GO SHOPPING HERE: Sézane
Following the successful launch of Sézane’s first London address in 2018, this March the cult French brand will occupy a second, permanent space at department store Selfridges. Alongside high-end international and British brands, the expansive location will showcase Sézane’s unique Parisian aesthetic and limited collections of ready-to-wear designs, bags and shoes. We can’t wait to see the S/S collection, which has been inspired by Cuba.
Third Floor Denim Room, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, W1A 1AB
TREAT YOUR GIRLFRIEND (OR YOURSELF) HERE: Anthropologie
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Anthropologie has launched a new exhibition at its Kings Road gallery. Titled Women Who Weld, the exhibition will showcase a curated collection of jewellery by female British designers, including Sarah Angold, Hannah Bedford, Imogen Belfield, Nagle & Sisters, Ruddock Jewellery, Mikaela Lyons, Ora Pearls and Ruth Tomlinson. The collection will feature one-of-a-kind and numbered pieces, all created using an impressive array of artisan techniques and all handcrafted in the UK. To celebrate the exhibition, Anthropologie will be hosting various ‘artist in residence’ sessions with the designers as well as workshops, including a ‘String Your Own Set of Pearls’ event with Bibi Southwell, the designer behind Ora Pearls.
131-141 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 4PW; until 20th April
HAVE VEGAN AFTERNOON TEA HERE: BY Chloe
London’s favourite plant-based brand by CHLOE has just launched an afternoon tea. Taking inspiration from the British tradition, US-based by CHLOE’s new menu will feature classic afternoon tea sandwiches including tuna salad, egg salad and smoked salmon cream cheese. The menu will also offer miniature cakes including a Victoria sponge bar, carrot cake, rainbow star scones, chocolate whoopie pies and a red velvet cupcake – all dairy free, plant-based and delicious.
34-43 Russell Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5HA and 6 Duchess Walk, Tower Bridge, SE1 2SD; 8th-10th March
HONOUR KARL LAGERFELD HERE: Dukes London
In memory of the late Karl Lagerfeld, Dukes London is inviting devoted fashionistas to raise a glass to the ‘Emperor’ of haute-couture fashion with its new ‘White Choupette’ cocktail, now available at Dukes Bar’s little sister, GBR. Created by bar manager Mariantonietta Varamo and inspired by Lagerfeld’s beloved cat, the alleged heiress of his multi-million-pound fortune, the cocktail is made up of a luxurious mix of highest-quality vodka, white crème de cacao liqueur and double cream. Deliciously sweet, yet rich and indulgent, the ingredients are shaken well and strained into a cocktail glass, served in a martini chiller glass.
35 St James's Place, St James's, SW1A 1NY; 8th-10th March
GRAB A BARGAIN HERE: Flea
Flea – London’s coolest hunting ground for treasures and pre-loved artefacts – has a new home at Vinegar Yard. Just moments from London Bridge and the Shard, Flea is a conscious and sustainable shopper's dream with a mix of retail pop-ups and a weekly market. Whether you’re channelling your inner Iris Apfel and looking for vintage glasses, coats and jewellery or creating a stylish interior for your home, Flea has something for everyone. Open every Saturday, the community at Flea bring you a wonderful mix of vintage coats, dresses, furniture, ceramics and, the holy grail of any market wander, antiques, vintage brocante, ceramics, signage, artworks, spectacles, books, magazines and vinyl. From mid-March you will be able to combine a visit to the market with all-day brunch and a drink from Vinegar Yard’s street food stalls and bars.
Vinegar Yard, St Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 3QX; 9th March
GET COLOURFUL HERE: House of Holi
Back for its fifth year running, House of Holi makes its return to Cinnamon Kitchen in Devonshire Square from now until Thursday 21st March. Participants are invited to don protective white suits and step into the madness at the House of Holi for 30 minutes of paint-pelting to mark the Indian festival of colour. Vivek Singh’s restaurant will bring a vivacious dose of colour to the urban environs of the Square Mile with the return of its purpose-built party pod. No Indian celebration would be complete without a feast of delicious dishes and so Cinnamon Kitchen will be serving up a special five-course menu to enjoy after a round of paint-throwing.
