May Lifestyle Edit
How to lose yourself in entertainment, eat well, be charitable and savour little luxuries this month
... A virtual tour of Tate’s Andy Warhol exhibition
Although its galleries are temporarily closed, Tate Modern has found a way to deliver its psychedelic Andy Warhol exhibition to the world. Join Tate curators Gregor Muir and Fiontán Moran as they discuss Warhol through the lens of the immigrant story, his LGBTQI identity and concerns with death and religion.
... Bitter Honey: Recipes & Stories From The Island Of Sardinia by Letitia Clark
From roasted aubergines with mint, garlic and salted honey to regional pasta with tomato and spiced sausage, this debut cookbook from chef and illustrator Letitia Clark is packed full of mouth-watering recipes to try your hand at during lockdown. Buon appetito.
... to Desa Potato Head presents VIA Morning Ritual
Modish eco-resort Desa Potato Head Bali has joined forces with the equally trendy alternative travel site Trippin World to produce a series of improvised instrumentals by experimental musicians. Each session is live, fusing music with meditation and boasts a truly unique and uplifting listening experience. The perfect way to start your morning.
... with Rixo's Stat At Home t-shirt
50% of profits from this limited edition Rixo t-shirt - featuring pretty illustrations and a bold 'STAY AT HOME' message emblazoned across the back - will go towards NHS Charities COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.
...The Eddy, Netflix
Netflix is giving us a gritty, sexy, musical drama series from the Academy Award-winning director of Whiplash and La La Land to devour. Damien Chazelle’s ‘The Eddy’ tells the story of a failing jazz club in Paris and its employees, with music written by Glen Ballard, who has myriad Grammy Awards and a number of Michael Jackson’s famous songs to his name.
...Expectation by Anna Hope
Imagine Sally Rooney's exacting prose and grasp of millennial malaise, but add in female friendship and the tumult of your 20s turning to 30s and you'll have a good measure of Anna Hope's Expectation. Following three women from university to motherhood, it is an achingly accurate and gloriously human story of friendship, imbued with relatable details of London life (hungover mornings and Borough Market, regretfully moving to the suburbs).
…Diana, Princess of Wales
While her legacy goes far beyond the sartorial, one style icon we revisit time and time again is Princess Diana. The People’s Princess championed ‘athleisurewear’ long before the coining of the term, and her cycling short/logo-splashed sweater combination is one we’re embracing for laissez-faire style inspiration during lockdown.
... Caladium hortulanum ‘Fiesta’
May's houseplant à la mode is the Caladium, seen splashed across the social media feeds of our most-loved tastemakers. With large, heart-shaped and papery white leaves, bright fuchsia veining and green edges, use it to brighten up any corner of your home.
… Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother
There’s no need to go without morning cups of artisanal coffee while in lockdown, even if we aren’t able to visit our favourite specialist cafes. Nespresso machines have been a unanimous saving-grace so far, and the Aeroccino milk frother is a worthy addition to any coffee-lover’s kitchen. Creamy hot or cold milk foam in less than a minute - simple and delicious.
... to the Time Capsule podcast
From Stephen Fry to Mark Gatiss, the My Time Capsule podcast asks guests for five things which they’d like to put in a Time Capsule. They can choose anything from an item, to a memory, a film or even a country. Four of them are things they want to preserve but one has to be something they’re happy to lock away and never have to think about again.
.... Ganni Seersucker dress
The Seersucker dress from Ganni - with its ruched bodice, gingham print and frilled straps - is to be the dress of the summer thanks to its universally flattering silhouette. Buy it now before it sells out.
... Chelsea Flower Show (online)
The annual pageant of the horticultural world – and the most famous flower show in the world – is going digital this May. The Royal Horticultural Society will host an array of free online content, including tours of tropical greenhouses, manicured gardens and fields of country-side wildflowers. Don't forget an obligatory glass of champagne.
... Austin Austin Organics Palmarosa & Vetiver Hand Soap
With all this hand washing, why not invest in an organic hard-working soap that also comes with exquisite packaging and a planet-saving ethos? Each product has a label illustrated with a design by British artist Christian Newby, and this aromatic soap will leave your hands cleansed, nourished and smelling gorgeous. For design-lovers.
... watch Complicite: The Encounter online
After superlative reviews and a sellout run, Complicite's extraordinary exploration of sounds and storytelling will be available to experience on the company's website and YouTube channel from 15 - 22 May.
... Flower pressing
Whether you have woods to forage in on your doorstep or simply take your daily exercise in a daisy-strewn park, embrace the spirit of spring with a flower-press kit.
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