Food & Drink

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

TRAVEL

Shangri-La at the Shard: Europe’s Highest Hotel

Shangri-La at the Shard: Europe’s Highest Hotel

The Shangri-La at the Shard, Europe’s highest hotel, is unlike any hotel you will ever stay in. Why? Well, it all has to do with the extraordinary panoramic views. If you stay in a New York or Hong Kong skyscraper hotel the building will be surrounded by others of a […]

 

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Food & Drink

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 […]

Hotels, Travel

Shangri-La at the Shard: Europe’s Highest Hotel

Shangri-La at the Shard: Europe’s Highest Hotel

The Shangri-La at the Shard, Europe’s highest hotel, is unlike any hotel you will ever stay in. Why? Well, it all has to do with the extraordinary panoramic views. If you stay in a New York or Hong Kong skyscraper hotel the building will be surrounded by others of a […]

Food & Drink

New Scottish Cooking

New Scottish Cooking

There’s a new pop-up in Vauxhall, London that’s quietly reinventing Scottish cooking. Dram & Smoke, the brainchild of young Scottish entrepreneurs Paul Ross and Nick Fulton are making Scottish food playful and entertaining, drawing on traditional stereotypes – haggis and deep fried Mars Bars – and reinventing them with a […]

Restaurants

The Seven Best Brunches in London

The Seven 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 […]

Top Lists

Friday’s Child Weekend Highlights

Friday’s Child Weekend Highlights

London’s hottest new weekend guide, Friday’s Child offers some invaluable tips on where to go, what to eat, and most importantly, how to make the very most of your precious weekend. With years of experience working within the travel, food and drink arena, FC founder Nicky Clarke is the man […]

Lifestyle

The Top 10 London Pop-Ups this Spring

The Top 10 London Pop-Ups this Spring

There are so many reasons to be excited for the arrival of spring: the return of sunny days and warm weather, upcoming bank holidays . . . and, if you’re like us, a whole new season of exciting London pop-ups. From gin palaces and Martini bars to throwback drive-in film […]

Lifestyle

Six of the Best Alpine Festivals in 2014

Six of the Best Alpine Festivals in 2014

There’s more to Alpine holidaying than the classic chalet scene. It’s been 14 years since Snowbombing – the very first Alpine music festival – hit the slopes, and 2014’s events calendar is fit to bursting with everything from DJ-led parties and high-intensity sporting events to mountain-side comedy performances and classic […]

Music

The Storm: Interview with Musician Nix Nought Nothing

The Storm: Interview with Musician Nix Nought Nothing

Home to a prolific bunch of creatives, both London and New York offer plenty of appeal for those of an artistic inclination. Among their number is singer, songwriter, and composer Nix Nought Nothing, who recently left behind the bright lights of the Big Smoke in favour of Brooklyn, New York. […]

Travel

Family Friendly New York: How to Explore the Big Apple with Kids

Family Friendly New York: How to Explore the Big Apple with Kids

The founder of Kodomo.com, a luxury holiday resource that’s aimed at families, Cass Chapman finds that New York can be just as thrilling to visit with kids as it is solo. Below, she’s selected her top Big Apple recommendations designed to please the whole family. New York is a city […]

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 […]

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 […]