The A List: 12 October

A new biography of Joni Mitchell explains her enduring appeal; plus, shopping, apps and healthy snacks

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Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe (Sarah Crichton Books, out on 17 October) This intimate biography culls from interviews with Mitchell, her childhood friends and a cast of famous characters to reveal the backstory behind the famous songs. From her youth in Canada, her early marriage and the child she gave up for adoption to the love affairs that inspired her masterpieces, Yaffe shows us why Mitchell’s lyrics have so enthralled her public for decades.

Indie Bay Pretzel Bites New to the healthy-snack market (and available at Selfridges and Planet Organic), these gorgeous baked treats come in three delicious flavours: Spelt with Rock Salt, Quinoa with Cracked Pepper and my favourite, Sunflower with Sesame & Poppy Seeds.

Lady Garden campaign t-shirt Featuring designs by Naomi Campbell, Cara and Poppy Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Charlotte Tilbury, the Lady Garden campaign continues to drive awareness of gynaecological cancers and their symptoms. Sales of the limited-edition t-shirt directly benefit the awareness campaign, as these silent killers are often diagnosed too late, but can be reduced radically in the generations to come if young women look out for the symptoms and are brave enough to talk about their bodies more.

Luna Mae London This bespoke lingerie and loungewear brand is opening a flagship shop in November on Elizabeth Street in Belgravia. Clients will have complete privacy, with measurements and tailor-made patterns stored for future orders. Luna Mae will house a parade of colours in exceptional silks and an extensive library of luxurious textiles and embellishments, including hand-corded Chantilly lace, Italian macramé and delicate beaded tulle embroidery. In addition, the Belgravia flagship will be home to a curated collection of silk robes, kimonos, knickers and eye masks.

Smartify Even post-Frieze this app continues to educate. Simply scan any artwork and access irrefutable wisdom on the piece at hand.

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