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‘Queer Eye’ Style Expert Tan France Is Just Fine Flying in Sweats, Thank You Very Much

Travel and Leisure - 7 hours 21 min ago
<p>If you’ve seen Netflix’s “Queer Eye” series, you know you can trust Tan France with fashion advice. And if you haven’t and want to cry the most warm-hearted tears you are capable of on your next flight, I recommend you download an episode or two.</p><p>The reboot of the early aughts makeover show, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” lets viewers watch as a panel of lifestyle experts — the “Fab Five” — schools its subjects on grooming, style, interior design, cooking, and culture. France takes care of all things fashion. On the show, which premiered its second season June 15, he’s known for his confident and bold approach to style — but on the road, it’s all about comfort.</p><p>We sat down to talk travel with France, who’s on a plane “literally every two or three days” promoting the show, at a New York City launch event for <a href="http://www.travelpro.com/shop/collections/platinum-elite" target="_blank">Travelpro’s new Platinum Elite line</a>, which, according to France, is some “next-level” luggage.</p><p>We’ve got the scoop on his favorite destinations, his super-efficient packing strategy for men, and some refreshingly real travel style tips.</p><p><strong>Travel + Leisure: Let’s start with your packing philosophy. How do you approach style on the road?</strong></p><p><strong>Tan France:</strong> “Keep it simple and make it as versatile as possible. I watch my husband pack and it’s infuriating. He tries to pack every darn thing for every circumstance, and I’m like, pack a light pair of jeans, a dark pair of jeans, and a short if you’re going to the beach. Pack five different T-shirts, every color that you like. Pack a button-down shirt, just in case. And pack a <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/fashion/best-travel-suits-for-men" target="_blank">suit</a>, and then break that suit up and wear it a thousand different ways. You can look chic AF in super plain stuff that you’re rotating out and changing up.</p><p>“And pack [in <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/best-carry-on-luggage" target="_blank">a carry-on bag</a>]. I hate waiting at the carousel, especially in New York. Sometimes it can take up to half an hour. You can fit a whole week of stuff in a carry-on if you think about it wisely. Don’t try to make your vacation your fashion moment.”</p><p><strong>What does the actual packing part look like for you?</strong></p><p>“[The ‘Queer Eye’ guys] are in a different place practically every week, so it’s very well considered at this point. I start with my shoes — I usually pack two pairs if I’m going away for four or five days and I’ll wear another one. I’ll put them around [the walls of the suitcase] and it creates a kind of valley. I’ll put my socks in my shoes to use the space wisely and I’ll put all my underwear in the top flap because you can lay it out and not use much room.</p><p>“And then, I don’t roll. I fold. I think it’s a common misconception that rolling will help you access more space. That’s not a thing. So I fold, fill in that valley, and on top I put the things I need to make sure don’t wrinkle. For example, a blazer, I’d fold it in half and place it on top so that when I open my suitcase up, it’s as wrinkle-free as physically possible.”</p><p><strong>Do you have an ideal airplane outfit?</strong></p><p>“OK, this is so not what people expect me to wear. I think people expect me to go in a floral shirt and my boots that I’m always in. That’s not the case. I think people who make the effort to dress up for a plane are insane. I want to look nice; I want to look stylish. But I will wear my most stylish sweats, sneakers, T-shirt, and hoodie. I want to be able to layer and to <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-accessories/beauty-products-for-sleeping-on-planes" target="_blank">sleep on a longer flight</a> — I fly between L.A. and New York a lot. If [the flight is] an hour or two, get dressed up, no big deal, but if you’ve got longer than a couple hours of flying, get comfortable. Wear sweats, but make them nice and clean.”</p><p><strong>Is there one item you pack for every single trip?</strong></p><p>“Sneakers, without a doubt. <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shoes/comfortable-mens-travel-shoes-for-walking" target="_blank">Really comfortable sneakers</a>. These days, you can get really stylish sneakers like never before that you can wear and walk in all day. So, sneakers for sure.”</p><p><strong>What would your dream trip look like?</strong></p><p>“I already know — It’s something I had to cancel last year. It was my husband’s 40th birthday and we’d been wanting to go to <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/best-time-to-visit-iceland" target="_blank">Iceland</a> for years; it’s our dream trip. [But] we ended up extending filming to finish up season two, so we had to cancel literally a week before. We were going to go on a trip of the whole island for three weeks: the blue lagoon, we were going to stay in the middle of nowhere in the forest in a cabin for four days, Reykjavik, the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/nature-travel/iceland-when-to-see-northern-lights" target="_blank">Northern Lights</a>, the black sand beach — just everything that Iceland is known for.”</p><p><strong>Are there any destinations you would go back to over and over again?</strong></p><p>“New York [City], I used to come here every six months to a year for 12 years before I finally moved to America. And also, <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/berlin" target="_blank">Berlin</a>.”</p><p><strong>What do you love most about travel?</strong></p><p>“Internationally, I love to experience different cultures and see things I’d never see in the country that I’m from. And in the U.S., I love traveling because I love getting to see all that my new home has to offer.”</p><p><em>Note: The above interview has been edited for clarity.</em></p>
Categories: Travel

