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5 of the best easter breaks

By March 29, 2017 Travel
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The Easter long weekend will be, for many of us, the first break since Christmas so we fully intend to make the most of it!

We’ve handpicked some of the best destinations to escape to, from UK adventures to the windswept beaches on the west coast of France, there’s something for everyone.

Now all you have to do is decide which you fancy….

1. Isle of Man, UK

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A haven for nature lovers, the beautiful Isle of Man is a bit of a hidden gem of a UK island. Seals can be spotted off the coast, and from time to time, basking sharks! Pitch up in one of the many glamping sites and hike and wild swim your long weekend away.

 


2. Vienna, Austria

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Vienna is packed with Gothic and Baroque architecture that is contrasted with the modern Zaha Hadid library by the Danube. Take a trip to the Vienna State Opera for a cultural evening of ballet or the opera. Explore the sculpted gardens of the Hofsburg Palace during the day and after, stop off at an infamous Vienna coffee house, such as Kleines Cafe and soak up the atmosphere.

 


3. Biarritz, France

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Well known for it’s rolling waves and fantastic surfing, Biarritz is perfect for a quick getaway. With a combination of dramatic cliffs, fine beaches, fresh fish and a healthy outdoor lifestyle, Biarritz is just what you’re looking for a relaxing Easter break.


 

4. North Cornwall, UK

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It’s hard to pick a favourite part of of the gorgeous Cornish coastline, but the northern stretch is the one for us! Potter around the quaint St. Angus, stopping off for scones and clotted cream along the way- and don’t forget to leave room for a proper Cornish pastry at the St. Angus Bakery.


 

5. Seville, Spain

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Head to Seville over the Easter break and catch the Semana Santa (Holy Week), Spain’s largest and most atmospheric religious festival. Sample some tapas and wander up to the Plaza de Espana and the Parque de Maria Luisa for some peace and quiet. Stay in the old town and explore the cobbled streets of the Santa Cruz quarter and the breathtaking Alcázar Palace.

Shop what to wear over the Easter break here!

 

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Weekend getaway essentials: What to pack

By April 26, 2016 INSPIRATION
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Are you making the most of this long weekend and escaping the city? Get inspiration for what to wear with our off-duty bank holiday favourites.

What to wear | Departure Lounge

Travel in ultimate comfort with our cashmere joggers and hoodie whilst still remaining stylish.

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What to wear | Staycation

Fall back in love with your city by making the most of the extra day to explore new areas and discover hidden gems

Where to go: Brunch with friends in your home town

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Check list:

Urai sleeveless coat

Lorna cardigan

Marvey culottes

Tyle joggers

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What to pack | City Break

Soak up some culture and escape the city for a weekend of alfresco dinners, museums and art galleries.

Where to go: Sightseeing in Rome

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Check list:

Nove cotton trousers

Sketch silk blouse

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What to pack | Sun Seekers

Tired of these April showers? Jet off for some sun and slip into our easy-to-wear, breezy dresses.

Where to go: Sun lounging in Lisbon

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Check list:

Ocean silk dress

Dash silk dress

Thrill cotton shirt

Marvey Culottes

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Easter Delights!

By March 24, 2016 SALE
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Enjoy long weekend luxuries with 30% off these spring styles online and in store!


Peppy Cashmere Cardigan

This boxy-fit cardigan looks great buttoned or unbuttoned and the hem dips gently at the back for a soft, feminine look.

*More colours available in store!

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Rica Cotton Shirt

A crisp, cotton shirt in a modern boxy fit. The pleat detailing adds shape, making it the perfect match for slim fitting trousers.

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Tock Cashair Scarf

Our new Cashair cover-up is featherweight and multi-functional: it can be worn as a poncho or a scarf!

*More colours available in store!

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Verber Cashmere Dress

Composed of luxuriously soft cashmere, this long line dress has a strip running down the center. Split cuffs give a modern edge and a step hem brings a more dramatic silhouette.

* More colours available!

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Our kidswear range features super soft roll necks, cardigans and jumpers for your little ones.

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Les 100 Ciels travels

By July 24, 2015 Travel
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Our must-see places in Florence.

Florence is renowned for old masters and history, but it’s also a living city with a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene. Handsome and historic, it’s bursting with quirky shops and quality crafts, making it one of Europe’s most civilised weekend destinations.

We spent a busy week researching the latest yarn trends and technology at the Pitti Filati fair, so we were glad for some time to relax and sight-see at the end of the trip.

Read on to see what we got up to in beautiful Florence, showing you our favourite places to shop, eat and visit!

