What’s Hot: March


Fill your boots with The Wordrobe’s pick of the coolest events, exhibitions and eats to try this month


1 Attend an exclusive event with Lena Hoschek


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Hankering for a fashion fix? Lena Hoschek is hosting an exclusive pop-up event at the 6th@Soho event space on Thursday 8th March. The pop-up will exclusively launch the SS18 Kiss me Piroschka collectionand preview the AW18 Wintergarden collection, fresh from the Berlin Fashion Week catwalk.

Pop in for breakfast, browse through the new collections and pick up some summer statement pieces. PLUS – don’t miss out on the exclusive free goody bag.

When: Thursday 8th March
Where: 33 Broadwick Street, London


2 Sink your teeth into a vodka-fused menu at Hix


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Black Cow, World’s smoothest vodka, is launching the Black Cow and HIX Food Pairing Menu, served at Mark’s Bar, HIX SohoThe menu, created by celebrated chef and restaurateur Mark Hix, comprises four small plates showcasing the best of British produce and dishes influenced by Mark’s travels, each matched with a tastefully paired Black Cow cocktail.

What’s on the menu:
• Black Cow Flight (£25.00) – Mini Dirty Cow Martini, Mini Spritz and Mini Espresso Martini with paired small plates
•  Dirty Black Cow Martini (£12.00) with a Brownsea Rock Oyster (£2.95)
•  Black Cow, Dry Vermouth, Olives in Olive Brine
•  Black Cow Spritz (£11.00) with Spicy Portland crab chips (£5.00)
• Black Cow, Apple Juice, Blossom Cordial, English Sparkling Wine, Cucumber Ribbon Garnish
• Black Cow Rhuby Rocks (£11.00) with Shrimp Gyoza with ginger and black vinegar (£4.75)
• Black Cow over ice with Poached Rhubarb Garnish
•  Black Cow Espresso Martini £12.00  with Peruvian Gold chocolate mousse (£4.00)
•  Black Cow, Fresh Cooled Espresso, Maple Syrup, Coffee Bean Garnish

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When: March and April 2018.
Where: HIX Soho, 66-70 Brewer Street, London


3 Celebrate International Women’s Day with top chefs at Aster


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Girl power! Taking place in celebration of International Women’s Day, Aster restaurant is welcoming Angela Hartnett and Sally Clarke for the third evening of the Aster Chefs series.

The evening will be hosted by Richard Vines, Bloomberg’s chief critic. He’s also going  to host a panel discussion and Q&A with the 3 female chefs around their careers, women in the food industry, and much more.

Wallet: Tickets are £70 or with wine pairing £110 per person.
Reservations: To book, please email angelali@danddlondon.com or call 020 3875 5555 and ask to be put through to the events team.


4 Break out of your box at Selfridges 


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Join Michèle Lamy – one of the fashion world’s most radical creatives – for a sporty residence in The Corner Shop at Selfridges London, Oxford Street.

Using boxing as a metaphor for exploring wider cultural, spiritual and social questions, Michèle is giving The Corner Shop a radical makeover with exclusive activewear and boxing merchandise designed in collaboration with artists and innovative designers.

What’s more, you can even take part at regular boxing classes at a pop-up boxing gym in the Ultralounge on LG, Selfridges London.

When: Throughout March
Wallet: £23 per person. Click here to book.


5 Drink up at Gizzi Erskine’s Easter Extravaganza


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Chef Gizzi Erskine is hosting a fabulous gin-filled event at Dalloway Terrace and you’re invited.  The delectable menu boasts fresh ingredients with surprising Easter themed twists, including the bespoke ‘Mad as a Hatter’ Tanqueray No. TEN cocktail – perfectly paired to complement the four-course menu by the Dalloway Terrace team.

Seasonal favourites such as Crispy Lamb Belly will feature, alongside a selection of delicious vegetarian and vegan options.

When: 27
th March
Where: Dalloway Terrace,
Reservations: On-sale March 1st. Click here to book. 


6 Go bowling at Ham Yard Hotel’s Croc Bowling Alley


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Love bowling? You’re in luck. The Croc is a spectacular private events space which houses an original 1950’s bowling alley, stylish lounge, bar and dance floor. Imported from Texas and manufactured by the iconic Brunswick company, the monochrome bowling ball returns include original features such as hand warmers and visible return runs. The solid maple bowling lanes have been specially commissioned, making it one of only a few of its kind in the UK.

Think back-lit bowling balls, vintage bowling shoes and bowling pin lamps sit alongside two large scale Howard Hodgkin artworks. The silver baby grand piano and South African made sofas give a lounge feel, whilst bowlers bowl into a suspended brick wall with flickering lights and can choose to have UV pins and shoelaces.

Where: 1 Ham Yard, Soho, London W1D 7DT
Reservations: 
Find out more and make a booking here.


