We’re all over Mayan mania. Yes, Mexico is on on our travel cards this year. And we’re learning from the best (read Dr Barbara Sturm) about transforming our complexions, our nutrition and our sleep.
Add to this, investment pieces for clever multi-seasonal buys for home and wardrobe, and one of London’s largest cultural exhibitions to visit – the end (yes, it’s already the end) of January is looking good.
VISIT THIS BEYOND THE STREETS LONDON, Saatchi Gallery
From defiant train writers to powerful large-scale muralists, Saatchi Gallery announces over 100 international artists to be featured in BEYOND THE STREETS LONDON, opening next month. The exhibition will be the most comprehensive graffiti & street art exhibition in the UK set over all three floors of the gallery. Featuring new works, large-scale installations, original ephemera and extraordinary fashion that capture the powerful impact of graffiti and street art across the world, graffiti historian Roger Gastman curates this exhibition to showcase the fundamental human need for public self-expression, highlighting artists with roots in graffiti and street art whose work has evolved into highly disciplined studio practices, alongside important cultural figures inspired by this art scene. Each of the exhibition’s chapters will explore exceptional moments in the history of this artistic movement; including the emergence of punk; the birth of hip-hop – marking its 50th anniversary in 2023; and street culture’s strong influence in fashion and film.
GO HERE Dr. Barbara Sturm’s anti-inflammatory workshops
Widely renowned German aesthetics doctor Dr Barbara Sturm, lauded for her anti-inflammatory philosophy and her non-surgical anti-aging skin treatments, brings a 360 STURM HAUS experience to London’s Covent Garden with a skincare education and wellness summit. Set over two days (27th – 28th January 2023), the STURM HAUS will be open to the general public with complementary access inviting you to enjoy expert skincare consultations with a Dr. Barbara Sturm aesthetician, 3D face scanning for indepth skin insights, bespoke skincare routines to transform your complexion, expert nutritional advice to boost your body, must-know tips on how to get a better night’s sleep and breathwork techniques to help you rest and relax. There will be an additional series of masterclasses, workshops and panel discussions with industry experts and special guests, as well as the opportunity to learn about the future of anti-aging, the key pillars to living an anti-inflammatory lifestyle and the secrets to achieving the famous STURMGLOW TM – directly from Dr. Barbara Sturm herself.
BUY THIS L'Atelier by L'Objet
There’s not a room that can’t be improved by the refined decor & flawless objet of L’Objet. Israeli designer Elad Yifrach, a lifelong traveller draws inspiration from the cultures and craftsmen of the Mediterranean, and uses hand-crafted techniques to adorn your home with timeless pieces. The latest collection ‘L’Atelier’ – a series of new homeware collections – focuses on porcelain, wood, linen sateen, or Peruvian Highland wool. Each piece focuses on sustainability, creating pieces that not only last a lifetime, but preserve traditional craftsmanship in the age of automation and mass production. Favourites include include Neptune, a stunning porcelain masterpiece replicating the look of shells adorned with 24k gold accents, Tokasu; a collection of handmade bowls and vases inspired by the Japanese technique of indigo dyeing, as well as the whimsical waves/landscapes linen, which add a vibrant punch of colour and playfulness to a table setting through their graphic patterns and bright colourways.
BOOK THIS La Valise Jungle, Tulum
Mexico is hot. The poster child of boho-chic, Tulum is always rewarding for those willing to go the extra mile on where they stay. We suggest getting in there and booking a stay at newly opened La Valise Jungle. Comprising of only 11 brand new suites on the jungle side of Tulum Beach, this luxury boutique property is centred around a cenote, each suite with a private terrace, and some with iconic rolling beds for stargazing, as well as outdoor jacuzzis. The property is located right next to the group’s incredible zero waste farm-to-table restaurant NU, and the brand new La Valise Spa, with a philosophy around Mayan healing offering customised natural spa treatments, private yoga classes, meditative breathwork sessions, sound healing, and cacao ceremonies.
WEAR THIS TOTEME checked wool-tweed blazer
Buy less, buy better. If this is your 2023 motto, we suggest investing in timeless pieces that you know will stand the test of time. If there is one item in your closet that you always rely on, it’s a blazer – a forever piece that can easily be dressed up or down. We’re turning to Totême who constantly create refined, polished designs that cut across seasonal trends – in other words, they’re true investment pieces. This blazer is tailored from wool-tweed that’s patterned with striking checks and certified by the Responsible Wool Standard. It’s cut for a boxy fit that will pair well with jeans and sleek tailoring.