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This Week CF Loves: 06.05.24

Jet-setting is the name of the game this week. Iconic luggage, summer staple swimwear and champagne pairings.

Plus, this innovative brand from renowned skin pioneers have finally figured out a way to manage our skincare and its effect from our emotions. Feel good, look good, eat good in this week’s Citizen Femme hotlist, date nights to friend’s nights covered.

EAT HERE Bubbledogs at 45

Famed champagne and hotdog concept Bubbledogs returns to 45 Park Lane for a full summer special alfresco pop-up at the hotel’s exclusive terrace: CUT Out. ‘Bubbledogs at 45’ opens this Friday with a special menu (until September 29) for daily lunch and dinner, with a collaborative menu between chefs Sandia Chang and James Knappett, using ingredients from The Franconian Sausage Company, and rolls made in-house at Cut. The menu consists of several innovative flavour pairings served alongside fun finger foods including American classic tater tots spiced with Japanese togarashi, CUT’s famed Mac & Cheese and Bubbledogs signature Buffalo Chicken Wings. An indulgent chocolate hot dog made with Jivara chocolate ganache served on a cinnamon brioche with a cherry & passion fruit sauce is also a winner to close off the meal. There will, of course, be champagne to pair with your hot dogs, with grower champagnes specifically selected by Sandia Chang. Hot dawg indeed.

BOOK AHEAD Swan Lake in-the-round  

Swan Lake in-the-round caused a sensation at its premiere in 1997. Its been seen and highly acclaimed world over, and is coming back to the Royal Albert Hall, featuring over 100 performers, including 60 dancing swans, presenting one of the biggest spectacles in ballet. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic, this epic in-the-round staging of Swan Lake is sure to be  a triumphant virtuoso feat. The auditorium itself is a sight to behold, with the vastness of the space and the gaping, draped caverns bellowing behind the empty thrones. Yet despite the huge scale of the thing, you’re sure to enjoy a particular intimacy about the performance. An ideal night out for dedicated fans and first-time ballet goers.

JET SET WITH THIS Antler's Icon Collection at Selfridges London

Iconic luggage brand Antler is not only celebrating its 110th anniversary but is re-inventing itself, as one luggage brand that has evolved to the needs of the modern day traveller. The new exclusive Icon Collection has launched a pop up in Selfridges London, just in time for the summer season of travel. The collection introduces styles in black, taupe, antler green, moorland pink and heather purple (the colours paying homage to Antler’s heritage as a British travel brand), as well as Antler’s accessory system and the new Discovery Backpack. The pop-up allows shoppers to discover these with open cases showcasing the packing cubes, as well as the accessory range of strap and tag combinations available to create a personalised travel look. Your summer of travels starts right here. It’s as simple as look, shop, book ticket.

BUY THIS Hunza G pop-up, Covent Garden 

If there’s one essential thing you need for the summer (well, including luggage, read above), its an easy to wear swimsuit. And quite frankly, isn’t Hunza G a great option? The brand’s summer pop-up is now open in London’s Covent Garden, housing a wide range of the Hunza G’s signature Original Crinkle swimwear styles, alongside the brands latest first-ever Weekend Collection shirts and shorts capsule and other summer essentials (including in-store-only styles). Maintaining a ‘One Size Fit’ mantra with its ultra-stretchy crinkle fabric, everyone is guaranteed to find a summer staple.


For years, decades, beauty has been seen as skin-deep, relating to superficial fixes. But more recently, there’s been a notable shift in this thinking with both consumers and brands linking looking good on the outside with feeling good on the inside. That’s the idea behind Neuraé, a new luxury skincare brand based on neuroscience, from founders Hubert and Isabelle d’Ornano  of renowned brand Sisley Paris. Through more than 10 years of research, the Neuraé team has discovered exactly what these links look like and, more importantly, how they act. Dopamine and serotonin, two of the best known neuromediators, can have positive, balancing effects on skin when in high supply; but when they’re lacking, it can lead to visible damage in skin. Tiredness, sadness and stress, in particular, can lead to a loss of firmness, loss of radiance and the development of fine lines and wrinkles, respectively. The result is Neuraé’s seven-product collection including a serum, Harmonie, alongside three moisturisers of varying textures — Joie, The Emulsion; Sérénité, The Balm; and Énergie, The Cream — and three corresponding “booster” roll-on neuro-perfume oils. The lineup functions as a pick-and-choose, whereby users can reach for the moisturiser and booster they feel is most needed for their skin and lifestyle, with the Harmonie Serum serving as a base for all. Tackling ‘emotional ageing’, this new line is one, I’m sure, we can all relate to.


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