What To Do, See & Buy: Azealia Banks; Hello Kitty and Ladurée; My Cool Shed; Fabergé and Hermès; The Lost Lectures blog
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 24 March 2012
Harlem's hottest female rapper, Azealia Banks, marks 2012 with a world tour. First stop is Scotland's Rockness festival in June. Bag your tickets at azealiabanks.com and prepare to be gloriously gobsmacked – or settle for the new single "212", out tomorrow.
It was only a matter of time before Hello Kitty launched her own confectionery line, and this team-up with Ladurée is perfect. Choose from macaroons (£11.60 for a mix of flavours) or chocolates (£22) – both come in a super-cute, Kitty-style gift box. From Ladurée in Covent Garden, London WC2, 020-7240 0706
A room of my own
Many of us dream of having a shed as an idyllic retreat – but how many actually achieve the reality? A new photo book, My Cool Shed, shows what you can do if you put your mind to it. Lakeside cabin or treetop studio, anyone? £14.99, published end of April by Pavilion, from anovabooks.com
After something a bit different to hang your hat off? Snap up this snazzy pipework coathook from the British design team at nickfraser.co.uk.It comes in three colourways, and is part of a strictly limited run. Oh, and if you really want to tap into the look, there's a candelabra, too.
Russian fine-jewellery house Fabergé is famed for its blingy Easter eggs, beloved by the tsars. Now it has collaborated with Hermès to create this scrumptious, limited-edition silk scarf. Yum. £180, wardrobemistress.co.uk
The word is out
Whisper it: The Lost Lectures blog, which "takes lectures out of lofty institutions and into inspiring new spaces" is about to announce next month's series of one-off talks. Visit thelostlectures.com for tickets, and to watch past talks from the likes of cloud guru Gavin Pretor-Pinney and astronomer Chris Lintott.
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