Esther O'Loughlin 1 Nov 2017 12:30pm

economia reviews

Don't know what to do this month? economia take a look at some up-coming events and gadgets


The only round, all glass hotel in Europe opened two new design suites in September. The suites’ contrasting themes seek to cater to all types of guest, whether they are travelling for business or pleasure. The Classic Monochrome Suite has a strong black and white design with leather and dark wood features, while the Modern Serenity Suite applies pastel furnishings and offers
a large bathtub. Prices for both start at €459 (£407).


The debut fiction novel of award-winning Mad Men creator Weiner will hit the shelves on 7 November. It follows the life of privilege-born Heather Breakstone and explores some positive – and negative – affects of a person’s character on society.


Since July the French couture house has put on a ravishing fashion exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Spanning from 1947 to 2017, it features work by creative directors including Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano, and most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri. You have until 7 January 2018 to look at over 300 couture gowns as well as a beautiful series of fashion photographs, artwork, illustrations, and more.


Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon has re-imagined the rivalry between 18th century inventors Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, as they raced to establish electrical systems in London. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Nicholas Hoult and Matthew MacFadyen, this film will undoubtedly be lit up by its cast. 

Call of Duty: WWII

The series has returned to its Second World War roots after controversial success in last year’s sci-fi themed Infinite Warfare. Developer Sledgehammer Games is known for its attention to detail and hired a World War II historian to consult on accuracy. That said, there will be zombies. Think Band of Brothers vs The Walking Dead. Call of Duty: World War II is available for PC, Xbox One and PS4 from 3 November.


“I remember writing the song and thinking it felt like a really big deal to me, but I didn’t think it would be like this,” Norwegian singer Sigrid Solbakk Raabe said in May. Her single Don’t Kill My Vibe has been downloaded millions of times on Spotify and she’s been touring through Europe and America off the back of the EP ever since. Go see her on 14 March at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

iPhone X

Apple’s latest addition, pronounced “iPhone Ten”, will begin shipping on 22 November. The stainless-steel smart phone is water and dust resistant and features an OLED display to boost colour accuracy, a first for the company. A visible difference is the one-piece, motion-operative screen, which unlocks using facial recognition. If you’re into the latest gadgets then this is probably the biggest news of the year. If £999 for a phone is a step too far, new iPhone 8 models are also available. Pre-order now.


Two Michelin-starred dim sum is coming to London. The Hong Kong restaurant’s first overseas venue, it will offer bespoke dishes not available in its other locations. Former Hakkasan executive sous chef Daren Liew heads up the new venture.