June 18

Editor’s Letter: Are You Beach Brain Ready?

Because, honestly, relaxation hurts

Singer, Actress, Crowdfunder, Wrestler: Kate Nash Wants Every Woman To Find Their GLOW

With a fourth album, a comeback tour and a second series on Netflix, Kate Nash is a straight-talking feminist force

Fashion

Trend Spot: Make Like Valentino in this Season’s Must-Have Colourful Polka Dot Print

…Because monochrome dots are so 2017

Alight Here

Young hearts run free in casual staples: love worn denim, leather jackets and perfect tees

Lady Mexico

As we celebrate our favourite artistic and feminist icon Frida Kahlo this month alongside an intimate exhibition at the V&A…

Sketch in Watercolour

Washes of desaturated blush, mint, and peach with floral motifs and metallic accents freshen up spring summer dressing  

Washed Ashore

Make like an urban mermaid in diaphanous summer-weight fabrics with more than a dash of romance 

Beauty

Eye Caramba

Festival beauty has never been so wearable, with painterly smudges of pigment, pattern and glitter 

Get Back To Nature With Ila Apothecary Founder Denise Leicester’s Organic Beauty Hacks

From Himalayan bath salts to rosehip seed massage oil, get ready for a month of self-love

Fresh, Natural, Sun-Kissed: Shop The Fashion Director’s Holiday Makeup Edit

Look the business on la plage with these simple but effective beach beauty essentials 

Lift Your Spirits With Our Editors’ Favourite Summer Perfumes for Under £50

Complement your expensive signature scent with these easy seasonal swap-ins

Lifestyle

From Spotted Stationery to Whiskey Lollies: 9 Beautiful Things To Boost Your Happy In June

What to buy this month, and why

Live Stronger With the PHOENIX Team’s 5 Favourite Fitness Apps

Here’s the tried-and-tested tech we use to stay fit and fierce

Very English Scandals: The 5 Best Resignations in Political History

Sleaze! Backstabbing! Skulduggery!

Gum, Sweat and Rejection: What Acting Auditions Really Feel Like

Our thesp-at-large dishes the dirt on the realities of a (fictional) jobbing actor’s life

Game of Thrones Weapon Specialist Natalia Lee On Kicking Ass, Japanese Craftsmanship … and Dressing Muscles

She created the Heartsbane Sword, but she also makes a mean chicken soup

The Ugly Truth About Job-Seeking While Pregnant

Carly Lewis lost her job – then discovered she was pregnant. Here’s what happened.

Culture

From a Radical Bookfair to Pole Dancing Classes, Here Are London’s Best June Events

Who wants to be on a beach with a cultural calendar this good?

Feminist Porn Pioneer Erika Lust on the Cultural Cornerstones of Her Career

The founder of XConfessions tells us how she penetrated (sorry) the porn industry

Switch Up Your Cinema Intake With These Mind-Expanding Non-Blockbusters

Whether its erotic thriller L’Amant Double or Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince, swap the popcorn-fodder for something unexpected

How to Choose Good Holiday Books

Forget FOMO, do your research and try audiobooks for beach reading bliss

From Studio to Stage: 3 Music Producers Proving They Have Bold and Brilliant Sounds All of Their Own

SOPHIE, Kelsey Lu and Cosmo Sheldrake will refresh even the most jaded of ears

Enjoy Fresh Summer Sounds With Our June Playlist Feat. Scott Matthews, Róisín Murphy And DJ Kose

Pop your aural filter bubble and enjoy our eclectic mix of bright new summer tunes

Liven Up Your June BBQs With Our Guest Playlist From Deptford Northern Soul Club

Prepare to dance with this collection of northern soul classics

Art & Design

Bring Frida Fever Into Your Home With These Mexican-Inspired Homewares and Accessories

Best enjoyed with lime and salt

Take a Look Inside 5mm Designs’ Hameed Hani’s Central London Bachelor Pad

Personalised ornaments and thoughtfully mismatched soft furnishings make this house a home

On View Now: How and Why Picasso’s Summer of Love and Personal Reflection, 1932, Fuelled His Love of the Female Form

Two paintings, both alike in subject matter. Our new art correspondent Shwetal Avshin decodes the meaning of these great artworks…

Food & Travel

Feast Like Frida With Phoenix’s Guide to Mexican Restaurants in London

Nothing says summer like tacos, tequila and slow-roasted lamb

Experience the Flavours of the Levant in Marylebone with Delamina

The team behind turkey restaurant Strut & Cluck are back with an Eastern Med taste sensation

Book A Mini-Break To Denmark With Malene Oddershede Bach’s Insider Guide to Cool Copenhagen

The Danish designer shares her 5 favourite hangouts for creative types

How (and Why) You Should Spend a Week in Macedonia This Summer

Fortresses, mountains and magical bazaars abound in this underrated short-haul gem

PHOENIX Raises A Glass To Spring-Summer 18 at West London Haunt Laylow

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