The Weekend Memo: from Secret Cinema’s Bridgerton Ball to Stanley Tucci’s Searching For Italy

Welcome to the Weekend Memo, your weekly roundup of what we’re talking about at YOU by our very own Editorial Assistant, Charlotte Vossen. This week, we’re attending a Bridgerton Ball, following Stanley Tucci on his culinary trip to Italy and listening to John Legend’s new sleepcast on Headspace…

Watch: Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer

Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy / BBC

If a foodie trip to Italy is on your 2022 travel list, then this six-part series presented by Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci might just finally make you book your flights. Follow the actor slash author as he eats his way through the country, discovering the culinary wonders of a different Italian region or city in each episode. Setting off in Campania, where he gets a taste of the best Neapolitan pizza, Tucci travels to Sicily for the simplicity of pasta alla Norma, stopping in Rome, Bologna, Milan and Tuscany along the way.

To Do: Secret Cinema’s Bridgerton Ball

Bridgerton / Netflix

While we’re waiting for season two of the immensely popular period drama to land on Netflix next month, Secret Cinema and Fever are taking us back to the Regency era with their immersive Bridgerton Ball. The 3-hour soirée takes place in a stunning indoor ballroom in Wembley, London, where you’ll get a chance to dance, wine and dine with other esteemed members of the Ton. Slip on your finest ball gown, a pair of beautiful earrings, a necklace or tiara, and some long gloves. Oh, and don’t forget your dance cards.
Tickets start at £49, secretbridgertonball.com

Listen: John Legend’s Sleepcast on Headspace

Headspace x John Legend

With almost a quarter (23%) of Brits having trouble sleeping at least four nights a week,  meditation and mental wellness app Headspace have teamed up with Grammy-award winner John Legend on a new campaign titled “Love Yourself Like A Legend”. Doze off to a sleepcast narrated by the All of Me singer – let him guide you through an old concert hall and describe the decades of music that once filled it – or fall asleep listening to an eight-hour sleep playlist curated by the American soul singer, songwriter and pianist.
Headspace is available in the App Store and Google Play Store

Watch: Killing Eve on BBC One and BBC iPlayer

Killing Eve / BBC

After a two-year wait, Killing Eve is finally returning to our screens on Monday night for its highly-anticipated fourth and final series. With last season ending on a cliffhanger – we left Villanelle and Eve on London Bridge, making a pact to walk away and never see each other again – the biggest question on everyone’s mind will be whether the two will pick up their cat and mouse game. And then there’s The Twelve, will they ever be stopped? Who killed Kenny? And where did Konstantin go? You’ll have to tune in every week to find out.

READ MORE: The best BBC dramas to look forward to this year

Eat: Côte at Home’s Après Ski Box

Côte at Home

It’s time to dust off that fondue set and open a bottle of red wine because Côte has put together an après ski-inspired feast menu that will make you want to hit the slopes. With a decadent three-course menu delivered to your doorstep, you’ll get to indulge in a cheese and chocolate fondue with all the trimmings, as well as get a taste of the gooey French-Alpine favourite Tartiflette. And don’t worry if you don’t have the gear at home, a fondue set is available to order as an additional in-box purchase.
Starts at £54.95, coteathome.co.uk