What To Do This Weekend 23.03.23
CREATE YOUR PERFECT SHADE:
Code8 Lipstick Bar
Struggle to find the right shade of lipstick for your skin tone? Beauty brand Code8 has launched a lipstick bar at Mayfair’s Burlington Arcade where you can create your perfect shade. During a 45-minute slot, one of the team’s ‘colour maestros’ will help you find your natural colour harmonies, taking rich pigments and blends to create a custom shade. Once you’re happy with the colour, the formula is melted, poured into a mould and frozen. Once the mould is popped into its packaging, you can name the shade and reorder it any time. The perfect activity for a girls’ day out or belated Mother’s Day gift.
4 Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, W1J 0PZ
LEARN ABOUT THE GREATS:
After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art at The National Gallery
The National Gallery opens an exhibition on the post-impressionist movement on Saturday 25th March. Featuring art created between 1880 and 1914 – a pivotal time in history leading up to the First World War – the exhibition celebrates three giants of the era: Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin. It also explores the influences they had on younger generations of French artists and wider names across Europe. You’ll also find over 100 works by artists including Klimt, Kokoschka, Matisse, Picasso Mondrian and Kandinsky. Tickets start from £24.
Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN
DINE LIKE AN A-LISTER:
Oscars Menu At Cut, 45 Park Lane
Park Lane where exec chef Elliott Grover will be recreating the menu he cooked for guests at the 95th Academy Awards. Created alongside celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, diners can sit in the swanky Bar 45 to try a selection of elevated British dishes, including chicken pot pie, fish and chips, and a classic trifle. There’s also a special ‘Golden Nights’ cocktail made with organic cachaça, lime juice, oleo-saccharum, Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut, electric fino sherry, mint, bitters and gold flakes for a touch of glamour.
45 Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1PN; until 1 April
DISCOVER A NEW FRAGRANCE:
Grooming brand Malin+Goetz has opened a pop-up room on Regent Street where shoppers can discover the new rum collection and try a selection of rum cocktails. Browse the new Dark Rum collection – which includes rich and sweet fragrances and body care – before enjoying a rum cocktail by East London Liquor Co. Pop in before dinner or after the theatre to enjoy a freshly mixed drink, or if the bar tender is off duty, help yourself to a canned cocktail from the rum room fridge.
Unit 1, Quadrant Arcade, 80 Regent Street, W1B 5RL
GO OUT OUT:
Boujis in South Kensington was a celeb hotspot in the early noughties – somewhere the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Rihanna where papped multiple times over the years. Now, the team behind Mahiki and Raffles have reopened the venue with a new look and name – B Club. It has cool street art-inspired interiors with Andy Warhol and Basquiat prints, as well as a concrete DJ booth where big-name artists and local DJs spin vinyl on the decks. There’s also a speakeasy-style bar on the other side of the club with leather seats and a Cuban-inspired cocktail menu.
92b Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW7 3LQ
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX:
Art After Dark
Berlin and Paris already have a late-night art programme to get visitors into the cities’ best galleries at night and finally, the initiative has landed in London, meaning some of the capital’s best galleries and museums will keep their doors until 9pm for a two-day event. On Thursday 23rd March, independent galleries including Cristea Roberts, 3812 Gallery and Stern Pissarro will be open late, followed by the Royal Academy of Arts and the National Gallery on Friday 24th March. Highlights include the ‘Nalini Malani’ exhibition at the National Gallery and the ‘Image of the Artist’ portrait collection at the RA. There will also be illuminated immersive art installations across Piccadilly Circus, St James’s Market and St James’s Churchyard – so keep an eye out for those.
SHOP BEAUTY FAVOURITES:
LOOKFANTASTIC x Sol de Janeiro Pop-Up
Following its successful New York City pop-up, x Sol de Janeiro has teamed up with LOOKFANTASTIC for a beauty pop-up at Battersea Power Station’s Turbine Hall B. From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March, shoppers can try out the brand’s cult Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Bom Dia BrightTM Cream and the Beija FlorTM Cream. There will also be a live DJ all weekend, interactive displays and special ice-cream flavours that taste like each of Sol de Janeiro’s body creams. You’ll also receive a complimentary goodie bag.
Circus Road West, Nine Elms, SW11 8AL
NAB A NEW PIECE OF ARTWORK:
George x Christie's Auction
Christie’s has partnered with George in Mayfair for an online auction to sell some of the club’s artwork for charity. Bidders can choose from a selection of art from the Mayfair members’ club to help raise funds for The Caring Family Foundation, which supports child poverty around the world. The collection includes 71 pieces of art, including Tracy Emin’s blue and white neon ‘I’m a Rare Bear’; the original Dachshund linocut designed for George by Hugo Guinness, which became the Club’s logo; a selection of prints and exhibition posters by David Hockney; ski and travel posters by Emil Cardinaux; photographs by Slim Aarons; and drawings by Ernest Howard Shepard, the illustrator of Winnie the Pooh. Bidding ends on Tuesday 28th March.
SEE AN IMPORTANT PLAY:
For Black Boys…
Following its premiere at the New Diorama Theatre in 2021, this important play opens at Chelsea’s Royal Court Theatre on Saturday. inspired by playwright Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls…, it explores the fantasy and brutal reality of the world through the eyes of young Black men. Six men clash and connect in group therapy in a desperate bid for survival. They let their hearts and imaginations run wild, dreaming of a world that’s better than the one they currently live in. Tickets start from £15.
50-51 Sloane Square, Chelsea, SW1W 8AS
SHOP COOL OUTERWEAR:
Marfa Stance Pop-Up
SL’s fashion team love the outerwear from British label Marfa Stance. Created by brand founder Georgia Dant who wanted to make a functional but stylish collection of coats, padded jackets and accessories, the pop-up is a great opportunity to shop transitional fashion. Expect to find the brand’s signature quilted jackets, as well as parkas, bombers, bags and more.
2 Saint George Street, Mayfair, W1S 2FB
GET READY FOR EASTER:
Gelupo x Jolene Hot Cross Buns
Regular readers will know we’re fans of Soho gelateria Gelupo, so we were pleased to hear the team will join forces with London bakery and restaurant Jolene for a special collab. From Monday 27th March to Monday 10th April, Gelupo will serve a limited number of hot cross bun ice-cream sandwiches each day, filling Jolene’s spiced, citrusy buns with artisan gelato for a tasty Easter treat. Choose from 20 ice-cream flavours including stracciatella, bitter chocolate, pistachio, hazelnut, stem ginger and blood orange sorbet.
7 Archer Street, Soho, W1D 7AU
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