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Insider’s Guide to Puglia

If you’re planning on going on holiday to Italy, you may be thinking of somewhere like Tuscany, the Lakes or the Amalfi Coast. But, if you want somewhere a little different, a little less well-known, but arguably as chic then you’d do well to consider Puglia.…

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Insider’s Ibiza

Ibiza. Don’t you wish you were there right now? Or at least, in a couple of months time when summer is here? If you are planning a trip out to the White Isle, then you’ve come to the right place as we have the inside track on where to go and what to see when visiting the island. Victoria Durrer-Gasse is, with her friend Sharon Bar, the owner of Ibizan concept store La Galeria Elefante and has lived in Ibiza for 17 years. Enjoying what appears to be a pretty much idyllic life in an old finca in pretty Santa Agnes in the north-west of the island, Victoria has let us in to her home and her Ibizan secrets. Now you just have to book the flight……

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Style around the World: South Africa calling

What do you know about South African style? I have to be honest, I don’t know much. Which is why I was so interested to read Philippa Allen‘s take on it. As part of our Style around the World series (we’ve also covered Sydney and Paris), we thought Pip, a treatment writer and creative consultant, who spends six months of the year in London and six months of the year in Cape Town (jealous? moi?) was the perfect person to ask. Here she talks us through the differences between British and South African attitudes to style, health and beauty. We’re betting the weather has a lot to answer for……

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Thoroughly Modern Milly’s Little Black London Book

Whether you live in London or occasionally visit, it’s always helpful to have an insider’s perspective on where to go and what to do. Milly Kenny-Ryder, a professional singer and the ‘Milly’ behind the hugely successful online magazine¬†Thoroughly Modern Milly is an expert when it comes to all things London. Based in the west of the city, she has the inside track on the best restaurants, the hottest new hotels and the things to do if you’re spending time in the Big Smoke. Here’s her little black book of capital secrets….…

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Holiday Inspiration: Bestselling author Tasmina Perry opens her Little Black Travel Book

Not only is Tasmina Perry one of W&W’s favourite people and a best-selling author and journalist with 8 Sunday Times best-selling novels to her name, she is also something of a travel guru. I first met Tammy ten years ago (yikes! has it really been that long?!) when we worked together firstly at In Style and then at Jaunt, a brilliant travel magazine she founded with her husband John. Ever since I’ve known her, Tammy has had a passion for travel and is a font of all knowledge when it comes to fabulous destinations, inspiring get-aways and clever ideas about how to make the most of your holiday. Together with John and son Fin, she has jetted around the globe, staying in gorgeous hotels, organising house swaps and visiting some of the most beautiful places on the planet.…

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The Great Escape: Casa Cairucu, Brazil

So, the weather. Not great is it? As much as I love an excuse to stay inside and curl up on the sofa, I really don’t like heavy rain and grey skies. Which is slightly unfortunate considering I live in London and it’s October. However, it’s not just the thought of Halloween, bonfire night and Christmas that’s keeping me going, it’s dreaming about holidays. And, hot holidays at that. As anyone with a sports-interested husband/boyfriend/brother/friend will know, the spotlight is very much on Brazil at the moment. Not only is it the World Cup next year, but then it’s the Olympics after that, which will mean plenty of pictures of white-sand beaches, blue ocean and tropical rainforest will be beamed over the Atlantic just to make us sigh and dream of jumping on a plane immediately. Not that I’m suggesting you actually fly out to Brazil for the World Cup. Oh no ho ho. That would be lunacy unless you are a hardcore football fan. What I am suggesting is that you go to Brazil at another time. Any time in fact. I’ve been twice – both times to Rio (which in the words of Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood is…

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Insider’s guide to…New York

We love New York here at W&W. I even went there for my minimoon (we planned to take a ‘proper’ honeymoon later. We are still planning to.) And New York fashion week is in full swing. What further excuse do we need to make New York our first-ever Insider’s Guide?…

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Your next summer holiday?

My friend Anna has been going to the Isle of Wight since she was a child. Now she’s all grown up, she takes her own children there for summer, Easter and the odd weekend here and there. It’s an under-rated holiday destination that, in recent years, has undergone a bit of a transformation from bucket’n’spade to boutique chic – well, almost. It might not be as cool as Norfolk or Cornwall, but trust us, in a few years it might be. You get to ‘travel’ overseas (by ferry, but small children can’t tell the difference), there are beaches, nice restaurants, a clutch of good hotels and far fewer crowds than Cornwall (although I do still love, love, love Cornwall). Of course, you can never guarantee the weather and the ferry thing does add an extra thought (and cost) to the travel arrangements, but still, those are hardly big problems. If they were, you’d head to France or Spain or Italy or somewhere hot like that, but then you’d have the flight and the airport to deal, so it all kinds of evens up really, doesn’t it?…

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Ile de Re. With kids. Without kids. Just go…

I have, for the past few years, been in the grip of a love affair with the Ile de Re. I know: I am not the only one. But I have, truly, dedicated time, money and effort to pursuing the acquaintance. I first discovered it on a a blissful week in June when my husband was my boyfriend and we were young, footloose and full of fancies (like staying in bed til 9, listening to the swallows swooping into the eves overheard); then I took my mum for a blissful long weekend when I was first pregnant (we stayed in a darling little attic apartment – with views over La Flotte – and I started every morning with a pot of apple sauce to stave off the nausea). It was here that my husband and I had our first solo weekend, post-baby; and then, last year, our little family spent a blissful week pottering around the hollyhock-lined lanes, eating moules frites, and sipping wine, watching the sun set over the sea. Think Cornwall with better weather (and less in the way of Camerons and Hoorays), an island out of the 1950s criss-crossed with bicycle paths; beaches with swathes of golden…