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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

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Sign of The Angel

The Perfect English Country Hotel - Sign of the Angel, Lacock, Wiltshire

Finding the perfect English country hotel should be relatively easy given the large numbers of them dotted across the populated English countryside. Sadly, though, more often than not the quaint exteriors of these old pubs hide dark, musty and, to be honest, tacky cliché hotels – all with smelly beer-covered carpets and floral chintz curtains. It is with great excitement we share with you this great little find.


Malmö Arts and Eats

A winter weekend in Malmö , Sweden

The quiet side of the now infamous Øresund Bridge, Malmö is a cosy haven of modern art, architectural history and cosy Scandinavian hospitality. Malmö is Sweden's third largest city just over the bridge from Denmark's Copenhagen . Herewith are our recommendations for a winter weekend away.

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The Changing London Coffee Scene

A guide to my neighbourhood coffee spots

London was once lambasted for its lack of decent coffee, then along came the chains such as Nero and Pret et Manger and you could get a good coffee... but not a great coffee. The coffee scene has totally changed now with great independent cafes and top baristas in every neighbourhood. Here is a rundown of a few neighbourhoods and where to get that great coffee ...


My Pretty Little Art Career

Grayson Perry at the MCA , Sydney

The flamboyant and colourful character of artist Grayson Perry shines bright and bold at the MCA in Sydney.