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CITY GUIDE: EXPERIENCE TUSCANY FROM PISA TO PRATO & “FIRENZE” | ART HOTEL MUSEO – REVIEW

WHERE TO STAY IN TUSCANY DURING PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO 97 AND THINGS TO EXPLORE

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 TUSCANY – TOSCANA

Discover the path from Fashion to Wine in Tuscany’s wineries, vineyards and Prato The Textile City.

First day in Italy today, “Ciao—Buongiorno” from me and Jenny after two hours sleep getting straight off of a plane to see the picturesque leaning tower of Pisa was very cool indeed. As a matter of fact it’s known as one of the seven wonders of the medieval world believe it or not, but it’s true. I’m so glad to be here and have the opportunity to see it during my press trip to Europe before exploring Prato then onto Milan for Men’s Fashion Week.

The sky was lit up bright blue and felt like spring time rather than winter season. It was about 12 degrees when we got there so we’re able to sit outside with our pasta and pizza and enjoy taking in the atmosphere. We had the most wonderful lunch. Pasta and wine made in the town we visited was authentically Italian just the way I like it.

Since being in Italy over the long weekend I literally consumed my body weight in carbs being mostly pasta and wine, it was so delicious as everything here in Italy is very freshly prepared.

I was so happy to be in comfy clothes this day as we had just left the Pisa airport and still had our suit cases on us both with hand luggage but we managed it fine. The restaurant was called Ristorante Pizzeria Duomo. They did gluten free pasta! which Jenny my friend couldn’t believe as she was so overwhelmed by it and food options. When they make it in Italy it’s just sooo much better.

A litre of wine was only €8. Such a good price … especially if you’re wanting a rather chilled relaxing afternoon lunch to watch the people go by. After all that traveling – it was so worth it having some time to ourselves. The staff were really kind and accommodating I really recommend this place if you’re ever going to visit Pisa for a day trip excursion on route to Florence via Prato.

 

 

THE BEST HOTELS IN TUSCANY

 
ART HOTEL MUSEO

During Day one of our press trip – from Pisa to Prato we stayed at @art_hotel_museo. The whole hotel was so elegant with character and contemporary themed just like an art gallery housed on each level.

It had a different theme on each floor. It had the Art room. We literally took loads of pictures! I loved this place so much I definitely want to come back in summer and try out their outdoor swimming pool as it’s closed during the winter months.  I can’t recommend this enough! If you’re going to Prato Italy via Florence for Pitti Uomo then definitely book this hotel  – you won’t be disappointed. Not forgetting it’s fantastic location is great too for a day trip to 15 minutes by train to “Firenze” which is Florence in Italian just so you know.

Art Hotel Museo Prato, Italy

 

4th Floor Lift Lobby – ART HOTEL MUSEO

 

This wonderful  4 Star hotel located 1.6 miles from the centre of Prato feel more like a 5 Star hotel as it boast luxury facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, classic to deluxe room suites and wellness spa with excellent customer service at Art Hotel Museo. Standard Hotel Rates apply – per night for 1 person only staying in a Classic Room Only Rate is 81 Euro’s and Rate with Breakfast Included 85.50 Euro’s.

 

 

The elegantly presented hotel suites with contemporary interiors have unique art work hanging in each room which are very spacious clean with minimal details.

Extra’s include a fully stocked mini bar, a dresser with flat screen television and oh wait the best part the walk in wardrobe closet every fashionista’s goal even more storage space to keep clothes and prep outfits so it feels more like home made all the difference.

 

 

The modern sleek bathroom as shower room, bathtub combi, bede with well equipped mod cons was up to the highest standards one would expect from a 4 Star Hotel unrivaled to other hotels I’ve stayed in before felt very luxurious indeed. With free WiFi access, the elegant rooms feature air conditioning and most have a flat-screen TV. Their bathrooms are complete with a hairdryer and toiletries.

 


Things to try and Experience


PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO

“Prato is a must see hidden gem 15 minutes from Firenze and convenient for Pitti Uomo Florence Fashion Week the home of classic Menswear, Celebrating fine craftsmanship and art of tailoring. This event is held twice a year in January and June.

