Five to Inspire
Written by Polly Jacobs
EAT: What better way to forget that winter’s closing in, than getting stuck into some spookish baking? Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes contain some delicious-sounding treats. At entry level we have pumpkin spice snickerdoodles and if you’re feeling more adventurous you could attempt to make your own gummy worms. As expected, not all the ingredients are store cupboard staples, but it’s certainly a way to take the holiday from basic to boujee.
DRINK: Having opened last Monday and boasting the one and only Idris Elba as a co-founder, Porte Noire surely promises to be one of the most lavish new bars in the whole of the capital. Boasting “a delicious and unique” roster of wines to get stuck into and located in the easily-accessible Kings Cross area, this is surely not one to be missed.
VISIT: A visit to a launderette might not be the top of your list of fun things to do this weekend – but hear us out. Yinka Ilori has teamed up with LEGO in the kaleidoscopic installation Launderette of Dreams. Free to the public, (and with fun workshops for children) this installation reimagines the community launderette as a vibrant public space, giving visitors creative free reign to build and rebuild the world around them. This one’s only on until 6 November, so head over to Bethnal Green Road sooner rather than later.
WATCH: For those of you still wallowing in the post-Bond movie blues, a more than suitable replacement can be found in the form of Dune. Having opened in the UK last week to positive reviews and boasting an all-star cast, this sci-fi thriller – based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name – promises a highly entertaining night at the movies. Starring Timothée Chalamet (who seems to be everywhere at the moment) Dune tells the story of a gifted young man who must travel to a dangerous planet to protect his family and his people.
GROW: It’s time to hide the razors and put the scissors out of arms’ reach because November means growing out those moustaches in aid of Movember. (And for those who aren’t blessed in the facial hair department, pen moustaches are always an option.) Of course, the charity funds and raises awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer as three massively important causes.