New investment duo for Cluttons

Property Week News Feed - 7 hours 46 min ago
Cluttons has announced two new appointments to expand its investment team as part of strategic growth plans for the UK market.
Categories: Property

CCLA completes on £36m Leeds office buy

Property Week News Feed - 8 hours 19 min ago
Evans Property Group has completed the sale of One Park Row in Leeds city centre to investment manager CCLA for £35.6m, reflecting an initial yield of 4.43%.
Categories: Property

Voices of millions of UK taxpayers stored by HMRC

BBC Money News Feed - 8 hours 46 min ago
Privacy campaigners say 5.1 million Britons have had their voices stored without permission.
Categories: Money

Voices of millions of UK taxpayers stored by HMRC

BBC Business News - 8 hours 46 min ago
Privacy campaigners say 5.1 million Britons have had their voices stored without permission.
Categories: Business

Voices of millions of UK taxpayers stored by HMRC

BBC Business News Feed - 8 hours 46 min ago
Privacy campaigners say 5.1 million Britons have had their voices stored without permission.
Categories: Business

MP Carol Monaghan leads campaign for new ME treatment

BBC Health News Feed - 8 hours 50 min ago
Patients, carers and MPs say exercise therapy prescribed for chronic fatigue syndrome can be harmful to patients.
Categories: Health

DWS buys £240m office at IQL Stratford

Property Week News Feed - 9 hours 2 min ago
DWS has bought a 278,000 sq ft office at International Quarter London from Lendlease and LCR for £240m.
Categories: Property

New Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak Limited Edition revealed

Auto Express News Feed - 9 hours 19 min ago
News 25 Jun, 2018

Bentley marks the Bentayga SUV's record-breaking Pikes Peak climb with a short run of 10 special models

Categories: Cars

Morrisons brings back paper bags in latest fight against plastic

BBC Business News - 9 hours 31 min ago
The supermarket will sell fruit and vegetables in paper bags as it tries to cut the use of plastics.
Categories: Business

Morrisons brings back paper bags in latest fight against plastic

BBC Business News Feed - 9 hours 31 min ago
The supermarket will sell fruit and vegetables in paper bags as it tries to cut the use of plastics.
Categories: Business

BBC Business News Feed: Morrisons brings back paper bags in latest fight against plastic

Business Now Mag - 9 hours 31 min ago
The supermarket will sell fruit and vegetables in paper bags as it tries to cut the use of plastics.
Categories: Business

University student suicide rates revealed

BBC Health News Feed - 9 hours 32 min ago
The Office for National Statistics publishes higher education suicide rates for the first time.
Categories: Health

Pierce Brosnan Wants Tom Hardy to Be the New James Bond

Ace show biz movies - 9 hours 35 min ago
'You need an actor who can put a bit of wiggle into it,' the 65-year-old actor explains why the 'Venom' actor is suitable for the role.
Categories: Movies

Ed Sheeran Pauses Cardiff Show for Toilet Break Twice

Aces Show Biz News Feed Music - 9 hours 39 min ago
The British singer pauses the concert to go to the toilet after performing 'Galway Girl' and 'Photograph'.
Categories: Music

Robbie Williams Joins Taylor Swift Onstage at Wembley

Aces Show Biz News Feed Music - 9 hours 49 min ago
The 'Look What You Made Me Do' singer settles down at a piano and begins covering Robbie's classic hit Angels.
Categories: Music

