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26 Contents ABSOLUTELY

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C U LT U R E ABSOLUTELY LOVES

FOOD & DRINK 42 KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

AGENDA

44 RECIPES

10 things we’re coveting this month

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Diary dates for February

20 SWINGING LONDON

The Fashion and Textile Museum's new show

FA S H I O N 25 GIFT GUIDE

Our picks for Valentine's Day

26 LOCKET LOVER

Create your own personal locket with this stylish new jewellery brand

H E A LT H & B E AU T Y 35 BEAUTY CONFIDENTIAL This month’s best beauty buys

39 PERFUME

Warming scents for cold months

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News from the industry

Five ways with carrots

INTERIORS 56 INTERIOR INSPIRATIONS News and views from the world of design

64 COLOUR POP

Kitchen style from Plain English

T R AV E L 66 SUMMER SLOPES

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Summer in Austria

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JET-SET

On holiday with The Thinking Traveller

PROPERTY 80 LIVING THE DREAM

The most luxurious London properties

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DATE NIGHT Our picks for Valentine's Day page 42

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ebruary is widely agreed to be the most dismal of all months. It's dark, it's cold, there's no fun to be had. And then there's Valentine's Day, which can go either way. It can cheer us up or it can make us feel worse. A bottle of pink fizz, an earring or a little chocolate heart can sometimes be enough to renew one's faith in humanity, while the absence of these things can, on a bad day, be devastating. Still, we are featuring lots of delightful pink presents in these pages, along with other joyous things. There's the Fashion & Textile Museum's new exhibition, opening this month, which focuses on London in the 1960s, looking at fashion, design and culture with a large focus on Terence Conran and Mary Quant. We're hoping for an invitation to the opening party, which is rumoured to be fancy dress. Interiors-wise we admire Laura Fulmine's small but perfectly formed apartment, and Yoko Kloeden's design for the ultimate family home. Enjoy February.

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Mary Quant rules the Fashion and Textile Museum page 20

Chcolate? Hearts? It must be Valentine's Day. page 25

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All-organic beauty is the order of the day page 35

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Wish LIST 10 things we Absolutely love

Natu ral wonde rs Zarvich is the fashion brand of the moment, specialising in demicouture and leather clothing. It’s the collective work of two designers who met while fi nishing their fashion design studies in Uruguay. Expect luxury pieces handmade from noble, natural materials. zarvich.com

SHUT EYE Featuring a bold floral print in hues of plush rose and poppy red and made from crease-free stretch silk, these Marianne Scarlet silk pyjamas are Yolke’s most sumptuous yet. £470; yolke.co.uk

VE LVET TOUCH Style up your look with these sumptuous velvet pouches from Graham and Green. Add to any outfit as a chic clutch purse, or use to hold makeup, stationery or other valuables. From £11.95; grahamandgreen.co.uk

SPIRITED SCENT Silent Pool Distillers have teamed up with Feather Edge to create a range of luxury, handcrafted candles inspired by the romantic botanicals used in Silent Pool Gin. Choose from citrus blends including Kaffi r Lime and Bergamot Orange. £30; silentpooldistillers.com

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ABSOLUTELY • LOVES Sharp lines Buyer-turned-designer Racil Chalhoub takes inspiration from the smoking jackets she fell in love with as a young girl. Combining Savile Row materials with influences from her native Beirut, her collections feature sleek, sharp tailoring that will transcend the seasons. racil.com

EARN YOUR STRIPES The Get 'Em Girl maxi dress from Maggie Marilyn is made from ethicallyproduced silk-satin which is lowimpact on the environment. It’s a fun choice for a formal event or easily styled with trainers. £395; net-a-porter.com

EDITOR’S PICK

TAILOR-MADE Carolina Herrera’s Resort ‘19 collection takes inspiration from Palm Springs in the ‘60s. Tailored from wool in a shade named 'Flamingo', this blazer looks even more spectacular with the matching trousers. £2,319; net-a-porter.com

JET SET Say goodbye to winter blues with luxury accessory label, Tila March. The brand embraces a multitude of elegant yet practical handbag silhouettes as well as small leather accessories that will have you dreaming of some summer sun. £94; farfetch.com

HANDBAGS AT DAWN UNDER COVER Not content with merely shaking up the beauty market, Rihanna has turned her hand to our underwear drawers. Her Savage x Fenty lingerie is a celebration of the female form in all shapes and sizes. £43.99. zalando.co.uk

With its triangular silhouette and candy pink acrylic fi nish, The Kofo clutch bag from LarAllan is quite the statement-maker. Take yours from the office to the afterparty. £630; larallan.com

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…that she left it too late to apply for Hurtwood House, because it’s simply the best for acting, dancing, singing, film-making – “A utopia for creative minds” – as the Good Schools Guide says. And crucially, this exciting school is equally successful academically. In fact, it’s statistically one of the top co-ed boarding schools in the UK. So, if you’re looking for a really exciting and rewarding change of school at 16 – don’t leave it too late. Contact Cosmo Jackson or visit our website for more information.

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C U LT U R E ANDY POTTS; LONDON STORIES; LTMUSEUM.CO.UK

What’s on 16 • Top theatre picks 19 • Swinging London 20 A B S O L U T E LY. L O N D O N

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The Agenda

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Brick Wonders

EXHIBITION

LILIA MAZURKEVICH F RO M 2 F E B RUA RY • M1 F IN E ART

Visit M1 Fine Art to enjoy the sensational work of Belarusian artist Lilia Mazurkevich. The exhibition sees the official release of a long-awaited series of affordable hand-signed limited edition print works, as well as a new collection of original oil paintings, all featuring her trademark blue skies and characterful animals. 20 Nelson Road, SE10; m1fineart.com

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Painting Worway

From 13 February D U LW I C H P I C T U R E G A L L E R Y Harold Sohlberg’s highly original Norwegian landscapes are showcased in the first major exhibition of his work in the UK. Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth, Harold Sohlberg: Painting Norway will show the breadth of his work, while revealing its relevance beyond Norway’s borders. Gallery Road, SE21; dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

HARALD SOHLBERG, STREET IN RØROS IN WINTER, 1903, THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, NORWAY.

From 16 February HORNIMAN MUSEUM From an ancient Egyptian pyramid and the Old London Bridge to the natural wonder of a coral reef and the modern marvel of the international space station, Brick Wonders invites you to discover amazing structures from around the world made entirely from LEGO®. 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23; horniman.ac.uk

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CULTURE • TALKING TOPICS

AROUND

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THE MOUSE AND HIS CHILD

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From 22 February N OW GA L L E RY See NOW Gallery transformed into an immersive reading room inspired by the home featured in Russell Hoban’s children’s novel The Mouse and His Child. Central to the exhibition which explores the human experience of fiction, is a huge rug for reading. It will create a space of warmth that speaks of child-like things with an adult undercurrent, just like the books themselves. Peninsula Square, SE10; nowgallery.co.uk

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: TOTEM Until 26 February R OYA L A L B E R T H A L L Cirque du Soleil is back with another spectacular showcase of jaw-dropping circus acts and high-flying acrobatics. Totem takes its audience on an exhilarating journey into the evolution of mankind. Kensington Gore, SW7; royalalberthall.com

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MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON

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CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNER OF DREAMS From 2 February V& A Spanning 1947 to the present day, this unmissable exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house and Dior’s relationship with Britain. Cromwell Road, SW7; vam.ac.uk

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ediscover the master of colour and composition in the first major exhibition from Pierre Bonnard in the UK since the much-loved show at Tate 20 years ago. The CC Land Exhibition: Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory concentrates on Bonnard’s work from 1912 until his death in 1947. It presents landscapes and intimate domestic scenes which capture movements in time.

39 Bankside, SE1; tate.org

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O NGOIN G • TATE MODERN PIERRE BONNARD, DINING ROOM IN THE COUNTRY 1913

This Month’s Must See

Until 16 February B R I D G E T H E AT R E Unsteady after an operation, Lucy Barton wakes to find her mother sitting at the foot of her bed. She hasn’t seen her in years and her visit takes Lucy back to her desperate rural childhood and her escape to New York. As she begins to find herself as a writer, she is still gripped by the urgent complexities of family life. Laura Linney makes her London debut in Elizabeth Strout’s best-selling short novel. 3 Potters Fields Park, SE1; bridgetheatre.co.uk

CHINESE NEW YEAR IN LONDON 5 February C H I N AT O W N & THE WEST END As usual, Chinese New Year will be one of the most exciting events in London’s calendar. Join in the spectacular celebrations - the largest outside of Asia - and see the colourful parade, watch free performances and marvel at the pyrotechnics displays.

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CULTURE • THEATRE

ROUND UP

Best in SHOW Get the most out of London’s theatre scene with our top stage picks for the month By H E L E N B R O W N

MUST SEE

All About Eve From 2 February

NOEL COWARD THEATRE

Starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James, All About Eve is the chilling story of female jealousy and ambition made famous as the 1950 classic Bette Davis film. Directed by Olivier award-winning Ivo Van Hove and with new music by PJ Harvey, the play asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. 85-88 St Martin’s Lane, WC2N; allabouteveplay.com

Home, I’m Darling Ongoing

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Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. But behind the gingham curtains, things start to unravel, and being a domestic goddess is not as easy as it seems. Katherine Parkinson of The IT Crowd and Humans fame plays Judy in this piercingly funny new comedy about one woman’s quest to be the perfect 1950's housewife. Upper Ground, Lambeth, SE1; national theatre.org.uk

Nine Night

NINE NIGHT

Until 9 February

TRAFALGAR STUDIOS

Natasha Gordon takes to the stage in the role of Lorraine as her debut play transfers from the National Theatre. Gloria is gravely sick. When her time comes, the celebration begins; the traditional Jamaican Nine Night Wake. But for her family, marking her death with a party is a test. Nine Night is a touching and funny exploration of the rituals of family by way of nine rum-fuelled nights of music, food and storytelling. 14 Whitehall, Westminster, SW1A; atgtickets.com

Only Fools & Horses: The Musical

Waitress

From 8 February ADELPHI THEATRE

Waitress is the toe-tapping musical adaptation of the hit 2017 film of the same name. It follows Jenna played by Katharine McPhee, a small-town waitress trapped in an abusive marriage but dreaming of escape - which she seeks to effect by winning the big bucks in a pie-making contest. Strand, WC2R; waitressthemusical.co.uk

ONLY FOOLS & HORSES: THE MUSICAL

From 9 February

THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET

John Sullivan’s iconic Only Fools and Horses has been turned into a brand new, West End musical spectacular. With a script and original score by John’s son, Jim Sullivan and comedy giant Paul Whitehouse, prepare to get reacquainted with Britain’s most loveable rogues and experience the classic comedy brought to life once again through 20 ingenious and hilarious songs. 18 Suffolk Street, SW1Y; onlyfoolsmusical.com

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Lilia Mazurkevich SOLO ART EXHIBITION

An exclusive collection of original oil paintings and hand-signed limited edition prints February 2nd - March 3rd 2019

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THE SWINGING

CITY London in the 1960s is the subject of a new exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum. Absolutely has a preview Wo r d s E V E H E R B E R T

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Model wearing Pattern No. 3288, set against the Houses of Parliament. Taken from the feature announcing the launch of Quant’s designs for Butterick Paper patterns, August 1964. Photo by John Walcott. Image(s) taken from Conran/ Quant: Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution, published by ACC Art Books.

