The red cups return
Blue skies, a crisp breeze, temperatures cold enough to warrant covering up any 'dinner-lady arms' (the only new phrase worth bovvering to remember from last week's Catherine Tate Show) with big woolly jumpers. What is there not to like about the Smoke in November? So, rather than wallow in the gloom of impending egg nog latté (which, incidentally, has more calories than a Big Mac) season, let's indulge in three reasons to be cheerful it's autumn in London. Because who needs Christmas in New York or springtime in Paris, when you can:
1) Celebrate whiskey season in style at Bumpkin: Westbourne Grove's latest culinary trailblazer that is part country brasserie, part restaurant, part whiskey room. Officially launches today.
2) Dress like a sleb (not a typo and better than A-lister) in Roland Mouret's hotly anticipated collection of dresses for Gap. Shouldn't be too surprising as we have been bigging up Gap for ages now. The most expensive one costs £78. On sale from 7 November.
3) Absorb the exuberance behind the paintings of young, LA-based, international art world sensation Laura Owens at the Camden Arts Centre. Well-known fans include David Hockney. Until 26 Nov.