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.
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…
Things to do in Summer 2022:
Festivals are back and they’re better than ever. After a little hiatus, we’re keen to get the party started this year. From must-see performances to the ones where you’ll be dancing until your feet ache, here are all the hot tickets for 2022.
Friday 24th June – Sunday 10th July
British Summer Time Festival 2022
Everyone’s favourite Hyde Park festival is back and bigger. From Friday 24th of June until Sunday 10th July, everyone from Adele to The Rolling Stones will headline this years British Summer Time Festival.
Fri 24 June: Elton John
Sat 25 June: The Rolling Stones
Sun 26 June: Eagles
Fri 1 July: Adele
Sat 2 July: Adele
Sun 3 July: The Rolling Stones
Fri 8 July: Pearl Jam / Pixies
Sat 9 July: Pearl Jam / TBA
Sun 10 July: Duran Duran
Friday 1st July 2022
Simply Red & Very Special Guest Lisa Stansfield | Lincoln
Simply Red are back doing what they do best. They have announced 5 dates over the summer with a very special guest Lisa Stansfield. The LPH Concerts performances stretch from Peterborough to Bedford and Milton Keynes and are definitely not to be missed.
Buy tickets: LPH Concerts
Sunday 17th July 2022
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes
Another LPH Concert special, double platinum and Brit Award winner Paloma Faith has announced a whopping 23 dates across the country for 2022.
Buy tickets: LPH Concerts
Thursday 21st July 2022 – Monday 25th July
Round up, round up, Latitude Festival is BACK and is set to be one of their biggest (and best) years yet, where music and arts meet foodie feasts and family fun in a joyous weekend of cultural discovery. With a solid line-up from Lewis Capaldi to Phoebe Bridges and Groove Armada to Snow Patrol, this is not one to be missed.
Get tickets: Latitude
Thursday 28th July 2022
Simply Red & Very Special Guest Lisa Stansfield | Bedford Park
Bedford Park, Bedford
Buy tickets: LPH Concerts
12th August 2022
Café Mambo Ibiza ‘In The Park’ | Stonor Park
Get your dancing shoes ready for this one. For a truly unforgettable night dancing under the stars, make sure you get your tickets to Café Mambo Ibiza ‘In The Park’. The LPH Concert see the likes of Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1), Disciples, Riton, Coco Cole (Capital Dance) and Erik Hagleton all bringing their A-game to the decks.
Buy tickets: LPH Concerts
11th August – 3rd September 2022
Sophie Crichton, Little Bones Exhibition | OMNI
Sophie Crichton’s new exhibition, Little Bones, arrives at OMNI on the 11th August. Installed alongside the paintings, a kinetic installation of draped sheer fabric, overlay and obscure a video projection – a first for the artist. Seen by Crichton as a vehicle inside her paintings, you are offered glimpses into her processes of making.
Find out more: OMNI
Where we’re eating this summer:
It wouldn’t be an English summer without ice cold *clinks* (did someone say Aperol?) and delicious dinners. Whether you head straight to a pub garden on Friday or prefer a rooftop bar, hot spots are popping up all over the city. In fact, not one but two crowd pleasers have opened near the bustle of Borough Market. Facilitating day to night dining, the delicious pair are perfect for a Saturday in the sun.
Carrubo and In Horto
Opening their doors simultaneously this July, Carrubo and In Horto come from the brains behind Flat Iron Square (so you can expect a great time).
Carrubo‘s sprawling terrace will take you back to holidays in the Mediterranean, the white tiles and oh-so chic seating bring Santorini to SE1. Take a seat, peruse the wine list – which are on tap, by the way – and order an Instagram-ready serving of tasty crostinis. You can’t book this destination, so head there before others do.
Looking for something a little more refined? In Horto does the trick. As the name suggests, the menu is all about bringing the garden indoors – and we don’t just mean the deco. Whilst you sit surrounded by botanicals, you can tuck into hearty dishes sourced from some of the UK’s most sustainable suppliers. Chef’s kiss.
This week we’re shopping:
Freida Pinto collaborated with footwear brand Freda Salvador on a limited-edition sneaker. The blue colour symbolises bravery and determination while adding a happy pop to your outfit from the ground up. With donations given to the Lower Eastside Girls Club, it’s the feel good investment we needed. Don't worry, you can ship these to the UK using Hop Shop Go.
We can finally get our hands on Tatcha here in the UK and we couldn’t be any more excited. The cult beauty brand has made much noise in the USA and they’re set to replicate that here. We’re borderline obsessed with the Liquid Silk Canvas (£48) a super light liquid primer that blurs imperfections.
