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Take a couple of days to leave the smoke (after you've signed Greenpeace's petition to remind Khan that he's meant to be making London's air cleaner) and go to somewhere that doesnt have to worry about pollution all that much - Arosa.

Get back to Nature, sleep in a tepee and go horseback mountain riding and fly fishing at Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa.


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Sleep under the stars in a luxury tepee and experience nature in the Alps this summer with Tschuggen Grand Hotel’s new tepee adventure experience.

Spend your first night at the hotel, relaxing in the Mario Botta-designed Bergoase spa, before setting off on horseback the next morning with Arosa’s mountain riding team. After stopping for a locally-sourced lunch at Restaurant Alpenblick, you will spend the afternoon learning the art of fly fishing before a Swiss barbecue, spending the night in a luxury private tepee complete with full furniture. The next morning, hike or ride back to your base at Tschuggen Grand Hotel.


Horseback riding Arosa

The tepee adventure experience includes

  • One night at Tschuggen Grand Hotel in a deluxe room on a half-board basis
  • Two-day guided horseback trek through the mountains organised by the Reiten am Berg mountain riding team
  • Lunch, dinner and a farmhouse-style brunch at Restaurant Alpenblick
  • Fly fishing on Lake Schwellisee
  • One night in a private luxury tepee

With a picturesque settings and holidays that you can be active on rather than over indulge making waves with our London leavers the town of Arosa in the Swiss Alps, is an ideal break option. The 5* Tschuggen Grand Hotel sees mild Alpine summers and is an ideal getaway for those looking for an active holiday in beautiful surroundings, with hiking, climbing , mountain biking, running trails and golf on Europe’s highest 18-hole golf course. Alternatively, relax in the Mario Botta-designed Bergoase Spa and enjoy Michelin-star dining in La Vetta restaurant.

For further information and reservations, please visit tschuggen.ch or telephone +41 81 378 99 99.

From CHF970 per person for 2 nights

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Make a change in your summer plans this year and pack for a trip to a festival in Europe.

Whether it’s Boardmasters in Newquay, the cultural hotbed of Berlin Festival, or discovering the beautiful settings of Oya in Norway, to the heat of Primavera or Nosalive from Madrid and Porto, Europe has a lot to offer and Flybe (flying to over 20 Destinations across Europe) can ensure you get to the festival of your choice for summer 2015.

But where to start we hear you ask! Well, not to worry, we’ve picked our top three 2015 Europe festival destinations so you need not worry.

Open’er Festival, Poland – 1st-4th July (image)

4 day ticket 99 Euros

Offering a truly cross sectioned music selection Open’er is still a bit of a baby on the festival scene but one that’s growing fast.

This year you can see A$AP Rocky, Alt-J, Drake (minus Madonna), Die Atwood. Mumford and Sons and St Vincent to name but a few.

Open’er also invite theatres, museums and artists from fields other than music to get involved so there’s plenty to see and do over the four days.

Rock en Seine, Paris  August 28-30

Three-day pass from £86

If you want to stay city based then get to Paris’s musical offering – you still camp yet you are in the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, on the western outskirts of the city. Be surrounded by beautiful gardens, fountains, statues and tree-lined pathways as well as great music with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

Other perks of this very grown up festival include complimentary showers for all and coffee and croissants for breakfast.

The Libertines, Kasbian, Offspring, The Chemical Brothers and Marina & The Diamonds.

Melt, Germany - 17th-19th July

3 day ticket 136 Euros

If you want your trendy bands head to Melt offering, Cashmere Cat, Hudson Mohawke, Kylie, London Grammer and Jamie T.

Offering a more debaucherous atmosphere and a blend of loud indie, electro, mainstream and subculture music Melt will be a fun festival there’s no doubt.

Melt! started out as a small stronghold for rave lovers and techno enthusiasts at the quaint Bernsteinsee Velten in 1997, relocating to Lärz Airport in 1998 until it turned Ferropolis into a shining beacon of light in 2000 and became a major force on the international festival circuit.

