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Welcome to Lodestars Anthology, an independent magazine-meets-journal for curious travellers who long to be inspired, see the world and meet interesting characters along the road. Focusing on one country per issue, it is a scrapbook of place, getting to the heart of a location and uncovering its quirks, charm and splendour . . . More

Etna Moments
To get your week off to an exotic start we thought we would share some writing from our Italy issue.
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The Stack
This week we paid a visit to Monocle HQ in London to be interviewed by the team at Monocle Radio
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Capturing Sweden
When putting together our Sweden magazine we were sent a wonderful collection of photographs from artists working across the world. However,
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Sail Away
It’s curious that I’d never been curious about Sweden before. My Scottish father was seconded to Stockholm in the 1960s
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The Sweden Magazine
This week we launched issue 5, the Sweden issue, at the Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in London. So, it seems like
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Louise Nordström Pettersson
We had a chat with our issue 5 cover photographer Louise Nordström Pettersson about Sweden, light and the joys of spying
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Italian Collectables
Each issue of Lodestars Anthology ends with a series of collectables, 200 word features on people, places and ideas that work
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Stockholm archipelago
With our Sweden issue happily printing away we felt it was time to share some of the photographs gathered during
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Vail, Colorado
We have all experienced deafening silence – when the peace and solitude seems to resonate and with sighs of satisfaction you
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Big Sur
Photographs from where you’d rather be … New York based photographer Olya Matvieieva has spent the past four years capturing analog images
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Roaring 40ºs Kayaking
Every year a group of 50-something-year-old friends get together for a break from the routine and head down to the island
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Erskineville
A Sydney-siders ode to a suburb where time hold no sway and cats are king – it’s always wise to
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Iceland
“Maybe it’s just a personal thing, but I get so much grounding from Iceland because I know it’s always going
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Piedmonte, Italy
Here's a little piece we put together for Need Supply Co all about the wonders of undiscovered Italy. . .
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Antarctica
Written for the fab folks at Need Supply Co. It took journeying to the end of the earth, and a
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Chester
Australian photographer Renae Smith may call London home (where she lives with her husband) yet she shall always adore travel.
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Le Sirenuse
One of the stars of our Italy issue is the stunning Le Sirenuse, a luxury hotel hideaway in Positano on
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Lodestars Anthology – Italy
With our Italy issue set to arrive back from the printers next week, we thought it would be grand to
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Simon Bray
While travelling upon Lake Garda for the Italy issue of Lodestars Anthology (out later this month) we first noticed the
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partito!
Last week we launched the Italy issue of Lodestars Anthology at the delightful Enoteca Rabezzana in London. The night was
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Urbino
Words and Photographs by David Warren Grunner If on a summer’s day you find yourself standing in il Mercatale, the
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Exploring Home
Words & Photographs by Amy Henderson Befuddled, I sat in my living room. Not to say I was exactly in
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Skåne
As the Italy issue of Lodestars Anthology gets itself ready for print we felt it was time to start getting
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Isle of Skye
Here is a suitably Scottish piece written for the lovely folks over at Need Supply Co. There is a mysticism
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Loch Muick
We are mesmerised by bucolic Scotland, with its sprawling glens, undulating mountains and glassy lochs. On one of our recent
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The Chaos Older Still
to Rome, la città aperta The light here is ancient, the chaos older still— buzzing across the Appian Way, but
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Mexican Doors
You might not pay too much thought to a door, not focus on the details. The chipped paint, carvings, door
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La Soiree
This is not my first dalliance with La Soiree. Oh no, I am in fact a repeat offender, completely smitten
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Hunter Valley
When the constraints of work, time, money and life get in the way of international travel, one of my favourite
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Tom Bunning
We met Tom Bunning in a coffee shop in South London where he greeted us with coffee and a portfolio.
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Panglao and Boracay
Whatever you’re looking for in a beach holiday – relaxation and luxury or adventure and activity – you’ll find it
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Giverny
When I was last in Paris I was given a choice – a particularly difficult one in fact (life hasn’t
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Palermo
Palermo, Sicily’s vibrant, spice-infused capital, has a history. Everyone who is anyone on a historical conquering scale has made a
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Stockholm
We don’t actually have the words necessary to communicate just how much we adore Stockholm. If you’ve got a thing
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Petersham Nurseries
Words & Photographs by Angela Terrell Down by the river, a leisurely amble from Richmond, is a somewhat unconventional garden
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Songs of Sydney
Words by Jessica Lim & Illustration by Daisy Hardman Beneath the iconic sails, the lights dim. Quiet filters through the
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The Italian Lakes
For those pondering the merits of a sun and bellini filled weekend by Italy’s northern lakes, let these holiday snaps
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Dordogne
Planning a trip to the Dordogne? We have the ultimate to do list, and a few photos to boot. Catch
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Going to Print
Issue 3, all about wonderful Australia, has gone to press. We spent most of Friday getting in the way at
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From Paris to Berlin
Words by Amy Gerrish Huge backpacks and sleeping bags in tow, while travelling across Europe, we (myself and now-husband, Tristan)
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Al Fresco London
London is a glorious city. A hub of creativity and flair, the streets are imbued with history and green spaces
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Berkelouw Book Barn
Words & Photographs by Angela Terrell Sitting under rustic timber rafters you can almost sense the words permeating the air.
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Belinda Xia
For issue 3, our Australia issue, we’re playing just a tad with the Lodestars Anthology design. A big part of
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My Sanctuary: The Netherlands
Words & Photographs by Amy Henderson On that Saturday night, everything seemed harried. My mind and schedule. I was busy
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Archie Rose
“A perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of
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Urban Jungle
“I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street
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Provence
All hail the glorious south of France. A sun drenched, eternally elegant, time-stands-still sort of place synonymous with wine, cheese
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Scenic Rim Trail
Last week we were lucky enough to venture out on the wonderful Scenic Rim Trail, an other-worldly four day walk
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Saara Karppinen
The best thing about launching a travel magazine about place and people is that you cross paths with some immensely
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Haggerstone Island
Sometimes you just have to give in to the urge to get away from it all. The call of azure
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Reflections on Venice
Words and photographs by David Warren Grunner. A city of shadows and secrets, home to the never ending play of
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Helados Jauja
Words and photographs by Angela Terrell Let’s be honest; nobody likes getting older and having all those grown up responsibilities.
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Maison Talbooth
It’s rather grand to remember than in order to escape, your really don’t have to travel very far. Just a
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Santorini
For years Santorini has been on the ‘must-eventually-wind-my-way-there’ travel list, becoming on of those places that had to be visited
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Poetic Edinburgh
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Pyrus Flowers
There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse With our Scotland issue due back from
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Bath
England brims with charming escapes, historic communities and townships famed for their iconic residents. However, only the truly magical locations
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Melbourne
Quintessential Melbourne, the city with its soaring streamlined skyscrapers mixing seamlessly with the Victorian era architecture of buildings from the
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Ellis O’Connor
Photographer Ellis O’Connor has an eye for the dramatic – soaring peaks dotted with snow, valleys that appear endless, gunmetal
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