The Luxe List: May

From books, films and music the culture desk can’t get enough of, to what our fashion and beauty eds are currently coveting, each month the SL team present their Luxe List – a round-up of the coolest things to do, see and buy right now…


BRAND: Brock Collection

Romantic and feminine, with an un-done edge… This high-end label with a cult-like following is our ultimate inspo for summer occasion wear (we’ve fallen hard for that cherry embroidery).

BOOK: The Lido by Libby Page

Heralded as ‘the next Eleanor Oliphant’, this feel-good novel covers love, loss, ageing, and friendship, and is inspired by the south London lido where the author spent her student years.

FASHION BUY: & Other Stories Scoop Back Swimsuit

We're upgrading our bikinis to one-pieces this season for a flattering, grown-up approach to swimwear. Monochrome styles make an impact whist retaining timeless appeal, and & Other Stories' polka dot design is a steal at just £35.

BEAUTY PRODUCT: Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Tan Water

We’ve waited for what feels like a lifetime for this genius invention… Finally, a fake tan that won't stain clothes and sheets – no risk of transfer and so fast-drying you can genuinely apply and go.

HOTEL: Beaverbrook

Nestled in the Surrey Hills, this lavish Grade-II-listed hotel has serious charm – think interiors by Susie Atkinson (of Soho House fame) and a Japanese restaurant by ex-Nobu chef Taiji Maruyama.



DJ, model and all-round NYC cool girl, with the most lust-worthy hair. Follow her for dreamy modern-boho edits – LoveShackFancy, Zimmermann and Free People make plenty of appearances.


The new joint project by Laura Marling and Tunng‘s Mike Lindsay, LUMP merges dreamy synths and dusky guitars with Marling’s soaring vocals. The duo’s self-titled debut album lands 1st June.

RESTAURANT: Fodder at Great Guns Social

This Borough Market gem is our new go-to for dinner and drinks. It’s latest pop-up restaurant, Fodder merges fine food and sustainability – think wild ingredients foraged from local hedgerows.

FILM: Beast

After premiering to rave reviews at the Toronto Film Festival last year, Beast is about to hit UK cinemas. An intense psychological thriller, it’s fairy tale romance-meets-gripping murder mystery.

DRINK: Vermouth

Apparently, it's this summer's Aperol Spritz. Just like gin, vermouth’s botanical spirit-based cousin, tastes best teamed with ice and tonic – there’s nothing better on a balmy evening.

ACTIVITY: Shuffleboard

This American dive bar staple has made its way to London, and it's seriously fun – head to The Little Shuffle Club in Shoreditch or Burdock in Finsbury Square to try the game out.

COLLABORATION: Christopher Kane x The Rug Company

Bring a touch of designer Christopher Kane's modern, playful style into your home with his exclusive creations for The Rug Company. We love the Grid Construct rug – a statement piece that brings jewel-toned velvet furniture to life.

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