POP-UP: Réalisation Par
Good news for all fans of cult stateside label Réalisation Par – the purveyor of the updated wrap dress trend is launching an exclusive pop-up in Selfridges from 2nd-15th July, showcasing unreleased designs for UK shoppers. Say goodbye to customs fees...
APP: Happy Not Perfect
Feeling stressed and anxious? Give this new app a try. Described as ‘a gym for the mind’, Happy Not Perfect is designed to give your brain a workout, leaving you feeling calmer, stronger and ready to take on whatever life throws at you. The seven-step routine is based on positive neuroscience and mindfulness techniques and takes under five minutes to complete – meaning you can do it on the way to work, during the day, or in the evening.
Download for free on the iOS App Store or visit HappyNotPerfect.com
TREATMENT: Bespoke Body Contouring at InParlour
Keep beauty mogul Amanda Harrington’s mobile beauty service, InParlour, on speed dial this summer – the Bespoke Body Contouring service (from £90) uses special tanning techniques to sculpt your body, giving a 3D finish and the illusion of a slimmer, more defined figure.
Make-up artist, cosmetic brand consultant and Estée Lauder Global Beauty Director… Parisian-born influencer Violette is the woman to follow for French girl beauty tips – think pared-back skin, statement matte red lips and unexpected pops of colour galore. If you’ve ever wondered how to make glittery smoky eyes or burgundy feline flicks look chic and understated, she’ll show you how it’s done.
EVENT: The Fashion Awards 2018
The annual Fashion Awards aren't just for the industry elite – you can get exclusive access to the most glamorous night of the year with pre-sale tickets available now for £50 each. Taking place on 10th December at London's Royal Albert Hall, if last year's guest list is anything to go by (attendees included Naomi Campbell, Karlie Kloss, Alexa Chung and Selena Gomez) it's a night not to be missed.
PRODUCT: Monica Vinader #SheInspiresMe Bracelet
Luxe jewellery label Monica Vinader has teamed up with Women for Women International to create a statement bracelet in honour of the brand's ten-year anniversary. The Nura, an update on the iconic friendship design, will be available in four styles from this month and will support the charity's endeavours to help women survivors of war rebuild their lives, with a £75,000 target to raise by the end of the year.
INTERIORS: Green Lili Wall Art
A staple in the SL office, Green Lili’s unique range of framed prints is one to check out if you’re looking to update your space. Designed with modern interiors in mind, styles range from bold abstract art to minimalist botanical prints – we love large frames propped up against a wall, two similar prints paired together in a smaller space, or mix-and-match designs on a gallery wall.
Fashion forward shoes don't have to set you back designer price tags - enter Miista, the Spanish-British hybrid label whose raffia, woven and textured shoes have instant summer appeal. With designs inspired by Celine, Tibi and Mansur Gavriel, expect to pay under £200 for every stylish leather pair.
A gripping fiction podcast starring Kristen Wiig, Ethan Hawke and Alia Shawkat, exploring the dark side of our relationship with technology, in a world where artificial intelligence isn’t so artificial. Helen (Shawkat) thought her new job would help her forget her dreary hometown, but working behind the curtain on everyone’s favourite AI (voiced by Wiig) isn’t quite the escape she expected.
Subscribe in the Apple Podcast app, or listen at GimletMedia.com
RESTAURANT: The Jones Family Kitchen
Born in Shoreditch, The Jones Family Project has spread its wings and branched out in Belgravia with sister venue, The Jones Family Kitchen. With an ingredient-led philosophy (expect Ginger Pig meats cooked on Josper grills; truffled macaroni cheese; and an Insta-worthy brunch menu) as well as a stellar wine list, we predict the tucked-away courtyard to be this summer's hotspot.
SUPPLEMENT: Equi London Original Formula
For SL’s Beauty Editor, Equi London’s Original Formula (£45 for a 30-day supply) is the holy grail of supplements. Brimming with vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants, super berries, algae, probiotics, adaptogens and vegan protein, it’s ideal for those trying to kick a coffee habit and boost energy levels.
MENU: ROKA Vegan Tasting Menu
The Charlotte Street and Canary Wharf branches of contemporary Japanese restaurant ROKA have launched an innovative new vegan tasting menu. Priced at £50 per person and served daily for lunch until 3pm and dinner until 11pm, dishes include plant-based sushi rolls; ginger-soy aubergine; spicy grilled tofu with shiitake mushrooms; a spinach and sesame dressing salad; truffle rice with mountain vegetables and a vegan dessert platter.
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