THE PRATO TEXTILE MUSEUM

Apart from the Art, Culture, and Gastronomy Prato is also renowned for the Textile Museum & Lazzerini library are dedicated to both historic & contemporary textiles in a 19th-century mill. It’s a well known fact that Museo de Tessuto is one of the well recognised European Institutions dedicated to studying, preserving and promotion of ancient, historical and contemporary textiles housing an archive of textiles from Italy, Europe and the rest of world. It’s definitely well worth the visit if you want to find out more about the European routes of Industrial heritage and the intricate part it played in the history of Prato and its significance in the worlds textile industry.

 

 

So, just how beautiful are the side streets of Italy that I was just so overwhelmed by it’s charm. This photo was taken by my friend Jenny in the street where we dined for lunch at one of the Italian Trattoria’s – known as typical Italian Restaurants. We were just a stone’s throw away from the Leaning Tower of Pisa it was well worth the visit on route to our Hotel in Prato near Florence which was spontaneous on the day. I’m so glad we had the chance to make the most of our first day in Italy doing a bit of sightseeing while we can in the short space of time.

We dined for lunch at one of the Italian Trattoria’s – known as Restaurants Italy.

 

 

 

 

DESIGNER LABELS & SHOPPING

GIGLI SHOPPING MALL

For those who enjoy a spot of shopping the Gigli Shopping Mall Prato’s largest shopping mall is a 10 minutes taxi journey away from high street to designer labels Zara, H&M to Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and more.

You will find here a wide mix of retail stores and eateries in a bustling shopping complex with whimsical accents on Via San Quirico, 165, 50013 Campi Bisenzio FI, Italy

Myself and Jenny just couldn’t help ourselves as we were both tempted by the January Sales and to shop for statement staples to match our outfits ready for Milan Fashion Week.

It’s very near Prato and Florence, great if you’re looking to find good quality stores with good prices in Tuscany, this is the place to be.

DISCOVER A TASTE OF CULTURE THROUGH CUISINE

 

OPERA’ ARTE & RESTUARANT – ART HOTEL MUSEO

One of the best things about staying in a hotel in the country you’re visiting is to sample their local food and wine which means more pasta and wine for me to try out and taste. The restaurant’s wide choice of wine selection on display showcases a library bookcase is every wine sommeliers dream with all the Chianti to satisfy discerning clientele just for you keen avid wine lovers.

Art Hotel Museo The maître d‘ hôtel head waiter, were so accommodating to us it made our stay very special indeed and look forward to return soon. I forgot to tell them that Jenny was gluten free before arriving and straight away they were able to serve Jenny hot Gluten Free bread  & pasta in Italian ‘Sensi Glutine’ . I also had a selection of salmon, seafood, liver and pizza known as pinsa from Roma cooked differently.

Salmon and salt cod in many ways
Salmone e baccala in piu maniere

 

Squid stuffed with pawn, vegatable brunoise and side or of shellifish
Calamaro ripieno di gambero, brunoise di verdure e contorno di molluschi
Tortello of Val Bisenzio with wild boar ragu
Tortella della Val del Bisenzio al ragu di cinghiale

I loved this as I don’t eat fresh shellfish on a regular basis so this was lovely treat for me and so healthy too. For a taste of authentic Tuscan cuisine I recommend the Pasta Dish with a twist Tortello of Val Bisenzio with wild boar ragu goes down well with a glass of Chianti red. Their wine taste so exquisite and this was made in the region we were staying in Tuscany.

An extensive breakfast buffet is available every morning serving an array of fresh fruit, cold cut meats, fresh pastry’s, cereal and more.

A variety of cold and hot beverages from fresh juices to tea and italian coffee too is a great to way to get your mornings off to a good start each day.The Art Restaurant serves authentic Tuscan specialities, along with classic Italian recipes from the Menu beginning with Starters, Pasta, Rice to Main Courses to side dishes. Room Service orders from the food menu option is also available from 4 Euro’s. After dinner why not head over to The American bar is the ideal place for a cocktail or local liqueur which my favourites are Aperol Spritz or Campari and relax on the comfy sofa’s or at the bar to unwind in the evenings. We wanted the full Italian experience as it was great to visit other part’s of Italy during our Press Trip over the 4 day weekend before heading to Milan.

