The Style Traveller

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

Bali Intro, Eating and After Dark

Bali Intro, Eating and After Dark Ku De Ta Bar – Seminyak Where? Bali, a beautiful island located in western Indonesia, South East Asia Exactly? The Melia Beach Hotel, Nusa Dua and the W Hotel, Seminyak Why? On holiday with boyfriend When? Aug-Sept 2011 Best time to go? Its equatorial so all year round is hot, hot, hot. Local knowledge? Thanks to Lauren Barge orginally from Australia, now works at

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Bali What to wear when you’re there

Bali What to wear when you’re there Packing Dinner at Ku De Ta Clockwise from left: Snakeprint dress with belt – Goldie Red leather bag Sandals – Office sunglasses – Prism   Icicle ring – Bjorg Blusher colour Sole – Dolce and Gabbana Lipstick colour L25 – Sisley Beach Party on Seminyak Clockwise from left: Neon vest – Topshop Orchid hair clip – River Island Orange skirt – Emilio Cavalini Factor 30 sun screen – Sisley Cloth

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Bali Sight Seeing and a day in Ubud

Bali Sight Seeing and a day in Ubud Rice Paddies in Ubud Bali sightseeing and a day in Ubud Ubud in the centre of Bali is an area of great natural beauty, filled with rice paddy fields on steep ravines. It would be a real shame to go to Bali and not visit Ubud. We went for the day, but next time I plan to stay for a few nights

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Bali Sleeping

Bali Sleeping Dreamland Beach Where to stay The main resort areas in Bali are Seminyak, Kuta, Ubud, Nusa Dua and Jimbaran Bay. Kuta is effectively the commercial centre, it’s the Aussie equivalent of Benidorm, good for surfers and partying. It’s quite tacky, a visit is ok but I wouldn’t want to stay there. Nusa Dua is aimed at honey moon couples and families, all the main international luxury hotel chains

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Singapore Eating and After Dark

 Singapore Eating and After Dark View of Singapore Marina from the Marina Bay Sands Where? Singapore, a city-state off the south coast of Malaysia, South East Asia When? Aug/Sept 2011 Why? On Holiday with boyfriend Best time to go? Singapore is equatorial so its hot and humid all year round, it does rain on occasion but its quite welcome in the heat and aids the lush green tropical plant life

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Singapore Packing and Streetstyle

Singapore Packing and Streetstyle What to wear when you’re there The main factor to think about when packing for Singapore is the humidity level, it’s boiling hot all year round, even at night, so theres no need for heavy outerwear and coats. It can get quite chilly in the air conditioned malls and hotels though so a light weight cover up could be handy. The second thing to bear in

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Singapore Shopping

 Singapore Shopping Orchard Road One of the best shopping destination I have ever been to! Put it this way for quite a small city there are 5 Prada stores, 5 Louis Vuittons and over 50 shopping malls! Now that is what I call serious about shopping. But if malls are not you’re thing and you get your fill of H&M and Zara back at home, there are other quirky more

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Singapore – Sleeping

Singapore Sleeping Where to Stay Apart from the iconic places to stay in Singapore, namely Raffles and The Marina Bay Sands (see after dark) there are hundreds of fantastic hotels to choose from. For great deals on boutique hotels check out Singapore isn’t that big and it’s easy getting around in a taxi, I would recommend the best areas to stay if you’re on holiday are the Marina or Orchard

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Paris After Dark

Paris After Dark Le Royal Monceau (see hotels below)   Where? Paris, France When? I’ve been to Paris more times than I can remember, the first time officially was in my mother’s tummy (maybe why I like French food so much!), through to the many work trips, fashion weeks and shoots I’ve been on over the past few years. Best time to go? I love Paris in the summer when the bars

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Paris Shopping, Clignancourt Market

Paris Shopping, Clignancourt Market   Clignancourt Market 18th arrondissement, Saturday and Sunday all day. Arrive early for the best bargains, a lot of stalls close at midday and I say stalls in loosest sense, many of them are in fact beautifully merchandised shops. Clignancourt is split into 15-20 different markets over seven hectares. It is impossible to cover the entire area in a day, but the best areas are Marche’ Surpette

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Paris packing, What to wear when you’re there

