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The September Digest

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Welcome to our latest monthly round-up. As we enter a new season, we take stock of what’s caught our attention over the past few weeks. You’ll find the lowdown on the places to go, the things to do and the products to buy, all handpicked by the W. ICONS editors. Read on to see what made the cut.

Place To Stay

Opening its doors earlier this year, the incredibly stylish newest offering from The Hoxton is to be found in Belgium’s capital city. The Hoxton Brussels occupies a brutalist building, and extensive renovations have given it the cool aesthetic for which the hotel brand is known; think vintage design with sleek, high-end finishes. There’s also a rooftop bar and terrace. Need we say more?

Workout To Try

If you’re looking to mix up your workout routine, Pilates by Bryony, the at-home workout platform, might just be the answer. Each week, you’ll find a suggested schedule of classes, so it’s easy to get started. Bryony hosts a live class and uploads a new session each week to keep things feeling new, and the workouts are challenging but doable, leaving you feeling energised.

Documentary To Watch

The life of the legendary Coco Chanel, from her humble beginnings to her enduring impact on the fashion world, is examined in Coco Chanel Unbuttoned, a new feature-length documentary from the BBC. With commentary from experts in fashion and Chanel herself, it’s a must-watch.

ICON To Invest In

While ballet flats may be enjoying a resurgence, they’ve always had a place in the most timeless of wardrobes. If you invest in one pair this season, make it the Leonie leather flats from Loeffler Randall, which are a modern spin on the staple.

Event Not To Miss

Rental platform Hurr is holding its first-ever sample sale next weekend, where you’ll find a range of designer items from the likes of The Frankie Shop and Totême (all ex-rental stock) at up to 80% off. Book ahead to secure your slot (tickets are free or £5 for early access).

Restaurant To Book

From the team behind Lina Stores and Kricket, EVE, in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea, offers an all-day menu that takes inspiration from the diverse flavours and breaking-bread cultures of the eastern and southern Mediterranean. You’ll find a restaurant, bar and cafe, all set in some incredibly chic interiors.

Beauty Hero

We’re always looking for glow-giving products that are practical and easy to use on the go, and Cosmetics à la Carte’s multipurpose Bare Glow Luminizer is exactly that. We’ve created our own exclusive shade – Dusty Rose – simply dab on your eyes and cheeks for a soft, subtle sheen, or sweep across your cheekbones, tip of the nose, collarbones and cupid’s bow for high-impact highlighting.

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