With the air getting crispier and leaves turning amber, you know London is entering the early festive season. Discover what’s trending in London this November, from floral underwear to wellness holiday hampers and more.
After a tough 2020, Notonthehighstreet — UK’s best-loved curated marketplace connecting small creative businesses to the world — is determined to make this holiday season one to remember by celebrating the extraordinary people who helped create moments that brought the nation together in 2021. 21 Angels of ’21 include sports personalities such as Emma Raducanu, Gareth Southgate and Tom Daley, and in honor of some of the inspiring British public figures, Notonthehighstreet’s small business partners have created a selection of bespoke “Little Angels” tree toppers that are available for 48 hours only (hurry!) till the end of November 24.
GetHarley, the revolutionary digital platform that connects patients worldwide with specialized aesthetic medical professionals has just launched in November the perfect bespoke skincare gift for the holiday season. For £100 the recipient gets an online consultation with a leading skin professional such as Dr Sophie Shotter and Dr Fiona McCarthy, or book with an expert facialist such as Debbie Thomas (who sees Dua Lipa) or Nichola Joss (who sees Megan Markle). The box includes £100 worth of bespoke skincare from the top medical grade brands including Obagi, Skinbetter Science, Medik8 and Meder Beauty — all delivered to the door of your loved ones in a festive box.
Founded by Katie Lopes as a female-empowering brand, Stripe & Stare’s eco-friendly, ultra comfortable undies just got an exclusive holiday makeover — the unique floral prints of LoveShackFancy and the incredible softness of Stripe & Stare’s intimate wear are a match made in sustainable heaven.
You don’t need to wait for the New Year to set your intentions. The women-owned and operated brand, The Ritual, has designed a number of well-balanced kits to support you in returning to the sacredness within. The “Manifestor Ritual Kit” includes an Anointing Oil infused with myrrh, frankincense and calendula, a clear quartz crystal, Palo Santo, and a sage bundle. The Beeswax Votive Candle is designed to assist you in your spiritual journey.
With the return of flu season and harsher weather, it’s time to up the game to improve your immunity. In addition to adopting a balanced lifestyle with good personal hygiene habits, infusion therapy is also a great option to keep you healthy and energetic. Lanserhof at The Arts Club is London’s leading private wellness club and clinic, offering an elevated approach to health, fitness and vitality. “As opposed to traditional forms of supplementation, infusions are delivered directly into the bloodstream resulting in 100% bioavailability as it bypasses the gastrointestinal tract allowing for full absorption of the nutrients.” Says Rebecca Baird, Nurse Manage at Lanserhof at the Arts Club. “IV infusions are very popular in the lead up to the winter months to help support the body’s natural immune system functioning. The Life Plus infusion is our most popular and most comprehensive IV infusion. It combines a little bit of all our other infusions to help strengthen the immune system, increase energy levels, improve sleep and aid the body’s natural detoxification process.”
You heard it here first — Honey Birdette’s founder Eloise Monaghan has been spotted in the capital city this month scouting for the perfect site for an appointment-only store. With all the forced store closures during the pandemic, Honey Birdette made a conscious decision to voluntarily close down stores and instead, host private appointments for two or three customers at a time. Following the huge success with the bold strategy with these private stores doubling their revenue compared to when they were open to the public, Monaghan is said to be soon opening Honey Birdette’s first appointment-only store in London’s buzzing Carnaby Street area.
Known for his knowledge and skills in aesthetic medicine and skincare, Dr Michael Prager’s new Hydrogen Facial Treatment is a winter season must-have. With the use of high concentration hydrogen (H2) — proven to be incredibly powerful in treating age-related skin concerns, the new facial is carried out using an H2 machine built exclusively for The Prager Clinic, producing H2 in much higher concentrations than others on the market, enabling the optimum potency required in this treatment and perfect for deep cleansing as well as nourishing of the skin. The facial also incorporates some of Dr Prager’s most popular items from his skincare range such as the Acid Peel Mask and Anti-Oxidant Serum with Vitamin C.
Launched in December 2020 by founder and designer Natalie Benmayor, Capsule Eleven aims to fuse meaningful symbology, spirituality and wellness with gender fluid high fashion jewelry. The emerging brand has quickly gathered momentum and was worn by the fashionably edgy Grimes to the Met Gala 2021. Taking inspiration from ancient Egyptian amulets and beauty rituals, Capsule Eleven collaborated with celebrity therapist Andrea Hurst this month and launched a limited edition amulet pendant filled with the acclaimed Pool of Purity aromatherapy oils, to create a hybrid of wellness healing and luxury that pushes the boundaries of personalization and what a modern amulet can be. The amulets and oils can either be bought as a piece of functioning product alone or as part of one of the luxury treatment packages, which include a world renowned reflexology session with Andrea Hurst as well as the stunning wellness amulet filled with the soothing oil. Available at www.capsuleeleven.co.uk as well as FarFetch.
The new Soho Home store in Chelsea is the newest Instagram hotspot in London, and has also now unveiled its collaboration with British leather goods brand Paradise Row. Founded by Shoreditch House member, Nika Diamond-Krendel, Paradise Row is the East London-based brand supporting a community of artisans who have been practising leather making for generations. With each piece locally manufactured in London and responsibly sourced from European tanneries in Italy and Belgium, the brand intends to celebrate the lost art of leather making. The collaboration sees the introduction of pencil cases, coasters, cutlery pouches and a plant pot in a variety of luxury leathers. The pieces can be purchased online as well as at the new Soho Home Chelsea store.
Gift the gift of health this holiday season — to celebrate Christmas this year, wellness member’s club KX have launched two bespoke designed, wellness focused hampers. The KX hampers are now available to pre-order and options include luxury skincare designed to refresh and rejuvenate by SkinCeuticals, theragun, restortative Spa treatment or even a short term Club membership.
Now the world is returning to how it used to be pre-pandemic, don’t let the workout routine you have mastered during the lockdown slip. Having launched earlier this year, Oona Series provides a transformational online destination offering thoughtful content curated by wellness and fitness experts for a community of like-minded go-getters. The platform has been designed to inspire and guide users towards an intentional way of living, helping them to discover who they are and elevating who they want to become. Members can enjoy exclusive contents including barre, pilates, HIIT and stretch workouts, with up to 10 live classes being offered every week and 5 new pre-recorded classes added every month. Exclusively for Black Friday weekend, Oona Series is offering customers and their friends or family a “buy one, get one free” deal on their annual membership at RRP £400 per member, which can be purchased at www.oonaseries.com.
Born out of a desire to build a range of clean products that are multi-purpose, inclusive and effective for all skin types, independent skincare brand RESTORED is known for its lightweight, super hydrating and balancing face oil that is formulated with nutrient rich extracts and non comedogenic oils. In celebration of the holiday season this month, the brand is offering an incredible 40% off the star product, simply enter BLACKFRIDAY40 at checkout.