 Paris packing, What to wear when you’re there Weekend Wardrobe Look 1: Clignancourt market and Le Marais Anti clockwise from left: Breton top – Day Birger et Mikkleson Coral bag – Mulberry fatima’s hand necklace – Zoe & Morgan Watch – GC Watches Bracelet – Swarovski Skirt – Brogues – Church’s Nail polish – Chanel Beige Etale Ipad 2 – Apple Ipad case – Prada Jacket

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Paris Shopping, Rue St Honore and the Palais Royale

Paris Shopping, Rue St Honore and the Palais Royale This is a little bit of an obvious choice for Parisian shopping areas, it’s the equivalent of Bond Street in London. If designer brands are you bag then head to the 1st for Balenciaga, Chanel, Valentino and the like. Also in this area are: Maison Martin Margiela 25 bis, Rue de Montpensier 75001 PARIS Tel: 33 1 401 50755  

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Paris Shopping Deyrolle

Paris Shopping Deyrolle Deyrolle 46 rue du Bac 75007 Paris Just around the corner from the Gainsbourg house is the weird and wonderful world of Deyrolle. It may not be the most obvious place to visit in Paris but the taxidermy curiosities are fascinating and inspiring. Worth a visit if you’re in the area.            

Paris Le Marais, Merci Concept Store

Paris Le Marais, Merci Concept Store Just on the edge of Le Marais is the concept store Merci, opened by the founders of children’s store Bonpoint (see also after dark section for Grazie restaurant). From perfumier to library, cafe to clothes boutique, you name it Merci has it covered, and they’ve made an art installation out of it. Whether you’re looking for an egg timer, a pair of brogues or

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Paris Shopping, Le Marais

 Paris Shopping, Le Marais   Marche des Enfant Rouge is an outdoor farmers market with multi coloured furniture and multi national cuisine, located off Rue Bretagne. Stop here for spot of lunch and you’re ready to hit Le Marais for an afternoons shopping.   L’Estaminet Cafe Marche’ des Enfants Rouges 39 rue de Bretagne 75003 L’Estaminet   The streets of Le Marais are filled with shops, bars and cafes. I

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Paris Shopping Markets

Paris Shopping Markets Porte de Vanves Flea Market Every Saturday and Sunday morning. 7am–1pm, but arrive early to snap up the best pieces. One of the best flea markets in Paris for vintage clothes and accessories, antiques, trinkets, old vinyl records and nostalgic postcards, often with the original letters still written on the back.          

Paris Shopping Concept Stores

Paris Shopping Concept Stores L’Eclaireur No sign on the door, just ring the doorbell and you enter into one of the most exclusive retail addresses in Paris. You can buy everything from clothing and candles to sculptures and shoes.  Think Dover Street Market set in a seductively lit ecclesiastic building, blaring out classical music. Very eyes wide shut. There are six L’Eclaireur stores in Paris but the one in Rue

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Paris Shopping Sant Germain des Pres

Paris Shopping Sant Germain des Pres Once the domain of artists, musicians and intellectuals Sant Germain des Pres is a great place to people watch, especially if sitting in one of the typically Parisian street cafes. For a spot of intellectual tourism head to Cafe de Flore or Les Deux Magots the famed hang outs of Hemingway, Proust and Jean Paul Satre. Cafe de Flore 172 bd. St-Germain 75006 Les

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Stockholm Fashion Week

Stockholm Fashion Week The Cheap Mondays Show Place: Stockholm, Sweden Date: August 2011 Reason for travel: Stockholm Fashion Week companions: 10 Fashion Editors from various UK titles and websites Local knowledge thanks to: Tove Westling, head of Varg PR, born in Stockholm The Whyred Show What to wear when you’re there Stockholm – Street StyleStockholm is home to some of the edgiest labels on the fashion scene at the moment. High

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Stockholm Shopping

Stockholm Shopping Grandpa Store The two main shopping areas worth noting in Stockholm are central Stockholm, the roads leading off Birger Jarlsgatan and the area called Sodermalm, which is filled with quirky boutiques and trendy Scandinavian labels. If your staying at the Berns or Nobis (see sleeping), you are within easy walking distance of the main designer street, Birger Jarlsgatan.  Also just around the corner from there are all the

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