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Tuesday January 3rd, 2012

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brighton city guide {update}

brighton city guide {update}

Illustration by Julia Rothman Our Brighton City Guide comes from Michelle Butler, a printmaker and web designer based in Brighton. Her prints are influenced by folk traditions, dark tales, mid-century design and Forteana. Today Michelle shows us around her city’s artistic sites, classic shops and charming cafes. Thanks, Michelle, for this wonderful tour of Brighton! —…

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Tuesday November 22nd, 2011

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swansea, UK city guide

All photography is courtesy of Andrew Rowley Today’s Swansea City Guide comes from Louise Rowley, a blogger and designer based in South Wales, UK. For her day job, Louise designs decorative wrapping paper, and in her down time, she renovates her Victorian house and designs children’s wear. Today she gives us a glimpse into this seaside city…

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Tuesday November 1st, 2011

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london city guide {update}

london city guide {update}

Today’s London City Guide update comes from the original guide author, Lynne Robinson of the blog Tea for Joy and the store Paper Mash, and Nick Wyke, a writer and editor for The Times and founder of the Looking to Cook cooking school directory. Like any huge city, it’s hard to catch every shop, restaurant and favorite spot,…

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Tuesday March 22nd, 2011

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edinburgh city guide

edinburgh city guide

Image via Veer Our Edinburgh city guide comes to us from Eloise Leeson, a linguistics student, blogger and Edinburgh local. Today Eloise takes us on a tour through the eclectic neighborhoods of this historic city with a great list of sites, eats and goodies. Thanks, Eloise, for this wonderful guide! — Stephanie CLICK HERE for the…

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Tuesday February 1st, 2011

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nottingham design guide {update}

nottingham design guide {update}

Today’s city guide update come from  the original nottingham guide author Laura Millward. the guide is full of great design/craft/art destinations, commentary on the city as a whole, and details about Nottingham’s notable exports (DH Lawrence, Paul Smith and Jonathan Galzer, among others). Thankfully, over the years not much has change in this beautiful city, but Laura has added some…

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Tuesday September 28th, 2010

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leeds, england guide

leeds, england guide

Illustration above by Julia Rothman Today’s city guide comes to us from Beth Nicholls, an entrepreneur, explorer, artist and author of the blog Do What You Love who has lived, worked and traveled all over the world. Beth has settled (at least for now) in Leeds, in the north of England and she shares with us…

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Tuesday April 13th, 2010

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cornwall, england guide

cornwall, england guide

today’s city guide column is taking a hop across the pond to cornwall- a beautiful area in southwestern england with picturesque beaches, castles, and historical sites oozing character and charm. in addition to these great spots, writer, editor, and pasties and cream blogger ismay atkins will be taking us on a tour of great places…

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Tuesday June 2nd, 2009

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manchester guide

manchester guide

today’s manchester city guide is special themed guide courtesy adelle robinson and justin keefe, owners of h is for home. adelle and justin are taking us through their favorite spots- with a special focus on the vintage and hand-crafted scene- so i hope you’ll enjoy their guided trip through manchester! [image above, manchester civil justice…

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Tuesday February 10th, 2009

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glasgow guide

glasgow guide

[image above by alan knox at panoramio] today’s first city guide (stay tuned for another city at 2!) belongs to glasgow, scotland and was written by d*s reader sarah johnson. i have always wanted to spend more time in scotland (my father’s side of the family is originally from scotland) and this is a great…

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Tuesday March 11th, 2008

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bristol, england design guide!

bristol, england design guide!

today’s city guides are taking us to two very different locations: raleigh, nc and abroad to bristol, england. designer jane gallagher lives and works (and designs jewelry) in bristol and offered to make this wonderful city guide in case anyone is heading over to england this spring and would like to check out some wonderful…

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