 

Guests can enjoy free access to a partner well-equipped fitness centre, set 100 yards away. Staff are available 24 hours a day and can recommend sights and restaurants nearby.

HOW TO GET THERE

Flying into Tuscany: main airports in Pisa and Florence. Tuscany has two international airports, the Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa and Firenze-Peretola Airport in Florence serves both Europe including connecting international destinations.

From the U.K Pisa is easily accessed by a short haul flight journey duration of 2 hour and 5 minutes from London Stanstead with Ryanair and cost approximately £ 123.98 Return which is fantastic value. You can always rely on Ryanair for competitive price and great customer service with a warm welcome from it’s friendly staff who are always very helpful.

Airport Transfer’s from Pisa Airport into the City Centre I would suggest taking a Taxi outside the Airport as it’s the easier option than taking public transport and cost approx 20 Euro’s. Mainland Treno train services from Pisa Centrale Stazione are available and run hourly via Firenze Santa Maria to Prato Centrale Stazione or direct services run throughout intervals daily depending on the train schedules timetable.

 

 

For more information and booking enquiries on Flights to Pisa & Hotel Reservations including the Hotel Restaurant at Art Hotel Museo Prato Italy, please visit

 

ART HOTEL MUSEO

Viale della Republica 289

59100, Prato Italy

+39 0574/578888

www.arthotel-museo.it

info@arthotel-museo.it

+39 0574/5787

 

Standard Hotel Rates apply so please Inquire with the Hotel’s Reservations Team prior to making a Booking

– Rates Per Night for 1 person each Staying in a Classic Room.

Room Only Rate is 81 Euro’s and Rate with Breakfast Included 85.50 Euro’s.

 

OPERA ARTE & RESTAURANT

www.opera-arte.restaurant

info@operat-arte.restaurant

+39 0574/578888

 

RYANAIR AIRLINES

www.ryanair.com

 

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Disclosure: #AD A huge special thanks to Art Hotel Museo Italy for kindly Sponsoring our stay and for the amazing hospitality in Prato – this is a paid partnership collaboration with the hotel brand. Also I would like to Thank ryanair.com for sponsoring my return flights itinerary between Pisa, Milan and London during Camera Moda Milano Men’s Fashion Week and to both companies for making this trip possible.  All Opinions Expressed will be my own and prices quoted in this article will be subject to change by the companies mentioned e.g. ryanair.com and Art Hotel Museo.

A BANK HOLIDAY STAYCATION IN LONDON: MY AFTERNOON EXPLORING FIRMDALE HOTELS

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Lucky for me I know this city at the back of my hand having been based here a few years I won’t ever find myself bored as there is so much to see and do in London which boast the best bars, restaurants, hotels to fantastic nightlife. Sometimes it’s also good to have time to yourself and reflect like catching up on things like task, hobbies or friends are always great to make you laugh and experience fun things together.

What will you be up to this Bank Holiday Weekend? Nevertheless I hope you make the most it before the new season starts and we begin to see Autumn season again. I don’t think I’ve ever planned that far ahead even though its already just around the corner and we a see a shift again in our wardrobe from spring/summer to autumn/winter styles to dictate what we wear day to day can be exciting also as our favourite staples get their chance to take centre stage.

Today I took a walk from Trafalgar Square and while I was there visited the National Portrait Gallery for a moment of peace away from the Hustle and Bustle of London town just slightly after lunch time. It’s always good to walk on foot if you have the time to spare as you watch the people go by and spontaneously find new places to check out one being unique Hotels with a quiet bar as well as a luxury dining room with exquisite ambience.  After a busy morning you’d want to find somewhere to relax and unwind to spend the rest of your lazy afternoon. I’d just arrived at this Hotel on the corner of Suffolk Place on Haymarket where a friend and I decided to pop in for quick drink The Brumus Bar and Restaurant located inside the Haymarket Hotel before heading over to The Haymarket Hotel Bar later in the evening.

