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Lovely little Chiltern Street sure is one happening London nabe right now – even one of our fab-foot-forward LUXE itins slinks through many a voguish shop in the area. No surprise, then, that when haute-elier André Balazs decided to roll out his first ever London residence in 2014 he plumped for a spot on this bustling Marylebone passage.
It was a true delight to discover Asianera, meticulously making everything in-house, from design to moulding, firing and hand-painting the delicate crockery… The best kind of ‘Made in China’ – a bijou local operation keeping the age-old tradition of artisanal porcelain alive.
In most cities drinking under overpasses is a pastime considered more hobo than boho, but this is Berlin, mein schatz, and indeed one of the Stadt’s most stylish cocktail counters is secreted away beneath Mitte’s bustling Friedrichstrasse railway station.
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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After more than a decade at the top of visiting and local imbibers’ hit lists, the Emerald City’s perf-perched Opera Bar gets a well-deserved nip/tuck care of owner Matt Moran and his merry crew of top shelf collaborators.
With a mod philosophy espousing fresh and sustainable ingredients, delicate and harmonised flavours, and pretty as a picture presentation, the famously farm-meets-foraged Scandinavian fare is certainly having a prolonged moment in the limelight.
Nothing lasts forever, not even in the Eternal City, but in recent history one man has played a monumental role to ensure that Rome’s exquisite mosaics might just stand the test of time.