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This Week CF Loves

This Week CF Loves: 12.06.23

For perfect summer packing essentials, essential linens and ideal summer days out, this week’s hotlist has a June summer in the Capital covered.

Head along to the Royal Academy of Arts and make the most of the summer heatwave with London’s biggest foodie festival in the park. This is what we are loving in this week’s hotlist.

BOOK THIS The Spa at Gleneagles X OTO CBD

The renowned Gleneagles Hotel has announced a three-month residency with leading CBD brand OTO – targeting ailments from stress to inflammation with a menu of immersive CBD spa experiences, with OTO’s signature massages, alongside a restorative facial and new ‘CBD Glow Therapy’. In its glorious spa, these treatments are designed to either re-energise, rejuvenate or balance, depending on individual needs.  Available in 50-minute and 80-minute treatments, the treatments delivers the optimum dose of CBD, combined with hand-crafted bamboo, sound therapy and the art of crystal that work to deliver psychological and physical effects.


After learning that the slightest imperfection can render linen unusable in the hospitality industry, founder and Creative Director of E.L.V DENIM, Anna Foster, realised that reform had to be made with hotels, as the fashion industry is endeavouring to do. Utilising her slow fashion approach and upcycling expertise, Anna collaborated with hotel and member’s club, The Ned London, transforming linen textiles into a capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2023. Anna revalued these linens into shirts, dresses, skirts and shorts, bringing in intricate pleating details that radiate summer. With a fully holistic approach to sustainability and zero-waste, E.L.V DENIM successfully manages to challenge convention in hospitality designing pieces to last a lifetime, each piece unique, proving that circular fashion can be a complete success.

GO HERE Taste of London  


London’s largest food festival, Taste of London, is back, turning the green oasis of Regent’s Park into a gastronomic paradise. For 5 days, food enthusiasts will gather to celebrate the capital’s vibrant culinary scene. This year’s festival features a thrilling lineup of more than 120 mouth-watering dishes, crafted by some of the UK’s best chefs. From exclusive eats to delightful masterclasses, food demonstrations to live music, Taste of London promises an unforgettable food and drink journey.

It’d be almost impossible to list or even try everything on offer, but some recommendations include drinks at the San Pellegrino Piazza Bar or savour Grana Padano PDO cheese and Prosecco Doc with their cocktail bar where you can experience a little Italian dolce vita. Some of the restaurants joining the line-up include Seoul Bird, Joia, Jam Delish, Bar Kroketa, Hoppers, Roti King, and Francesco Mazzei. And if that wasn’t enough, you can take home treats from Pierre Marcolini, Godminster, Ooni, Doughnut Time, and Blondies Kitchen.

Installation view of the Summer Exhibition 2023 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, 13 June - 20 August 2023. Photo: © David Parry/ Royal Academy of Arts

VISIT THIS Royal Academy Of Arts Summer Exhibition 


Since 1769, the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts has been an annual celebration of art and artists, “the world’s largest open submission exhibition” on every Londoner’s annual calendar. This year, renowned British painter David Remfry RA takes the reins as exhibition co-ordinator. Remfry’s Summer Exhibition explores the theme Only Connect, taken from the famous quote in Howards End by E.M. Forster. Among the 1,614 featured works, you may have to seek out the good stuff, but you’ll find it with towering sculptures by the late Phyllida Barlow RA, Richard Malone’s dramatic mobile installation in the Wohl Central Hall, and a witty painting by comedian Joe Lycett. Plus pieces by Tracey Emin RA, Hew Locke RA, Barbara Walker RA, Gavin Turk, Lindsey Mendick, Caroline Walker and much, much more.

PACK THIS Oh My Cream x Maria de la Orden 

Our favourite clean beauty store Oh My Cream! has collaborated with designer Maria de la Orden on a limited edition Summer Set, featuring a combination of full and travel sized best sellers, just in time to pack in your summer suitcase. All products are contained in a cute striped-summer fabric drawstring pouch designed by Maria de la Orden. From a full size Rudolph Care Sun Face Cream SPF50, a daily requirement, to a full size Ilia Multistick Palette, travel-size Ulé Anti-pollution Face Mist to travel-size Pai Skincare Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil, these 9 face and body essentials keep your packing light, but contain all the essentials to achieve and maintain the perfect summer glow.

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