 

All Photo's: Jenny Pickets Styling

All Photo Credits: Jenny Pickets Styling

The hotel interiors were very elegant and quirky as I noticed the Canine Doggy Pictures upholstered onto the back of the bar chairs and restaurant in a regal purple and pink fuchasia appealed to me. For all you pet lovers at home as they say a man’s best friend is also his dog so immediately I felt very at home here. I thought it had a personal touch as well as being distinctly sophisticated which stood out as a style statement. I’m really impressed from what I’ve seen so far even though it was just a brief visit I’d definitely would pop in again for the foreseeable future if I ever happen to be just passing by in the local area.

A CITY GUIDE TO MILAN: STYLE AND CULTURE THROUGH CUISINE IN EUROPE’S LEADING FASHION CAPITAL

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MILAN

Photo Nadia Rashid
The Milanese public Tram in Central Milan

Not forgetting AC and Inter Milan Football Clubs for all you avid sports fans out there. For those intrigued about discovering Milan, if you like Paris then you came to the right place for sought after luxury designer shopping and high end restaurants take your fancy

Ciao Milano.

The city’s historical landmarks the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral testify to centuries of art and culture including Leonardo da vinci’s mural ‘the last supper’ housed in the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent pays homage to the grandeur of Italian Renaissance.

 

THE BEST HOTELS IN MILAN

NYX HOTEL MILAN

This stylish new concept and contemporary hotel in the heart of Milan’s city centre is every fashionista’s dream as it’s very close to all the main attractions and just a stone’s throw away from the shopping Mecca of via Corso Buenos Aires and Central Station area of Eateries, bars and bustling nightlife.  Metro station access Republica, Centrale and Porto Venezia are all within walking distance from the hotel.

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THINGS TO TRY AND EXPERIENCE

DUOMO DI MILANO CATHEDRAL

The historic Landmark Duomo di Milano is one of Milan’s most treasured gems being the most grandest Cathedrals in the world that you will ever encounter with its Gothic architecture is quite impressive in all it’s all awe and beauty. I really do think it’s worth visiting and you can gain access to the inside of the building by buying a ticket pass for a couple of hours at a price of 3-4 Euro’s. Tickets can be purchased by the issuing tourist ticket office nearby which is not alot as you get to admire the art work of the cathedrals stained glass windows and visit the Crypt in the lower levels of the building. Separate passes for lift access to the roof is also available at a extra cost too for great views over the city.

Top image: Stain Glassed Window. This image Rooftop of Milan’s Cathedral

 

 

 

PORTO GENOVA

Just imagine the streets aligned with an array of your favourite restaurants and bars to cater to all cuisines both local and international taste this would be where it’s at. It’s like a mini Amsterdam situated along the canal as you watch the day go by. But just remember restaurants close at 3pm and re-open at 7pm to bear this in mind compared to what you’re used to elsewhere in the world. But you must try The Apitervo bars and restaurants who offer a complimentary drink and a food buffet offered at various places along the canal and rather enjoyed taking a stroll along the canal and worth exploring day or night.

 

MILAN FASHION WEEK
Arriving in Milan for Men’s Fashion Week over the summer I just did not know what to expect as it was my first hand experience of visiting the city while doing a bit of sightseeing in between the shows. Already I just knew there was so much I wanted to see and experience during the next few days before returning home to London. Just out of curiosity I was so keen to compare how the Italian’s do fashion week over here in Milan compared to us Brit’s in London. It really took me by surprise how good it actually turned out – no words. Camera Moda the equivalent of the British Fashion Council organise the bi-annual Fashion Week Schedule which require accreditation for both Press and Photographer’s if you happen to get approval is a great way to take in shows and atmosphere during the duration of Milan Fashion Week. But, if you’re not one of the lucky few who can secure an invitation you can still hang around outside the shows and do some street style spotting of fashion influencers on the scene and participate as a blog photographer.
Photo Joey de Cordero
Edith Marcel Spring Summer 2020 Menswear / Womenswear Show at Camera Moda #MFW

 

 

DISCOVER A TASTE OF CULTURE THROUGH CUISINE

 

OSTERIA MAMMA ROSA

The first thing which comes to mind when you think about living the Italian way of life is culture through cuisine and only the finest authentic food can be found at this Top Milanese Restaurant Osteria Mamma Rosa just off the trendy Corso Buenos Airies. My favourite signature dish here has to be the Sea Bass prepared the Liguria way served with potatoes’  as an alternative to the Grilled Seabass which is also delightfully sumptuous. On arrival prosecco is served before dinner as a gesture of good will and the atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming at this family run restaurant in the heart of Milan.

