Forget the days of chocolates on pillows and 12pm checkouts – the hotel model is changing. In London, the latest crop of hotels aren't just providing a place for tourists to lay their heads, they're also appealing to homebodies as the new place to hang out. Abroad, something's changed too. While luxury travel still abounds, the rise of the haute hostel means more options for fun, stylish travel for less – and you don't have to bunk.
Apart from the initial set backs of snow-flight stress, we managed to get to NY, where we dove directly into all things fashion.
New York and London have tonnes in common. But now a new generation of transatlantic restaurants, hotels and stores are set to hit both our shores, including La Esquina, Balthazar, Frieze and even an ECC.
True, we may have missed the PFW menswear parties at Silencio and the Eurostar £59 bargain (which ended yesterday, gutted), but it certainly feels like there’s something marked in l’air parisien: Prada pop-ups, hotel openings and Louboutin-infused cabaret to name a few.