ARTS & CULTURE • PREVIEW

The flat of Colin St John Wilson, architect of the British Library, 1952, with furniture by Terence Conran. Photo by Michael Wickham. Copyright Denny Wickham. Image(s) taken from Conran/Quant: Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution, published by ACC Art Books.

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winging London: A Lifestyle Revolution presents the fashion, design and art of the Chelsea Set, a group of radical young architects, designers, photographers and artists who were redefining the concept of youth and challenging the established order in 1950s London. At the forefront of this group of young revolutionaries were Mary Quant and Terence Conran. Spanning the period from 1952 – 1977, the exhibition includes fashion, textiles, furniture, lighting, homewares, ceramics and ephemera, exploring not only the style but the socio-economic importance of this transformative period. Key pieces include rare and early examples of designs by Conran and Quant, plus the avantgarde artists, designers and intellectuals who worked alongside them, such as designers Bernard and Laura Ashley, sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi and artist and photographer Nigel Henderson. PVC coats, OP Art and Space Age dresses by Mary Quant are seen alongside the early smocks, textile designs and dresses of Laura and Bernard Ashley and the modern wicker, steel and glass furniture of Terence Conran. The exhibition also includes the textiles, ceramics and furniture of Eduardo Paolozzi and Nigel Henderson, who were founding members of the Independent Group and together created innovative designs under their company, Hammer Prints, set up in 1954. The exhibition spotlights not only the design of the period, but also the creation of trailblazing shopping experiences from Mary Quant’s rebellious London boutique ‘Bazaar’ (opened in 1955) to Terence Conran’s Habitat (opened in 1964). These shops were not just about

Mary Quant by Vic Singh, c.1961. Courtesy of a Private Collection.

designing for a new youth generation, but also promoting a new way of shopping and living. With Bazaar, Quant irreversibly altered the traditional approach to fashion design and retailing and outraged the all-powerful French fashion establishment. With Habitat, Conran created a retail environment that was a total work of art; ‘a Gesamntkunstwerk’, combining the theatre of The Chelsea Set’s London, with the relatively new phenomenon of ‘serve yourself’, supermarket-style shopping. The influence of France (Conran first visited in 1953) can be seen in Conran’s informal, light and bright styling, with merchandise piled high, reminiscent of

the hustle and bustle of a colourful street market. Early designs by Quant for Bazaar are plain, unadorned and unstructured; simple pinafores with dropped waistlines often worn with coloured stockings. A remarkable cotton, red and white Broderie Anglaise lounging ensemble by Quant (1955/56), will be shown alongside a range of furniture, fabrics, enamelware and ephemera from the first days of Habitat. In order to spotlight not just the fashion, but the lifestyle and design of the time, Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution is presented in the form of detailed tableaus. During the mid 1950s, the increasing availability of inexpensive foreign package holidays and of films with exotic European settings inspired the eruption of coffee bars, bistros and other such distinctly continental establishments on British high streets. Throughout the exhibition, individual sets are inspired by these new and exciting continental trends, utilising fashion, furniture, textiles, ceramics and more to highlight how changes in social attitude intertwined with new ways of shopping, to create the designs that are now synonymous with 1960s life. There’s also an insight into the lesserknown early work of Laura and Bernard Ashley, whose ideas were influencing culture long before their iconic florals. Bernard Ashley’s textile design, Jazz Players, was probably the first example of a ‘Pop’ textile, whilst Laura’s simple hardwearing striped smocks, aprons and the easy to wear ‘basic dress’ would go on to become design classics. Furnishing fabrics by Laura and Bernard Ashley will be shown alongside ceramics by W.R Midwinter, jewellery by Wendy Ramshaw, textiles by David Whitehead, lighting by Bernard Schottlander, untouched makeup palettes and accessories by Mary Quant and myriad other ephemera, which will together create a comprehensive insight into the period.

SWINGING LONDON A Lifestyle Revolution runs from 8 February to 2 June at the Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 ftmlondon.org

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Zarvich’s embroidered tulle dress is part of the delicate and conceptual SS19 collection from this Uruguayan label. zarvich.com

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FASHION • VALENTINE

DRAJEE Gold arrow drop earrings, £200 drajee.com

CHOCOLATE LIBERTINE Chocolate heart lolly, £4.49 selfridges.com

VICTORIA CATOR La Vie en Rose candle, £55 victoriacator.com

EDITOR’S PICK JO MALONE LONDON Valentine's day floral box, £140; selfridges.com

NATIVE UNION CLIC Terrazzo iPhone X case, £50; conranshop.co.uk

TIFFANY Ball wire bracelet, £1,400 tiffany.co.uk

I HEART YOU

DIPTYQUE Centifolia, £53 diptyqueparis.com

POMMERY Brut Rose Royal gift box, £47.99 ocado.com

Valentine’s gifts galore By P E N D L E H A R T E

SNIPH Valentine's giftbox , £25 sniph.co.uk

HARVEY NICHOLS I Heart Emoji U Chocolate Box, £17.95 harveynichols.com

BLOOM AND WILD Wild at Heart letterbox flowers, £34 bloomandwild.com

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CHARM SCHOOL WHEN YOU CREATE YOUR OWN LOCKET , THE RESULTS ARE AS INDIVIDUAL AS YOU ARE LO Q U E T LO N D O N .CO M

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British Fine Jewellery Label, Loquet London is the brainchild of best friends Sheherazade Goldsmith and Laura Bailey. Part charm necklace, part Loquet, the classic clear crystal face can be filled with personal gems, birthstones and trinkets so each pieces of jewellery are completely different and personal to the wearer. Styled by Cathy Casterine, shot by Jesse Jenkins, hair and make-up by Siddhartha Simone and modelled by Amber Anderson

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

CHANCE EAU TENDRE CHANEL

With Chance Eau Tendre eau de parfum, Chanel perfumer Olivier Polge reinterprets the floral-fruity signature in a bold and intense adaptation. More feminine than ever, its floral heart accentuates the fullness of exotic jasmine absolute, enriched with an essence of rose. chanel.co.uk

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BEAUTY NOTES

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t’s a chilly evening and I’m visiting the Waterhouse Young clinic to try their signature Hydrafacial treatment. A firm favourite with celebrities and skin care professionals, it is described as a non-invasive resurfacing treatment, and can be used for treating everything from fine lines to acne-prone skin, as well as general skin rejuvenation. For me, it’s a serious case of winter and insomnia-induced dullness. After a quick cleanse to remove makeup, the practitioner uses a hand-piece with a series of HydroPeel tips, which work together to remove dead skin cells and impurities, while infusing it with cleansing, hydrating and moisturising serums. This is followed by a light glycolic and salicylic acid peel, which is applied to give a deeper exfoliation and rejuvenation. The sensation is a light tingling, but by no means painful. Already feeling throughly refreshed, the final part of the treatment involves placing red LED light onto the skin to boost circulation, reduce redness and irritation, and to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Blue LED light is also used in particular areas of congestion to combat bacteria. Luckily, there is zero downtime, so I leave the clinic straight away - just bear in mind that there might be a small amount of redness, however this fades after about 30 minutes. For optimum results, I'm advised a six-week course, however I see a difference after one treatment. My complexion looks smoother and brighter and pigmentation has faded considerably. WAT E R H O U S E YO U N G 21 Devonshire Street, W1G

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and special 3D scans. Your specialist will check for such things as underlying active gum disease and assess for healthy bone levels to ensure your treatment is a success.

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A FULL SET

Finn Dental Specialists talk us through the procedure of dental implants

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othing boosts confidence like a winning smile, which means that missing teeth can have a detrimental impact on a person’s self esteem. Sadly, teeth can be lost for several reasons such as accidental trauma or tooth decay. If you are suffering from the likes, your dentist may suggest dental implants. These are longlasting prosthetic replacements for missing teeth, consisting of a titanium screw which is placed into the jawbone, an attachment called an abutment which connects the implant to the artificial tooth, and a crown. Dental implants can be a highly realistic and

permanent solution for replacement of one or more missing teeth. They function and look like natural teeth and can even be used to replace teeth that have been missing for a long time. Every implant placement is different and the entire process of placing an implant can take several months. The process is normally made up of the following stages:

C O N S U LTAT I O N A N D P R E PA R AT I O N

Whilst a general dentist can place implants, many people choose to see a specialist dentist due to their expertise in implant placement. The specialist conducts a thorough examination which includes x-rays

Whilst implant placement is a surgical procedure, it can be performed at the dental practice. The gum is cut and the implant is screwed into the jawbone. The gum is then stitched back up. It normally takes a couple of hours to place each implant, but this can vary from case to case. The implant is then left to heal. During this time the bone heals and the implant fuses into the bone. A temporary tooth or teeth can be made for you to wear while the implant heals if necessary, so you will never need to be without teeth.

ABUTMENT FIT

In some cases, a further appointment is required for the abutment to be fitted to the implant screw, which is again accessed through the gum.

