Ella Walker

Stories by Ella Walker

Summer Cooling

Who doesn’t love a water feature? You can sit alongside and enjoy the ambient cooling, strip off for some serious action, or just enjoy watching the play of light on water.

Do try this at home

Nathan Outlaw has a two-Michelin-star restaurant, was mentored by Rick Stein and has written four cookery books. So, you’d be forgiven for thinking that his style of cooking and the sort of thing you could hope to achieve after work at home would be wildly different.

New homes round-up: Battersea

21st-century townhouses – Battersea Square Mews, SW11 – from £2,350,000 Situated in the village-like location of Battersea Square, three townhouses remain…

Summer nights

A harsh overhead light looks all wrong on a dusky summer’s evening. Instead, try using candles, lanterns and fairy lights…

New homes round-up: Nine Elms

Private rental L&Q @ The Residence, Ponton Road SW8 – from £1,750 PCM At The Residence, 114 one- to three-bedroom…

Herbie rides again

Herbs: easily forgotten from your weekly shop and sometimes frustratingly limp by the time they reach your chopping board. But…

Try something new

Three alternatives to the traditional charcoal or gas barbecue, for creative outdoor cooking.

The final frontier

The Barbican takes a deep dive into science fiction, with historian and writer Patrick Gyger curating a vast festival-style exhibition.

A new leaf

Houseplants are back in vogue. A popular feature in Sixties and Seventies homes, they fell out of favour in the minimalist Nineties, but now going green indoors is all the rage again.