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7 1384 June, 2020
Dean Street, home to dozens of Soho's best-loved restaurants, bars and members' clubs, is usually one of the area's liveliest thoroughfares, a hub of creativity and sociability. So seeing it empty, its businesses boarded up, feels alien to us and its many habitués. Imagine Dean Street brought back to life through pedestrianisation, all those hospitality businesses allowed to serve customers in socially-distanced pavement seating areas! We'd love to see it; if you would too please add your name to our list of supporters and sign up for our news at savesoho.co.uk
1 854 June, 2020
In the first of a series of new commissions by Australian artists, Andrew Liversidge presents ‘Those So Called Infinite Horizons’...A timely critique of our current economic system and the fantasy of infinite growth.
This space is normally used to promote upcoming exhibitions, instead, it responds to a sense of impending collapse.
It's a beautiful day to celebrate the "official" grand opening of patio season @mccartymillstaproom. So get yer asses out here and soak up some rays, have a pizza or a sammich, grab some brews, and meet the kind folks at your new local establishment. Prost!!
Update - Now Sold 🔴 Back to Soho for this new painting. The French House. Available as part of the @artistsupportpledge.
The French House
9x7" on wood panel.
£200 (plus P&P).
If interested in this painting just send me a DM. Thanks!
Good news just in! The French House will open it's doors again once safe to do so!
The lady in the picture with the mirror held above her head was Mrs. Edna Egbert from the 1940s. The photographer caught her in the ready to swing position, as cops gets ready to dodge. The year was 1942 and Mrs. Egbert was living in the building No. 497 Dean Street at that time. But what made Mrs. Egbert go out onto the ledge? She was clearly distraught, but why? Mrs. Egbert, apparently, had a reason.
In the past, year her son, Fred, had gotten married, joined the army, and had not written a single letter to his mother since a long time. As any mother in this difficult time would tell you, with the war raging on, she must have presumed her son was dead. So, out of frustration, nervousness, or fear, she climbed out onto her ledge and announced, “I’m going to jump!” If you’re wondering how you could kill yourself from only the second floor, to either side of Ms. Egbert was a spiky iron fence that could have easily impaled her life, until the cops arrives the scene.
The hero in this suicide drama was the first policeman to arrive on the scene. He kept Mrs. Egbert on her ledge by talking and engaging with her for 25 minutes or so until his fellow officers could rig up a net below her window ledge.
Without the net, it was unlikely to save her, unless Mrs. Egbert took a swan-dive that she was going to do more than break a leg or a hip by jumping from the window ledge. But the cops weren’t taking any chances. The woman’s house had a sharp spiky fence out front that could have made things miserable if she got a good jump and landed just right on it. Meanwhile, a crowd of 600 people gathered below on the street in front of the house, according to the Daily News, as officers Ed Murphy and George Munday tried to persuade her to go back into her building. Mrs. Egbert, though, was brandishing that mirror and, by now, she had started swinging it at them. Finally, as one of the officers grabbed at her wrist, Mrs. Egbert took the leap, landing safely in the police net, whereupon she was taken to Bellevue for observation.
NEW LISTING ALERT!
63 Whitehall Avenue, Ettamogah
A True Lifestyle Sanctuary
Set over 1,514m2 (approx.) parcel of land within a tightly held estate, 63 Whitehall Avenue is a pleasing blend of semi-rural living and contemporary ease. The home unfurls over a single level and comprises generous living zones, four bedrooms, massive entertaining scope and more than ample shedding.
The kitchen and family area act as the centre point of the residence. Modern conveniences include an extra wide fridge space, ample island bench, 900mm gas cooking and dishwasher. Easy movement from the kitchen and living area to the alfresco space allows for comfortable entertaining. A preferred northern orientation ensures plenty of natural light.
Bedrooms two, three and four easily accommodate queen sized beds and offer built in robes. The family bathroom includes bath, shower and separate toilet providing functionality.
A thoughtful design, the rear yard ensures plenty of space for entertaining, children to play and a pool if desired. Appealing to the trades person, the large shed will accommodate extra vehicles and provides enough height for storage of a full sized caravan or boat. Double gate access to the rear yard and gravel driveway to the shed simply delivers convenience.
Designed and constructed by renowned Peter Bowen Homes, features include 9-foot ceilings, ducted heating and cooling and a timeless colour scheme. A tightly held community comprising of nearly all owner-occupied residences, the estate is perfect for children to play as well as the mature person to enjoy the quiet surrounds. Easy connection to main arteries allow you to be in Dean Street in approximately 13 minutes, delivering true semi-rural living with access to all amenities.
