Restaurant find: Foxlow London

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Foxlow London is that rare kind of place where everything just ‘works’ – everything from the smart and understated entrance, right down to the beautifully printed menus – and we haven’t even got to the food or interior design yet. The decision to relocate from its smaller, North-East premises in May to the heart of […]

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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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Restaurant Find: Bep Ga NYC

Bep Ga NYC – meltingbutter.com Restaurant Hotspot

If you’re not careful you’ll miss it, and boy would that be a shame. Bep Ga NYC opened quietly in March of 2017, and since they’ve been selling four Vietnamese dishes out of an almost signless shop. On the menu there’s chicken noodle soup (phở gà), chicken noodle salad (phở gà kho), chicken and rice […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Casa Mãe Lagos

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Situated beside the 16th century city walls of Lagos, Portugal, lies Casa Mãe, the passion project of friends and former neighbours Veronique Polaert and Christian Kraus. The new hotel, completed in 2017, offers rooms and bungalows in a sleek, sensitively designed new building and a restored 19th century house. Every element of the design expresses […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Lokal Hotel Philadelphia

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Philly’s Old City neighborhood just got a new design-led boutique hotel that not only resembles the pages of Kinfolk Magazine, but also offers what the owners are calling “invisible service.” Essentially, this means that the hotel anticipates the guest’s needs before they arrive. For us, that meant asking us questions like “light or medium roast” […]

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Restaurant find: 121BC Hong Kong

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For Italian cuisine in the heart of Hong Kong, look no further than 121BC. Situated in the backstreets of the ever-bustling Peel Street, a contemporary and casual new destination for communal eating has opened. Sporting a rustic feel with old industrial steel levered windows and a modern interior, the spectacular centrepiece lighting fixture certainly catches […]

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Restaurant Find: De Maria NYC

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Sometimes, you can tell a restaurant is about to become your ‘spot’ – even before it opens. You hear about a new place opening with bright interiors, all-day offerings of grain bowls and small plates, and you just know. You can picture yourself becoming a ‘regular’ there – sipping coffee in the morning and wine […]

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Restaurant Find: Saan Auckland

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Push through the struggle of parking uphill/downhill on the narrow streets of Ponsonby and you will not be disappointed with the plethora of cafes, bars, and restaurants on offer. Saan Auckland being one of them, is the brainchild of hospitality group, Comensa. Led by head chef, Lek Trirattanavatin, the Saan menu consists of sharing plates […]

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Restaurant Find: The Optimist Hong Kong

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When in Hong Kong, brunches seem to be quite an event for the weekend, where it’s a time for many to relax and rewind over a long degustation meal. Here it lasts for hours over never-ending champagne and long conversations. The Optimist Hong Kong is one of the best places to situate oneself for a […]

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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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