Today: Long-haul passengers in BMI's Business Class cabin are in for a treat with the launch of complimentary citrus-fragranced amenity kits by London perfumier Miller Harris ( ; ).

This week: Get a taste for the Med in the heart of London. From Friday to 27 June, a "Greek Beach" by the Thames will pop up on the South Bank, with sun loungers, Greek music, sand sculptures, beach football and competitions to win Greek holidays ( ). On the same day, the legendary bookshop Shakespeare and Company in Paris launches its free biannual literary festival, this year welcoming writers and commentators such as Martin Amis, Fatima Bhutto and Will Self; until 20 June ( ).

In The Diary: Thompson Hotels recently expanded north from the US to Canada with the soft opening of Thompson Toronto last week. Presently, only the rooms are open, but a sushi and Italian restaurant and 24-hour diner will complete the package by the end of the month ( ).