COFFEE TABLE MUST-HAVE
Lifestyle group Quintessentially has launched the definitive coffee table book in the form of Perfume, an educational guide to the history of perfume featuring some of the world’s most renowned fragrance noses including Roja Dove and Jo Malone. £25, www.quintessentiallypublishing.com.
WILLIAM CURLEY DESSERT BAR
The chocolatier (left) has added a sumptuous dessert bar to his shops. Why bother with vegetables and savoury when you could just head straight for the likes of pineapple tarte tatin with caramel ice cream, hazelnut daquoise and shortbread sandwich with a rhubarb parfait? Exactly. Shops in Belgravia and Richmond. www.williamcurley.co.uk.
KERALAN CUISINE IN HAMPTON COURT
New restaurant Cocum – launching on Saturday – will bring a taste of India to Hampton Court’s Bridge Road with the aromas and flavours of India’s biggest spice state. The focus of the resturant is an Ayurvedic vision of health, lightness and seasonality – the goal is to promote wellness through “pure” foods and veggie-rich nosh is all easy to digest and fragrant. 20 Bridge Road, Hampton Court, East Molesey, KT8 9HA, tel: 020 8941 3540.