The Style Traveller

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

Berlin Sleeping

Berlin Sleeping   Where to Stay There are so many options for great places to stay in Berlin. I usually tend to stay in Mitte or Weinmeister for easy access to all the shops, bars and cafes in the area.   The Weinmeister Weinmeisterstraße 2 10178 Berlin Germany http://www.the-weinmeister.com   Walk through the graffiti daubed door way into this techno lovers paradise. The interior is minimal and modern. There are

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Athens Yacht to the Islands

Athens Yacht to the Islands The Islands Mrs Ketty, head of Folli Follie, Greece’s biggest jewellery brand, invited a group of fashion editors to Athens this summer to see the new collections. I was one of them and, needless to say, Folli Follie has a new fan! Athens is a beautiful city but it can get seriously hot in high summer. For the perfect way to cool down head to

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Athens Packing and Street Style

Athens Packing and Street Style What to wear when you’re there – Athens After Dark Blue kimono dress – Topshop www.topshop.com, brown wedge sandals (above) – Next www.next.co.uk, silver flat sandals (below) – Monastiraki market in Athens, metallic clutch bag – Yves Saint Laurent www.ysl.com, cats eye sunglasses – ASOS www.asos.com, bronze metallic eye shadow – Black Up Paris www.blackupcosmetics.com, violet nail polish – Deborah Lippmann www.houseoffraser.co.uk, silver and lapis bangle – Ibiza

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Athens After Dark

Athens After Dark   Mamacas Athens After dark Night life in Athens is a mix of two extremes. Pick from the trendy new al fresco bars which double up as restaurants and nightclubs or for a more traditional night out, head to one of the many Ouzeries on the Plaka. Mamacas Persefonis 49 Gazi Rouf www.mamacas.gr Located in the trendy new Gazi area of Athens, Mamacas is a bar/restaurant playing

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Athens Sleeping

Athens Sleeping Where to Stay   Semiramis Hotel Charilaou Trikoupi 48 Kifissia, Athens www.yeshotels.gr   We stayed at the Semiramis hotel in Kiffisia, part of the Design Hotels group. Located in a lush green suburb in the north of Athens, the hotel is chic but it’s a little further from the centre. Ask to stay in the poolside bungalows.   Astir Palace Hotel Astir Palace Hotel 40 Apollonos Str 16671

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Athens Sightseeing and Shopping

Athens Sightseeing and Shopping   Athens Shopping If you’re only in Athens for the day and want to fit in sight seeing and shopping, the best way to do it is to head to the Acropolis first thing. It’ll be less crowded and cooler earlier in the day. There is a route that leads straight from the foot of the Acropolis, down into Monastiraki, which is where the best flea

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Ibiza Eating

Ibiza Eating KM5 Ibiza Restaurants Going out for dinner in Ibiza has its own set of rules, starting with time. Don’t bother arriving at the restaurant until at least 10.30 – 11pm and even that’s early by Spanish standards. Most of the restaurants on the island have a club inside the venue (as well as an eponymous CD of course) so it’s perfectly normal to drink, eat and party the

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Ibiza What to Wear

Ibiza What to Wear Bangle from Ibiza Hippy Market What to Pack Boho, boho, boho! I’m not crying, this is the key word to bear in mind when packing for Ibiza. There are also two alternative forms of dress here, one is the rock chick, the other, chic party princess. Once you arrive you’ll find that days by the beach can blend in to all night partying without a trip

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Ibiza Shopping and Street Style

Ibiza Shopping and Street Style  Ibiza Street Style Glamorous in white leopard print all-in-one working neon beach style in Fomenter Street Style at Ibiza Rocks Jumpsuits are popular this year Rock chick chic Cool kids at Ibiza Rocks Shopping in Ibiza Ibiza Town is the main shopping hub on the island. Stores open late morning and close for siesta (1pm-3pm), so the best time to go shopping is late afternoon/early evening.

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Ibiza Clubbing

Ibiza Clubbing  Clubbers Guide Believe it or not many people visit Ibiza every summer and never set foot inside a club. But let’s face it, Ibiza is best known for it’s party scene, so here are a few cardinal rules for the Ibiza clubbing virgin: Apart from the day clubs like DC10 and Space don’t bother heading to the clubs before midnight. Most clubs start getting busy around 1am, there’s

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Ibiza Chill Out Bars

Ibiza Chill Out Bars Beaches and Chill Out Bars Blue Marlin Cala Jondal www.bluemarlinibiza.com Blue Marlin is a poser’s paradise, booking is essential in high season whether you’re eating or lounging on the sunbeds. Some great DJ’s do impromptu guest spots in the afternoon on the deck. In Ibiza this is one of the few places where you’ll find women wearing bikinis with heels!   Yemanja Cala Jondal www.yemanjaibiza.com Next

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Ibiza Sleeping

Ibiza Sleeping Swim up to the spa at Atzaro Atzaro Ctra. San Juan km 15 San Lorenzo www.atzaro.com   Utterly indulgent and totally relaxing, Atzaro is a luxury retreat in the centre of a party island. Every where you look the scenery is incredible. The treatments in the spa are expensive but believe me, it’s worth it! You can hide away by one of the many pools during the day and

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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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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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