What’s My Weekend Marine Tanguy

The director of the new Soho Revue gallery shares her weekend plans

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Friday

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Friday always feels like a blessing and the perfect place to unwind is Dean Street Townhouse (69 - 71 Dean Street, London W1D 3SE, 020 7434 1775), right next to our Soho Revue gallery (14 Greek Street, London W1D 4DP, 020 7439 9511). As soon as I walk in, a glass of Aperol Spritz is a must.

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After Dean Street, I love the 70s nights at quirky speakeasy Barts, above  (Chelsea Cloisters, 87 Sloane Avenue, London, 020 7581 3355,), which is a favourite haunt. 

Saturday

I live in West London and on Saturday morning I cycle down to Elizabeth Street for my favourite brunch at Thomas Cubitt, above  (44 Elizabeth Street, SW1W 9PA, 020 7730 6060) -  eggs benedict and a glass of rosé outside on the terrace in the little paved mews. Saturday afternoon is reserved for gallery hopping – my favourites are HUS Gallery (10 Hanover Street, London W1S 1YF, 020 7495 0700), Edel Assanti and Vigo Gallery - all in walking distance from the Soho Revue, below.

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I love the daring energy of the three young dealers behind HUS Gallery, who’ve quickly managed to place pieces in the V&A, The Saatchi Gallery and the Goss-Michael Foundation. Edel Assanti (74a Newman Street, London W1T 3DB, 020 7637 8537),  always has interesting artists, and I love the latest exhibition of Jodie Carey -  monumental plaster urns,   canvas hangings and  delicate pencil wall drawings. Another favourite is the Vigo Gallery (21 Dering Street, London W1S 1AL, 020 7493 3492).

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Later, I'll  cycle down to the quaint Daunt Books (158-164 Fulham Road, London SW10 9PR, 020 7373 4997) and browse the British literature section. There is a lovely delicatessen called Tray Gourmet ((240 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9NA,020 7352 7676) next door where I stock up with delicious parma hams, baguettes and cherry tomatoes. If I’m having friends over, I’ll often cook coquille Saint Jacques, buckwheat brêpes and blanquette de veau. I buy my wine from Excellar Wine ((775 Fulham Road, London SW6 5HA, 0207 736 2038), where  the wines are arranged by style so that you can choose according to the mood you are in. Casual? An oaky Spanish wine. Sophisticated? A subtle French Burgundy. After dinner, it's time for Mr Fogg's, above  (15 Bruton Lane, London W1J 6JD, 020 7036 0608) on Burton Lane. It's loud, quirky, open late, and all the staff are fantastic. 

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Sunday

Mornings start with a Latin choir at mass. The little church 'Our Most Holy Redeemer' on Cheyne Row has beautiful acoustics, and it reminds me of the Italian singing and spectacular views of Rome from the movie 'The Great Beauty'. For lunch I’ll go to the new Ivy Chelsea Garden (197 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EQ, 020 3301 0300); the orangery feels like a retreat and the food is a nice balance of modern and traditional British. 

Sunday afternoon is a bank manager's nightmare as I shop-crawl through Whistles (31 King's Road.  London SW3 4RP, 0207 730 2006 ), Claudie Pierlot (186 King's Road.  London SW3 4PW. 0207 352 4482) and Comptoir des Cotonniers (15 King's Road. London  SW3 4RP, 0207 730 9600 ) - which is my favourite for colourful spring looks. 

 I sometimes end up at The Gate cinema (87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ, 0871 902 5731) for an early screening, all curled up in the old-fashioned seats with a much-needed Baileys. Blues Kitchen (111-113 Camden High St Camden, London, NW1 7JN, 020 7387 5277) also has a great programme of soul and jazz - perfect for a Sunday night. Oh, and the classic dry gin Martini on Belgraves' terrace is a classic (20 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8HQ, 020 7858 0100). Too many choices and just 48 hours. Still, there is always next weekend. 

 

A talented contemporary art dealer, Marine Tanguy was the co-founder and director of de Re Gallery, on Melrose Avenue in LA, which  was awarded  the Best Art Opening by Angeleno Magazine in 2014. At 24 years old, she is now the Director of the brand new Soho Revue gallery on Greek Street, opening on 15th April 2015.  As well as exhibitions, Soho Revue has a space for hosting a range of public and private events including  lectures, life drawing sessions, theatre and film presentations.

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