New rooftop bar Sabine will land in St Paul’s on 20th May. With striking views of the cathedral and its own destination entrance, the space promises a chilled vibe, botanical interiors, contemporary cocktails and plenty of bar snacks, such as burrata with white peach, pistachio and toast; and chilli and lemon crab sticks with brown crab ketchup. The flower-filled venue will have two outside terraces – one with a retractable roof for all-weather drinking and dining – and will serve a variety of local gins, great wines and a selection of champagnes.
AFTERNOON TEA: The Proof
The Proof has launched a portable summer afternoon tea, ready to be delivered to doorsteps across London. Packaged in a pretty pink takeaway cake stand which you can take to the park, this fresh reinvention of a British tradition is centred around The Proof's signature bake – the profiterole – and an assortment of ever-changing sandwiches made in collaboration with cured meat specialists Cobble Lane Cured and sustainable seafood specialists, Bait.
Shopping: Anya Hindmarch’s The Village
If you’ve missed browsing the shops, you’ll be pleased to hear British accessory designer Anya Hindmarch will launch a new shopping experience, The Village, on 17th May. Located on Pont Street, London, The Village will be a collection of five neighbouring Anya Hindmarch stores, each with a different theme including an all-day café, personalisation service, hair salon and The Plastic Store – which focuses on sustainability.
After ten years working in the fashion industry, Centred’s founder, Laura Tudor, felt exhausted. After a particularly frantic few months, her hair began to fall out, which is why, with the help of her husband – hair stylist Kieran Tudor – she launched this collection of natural, vegan, cruelty-free treatments designed to halt hair loss and stimulate growth. We’re big fans of its En-Root Scalp Treatment, which allows hair follicles to flourish, so your hair grows long and healthy, as well as the Tender Love & Hair supplements.
HOME ACCESSORY: Casa Catinella Basket Bags
All of Sydney-based brand Casa Catinella’s baskets are individually hand woven by artisans in Ghana. Made from elephant grass, which grows in the low-lying flood plains around Bolgatanga in northern Ghana, these pretty basket bags are 100% sustainable and natural – and are now available to buy in Selfridges. Each weaver has their own technique, and baskets may take three days to one week to make depending on the size, design and intricacy of the patterns, meaning no two bags ever look the same.
TV SHOW: The Pursuit of Love
Written and directed by Emily Mortimer, new BBC drama The Pursuit of Love is a romantic comedy-drama about love and friendship. An adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s celebrated novel and set in Europe between the two World Wars, the story follows the adventures and misadventures of the charismatic and fearless Linda Radlett, played by Lily James and her best friend and cousin Fanny Logan, played by Emily Beecham. Also stars Dominic West and Andrew Scott.
HIGH STREET HOMEWEAR: Mango
Mango has launched its first homeware line. Inspired by the Mediterranean, the collection – which includes bedding, towels and cushions – is all made using sustainable fabrics such as linen and organic cotton, and includes extras such as robes, pyjamas and candles. Later in the year, its A/W 2021 collection will add to the range with a selection of kitchen and dining products.
MAKE-UP: Rose Hermès Blusher
Following on from Rouge Hermès, the debut collection by Hermès Beauty, comes Rose Hermès. Composed of eight shades of silky blush powders, two blush brushes, a pommette blush case and three rosy lip enhancers, the new collection of refillable and durable objects focuses on all things pink. Fine and velvety, the powder contains vitamin E to provides antioxidant properties and is designed to create buildable coverage, while all products come in beautiful gold and pink packaging.
DESTINATION: Oakley Court
Set in 35 acres overlooking the River Thames, Oakley Court is a Victorian Gothic mansion house that’s undergone a huge renovation. All 118 bedrooms have been designed by Eagle & Hodges, and Soho House has taken over the Riverside Restaurant and terrace bars, which feature lounges with open fires and will host DJs, live music and art installations over the summer. Within the property, you’ll find self-drive boats, tennis courts, nature trails and complimentary bicycles, while picnics and hampers can be ordered to enjoy across the grounds.
Collaboration: Julia Restoin Roitfeld X Herve Leger
Art director and model Julia Restoin Roitfeld has teamed up with designer Hervé Léger on a new 20-piece capsule collection. Using a minimalist palette of black, white, neutrals and red, the collection focuses on classic silhouettes, with contemporary twists on characteristic Hervé Léger designs – think sleek tailoring, knitted tops and figure-hugging dresses. The collection is available to shop now at NET-A-PORTER or direct from the brand.