Life's a beach! Escape the sizzling city for the coast with this bumper Iris Letter.
Transport yourself from your desk to glamorous days on French Riviera, to Sicily's 'Scala dei Turchi, or to Suffolk's wildest beach. Learn how to assemble to perfect assiete de fruits de mer, and where to find three beaches within easy reach of London.
Plus books, vintage flicks and a summer pop-up from the boys behind Hackney restaurant, Nest.
As royal wedding excitement reaches fever pitch, team Iris takes a look at the madness and the brilliance of the British monarchy.
Royal brides throughout history, royal blue interiors' shopping, Andy Warhol's portrait of the Queen, a sumptuous recipe for coronation chicken and Carol Ann Dufy's wedding poem, Rings.
Plus the Iris Letter's Royal Wedding playlist. Essential listening this Saturday.
This April the women of Iris share their Life Lessons.
From sage advice to ironic #adulting memes, we're inundated with ways to better navigate life. Growing up is a challenging experience and we must all learn to sail its choppy waters. In this Life Lessons issue, the Iris team share their pearls of wisdom gleaned from life as a twenty-something in 2018.
How to make the perfect roast chicken, lessons in looking, humorous tips for travelling and an interview with on-point illustrator Mari Andrew. Plus books, quotes and more.
The annual male issue is back.
With Time's Up and #MeToo 2018 is a murky time to be a man. Painting a different picture to the headline-dominating bad guys, this male Iris Letter is a celebration of brilliant men. Our March contributors include a famous cook, an up-and-coming artist and a serious Bruce Springsteen fan.
Simon Lamb speaks to the rugby player, Ed Jackson whose life changed irrevocably when he dived into the shallow end of a swimming pool at a family BBQ, paralysing his body from the shoulders down. Charles Matterson charts the best bands of all time, Richard Brand names the ultimate backpacks and chef Theo Randall shares a spring recipe.
The February Iris Letter is out on Valentine's Day.
Whether you choose to celebrate, commiserate or carouse with your Galentines, one thing that none of us can choose is our family. On this day that's all about L-O-V-E we look at those relationships that define us, the constant source of familial love in its myriad of forms. We revel in King Charles I's power at the RA, reflect on visiting Venice, whip up a recipe for Not-My-Nonna's Melanzane (that actually comes from Chloe's Dad) and settle in for a Sunday roast at the Drapers Arms.
Plus we meet our youngest ever Iris woman, at just 3 weeks old.
The January Iris Letter is out now: a colour special for grey days.
Why don't you wear violet mittens with everything? Why don't you have a yellow satin bed quilted entirely with butterflies? In this colour issue we channel legendary editor, Diana Vreeland's Why Don't You? column and deliver a rainbow for your inbox. Pick and mix homewares, an interview with RIXO, the film that inspired La La Land, musings on the January blues, a restaurant aboard a pop art barge. Read it, share it and enjoy it.
Plus our shopping picks inspired by Pantone's colour of 2018: Ultra Violet.
The December Iris Letter is out now: a New York Christmas special.
We head to the Big Apple for our very own Fairytale of New York. We get the Insiders' Guide to the city including where to shop, eat and sleep with four of the hottest hotels in New York to book right now. We meet NYU student and activist Scarlett Curtis, share our favourite art and culture as well as classic films and reads. Plus where to get a taste of New York in London, and a mean Manhattan cocktail recipe. Read it all now and let us know what you think.
Plus our New York playlist for dancing around the Christmas tree.
The November Iris Letter is out now: a celebration of the Iris Sisterhood.
We review classic female fiction; The Group, The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and The Neapolitan Novels. We share a delectable fish taco recipe for girls' night, and review two hot restaurants; female-run Darjeeling Express, and Mayfair's new Neo Bistro. In our art section we look at Guerrilla Girls in action. And instead of an interview we ask Iris contributors and readers for their views on sisterhood.
Plus our sisterhood playlist that will have you dancing home from work.