1O THINGS From FRENCH IM­PRES­SION­IST food at Tate Bri­tain to TOM HANKS’ first fic­tion book, this is what you need to eat, read and do this month

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READ

HOL­LY­WOOD’S FINEST AC­TOR, Tom Hanks, has turned his hand to fic­tion-writ­ing with his de­but book, Un­com­mon Type: Some Sto­ries. A col­lec­tion of short sto­ries about love, war and fame, each is con­nected only by the pres­ence of some­one, some­where, us­ing a type­writer. Per­fect for book lovers and cinephiles alike. Un­com­mon Type is out now (Pen­guin, RRP £16.99)

EX­PLORE

TOUR THE HOME OF YVES SAINT LAU­RENT and delve into his most mag­i­cal gar­ments at the Yves Saint Lau­rent Mu­seum in Mar­rakech. A per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion in a city that deeply in­flu­enced his pieces, it is one of two sites en­tirely de­voted to his work (the other be­ing Musée Yves Saint Lau­rent Paris). Museeysl mar­rakech.com

WEAR

BA­LEN­CI­AGA’S SATIN KIT­TEN HEELS are so ra­zor-like that the toe re­sem­bles the point of a blade. Talk about look­ing sharp! Ba­len­ci­aga.com

FLEX

GYM CLASSES ARE GO­ING RETRO, with lux­ury gym Equinox launch­ing a 30-minute skip­ping class called The Cut: Jump Rope, taught by box­ing coaches who will keep you on your toes. It’s a spin on your favourite child­hood ac­tiv­ity, but with weighted ropes that will give you a su­per­charged ses­sion of both car­dio and con­di­tion­ing. Play­ground games

this ain’t. Equinox.com

LIS­TEN

ONE FROM THE SAMPHA school of R&B, Ti­nasha Faza­k­er­ley, AKA Ra­tio­nale, is the Zim­babwe-born singer fir­ing up dance­floors with his silken vo­cals and elec­tro fan­fare. His self-ti­tled de­but al­bum is out now, so catch him on tour in the UK from 22 Oc­to­ber. Iam­ra­tionale.com

BEAUTY

CAN­CEL THAT TRIP TO THE USA, be­cause the much-loved beauty brand Glossier is touch­ing down in the UK this month. Shop on­line for the best prod­ucts with­out the in­ter­na­tional de­liv­ery charges. Glossier.com

EAT

TO CEL­E­BRATE TATE BRI­TAIN’S Im­pres­sion­ists in Lon­don ex­hi­bi­tion, the mu­seum’s res­tau­rant, Rex Whistler, is serv­ing art-in­spired dishes and French wines, af­ter a tour of the gallery. Think Tis­sot meets tarte Tatin. 11 Novem­ber, Tate.org.uk

SEE

FROM SLAP­PING SEX­IST TV HOSTS to rev­o­lu­tion­is­ing mu­sic and fash­ion, we could all ben­e­fit from be­ing ‘a bit more Grace’. For a new doc­u­men­tary, Grace Jones: Blood­light and Bami, Bri­tish film-maker So­phie Fi­ennes has been fol­low­ing the in­au­gu­ral disco diva for the past decade. It’s time to em­brace your in­ner Grace. Re­leased in cin­e­mas 27 Oc­to­ber

DRINK

GET ALL THE TASTE FROM THE G&Ts you love, but suf­fer none of the han­gover by stick­ing to non-al­co­holic spir­its, such as Seedlip. Its ‘Gar­den 108’ con­tains hay, spearmint and rose­mary, while ‘Spice 94’ has a car­damom kick – and a new, lim­ited-edi­tion flavour is on its way. Seedlip­drinks.com

EX­PE­RI­ENCE

SEE FASH­ION’S BEST PHO­TOG­RA­PHERS all un­der one roof in a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween de­signer out­let The Out­net and The Ground Floor Project. Pos­tur­ing: Pho­tograph­ing the Body in Fash­ion will fea­ture im­ages from Ty­rone Le­bon, An­drea Artemi­sio and Johnny Du­fort. From 2–12 Novem­ber at 10 Thur­loe Place, Lon­don

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