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Where to go next: Autumn Travel

Europe in the autumn is all about fashion and style -and food! Its when Northern cities shine.

 

Bologna and Turin Its all about wine, truffles and mushrooms and these 2 Northern Italian cities are all about the best gastronomy of the Dolce Vita. Explore medieval streets and markets in Bologna, enjoy the elegance of cafe culture and aperitivo in Turin. Not to mention its truffle season and the coveted white truffle can be found on the menu in many restaurants.  Just make sure you can still fit into that outfit you bought in Milan!

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Paris For all the poetic love for Paris in the Spring, for me nothing compares to the golden hues of Paris in November.  The coziness of the cafes, the start of the roasted chestnuts on the streets, and the celebration of the Beaujolais Nouveau. The fashion houses display their best fashion of the season, and the museums abound with important art exhibitions. Paris Photo is a major event. But perhaps my favourite pass time is walking through Saint Germain and sitting in Cafe Flore in the afternoons. To me Paris in the autumn is a Parisian’s Paris.

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London Come October London is the capital of art. Many of their major exhibitions open at this time and you will see world class art shows. Then there is one of the art world’s most epic annual shows, the Frieze and Frieze Masters art fair held on the manicured gardens of Regent’s Park. By November London is peppered with red ivy on many houses and pre -Christmas starts to peek in. That combined with the best city in the world for shopping and top restaurants makes London a great destination.

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Milan While always stylish, Milan is at its most fashionable in September through November. With the cooling of the weather and the latest fashions in the shops and of course the Milanese giving a constant runway show with their Bella Figura looks. Milan is going through its own rebirth, throwing off that severe business feel and bringing in exciting design and attitude.

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5 Movies that will take you to London

Nothing transports you to another country like a movie. So for a bit of easy travel to London here are some suggestions…

 

Burnt Infamous chef looking for a comeback. London is the perfect backdrop to this foodie infused movie, showcasing not only fine dining but London’s eclectic food scene. Locations include the Langham Hotel, Billingsgate fish market, and the Delaunay to name a few with an engaging cast that will make you want to book a table in London.

Love Actually – Holiday feel good movie with Christmastime London as its backdrop with a large cast of likable British actors taking you around this tour. South Bank, Wandsworth and of course Notting Hill are a few of the bits of London highlighted here, all dressed up for Christmas.  What’s not to love.

Love and Other Disasters – This quirky lesser known RomCom takes place in London’s uber hip Camden and East London areas. Light, fun, and stylish. A close group of young professionals having hungover brunches in Clerkenwell and going to art exhibits in Shoreditch. Trying to figure out their lives in love and work while helping each other along, make for friends drinking too much together while looking good doing it.

Match Point Poshest London from Chelsea to Notting Hill are part of the fashionable and beautiful characters in this high society film of jealousy, murder and greed. Dinner at Locanda Locatelli, afternoons at the Tate Modern, nights out at the Royal Opera, not to mention tennis lessons at the Queen’s Club all partake in the film.

Sliding Doors Gwyneth Paltrow does a convincing job as a trendy Londoner in this late ’90s film.  A parallel universe of two stories of what would happen to GP’s character had she caught the train home to what happened when she missed it.  With filming locations along Putney, Fulham and Albert Bridge in Chelsea, it perfectly captures the feeling of 20 something Londoners at the time. And GP’s wardrobe, especially the black leather blazer, is iconic.