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1 Oct

A Fashionable Guide To Paris

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; 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

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

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,
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 Source -
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17 Sep

An Atypical Los Angeles Retail Store

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 –
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15 Sep

Travel Beauty Tips for Every Girl On the Go

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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8 Sep

View From My Window: Photographers From Around The World Share Intimate Scenes Of Their Home Ccity

When we set foot in an unknown country at the star of a holiday, we have strongs hopes of dipping below the radar and discovering something outside of the typical tourist trail. Which is why we're fascinated by a new photo series which captures views from homes in 27 countries, from Colombia to Australia. Named The View From Here, the collection of pictures take us on an intimate tour of the way some live and how their window view makes them feel. "The descriptions people submitted capture the thoughts and raw emotions of what they experienced while looking out their window, resulting in a unique perspective from people around the world," says the folks over at Somfy, the interiors website behind the project. Somfy contacted 41 photographers around...
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1 Sep

A Tailor Who Does Alterations for Givenchy and Isabel Marant

Christy Rilling Studio   Christy Rilling has quite the reputation within the fashion sphere. “I believe tailoring can make or break an outfit, and Christy is the best in the business,” says stylist and shoe designer Tabitha Simmons. Simmons in not alone in her recognition of Rilling’s impeccable, subtle skill in alteration—Rilling is also a Givenchy, Isabel Marant, and Dolce & Gabbana campaign favorite. Contact :  212.564.8307 / Visit Website Address : 325 West 38th Street New York, NY Written by Tabitha Simmons, writer for Source –
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25 Aug

10 Of The Best Vintage Stores In Europe!

Everywhere you look there are shops that mirror history. And we’re not talking about museums or galleries, but about vintage (thrift) stores. Whether you want to dress yourself to mimic a part of history, or accessorize yourself with retro pieces, there’s plenty on offer.A small warning just ahead, there were so many options to choose from! If you’re missing one from this list, or you don’t find your city among them, that doesn’t mean it’s not a great spot. Search our locals’ tips, and you’ll find plenty!1. Paris Vintage – BarcelonaThe owner of Paris Vintage, a French native by the name of Dorian, has dedicated her  life to the world of fashion. According to our Spotter Sol she knows so much...
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20 Aug

France’s Iconic Versailles Palace Is Opening a Hotel

Versailles is about to let tourists do way more than imagine living life like French royalty. Reuters reports that the famous palace is building a hotel to let people truly live like pampered kings and queens. Three run-down buildings built in 1680, originally designated for officers, would be converted in hotels. They're technically outside of the park, but many rooms will overlook the famous Orangerie garden from the southeast corner. According to France 24, one of the buildings is a massive mansion, and guests could potentially stay in the same rooms as the king's senior advisers. Written by Megan Friedman, writer for Source - Le Journal de Dimanche reports that the palace is considering the hotel to boost its bottom line financially, though a similar...
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