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Catch the last few days of the Rarity collection at Harrods in London, and grab a unique find. Highlights among the exclusive items include a 1911 Gabriel Gaveau-signed Edelweiss piano and a 36-month-old Comté cheese.

Until 25 August, Mayfair’s Lazinc townhouse gallery is offering a rare chance to see many of street artist Banksy’s most iconic works, including Show Me the Monet, in one place.

By Farhad Heydari

To coincide with its 10-year anniversary, London bar The Connaught recently launched its tasty new cocktail menu, inspired by the key elements of the bar: from the architecture and guests to the atmosphere and ingredients.

Four Seasons Singapore has unveiled its collection of renovated guest rooms, inspired by the Lion City’s nearby Botanic Gardens. In particular, the use of cool blues, lime green accents and Peranakan tiles ensures this is a sophisticated and lush experience.

Reopening this November, Thai wellness destination Chiva-Som will emerge from a rejuvenation and redesign boasting a greater array of treatments and activities. Customisation remains key – even down to accommodation choice.

Castello di Ugento Salento, which opened recently, boasts nine contemporary suites housed in an ancient castle. Extensive renovation, which began in 2013, has restored it to its former glory and created something truly special.

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, set to open in October on Lhaviyani Atoll, is a sustainability first in the region, as the Japanese-styled, 15-villa resort is fully powered by solar panels on a main building – The Retreat.

By Avril Groom

Paris shows: Givenchy’s British artistic director Clare Waight Keller moves on from the Markle wedding dress with an autumn haute couture collection strong on handcraft, sharp tailoring and floaty shapes.

The University Arms, Cambridge: landmark 192-key hotel set to reopen on 1 August with a John Simpson/Martin Brudnizki refurb that draws on the city’s classical architectural heritage.

By Avril Groom

The V&A’s exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up elucidates the life of the fabled Mexican artist through personal items such as medical corsets, photographs, jewellery and distinctive clothes, all shown outside Mexico for the first time.

With a living area reflecting the interior of a traditional manor house, the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire’s redesigned Royal Suite evokes the past but is forward-thinking too in its use of swish lanterns and a marble bathroom.

In a revamped space on The Mandarin Oriental, Munich’s rooftop, take in panoramic views of the dome-dotted city while feasting on Asian, Latin American and Mediterranean fare – then jump in the heated pool.

Image: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

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