So where to get started? Well, head over to Flybe and book your tickets of course! See you in Europe!


Last night Chevrolet celebrated 100 years of design as they hosted The Young Creative Chevrolet Design Awards and honored young European talent in London’s iconic Battersea power station.

The night began with the drinks reception set within the phenomenal location its safe to say every guest acknowledged what an honor it was to step foot inside the derelict PowerStation. As the interior steelwork glowed  in neon light industry luminaries shared insights on future design trends and the award ceremony acknowledged  rising stars in photography, visual design, video, music and fashion.

The audience enjoyed an evening of talks by Neville Brody an internationally renowned designer, typographer, art  director and brand strategist discussed the role of the designer in today’s society. The punk ‘rebel’ as Wayne  Hemmingway dubbed him the same evening enlightened his audience with the story of his rise to one of the most  recognized voices in the design world today. A book celebrating 20 years of FUSE, his experimental typography  magazine, will be released later this year.

Wayne Hemingway who is more recently known for changing the way we think about urban design and more  famously acclaimed for this fashion label Red or dead shared anecdotes of his journey to success. Inspiring  talented young designers to begin businesses by up cycling he revealed that he started out selling second hand doc  martins on a Camden market stall. And Lucy Walker a British Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker. Who has been acclaimed for her work on films such as Devil's Playground (2002), Blindsight (2006), Waste Land (2010) and Countdown to Zero (2010), shared how vital winning awards were to her self belief and how without sponsorship she would never have been able to afford of her tutition.

In the fifth year of the competition which has spanned over 22 countries, 152 art schools and 552 students the European winners and finalists received their awards personally from Chevrolet Europe President and Managing Director Wayne Brannon. Students in all categories were asked to celebrate 100 years of the brand. The European winners are offered a unique behind-the-scenes work experience with professionals in their respective disciplines and cash prizes.

First prize photography went to a couple winning for the second year in a row Juliana Křížová and Jakub Vlček, from the Univerzita Tomáše Bati-Czech Republic. First prize fashion award was picked up by Lubica Mildeová FA STU BRATISLAVA- Czech Republic. Our favourite piece by Sofia Stergiopoulou from OMIROS- Greece was a poster depicting 100 years of Chevrolet designs hand drawn in pencil. It won the award for its capability to convey the evolution of the brand.

The first prize music award was collected by Michele Baldi and Roberto Attanasio e Jacopo Bruschini IED Arti Visive e Video Roma – Italy. And a surprise double first place award was granted on the grounds that a decision could not be made between a classic video and an innovative animation. The award was shared between students from the Ecole Emile Cohl and a collective from AA&RF FUD UJEP.

The afteparty concluded an extrazagant evening as the winners and their guests danced amongst historic Chevrolet cars to the sound club culture name DJ T and a favourite of Who’s jack singer-songwriter Bluey Robinson.


Learn more about the awards here

jay and silent bobEtnies kevin smithAre you like a lot of us a fan of Jay and Silent Bob?

If you are and you feel they have been overlooked for some time now in the fashion world fear not as here comes the re-release of the Kevin Smith from Etnies.

This shoe is being re-released because it managed to sell out in the first day of it hitting the internet floor of Etnies.com. Now the shoe is coming out in stores across Europe. The Kevin Smith was inspired by the directors directorial debut in the classic film, Clerks. The shoe is kept simple and clean with a completely black upper and white stitching and laces. The insoles feature a black and white image of Jay and Silent Bob themselves.


ETNIES PRESENTS KEVIN SMITH from etnies europe on Vimeo.


Today is the day that international retial outlet, fashion brand Club Monaco launches in London.

The clothing, accessories and home collection designers productst will now be stocked in Browns and also on Browns' online store, www.brownsfashion.com.

To celebrate the fact this is the first time the mid-priced North American brand have been on sale in Europe they have choosen ambassadors who they think represent the laid back ethos of their collections including Lauren Hutton and Tali Lennox and from what Jack has seen of their collections so far we're disappointed it's taken this long to reach us.

Moaning aside here's an idea of the type of thing you can expect from them...


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