 


 

Where to shop: UB

This quirky store on Via dei Conti is a treasure trove of goodies, full to the brim with antique decorations and retro furniture. Seek out a hidden back room with the most amazing collection of vintage wallpaper, including 60’s floral designs and geometric prints.

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Ub Firenze / Via dei Conti 4r – 50123 Firenze – IT | https://www.ubfirenze.it/


 

Where to shop: Ottod’ame

The beautifully merchandised Ottod’ame sits on Via della Spada and houses a wide range of fashion brands with a concept store feel. While we visiting there was a stunning ‘White Like Milk’ display, showcasing their all white styles along side pops of graphic colour.

 

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Where to eat: Gusta Pizza

You can find Gusta Pizza in one of our favourite areas in the city, just south of the river and surrounded by lovely boutiques and antique shops.

This rough and ready pizzeria makes the most delicious pizza, it’s definitely worth a visit. It’s definitely service with a smile here, the staff are so friendly and welcoming. *They also make heart shaped pizzas!

Top tip: Take out your pizza and eat on the steps of the Basilica di Santo Spirito and people watch the evening away. Follow with an alfresco drink outside one of the bars on the Piazza Santo Spirito!

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Where to eat: Gelato Santa Trinita

Let’s face it, you can’t to Italy without sampling the local gelato. This Gelateria has the best in Florence (and that’s saying something!) and sits on a corner with views of the river and the Ponte Vecchio.

Top tip: The Sesamo Nero gelato is a must-try. This mysterious grey ice cream tastes better than it looks (something along the lines of hazelnut but with a more intense flavour).

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Where to go: Boboli Gardens

Walk off the pizza the next day with a day out in the sun at the Boboli Gardens. Enter through the magnificent Palezzo Pitti and you are welcomed by the most beautiful landscaped gardens full of statues, fountains and even mazes.

Spot the pistachio coloured Kaffeehouse, perched halfway up the hill. It has the typical trompe l’oeil frescos on the walls and we could quite easily imagine ourselves living there!

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Entrance is €10 and this includes entrance to the Forte Belvedere and Giardino Bardini.

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Where to go: Il Duomo

The cathedral of Florence is known for its distinctive Renaissance dome. Its name Saint Mary of the Flower refers to the lily, the symbol of Florence. The entrance fee allows you to roam through the Cupola (the dome) and the Campanile (the bell tower) and the views are breathtaking from the very top.

Top tip: Visit 23 Via dello Studio to see where the artists and stonemasons devote their time to maintaining and conserving parts of the historic building.

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What to see: Forte Belvedere

If you can tear yourself away from the stunning views, Forte Belvedere is currently showing the Antony Gormley HUMAN exhibition until 27th September. His beautiful cast iron figures are displayed throughout the grounds, adapting to their surroundings and differing in relation to their location and position.

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Les 100 Ciels Travels

By April 17, 2015 Travel
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Our favourite places in Copenhagen

We escaped the London hustle and bustle for a long weekend of fashion, culture and food in Copenhagen.

Soon after arriving in Denmark’s capital, we understood completely why it’s renowned to be home to the happiest people on Earth. The Danish way of life is relaxed, content and wholesome, making it one of the most livable cities ever. After touching down, we stumbled across a fairy tale-esque coffee hut called Kafferiet, the makers of ‘Slow Coffee’. The barista was so friendly that we ended up staying there for over an hour listening to her talk about her favourite places in Copenhagen.

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Service with a smile- Kafferiet, Esplanaden, Copenhagen 1263- www.kafferiet.net


For architecture lovers, Grundtvig’s Kirke in the Bispebjerg district is a structural delight and a must to visit. The lofty interior designed by Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint is beautifully serene and peaceful.

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We could have spent all day at The Botanical Gardens, roaming the magnificent Palmhouse and the Cactus rooms. A staircase spirals into the roof of the Palmhouse to a viewing platform that wraps around the whole room , from there you can spot rare, exotic plants.

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Øster Farimagsgade 2B, 1353 København K, Denmark


We caught a train to the Louisiana mid afternoon to see it’s beautiful collections.

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We had a typical Danish dinner in the restaurant over-looking the sea, whilst being serenaded by jazz musicians!

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 Gl Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, Denmark – www.louisiana.dk


The Round Tower’s sun-filled sloping walkway leads you up to an Observatory. From there you can see the whole of Copenhagen (well worth the long walk!).Rundetårn

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Købmagergade 52A, 1150 København, Denmark


A final pit-stop at Atelier September for amazing coffee and open sandwiches!

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www.atelierseptember.dk

Gothersgade 30, 1123 København K, Denmark

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Photos by Josef Shaw

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