Ligurian way Sea Bass Fillet with violet potatoes, olives, and “pinoli” pine nuts

 

GELATO ICECREAM

In Italy there are so much choice when it comes to desert especially the selection of Gelato Icecream you can find in various icecream palours dotted around the city such as this place I found ‘Vechi’. The mango sorbet and strawberry with a bit of chocolate was the best way to cool off during a hot summers day in the city while sight seeing in Milan.

APEROL SPRITZ

The signature drink when you come to Italy had to be my favorite always the Aperol Spritz that really reminds of summer and it’s so refreshing with its blend of Aperol liqueur, Prosecco and Soda Water combination is my go to drink during Milan Fashion Week.

 

 

DESIGNER FASHION LABELS & SHOPPING

 

GALLERIA EMANUELE VITTORIO II
The Galleria Emanuele Vittorio II is Milan’s premiere shopping destination that houses all under one roof the world’s most exclusive designer label boutiques from Prada, GUCCI to Chanel and more. Inside this elegant four storey arcade you’ll find high end restaurants if you want to experience authentic Italian cuisine and luxury cafes to unwind after an afternoon of shopping. It’s also a short stroll just outside of the Duomo di Milano piazza which connects  with Teatro alla Scala if you want to admire and catch a glimpse of Milanese renaissance in all its splendor.

 

CORSO BUENOS AIRES

The Corso Buenos Aires the equivalent of London’s Oxford Street you’ll find everything from high street brands, independent small boutiques to designer labels and shop till your heart’s content if you wish. Compared to the shopping streets of London it’s less overcrowded and a bit more laid back so you can shop with ease.

 

VIA MONTENAPOLEONE MILAN’S DESIGNER SHOPPING STREET

When you come to Milan I highly recommend checking out the Montenapoleone District for its luxury fashion boutiques serving the well heeled and discerning clientele. If you’re after the latest styles from the international catwalks you will find it here from big name luxury fashion houses such as Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna, Missoni, Versace and many more. This neighborhood is rich in history showcasing fine craftsmanship based on tradition to luxury fashion where money talks in this town.  Once a upon a time the street was home to aristocrats and the choice of wealthy families who resided here to open ateliers, boutiques and jewelers.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

 

Milan has two Airports Malpensa and Linate that serve both Europe as well as connecting International destinations worldwide. The airport with the closest proximity to the City is Linate which is 20 mins a Taxi to the city center and Malpensa 45 mins drive away.

From the U.K Milan is easily accessed by a short haul flight journey duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes from London Gatwick Airport with EasyJet and cost approximately £ 89 return which is fantastic value. You can always rely on EasyJet for competitive price and great customer service with a warm welcome from it’s friendly staff who are always very helpful.

I really recommend booking the extra add-ons when booking your flight through EasyJet such as extra leg room and speedy boarding as it makes all the difference so you can travel with ease and not need to worry about being in held up so you spend less time at the Airport.

Airport Transfer’s from Linate into the City Centre I would suggest taking a Taxi outside the Airport as it’s the easier option than taking public transport and cost approx 20 – 30 Euro’s or there’s the option of using an UBER which is available in Milan too if you prefer using this service is present in many countries worldwide.

 

 

For more information and booking inquiries on Flights to Milan Linate or Malpensa please visit EasyJet Airline

 

www.easyjet.com

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@easyjet #easyJetter

 

 

Disclosure: #AD I would like to Thank EasyJet.com for sponsoring my Travel during Camera Moda Milano Men’s Fashion Week and making this trip possible. All Opinions Expressed will be my own and prices quoted in this article will be subject to change by the companies mentioned e.g. EasyJet

WHAT I WORE: CASUAL AIRPORT STYLE TRAVEL OUTFITS

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It’s almost time for that airport run again on my return to London just in time for Fashion Week. I had a much needed long weekend away visiting family and looking forward to get back to the bustle of city life in the middle of London Fashion Week. As you do when packing on return from vacation I find sometimes there is little time and you need to put something on that’s practical and versatile which does not restrict movement while on the go. Also, not forgetting that comfort should be a taken into consideration at all times.

