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Battle of Britain Day – 15th September

By 1940 Germany had taken over most of Europe, Britain was the only country in Europe Hitler had left to concur. Britain had turned down several surrendering offers from Hitler, so he decided to push the situation by forming what was to become known as ‘The Battle of Britain’. After France surrendered to Germany, it was Hitlers opportunity to fight for ...

The Amalfi Coast, the alternative way

Crystal clear waters, jaw dropping cliffs, spectacular scenery…the Amalfi Coast in Italy fits every holiday cliche you could imagine. Despite this, it really is stunning.

Europe’s biggest flea market cancelled: are we giving in to fear?

In front of this past year’s deadly events, France stood strong and united. The country insisted on re-enforcing security measures instead of giving in to the fear of having lives, landmarks and hopes taken away, but sometimes this just isn’t enough. The northern city of Lille, home to Europe’s biggest flea market each September saw its annual event cancelled for ...

French Designer Sonya Rykiel Dies Aged 86

French Fashion Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies from Parkinson's Disease Aged 86

Famed French designer Sonya Rykiel has died at the age of 86, her daughter confirmed today, 25th of August. Sonia had been suffering with Parkinson's disease for over 19 years to date.

In 2012 after some speculation, Sonia Rykiel revealed in her last book 'N’Oubliez Pas Que Je Joue' the ambiguous French fashion designer had been living with Parkinson's disease for 15 years and she could no longer hide the disease's symptoms from her family and friends. On Thursday, she died at her home peacefully alongside her family in Paris. Sonia's death was also declared by the Élysée Palace, the office of the French president.

Famous for many things, Sonia Rykiel challenged the thresholds in fashion. The brand was and is still known for its stunning knitwear, its fun use of colour and at the same time, its lack of. “My colour is black. And black, if it’s worn right, is a scandal.” A woman of our own hearts. Rykiel's projected woman was a working mother with practical day to day issues but again, she wanted to aim the br


6 Unusual restaurants in Paris you must visit

If you are travelling in Paris, you may want to discover new and intriguing places to eat. French cuisine is not only frogs legs, snails, cheese and wine. Le Café des Chats If you love cats, you will enjoy having a brunch, lunch or dinner with your family or friends at Le Café des Chats. A dozen of cats are ...

Raf Simons Confirmed At Calvin Klein

Raf Simons Appointed at Calvin Klein after Dior Contract

Speculation can conclude on the news that Raf Simons is to join the Calvin Klein brand as Chief Creative Officer. This role will see Mr Simons as the head chief, unifying all collections within the Calvin Klein brand.

Bastille Day: A Night Of Terror

Bastille Day: a day of national celebration and unity. Yet, it seems that what started out as a celebratory day to remember ended in a horrific event deemed to be a terrorist attack. Amidst the iridescent fireworks and joyful hearts of thousands of people, Nice was struck by a driver, who appeared in a truck and proceeded to drive through ...

Budapest on a Budget

Being the largest and one of the cheapest cities in Europe, Budapest is one of the best cities in the world to explore. With a vast array of bridges to cross, an underground rail network and bright yellow trams running regularly throughout the city; Budapest is an interconnected haven for travellers. Walking across any bridge of an evening paints a ...

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