Restaurant Find: Burro e Salvia London

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In the heart of Shoreditch lies Burro e Salvia, the closest possible fresh, authentic Italian pasta eating experience you will have without actually travelling to Italy. Part Italian-inspired pastificio and part dine-in café, Burro e Salvia (Italian for ‘butter and sage’) offers visitors a cultural experience in fresh pasta making. Opened in the spring of 2013, […]

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Wine Bar Find: Sager + Wilde London

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Eat here, drink here, date here. The exposed brick walls, wooden floors and high windows of Sager + Wilde London are the perfect backdrop for the aforementioned activities, and that’s all before delving into the carefully crafted, by-the-glass wine list. Opened in 2013 after a successful stint as a pop-up in Shoreditch, husband and wife […]

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Restaurant Find: 26 Grains London

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Nestled in a tiny courtyard in Neal’s Yard, 26 Grains London is a heavenly little slice of Scandinavia in the heart of London’s Seven Dials neighborhood.   Simple and delicious offerings include all-day breakfast dishes like porridge and smoothies, sweet snacks and health-conscious lattes (think turmeric and matcha), and a small selection of wine and beer served from morning until evening. 26 Grains’ purpose is to serve wholesome and comforting grain-based dishes with a Hygge influence.  Owner and self-proclaimed grain enthusiast Alex Hely-Hutchinson explores innovative combinations of flavors in her dishes, each […]

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Restaurant Find: Strut & Cluck London

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Strut & Cluck London has shaken off the humble roots of its pop-up days at London’s Shoreditch House, and is flourishing as the beautiful Mediterranean miracle it is today. A cozy, bright, and airy space, Strut & Cluck conjures up the irresistible feeling of dining al fresco with its ceiling adorned with plants and Edison […]

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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

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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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