Food & Drink

Ibiza’s Best Lazy Lunches

Ibiza’s Best Lazy Lunches

From fine dining to rustic seaside ‘chiringuitos’, Ibiza’s long list of restaurants has it all. The White Island has mastered not only the nightlife scene, but also a culinary landscape that compliments all day lounging and pure relaxation. There are a number of great places to go for lazy lunches […]

 

BARS

Goodbye, Speakeasy: What’s Next for New York Cocktail Bars

Goodbye, Speakeasy: What’s Next for New York Cocktail Bars

Though most of us aren’t intimately acquainted with bathtub gin, have never had trouble with Prohibition agents, and couldn’t tap out a Charleston to save our lives, we’re more than familiar with the speakeasy. The biggest trend in cocktail drinking in the past decade, the 1920s-style modern speakeasy relies as […]

 

TRAVEL

Chalet Les Anges - Five Luxury Chalets in Zermatt

Five Luxury Ski Chalets in Zermatt

The summer has quietly faded and winter is beginning to approach, our thoughts switching from the sizzling beaches of Ibiza to the roaring fires of the Alps and where to ski this coming season. Zermatt has long been an Hg2 favourite, with its picture postcard pretty town in the shadow […]

 

Recent Features

Hotels, Travel

Chalet Les Anges - Five Luxury Chalets in Zermatt

Five Luxury Ski Chalets in Zermatt

The summer has quietly faded and winter is beginning to approach, our thoughts switching from the sizzling beaches of Ibiza to the roaring fires of the Alps and where to ski this coming season. Zermatt has long been an Hg2 favourite, with its picture postcard pretty town in the shadow […]

Destinations

The Hedonist: Marrakech

The Hedonist: Marrakech

Katie Manning shares her selection of Marrakech’s hottest hangouts for The Hedonist, our fortnightly column in The Independent. First published in The Independent, Traveller. Awaking all too early to the muezzin’s call, I slip back under a stack of pillows in my giant double bed. I’m staying at La Mamounia, […]

Food & Drink

Ibiza’s Best Lazy Lunches

Ibiza’s Best Lazy Lunches

From fine dining to rustic seaside ‘chiringuitos’, Ibiza’s long list of restaurants has it all. The White Island has mastered not only the nightlife scene, but also a culinary landscape that compliments all day lounging and pure relaxation. There are a number of great places to go for lazy lunches […]

Fashion, Lifestyle

New York Fashion Week Highlights

New York Fashion Week Highlights

LA-based menswear fashion and lifestyle blogger Tommy Lei, of MYBELONGING recently made his bi-annual pilgrimage to New York Fashion Week to kick off the month-long stint of international fashion weeks. With a full diary and a tote full of tickets to the hottest shows and parties, Lei and his blogging […]

Food & Drink

Culinary Ambassadors: The New Asian Food Frontier

Culinary Ambassadors: The New Asian Food Frontier

Forget the big restaurant groups for whom global domination is the underlying mission statement. In the past few years, a growing number of local, neighbourhood restaurants – native to dining capitals like New York, London, and Paris – are now looking to Asia when opening their new outposts. For the […]

Travel

The Space Race: Inside Commercial Space Travel

The Space Race: Inside Commercial Space Travel

As children we are infatuated by space; mesmerised from our earliest infancy by stories of black holes and intergalactic adventures. We are told to reach for the stars, but only the lucky few are ever able to actually attain them – and those are the ones dressed in space suits. […]

Interviews

London’s Cocktail Revolution: An Interview with the Founders of White Lyan

London’s Cocktail Revolution: An Interview with the Founders of White Lyan

What does it take to open a game-changing cocktail bar in 2013? Post craft-cocktail revolution, we’ve grown accustomed to the darkened alleys and disguised entrances of the speakeasy, the resurgence of bracingly strong classic cocktails, and the return of all things artisanal, from hand-cut ice to homemade bitters. What’s next? […]

Lifestyle

Autumn’s Top International Yacht Races

Autumn’s Top International Yacht Races

Autumn is swiftly arriving, bringing with it big winds and choppy waters. Landlubbers stay indoors and sensible sailors head to the protected Mediterranean or warmer Caribbean waters. But a certain group of the sailing elite ready themselves for a war at the wind’s mercy, because with stronger winds come bigger […]

Food & Drink

Vive La Bière: Inside the Bubbling Paris Craft Beer Scene

Vive La Bière: Inside the Bubbling Paris Craft Beer Scene

Few other countries rival France when it comes to gastronomy – or the level of emotion invested in that gastronomy. And while the French capital is full of Michelin-starred restaurants, wonderful wine bars, and excellent craft cocktail dens, there has been a distinct gap in its culinary attentions when it […]

Destinations

Falling In Love With Amsterdam’s Jordaan Neighbourhood

Falling In Love With Amsterdam’s Jordaan Neighbourhood

Adam Groffman is a globetrotter and self-styled hipster. He writes about expat life, festivals, nightlife and LGBT tourism across the globe on his personal travel blog, Travels of Adam. When he’s not out exploring the coolest bars and clubs, he’s usually enjoying the local arts and culture scene of a new […]

Destinations

Vittorio Emanuele II gallery in Milan:  Italy_Bepsimage_thinkstock

The Hedonist | Milan

Fiona Gaze shares her whistle stop tour around the stunning streets of Milan for The Hedonist, our fortnightly column in The Independent. First published in The Independent, Traveller. As we weave back to our hotel, the Townhouse Street Duomo (townhouse.it) at 3am following a succession of signature Negroni sbagliato cocktails […]

Food & Drink

British Drinks: Inside the Rise of the British Aperitif

British Drinks: Inside the Rise of the British Aperitif

It wasn’t long ago that aperitifs were seen as the kind of everyday luxury consigned strictly to holidays. Leave it to the Italians: for those of us hailing from less languorous climes, the idea of a ritualistic drink at the end of the afternoon – accompanied preferably by a plate […]