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Extend your summer: 12 hot winter sun destinations

If the impending darker evenings have you desperate for a vitamin D fix, why not escape to warmer climes? From Marrakech to Mauritius, we’ve rounded up the world’s sunniest destinations that will banish the autumn and winter blues

The new global fashion hotlist

From bespoke tailoring in Tokyo to the world’s most coveted T-shirt in San Francisco, Andy Morris investigates the people and places you need to know if you really want to stand out sartorially

Hong Kong: The Ritz-Carlton

It’s glitzy, glamorous and housed in the seventh tallest building in the world. But The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong offers more than just outstanding views, as Olivia McLearon discovers

Lessons learned from cycling across the world

Gus Warner is halfway through a 10,000-mile bike ride from Jersey in the Channel Islands to Hong Kong. So far he’s travelled though France, Austria and Turkey. He hopes to be in Turkmenistan by July. He tells High Life what cycling the world has taught him

Nine cities with amazing beaches

Why choose between relaxing on white sand by day and the buzz of a city at night? In these places you get the both worlds

Model David Gandy celebrates 80 years of BA flying to Hong Kong

The British supermodel donned a vintage 1920s flying jacket to help British Airway celebrate 80 years of flying to Hong Kong

Precious load: IAG Cargo gives David Beckham a ride to Hong Kong

Find out how IAG Cargo transported photographs of the world’s most famous footballer from London to Hong Kong for the opening of a new exhibition

Rush tower: Skyscraper sprinting in Hong Kong

Forget desert marathons, move over Tough Mudder: skyscraper sprinting takes sporting challenges – and its participants – to new heights. Simon Usborne limbers up

The hottest foodie destinations of 2015

With Danish dining in Asia and Michelin star-spotting in Europe, there were some exciting contenders for the best foodie destination of 2015. Here are five places that pushed boundaries to become celebrated dining hotspots

All through the night: 24-hour cities

As London’s Tube prepares to run round-the-clock, author William Boyd reports on the rise of the 21st-century, 24-hour megacities, while High Life’s global stringers set out to find the true nonstop metropolises which never sleep

Hong Kong in seven bars

Order a morning cup of tea in Hong Kong, and there’s every chance it might have been filtered through pantyhose and topped up with condensed milk. But what if you are heading out at night? Here are seven of Hong Kong’s best bars

Nine of the world’s most curious eateries

Joe Warwick, author of ‘Where Chefs Eat’ — the cult book that reveals where chefs dine on their days off — looks at the most curious, unexpected and far-flung restaurants that have been voted for by chefs

Five great places to celebrate Chinese New Year

The year of the goat will be ushered in on 19 February 2015, but the worldwide celebrations can last up to eight days. Singapore-born David Yeo, founder and CEO of Aqua Restaurant Group, picks the cities that will host the biggest and best festivities

China's golf courses

The authorities regard golf as delinquent and bourgeois. So why are there so many tees in China? Dan Washburn investigates

Ching-He Huang: five of the best places to eat in Hong Kong

A rising star in the chef world and a fierce advocate of Chinese cooking, Ching-He Huang shares her food and drink tips for cosmopolitan cuisine hub Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Hotel Icon

Owned by the local hospitality school, Hotel Icon aims to test out great service and facilities in a working hotel, but its charms extend far beyond innovation and efficiency, says Lucy Thackray

Hong Kong: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

One for the stylish international crowd, the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is a little slice of luxury in Hong Kong's hectic Central area, says Lucy Thackray

Keith's connections: Hong Kong

A new column by a frequent flyer*. This month, memories of Hong Kong and the city's enduring charm

Making dim sum with an expert in Hong Kong

The Peninsula's Dim Sum Academy is a fascinating insight into the art of the dumpling, says Mary Lussiana

Hong Kong's young artists

This year's Asian debut of Art Basel along with the growing crop of Western gallery outposts, such as White Cube, has put Hong Kong firmly on the art map. But what about the emerging homegrown artists? Peter Shadbolt meets the young talent from an ever-expanding scene

Hong Kong: The Grand Hyatt

Situated in Hong Kong's nerve centre, The Grand Hyatt will satisfy business travellers and holidaymakers alike, says Chris Michael

Hong Kong: The Peninsula

For unparalleled comfort and refined elegance, The Peninsula Hong Kong is obsessive about attention to detail — and it shows, says Chris Michael

12 of the best city news tweeters across the globe

A new group of Twitter users are chronicling the latest events from the world's most exciting cities — in 140 characters or less. Lucy Thackray follows some of the best

Eight of the world's fastest cities

With speedy takeaway coffees and good escalator etiquette, these cities' pulses beat that bit faster

Fast and slow cities

Which cities are super speedy and which are more laid-back? Nick Curtis has the results of the High Life survey...

Hotels, restaurants and days out in Hong Kong

Luxury hotels, authentic restaurants and great family days out in bustling Hong Kong

Futuristic vs retro hotels

Some hotels tap into the nostalgia of decades past, while others are racing towards the future of hospitality

Hong Kong: then and now

As Hong Kong marks the 15th anniversary of its return to China, former governor Chris Patten goes back to his old stomping ground to track down old haunts and unearth new treasures

John Simpson: Letter from Hong Kong

You can't knock around the globe as a reporter for decades on end and not bump into the occasional war or revolution. I've racked up 41, I'm afraid; though how sad is it to sit down and add them all up, as I've just done? But compared with one friend of mine, I'm a mere beginner. She is one of the great foreign correspondents of the second half of the 20th century, and she recently celebrated her 100th birthday

Liz Jones' guide to Hong Kong

Renowned for its awe-inspiring skyscrapers, buzzing nightlife and designer shopping, the island has another side that's rural, wild and undiscovered. Liz Jones explores its alter ego

A novel encounter with Hong Kong

Author Will Rhode gave Hong Kong short shrift in his novel White Ghosts. But returning to the city on the 10th anniversary of its handover was the perfect opportunity to reassess