What To Do, See & Buy: Propstore; Fiona Paxton; Marks & Spencer; Cath Kidston; Buythetreeyousee.com
Charlotte Philby is a writer at The Independent with a weekly column on motherhood in The Independent Magazine. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for her undercover investigative work, and writes for various cultural magazines.
Saturday 02 June 2012
The stage is set
For a dramatic dining experience, head to London's South Bank. As part of the National Theatre's 'Inside Out' summer festival, Propstore is a pop-up riverfront café-bar created from stage sets and props from the playhouse's eclectic stash. On weekends there'll be DJs, too. Open every day until 29 September
I want one of those
Looking for the perfect tree? One of Britain's top nurseries has launched a clever new service which allows you to watch a film of their saplings, blowing in the wind. Choose the one you fancy and then have it delivered to your door. Buythetreeyousee.com
Manchester heads south this weekend, as a city-wide exhibition of West African art and music – with contributions from acclaimed artists including Barthelemy Toguo, Meschac Gaba and fashion designer Duro Olowu – hits galleries and public spaces. From today until 16 September, free, various venues, Manchester; visit wefaceforward.org for details
Girls, give your wrists a kiss of sunshine with these super-sweet friendship bracelets from Fiona Paxton. Available in a rainbow of colours, they're just the thing for your BFF – or just for you. £175, asos.com
From statement glassware to bold tweed-print curtains, M&S have struck a home runwith their new interiors collection, launching instore next month. These colourful cluster lights (not just any cluster lights...), £75, are particularly glorious. Marksandspencer.com
Stand to attention in this lovely 'Guards' circle skirt (£35) from the Queen of Twee, Cath Kidston. And to celebrate Her Maj's diamond year, CK is hitting the festival circuit in an activity-filled tour bus; catch them in action at the Royal Cornwall Show from 7 June. Cathkidston.co.uk
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