Destination: Sephora takes over Feelunique
If you’ve always had to carve out half your suitcase for your Sephora haul when you head to Europe or the States (same!), you’ll be excited to learn that you can now access the beauty behemoth’s offerings from the comfort of your own sofa. After acquiring e-tailer Feelunique in 2021, Sephora officially took over the reins of the site on October 17th, supplying lines like Tarte, Makeup by Mario and the reliably excellent Sephora Collection that were previously unavailable on British shores. Prefer to do your swatching and shopping in store? Hopefully we won’t have too long to wait: a bricks-and-mortar London address is slated in the not too distant future (we’ve heard rumours of a spring 2023 opening).
Destination: In Your Element Wellness Festival
An event dedicated to all things women’s health is set to descend on Eccleston Yards this month, with the In Your Element Wellness Festival taking place on October 30th. There’s a jam-packed schedule of talks from leading experts like Chinese medicine practitioner and founder of Hayo’u Katie Brindle and The Tweakments Guide’s Alice Hart-Davis, as well as an impressive array of 1-to-1 sessions and classes from Barry’s, Psycle and Ten Health and Fitness to give you a taster of some of London’s finest fitness offerings. For an inspiring way to while away a Sunday, this looks great – and you’ll nab a luxury goody bag to enjoy at home as well. Psst: for a discount on your ticket, use code SPECIAL20.
Treatment: MAHSA x Sarah Bradden Combined Treatment
This month sees two of London’s most renowned aesthetic practitioners joining forces. Dental surgeon Dr Mahsa Nejati and founder of the ultra-chic oral care label MAHSA has teamed up with cosmetic acupuncturist and creator of The Bradden Method Sarah Bradden to create a two-in-one, inflammation-fighting treatment. Reflecting the importance of the teeth and gums to our whole body ecosystem, the experience starts with MAHSA’s antiseptic treatment to remove potentially harmful bacteria (which can contribute to disease throughout the body) and is rounded out with blue light therapy and hydrogen peroxide to leave teeth pearly white. Then you’ll enjoy 45 minutes of The Bradden Method, which fuses elements of cosmetic acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine and biohacking technologies to further lower inflammation and promote overall wellbeing. The treatment will be available at the soon to be opened Nejati Clinic in Belgravia.
Destination: Clean Kitchen Club Battersea
Purveyors of fairly priced and totally delicious plant based fare Clean Kitchen Club have just unveiled their flagship address at the slick new Battersea Power Station development, joining their outposts in Camden, Notting Hill, Soho and Wembley. There’s truly something for everyone on offer, from vegan smoothies and salad bowls to planet-friendly reimaginings of fast food classics like “chicken” nuggets and loaded fries, as well as a bottomless brunch on Saturdays. We know where we’ll be heading this weekend…
Destination: The Ritz Paris Spa Reopens
One of the French capital’s most iconic addresses, The Ritz Paris has long been synonymous with the height of luxury – and the recent renovation of their unapologetically indulgent spa has only further cemented this reputation. A floral theme is threaded throughout the newly revamped space, from a striking pendant light comprising hundreds of porcelain flowers to the hand-painted murals that adorn the treatment rooms where massages and Biologique Recherche facials are on offer. For some head-to-toe pampering, you can also book in for a haircut with renowned stylist David Mallett or a luxurious hand and foot treatment care of Manicurist. Members of their newly opened (and very exclusive) Private Club can keep fit in the chicest of settings, with 40 classes in pilates, Hatha yoga, circuit training and more available every week.