The PAOLITA January It-List

Discover our carefully curated January it-list filled with all the best places to see and go to start your 2022 right!

We have curated the ultimate January cultural guide to take you through our favourite cultural boosts to do in the capital this month. From the return of Luzia, Cirque du Soleil’s Mexican themed show at the Royal Albert Hall to the new and glamorous ‘Brassaria’ in Notting Hill – we’ve got you covered! Looking for new and captivating cultural experiences in the city after the holidays? Discover our guide to where to go and what to wear…

Brasseria Notting Hill

Fancy dining out somewhere swanky and glamorous? How about our newest Westbourne Grove neighbour – Brassaria. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With gorgeous interiors by Fettle Design and delicious plates curated by the Brassaria family – Brassaira is one of our favourite new spots in the heart of Notting Hill. The extensive A La Carte menu is full of delicious options alongside a range of pre-dinner and classic cocktails. Here at Paolita, we love the Rainbow Salad – with all the nutrients your body needs. Doing Dry-January or Veganuary? Don’t worry Brassaria have got you covered with non-alcoholic cocktails and vegan/vegetarian options. We highly recommend visiting Brassaria this January and the Tarte Tatin alle Pere is a must-have. Magnifico!

What To Wear to Brasseria Notting Hill

With a 70’s aesthetic, our sophisticated Jahari Faye Shirt paired with our Jahari Faye Trosuers make it an ideal combo for a date night. Elevate your look with the gorgeous 0711 Tbilisi Pearl Cannes Clutch, handwoven in Georgia.


Embracing our founder and Creative Director Anna Paola’s Mexican heritage – we are thrilled with the return of Cirque Du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall this month. The show “Luzia” which is set in Mexico and inspired by the magnificence of the Mexican culture is a must see this month! The show takes you through an imaginary Mexico, inspired by light and water with surrealistic visuals and breath-taking acrobatic stunts. “Luzia” defines Mexico through the people, places and stories – taking inspiration from both traditional and modern features of the fascinating Mexican culture.

What To Wear to Cirque Du Soleil: Luzia

Ideal for a cultural pick-me-up, our Kito Red Alek Dress dressed up with high heels is perfect for the Royal Albert Hall whilst you sit back and enjoy the dreamy show. Style it with our gorgeous 10 Decoart Glass Raspberries Pendant and Bracelet for a twist of extravagance.

Royal Opera Live at lunch

On your next Friday lunch break, why not take in a free performance at the Royal Opera House? The new ‘Live at Lunch’ series will play host to a variety of guest artists alongside the Royal Ballet, Royal Opera, and Royal Opera House Orchestra. Over the next two months, this new initiative will aim to reboot these high-brow performances within the cultural landscape of the city and encourage audiences back into the theatre.

No need to make a reservation; simply turn up on the day and take a seat. If you work nearby, you can even fit one in during your lunch hour, definitely more exciting than idly browsing through Instagram and chowing down a ready meal at your desk.

What To Wear to Royal Opera: Live at Lunch

Perfect for a high-brow lunch break we recommend our sleek and sophisticated solids for this little midday venture. Pair our White Patti Shirt with our Navy Farrah Trousers for the chicest daytime ensemble.

Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty

Frankenthaler (1928–2011) is widely regarded as one of America’s most prominent abstract artists of the twentieth century, having played a key part in the shift from Abstract Expressionism to Color Field painting. Throughout her six-decade career, she experimented relentlessly, generating a significant body of work in a variety of mediums. This show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates the artist’s revolutionary woodcuts, which look painterly and intuitive with expanses of colour and flowing forms, and premieres 10 years after her death. It will reveal Frankenthaler as a trailblazer of the printmaking movement, who pushed boundaries of the medium through her extensive experimentation.

To coincide with this exhibition, the Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Monet x Frankenthaler display brings together two seminal works by Claude Monet and Helen Frankenthaler to reveal similarities in the artists’ ambition and approach.

“Exploring Frankenthaler’s proofs and processes, we’ll show the painstaking work behind these beguiling woodcuts – revealing just how accomplished Frankenthaler was in modulating control and spontaneity in her art.”

What To Wear to Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty

Matching the rich palettes of Helen Frankenthaler’s dreamscape impressionist style, we recommend the pairing of our Edo Blue Faye Shirt and Edo Farrah Trouser.

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