Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Almaty

Galerie Esthetique
Beauty brands galore at this chic beauty salon.
Rixos Royal Spa
Krem Brûlée
Renowned for its delicious lunchtime baguettes, Krem also offers a scrumptious selection of mini pastries.
Entrecôte
Unsurprisingly, steak is the speciality here, and it's excellent, as shown by the dozens of locals dining each day.
Bellagio
Offering a wonderful escape from the bustle of the city, Bellagio has introduced an exclusive Italian menu to Almaty.
Telli Café
The ideal spot for health fanatics, Telli offers a range of sensitive services.
Cream Café
With it's shaded terrace and Italian scooters, Cream Café's a tribute to the Med.
WorldHotel Saltanat
Minimalist design hotel, packed with style. A favourite.
Rixos
The Rixos has to be one of the best hotels in Almaty, with some truly incredible features.
Grillage
Sophisticated restaurant for true gourmands, check out the wine list to see what we mean.
Favor
A little hidden but well-worth the search, Favor does steaks like nobody's business.
Sadu
With a chic interior sophisticated menu and health-promoting juices this boutique / restaurant combo is a wonderful place to visit for lunch.
Eurasia Int’l Film Festival
If you're a film buff, check out Central Asia's offerings.
Telli
An on-site homeopathic pharmacy complements the high end skincare brands at Telli.
Top Line
Couture shoes line te walls at Top Line - head here to pick up your Louboutins.
Rush
Home of Sauvage's more avant-garde offerings, Rush offers a mix from Balmain to Tabitha Simmons.
Hediard
Expensive little tidbits and gourmet foodstuffs on offer at this pricey deli.
Galeria G&G
Top designer brands fly off the rails at G&G, spiritual home of Kazakhstan's wealthiest.
Four Rooms
Chic concept store selling beautiful Italian clothes and accessories.
Armonia
International and Russian names keep the fashionistas happy at Armonia.
Tengri Umai Gallery
The first private art gallery in Kazakhstan, this minimalist institution hosts a selection of interesting contemporary works.
Gogol
Dress up for Gogol, face control is strict to get in to this luxurious club, although entry is free.
XO
Smaller than most Almaty clubs, but with a buzzing atmosphere, get monochRome delirious to cognac cocktails.
Da Freak
Hosting international DJs this is a haven for serious house-music buffs.
Cartell
The slickest club in Almaty, Cartell boasts award-winning barmen and international acts - dress to impress.
Chukotka
If you're a little more indie, Chukota's live bands and alternative DJs are a good bet for the young hipster crowd.
Circus
Roll up, roll up! The Circus has come to town, only this time in the fabulous form of a high-concept restaurant in Covent Garden.
Coffeedelia II
If you like a little live entertainment with your jumbo latte, Coffeedelia's younger sister gets glammed up at night.
Coffeemania
Stylish new hang-out spot that's popular with the cool kids.
Biskvit
Popular for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and even a nightcap, Biscvit is an old favourite in Almaty.
World Fashion
Fashionista flock to this stylish bar, where the décor pays homage to the greats.
Velvet Lounge
The ultimate rock'n'roll location, this place knows how to party.
Vertaliot Public Lounge
Perfect for weekend partying, as the young crowd sweep in to drink and dance.
GQ
A guilt-free gourmet restaurant where the customers are quite rich but the food isn't. It has all the trappings of a place where you would go for an indulgent night out with the bonus of a wonderfully healthy menu.
L’Fame
Undeniably cool, this chic lounge bar is a great spot for an after-dinner drink.
7Sky Lounge Bar
Miami comes to Kazakhstan with this tribute to the joys of cabana beach clubs.
Bar Garbage
An underground feel pervades this hip hangout for scenesters.
Vobla
If you're in need of a long cool beer to wash down your food, Vobla is the place to find it.
Kok Tobe Grill
One of the best views of the mountains, relax on the terrace and just gaze.
Primavera
Elegant fusion restaurant with a New York penthouse feel. Go for sunset drinks to enjoy the great views.

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