Basic casual separates are often my go to as a first port of call when deciding what to pack in my weekend bag. This would be absolute must as you need to start thinking about how to form various different options for interchangeable outfit combinations that work for every day use such as short or long haul travels. We are coming towards the end of February which means I’m most certainly looking forward to spring and thinking about updating my wardrobe staples come the new season when it start’s to warm up again!

 

Credits: Sunglasses from a selection; Marc by Marc Jacobs, T-shirt; Topman London, Jeans; Forever 21 Men, Shoe’s; H & M

Photography: Nadia Rashid

WHERE TO TAKE AWE-INSPIRING INSTAGRAM PHOTO’S IN LUXURY LONDON HOTELS

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When it comes to taking the best photo’s for your instagram feed to share on social media it’s always great when you capture those insta worthy moments to create engaging content

I often find that when I travel to a new city I feel inspired to take photographs during my travels whether it’s a short weekend break to something more long haul on my journeys. The fascination with hotel interiors often gets me excited when I arrive at a new destination to take in my surroundings and a bit of culture too.

Every city is different in it’s own unique way and London is no exception known for its cosmopolitan style as one of the world’s most stylish city’s. When it comes to luxury Hotels I feel so privileged to have London within easy reach on my door stop to explore and discover unique experiences I encounter.

If you love experiencing luxury hotels as much as I do then you will be very enthusiastic to showcase the best that London has to offer whether it’s a day visit or an overnight it’s all about making sure you’re stay is a memorable one.

Here are two of my favourite Hotel’s to visit while I’m in town such as The Rosewood Hotel in Holborn and The Ned in the City of London. Both times I visited each hotel it has been to pop in for a social visit for Sunday lunch, Birthday Celebrations or Evening Drinks as these hotels have a great atmosphere to entertain and relax in wonderful surroundings. The Ned London has quite an Art Deco feel on the ground floor with a selection of restaurants, bars and live jazz band playing on the ground floor and not bad either for a former converted Bank Vault.

If you’re looking for a home away from home feel then be sure to check out The Rosewood Hotel as it’s very much like living an Alice in Wonderland fantasy – but at the same time where East meets West. You can certainly find your inner zen here to relax in their variety of restaurants and bars in style as I did during London Fashion Week.

 

THE ROSEWOOD

The Hotel Lobby at The Rosewood London

 

 

THE NED LONDON

The Restaurants on the ground floor – The Ned London

All Photo’s – Nadia Rashid

 

To find out more about The Rosewood Hotel and The Ned you can follow their social media on @rosewoodlondon @thenedlondon and visit their websites below

 

www.rosewoodhotels.com

 

www.thened.com/

 

 

Disclaimer: In any case as always, all opinions will be my own

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THE LONDON LAUNCH OF HORIZN STUDIOS POP-UP STORE SOHO

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INTRODUCING THE INNOVATIVE BERLIN BRAND PIONEERING THE LATEST SMART DIGITAL LUXURY LUGGAGE FOR A NEW GENERATION

As a keen traveler myself I just love the thrill and excitement of jetting off somewhere new come summer time and the last minute trips in between. Deciding on what to take on a trip abroad is quite the challenge but essentially important as selecting the ideal luggage that is stylish but practical.

I managed to pop down to the London Launch of Horizn Studios temporary Soho store yesterday evening to feel inspired by their latest exclusive range of suitcases. Who knows I might be lucky enough to own one of these travel bags for my next upcoming trip for the foreseeable future. Wanderlust goals ha ha to always travel in style where ever I go.

Yesterday evenings party celebrated the launch of two exciting collaborations, the first with Arvida Bystrom, who had her latest exhibition available to preview at the venue. Also, exclusive artwork produced by DJ Seth Troxler DJ / Producer on display, along with his 99 t-shirts produced to raise money for Cook for Syria.

