Author Estella Shardlow

Travel
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“It doesn’t get much more festive than…listening to the choir arrayed on the famous Singing Christmas tree at the Werdmühleplatz Christmas market, a glass of Gluhwein in hand.” Estella gets festive in the Swiss financial capital…

Dance
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“Wayne McGregor is not your average choreographer. A former research fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Experimental Psychology department, he’s as much immersed in science and technology as the world of dance.”

Italian
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Estella visits the latest outpost of the Obika mozzarella empire on Charlotte Street, where she samples the finest white stuff known to mankind…

Art
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“Despite being the world’s sixth largest nation, the land Down Under has been curiously absent from art history’s hall of fame.” Estella visits the latest exhibition at the RA…

The Culturist
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“Imagine the Green Man, on acid, designing buildings. Not just buildings even, but sculptures and buses and bags and department store windows. Welcome to Thomas Heatherwick’s world…”

Italian
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There are good things happening on the King’s Road. No, I don’t mean the antics of the Made in Chelsea crew. I’m talking restaurants.

Hotels
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Floating starfish-style in the steaming water on a chilly yet cloudless Easter Sunday, I knew I’d made the right decision… Estella trades her childhood bedroom comforts for a more luxurious hometown stay…

Hotels
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It was The Killing’s Sarah Lund, with her exemplary knitwear and sixth sense for scenting out serial killers and political conspiracies, who first made me fall for Copenhagen…

Hotels
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If I didn’t know better, I could’ve sworn I’d wound up in a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Tallinn’s Old Town hardly seems of this world, let alone this century…

Hotels
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“My favourite moments in Paris are when I feel I’m bushing right up against its golden age – that early 20th century heyday when Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Picasso and a pantheon of other cultural icons roamed…”