Here’s What to Wear in Hawaii, Whether You’re Relaxing on the Beach or Hiking to a Waterfall

Travel and Leisure - 9 hours 51 min ago
<p>Believe it or not, Hawaii’s second largest island, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/maui" target="_blank">Maui</a> has a lot more to offer beyond its sprawling 30 miles of beaches. While that alone might be enough to satisfy beach bums and surfers, there are also mountains, volcanoes, and waterfalls tucked into the island's lush rainforest — all of which can be explored from the winding Road to Hana. It's no wonder <em>Travel + Leisure</em> readers voted it the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/maui-hawaii-best-island" target="_blank">sixth best island on earth</a> in our World's Best Awards.</p><p>Need a break from nature? Explore Paia, the charming surf town where you can spend the day shopping the local boutiques — sandy flip-flops encouraged. Whatever you do, make sure you’re in a prime location to catch the island’s breathtaking, pink sunset.</p><p> </p><h2>Road to Hana</h2><img alt="what to wear in hawaii hana "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1529687317/road-to-hana-MAUIWEAR0618.jpg?itok=iSyoYzjL"><p><em>(clockwise from top left)</em><br />Miguelina top, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1049795/Miguelina/jill-tie-front-printed-cotton-poplin-top" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $290<br />Acacia swim top, <a href="https://www.acacia.co/collections/tops/products/spain-top-resort-2018?variant=7103509037091" target="_blank">acacia.com</a>, $112<br />Acacia swim bottoms, <a href="http://www.acacia.co/products/nalima-bottom-resort-2018?variant=7103419088931" target="_blank">acacia.com</a>, $106<br />Eyevan 7285 sunglasses, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1036067" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $540<br />Laura Lombardi hoops, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.garmentory.com/sale/laura-lombardi/earrings-hoops/289138-round-hoop" target="_blank">garmentory.com</a>, $98<br />Patagonia fanny pack, <a href="http://www.patagonia.com/product/lightweight-travel-mini-hip-pack-1-liter/49446.html" target="_blank">patagonia.com</a>, $29<br />Teva sandals, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/teva-original-universal-sandal-women/3604071" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $50<br />Frame shorts, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1037935/FRAME/le-cutoff-denim-shorts" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $180</p><p>The first thing you’ll likely hear about while planning your trip is the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/driving-road-to-hana" target="_blank">Road to Hana</a>, the scenic, 65-mile highway on Maui’s eastern shore that carves its way through the rainforest. It's a narrow, winding road, so be prepared. But it's so worth it, as many of the best hikes and waterfalls on the island — like the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/maui/things-to-do/pools-at-oheo" target="_blank">seven sacred pools</a> at Haleakala National Park and the black sand beaches and caves at <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60630-d108464-Reviews-Wai_anapanapa_State_Park-Hana_Maui_Hawaii.html" target="_blank">Wai'napanapa</a> — await along the way. For intermediate or experienced surfers, continue along to surf at <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60636-d108461-Reviews-Ho_okipa_Beach_Park-Paia_Maui_Hawaii.html" target="_blank">Ho'okipa</a>.</p><h2>Shopping in Paia</h2><img alt="what to wear in hawaii shopping "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1529687317/shopping-MAUIWEAR0618.jpg?itok=A9t_dqQ8"><p><em>(clockwise from top left)</em><br />Wald Collection earring, <a href="https://wald-berlin.de/products/california-love" target="_blank">wald-berlin.de</a>, $267<br />Wald Collection earring, <a href="https://wald-berlin.de/products/juicy-ohrring-klein" target="_blank">wald-berlin.de</a>, $104<br />Zara hat, <a href="https://www.zara.com/us/en/colourful-crochet-hat-p00049005.html?v1=5904061&amp;v2=598502" target="_blank">zara.com</a>, $30<br />Toteme swimsuit, <a href="https://toteme-studio.com/us/product/sondrio-swimsuit-grape/" target="_blank">toteme-studio.com</a>, $150<br />Ganni jeans, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1045801" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $395<br />Sonix iPhone case, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524447190705" target="_blank">saksfifthavenue.com</a>, $40<br />Carrie Forbes