Liv­ing la dolce vita

Foodie star Skye Mcalpine lives be­tween Venice and Lon­don, where her home is a space per­fect for cook­ing – and par­ties

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THE FAM­ILY

Skye Mcalpine, a cook­ery writer whose first book, A Ta­ble In Venice (£26, Blooms­bury), has just been pub­lished, her hus­band, Anthony, and son, Ae­neas. Find Skye on In­sta­gram @skyem­calpine.

THE PROP­ERTY

A two/three-bedroom first-floor flat in a Vic­to­rian build­ing in Lon­don. ‘It had been rented by three guys who hadn’t looked af­ter it,’ says Skye. ‘You needed a lot of imag­i­na­tion to see it as a place to live in, but it was really light, airy and spa­cious.’ It may have looked aw­ful but no struc­tural work was needed and so Skye was able to clean it up and get dec­o­rat­ing. Hav­ing grown up in Venice, and liv­ing half the year there still, this flat has touches of the city she calls home. ‘Life in Venice is quite peace­ful whereas in Lon­don we en­ter­tain a lot,’ she says.

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