Want a chance to wear some one-of-a-kind Tommy Hilfiger pieces? Rotaro and Tommy Hilfiger have teamed up for a rental partnership in the UK. The programme is set to run for six months.
The perfect party shoes are for AW22 are by way of Malone Souliers. They’re super fun and surprisingly comfy too.
We’ll take the prism bag in burgundy please. Just. Look. At. It.
You can’t go wrong with a classic shirt. This one, part of the GANT x St. Vincent collection, features a town collar and is cut oversized. Plus, it is imbued with the super cool insouciance of St. Vincent.
We’re already big fans of Cheeky Posh at MCHQ - the buildable colour is really quite impressive. VBB has made life just a tad more difficult by adding two new colours into the equation: Fever and Fame. Good luck picking just one.
If you love champagne, (namely Veuve Cliquot) you need to visit the Champagne Terrace at London’s Great Scotland Yard hotel. Soak up the summer sun in this hidden rooftop gem with crisp bubbles and a tasty accompanying menu.
Away have just dropped a range of lightweight accessories from pouches to backpacks and they’re perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.
Packed with vitamin E, hyaluronic Acid and vitamin CG, this lightweight cream from Decléor is the perfect summer moisturiser.
Who doesn’t love adding a few new items into your dinner party crockery rotation? The Dinner Party Pieces collection from NET-A-PORTER is an edit of the best classic, contemporary and conversation starter pieces from brands such as Anya Hindmarch, La Double J and SEA to wow your guests.
We’ll be looking to Loro Piana for inspiration for our winter wardrobe. The new AW campaign lensed by Mario Sorrenti, stars Mona Tougaard, Edie Campbell and Leon Dame.
Head to Selfridges and immerse yourself in the world of Jacquemus. The brand new boutique has just opened in the iconic accessories hall and is full of all your fave accessories (we’re looking at you Le Grand Chiquito and Le Bambino).
We’re embracing colour for summer 22, just like Jakke.
Pattern has finally made it to the UK and we can now all rejoice. Founded by Tracee Ellis Ross, PATTERN was created “to serve the needs of the curly, coily and tight-textured community”. IMHO the leave-in conditioner gets top marks. It leaves hair feeling super nourished and smooth without weighing it down too much. We’re obsessed.
Anyone who knows me will attest to my love of essential oils. I just love the ceremony and not to forget the smell of incorporating essential oils into our mad, busy lives. This weekend I will be using the Rest oil in abundance.
To promote the new Klarna card, the brand has teamed up with VISA an official sponsor of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022™ to create a campaign that stars big names like big names like Lucy Bronze (pictured) and Fran Kirby.
Andrea Ditter, ’Making the Cut’ Season 2 Winner, has launched a co-brand capsule with Amazon Fashion. Designed to suit everyone, TEREA is full of versatile pieces - at accessible price points - that focus on high quality.
The new Flannels store in Liverpool is a treasure trove of delights for shoppers. We’re quite taken with the beauty hall that features brands such as Creed, Le Labo, Kylie Cosmetics and much more.
Flannels, 15 Parker St, Liverpool L1 1DJ
If you are looking for a colour update, we urge you to book in at Windle London. This popular salon is tucked away, close to the busy Covent Garden. It has an onsite Lab where the team create their own products that are brilliant at-home solutions. Our Senior Beauty Editor, Katie Thomas, just visited and had this to say: 'It's the best colour I have had in a really long time. When you go ask for Tevae, she is fantastic. One moment she's making me go blonder and next to me she's given a girl the most beautiful pastel pink locks. She also likes to change her hair up a lot, which is a thrill each visit.'
Call on: 020 7497 2393
The Marie Claire Senior Beauty Editor's favourite London salon has opened a new boutique in Kensington and it is manicure and interior goals all rolled into one.
'We are in love with our new Kensington location,' says founder Juanita Huber-Millet. 'We have taken every element of Townhouse and turned up the style, luxury and experience for this beautiful part of town.
'I wanted the space to evoke memories of summer holidays and Mediterranean vibes while feeling both buzzy at The Nail Bar and relaxing in the semi-private pedicure spaces.
'This location also sports the new Refill Station, the first of its kind anywhere. Designed as a fun and sustainable feature for our regular customers, they can refill their Townhouse cuticle oil bottles after each visit for free.'
If you're looking for us this summer, we'll be here.