March Lifestyle Edit
From the exhibition to visit to the artist to listen to, here are twelve things to have on your radar this March
... Andy Warhol at Tate Modern
Born in 1927 to working-class immigrants, Andy Warhol would become - and remains - one of America's most important artists of the 20th century. This month, Tate Modern opens a major six-month exhibition celebrating the artist’s career. The show will include some of his best-known works, including his screenprint portrait of Marilyn Monroe, his soup cans and cola bottles, along with a curation of his lesser known pieces.
... Marine Serre
LVMH Prize winner Marine Serre founded her eponymous label after working at Balenciaga, Maison Margiela, Alexander McQueen and Dior among others. The French designer fuses upbeat sportswear with feminine silhouettes, and her crescent moon-printed pieces have dominated fashion month street style. Jump on this contemporary, sartorial bandwagon.
(As seen on @aminamuaddi)
... RLI Candles
Hand-poured in the UK, year-old brand RLI's first collection of scented candles has been lovingly made in collaboration with illustrator Cecilia Carlstedt. Charming, collectible coffee-table-toppers that will fill your home with your chosen scent - be it bergamot and neroli or leather and pepper.
Raised on the holy trinity of soul, blues and jazz, LA-born Celeste's textured, butter-soft vocals and profound lyrics have earned her huge acclaim so far this year. She picked up the BRIT's rising star award at the end of 2019, performed at the official awards ceremony last month, and has just been announced as BBC's 'Sound of 2020'. One to watch, marvel at, and be transported by.
... Vintner's Daughter
With an initial release dubbed 'the face oil to end all face oils', and a waiting-list for the latest, second one, Vintner's Daughter's two cult products have fast-become a big deal in the beauty world. The all-natural, all-organic goods might not come cheap, but with ingredients like frankincense, marigold, rosehip, rosemary, and turmeric root oil, we hear they are utterly transformative.
...Loewe Balloon Bag
The notion of the 'IT Bag' has raced back into prominence. Last month, it was Bottega Veneta's 'The Pouch', this month it's Loewe's hallowed Balloon Bag. Made from a duo of leathers Jonathan Anderson's bucket-like silhoutte is sturdy yet soft, and has already been seen on the arms of countless tastemakers. Carry it by the adjustable strap or top handle to bring a modern inflection to a trench coat.
... Cecil Beaton's 'Bright Young Things' at National Portrait Gallery
Vogue photographer and social butterfly Cecil Beaton captured the bold and the beautiful of high society during a golden age of glamour. This month, an exhibition will examine Beaton's portraits of Britain's socialites from the 20s and 30s – the actors and dancers, aristocrats and influencers of the era. It will also take a look at the man himself, who was a celebrity in his own right.
... at Gymkhana, Mayfair
The Michelin-starred Indian restaurant has re-opened after a major refurbishment, and it's a sanctum of jade green, polished dark timber, metallic accents and rich printed fabrics that's drawing crowds of foodies and A-listers alike. From Wild Tiger Prawns to Chettinad Duck Dosa with Coconut Chutney, these are the dishes that will add a little spice to your March.
... The Seagull, Playhouse Theare
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is swapping her dragons for a seagull as she makes her West End debut in a fresh take on Chekhov. Clarke will play Nina, the ambitious ingenue at the heart of 1896 play The Seagull.
... The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel
Hilary Mantel has kept us waiting for the final novel in her double Booker-winning Thomas Cromwell trilogy. The Mirror & the Light captures Cromwell’s fall from grace, the final novel begins with him masterminding Anne Boleyn’s execution in 1536 and ends with his own beheading in 1540. 'We walk the last miles of Cromwell’s life, ascending to unprecedented riches and honour and abruptly descending to the scaffold at Tower Hill,’ Mantel promises.
... Soho Home sample sale
Soho House's aesthetic has evolved to perfection over the years - eclectic, both traditional and contemporary and quintessentially English. You'll be able to buy the art, glassware, crockery and soft furnishings that make each house so envy-enduing for up to 60% off at this rare sample sale.
... Noughts and Crosses, BBC One
Showing an alternate world where people of colour are superior to the white race, the novels begin with a tale of love within this racially charged dystopia. A new BBC adaptation of the popular and provocative novel, the first in the series airs this month, served up by a young and diverse cast. It promises an ever-challenging reminder of the problems society faces and fosters.
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