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Forget those cheap umbrellas that turn inside out at the first gust of wind. London Undercover delivers a new range of City Lux Umbrellas that are both sturdy and handsome. The umbrellas come in four colors — bright red and yellow as well as more muted navy and khaki — and feature malacca wood handles, beech Wood shafts and steel frames. The brand also introduces a personalization service at its East London flagship location, allowing customers to monogram up to four initials in a choice of gold, silver, black, white or blind embossing.




Reported by Tijn Benedek (2015-05-20 16:07:35)

There are an infinite number of beaches around the world, everyone wants to find out what the best beaches are. This time they've put together a list of 16 of the most bizarre beaches around the world. From the glass beaches in California to bizarre green beaches in French Guiana..



Reported by Tijn Benedek (2015-05-13 15:04:57)

Pauline Egge of Petite Passport, one of Fathom's 24 Best Travel Blogs and Websites 2014, has an amazing eye for design. She just moved from Rotterdam to Barcelona last year, and has already pulled together her stylish guide to the Catalan city. Here are ten of her favorite places to eat and Instagram.


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Reported by Tijn Benedek (2015-05-13 11:57:15)

“Monocle” knows a thing or two about travel, searching high and low across the globe for the best in design, fashion, food, retail and beyond. In a move that just makes sense, the magazine applies its accrued knowledge to a set of handy travel guides in what the staff describe as an “informed but informal” tone. With an eye for the stylish and unusual, the books gather both established and lesser-known venues ranging from well-chosen chains to small independents. Offering suggestions to cover you from morning to evening, the magazine picks restaurants, hotels, galleries, stores, makers and late-night bars all chosen by its vast team of local correspondents.


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Reported by Tijn Benedek (2015-05-13 11:53:10)

Lifestyle and travel experts le cool, who've been sending out a weekly list of things to do in Barcelona for more than a decade now, have put together four 'circuits' of the city that take in everything from paddle-surfing to Arabian baths; graffiti galleries to motor museums. It's all in honour of the Formula 1 racing there this weekend and the thousands of race fans who'll be descending on this most intriguing of cities. Martini, who sponsor the Williams team, are involved so unsurprisingly it features some great little places to enjoy an aperitivo.

Our favourite from a long list is the hilltop Terraza Martinez. It’s a cable-car ride to get there but up on Montjuic Hill the view over the harbour is spectacular. We went when it’s at its best - sundown - and plumped for a perfectly mixed negroni and fresh-from-the-grill prawns, prawns that just hours ago had been on the little boats that we were now watching bobbing in Barcelona bay. Check out the full guide here: www.citycircuits.lecool.com.


Reported by Tijn Benedek (2015-05-06 16:57:17)