C R OW N F I T

This is the part of the process that you’ve been waiting for. The crown, which has been made to your exact requirements by a specialist laboratory, is fitted onto the abutment. You have your new smile. Implants can last a lifetime, but they do require aftercare. You will need to take care of them (just like normal teeth) by practising good oral hygiene habits and visiting your hygienist for professional cleaning. You should also expect to visit the person who placed the implant annually to check all is well. Implants are a well-established treatment which have the power to transform people’s lives. A specialist dentist is ideally placed to tell you if you are a suitable candidate for implants so why not book an appointment today. F I N N D E N TA L S P E C I A L I S T S Backwoods, Kelsey Lane, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3NE; www.finndentalspecialists.com

For more information and to book an appointment call 020 8658 1230 or email info@finndental.co.uk

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HOT STUFF Olfactory winter warmers B y M I C H A E L D O N OVA N

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ebruary is notoriously our coldest month and, as I write, it is predicted that the ‘Beast From The East’ will return to British shores. So to warm you up and leave your skin and nose aglow I thought it would be appropriate to suggest a collection of olfactory winter warmers. From woods and spices to amber-resinous scents, each and every one of these cosy fragrances will envelope you in a comforting, security blanket, adding an extra layer of defence against harsh winter chills. One of our best-selling, toasty perfumes is Amber by Laboratory Perfumes. We usually have a waiting list for this one once the temperatures plummet. The fragrance conjures a stroll along the East Anglia coastline, with fresh green notes of the diverse grasses carried by the breeze across the windswept plains of the Fens, adding energy and vitality. The heart, of woods and spices, delivers the gloves and scarf but it is the wool greatcoat of amber that really delivers a sense of rosy wellbeing. Labdanum is one of my favourite winter notes. A sticky resin obtained from a species of the rock rose, it was used in ancient Egypt and is mentioned in the Bible twice. It is also the main ingredient in the Amber perfumes. My favourite incarnation is Grey Labdanum by Abel, a 100% natural fragrance which utilises the dark incense to perfection. Combined with earthy patchouli and clary sage, plus a dash of winter sun in the form of bitter orange at the top, this is a smouldering scent of great quality. Feu Secret by San Franciscan Bruno Fazzolari imagines the secret fire of the alchemists: the elusive scent of iris root smoulders with spice, cedar and smoke in a transformative hidden blaze. Bright, joyful and ardent, this one makes your toes curl in the good way.

Chambre Noir by Olfactive Studio is a sultry and enigmatic fragrance that looks to the shadows for inspiration. Intense and slightly spicy, it's a deep, rich scent, redolent of leather, incense, and patchouli. With a lightly spiced opening of pink peppercorn in the top notes, the floral, smoky heart gently dies away and we are left with a classic base of musk and a striking vanilla accord. It’s daring and naughty - the 'Eyes Wide Shut' of fragrance! We are introducing a new collection called Bon Parfumeur from Paris this month. The range uses what we in the industry call ‘short formulae', which means that they are minimal in terms of the ingredients they use. I think less is more and simplicity can really work. It allows us to recognise and connect with almost all of the notes. 902 from this range uses coffee and armagnac over tobacco and cannelle to create a deliciously gourmand fragrance, it imagines a ski chalet before a roaring fire. The leather of the sofas and the pousse-café blend into a post-piste cloud of privilege and comfort. Berlin Im Winter from Baruti is a stunning scent that captures the energy and effusive welcome of the city. Cassis and mastic oil over iris, plum, frankincense and myrrh are hypnotising and a clever urban collation of whiskey with amber, tonka bean and leather would not be out of place at Soho House. Modern and moving. Finally the Dante-esque Fuoco Infernale or Hell Fire from Linari takes us to the very gates, with an enticing blend of carnation and labdanum, warm cinnamon, herbal marjoram and tar-like birch. A simple heart of bittersweet tonka bean and olibanum descend into a firy pit of spicy gurjan balsam, backed by clean white musk and premium atlas cedar, before meeting opulent ambergris for a luxurious and sophisticated finish. Devilish. February should be about indulgence so wrap yourselves up in a warm and wonderful fragrance - the olfactory equivalent of a toasted crumpet. A B S O L U T E LY. L O N D O N

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This month, Absolutely eats out at the Algarvian chicken restaurant making waves across southeast London. casadofrango.co.uk

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GRAPE news

TASTING NOTES

London’s food news and most exciting openings this February By FLORA THOMAS

Wine recommendations for the month By BERRY BROS. AND RUDD

2017 Côtes du Rhône Rouge  £11.45 Made with exclusively organic grapes, the wine displays real purity of dark-berried fruit, with subtle spicy notes and a black-olive twist that is so typical of this region. Its juicy fruit core is wonderfully balanced by refreshing acidity and crunchy, chalky tannins.

2016 Bourgogne Aligoté  £18.50 Pale in colour, this has a steely and mineral nose, offering some green apple aromas and a touch of cream. Ageing in old oak barrels gives a subtle hint of spice and some breadth to the palate, accompanying the precise acidity and chalky finish.

2015 Anthonij Rupert, L'Ormarins, Brut Rosé,  £19.95 Eye-catching faint salmon pink hue. Bubbles rise in a consistent vigorous, lively stream. Gentle berry notes on the nose – strawberry and raspberry with a slight cream and biscuit nuance. The palate is vibrant and lively with crisp berry fruit flavours. BERRY BROS. & RUDD Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant, having traded from the same shop since 1698. Today the company also has offices in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, a Wine School and an exclusive fine wine and dining venue in St James's.

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Award-winning Northern Chinese restaurant, Hutong, will mark the Year of the Pig on the eve of the New Year on 4 February, with a bespoke menu created by chef Fei Wang. Highlights include Chinese asparagus heart and slow cooked rack of lamb. Tables will be adorned with chocolate piggy banks to break open revealing chocolate coins to enjoy at the end of the meal. 33, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, SE1 9RY; hutong.co.uk

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VALENTINE'S HOT SPOTS

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The renowned restaurant is serving a Valentine's tasting menu full of seafood treats. To start, enjoy a glass of rosé champagne alongside aged Beaufort and truffle gougeres. The final course involves a suitably pink Yorkshire rhubarb and Sable Breton with stem ginger and Greek basil. anglerrestaurant.com

BERBER AND Q GRILL HOUSE

Head to Haggerston to check out Berber and Q Grill House's brand new menu. The hipster hangout, set in reconditioned railway arches, charcoal-grills veggies as well as they do meat. Highlights include the braised sweetcorn with horseradish labneh and the sweet tea-brined baby chicken with yellow muhammara. 338 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA berberandqgrillhouse.com

PASTA PURVEYOR EMILIA'S CRAFTED PASTA

Emilia’s launch their second site in Aldgate this month. A succinct selection of seven dishes is on offer, each dish fine tuned to pay homage to regions of Italy, along with careful pairing of pasta shapes with sauces. Signature plates include their famed four-hour slow-cooked Bolognese. Treat yourself. 77 Alie Street E1 8NH emiliaspasta.com

4 5 J E R M Y N S T. The interiors at this award-winning restaurant set the scene for romantic dining with old-school glamour décor, low lighting and intimate booths. Don't miss the starter of oysters, the ultimate aphrodisiac. Go on to indulge in show-stopping mains like lobster spaghetti, flambéed tableside before guests eyes. 45jermynst.com

Out with the old

ALYN WILLIAMS AT THE WESTBURY

FROG BY ADAM HANDLING

H A R RY ' S B A R

...in with the new, as the award-winning Frog by Adam Handling launches a complete revamp and refinement of the menus. Guests are treated to an array of brandnew dishes to celebrate the best of British ingredients. But fear not, Adam’s legendary chicken butter, cheese doughnuts, and celeriac ‘Mother’ dish will remain as longstanding guest favourites. 34-35 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HG; frogbyadamhandling.com

Head to Harry's in St Christopher's Place from 11 until 17 February to try the limited edition Valentine's menu addition: ‘Harry’s Toadstool in Love’, a pink dome filled dessert with a yoghurt and strawberry mousse, a toasted almond and oat crumble base with strawberry coulis sauce. harrys-bar.co.uk

Animal products have been shunned at this French Michelin-starred kitchen. A creative and elegant seven course vegan menu begins with an earthy beetroot tartare and ends on a sweet note with blood orange, rhubarb and custard. 37 Conduit St, Mayfair, W1S 2YF alynwilliams.com A B S O L U T E LY. L O N D O N

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Squidgy organic carrot and courgette cake Moist and delicious – this easyto-make organic carrot and courgette cake will be a hit with your family and friends! Serves 14 (approx) Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 40-45 minutes

INGREDIENTS • 150g butter • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange • 3 large eggs, beaten • 340g plain flour • Pinch of salt • 1 rounded tsp bicarbonate of soda • 1 rounded tsp baking powder • 1 rounded tsp ground ginger • 225g light muscovado or soft brown sugar • 200g British organic carrots, peeled and grated • 150g courgettes, grated Frosting: • 200g low fat soft cheese • 1/2tsp vanilla extract • 1 small organic carrot, grated • 1tbsp light muscovado or soft brown sugar

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1 Preheat the oven to fan 180°C, fan oven 160°, Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 23cm square cake tin with baking paper, using a little butter. 2 Melt the remaining butter in a large saucepan over a low heat, without letting it get too hot. Remove from the heat, then add the orange juice and beaten eggs. Reserve the orange zest for the frosting. 3 Sift together the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and ground ginger in a mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar, organic carrots and courgettes, then add the melted mixture and stir together well. 4 Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a fine skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 20 minutes, then turn out carefully. Cool completely on a wire rack. 5 Make the frosting by beating the low fat soft cheese, vanilla extract and reserved orange zest together. Spread on top of the cooled cake. Put the grated organic carrot into a frying pan with the sugar and heat gently to melt and caramelise. Cool, then scatter over the cake.

Cook’s tip: Keep the cake refrigerated, though serve at room temperature. You can freeze the cake for up to 2 months without the frosting. Use organic ingredients where possible.

