BRIDES TO BE, GET FREE TICKETS FOR THIS: Bridelux Atelier
Bridelux is the home of luxurious weddings. This weekend, its renowned Bridelux Atelier show will showcase the very best suppliers – many of which rarely do wedding shows. Luxury brands confirmed include: Tom Ford, Vivienne Westwood, La Mer, The Wedding Gallery featuring Vera Wang, Oscar De La Renta, J’Aton, Saiid Kobeisy, Reem Acra and One Marylebone Jewellery, Molton Brown, Amie Bone Flowers, Prezola and Suzannah. Interested? Bridelux is offering SheerLuxe readers complimentary tickets (worth £35pp) for Sunday’s show – check out how to get them below.
The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RL; 21st October; to take advantage of the offer, please confirm how many tickets you require by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
GRAB TICKETS FOR THIS PRONTO: Coppa Club
The ever-popular Coppa Club Igloos are back. Located between Tower Bridge and the Shard, the igloos provide one of the cosiest winter set-ups in town. Guests can get settled into the Scandinavian sleek surroundings, with sheepskin rugs, fluffy blankets and a twinkly night sky – a great way to warm up and chill out after a day in the city. New for this year, Coppa is teaming up with gin brand Sipsmith to create a special winter gin cocktail menu. This year, we hear, it’s all about the hot gins and gin-gerbread men. Make sure to book now – these sell out every year.
3 Three Quays Walk, Tower Bridge, EC3R 6AH
HEAD TO THE ULTIMATE CHARITY SHOP HERE: Sue Ryder Pop-Up
Kate Moss, Gillian Anderson, Eddie Redmayne, Jean Shrimpton, Sam Smith, Daniel Radcliffe, Susie Cave and Iskra Lawrence have donated personal items to a new Sue Ryder pop-up shop at Bonham’s Auction House. The shop, which will be open for one day only this Friday, will be selling a range of clothing, accessories and curios to raise money for the charity. Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives, whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition. We’ve got our eye on Kate Moss’s signed coffee-table tome Kate by Kate Moss.
Bonham's Auction House, 101 New Bond Street, Bond Street, W1S 1SR; 19th October
PRETEND YOU’RE IN ITALY HERE: Harry’s Bar
Following the success of Harry’s Dolce Vita, Harry’s Bar has launched at buzzy St Christopher’s Place. Inspired by its namesake – the Mayfair private members’ club that opened on South Audley Street in the 1970s – the 150-seat restaurant mixes 1950s glamour with all-day dining to create a stylish spot for breakfasts, post-work drinks and dinner. Brand new is the team’s Bacari menu, a selection of tasty treats and drinks served between 4-7pm each day. Negronis, Aperol Spritz and prosecco can be paired up with the likes of salted ricotta, pine nuts, zucchini and mint salad on bruschetta. Perfect for a post-work (or post-shopping) pick-me-up.
32-34 James Street, Marylebone, W1U 1ER
LAST CHANCE TO SEE: Katherine Ryan’s Glitter Room
This weekend, Brit-based Canadian Katherine Ryan brings her acclaimed nationwide touring comedy show Glitter Room to the Garrick Theatre in the West End. Her first UK tour since the hugely successful Kathbum (which had two sell-out nationwide UK tours as well as runs at the Edinburgh Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal), expect laughs aplenty. We’re also hoping for copious amounts of the titular glitter.
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, Covent Garden, WC2H 0HH; 18th-20th October
CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF SERVICE HERE: Odette’s
Esteemed Welsh chef Bryn Williams is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of his Primrose Hill restaurant, Odette’s. A neighbourhood institution since 1978, the site came under the ownership and direction of Williams in 2008. To celebrate the milestone, the chef is offering an exclusive £10 two-course lunch menu to say thank you to customers, plus an anniversary menu that showcases a selection of hit dishes from over the years. Expect the likes of curried scallop, cauliflower and coconut soup, and salted grapes: a dish that featured on the menu from 2008-2011, this is the favourite of a couple who have frequented Odette’s every Friday for the past decade.
130 Regent's Park Road, Primrose Hill, NW1 8XL; until 27th October
BOOK LAST-MINUTE TICKETS FOR THIS: Link Link
A one-woman (and her dog) show by Golden Globe-nominated actress and film-maker Isabella Rossellini, Link Link is a theatrical lecture with a comic twist. The surreal new show is inspired by the animal world and based on scientific research. Rossellini transforms herself into Aristotle, René Descartes, a medieval theologian, Harvard Professor BF Skinner and Charles Darwin to explore, in her own unique way, what distinguishes humans from animals. She is joined on stage by her dog Pan, an outstanding supporting artist, who helps to turn Link Link into a little circus.
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX; 23rd-24th October
HEAD BACK TO THIS WINTER HOTSPOT: Pergola Paddington
Tonight, Pergola Paddington will open its doors for a second winter season. The 850-capacity site has transformed into a fully-covered wintry hideaway, with a new line-up of restaurants: Yucatan will serve spicy, tropically infused Mexican food; while Patty & Bun will return alongside Vietnamese barbecue masters MAM and duck devotees Canard. Expect a warming cocktail menu across its two bars, plus a toasty overhaul that includes thick blankets, heating, plus a transparent roof on the top deck.