The music DJ Sets from Chelsea Layland, Cici Cavanagh and Overly Gassed helped contribute to a great party atmosphere which was a full house that continued into the late hours of the evening.

It was definitely great to see up close two exciting projects Horizn have been working on with Arvida Bytstrom and DJ Seth Troxler. There is a huge market out there where fashion brands are no longer standalone products but part of our lives that helps improve our lifestyle for the better.

For instance, observing this suitcase it can charge your phone and cleverly built in GPS tracker so you need not worry again if you loose any luggage whilst traveling. Luckily it has not happened to me just yet, but I’m sure none of you are willing to take your chances.

Here’s what I found out about the product and what’s so great about it! apart from the one click removable smart charger.

There’s even a case especially designed for DJ’s where you can store your vinyl and anything else that you need for a trip which is the first of it’s kind that I have come across recently. This has to be my favorite suitcase of them all as Horizn Studioes introduces their exclusive Premiere Line Collection range designed in collaboration with International DJ Seth Troxler – The Pro Model ST DJ case. It has all the smart functionality cleverly integrated within . Created for the Jet Setter on the go! it will take you from the plane to the club from digital to vinyl which Retails at £399

Other unique features for suitcases included laundry bags for dirty clothes and a compartment to store footwear keeping your items clean and fresh during transit. It’s ideal and a genius way to travel smarter in the future with all the extras thrown in. Suitcases such as this being advanced in digital technology do not come cheap but it’s worth the investment long term and I would definitely consider a purchase.

For More Information on The Horizn Studios Brand please visit their website and Follow the Brand for updates on Social Media. Prices of the suitcases start from £269 and vary according to size, model and distinct features

www.horizn-studios.co.uk @horiznstudios

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Disclaimer: A special thank you to Horizn Studios for inviting me to their Launch Party. In any case, as always, all opinions will be my own.

 

 

FASHION DESIGNERS FAVOURITE VACATION SPOTS THIS SUMMER

Feeling the wanderlust? We asked Designers and I’ve come up with this Summer’s most sought after travel destinations that you must induldge for the Ultimate Stylish Getaway

London based Menswear Designer Abishek Advani Creative Director and founder of his own fashion label Advani London has had great success with his menswear collection. Since founding his label and counts a string of A-list clientele Jack Bret Anderson amongst fans of his tailoring. The luxury ready to wear brand hosted a pop up during London Fashion Week Men’s this summer with a preview of his Spring Summer 2018 collection as press, buyers, media influencers and clientele gathered for an evening of drinks to celebrate the new collection.

So, when you own the most amazing clothes in your closet you’ll need somewhere to wear them out where ever you’re headed this summer. Discover some of the great pieces from Advani London this season as seen on London’s catwalk front row to the Red Carpet of the French Riviera in Cannes.

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Designer’s share with us their most Stylish impromptu getaway Destinations

I wanted to know where Designer’s are choosing to vacation this summer which they consider to be their most stylish international jet-set destinations. I’m so thrilled as it’s a very rare occasion designer’s take time out of their busy schedule to get in touch whilst abroad is much appreciated.

I’m so excited and I wanted to share with you all a personal perspective from a fashion insider to give you some ideas for inspiration of where to travel abroad. Summers not over yet, so get ready to pack your suitcase in a hurry and induldge in that well deserved break you’ve been waiting for.

Abishek Advani Commented recently on his favourite vacation spots this summer

Designer’s Talk

Advani London, Designer

 

 

ESSENTIAL STYLE THIS SUMMER: MODEL SOPHIE LONGFORD SHARES WHAT’S SHE PACKS DURING VACATION

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5 Essential Vacation Item’s Chosen by Sophie Longford

How Travel in Style. Model Sophie Longford a New York based model and frequent jet – setter is so used to travelling both long and short haul in between fashion capitals of the world and exotic locations around the world when she’s off duty.

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Sophie has spent some time over in NYC this year working as a model most recently which can be an exciting time for young models careers to take off and make a huge success in the Big Apple.

