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Casa Morada, Florida: hotel of the week

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Make like a bird and fly south in search of eternal summer. We’re headed just about as far south as you can get in the United States, all the way to beachy, serene Casa Morada, our hotel of the week.  Style Minimalist bayside beauty Setting Palm-shaded strip of Islamorada Why this week? Got the back-to-work […]

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We love the cool Scandi chic of wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen, from its hot Danish design to its effortlessly fashionable locals. We’ve got the insider scoop on shopping in Copenhagen: where to buy Scandianvian style must-haves, sip creative cocktails and snack on traditional smørrebrød sandwiches. One of the top names in Copenhagen’s design directory is Georg […]

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After taking us through the numerous tasty delights of Lisbon and reviewing the city’s Heritage Av Liberdade on our behalf, we sent travel blogger Heather Cowper off on another adventure. This time, she’s on the front line cool-hunting in Copenhagen in the first of three guest posts, kicking off with a catch-up with Avenue Hotel’s […]

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From the first mesmerising haka – the Maori war dance that heralds the start of any game by the All Blacks – Rugby World Cup 2011, hosted by New Zealand, should have sports fans gripped. Running from 9 September, it’ll bring together rugby’s global heavyweights, with hotly anticipated clashes in the pool stages between England […]

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Australia’s events guru extraordinaire David Grant has been the invisible hand behind eight Olympic Games and some of the sexiest parties from Sydney to New York. With over 25 years experience in drumming up jaw-dropping events for media players and luxury brands such as Hermès and Calvin Klein, David knows a thing or two about […]

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There may be more ‘cycles than students, but next time you’re in Cambridge, ditch wheels for water and head down to the river at dusk for a whole new way to see the city… Step away from the academia at sunset and meet the local bat community instead. At around 8pm, nightly until the middle […]

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Fancy some Mekong river weed? Super-hot chillies? Or the odd frog? Well, you’ve come to the right place if you hit Luang Prabang‘s intriguing Morning Market, strung out daily between the Royal Palace Museum and Th Chao Phanya Kang street in the central old quarter. During a recent trip to this Unesco-listed town in northern Laos, we got up early to check out the […]

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Inspiring itineraries #4: best of British

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

We’re often asked by visiting friends to suggest perfect town ‘n’ country partners for twin-centre stays out of London, so here’s a ready-made mini adventure to whet your wanderlust… From thick-of-it thrills to pastoral perfection, this boutique road trip takes you from the history and bustle of the British capital to the fresh-air charms of […]

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Melbourne has a habit of hiding its light under a bushel – or rather, amid its warren of mysterious laneways. Down many a dark, graffiti-lined alley, you’ll find the city’s coolest hidden hangouts, from buzzing bars to white-hot eateries. If there’s no name on the door, or you have to ring a bell to get […]

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Great news! We’ve unearthed our first boutique hotels in Sri Lanka, the tea-rich teardrop-shaped island nation languishing off the south-east coast of India. Here’s a little preview of our latest launches… Rustic manor house The Wallawwa in Negombo makes a seductive first-night sojourn, with a soothing spa to ease any post-flight stress (plus it’s pretty handy for […]

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