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24 hours in: Milan

Long for Milano but short on time? Here’s how to cram the best of this chic city’s eating, drinking, shopping, sights and sleeping into a single day. 10am: Breakfast. The […]

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Zach Braff’s All New People – catch it before it ends

Zach Braff’s All New People – catch it before it ends

All New People, by Zach Braff I was dubious about All New People, the debut play by Garden State actor/director and Scrubs actor Zach Braff, as I’ve never really been […]

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You spin me right round, baby. It’s Record Store Day 2012

You spin me right round, baby. It’s Record Store Day 2012

On the 21st April, music lovers and vinyl geeks will be flocking to their nearest record shop for 2012’s annual Record Store Day. Originating in the US, this annual celebration […]

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Riads – the best way to stay in Morocco

Riads – the best way to stay in Morocco

It’s easy to forget that the far-flung exoticism and hot Saharan beauty of Morocco is only a short-haul flight away. A long weekend is substantial enough to immerse yourself in […]

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Space Mountain

Space Mountain

Image from Conde Nast Traveller Imagine happening upon this cosy little capsule after a tough and potentially life-threatening climb. I’d imagine it must be the Alpine equivalent of a desert mirage, […]

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Top five: bookshops around the world

Top five: bookshops around the world

The age of the Kindle isn’t just sneaking up, it’s here. On buses, on the tube and everywhere you look, people are gazing into the abyss of their little black […]

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New York’s hidden subway station

New York’s hidden subway station

City Hall subway station in New York. This palatial station with its tiled ceilings, ornate glass and brass fixtures opened in 1904, but sadly, its elegance wasn’t to be enjoyed […]

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Top five: European cycling destinations

Top five: European cycling destinations

Two years ago, I discovered cycling. Even though it was the wrinkle-inducing daily scrum on the tube that got me started (rather than a penchant for exercise), I was hooked […]

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Food & Drink

Places to eat (and drink) in New York City

Places to eat (and drink) in New York City

Book the three-course prix fix lunch in the 35th floor Asiate restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It’s available 12-2pm Mon-Fri. You can book ahead on their website and for […]

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Secret Escapes carries on glamping

Secret Escapes carries on glamping

According to the Collins English Dictionary, glamping is a “form of camping in which participants enjoy physical comforts associated with more luxurious types of holiday”. In the successful marriage of […]

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Holiday with the National Trust

Holiday with the National Trust

As an avid reader of Dickens and Hardy, it’s long been a dream of mine to bonnet-up and live the life of a fictional character from the early 1900s (or […]

by × February 5, 2012 × 0 comments

Food & Drink

Three of the best burgers in Paris

Three of the best burgers in Paris

Over the past two years, I’ve spent a lot of time working over in Paris and finding the best places to dine in the French capital has become something of […]

by × February 4, 2012 × 0 comments