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Chinti + Parker “BUY THIS”

We say ‘women’, but we want it to be heard as a ‘league’. We are the legit support systems for each other. To breathe life into each other’s dreams and hopes, we work hard, we suffer hard. But wait, we do it in style! The style of power, style of comfort and style of living. No matter how tough the road is, we travel through it in style. Therefore to bring stylish luxury into ready-to-wear collections, we can’t keep our hands off the new exclusive cashmere sweaters by Chinti & Parker that is the part of a collaboration with Women for Women International. Their timeless pieces are feminine yet bold, beautiful yet empowering. All profits go to the organization, a true call to love towards women – hence a legit must-have!

Nobu, Marbella  “STAY HERE”

Besides being an Oscar winner, Robert De Niro is also a successful hotelier. Since 2009, the actor has co-owned the Nobu Hotel chain which has now expanded to several properties around the world. The newest location is set to open in March of this year, it will be in Spain’s beautiful southern region of Marbella.

Looking to book a Spanish luxury escape? Nobu Marbella is already offering 20% discount on Zen suites.

With direct access to Marbella’s scenic beaches, there’s also a pool surrounded by palm trees making it the ideal hotspot for sunbathers. A Nobu hotel wouldn’t be without the Che Nobu Matsuhisa. Dying for his iconic Yellowtail with Jalapeño? You got it. If sushi isn’t high up on your list, then Mediterranean cuisine is also available at the Plaza. Guests will also receive private VIP access to club La Suite with a private outdoor terrace.

The resort also has Six Sense Spa offering hydrotherapy and cold plunge pools with herbal steam room, Hamman and sauna. It goes without saying that a hotel at this caliber comes with a gym and yoga classes.

(Main image of Nobu Hotel, Marbella)

Kim Sing Theatre, Los Angeles “GO HERE”

Who doesn’t love a historic building turned into a trendy boutique hotel? Especially when it’s a vintage film house in DTLA’s Chinatown. Kim Sing Theatre, a vaudeville theatre from the 1920s, has spanking new renovations and is open to the public for the first time in over a decade. “An experience like no other”, is how they describe themselves. The theatre fell into decline after many years of non-use after its hey-day. Fortunately the property was salvaged and upgraded into a state-of-the-art residence and event space where guests can sleep, play and mingle.

Harry’s Dolce Vita, London “EAT HERE”

Bellinis all round! The restaurant version of renowned members club Harry’s Bar in London’s Mayfair, has moved into a site directly opposite Harrods. A slick, upmarket all-day dining Italian restaurant offering a menu featuring unfussy Italian classics from Chef Diego Cardoso (previously at Murano) and designed to transport guests back to the restaurants and bars of post-war 1950s and 1960s Italy.

You can expect Linguine Vongole, Pappardelle al Ragù Bolognese and a whole seabass baked in a paper bag with fennel, rosemary and Amalfi lemon. Given the restaurant’s name, you’d expect the dessert list to be pretty extensive and you’d be proven right. Read our full review here!

Women Of the World Festival, London “DON’T MISS THIS”

The world has seen a historical shift in women standing together, and post 2017, the Women of the World festival is more than needed than ever. The 2018  festival, in the 100th anniversary since the first British women won the right to vote, this is a festival not to miss. It features a killer line-up with a programme of discussion, debate, performances and activism, all of which celebrate female achievements and highlight the obstacles that prevent them from achieving their full potential. Famous female artists, writers and activists, including Munroe Bergdorf and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, are uniting to call for solutions to modern societal challenges. They will also debate about what the future looks like for women.

Day passes (£30) and three-day weekend passes (£80) that admit visitors to all daytime events are available alongside tickets for individual events, including some free ones.

9-11 March. Southbank centre, London

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