THE HOMEWARES: Petit Object
Petit Object is a new service dedicated to selling antique, vintage and modern decorative finds. Curated by Florence Wolsey, the current selection includes a handful of eye-catching Shorter & Sons green ceramic shell vases, and is now exclusively available in-store at womenswear boutique Beulah London.
THE SHIRT: The Deck X Turnbull & Asser
Savile Row tailor The Deck has collaborated with bespoke shirtmaker, Turnbull & Asser, to release a capsule offering of women’s shirts. The collection features four shirt silhouettes, ranging from a classic boyfriend style to more fitted, feminine options, identifying a need for quality women’s shirting to accompany The Deck’s made to measure suits. Whether you choose to wear them office or dressed down at weekend, they’ll work hard in your wardrobe.
THE HOTEL: Aman New York
The Crown Building in New York – formerly home to the Museum of Modern Art – has undergone a huge transformation to become the latest Aman hotel. Blending modern design with the building’s striking original features, Aman New York consists of 83 hotel rooms, as well as restaurants, a garden terrace and bar with a huge outdoor dining space, a private members club, three-floor spa, jazz club and wine room. We love the look of the al fresco pool, which offers excellent views over the city.
THE PLAY: The Tragedy of Macbeth
Yaël Farber – the powerhouse playwright and director – directs James McArdle (Mare of Easttown, Mary Queen of Scots) and Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, Lady Bird) in this highly anticipated production about one couple’s spine-chilling quest for power. The show runs at the Almeida in Islington from 2nd October, but tickets are set to go on sale for November shows on 18th October. You’ve been warned.
THE COFFEE TABLE BOOK: Spaces For Living by Tamsin Johnson
This is the first book from acclaimed Australian interior designer Tamsin Johnson, best known for her fresh interiors that reference the coast. Her spaces celebrate comfort, character and user-friendly design, where a love of European heritage is balanced with characteristics of modern Australia. In this lovely collection, Johnson shares her ideas, images and stories to illustrate these principles for readers, resulting in a book that is both a rich visual resource and design reference.
THE COLLAB: Brittany Bathgate X Aligne
Sustainable brand Aligne has joined forces with influencer Brittany Bathgate to launch a capsule collection of autumn/winter staples, all made with organic cotton, recycled polyester and denim that uses 50% less water in production. Known for her minimalistic sense of style, Brittany’s less-is-more approach is apparent in the edit: “The pieces are a mixture of relaxed and formal tailoring and typical of my style, and the palette is subdued and neutral,” says Brittany. The standout piece is undeniably the Ellen coat, perfect for layering up in style.
THE FRAGRANCE: Sana Jardin
Sana Jardin is a socially conscious fragrance house which empowers female harvesters through fair commerce, while highlighting some of nature’s more exotic aromas. Its latest scent, Incense Water, offers a gentle hint of rose and is inspired by an age-old East-Asian tradition of anointing guests with rose water. Expect a clear, sweet and slightly honeyed profile.
THE COLLECTION: Frame X The Ritz
Launched on 30th September, The Ritz Paris has debuted a 22-piece merchandise collection in collaboration with denim brand Frame. The limited-edition capsule includes both clothing and accessories, which sports the Hotel’s iconic logo on sweaters, jeans and more. Snap something up while you can for a bit of heritage, preppy cool.
THE DESTINATION: The Red Room
Luxury Mayfair hotel The Connaught has just launched its first bar in a decade – and it’s a stunner. The Red Room describes what lies within: a collection of red works by four female artists – Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Ti-a Thuy Nguyen and Trina McKillen – plus, a significant collection of some of the world’s best red wines. The Connaught’s legendary wine cellar features over 3,000 different labels and over 30,000 bottles, and the collection will be showcased in this striking new space.
THE BOOK: Taste by Stanley Tucci
From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes this memoir of life in and out of the kitchen. Before Tucci became a household name with The Devil Wears Prada and The Hunger Games, he grew up in an Italian-American family that spent every night around the table. He shared those meals in The Tucci Cookbook and The Tucci Table. Now Taste takes readers beyond the recipes and into the stories behind them – from preparing for and filming foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia, to falling in love over dinner.
THE BEAUTY BUY: Plum & Ashby
If you’re in the market for a new soap, candle or diffuser, look at Plum & Ashby, which has just undertaken a mini makeover of its products. As well as refreshing the look and feel of the collection, the brand’s products have been grouped into five fragrance families: woody, herby, floral, oriental and fresh – making it easier for customers to gravitate towards their favourite scents.
THE EVENT: London Restaurant Festival
In a celebration of the UK’s vibrant restaurant industry, London Restaurant Festival will return for its 13th year this month, with a line-up of more than 50 events: think restaurant-hopping tours, tasting menus and masterclasses. We’ve got our eye on the feasting menu at Smokestak and Indian small-plates restaurant Kricket’s ‘Greatest Hits’ menu.