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La Ferme Saint-Simon
A seasonal French restaurant on the Left Bank, La Ferme Saint-Simon is a sleek, moody space offering a great wine list and a menu of creative dishes.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Restaurant Guy Savoy, with its views over the Seine, the Académies, and more, is a much-lauded Michelin-starred restaurant in the Monnaie.
Hôtel Saint-Marc
A historic boutique hotel near the Opéra Garnier, Hôtel Saint-Marc is stylish and design-forward, with its own wellness area complete with pool and hammam.
Ognisko
At Ognisko restaurant in Knightsbridge, the decor, like the cuisine, is elegant and artful, with delicious Baltic dishes and a curated drinks list.
Restaurant David Toutain
Restaurant David Toutain serves up elegant, contemporary tasting menus in its light and airy space in the 7th arrondissement.
Hotel Panache
A chic and trendy, although oddly-shaped hotel in the 9th arrondissement, Hotel Panache offers glamorous accommodations and a popular on-site restaurant.
Frenchie
Gregory Marchand’s Frenchie restaurant, found in the Rue de Nil, has achieved cult status for its fine food and wonderful atmosphere – it’s easy to see why.
Le Grand Véfour
An elegant, opulent restaurant looking out onto the gardens of the Palais Royal, Le Grand Véfour offers haute cuisine in historic surrounds.
Huîtrerie Régis
Much like the bivalve it serves, Huîtrerie Régis is small, but perfectly formed, serving freshly-shucked oysters, with wine and bread and butter.
Four Historic Bars in London for Classic Cocktail Lovers
Everything old is new again—or it is within the world of cocktails. Inspired by the re-released Cocktail Book, here are four historic London bars to try.
P.Y.T.
A seasonal restaurant in Downtown LA, P.Y.T. serves fresh, vegetable-centric dishes in light and airy bistro-style surrounds.
Here’s Looking at You
Here's Looking at You is an international restaurant in Koreatown, serving a creative menu of dishes and an innovative bar programme.
Chi Spacca
A beloved Melrose restaurant from Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, and Joe Bastianich, Chi Spacca serves a delicious meat-heavy, Italian-inspired menu.
Gwen
The second LA restaurant from famed chef Curtis Stone, Gwen is a meat-lover’s dream, found on iconic Sunset Boulevard, with its own on-site butcher counter.
The Butcher’s Daughter
The Butcher’s Daughter restaurant in LA is much like its sister outposts in NYC; it’s a “vegetable slaughterhouse”, and a damn tasty one at that.
Gjusta
A bakery, deli and cafe in Venice, Gjusta has a huge menu of sweet and savoury delights that have won over Angelenos, some driving across town for a fix.
Night + Market Song
Kris Yenbamroong serves up northern Thai street food at Night + Market Song, a bold and colourful restaurant in Silver Lake.
Obsolete
A design store in Culver City from Ray Azoulay, Obsolete stocks one-of-a-kind, utterly lust-worthy pieces from furniture and lighting to homewares.
Shibumi
Shibumi in Downtown LA is the kind of Japanese restaurant that dreams are made of – stylish, scrumptious, and with a serious eye to quality.
Umami Burger
Umami Burger at The Grove in LA’s La Brea neighbourhood is bold, bright, and packing a menu of seriously tasty fried and fabulous dishes.
Cassia
A Southeast Asian restaurant with Californian sensibilities, Cassia is a knockout Santa Monica restaurant serving dinner and drinks week-round.
Salazar
A Mexican restaurant in Frogtown, Salazar offers its diners top-notch dishes inspired by the Sonora region in its leafy, largely al fresco space.
Sun Nong Dan
A 24/7 Korean restaurant in LA, Sun Nong Dan serves a menu of soul-soothing comfort food dishes from its bijou location in Koreatown.
Ella Canta
Ella Canta is London outpost of Mexican super-chef Martha Ortiz, creating modern Mexican marvels with a superb and innovative cocktail list
Salt’s Cure
A New American restaurant in Hollywood, Salt’s Cure is popular week-round for its well-sourced, expertly-prepared dishes.
Destroyer
Serving breakfast and lunch during the week, chef Jordan Kahn’s Scandinavian-style cuisine at Destroyer has wooed and won the hearts of LA diners.
Essence Cuisine
It’s to the credit of Essence Cuisine - a hip restaurant with high-end looks but fast-casual accessibility - that their vegan dishes are so delicious.
La Tour de Montlhéry-Chez Denise
An old school Parisian bistro, La Tour de Montlhéry-Chez Denise has red-and-white checked tablecloths, free-flowing wine, and a menu of meaty classics.
Som Saa
A chic Thai restaurant in Spitalfields, Som Saa serves up a seasonal, spicy selection of dishes that keep punters coming back for more.
Hôtel Vernet
A chic boutique hotel in Paris’ Golden Triangle, Hôtel Vernet has been meticulously crafted and restored, offering luxe rooms and delicious dining.
