EAT WELL THIS WEEKEND: The Address At Home Meal Kits
Belgravia restaurant No 11 Pimlico Road has some DIY meal kits to see you through lockdown 2.0. Its six boxes include: the ‘Meat Feast House Breakfast’ featuring Lake District sausages and bacon, free range eggs, portobello mushrooms and organic sourdough bread; the ‘House Burger’ with homemade patties, brioche buns and toppings; and the ‘Feast for Two’, which includes a marinated rotisserie chicken, hummus, a charcuterie and cheese selection, and a dark chocolate mousse. Each kit comes with exclusive access to MAV Music x The Address Spotify playlists to enjoy with the meal. Kits starts from £25 for two people with deliveries to doorsteps within ten miles of the restaurant.
RESTOCK YOUR WINE RACK: Wine By Hakkasan
Mayfair favourite Hakkasan is making wine deliveries to help you capture some the restaurant’s stylish ambience at home. Each bottle has been carefully sourced from leading vineyards across the world. Highlights include the dry Viognier LER 2017 from Australia, the fruity 2018 Verdejo Viña Sanzo, and the 2018 Carmenere Maray – a full-bodied Chilean red. Hand-pick your own selection or splash out on a mixed case put together by the Hakkasan team. Available nationwide.
TAKE A VIRTUAL TRIP TO THE ALPS: Nevertheless Exhibition By Conrad Jon Godly
Swiss artist Conrad Jon Godly showcases his latest artwork via Mayfair’s JD Malat Gallery this weekend. Virtual exhibition Nevertheless includes paintings of Swiss mountain ranges, created using traditional Japanese techniques. Expect dramatic landscapes and vivid representations of remote corners of the world in the collection – the sublime and the beautiful at its best. The exhibition is free to view online until 9th January.
GET INSPIRED AT HOME: Readr Book Subscription Service
Ever need a nudge to start reading? Enter new subscription service Readr, which is designed to broaden horizons and get users reading things they wouldn’t normally pick up. Its in-house experts will choose and send you one fiction book a month. Once you’ve read it, tune into its virtual book club online (which will take place in person at selected locations around the UK after lockdown) for a group discussion. Subscriptions are £8.99 a month.
BRING THE BUTCHER TO YOU: Flat Iron Butcher's Boxes
Self-taught butcher and Flat Iron founder Charlie Carroll has just opened an online shop featuring a limited-edition butcher’s box. Showcasing a range of quality British beef, each box contains four burgers, four steaks, a roasting joint and 1kg of Dexter beef mince. Boxes are released at the start of each week, so be sure to snap one up as soon as they become available – they’re selling fast. You will also get your hands on a classic meat cleaver to recreate the restaurant experience at home. Boxes are £90 and available nationwide.
LISTEN TO SOMETHING NEW: Dark Matters By CamelPhat
Out on Friday, Dark Matters is CamelPhat’s hotly anticipated first studio album. It features hits from the last few years such as ‘Cola’, ‘Panic Room’ and ‘Breathe’ alongside newer and just-as-addictive dance anthems from the British DJ duo. With guest appearances from Maverick Sabre, Ali Love and Noel Gallagher, house music fans are in for a treat. Just be sure to check out ‘Hypercolour’ featuring Yannis Philippakis of Foals – one of the best tracks on the record.
TAKE HOME WORKOUTS UP A GEAR: Third Space London IGTV Classes
Stuck in a fitness rut? Switch things up and tune into an IGTV class from Third Space London. The premium gym is laying on a selection of cardio, strength training and HIIT workout classes – just scroll through its Instagram for the full selection. Each class ranges from 30 to 60 minutes and is led by a top-notch personal trainer. IGTV classes are free and make a great introduction to Third Space London, which will reopen its gyms after lockdown.
GO GRAB SOMETHING GRILLED: Brat Takeaway
Michelin-starred Basque restaurant Brat is relighting the fires to offer a collection-only menu from its Climpson’s Arch kitchen in Hackney. From 1pm on Saturday and Sunday there will be a chalkboard menu of wood-fired bread and snacks to go, including grilled bread with lardo, greens and egg; fritto misto; and burnt aubergine, honey and yoghurt. Brat will also offer some of its favourite dishes to pre-order via WhatsApp, including mutton sausage, roast duck, Jersey beef chop and the signature whole turbot with a selection of side dishes.
BUY INTO THE HYPE: The Sunken Land Begins To Rise Again By M John Harrison
Summer bestseller The Sunken Land Begins To Rise Again has just won this year’s prestigious Goldsmiths Prize for fiction. This is the weekend to get stuck into M John Harrison’s ground-breaking, reality-melting novel, which follows the lives of two people struggling to maintain their relationship amid a series of creepy goings-on in the streets of Britain.
EXPERIENCE SOHO HOUSE AT HOME: Lyre’s x Soho Home Martini Boxes
Premium non-alcoholic spirit brand Lyre’s has teamed up with Soho Home to create a martini box so you can experience the luxury of ‘the house’ in your own home. Featuring a bottle of Lyre’s London Dry Spirit and Lyre's Aperitif Dry, two hand-finished Barwell cut-crystal glasses and a box of Lina Stores olives, the box has everything you need to create a guilt-free drink (or four). Skip the hangover and treat yourself (or someone else) to the ultimate non-alcoholic gift.
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX: Belushi
Chevy Chase and Dan Ackroyd are among the Hollywood stars lining up to discuss the extraordinary and tragic life of a great actor-comedian in Belushi. Landing on NowTV on Friday, the feature-length documentary tells the story of 70s legend John Belushi from his founding part in Saturday Night Live through his star turn in The Blues Brothers and into his struggle with substance abuse. This is the place to find out how he created – and why he still defines – a different kind of comedy.
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