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This Week CF Loves

This Week CF Loves: 08.07.24

Day trips, UK poolside lounging and gin and tonics are all the rage this week.

From the glorious British countryside to having friends over for martinis and Genovese cuisine, this week’s Citizen Femme to do list satisfies every eventuality, come rain or shine.

LOUNGE POOLSIDE HERE Paper London x Four Seasons Hampshire  

Destination wear brand Paper London and the charming Four Seasons Hampshire opens The Summer Club, an immersive pop-up and capsule collection elevating your ordinary poolside lounging. Officially opening today, Paper London decks out the Hotel from reception to room to spa with surfboards, ice cream carts, a beach hut serving colourful cocktails, parasols, deck chairs, and towels in the green and pink stripe,  complemented by accents such as croquet mallets, giant Jenga, and picnic blankets. But no club is complete without its strict clothing policy, and The Summer Club is no different. So you can play the part, Paper London brings a co-branded capsule that centres on sporty elegance. To look the part, shop the collection on your stay at the Spa at Four Seasons Hampshire, online at Paper London, or take a whirl around the second floor of iconic department store LIBERTY.

DRINK THIS Papa Salt Coastal Gin

With summer comes gin. And whilst most gins are produced in the UK, we are especially enjoying this new one all the way from Australia. Papa Salt Coastal Gin has officially arrived in the UK in a very attractive bottle indeed. With a shared passion for the spirit, Josey McNamara, Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Regan Riskas and Charlie Maas sought to create a delicious, easy-to-drink gin that captures the feeling of an idyllic Australian beach day.

And it really is as easy to drink as a bright Australian summers day. It took over 5 years to create, but the final iteration includes Australian oyster shells for minerality, roasted wattleseed, pink peppercorn, hibiscus and citrus peel for a subtle zest. Whether you’re a classic dry martini or gin and tonic type of girl, this will not only serve well but look super on your drinks stand.


As a forever fan of the brand L’OBJET, interiors are always kept interesting with their in-house collections and ongoing range of collaborations. For home decor, entertaining, dining, and fragrances, let yourself be transported to Greece with L’OBJET’s selection of striking homeware pieces inspired by nature and ancient Greek motifs, alongside citrus fresh Mediterranean scents and diffusers by the luxury design and apothecary house. From the Orpheus Amphora Vase to Kérylos, a new fragrance capturing the Mediterranean’s vibrant landscapes with a blend of citrus and earthy warmth, transport your home this summer and well into 2024.

Photo credit: Laura Jane Coulson. Courtesy of Apartamento and Belmond.

SHOP THIS Liguria: Recipes & Wanderings Along the Italian Riviera 

We’ve brought Greece into our homes. On to Italy. Apartamento and Belmond launch Liguria: Recipes & Wanderings Along the Italian Riviera. This cookbook and photo essay is the first of a new series, Recipes & Wanderings, that melds the vibrant traditions of regional cuisines from around the world with artistic perspectives from renowned photographers and writers. This first edition offers readers a visual journey through Liguria’s beautiful landscapes with photography by Laura Jane Coulson, complemented with essays from celebrated writers and chefs Luca Cesari, Andy Baraghani, and Gilda Bruno, and an introduction by Ruth Rogers. The cookbook delves into the heart of Ligurian cuisine, presenting authentic recipes inspired by the kitchens of Splendido and Splendido Mare in Portofino; from the aromatic Pesto Genovese and classic Focaccia Genovese to the refreshing Portofino Spritz.

TAKE A DAY TRIP HERE Bicester Village, Gardens and Gatherings

As if we needed another reason to take a day trip to Oxfordshire’s Bicester Village. On top of the unbeatable prices on luxury brands, for a true British summertime experience (possibly rain included), the destination introduces The Fragrance Garden experience, which marks the launch of the Maison Margiela, Diptyque and Roja Parfums pop-up boutiques. As part of a summer of Gardens and Gatherings, in a partnership with two local iconic Oxfordshire landmarks: Waddesdon Manor and Blenheim Palace, enjoy an English country garden-inspired trail with beautifully bespoke gardens on their outdoor terrace spaces and the Village’s central space. The partnership with Waddesdon Manor centres around its new bird-themed ‘Flights of Fancy’ exhibition, which celebrates birds throughout its collections and gardens, and if you wander through the Bee Garden, maybe you’ll catch a gift of homegrown honey. Blenheim Palace  presents its Secret Garden-inspired ‘Bear Cub’ planter, you can refresh with a Lemonade from Cecconi’s Piaggio made from basil grown on the Blenheim Palace estate, with Worthy Earth Vero Latte offering various delicious flavours of gelato, including Mint Stracciatella, with fresh mint from Blenheim. A beautiful rose pergola will set the scene with regular live classical music performances.

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