sandals, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/us/products/1190029" target="_blank">matchesfashion.com</a>, $343<br />Lapima sunglasses, <a href="https://www.lapima.com/product-page/olga" target="_blank">lapima.com</a>, $480</p><p>If you need a break from the sun, visit the bohemian surf town of Paia on the North Shore for a day of shopping. Grab some eats at local favorites <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60636-d1514983-Reviews-Mana_Foods-Paia_Maui_Hawaii.html" target="_blank">Mana Foods</a> or <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60634-d1028179-Reviews-Fish_Market_Maui-Lahaina_Maui_Hawaii.html" target="_blank">Fish Market</a>, then shop the nearby boutiques for some resortwear essentials. Our favorites are <a href="http://www.nuagebleu.com/" target="_blank">Nuage Bleu</a>, <a href="https://imrieindustries.com/pages/about-us" target="_blank">Imrie</a>, and <a href="http://www.pukapuka.tv/" target="_blank">Puka Puka</a>. The neighboring town, Makawao, also has some great shopping, especially at <a href="https://www.driftwoodmaui.com/" target="_blank">Driftwood</a> and <a href="https://www.pinkbynaturemaui.com/" target="_blank">Pink by Nature</a>. If you choose to spend the night, reserve your stay at the quaint <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/maui/hotels/paia-inn" target="_blank">Paia Inn</a> for stellar views and some serious hospitality.</p><h2>Beach Bumming</h2><img alt="what to wear in hawaii beach day "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1529687317/beach-day-MAUIWEAR0618.jpg?itok=XBfu9sSz"><p><em>(clockwise from top left)</em><br />On The Island pants, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/us/products/On-the-Island-Antiparos-drawstring-trousers-1202543" target="_blank">matchesfashion.com</a>, $321<br />Made by Dawn bikini top, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/us/products/Made-By-Dawn-Petal-scoop-neck-bikini-top-1195060" target="_blank">matchesfashion.com</a>, $139<br />Made by Dawn bikini top, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/us/products/Made-By-Dawn-Petal-low-rise-bikini-briefs-1195059" target="_blank">matchesfashion.com</a>, $117<br />Ray-Ban sunglasses, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/777207/RayBan/clubround-acetate-and-gold-tone-sunglasses-" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $190<br />Gone Rural Safari Curios necklace, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/African-beaded-necklace-round-bracelet/dp/B0164GBLQA/" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $30<br />Rebecca de Ravenel bag, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/us/products/Rebecca-de-Ravenel-She-Sells-Sea-Shells-basket-bag-1201261" target="_blank">matchesfashion.com</a>, $261<br />Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.amazon.com/Hawaiian-Tropic-Sheer-Touch-Sunscreen/dp/B002VWK9G0?th=1" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, from $8<br />Tkees sandals, <a href="https://tkees.com/collections/the-sandal/products/jo" target="_blank">tkees.com</a>, $95<br />Tory Burch towel, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.toryburch.com/t-tile-beach-towel-%7C-445-%7C-towels/190041417612.html" target="_blank">toryburch.com</a>, $128</p><p>If you’re in Hana and want a chill, quiet beach day away from the crowds, head to <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g29220-d8335115-Reviews-Big_Beach-Maui_Hawaii.html" target="_blank">Big Beach</a>. If you're traveling with family and looking for a beach that has it all — restaurants, bars, and shops all in the vicinity — then the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/maui/things-to-do/kaanapali-beach-maui" target="_blank">Ka'anapali</a> side of the island is your best bet. If you’re in Ka'anapali, end the day with a sunset cruise on the island’s best catamaran charter, the <a href="https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60634-d1123732-Reviews-Gemini_Sailing_Charters-Lahaina_Maui_Hawaii.html" target="_blank">Gemini</a>.</p>
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Offset Sparks Marriage Rumors After Calling Cardi B His 'Wife'

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 9 hours 52 min ago
When Migos took the stage to receive Best Group Award at the 2018 BET Awards, the 26-year-old rapper said, 'I thank my wife.'
Categories: Celebrity

Cornwall Businnes: Minister welcomes transport plans

Business Now Mag - 9 hours 54 min ago
Transport Minister Chris Grayling MP welcomed Cornwall’s ambitious transport plans during a visit to the Duchy on Friday.
Categories: Business

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