The Curators: Depart Foundation ’s Valeria Sorci on culture & La Dolce Vita in LA

LA City Guide_Depart Foundation Valeria Sorci | meltingbutter.com_Valeria Sorci

On welcoming me into her West Hollywood home, it’s clear Valeria Sorci has acclimatised effortlessly to her new Los Angeles lifestyle. Relocating with her husband and two children from Rome a year ago to the beautiful Baxter-Hodiak House – designed by architect John Lautner for the actress, Anne Baxter – Sorci has embraced the ‘LA’ […]

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Food Find: Mercato Metropolitano Milan

Mercato Metropolitano Milan - Food Hotspot

While opinions about Expo keep dividing the Milanese, one place born out of this occasion has them absolutely head over heels. Mercato Metropolitano is everything this city needed in summer: an outdoor space to chill out after a long day with quality food and drinks, a farmers market full of sustainable food products (Made in […]

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Ponytail Journal on Bangkok’s Emerging Creative Community & Where They Hang Out

Ponytail Journal Bangkok Guide | Bangkok City Guide_Lauren Yates

Something is stirring in the frenetic city of Bangkok and it’s urging us to pay the thrillingly chaotic city a visit. Sure, a visit to Bangkok is going to have you navigating a web of shopping malls, colossal skyscrapers and street food vendors – and perhaps it’s these things as well as the city’s mainstream […]

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The Curators: DTLA Through The Eyes of Vanguard Concept Store Please Do Not Enter

DTLA Guide_Please Do Not Tell | Downtown LA City Guide

As Nicolas Libert guides me through the boutique-cum-gallery he founded with Emmanuel Renoird in Downtown Los Angeles, he recounts an anecdote: “when we first opened last year we were expecting a delivery. We waited and waited and realised the courier had in fact attempted the delivery; he read the name of the space – Please […]

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Food Find: Sydney Night Noodle Markets

Sydney Night Noodle Markets | Food Hotspot

Evening comes and in the park, under a spring Sydney sky, there are hawker stands. The Sydney Night Noodle Markets have a deceiving title. There are also outdoor bars, noodles, dumplings, Asian salads, ice cream (even durian flavored) and many more delicacies, which make up 50 hawker stalls. If you went last year, this year […]

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The Curators: A guide to Downtown LA for the aesthetically inclined

The Curators: A guide to Downtown LA for the aesthetically inclined |

It’s a safe bet to say that if you’re reading Melting Butter you’re likely a prolific explorer; traveller and probably to some extent, rather aesthetically inclined. If I’m right, you’re a lot like me so I’m pretty sure this app I’m going to tell you about will make your eyes smile. Whenever I travel I […]

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NYC Hotspot Find: Brooklyn Flea at Fort Greene

NYC Hotspot Find: Brooklyn Flea at Fort Greene |

According to… me, spring has not sprung until the Saturday Brooklyn Flea arrives in Fort Greene. A favourite good weather pastime for many stylish New Yorkers is spending the day in a repurposed parking lot browsing unique crafts and collectibles made by local artisans as well as mid-century furniture gems, vintage records and denims and […]

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Paris Restaurant Find: Robert et Louise

Paris Restaurant Find: Robert et Louise |

This rustic French farmhouse style restaurant in Le Marais is where to go for some of the best steak in Paris. These guys are serious about their côte de boeuf, which you can watch being charred to perfection at an open fire – come early to get a seat right by the action. Your meal […]

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Paris Eatery Find: Chez Taeko

Bento Box at Paris Eatery Find: Chez Taeko |

Shopping in Le Marais easily work up an appetite. Luckily, the neighbourhood is home to the Marché des Enfants-Rouges, a gourmet food market that is home to Chez Taeko, an understated Japanese canteen. Chez Taeko is a strictly Japanese food stall where Taeko Inai and her staff busily prepare the best bento boxes in the […]

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Cafe Food Find: Urban Deli Stockholm

Stockholm Food Find: Urban Deli |

Leave it to the Swedes to come up with a supermarket concept that’s so cool and design-y that you actually want to hang out there. Urban Deli, located in the artsy Sodermalm district is literally a one-stop-shop. Once inside you can shop for all of your fresh organic groceries, pick up some bread from the […]

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