Follow in the Duchess of Cambridge's footsteps and visit the National Portrait Gallery in central London. The museum has just added two new photographs of Kate to its Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition, and earlier this week the Duchess went to see the pictures in person.
Ladies, Denise van Outen is leading a 4.5 mile charity walk around London's main sights in association with Benefit Cosmetics. Think gentle walk while also having your make-up done.
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Florence Foster Jenkins
Meryl Streep has returned to the big screen, this time playing American heiress Florence Foster Jenkins in the eponymous film. The movie follows the story of Florence, an amateur soprano singer, known and ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, pitch, and tone and her generally poor singing ability. Hugh Grant stars opposite as St. Clair Bayfield, a British actor who later became her manager and husband.
Vogue 100: A Century of Style
The Duchess of Cambridge visited the National Portrait Gallery earlier this week, to view a new set of portraits of herself taken by British photographer Josh Olins. The photos have just been added to the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition and show Kate in her most relaxed and informal stances. Giving fans a glimpse into the Duchess' private life, the two new photos show a dressed-down Kate smiling and posing in the Norfolk countryside.
To book tickets visit npg.org.uk.
Bold is Beautiful
On Sunday Denise van Outen will lead the Bold is Beautiful march through the streets of London, in collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics. The 4.5 mile route, starting and finishing in Cavendish Square, will allow walkers to take in some of London's most famous sites – including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and along the River Thames. Courtesy of Benefit Cosmetics, women and girls are encouraged to start with minimal make-up, stopping at checkpoints throughout the route to receive beauty 'touch-ups' to their skin, lips, eyes, and of course, eyebrows. The campaign raises money for two charities – Refuge and Look Good Feel Better.
For more information visit uk.boldisbeautiful.com.
FOOD AND DRINK
Soho's favourite diner Top Dog has just launched its "secret" speakeasy bar – Upstairs at Top Dog. The new drinking den boasts an ever-evolving drinks menu of cocktails and hard shakes, as well as US craft beers and whiskies. On the food menu, apart from serving the best dogs in the business, the eatery also offers fried, buttermilk chicken buns, smashed patty burgers, truffle mac and cheese and a selection of vegan and gluten-free dishes to name a few. Fudge nuts and s'mores will finish off your meal.
To book a table visit top-dog.com.
If you need one more reason to visit Bicester Village, here it is. Italian brand Marni will be doubling its presence at the shopping outlet from 12 to 17 May by setting up a charity pop-up store in association with Associazione Vimala. Visitors to Marni Charity House will be able to get their hands on a series of special items, all inspired by flowers and outdoor life – perfect for the spring weather! Think bags, aprons, pins and little pots with seeds planted inside. Shoppers can also design and create their own bespoke T-shirt. Part of the proceeds of sales will go to Associazione Vimala, which runs a number of projects for children.
For more information visit bicestervillage.com/en/shopping/brands/marni-charity-house.