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Terranam Wellness is a new boutique hotel set in a renovated 18th-century manor house in Galicia, a charming city in northern Spain. Made for guests seeking r&r in beautiful surroundings, the property has its own stone wall chapel, freshwater spring and mineral pool, with views of the mountains and some of Galicia’s secluded beaches. There are 11 en-suite bedrooms with rustic country design and modern furniture, plus a cosy dining room and communal area. Guests can take part in indoor and outdoor yoga classes, book massages, swim in the pool, go on hiking tours and explore the nearby beaches and coves. Retreats include healthy vegetarian meals made from local ingredients.
Retreats start from £1,440pp.
Into Air by Dawn Ng
Singaporean artist Dawn Ng will exhibit for the first time in London at St Cyprian’s Church in Marylebone until Saturday 23rd July. Into Air includes photographs, paintings, installations and videos inspired by one of the world’s most precious minerals, ice. Each work explores how ice stands, loiters, hangs and gravitates, and takes on different colours in habitats around the world. Look out for the striking installations created with plastic sheets and sculptural blocks of frozen pigments.
Glentworth Street, Marylebone, NW1 6AX
Norfolk Food & Drink Festival at Holkham Estate
North Norfolk’s Food & Drink Festival takes place within the pretty walled garden at the Holkham Estate on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September. Visitors can try samples and buy food from 65 artisan producers, selling treats like gin, chocolate, bread, cheese and chutney. You can also watch local chefs in action at The Cookery Theatre, including Scott Taylor from The Harper hotel in Langham. Expect live music, entertainment and activities for grandchildren, like storytelling and face painting. Tickets are free, but there is a £5 charge for parking.
Holkham Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AB
SHIOK! at Pan Pacific London
Celebrity chef Cherish Finden (Bake Off The Professionals) has opened her first standalone patisserie at Pan Pacific London in Liverpool Street. SHIOK! has interiors designed by Tom Dixon Studios and showcases patisseries inspired from Cherish’s childhood, like baking with her grandmother and cups of tea with her grandfather. The menu includes sweet treats like petits gateaux, chocolate bonbons, travel cakes, cookies, tarts and Chinese teas. You can also order breakfast (think fluffy buns with summer berries and shokupan sausage rolls) and grown-up bubble teas.
80 Houndsditch, Liverpool Street, EC3A 7AB
A Woman's World, 1850-1960
The third instalment from The Colour of Time series hits the shelves next month. A Woman's World, 1850-1960 explores the many roles – domestic, social, cultural and professional – played by women across the world before second-wave feminism. Featuring colourised images by photographer Marina Amaral and words by historian Dan Jones, it celebrates the extraordinary and the ordinary, whether in the science lab or protesting on the streets, performing on stage or fighting in the trenches. Each chapter is introduced by a woman who works in that field today, shedding light on the female experience in a century of extraordinary change.
The Wittering Whitehalls
Michael and Hilary Whitehall (parents of comedian and actor Jack Whitehall) have launched a new podcast. In each episode, the couple – who have been married for 36 years – share their wisdom and advice for listeners who send in their questions on romance and parenting to social etiquette and careers. Michael shares his thoughts on our modern-day addiction to social media, why he’s not keen on going abroad and why eating in the cinema is unacceptable; while Hilary provides balance, calm and optimism. Expect lengthy rants and bickering, showbiz stories and a peek into the Whitehall family home.
Angela Hartnett Café Murano Book Club
If you missed out on Angela Hartnett’s book club supper last month, tickets have just gone on sale for the next evening in the series which takes place at her restaurant Café Murano on Sunday 31st July from 6pm. The Michelin-starred chef will be joined by Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer, founders of Honey & Co in Bloomsbury. They’ll discuss their latest cookbook Chasing Smoke: Cooking Over Fire Around the Levant, which features dishes from the Middle East. Tickets cost £85pp which includes a welcome cocktail, signature Café Murano nibbles and a two-course menu inspired by the cookbook.
Frogmore House set within Windsor Home Park is reopening its doors for the first time since 2019 as part of its annual charity garden open days. For three days in late summer, visitors can look around the historic 17th-century building and its landscaped gardens on Tuesday 30th August, Wednesday 31st August and Thursday 1st September. Proceeds will go towards three charities: National Garden Scheme, Mothers’ Union and Guide Dogs. The house has been home to royals over the centuries, including Queen Charlotte (the wife of George III), The Duchess of Kent and The Queen Mother. On your tour, look out for Queen Victoria's Tea House and the 18th-century lake. Tickets cost £10pp.
Frogmore House, Windsor, SL4 2JG
Godmersham Park by Gill Hornby
Regency novelist Gill Hornby’s new book has just hit the shelves. On 21st January 1804, Anne Sharpe arrives at Godmersham Park in Kent to take up the position of governess. Aged 31, she has no previous experience of teaching or fine country houses. Her mother has died and she has nowhere else to go. For her new charge – 12-year-old Fanny Austen – Anne's arrival is all novelty and excitement. When Mr Edward Austen's family comes to stay, Anne forms an immediate attachment to Jane. They write plays together and enjoy long discussions. However, in the process, Anne reveals herself as not merely pretty, charming and competent; she is clever too. Meanwhile Jane's brother, Henry, begins to take an unusually strong interest in the lovely young governess – meaning her days at Godmersham Park could be numbered…
The Black Lamb, Wimbledon Village
The Black Lamb is the sixth outpost from the Gladwin Brothers, the family behind popular London restaurants The Shed and Sussex Soho. The neighbourhood venture offers all-day dining from a menu which showcases countryside classics with the use of wild, homegrown ingredients. Menu highlights include grilled asparagus with truffle emulsion; chorizo, labneh, sweet kale and crispbread; pan-fried seabass with purple cauliflower and monk’s beard; and gooseberry curd tart with torched lemon thyme meringue marshmallow. Diners can also enjoy a selection of English sparkling wines from the Gladwin family’s Nutbourne vineyards in West Sussex.
67 High Street, Wimbledon, SW19 5EE
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