New York Shopping Secrets

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We’ve all heard of Fifth Avenue – the names Tiffany, Macy’s, Saks and Bloomingdale’s roll off the tongue of any travelling shopaholic. But where do New Yorkers go when they want to find a bargain or peacefully browse second-hand books? Read on as we reveal our New York shopping secrets.

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Cruising With the Cool — The Best Clothes to Wear On a Cruise Holiday

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One of the most common questions for first time summer cruisers is, what do I wear? You want to look good on and off the ship on a summer cruise, to feel comfortable but also blend seamlessly with the other passengers formal style of dressing. Dress codes have, however, relaxed a lot over the last few years.

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T2 Tea Birthday Celebrations – Save 18% in store and online

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The kind people at my favourite tea store have just got in touch to tell me about their birthday celebrations. To celebrate 18 years of T2 (who opened their first UK store in Shoreditch earlier this year) they are offering 18% off everything in store and online from the 28th June – 6th July!

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Shopping City Guide: Seville

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Seville encompasses all the best that Andalucia has to offer to travellers: the winding medieval streets, charming shops and tapas bars and to top it all off it also boasts a rich cultural heritage full flamenco dancing. It’s the capital of the region so it is easily accessible and a stepping stone to more Andalucian exploration. GoEuro prices the trip from Seville to Granada’s amazing Alhambra castle ruins at £18 and it’s just a couple hours of travel. The Seville Alcazar is impressive but the Alhambra will take your breath away. The ceilings and tile work are so intricate you’ll wonder how it could have possibly been built in the 11th century, not to mention the beautiful grounds and gardens that are left almost entirely untouched. Seville is also close enough for day trips to Cordoba, another of the region’s most beautiful cities. The city combines Spanish and Moorish heritage and the resulting architecture is phenomenal.

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48 Fabulous Hours in Halifax‏

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Halifax Nova Scotia is a magical city that is steeped in history and filled with local maritime charm. Located on the salty shores of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by one of the largest harbours in the world, its distinctive atmosphere is like no other city in Canada.

Meander along the boardwalk that’s filled with docked historic ships; fiddle stomping musicians and dozens of food vendors. Enjoy great treats like fresh oysters, fish tacos, Canadian bacon and handmade local ice cream.

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Travel Beauty Essentials At World Duty Free

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For me a holiday involves two S’s – shopping and sunshine. I’ve had to develop a travel beauty regime that involves sun protection as well as durability with a little dose of girly glamour thrown in too.

Last week I was on holiday in Greece and trialled a number of the travel beauty essentials available exclusively at World Duty Free – handy travel size products that you can grab on the go and buy tax free at airports worldwide! I’ve since incorporated a number of the items into my ‘must pack make up bag’ and this is why.

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Shopping Secrets: Lille and Roubaix

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Everybody knows the shopping in Paris is fantastique but for us Londoners there is no need to travel so far. Just 1 hour and 20 minutes from London on the Eurostar are the cities of Lille and Roubaix, where grand buildings hide book markets and young fashion designers are being fostered by pop up markets. Lille is also home to an annual second-hand shopping event, the Braderie, Europe’s largest and most famous flea market. Read on to discover more of Lille and Roubaix’s shopping secrets

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