Model Sophie Longford, And Friends at Coachella Music Festival

Her highlights this summer include traveling around the USA Coachella Music Festival California and a trip to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. Sounds like the lush life to me and if you can sport a pair of Chanel Sunglasses they way she does in style, why not! indulge in a pair of your own as Sophie reccomends her favourite things while traveling the globe.

 

We asked Sophie what she loves to pack while she’s away on holiday right now in Mykanos……

 

Sophie, commented recently about her favourite things to travel with which are;

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Sophie Longford, Model

 

 

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IDEAS HOW TO REFRESH YOUR TRAVEL GROOMING KIT IN STYLE

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It’s definately that time of year when everyone is starting to think about Summer Vacations, where to go and what to pack seems just as relevant in what you choose in your suitcase and hand luggage. Travel should always be a pleasant experience where by things should run as smoothly as possible and taking into account those home comfort items you bring along for the ride.

We all have our favourite travel essential preferences that we can’t live without so here are some of my handpicked most stylish items every man should own.

From Men’s grooming, to Stylish Accessories I hope you feel inspired to try at least some of the items I’ve pre-selected in this post on your next travels wherever that maybe. It’s worth investing in some luxury items to treat yourself while your away on vacation don’t you think?

Firstly and foremost the exclusive item and travel companion that comes with me abroad is my luxury Passport Holder from Richards Radcliffe. It makes all journey’s feel that extra bit special as an investment piece classic staple to accompany handluggage. Going through airport security is one thing, but looking stylish when you present your passport looks great if you’re one to show off some chic airport style before jetting off.

STYLISH TRAVEL ESSENTIALS FOR THE MAN ON THE GO

I just wanted to share with you some of my favourite items I happen to come across this summer before I pack for my next vacation. The ideal products you should  idealy be thinking about are the ones that give you that extra boost of energy so that your body feels refreshed and re-charged from fatigue or inflight jetlagg. Most recently, I discovered the British Menswear Brand Ben Sherman have released a new product line of inspired travel grooming products for Men the ‘Hotel Collection’ which I could not wait to get my hands on. After trialing the products which come in a body wash, moisturising soap and cleansing soap the invogorating scents of citrus and bergamia are great for re-charging your pores and especially anything with vitamin c is a bonus.

After applying my daily moisturiser, I also use this great product from the Bodyshop normally used as a base product for makeup application, but it’s main purpose is to improve the appearance of dull looking skin which is why I adore it so much. The Vitamin C Skin Reviver is applied after moisturising to achieve that instant glow and smooth looking skin so your skin feels amazing and looks flawless like an A-List Celebrity.

Don’t forget your hair could also benefit with a boost to re-energise and re-charge while on the go with a hairscalp moisturising treatment from Paul Mitchell’s Lavender & Mint Teatree Conditioner gives you that tingling sensation and aroming scents of rich mint which evaporates in the steam of the shower is yet another favourite stress free travel essential to take with you.

Finally, how to combat tired puffy looking eyes and treat those dark circle areas look no further than the Fabulous Everyday Eye Cream from Bliss World when applied under the eyes it locks in moisture to keep eyes looking fresh and hydrated day and night. Not only does it protect with antioxidents it helps brighten the look of dark circles and paraben free perfect for sensitive skin.

 

Related: How to Travel in Style! 5 Top Tips from Male Model Jonathan Saxby

 

 

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HOW TO TRAVEL IN STYLE THIS SUMMER: ACTOR JONATHAN SAXBY TOP FIVE TIPS

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5 Essential Vacation Item’s Chosen by Model Jonathan Saxby

 

How to Travel in Style. Model Jonathan Saxby who is a London based British Model with a twin Brother Edward also is a Model. Recently Jon’s Editorial for Samsonite Luggage Company shot by the acclaimed Photographer Rankin is his most lucrative campaign so far.

 

Video Credit: Samsonite The Serious Traveller – by The Full Service from Jonathan Saxby on Vimeo.

Jonathan tends to spend allot of time travelling between London, Barcelona, Ibiza and sometimes Milan for work as life can get pretty hectic as a male model so you may need the following  essential items in your kit which Jon has specifically chosen while he travels.

We asked Jon what he loves to pack while he’s away on holiday right now in Ibiza……

Jon, commented recently about his favourite things to travel with which are;

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