What to do, See & Buy: Converse; Danube Wings; Wild & Wolf; Juergen Teller; Cornwall Design Fair; Massato
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 July 2012
For those who don't fancy soggy toes this "summer", boots are the new sandals – and these fancy Pro Leather Suede basketball models from Converse are our pick of the bunch. Available in various vibrant shades including varsity red, yellow and green, they are the perfect balance of the practical and the frivolous. Available next month, £60, nationwide
Wings of desire
Heathrow? Gatwick? You don't need to endure those summer queues – instead, be among the first to try the brand-new air route from little-known Cambridge airport to Dole in the beautiful and relatively undiscovered Jura region in France. The flight time is just two hours. Flights from £65 one way at danubewings.eu
Transports of delight
These new Literary Transport notebooks from Wild & Wolf promise to "transport you elsewhere". Each one is named after a classic book and designed in the style of a vintage London bus blind relating to places mentioned in the story. There are 10 to choose from. £9.95 each, from wildandwolf.com
Through the keyhole
Juergen Teller's latest book, The Keys to the House, is a collection of snaps of the distinguished photographer's life at and around his Suffolk home. £39, published by MACK, steidlville.com
Next month Cornwall Design Fair will see thousands of contemporary craft-enthusiasts descend on Penzance. From 17-19 August, there will be furniture, textiles, lighting, jewellery and accessories galore, including this slick Peanut Feeder by Green & Blue, £39.95. cornwalldesignfair.co.uk
Juliette Binoche has her locks tousled at Massato's revered Paris salons – and now you can too as the Japanese hair wizard, whose looks have graced the covers of Vogue, opens his first London shop on Fulham Road. He is only in town for one week of each month but his team of protegés are on-hand year-round. 54 Fulham Road, SW3, 020-3620 6183
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