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27 Oct

The Army Surplus Store That Stayed a Stylist Secret Until Now

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Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue, March 2010 Doursoux The city’s best army surplus store, founded over 30 years ago by the passionate, tireless Michel Doursoux. Expect to run into a stylist or designer looking for an original piece.   CONTACT: +33.1.43.27.00.97 / Visit Website ADDRESS: 3 Passage Alexandre 75015, Paris, France Source - http://www.vogue.com/city-directory/8870679/doursoux-store-paris/...
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26 Oct

7 Antique Stores You Can’t Miss in Troy, NY

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Frank Rothe Who knew time travel was so easy? Just three hours north of New York City, or a fifteen minute cab ride from downtown Albany (and its Amtrak station), is Troy, New York: a beautifully preserved Hudson River Valley town that feels like a place out of time. It looks much like it did in the late 19th-century, and boasts one of the best preserved downtowns in the United States. The small town (and former industrial powerhouse) has over a dozen Tiffany windows (one in their beaux-arts public library), a frescoed French-Renaissance concert hall, and a wealth of stunning, affordable, antiques. It's no wonder that when Martin Scorsese filmed novelist Edith Warton's Gilded Age-masterpiece, The Age...
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20 Oct

12 Under-the-radar Parsian Boutiques You Should Know About

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Why we love: "I love Liwan for the beautiful towels and linens that are hand-made in Lebanon." Samira Nasr, ELLE Magazine Fashion Director.
Shopping in Paris can be overwhelming. Thankfully, here at ELLE, we have the best in the biz to give you the lowdown on the stores that you can't miss the next time you find yourself along the Seine. Here, 12 boutiques you must check out.   Written by RUTHIE FRIEDLANDER, writer for elle.com Source - http://www.elle.com/culture/travel-food/advertorial/g8599/best-parisian-boutiques/...
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12 Oct

All the Beautiful Travel Inspiration at New York Fashion Week

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For Spring 2016, designers and fashion houses took inspiration from the far corners of the globe: Japanese gardens, Moorish architecture, London wallpaper, and nudist colonies in Hawaii, to name a few. It’s no secret fashion designers often look to far-flung locales as inspiration for their work. At the most recent New York Fashion Week, designers showcased their love of exploration, be that in the French Riviera, the wilds of Tanzania, or the American Southwest. Read on for some of the week’s most intriguing globetrotting collections.   Written by Caroline Tell, writer for travelandleisure.com Source - http://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/new-york-fashion-week-travel-inspirations...
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1 Oct

A Fashionable Guide To Paris

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EAT With regulars that treat it as a private members club, this super-French bistro is a must for people watching. 27 Quai Voltaire, 75007 Marché des Enfants Rouges The oldest covered food market in Paris, this fresh produce festival gets ultra atmospheric at the weekend. Fun fact: the historical spot takes its name from the 16th-century orphanage that used to occupy the site; and the red colour of the children's clothes that indicated they has been donated by Christian charities. 39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Lina's Pret A Manger? Pah! These are couture sandwiches. 8 Rue Marbeuf, 75008; linasparis.com Le Royal Turenne “Situated on a great corner spot near the Places des Vosges, this bistro is all about the people-watching opportunities than the actual food being served," advises live fashion...
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30 Sep

Harry Potter Fans Can Finally Eat Christmas Dinner In The Hogwarts Great Hall, London

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The Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London is throwing open its door for its first ever Christmas-themed dinner. The event which will take place on 3 December is described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feast in this iconic set”. Diners will be greeted on arrival with welcome drinks and canapés before making their way to the Hogwarts dining room which will be dressed for the festive occasion, including original props used in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone from flaming Christmas puddings to hams studded with cherries. The adult-only (over 18s) event certainly pulls on the heartstrings of those who grew up reading J.K. Rowling's books. To ensure each visitor looks and feels the part they will be gifted a wand at the table and treated to two courses of Christmas dinner...
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28 Sep

From Sunburn To Jet Lag And The Middle-seat Squeeze, How To Survive Everyday Holiday Drama

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It's a truth universally acknowledged that holidays are fraught with the potential for little things going wrong. Whether it's turning up at the wrong terminal or getting lost in the backstreets of Buenos Aires with no phone, these small-scale crises go hand-in-hand with the concept of travel and adventure. We want to explore this wonderful marble called Earth - even if it means being wedged between two of the world's loudest eaters for a 12-hour flight to Hong Kong, or getting swollen eyelids in our over-enthusiasm to embrace the Seychelles sun. A seasoned traveller will know that these plights can't be controlled, and the best thing to do is have a game plan to tackle them, whenever they arise. Step in Lonely Planet's new guidebook, How to Survive...
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23 Sep

Ten Of The UK’s Most Romantic Hotels For An Autumn Escape

Reality takes on a whimsical edge in this unique hotel is nestled in the artists' village of Portmeirion, made famous of the cult 1960s TV show The Prisoner. Well worth it for the photo opportunities alone.

From £130 per night, Portmeirion-village.com
As the temperatures drop and the nights draw in, there's no better time to escape to the countryside or seaside, and enjoy long walks and a glass of Pinot noir by the log fire. We've searched high and low and rounded up the best places to stay in the UK. Longing for some fresh seaside air? Explore the sandy dunes surrounding The Gallivant in East Sussex, and when the sun sets, head to its Scandi-inspired restaurant for a locally-sourced feast. Or perhaps you're simply after some R&R. In which case, head straight to the Lake District to try out The Jetty Spa at The Gilpin, complete with a Japanese Ofuro hot tub, heated swimming pool and even its own lake.   Written by PENELOPE TRAVERS, writer for stylist.co.uk Source - http://www.stylist.co.uk/travel/best-uk-romantic-hotels-for-an-autumn-escape-travel-holiday-break-weekend-boutique#...
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17 Sep

An Atypical Los Angeles Retail Store

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Virgil Normal Los Angeles native and stylist extraordinaire Shirley Kurata opened Virgil Normal with partner Charlie Staunton to cater to a very Southern California demographic: those who live a “balance between city life and the great outdoors.” The shop, named after its location at the cross streets of Virgil and Normal, stocks everything from Rodarte jerseys and tees (Kurata helps style the Mulleavy sisters’ fashion shows) to curated selections of perfect vintage finds that evenJustin Bieber has rocked.   Contact : 323.741.8489 / Visit Website Address : 4157 Normal Avenue, Los Angeles, 90029 Source – http://www.vogue.com/city-directory/13335593/virgil-normal-store-clothing-accessories-shopping-los-angeles/...
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15 Sep

Travel Beauty Tips for Every Girl On the Go

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Whether traveling by plane, train, or automobile, the art of "getting there" can wreak havoc on our skin and hair. This can be especially tricky because, due to space and TSA restrictions, you can't take along every single one of your favorite beauty products with you. So if you may be planning an end-of-summer vacation or maybe taking a weekend road trip with girlfriends keep these tips in mind the next time you hit the road. They will help your skin and hair stay in better shape, plus they should make you feel better during your travels, too! image: atlantic pacific 1. Ziplock bags are your best friend. Not only does TSA ask that you pack all your liquids together in one, but...
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