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The restaurant Lüke, from restaurateur and chef John Besh, is a brasserie with Franco-German style and Louisiana soul found in the New Orleans CBD.
Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar
Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, found at the Red Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, offers a vast menu of American cuisine from Chef Brian Massie.
Nosh and Chow
Found within a fantastically eccentric townhouse designed by Lázaro Pink Violá, Nosh and Chow serves world cuisine and great cocktails.
COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
The COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach is an Art Deco hotel with sweeping views out over the Atlantic Ocean, a spa, and delicious dining and drinking venues.
Scoma’s is a classic San Francisco seafood restaurant serving up incredibly fresh, sustainable fish from its historic location near Fisherman’s Wharf.
U Barba
U Barba is a warm, welcoming Genoese restaurant with its own boules court and quirky style, found in the Calvairate area of Milan.
Hotel B Berdichevsky
A boutique hotel near the centre of Tel Aviv, the Hotel B Berdichevsky offers 23 contemporary guestrooms, a wellness area, and cocktail bar.
Satsuma Cafe
A cafe committed to serving nourishing, local, and organic food in the boho area of Bywater in New Orleans, Satsuma Cafe is a neighbourhood favourite.
Four Seasons Hotel Bogotá
The brand-new Four Seasons Hotel Bogotá offers high-end amenities, stylish surrounds and its own Japanese robata grill restaurant.
Bistro Proti Proudu
A design-conscious cafe in Prague’s trendy Karlín district, Bistro Proti Proudu serves great coffee and light bites, like soup and sandwiches.
The Spa at the Selman
Found at the luxurious Selman Marrakech hotel, The Spa at The Selman is palatial place to enjoy massages, facials and all manner of Henri Chenot treatments.
The Norman
A five star, luxurious boutique hotel near the beach in Tel Aviv, The Norman offers superlative service and surrounds, as well as a rooftop pool.
A hippie chic Modern American restaurant on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, Estrella serves delicious, creative fare in a Laurel County bungalow-style space.
Prescription Cocktail Club
The Left Bank bar, the Prescription Cocktail Club, offers world-class, creatively-concocted, perfectly-mixed cocktails in its quirky, speakeasy-like space.
The concept store of Antonio Marras, NonostanteMarras is a chic gathering place for the Milanese fashion set and an atmospheric boutique.
Orsa & Winston
Orsa & Winston is light-filled, simply-decorated space in Downtown LA, serving seasonal, creative cuisine from chef-owner Josef Centeno.
Le Terroir Parisien
Chef Yannick Alleno turns his Michelin-starred talent to offering affordable, creative bistro fare at Le Terroir Parisien at the Maison de la Mutualité.
Strandbryggan Sea Club
A sceney bar and restaurant in Stockholm’s Östermalm district, Strandbryggan Sea Club serves delicious food and drinks by the waterfront.
The flagship store of Marie-Sixtine, this boutique on the Rue de Charonne offers both high-end clothes and an elegant apartment for overnight stays.
Morgante Cocktail & Soul
Morgante Cocktail & Soul is a cocktail bar and kitchen found near the canals in Milan, which serves up drinks and food until the early hours.
The Marmara Park Avenue
Light, airy and unexpectedly modern, The Marmara Park Avenue offers a welcome retreat from the busy streets of Manhattan.
Hôtel Maison Souquet
The Hôtel Maison Souquet in Pigalle has been lavishly decorated with fin de siecle abandon, featuring a star-strewn swimming pool and decadent rooms.
Gran Fierro
Found in Prague’s New Town, Gran Fierro is an Argentinian steakhouse and cocktail bar decorated with light industrial flair.
Bicerin Milano
Bicerin Milano is a wine bar and shop found in the Lazzaretto area of Milan, offering hundreds of bottles to drink, buy, and enjoy.
The Future Perfect
An innovative design store in Lower Manhattan, The Future Perfect is a showcase for both established and up-and-coming talent.
Grand Pigalle Hotel
The clubby, hipster-chic vibe of the Grand Pigalle Hotel attracts young, moneyed travellers in droves for its sleek, modish guestrooms and wine bar.
Knuckle & Claw
Knuckle & Claw offers delicious lobster rolls, oysters, and chowders from its chic seafood “shack” in Santa Monica, with another location in Silverlake.
The Yard Milano
A stylish hotel in the Navigli district, The Yard Milano is strewn with old-school furnishings and retro curios in keeping with its vintage sports theme.
Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff
The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff is a brand new luxurious urban retreat in northern Johannesburg featuring great restaurants and elegant interiors.
Poche 36
Poche 36 is a tapas restaurant and light lunchtime spot found within the industrial-inspired Usine complex in Stockholm’s Södermalm district.
