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Summer reads 2017 - the best books to read this summer

10 OF THE BEST SUMMER READS 2017

Sheila O’Reilly of the award-winning Village Books in Dulwich Village shares summer 2017’s top 10 reads as chosen by her team of bookworms. And since this week is Independent Bookshop Week (24 June-1 July 2017), head to your local indie bookshop to get your copy…   

The Ampersand hotel in South Kensington launches Princess and the Pea-themed stay

THE AMPERSAND IN KENSINGTON LAUNCHES FAIRYTALE-THEMED STAY

Ever fancied yourself as a character in your very own fairytale? Well, now the dream can come true. Sleep like royalty this month with a Princess and the Pea-themed stay The Ampersand in South Kensington…

The best hats at Ascot 2017

THE BEST ASCOT HATS ON INSTAGRAM

The hashtag #ascothats is reaching its annual peak on Instagram, and we’ve has a nose through to see who’s wearing the best headgear at this year’s prestigious horse-racing event…

Royal Ascot

HENRY CONWAY: TIPS FOR CHAMPAGNE SEASON ON A PROSECCO BUDGET

The Resident columnist Henry Conway, a consummate socialite, on striking the delicate balance between the opulence of The Season and the austere times we live in…

Garcon Jon x Tricker's

ARTISAN SHOEMAKER TRICKER’S TEAMS UP WITH INSTAGRAM STAR GARCON JON

Tricker’s shoes celebrates British craftsmanship from its Jermyn Street store. Combining the best of the traditional and contemporary, the independent shoemakers has launched its first ever seasonal range with renowned street-style photographer Garcon Jon

Ditch the gym and join the circus for a great workout

DITCH THE GYM & JOIN THE CIRCUS FOR A GREAT WORKOUT

Circus performer Hester Montgomery Campbell is no stranger to scaling new heights. Now, she’s setting the bar higher, opening her own dedicated CircusFit studio at Deptford Market Yard

Rachel Trevor-Morgan Millinery (photo copyright Rachel Trevor-Morgan)

WHERE TO BUY YOUR HAT FOR THE SEASON

With Ascot just around the corner and wedding season in full swing, The Resident rounds up four of the best London hat shops to top off your formal summer ensemble

The Saxon's Koi Terrace

JOHANNESBURG: RICH HERITAGE, HIP NEW HANGOUTS & LUXURY HIDEAWAYS

Johannesburg is known as the gateway to safari, but the once maligned city is now emerging as a destination in its own right, where rich heritage – the good and the bad – meets vibrant new neighbourhoods and luxury hideaways

WIN TWO TICKETS TO SOUL CIRCUS YOGA & WELLNESS FESTIVAL

The Resident is offering the chance for one lucky reader to win two tickets to Soul Circus yoga and wellness festival, which runs from 18-20 August 2017 near Elmore in the Cotswolds.

CLAPHAM’S LATEST FITNESS CRAZE: THE ALFRESCO SILENT DISCO

Tune in, work out and get a dose of fresh air all at the same time with Clapham’s latest outdoor fitness craze, the alfresco silent disco!

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