INSIDERS

Interview: Darren Rook, Co-Founder of The London Distillery Company

Interview: Darren Rook, Co-Founder of The London Distillery Company

Londoners have a new reason to celebrate. As of December 2013, the capital is now home to its first whisky distillery in over 100 years:  The London Distillery Company, which has set up shop in industrial Battersea. Up until now, London has been in the midst of an artisanal gin […]

 

TRAVEL

Autumn 2013: The Season’s Best New London Hotels

Autumn 2013: The Season’s Best New London Hotels

It comes as no surprise that, as one of the most visited cities in the world, London is home to a thriving hotel scene. But this autumn four brand new venues are landing in London that are sure to make an extra impact: the achingly trendy Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, […]

 

RESTAURANTS

Introducing London’s Nine New Michelin Starred Restaurants

Introducing London’s Nine New Michelin Starred Restaurants

Yesterday the Michelin Guide unveiled its 2014 guidebooks, and with them a new batch of stars won and lost. It’s no surprise that chefs, restaurateurs, and diners around the world await the day with bated breath: the gift of a star can bolster the reputation of a new eatery, while […]

 

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Interviews

Interview: Darren Rook, Co-Founder of The London Distillery Company

Interview: Darren Rook, Co-Founder of The London Distillery Company

Londoners have a new reason to celebrate. As of December 2013, the capital is now home to its first whisky distillery in over 100 years:  The London Distillery Company, which has set up shop in industrial Battersea. Up until now, London has been in the midst of an artisanal gin […]

Food & Drink

The Eight Best Brunches in London

The Eight Best Brunches in London

Much as we enjoy indulging in a full English on weekends, we confess to being thrilled at London’s expanding midday meal offerings. A number of restaurants across the capital, from Thai cafés to all-day New Zealand-inspired eateries, have launched all new brunch menus filled with exciting eats over the course […]

Bars

Japanese Cocktails: Tokyo’s Classic Bartending Culture

Japanese Cocktails: Tokyo’s Classic Bartending Culture

Across the world’s major cocktail capitals, mixology has reached its baroque stage. Drinks are kissed with homemade tinctures, bitters, and molecular gastronomy-inspired techniques, and when it comes to ingredients, you’re as likely to see citrus on the menu as you are butter and hay liquor (Grain Store), quince jelly (The […]

Shopping

Buenos Aires Style: A Palermo Shopping Guide

Buenos Aires Style: A Palermo Shopping Guide

Akin to SoHo in New York and the Marais in Paris, Palermo in Buenos Aires has won international renown for its artsy ambiance and independent designer boutiques. A trendy neighbourhood in the northeastern part of the city, the district has, over the course of the past few years, become the […]

Food & Drink

The Top 10 London Pop-Ups this Winter

The Top 10 London Pop-Ups this Winter

Winter is creeping ever closer, and with it the desire to escape the cold with indulgent mulled wine, festive holiday shopping, and warming roasts. Alongside a number of popular annual events, like the WigWamBam rooftop installation at the Queen of Hoxton or the Taste of Christmas festival, the season’s temporary […]

Hotels

Autumn 2013: The Season’s Best New London Hotels

Autumn 2013: The Season’s Best New London Hotels

It comes as no surprise that, as one of the most visited cities in the world, London is home to a thriving hotel scene. But this autumn four brand new venues are landing in London that are sure to make an extra impact: the achingly trendy Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, […]

Music

The Best of Bollywood Music: Hg2′s Mumbai Playlist

The Best of Bollywood Music: Hg2′s Mumbai Playlist

2013 marks the 100th anniversary of Bollywood, Mumbai’s film industry and source of India’s world-renowned, vibrant movies. Though the first full-length Indian film, ‘Raja Harishchandra,’ was a silent, black-and-white spectacle, these days Bollywood productions are known for their multi-hour-long plots, colourful scenes, and, above all, their musical interludes. It’s a […]

Lifestyle

The Moroccan Hammam: Six Places to Relax in Marrakech

The Moroccan Hammam: Six Places to Relax in Marrakech

Twin sisters Beryl and Barbara of Chic Riads run their own renovated riads right in the heart of Marrakech, so it’s fair to say that they’re experts on the colourful city’s thriving culture, as well as its traditional rituals. Below, they introduce the secrets of the Moroccan hammam. These traditional […]

Food & Drink

The Top Eight London Oyster Bars

The Top Eight London Oyster Bars

The arrival of autumn marks the start of the native oyster harvest in Britain, and London oyster bars are now awash with the beloved bivalves. Though the UK’s beds have been depleted due to over-fishing back in the 19th century, a new breed of oyster slingers are bringing the seafood […]

Destinations

Verbier Events: 2013/2014 Season Highlights

Verbier Events: 2013/2014 Season Highlights

Whether you go for the skiing or the après ski, the rush of adrenaline or the glittering nightlife, nowhere does winter quite like they do it in Verbier. We’ve compiled a shortlist of the top seasonal dates in the snowy sports Mecca, from Christmassy celebrations to high-intensity skiing competitions. Get […]

Hotels

Barcelona with Children: Five Family-Friendly Luxury Hotels

Barcelona with Children: Five Family-Friendly Luxury Hotels

Barcelona’s eclectic mix of all-night bars, delectable tapas restaurants, architectural gems and vibrant atmosphere draws international visitors for long weekends of late nights and little sleep. But for parents, it’s still easy to enjoy Barcelona with children. The majority of the city’s restaurants and hotels are accessible for children, and […]

Restaurants

Introducing London’s Nine New Michelin Starred Restaurants

Introducing London’s Nine New Michelin Starred Restaurants

Yesterday the Michelin Guide unveiled its 2014 guidebooks, and with them a new batch of stars won and lost. It’s no surprise that chefs, restaurateurs, and diners around the world await the day with bated breath: the gift of a star can bolster the reputation of a new eatery, while […]