• What to see

    Who can resist 'The Spirit of Ecstasy', the flying lady figurine that has sat atop Rolls-Royce bonnets since 1911?

    Over a century later and every visitor to Inside Rolls-Roycepresented by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars at Saatchi Gallery, will have a chance to literally be 'The Spirit of Ecstasy'. The interactive journey through Rolls-Royce's engineering, design and craftsmanship includes a room where visitors can transfer themselves via a video wall into the iconic statuette and 'Be The Spirit'! (Instagram moment coming on?…)

    Or choose your car to match your home? And pick from
    Rolls-Royce's 44,000 paint colours and watch as the room changes to that very hue. And for boy-racer gamers there's the chance to play Forza Motorsport 5 in a Rolls-Royce Wraith of your very own design. 

    And of course, besides all the fancy tricks, there's the serious business of what underpins this phenomenal brand… Craftspeople from the Rolls-Royce headquarters in Goodwood will be on hand showing off their unique skills - some of which remain unchanged from when the very first Rolls-Royce was made in 1904.

    Inside Rolls-Royce, 13th-16th November at Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4RY

    www.insiderolls-royce.com

    Rolls-Royce offers all Vanity Fair subscribers the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to see Tom Odell play live at the Inside Rolls-Royce exhibition on Saturday 15th November.  Don't miss out on future offers,  sign up to the A-List.

  • What to read

    If the dream is to make your passion your day job, then Tom Parker Bowles is on cloud nine.

    My clever friend and brilliant writer has turned his greed into work, by cooking, eating and writing his way round the world. Tom has already written four books, including Full English, which won The Guild of Food Writers' Award for Work on British Food. His fifth is about meat. 

    Let's Eat Meat is a fleshy trot round the globe featuring recipes including Brazilian Lasagna, Roman spaghetti alla' amatriciana and Goan pork curry. But ultimately the book's message is about eating less but better meat. A sensible philosophy, and one that works beyond the kitchen.

    Let's Eat Meat (£25) by Tom Parker Bowles (Published by Pavilion Books)

  • What to see

    London… and with Frieze Art Fair whirling through town this week you can't move for art and it's scene.

    Rather than feel overwhelmed I selected a few shows to see, including Jonas Burgert at Blain Southern (on until 22nd November).

    The 35 year old Burgert is exhibiting massive canvases (the biggest measures 8 metres wide), featuring often quite traumatic subject matter, underpinned with classical structure but contemporized with hits of fluoro paint.

    There are sculptures too, but it's the paintings that are most impactful. And how refreshing to see that figurative painting isn't dead.

    Jonas Burgert, STUCK HIRN BLIND until 22nd November 2014
    Blain Southern, 4 Hanover Square, London W1S 1BP

    www.blainsouthern.com