UPDATE YOUR WARDROBE:
Skims Pop-Up @ The Corner Shop, Selfridges
Kim Kardashian’s brand Skims has launched a pop-up at The Corner Shop in Selfridges. Until Saturday 8th July, the space has been transformed into an LA-inspired pool complete with diving boards and palm trees. Shoppers will be able to browse a selection of the brand’s figure-enhancing shapewear and underwear in a range of colours and sizes, as well as its latest swimwear collection. New products will drop each week, from limited-edition bikinis to neon swimsuits. Once you’ve browsed the rails, stop for Skims ice-cream by Chin Chin Labs.
400 Oxford Street, West End, W1A 1AB
Sex and the City Immersive Experience
This summer marks 25 years since the first episode of Sex and the City aired. Mark the milestone at this immersive experience in which fans can watch iconic scenes from the series, discover behind-the-scenes secrets and sip on a cosmo or two. You can even take a photo in Carrie’s wardrobe or at her desk for your very own “I couldn’t help but wonder…” moment. Open from Tuesday 20th to Sunday 25th June, tickets cost £5.
48 Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, West End, W1B 5RA
DISCOVER NEW HOMEWARE:
Art for Charity Collective Pop-Up
Art for Charity Collective (ACC) showcases UK-based artists while raising awareness and funds for charity. Today until Friday 16th June, it’s hosting its first pop-up at the home of ACC's founder, Lucy Kent, in Wiltshire. You’ll find a selection of homeware from the likes of interior designer Kate Guinness Design, artist Lucy Kent, lighting specialist Pooky, Amy Kent Rugs and hand-painted homeware designer Kirsty Erskine-Hill. There will also be a selection of ACC’s limited-edition prints and original paintings by artists in the collective. 10% of proceeds will be donated to Hands Up Foundation, a charity that funds health and education programmes in Syria and neighbouring countries.
TREAT YOURSELF TO FLOWERS:
Wild at Heart x Minnow & Wolf
Celebrity florist Nikki Tibbles of Wild at Heart has teamed up with flower grower Hannah Bryce from Minnow & Wolf to host a floral pop-up at Turquoise Island on Westbourne Grove. Starting this weekend, the two brands will offer a selection of flowers every Saturday, freshly picked from the farm. Nikki and Hannah will be hosting a series of workshops later in the year, as well as ‘pick your own’ days at Minnow & Wolf’s flower farm in Hampshire – keep an eye out for more info later.
222 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, W11 2RH
TRY A NEW WORKOUT:
Yoga Brunch at Rotunda
Rotunda in King’s Cross has launched a yoga brunch on its new Tulum-inspired terrace. After a class covering breathwork, mobility and meditation, guests can enjoy brunch dishes like tuna tartare, refried bean tacos with lime and salsa, beef croquettes with habanero mayonnaise, and chimichurri spatchcock poussin – alongside a tequila cocktail or glass of prosecco. The next class takes place on Saturday 17th June from 10am; tickets start from £46pp.
90 York Way, King’s Cross, N1 9AG
SEE AN EXHIBITION:
Café Culture by Isabella Cotier
Isabella Cotier has opened an exhibition that celebrates the everyday joys of café culture in the UK and further afield. Open today until Sunday 18th June at Lant Street Wine store in Bermondsey, the exhibition features paintings and prints of milky teas and pie and mash, as well as chic European cafés where locals enjoy coffee and cigarettes on the street. All artwork is available to buy in addition to a limited-edition collection of hand-signed prints from Isabella.
59-61 Lant Street, Bermondsey, SE1 1QN
SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE:
Smart Works Fashion Sale at Truman Brewery
Smart Works is the charity that helps women gain the confidence they need to secure employment. Through bespoke dressing consultations, women are given a stylish interview outfit followed by a one-to-one expert coaching session with an expert coach. On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June it’ll host another fashion sale at Truman Brewery on Brick Lane where shoppers can browse through a selection of designer, vintage and sample items from some of our favourite brands, like Iris & Ink, ME+EM and Rixo – all of which are heavily discounted. Book your hour-long shopping slot at the link below to find some hidden gems. All proceeds will go to Smart Works; tickets start from £5.
The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, East End, E1 6QR
LEARN FROM THE PROS:
The Health Optimisation Summit
This year’s Health Optimisation Summit will take place at London’s Business Design Centre on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June. Headed up by leading biohacker Tim Gray, the two-day event includes talks from 35 world-leading speakers across biohacking, nutrition, fitness and medicine. You can also take part in fitness and breathwork classes and shop over 100 brands, from food supplements to protein gels. Weekend highlights include a talk from Dr Jolene Brighten on how to optimise hormones for sexual health and happiness, and a live Q&A with nutritional therapist Ryan Carter. Tickets start from £286 for access to all stages and talks.
52 Upper Street, Angel, N1 0QH
GET DATE NIGHT RIGHT:
Sketch continues its long-standing programme of artist restaurant collaborations with a new installation by Iraqi visual artist Tishk Barzanji. Previous collaborators have included David Shrigley and Turner Prize winner Martin Creed. After exhibiting his work at the Design Museum in London earlier this year, Barzanji has created a colourful installation with Bombay Sapphire to encourage people to see the world as a gallery. There are two immersive in-bar pieces featuring sunset murals and bold colours – the perfect place for a G&T before dinner. The installations will be in place until Sunday 16th July.
HEAR FROM AN AUTHOR:
In Conversation with Jessie Burton at Charlotte Street Hotel
On Monday 19th June at 6.30pm bestselling author Jessie Burton (The Miniaturist, The House of Fortune) will host an ‘in conversation’ event at Soho’s Charlotte Street Hotel. Guests can hear the author talk about her inspiration, writing process and most recent book, Medusa. Choose a standard ticket (£20), which includes a glass of wine or non-alcoholic cocktail, or continue your evening with a two-course meal and glass of wine at Oscar restaurant following the talk (£50).
15-17 Charlotte Street, Soho, W1T 1RJ
MEET THE GIRLS:
Mayfair members’ George has reopened its doors after a renovation. Designed by Richard Caring and located on the corner of Mount Street, the venue is now home to Mayfair’s largest terrace (open until 1am), as well as two dining rooms, an art-deco bar with mahogany bar stools, and a private dining room with space for 16. Interiors are dark and elegant, with an impressive collection of David Hockey paintings, including his iconic ‘Afternoon Swimming’ print in the club’s entrance. The kitchen is headed up by chef Marcus Eaves who will showcase classic British dishes made with local produce, alongside a long list of organic and biodynamic wines.
88-89 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 2SU