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This Week CF Loves: 26.06.23

Stay and shop at one of Southern Italy’s best kept secrets, and bring a taste of Europe’s best wellness clinic into your own home.

We’re stocking up on ice cream and redefining what it means to be a goddess. Read on for what will be a week packed with fun in this week’s Citizen Femme hotlist.

VISIT THIS  Palazzo Avino x Valentino

For the upcoming summer, Ravello’s Palazzo Avino, collaborates with Maison Valentino, hosting a pop-up dedicated to the Escape 2023 capsule collection and a full takeover of the Club House by the Sea. The Valentino Escape 2023 collection tells of an escape from the ordinary, with weightless caftans, breathable mini-dresses and beach wear in the iconic Valentino Animalier, Loop and Panther prints. The dialogue between both brands continues throughout the beach club, which is tinged with Valentino shades, deckchairs, sun loungers, beach umbrellas alongside the summer kit, which is customised by the Maison, making the place of relaxation even more charming. Until August 2023, let Ravello be on your summer travel plans and plan a stay at not only one of Southern Italy’s best kept secrets, but enjoy shopping the capsule collection for a timeless summer wardrobe.

SHOP THIS SHA Wellness Clinic: The Power of Healthy Nutrition

SHA Wellness Clinic has always been at the forefront of the most revolutionary advancements in Western medicine to generate scientifically proven results. With an expert nutrition team, they continually conceptualise a variety of recipes that helps to support a selection of common health conditions and goals: be that detox, weight loss, fitness, entertainment or something to satisfy fast-food cravings. To mark its 15 year anniversary, they are letting you take a piece of their miracle medicine home with new cookbook: The Power of Healthy Nutrition. With a foreword by none other than renowned Spanish chef, Ferrán Adriá, the book holds 76 carefully curated recipes based on SHA’s innovative approach to gastronomy adopting a style which blends Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine since these are the two communities with the longest lifespan. The food is impossibly healthy, each dish meticulously thought through, energy-boosting and highly balanced made with local, organic, and seasonal produce. To provide flexibility to all its readers, the cookbook also contains a selection of alternative ingredients to successfully substitute those which are less available (or to accommodate dietary needs).

Whitney Houston performing at Wembley Arena, London 5 May 1988. Photograph © David Corio


The Victoria & Albert Museum is celebrating some of the most iconic performers of all time that have graced stages around the world, from the Victorian era to the present day, in a new exhibition simply titled ‘Diva’. Open now, the show celebrates the personal stories of ambition, power and resilience, how they’ve used their platforms for good and political change, and delves into the origins of the term diva (the literal translation is ‘goddess’ in Italian) and how its interpretation has changed over time, with modern associations of unreasonable demands and unrealistic expectations. The V&A is going to reclaim this term, exploring and redefining what it means to be a diva now. From Cher to Elton John, Janelle Monae to Marilyn Monroe, Grace Jones to Prince, the show has been curated by Kate Bailey, who said, “At the heart of this exhibition is a story of iconic performers who with creativity, courage and ambition have challenged the status quo and used their voice and their art to redefine and reclaim the diva.”

SHOP THIS Reformation 

A poster brand for sustainability, Reformation is living proof that you don’t have to pick between style and ethics. Following a motto of looking good whilst doing good for the planet too, their latest collection is in collaboration with plant-based fibre brand TENCEL™ offering summer staples engineered to help you look hot yet stay cool. Expect breezy, skin-baring styles in fresh hues sourced straight from the Mediterranean, including spritz-worthy blood orange, cool sea blues and creamy avocado. Stock up for your next vacation. Gemma Louise Deeks. 

TRY THIS Raye the Store pop-up 

Raye the Store, a London pop-up that brings independent, emerging food and drink brands to different corners of the capital launches this Thursday 29th June 2023 in Spitalfields Market showcasing over 60 brands and 200 products. The 31-day, limited-edition store showcases a curated selection of brands that are not only health-conscious, but successfully conduct transparent business practices, using natural ingredients, innovation, package design with purpose-driven founders. In fact, 80% are plant-based and 90% UK-founded. Brands include Sunny & Luna, Radiant Foods, The Turmeric Co, Candour Wine, TCHA, The Oh Collective and Wear ‘Em Out. Enjoy a calendar of complimentary workshops and samplings events, product offering from refillable bottled water from Altwater, organic wines from Amie, chilled artisanal milk tea from CHA DONG, refreshing sorbet cocktails from Xin and Voltaire and premium quarter strength spirits from Quarter. Araw ice cream bar will also be serving delicious ice cream and dessert specials with innovative flavours like Everything Bagel (cream cheese ice cream with everything bagel brittle and cinnamon streusel) and Calamansi and Gochujang Sorbet (vegan), alongside their core flavours which includes our favourite, Basque Cheesecake and Roasted Banana with Tahini Fudge.

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