Happy Australia Day

January 26th, 2015|BARS & CLUBS, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES, SYDNEY|

Happy Australia Day! If you are in Sydney and looking for a bar to carry on the celebrations, try the Glenmore, which will work well with tonight's drizzle. Just one of the best places to visit in summertime in the city, from our free guide. The Glenmore With its colonial charm and sprawling views overlooking Sydney [...]

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Valentine’s Day sorted – part one

January 22nd, 2015|BARCELONA, BARS & CLUBS, HOTELS, ISTANBUL, LONDON, MOSCOW, NEW YORK, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES|

Valentine’s Day can be make-or-break stuff. Book yourselves into the wrong kind of hotel on 14 February and you could end up in the doghouse. Reserve a restaurant table next to the loos and the whiff of suspicion that you were disorganised will taint your candlelit tryst. Here in the first of a romantic two-parter, [...]

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Hakkasan in Shanghai

December 2nd, 2014|BARS & CLUBS, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES, SHANGHAI|

It’s going to be a chilly week in Shanghai. This is a great reason to head for the warm interiors of Hakkasan, which opened in March. It’s one of the top five restaurants in the Winter 2014 guide to the city, by resident writer Amy Fabris-Shi (www.scribesoftheorient.com), which is live in the App Store. Hakkasan This [...]

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The warming autumnal reviver

October 27th, 2014|BARS & CLUBS, NEW YORK, SEASONAL CITIES|

I am definitely stopping in at the Hotel Delmano for one of these drinks next time I am in New York. The bar is one of five selected for our autumn 2014 guide by writer Mark O’Flaherty (www.civilianglobal.com). Hotel Delmano As fancy as it is distressed, this looks more like a romantic Venetian parlour than [...]

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Due east

October 23rd, 2014|BARS & CLUBS, LONDON, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES|

Really enjoyed visiting Sager & Wilde in Hackney recently. It's one of the top five bars in our Autumn 2014 guide to London by Sophie Dening (@SophieDening). Sager & Wilde Before they opened this inviting spot on part-gentrified Hackney Road, Michael and Charlotte Sager-Wilde ran a wildly cool pop-up in Shoreditch, pouring fine burgundy and California [...]

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Take it outside

October 15th, 2014|BARS & CLUBS, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES, TOKYO|

It’s going to be around the 23C mark and sunny for much of the weekend in Tokyo. If I was there I would be heading to Two Rooms. Love this review from our autumn 2014 Tokyo writer, Danielle Demetriou. www.danielledemetriou.com. Two Rooms Wander across a water-terrace bridge, through a contemporary walnut interior, past the acclaimed restaurant [...]

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Must go

October 10th, 2014|BARS & CLUBS, MOSCOW, SEASONAL CITIES|

Really looking forward to the Russian Grand Prix this Sunday in Sochi. If you are transiting back through Moscow, our writer there has written a great review of Bar Strelka in the autumn 2014 guide to the city.  ‘You might just catch the last of the Indian summer on the marine-decked rooftop veranda (the riverside [...]

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