What to love and where to be right now...
Main image: My Reality is Different, 2022, video projection, ©Nalini Malani
Diamonds glisten like water on the skin, which is why the Graffabulous: Chapter V collection takes inspiration from waterfalls. Each piece is handcrafted by Graff so that the rare emeralds flow over your décolletage and sapphires ripple outwards from a centre motif. Dip one finger in, and you’ll be entranced.
“I have had a most rare vision.” Echo the words of the loveable donkey-headed Bottom in William Shakespeare’s popular comedy of confusion, jealousy and love.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream sees four rebellious young lovers, a band of ambitious artisan players, and a feuding Fairy King and Queen cross paths in a riotously enchanted forest, set on the wooden boards of Shakespeare’s Globe. Watching in the open air, where it was performed more than 400 years ago, it’s up to you to decipher what is dream and what is reality.
27 April - 12 August, from £5
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT
The Skyline collection was launched a little over 12 months ago but it has become one of Zenith’s most in-demand lines. And the new Defy Skyline Boutique Edition adds to the glamour. The dial has been engraved with hundreds of tiny, four-pointed stars, and is a mark of neat craftsmanship that continues to shoot for the stars.
The Boutique Edition in Numbers
Case: 12-sided bezel
Water-resistance: up to 100 metres
Power reserve: approx. 60 hours
The joy of being with friends is artfully reimagined in this second collaboration between interiors emporium L’Objet and design duo Haas Brothers. Happy-go-lucky characters that take the form of salt and pepper pots, plates and serving bowls make everyday gestures of hugging and playing games seem extraordinary. Glimmers of gold and helpings of humour honour the simple but exceptional experience of being with the ones you love.
From £35, L’Objet and Haas Brothers
You may have seen the worlds of classical masters like Caravaggio, Bronzino, Jan van de Venne or Johann Zoffany, but have you seen them through the eyes of Nalini Malani, The National Gallery’s first contemporary fellow?
She has reimagined their old masterpieces with hand-drawn animations using an iPad, revealing and concealing different aspects of the paintings. In her exhibition My Reality is Different, nine large video projections, played in a continuous loop, invite you to add your own meanings to these remarkable pieces of history.
Until 11 June, free
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN
Can you imagine your wildest wishes coming true? Now you don’t have to, we’ve already worked our magic on these special moments.
Brought to life: A Ferrari 488 Spider through breath-taking experiences one after another: after-hours access to the Sistine Chapel to appreciate its silence; wine tasting in the member’s cellar at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco; and a hot air balloon ride over Chianti.
Brought to life: Trace the footsteps of a brave soldier with a specialist historian across the memorable landscapes of Athens and Thessaloniki. Bringing battlefields, secret missions and untold stories to life through an epic journey of remembrance.
Brought to life: Crouch in the jungle together to witness the spectacular endangered mountain gorilla, the world’s largest primate. Watch as the young play alongside their mothers, while the silverback stands guard. An intimate and rare experience to share.