streetart myneandyours

Painting a city

Anathema to graffiti purists, street art has been embraced the world over, particularly in Dubai. But can it be pushed...

QE2 Dubai

A new purpose for the QE2

Why would someone board an ocean liner to go nowhere?

The best way to see Cambodia is on this train

Chugging along at 33mph, the refurbished 1960s rolling stock of Cambodia’s Royal Railway is certainly no bullet train. But who...

Highland road trip, Scotland

A Road Trip In Scotland

Does the great adventure by road really exist outside of the US?

Seven Sisters Moscow

Moscow And The Seven Sisters

Gothic icons of the Moscow skyline

Palazzo Versace

There’s a mosaic on the lobby floor of Dubai’s Palazzo Versace hotel. It’s made up of 1.5 million tiles and depicts the classical Medusa head. Above it hangs a 3,000kg Bohemia crystal chandelier imported from the Czech Republic. And that’s all before you’ve even checked-in. From the lobby to high-ceilinged rooms, the three outdoor pools to a spa covering 1,000 square metres, large spaces are elegantly styled here, neatly avoiding the gaudy pitfalls that some of the city’s more opulent hotels seem to slip into. There are eight restaurants to choose from but head to the signature Italian...

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Petit Ermitage – West Hollywood, USA

A bohemian hideaway in West Hollywood, Petit Ermitage is not your average five-star hotel in the city. Whether it’s the creeping vines that adorn the entrance, the poem that’s placed on your pillow before bed or the rooftop garden – a hummingbird and butterfly sanctuary recognised by the National Wildlife Federation – where you’ll take breakfast, this boutique property is part theatre, part hotel. The suites are filled with warm colours, a comfy bed, a fireplace and old tin toys that line the mantelpiece but this place is really all about the rooftop. Whether you’re checking...

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Freemasons’ Hall

Buried among the bars and boutiques of historic Covent Garden is the global headquarters of the world’s oldest social group. But like its storied tenants, there’s more to this Art Deco masterpiece than meets the eye

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