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Half-term getaways! Where can you go without breaking the bank?

Half-term getaways! Where can you go without breaking the bank?

Feeling those summer blues? You’re not the only one! That’s why we’ve found the cheapest city breaks for you this half-term. All that’s left to do is pack…

Dublin - Amsterdam
Cost: £31 Ryanair
Wednesday 15th November – Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Amsterdam is famous for many things: historic attractions, the Heineken Experience, the Amsterdam Ice Bar. Whatever you are interested in, you can guarantee you won’t spend a second of your trip bored. We recommend taking a cruise down the Canal – you can even dine here if your budget stretches that far.

Tip: If you are a history fanatic like me, you will want to visit the Anne Frank Museum. But this isn’t one of those tourist attractions you can just turn up to, you need to book in advance!

Bristol – Barcelona
Cost: £47 Easyjet
Monday 6th November – Thursday 16th November 2017

Stuck between a city break and a beach holiday? Then combine the two and head straight for Barcelona! The city’s metro system is easy to use and can get you from the Sagrada Familia to Barceloneta beach in minutes. We recommend visiting Mount Tibidabo – don’t let your fear of heights stop you from seeing the breathtaking views this amusement park has to offer!

Tip: Buy a T10 metro ticket and you can ride the metro 10 times for just 9.95. If you’re on a budget, avoid eating lunch/dinner in Las Ramblas.

London Stansted – Basel
Cost: £40 EasyJet
Tuesday 31st October – Tuesday 7th November 2017

If you are an Art fanatic, Basel is for you. And for those of you who aren’t, well what could be better than a trip to Switzerland in October? Basel is a culture-centric city bordering both France and Germany, and with its Munster Cathedral and Zoological Gardens, you won’t fall short of tourist attractions to visit.

Tip: Book tours/museum tickets online for up to 50% discount. Spend £23 on a boat trip along the Rhine River, it’s worth it trust us!

Manchester – Berlin
Cost: £26 Ryanair
Tuesday 7th November – Tuesday 14th November 2017

If you haven’t already been to Berlin, then stop everything and book NOW! Berlin is one of the most stimulating, creative cities in Europe. It has something for everyone – history, nightlife and family friendly attractions. Do your research and plan out your activities, there are an abundance of sights to see and you may have to travel quite far for a few.  

Tip: Make your way to Brandenburg Gate and take the ‘free’ walking tour – this is a great way to get your bearings whilst ticking off your site seeing list. P.S. We use the term ‘free’ loosely, you are required to donate a sum of money at the end of the tour. 

Edinburgh – Prague
Cost: £49 Ryanair
Tuesday 31st October – Saturday 4th November 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like starring in a Disney movie? Book a flight to Prague and find out. Whether you love architecture or take pride in your Instagram aesthetic, you will appreciate Prague’s beautiful baroque buildings and Gothic churches.

Tip: See the sights in style – take the famous Prague Vintage Car Tour and ride to Prague Castle in an open top car. You can even squeeze time in to go paddle boating on the Vltava River.

Game Of Thrones Returns With Longest Season Premier Ever

Game Of Thrones Returns With Longest Season Premier Ever

Following news that Game of Thrones season 7 premier will be longer than usual, the series finale is following suit with an extra-long episode. Fans were disappointed to hear that this season will only run for seven episodes so they will be delighted to hear that the episodes could be the longest yet.

 

It was reported this week that the first episode will run for 59 minutes when it premiers on 16th July in the US and simultaneously in the early hours of 17th July in the UK.

This marks the longest season premiere since the very first one in 2011 which clocked in at 62 minutes. There have been rumours that the episodes of the season seven premier will be longer too, however EW says that this isn’t the case. The site points out that the episodes will be the usual length for obvious reasons – if GOT producers needed more time to tell the story, they’d just make another episode.

 

Thiat said we will be seeing a lot more from our favourites this time around, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), and Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) are getting a lot more screen time. “When I first read this season, I thought, ‘Damn, I gotta learn some lines!’. “ Clark told Entertainment Weekly. “We’re actually filming longer now. I don’t know how that’s happening.”

 

Game of Thrones returns to HBO in the US, and Sky Atlantic in the UK in July. We can't wait!!

 

 

How To Look After Your Hair This Autumn

Autumn can be rough on your hair. Cold air outside and central heating inside aren't kind to the hair or scalp, wind messes with your careful styling and hat hair - need we say more? But don't worry, with a bit of care and attention you can fix it. Here are our top tips and favourite products to keep your hair healthy and looking good throughout the cold months:

  • Keep it clean

The most essential hair product every man must have is a nourishing shampoo. Truefitt & Hill offer a great selection of men’s hair care products all made in Britain. Their Frequent Use Shampoo is ideal for everyday use as the moisturising ingredients add body and shine while helping to prevent styling damage. The product is scented with fresh rosemary and mint and is suitable for normal or oily hair.

Truefitt & Hill Frequent Use Shampoo - £16.00

  • Prevent seasonal thinning

In the autumn it's common to notice some hair loss as scientists reckon it grows thick over the summer to protect us from the sun’s rays. As a result when autumn comes around you simply shed these excess strands, since they're no longer needed. Scary thought eh? This is why we recommend the Jack Black Nourishing Hair and Scalp Conditioner. The combination natural oils, vitamins and botanical extracts will help give a thicker and fuller look during the colder months.

