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6 affordable family-friendly retreats by Nadine Mellor of i-escape

What do we love more than a holiday? Why, a holiday that doesn't cost the earth, of course. Because Spring is upon us and Summer is only around the corner, our thoughts have turned to holidays (although, let's be honest, it's a subject I could think about all year-round). From Italy to India, Nadine Mellor, Editor of i-escape's Kids Collection gives us her top recommendations...…

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Family-friendly travel: Sweden for the summer?

Sweden isn’t just for fashion, snow and super-blonde hotties – it’s also fantastic for holidays. The beaches are gorgeous (trust me, I’ve seen them in all their delicious white-sand gorgeousness), the summer light is almost endless and there’s just so much to do for families. Whether you hit Stockholm, head to an island or lounge around by the sea, you’re in for a good time……

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Insider’s guide to Corfu: with kids or without kids, just go…

One of the world's all-time favourite holiday destinations, Corfu is the sun-drenched Greek Island famed not only as the setting for Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals, but also as a place of gorgeous beaches, beautiful scenery and stunning coastal views over the glittering Mediterranean. Inspired by pictures of her ridiculously amazing villa Agnos House (available to rent this summer through Scott Williams), we turned to Interior Designer Looby Crean, who has been visiting Corfu for years and is an expert on what to do and where to go on this most idyllic of Greek islands. If you're going this summer, read on for her hot tips and to discover how she transformed the house into a stunning home. If not, read on, be inspired and book for next year! You won't regret it....…

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Insider’s Guide: Corsica

I have just returned from a blissful trip to Corsica (as you will know if you follow us on Instagram) where the beaches really do feel like you are stepping into a postcard. This was our third trip – and certainly not our last. There is a lot to love about this island. The beaches, the weather, the scenery, the wine, the cheese……

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The Good Life: what it’s really like to live your dream and move to Ibiza

Have you ever dreamed about leaving everything behind, upping sticks and embarking on a whole new life abroad? Well, ex-Elle journalist, author and co-founder of gorgeous jewellery label Circa Ibiza, Grace Saunders did just that, moving from London with her husband Michael and three children to a 300-year old finca in Ibiza. Life on the island is slower, simpler and sunnier than it was in London, but is it all just beaches and bbqs in the sunshine or is there a downside to life in paradise? Grace tells us all……

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Discovering New York one book at a time…

Natasha and I are rather excited about this post. We both love New York and we both love books (Natasha, in particular, is something of a literary fiend) and so when the lovely Ellen Schmidt of Baby Meets City agreed to give us a round-up of her favourite children’s books set in the Big Apple, we were over the moon. Ellen, who lives in New York with her husband and two daughters, Millie and Vivian, not only writes about everything New York-related on her blog, but also reviews children’s literature, so when it comes to discovering NY through the pages of a book, she really is the woman to know. From classic reads to a stunningly illustrated tome, here’s her pick of fabulous books that will beguile your children even if they’ve never set foot in Manhattan.…

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Style around the world: Copenhagen Calling

It’s no secret that Natasha and I have a thing for Scandinavian style. Although let’s face it, doesn’t everyone? If it’s not Nordic TV programmes, food or interiors, then it’s fashion with Danish and Swedish designers fast becoming the brands on the most-stylish women’s hips. Because of our fascination with Scandi style and because we’d heard that Copenhagen is something of a hotbed for incredible design talent, we wanted to get the inside story on the city’s style. Having discovered British journalist Cathy Strongman (pictured below with her two children) through her excellent blog Designs on Denmark, we asked her to tell us more about life in Copenhagen. After 5 years living in the city Cathy has just left Copenhagen for a new life in Houston, which she will documenting in a new blog soon (watch this space!) Luckily, we grabbed her in time to find out everything from the coolest local designers to Danish women’s attitude to their bodies……

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How to…Pack like a Fashon Editor: Part 1

The holidays are here. And with them comes the need to pack. Have you mastered it yet? Or are you an over-packer (stuffing everything in just in case you need that fourth pair of jeans and three woolly jumpers in Greece in August. Excess baggage charges, anyone?) An under-packer (why oh why did you forget to bring anything whatsoever to wear in the evening, compelling you to wear that ancient sundress Every Single Day)? A last-minute packer (necessitating a crazed dash around the airport in search of knickers, books, SPF…pretty much everything)? Fortunately for our suitcases, we’ve assembled a team of seasoned travel pros and crack packers to tell you how it’s done. First up, GLAMOUR Beauty Director Alessandra Steinherr and fashion editor and stylist, Liz Thody.…

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How to…book a family holiday by Tamara Heber-Percy of Mr & Mrs Smith

You probably have your summer holiday plans sorted. If not, don’t worry, we have help at hand from the very knowledgeable and very lovely Tamara Heber-Percy, co-founder of Mr & Mrs Smith. Having just launched Smith & Family, a new collection of hotels cherry-picked for parents with children in tow, working mum Tamara knows everything there is to know about gorgeous hotels, travelling with kids and choosing the right place for ALL the family. Even if this summer’s trip is well and truly planned, there are still future holidays to think about, so don’t book without reading this first. Happy Holidays!…