Links + loves – September

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As September draws to a close the autumn leaves are gathering in London. Autumn is my favourite time of year wherever I am. I love the crisp cool mornings and bright sunny days. It is the perfect time of year to travel. The crowds of summer have disappeared and you can wander to your heart’s content, soaking up the atmosphere of your destination.

This week we are flying to Venice for an early birthday treat. I visited the city briefly many years ago and have been yearning to return. My studies of the Venetian Republic and the Italian Renaissance sparked a life long interest in the lagoon city.  I am looking forward to exploring hidden streets, canals and squares and of course the art and culture of this most beautiful of cities.  We will also no doubt enjoy the famous seafood based Venetian cuisine.

If you would like to learn more about history of Venice, Paul Strathern’s book The Spirit of Venice follows the fortunes of the city through its famous residents including Marco Polo and Casanova.

Links + Loves – September 2016

LondonHyde Park is magical no matter what season you visit
Discover – Folegandros – a Greek island 40 minutes from Santorini that looks just perfect
Venice – such a unique city must run a little differently. This video explains how Venice works
Taste – the world’s most expensive ice cream
Culture – discover 10 street artists to look out for on your travels
Cuba – as the country becomes more accessible to tourists discover Cuba’s revolutionary past
Watch The Get Down – Baz Luhrman’s take on New York’s hip hop & disco culture of the 70s/80s

In case you missed .. my top posts this month

Travel traits: Jennifer Neal
Discover the soaring Swiss Alps in summer
Orta – the prettiest lake in northern Italy
How to find the perfect holiday rental
A weekend in the Cotswolds – ideas for first time visitors

Coming up in October

Join me in October as I go on the hunt for cultural experiences in London and beyond. Inspired by my trip to Venice and its incredible history, art and museums I will be posting and sharing some favourite finds from destinations around the world.

Thanks, as always, for reading

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  1. 30th September 2016 / 10:53 AM

    have fun in Venice!

  2. 30th September 2016 / 5:11 PM

    Oh, have a wonderful time in Venice Katy. I look forward to your posts. My top tip would be to visit Burano too but I’m sure you know that already!

  3. 1st October 2016 / 6:51 AM

    Looking forward to your Venice photos! Only a week bit jealous

    • 3rd October 2016 / 12:04 PM

      Thanks Lisa. Venice is such a beautiful and unique place.

  4. 1st October 2016 / 7:00 AM

    Lovely Venice! Have a wonderful time.

    • 3rd October 2016 / 12:04 PM

      thanks Cathy, it was amazing.

  5. 2nd October 2016 / 12:23 PM

    Venice! How dreamy. Enjoy and looking forward to the pics upon return! Cheers from Copenhagen, Erin

  6. 6th October 2016 / 10:16 AM

    Hope you LOVE your birthday treat in Venice. Pack some good walking shoes 🙂

    • 6th October 2016 / 12:14 PM

      I really did Ali! I loved it better than Paris. And that is something I never thought I would say. Thanks for your lovely comment

    • 12th October 2016 / 7:48 PM

      It really was thanks Richard, a real treat

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