• 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


    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)

  • Where to go

    For an alternative shopping experience, get to Chelsea Town Hall for the Selvedge Winter Fair.

    Ten years ago, Selvedge launched as a smart-thinking textile magazine with boundaried criteria for featuring the very best makers, crafters and collectors. However for the last five years, the company has expanded to include a shop and twice yearly fairs where many of the creatives featured in the magazine can physically sell their wares. 

    For two days, Chelsea Town Hall will be filled with 100 stalls, including Bleu Anglais, a collection of resist pattern indigo-dyed textiles sourced in rural China, Su Mason's vintage haberdashery and linens, and Studio Kimono, selling scarves and purses made from slips of vintage silk kimonos.

    Unlike some fairs that seem not to vet their stall holders, the thing about the Selvedge set up, is that if they're not good enough to be in the magazine, they're not good enough for the fair. A fine, hand-stamped approval.

    Selvedge Winter Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, King's Road, London SW3 5EE

    Friday 31st October 11am-5pm - Evening reception 6pm-8pm

    Saturday 1st November 10am-5pm

    To buy tickets (from £5) go to www.selvedge.org