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Residenza Torre Colonna
Residenza Torre Colonna is a boutique hotel housed within a renovated medieval watch tower in the heart of Rome.
Eska Restaurant
A bakery and restaurant in Prague’s Karlin neighbourhood, Eska Restaurant serves up delicious dishes in its all-white, quasi-industrial space.
Nobu Ryokan Malibu
A sumptuous hotel on the Pacific Coast Highway, Nobu Ryokan Malibu blends Californian style and Japanese hospitality to great effect.
Kin Dee
Kin Dee serves up food that has Thai soul and German roots, thanks to the sourcing of local ingredients, in its sleek space in the Tiergarten.
Barceló Torre de Madrid
A hotel in the Argüelles area of Madrid, the Barceló Torre de Madrid offers city travellers an amenity-studded stay whether for business or pleasure.
Lode & Stijn
The creation of Dutch chefs Lode van Zuylen and Stijn Remi, Lode & Stijn serves up creative, seasonal dishes – and, of course, the much-lauded bitterballen.
The Native Hotel
Found on the Pacific Coast Highway, The Native Hotel is a simple but stylish 13-bedroom hotel in Malibu, found not far from the ocean.
Einsunternull
Serving straightforward, exquisitely-crafted new German cuisine, the Michelin-starred Einsunternull in Berlin is an elegant fine dining restaurant.
CODA
An experimental fine dining dessert restaurant in Neukölln, CODA serves up high-end patisserie and uniquely delicious dishes with well-crafted cocktails.
Inigo
Rather than standard mixed salmon platters, the bijou Inigo slings sushi handrolls: burrito-proportioned rolls stuffed with a mix of creative fillings.
Casa Bonay
A boutique hotel in the Eixample district, Casa Bonay appeals to locals and visitors alike with its sleek amenities and popular drinking and dining spots.
Enigma
A mysterious, modern dining experience from Michelin-starred chef Albert Adrià, Enigma serves an epic tasting menu that moves from room to room.
Soho House Barcelona
A grown-up playground, Soho House Barcelona offers sumptuously stylish accommodation, restaurants, a spa, pool and cinema to its guests.
LUME
A Michelin-starred restaurant in the Navigli, LUME showcases the skills of chef Luigi Taglienti with sensational seasonal menus and sleek surrounds.
Baroo
Famous for good reason, Baroo serves up creative, seasonal dishes inspired by Korean cuisine in its white-walled, petite space in Hollywood.
Jon & Vinny’s
A stylish restaurant in Fairfax, Jon & Vinny’s is the popular creation of chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, serving modern Italian from breakfast to dinner.
Q Sushi LA
Serving artisanal Edo-style sushi in Downtown, Q Sushi LA is a superlative addition to the sushi scene in the city, offering a pure experience.
Pamela Popo
Found in the Marais, Pamela Popo is a stylish book-lined bistro offering indoor and al fresco dining, with a menu of delicious French dishes.
The Sun & 13 Cantons
On any given night, you’ll find hordes of media bods 5-deep at the bar of Soho stalwart, The Sun & 13 Cantons. Such is its auspicious locale.
Sushi Okuda
Sushi Okuda in Paris’ 8th arrondissement offers a dining experience not often found outside Tokyo, from the sleek decor to the superlative menu.
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.

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