7 Head to Bath for evening of fashion, feminine power and fizz 


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Join Searcys and the Fashion Museum Bath for an evening of fizz, canapés and history at the stunning Georgian Assembly Rooms. As part of the evening you’ll get an exclusive viewing of the new Royal Women exhibition, exploring the fashions worn by successive generations of women in the Royal Family.

2018 marks 100 years since the first time some women in the UK had the right to vote. The evening will also feature a thought-provoking talk,  which will examine how life has changed for women in the last 100 years.

June Hannam will bring to life the fascinating story of Mary Blathwayt, a suffragette who lived in Batheaston in Bath. Mary’s parasol is proudly displayed in the Fashion Museum exhibition ‘A History of Fashion in 100 objects’ for you to see.

When: Thursday 8th March, 6-8pm
Wallet: £20 per person, phone 01225 444477 or email events.bath@searcys.co.uk to book
Where: Searcys at the Roman Baths and Pump Room, Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1LZ


8 Party at VAULT Festival


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VAULT Festival is returning to the underground tunnels of Waterloo station this March with its biggest showcase of innovative, daring work yet. Don’t miss Becoming Shades, by Chivaree Circus, which will take you on an immersive underworld journey through the long dark tunnels of the Vaults.

Becoming Shades is a bold re-imagining that fuses together live music, physical theatre, aerial acrobatics, fire, dance and mime. Delve into a dark and dangerous world of mermaids, rum and glittering pirates. With so much on offer, there’s something to excite every imagination.

Where: Leake Street, Lambeth SE1 7AD
Reservations: Find out more here


9 Enjoy Film & Fizz at One Alydwych


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Running Fridays and Saturdays and occasional Mondays, Film & Fizz at One Alydwich offers the opportunity to watch a great film (many still on general release) with a refreshing glass of Champagne Lallier Grande Réserve in the hotel’s 30-seat Screening Room and savour a delicious three-course meal in Indigo restaurant.

The season’s highlights include Golden Globe winners Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Frances McDormand), The Greatest Showman (Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams), Darkest Hour (Gary Oldman) and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water (Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon).  The charming French modern classic Amélie is screened on Mother’s Day.

Diary dates:
 Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th February – Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri
• Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March – The Post
• Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March – Phantom Thread
• Sunday 11th March – Amélie (Mother’s Day Screening)
• Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March – The Mercy
• Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Monday 26th March – The Shape of Water

Indigo restaurant dinner menus for Film & Fizz by Executive Chef Dominic Teague celebrate the best of British with modern, seasonal dishes that happen to be dairy- and gluten-free, such as Spring vegetable salad, wood sorrel and candied hazelnutsOrganic lamb rump, braised shoulder, wild garlic shoots and morels and Valrhona chocolate tart with blood orange sorbet.

When: Until 26th March 2018
Where: 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ
Wallet: £55 per adult including VAT, excluding service charge. Click here to book


 Sink your teeth into goodies with Food Feels


Taking place on 10 March, James Thompson, Founder of popular food and travel Instagram account Food Feels and social influencer agency Social Feels, will be hosting a walking tour of Borough Market and the local London Bridge area.

Highlighting foodie hotspots, the tour will stop at the renowned Borough Market in the morning, which is the best time to pick up fresh produce from local traders such as Chegworth Valley from Kent and Ted’s Veg from Lincolnshire. There will also be the opportunity to visit Borough Market favourites such as Bread Ahead Bakery and Richard Haward’s Oysters.

Following Borough Market, the tour will head towards Bermondsey to locals’ favourite Maltby Street Market, which is hidden under the railway arches. Guest will enjoy samples from stalls such as The Beefsteaks, The Cheese Truck and Bad Brownie (voted Best Brownie in London) before a visit to the Little Bird Gin for a lunchtime tipple. The tour will end at Santo Remedio, a modern restaurant serving an inventive menu of regional Mexican cuisine.

When: 10 March at 10am
Where: Residence Inn by Marriott London Bridge, 201 – 211 Long Lane, London England SE1 4PN
Wallet: Free to attend. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite here.


Visit TOAST x Phoebe Cummings


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Love cool art? Then you’ll love this. ‘Elements of Materiality’ is the concept behind the TOAST SS’18 collection. It celebrates a sensory, scientific and practical exploration into the materiality of things – both human made and natural.

To bring ‘Elements of Materiality’ to life, TOAST is collaborating with celebrated British artist, Phoebe Cummings, to create a unique installation, titled ‘Season’, entirely made from clay.

Phoebe is known for her highly detailed, temporary sculptures that change over time – shrinking, cracking, drying and even dissolving. Through their changing state, these sculptures focus on momentary experiences, fragility and impermanence.

‘Season’ will explore the possibilities of clay as a raw material – its changing states – and the creative process as a whole. You can also observe Phoebe build the sculpture and then experience how it is activated by other elements in its environment; fire, water and air.

When: ‘Season’ will be shown at Protein Studio, from 8th March to 13th March, 10am – 6pm.
Where: Protein Studio, 31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EY. For more information see www.toa.st/materiality.

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