Boutique Hotel Find: Henry Howard Hotel New Orleans

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Ask any New Orleans resident and they’re bound to agree that there’s much more to their fair city than the tourist-laden French Quarter. Thankfully, for those travelers looking to explore the greener, storybook side of NOLA, there’s stylish addition to the picturesque Garden District’s hotel scene – The Henry Howard Hotel – a boutique property […]

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Cafe Find: Devon at Barangaroo Sydney

Devon at Barangaroo Sydney - Cafe Hotspot

With the closure of Devon’s Danks location in late 2016 came the call to reincarnate the venue elsewhere. Zacharay Tan took head chef Morris Baco to Barangaroo and Devon at Barangaroo Sydney was born, pairing much-loved favourites with a constantly developing environment. Hanging orb lights, wood tones, and tables and chairs from the former site […]

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Restaurant Find: The Provincial Sydney

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It’s the robust meat, from the three-tired smokeless grill, that this restaurant is known for – pork chops or beef cuts cooked atop charcoal made from apple or grape wood. But make sure you leave room for dessert – painstakingly placed edible flowers, sharp granitas, and assorted textured bits are composition notes in the symphony of sweet […]

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Restaurant Find: Mott 32 Hong Kong

Mott 32 Hong Kong - Restaurant Hotspot

Enter through the spiralling, mirrored and heavy-chained staircase into a vibrant welcome of afro- soul, lively funk, and smooth jazz music into the dimly-lit Mott 32 Hong Kong, located in the basement of one of Hong Kong’s Central tower buildings. Industrial chic meets tradition and heritage at Mott 32, a celebration of east-meets-west with tall, […]

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Restaurant Find: Belon Hong Kong

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Hong Kong’s culinary scene is reaching new heights with exceptional additions of progressive and culturally-connective dining scenes. Without a doubt, Belon Hong Kong is turning heads with its neo-Parisian take and brightly-lit yet cosy interior, terrazzo tabletops, and wood and blue leather seating. After a warm welcome by the maitre-de at the entrance of the […]

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Cafe Find: Catalyst Coffee Auckland

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Located in the central suburb of Remuera, Catalyst Coffee Auckland is the escape and experience all coffee connoisseurs dream of. Taking inspiration from the open kitchen concept, owners (and National Barista Champions) Hanna Teramoto and Xin Yi Loke designed the coffee bar with the intention of inviting customers to an open conversation – just as […]

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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

Harry's Bondi Sydney | Restaurant Hotspot

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


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


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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