Welcome to The Botánica List, a curated selection of things currently on our radar.
The Swimsuit Brand: Arabella London
Arabella London is a beloved brand among fashion insiders, credited with reviving structured, cup-friendly swimwear. Their collection offers options like ultra-smoothing high-waisted bottoms and underwired tops guaranteed to give you the perfect fit regardless of what your body looks like. The swimsuits come in various shapes and cup sizes, and the new sorbet colors are to die for!
The Place: Prada Caffè at Harrods
Prada and Harrods have teamed up to provide a dining experience offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, small bites, and aperitivo until the end of 2023. The café features signature Prada interiors inspired by the brand's iconic stores bringing a taste of Milan to Knightsbridge. The café also boasts a fabulous summer terrace where visitors can enjoy the sunshine with refreshing beverages like ice-cold spritz and gelato from the ice-cream stall, available for takeaway. The tableware, carefully chosen by Prada, includes pale-blue Japanese porcelain with a contrasting double black line and crystal glasses featuring the quintessential Prada triangle motif to complement the surroundings.
Must Visit: Happy Go Lucky Exhibit
The Happy Go Lucky Exhibit is an interactive installation in NYC, offering a limited-time opportunity to step inside a kaleidoscope and immerse yourself in fantastical scenes. It aims to spread happiness, confidence, and positivity through a specially designed immersive environment, combining lighting, projection, sculpture, sound design, and optical illusions. The exhibit features eight themed rooms, including favorites like The Diamond Palace and Silver Ocean, as well as a new high-tech 360° full immersive installation called The Kaleidoscope.
Brand We are Loving: Charo Ruiz
Charo Ruiz, a former model who relocated to Ibiza in the 1970s, found inspiration on the island to design a collection of effortless, yet oh so cool coverups. The collection reflects the warmth, colors, and textures of Ibiza, capturing the essence of the island's relaxed and laid-back atmosphere.
Market Finds: Naviglio Grande Flea Market in Milan
On the last Sunday of every month, Naviglio Grande, the oldest canal in Milan, transforms into a vast outdoor flea market. Spanning almost 2km along the waterside, 400 stalls draw bargain hunters and vintage enthusiasts from all over the world. The market offers a diverse array of items, including antique furniture, books, paintings, jewelry, designer clothes, vintage vinyl, etc. It’s our favorite place to thrift shop when abroad. On sunny days, the market attracts an interesting mix of people, young and old, making it a perfect spot for people-watching. Visitors can also enjoy a break with an ice-cream from one of the trendy cafés lining the canal.