Our favourite things: September 2017

We've been here and we've been there, and our team have found a few things we thought we'd shareFriday, September 8, 2017

By National Geographic Traveller (UK)

The Great Nordic Feast

What? A delicious new Scandinavian food extravaganza at London's Southbank Centre.

When?  20-22 October.

Tell me more:  Eight destinations — including the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands — will unite to cook up tasty treats.

On the menu: A highlight includes Titti Qvarnström, the first female head chef in Sweden with a Michelin star.

Amelia Duggan

Top 3 Ibiza openings

Sleep

Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay: This new five-star beach pad on the sandy shores of Cala Talamanca is decked out in a canvas of white, gold and blue. Get your wellness on at a John Frieda hair studio, yoga pavilion, saltwater pool or the Six Senses Spa.

Eat

Aiyanna: Tuck into sharing plates like veggie lentil and falafel balls or grilled octopus with red pepper muhammara dip at this boho restaurant, which opened on Cala Nova Bay in July. There are also 60 beach beds for you to sleep off your food coma.

Dance

Hi Ibiza: It was a sad moment in Ibiza clubbing history when iconic club Space shut its doors in 2016. But ravers can party on: Hi Ibiza opened in May in the same spot with DJs like Eric Prydz and Martin Garrix regularly spinning the decks — there's even a DJ booth in the unisex toilet. Stephanie Cavagnaro

What we're watching…

The Big Sick // Stephanie Cavagnaro

Okja // Tamsin Wressell

Return of the Spider Monkeys // Maria Pieri

In the crosshairs

Garnering rave reviews on the festival circuit is Trophy, an extraordinary documentary that investigates the powerhouse businesses of big game hunting, breeding, and wildlife conservation. Trophy is slated for a UK theatrical release the first week of November // Amelia Duggan

Postcard perfect

Lusophiles like me will love this beautiful range of art deco-style notebooks and posters I stumbled across in Porto. I now just have to find the words and wall space to put them to good use. giveit.pt

Connor McGovern

In numbers: Salud to sherry

173 Years since the first cask of Tio Pepe fino sherry arrived in the UK from Jerez

£8,000 The price of the world's most expensive bottle of sherry, produced by Barbadillo

58 Calories in one glass of dry sherry

Years it takes for the Palomino Fino grape to age in barrels

10,000,000 Bottles sold in the UK in 2016

Farida Zeynalova

Marco Polo

There are campervans. And there are, er, glampervans. Mercedes-Benz' latest offering, the V-Class Marco Polo, manages to squeeze all you could need for four people into a modest space, with all the requisite luxury mod cons. Beg, borrow or st… actually don't steal one. Pat Riddell

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