Brands are showing off in all sorts of ways, from large-scale store installations to retro New York diners popping up.
And it’s all happening this week. A taste of Brazil in London’s Soho, France in New York’s Williamsburg, and Hong Kong in London’s Mayfair. And for those frequent travellers amongst us, this is the beauty bag essential you can’t live without. This is what we’re loving in this week’s Citizen Femme hotlist.
STAY HERE The Peninsula London
After years of anticipation, and a 35 year era of location-scouting in the capital for the perfect place, The Peninsula London will finally open its doors on Grosvenor Place in Belgravia, where a new porte-cochere has appeared at the entrance opposite Hyde Park Corner. The hotel features 19o guestrooms, 25 opulent luxury residences, numerous special-event venues, stylishly refined restaurants, bars and lounges, a diverse array of relaxation and wellbeing offerings, centred around an expansive, off-street courtyard, landscaped in the style of a classic English garden with cascading ivy, wisteria vines and 120-year-old Japanese maples allowing for a graceful and easy off-street arrival. Few hotels have garnered such high anticipation, and it will no doubt shake up the existing hotel landscape in Peninsula’s effortless style.
SHOP HERE FARM Rio x Liberty London
This September, the much-loved FARM Rio will be continuing its global reach, taking over an impressive 8 windows of the iconic Liberty London. Continuing its celebration of Brazil‘s rich biodiversity, as well as the brand’s partnership with the non-profit organisation One Tree Planted, the displays will adorn signature prints and free-spirited designs. Collaborating with Gringo Cardia, a renowned Brazilian artist, the brand promises an immersive journey through the FARM Rio universe, aligned with its uniquely nature-driven values and community spirit while paying homage to Brazilian culture.
USE THIS Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Water Cream
A decade on from the launch of Charlotte Tilbury’s iconic Magic Cream, the legendary make-up artist has unveiled a new iteration, which ticks all the right boxes for frequent travellers, especially to hot and humid climes. The Magic Water Cream is not just a lighter texture – although the bouncier, gel formula absorbs delightfully quickly, so it doesn’t feel sticky or heavy to apply. It also contains a complex of skin-smoothing ingredients, including niacinamide and biopeptides, which improve the appearance of pores, uneven texture, and redness. It’s a shortcut for the glossy, glass-like skin glow we all crave, including straight off the plane, or when running on jet-lag fumes. Becki Murray.
VISIT THIS Lucky Chance Diner
Luxury fashion house Chanel is celebrating its latest fragrance and boutique with a retro-cool diner in Williamsburg, New York. But this is no ordinary diner with BLTs and disco fries, this high-end version immerses you in the Parisian fashion house’s exploration of scent. Decked out in pastel pinks and greens, the Lucky Chance Diner draws inspiration from the Chance Eau Fraîche perfume. Created by Chanel’s in-house perfumer Olivier Polge, the floral fragrance includes notes of citron, jasmine, and teak wood. Open to the public from September 8 to 10, this is certainly a more refreshing scent than the one typically found in your local greasy spoon.
SEE THIS Wallace Chan, Christie's London
The exquisite and colourful dreamlike world of Wallace Chan, renowned Chinese jewellery creator, visual artist and innovator, is now on display at Christie’s London in the exhibition ‘The Wheel of Time’. Through 150 pieces of jewellery, together with six titanium sculptures, Chan considers the act of creation, looking back on major moments in his continuing career across five decades. A highlight of the exhibition will be Legend of the Colour Black, a remarkable black diamond shoulder brooch sculpture. The impressive centre stone of the piece, one of the largest known cut black diamonds in the world weighs 312.24 carats, alongside silver grey diamonds, crystal sapphire, black agate, titanium and theWallace Chan Porcelain, a material Chan has spent years developing which is five times stronger than steel.
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