5 Kingdom Street, Paddington, W2 6PY; from 18th October
GET 2-FOR-1 TICKETS TO THIS: Spirit of Christmas Fair
This year’s Spirit of Christmas Fair returns at the end of the month, offering an impressive collection of over 825 independent boutique retailers and designer-makers, all with a festive flair. The event has had a makeover for 2018: it’s expanded its food court and created a new layout, making it even easier to browse and buy gifts, jewellery, artisan food and drink, soft furnishings, baby and children’s gifts and clothing, and festive fashion accessories. Expect masterclasses such as wreath-making with royal wedding florist Philippa Craddock and cake decorating with Hummingbird Bakery.
Olympia London, Kensington, W14 0JZ; 29th October-4th November; all SheerLuxe readers get 2-for-1 late-night tickets on 1st November (valid from 4pm-9pm). Quote 'SHEERLUXE' to redeem.
BOOK A MUSICAL BRUNCH HERE: Soane’s Kitchen
Soane’s Kitchen, the latest project by London’s go-to catering company Social Pantry, has launched a bottomless brunch. The new menu offers dishes such as bloody Mary beans with labneh and poached egg; and eggs benedict croissant with rocket. Alongside bottomless drinks and a bloody Mary station, guests can expect views across the restaurant’s kitchen garden and the grounds of Pitzhanger Manor. To mark the launch, this Saturday Soane’s Kitchen is throwing its first Gospel Brunch, featuring music from The Big Sing Gospel Choir.
Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing, W5 5BE; 20th October
GET CULTURED HERE: St James’s Art & Design Walk
This week, St James’s and Wallpaper magazine are partnering up to create the ultimate culture tour. Curated by the commissioning editor of Wallpaper, the walk takes you through a selection of intimate, tucked-away galleries such as Stern Pissarro and Thomas Dane, as well as larger spaces like Christie’s, where the walk begins. You’ll learn about everything from Anni Albers’ pioneering wall hangings at Alan Cristea, to José Yaque’s ‘Kind of Blue’ collection at David Gill, exploring the origin of colour. The walk kicks off with a welcome drink at renowned auction house Christies and ends at the renovated ICA bar.
Various locations in St James’s; 18th-20th October
CELEBRATE LONDON LITERATURE FESTIVAL HERE: The Ivy Tower Bridge
The Ivy Tower Bridge is celebrating London Literature Festival with a number of cocktails inspired by a selection of iconic novelists. Created in collaboration with Bacardi, the limited-edition cocktails will include ‘The Golden Goose’ by The Brothers Grimm; ‘Alice In Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll; ‘Don Quixote’ by Cervantes; and 'On The Road’ by Jack Kerouac. We like the sound of the ‘Alice In Wonderland’: Bombay Sapphire gin Fever-Tree Elderflower tonic and a dash of Ivy 1917 breakfast tea, in a nod to the fairy tale’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
One Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge, SE1 2AA; 18th-28th October
BE A VIP HERE: The Coral Room
The Coral Room in Bloomsbury is offering all SheerLuxe readers a free glass of English sparkling wine when ordering cocktails every Monday-Friday throughout October. Just quote ‘SheerLuxe reader’ at the bar to redeem. Even better, SheerLuxe VIPs will receive a free sharing platter (worth £25) when ordering cocktails. Reservations are necessary, and you must take your VIP card with you. Sign up to become a SheerLuxe VIP using the link below.
16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3NN; until 31st October
GO WILD FOR CHAMPERS HERE: #TheArtOfWild at The Mandrake
The Mandrake hotel's Jurema terrace has been transformed into a champagne-fuelled urban oasis –draped with meters of jasmine and passion flowers – by Perrier-Jouët. And for two weeks only, it's playing host to the champagne house's very Instagrammable #ArtOfTheWild event series. Book in for champagne tasting masterclasses led by Perrier-Jouët ambassadors, florist and terrarium design classes with JamJar Flowers (accompanied by a glass of their fresh and floral Blanc de Blancs champagne of course) and, naturally, champagne-paired brunches, lunches and dinners. Each course of the bespoke menus will be matched with the perfect glass of bubbles, including some of the brand’s top selections – a real treat not to be missed.
20 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1PG; paired champagne dinner £85pp
GET YOUR SKATES ON HERE: John Lewis Oxford Street
Following on from its lively Summer of Sound on the Roof, John Lewis & Partners has launched the ultimate winter hideaway in collaboration with Sipsmith Gin. The winter rooftop draws inspiration from the hedonistic frost fairs that took place on the frozen River Thames during the cold months of the 17th-century, when shop owners would set up stalls selling hot gin. Along with a complete makeover, for the first time ever the venue will host its own skating rink allowing visitors to practice their pirouettes right on the roof. Background Bars will be on hand, serving a variety of winter-themed tipples such as mulled apple punch and chamomile fizz.
300 Oxford Street, Marylebone, W1C 1DX; 20th October
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