Horisont Restaurant
Horisont Restaurant serves modern, European cuisine in its colourful, velvet-upholstered space at the top of the Swissôtel Tallinn.
A cafe in the Central Business District in New Orleans, Merchant offers rich espresso, buttery crepes, and hearty sandwiches.
Barnum Café
By day, Barnum Café is a cosy coffee shop in Rome’s Parione district, and by night it transforms into a bar serving some of the city’s best craft cocktails.
Restaurant Okuda
Restaurant Okuda, the brainchild of Chef Toru Okuda, offers up a superlative taste of Japanese cuisine in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement.
Miss Clara
Miss Clara by Nobis is a centrally-located boutique hotel in Stockholm with serious design credentials and a wonderful on-site brasserie and cocktail bar.
Gelato Messina
For a scoop of fantastic gelato, there’s no place better in Sydney than Gelato Messina, which offers dozens of delicious flavours and even gelato classes.
A three-Michelin starred restaurant renowned the world over, Saison offers seasonal, original, and memorable food in the South Beach area of San Francisco.
Cecconi’s Berlin
Cecconi’s Berlin is a sleek restaurant found on the ground floor of Soho House Berlin, offering Northern Italian cuisine and a great drinks list.
Carson Kitchen
Found in Vegas’ trendy downtown, Carson Kitchen is the swan song of late celebrity chef Simon Kerry, serving unique twists on comfort food classics.
Salt is a restaurant in the Kadriorg district of Tallinn, which offers diners creative, seasonal food and a well-curated, comprehensive wine list.
The Old Clare Hotel
Formerly a pub and a brewery admin building, The Old Clare Hotel, a chic boutique hotel in Chippendale, offers style and three independent restaurants.
Hudson Clearwater
A rustic, romantic hideaway in the heart of the West Village, Hudson Clearwater delivers some of the best hearty American fare.
Brown Beach House
A chic, contemporary boutique hotel with oodles of amenities close to the beachfront in Tel Aviv, Brown Beach House mixes whimsy and luxury to great effect.
Aman Tokyo
An opulent hotel found in the top six floors of Tokyo’s Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo offers guests a world-class spa, Zen-like interiors and amazing views.
Found in Berkeley, Comal serves incredible Mexican cuisine and a huge selection of tequilas, mezcals and craft cocktails in its sleek, industrial spaces.
Black Star Pastry
Black Star Pastry is a much-loved patisserie and restaurant in Sydney’s Newtown area, with another delicious outpost in Rosebery.
N’Ombra de Vin
A wine bar and shop with an illustrious history, N’Ombra de Vin offers extraordinary wine, food, and live music in the Brera district of Milan.
Established in 2014 by Juan Garcia Mosqueda, Chamber is a high-end curios emporium (read: gallery) found in Chelsea in New York.
Casina Valadier
Found atop the Pincian Hill in Rome, Casina Valadier offers panoramic views, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, and creative cocktails.
An organic grocery shop in Tokyo’s Meguro district, FOOD&COMPANY is as stylish as it is virtuous, offering good-for-you food in rustic-industrial surrounds.
A chicly minimalist coffee shop in Paris’ 1er arrondissement, Télescope offers expertly brewed coffee near the Jardin du Palais Royal.
Cho Cho San
Found in Sydney’s Potts Point area, Cho Cho San offers Japanese-inspired dishes and a heady cocktail menu in its sleek, minimalist space.
Restaurant Niklas
Restaurant Niklas serves up dishes that blend international influences and high-quality Swedish ingredients from acclaimed chef, Niklas Ekstedt.
Shangri-La Bosphorus
A luxurious hotel looking out on the waterfront in Istanbul, the Shangri-La Bosphorus offers five-star amenities, great service, and sumptuous surrounds.
Chuck Burger
Chuck Burger stands out from London's burger crowd thanks to its untraditional patties (and hard shakes).
Liberty Cheesesteak Company
The sandwiches at Liberty Cheesesteak Company are so authentic, they could be served in the depths of South Philly and locals wouldn’t bat an eye.
A chic concept store in Barcelona’s L’Eixample district, Wer-Haus has an on-site gallery and restaurant, as well as a book and clothes shop.
Dar Assiya
A beautifully restored riad within walking distance of the Jemaa el Fna, Dar Assiya offers five traditional guestrooms and a delicious Moroccan restaurant.
Osteria Bonelli
Found in the Tor Pignattara area, Osteria Bonelli offers up generous and authentic Roman cuisine in its unassuming, unfailingly popular space.
Found in West LA, Sotto takes its inspiration from the cuisine of Southern Italy, offering Neapolitan-style pizzas and a fantastic cocktail list.

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