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This Week CF Loves

This Week CF Loves: 08.04.24

Decadent brunching, London’s best terrace spot and the SPF to protect our skin throughout all of our spring/summer escapades.

Throw on a pair of jeans and comfortable pair of ballet flats and head out to one (or all) of these hotspots. We’re bringing Greece, Italy and a great Bloody Mary to you in this week’s Citizen Femme hotlist.


Since its launch in 1967, Pomellato has been championing feminine empowerment and freedom. Its latest launch, the Pom Pom Dot is a completely new aesthetic for the brand, bringing a new line of fun, reversible fine jewellery into their main collection with the aim of encouraging independence and a sense of free spirit. Each piece is double-sided, offering a playful and transformable wearability. Necklaces and bracelets are reversible with two different facets set with two coloured gemstones, so its versatile, stackable and wearable from day-to-night. With a simple flip, each pendant or bracelet allows you to choose which colour to wear. The jewels are offered in three variants, malachite, diamonds or grey mother-of-pearl, each matched with a reverse side of white mother of pearl. According to the Milan-based brand, every stone in the collection is associated with a powerful, positive force, Malachite emanates a harmonious energy, diamonds bring courage and strength, and white mother-of-pearl is associated with well-being and protection while gray mother-of-pearl reflects qualities of wisdom and patience.

GRAB THIS SPOT Bacchanalia Mayfair


To mark the arrival of spring, Greco-Roman restaurant Bacchanalia, perched at the finest vantage point of Mayfair’s iconic Berkeley has unveiled a brand new à la carte menu which we recommend is enjoyed on their – just open – vibrant (and heated) outdoor terrace – inspired by the ancient wonders of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The new menu showcases luxurious and elevated traditional Greek dishes, such as a decadent “pastitsio” made with slow-cooked oxtail ragu, Greek graviera cheese sauce and black truffle and a succulent chicken “souvla” accompanied by spicy whipped feta, cucumber, and mint salad. Make sure to order the showstopping group feasting dish of orzo “giouvetsi” – a traditional Greek delicacy of slow-cooked monkfish, peppers, Santorini tomato and orzo pasta, slow-cooked to perfection. Its an ideal spot for you to watch the world go by all while enjoying an array of seasonal sharing dishes and green wines from their 650-strong wine list.

USE THIS iS Clinical's PerfecTint Powder SPF 40  

Daily SPF is an absolute skincare vital (come rain or sun). But when we are told to reapply it every 2 hours, what is the solution once you’ve already put on your foundation, your blush, and left for the day? To enable reapplication, look to a powder sunscreen, which is more lightweight and can make the skin look matte, so it’s especially handy in the summer months or if your skin is on the oilier side. iS Clinical’s PerfecTint Powder SPF 40 checks all the “what to look for in a powder sunscreen” boxes. It has a mineral formula which provides a broad-spectrum protection and is infused with moisturising ingredients like glycerin. It also comes in five shades, three of which are catered to medium-deep complexions, which isn’t easy to find in a powder sunscreen.



In the magnificent surrounds of The Ned’s ground floor banqueting hall, Sundays take on a decadent turn at Millie’s Lounge, where a huge buffet of delights is laid out along the huge bar and you can enjoy a live band playing jazz on the central stage. Ned’s Feast is a joyous way to spend the weekend with friends or family – for a reasonable £100 per person you can eat all you want from a selection of cold starters including colourful salads, devilled eggs and charcuterie, to roast chicken, pork and beef for mains, plus all the sides such as pigs in blankets, cauliflower cheese and roast potatoes. Seafood-lovers are also catered for with piles of oysters on ice and fresh lobster (don’t miss the tasty mac and cheese which will warrant seconds!) If you’ve managed to save some room for pudding then you won’t disappointed with the selection of sweet treats, or there’s a well-stocked cheese section to finish. We love the roaming Bloody Mary trolley where you can choose how spicy to make you own drink. Service is on point throughout and you will definitely leave on a high with a full stomach. Lucy Halfhead. 

COOK WITH THIS Big Mamma's Italian Recipes In 30 Minutes

Friends arriving unexpectedly? Family descending en masse for the holidays? Well, challenge accepted. Your ticket to Italy has arrive with Big Mamma’s Italian Recipes In 30 Minutes, launching this week on 11th April. The team behind restaurants Gloria, Circolo Popolare, Ave Mario, Jacuzzi and Carlotta, has selected its chef’s best-kept secrets to create quick and delicious dishes to wow your guests. Whip up indulgent deep-fried burrata ‘Burratina Turner’ to traditional ‘Spaghetti con Le Vongole’ using Sardinian’s favourite ingredient – bottarga, as well as naughty dolci like the chocolate mousse ‘Jacquemousse’. The new Big Mamma cookbook is filled with speedy 30 minute recipes covering aperitivo, antipasti, primi, secondi, contorni, pizze and dolci, and incredible tips and tricks from the Italian team such as: Italian wines 101, how to pick the best Parmigiano Reggiano, a guide to buying dried pasta, 10 rules for the ultimate carbonara, and so much more. So relax, breathe, open some wine and turn the pages.

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