THE SCENT: Grapefruit Generation by DS & Durga
We’ve loved Brooklyn fragrance brand DS & Durga and its smoky scents since it arrived on these shores, but its latest launch – which smells decidedly more feminine than the rest of the collection – has really got us excited. Rooted in the 1960s, Grapefruit Generation takes inspiration from Yoko Ono’s ‘Grapefruit’ art book, and offers layers of citrus, flowers, leaves and musk. As well as stylish bottles that would look good on any dressing table, each DS & Durga scent comes with its own playlist. Check out the Grapefruit Generation one here.
COFFEE TABLE BOOK: Diamonds: Diamond Stories
Diamonds: Diamond Stories is the gorgeous new tome from luxe publisher Assouline. Featuring a foreword by Vogue editor Edward Enninful, it showcases the coolest jewellers, and the very best in diamond jewellery design. There are also sections dedicated to men’s jewellery and gender-fluid pieces.
THE KNITWEAR: DeMellier
DeMellier is one of our favourite brands for luxury bags at a reasonable price, and now, the brand has moved into the world of ready-to-wear, with a selection of cashmere staples. After struggling to find cashmere pieces with a sustainable ethos behind them, DeMellier’s founder Mireia spent more than a year and a half developing this new capsule collection. Each piece is made in Italy with soft and sustainable Italian cashmere and as with the rest of the brand’s collections, every purchase helps to save the lives of children worldwide through DeMellier’s charity initiative.
THE HOMEWARE LAUNCH: Claridge’s X Summerill & Bishop
Gorgeous table linen brand Summerill & Bishop and five-star hotel Claridge’s have teamed up create a beautiful collection of tableware. Inspired by Claridge’s art deco design, the table linens reference the hotel’s iconic checkerboard lobby. The showstopper has to be the oversized tablecloth, with matching napkins also made from 100% pure linen. Both come in monochrome, sage green and powder blue.
THE JEWELLERY: Aeyde
Known for its stylish footwear, Aeyde has now expanded its range with a new jewellery collection. The 34-piece edit was inspired by the subtle kink in the toe of the brand’s signature Leandra boot, and each style is crafted from upcycled brass, then plated with 18k gold or silver palladium. Froom huggies to sculptural styles, each set of earrings will act as the perfect finishing touch to your everyday look.
INTERIOR LAUNCH: The Last Line
Actor and fashion muse Chloë Sevigny has teamed up with Zara Home to front The Last Line, a new collection of homeware. Available to buy in store and online, the range features everything from rustic clay jugs and ash and linen armchairs to sleek, colourful lamps and beautiful glass vases. Need inspiration? Check out Sevigny’s short film here.
FILM: King Richard
King Richard follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterrable father raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time – Venus and Serena Williams. Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith stars as Richard. Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, he plans to take Venus and Serena from the streets of Compton to the global stage. A must – whether you love tennis or not.
THE LIPSTICK: Rouge
SL beauty editor Rebecca Hull is obsessed with French model Jeanne Damas’s Rouge brand, recently ordering one of its prettily packaged Le Rouje Velours lipsticks in ‘Jeanne’ – a great sign, seeing as she’s sent dozens of new products to try every week. A creamy matte lip colour that stays put with just one swipe, the pump blush offers precise application, intense colour and lasts for hours.
WELLNESS DESTINATION: Grey Wolfe
A beautiful day spa has opened in Barnes. Grey Wolfe aims to take guests on a unique journey, promising no two people will have the same treatment – because its therapists are focused on how individual visitors feel the moment they step through the door. All products are earth-based and natural. Treatments are guided by spiritual principles and go beyond scented oils and massages – using circulation-boosting hot and cold jade stones as well as crystal healing.
THE RESTAURANT: The Maine Mayfair
The Maine Mayfair will open on Hanover Square this month. A New England-inspired brasserie in an 18th-century townhouse, the highly anticipated restaurant is the newest launch by Canadian restaurateur Joey Ghazal. It features five rooms over three floors – plus an impressive year-round terrace. When it comes to food, expect clam chowder, Maryland crab cakes, Maine lobster rolls and poutine.
THE COLLABORATION: Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin X Tiffany Bouelle
Following the success of its award-winning Dry Rosé Gin, Mirabeau has launched a 20cl ‘petit’ format, designed with the festive gifting season in mind. The brand has also teamed up with Franco-Japanese artist Tiffany Bouelle to craft a bespoke, limited-edition 100% silk twilly as part of an exclusive gift set featuring the 20cl gin. Bouelle’s take on the quintessential French accessory is chic and versatile – it can be used as a head accessory, worn around the neck, on the wrist or stylishly tied to a handbag.