What do you get if you combine World Vegan Day, a Murder on the Orient Express, vintage cars and curling up with Michelle Obama? If you guessed Tempus' weekend recommendations, you've got it. This weekend, we're exploring some of London's hottest new launches (Mahiki's new Kensington club is the definition of the phrase) and most well-preserved racers. Plus movie and book recommendations and our favourite place to eat this week, so that whatever you're planning this weekend, we've got you covered. Read on to find out more. >>
Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama captured hearts around the world with her grace, spirit and hands-on approach to campaign works close to her heart – including tackling childhood obesity, promoting girls' education and supporting military families. For award-winning White House photographer Amanda Lucidon, Obama was also full of joy and warmth behind the scenes, and her new collection of photographs depicts four years of work and play. A rare and insightful vision of a woman of our times.
Already on the list of our favourite vegan meals in London, this new Sloane Square restaurant is serving up a healthy, meat-free take on our favourite comfort foods. The perfect place for a weekend lunch, don't miss out on the filling Vegetable Burger or the Chili Non Carne. And if you've got a sweet tooth, this is the place for you – with a naturally fruity passion fruit cheesecake to die for.
Sir Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Agatha Christie's most famous 'ripping yarn' is a star-studded, lushly recreated period piece full of twists and turns and delivered at a suitably clipping pace. Star Wars heroine Daisy Ridley swaps alien sand dunes for a Siberian snow storm as Inspector Poirot (Branagh) investigates his biggest mystery. Also stars Dame Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp and Josh Gad.
In cinemas Friday 3 November
An incredible range of vintage cars will be auctioned at Bonham's flagship showroom in New Bond Street, London, on Friday ahead of its London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Among the classic automobiles on sale is this astonishing 1894 Santler 3½ Dogcart (pictures), the oldest British car still in full working condition. Other highlights of the sale, that may be purchased and ran to the coast over the weekend, include the Belgian 1898 Germain 6hp Twin-Cylinder Open Drive Limousine (suggested £150,000-220,000) and the French c. 1902 Ader Twin-Cylinder V-Twin Four-Seater (£85,000-100,000).
A favourite nightclub for young British royals and society names, Polynesian-themed venue Mahiki is celebrating the launch of its brand new sister-club Mahiki Kensington with a three-night launch party over this weekend. Mahiki Dover Street founders Adam and David Phelps have teamed up with the team behind private members club Alberts to bring the Tiki-inspired club to West London open for brunch, dinner and dancing.