The Style Traveller

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

United Kingdom

Secret Garden Party Festival Where to Party

Secret Garden Party Festival Where to Party ‘The Pagoda’ playing Ibiza style house had people queueing round the block to get in. It also has the best views at sunset. Secret Garden – Where to Party? This Year the Secret Garden Festival celebrated its tenth birthday and was bigger and louder than ever before! There was such a huge variety of sound stages, bars, random activities and places to hang out,

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Cornwall St Ives

Cornwall St Ives What to Wear and Where to Stay St Ives beach Where? St Ives, Cornwall, UK. Exactly? Beachspoke, Black Moon Apartment. When? May 2012. Why? Romantic UK weekend break. Best time to go? Summer for the surfing and the beaches. But St Ives offers plenty to entertain you in the winter months too, like long beach walks, The Tate Gallery and great restaurants. And if the weather is bad outside you have the

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St Ives Eating and Sightseeing

St Ives Eating and Sightseeing St Ives – Eating   Porthmeor Beach Restaurant  Porthmeor Beach St Ives Cornwall  TR26 1JZ  Situated in a minimal glass structure directly in front of the Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach Restaurant comes into its own in the summer months. Sit on the deck and enjoy a chilled glass of vino with a selection of tapas, or head inside and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of the

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Cornwall Padstow

Cornwall Padstow Padstow – Otherwise endearingly known as Steins-ville On the drive back to London from St Ives we stopped off in the culinary, harbour town of Padstow. You may have heard of Padstow already in association to celebrity chef Rick Stein, who currently owns 11 establishments in the tiny fishing port, including hotels, a seafood school and gift shops. If you fancy a taste of real Cornish fish and chips, Stein’s

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Babington House Somerset

Babington House Somerset Spa Break at Babington House Where? Babington House Exactly? Near Frome, Somerset, England When? December 2011 Reason for travel? Gc Watches press trip for the UK watch launch With? 25 other journalists and fashion editors from British magazines and newspapers The outdoor pool and day beds Best time to go? Any time of year. Go for long summer walks in the beautiful grounds or snuggle up by

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Shoreditch After Dark

Shoreditch After Dark Dinner and Drinks        Lounge Lover No. 1 Whitby Street London E1 6JU www.loungelover.co.uk   When you’re thinking of Shoreditch ‘after dark’ then this is the perfect option for pre dinner drinks before heading over to sister restaurant Le Trois Garcon for dinner. The interior is an incredible Aladin’s cave of antique furniture and objet d’art. Delicious cocktails in a decadent venue. Good for a

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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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