GO RUNNING, BOUTIQUE-STYLE
Ever feel that your girls’ nights out are a little on the unhealthy side? If so, try this one on for size: a boutique run, 5 or 10k, in Battersea Park followed by free champagne, hot showers, massages, free makeovers from the Powder Puff Girls, a fabulous after party featuring music and dancers from top London club night Guilty Pleasures, and performances from the Pineapple Dance Group. Leave with a goodie bag full of Elemis treats. 10 July, race at 6pm in Battersea Park. www.boutiquerun.com
CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL
Today at 5:30PM, the brilliant summer music festival held yearly in the Square Mile brings you accordion virtuoso Renato Borghetti, a folk superstar from Rio Grande do Sul in Southern Brazil. Don’t miss his mix of Milonga, Chacarera and Chamamé, jazz, tango and chamber music. Guildhall Yard tonight, www.colf.org.
Cupcake lovers rejoice: the iconic Hummingbird Bakery is to launch a summer collection inspired by florals and infused with all sorts of lovely flower scents. Monday is violet day: think crystallised violets and violet frosting atop a sponge infused with the flavour. Tuesday is about roses, and so on. From July 5. hummingbirdbakery.com