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Spiced organic carrot and ginger soup This soup is super-simple to make, with just a few ingredients and three easy steps. Serves 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS • 600g British organic carrots, peeled and chopped • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 celery sticks, sliced • 2 garlic cloves, crushed • 5cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated • 1tsp medium curry powder • 1.2 litres vegetable stock • 100g low fat soft cheese • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 4tbsp low fat plain yogurt

METHOD 1 Put the organic carrots, onion and celery into a large saucepan with the garlic, ginger, curry powder and stock. 2 Bring up to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 20-25 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. 3 Blend the soup to a puree using a hand-held stick blender, or transfer to a food processor or blender and whizz until smooth. Add the soft cheese and blend again until it is thoroughly mixed in. Reheat gently, and season to taste. 4 Serve, topped with a swirl of natural yogurt and a little extra black pepper.

Cook’s tip: Cover, cool and refrigerate the soup, using it within 3 days of making it, and re-heating it thoroughly when ready to serve. Use organic ingredients where possible.

Organic carrot, sage and taleggio risotto Creamy and comforting, there’s nothing quite like a delicious risotto! Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS • 2tbsp olive oil • 400g British organic carrots, peeled and cut into small cubes • 1 small onion, finely chopped • 350g risotto rice (arborio or carnaroli) • 200ml dry white wine • 1 litre hot vegetable stock • 1tbsp chopped fresh sage • 100g Taleggio cheese, cut into small chunks • 30g Parmesan cheese, finely grated • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • Sage leaves and grated Parmesan cheese, to garnish

METHOD 1 Heat the oil in a large sauté pan or saucepan and add the organic carrots and onion. Cook gently, stirring often, for 10 minutes. Add the rice and stir over a low heat for 2-3 more minutes, without browning. 2 Add the wine and let it bubble up for a moment or two. Pour in half the stock. Stir well, then cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3 Cook until the rice is tender, gradually adding the remaining stock, and stirring often. This will take a further 10-15 minutes. Check that the rice is done to your liking – it should be soft, with just a hint of ‘bite’. 4 Stir in the sage, Taleggio and grated Parmesan cheese. Check the seasoning, adding a little salt and pepper if needed. Serve, garnished with fresh sage leaves and grated Parmesan cheese, with a little extra black pepper.

Cook’s tip: If you like, serve the risotto with a few torn-up slices of Parma ham scattered over the top. You could use Brie instead of Taleggio cheese. Use organic ingredients where possible.

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Oaty organic carrot and oregano muffins These savoury muffins make a tasty home-from-school. Or why not pop one into a packed lunch? Serves 8 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

Glazed organic carrot, feta and red onion tart It’s amazing how much f lavour there is in the not-so-humble organic carrot Serves 6 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes

INGREDIENTS • 300g British organic carrots, peeled and cut into batons • 2 red onions, sliced • 1tbsp olive oil • 2 sprigs rosemary • 2 sprigs thyme • 500g pack puff pastry • A little flour, for dusting • 1 small egg, beaten with 1tbsp water • 1tbsp balsamic vinegar • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 4tbsp pesto sauce • 100g feta cheese • Rosemary or thyme sprigs, to garnish

METHOD 1 Preheat the oven to 220°C, fan oven 200°C, Gas Mark 7. 2 Put the organic carrots and onions into a roasting tin and add the olive oil, tossing to coat. Add the herb sprigs and roast for 20 minutes, or until the carrots are tender. 3 Meanwhile, roll out the pastry into a rectangle measuring approximately 35x25cm. Transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, score a border about 3cm from the edges of the pastry, without cutting right through. Brush this border with the beaten egg mixture. 4 Allow the organic carrots and onions to cool, removing the herb sprigs. Stir in the balsamic vinegar with a little salt and pepper and toss together. While the carrots are cooling, bake the pastry for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden. 5 Gently press down the pastry within the border. Spread the pesto sauce over this area, then arrange the roasted carrots and onion on top. Crumble over the feta cheese and bake for a further 5 minutes. Serve, garnished with rosemary or thyme sprigs.

Cook’s tip: Use regular onions if you don’t have red ones. Use organic ingredients where possible.

• 125g butter, melted and cooled slightly • 2tbsp milk • 2 large eggs, beaten • 200g British organic carrots, peeled and grated • 100g wholemeal self-raising flour • 1tsp baking powder • 2tsp dried oregano or mixed dried herbs • 75g porridge oats • 1/2tsp salt

METHOD 1 Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan oven 160°C, Gas Mark 6. Line a muffin tin with 8 paper muffin cases or squares of baking paper. 2 Mix together the cooled butter, milk and eggs. Stir in the grated organic carrots. 3 In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, dried herbs, porridge oats and salt. 4 Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, taking care that you don’t over-mix. Share the mixture between the muffin cases and bake for 25-30 minutes, until firm and golden. Cool on a wire rack.

Cook’s tips: The secret of successful muffins is to avoid over-mixing the wet and dry ingredients. Freeze some of the muffins in a freezer bag or box – they will keep for up to 3 months. Use organic ingredients where possible.

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ABSOLUTELY eats out…

“Prawns’ heads arrive intact to squeeze over your plate”

Chicken Shop Casa do Frango offers Londoners a taste of the Algarve

FOOD Algarvian cuisine

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asa do Frango means chicken house. It’s a fitting name for this house-sized chicken restaurant, located a stone’s throw from Borough Market. High ceilings, long, communal dining tables and vibrant plants occupy the light, bright space. The menu is confident and concise: diners here are after the chicken. In a month saturated by veganism it’s comforting not to feel the need to shun meat. The small plates on offer are what you might expect from an Algarveinspired restaurant, but they’re playfully supersized. Giant grilled prawns retain their crunch and come with their juicy heads intact

to squeeze over your plate. The black olive mayonnaise, while not an immediately inviting colour, is divine and balances the hot (very hot) guindilla peppers. I have a penchant for whitebait, and these are some of the best I’ve had, they’re light and airy with a satisfying crunch which only occurs when special care and attention has been paid to both the batter and frying. Our waiter warns us about the colour of the batatas fritas - chips - when we order them: they’re pale, sure, but they’ve been fried twice and taste great. The surprise highlight is the montanheiro (mountain) salad: green and red tomatoes, blow-torched green pepper and dried oregano bring a freshness and splash of colour to the table.

DECOR Very high ceilings and exposed brick

PRICE Sides £3-£7 Chicken £9.50 Wine from £20

VERDICT Southwark’s answer to piri piri chicken

Butterflied, charcoal-grilled, oregano-scattered free-range chicken is as good as it sounds. We share half a chicken which is enough, but I’d suggest ordering a half each if you’re very hungry. For drinks, go for the vinho verde - it literally means green wine, but translates as young wine, usually released three months after harvesting. It’s dry, citrusy and slightly fizzy; it complements the fried and grilled food well. At Casa do Frango, the pastel de nata are cooked in-house. There are other desserts to choose from, but you’d be mad to turn down the chance to try one of these beautiful little tarts. Utterly delicious, we share one and greedily order a second. Our waiter is keen for us to see the adjoining cocktail bar before we leave. It’s low-lit by old fashioned table lamps and decked out in plush emerald green and ruby red velvet sofas. Monday means it’s closed but we leave Casa do Frango intent on returning midweek to try their cocktails and sit in the glamourous Green Room. CASA DO FRANGO First Floor, 32 Southwark Street, SE1 1TU

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Bruno Michel champagne This deliciously fresh Champagne perfectly expresses its complexity on the palate as an outstanding organic cuvée, loved not only for its elegant ruby colour but also for its beautiful, full aromas with hints of strawberry, redcurrant, cherry and raspberry.

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This vintage rose Champagne is full of vibrant red currant and wild berry flavours. Cherries and almonds emerge in the aftertaste making it a delightfully structured champagne from the Grand Cru region. THE CHAMPAGNE GURU The Champagne Guru is a champagne and food pairing expert, specialising in hosting special champagne events in luxurious surroundings.

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SMOKED MACKEREL PATE with pickled cucumber, bitter leaves and sourdough crostini Serves 6 Preparation time 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

On the

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Guy Awford of Hand Made Food in Blackheath muses on mackerel Wo r d s G U Y AW F O R D

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ustainable, affordable, nutritious and delicious, it’s little wonder many chefs list mackerel as their favourite fish. Freshly-caught, sliced thin and smeared with wasabi, it makes the perfect sashimi. Or dice it into cubes and mix with lime juice, olive oil, onion, chilli and fresh coriander for a beautiful ceviche. As the mackerel ages its flavour develops, making it a great partner for bolder ingredients. Try marinating it with Indian spices before roasting and serving with tarka dhal and roti bread. During the winter, when adverse fishing conditions limit supplies, smoked mackerel really comes into its own. It can be flaked and tossed into a salad of roast beetroot, chicory

CHEF-PATRON GUY AWFORD

and blood orange, or blended with crème fraiche, lemon and horseradish to make a deliciously comforting pâté. Look out for whole, hot-smoked mackerel, sold on the bone; it will have a fuller flavour and the texture is creamier and moister than the vacuum-packed fillets. I’m serving my pâté with chicory, pickled cucumber

Sustainable and delicious, it’s little wonder many chefs list mackerel as their favourite fish

• 350g hot-smoked mackerel fillet • 125g cream cheese • 100g crème fraiche • squeeze lemon • 1 teaspoon finely chopped dill • 3 teaspoons freshly grated horseradish • black pepper

METHOD 1 Pull the fillets from the bone and remove the skin. Carefully remove any remaining bones. 2 Flake three quarters of the fish into a food processor with the cream cheese, crème fraiche and grated horseradish. Whizz until smooth. 3 Add the remaining mackerel and pulse briefly until blended but with some larger flakes of fish still visible. Gently mix in the chopped dill. Season to taste with black pepper and lemon juice. 4 Serve with dressed bitter leaves, pickled cucumber & sourdough crostini. 5 To make the crostini slice the sourdough as thinly as you can, drizzle with olive oil and lightly season with salt. Bake at 180C for 8 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool. Top tip – just before serving finely grate some fresh horseradish and lemon zest over the dish for an intense lemon and peppery hit.

