Marie Claire's edit of the best things to buy, browse and book
Allow us to introduce: hot list. Whether it’s some much-needed pampering, a quick interiors update, a cool event to book tickets for or a wardrobe refresh, here’s Marie Claire’s edit of the best ways to indulge.
Here at Marie Claire HQ we’re constantly seeking out secret sales, new brands, fun events, exclusive beauty treatments and cool coffee table books. We also love updating our home with a cool new piece of pottery, art or a delicious new candle.
We’ve rounded-up all the coolest things to do, see and buy this week. There are new store openings, new fashion brands, A-list collaborations, grooming updates and generally gorgeous and useful things to know so that your downtime is as stylish as you are.
We’re excited for:
The Enchanted Garden Globes at Ashridge House
Former royal residence and Harry Potter filming location (!) Ashridge House is offering up the perfect Christmas dining experience this December, by adding some much needed magic to our lives…
From the 3rd- 31st December (dates in January TBA), the private gardens of this former palace will be transformed into an enchanted garden; with the lawn lined with custom-built private Globes housing a festive dining experience like no other. Created for up to six guests to enjoy, each Enchanted Garden Globe is heated and dressed for a truly Hygge festive experience – so you can enjoy your feast in the most opulent of settings.
And once you step out of your Globe, don’t forget to make the most of the stunning Ashridge House grounds and journey through the illuminated woodland walk. Featuring light installations, grottos and tunnels of falling stars, it’s the perfect place to have a hot toddy nightcap.
A Private Dome can be booked from £90 per person (6 max per Dome). The gardens are also open nightly for the Woodland Walk experience: Tickets £15. Find out more here.
This week we’re loving:
This is your ultimate shopping list, so check in with us every week so you can hit the shops fully informed on what’s new and cool each week. Click through to see our favourite picks…
The perfect timeless sunglasses.
We can’t think of more sublime earrings for party season.
We’re in love with these fun and cosy pyjamas.
The Nines by PAIGE collection is all about day-to-night looks, sleek washes, fine details and refined finishes.
This activewear collection which sees versatile pieces for every day action, that interchange with swimwear. The collection of bodysuits, leotards, leggings and bralettes is responsibly crafted in Italy and made in regenerated ECONYL®.
ki:ts (*Pronounced ʻKeatsʼ and named after the English Romantic poet) is an independent, London-based fashion and lifestyle brand mixing British craftsmanship with Japanese design.
As a part of FARFETCH’s ongoing effort to engage with more Black-owned brands and boutiques, the global platform for the luxury industry has teamed up with online concept store The Folklore to introduce 10 new designers from Africa and the diaspora to the platform.
Sunglasses and Optical lovers, will already be fans of them. But for the uninitiated, allow us to introduce you to one of the coolest places for spec wearers, Taylor Morris. The purse friendly and super stylish way to change up your glasses. The Sw1 C1 pictured retails at £125. And, if that doesn’t get any better, for the duration of lockdown 2.0, they are allowing customers to add blue lens to any frame for free (usually £60).
A new subscription service in town, this time natural deodorant. Plastic free, the metallic case (in a colour of your choice) houses your vegan friendly natural deodorant which comes in several scents like Lavender Haze, Coconut dreams and Orange Zest.
The ultimate in comfy slippers, meet the curve from mahabis. A re-engineerings of the iconic classic slipper - the curve is crafted with recycled materials.
The cult jewellery label has launched its first men’s capsule collection, modelled by Rafferty Law. It features a mix of chunky chains, bolt flat-link bracelets and classic finer chain necklaces.
The match boxes you’ll be delighted to display on your coffee table.
PINKO will unveil its latest project, an ongoing collaboration with British designer and Central Saint Martins alumni, Patrick McDowell. With a focus on sustainable fashion and moral practice, PINKO’s Creative Director Caterina Negra has appointed Patrick, a designer renowned for his stance on sustainable fashion, to help practice and exercise a combined interest in the positive impact of saving and up-cycling discarded fashion items.
The ultimate Christmas gift for yourself or loved ones.
The partnership launches ahead of Cyber Week, providing payment flexibility for shoppers who are gift-buying for Christmas – or even treating themselves! Klarna’s wish list functionality also means Klarna app users can share their favourite Anthropologie and Urban Outfitter items with family and friends to avoid any unwanted Christmas gifts. Through Klarna, Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie will now be able to offer their customers flexible and convenient payment options that give them full control over when and how they pay.
