Cafe Find: Butler Bakeshop NYC

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Just shy of the Williamsburg Bridge in the blossoming South Williamsburg neighborhood is Butler Bakeshop NYC, a casual counter service bakery showcasing sweet and savory pastries using fine dining techniques. Michelin-starred baker Ryan Butler, formerly of Piora and Gramercy Park Hotel, brings a global take on traditional baked goods such as his Sticky Bun with […]

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Cafe Find: Koffee Mameya Tokyo

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Hidden in the backstreets between Harajuku and Omotesando lies Koffee Mameya Tokyo, the reincarnation of owner Eichii Kunimoto and its previous predecessor sibling Omotesando Koffee. Found in the same location, the new box-like design champions the contemporary contrast of concrete and wood, again helmed by design studio 14SD and head designer Yosuke Hayashi. Here, there […]

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Restaurant Find: Nickel & Diner NYC

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At the crossroads of SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown is design oriented Nickel & Diner NYC, a throwback to the five and dime diners bringing American classics to a melting pot neighborhood. If you’re expecting greasy spoon home fries and syrupy milkshakes, you won’t find that here.  Executive Chef James Friedberg (formerly of a slew […]

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The Editors: CURA. magazine ’s Ilaria Marotta & Andrea Baccin on their passion for art and Rome

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Scan any art newsstand and your eyes will be sure to lock onto the latest issue of CURA. Magazine with its striking cover of artworks by international emerging and established artists. Founded by Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin in 2009, CURA. has fast become the art crowd’s favorite read thanks to its commitment to the […]

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Restaurant find: Mildreds London

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Daniel Acevedo’s spring menu reads like a vegetarian porn script. The head chef of Mildreds Soho branch – and the more recent Camden and Kings Cross spots – teases tastebuds with bowls balanced with flavours from across the globe. Acevedo’s training in Greek, Italian and pan-Asian restaurants in and around Melbourne, as well as a stint in […]

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Cafe Find: Spreadhouse Cafe NYC

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With restaurants and cafes in New York, you’ve always had to compromise. Maybe the food is good but it’s always too crowded. Or it’s near your apartment, but it’s not open when you leave for work. Maybe they make incredible coffee, but there’s no wifi. Or if they do have wifi maybe there’s only one […]

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Café Find: China Plate Espresso London

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China Plate Espresso wants to evolve all your senses with quality coffee. Alongside a special blend they created with Assembly, the café features blends from all over the world with past guests including Koppi from Sweden, Five Elephants from Berlin, Lot Sixty One from Amsterdam with Supreme Roastworks from Norway coming up next. Non- coffee […]

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Café Find: Cafe Kitsune Tokyo

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French label Maison Kitsune knows a thing or two about style. So it should come as no surprise that their cafe offshoot is filled with stylish sorts, and lots of cozy Instagram-worthy nooks for sipping iced matcha. Just next door to their Aoyama shop, Cafe Kitsune is popular with locals and tourists alike who nibble […]

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Café & Concept Store Find: Saturdays Surf Tokyo

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With its fashion-forward tilt and high energy pace, it’s easy to forget that Tokyo is a big city island where waves at Chiba and Kamakura are just a short train ride away. Enter Saturdays Surf.  Located on the main drag of trendy Daikanyama, Saturdays Surf Tokyo is a bright open reminder that the surf lifestyle […]

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Café Find: Café Henrie NYC

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Cafe Henrie is, among other things, a cafe on the Lower East Side. You’ll find coffee, tea, and food that puts a spin on the usual cafe fare (think “avo hash” – whipped avocado, poached egg, and tomato confit on a potato hash waffle – as opposed to the standard avo toast), but to think […]

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