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The little things that make it all worthwhile…
‘Boutique’ (n): an establishment that is small, sophisticated and fashionable. And Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool’s first – and coolest – boutique hotel, meets that definition to the letter. We’re talking stylish exposedbrick rooms with views over the Mersey, huuuge comfy beds, Ren toiletries, a chichi bar… Go boutique and you won’t go back. hope streethotelliverpool.com
Never mind fashionably late, British brand Newgate keeps you fashionably on time with its design-led timepieces. Inspired by architectural shapes and minimalist lines, the Drumline watch fuses ( gorgeous) form and (meticulous) function in chic colourways. Our pick is the brass/ graphite (£159, newgatewatches.com). Five Telegraph subscribers can each win one. See telegraph. co.uk/rewards
Cinematic soundscapes are Mogwai’s thing. The Scottish post-rock heroes have spent the past few years doing film work – and you sure can hear it on new album Every Country’s Sun. Filled with electronica-infused, relentlessly building instrumentals, ambient lulls, crashing guitars and even the odd lyric, it feels like a soundtrack to your very own epic.
At Festival No6 in Portmeirion, Wales, the main stage is the village itself: a Grade II-listed fantasy town, surrounded by seas, mountains and woodlands. You’ll find Jarvis Cocker DJing in the gardens, Sgt Pepper’s tributes in the piazza, The Flaming Lips in the park and a flower-festooned, sparklyspandex-clad parade through the streets. Our kind of town.
7-10 Sept; festival number6.com