What To Do, See & Buy: Propstore; Fiona Paxton; Marks & Spencer; Cath Kidston; Buythetreeyousee.com


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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

African dreams

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

Arm candy

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

Light touch

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

Patriot games

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