Monday 11 December 2017

Global village: Victoria Beckham livens up New York

Victoria Beckham.
Victoria Beckham.

Victoria Beckham recently hit the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week. But there's another way to get your fill of fashion while visiting the city that never sleeps.

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, on 7th Avenue and 27th Street, is the only museum in New York City dedicated solely to the art of fashion.

It has a collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the 18th Century to the present. The exhibition, The Women of Harper's Bazaar, 1936-1958, will run until early April, and focuses on a pivotal time in the history of Harper's Bazaar magazine.

It explores the dynamic collaboration between Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Carmel Snow, fashion editor Diana Vreeland and photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe, who reinvigorated the magazine by combining their individual talents.

On display are personal letters, memorable fashion editorials and photos.

Smarter than your average suitcase

Bluesmart is a technology company that develops Internet-connected travel products. The Bluesmart Carry-On is the first suitcase to connect wirelessly to your smartphone so you can keep your belongings charged, tracked, locked and underweight.

A charging dock, with two USB ports, lets you power your phone up to six times, so you never have to crowd around an airport outlet again. You can also charge your tablets, ebooks, cameras, pencils or any USB-chargeable device.

A built-in tracker lets you know where your bag is, anywhere in the world, for free.

Also, a scale is conveniently built into the handle so you can just pick it up and it'll tell the app how much it weighs. The Bluesmart Carry-On costs approximately €350.

Sit back, and let the holiday begin

Club Med is considered the original all-inclusive resort, and was founded in 1950.

Sometimes an all-inclusive deal is exactly what makes a holiday extra-special - especially if you're travelling with children. Sunway is the main booking agent for Club Med in Ireland and offers 64 all-inclusive sun and ski resorts worldwide, including Marrakech.

Other destinations include Portugal, France, Sicily, Bodrum, Greece, Florida, Thailand, the Maldives and Cancun.

This is well worth knowing if you're currently considering travelling with babies, young children or teenagers.

You can expect direct flights to lots of resorts and short transfer times -plus lots of fun activities.

Win over cabin crew in no time

Huffpost Travel has some tips on how to get your flight attendant to love you.

For starters, say hello during boarding. Getting boarded on time is one of the flight attendant's most stressful tasks. Don't make it harder on them by asking for things and have everything you'll want with you.

During the flight, plan ahead. Know what you want to order from the food trolley by the time it's at your seat. Remember, the menus are printed on most in-flight magazines.

Offer a flight attendant a confectionery treat, as many don't have time to get something to eat during their 12-hour day. Smile politely at them. attendant-tips_n_7176592.html

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