The Curators: Caroline Ventura on Calliope NYC & Her West Village Gems

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It takes more than great product to make an impact in today’s retail landscape. Caroline and Michael Ventura are partners in life and co-founders of West Village design store Calliope NYC. The Ventura’s love the treasure hunt concept, brought to life in-store with pieces sought from their travels around the world. The store stocks a […]

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Restaurant Find: Harry’s Bondi Sydney

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Harry’s Bondi, a former convenience store-turned-cafe-turned-restaurant off the main drag in Bondi Beach, serves some of the best hotcakes in town. Chef Bryan Callaghan is all about dietary awareness, serving gluten-free, sugar-free dishes rich with nutrition and edible flowers. His plant-based dishes don’t skimp on size; they’re full-bodied in flavour and colour. Quinoa fritters (a […]

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Restaurant Find: Lucky Suzie Sydney

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Zacharay Tan has a talent for synthesis. At Lucky Suzie Sydney, he combines the best of his other venues (Devon Cafe’s cosiness, the style and creativity of recently-closed Devon on Danks, and the forward-thinkingness of recently-opened Devon at Barangaroo) with a heavy dose of passion and a stellar team. The fit out, like the other […]

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Restaurant Find: Bills Ginza Tokyo

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Bill Granger, Australia’s breakfast darling (and long time Melting Butter pick) goes upscale with his fourth Tokyo outpost. Situated on the top floor of new Ginza landmark Okura House in one of Tokyo’s most upscale neighborhoods, Bills Ginza marks a decided step up from breakfast spot with a sunny disposition to a grown up, chic […]

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Restaurant Find: Spontan Copenhagen

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Located in the Nørrebro area in an expansive former factory building (also home to BRUS, one of the city’s most deservedly hyped brewpubs) is Spontan Copenhagen. Diners can expect an experimental yet relaxed food experience from Copenhagen’s youngest Michelin-starred chef, along with carefully paired craft beers that are brewed on-site. www.tapperietbrus.dk/spontan Spontan Copenhagen Guldbergsgade 29 […]

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Design Hotel Find: STAY Copenhagen

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Located about 15 minutes by bike to the city center is STAY Copenhagen, an upscale apartment-style property, for those who prefer to stay outside the more heavily trafficked tourist areas. Each flat is decorated with HAY furniture and accessories that lean toward sleek Scandinavian minimalism. www.staycopenhagen.dk STAY Copenhagen Islands Brygge 79 2300 København S, Denmark +45 72 […]

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Restaurant Find: Atlas Melbourne

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Newly opened Atlas Dining in Melbourne’s south side is helmed by one seriously talented young chef. At just twenty-two, Charlie Carrington has become the youngest chef in history to be awarded a Hat, Australia’s Michelin star, and he’s just getting started. Inspired by a nine-month trip around the world while interning in some of the […]

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Art Experience Find: Inhotim Brazil

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Art lovers take note: there is a new addition to your bucket list. Ensconced in the Brazilian municipality of Brumadinho lies the open-air contemporary art center and botanical garden, Inhotim. Inaugurated in 2004 by Brazilian mining magnate Bernado Paz, Inhotim is now home to over 1300 contemporary art works with 23 site-specific pavilions. Paz’s extensive […]

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Hotel Find: Casa Modesta Faro Portugal

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Nestled in the Ria Formosa National Park in Portugal’s Algarve Region near the city of Faro, Casa Modesta is a haven of timeless tranquility and beautiful design; stimulating the senses and filtering out the chaos of everyday life. The hotel is the former family home of Carlos Fernandes – originally built in the 1940’s by […]

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Restaurant Find: Atoboy NYC

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Barbecue, bibimbap and soju might be the first things to come to mind when we think of Korean dining, but Michelin-star Chef Junghuyn Park (JP) and wife Ellia Park’s new modern restaurant Atoboy NYC is set to change that perception, offering tapas style Korean fare. A simple tasting menu offers a a choice of three […]

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