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

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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Bar Find: Mr. Fong’s NYC

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Situated directly underneath the Manhattan Bridge in NYC’s Chinatown is Mr Fong’s, a laid back new watering hole that harks back to the gritty streets of The Godfather while at the same time catering to a crowd of young, hip New Yorkers à la Lena Dunham’s Girls. The un-marked door on the corner of Market and […]

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THE EDITORS: RYAN FITZGIBBON ON FOUNDING HELLO MR. & HIS BEST OF BROOKLYN

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In the first of a new series introducing the editors behind some of our favorite publications and their pet local hotspots, we talk to Ryan Fitzgibbon, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of independent gay magazine Hello Mr.  The status quo for the LGBT community in both America and on the global stage is very different today to […]

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Cocktail Bar Find: Lidkoeb Copenhagen

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When the owners of Ruby, Copenhagen’s most renowned cocktail institution found a free-standing, heritage listed building (once an 18th century apothecary lab) hidden in a back alley behind a supermarket, they turned it into Lidkoeb – now one of the city’s most stylish watering holes. Situated in Copenhagen’s boho neighborhood Vesterbro, Lidkoeb begins with a […]

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Cocktail Bar Find: Vesper Bar Bangkok

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When hunting for a place to imbibe in Bangkok, many newcomers make the rookie mistake of heading to Sukhumvit Soi 11.  With flashing neon and endless options, the famed street is bustling with activity, but cocktail connoisseurs will leave Soi 11 thirsty and underwhelmed. Steer your tuk tuk instead to Silom’s Soi Convent where one-year-old Vesper Cocktail Bar […]

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Restaurant Find: Happy Ending NYC

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A former dive bar, and former-former ‘massage parlor’, cheekily-titled Happy Ending has been reimagined as an intimate downtown restaurant and nightspot. Psychedelic striped wallpaper and touches of Miami kitsch create a flirty Mad-Men-esque vibe, and the live jazz band in the evenings keep it decidedly loungey. The dinner menu features French classics with a retro […]

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Cocktail Bar Find: Sel Rrose NYC

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A stunning amalgamation of early 20th century Parisian style and “demolition chic”, Sel Rrose on Bowery is inspired by artist Marcel Duchamp (or Rrose Sélavy, his feminine alter ego!) in its name, décor and even its cocktails. Smooth navy leather furniture and marble-topped tables complement the distressed walls and Duchamp-inspired décor touches – industrial elements […]

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Cocktail Bar Find: Cahoots London

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Kingly Court is like Soho’s food court, with every type of restaurant you could wish for. The latest addition – a bar – is doing something a little different however: an evening at Cahoots is a mind-blowingly well-executed immersive experience. Descend into the “Underground” to the sound of an old fashioned London Transport tannoy, drop […]

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Restaurant Find: Carlo e Camilla in Segheria Milan

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Housed beneath the cathedral-like ceilings of a 1930s sawmill is Carlo e Camilla in Segheria, Milan’s most glamorous dining destination. The restaurant/bar’s dramatic interiors have been left raw and mostly untouched giving it a decidedly industrial flavor. But part-owner/art director Tanja Solci’s contemporary Italian style breathes sophistication and restraint into the space through imposing vintage […]

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Restaurant Find: Merchants Tavern London

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Located just off Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch, Merchants Tavern is housed in a Victorian warehouse and former apothecary, and comprises a large restaurant, buzzing bar and private dining room. Merchants Tavern serves a Modern European menu, directed by seasonality. Upon arrival, I stood in the middle of the buzzing bar and drunk in the […]

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