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Hot Brands Cool Places - The Travel Issue - Feb 2017Hot Brands Cool Places – The Travel Issue – February 2017

Welcome to our Travel issue, packed full of wonderful escapes both at home and away for 2017.

We include highlights from Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites created by Carrier in recognition of its 35th anniversary this year– a nostalgic round-up of where to go in 2017, as chosen by a panel of experts at the forefront of luxury travel, including in-the-know travel journalists, well-known personalities and Carrier’s knowledgeable destination experts.

We also have an inspiring interview with one of our favourite authors, best selling romantic novelist, Katie Fforde.

As we approach the half-term holiday, we share ideas of places to visit, to start enjoying the fresh air of spring as well as ways to kick start the new year with healthy eating.

We also have a selection of delightful and inspiring books to help you learn new crafting techniques and create beautiful projects, plus our usual Beauty Round-Up.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Style 2017

Here is our round up of places to go and treats for Valentine’s Day.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Style 2017
The Royal Exchange partners with Lulu Guinness for month-long Valentine’s collaboration
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, The Royal Exchange has teamed up with Lulu Guinness to bring a splash of chic style to the Grand Café and Threadneedle Bar. From 8 February to 10 March, guests will be able to enjoy an exclusive range of cocktails and desserts inspired by the luxury British accessories designer, while the Grand Café will be adorned with decorations that exude Lulu’s striking and distinctive style.

Cocktails will include the Dark Kiss Fizz with plum sake, Staibano Lemon Cream Liqueur, Chambord, chocolate bitters, and prosecco, while Executive Head Chef, Stefano Leone, has created the Stripes & Lips dessert exclusively for the collaboration. There will also be a further incentive to enjoy this wonderful collaboration, with guests who spend over £50 at The Royal Exchange receiving a £15 voucher for purchases over £100 at Lulu Guinness, while those spending over £75 at Lulu Guinness receiving one complimentary Lulu Guinness cocktail, and those spending over £100 receiving two complimentary cocktails.
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Hot Brands Cool Places - The Festive Issue Dec 2016

Hot Brands Cool Places – Festive Celebrations – December 2016

Welcome to our Festive issue packed full of gift ideas for friends, family and the home.

This year we have been promoting the slow route, taking time to savour things, and in this issue we have a feature about Planning a Calm Festive Celebration! to help take some of the stress out of the holiday.

If you are planning a last-minute getaway, or are looking ahead to next year’s holidays we have plenty of suggestions in  our Festive Escapes. We also have a special selection of special venues if you are planning a wedding, or special event in 2017.

We have reviews of our Top 10 Books for all the family and our Winter Beauty Round-up, full of gorgeous gifts.

As it is our 10th Year Anniversary this month, I have had a look back over the ten years in an interview, and as this is our last magazine for 2016 we would like to say a huge thank you not just for this year, but for the last ten years, to everyone who has contributed to our magazines throughout the years, to the fabulous companies in our Directory, the authors and the PR/publicity teams who always respond to our requests so promptly, and to YOU, our wonderful readers who always give us such positive feedback. We wish you all a very happy festive holiday and a peaceful and happy 2017.

Kaye, Louise and the whole Hot Brands Cool Places team xxx

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Hot Brands Cool Places Autumn Living

Hot Brands Cool Places – Autumn Living – Nov 2016

Welcome to our latest magazine, as the days grow shorter, we have a fabulous collection of ideas and suggestions for your home to help you snuggle up and feel the warmth. This year is our 10th Anniversary, so in this issue and in our Festive issue we will be interviewing some of our member companies and friends who are also celebrating 10 years this year. In this issue we interview: Tina Mahony & Simon Ingham, Founders of Go Modern Charlie Whinney, Founder of Charlie Whinney Studio, Val Marshall, Founder of The Natural Rug Company.

We also have a fabulous collection of books in this issue, providing inspiration for your home and a delightful selection of crafting books, as well as our usual beauty round-up. Enjoy!

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About Hot Brands Cool Places, the online luxury lifestyle magazine

We are a well-established online luxury lifestyle magazine, and Directory of Leading Lifestyle and Travel Brands, celebrating our 10th anniversary year (2006-2016). Hot Brands, Cool Places is a vibrant and definitive collection of the hottest brands and the coolest places. With sources of exquisite gifts, elegant designs for the home, adorable childrenswear, beautiful accessories for brides, inspiring travel destinations and much more!

As well as interesting news and reviews, we also introduce you to an eclectic mix of boutique hotels, superb restaurants, specialist shops, and inspiring places to visit presented in a dynamic online environment where our visitors can find everything that they need to achieve the lifestyle that they desire.
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