and sports facilities. The luxury homes benefit from timber flooring downstairs and silk effect carpets upstairs while, the high-specification kitchen has

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MERCHANT TERRACE W6

Prices from

£2.49m

esigned to a very high standard, these polished white townhouses are set half a mile back from the River Thames. With double glazed sash windows, Juliet balconies, imposing timber front doors

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and private parking accessed via a car lift. Local restaurants, bars and boutiques are in abundance while good schools are also nearby. u  Barnard Marcus 01525 218 500; sequencehome.co.uk

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LAMB BREWERY STUDIOS W4

Prices from

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his converted Brewery dominates the Chiswick riverside and is an iconic West London landmark. Built in the early 1900s it is thought to have been used as a ‘gravity tower’ feeding the Lamb Brewery and has been newly converted into stunning two and three bedroom ‘warehouse style apartments’ with an abundance of character and original features. The properties are moments from the Thames and have parking. u  John D Wood & Co. Chiswick, 020 8995 9394; johndwood.co.uk

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£2.5m

ituated on St. Marys Grove in the heart of popular, family orientated Grove Park is this detached double-fronted house. Leading off the grand hallway on the ground floor are two double reception rooms, one of which is positioned to the front of the house with double bay windows that let in an abundance of natural daylight.

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The first floor has an impressive master suite with a spacious bathroom, separate shower and a beautiful dressing room. u  Featherstone Leigh Chiswick; 020 8994 6567; featherstoneleigh.co.uk

TURNHAM GREEN TERRACE  W4

£3.85m

n early Victorian property architecturally and interior designed while completely re-built to the highest standards. The ground floor offers a large reception room with grand proportions and a stunning bio ethanol

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further enhances the great attention to detail. A professionally designed and landscaped garden offers considerable depth to the property. u  Savills Chiswick, 020 8987 5550; savills.com

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LONDON SQUARE TEDDINGTON A PRESTIGIOUS GATED COLLECTION OF 4 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES This highly sought after development offers a range of luxury 4 bedroom townhouses overlooking the landscaped courtyard. The stunning Cavendish show home is open daily for you to view the spacious accommodation and exceptional finish at these townhouses, which feature designer kitchens and appliances, dining areas with bi-fold doors opening onto the private rear gardens, stylish contemporary bathrooms and en suites, underfloor heating and underground parking. London Square Teddington has an excellent location set back from Waldegrave Road, within walking distance of Teddington High Street, Teddington station, and beautiful Bushy Park. The buzzing town centres of Richmond and Kingston are quickly reached by car or train.

4 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES FROM £1,325,000 LAST 3 BEDROOM PENTHOUSE PRICED AT £1,050,000

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PENNARD ROAD, W12 ÂŁ1,899,950 FREEHOLD A SUPERB FOUR BEDROOM FAMILY HOME WITH A WEST FACING GARDEN IN THE HEART OF W12 Recently the subject of a complete refurbishment this family house offers bright and spacious living whilst being located in a very exciting and convenient area of Shepherds Bush. Neutrally presented throughout this home is a blank canvas allowing the new owners to come and make it their own. It has been extended both to the side and into the loft space so you will not be short of space or luxury. Want a large house in a perfect location? Look no further. Four Double Bedrooms | Double Reception Room | Three Bathrooms | West Facing Garden | Fully Refurbished | 2085 Sq Ft / 193 Sq M | EPC: F

SHEPHERDS BUSH & ACTON | 020 8735 3266 shepherdsbush@winkworth.co.uk

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GROVE PARK ROAD, W4 1,750,000 A TRULY STUNNING SIX BEDROOM HOUSE WITH THE MOST GORGEOUS LIVING SPACE This house has been extended by the current owners, in partnership with their architect to provide wonderful family accommodation. Certainly a massive feature of this home is the superbly designed kitchen/dining/family room. This provides a superb living space for the whole family. It also benefits from being a short walk from local shops including a lovely cafe, deli and convenience store as well as the mainline station with Waterloo just 30 minutes away. Overall, the house has been very cleverly planned and with the benefit of off-street parking. Off street parking | Underfloor heating | 6 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 2 reception rooms | semi detached | Short walk to Chiswick Station | Outbuilding

CHISWICK | 020 8994 7096 chiswick@winkworth.co.uk

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MARGRAVINE GARDENS, W6 ÂŁ1,825,000 FREEHOLD AN APPEALING AND BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED FAMILY HOME. Offered in extremely good order throughout, the house has been extensively refurbished in recent years. The location is ideal not only for access to the Underground station at Barons Court, but also the wide array of amenities on offer in Hammersmith, which include a number of wellregarded schools. Double Reception Room | Kitchen/Family room | Media/Family Room | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Cloakroom | Study | 2320 Sq Ft/216 Sq M | EPC Rating Band C

