What constitutes a good holiday? For us it’s the opportunity to discover a new hotel with inspiring design and details, the luxury of some me-time spent on a beach or in a spa, savouring an unfamiliar cuisine or relaxing in an al fresco café. It’s also about the thrill of finding a new brand whilst shopping, as well as taking in an art gallery or must-see museum exhibition. Combining an appreciation of design, fashion, beauty and the art of travelling in style, The Travel Memo is compiled by likeminded editors who have travelled extensively for work and pleasure. These are our memos.

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Artistic encounters

July 13, 2017

  Love Leonardo, revel in Rembrandt, marvel at Hans Holbein the Younger and see more of the finest Old Master European Portrait Drawings from the Renaissance to the Baroque at…


La Vie en Rose

July 5, 2017

  The world’s largest summer festival of flowers, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, this year is a fiesta of fine food and global garden designs, where experts advise and…

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The Big Reveal

June 30, 2017

To celebrate the spectacular new V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, opened by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge on 29th June, the V&A is hosting a week-long public REVEAL Festival of arts,…

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A Scentsational Exhibition

June 20, 2017

The preview of PERFUME: A Sensory Journey  Through Contemporary Scent at Somerset House took place in heatwave London. Inside, were a scent-sational series of ten surprising, tactile art installations (great…


Absent Friends

March 22, 2017

Now you see them, now you don’t; Absent Friends by Howard Hodgkin is this Spring’s must-go to new art exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery London, featuring loans from world collections.…

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Ready for Rauschenberg?

December 1, 2016

Travel to Tate Modern, London’s top exhibition space for international modern art, to marvel at this first, posthumous, ravishing retrospective on trailblazing American artist Robert Rauschenberg (1928 – 2008) co-organised…


Travelling by the Book

November 22, 2016

2016 has been the Year of the Garden in England commemorating the tercentenary of landscape designer, Capability Brown, while during 2017 the Year of Literary Heroes will celebrate some of…

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Claridge’s at Christmas

November 21, 2016

There are seasonal markers in London to denote the start of the festive season. The unveiling of Selfridge’s windows is one. This year’s theme is called Shine On (apparently ‘Alpine rave…

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Once upon a time…

November 6, 2016

Silk mice, giant carved pumpkins, jewelled shoes, the seven dwarves and tinsel dresses? You might be right in thinking these are Walt Disney ‘basics’ but they are in fact part…