Hg2 | A Hedonist’s guide to… started life as series of beautifully printed city guides (even if we say so ourselves) with an intelligent, irreverent and inspired take on their cities. With a curiously eclectic mix of writers Hg2 specialised in the more hedonistic aspects of travel – from the most bijoux hotels to culinarily-creative restaurants, opulent cocktail bars to underground clubs with a few sights and sounds thrown in for rare moments of clarity and cultural enthusiasm.
Founder and Publisher
Tremayne never quite found his niche and tried everything from estate agency and headhunting to specialising in Richard & Judy and travelling extensively. He loves Africa (there is nowhere else on earth that makes you feel more alive – the red dirt, the expansive skies and the warmth of the sun), difficult places, interesting people, John Varvatos, strong coffee for breakfast and underground parties, but loathes queuing, insomnia and restaurants with photos on the menus. What makes him a hedonist? “A total disregard for my own wellbeing, an inexhaustible approach to nightlife, not knowing when to say no and being the last man standing.”
Half English and half American, Claire has lived all over the US – from San Francisco and Chicago to Philadelphia and New York. It was about time that she honoured her Anglo roots, and she joined Hg2 after relocating to London in 2013. She loves packing a stack of good novels when travelling, craft beer, and anything French, but loathes fast food, bad filter coffee and the middle seat. What makes her a hedonist? “I care more about dining and drinking well than almost anything else.”
Sara joined Hg2 in 2004, when it was just a from-the-kitchen-table outfit. Since then, she has worked on pretty much every aspect of the guides, including writing Hg2 Zurich. A tremendous fan of the Middle East, her most memorable travels include Oman, Namibia and several interesting years living in Bahrain. Something approaching a perfect moment includes a dusty pink sun dropping behind palm trees and the glorious decadence of sipping a frosty mojito listening to the call to prayer.
Food, Wine and Cocktail Writer
Eat New York
Writer and Editor
New York/Los Angeles
Art History Lecturer and Writer
Director of International Polo Academy