This month has been a bit of a mixed bag. We’re 50:50 when it comes to going out and staying in, getting glam and donning our much-loved Lululemons for the umpteenth time. So, guided by our changeable mood, we’ve compiled a hotlist offering a little of what you fancy.
New TV series, swish Soho cocktail bars, Italian sojourns, and at-home pampering; there’s a lot to consume in this week’s CF Hotlist.
WATCH THIS Sparking Joy With Marie Kondo, Netflix
Following the success of 2019’s Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, organising icon Marie Kondo returns to the small screen in this new reality series to put her tidying tactics to the test. Applying her famous KonMari Method to transform “businesses, relationships, and communities” the series is a must-watch for those looking to streamline their lives.
SIP ON THIS SOMA
SOMA, named after the Hindu Moon God, is set to become our new favourite Soho drinking den. From the team behind Kricket, expect a drinks menu influenced by the Indian subcontinent. Our order: a ‘Coconut and Jaggery Old Fashioned’, which blends bourbon, jaggery, toasted and desiccated coconut, and mace bitters. De-lish. With moody interiors and late-night operating hours on Fridays and Saturdays (the bar is open until 3AM), it’s the place to visit for those who are keen to re-embrace going out out in style.
SHOP THIS Belted Wool Coat, Totême
This Totême camel coat is the very definition of timeless. A true wardrobe hero, the coat’s enveloping shape cuts a loose silhouette, with an oversized sash, no buttons, and a deep lapel offering a distinctive look. Made from felted wool, we’re oh-so fond of its subtly flared sleeves and discreet welt pockets too. We’ll be wearing ours with everything – from gym kit to ball gowns.
BOOK THIS Masseria Calderisi
With travel to Italy from the UK now greatly simplified, we’ve got our eye on Masseria Calderisi, a 17th-century farmhouse-turned-boutique-hotel in Puglia. This grown-up retreat is set amongst eight hectares of rural olive groves, plotted just two kilometres from the Adriatic Coast. Spend your days on the sandy Calderisi Beach – available exclusively to guests – and nights dining on modern Puglian cuisine at in-house restaurant, La Corte. For a change of scene, make tracks for the historic town of Monopoli, Fasano, or Ostuni, which all lie within 30 minutes’ drive, as do Alberobello’s conical, UNESCO-protected trulli buildings.
TRY THIS Urban
Mobile spa service Urban is a super service platform formed of independent practitioners who will come to your home (or office) to primp and pamper you. Dreamy, right? Not having to factor in a commute to and from your treatment is a real sell, as are the hours of service – Urban is available from 7AM until 11PM, 365 days a year. Choose from massage and beauty treatments, one-to-one yoga classes, osteopathy, physiotherapy, and more.