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This open-air food festival is the perfect antidote to eating-out anxiety

Love to dine out but nervous about sitting in a crowded restaurant before you’ve had your second jab? Escort yourself to Taste of London, the sprawling food festival occupying a sizeable swathe of Regent’s Park this weekend. There, you’ll be able to sample more than 140 dishes from London’s buzziest restaurants – from Hoppers’ punchy Sri Lankan kothu and dosas to Blondies Kitchen’s freshly baked cookies and bite-sized Cantonese masterpieces from Dumplings’ Legend.

If you fancy honing your cooking skills as well as your eating skills, you’re in luck. Taste of London’s (seriously extensive) schedule also includes in-person sessions hosted by some of the UK’s brightest food stars, including a masterclass with vegan trailblazer Rachel Ama, a demonstration by Mei Mei’s Elizabeth Haigh and an Indian cooking class with Darjeeling Express founder Asma Khan. When you get thirsty, make a pitstop at the Patrón Paloma Bar – or set out on the Craft Beer Trail to sample pale ales, pilsners, porters and more from eight of the UK’s best independent breweries. The weekend’s forecast just got tastier. Until 18 July; from £23; Regent’s Park, Outer Circle, London, NW1 5HA


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You’re Going To Love: Pantee
In the latest of our series focusing on up-and-coming independent brands with female and non-binary founders, allow us to introduce you to Pantee 

What is it? Launched in January, this sustainable lingerie brand makes chic yet comfortable underwear from deadstock fabric previously destined for landfill.

Who’s behind it? Sisters Amanda and Katie McCourt, based in London and Vancouver respectively. Amanda, 29, ran a social media agency before deciding to focus on the brand full time, while Katie, 25, combines her work on Pantee with a part-time job in marketing. “When we learnt about the number of garments going to waste each year, we just had to do something about it,” Amanda tells Stylist Loves. “We are proud to have created a collection that pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved through upcycling.”

Why you’ll love it: Take one look at the sisters’ jersey pieces and you’ll instantly understand how comfortable they are. If you’re thinking: ‘That almost looks like T-shirt material’, that’s because it actually is T-shirt material, reworked into soft high-waist briefs, cotton thongs, non-wired bralettes, crop tops and triangle bras in wear-every-day neutral colours. Each piece is ethically made in Bangladesh, and the founders plant one tree for every order. The days of riding up and digging in are well and truly behind us. From £20, pantee.co.uk


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