Live la vie en Rouje with new London store opening for Parisian girl chic, and dine in one of London’s coolest new trattorias.
Take a trip to one of the UK’s finest retreats and invest in this clever new gadget. Add to basket, book now, save for later, this is what we are loving in this week’s Citizen Femme hotlist.
BUY THIS Gray Malin's COASTAL
Fine-art photographer and New York Times bestselling author Gray Malin returns with Coastal, the coffee table book featuring his famed aerial beach photography. If you’re not only familiar but a fan of Malin’s work including his previous book, Beaches, you will love this new instalment as he takes you on a journey to the secluded, the celebrated, and the enchanting beaches of the United States. From Southern California’s Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, to North East’s Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, the book includes stunning, never-before-published photographs. Each copy is autographed and edition-numbered by Gray on the inside title page. The collector’s edition has a limited print run of only 500 lifetime copies, alongside a complimentary matching beach tote bag that’s sure to be the perfect addition to your summer getaways.
EAT HERE Carlotta, Marylebone
Big Mamma strikes again with their newest restaurant Carlotta, opening in – what is becoming one of London’s coolest foodie destinations – Marylebone. So far, the group has successfully opened Gloria in Shoreditch, Circolo Popolare in Fitzrovia, Ave Mario in Covent Garden and Jacuzzi in Kensington. In a prime spot on Marylebone’s High Street, the newest addition is the group’s most intimate trattoria yet, an elegant and sexy Big Mamma den serving dishes inspired by famiglia-style Neapolitan and Sicilian classics with a retro Italian-American twist. The perfect evening and night-time feasting spot, Carlotta is decked out in 80’s inspired furnishing, filled with burgundy leather booths, burl wood, a Venetian marble bar and mirrored walls. The menu includes a delicate rosé veal tartare; tempura shrimp cocktail; penne alla vodka with Cornish crab; grilled lamb arrosticini skewers; a giant Caesar salad and traditional Zeppole – Italian doughnuts filled with custard or Valrhona hazelnut cream. On the drinks side, there’s an extended whiskey list for suave evenings out, ideal to enjoy on their ruby red terrace with street-side seating during the summer months, or the long skylit dining room and midnight blue velvet paradise basement, where you’ll find Chef Armando in his open kitchen.
USE THIS Dyson Airstrait™ straightener
Dyson’s haircare tools are always leading the way when it comes to our locks. Now they have a new way to stretch and straighten multiple hair types from wet to dry, with no hot plates or heat damage. Could this be possible? Dyson unveils its Dyson Airstrait™ straightener using intelligent heat control, featuring glass bead thermistors which measure the temperature of the airflow 30 times per second to prevent heat damage and protect hair’s natural shine. The two styling modes are ‘Wet’ and ‘Dry’, and a ‘Cool’ mode to set your style. Delivering the ease-of-use that people love about straighteners, but with high-velocity air blades, this feat of engineering from Dyson brings a whole new level of convenience to hair styling, whilst maintaining hair strength, allowing you to achieve an everyday natural straight style that busy women strive for. The downside? Our friends state-side are able to indulge in it now. And the rest of the world have to watch this space for launches.
SHOP THIS Rouje
Bringing iconic and distinctive French style, Jeanne Damas directs and reinvents her dream wardrobe season after season with her brand Rouje: clothes designed by women, for women. Capitalising on the popularity of the perfect French silhouette, cut to flatter all figures, she focuses on well-crafted wardrobe staples that have become synonymous with a certain Parisian uniform – these include the Columbo trench, the slightly flared Belleville jeans, the Mylene striped knit and the Gio scooped neck top. With her brand boasting just shy of one million Instagram followers, worn by a coterie of international “cool girls”, among them Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Margot Robbie and Léa Seydoux, she has now launched her first London store between Oxford Street and Bond Street. And just in time for the launch, you can get ready to cruise into summer with the latest Southern France drop Le Sud. We’re talking long satin dresses, tennis-striped linen, and open-worked details, all perfect for a stylish road trip. Reflecting a signature breezy Parisian attitude, feminine chic, and retro charm, Damas’ brand nails easy French elegance, and the effortlessness that the French manage so easily. La vie en Rouje indeed.
SPOIL YOURSELF HERE The Bothy at Heckfield Place, Hampshire
Having just opened its doors to guests, The Bothy by Wildsmith at famed country house hotel Heckfield Place, is a 17,000 sq ft wellbeing space (the word “spa” is discouraged from being used) created with nature’s healing power at its core. Previously home to generations of estate gardeners, The Bothy by Wildsmith is nestled beyond a secret door of the House’s original walled garden and boasts views across the Hampshire countryside. The new space, dedicated to nurturing health and wellbeing, is fully connected to its natural environment and serves as home to high performance skincare brand, Wildsmith Skin. High-tech treatments it not what you will get. This is about wellbeing, slowing down, feeling your best in mind and body, featuring six treatment rooms, a stunning 18 metre pool, outdoor hydrotherapies, healing thermal experiences, three movement spaces, the Sun Room, and an indoor/outdoor space fuelled by the epicurean alchemy of Culinary Director Skye Gyngell with a small, thoughtful plant-based menu. Each treatment journey by Wildsmith Skin is intrinsically linked to the estate and led by one of Heckfield Place’s Master Practitioners or a curated list of widely experienced resident therapists. And breathe.
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