Until we can do this again...... I'm quite excited! 🎉I've just heard that Le Relais De Venise- I'entrecote are now serving up their menu for take away only.
You can pick it up yourselves or certain branches are gearing up for delivery. Check out their website @relaisedevenise.com 💥So, that's steak and chips covered in their delicious sauce all stuffed into a baguette.💥 It's not quite the same as a long Soho lunch with the girls, but it will do for now. 🙌
49 Yarrabee Drive, Thurgoona
Low Maintenance, High Quality
A fantastic opportunity presents to purchase this immaculately presented, four-bedroom family home perfectly positioned with a northerly rear aspect. The home presents low maintenance living at its best, conveniently located only moments to shops, schools, public transport and Thurgoona Golf Course.
The quality kitchen features stone bench tops and a large island bench as well as a walk-in pantry and 900mm freestanding oven. The open plan design creates an ideal family space, with glass sliding doors off the family room providing easy access and superb indoor/outdoor flow to the outdoor alfresco area. Maximizing space, the outdoor alfresco area is perfect for entertaining and relaxing. Well-sized bedrooms complete the fantastic family aspect, as well as a stylish family bathroom and master bedroom with ensuite.
Car accommodation is taken care of with a double lock up garage and the convenience of internal access as well as an extra parking space for a trailer or caravan with side access and easily enough space to add an inground pool (STCA).
This property sits on a spacious 845m2 (approx.) of land and within a friendly community estate. Located within a 2-minute drive of everything you need, you will be spoilt for choice. With a generous list of inclusions and ample living space, this is an ideal family home representing great value in a very popular location.
Exquisite Albury Townhouse
2/394 North Street, Albury
Auction Sat 6th June at 12noon
Located on the edge of Central Albury, this brand new, modern home offers low-maintenance style in a fantastic neighbourhood.
The refined interior has an air of elegance, with both formal and informal living. Every bedroom is large and light-filled, and the master is generously proportioned and features a large ensuite and WIR. Both bathrooms are exquisite and feature floor to ceiling porcelain tiles and stone finishes.
Be enchanted by the lounge and dining rooms all enjoying a light filled north orientation. The new addition of the second living space includes wood fire and double bi-folding doors which open to a north-facing private alfresco and courtyard garden offering fantastic entertainment quality which can be used all year round.
Every area of this luxury home is in perfect order, including the stylish kitchen that features quality stainless-steel appliances, stone benches and island breakfast bar. This well-designed home is complete with ample storage and a large double garage.
• Beautifully finished premiere home
• Located short drive to CBD and Albury golf course
• Ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling
• Double glazed throughout
• Private and quiet rear location
• Security system and automatic security gates
• Double remote garage
• Indoor/outdoor entertaining room with fireplace
42 Whitehall Avenue, Ettamogah
Generous Floor Plan, Semi-rural Setting
Auction Sat 6th June at 12noon
Placed on a 1,653m2 (approx.) parcel of land, an unfolding floor plan offers space and segregation between residents whilst also offering room to come together as a whole. Comprising of four full bedrooms as well as a study, there is also three living zones, allowing for everyone’s individual habitat.
Positioned at the front of the home, the master suite offers a walk-through robe as well as an ensuite with double vanity and separate toilet. The study serves well as a home office or could be used as a fifth bedroom or nursery if required. The living space operates well as a theatre room or parents retreat.
The kitchen delivers entertaining bliss with breakfast bar, butlers pantry and 900mm gas cooking. Leading to the alfresco space through duel sliding doors, there is great indoor/outdoor flow for larger gatherings.
The third living area (or rumpus room) is situated at the rear of the home, allowing children to get creative without clutter being visible from the main living area. Bedrooms two three and four all include built in robes and will easily accommodate queen sized beds. A family bathroom includes separate bath, shower, and separate toilet.
The large frontage allows for double gate access to the backyard on either side of the home. At the rear you will find a large three bay shed, perfect for the trades person or those with extra vehicles including boats, caravans and trailers.
Dreaming of this heavenly chorizo from last nights dinner @barrafinalondon ✨💫Certainly worth the wait 💥
14 12516 March, 2018
Aaaanddd get ready for me to take over your timelines 😂
Dish number 1️⃣ Pumpkin sticky rice balls! 🎃🎃🎃🎃
These were heavenly. The chef came over to talk to us about these and he said they were inspired by Italian arancini to make them. They had a lovely cheesy flavour and me and @lily.thorpe ate 2 portions 🙈 (We accidentally strategically chose a seat right by the kitchen so were first to get all the food that came out 😂😂😂)