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Citizen Femme Hotlist. The Power Play: 14.08.20

Although much of this year has been taken over by the global pandemic, one silver lining is that, thanks to an increased sense of freedom this summer, we’re embracing change and approaching life with a glint of fun in our eyes.

Whether we have a growing appreciation to home life, or making the best out of it (ie, WFH and home entertaining), a new lease of life on wellness or an amplified voice with our opinions, we’ve had the time to sit back and decide what is really important. Wise investments, wise travel and overall wise choices. Here are some wise choices in this week’s hotlist .

BUY THIS Black+Blum charcoal bottle

Part of the successful Charcoal Water Filter Range by Black+Blum, is Eau Carafe. Now I’m speaking to you water connoisseurs who believe they can tell the difference between tap, bottled and even different brands – this jug is a game changer.

Ideal for home working or home entertaining, this elegant hand blown glass carafe holds 1 litre of water and comes with Binchotan active charcoal to filter tap water taking inspiration from over 500 years of Japanese traditions. Just fill the jug with tap water and in four to eight hours, you will have pure chemical-free water where the contaminants have been replaced with minerals like calcium, iron and magnesium. And the charcoal lasts 6 months until it needs to be replaced.

It’s Eau so good (too cheesy?)

WEAR THESE FitFlop Basket-Weave Raf Trainers 


What really says summer more than raffia? Whether you’re finding sands abroad, or staycationing, you’re guaranteed a chic, laidback, beachy vibe with this tennis-style Rally espadrille in woven raffia.

The classic shoe works with everything from floaty dresses to denim cut-offs. Find yourself walking endlessly enjoying the summer? Then you’ll know comfort is key, but style is right up there too. So we’ve found it. Your stylish summer go-tos on busy days when comfort is non-negotiable.

USE THIS Paul & Joe Tableware

Not making it to Italy this summer? Bring La Dolce Vita to your home with some Summertime alfresco dining with Paul & Joe. Collaborating with Italian heritage pottery brand Ceramica Assunta Positano, the line of crockery is a must for those with a penchant for summer’s biggest trend; tablescaping.

The range is made up of antipasto sets, dinner, lunch, salads and serving plates, serving and soup bowls, mugs and sushi serving plates. Expect a nostalgic trip along the vibrant coastline of the Amalfi with cheery palettes of bright hues and Italian-inspired designs. The toughest decision will be what to serve on your new set.

GO HERE Maison ila, Languedoc

Craving a spa? Us too. Skincare brand ilā  launches Maison ilā, Le Trésor- a healing space in the heart of the Aude, Languedoc Roussillon, France. A former chambre d’hôtes in the charming village of Sonnac, this seven-bedroom property has been given new life as ilā’s first dedicated permanent wellness retreat location. Set in verdant and blossoming gardens, Maison ilā (also known as Le Trésor), the home contains five bedrooms, a communal dining space, snug, treatment room and yoga & sound healing studio. It also has a separate cottage with a further two bedrooms, living space and kitchen.

If coming back to reality is too much to handle, Maison ilā is a true sanctuary to heal, restore and revitalise.

INVEST IN THESE Dior Choker Pearl Necklace

Kamala Harris made history this week when Joe Biden named his former Democratic presidential rival as his running mate. The daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, is the first Black woman and the first Asian-American to become a vice presidential candidate.

At Citizen Femme, we’re definitely not the type to reduce a woman to her dress sense, but we do admire an authoritative air with femininity.

Jackie Kennedy once said, ‘Pearls are always appropriate,’ and they also became a wardrobe staple for Barbara Bush, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton. We say, bring on the power pearls.

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