Capitals of (multi)culture Europe’s 21st-century cities are bustling with multicultural activity – Matthew Priest takes a look at the vibrant African-town life to be found on the streets of its most famous capitals Brussels: Matongé Named after the commercial district of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Matongé’s busy streets […]

Capitals of Multiculture

London Shopping Spots The top Congolese model tells Tabitha Lasley about her favourite London shopping spots Born in the DRC and raised in South Africa, Joelle Kayambe now divides her time between Johannesburg and London. She’s one of Africa’s most sought- after models, with Cosmopolitan, FHM and GQ covers to her name. “When I’m in London, I […]

My city

Fired up Bright sparks The drawing in of the long winter nights means there’s more time for firework displays; from the closing ceremony of the Edinburgh festival (5 September) to Guy Fawkes Night in the UK (5 November) and the New Year displays from Zurich to Lisbon, Europe’s skies will be […]

Fired up

Happily ever Belgian If you’ve ever wondered where Cinderella enjoyed her fairy-tale ending, look no further: Belgium has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world (an estimated 3,000 in total). Kimberley Lovato seeks out the best Flower power Originally constructed around 1110, Château de Grand-Bigard sits just 7km west of […]

Happily Ever Belgian

A well-heeled journey Tamara Thiessen follows a trail of Italian shoe sensations into the shops, museums and hotels of Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome As Marilyn Monroe once said: “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” For every outing – whether to the shops, the countryside, […]

A well-heeled journey

Beyond Brussels From Knokke to Dinant, Kimberley Lovato heads out of Brussels to discover Belgium by train Passing through Brussels for a meeting or for a quick tour is de rigueur for most travellers flying into Belgium. But for those who have a little time to spare, and for the price […]

Beyond Brussels

Lakeside idylls in Europe Want to holiday like a local? Some of Europe’s best-kept travel secrets are lakeside, finds Hazel Davis Island hopping in Oslo  With 343 lakes within Oslo’s city limits, you don’t have to venture far from the hustle and bustle to sample some water-based fun. Østensjøvannet is a […]

Lakeside idylls

Le grand style des grands centres À la recherche des derniers modèles des grands couturiers ou des créations les plus en vue des boutiques des grandes avenues commerçantes, Sarah Rodrigues entreprend un parcours sur la route du shopping de style, à coup de grosses dépenses et d’augmentation de réserve de son crédit […]

High Street to High End

Vintage chic: Guide to the coolest vintage stores in Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent From Chanel to Christian Lacroix, follow local Belgian fashionista Carolijn Domensino’s guide to the coolest vintage stores in Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent Some fashion styles just keep getting better with age, so it’s not surprising that vintage clothing […]

Vintage Chic

Belgian browser COUNTRY CODE FOR BELGIUM +32 Our pick of restaurants, hotels and the best events from cities across Belgium. EATING OUT Bazaar Resto63 Rue des Capucins, BrusselsHidden behind a tiny door in the historic Marolles district, this glittering space was once a fabric factory and even a monastery, but […]

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