Recommended: Shrimpy's diner; Clarks; Ineke Hans; Kigu Exclusives' animal suits; Luxe City Guides; Stone Roses
What To Do, See & Buy
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 09 June 2012
Garage grub just got a whole lot smarter, with Shrimpy's diner at King's Cross Filling Station. Expect American-style burgers alongside calamari with black olive caviar, served up in the sparkling glass shell of a disused petrol station, from the people who brought us Bistroteque. 020-8880 6111, shrimpys.co.uk
Summer is not a good time for men's footwear. Thankfully, Clarks have come up with a snappy range of desert boots for boys and girls, including this corduroy Desert Jaguar. A splendid alternative to sandals and socks. £89, clarksoriginals.com
Add a splash of colour to your living room with a playful wooden perch from Ineke Hans' forthcoming Welland collection. If you fancy going all out, why not add the bench, stool, and table, too? From £189, scp.co.uk
We can't wait to get our paws on Kigu Exclusives, the new range of animal suits for big kids. Choose from a marmalade cat, purple dinosaur or red owl. Perfect for festivals – or skulking around the house. £44.99, kigu.co.uk
'White Linen Summer Box' from Luxe City Guides is the perfect gift for the discerning jetsetter. Pick five cities from around the world to create your perfect package, which they'll deliver – in a swish box-set – to your door. Up, up and away. £35, luxecityguides.com
Sight and sound
Prepare for this summer's Stone Roses reunion tour with a collection of 250 unseen snaps of the band, in a chunky new book by Dennis Morris. Published next month, This is the One is limited to a run of 1,000 copies, with a signed print by the renowned celebrity snapper. £295, whosaiditpublishing.co.uk
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