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This Week CF Loves: 22.04.24

BookTok, the literary version of TikTok for book lovers, is trending books that feature “no plot, just vibes”. This new summer book is all vibes, features a coming-of-age theatrics that is simply unputdownable.

A slice of Tulum at one of our favourite London hotels, a fashionable Oxfordshire day out and your need-to-have rouge summer accessory. This is what we’re loving in this week’s Citizen Femme hotlist.


We love a takeover and NoMad London is set to ignite the spirit of Cinco de Mayo with a sensational two-night takeover featuring ARCA, ranked No. 29 in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, and No. 23 in North America’s 50 Best Bars, alongside The Lost Explorer Mezcal. On Sunday, 5th of May, Side Hustle at NoMad London will be the place to be as the talents of Liana Oster, NoMad London’s bar director, blend with Peter Sanchez, Global Brand Ambassador for The Lost Explorer Mezcal and bar director of ARCA. The night will be filled with mezcal-infused cocktails and tantalising small plates inspired by the vibrant culinary heritage of Mexico. Then, on Monday, 6th of May, NoMad’s main restaurant will be serving a six-course tasting menu crafted by executive chef José Luis Hinostroza of ARCA, in collaboration with NoMad London’s culinary team. Experience the essence of Tulum with mezcal pairings and live music. This exclusive collaboration marks ARCA’s inaugural trip to London, emerging from its off-grid sanctuary nestled deep within the jungles of Tulum.

VISIT THIS 'Icons of British Fashion' at Blenheim Palace 

Blenheim Palace has collaborated with some of Britain’s most well-known fashion designers and brands to create Icons of British Fashion, the largest exhibition in its 300-year history, open to the public until 30 June 2024. With such a rich fashion history of its own having hosted many fashion shows, photoshoots, and catwalks, it really is an ideal backdrop to showcase the lasting impact of British fashion on the global stage over the years. Each fashion house has taken over a significant room in the UNESCO World Heritage site, starting in the Great Hall with designs on display by the late Dame Vivienne Westwood and creative partner Andreas Kronthaler. Each exhibition showcases a creative curation of fashion clothing, accessories, archival materials, drawings, photography, and patterns by an array of legendary designers, displayed amongst the building’s own priceless collections. And it features so many great names including Terry de Havilland, Bruce Oldfield, Turnbull & Asser, Zandra Rhodes, Lulu Guinness, Barbour, Alice Temperley, Stella McCartney and Stephen Jones Millinery for Christian Dior.

USE THIS Rouje x Dragon Diffusion 

Jeanne Damas of Rouge has long revered the basket bag as an essential accessory. It was the brand’s first bag and today, still remains one of it’s most popular pieces. Together with the new favourite Dragon Diffusion, Rouje’s appreciation for this timeless piece has extended to a leather rendition in a special collaboration with the ‘Jaja’ bag. Crafting hand-woven bags from vegetable fibres, the brand draws inspiration from the South Pacific to Japan to Europe and brings a limited edition baskeyt bag in Rouje’s signature deep red shade.

READ THIS Blue Sisters, Coco Mellors 

Coco Mellors’ debut novel, Cleopatra & Frankenstein, was a smash hit, a bestseller and already being developed into a TV series. Her second novel ‘Blue Sisters’ is exceptionally different. Avery, a strait-laced lawyer living in London, is the typical eldest daughter, though she’s hiding a secret that could undo her perfect life forever. Bonnie was a boxer but, following a devastating defeat, she’s found herself working as a bouncer in LA until a reckless act threatens to drive her out of the city. And Lucky, the rebellious youngest, is a model in Paris whose hard-partying ways are finally catching up with her. Then there’s Nicky, the beloved fourth sister, whose unexpected death left the three remaining sisters reeling. When, a year later, the trio reunite in New York to stop the sale of their childhood home, they find that it’s only by returning to each other that they can navigate their heartbreak and learn to fall in love with life again.

BUY THESE Temperley 'The Legends' Sunglasses Collection 


As summer is around the corner, Temperley ‘The Legends’ sunglasses will likely become your handbag essential. Created as a love letter to Alice’s treasured memories of Glastonbury Festival, they collection emotes the unbridled sense of freedom and immersion in mass revelry that she enjoyed at the Somerset festival. From statement making frames to biodegradable shades, and a selection of shapes including almonds, round cat eye and oversized proportions, the legends exude Temperley’ s bohemian spirit with embellished rock and roll studs and gold detailing. Delivering an effortless 70s-90’s inspired styles that will elevate and embolden any look, the collection also combines the highest UV protection coming in up to colourways for each sunglass. The Legends collection is to be worn from dawn till dusk, season after season.

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