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Four of our hottest fashion designers share the things they love most about the cities they live in – from Budapest to Dublin – and the summer staycation looks they are most excited to wear.

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Purna Khatau is the other half of the design duo at Rhode (along with Pheobe Vickers), she gives her take on the best hidden gems in the City of Angels.

L.A in 3 words
Easygoing, Eclectic, Sunny.

It’s a brilliant city destination because…
The weather never ruins your plans.

The best hidden gem for drinks/dinner is…
Elio's wood-fired pizza. It's a true hidden gem as its locaton changes all the time. Elio has his oven attached to the back of his truck and he moves around so you have to find it! Bring your own drink of choice and enjoy the very best pizza in town.

Perfect capsule wardrobe for LA in summer 2020 is…
RHODE! But if we had to pick, go for any silhouette in our new batik and toile prints, they pop against the L.A. skies, but are equally perfect for wherever you wander!

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The founder and creative director of Nanushka Sandra Sandor shares why her hometown Budapest is a city that comes alive in the summer…

Budapest in 3 words?
Captivating, delightful, fun.

It’s a brilliant city destination because…
Of its grand, beautiful architecture and rich history.

The best place to view the city and get an Instagram shot is…
At the top of Gellert Hill.

The best hidden gem for drinks/dinner is…
I love Black Swan for their amazing cocktails or Deryne for a glass of wine spritzer on their pretty patio.

Perfect capsule wardrobe for Budapest in summer 2020 is…
A summer look for Budapest would be a light summer dress like the Hanna which features hand made ceramic buttons and beads in collaboration with Noha studio, or for an evening cocktail a chic linen jumpsuit like the Astero.

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Australian designer Rebecca Vallance is one of fashion's best people to ask about the hottest spots to visit in Sydney. This hip, dynamic metropolis has an exciting city centre right beside paradise beaches where Rebecca enjoys Australian nature at its finest.

Sydney in 3 words?
Picturesque, international and vibrant.

It’s a brilliant city destination because…
It's a city of skyscrapers and a city of beaches, so you get the best of both worlds.

The best place to view the city and get an Instagram shot is…
It sounds cliched but the very best place to get that shot is on a boat on Sydney Harbour underneath the Harbour Bridge or in front of the Opera House, the architecture is mind-blowing.

The best hidden gem for drinks/dinner is...
Pendolino in the Strand Arcade in Sydney City, it offers regionally-inspired Italian cuisine featuring some of Australia and Italy’s most prestigious food and wine.

Perfect capsule wardrobe for Melbourne in summer 2020 is...
My Rousseau halter neck dress is perfect for day to evening when styled with a pair of Dior shoes.

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Irish cashmere designer Lucy Nagle talks through her hidden gems and favourite places to visit in her hometown of Dublin.

Describe Dublin in 3 words?
Fun, friendly and vibrant.

It’s a brilliant city destination because…
It's such a fun city with beautiful architecture and brimful of energetic and friendly people. We are situated on the sea it's only a short trip to the stunning coast where you can take a dip or go for a stroll.

The best place to view the city and get an Instagram shot is…
The Ha'penny Bridge.

The best hidden gem for dinner is…
That's Amore, Monkstown, Co Dublin.

Perfect capsule wardrobe for Dublin in the summer would be…
A summer dress by Rixo worn with flats, I love the Bottega Veneta Mule Slides right now, and one of my cashmere sweater for evenings.

Why would Dublin make a great staycation?
There's so much to do in this picturesque city, aside from our atmospheric street life and historial landmarks we have lots of green parks and beautiful beaches to visit. For rainy days a visit to The National Gallery of Ireland, when it reopens in July, is a must.


Looking to make the most of what our own country has to offer this summer? Then look no further than The Joy of the Staycation.