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Faviken Sweden

In search of dried marigolds, fermented fennel and new season lichens


Stockholm in 36 hours

Snap Shot of Stockholm

Stockholm in December is exactly as you may have pictured it in your childhood - short, dark, cold days, orange glowing candle light, wafts of cinnamon and gingerbread around the streets, and a slightly magical fairytale feeling that reindeer are close by. Well, that is certainly what it was for me. On a very brief and fleeting visit I tried to capture as much of that Grimm Brothers' swedish fairytale as I could, and shall share with you, how to get the most from an all too brief trip to this super-stylish scandinavian city.


Ekstedt, Stockholm

Ekstedt - Stockholm's sensational smoky restaurant

Niklas Ekstedt’s eponymous restaurant Eckstedt in Stockholm has just recently received its first Michelin star – something the chef – famous in Sweden along the lines of Jamie Oliver’s tv fame – is somewhat thrilled with but surprised given its rustic wood cabin feel.


Maggie’s Centres – Architecture of Hope

Maggie's cancer centres , UK . Architecture with a heart

Maggie’s Centres - a network of beautiful spaces in the grounds of British cancer hospitals offering support and refuge to patients and their families - have over twenty years gathered worldwide acclaim for their impressive line-up of beautiful buildings by remarkable architects.


A Magazine’s Phuket , Thailand

Phuket , Thailand - an off the beach and track guide

Thailand’s largest island Phuket sits in the blue waters of the Andaman Sea and is famous for its white sands, long sprawling beaches, and balmy ocean. In past eras the island's economy was dominated by international trade and a thriving tin mining industry. Today, however, the main incomes for the local population come from either rubber tree plantations or tourism.


George Town, Malaysia

A little taste of George Town on the island of Penang . Malaysia

George Town, Penang has always sounded a little mysterious and somewhat exotic - Rooksana Hossenally unearths a little of its fascinating history, what to see and where to stay.


Hotel de la Plage, Brittany

Cornwall to Cornouaille

Our new UK contributor Laura Mackay gives us her special french summer holiday for those who long for the 'bucket and spade' holiday of Cornwall but want to venture further afield without the UK motorway crowds , nor a fish 'n chip shop in sight and with just a little taste of holidays of old .


Beaver Creek

Family skiing at Beaver Creek Colorado

A keen kiwi skiier takes her family for their first taste of skiing in America - and finds she really quite likes it.


A trip to the heart of Bali

Finding the soul of Bali

Bali is a hugely popular holiday destination from both sides of the equator - sun, surf, fabulous food , stylish villas and the gentle nature of the beautiful Balinese people . With popularity comes pitfalls so here is our guide to finding the soul of Bali far from the throngs of excited holidaymakers .


The Art of Barrel Making

Barrel making in Burgundy , France

A glorious golden autumn day in the rolling vineyards of Burgundy leads to a most informative insight into cooperage - the art of barrel making and an understanding as to why our wine tastes so good - as if we needed any convincing ...


Fouché Jewellery From The Heart Of Nairobi

Jewellery with a Conscience

Claire Fouché is everything her jewellery is – elegant, smart, bold and feminine. And most importantly she has a very big heart. Out of the slums of Kibera in Nairobi comes this modern jewellery with a hint of tribal Africa, designed by Claire in collaboration with the local artisans, which is then sent to London to be fine-tuned.


Thailand island hopping: from Koh Kut to Yao Noi

Island hopping around Thailand