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Make the most of January and win a place at one of our exclusive cookery classes

In association with
British Airways American Express® Credit Card

As months go, January often gets a pretty tough time of it. Friends decide to swap nights out for hibernating indoors, the gym is a constant niggle in the back of your mind, and the siren call of that sweet, longed-for holiday seems so far away. Thankfully, Stylist has teamed up with American Express® and British Airways to curate a trio of free travel-inspired events on 27 January to make the cold, dark nights fly by.

And, of course, you’re invited. Whether you want to be transported to snowy eastern Europe, get hands-on in the kitchen and learn how to make the perfect pasta, or become an expert in travel photography, this month you can. If this has you hankering for a getaway, read on. Thanks to the British Airways American Express® Credit Card, your next break could come sooner than you think. Use your card for everything from your morning latte to your season ticket and you will collect Avios which can help save you money on your next flight*. Passports at the ready.

Win a place on a cookery class 

Stylist, in association with the British Airways American Express® Credit Card, is offering readers the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to a L’atelier des Chefs cookery class, so that you can at least feed your wanderlust.

Taking place on the 27 January at L’atelier des Chefs in Marylebone, Three winners will each win a pair of tickets to one of these two-hour classes, where they will learn how to make a French tarte tatin, Spanish paella or fresh Italian pasta. Each winner will be welcomed with a drink – and, of course, be able to eat whatever you cook. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is answer the following question before the closing date of 22 January 2018.

Full terms here.

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Head for the skies with American Express®

If the idea of getting the most out of January sounds appealing, with no annual fee and Avios collected on every £1 you spend on purchases on the British Airways American Express® Credit Card, your everyday spending could help make your next adventure a reality. Especially as the Avios you collect are redeemable against reward flights to hundreds of destinations. Better yet, if you spend £1,000 or more on your Card within your first three months, you’ll receive a welcome bonus of 5,000 Avios to redeem against a flight of your choice. You simply have to pay the taxes, fees and charges*. Before you know it, your Card could open up a whole new world of possibilities and adventures. Not bad going for January.

For more about the British Airways American Express® Credit Card, search for ‘BA AMEX’

Representative 22.9% APR variable.

*SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. APPLICANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD OR OVER. APPROVAL SUBJECT TO STATUS AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. TERMS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO THE COLLECTION AND REDEMPTION OF AVIOS, AND TO THE WELCOME BONUS. VISIT BA.COM/AMEX FOR MORE INFORMATION. 

PROMOTOR: AMERICAN EXPRESS SERVICES EUROPE LIMITED IS AUTHORISED AND REGULATED BY THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY

The Grand Budapest Hotel Screening

Where: Ham Yard Hotel 

When: 27 January 2018, 5pm 

This has now sold out, see below for the waiting list 

This month, Stylist is teaming up with American Express and British Airways to host an intimate screening of Wes Anderson’s Oscar-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel at London’s Ham Yard Hotel – the perfect way to indulge yourself in a little escapism and get some inspiration for your next trip away. While the film might have been shot in picturesque Germany, the story is set in a pink palace of a ski hotel in the fictional European nation of Zubrowka. The Grand Budapest Hotel is the typically quirky, offbeat fare you’d expect of director Anderson and follows the escapades of the prissy, perfectionist concierge Gustave H, played by Ralph Fiennes, and his new bell boy, Zero Moustafa. When Gustave is left a fortune by one of the hotel’s most loyal clients, he suddenly finds himself accused of her murder. You can expect to see all of the usual Anderson signature touches – the beautiful long tracking shots and arresting symmetry of his cinematic style – as well as a rainbow of vibrant patterns and candy colours from start to finish. All of which you’ll get to enjoy with some complimentary refreshments, followed by a Stylist goodie bag to take home with you at the end of the evening. There are few better ways to put a smile on your face this month.

Join the wait list here

Sharpen your travel photography skills

Where: Ham Yard Hotel

When: 27 January 2018, 2pm

This has now sold out, see below for the waiting list

Whether you prefer endless white beaches or soaking up the culture of a European old town, capturing that perfect photo can be tricky. Enter Julie Falconer AKA A Lady in London, an award-winning travel blogger and Instagram influencer, who is here to impart her skills. Falconer will be heading to Ham Yard Hotel in Soho to host a workshop in which she will share the photography tips that have helped her to amass more than 123k followers on Instagram. ‘Behind The Filter: How to capture the ultimate travel shot’ will teach you everything you need to know, from framing to filters, all guiding you towards that perfect snap.

Join the wait list here