Fashionable living.

The best way to pack for a summer getaway

The heat has set in and it’s definitely time for a quick vacation. We all love a little getaway to a sunny beach with minty cocktails and a beautiful aqua sea – but let’s not burst that bubble by packing inappropriately. Packing light and still having stylish outfits with you for a short getaway might sound overwhelming, like something that could suck the fun out…

London cafe scene: Monmouth Coffee Company

The name doesn't lie: Monmouth Coffee Company is all about the coffee. There may be a wait to get your single-origin roast, but you know what they say about all good things... Nestled in Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, this coffee haven is worth a visit. Read more after the break.

Sydney cafe scene: Gertrude & Alice

Named after Gertrude Stein and Alice Tolkas, Gertrude & Alice is a haven for book lovers and foodies alike. A relaxed hybrid of bookstore and cafe, it wins for its ambiance and creativity above all else. Read the full review after the break.

Melbourne restaurant scene: Huxtable

"Life is too short for mediocrity in the mouth," says Huxtable owner and Chef, Daniel Wilson. And quite rightly, mediocrity is not what you'll find at this stellar Fitzroy eatery. Engaging, welcoming, and built around the simple philosophy of fantastic food to be shared with special people, Huxtable just may leave you on a high.

Sydney bar scene: The Baxter Inn

Nestled off an unmarked alleyway in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, The Baxter Inn is like a warm hug on a chilly day. The jazz age vibe bounces off the brick walls and flows through the speakers - but with over 300 varieties of whiskeys available, there's more to captivate your attention that the music. Read on for the full review.

5 places to shop: Hong Kong

Hong Kong's glittering department stores and alleyway boutiques are catnip to the shopaholic. Whether you're hunting bargains or stocking up on luxury purchases from the world's top brands, it's all there - you just have to know where to go. Read on for 5 top shopping destinations in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong restaurant scene: Hutong

Hutong's ambiant interiour is dark and woody, it's views of the Hong Kong cityscape as impressive as its rich food offerings. Sitting 28 stories up, it's a place to settle in for multiple courses as the nighttime laser show streaks across the sky and the lights dance along the water below.

A peek inside Paul Smith’s new Melbourne digs

Eclectic. It’s an overused word, but one that’s so synonymous with Paul Smith it’s hard to find any other that suits so well. The new Paul Smith Melbourne store is no exception. Its walls are lined with everything from Ken Russell photographs to antiquated objects – think rusted horseshoes and old bone china – that have been mounted and framed. Glass cabinets offer up hardcover…

Food as Art at the Mandarin Grill + Bar

A meal that indulges all the senses is one that's a true dining experience. At the Mandarin Grill + Bar inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong, a specially created Art Menu does just that, taking the diner on a trip through the arts - from photography to graffiti to music - as well as the senses. Read on for the full review.

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