Travel Agenda: Brand new Nylo Las Colinas in Texas; Romes's Festa de Noantri; Ben & Jerry's Sundae in Clapham Common

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Check into the brand new Nylo Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. The hotel follows the brand's loft-style aesthetic, with exposed brick, tactile fabrics and hip styling (

This week...

The Festa de Noantri takes over the streets of Trastevere in Rome until 30 July, with cultural events, street performances and fireworks ( For a city with cool credentials, hit the beach in Paris. The annual Paris-Plages event starts on Monday and sees the city's riverside thoroughfares transformed by sand, deckchairs, palm trees and summery activities (

In the diary...

The Ben & Jerry's Sundae on the Common adds flavour to Clapham Common in London from 25-26 July. The mini music festival's programme includes free ice cream, a petting zoo and music from Super Furry Animals, the Human League and more; limited tickets are available at the gate ( Over the same weekend in Edinburgh is The Gathering, the Scottish festival of Highland Games. As well as traditional games, there will be whisky tastings, talks, music and dancing (