Concept Store Find: Modern Society London

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Modern Society London is a minimalist cafe and thoughtfully edited contemporary concept store, all housed under one roof. Following a valuable job in finance, Nazifa Movsoumova, the young founder of Modern Society, set off to travel the world, launch a series of global pop-ups, sought out creative inspiration from artists, photographers and designers and started […]

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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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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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Boutique Hotel Find: Riad Jardin Secret Marrakesh

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A riad, meaning ‘garden’ in Arabic, is traditionally  organised around a patio contained by high walls with a fountain at the centre. Riad Jardin Secret Marrakesh is an intimate example, catering to a maximum of 13 people with just three rooms and two suites. Bathrooms are crafted from tadelakt, an ancient Moroccan plaster finish. Both […]

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

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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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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Cafe Find: El Rey NYC

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El Rey Coffee Bar and Luncheonette is far, far more than its name implies. By day, it’s indeed a place for coffee lunch, serving up a California style menu to a young, neighborhood crowd. But by night it transforms into chef Gerardo Gonzalez’s playground, and that’s when the fun really begins. As a place for […]

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London Food Find: Gelupo

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Down an unassuming Soho backstreet, you’d do well to stumble upon Gelupo, the dreamy little gelateria sister of highly acclaimed Bocca Di Lupo restaurant. With big claims that it puts the “dolce” in “la dolce vita”, Gelupo gives you a mouthwatering gelato experience that is oh-so-rare in a city as rainy as London. Using choice […]

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London Restaurant Find: Dishoom Shoreditch

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The word “Dishoom” is the old Bollywood sound effect when a hero lands a good punch.  So it’s fitting that the “Bombay café” of the same name, in Shoreditch packs quite a punch. Introducing Londoners to a novel take on Indian food, Dishoom’s menu is a far cry from the stereotypical curry house dishes, instead featuring sophisticated sharing […]

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