This Week Citizen Femme Loves packs it all in… and packs it in an Away Suitcase.
Stay fit with our Sweaty Betty faves launching this week, go hunting for truffles, enjoy luxe music festivals and shop our best beauty buys.
BUY THESE Sweaty Betty Zero gravity leggings
Bum-sculpting. You bet your ass.
These are game-changing leggings. The Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Leggings give your bum a serious lift, with the perfect mix of compression and stretch to sculpt your bum and legs.
But what makes them so special? The powers that be at Sweaty Betty explain that they have worked on the butt-lifting technology for 20 years. They are lightweight, quick drying and have mesh panels in the back of the legs. Ideal for a sweaty work out, or to wear all day long…. And today they launch their limited edition birthday print.
Work out to look good, or look good to work out. Either way, these leggings have your back (and your bum).
BEAT JETLAG Lumity Life beauty supplements
The demands of modern life pull us in all directions meaning our nutritional choices often suffer, insufficient sleep and stress overload. This leads to accelerated ageing, constant tiredness and a weak immune system.
Lumity provides a four-week treatment including supplements for day and night which work in synergy with the body’s circadian rhythm allowing the body to reset to new time zones faster and with fewer symptoms, ideal for travel and managing different time zones.
The mocha-coloured morning supplements contain Vitamins A, B, E and C, selenium, turmeric root extract and flaxseed oil, formulated with the brand’s ‘Vita Complex’ blend designed to boost energy levels. The vanilla evening ones contain the company’s ‘Renew Complex’, with amino acids, formulated to replenish your body as you sleep.
Whatever life and travel demands, pack Lumity with you, and you will be glowing inside and out.
CHECK IN HERE Truffle Hunting at Villa Lena, Tuscany
Part rural retreat. Part artist-in-residence atelier.
For the foodies amongst us, white truffle (or tartufo bianco) season is fast approaching, and Villa Lena in Tuscany provides the ideal backdrop. A 19th Century villa situated on a hilltop in 500 hectares of woodland, olive groves and vineyards an hour from Pisa.
Take part in the seasonal truffle hunt, accompanied by the agriculture team and Lagotto Romagnola dogs, who promise to reveal all of their best kept secrets about succeeding in a hunt; Villa Lena’s chefs in residence will then prepare and cook the truffles at the farm-to-table restaurant.
With their artist’s in residency, painters, filmmakers and poets come to work in studios in the grounds, while guests can join workshops or just kick back and relax. They also have regular pool parties and Sunday brunches, and come sunset, you may be indulged in impromptu performances by in-resident musicians toasting with limoncello. Whether with your beau, or a group, enjoy a serving of finely shaved truffle over homemade Tuscan pasta, accompanied by a glass of Villa Lena’s own wine.
FESTIVAL HERE WAKE UP CALL, W Hotel, Barcelona
Rewriting the Festival experience, its no longer muddy boots and glamping, WAKE UP CALL by W Hotels has created a festival where days will begin and end in luxury accommodation, pools of mud are replaced by poolside performances and day passes with day beds.
In the first ever in Europe, WAKE UP CALL takes place from Friday 21- Sunday 23 September 2018, at the W Barcelona hotel with a three-day curated programme of exclusive events and acts including dance favourites Gorgon City, Martin Solveig and Thomas Jack. For the Bali-ites, you can catch the W Bali escape (4-6 October).
WET deck pool parties to DJ masterclasses and live performances by some of the hottest acts in music. Expect everything from workout sessions with top fitness masters to food and drink created by W chefs and mixologists.
What are you waiting for?
PACK IT IN THIS Away Luggage
Combining travel and technology, these smart suitcases by AWAY were created to make vacations as seamless as possible. Everyone’s a fan, and we can see why.
The suitcases have everything you can want. A lightweight polycarbonate unbreakable shell exterior? Check. An interior compression system for over packers? Check. A removable laundry bag? Yep.
The Away luggage collection features The Carry-On, The Bigger Carry-On, The Medium and The Large case, all complete with built-in USB charger, to charge your devices on the go. Available in six evergreen colours; Navy, Black, Green, Sand, Asphalt and Brick, the cases fit neatly inside each other to be easily stored at home.
What’s more exciting? They have just launched their first store in Covent Garden in London. (A)Way to go!
Now all you need to book is your next trip. Check out our guide on where to go next month.
RELAX WITH THIS
Relieve your aching muscles. As pampering as it is therapeutic, an Olverum bath is like a warm, comforting hug that helps you recover when you feel mentally and physically depleted.
Olverum Bath Oil contains a pure concentration of natural essential and aromatic oils. Created in 1931 in the Mosel Valley, Germany, its a cult product that’s been made by the same family for generations. It comes complete with 10 essential oils including Lavandin, Lime, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Juniper, Geranium, Rosemary, Lemon Peel, Siberian Fir Needle and Exotic Verbena. but
The bottles are small but you only need half a cap to transform your bath. The smell is sensational as if you are in an outdoor apothecary in Provence. Its unlikely you’ll ever use another oil again. Enjoy ‘me’ time.