DRESS LIKE PRINCESS DI: Rowing Blazers Pop-Up Store
Royal watchers might recognise Princess Diana’s iconic ‘I’m a Luxury’ sweater from the @LadyDiRevengeLooks Instagram page or season three of The Crown. Rowing Blazers reissued the design last year – you’ve probably seen it everywhere already, but if you want to get in on the trend, the brand has now opened its first London pop-up store in Seven Dials. Alongside the slogan sweatshirts, you can also shop a range of cool athleisurewear, from tees to tracksuits. Don’t miss the cool retro coffee-table books and James Bond prints – they’ll make ideal gifts for the men in your life.
Until January 2022; 16 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H 9LN
TRY A NEW WORKOUT:
The Rogue Room, Fabric
Wellness brand The Rogue Room has kicked off a residency at Fabric nightclub in Farringdon. Set up by yogi Rozana Hall, the brand offers fun classes for all abilities. The new ‘Deep Redemption’ vinyasa yoga series takes place on Friday nights, set against a backdrop of high-octane dance music. There are two sessions to choose from – the 6pm class is better for beginners, while those with some experience can book a slot at 7.15pm. Ideal if you like working out to up-tempo music, sessions focus on breathing, meditation and moving the body to the sound of the beat. A great way to start your weekend, prices start from £28pp, although first timers can get £5 off their first class by subscribing to The Rogue Room.
77A Charterhouse Street, Farringdon, EC1M 6HJ
TAKE THE GIRLS: Studio Paradiso, Leyton
If you’re after a fun celebration with the girls, the Studio Paradiso pop-up has been inspired by NYC’s iconic Studio 54 nightclub. Opening its doors today at Patchworks in Leyton, the venue features a huge 70s-inspired campervan. Every Thursday to Sunday guests can enjoy a range of festive food and cocktails, from champagne-infused cheese fondue and charcuterie boards to cocktails like a ‘Winter Negroni’ and a ‘Walnut Old Fashioned’. There will also be live musicians and singers, plus circus acts to get the party started. Tickets are priced from £36pp.
Patchworks, 258 Church Road, Leyton, E10 7JQ
DINE LIKE DESTINY’S CHILD:
Sleigh My Name Brunch At Skylight Peckham
On Sunday 28th November, from 12.30pm to 5.30pm, Skylight Peckham is hosting a Destiny’s Child-themed brunch. Served in Skylight’s heated igloos on the rooftop, which seat up to ten guests, two courses are included in the price, along with an hour of bottomless prosecco or cocktails. Meanwhile, BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Emily Rawson will be on the decks, spinning Destiny’s Child classics and R&B anthems by Beyoncé, Rihanna, Mary J Blige, Drake, Kanye, Lil Kim and more. At 2.30pm, there’s also a quiz to put your hip hop knowledge to the test. Tickets cost £39.50pp.
120 Peckham Hill Street Theatre Walk, Peckham, SE15 5JT
ENJOY A FAMILY DAY OUT:
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
The Natural History Museum has just opened its ice rink – for the 16th and final time. Following this season, the museum’s outdoor space will be transformed into a five-acre garden for urban wildlife. Open daily until Sunday 16th January, adults and children will be surrounded by fairy lights and frost-covered trees on the ice. After your session, stop for mulled rice, hot chocolate and mince pies at the Café Bar, which has a bird's-eye view of the skaters.
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD
GO OUT OUT: Inca
Walk down the winding staircase at Inca into the basement for immersive dining at this South America-inspired restaurant. It’s ideal for late dinners, with guests treated to a high-octane series of performances throughout the night – think DJs, singers, dancers and aerial artists to transport you to the streets of Brazil. In terms of food, expect a selection of ceviche, sushi, tacos and dishes from the grill, like octopus with chorizo, black cod with romesco sauce, and sirloin wagyu with padron peppers. We recommend the paloma cocktail made with tequila, grapefruit juice, lime and soda; followed by the coconut mousse sphere for dessert.
Wednesday-Sunday; 8-9 Argyll Street, Mayfair, W1F 7TF
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX:
All That Remains Exhibition By Lily Macrae
Up-and-coming Scottish artist Lily Macrae has a solo exhibition at 14 Cavendish Square until Tuesday 30th November. All That Remains follows on from a series of sold-out art that Lily exhibited last year, inspired by the great artists Caravaggio and Rubens. Appropriating imagery from a range of sources – from film stills to Baroque masterpieces – Macrae uses paint and her hands to create and smudge contemporary pieces with bold colours. Her work will also be available to purchase online – with a proportion of the sales donated to charity.
14 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, W1G 9DB
GET IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT: Norma
Sicilian-inspired Norma in Fitzrovia has created a range of new menus just in time for the festive period. There are three to choose from, whether you’re after sharing plates for a casual celebration or à la carte dishes for a special evening with friends. Start with peppers with sheep’s cheese; spaghetti fritters with parmesan and truffle sauce; and burrata with smoked anchovies; then move onto main courses of cooked chicken with Sicilian lemon, sage and cinnamon; roasted beef sirloin with horseradish crème fraiche; or pasta al forno with wild mushrooms, toasted hazelnuts and winter truffles. For dessert, choose from cannoli with limoncello, warm chocolate and almond cake, or whipped mascarpone and roast figs.
8 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2LS
VISIT THIS NEW STORE: Reformation Shoreditch
Regular SL readers will know how much we love Reformation, so we were excited to hear it’s opened a new store in Shoreditch. The California-based brand, responsible for putting vintage-inspired style on the map, is best known for its retro-style denim, mini dresses, leather trousers and boots. If you’re after some new pieces or something to wear to a winter wedding, make a beeline for the holiday collection, which includes sparkly sequin dresses, matching two-pieces and sling-back heels.
19-29 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E2 7DJ
WIN A GREAT DAY OUT: Nyetimber Christmas Celebration
Nyetimber has transformed a Routemaster into a fun bus for the festive season. From Friday 26th to Sunday 28th, the bus will be parked at the National Theatre where visitors can try the brand’s signature English sparkling wine. If you can’t make it this weekend, there’s an exciting competition to enter. You and a guest will have the chance to win the ‘Christmas Celebration Package’ which includes a festive three-course meal with a bottle of Nyetimber at Bluebird Chelsea, two tickets to see musical Hex at the National Theatre, and a magnum of Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage with an ice bucket and bottle stopper. The runner up will also win a magnum of Nyetimber MV Classic Cuvee. To enter, simply take a picture of the Nyetimber bus during its tour of London (from Friday 26th November to Thursday 2nd December 2021) post it on Instagram, follow the Nyetimber Instagram account, and tag them in the picture alongside the person you’d like to share the prize with.
BUY SOME FLOWERS: FLOWERBX x Le Pink Figaro
This weekend, FLOWERBX is teaming up with Le Pink Figaro for a weekend of festivities in Covent Garden. From 26th-28th November, you can visit its bespoke installation and shop FLOWERBX in person at its Christmas Chalet. There, a team of florists will guide you through the new Holiday Collection, with an exclusive discount available for all first-time shoppers. Plus, if you're one of the first 100 through the doors, you'll be in with the chance of securing a complimentary FLOWERBX x Le Pink Figaro posy. Simply share your trip online by tagging @TheFLOWERBX on Instagram. Even better, two customers will be in with a chance to WIN a limited FLOWERBX x Le Pink Figaro bespoke Christmas Tree. Simply sign up to the FLOWERBX mailing list and share your seasonal moment online using the hashtag #FLOWERBXFestivities.