Being a Northern girl at heart (transplanted from America), I am constantly drawn to the different cities around Northern England. Although there’s plenty to love about London, there’s so much more to see, eat and buy outside the Big Smoke. Manchester is one of my favourites for shopping, with Liverpool followed closely behind, but I wanted to explore another capitol of the North, I wanted to find another city to love and devote my pounds to. That city is Leeds.
I spent most of my summers growing up visiting Martha’s Vineyard, a small island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Hop a ferry from the mainland and in less than an hour you’ll be in one of the islands two main ports. It’s an idyllic New England summer escape and one that has left a truly lasting impression on me.
It’s a place full of memories, days spent on the beach, diving into the ocean from the infamous jumping bridge, eating ice cream and the smell of fresh fudge. It brings back so many emotions, I can’t help but smile.
I recently revisited the island as an adult and all those feelings came rushing back, all those smells were there, the same beaches, the same breakfasts. Except, it was even better. Suddenly I was interested in all the amazing boutique hotels, the delicious restaurants that are serving up top quality food, and the plethora of shopping there is to be had.
Now when I think of Martha’s Vineyard I don’t immediately think of flying horses and fudge, I think of charcuterie and plush beds, whisky bars and mudslides. I think of the grown-up version of Martha’s Vineyard instead.
London is the city of style. When I think of London, I think of bespoke, of suits and perfect tailoring. But there’s a whole other side to London, too.
I’ve been dreaming about my Spring holiday to Paris for months. I’ve read article after article about what to pack, what the weather will be like, how not to look like a tourist and instead blend in with the Parisians. I’ve made packing lists and styled outfits specifically for this trip because: Paris! It’s the home of fashion and this travelling shopaholic wants to fit in while she peruses those beautiful boutiques.
Copenhagen is one of the most visited cities in Scandinavia, and for good reason. It’s full of Michelin star restaurants, stunning architecture, and, you guessed it, top class shopping. There are so many different neighbourhoods that are easily accessible from the city centre, all with something different to offer the discerning shopper.
Manchester is a city full of unique style, vintage finds, high end boutiques and all of the best high street brands. The best part? Most of the best shopping can be found right in the city centre.
Boston is a city of boutique shopping, high-end hotels with views of the harbour, and arguably the best seafood on the East coast. Here’s our guide to experiencing all three.
Seoul is a city full of excitement. Parties go on all night, restaurants serve food into the wee hours of the morning and shopping malls stay open well past dark. Korean style is unique and shopping in the country’s capital is unlike any experience you’ve had before. Simply hop on the subway and pick a neighbourhood to explore.
Bangkok is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with everything from high end shopping malls to bargain market stalls. Whether Bangkok is the start of your trip or the end, you’ll be able to grab your travel essentials and stock up on souvenirs and fashion pieces to take back home with you.