NEW THIS WEEK
What’s hot and happening this week – July 1st – July 7th
TRENDING NOW: NAVY
Navy is the new black! Yes, we’ve heard that phrase a number of times with the colour in question as interchangeable as the season in which the phrase is used but stick with us on this one – because navy really is the new black. This softer sister shade is breaking away from summer’s most usual powder tints and pastels and going it alone, much to the delight of city girls everywhere. What’s not to love? Effortlessly chic when layered tonally, more forgiving than the starkness of black on holiday cami dresses and fresher when it comes to workwear, trust us – navy is your new summer hero.
ESCAPE THE CITY
Is your favourite fitness routine falling flat? Don’t worry, you’re not alone – but luckily, London private member’s club Library is here to help thanks to their new Wellness programme, for members and non-members alike. Well honestly, sometimes you just need to inject a little luxe into proceedings, non? Set in the exclusive club venue on St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, the Library wellness package includes meditation, mindfulness and fitness classes complemented by nutrition advice from trainers and body composition tests. Each class has no more than 8 people so each session is up close and personal, perfect for actually getting those results. Plus, when it’s all finished, you’ve got access to the club itself for a little post-session R&R. Sign us up immediately.
Find out more at Library
MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME
In need of a little distraction this weekend? Sometimes there’s nothing better than immersing yourself in culture. On our radar is Imitation of Life: Melodrama and Race in the 21st Century , now in its closing weekend at Manchester’s creative epicentre, Home. Looking at the performance of racial politics in an evolving, digital world, this extensive exhibition explores oral histories and verbatim storytelling drawn from theatre and cinema, painting and sculpture, all confronting the fluid, changing politics of representation and race. Inspired by the 1959 film of the same name, this exhibition, like the film, is filled with subtext and double meaning. Thinking caps at the ready people, concentration is required.
Until 3rd July
YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO…
Taking their name from everyone’s favourite grammar related internet meme, Let’s Eat Grandma is the otherworldly pop project of Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth. Two teen best friends from Norwich, they began making music together when they were 13 – feeling old yet? Branching out from their initial exploration of popular covers into their own material, their quirky yet ethereal vocals and pop tinklings have been compared to the likes of Lorde and early Arcade Fire. We’re already obsessed so why not get yourself up to speed and give their debut single Deep Six Textbook a listen before grooving in your chair to the irresistibly upbeat Eat Shiitaake Mushrooms.
The album, I,Gemini, is available on iTunes now
Our favourite fashion dynamos Patsy and Edina are back with Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, which sees the ultra-glamorous duo forced into hiding on the French Riviera after causing a media firestorm. How you may ask? Accidentally killing Kate Moss, naturally. Expect cameos from the supermodel herself – spotted bedraggled in the sea with a cigarette hanging from her mouth – Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Rebel Wilson… it’s actually easier to name who isn’t in it. With the whole cast back, it’s time to pour the Bolly, line up the lobster rolls and prepare for the biggest laugh you’ve had this year. Sweetie darling, it’s going to be fabulous.