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This Week CF Loves: 18.09.23

Could this be the hottest ticket in town? With unforgettable food experiences and sensational wine trips to book, this week’s Autumn’s calendar is welcoming in the colder days and darker nights.

And we’re shopping with a conscience. This is what we are loving in this week’s Citizen Femme hotlist.

BUY THIS Aura Solitaire Bracelet from VRAI

Sustainably-minded, lab-grown diamond brand VRAI has collaborated with Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder and CEO of Malaika to create the Aura Solitaire Bracelet in Yellow and Turquoise. Featuring brilliant 1/4ct VRAI-created diamonds and a design inspired by drawings from the girls at the Malaika school, where a VRAI-donated well is supporting the community of Kalebuka in DRC, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Malaika. Running until the end of November, the partnership comes at a key moment for Malaika, which just celebrated an important milestone with the graduation of its first cohort of 17 students who have all studied at the school for the past 12 years. Through this key partnership VRAI & Malaika can raise awareness and reinforce their commitment to protecting the planet and its people. Shopping with a conscience.

BOOK THIS Supper Club With Albert Adrià and ATAVI 

Celebrated and world-renowned chef Albert Adrià and soon to launch luxury brand ATAVI are hosting a money-can’t-buy pop-up tasting experience this week on the 20th of September for the culinary curious, self-confessed foodies and discerning epicureans. The dinner promises to take guests on a captivating culinary journey, with a preview of the range of luxury tagliatelle through delectable dishes and cooking experiences, without a price tag in sight. A limited number of complimentary spots are available to book via this link, giving hopeful attendees the chance to be amongst the few to experience this once-in-a-lifetime encounter with Albert Adrià’s visionary approach to fine dining. An evening not to be missed.

USE THIS ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint


In 2020, ILIA pushed the boundaries of innovation with Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 – a first-of-its-kind formula that combines clean makeup, active skincare and mineral SPF into one step. With over 3 million bottles sold worldwide, The Super Serum Skin Tint is gaining true cult status. Created with active levels of hyaluronic acid, plant-based squalane and niacinamide to visibly improve skin with every wear, this skin formula combines clean makeup, active skincare, and mineral SPF into one step to create a natural barrier for your skin. On top of this, ILIA dedicates 1% of Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 sales to fight deforestation.

BOOK THIS Fortnum & Mason Autumn programme of events

Fortnum & Mason will be celebrating the autumn season with a programme of harvest-focused events launching on this week. A homage to autumn’s abundance, this programme takes place in the recently opened Food & Drink Studio with unforgettable food experiences, including inspiring talks and spectacular demonstrations from forward thinkers and leaders across food, farming and technology. Some of our favourites to book? Chantelle Nicholson, chef and owner of Apricity Restaurant, will host a Chef’s Table where she will discuss the concept of zero waste. As one of the leading female voices in the UK’s hospitality industry, Chantelle is an advocate for seasonality and sustainability, championing veg-forward cooking. And husband and wife will be hosting an ‘In The Studio With’ workshop about encouraging diversity in children’s diets through a fun and interactive session for 5-8 year olds, aimed at broadening culinary horizons.

STAY HERE Hotel Marques De Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Spain

As Autumn sets in and the grape growing season winds to an end, vineyards and wineries across Europe are moving into their most auspicious time of the year, the annual grape harvest. Elciego, a quaint small town dating back to 1067 sits in La Rioja wine region in Spain’s Basque country. With rolling hills of endless vineyards that blend seamlessly into Elciego’s cobbled streets and ancient churches, Elciego shines through as the crown jewel of the La Rioja region. Stay at Frank Gehry designed, Hotel Marques De Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, standing proud as a stunning 21st-century chateau. Outside of the enchanting 61 guest rooms and suites, the hotel’s dining experiences: Vinoteca & Bistro; 1860 Tradicion and the Michelin-Starred Restaurante Marques de Riscal, see phenomenal preparation of regional cuisine, partnered beautifully with exceptional local wine, an unforgettable experience tailormade for wine lovers and gastronomes.


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