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The Language Of Colour

Becoming more aware of and receptive to the colour that surrounds us benefits our happiness, wellbeing and lots more besides Words Caroline Shola Arewa Colour plays an important role in our lives. Imagine life without the rays of the sun or the blue sky; a garden with grey and dreary flowers. Fruit and other foods would be unappetising without colour. If your clothes were dull and lacking in vibrancy, life would get fairly dull also. Colour brightens your life on the road, making it ...

Plane Truth

12 little lies we tell ourselves before embarking on a trip Words Emma Woodhouse 1 I will pack the day before, in a serene and organised manner My clothes will be freshly laundered and neatly compartmentalised into a minimal number of practical outfits that correspond with the nature and length of my trip. Except for these sequinned clutch bags. I might need them on this weekend wilderness retreat. 2 I will check in early I won’t jump up and down in the security queue like a ...

New Horizons

A flying car, to a musical map of the Big Apple – 10 gadgets, apps and travel tidbits you need to become a thoroughly modern adventurer Words Tom Yarwood DESIGNER WASH Whatever you do, don’t head off across the Sahara or Serengeti this season without Louis Vuitton’s latest must-have travel accessory – a suitcase that unfolds to become a shower. Hidden beneath its discreet, monogrammed exterior are solar panels to heat your water, some reliable Victorian plumbing and a rainforest ...
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Seat 1A – Gallivanter

Winter Wonderland When Until 5 January Where London There isn’t a single Londoner who doesn’t have a tiny soft spot for Winter Wonderland, secretly or otherwise. People come in droves to enjoy the best of the season at this sprawling celebration of all things wintry in Hyde Park. There are tons of things to do here and it caters for all, from young children enjoying the rides and circus shows to groups of colleagues coming after work to enjoy the mulled wine and seasonal dishes at the ...

Great Escapes

Why an unusual tour or travel experience might just be the perfect gift for the person who already has everything. Words Emma Forrest If you’re looking for a gift idea for someone who already has everything, then why not consider offering them an unusual travel experience? A specialist tour is surely more life-enhancing than a designer handbag or a new smartphone. These days, holidaymakers don’t just want to spend their precious time off languishing on a beach. “Today, there’s a ...

The High Life

Money doesn’t buy style, but some investments are worth a splurge. Wings presents a curated list of gadgets, luxury fashion and lifestyle items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences for discerning travellers. Words Owen Bailey Seclusion And Serenity Charter a luxury yacht To some, solitude is the ultimate luxury, and we’re struggling to imagine anywhere more private or luxurious than a voyage aboard the Lady Britt, a recently launched 63m super yacht available to charter through the ...

Hot Holidays

Labadi beach life, bungee jumping, and exploring a sacred forest in Nigeria's Osun State — 8 Steps to an unforgettable Summer break Words NANA OCRAN 1 Lush Luggage How to: Become a Flashpacker Forget about those pesky airport gate queues, discombobulating security frisks and mad dash for the bathroom before takeoff -  you’ll always arrive (or depart) in style with this look-at-me Brics Life four-wheel suitcase. There are a range of colours, but the bright yellow taxi option will ...

Staying Power

From riverside living in The Gambia to a ship-shaped hotel in London, Wings explores creative accommodation at Arik Air destinations Words Emma Woodhouse 1 HOME FROM HOME Rent rooms and homes for short let WHERE Destinations including Lagos, Dakar, Johannesburg, New York, London, and Accra How to raise enough money to visit London for the Olympics? Let someone else pay your rent and use the spare cash to travel. With over 5 million users, Air bnb, has been a runaway success. Hosts ...

Tweet & Sour

Top tips and witty quips from some of the best tweeters in Arik Air’s route network BLOGS @AfricasaCountry New twitter account for the media blog that’s not about famine, Bono, or Barack Obama. 12,104 tweets 145 following 11,133 followers • File under rhetoricals: Why is Hugo Chavez described as a “dictator” and a “strongman” in Western media? Wasn’t he democratically elected? • Pippa Middleton was named in Time’s 100 most influential people in April. She ...

Future Perfect

Wings takes a look at the gadgets and tech that’ll be making our lives more fun and less hassle during 2013 – in our homes and on our travels WORDS Owen Bailey Nintendo Wii U $299 / $349 Kiss goodbye to: All your free time Nintendo’s Wii console has always been a party starter. Its emphasis on communal gameplay and fitness was coupled with revolutionary and fun motion controllers, resulting in gamers excitedly swiping, batting, punching and exercising away in a virtual reverie. ...
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