THE GLAMOUR BEAUTY FESTIVAL 2016
Glamour runs in the DNA of King’s Road, and as our patch of Chelsea emerges from its winter hibernation, the Glamour Beauty Festival is coming to the Saatchi Gallery.
Billed as ‘giving your attitude to beauty a makeover’, the festival promises all kinds of advice, ideas and demonstrations. Hairdresser George Northwood gives a masterclass on friend and supermodel Amber Le Bon. And supermodel David Gandy and menswear designer Patrick Grant discuss the modern day boom in male grooming.
Your ticket also gives you access to a talk by industry insiders such as Jo Malone, Liz Earle and Thea Green from Nails Inc. who reveal 'How to Build a Beauty Empire'. You can also browse the beauty stands, meet the Laura Mercier make-up artists and enjoy complimentary pampering treatments. And you won’t go home empty handed: you’ll receive a free goodie bag worth over £160, which makes the £50 ticket feel more palatable.
When: Saturday/Sunday, 12/13 March 2016
Where: Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's Square, Chelsea, King's Road, London SW3 4SQ
Tube: Sloane Square
THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, BATTERSEA
If the mere thought of entering a Mayfair gallery – never mind its price tags – seems daunting, the Affordable Art Fair is the way to go.
This inspirational event brings together a vast collection of fabulous contemporary art in an environment that’s refreshingly relaxed and unsniffy.
Adorning the walls and stands is a visual feast of original prints, photography and sculpture from over 1,100 artists. As for prices, they range from £100 or so up to £5000.Tickets: £8-£15 (late view tickets £20), free under-16s.
When: 10, 11, 12 and 13 March 2016
Where: Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ
Tube: Sloane Square (then a complimentary shuttle bus), or Battersea Park mainline.
MOTHER’S DAY: TEA AT CLARIDGE’S
If, like most of us, your Mother’s Day track record has been blighted by last-gasp cards and garage flowers, perhaps it’s time to make amends with London’s most elegant traditional afternoon tea.
This year, whisk her off the Claridge’s, ensconce her in Thierry Despont’s art-deco-inspired foyer, and dazzle her with a procession of exquisite finger sandwiches, achingly light scones (still warm from the oven) and shamelessly sticky confections.
All washed down with a menu of refreshing teas, procured by their house tea connoisseur from around the world.
For obvious reasons, we suggest skipping lunch beforehand.
Where: Claridge's, Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR
When: Sunday 6 March
THE 2016 BOAT RACES
Note the plural - races – as Sunday 27 March again sees both the women’s (3.10pm) and men’s (4.10pm) events rowed across the punishing Putney to Mortlake course.
Every year, the event stirs up a carnival atmosphere, with every nook, cranny, bar and balcony along the tideway hosting Boat Race parties – and every pub packed to the gunnels.
Where: Putney Bridge south side,SW15 1JN
When: Sunday 27 March
Tubes: Putney Bridge, Hammersmith and Kew Gardens, or use mainline stations: Putney, Barnes Bridge, Mortlake or Chiswick.
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