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Yashmin Ismail Paris Design Week Feature

Grande Designs

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La capitale de la création kicks off the cool creative season with Paris Design Week. Our travel correspondent crosses the Chunnel in search of the latest design stars.

The K West Hotel and Spa

K West Hotel & Spa | Luxury SOL Manicure

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Ironically, finding time for a manicure can be stressful. More often that not, self-conjured guilt prevails along with the belief that I couldn’t possibly dare to be so self indulgent. Ultimately, I’m left with Eliza Doolittle nails (before she becomes a ‘lady’) and a feeling that I’ve been robbed of some well-deserved R&R. Either way, I can’t win. However, (and this is one of those good types of conjunctive) when I was invited to try out the K West Hotel and Spa’s latest manicure offering, the SOL Luxury Manicure, I felt simply obliged to go along. For work purposes, obviously.

Entrance, The Arch London.  This photograph must be credited to The Arch London

Fine dining in London | HUNter 486 Brasserie

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HUNter 486 is the ultra sleek brasserie residing within The Arch Hotel, a stone’s throw from Hyde Park and Oxford Street. Furnished with a mix of contemporary cushioned booths and industrial fixtures, HUNter 486 is every inch the modern, London brasserie.

White Rabbit Restaurant review

Follow the White Rabbit

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It can be quite difficult to find the White Rabbit, much like his disappearing acts in Wonderland. The name on the exterior is barely legible in white paint on the grey walls of the outside, though I’m not surprised as this is the usual way East London “hip” places like to semi-hide themselves.

Exterior Inn at Laurel Point

Inn at a Laurel Point: Sustainable Way to Enjoy Victoria

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From my balcony at the Inn at Laurel Point, the blue water of the harbour is tranquil and quiet. Below I can see the hotel’s Japanese garden, boats moored in the harbour and the newer glass and steel structures that now line the water’s edge. Breaking the tranquillity is the sound of an air craft engine – a float plane is coming into land on the harbours calm water. I love watching them fly in.

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The Palm London | A Family Affair

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The Palm in Belgravia. If you live in the area you’re most likely a patron. If you love a good steak, you, too, are most likely a patron. In fact, if you’ve ever searched for an informal but delicious place to celebrate, meet professionally, socialise, drink cocktails or nibble on small bites before a night out, then you also may know of The Palm. And if not, allow me to introduce the restaurant you’ll choose next time you go decide to eat out.