The Luxe List: August

From the galleries, cocktails and podcasts the culture desk are loving, to what our fashion and beauty eds are currently coveting, the SL team’s monthly Luxe List is a round-up of the coolest things to do, see and buy right now…


MUSE: Giorgia Tordini for Zara

The Italian model and founder of cult high end label Attico has long deserved girl-crush status. But her latest campaign for Zara has propelled her to new heights, with her styling of the brand’s Autumn/Winter Studio collection giving every piece a luxe feel. And we talk about the creative for the editorial? It's got us looking forward to colder weather already.

See the full editorial and shop the collection at


If you lack the time or patience to blow-dry your hair after each wash, or simply want to skip the heat styling on warm summer days, you need this in your life. The clever foam enhances your hair's natural wave patterns, softens strands, fights frizz and adds definition – perfect for getting fuss-free beachy waves without even a hint of crunch.

Priced £24, from

ALBUM: All Saints Testament

The girl group are back with their fifth studio album Testament. Fans of the 2000 hit ‘Pure Shores’ will be pleased to hear All Saints have teamed up with the song’s producer William Orbit on a couple of tracks, plus, they also hark back to the infamous spoken-word bit that opened their classic 1997 single ‘Never Ever’ (listen to the album’s opener and you’ll see what we mean). Nostalgia at its finest.

Listen now on iTunes and Spotify.

ART DESTINATION: Partnership Editions

Aiming to make original fine art more accessible, the team at Partnership Editions work with some of today's most exciting artists to produce exclusive limited edition pieces at prices that appeal to budding collectors. They also provide a bespoke art consultancy service for one-offs under £1,000.


PODCAST: Appearances by British Vogue

Fashion fans listen up: British Vogue is launching its first ever podcast, hosted by Academy Award winner and contributing editor Steve McQueen. With guests including Adwoa Aboah, Karen Elson and Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, the six-part series promises to take an in-depth look at how appearance can shape our perception of ourselves.

Episodes will air weekly on iTunes and from 6th August.

HIDDEN GEM: Salon 64

Bar-cum-hairdressers-cum-get ready station, Salon 64 is our favourite spot for getting glammed up before a night out – located on Bateman Street in Soho, it’s definitely one to know if you work in central London. With built-in vanity stations under the bar, you can primp and preen as you sip a cocktail – and if your hair is in need of some TLC, the KERLUXE treatments come highly recommended.


ACCESORY: Simone Rocha Faux Pearl Hair Slide

Forget their school girl connotations: hair slides are officially back on the agenda, and Simone Rocha has been their biggest champion. Straight from Simone Rocha’s Spring 2018 runway comes this Victoriana-inspired faux pearl hair slide – make like the models and wear with loose curls now, and subvert the look for autumn designs by teaming with chunky biker boots and a leather jacket.

Priced £75, from

TREAT: Pan-n-Ice

Insta-famous ice-cream joint Pan-n-Ice is one to visit this summer (find them in London at Westfield shopping centres, Oxford Street Topshop and Harvey Nichols). Inspired by Thai street food, this theatrical dessert sees chefs create delicious ice-cream rolls in front of your eyes on an ice-cold plate. And if you needed any more convincing, the Beckhams are big fans of the LA-based version, The Cold Rolled Ice Cream.


CAREER COURSE: The AllBright Academy

Created to help women gain the skills, confidence and network needed to achieve their goals, this ten-week digital programme is split into two courses: one headed up by entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow OBE (for women running their own businesses) and the other by Anna Jones, the former CEO of Hearst (for those with ambitious career plans, whatever industry they’re in).


BRAND: Innika Choo

Aussie designer Innika Choo has seen an explosive rise to the top this summer, with fashion girls everywhere championing her breezy, bohemian line. Inspired by her free-spirited lifestyle in Bali and vintage pieces she sources online, the former stylist creates effortless, throw-on-and-go staples you'll want to reach for on warm days.

Shop now at

DRINK: Breakfast at Emily’s at The Ned Library Bar

The Ned’s 18-seat Library Bar has a sumptuous 1930s redesign. And alongside an impressive choice of 30 champagnes, it’s also home to our favourite new cocktail – ‘Breakfast at Emily’s’: buttered Star of Bombay gin, Cointreau, marmalade and toast essence, citrus and champagne. It tastes just like marmalade on toast; trust us, it will blow your mind.


HOTEL: Nana Princess

New for summer 2018, this five-star luxury resort on the north coast of Crete melds Grecian glamour with minimalist architecture for serious sophistication. The majority of the 112 rooms and suites come with the ultimate indulgence – individual private pools – plus, the hotel also boasts its own secluded beach area, dedicated butler service, world-class spa and a la carte restaurant.



Located on Walton Street in a three-storey Georgian townhouse, Gazelli House – a spa-cum-members’ club – is one of London’s best-kept beauty secrets. As if you needed an excuse to go, they’ve just launched a new wellness programme combining face and body treatments with holistic healing methods such as reiki, Chinese medicine and acupuncture.


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