1. Whisky Live
Whisky’s world tour visits London for its latest leg. Whisky Live is held at The Honourable Artillery Company, East London’s 18th century mansion set in a six-acre garden. There are brand new whisky menus, masterclasses, a VIP lounge and exclusive pourings for those who can’t get enough of the good stuff.
2. Geta Brătescu
Romanian artist Geta Brătescu died last year at the age of 92 after living through the Second World War, Soviet occupation and the brutal repression of Nicolae Ceaușescu’s regime from 1965. Despite this, she stayed in her home country, her workshop her place for liberal ideas and escape. Ranging from drawing, collage, textiles, photography, experimental film and performance, Geta’s rebellion was an artistic one that can be seen and appreciated at Hauser & Wirth’s London gallery.
Hauser & Wirth Until 27 April; hauserwirth.com
3. Gieves & Hawkes SS19
Savile Row has changed for the better. The suits are still there, of course, but the veritable Savile tailors are ever more likely to develop new clothing ranges. Take Gieves & Hawkes, for instance, creating its ‘Botanical Exploration’ SS19 range, harking back to No. 1 Savile Row’s former life as the HQ for the Royal Geographic Society.
4. The Brands of Tomorrow
We tend to stay away from trying to predict the future; it never goes well for us. Still, British luxury tour de force Walpole has tried their hand at shortlisting the brands to watch in coming years. Announced at a glitzy event on the 13th February, it’s a diverse range of brands in fields as disparate as spirits, socks and scarves. Desmond & Dempsey, Conker and Farer (who we have a soft spot for ourselves) joined a rogue’s gallery of 12 brands in the line-up.