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Inside London’s most exclusive AirBnBs, from Hackney houseboats to Mayfair penthouses
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Inside London’s most exclusive AirBnBs, from Hackney houseboats to Mayfair penthouses

A chic bohemian hideaway in the shadow of the Shard. A 19th century Gothic Revival chapel in Putney. A Chelsea art studio that was once home to the lead singer of The Noisettes. These are just some of London’s most exclusive AirBnbs — yours to rent for £150 a night, if you know where to look. From secret lofts to unique penthouses with rooftop hot-tubs, here’s our edit of the best. The Borough artist schoolA dreamy stay south of the riverCourtesy of the Airbnb CommunityHost Natalie manages a couple of enchanting properties in London, including this chic bohemian hideaway in the shadow of the Shard. The exact location is a secret (it’s a “stone’s throw” from Borough Market) and guests have to apply and be approved for a stay. Natalie spent five years renovating what was an old workhouse d...
Iberostar: why it needs to be on your travel radar in 2024
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Iberostar: why it needs to be on your travel radar in 2024

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is not just a group of four- and five-star beachfront resorts across Europe and the Caribbean; it's also a leading advocate of sustainable tourism. Thanks to its Wave of Change movement, Iberostar is quickly becoming a zero-waste champion across the travel industry. Its three pillars of responsible tourism – moving towards a circular economy, promoting responsible seafood consumption, and improving coastal health – create better holidays, and are working to reduce the impact of its hotels, while also working to regenerate and support individual destinations. It's a win-win. Ambitious long-term sustainability planWater dispensers helped Iberostar achieve its single-use plastic status in 2020 IberostarIberostar's sustainability plan is ambitious. By 2025, it ...
Westfield welcomes the first ever Emma Sleep store
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Westfield welcomes the first ever Emma Sleep store

The spacious 282sqm store located on the ground floor of west London’s Westfield shopping centre is now home to Emma’s bestsellers including bed frames (including divans, ottomans and Emma’s sofa bed), mattresses including Emma Original, Emma NextGen Premium, Emma Luxe Cooling and Emma Elite. The store also showcases Emma’s Select range: Diamond Hybrid, Diamond Spring, Helix Hybrid, and Smart Hybrid, giving shoppers plenty of mattress options to try and compare. Source link
Novel-writing for beginners: A masterclass with Ross Raisin
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Novel-writing for beginners: A masterclass with Ross Raisin

Masterclasses from the Evening Standard Launch Offer: Save 20% on all Masterclasses when you use the promo code WELCOME at checkout. Offer ends 11:59pm BST on Sunday 30th June.There's an aura of mystique that surrounds the notion of being 'a writer', with publishing a novel often regarded as the pinnacle of success. However, this allure can make the dream feel unattainable, becoming a barrier that stifles writerly ambitions before they have a chance to take root and grow.This two hour masterclass with the acclaimed novelist Ross Raisin will help you overcome these doubts and allow you to put your idea into action. This masterclass is for anybody who feels a yearning to put a novel idea to paper – but just needs an encouraging nudge to get started. Through an informal combination of advic...
Leopard print summer: where to buy the best animal inspired bags, coats and shoes
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Leopard print summer: where to buy the best animal inspired bags, coats and shoes

Given that the weather has temporarily (we hope) pressed pause on flimsy sundresses and their ilk, why not take a sartorial swing at in-between season styling opportunities. Leopard print, which has fashion search engine Lyst has seen a 60 per cent increase since the start of the year, is emerging as the inter-seasonal wardrobe pivot we’ve frankly been calling out for. Ganni, the Copenhagen based titan of guaranteed cool, has made its blotchy leopard print a core concern. Erin O’Connor helpfully showcased its appeal at an event last week pairing her coat with a heavenly languid silk dress in a chic tobacco-shade, giving it just the right amount of punch. See also Jennifer Lawrence at Dior’s cruise show in Scotland where she leaned into the so-called mob-wife aesthetic with a leopard coat...
How to lose weight for good: A masterclass with Shahroo Izadi
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How to lose weight for good: A masterclass with Shahroo Izadi

Masterclasses from the Evening Standard Launch Offer: Save 20% on all Masterclasses when you use the promo code WELCOME at checkout. Offer ends 11:59pm BST on Sunday 30th June.If diets work, then why do many of us have to keep coming back and starting one, a different one, again and again? Why do many of us, despite managing to do difficult things all the time, feel powerless when it comes to making moderate, healthy, food choices? So much so, that some choices can send us spiralling into negative self-talk and sabotaging binges.In this motivating workshop led by Shahroo Izadi, behavioural change scientist and bestselling author of The Last Diet, you will gain the self-empowerment needed to initiate self-directed change, even if you've historically been resistant to it.This practical wor...
Remembering François Hardy, the star who set the eternal style tone for French fashion
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Remembering François Hardy, the star who set the eternal style tone for French fashion

The words icon and muse are often touted around the fashion world but it’s still a rare soul that encapsulates the real meaning of those monikers. François Hardy, the French singer who has died at the age of 80 from cancer, was one of a handful of women who set the style tone of the second half of the 20th century, the effect of which continues to resonate. The singer, born in Nazi occupied Paris in 1944, became synonymous with the much touted insouciant Parisian style which was a low-key cocktail of her time spent in swinging London coupled with a pared-back French sensibility. She came to London in the Sixties, recording at Pye Records’ Marble Arch studios and performing at The Savoy. Her melancholic lispish yé-yé style entranced as much as her striking girl next door beauty which capt...
Jude Bellingham is official heartthrob of Euros 2024 with revealing SKIMS campaign for Kim Kardashian
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Jude Bellingham is official heartthrob of Euros 2024 with revealing SKIMS campaign for Kim Kardashian

Hearts quietly broke across Britain when Jack Grealish missed out on making the Euros 2024 squad — but Jude Bellingham has arrived to steal the heartthrob crown. He’s a golden boy with a football, as Bellingham arrives in Germany for the championships, he has made sure to draw attention off the pitch, too. Posing for Kim Kardashian’s underwear brand SKIMS, 20-year-old Bellingham has bared all (and kicked a football about) for a new campaign promoting its boxer shorts. Kardashian founded the brand, known for its body shaping womenswear, in 2019 and expanded to offer a men’s range in 2023. SKIMS"The opportunity to be featured in SKIMS Mens latest campaign is incredible. It’s so important for me to have flexibility and comfort when I’m playing and training, or even off-duty, and SKIMS meet...
Horoscope today: Your daily guide for Tuesday, June 11, 2024
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Horoscope today: Your daily guide for Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Naomi Campbell interview: ‘There are a few people I regret having a go at’
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Naomi Campbell interview: ‘There are a few people I regret having a go at’

She was late, of course she was late. But then she’s always been late. When she was working for me at Condé Nast ten years ago, when she interviewed the likes of Hugo Chavez, Vladimir Putin, Piers Morgan and Skepta for GQ, she was always coming to my office in Vogue House, and she was never on time. But that was Naomi. She would then sprawl on my sofa, instruct one of my assistants to fetch her a Big Mac, and pour the charm on. Nothing changes. A few weeks ago, she was 90 minutes late for me at the Dorchester, and even though I gave her a hard time when she eventually turned up, I soon gave up. She has this disarming habit of batting her eyes at you, and it works. Of course, it works. She’s Naomi. Source link