London Fashion Week

February 16th, 2015|BARS & CLUBS, FASHION WEEK, HOTELS, LONDON, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES, SHOPPING|

Today we take our stylish hats off to London Fashion Week, which has been sartorially on it since 1984, when Madonna released Like A Virgin and teenagers weren’t really practising the Crane stance from The Karate Kid. LFW runs from Friday 20 to Tuesday 24 February 2015 and to celebrate this we bring you four fashionable [...]

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Hidden attractions

February 13th, 2015|BARS & CLUBS, GALLERIES & MUSEUMS, ISTANBUL, LONDON, NEW YORK, PARIS, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES, TOKYO|

Finding the less obvious can be more rewarding, so as the weekend looms we bring you our top five hidden attractions in London, Paris, Istanbul, New York and Tokyo from the winter guides. From a tucked away museum to a restaurant among the trees, we think you'll love tracking them down. LONDON - Leighton House [...]

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Snow in London

February 3rd, 2015|BARS & CLUBS, HOTELS, LONDON, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES|

With snow falling across London overnight and a flurry of wintry pictures settling on Facebook, we thought that it was about time we hand-picked a few great places to thaw out in the capital. All three reviews are from our excellent winter guide, which covers the whole of February and is totally free to download. You [...]

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Take shelter from the New York storm

January 27th, 2015|CONCERTS & MOVIE, HOTELS, NEW YORK, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES|

New York is hunkering down in the cold shadow of Winter Storm Juno. With more snow and freezing temperatures on the way, we bring you five great places to take shelter from the elements, lovingly skimmed from our winter guide to the Big Apple. Note that some venues are currently shut or closing early (check [...]

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Happy Australia Day

January 26th, 2015|BARS & CLUBS, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES, SYDNEY|

Happy Australia Day! If you are in Sydney and looking for a bar to carry on the celebrations, try the Glenmore, which will work well with tonight's drizzle. Just one of the best places to visit in summertime in the city, from our free guide. The Glenmore With its colonial charm and sprawling views overlooking Sydney [...]

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Valentine’s Day sorted – part two

January 23rd, 2015|LONDON, NEW YORK, RESTAURANTS, ROME, SEASONAL CITIES, SHANGHAI, SHOPPING, SYDNEY|

In the second part of our Valentine’s Day double whammy, we bring you five more ways to woo your loved one, from a romantic restaurant in Rome to a great shop for cards in New York. And we have included a wild card option for the singletons in London. Because life is not always a [...]

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Valentine’s Day sorted – part one

January 22nd, 2015|BARCELONA, BARS & CLUBS, HOTELS, ISTANBUL, LONDON, MOSCOW, NEW YORK, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES|

Valentine’s Day can be make-or-break stuff. Book yourselves into the wrong kind of hotel on 14 February and you could end up in the doghouse. Reserve a restaurant table next to the loos and the whiff of suspicion that you were disorganised will taint your candlelit tryst. Here in the first of a romantic two-parter, [...]

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Carols and cocktails

December 18th, 2014|ARCHITECTURE, BARCELONA, BERLIN, CHRISTMAS, CONCERTS & MOVIE, LONDON, MOSCOW, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES, SHOPPING, TOKYO|

Following our recent posts on Christmas markets and ice rinks, we have selected five wintry and festive things to do from the 11 Winter 2014 city guides. The guides cover December, January and February and are completely free to download. London - Claridge’s Bar It’s Christmas Eve. You’re ready for a treat. Consider a visit [...]

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Hakkasan in Shanghai

December 2nd, 2014|BARS & CLUBS, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES, SHANGHAI|

It’s going to be a chilly week in Shanghai. This is a great reason to head for the warm interiors of Hakkasan, which opened in March. It’s one of the top five restaurants in the Winter 2014 guide to the city, by resident writer Amy Fabris-Shi (www.scribesoftheorient.com), which is live in the App Store. Hakkasan This [...]

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Silver linings

November 24th, 2014|ISTANBUL, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES|

As the weather cools in Istanbul, it’s reviews like this one from writer Tristan Rutherford that remind you that every cloud has a silver lining. Brand new restaurant Nopa has the sort of roof just made for a long, lazy lunch or supper while the rain drums overhead. It’s one of the top five restaurants [...]

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