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  • July 08, 2019
5 Things You Can’t Miss On Your Trip To London This Summer
1. Nine Artists In London’ at Parasol Unit

Don’t miss this important group show of Middle Eastern art by nine contemporary Iranian artists whose work goes beyond its visual appeal. Titled ‘Nine Artists in London: The Spark is You’, the exhibition will bring together Morteza Ahmadvand, Nazgol Ansarinia, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Sahand Hesamiyan, Koushna Navabi Navid Nuur, Sam Samiee, Hadi Tabatabai, and Hossein Valamanesh. This is a multimedia showcase that ranges from paintings to sculptures to film to installations, with artists responding to the qualms of a modern society in their distinct style. 22 May until 8 September

2. Sauce by the Langham

Fancy brushing up your culinary skills? The new and informal cooking school Sauce at The Langham Hotel is where you need to be this summer. You can book a class to hone your cooking talent and learn the secrets of London’s celebrated dining scene. The classes have been designed for every level and skill range, with the Building Blocks class focusing on techniques such as knife skills, making fresh pasta, and learning stocks and sauces, which is perfect for home cooks. At the Sauce, contrasting interiors abound—think vintage furniture and group workstations equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Classes start at £150 (approximately Dhs700) and give students enough time for one-on-one sessions with the chefs. Saucebylangham.com

3. Bvlgari at Selfridges

You can’t miss the Bvlgari Cinemania pop-up that will soon take over the Corner Shop space at Selfridges on Oxford Street. The Roman luxury maison promises an immersive customer experience with the reveal of its new high jewelry concept that’s inspired by the world of cinema. The pieces, not available anywhere else, take a cue from the Italian Riviera in the 1960s, depicting an actress in Bvlgari jewels, exuding a retro vibe. Keep an eye out for the new Serpenti Tubogas watch, with only 20 pieces available that feature a striking guilloché green dial, and the Divan necklaces, which you can shop here first, ahead of the global launch in September. 8 July until 4 August

4. LMS Wellness

“Look like a superstar, perform like a legend,” is the tagline of LMS Wellness, says Dr Shawana Vali, the founder of one of the world’s most exclusive invitation-only aesthetic clinics that’s a haven for royalty, high-profile stars and supermodels. Located halfway between Knightsbridge and King’s Road, Chelsea, this hidden gem emphasizes medical wellness and the importance of both looking and feeling good. Set up in 2011 by Dr Shawana and her brother Dr Mohammed Enayat, the clinic offers an array of services, including face and body consultation and a biohacking lab that maps your metabolic, hormonal, digestive, epigenetic and physiological states. All year round

5. Manolo Blahnik at Wallace Collection

Fashion meets art at the gallery that will be home to an exhibition featuring an exclusive selection of shoe designs from Manolo Blahnik’s private archives. Co-curated by Wallace Collection Director, Dr Xavier Bray, and Manolo himself, the show will span various rooms, each exploring a specific theme associated with his designs. The edit illustrates the breadth of the polymath’s work, from candy-colored shoes designed for Sofia Coppola’s award-winning film Marie Antoinette, to jewel-encrusted shoes epitomizing his signature style. Alongside the exhibition is a series of panel talks about the master shoemaker’s craft. Until 1 September

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