Spring is (almost) in bloom, but we are well-prepared.
We’ve got our Spring wardrobe staples – to wear, to pack and to tablescape – with the right amount of ultra-luxe chocolate indulgence. We can’t get enough of these picks in this week’s hotlist.
WEAR THIS With Nothing Underneath
WNU (With Nothing Underneath) masters the art of paired back, laid back, timeless, effortless shirts. You could even go so far as to say the perfect shirt. An elegant, effortless everyday uniform. The Spring 2023 drop includes new Weave Stripes, their first Co-ord set for the year and an all new Linen Gngham Style. The Co-ord Cotton Blend Airforce Blue stripe is presented in a new material for the brand, combining hemp, cotton and merino wool creating a super soft, easy to wear shirt and short set that looks great together or when worn separately. And finally, the Linen shirt in the WNU Classic shape in a new Gingham pattern, in a red and a blue shade. Cool but cute, these shirts are Spring staples to be thrown on with a casual white trouser.
TRY THIS Technogym X Selfridges
Technogym (leading fitness and wellness brand) launches its experiential new retail and studio space at Selfridges, London. Encouraging you to discover at-home fitness products, you can book in for three 30-minute complimentary fitness training sessions to suit any fitness level or goal, including cardio and strength training, with a program of guest trainers. In addition to the complimentary classes, an in-house ‘design consultancy’ service is available which can assist you in designing your perfect wellness space whether you have space for a full fit home gym or simply wish to integrate Technogym’s space saving pieces of equipment into your existing living space.
DRINK HERE 'The Bar Downstairs', Mayha
Descending the spiral staircase at the back of Mayha – Marylebone’s new Japanese omakase which opened on Chiltern Street this year – guests will arrive into an altogether more intimate space: The Bar Downstairs, seating just six people. The bijoux bar offers a fresh spin on the more elaborate omakase journey found upstairs with drinks created by head of mixology Josef Antoun matched with bites from the Japanese kitchen above – a concise menu comprising five courses of predominantly raw dishes, delicately paired with five signature cocktails. The menu is seasonal, but currently includes the likes of scallop crudo (paired with the Goose Spritz, comprised of fresh gooseberries, elderflower and champagne); and sun-dried tomato Yellow Tail (partnered with the Okra Martini, made up of Honjozo Sake, vodka and dry vermouth). For those after a more laid-back affair, a curated selection of dishes will be available to order a la carte. If it’s just a drink you’re after or a moment of quiet on Mayha’s secret terrace, choose from the cocktail menu. A seductive space for an intimate tête-à-tête, lined with hand-poured cement tiles shipped from Lebanon, original brickwork and a scorched black timber bar.
EAT THIS Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse’s ‘Easter on the Farm’
Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse celebrates its 10th anniversary with the launch of their second UK store in Borough Yards as well as its first London production site where the chocolate is all handmade. Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse is passionate about chocolate as he is about his restaurants. It took Ducasse over five years to develop his signature chocolate and every piece is produced on-site in his workshop in a cobbled Parisian courtyard using vintage confectionery machines. Celebrate Easter with only the finest chocolate with Ducasse’s playful creation that celebrates farm animals, deliciously sculpted in design featuring The Piggy Bank filled with hazelnut praliné coins, to The Lamb hiding Easter praline chocolates under it’s wool.
BUY THIS Issy Granger x Cressida Jamieson
Spring is in bloom, and we can start to think about some al fresco dining and refreshing our linens. Homeware designer Issy Granger has collaborated with renowned embroiderer Cressida Jamieson, known for her botanic-inspired embroideries, to create bespoke and beautifully designed linenware collection. The collection of napkins, made from garment dyed linen which ensures a very soft feel and a beautiful natural creased look, can be embroidered by Cressida Jamieson, with a memorable date, name or initial to make the perfect gift or addition to any spring tablescape. The colour scheme echoes Issy’s already existing pastel palette designs and includes white with a blue double piped and embroidered design, pink with a green double piped and embroidered design and blue with a red double piped and embroidered design. This simple design nods to a classic style whilst also being fresh and contemporary and the gentle ruffle brings an element of joy to the table.
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