In quotes: Francesca Grima
Hotel lovers

Jeweller Francesca Grima is charmed by northern accents, swears by a jumpsuit, and is awed by the brutalist beauty of the Trellick Tower


Award-winning interior designer, Sophie Ashby, finds an enchanting aesthetic escape on a picture-postcard Parisian square

Cour des Vosges: a designer hideaway

Discover the Danish capital's hygge hangouts and en vogue addresses beloved by the style set

Copenhagen's coolest addresses
Hotel lovers

The designer celebrates with friends under the stars, gets seduced by the LA sunshine, and is known to fly home with lamps in her lap

In quotes: Matilda Goad

Motown touring, ape-spotting, Grecian skiing, Swiss spa-ing… What we'll be up to and where we'll be staying before the year is out

Where to stay: our autumn/winter edit

It's been one of the standout stays of the summer; its charm no less diminished in September. Hannah Dace tries to put her finger on why

Passalacqua: the House of Italianity
Hotel lovers

The south London chef on Bourdain, Beckett, cold butter, and why he can't stop collecting old cookbooks

In quotes: Jackson Boxer

Set course for Comporta in September and October and you'll be met with balmy days, empty beaches and world-class dining without a waiting list

Autumn in Comporta: a time to lose yourself
Food & drink

What’s the making of a good holiday? Fresh from a near-religious awakening Madévi Dailly thinks she’s found the answer

Sicily: home of the breakfast ice cream
Hotel lovers

The leading London designer on the influence of Japan, the calming qualities of chess, and the simple joy of very salty chips

In quotes: Charlie Casely-Hayford

Columnist Eva Wiseman heads up river to the crowd-pulling country house spruced with city slickness by Alex Eagle

Oakley Court: gothic grandeur on Thames