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:
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The most fun and rather chic way to scent your home takes the form of a Christmas ‘Bauble’ by way of Clean Vegan Skincare brand Neighbourhood Botanicals. A collaboration with artist Maria Midtown, the delightful illustrations make the perfect addition to your Christmas tree. And as for the scent, created with essential oils the profile is subtle and features holiday heroes like clove, juniper, nutmeg and patchouli to really get you in the festive spirit. Simply snip off the edges of your ‘babble’ to release the scent.
Founded by Molly Hart, Highr, with it’s low waste, carbon neutral operations and eco-clean formulas is the future of lipstick. The brand pulls off a rather bold aim to sustainably innovate clean beauty products for the modern women with aplomb. For a bold hit of colour opt for 'Candy Red', a exemplary red with deep rich pigments.
Wherever you are on your journey towards living more sustainably, you need to know about KANKAN. A clever refill BRAND that reduces waste. The starter set is £24 and features a forever bottle and refill can and comes in three fresh scents; lemongrass & juniper, mandarin & clary sage and chamomile & lavender.
Adidas has just announced the arrival of their first maternity collection. The maternity tight and tank are designed to support and grow with your body through every movement and all flexibility through every stage of your pregnancy. So whether you’re doing yoga or boxing, this this the ultimate workout maternity gear.
The jumper which-you-absolutely-need-to-add-to-your-wardrobe-RIGHT-NOW, comes in three colour ways and has been exclusively designed for Lady Garden Foundation by Marlin Darlin’.
The mulberry silk contains natural proteins that help soothe delicate skin around your eyes whilst you sleep. The perfect nighttime companion.
One for the weekend to-do list. Take a trip through the legacy of Louis Vuitton at the new store in Harrods. With everything from leather good to ready-to-wear, just don’t forget your wallet.
The newest in technology from beauty gadget brand Foreo is the UFO 2. A smart mask treatment device which combines sonic pulsations, thermo and crypto-therapy and LED light treatments to revitalise skin.
This jacket is inspired by the classic denim, knitted with a bandana pattern.
DSMarket is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bone Cuff designed by artist Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co, with an exclusive assortment of Bone Cuffs with an entirely new and dramatic style – the sterling silver Snowflake Obsidian as well as the coveted black cuff and original large cuffs crafted in sterling silver.
Newly launched at Browns, these are the perfect Christmas present for the fashionista in your family.
Fine jeweller Milamore’s new collection is inspired by the Japanese restoration method Kintsugi.
An Archive is a stunning collectable, which deep dives into how pioneering materials have shaped the brand over the years and also traces the history of travel itself since the nineteenth century, showcasing previously unseen archive imagery.
Transform pre-loved fashion pieces into entirely new and unique statements thanks to Fanfare. The perfect sustainable Christmas gift.
The Prince of Wales' Campaign For Wool, which strives to promote the sustainable and natural benefits of wool, is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the release of a limited edition scarf range, designed in collaboration with Amy Powney and manufactured by renowned mill Johnstons of Elgin.
The unisex scarf has been crafted in three colourways, using a unique wool fibre blend created with fine wools from the four countries connected to the campaign.
We’re obsessed with Tory Burch’s new hero bag, the Eleanor.
Take the sustainable approach this party season by renting your outfits, or if you fall in love, you can buy them too.
The collection celebrates its collaboration with a Scottish based community of hand-knitters, embroiderers, heritage mills and makers. 20% of all proceeds will go to the charity, Refuge which supports women and children suffering from domestic violence.
The perfect timeless sunglasses.
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.
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.
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®.
We can’t think of more sublime earrings for party season.