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book it

‘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

win it

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

hear it

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.

Out Fri­day

do it

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

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