The nights are getting shorter but don’t batten down the hatches just yet. September can often be our sunniest month, so make sure you enjoy the last of the warmer days by eating al fresco and getting out and about before winter draws in. Here’s our guide on what to do, see and eat as the season changes.
What to do
September is all about London Fashion Week for us at G&S. We will be taking ourselves down to Brewer Street Car Park to view collections from London's most talented designers as well as taking some time out watch the parade of poseurs street styling to the max. Hot ethically minded London designers include Christopher Raeburn and Renli Su - we can't wait to see what both have in store for SS17. You can't beat the energy and personality of the London shows - such a great atmosphere - even if you don't have tickets make sure you go down and take a look at the spectacle that is LFW!
What to see
Witness theatre’s greatest bromance when Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart bring their much-praised production of Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’ to London’s West End. The classic follows a power struggle between two old writers as they get steadily more drunk through the night. It won much acclaim in New York and then toured the UK and will now be at the Wyndham theatre until December 17.
What to visit
The annual celebration of all things craft returns to our capital this month at the London Design Festival. Across various locations, you can experience design at it’s very best. The V&A hosts a huge rotating installation of 17.5m long silicone cords dropped into its stairwell. A giant wooden ‘smile’ created by architect Alison Brooks at Chelsea School of Arts in Westminster looks like it will rock when you go inside it but it stays eerily motionless. And Decorex International, the luxury design and interiors show as well as 100% Design at Olympia are old stalwarts of this not-to-be-missed festival.
What to watch
Coming out on Amazon Prime this month is new series The Collection. The gripping drama series is set in a post-war Paris Fashion house and centers on two feuding brothers driven to bringing the French capital back on the fashion map. Rivalries and betrayals are all played out by a cast sizzling with glamour and its lauded to be the Mad Men of the fashion world. Worth watching for the haute couture costume designs alone.
What to listen to
BBC Proms in the Park is Britain’s largest outdoor classical music event and a rousing finale to the two-month long extravaganza held at the Royal Albert Hall. Throughout the month, the Proms will tour the country and this year’s ensemble includes a celebration of children author Roald Dahl’s centenary with a performance of Matilda The Musical. In London the event takes place in Hyde Park but it will also be going to Wales and Scotland. Pack a hamper and some bubbly and enjoy the last of some outdoor music entertainment.
What to eat
Damsons and apples are best this month, which makes us think of hearty old-fashioned deserts like damson cobbler and home-made apple crumble. We also can’t get enough of figs which are in season in September, delicious matched with salty prosciutto or added to your organic cheese board.
What to wear
Starting at the bottom and working upwards we will be living in Matt&Nat's gorgeous vegan brogues this month. Perfect for pairing with little dresses and bare legs on warmer days or a wide trouser when things get a little cooler they are super comfortable to boot. Kowtow's new season cottons will also be top of our list - great minimalist pieces with a modern outlook which are just perfect for layering. Lastly it is all about accesories. Danielle Foster's beautiful Bella bag will be by ourside throughout the fashion weeks.