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The craft beer scene has gone global, and hopping to Bangkok’s forefront is Mikkeller, the first – and only – Asian outpost of the clever Copenhagen brewmaster. Opened early 2014 by a trio of young guns proclaiming ‘a shared love of epic beers’, Mikkeller BKK now boasts more than 30 rotating taps at the bar, plus two shops selling 250+ artisan brews, changing the way in-the-know Bangkokians drink. LUXE shared a tipple with Danish co-founder Jakob Rasmussen to learn more…
Diehard fans of the hit reality television series Top Chef (and in Chicago, there are many) will remember Season 9 as the one in which three ‘mean girls’ verbally and emotionally abused fellow competitor Beverly Kim, she of diminutive presence but culinary largesse, in what was one of the show’s most controversial seasons. Ultimately, though none of the four went on to win the coveted title, many a savvy PR lady might tell you otherwise…
They hardly seem the most natural of bedfellows, yet when Korean and Mexican cuisine found each other and got it on, it was an effortless and harmonious pairing – and now this multi-culti love affair is going global via new Beijing zest-fest, Palms LA Kitchen and Bar.
Put down the greasy quesadilla, Connie, and step away from the late-night curbside taco shack. Though sating a Mexican craving in Manhattan has long been limited to scouring the streets for the nearest Chipotle, there’s a Latin American minx who’s new to town and here to stay.
Set below bustling Hollywood Road, this low-lit sister-act nest of cleverly constructed experimental blends has garnered the attention of savvy quaffers, thanks to painstakingly paired menus of seasonally-inspired signature cocktails and sophisticated morsels. Go hungry, thirsty, and with an open palate. A la carte drinks menu too.
Once a fool's errand, locating locavore Cantonese slow food that's free of MSG but full of carefully-sourced, classically-prepared ingredients is now oh-so easy - if you can get a table, that is. This intimate, chandeliered bi-level's lip-smacking steamed crab and spare ribs are highly-coveted... so book well ahead!
The most darling, French-inflected nursery-loft in town with just about anything your precious lil’ burdens could want. Squeal with delight at too-cute rompers, pleated skirts, swim trunks and PJs, plus games, soft toys, furniture, décor, art and more. Trop chic, les petits!
With regular exhibits by emerging and established local/international names (particularly Australian and British) including Emma Hack, Mark Demsteader and Kho Sang Woo, Cat Street Gallery bridges the gap between affordable and fine art for an eager fanbase of contempo art-ficionados.
Creative cats beeline to this restored heritage landmark now housing 8 floors of design-led retail, dining, markets and special events, including standout store Smith & Norbu - with its consummately chic range of bespoke eyewear handcrafted from Tibetan buffalo and yak horn - plus Jason Atherton's Brit-centric dining desti Aberdeen Street Social.
Step inside this stylish, knick knack-packed PoHo shophouse for precision mani/pedis and one of the city's best and most exclusive polish selections including Tom Ford, Deborah Lippman, YSL and OPI, plus funky nail art, Shellac treats, spa-rty sessions and dancey tunes. Yep, nailed it.
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Risotto balls, pizza pockets, and panino romanesco, oh my! It's no secret that foodies are spoilt for choice in Rome, but when neither a fashionista fine diner nor a laidback meal of cucina povera will sate your snack craving, try these one-trick street food vendors...