Following the success of our Tempus Earth Gala at The Dorchester on Thursday 31 May, which raised £100,000 for wildlife conservation charity WWF, we’re looking ahead to an equally fun-fulled weekend in the capital. A host of the city’s best bars are launching special seasonal schedules, including ROKA Canary Wharf’s Summer Terrace Sessions, boasting bespoke CÎROC cocktails and DJ sets, and Sartoria’s Libare Bar champagne-fulled Bloom City soirees. Artist Mouna Rebeiz is opening her solo exhibition 'The trash-ic. Or trash in the face of beauty' at The Saatchi Gallery and Graduate Fashion Week is providing us with heaps of sartorial inspiration. Read on for your ultimate weekend agenda.>>
Luxurious hotel The Rubens at The Palace has launched its brand new bar concept The Leopard Bar marking the finale of its multi-million-pound renovation. Set to deliver a sumptuous dose of safari to Victoria’s nightlife scene, guests can sip elegant cocktails and beverages – including over 200 whiskies and 30 champagnes - to a majestic backdrop of live jazz music, glass whiskey cabinets, antique pine walls and leopard print furnishings. The perfect choice for your new watering hole.
'The Trash-ic. Or trash in the face of beauty'
French Lebanese artist Mouna Rebeiz, who is known for basing her subject matter on the nude female form, is presenting her second solo exhibition ‘The trash-ic. Or trash in the face of beauty’ at the Saatchi Gallery, in aid of Innocence in Danger, a charity which supports victims of sexual abuse and exploitation. Showcasing a range of her famed portraits based on human existence, it portrays Rebeiz’s personal view on contemporary societal issues, exploring the tension between trash and beauty, and how they transpire in art.
31 May – 3 June
Mayfair’s Italian eatery Sartoria has teamed up with Martini Riserva Speciale to transform its Libare Bar into the ultimate late night dining and party spot, as part of D&D London’s Bloom City summer takeover. Guests can boogie to musical hits from guest DJ’s, tuck into evening aperitivi and cicchetti and sip on a myriad of new cocktails. Highlights include the Blood orange spritzer blended with Martini Rubio, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto and champagne, and the Lemon Martini with Martini Bianco and Martini Ambrato, gin, elderflower and lemon.
18 May - 29 June
Show your support for the fashion industry’s roster of rising stars, as Graduate Fashion Weekend takes over East Works Studio, to present innovative sartorial creations from the UK’s top universities and international institutions. Away from the catwalk, there are talks from fashion figures such as Richard Quinn, who designed Amal Clooney’s MET Gala ball gown and who’s London Fashion Week show was attended by The Queen, and sixties model icon Twiggy. Could we be looking at the next Clare Waight Keller or Alessandro Michele? There’s only one way to find out and that’s to be there.
3-6 June 2018
One thing London truly excels at is rooftop bars and Canary Wharf’s newest offering is no different. Step forward ROKA Canary Wharf who is launching CÎROC x ROKA Canary Wharf Summer Terrace Sessions, a series of shindigs to celebrate the warmer summer months in partnership with CÎROC Vodka. On the last Friday of each month throughout the summer, the trendy haunt’s terrace is to be transformed into a floral paradise, offering tasty cocktails in line with each event's different theme – of which include The Spirit of Carnival and The Spirit of the Balearic.
1 June – 28 September 2018