Guide

London Vintage Shopping Guide

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I love vintage clothing and whatever city I visit or move to - it is always on top of my to-do things to find out about the best local vintage stores. Having lived in vintage paradise London I have found out about some obvious stores, that are big and very popular, but I've also come across a few undergroundy ones that have great gems. Beyond Retro[...]

Packing Essentials: Trench Coat season is coming

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What's the weather like when you look outside your window? Sunny? Windy? Rain? Or maybe all of the above? Living in Berlin I'm voting for the latter and from experience I know that places like London, Prague or New York are similar around this time of year. It is hence a good idea to choose your wardrobe carefully when traveling this season. Personally, I am[...]

Drinking Around the World: Hungary

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This last fall I lived in Budapest for four months. “Studying abroad” was a nice way to ease into dropping out of my university for a year to bum around Europe. So I spent these four months in Hungary learning about horticultural science and Hungarian language, and I also picked up a few things about the drinking in this fine land. Unlike many of the surr[...]

Santiago de Chile is a paradise for Vintage

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Dear Travelettes, no matter what city I travel to, I always go around asking locals one question "Do you know any vintage shops around here?" I asked in Asia, Australia, South America, North America and Europe. I might even ask in Antartica, if I happen to go one day. The most mind-blowing Vintage strip (means a street lined up with tons of vintage sto[...]

Lisbon: Sunday brunch

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Eat breakfast like a king queen, lunch like a prince princess, and dinner like a pauper it is said. Even though the brunch is left out, it's my favourite meal – especially together with good friends or a magazine, sun and of course sunglasses to cover up the hangover from last night and to stare at people without getting noticed.. I’ve already found two g[...]

Through the eyes of.....Sarah Anagnostou

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Our photography discovery of the week is 19-year-old Sarah Anagnostou from Minneapolis. She's traveled around Spain, France, Mexico and all over the US. Especially striking are her beautiful photos from Iceland and the Grand Canyon. Since I am currently preparing a road trip through the States which will take me to the Grand Canyon, I wanted to particulary s[...]

City Travel - packing for NYC

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I love big cities. Having grown up in a town too small for my ambition I have spent the last 10 years of my life living in Paris, London, New York, San Francisco and various other capitols of the world. Obviously I have closely observed the fashion trends in each of those cities and will try to give you a good clue which sort of outfits are "very Paris", "v[...]

Through the eyes of......Fiona O'Donoghue

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Dear Travelettes, the other day, as I was cruising through Flickr, I came across a remarkable young photographer from Melbourne who loves the same 2 things I love: traveling and photography. Reason enough for me to present you with her work. I've selected a few images but you can see more of her stuff on her flickr account. She also runs a (not current[...]

Summer is coming - what to wear?

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Dear Travelettes, Depending on where you live, the weather right now is still not really saying spring, let alone summer. You might wake up to a few rays of sun in the morning but once you step outside you freeze, like you've been freezing for months now. If this type of weather drags you down, take my advice - denial is the best medicine. This is a grea[...]

Do drink and travel: What to Taste in Poland

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Growing up with Polish immigrant grandparents, I had a lot of ideas what I would encounter when I actually had a chance to visit "the motherland." Prominent themes featured in these fantasies were food, alcohol, and babushkas. When I finally visited Warsaw over Christmas, I was not disappointed in any of these departments. It would take a small novel to desc[...]