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The August Digest

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As summer nears its end, it’s time to see out the final weeks of the season in style. Welcome to the August Digest, your lowdown on the places to go, the things to do and the products to buy this month, handpicked by the W. ICONS editors.

Beauty Hero

After a summer of sun, our skin can need some TLC. The Sun Saviours Duo from Summer Fridays helps to mitigate any dark spots and hyperpigmentation with the CC-Me Serum, then offers protection from further damage with the super-hydrating ShadeDrops SPF.

Collaboration To Know

Sporty & Rich has achieved cult status thanks to its luxe take on athleisure. Now it’s teamed up with fellow sport-inspired brand Lacoste to create the perfect capsule of retro-influenced designs.

Book To Read

Coco Mellor’s debut novel Cleopatra and Frankenstein has already earned her the coveted label of ‘the next Sally Rooney’. Dive into her tale of a tumultuous love affair between protagonists Cleo and Frank.

Restaurant To Book

Take in the unrivalled collection of artwork at the National Portrait Gallery, then head to The Portrait Restaurant, perched on the top of the gallery and overlooking Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament, to enjoy food by renowned chef Richard Corrigan.

Place To Stay

In need of an adults-only break? Head to Vermelho, Christian Louboutin’s 5-star luxury hotel in Melides, Portugal. Explore the village’s rustic, coastal charm, then relax in the hotel’s artfully eclectic interiors.

Wardrobe Investment To Buy

Loewe’s creative director Jonathan Anderson has done it again, creating yet another iconic bag. Meet the Puzzle Fold Mini, the latest iteration of the much-loved Puzzle bag, which can be worn three ways and folds completely flat into a neat square. Genius.

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