Autumn, aka the unofficial period where everything ramps up as summer comes to a close.
That means we can expect everything from the hottest style collaborations to the opening of the coolest exhibitions (because we all head indoors in bad weather, right?). Let’s not forget to schedule in some extreme pampering to remedy our sun-ravaged skin and hair, too – a good time to check out the hottest beauty concept in town…
Whether you want to engage in some Tim Walker escapism or indulge in a white house of wellbeing, it’s all here in this week’s CF Loves.
GO HERE Urban Retreat at The White House
Meet the new White House in town… Urban Retreat has opened its first ever standalone HQ in London’s Knightsbridge featuring five luxe floors of beauty and wellbeing. Expect everything from its own Instagrammable pastel-hued restaurant (FlavoUR), to Khera-Griggs Cleanse Clinic, to Lark & Berry ear piercing studio. The brainchild of Reena Hammer, The White House is home to an impressive roster of anti-ageing, beauty and holistic gurus dubbed ‘UR magicians’ that will either host residences or practice regularly in the space. When can we move in…?!
BOOK THIS Tim Walker: Wonderful Things
Hello, escapism. Enter the fantastical imagination of Tim Walker for a few hours at his new V&A exhibition: Wonderful Things – the biggest exhibition of the photographer’s pictures to date. At the heart of the exhibition are 10 major new photographic projects, directly influenced by treasures in the V&A’s vast collection. “To me, the V&A has always been a palace of dreams – it’s the most inspiring place in the world,” says Tim Walker. Like a photographic wonderland, don’t miss it.
STAY HERE Inhabit Hotels
Switch off your smartphone and check in to London’s first ‘Mindfulness Hotel’ (yes, really). Set across six Georgian townhouses, Inhabit Southwick Street in Paddington is all about wellness wisdom. With 89 rooms featuring bespoke aromatherapy and nourishing breakfasts, this boutique hotel features considered spaces like the wellness library, yoga atrium, plant-based Yeotown café, and guided meditation station. You can also expect anti-pollution filters, food-waste initiatives, a meditation pod and ethical furniture to enhance your restorative stay. Side note: even the website leaves us feeling super-chilled.
BAG THIS Jo Malone Advent Calendar
Forget December 1st… Word to the wise: if you can’t live without a beauty advent calendar, all the best ones get snapped up in October. Set an alert to secure Jo Malone London’s ever-popular Advent Calendar, £320. The 24 scented miniatures behind every door include candle and cologne favourites like Blackberry & Bay alongside new additions to the line-up, like Bronze Wood & Leather Cologne Intense (9ml). December has never smelt so good.
DOWNLOAD THIS LoungeBuddy
Airport manicure and massage? Access private lounges, anywhere in the world, in seconds. Lounge App provides access to over 800 airports and 2000 airport lounges worldwide. The app details which lounges you can access for free, or for a fee, and which you may already have access to based on your details, such as the credit cards you have or the flight you are taking. Arrive early and unwind with lounge cocktails, or refresh after your redeye, from Charles de Gaulle to Changi Airport.
WEAR THIS Pandora x Millie Bobby Brown
From Stranger Things to shiny things. Milly Bobby Brown – aka the teen actress and activist that every brand wants a piece of – is the cool new face of Pandora Me. Launching in October, the new 55-piece collection features dainty collectible charms with a conscience. Expect micro dangle charms, link bracelets, single stud earrings and signature safety pin brooch – all made from recycled sterling silver and responsibly sourced stones. We give it 11 out of 10.