Archer Hotel New York
The Archer Hotel New York has a curated collection of amenities, a popular steakhouse and a rooftop bar with Empire State Building views.
Le Saint Hotel
In terms of style, service and amenities, Le Saint Hotel in Saint-Germain-des-Pres is practically saintly. Guests almost never want to leave.
The Slipper Room
The Slipper Room is a performance space offering a roster of incredible variety acts, from burlesque to aerialists and everything in between.
Le Roch Hotel & Spa
A stylish boutique hotel with interiors by Sarah Lavoine, Le Roch Hotel & Spa offers sumptuous rooms, a black lava rock pool, and cuisine from Rémy Bérerd.
Novikov
A restaurant and bar with a resident DJ, Novikov Dubai serves a huge range of Asian-inspired dishes, using ingredients sourced from around the globe.
The Bar at Baccarat Hotel
The Bar at Baccarat Hotel is opulent and literally dripping with crystal; it’s a fine place for a Champagne cocktail or even a New York cider.
Nolinski
A glamorous hotel in the 1st arrondissement, Nolinski offers refined dining and a spa, as well as accommodations that feel like private apartments.
The Knickerbocker Hotel
A peaceful, sleek hotel overlooking Times Square, The Knickerbocker Hotel has a rooftop bar, cuisine from Charlie Palmer and 350 soundproofed rooms.
The Peninsula Paris
The Peninsula Paris is found in Chaillot, near the Arc de Triomphe, offering large, luxe rooms, a spa, and seven drinking and dining establishments.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh
The eponymous store of designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh in Lower Manhattan seems to send out a stylish siren call to the city’s well-dressed.
Semilla
A creative, modern restaurant serving dishes that hold vegetables in just as high esteem as meat, Semilla is not your typical Parisian restaurant.
Mint Gun Club
Founded by bartender wunderkind, Richard Hunt (formerly of Mahiki and Hawksmoor) Mint Gun Club takes inspiration from his ex-pat heritage living in far-flung destinations
Vivant
In the hands of chef Pierre Touitou and sommelier Clément Jeannin, Vivant offers great food, natural wine and much-loved kitchen playlists.
The Blond
Found within Aby Rosen’s 11 Howard, The Blond bar is where New York’s style set go to drink, dance, and make merry in Manhattan.
La Trésorerie
A stylish store in République, La Trésorerie really lives up to the meaning of its name – it’s a “treasure trove” of stylish homeware and furniture.
Prime Meats
With a menu that comes by way of far-off Alpine regions, Prime Meats is a sleek restaurant in Brooklyn with a farm-to-table ethos and undeniable style.
The V at Hôtel Vernet
The V at Hôtel Vernet serves up modern French cuisine in a light, airy dining room that's encircled with contemporary art and crowned with a glass dome.
The Eddy
A seasonal New American restaurant, The Eddy is packed with talent you can trust, like Executive Chef Jeremy Salamon and Head Bartender Brian Elder.
Maison Albar Hotel Paris Céline
A boutique hotel near the Seine, Maison Albar Hotel Paris Céline embodies classic French elegance, with chic interiors and a delicious restaurant.
The Bar Room
Found under The Beekman’s nine-storey Victorian atrium, The Bar Room is a glamorous spot for a cocktail and a few light bites.
L’Oiseau Blanc
L’Oiseau Blanc is an elegant French restaurant perched on the rooftop of The Peninsula Paris with an aviation theme and a weekly changing seasonal menu.
Porchlight
A sleek New York bar with some old school Southern style, Porchlight in Chelsea has oodles of charm, cocktails that pack a punch, and Southern food.
Dirty Dick
A Polynesian-themed bar with dozens of rums on offer and some potent flaming cocktails, Dirty Dick is cheeky of name, flamboyant of style, and full of fun.
Bar Goto
Bar Goto, from bartender extraordinaire Kenta Goto, serves up masterful Japanese-inspired cocktails and a menu of small Japanese-inspired plates.
Ramón Freixa Madrid
A two-Michelin-starred restaurant found within the Hotel Unico, Ramón Freixa Madrid serves artful cuisine with Catalan influences and undeniable flair.
Spa Nalai
Spa Nalai is found in Midtown Manhattan’s Park Hyatt, offering custom “experiences” and spa packages, with incredible views of the city skyline.
EN Japanese Brasserie
EN Japanese Brasserie offers authentic Japanese cuisine and an extensive list of sake, Japanese whisky and shochu from its perch in Greenwich Village.
Ferdi
Found in Mayfair, Ferdi is a Parisian-inspired restaurant serving elegant comfort food and a rightly-famous cheeseburger in a cosy yet chic space.
Delaware & Hudson
A petite, proudly American restaurant in Brooklyn, Delaware & Hudson serves a weekly-changing menu of dishes inspired by the mid-Atlantic states.
Batty Langley’s
A period boutique hotel found along an historic cobblestone street in Spitalfields, Batty Langley’s is strewn with antiques and lavish amenities.

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