Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

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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.
Saison
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
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.
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.
Comal
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.
Chamber
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.
FOOD&COMPANY
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.
Télescope
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.
Wer-Haus
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.
Sotto
Found in West LA, Sotto takes its inspiration from the cuisine of Southern Italy, offering Neapolitan-style pizzas and a fantastic cocktail list.
OTTO Madrid
At once a lounge, terrace, bar and restaurant, OTTO Madrid is a chic place to refuel in the Spanish capital’s fashionable Salamanca district.
maisonLAB
A contemporary home design store in the Guéliz area of Marrakech, maisonLAB is the brainchild of New York interior designer Martin Raffone.
Mason & Company
The stylish Mason & Company is a delicious example of what the new generation of craft beer bars can achieve.
The Wall
A club within the legendary nightclub complex, Sturecompagniet, The Wall is the courtyard playground of Stockholm’s young, rich and beautiful.
The Pearl Marrakech
A luxurious hotel, which blends Moroccan and contemporary design elements, The Pearl Marrakech can be found in Marrakech’s Hivernage neighbourhood.
Otium
Found next to the contemporary art museum The Broad in Downtown LA, Chef Timothy Hollingsworth’s Otium is a sophisticated, approachable restaurant.
Belcanto
Belcanto, José Avillez’ elegant, two Michelin-starred restaurant offers superlative modern, creative Portuguese cuisine in Lisbon’s Chiado district.
Al Pont de Ferr
Al Pont de Ferr is a Michelin-starred osteria in Milan’s canal district serving up superlative tasting menus in an atmospheric setting.
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés is a glorious meathouse with Philippe Stark-designed interiors and a menu of masterfully cooked meats.
Nejen Bistro
Offering delicious bistro fare in Prague’s Karlin district, Nejen Bistro is a chic, minimalist restaurant with a fresh, seasonal approach to its menu.
Ristorante Berton
The Italian restaurant Ristorante Berton showcases the chef's talents, marrying bold techniques with traditional flavours to create sensational dishes.
Dar Jaguar
A romantic riad within walking distance of the Jemaa El Fna, Dar Jaguar is a lavish hotel with its own rooftop terrace and plunge pool.
V Cocktail
A cocktail bar within a club at one of Stockholm’s most exciting nightclub complexes, V Cocktail is known for its sleek surrounds and creative drinks.
Sosharu
Jason Atherton's new Japanese izakaya joint, Sosharu offers everything from open salmon temaki to Tonkatsu crumbed pork and Matcha mill crepes.
Borgne
Louisiana seafood restaurant, Borgne, from Chefs Brian Landry and John Besh is a love song to the state’s coastal region, with a menu of local classics.
Campo Fina
A chic restaurant in Healdsburg, near San Francisco, Campo Fina offers accomplished dishes and a bocce court in its contemporary, yet old world space.
The Principal Madrid
With a rooftop terrace complete with swaying olive trees and luxurious interiors, The Principal Madrid is a luxurious hotel on Madrid’s Gran Via.
Haydel’s Bakery
Known for its King Cakes and the maddeningly tasty Cajun Kringle, Haydel’s Bakery is one of the much-loved bakeries in New Orleans.
The Broken Arm
A concept store and cafe, The Broken Arm is tastefully decorated and filled with a curated selection of pieces from fashion to lifestyle.
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Capo Boi
An elegant restaurant in the Coppede district, Capo Boi specialises in serving its devoted clientele delicious seafood in its old world dining room.
Victory
Victory, a stylish bar in the New Orleans’ CBD, is leading the craft cocktail charge with its creative libations, stylish surrounds, and moreish food menu.
Rich Table
Rich Table is a farmhouse-inspired restaurant in Hayes Valley from Chefs Evan and Sarah Rich offering cleverly conceived, delicious food.
Room 109
A chic store selling vintage jewellery and designer clothing in Moscow’s Arbat District, Room 109 is a must-shop for fashion lovers.
Galley
In looks, Galley references Palm Beach kitsch. But its seafood menu shows off some serious cooking.
Low, Slow & Juke
Taking its name from slow-cooked fare and classic American bars, Low, Slow & Juke aims to transport diners to the soulful Southern States.
Shang Xia
The first European outpost of luxury brand Shang Xia, this stunning all-white boutique is a chic spot to shop for homewares, fashion, and accessories.
Hotel Carmel
Unpretentious and full of colour, the Hotel Carmel is a budget hotel in the trendy Trastevere neighbourhood with its own sun-drenched outdoor terrace.
Hotel Market Barcelona
Hotel Market Barcelona, found near the Sant Antoni Market, is a chic boutique hotel with upmarket style credentials.
An Ode to Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier is the old-school focal point of the whole Santa Monica community and the tourists who troop along the boardwalk
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar offers not only one of the best drinking experiences in Tel Aviv, but it’s currently one of the best bars in the world.
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is a beacon to the local and international creative set, thanks to its homey-cum-industrial style and trendy public spaces.
Redbird
Redbird, found in the 1930’s rectory of Downtown LA’s deconsecrated cathedral, is a New American restaurant from talented chef Neal Fraser.
STK Los Angeles
Beautiful cuts, beautiful people and beautiful decor sum up LA's power steakhouse, STK Los Angeles, in its new found Beverly Hills location...
Maude
An intimate restaurant in Beverly Hills from Chef Curtis Stone, Maude serves a nine-course tasting menu that takes one key ingredient as its focus.

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