Something for the Weekend: Summer fun

As the month ahead looks brighter, it’s time to make those all-important weekends about more than just snuggling up on the couch (although that’s good too). Margaret Hussey’s Something for the Weekend is a mixture of must-see and do activities, alongside relaxing self care activities.

Out of Africa

Models holding hands, Lagos, Nigeria, 2019 by Stephen Tayo. Courtesy Lagos Fashion Week

We cannot wait for Africa Fashion coming to the V&A next month. With more than 20 countries and 45 designers represented, it’s set to be another blockbuster for the London museum. Exhibits include items from pioneering Nigerian fashion designer Shade Thomas-Fahm, Kofi Ansah, the enfant terrible of Ghanian fashion, and Malian Chris Seydou, who pioneered indigenous African textiles on a global scale. With sketches, photographs, film and catwalk footage, it’s a must for any fashion lover.

Africa Fashion runs from July 2 to April 16 2023. For more visit  vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/africa-fashion

Making us blush

With lychee extract and vitamin E, these Cheeky Tint Blush Sticks from Huda Beauty add a touch of colour to your cheeks as well as keeping your skin hydrated. They come in five shades and cost £21. For more visit feelunique.com 

Suits you 

The brainchild of Strictly’s Tess Daly and her friend Gayle Lawton, Naia Beach has got us dreaming of summer days on the beach. The swimwear collection has beautiful bikinis, cossies and cover ups. Made by women for women, they are the ultimate in poolside glamour. Prices from £50. For more visit naiabeach.com 

Easy listening

Reinvented from a classic 1959 style, the Braun LE range of speakers have been brought bang up to date. With German efficiency and sleekness, they have multi-room functionality and can also serve as a control hub for your smart home. They come in three sizes and prices start from £269. For more visit braun-audio.com/en-GB

Mud larks

It might seem odd to put mud in your hair to keep it clean. But the new Purifying Mask with Thermal Mud from Christophe Robin helps draw out impurities and pollution build-up from the scalp. With hotter, sweatier nights ahead, it helps keep your roots refreshed and your hair healthier. The mask costs £40. For more visit christopherobin.co.uk