March’s Hot List

March’s Hot List


Our Hot List gives you all the inspiration, recommendations and ideas you need this month. Whether it’s a new movie release, the latest gadget or a revolutionary grooming product you’re after, check out our roundup of things to do, see, buy and read in March.

INSTAGRAM: Landrovers Off Road

Luke Bakhuizen is a commercial pilot and aerial filmmaker whose offshoot Instagram channel delivers a daily dose of Land Rover-focused content. The feed is a visual homage to the vehicles’ off-roading capabilities, featuring old and new models in environments from sun-baked sand dunes to mud-soaked mountains.

PODCAST: WeCrashed

The founders of WeWork believed they were on the brink of making business history. Thanks to the vision – and hubris – of CEO Adam Neumann, it was valued at $47bn and going through a huge IPO in which Neumann sold the dream to some of the world’s savviest investors. But did his dream match reality? David Brown of the Business Wars podcast hosts this six-part series which explores that question and the wider phenomenon of ‘unicorns’. Catch up now as the final episode is released this month.

FOOD & DRINK: The Courtyard At Goods Way

Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett and his Venue Group have already given the city Flat Iron Square. Now they bring you The Courtyard at Goods Way, an all-day food hall filled with independent street-food vendors, a music venue and even a New Orleans-style bar called Sweetwater that looks good for post-work drinks. Food stalls including Breddos Tacos, Temple of Seitan and Duck Truck celebrate the best British ingredients.
11 Goods Way, King’s Cross, N1C 4DP


Online menswear retailer Mr Porter has unveiled the latest collection from its own Mr. P label. As ever, you’ll find classic, everyday staples made from high-quality fabrics. For spring-summer 2020, Mr P. takes inspiration from Japan – expect understated styles in muted tones, with a range of well-made accessories to match.

FILM: Quiet Place 2

The original Quiet Place caused quite a stir back in 2018. For the sequel, John Krasinski is back in the director’s chair and his real-life wife, Emily Blunt, returns as mother Evelyn Abbott, with her two kids. The monsters with the sensitive ears are back too, but there’s a mysterious new man in the picture (Cillian Murphy). Expect feelings of dread and suspense throughout.
Out 20th March

HOTEL: One & Only Desaru Coast

On the sandy shores of Malaysia’s south-east coast, this resort spreads over an expansive and untamed area of land. It encompasses the Ember Beach Club, Ironman training facilities and a spa, as well as laying on experiences such as martial arts lessons, tree climbing, sea fishing and night-time bonfires on the beach. Whether you’re looking to relax or get a bit outdoorsy, this lavish recreation of a traditional Malaysian village (or ‘kampung’) is one to keep on your radar.


French skincare brand Horace is now on Mr Porter. In minimalist packaging, its products are made from natural ingredients and have become a go-to for those in the know. Offered at an affordable price point, and with chic design, their arrival on Mr Porter should earn the brand the recognition it deserves on these shores. Elevate your morning routine with its Italian bergamot and peppermint shower gel.


TECH: Audio-Technica ATH-AWAS Headphones

Audio-Technica’s ATH-AWAS headphones are released this month with a hefty £1,299.99 price tag. What makes them worth that kind of money? They’re hand assembled in Tokyo from Japanese asada zakura wood, which is as hard-wearing as it is rare. Powerful 53mm drivers have a diamond-like coating to reduce distortion and optimise high-frequency sounds. Magnesium alloy arms ensure the best possible fit, with an excellent ear-cup seal enhanced by smooth, leather pads and headband. The overall result is a fine example of true Japanese craftsmanship.


Fancy designing your own sneaker? Marylebone retailer Trunk LABS is hosting an event with Swedish sneaker brand CQP at which guests can build their own sneaker from scratch. Choose from 180 colour swatches, pick a sneaker style and fabric, then get creative with laces, soles and lining options. CQP shoes are made in Portugal using traditional techniques, so they’re guaranteed to last.
34 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, W1U 7QH; 21st March


BOOK: David Hockney, My Window

In artistic terms, 2020 is the year of David Hockney. As well as a dedicated exhibition of his drawings at the National Portrait Gallery, specialist publisher Taschen has released a new batch of collector’s editions of My Window. This vast coffee-table tome (£1,750) showcases 120 of the artist’s iPhone and iPad drawings, which track the seasonal changes he observes through the windows of his Yorkshire home. Epic pink sunsets and snowy countryside landscapes are etched in vivid tones. Each of the 1,000 copies is numbered and signed by the man himself.

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