and sourdough crostini. Chicory - now in peak condition, adds a welcome bitterness, while the acidity from the pickled cucumber helps to cut through the creamy richness of the pâté. The crostini adds texture, giving the dish a satisfying crunch. To make the pickled cucumber, bring 225ml of cider vinegar and 100g of caster sugar to the boil. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon, then add 2 sprigs of dill and a few black peppercorns and leave to cool. Pour the pickling liquor over the cucumber and refrigerate overnight. A B S O L U T E LY. L O N D O N

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INTERIORS

MODERN LOVE MINI MODERNS

Mini Moderns’ new wallpaper collection, Culture! draws on the design duo’s love of mid-century art design and architecture. Pictured is Lucky Lantern, a Chinese lantern design, inspired by the Eastern styles prevalent in the aesthetic movement as displayed in the Geffrye Museum’s 1890 drawing room. minimoderns.com

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Ideas, designs and styles for your home By PENDLE HARTE

M ATC H UPS IITTALA

Iittala's Raami is a new tableware collection designed by Jasper Morrison.The carefully composed pieces in ceramic, glass and wood are intended to work together to promote a good atmosphere at the table. iittala.com

IN SHAPE EMMA LACEY

Emma Lacey designs and makes ceramic tableware from her studio in North London. Most work is currently hand thrown using a fine stoneware clay and then assembled, manipulated or finished to take into account the tactility and function of the piece. conranshop.co.uk

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TOP PA S T E L S A selection of our favourite pieces EDITOR’S PICK

SCHNEID STUDIO Eikon Shell lamp, £326 connox.co.uk

GOOD CUP

THE GLAZE

OLIVER BONAS

MILO MADE CERAMIC S

This large sculptural ceramic jug with a circular black handle detail and a white glazed inner and unglazed outer design is designed and made by Hackney's Milo Made Ceramics and stocked at nearby A New Tribe, £120 anewtribe.co.uk

GOOD DESIGN WORKS Concrete desk clock, £25 hurnandhurn.com

Highstreet staple OLiver Bonas is currently stocking a beautiful collection of ceramics and tableware. We love the Tarina blue pieces for their stylish curves and bautiful packaging. oliverbonas.com

WALL SAUCE Pastel wallpaper mural, £26 per m2 wallsauce.com

DANETTI Senn chair, £39 danetti.com

PLANT LIFE ALBERT & MOO Memphis plant pot, £11 albertandmoo.com

LAPUAN KANKURIT

SUE PARKINSON

Artificial houseplants are a huge trend right now and Sue Parkinson's assorted green succulents is an attractive and entirely maintenance-free addition to any window ledge or shelf. sue-parkinson.con

Sade print towel, £53 lapuankankurit.fi

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lain English was conceived by accident 25 years ago when Katie Fontana and her husband Tony Niblock swapped life in the capital for a rural idyll in Suffolk. “We decided to move to Suffolk and take the time out to build our own house, so it was an interesting year of living in a caravan. When it came to the kitchen, I assumed that I’d be able to find something and just buy it. But there was nothing I liked. Everything had twiddly bits or was too look-at-me flashy. In the end I found a local joiner and we did it ourselves.” That might have been the end of the story had it not been for the nudge from a friend to enter the house into a Telegraph competition for the best self-build house in the country. “We came runner up and were later featured in a magazine. People kept calling to ask where we’d got our kitchen. So without thinking things began to take shape.

Plain English is the cognoscenti’s favourite for its honest craftsmanship

I was quite resistant at first; to me, as an interior designer, just doing kitchens seemed quite limited, but Tony insisted.” Twenty-five years on, Plain English is still the cognoscenti’s favourite, its incomparable honest craftsmanship and its spare simplicity outstripping other, slicker, contenders. Plain English Kitchens are so versatile, as at home in country homes as they are in more urban settings. “I think it’s because we’re selling good, honest, non-branded cupboards, so you can dress them up or down. I am very anti-ostentation and I hate this obsession with logos emblazoned everywhere. Historically, kitchens were just functional, which is why I’ve always liked the below-stairs kitchen quarters of stately homes. Ultimately, I like the elemental things in life: marble, slate, wood. I think subconsciously it’s all about stuff that will stand the test of time.” On Fontana’s watch, the likes of pantries and sculleries are afforded their place once more, rescued from the wasteland of upstairs-downstairs period dramas. “In the 1960s, everyone wanted to be so modern and get rid of the larder and you can understand it. They’d all been to the Ideal Home Show! But it’s like a pendulum swinging, now we’re seeing the value in those rooms again.” This brightly coloured kitchen features handcrafted Plain English Spitalfields cupboards with a contemporary Osea island and theatrical woven lighting taking centre stage. The open plan space is perfect for cooking, entertaining and family life. Cupboards are painted in a variety of bright and bold Plain English colours: Starched Apron, Boiled Dishcloth and Pretty Pickle. plainenglishdesign.co.uk A B S O L U T E LY. L O N D O N

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LONDON CHILDREN’S BALLET presents

Ballet Shoes Based on Noel Streatfeild’s timeless novel

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London Children’s Ballet’s stunning production of Ballet Shoes comes to the Peacock Theatre this July. Ballet Shoes is the enduring tale of the determined Fossil sisters, Pauline, Petrova and Posy, who vow to put their family name in the history books. Through Madame Fidolia’s School of Performing Arts, they enter an exciting world full of ups and downs, learning important lessons about life and themselves on the way. Ballet Shoes is filled with inspiring characters, beautiful choreography and is a sure-fire hit for the whole family. London Children’s Ballet is a performance company and charity that has been developing beautiful full-length ballets in the West End for 25 years. With allchild companies packed full of potential future dance stars, the productions are the perfect way to introduce children to ballet, set to the music of a live orchestra. Through the creation of original West End ballet productions, LCB gives talented young dancers from all backgrounds the chance to be part of a professional ballet company. “Until last week I had never seen a children's production. My baptism was wonderful thanks to the London Children's Ballet.” Clare Balding

“Absolutely enchanting performance from the London Children’s Ballet… Amazing children. Wonderful Show.” Stephen Fry

“…you have to pinch yourself to believe this was a children’s show.”

4 July Première Gala Tickets from £45 020 8969 1555 londonchildrensballet.com

5-7 July Tickets £14 - £65* 020 7863 8222 peacocktheatre.com

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*£3 transaction fee applies for phone and online bookings. No charge in person at Ticket Office.

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ANIMAL MAGIC FERM LIVING Ferm Living's new kids' collection features London-based, internationally renowned illustrator Katie Scott. In her wallpaper collection she explores the balance of wildlife and nature in her three designs: Shells, Trees, and Animals. fermliving.com

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PACK UP AWAY

Away's brilliant wheelie cases are some of the best on the market – strong, easy to manoeuvre, full of clever interior details and even nice to look at. And best of all, there's a special kids version of the Carry On, which comes in a variety of colours with a shorter handle and a built-in charger for their inevitable devices. awaytravel.com

SMALL TALK Cases for tots, Berlin fashion, book reviews and lots of Lego

ECO CHIC MONKIND

Ask the husband and wife duo behind Berlin-based brand MONKIND what inspired them to launch their own clothing label and they’ll tell you that they wanted to prove that sustainability can be stylish. Mostly made from GOTS certified organic cotton, we love the simple shapes, muted colour palette and design-led prints. monkind.com

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pening at the Horniman Museum this month is Brick Wonders, an interactive exhibition of Lego structures. Incorporating 500,000 bricks, the creations include amazing wonders from around the world, from an ancient Egyptian pyramid to Old London Bridge and from the natural wonder of a coral reef to the modern marvel of the international space station. More than 50 models will be on show, from individual pieces that will inspire visitors to build them at home, to awe-inspiring dioramas and mosaics. Visitors can build their own brick wonders in interactive play areas – including a graffiti wall, a tower-building challenge, a magnetic mosaic puzzle and big bricks for little hands – and the exhibition includes a mini-cinema showing short Lego animations.

 Brick Wonders runs from 16 February to 27 October at the Horniman Museum, 100 London Road SE23; horniman.ac.uk

EDITOR’S PICK

PUPPY LOVE

B OY U N D E R WAT E R

T H E WO R L D

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Ross Welford’s fourth novel takes an astonishing sci-fi concept and explores how it might actually work in the ordinary world. It's an exciting read for anyone aged 10+. £6.99;

Why won't Cymbeline's mum let him go swimming? Something has happened in the past but what is it? This award-winning book for ages 10+ takes a sad story and makes it entertaining, funny and charming. £6.99;

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Independent co-educational Pre-Prep & Pre-School 2–7 years – founded 1976 – member ISA

Full-time Registrar & School PA and Part-time Bookkeeper & Office Administrator Due to the forthcoming relocation out of London of our Registrar and School PA, we are seeking from April or May 2019 a Full-time Registrar and School PA and, to support our Bursar, a Part-time Bookkeeper and Office Administrator. The successful candidates will firmly believe in our ethos, be extremely friendly and positive with a good sense of humour and love for children. They will also enjoy working as part of an established team and the buzz of a lively, fun and fast moving school office environment. Although both positions require someone who is organised and proactive with confident computer skills, the Registrar’s position demands particularly strong verbal and written communication skills whereas the Bookkeeper will be especially meticulous, able to work independently and comfortable with numbers and spreadsheets. Holidays of about eight weeks are possible for both vacancies.

Please visit the vacancies page on our website for further details, including how to apply. Application closing date: Sunday 24 February 2019 Early applications are encouraged and will be processed as received.

www.hernehillschool.co.uk 020 7274 6336 The Old Vicarage, 127 Herne Hill London SE24 9LY

Hawkesdown House School

For Boys & Girls aged 3 to 11 years

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TRAVEL

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE AUSTRIA

For something active and uplifting, the Tyrol region in Austria is one of the best holiday destinations for families with kids. Absolutely takes a trip to the mountains.

