French make-up artist Violette has launched her first beauty line. The collection has been in development for three years and focuses on clean, but highly pigmented formulas, and packaging that is both beautiful and environmentally conscious. Of the launch, we love the look of the Baum Shine highlighter and Boum-Boum Milk, an all-in-one cream spray designed to streamline your skincare regime.
COFFEE TABLE BOOK: Hamptons Private
The Hamptons is synonymous with luxury – just mentioning the name conjures images of poolside soirées, waterfront estates and endless days on the beach. Maison Assouline’s new book, Hamptons Private, invites readers to peek behind the manicured hedges in Amagansett, charter a yacht off the shore of the Springs, experience the surfer’s haven of Ditch Plains and attend a polo match in Bridgehampton, with each page demonstrating why Beyonce, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock have all lived here.
AL FRESCO RESTAURANT: Marle
On 14th April, Skye Gyngell and the team at Heckfield Place will launch Marle on the Italian Terrace restaurant, which has views over the grounds, woodlands and upper lake. The pop-up restaurant will run until 9th May and will be suitable for all weathers with a canopy, blankets, fire pits and sheepskins. Skye will be creating a menu of pared-back, elegant dishes with ingredients freshly picked from the gardens and farm. Expect the likes of rhubarb tart with peach blossom ice-cream.
DOCUMENTARY: Nose by Dior
House of Dior has released a documentary on Prime Video. Entitled Nose, the film is a beautifully shot doc that follows Francois Demachy (Dior’s perfumer-creator and ‘nose’) around the world as he visits the most beautiful countries and remote places on his quest to find the perfect flowers for his new creations. A must for anyone who loves discovering new fragrances.
Model and fashion icon Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has teamed up with the Italian shoe label to launch a debut footwear collection just in time for spring. The capsule edit features four key styles in a variety of earthy colours, including chunky sandals and a strappy heel, as well as Rosie's signature favourite square toe mule. Designs are handcrafted in Italy and are available to shop now at Browns, Luisa Via Roma and Gia Couture’s website.
BOX: Borough Market
Borough Market has launched a range of fresh produce and special occasion meal boxes. The new subscription service means that high-welfare free-range fresh meat, fish, dairy and top-quality seasonal fruit and vegetables – along with baked goods and drinks from some of the market’s best-loved traders – are now available nationwide for a single delivery fee. Ranging from ‘Taste the Ocean’ and ‘Michelin-Starred VIP Veg’ to ‘The Roast Dinner Winner’ and ‘Dolce Vita Date Night’, the boxes are priced from £25-£55.
TV: Romeo & Juliet
Missing live theatre? The National Theatre is streaming a bold new film this month, bringing to life the backstage spaces of the theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to show Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy in an entirely new way. Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Judy) and Josh O’Connor (The Crown, God’s Own Country) play Juliet and Romeo, and the award-winning cast includes Tamsin Greig, Fisayo Akinade, Adrian Lester, Lucian Msamati and Deborah Findlay.
SCENT: Mixed Emotions by Byredo
Mixed Emotions is the newest release by SL favourite Byredo. Drawing on the perfume house’s philosophy of translating memories and abstract ideas into scent, Mixed Emotions offers a sketch of our current, collective state of mind. Comforting notes of maté and the sharp sweetness of cassis sit within woody undertones, alongside notes of black tea and violet leaf synthetics.
SUBSCRIPTION: Lucy’s Wine
Founder Lucy quit her job to start Lucy’s Wine during the pandemic. Now, she handpicks a selection of natural, organic and sustainable wines, turning them into selection boxes each month. Each box features a simple description of each wine, as well as some more ‘winey’ descriptions for those who want it. Don’t know where to start? The ‘Spring Starter Box’ features a fresh Portuguese branco, an organic rose from Provence and an Italian frizzante.