Brighten up your tablescape, your complexion and your social calendar.
Jump on this TikTok trend, add the power of Gua Sha to your skincare regime (particularly useful for summer jetsetters) and get your tickets pronto for this Autumn exhibition. This is what we’re loving in this week’s Citizen Femme hotlist.
EAT HERE Hyde Park Garden at Mandarin Oriental
A beautiful, leafy oasis right in the heart of the capital, Hyde Park Garden at the Mandarin Oriental London is where you’ll find the most stylish locals and visitors seeing out Summer ’23. This quintessentially British garden is situated in the Royal Park itself and during your visit you’ll likely see the household cavalry parading right past your table in all their finery. The menu is equally enchanting – designed by the Dinner by Heston Blumenthal team, its dishes are inspired by botanicals found in gardens all around the country, with produce sourced locally, including a great selection of English sparkling wines. Throughout the summer, the Garden will host a series of exclusive events, from wine tasting to a lobster and chips night – go online to find out more. Lucy Halfhead.
BOOK THIS David Hockney: Drawing from Life, National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery has announced a major Autumn exhibition, David Hockney: Drawing from Life, running from 2 November 2023 to 21 January 2024. Previously displayed for just 20 days before the Gallery’s closure due to Covid, the exhibition has now been expanded. The updated exhibition will feature 160 works from public and private collections across the world, as well as from the David Hockney Foundation and the artist himself. It explores Hockney’s work over six decades, showcasing his diverse stylistic approaches, predominantly through his intimate portraits of five sitters from his mother to his former partner and curator. Over the past sixty years, the artist’s experimentation with drawing has taken many different turns, revealing his admiration for both the old and modern masters, from Holbein to Matisse. In the 1980s he created photocollages to “draw with camera”. as he described it, more recently returning to the distinctive creations of Rembrandt and van Gogh. Sure to be a popular exhibition, book now before it sells out.
DO THIS Corinthia RESTORE RADIANCE Facial
Supercharge your face routine with the Active Nutrients Glow From Within Facial at one of London’s finest spas ESPA Life at Corinthia. Riccardo, one of the longest running therapists at the Spa is your go-to for this treatment. Following a brief consultation about your skin concerns with the Skin Vision™ lamp, he cleanses & exfoliates using the Foreo machine and steam to prep for the main event. Using the power of Gua Sha, he perfectly executes a sweeping massage for the face, neck, scalp, and décolleté, as well as hand & arm Gua Sha massage, with lifting massage techniques, which stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems to help boost the flow of blood and nutrients to the skin. This energising facial massage is ideal for tired complexions and regular travellers, a supercharging treatment that visibly restores your radiance from the minute you walk back out into the real world.
BUY THIS Henry Holland Studio glassware
The former Creative Director of fashion label, House of Holland, Henry Holland has created his own Studio with a collection of handcrafted ceramics, each an original piece made in the brand’s London studio using an interpretation of the Nerikomi pottery technique. The result is a line of utterly individual, hand-built ceramics that sing with bold pattern and tonal colour. Brimming with personality, the glassware collection is perfect for cocktail-hour to serve up drinks at your next gathering, or to liven up your tablescape.
USE THIS TOM FORD beauty shade & illuminate radiance enhancer
Trust TikTok to ignite the hottest new make-up trend, the latest being latte make-up which has already amassed over 100 million views (and counting). Featuring shades of nude and brown, the trend is all about capturing the warm, bronzy tones of summer; think sun-kissed, natural-looking skin with caramel hues and a soft brown, barely-there lip. Look to TOM FORD’s Shade and Illuminate Radiance Enhancer. Inspired by his philosophy of enhancing facial architecture, this skincare-infused corrector captures light to boost the skin’s radiance, a hydrating skincare-makeup hybrid infused with Hyaluronic Acid and powered by complexion-correcting peach pigments to minimise discolouration. For a smooth canvas with a soft-light glow, perfect the latte look with this make-up essential.
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