Jack Black Nourishing Hair and Scalp Conditioner - $20.00

  • Styling

We highly recommend the Mister Pompadour Moroccan Texture Paste. The product is formulated for a medium hold and a semi-matte finish. It's great for shorter hairstyles but will also work to give extra definition to longer hair. The paste contains coconut and Moroccan argon oil, which will help to repair and moisturise hair that might otherwise be dry and damaged.

Mister Pompadour Moroccan Texture Paste - $19.50

  • Dry Shampoo

Perhaps you haven’t had time to shower or you're just leaving the gym? Johnny’s Chop Shop Hobo Hair Dry Shampoo is the perfect solution for a quick revamp to your style. Johnny’s chop Shop is a retro style barbershop based in Topman in Soho and they have released their own line of personally crafted male grooming products. No water required for The Hobo Hair product (obviously!), just shake and spray for a matte look.

Johnny's Chop Shop Hobo Hair Dry Shampoo - £5.00

Instagram influencer Raffaele Coseglia wearing the Bewley & Pitch Patchy T-shirt using Mister Pompadour Moroccan Texture Paste. 

Patchy T-shirt White - £20.00

Five Instagram Accounts really worth following

A man needs more than just tips and advice to reach his style goals. We also need inspiration and here at Bewley we love nothing more than a glimpse into the lives of our favourite fashion folk, and that is exactly what Instagram affords us. Here are our favourites (in no particular order):

 Rale Popic

1) Rale Popic 

Slovenian lifestyle and fashion blogger Rale Popic has a huge passion for sophisticated fashion with outfits that reflect his creativity and personality. You will not catch this guy having a bad wardrobe day or for that matter a bad hair day. Rale travels throughout Europe refining his look and capturing elegant shots against iconic backdrops. Jealous? Us? Never.

Follow him on instagram: @ralepopic

Read his blog: www.ralepopic.com

Antonio Pozo

2) Antonio Pozo 

If you’re into your fitness as well as fashion then you should definitely be following Antonio Pozo. He’s got a great eye for casual streetwear and stunning locations; one advantage of living in Spain is it’s always a good day for taking photos! You’ll also get to see his workout routines through his Instagram stories so there’ll be excuse not to get his physique...

Follow him on Instagram @Antonio.pozo

Gianluca Ala

3) Gianluca Ala 

Gianluca Ale is an Italian fashion and lifestyle influencer who fits in being law student around his busy schedule of, er, looking awesome. His style is very elegant and distinctive and his stunning photos boast some enviable locations. This guy provides a great guide to matching neutral fabrics – and he looks right at home on a yacht. 

Follow him on @Gianluca_ala

Sohi Malih

4) Sohi Malih

Munich based Solih Malih has a much edgier look than the others on our list, but his photos still have that clean, professional look that makes you want to keep scrolling. Every shot is thoughtfully put together so you notice the smaller details of each outfit – a great lesson in accessorising casual looks.

Check out his instagram @sohi.malih

Raffaelle Coseglia

5) Raffaelle Coseglia

Based in Naples, Rafaelle Coseglia exudes that typical Italian confidence and charisma that comes with being utterly confident of your own style. This instagram account will give you some great style inspiration and probably get you booking a trip to Italy as well!

Check out his instagram @RaffaelleCoseglia

How to Dress for a ‘Casual’ Job Interview

 

 Quint blazer

Job interviews can be a minefield. First impressions are crucial so it’s vital to hit the right note with your outfit.

Believe it or not, this is much harder for a casual interview. With a corporate job, you know exactly what’s expected, but if you’re interviewing for a company that doesn’t expect suits and ties you have to use your judgement – and risk getting it wrong.

If you’re really lucky, you might get an indication of what to wear when you’re invited to the interview i.e. “Great, why don’t you come in for a chat next week, dead casual, don’t dress up or anything”. But if not then don’t worry – we’re here to help. If you are looking for ideas what to wear to a more corporate job interview, check out this post from Jiggler Lord Berlue, but if your big day’s at an eccentric tech start up, then read on...

Focus On Separates

If you’re going for a creative job working in an office environment, opting for separates is your best bet. A full suit looks extremely corporate, but wearing a blazer and trousers in different tones is more relaxed but still smart enough for an interview. Try our Elton or Finch blazers with lighter chinos for that Ivy League chic.

The Button-Down Shirt

The button down shirt is a classic wardrobe staple, and it’s perfect for a casual job interview. Wear it on its own (buttoned to the top) or layered with a blazer. Try a subtly patterned shirt like Baring – remember light colours are more formal than dark, but as long as it’s not completely plain you won’t look too corporate.

Slim Fitting Denims

Yes, you can wear jeans for a job interview with a certain kind of company. The sort that lists employees pets on its website would be open to this look, but always stick to dark, slim fitting styles. Washed out ripped drainpipes are obviously out of the question, but you knew that. Still, you should always err on the side of caution and if in doubt, go with some navy chinos instead.

Extras

Shoes are important; they have a massive impact on your overall outfit. Stick to classic oxfords or brogues which you’ve scrupulously polished and if in doubt, just wear black.

Do you need a tie? It depends. If you’re not wearing a full suit a tie is not normally considered essential, and they don’t pair particularly well with button down collars. On the other hand if you’re a tie aficionado with a huge collection that you want to show off then knock yourself out – it won’t count against you unless it’s got Homer Simpson on.

Finish off with a firm handshake and good eye contact. That’s it!

Good luck with your next job interview and don’t be afraid to ask friends and family for their opinion too – real people know you and what looks great on you!

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