Holiday in Ireland

DESTINATION WISH LIST Ireland SR

NEVER TRAVEL WITHOUT ˜Three pairs of sunglasses, a big straw hat, lots of sunscreen and moisturiser.

As you can tell, I am not a big sun-worshipper.’ DESERT-ISLAND READ The Age of Miracles (Bloomsbury Press, £6.99), short stories by Ellen Gilchrist DESTINATION WISH LIST Ireland SR

Kate Spade Travel, the designer’s first dedicated travel concept store, is at 59 Thompson Street, New York (00 1 212 965 8654; www.katespade.com), selling luggage, guidebooks, and travel necessities, from vintage journals to Band-Aids

Austrian artist Peter Kogler’s 1997 installation Wallpaper, which covered the Documenta-halle 239 Often dubbed the Olympics of contemporary art, Documenta is a massive show of cutting-edge art from around the world that takes over Kassel, about 120km north of Frankfurt, every five years. It was the brainchild of a local professor who, in 1955, sought to fill Germany’s post-war cultural void by showing avant-garde art in his heavily bombed city. Ever since, it has experimented with new art, architecture and ideas: placing work by artists such as Warhol, Beuys and Picasso alongside, say, urban housing schemes. This year there is a strong showing from African and Asian artists, film diaries by Igloo-lik, the prize-winning Inuit production company, and sculptures by Louise Bourgeois. The exhibition is

double the size of previous events and features around 115 artists. Take trainers and allow two days for the trek. Sarah Greenberg Documenta XI, 8 June-15 September; www.documenta.de Fora central hotel, try Mercure (00 49 561 91810; fax: 9181160; doubles from ‚131, about £80) a bastion of post-war chic with a 1950s lobby. More charming but further out is Elfbuchen Hotel (00 49 561 62041; fax: 62043; doubles from about £70), in the Wilhelmshoehe Palace gardens. The fairy-tale Hotel Schloss Waldeck (00 49 5623 5890; fax: 589289; doubles from about £80) is a 40-minute drive out of town, with a great restaurant and panoramic views over a lake and hills.

Psst Clothes aficionado Romilly McAlpine is selling her private collection of designer labels – more than 1,000 pieces at Sotheby’s in London on 14 June.

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