The Fashion Edit: Jordaan Amsterdam

Ice cubes clink into glasses. Bicycle bells clang. Nothing could sound better today on the sun-dappled banks of the Prinsengracht. Beginning at Brouwersgracht, just west of Centraal Station and arching around the Canal Ring between Prinsengracht and Lijnbaansgraacht and up to Leidesgracht, The Jordaan’s narrow canal-side streets are filled with trendy cafés, art galleries and some of the best outdoor markets in the Netherlands. The most well-known of these, Noordermarkt, holds a flea market on…
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AUTUMN/WINTER EDIT

Behind the Scenes at Camp Nou

Like Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia or La Boqueria Market, The Camp Nou Experience is regarded as one of Barcelona’s ‘must-see’ attractions. It may not offer the same thrill as watching Messi, Xavi or Puyol (and his hair) playing live, but The Experience gives FC Barcelona fans exclusive access to some of the stadium’s most hallowed spaces, including the terraces, the away team changing room, the players’ tunnel, the dugouts, the press room, the commentators box…
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A Very International Christmas Tree

The Travel Edits Christmas tree is not colour coordinated. It does not showcase a perfect display of tiered bows. Or strategically placed  baubles. Or vertically strung lights. It is more interesting than that. The Travel Edits tree is a jumble of bells, cones, cats, gingerbread men, angels and even eggs. There is method in the apparent madness though. This tree tells a story of distant lands and far off places. Let me deconstruct it for you……
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The Photo Edit: Venice

They say Venice has more artistic masterpieces per square metre than any other place in the world. Believe it. Where else could capture hearts and minds as diverse as Marco Polo, Casanova and Coco Chanel? At first sight, it’s impossible not to fall under its spell. This city is utterly and undeniably fascinating. Founded over 1500 years ago by refugees fleeing from from Attila the Hun, the marshy lands were intended to provide a temporary safe…
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The Italy Edit: In Praise of Street Artists

Sure Northern Italy’s got The Uffizi, La Scala and the Arena di Verona but if you want to see TRUE living, breathing art and theatre, look no further than the artists who perform daily in the sweltering open-air heat of the cities. These creative souls definitely deserve more than a little attention. The following are a few of my favourites from a recent visit. Verona: Contortionists His arm is fake – no, her arm is…
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