What To Do, See & Buy: The Midcentury Show; Alexander McQueen; Clifford Richards; Blank London; Tamara Taichman
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 12 May 2012
It's not just cricket! On 27 May, The Midcentury Show takes over Lords in St John's Wood, with a showcase of classic design from across the world. Look out for vintage Italian furniture salvaged from a cruise ship. Modernshows.com
McQueen fans, diaries out. From 16 May, for one week only, head to net-a-porter.com to pre-order nine looks from McQ's first-ever runway collection (including this perfect spring dress). Excited? Just a bit.
Art imitating life
What a line-up. Clifford Richards' limited-edition print, A Mad Tea-Party, unites some of Britain's best-loved cultural characters – from Grayson Perry to Heston Blumenthal. £175, vandashop.com
You'll be the toast of the town with this edible Breakfast Express from Blank London, a new online boutique serving up a tasty array of fashion and lifestyle pieces. £19.95, blank-london.com
Bags of charm
What happens if you cross Tamara Taichman of Gallic brand Tila March with the archives of late interiors king David Hicks? These glorious handbags, of course, from £200. At liberty.co.uk from June
Tea for two
What better couple to invite to your Jubilee garden party than these rather handsome royal gnomes? They're friendly, amenable, and eminently affordable. £12.98 each or £20 for the pair, B&Q, 0845 850 0175
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