January Lifestyle Edit
Twelve things to have on your radar this month, from the hottest restaurant opening to the womenswear brand to know
... Queen & Slim.
Queen & Slim is the deeply affecting directorial debut from Melina Matsoukas, shamefully shunned by BAFTA. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Chloë Sevigny and more, it follows the tense journey of Queen and Slim after a minor traffic violation spirals into the killing of a policeman in the name of self-defence. A modern-day Bonnie & Clyde, chasing their freedom. Utterly unmissable.
...Banshee of Saville Row.
Banshee of Saville Row is the slick, sought-after women's tailoring label dreamt up by married couple Ruby Slevin and Rocco Tullio. Designs go beyond influencer-driven trends to deliver impeccable tailoring that you'll wear and love forever.
... at Muse, Tom Aikens' new restaurant in Belgravia.
Housed in a bijou renovated mews property in Belgravia, Tom Aikens' new flagship will offer dishes inspired by people, experiences and events from his past, making up a sort of 'gastronomic autobiography.' Expect warm, plush interiors and a focus on flavour and story-telling.
... Picasso and Paper, Royal Academy
Picasso famously said he spent his long career learning to draw like a child again, so it is no wonder he never stopped experimenting with paper – that most basic material. To explore the importance of paper in his work, the Royal Academy will stage an extensive exhibition, set to include over 300 loans, spanning the entirety of his 80-year career, many hailing from the Musée national Picasso-Paris.
... Motherwell: A Girlhood by Deborah Orr
An exquisite, heart-melting memoir from Guardian journalist Deborah Orr who died in 2019, chronicling her childhood growing up in the Scottish town of Motherwell is published this month. With countless rave reviews, it's set to be one of the books of the year. Pre-order now.
... at Radio Hair Salon, Coal Drop's Yard.
Radio Hair Salon has set up shop in Coal Drop's Yard - its fourth London outpost - and it's just as polished and voguish as you'd expect. With concrete floors and stark white walls, it's a destination for both art and hair aficionados alike, with a platform for emerging artists to display their work. Radio salons exclusively use Bumble and Bumble products, and have a vast and versatile list of styles you can choose from.
... with Nanushka's Cancan Vegan Leather Blazer, £460
The leather blazer will reign supreme this year, fusing zesty '90s edge with Parisian elegance. In the spirit of #Veganuary, opt for a high-quality vegan-alternative to leather. Both sophisticated and attitude-filled at once, Budapest-based brand Nanushka's signature, butter-soft vegan leather is unrivalled. The brand's Cancan blazer has a relaxed fit that's perfect for layering. It fastens with distinctive wooden buttons through the front.
... at A Place to Heal in Holland Park.
A Place To Heal is a wellness spa in Holland Park, opened last year by award-winning psychologist Fiona Arrigo. It's not your traditional robe-and-facial spa, but instead a haven for healing, inspiration and community. From crystal healing and yoga classes to career coaching, here's where to find sanctuary in the beating heart of London.
... APOTHEM CBD oil drops, exclusive to Harvey Nichols.
January can be a disquieting month. The warm fuzz of festivity has lifted, the year stretches ahead ominously, and anxieties all too often start to rear their ugly head. CBD oil has roared into the mainstream over the last year, and can be hugely beneficial for all aspects of like - from stress and skin woes to sleep and sex. Apothem is a London-based luxury brand founded in 2018 that has crafted beautiful CBD products to work with your lifestyle and to support your skin, body and mind every day.
... Sex Education: Season 2, Netflix
The electric lives of awkward teenager Otis Milburn and his friends are back to thrill for a second season. In season 2, Otis (Asa Butterfield) enjoys his new-found sex drive, Maeve (Emma Mackey) receives a visit from her recovering mother, and Moordale School gets infected with Chlamydia. Gillian Anderson, unsurprisingly, remans magnetic.
... recipes from Melissa Hemsley's new book, Eat Green: Delicious Flexitarian Recipes for Planet-friendly Eating
With a focus on sustainable cooking, Hemsley's new cookbook boasts more than one hundred flavour-packed recipes that use UK-grown, easy-to-buy ingredients, that will help readers cut food waste whilst saving time and money. A guide to how to shop, eat and cook now.
... On Smythson's illustrated cards.
Whether thanking friends and family for gifts of the festive season or writing to long-lost lovers, correspond in style with these illustrated writing cards from British manufacturer of luxury stationery Smythson.
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