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hen I tell my Austrian friend proudly that we’re going to the place where they filmed James Bond, I’m expecting her to know exactly where I mean. She doesn’t: “Oh they filmed Bond all over the place.” It’s true that a lot of Austrian ski resorts show off about their 007 connections, but nowhere apart from Sölden has a special Bond museum built at 3,000 metres at the exact location of much of the action in Spectre. And nowhere else has a glass cube structure at its highest peak, housing a restaurant with a Tom Dixon interior and spectacular 360 degree views. For Austria, Sölden is prime Bond territory. But that’s not really why we came. Sölden is an alpine resort in the Tyrol’s Otztal Valley, south of Innsbruck and near the Italian border. Nearby Obergurgl is a popular

ski area for British people, but Sölden, home to the skiing World Cup opener, is more popular with Dutch and German skiiers. In the summer it’s quieter but there’s still a lot to be said for it, and not just the low season rates, the vast beauty of the landscape, the clarity of the air and the enormous range of activities. We are here as a family with two daughters aged 12 and 9 and the family suite at Das Central is perfect: two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a cosy seating area, two balconies. Half-board means breakfast and dinner every day, and they seat you at the same table every time, which instantly makes you feel like a regular. Staff wear traditional dirndls and the buffet breakfasts are as huge and generous as you would imagine. It’s all wooden chaletstyle with a contemporary slant. One of the best things about staying here is that you are automatically issued with a Premium Card for the region, which allows you free or discounted entry to so many things that there’s a weighty booklet to list them all. Ski lifts, swimming pools, mountain bike school, public transport, museums. We pledge to try everything. On day one we turn up bright and early at Bike Republic, the mountain bike centre where we are introduced to an instructor from the Ride On bike school, who promises that we’ll be speeding down the mountain after a bit of gentle practice on the town’s pump track. Her three-year old daughter can do it, she says. We are confident urban cyclists: we’re sure we’ll be fine. The pump track looks small but quickly it becomes clear that in our family at least, fear levels are directly proportional with age. The nine year-old is entirely comfortable with tight hairpin bends and a tilt that leaves her knee perilously close to the ground, while the adults are significantly less comfortable, and A B S O L U T E LY. L O N D O N

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In our family at least, fear levels are directly proportional with age less nimble. We struggle to get around the track. Still, an hour in and we are ready to take our bikes into the cable car and up: a fortifying plate of dumplings at the middle station’s Tirolerstube prepares us for a steep and bumpy downhill bike ride. Taking our positions: standing up in the saddle, forefingers only on the brakes, knees bent, we hurtle down the path with varying degrees of confidence at speeds that range

from fast to hypersonic, or at least feel that way. We are proud of ourselves Day two: let’s go to Italy. It’s only about 70km from Sölden to Merano but the drive is likely to take more than two hours over the spectacular Timmelsjoch mountain pass. Open only during the snow-free months between April and October, this is one of the world’s most beautiful roads, twisting and turning to reveal ever-more impressive vistas and countless viewpoint stops. In the light of our mountain biking experience we admire all passing cyclists – the ascent looks calf-wrenchingly impossible, the freewheeling descent terrifying. Despite the intense beauty, it is a long drive, especially when you know that you need to be back before the road closes at 8pm. We drive into beautiful Merano, which is German-speaking despite being well into Italy (the South Tyrol retains a strong Austrian identity that defies the border). Finding a lovely public pool, we spend happy hours on the slides and diving boards, enjoying the views of mountains around us. We drive back before the curfew, happy not to have to tackle the mountainous terrain in the dark. There’s some rain the next day so we head to the Aqua Dome, a vast indoor and outdoor swimming world that features heated outdoor pools (rain no problem) as well as a saltwater pool, a pool with a strong current, some amazing waterslides (one, a dark hole, even shows a live broadcast of its current inhabitant on a screen) and lots of indoor sun loungers. But the best watersports activities in the area are to be found at Area 47, a large lake near a rapid river where you can try out all the watersports you’ve ever heard of, as

well as many that you haven’t. So there’s blobbing (hilariously), and canonball, wakeboarding and more slides than we’ve ever seen, some of them improbably high. There’s a slackline across the lake which we happily fall off repeatedly, a climbing wall from which you can fall into the water and a restaurant terrace allowing great views over everything. We spend the whole morning entering and exiting the water by different means before assembling for our rafting afternoon. We are kitted out in full body wetsuits with boots, hats and life vests and given a detailed introductory talk (the instructor is English; most staff here are students who have found the best summer job ever) and we set off down the river, 12 of us all clinging to our paddles (it's a 50 euro fine for each lost one) and shrieking with laughter as we cascade down the river. It’s the most fun we’ve had as a family in a long time (or certainly since mountain biking). We were having so much fun that we’d almost forgotten about James Bond. Our last day dawns misty and significantly cooler: we don layers and head up in the high tech gondola all the way to the top. At 3,000 metres the Ice-Q, the glass structure that so impressed Spectre’s location scouts, is impressive and next to it is a new concrete bunker that’s home to the museum. It’s a high tech exhibit focusing on the history of Bond and the creative feats involved in making the films. Enthusiasts will love it, and it’s accessible for the less obsessed too. So whether you’re a 007 disciple or not, and whether you ski or not, there are many reasons to visit the Otztal.

DA S C E N T R A L H OT E L Das Central Hotel, Sölden, Austria has double rooms available from €153 per person/ per night (summer) and from €200 per person / per night (winter), based on two people sharing on a half board basis. central-soelden.com

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The Laindons has six luxurious rooms to choose from, five have beautiful high ceilings, filled with light, plus the Attic Room, which is our cosy, atmospheric rooftop retreat.

Welcome to The Laindons Guest House Located in the heart of Hastings Old Town, The Laindons is a gorgeous and impressive Georgian listed building that began life as a coach house in the nineteenth century and has continued the tradition of providing comfort, and unexpected luxury to all who visit.

Room rates range from: £110.00 - £130.00, Monday to Thursday £120.00 - £155.00, Friday to Sunday

BOOK NOW

For bookings and more information call: 01424 437710 or email: info@thelaindons.com The Laindons, 23 High Street, Hastings, TN34 3EY

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EXCEPTIONAL VILLAS The Thinking Traveller’s collection of villas in the heart of the Mediterranean features 5-star oases of fully-serviced luxury, beachfront summer houses, gems of contemporary architecture, sumptuous masserie, chic trulli, romantic retreats, and much more. No property enters the collection until Rossella and Huw have seen it for themselves, and only about 1% of the villas offered to the company make it onto their books.

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Discover the exclusive world of The Thinking Traveller

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hen Huw and Rossella Beaugié founded The Thinking Traveller in 2002, they did so with two clear aims: to offer a luxury experience that can’t be sourced elsewhere, and to inspire their clients to say, “That was the best holiday we’ve ever had. We’ll be back.” Judging by the company’s success – it has been voted Favourite Villa Rental Company four times (including in 2016, 2017 and 2018) at the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards – Huw and Rossella’s innovative approach, based on four guiding principles, is fully achieving its aims.

The Thinking Traveller’s team visit and stay at the company’s properties several times a year, experiencing everything that you’ll experience while you’re on holiday. The company’s concierges, meanwhile, are true locals who know the destinations inside out. They have all the right connections and a magical ability to make things happen. You might not need them, but it’s always reassuring to know they’re on hand if you do.

PERSONAL SERVICE The Thinking Traveller’s experts will always go that extra mile to transform your dreams into reality. Excellent listeners, creative thinkers, and resourceful logisticians, they use their first-hand knowledge to give you all the options, suggest possibilities you might not have considered, and conjure up solutions that exceed your brief.

QUALITY THROUGH EXCLUSIVITY Exclusivity is a much misused word in the travel industry. For The Thinking Traveller, it’s a simple concept: the villas are not “shared” with numerous other rental agencies – they are all available exclusively through them. This not only gives clients a truly exclusive experience, but also allows the company to have a hands-on role in quality assurance (something that’s not possible when properties are rented through multiple channels). Exclusivity also allows clients to book online 24/7, whenever it’s most convenient.

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PROPERTY Living the dream

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ffering spectacular views over Dulwich College, this restored Victorian house is set back from the road with a sweeping gravel driveway and parking for a number of cars. To the front is a light reception room with high ceilings, marble fireplace and large sash windows. To the rear is a contemporary open-plan kitchen which overlooks the large west-facing garden.

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Homes available to buy in Dulwich. Stonehills Court, Dulwich SE21 A light and bright ground floor flat, in a leafy cul-de-sac, close to Sydenham Hill station. • • •

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Homes available in South East London. Egerton Drive, Greenwich SE10 An attractive three storey property which retains much of its original period charm. • • •

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Thalia House, Royal Arsenal Riverside SE18 A modern and spacious ground floor apartment with access to the onsite Waterside Club. • • •

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Guide price £1,900 per calendar month

knightfrank.co.uk Connecting people & property, perfectly. All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property. There will also be a £48 charge to register your deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme if applicable. (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit www.knightfrank.co. uk/tenantfees. Knight Frank is a member of the ARLA Client Money Protection Scheme and our redress scheme for consumers is Property Redress Scheme.

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Alma Grove, Southwark SE1 A stunning period home situated on a quiet leafy residential street, moments away from the vibrant and artistic area of Bermondsey. • Generous private garden • Period features and exposed brickwork • Bright and airy interiors • Approximately 1,316 sq ft (122.26 sq m)

Daniel Woods, looks forward to helping you. daniel.woods@knightfrank.com 0202 3371524

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The Ragged School, Borough SE1 A fantastic school conversion situated in the sought after Southwark location and moments from from Borough Market.

Your Tower Bridge expert, Jared Kilgarriff, looks forward to helping you.

• Private roof top terrace • Large windows flooding the apartment with light • Boast a wealth of character throughout

jared.kilgarriff@knightfrank.com 020 3837 1521

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All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property. There will also be a £48 charge to register your deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme if applicable. (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit www.knightfrank. co.uk/tenantfees. Knight Frank is a member of the ARLA Client Money Protection Scheme and our redress scheme for consumers is Property Redress Scheme.

