DID YOU KNOW On average, Cardiff has more hours of sunlight than Milan – who needs to fly to Italy for the sun?

WHAT TO DO Walk through St Fagans National Museum indulging in the history of Wales as you explore buildings that have been rebuilt on site brick by brick, and walk through the awe-inducing, historic cottage gardens.

BEST VANTAGE POINT Take a wander down to Cardiff Bay to stay occupied from day to night. Mermaid Quay is host to an array of bars and restaurants perfect for a spot of brunch. Or go on a 20-minute stroll across Cardiff Bay barrage to Penarth Marina, it has all those quaint seaside shops and an ornate Victorian pier to match.

DIARY DATE See a scrum go down at Principality Stadium; Six Nations returns in February so whether you’re big into rugby or a total newbie, watching a Welsh rugby match is bound to heighten your spirits. The first match in Cardiff takes place on 3rd February with Wales Vs Scotland.

WHERE TO EAT Live and breathe Cardiff at Bully’s restaurant; their great-tasting food uses seasonal produce from Welsh providers and is complemented by a unique French wine list sourced from small yet passionate sources. It’s flavourful, no-fuss dining at its finest.

WHAT TO DRINK In a Grade II listed building, The Dead Canary invites you into their dark wonderland to soak up the quirky atmosphere and get accustomed with their decadent cocktail menu. It’s a seating only bar, which makes everything much more intimate whilst you sip on those cocktails. The cocktail names reference Welsh folklore tales of the Mabinogion, we recommend the ‘Red Dragon’ for a fiery feel.

WHAT TO WEAR Jackets at the ready when walking along the bay, pair it with all things casual – jeans and a T-shirt will work. When it gets to the evening, dress up a little if you’re going out – guys, go for a crisp shirt and chinos; girls, try pairing your favourite Jack Wills dress with tights and a matching bag.

Passing through? Be sure to pop in to our newly-refurbished store and say hello to our fabulous team. Our store locator is here.