The Edit: Silk Cut

Kimonos and silky sets to sass around in. That is all. Zara Ling Floral Silk Kimono, £69.99   Olivia Von Halle, Capability Mona Full Length Robe, £690  Derek Lam, 10 Crosby Printed Silk Top, £148 Derek Rose, Silk Majenta Pyjamas, £248 Uterque Silk Camisole Dress, £175 Uterque, Silk Camisole Dress, £175 L’OEIL, Giovana Pant, £54…

Venice in 24 Hours

TRAVEL: As you fly into Venice, gasping at the Roman marvel wrapped in a blue lagoon beneath you, feel smug in the knowledge you’re about to receive… Do NOT get the public transport boat! It will waste hours of your time and cramp the Venice debut, surrounded by snogging couples with selfie-sticks… Hold your breathe/pockets and invest in a…

The Edit: Swimsuits and Bikinis

The bikini body can wait. Buying a killer swimsuit or bikini, and one that everyone else on the beach isn’t lying in this summer, is priority. Here are 10 that will make you want to strip off before it heats up… & Other Stories Lace-Up Swimsuit £39   Adriana Degreas, ‘No Photos’ Printed Swimsuit, £195 Mara Hoffman Cutout Swimsuit, £255…

Paris in 48 Hours

…Sans les tourists If you want to see the real Paris and steer clear of global hipsterism, overpriced smoothies, and swarms of tourists, read on. While the tense socio-political situation still grips the city, and its inhabitants remain weary, Paris is slowly but surely reclaiming its spark. TRAVEL: The Eurostar is the best way to…

Trend: Sub Prime Celebrity Culture

‘Our culture has become so obsessed with celebrity that it’s easy to confuse fame with success. They are not the same thing.’ – Daniel Rodriguez, Rise: A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise Kept. ‘Celebrity’ or ‘fast track publicity’ has become an unquestioned and unaccountable part of our society. We trade in it, we perpetuate it,…

Stockholm in 48 Hours

It can be done. It couldn’t be recommended more. Be mindful though that Swedish drinking laws have the potential to kill any Friday night touch-down buzz. You’ll struggle to get a drink in many bars after 11.30…and barmen are spoiled with beautiful Swedish customers so flirting’s totally useless. Fuel up on the flight or take Friday afternoon off work….

I’d never wear that?

Critics’ endless groaning over the disconnect between catwalk clothes and what you can actually get away with wearing in every day life is as insightful as it is irritating. They’ve missed the point, which, in so many ways exemplifies exactly who the high fashion merry-go-round is catered to, and begs a verbal slap from The Devil Wears Prada’s Miranda Priestly:…

The Edit: spring cleaning

Pack away the roll necks and reacquaint yourself with your beautician… Please click on the link to peruse our spring edit: SPRING CLEANING EDIT        

St Petersburg: the thawing city

You’ll understand why there was a revolution when you ogle at the magnificent palaces illuminating St Petersburg. The city’s frosty reputation is finally beginning to thaw, undeniably with due credit to the BBC series War & Peace. There has never been more incentive to bear the Russian Visa application headache and pack your cashmere socks. A banging…

Review: Espa Life at Corinthia Hotel

The compulsory, pre-paid relaxation call of spas has always seemed an incredibly unrelaxing concept. I have accepted that the knots in my shoulders are as tight as my intentions to spend on indulgences other than food or travel. And there is that subliminal, yet oh-so-tangible pressure to emulate the elegant spa poster girl while refining your laconic drawl alongside fellow Zen-junkies. Still,…

The Edit: A winter’s tale

Come frost or fireside, we bring you an unrivalled winter survival kit. Boots that defeat puddles, cashmere for run down radiators and party dresses for the brave and the stupid… CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EDIT