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The Holiday Report: Top City Breaks

Paris

Fall in love with the romantic city of Paris this summer. From chic hidden boutiques selling the best Parisian garb to iconic hotels with retro charm, Paris boasts all you need in a stylish city get away.

Where to Stay

For a truly style focussed vacation, the fashion fleet flock to stay at the iconic Le Bristol Hotel situated on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoréwhich which boast incredible views of the city, a triple Michelin starred restaurant, marbled bathrooms and the famous La Prairie Spa. Steeped in a century of the city’s history the hotel offers a true sense of luxury as well as an authentic, chic Parisian experience.

Where to Eat

Visit Ten Belles just off the Canal St Martin for a delectable Parisian brunch and enjoy outdoor seating in the summer months or loft hide away on colder days. Offering arguably the best cappacino in Paris and a rather notoriously tasty banana bread, this little coffee shop is worth a visit.

What to Pack

Opt for simple pieces with an artistic twist to stroll the streets of Paris. Monochromes are a safe bet paired with simple bohemian stripes and a tasselled backpack.

Rome

Explore the historical city of Rome and discover beautiful architecture, ancient history and exquisite cuisine.

Where to Stay

Rest your head in one of five elegant suites at the intimate Casa Montani. Housed in a nineteenth century palazzo this town house is a family owned hotel situated in the heart of the city. Surrounded by the elegant Borghese Gardens and overlooking the prestigious Posta del Popolo the guest house has been filled with Italian décor and furniture made by local craftsmen.

Where to Eat

Relax and unwind whilst sipping an espresso and watching the world go by at the Ciampini cafe. Set in a picturesque piazza, the cafe sits opposite a beautiful church which is certainly worth a look inside.

What to Pack

Keep it monochrome and accessorise with silk to experience the delights of Rome whilst keeping cool in the gorgeous Italian sunshine.

Berlin

Discover contemporary art, stunning food and beautiful interior design in Germany’s thriving capital of Berlin.

Where to Stay

This five star hotel is located by Berlin’s Kurfurstendamm shopping street, just a short walk from the Zoologischer gardens. With a luxury spa, solarium, indoor swimming pool and private balcony’s, the Das Stue Hotel offers all you need for a boutique city break.

Where to Eat

Situated in the historic Jüdische Mädchenschule, Pauly Saal offers an experience reminiscent of Weimar Berlin. With pine booths and gilded chandeliers the eatery was recently awarded a Michelin star. Preparing traditional Austro-German specialities, the restaurant is a favourite amongst the creatives of the city.

What to Pack

Not one of Europe’s warmest cities even in the summer months, pack lightweight layers that you can style up or down for site seeing or evening drinks.

Barcelona

Where to Stay

With a rooftop swimming pool, stylish rooms and chic décor, the Mercer hotel is situated in  Barcelona’s Gothic quarter. Just ten minutes walk away is Las Ramblas, and surrounded by charming restaurants and bars, the hotel even has it’s own courtyard with orange trees.

Where to Eat

With a menu based on the maritime traditions of Cap de Creus, Enoteca cook using only the freshest produce. With an emphasis on fish and seafood, the restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars for it’s contemporary take on Mediterranean cuisine.

Shop the City Chic or City Gent Edit for your holiday essentials.

What to Pack

Channel bold prints and eye catching pops of colour reflecting the cities notable architecture and artistic reputation with a sleeveless body con dress and lace up heels.

Create the ultimate City break wardrobe with our City Chic and City Gent edits. Designer pieces perfect for site seeing, fine dining and boutique browsing.

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