We’re going to France for this cult beauty brand, to Miami for this palm tree-lined pool deck, and back to a piece of the French Riviera in London.
Add to this, your capsule wardrobe essential and this is what we are loving this week. Go here; try this; use this; eat here; shop this, this week.
USE THIS Leonor Greyl
To get the effortlessly cool French girl hair, the perfectly, imperfect, natural movement with a touch of nonchalance, it doesn’t come without using the right products. Cult French brand Leonor Greyl is exactly what you need to add to your cart. Established in 1968, the brand uses high quality botanical ingredients. The shampoo is designed to make fine hair feel healthier from the very first wash, powered by brown seaweed extract, alaria seedwear extract and spiruline extract that combine to provide a vitamin-rich, conditioning and strengthening formula, while also offering an effective clean. Caroline Greyl, CEO of the company and daughter of Leonor, says French women tend to prefer to use a really nourishing hair oil such as the brand’s Huile de Leonor Greyl, rather than a conditioner, after shampooing. Leave-in products like serums are also a popular choice, like Sérum de Soie Sublimateur – practical and easy to use, it hydrates, prevents frizz and does not weigh the hair down. Now you really can roll out of bed with the perfectly tousled hair, croissant in hand.
STAY HERE Four Seasons Hotel Miami
Brickell may have previously been Miami’s financial centre, but now with an unrelenting development boom, it is Miami’s closest thing to Manhattan with a new restaurant springing up nearly every week, its walkability, skyscrapers, traffic and and much more than just nine-to-fivers. Add to this, it is perhaps one of Miami’s safest neighbourhoods. For your tropical palm-tree-lined hotel, let the Four Seasons Miami be your hotel of choice. From spacious rooms starting at 500 square feet to the two-acre “Main Pool” area, a glorious pool deck that sits on the hotel’s seventh floor and lets guests look down on the world around them, there are plenty of reasons to stay here. And if your idea of a holiday in Miami heavily features lounging by the pool, this is a piece of paradise you’ll want to take a slice of.
EAT HERE Socca, Mayfair
A touch of the French Riviera has landed in London’s Mayfair with opening Socca, a new bistro in Mayfair from duo, Michelin starred chef Claude Bosi of Bibendum in Chelsea and restaurateur Samyukta Nair of LSL Capital (Koyn, Mimi Mei Fair, Jamavar, Bombay Bustle). Set on a corner of South Audley Street, the pair’s first joint foray pays homage to their love of the French Riviera, and the coastal towns of Cannes, Marseille and Nice. The team have meticulously restored and collaboratively reimagined the beautiful building, drawing inspiration from La Colombe d’Or and the whimsical stylings of Villa Santo Sospir. Claude has crafted a menu of delicate simplicity, many dishes bringing back memories of long summer lunches with his family in the South of France. Think whole baked salt-crusted sea bass to classic puddings like crème brûlée. Start with a pre-dinner Martini and end with a perfectly delightful Menton iced lemon sorbet.
SEE THIS David Hockney: Bigger & Closer
David Hockney’s Bigger & Closer takes us on an immersive journey in a nearly hour-long exhibition of multimedia projections using pictures and videos from every stage of his prolific career from 1960s paintings to 2020s iPad drawings. In a cycle of six themed chapters, with a specially composed score by Nico Muhly and a commentary by the artist himself, Hockney reveals his process to us. The exhibition uses Lightroom’s new space, utilising its gaping walls and high-tech sound system to allow Hockney’s world to really come into its own.
BUY THIS TOTEME trench coat
A prime example of a wardrobe staple that will never go out of style? A classic beige trench coat. Add the Double Breasted Trench Coat from Toteme to your wardrobe. In signature Toteme style, with an attached neck scarf that drapes effortlessly over the double-breasted silhouette, the trench is made from fluid, mid-weight grain de poudre containing recycled polyester and certified wool yarns, with a relaxed shape fastening with horn buttons and practical welt pockets. Wrap the scarf around your neck on windy summer days and drape over a woollen jumper as the seasons change.
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