What To Do, See & Buy: Draw Me a House; Chewton Glen; Edward Burtynsky's OIL; Sonia Rykiel; Frédéric Malle; On Plate, Still Hungry
Charlotte Philby is a writer and reporter at The Independent, currently based on the news desk after six years on the Saturday magazine. She has been shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for an undercover investigative into a website offering students up to £15,000 in return for sex. She has also written for cultural magazines including Dazed & Confused and NYLON and contributed to several books, among them a biography of French street artist Blek Le Rat. A mother and born-and-bred Londoner, she spends most of her free time working on her first crime fiction novel.
Saturday 28 April 2012
Draw Me a House is the Buckingham Palace of colouring books, allowing little hands to reimagine famous buildings from the Parthenon to the Gherkin, while learning about architectural styles. Just the thing for big kids, too. £12.95, published by Cicada Books
Up and away
Staycationing will never be the same again, since Hampshire's super-luxe spa hotel Chewton Glen announced 12 new posh treehouse retreats overlooking the New Forest. Each rooftop suite (from £600 a night) has a hot-tub, wood-burner, and vaulted ceilings. Book now at chewtonglen.com
The Photographers' Gallery presents OIL, a 10-year project by Canadian Edward Burtynsky documenting the the oil industry and its impact. From 19 May; photonet.org.uk
Raise your game
Tower above the competition with these crocodile-print patent calf-skin wedges (£380), part of Sonia Rykiel's bold spring accessories collection. Team with chunky red bangles, studded box shoulder bag and a lip-shaped belt. Then again, could less be more? Soniarykiel.com
Who wants to lug around a heavy bottle of perfume in their bag? Not us. Now fans of Frédéric Malle's amazing fragrances can transport their favourite scent in colourful canisters created by Malle's pal shoe designer Pierre Hardy. Vite! £185, fredericmalle.com
Our tummies are rumbling at the prospect of On Plate, Still Hungry, an eye-catching online food magazine launching next month, with a daily serving of culinary-related stories, interviews, recipes and photos from creative foodies across the globe. Sign up for updates at onplatestillhungry.com
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