Get some serious holiday shut-eye at home, treat yourself to a 24-carat gold manicure and immerse yourself in an art getaway.
Culture and wellness are high on our agenda this week, we’ve even got the perfect walking (or running) shoes for your escapades. This is what we are loving in this week’s Citizen Femme hotlist.
TRY THESE Sukun
There’s something about the shut-eye you get when you’re on holiday and in a well-designed hotel. Inspired by stays across many boutique hotels around the world – Sukun presents not just hotel quality bed linen, but also that holiday feeling. Translating from Arabic as peace, serenity or calm, Sukun couldn’t be a more fitting name for a brand that makes luxurious bedding. Sukun claims to have the perfect fabric for your sleep regime: everything is made from 100% pure cotton with a sateen weave, using long staple cotton with single-ply yarn woven in a sateen finish. From antique embroidered designs to beautiful pastel coloured pyjama sets, you’re chambre is fully equipped and designed to enable a stylish slumber. A planet-conscious brand, founder Fatima Khan, curates a slow brand that embraces the value of time without restriction on luxury. From the New Yorker to the Notting Hill bundle, add a personalisation via the monogramming service and keep that holiday spirit with you at all times.
BOOK THIS The Lanesborough Club & Spa x L'Atelier Green
Is it time to extend our plant-based dietary requirements to nailcare? The Lanesborough Club & Spa have done exactly that in a partnership with L’Atelier Green with The Painting Room. But, why, you ask? Founders, Hamida and Yasmine, created the brand after witnessing the detrimental effects of conventional nail polishes and the harsh chemical formulas found in semi-permanent products, and so, L’Atelier Green was born. Overnight guests, members or day spa visitors can now experience the UK’s first ever plant-based and breathable nail bar. The signature manicure and pedicure involves the application of 24-carat pure gold leaves which have an antioxidant action and help the process of skin cell renewal. LED Lumijade light therapy and 24-carat pure gold have also been shown to uniquely reduce inflammation and decrease cell degradation. The brand also offers a range of natural nail polishes, with a patented brush, with a formula that is enriched with pure oils and organic superfoods providing long-lasting coverage.
VISIT THIS Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now, Guggenheim Bilbao
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now, an ambitious retrospective dedicated to one of the most influential figures of contemporary art and a cultural icon of the 21st century. The exhibition lets you immerse yourself in the obsessive, singular, avant-garde universe of Yayoi Kusama that has evolved and unfolded over the seven decades of her extraordinary artistic career. Her career runs parallel to the tumult caused in the 20th century by war, political, economic, and social transformations, and a constantly changing art scene. Her creative force, initially constrained by the conservatism of Japanese society at that time, found a perfect setting in the New York of the late 1950s for unleashing all her talent. In the ensuing decades, Kusama combined that passion with pioneering incursions into new artistic practices like performance, assemblage, or installation art, with which she traversed Pop Art, Minimalism, and Post‐Minimalism. Daring at the time, that production has now become a benchmark. From the first drawings she made as a teenager during World War II to her most recent immersive works, this retrospective gathers a selection of 200 paintings, sculptures, performances, moving images, large- scale installations, and archive materials.
ENJOY THIS Somerset House Summer Series
In the enclave of the iconic Neoclassical building in Safra Fountain court, Somerset House celebrates its 20th year with their open-air series of series of concerts that has long held space for both exciting up-and-comers and well-known trailblazers. Over eleven nights of unmissable gigs in this intimate yet immersive setting, this staple experience is a great way to celebrate summer. The likes of Gabriels, Alison Goldfrapp, Beabadoobee, Interpol, Young Fathers, Gabzy, The Comet is Coming, Tinariwen and more will take to the stage, bringing proper festival vibes to Central London.
BUY THIS Hylo Athletics x Harrods
For a limited time, London-based Hylo Athletics, the B Corp and vegan-certified sportswear brand has opened a summer pop-up at Harrods so people can familiarise themselves with Hylo Athletics’ range of innovative trainers. Customers can bring their shoes in for recycling as well as peruse the pop-up highlights, including the ‘HyloLight’ designed as the perfect all-day shoe for an active lifestyle, the ‘HyloLegacy’ offering a traditional running silhouette with material science innovation, and the ‘HyloRun’ featuring the cushioning required for short to middle distance road running with the stability needed for the gym.
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