November Lifestyle Edit
As temperatures plunge and London's streets begin to twinkle with the promise of the festive season, a new attitude in what we want to wear, eat, read (and more) has arrived.
... at Davies and Brook, Claridges.
The brains behind New York's pre-eminent restaurant Eleven Madison Park will open doors to Davies and Brook at Claridge's this month. It's set to be a fine dining experience, free of pretence, that embraces the heritage of its location with a contemporary sensibility. Arguably the most anticipated opening of the year.
... Dora Maar at Tate Modern
An exhibition exploring the work of surrealist photographer and painter Dora Maar is arrives at the Tate Modern this winter. Her career has historically been overshadowed by her relationship with Pablo Picasso, and this is the largest exhibition of her work ever to come to the UK. One to get lost in.
... Leandra Medine X Mango
Man Repeller's Leandra Medine is undoubtedly one of the fashion industry's leading influencers and, unsurprisingly, her just-launched collection with Mango is flying off shelves. The inspiration is 'New Year’s Eve in a European ski town meets 1960s American college campus with a couple of embroidered floral prints thrown in for good measure'. Sold.
... The Starless Sea by Erica Morgenstern
Seven years after we fell in love with The Night Circus, Erica Morgenstern has conjured a new fantasy world. The Starless Sea is a magical story about the magic of stories. It follows graduate student Zachary Ezra Rawlins on a heady treasure hunt. After finding his own life story within the pages of a strange book and following a series of clues, Zachary discovers a secret subterranean library with an astonishing archive.
... Tan Luxe Super Glow Drops
Tan-Luxe's Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum has become an industry-wide favourite. It's a gradual tanner with hydrating acid and aloe vera which means you can tame dry skin and tan at the same time. Add two drops to your existing moisturiser for a soft glow, or up to twelve for a deep bronze.
… Cyrano de Bergerac at Playhouse Theatre
James McAvoy plays Cyrano de Bergerac in a freely-adapted new version of the classic French play. The show is the first in a new West End season from director Jamie Lloyd, whose previous successes include Betrayal with Tom Hiddleston, The Homecoming and The Maids.
... with hair twists.
The beginning of the year marked the rise and rise of the hair slide, but at its close it's all about small hair twists that you can fasten throughout loose locks, or weave through a bun. Sparkling, sweet little investments ahead of party season.
... His Dark Materials on BBC One
Phillip Pullman’s best selling fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials hits our screens this month with BBC One’s fiercely anticipated adaption starring James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, and Dafne Keen. The eight-part series is set to enchant with heavy doses of nostalgia for grown ups and an introduction to Lyra’s magical, mysterious world for wide-eyed first timers. The perfect autumn watch.
Shrimps, from London-based designer Hannah Weiland, has swiftly become the It-Girl's go to uniform since its launch in 2013. From popsicle coloured coats to motif-heavy blouses and beaded bags, it's a trailblazer in faux-fur fashion and ready-to-wear alike. Don't miss the label's anticipated sample sale, where you can expect large discounts on its most-loved pieces.
... Into Axel Arigato's fresh new style, the Dunk Sneaker.
The latest handcrafted sneakers from lauded Swedish label Axel Arigato, who's ethos is 'shoes are the most modern means of self-expression'. It's a classic athletic silhouette, featuring an all-white colour way and contrasting side panels. For London's most fashionable feet.
... Diptyque's five-wick Tubereuse Candle.
This five-wicked candle in its heavy, gorgeously red vessel will add majesty to any coffee table, mantelpiece or beyond. Sure to up the cosy factor during short days and long evenings, while filling your home with the scent of this beguiling and heady flower that deploys its captivating sensuality at dusk. Light it with Tanya Ling x Alex Eagle Matches for added pizzazz.
... Last Christmas
Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and Emma Thompson team up for a festive rom-com with a cast plucked straight from our Christmas wish-list including Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. Whispered to be the new Love Actually. Because we all need a little joy sometimes...
... a sheepskin rug.
November is the month to re-energize the home with wintry touches before the big chill really sets in. A sheepskin rug, whether in brown, cream or black, is our chosen texture for this season. And it need not be limited to the floor - it will look trendy draped over the back of an armchair or sofa, or at the foot of your bed. No two are quite the same.
NYC brand Kuzyk is fast becoming the coolest outerwear brand of the season, seen draped over the shoulders of London's coolest tastemakers. The stuff of leathery dreams...
... Wild Mushroom and Cannellini Bean Soup
This velvety mushroom soup recipe is packed with protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. The cannellini beans give a thick creamy texture, without the need for dairy, so it's an ideal dish for vegans. Serve drizzled with some truffle oil to turn it into a real treat.
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