2019

July

Off you go! Monocle's annual directory of the top places to dine, sleep, shop and stretch out.

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Digital escapes

We live in a fast-paced world. With a near-constant deluge of emails, meetings and deadlines, there’s rarely time to wind down and immerse yourself in the moment. Even when we do get away, technology stops us from doing so…

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Editor’s letter

It’s that time again, as our correspondents report back from far-flung corners of the globe on the exceptional experiences they’ve discovered for this year’s Escapist. As our new edition gathers speed and climbs into the…

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Prepare for departure

A Moroccan cop, a Florentine city father and a Greek-Cypriot chanteuse are just a sample of the fascinating folk you’ll encounter as you journey through this latest issue.

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Plenty to write home about

Eight globetrotting correspondents muse on developments in both the journey and the destination, be it a Californian cruise, a North Atlantic catch or a controversy at 35,000ft.

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Best foot forward

This year our Big Interview Series taps into the experience of the men and women guiding the travel industry to new horizons.

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Be our guest

We unpack the secrets of the perfect stay, including a Cape Town gem, a surf-tossed Portuguese retreat and a hotel from a famous Japanese brand. First we get a warm welcome in LA.

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An inside job

As hotels adapt to changing tastes, their interior designers are innovating. We meet three young firms equal to the task.

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Annual report

With their start-up thrills leavened by experience, four of our favourite new(ish) businesses tell us what they’ve learned in the past 12 months.

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Perfect pick me up

You stumble off a long-haul flight and there in the arrivals hall is a suited driver waiting for you. It’s a sign that all will be well today.

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Ahead of the pack

Whether you’re making for the shore, the slopes or the city, these four dedicated travel shops have enough covetable stock to really stretch your baggage allowance.

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What a carry-on

Long beholden to industry giants, the luggage sector is now packed with fresh faces poised for market domination. We hear the case for start-ups and meet some of the major players.

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The shore thing

Summer by the sea demands a particular kind of playlist. We ask three sunkissed selectors to pick their hottest tunes.

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Time for a fresh look

Meet the young fashion designers of Biarritz who are determined that their town should trade on more than a storied reputation.

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