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This Week CF Loves

This Week CF Loves: 13.05.24

Brands are bringing luxurious immersive spaces to us, an opportunity to explore, indulge, learn and even shop. From Parisian perfumer to vintage merchants, this week it’s worth exploring these spaces.

Work up a sweat, indulge in a memorable Sunday lunch and catch this exhilarating piece of theatre. This is what we’re loving in this week’s Citizen Femme hotlist.

VISIT THIS Maison Diptyque, London

Diptyque has unveiled Maison Diptyque on New Bond Street in London, an immersive space that captures the storied world of the luxury perfumer, mirroring its first Maison in Paris. With a mix of culture, community, shopping and dining, the 4,300 square feet Maison Diptyque is the physical manifestation of the Diptyque universe, offering everything from the brand’s portfolio of scented candles and fragrances to home decor, bath and body and home cleaning products. There is also a fragrance library, a gallery of the brand’s beginnings, a workshop space open to the public, and an exhibition area called The Ephemeral Space, curated by Colette founder Sarah Andelman, plus a Parisian-style dining experience in collaboration with the French city’s Café Verlet.

Cassa Pancho’s Ballet Black in If At First, choreographed by Sophie Laplane. Dancers (L-R): Helga Paris-Morales and Love Kotiya

SEE THIS Ballet Black’s HEROES, Barbican Centre 

 

Now in their 22nd year, Cassa Pancho’s Ballet Black returns to the Barbican with a double bill featuring new and innovative work – Ballet Black: HEROES. Ballet Black has transformed the landscape of British ballet, creating a prominent platform for dancers and artists of Black and Asian descent. The double bill features If At First, a world premiere by Sophie Laplane (of CLICK!, 2019) inspired by Basquiat’s painting Eroica, exploring the complexity of humanity, heroism and self-acceptance, as well as the Barbican stage debut for Mthuthuzeli November’s The Waiting Game, an exhilarating piece about the meaning of life.

TRY THIS KOBOX 

In a constantly pressurised environment, there’s often a search for a workout that makes you work hard and feel great by the end of it. What better way to do it than boxing? Plus, there’s a certain appeal in smashing stress. KOBOX, London’s hottest boxing night club concept, starts its annual Fight Club challenge again this week. For 7 days, you’re invited to seven classes over seven days to test your strength, endurance and stamina. Over 50-minutes that includes rounds of boxing combinations on a bag, as well as rounds of strength training using free weights, resistance bands, slam balls, landmines, gymnastic rings and other equipment, in a series of high-energy, fast-paced classes designed to work up a sweat and make you feel the burn. Reward yourself with a complimentary shake following each class, to help with muscle recovery and leave you feeling re-fuelled. So go on, jump right in. Today!

EAT HERE WITH FRIENDS The Dover's Sunday Lunch Club

The Dover, New York style Italian restaurant and bar, has introduced a monthly Sunday Lunch Club with a sophisticated take on the ‘all-you-can-eat’ concept. Sunday lunch was an occasion, bringing family and friends around the table for good food and lots of fun, so we’re circling back to this to enjoy long, leisurely lunches with newspapers scattered across perfectly dressed tables and friends and family socialising over board games. Listen to classic vinyls from the likes of Bill Withers and Dean Martin, and enjoy Italian style aperitivo – green olives, grissini, and 36-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano –  at the bar area on arrival with a selection of aperitifs including Biccicleta, Santoni Spritz, Bloody Mary, or glass of Franciacorta. Then move onto starters and mains which can be ordered as individual portions or for the entire table. Make sure you order Pepe’s Vanilla Gelato for a theatrical finish and a memorable Sunday afternoon.

SHOP HERE The Vintage Supermarket, London 

Discover 6,000 square feet of the world’s best vintage furniture from makers including Tolix, Baumann, Esavian and more, with lighting and a curation of smaller items sourced from the deepest darkest corners of Europe and beyond in London’s Soho this week. In a curated collection five years in the making, the first ever vintage supermarket opens by ‘Merchant & Found’, online vintage furniture and lighting brand. Championing the legendary makers of vintage furniture and lighting and celebrating the skill of contemporary makers in association with London Craft Week and Vinterior, this is a great opportunity to hunt out the special, the exclusive and curious. Book for ‘The Secrets of Vintage Shopping Talk’ on the 15th May, where you can learn what to look for, where to buy and how to style pieces that you love. Catch daily supermarket trolley dashes with competitions and prizes, regular talks and pop in to the Apple Bar and supermarket inspired café.

 


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