9 Devonshire Square, City, EC2M 4YL
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY HERE: Seven Dials
Seven Dials will celebrate International Women’s Day by collaborating with influential women including feminist activist, journalist and curator of Sunday Times bestseller Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies, Scarlett Curtis and trans activist and founder of Nail Transphobia, Charlie Craggs. An exclusive Seven Dials x International Women’s Day hub is open all this week at 33 Monmouth Street and will offer people a place where equality and body positivity is celebrated and encouraged. We’re most looking forward to Sunday’s event, when Scarlett Curtis will host a live podcast at The Donmar Warehouse.
41 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9LX; 7th-10th March
ENJOY OYSTERS HERE: Prawn on the Lawn
Prawn on the Lawn Islington has launched an evening cocktail and oyster bar pop-up in the next-door Sawyer & Gray café. Known as ‘Sawyer & Gray Lates’ the pop-up is now open from 6pm each Thursday to Saturday. Prawn on the Lawn will switch on its pink neon ‘Lates’ sign in the window of the 30-seater space and transform the day-time café into a candlelit, night-time cocktail and oyster bar. In this space, the kitchen will serve a selection of all-new bar snacks, oysters and drinks beneath the subtle pink hue of the neon signage – perfect for relaxing all night or for a few drinks and snacks before dinner at one of Islington’s many nearby restaurants. Dishes on the bar snack menu will continue to focus on seasonal and sustainable British seafood, with rotating small plates such as the team’s signature taramasalata, and mushroom and prawn pintxos: perfect alongside a glass of English fizz.
290A St Paul's Road, Islington, N1 2LH; 7th-9th March
HAVE BRUNCH HERE: St Pancras Brasserie
St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys has devised a new breakfast menu, celebrating the finest British eggs in no less than 12 different ways. Creative dishes such as a coddled duck egg, Scottish smoked haddock and spinach sit alongside more classic options like eggs royale; soft-boiled eggs and marmite soldiers; and scrambled eggs, Loch Duart smoked salmon and sourdough. A decadent fried duck egg with chorizo and potato hash also makes an appearance, and there’s an obligatory show-stopping Full English. Available from 7am, the new menu is an excellent addition to the station’s early-morning offering, and a great way to kick-start a trip to Paris. Guests can also choose whether they’d prefer free-range Old Cotswold Legbar hen’s eggs, an orange-yolked Burford Brown, or a rich Clarence Court duck egg.
St Pancras International Station, King’s Cross, N1C 4QL
WATCH THIS: The Aftermath
In 1946 Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightly) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg to be reunited with her husband, Lewis (Jason Clark), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. As they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: they will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgard) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
GET GLAMOROUS HERE: The Curtain
Harvey Nichols is teaming up with Laura Mercier to host an event with world renowned celebrity makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic. He’s the man whose tutorials have become some of the most in demand in the industry, and this Saturday The Curtain will host a live demonstration and Q&A with the man himself (a favourite of Kim K, no less), followed by a photo op for the first 100 people to buy tickets. There’ll be the chance to shop all of Mario’s favourite glow-creating products too. Tickets are priced at £150, with £50 redeemable against Laura Mercier products purchased after the event.
45 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PT; 9th March
BOOK THIS: The Twilight Zone
This week, the Almeida’s highly praised performance of The Twilight Zone transfers the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre. Directed by multi award-winning director Richard Jones, this production of the acclaimed classic CBS television series The Twilight Zone is an ingenious mixture of morality tales, fables and fantasy that are as relevant today as when audiences first encountered them. One of television's most revered and influential science-fiction fantasy shows, the show ran from 1959 to 1964, winning three Emmy Awards during its 156-episode run. Its incisive parables explore humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices. We predict an enigmatic, paranormal production.
Ambassadors Theatre, West St, London, WC2H 9ND; from 8th March
BE A VIP HERE: Pi Pizza
Pi, the artisan pizzeria in Battersea, offers the lightest, crispiest 20-inch pizzas which can be divided in to two or three creative toppings, while their regular 12-inch pizzas are perfect for those who prefer not to share. Not only are its pizzas some of the best around town, its beautiful interiors are made for your Instagram feed: picture a floral ceilinged bar and a courtyard, complete with a living tree. This month, the team is offering all SheerLuxe VIPs 30% off the bill, plus a free cocktail. To become an SL VIP, sign up using the link below.
4-6a Battersea Rise, Battersea, SW11 1ED; until 31st March
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