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Award-winning travel writing

Award-winning travel writing

Conde Nast Traveller writer Horatio Clare has won a prestigious award for his piece about Ethiopia published in the June 2010 issue.

The article, Rock of Ages, won the Travel/Tourism Award at The Foreign Press Awards 2010, held at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in Mayfair on Tuesday night. (more…)

Interactive shopping arrives in New York

Interactive shopping arrives in New York

The OC Concept store opened in New York yesterday and aims to pioneer a new hi-tech style of luxury shopping.

The boutique, which houses a selection of the best in art, lifestyle, beauty and leather goods provides interactive hologram screens throughout the store to allow shoppers the chance to customise their purchases such as watches, yachts, and chalets and view their creations in real-time. (more…)

Fine and dandy

Fine and dandy

While other districts of Paris modernise and bow to the mustachioed ‘ipster culture, one corner of the city has a foot rooted firmly in the past.

Hotel Eugene en Ville takes its inspiration, and indeed its name, from another, moustache-touting intellectual: Eugene Sue, the 19th century French novelist. (more…)

Tribal prints

Tribal prints

Among works by Lowry, Epstein and Picasso on sale at Art London this week will be a collection of pictures donated by some of the world’s most legendary photographers in aid of endangered tribes. (more…)

Women-only safaris for singles

Women-only safaris for singles

A new style of luxury safari holiday has been organised to appeal to single women who may have never considered going on safari before. The women-only tours through Zambia and Tanzania are intended to attract women who have an interest in birds and wildlife, but who may be used to travelling alone. (more…)

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Take our survey - you could win ?4,000

By telling us about you and what you do online, it helps Conde Nast Traveller provide you with the best possible web experience. Take our survey and you will be entered in a draw to win ?4,000 in cash – plus help good causes with a free charity donation. (more…)

The good life in Morocco

The good life in Morocco

The Atlas Mountains are a popular escape from the maze full of hawkers frantically selling carpets and leather slippers, perforated lamps and patterned pottery in Marrakech. They are a peaceful place indeed, but one that can, in parts, be challenging to reach. (more…)

Crash test snow bunnies

Crash test snow bunnies

The hi-tec Inflatable Snowsuit aims to put an end to injuries for skiers and snowboarders. But would you wear it?

It’s that time of year again. We’ve been up in the loft, digging out the salopettes, wondering if they were always this unflattering and if it isn’t time to invest in some new skiwear. (more…)

Game of throwings

Game of throwings

Keep your aim steady and rock the sure shot for New York’s latest bar craze.

New Yorkers practically invented drinking games. Not the shot-filled student variety, but ping-pong over cocktails (head to SPiN), and bocce with a beer (it’s like boules, try it at Floyd NY). (more…)

Something for the weekend, sir?

Something for the weekend, sir?

Gowings used to be the store of choice for Sydney gents in search of a suit or a moustache wax. Now it has been reborn as QT Sydney, a 200-room hotel with a day spa and a New York-style bar and grill. (more…)

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