Five things that are inspiring us this week

Mapplethorpe Flora

Mapplethorpe Flora: The Complete Flowers

Filled with almost 300 flower photographs ‒ ranging from the stark to the sensual ‒ by artist Robert Mapplethorpe, this lavish new tome makes for ideal reading as spring comes into bloom.

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Cinderella’s Lily James and Richard Madden reunite to play the star-crossed lovers in this new Shakespeare adaptation, making it spring’s hottest (quite literally ‒ see photo above) ticket.

12 May – 13 August 2016, nimaxtheatres.com

Killiehuntly Farmhouse

Killiehuntly Farmhouse

Luxuriously renovated in the ‘Scandi-Scot’ style by its Danish owners, this 17th century farmhouse and cottage ‒ set in 4,000 acres of Cairngorms National Park ‒ is the stuff that staycation dreams are made of.

Opens 21 May, killiehuntly.scot

Wonderland Easter

Wonderland Easter

Still hunting for the perfect Easter treat? Look no further than haute chocolatier Pierre Marcolini’s spectacular (and scrumptious) Wonderland-themed creations. EAT ME, you say? Don’t mind if we do…

Available from uk.marcolini.com and Selfridges

Sosharu

Sosharu

Jason Atherton’s latest venture brings a slice of Tokyo tavern culture to Clerkenwell. Upstairs there’s a sleek restaurant serving up tempura, sashimi and sake. Downstairs, you’ll find a neon-lit cocktail bar. Brilliant.

sosharulondon.com

The Trends

Travel Mood
Board: Japan

The new arrivals inspired by antique
kimonos and cherry blossom trees.

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Six Denim Icons

Six Denim
Icons

From Marilyn Monroe to Kate Moss,
we reveal the most stylish jean queens.

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Cotswolds

Travel Mood
Board: Cotswolds

Discover how the idyllic countryside
inspired our beautiful new floral print.

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