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GOLDEN COURTYARD Marlborough Road, Royal Arsenal Riverside SE18 Estate Agent: Knight Frank

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or those looking to own a little slice of history this Grade II listed apartment within the former Woolwich Arsenal, is ideal. The Royal Arsenal Riverside development, by Berkeley, has seen the building of almost 3,000 new homes so far, on the site of the former Woolwich munitions factory and barracks. A number of the original buildings have also been renovated, including Building 36 – which is part of the ‘Golden Courtyard’ of listed storage warehouses from the 1800s. This particular characterful, two bedroom apartment offers 914 sq ft (84.95 sq m) of living space set across the ground and first floors of the building. It benefits from well-preserved and tastefully restored original features; such as exposed brickwork, oak beams,

large industrial windows and double height ceilings. On the ground floor, there is a bright, open plan reception/dining space, which leads onto the kitchen, and a family bathroom near the front door. The upper floor holds the two, well-sized bedrooms, with the master having an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom is the larger and is set in mezzanine over the living space. The southerly aspect of the flat offers views towards Wellington Park and allows an abundance of natural light to flood the rooms; with the high ceilings adding to the feeling of ample space and comfort. Residents of Building 36 have access to the 24-hour concierge service and residents' only gymnasium. The property also comes with an allocated parking space. Within Royal Arsenal Riverside,

“the flat offers views towards Wellington Park and allows an abundance of natural light" you will find a choice of locations to eat and drink – including The Guard House, The Dial Arch and Italian restaurant, Congusto. Travel to and from central London is already very easy via the DLR, Mainline station and Thames Clipper, but will soon be made even simpler with the arrival of the Woolwich Crossrail station later on this year. Woolwich Arsenal to Bond Street will take only 22 minutes! The local high street is currently undergoing a regeneration, with remaining listed buildings getting a spruce up and new amenities built. There is already landscape planting, seating areas and a large digital media display in General Gordon Square, as well as up-andcoming craft breweries, a successful bi-weekly Farmers Market and a Street Feast food hall. Work has also started on the Woolwich ‘creative district’ – which will give the area a range of theatre spaces, artist studios and community spaces within the next few years. Guide Price: £515,000. For more information from Knight Frank please contact Mark Ruffell, Sales Manager on 020 3641 7307 or email Mark.ruffell@knightfrank.com

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BRAND NEW PENTHOUSE SHOWHOME AT WATERFRONT II NOW LAUNCHED Call 020 3918 3754 to book your viewing appointment

PART EXCHANGE AVAILABLE

The Penthouse Collection is the ultimate in luxury, combining breathtaking river views and designer interiors with access to the five-star spa and leisure facilities at The Waterside Club. Now available with Part Exchange.

A limited collection of 2 and 3 bedroom duplexed Penthouses - ready to move into. Prices from ÂŁ1,050,000. Sales & Marketing Suite open 10am to 6pm (Thursdays until 8pm) Imperial Building, No. 2 Duke of Wellington Avenue, Royal Arsenal Riverside, Woolwich, London SE18 6FR Photography of Waterfront II Penthouse Showhome and The Waterside Club is indicative only. Prices and information correct at time of going to press. Part Exchange terms and conditions apply, please speak with a Sales Consultant to find out more information.

www.royalarsenalriverside.co.uk Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies

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his extremely spacious two double bedroom apartment is available to rent in the heart of London Bridge. It offers an open plan kitchen/living area providing excellent entertaining space and has been finished to a high standard. Large windows also allow for an abundance of natural light throughout as well as two balconies looking out to views over the River Thames.

MABERLEY ROAD

WOODLANDS ROAD

n awe-inspiring six bedroom period property in Bickley spanning nearly 7,000 sq ft of contemporary living space. Designed in the Arts and Crafts style, the property features a Stoneham kitchen/breakfast room overlooking the indoor pool, oak-panelled dining room and two reception rooms. Only a short walk from Bickley station with links to Victoria.

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pread over 2,900 sq ft, this impressive five bedroom, semidetached home in Crystal Palace is ideal for families. The property is adorned with a blend of outstanding period features and modern interiors. It boasts two large reception areas with separate utility space on the lower floors, a stylish integrated kitchen and five evenly sized bedrooms with a master en-suite. Good transport links to London.

THE STONEHAM KITCHEN OVERLOOKS THE INDOOR SWIMMING POOL

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Crystal Palace, 020 8766 5920 kfh.co.uk

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South East London’s premier agent

Hamlet Road, Crystal Palace £1,295,000

Clive Road, Dulwich Village

An elegant four bedroom Regency-style Victorian house dating to1852,available for sale with no ongoing chain. Completely restored and modernised throughout and extended to provide increased living space. EPC: D

A stunning Victorian family house located on this popular residential road in West Dulwich. This spacious property has been upgraded and modernised throughout. EPC: C

Please call our Crystal Palace office: 0208 702 9333

Please call our Dulwich Village office: 020 8702 8111

Regent Road, Herne Hill £699,950

London Road, Forest Hill £570,000

A completely refurbished terraced house on Regent Road, Herne Hill. The property is neutrally decorated throughout and benefits from German triple glazed windows throughout and a new roof. EPC: E

A stunning two bedroom ground floor maisonette featuring a large 20ft reception room. Further benefits include a spacious kitchen/ dining room and direct access to a beautiful, private rear garden. EPC: C

Please call our Herne Hill office: 020 8702 9555

Please call our Forest Hill office: 020 8702 9444

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Knollys Road, West Norwood OIEO £400,000

Silvester Road, East Dulwich £1,024,950

A well-presented two double bedroom period flat. The property has a large living/dining room with a well-appointed kitchen and a private garden that is accessed via a balcony off the living room. EPC: C

A charming four bedroom house offered chain free, retaining period features and with the potential for a loft extension (STPP). Close to sought after schools and ideal for those looking to put their stamp on their own home. EPC: D

Please call our West Norwood office: 0208 702 9888

Please call our East Dulwich: 020 8702 8222

Byne Road, Sydenham £815,000

Sevenoaks Road, Crofton Park £575,000

A superb three storey semi-detached house for sale in Sydenham, designed to resemble the surrounding Victorian properties on the street, but only 20 years old, this modern house offers many attractive features. EPC: C

An attractive terraced family home for sale in a popular, sought-after residential road in Crofton Park offering a functional layout. The property benefits from off street parking. EPC: C

Please call our Sydenham office: 020 8702 9777

Please call our Crofton Park office: 020 7781 9888

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ALLENBY ROAD, SE23

OIRO £900,000

CAMBERWELL GROVE, SE5

£500,000

What a marvellous opportunity! Commanding an impressive corner spot on the much loved Perry Vale, this detached four bedroom period home is begging for your flair. The accommodation is spread over two delightfully spacious floors to generously comprise two grand reception rooms, dining room, kitchen, four wonderful double bedrooms, bathroom, wc and shower room. The garage is accessed from Woolstone Road.

This swanky two bedroom property spreads itself generously over the top two floors of a handsome corner building on the lower end of the street. The accommodation comprises a large, bright living area with newly fitted kitchen and plenty of lounging and dining space, two double bedrooms, modern bathroom and handy separate wc.

GROVE HILL ROAD, SE5

VICARAGE GROVE, SE5

£475,000

What a delightful spot to call home! Spread over the top two floors of a handsome Victorian building, this quirky one bedder offers a magically bright and stylish living environment. Crisp, neutral decor, a slick modern bathroom and smart contemporary kitchen make for a winning combo. In addition to a decent sized double bedroom you further benefit from an entirely versatile loft room benefiting from lots of storage and views as far as the Gherkin.

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It’s hard to fault this splendid two bedder with its massive room sizes, oodles of storage, separate kitchen and handy study space. Sleek, slick, tasteful decor throughout makes for an even more tempting offer. The property sprawls over the top floors of a well presented Victorian number literally seconds from Camberwell Church Street.

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MOUNT ASH ROAD, SE26

£700,000

CAMBERWELL GROVE, SE5

£475,000

Mount Ash Road offers a wonderfully peaceful, mature location awash with handsome period homes. This marvellous three bedroom Victorian property sits at the quietest end and is arranged over three spacious floors. While in need of some decorative attention, the building is in good order.

Placed in a beautiful surrounding, on the lower floor of a tremendous Georgian building, this plentiful one bedroom pad is larger than your average and comes with a private decked courtyard garden. Inside you’ll find period features, tonnes of storage space and a swanky bathroom. A private entrance entices further!

CHAMPION GROVE, SE5 OIEO £450,000

CAMBERWELL GROVE, SE5

Ruskin Park House is a highly desired and reassuringly sought after development of 40’s and 50’s apartments atop the leafy and lovely Champion Hill. Enjoying a prized layout the property boasts a curved and spacious hallway which supplies a fantastic separation between living and sleeping areas. The decor is modern and stylish throughout and that tip top balcony peers over your lovely communal green spaces - it’s a real turn key this one!

Every inch of this magic one bedroom Georgian dream has been thoughtfully perfected! Tasteful, contemporary decor marries effortlessly with timeless period elegance - you’ll be really impressed. High ceilings, bespoke storage, original sash windows and some utterly fabulous wall shades make for a top notch pied de terre.

