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The OMNIA: Swiss Alpine Hotel with Spy Appeal

The Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland. Copyright Amy Laughinghouse.

Check into The OMNIA in Zermatt, Switzerland for a 007-worthy view to a thrill. Cinematically situated in a cleft valley beneath the nipple-peaked Matterhorn and accessed through a secret(ish) subterranean tunnel, this Alpine aerie has the sleek, sexy appeal of a Bond baddie’s lair. Read more about my five-star stay in Go World Travel Magazine.

The OMNIA hotel in Zermatt, Switzerland

The OMNIA hotel in Zermatt, Switzerland. Copyright Amy Laughinghouse.


Big Bucks Fashion: New Buckingham Palace Exhibit Showcases 18th Century Style

Glittering gowns of improbable proportions. Gravity defying updos that expand like marshmallows in a microwave. An obsession with implausibly pearly grins that are anything but God-given.

Style & Society: Dressing the Georgians exhibit at Buckingham Palace in London

Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2023

We’re not talking about celebrities strutting their stuff at New York’s Met Gala or the latest film debut. Rather, these are some of the 18th century trends highlighted in Style & Society: Dressing the Georgians, a new exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace in London.


Chelsea, London: Live Like a King–or Rock Royalty

Few countries possess a flair for pomp and pageantry quite like Great Britain. While gilded carriages and ermine-trimmed robes are only trotted out for the most magnificent occasions, like the coronation of King Charles III or the late Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, Chelsea–one of the poshest post codes in London–boasts spectacular styles, sleek supercars, and famous personalities in perpetuity.

Musical legends, including The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix, reigned supreme here in the Swinging Sixties, and Chelsea-based designers like the late greats Mary Quant and Vivienne Westwood altered the fashion landscape forever.

Read more about how to roll like the Stones–or blue-blooded royalty–in my story in GoWorldTravel.

Vivienne Westwood is memorialized in a mural on Chelsea’s King’s Road. She gained renown for her punk and “New Romantic” fashions of the 70s and 80s. © Amy Laughinghouse

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