I've always rather fancied myself as a potter. Just booked a taster session with Skandihus to see if I actually have any creative talent. £45 for a 2.5 hr session in their studio. Choose your best piece to be glazed and take home. skandihus.co.uk E5 8JB.
Second Hand September
Thumbs up to the collaboration between Bay Garnett and Selfridges who this week launched a special 4-week Oxfam pop-up right in the heart of their lux Oxford Street store. Every week 13 million pieces of clothing end up in UK landfill. Pledge to shop only second hand for 30 days oxfamapps.org.uk/secondhandseptember
More Than A Woman
A day in the life of - well us, really - brilliantly observed, filled with truth and making us weep with laughter. Caitlin Moran is becoming England's Nora Ephron. £20, Penguin Books
The Present Tree
We have only just discovered this wonderful company based in Co Antrim, Ireland. This beautifully wrapped Coffee tree makes a fab house plant and promises a crop of aromatic coffee beans! Every tree is nurtured with 100% certified organic blends, so your gift is ethical and planet-friendly. thepresenttree.com
The Polish Club
We LOVED our September supper on the terrace at Ognisko in the Moroccan styled tent overlooking the green grass of Prince's Gardens. The spiced chopped chicken livers were DELISH. Incredible selection of vodka martini's too. ogniskopolskie.org.uk
And one to book ....
The long-awaited show of this feminist icon opens at the National Gallery on 3 Oct. Make sure you have a ticket! Click here.
Julia Colls, 9 Sept 2020