The Style Traveller

A fashion editor's guide to the worlds most stylish places

Destinations

Shoreditch Shopping

 Shoreditch Shopping Hoxton Square Where to go shopping in Shoreditch   Good Hood 41 Coronet Street, N1 6HD www.goodhoodstore.com Menswear and womenswear, clothing and lifestyle store off Hoxton Square, for the design conscious couple.   Hoxton Boutique 2 Hoxton Street  N1 6NG www.hoxtonboutique.com  A nice mix of womenswear and quirky costume jewellery at reasonable price points. Rivington Street     Start Boutique 42-44 Rivington Street EC2A 3QP www.start-london.com   Owned

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Shoreditch Street Style

Shoreditch Street Style The best way to gauge what to wear when you’re there, is to look to the street. The style code in East London is urban, eclectic and dressed down.  Redchurch Street has recently undergone regeneration with the welcome addition of new bars, restaurants and shops. At the opening of the new APC store, an intimate event turned into a huge street party, as is often the way in this part

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Shoreditch – Food

Willow  A little bit off the beaten track, but creates the most beautiful flower bouquets and delicious catering for events. Great coffee if you fancy a bit of a change. Not the prettiest location though. 92 Hoxton St N1 6LP www.thewillowshoreditch.com Leila’s on Arnold Circus Leila’s is two shops dating back to the 1890’s,  lovingly restored to its original glory. One is a food shop with fresh and dry foods, including

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Shoreditch – Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road Flower Market   The best time to visit Columbia Road is for the flower market on Sundays. It runs from 8am to 4pm. A good time to shop for flowers is around 2pm as the prices drop dramatically. I ended up taking a huge bouquet of peonies home for six pounds. columbiaroad.info On either side of the stalls the street is lined with quirky little boutiques selling furniture,

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Toulouse – Intro

Last week I spent a delightful weekend in the South of France. My boyfriend’s family own a gite (converted farm house) in Le Verdier in the wine region of Gaillac. It’s a great destination for chilling out, wine tasting, eating delicious French food and walks through the vineyards with the gite dog Gigi. The flight from London takes an hour and a half to Toulouse. Easy-jet flies there now so

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Toulouse – Markets

If you manage to prise yourself away from the pool the nearest city is Toulouse. The shopping here is like a mini edited down version of Paris. The centre of town isn’t huge, you can easily walk round it in a day.   Start the morning wandering around the gourmet food markets on Place Victor Hugo. You’ll find an amazing selection of fois gras, cheese, fresh fish, charcuterie and of

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Toulouse Shopping and Eating

 Toulouse Shopping and Eating The ultimate Style Traveller guide to shoping and eating in the beautiful city of Toulouse. After lunch take any of the exits off the Place St George to discover hidden boutiques down beautiful quaint streets. Rue Antonin Mercie is a pretty little street with great boutiques like Diptyque, Mouvance at 17 rue Antonin Mercie is a gadget and gift haven for design lovers, think Zara Hadid

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Toulouse Street Style

Toulouse Street Style A Fashion Editors guide to Toulouse Street Style. Toulouse is an affluent university city and the style on the streets is classic, smart and preppy. It’s not avant garde or particularly dressy but understated and chic. Think skinny jeans, breton tops, beige trench coats and a classic Louis Vuitton tote bag. Add a pair of elegant sunglasses and splash of rouge lippy and you’ll fit in perfectly.

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The Maldives – Intro

      I was recently lucky enough to visit The Maldives, a group of 26 atolls (clusters of islands) known for its stunning natural beauty and incredible coral reefs, situated in the Indian Ocean. From white tipped reef sharks, dolphins and graceful manta rays to spectacular underwater coral worlds, the natural plant and wild life on these islands is astounding.   To reach the Maldives you’ll most likely arrive at

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Maldives – what to wear – 50’s

Go retro by channelling 50’s screen icons and pin up girls for the sauciest look on the sand this season. To avoid taking the trend too literally accessorise with sporty flats and modern jewellery. For the finishing touch add a splash of red lipstick.   Clockwise from left: red 50’s bikini – ASOS www.asos.com, sunglasses – Persol www.persol.com, necklace and bracelet – Lucy Hutchings www.lucyhutchings.com, ring – Maria Francesca Pepe www.mfpepe.com,

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