The Style Traveller

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

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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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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Maldives – What to Wear – Minimal Sporty

 Sporty minimalism is the simplest and most practical choice on the beach this season. ‘Prism’ the trendy eyewear specialist has launched a new sporty swim wear range . Pair one of the bikinis, in sky blue or nude (key colours for spring summer) with metallic power flats and round lens sunglasses (very on trend). Accessorise with tough jewellery, natural lips and ice blue nails. Simple as.   Clockwise from left: sunglasses, blue

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Maldives – What to Wear – Neon

The boldest beach look this season is neon. Clash acid yellow, pink and orange for impact. Not only do flouro shades enhance a tan they are also thought to lift the spirits. For a quieter nod to the trend stick to bright accessories or a pop of neon nail polish.   Clockwise from left: vest – Velvet velvet-tees.com, tube dress – www.emiliocavallini.com, bikini – Pistol Panties www.pistolpanties.com, sun cream –

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Maldives – What to Wear – Stripes

As seen on the catwalks of Prada and Jil Sander, going linear is the easiest way to earn your beach  fashion stripes. Whether you go for a bold graphic line or an elegant French breton, this look is so chic and laid back, it’s virtually horizontal.   Clockwise from left: turban – American Apparel americanapparel.net, bikini – ASOS www.asos.com, stripe top – Day Birger et Mikkelson http://shop.day.dk, sunglasses – Vogue www.davidclulow.com,

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Maldives – What to Wear – Boho

The boho trend is back on the beach (did it ever go away?) This summer think world traveller, mix up your ethnic with tribal, faux feathers with animal prints. The eclectic clash is what makes the look work. Go for hot pink shades and watch the temperature rise.   Clockwise from left: Trilby – Zadig and Voltaire www.zadig-et-voltaire.com, kaftan – Lotus of London www.lotuslondon.com, Earrings – Miss Selfridge www.missselfridge.com, bag

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