This week are painting the town red, literally.
Escape the city chaos for 30 minutes of sheer unadulterated fun with the celebration of Holi, celebrate women at Women of the World Festival on London’s Southbank and dip your toe into art collecting. Here is what we love in this week’s hotlist.
BUY THIS Vrai
Sustainable diamond brand VRAI are committed to conscious manufacturing by using advanced technology that eliminates the use of environmental and human mining. Made from 14k white gold and with round brilliant and emerald cut diamonds weighing a total of 15.75 carats, the Mixed Bezel Tennis Necklace is a forever piece you can pass down to generations. Both modernly refined but with vintage-inspired detail, this tennis necklace is a purchase you won’t regret.
CELEBRATE HERE House of Holi, Cinnamon Kitchen
Get ready to paint the city red, yellow, blue and green as Cinnamon Kitchen’s iconic powder-paint throwing #HouseofHoli pop-up returns to the City’s Devonshire Square. Holi is the Indian festival of colour celebrated to announce the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. It is also a festival of letting go of what has already passed. Celebrate this festival of colour, love and positivity between 7th to 12th March, by escaping the city chaos for 30 minutes of sheer unadulterated fun. Step inside the purpose-built technicolour paint throwing pod and immerse yourself in colourful chaos as you shower your family and friends in a 30-minute rainbow fight. After the dust settles, delight in a delicious nine dish Indian sharing feast.
GO HERE Women of the World (WOW) Festival, Southbank Centre
WOW – Women of the World – Festival runs for the 13th year to the Southbank Centre, London from 10 – 12 March to mark International Women’s Day. Led by Founder and CEO Jude Kelly CBE, the London edition of the world’s biggest, most comprehensive festival celebrating women, girls and non-binary people returns with an incredible line-up of world-renowned artists, activists, thinkers and performers united by their commitment towards gender equality.
Over three days, listen to the likes of Kathy Burke, Julia Gillard, Laura Bates, Elif Shafak, Megan Barton-Hanson, Deborah Levy, Lauren Laverne, Juno Dawson, Alix Fox and Ify Adenuga among many incredible others. And during the evenings there will be other ticketed events featuring some of the world’s most pioneering and thought-provoking voices, including New York Times Bestselling author Roxane Gay, award-winning podcasters Jane Garvey & Fi Glover, and the UK’s favourite Sexpert, Oloni, in conversation with Tolani Shoneye. Pick up a day pass if you’d like to sample a bit of everything or drop in for one of the many free affairs, including speed mentoring and self-defence classes
BOOK THIS Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
Whether you’re an art aficionado or seeking to take the first steps to building your own collection, the Affordable Art Fair is a great opportunity to explore remarkable works from a carefully curated selection of galleries. This month’s spring edition will take place in Battersea Park, with 1,000s of original contemporary artworks to peruse, and as the fair title suggests, there’s lots of affordable art for you to choose from, all under one giant marquee, with prices ranging from as little as £50 up to £7,500. There will also be an exhibition celebrating female artists to coincide with international women’s day.
SHOP HERE Sephora, Westfield White City
Mark 8 March in your diaries, as you then on you can step inside 6,000 square feet of beauty giant Sephora’s first physical UK store at Westfield White City. The line-up of 135 brands includes exclusives such as Makeup by Mario and ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starrr, plus several brands landing in physical retail in the UK for the first time, including Tarte, Glow Recipe, Supergoop! and Kosas. Add to this, express skin treatments from the likes of Benefit Brow Bar and a Sephora Lip Bar in their Grand Beauty Hub. For those obsessed with beauty trends viral on TikTok and Instagram, the store’s Hot on Social corner displays a curation of the 10 most talked about products on social media. For the launch week, an exciting programme of activities is on offer, including make-up masterclasses and brand experts on hand from from The Inkey List and Huda Beauty.
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