This mini round canvas bag is named after Queen Victoria’s daughter Louise – an artist and advocate for gender equality. A handbag with a purpose.
Sisters and founders Francesca and Marianna have focused on a more casual aesthetic for their new collection, with a Soru twist. Each piece is hand crafted by small family owned businesses in Italy and Turkey using solid silver and semi precious gemstones.
If you haven’t heard of Interia Hysteria yet, you will soon. It is a digital concept store selling homeware products, supporting small independent business and artists, curating the very best in each category, from candles and ceramics to glassware and lamps. I’m buying all my Christmas presents here.
The capsule eight-piece range of its best-selling designs across the brand, all handcrafted in London using certified recycled silver made from eco silver grain. Perfect for those who would like an eco-conscious options.
Want to get your Christmas shopping done during lockdown but miss that personal touch? This new service allows people to browse a number of boutiques at Bicester Village online from home, with the help of a personal shopper if they wish - and items are delivered to their doorstep. You have to either contact the brands of your choosing where the dedicated team will arrange a private virtual ‘consultation’, or guests can contact the our personal shoppers who can organise this for them, giving them a really bespoke shopping experience. All purchases can then be delivered or can be collected.
In lieu of live shows, which were scheduled to re-launch in October 2020, Mercedes-Benz has worked with a local creative team to create an evocative photoshoot that transports the viewer to the vibrant streets of Accra. Five of the Ghanaian capital‘s most promising talents showcased their latest collections in a series of photographs by photographer Carlos Idun-Tawiah. The images are intended to ignite a conversation about how, historically in Ghana, skills and lessons are transferred from generation to generation, laying fertile ground for collaboration between designers and other creatives of
every age. Carlos Idun-Tawiah’s indelible documentary portraiture-style of fashion photography captured the work of Larry Jay, Steve French, Hazza, Atto Tetteh and Chloe Asaam. Each designer owns their narrative, telling their story of how intergenerational collaboration has informed their creative practice.
ARKET has launched its new Dressing up collection for the holiday season. Whilst we are now spending most of our time at home this collection aims to provide a fun occasion to dress up once in a while. Therefore, ARKET has rounded up their favourite festive details with an invitation to invent your own rules and to dress up, even if no one is watching.
The label’s new knitwear collection is the perfect way to add a cosy touch to your party dresses.
This winter, HUGO builds on its strong partnership with ambassador Liam Payne and Cotton made in Africa to launch a new responsible fashion offering. HUGO and Liam Payne unveil their third collaborative collection, a capsule of unisex pieces presented in earthy shades of off-white, beige, khaki, and clay.
Save 20% sitewide with an exclusive discount at Mirta. Use code 'MIRTAxMARIECLAIRE' when you check out to shop artisanal bags, luxurious cashmere and seasonal gifting for less. (Code expires midnight 22/11/20)
Hollywood actor and life-long traveller Rashida Jones has teamed up with global lifestyle brand AWAY to launch a new collaboration. The Away by Rashida Jones collection is inspired by her unique experience with the outdoor environment, coming as belted bags, duffles and luggage.
Ultra-feminine contemporary womenswear brand Needle & Thread has officially launched a knitwear collection, including jumpers, capes and cardigans in luxe yarns and merino wool. Expect classic frill and scallop details!
New Cheshire-based candle company Cutch has launched a range of natural soy wax, hand poured, luxury scented candles, with their Self Embrace candle (Eucalyptus, Bergamot, Rosemary, Lavender and Patchouli among other notes) carrying an original Cutch Embrace illustration and representing the power of healing and self-care.
Modern European restaurant Bluebird has introduced a new seasonal menu for the colder months, under new Executive Chef, Henrik Ritzén. 'Expect the well rooted Bluebird classics to remain in one form or another whilst also adding an array of my own flare and personality to the menu’.
Produced as part of the collection and 'Call me anything but Ordinary' campaign are limited edition APOTHEM x The Connor Brothers 10% CBD DAY DROPS. 30% of the profits go to CALM, funding more than 8 potentially life-saving calls.
Get into the festive spirit with MATCHESFASHION's beautifully curated gift guide. Whether you're looking to treat a loved one, or yourself, there's something for everyone. From, 'feel-good-fashion' and 'rich comforts' to 'iconic pieces.'
Skechers have dropped their latest collection in time for the holidays and they’re the perfect statement trainers.