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20 of the world's coolest shops

By Harriet Walker, Thursday, February 20, 2014

The best burgeoning boutiques and full-on empires across the globe

Tags: Shopping, shops, fashion, style, cities,

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Designer travel inspirations: Haizhen Wang

By Faris Mustafa and Jane Dunford, Monday, February 17, 2014

Growing up in China and now based in London, Haizhen Wang was the winner of the prestigious Fashion Fringe award 2012. Here he shares some of the places that inspire his work

Tags: Shopping, fashion, design, places, inspiration

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What happens to the world's Olympic venues?

By Katie Gatens, Saturday, February 1, 2014

With the budget for Rio 2016 currently up in the air, and around £9 billion spent on London's Games in 2012, you may be wondering what becomes of the event's much-planned, well-used sporting sites. Katie Gatens looks at the legacies of five former host cities

Tags: Curious, sport, destinations, Olympic-Games, venues

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The new generation of Chinese designers

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

These up-and-coming designers are infusing the ‘made in China' tag with new cachet

Tags: Culture, design, China, furniture, interiors,

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Expert tips: the cities to visit in 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The most exciting cities to visit in 2014, as chosen by experts from architect Zaha Hadid to writer AA Gill and cultural critic Stephen Bayley

Tags: Cities, Destinations, 2014, travel, tips

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Six of the best adventures for 2014

Friday, December 27, 2013

Three intrepid explorers — Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bear Grylls and Alastair Humphreys — pinpoint 
the best places to test your mettle in 2014

Tags: Adventure-blog, 2014, travel, adventurer, explorer

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Five of the best family hotels for 2014

Friday, December 27, 2013

British Airways' Claire Bentley and Mr and Mrs Smith's Tamara Heber-Percy pick five exciting family-friendly hotels for the year ahead

Tags: Family-blog, hotels

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China's French fetish

By Faris Mustafa, Monday, November 11, 2013

China is in love with France's luxury goods, food and wine — you could even be walking into a Parisienne patisserie in Shanghai

Tags: France, China, trends, culture, Curious

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Cycling in Chengdu

By Patrick Hutchison, Monday, September 2, 2013

Once known as the kingdom of bicycles, China has seen a rapid economic development and now the car rules the road. But in Chengdu, a growing subculture of hip young cyclists is learning how to have fun on the road. Patrick Hutchison joins them

Tags: Chengdu, China, cycling, sport, adventure

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The insider's guide to Chengdu, China: where to shop, eat and stay

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The best hotels, shops, restaurants and entertainment in the Sichuan capital of Chengdu, central China

Tags: Chengdu, China, hotels, restaurants

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