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A Selection of properties sold in 2018

Dulwich Village SE21

Court Lane Gardens SE21

Dulwich Wood Ave SE19

Court Lane SE21

Burbage Road SE24

Frank Dixon Way SE21

Court Lane SE21

Rollscourt Ave SE24

Clive Road SE21

Eynella Road SE22

Dovercourt Road SE22

Gilkes Crescent SE21

Eastlands Crescent SE21

Ruskin Walk SE24

Hollingbourne Rd SE24

Desenfants Road SE21

Peckham Rye SE21

Acacia Grove SE21

Brantwood Road SE24

Eastmearn Road SE21

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27 Dulwich Village, London, SE21 7BN • 020 8693 4321 mail@harveywheeler.com • harveywheeler.com

College Road SE21 £4,850,000 Sole Agents Very rarely available, a substantial seven bedroom detached Edwardian family house, with a gross internal area of 4,265 sq ft (396 sq m), which presents an exciting opportunity to create a superb family home in one of the best locations in Dulwich. Set back from the road, directly opposite the gardens of the Dulwich Picture Gallery, the property has a gravelled carriage drive with off-street parking for several cars as well as an attached garage. EPC Rating (E)

Dalkeith Road SE21 £1,500,000 Sole Agents A five bedroom family house in excellent decorative order, with an overall GIA of 1,885 sq ft (175 sq m), situated in a very convenient location close to local amenities, parks and schools including Rosendale Primary School, Oakfield Preparatory School and Dulwich College. EPC Rating (E)

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Stradella Road SE24 Sole Agents £2,150,000 An attractive six bedroom Victorian family house, with a GIA of 2,435 sq ft (226 sq m), located on this sought after road within easy reach of all the excellent local schools and green spaces as well as the shops and restaurants in Herne Hill and Dulwich Village. EPC Rating (E)

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Inspired by history, designed for today BRAND NEW FOUR BEDROOM SHOWHOME LAUNCHING SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY Located in Blackheath, one of London’s thriving villages, Forbury is an impressive collection of ten, 4 bedroom villas and fourteen, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Superbly located, just 9 minutes* walk to Blackheath village and the train station, reaching London Bridge in just 13 minutes*

To book an appointment at the launch, please call 0208 108 1321 or visit www.forbury-blackheath.co.uk Sales and Marketing Suite located on Lee Terrace, SE13 5DL Open daily 10am - 6pm and late night Thursdays by appointment only Houses from £1,850,000**

Apartments from £500,000**

Proud Proud to to be be aa member member of of the the Berkeley Berkeley Group Group of of companies companies

Computer generated images are of Forbury and are indicative only. *Travel times taken from trainline.com **Prices correct at the time of print.

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LONDON HELP TO BUY

NOW AVAILABLE AT

BIRCH HOUSE

Collection of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments at the award-winning Kidbrooke Village OVER

35 This is a fantastic opportunity to buy your own home at Birch House, the most iconic building at Kidbrooke Village. With its striking architecture and individually designed homes, it really is your chance to live somewhere unique.

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2 bedroom apartments from £567,500 Call 020 3813 5368 to arrange a viewing and find out more about London Help to Buy.

www.kidbrookevillage.co.uk Sales & Marketing Suite open daily 10am to 6pm (Thursdays until 8pm) Wallace Court, 40 Tizzard Grove, London SE3 9FD

Reservation fee Buyers 5% deposit Government 40% loan 55% mortgage

£500 £27,875 £227,000 £312,125 Delivered in proud partnership with:

KIDBROOKE STATION

LONDON BRIDGE 16 MINUTES*

WATERLOO EAST 19 MINUTES*

CANARY WHARF 22 MINUTES*

Computer generated image of Birch House is indicative only. Prices and information correct at time of sending to press. *Timing is approximate only. Source: www.tfl.co.uk London Help to Buy is subject to the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) terms and conditions and is available on new build homes up to £600,000 to customers where the property represents their only residence. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT. CHECK THAT THIS SCHEME WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS IF YOU WANT TO MOVE OR SELL YOUR HOME OR YOU WANT YOUR FAMILY TO INHERIT IT. IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT, SEEK INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVICE.

Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies

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PROPERTY • FEATURE

TURN UP FOR THE BOOKS The Acorn Book Club is a new CSR initiative from The Acorn Group which aims to ensure young people have free access to a wide range of books.

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he Acorn Group have been supporting and sponsoring local schools, charities and communities for a number of years. Their hands-on staff can often be found helping set up community events, serving food at the Manna Centre in SE1, or taking part in their ‘Acorn Bake Off’ to raise money for local causes, all whilst running one of London’s leading independent estate agencies. However, in 2018 the Group’s Corporate and Social Responsibility team embarked on a project quite unlike any other. A chance meeting between Acorn’s CEO Rob Sargent and Jo Chandler, Head of Governors at St Saviour’s School, sparked the beginning of something special, and when Jo explained how funding reforms meant that the school were

unable to develop under-utilised spaces within the building, Rob was certain he wanted to help. Following a visit to St Saviour’s, Rob and the Acorn CSR team offered to refurbish their uninspiring library facility and transform it into a colourful, engaging and vibrant space to learn. Both the staff and students were involved in the creative design, and thousands of brilliant books were donated by the public to stock the new space. Lewisham Mayor Damien Egan, who officially opened the new library, said of the project: “This is exactly the kind of investment that we need more of. The help that it will give young people should not be underestimated.” Having been blown away by both the quality and quantity of books donated, The Acorn Group decided to develop the book collection idea

MAYOR OF LEWISHAM DAMIEN EGAN HELPING ST SAVIOUR’S STUDENTS PICK THEIR FAVOURITE BOOK.

“The ABC is now the primary focus of the property firm’s charitable giving and CSR work" into an ongoing initiative, and at the end of 2018 the Acorn Book Club launched. Run by Emma Fox, CSR Manager, the Acorn Book Club (or ABC) works with the public, their staff and clients throughout The Acorn Group to ensure pre-loved children’s books get into the hands of local schools, hospices and organisations that do not have sufficient funding to purchase them from new. Donations are accepted at any Acorn, Langford Russell or John Payne office within the Group’s extensive London and Kent branch network. These books are then redistributed locally, with the aim of promoting a life-long love and passion for reading. The ABC is now the primary focus of the property firm’s charitable giving and CSR work. With five new offices opened in 2018 and two already set for 2019, there’s no doubt the Group’s reach is significant. If you require any further information please visit acornbookclub.co.uk, or to express an interest in a donation of books, please contact Emma Fox emma.fox@acornbookclub.co.uk

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Ivydale Road, SE15

Guide Price £425,000 — £450,000 L/H

Two double bedroom first floor apartment, situated within a well-maintained purpose built block in the heart of leafy Nunhead. 1

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Hill House Road, SW16 £700,000 F/H

Stunning three bedroom semi-detached 1920s residence situated just moments away from Streatham Common. 2

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Brockley Grove, SE4 £775,000 F/H

This stunning extended four double bedroom end of terrace Victorian home is presented to the market in excellent condition throughout. 2

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Scotts Sufferance Wharf, SE1 £825,000 S/O F/H

An immaculate two double bedroom apartment. Located within Shad Thames, with over 800 sqft of luxury living space. 1

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Champion Crescent, SE26 £850,000 F/H

Exceptional Victorian four bedroom freehold residence, situated on a very distinct crescent, moments from Mayow Park. 2

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Goodrich Road, SE22 £1,095,000 F/H

Beautifully presented Victorian semi-detached four bedroom house, on one of East Dulwich’s most desirable roads. 1

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Contact Dulwich 020 8516 3666

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Chislehurst Road, BR1 £2,400,000 F/H

Located on one of Chislehurst’s premier roads is this exceptional detached family home set behind electric gates. 2

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Worlds End Lane, BR6

Wickham Court Road, BR4

Wonderful opportunity to acquire a newly built executive six bedroom detached home, located within “Chelsfield Park”.

A truly unique three double bedroom detached period cottage, situated in arguably one of the best locations in West Wickham.

£2,200,000 F/H

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Manor Way, BR3

Hillcrest Road, BR6

Located on arguably the most sought-after road in Beckenham, is this stunning detached home finished to an exceptional standard.

This four bedroom home has been extended and refurbished throughout, and would make an ideal home for any growing family.

£1,950,000 F/H

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Murray Avenue, BR1 OIEO £900,000 F/H

Situated on a large plot in the heart of Bromley’s sought after Palace Estate, is this five bedroom detached family home. 2

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langfordrussell.co.uk @langfordrussell /langfordrussell

Goodhart Way, BR4

Forest Drive, BR2

Kemnal Road, BR7

Five bedroom 1920s semi-detached family home, with an abundance of period features.

This six bedroom home is situated within the exclusive private estate 'Keston Park'.

Spacious apartment measuring 1,900 sq ft, in an exclusive private gated development.

£10,000 PCM

£2,000 PCM

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Contact Locksbottom 01689 882 988

Contact Chislehurst 020 8295 4900

Cambridge Road, BR1

Southend Road, BR3

Court Road, BR6

Stunning Victorian two double bedroom apartment with sole use of rear garden.

Beautiful six bedroom semi-detached family home arranged over three floors.

Set within a stunning Grade II listed building is this luxury ground floor studio flat.

£1,900 PCM

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£3,500 PCM

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Banning Street, SE10

Pascoe Road, SE13

Parkside Avenue, SE10

Located on a quiet residential road in East Greenwich is this lovely townhouse.

Stunning Victorian house situated within easy reach of Hither Green station.

Modern apartment, located in Jubilee Heights Tower within The Central Park Development.

£2,100 PCM

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£2,000 PCM

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Contact Lee 020 8852 8633

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Lee High Road, SE13

Catherine Grove, SE10

Tizzard Grove, SE3

A well-presented flat with private garden to the rear and designated parking space.

Spectacular apartment on the third floor of a beautifully converted period building.

A spacious apartment with use of a swimming pool, gym, cinema room and concierge.

£2,000 PCM

£1,275 PCM

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Contact West Greenwich 020 8858 9911

Contact Blackheath Village 020 8318 1311

Eastcombe Avenue, SE7

Holburne Road, SE3

Burnt Ash Hill, SE12

Beautifully presented flat benefiting from it’s own entrance and a private garden.

Newly refurbished family home benefiting from off-street parking and a private garden.

Spacious garden flat located close to Hither Green station and Manor House Gardens.

£1,295 PCM

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£1,350 PCM

£1,550 PCM

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Ashburnham Grove, SE10 £1,325,000 F/H

Positioned in the Ashburnham Triangle, is this immaculately presented three storey Victorian house. 2

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Contact West Greenwich 020 8858 9911

Ormiston Road, SE10

Priory Park, SE3

Presented to the market is this truly stunning five bedroom Victorian mid-terrace family home. Located within one of the most sought-after school catchments in Greenwich and close to excellent transport links.

Beautifully presented and contemporary three bedroom Span flat with garage en bloc and direct access to a communal garden.

£925,000 F/H

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Shooters Hill Road, SE3 ÂŁ520,000 L/H

Spacious and beautifully presented three bedroom apartment benefiting from a private garden. 1

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Contact Blackheath Standard 020 8858 6101

Micheldever Road, SE12

ÂŁ1,350,000 F/H

Superb Edwardian family home situated in the Lee Conservation area close to Lee train station, good schools and local amenities. 3

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