HAMMERSMITH | 020 7371 4466 hammersmith@winkworth.co.uk

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WARWICK ROAD, W5 ÂŁ2,250,000 A rare find. This six bedroom detached Victorian family home offers a wealth of period charm and character to include traditional windows, feature fireplaces, high ceilings and much more. Of worthy note is the well balanced accommodation on all floors to include: two large separate receptions, study, a luxury fitted kitchen and a family room at the very back looking onto the garden with concertina doors and glazed roofing to give maximum light. On the first floor there are three sizable bedrooms (en suite to master), family bathroom and a separate bathroom; whilst on the upper floor there are three further double bedrooms. Additional benefits include a lower ground utility room and a wine cellar. Outside there is off street parking and a mature rear garden. Ideally placed for Ealing Broadway and the open spaces of Ealing Common. Charm and Character | Excellent Room Size | Close to Amenities | No Chain

EALING & ACTON | 020 8896 0123 ealing@winkworth.co.uk

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BOSCOMBE ROAD, W12 £350 PER WEEK

UXBRIDGE ROAD, W12 £500 PER WEEK

A light and recently refurbished two double bedroom apartment on the second floor of an attractive Victorian building.

Newly refurbished, well presented three double bedroom, one bathroom flat located in the heart of Shepherds Bush.

Two Bedrooms | Reception | Kitchen | Bathroom | EPC Rating: D

Three Double Bedrooms | Reception Room | Kitchen | Two Bathrooms (one en suite) | EPC: E

For more information on this property call Shepherds Bush & Acton Office | 020 8735 3255

THAMES ROAD, W4 £495 PER WEEK

For more information on this property call Shepherds Bush & Acton | 020 8735 3255

WILTON AVENUE, W4 £1,150 PER WEEK

This cottage is only a moments walk from the river with its wonderful scenery and pubs.

Beautifully presented five double bedroom Edwardian family house close to the High Road with its many and varied shops and restaurants.

Close to river | Two bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Two receptions

Completely refurbished | Five bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Kitchen breakfast room | Garden

For more information on this property call Chiswick Office | 020 8994 7096

For more information on this property call Chiswick Office | 020 8994 7096

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QUEENS MANSIONS, W6

£895 P/W

PALLISER COURT, W14 £775 P/W

An exceptional three bedroom first floor apartment, located within this prestigious Edwardian mansion block on Brook Green.

A well presented apartment on the ground floor of a well regarded mansion block in Barons Court.

Double Reception | Kitchen | Dining Room | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Utility

Reception | Kitchen/Dining Room | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Dressing Room |

Room | Unfurnished | 1871 Sq Ft/174 Sq M | Fees Apply | EPC: TBC

Balcony | Furnished | 1403 Sq Ft/130 Sq M | Fees Apply | EPC: D

For more information on this property call Hammersmith Office | 020 7371 4466

For more information on this property call Hammersmith Office | 020 7371 4466

TWYFORD CRESCENT, W3 £1,038 PER WEEK

DELAMERE ROAD, W5 £911 PER WEEK

Six bedrooms | Wonderful and newly renovated kitchen | Large utility room | Set

Finished to a high standard | Off street parking | Utility room and office / study |

over three floors | Fees Apply | EPC: E

Set over three floors | Fees Apply | EPC: C

For more information on this property call Ealing & Acton | 020 8896 0123

For more information on this property call Ealing & Acton | 020 8896 0123

Within a few minutes walk of Ealing Common a wonderful family home Winkworth are proud to present this fabulous four bedroom semi in excellent order throughout. detached house.

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Aintree Lodge, Chiswick W4 A delightful two bedroom detached lodge in a quiet residential development This well presented two bedroom lodge is surrounded by mature gardens, giving a wonderful sense of privacy. The property is situated just south of Turnham Green with the delights of the shops, bars and restaurants of Chiswick High Road close by. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, reception room, garden, garage.  EPC: E. Approximately 86.52 sq m (931 sq ft).   Leasehold

Guide price: £899,950

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Ravenscourt Road, Hammersmith W6 An outstanding five bedroom terraced house by Ravenscourt Park This meticulously refurbished and elegant property is arranged over four floors. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 WCs, modern kitchen/breakfast room, large family/dining room, patio garden with garden store, balcony and ample storage space. EPC: C. Approximately 216 sq m (2,355 sq ft).   Freehold

Guide price: £2,150,000

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