Chic Sportif at The Hotel Cipriani in Venice

Marion Hume | August 25th, 2012

Photos Courtesy of Hotel Cipriani
Some hotels are world famous because they deserve it. Some hotels stay worth the hype. Such a hotel is the enchanting Hotel Cipriani, out on the lagoon in Venice. After many years of traveling, it always makes my personal “Top 10” list, because of course, it is gorgeous, the setting looking [...]

Europe, Italy, Miscellaneous, Slideshows, Venice

Fresh Thrills On The Orient-Express

Marion Hume | August 9th, 2012

Photos Courtesy of The Orient-Express
Just the sound of it is a delight; Orient Express. So, being among the world’s few truly lucky people to have travelled on the legendary train that runs from Calais to Venice, I am delighted to share the cheery news that there is a fine addition to the Orient Express rolling [...]

Europe, Miscellaneous, Slideshows, Stuff we Love, United Kingdom

Henry Beguelin Asia Pacific by Rea Kim

Guest Contributor | July 14th, 2012

This is the first Henry Beguelin flagship store to open in Seoul Korea. The area is called Apgujung-Dong the most sought after borough where all the rich and famous goes shopping, lunching and has the most cosmetic surgeries then any where in the whole country.

Henry Beguelin has been producing luxury leather goods since the early [...]

Asia, Miscellaneous, Seoul, Slideshows, South Korea, Stuff we Love

Eateries We Love - The Brooklyn Star

Deana Bianco | June 23rd, 2012

Comfort food is the rage in Brooklyn at the moment. The race is on between restaurants for the best friend chicken, biscuits and mac and cheese. Sick of waiting 30 minutes for tables at popular spots like Egg and Pies ‘n’ Thighs, I have become a loyal patron of The Brooklyn Star. [...]

Americas, Eateries We Love, Miscellaneous, New York, Stuff we Love, United States

Philip Johnson’s Glasshouse

Katie Lockhart | May 29th, 2012

A short train ride from New York to New Cannan, step across the road from the train station to the information office and check in. A short ride in a mini van to the Glasshouse and you are there. The idyliic hideaway that was designed by architect Philip Johnson for himself and partner [...]

Americas, Connecticut, Miscellaneous, United States

Eateries We Love - Trattoria Mario in Florence by Remy Duscher

Guest Contributor | May 18th, 2012

As traditional and Italian as it’s namesake, this tiny lunchtime trattoria (open 12-3:30pm Monday-Saturday) hidden beyond more flashy and expensive restaurants has been servicing hungry locals and tourists alike for almost 60 years. And it hasn’t lost its way.
We arrive later than most at 2pm and are told the wait should be no [...]

Eateries We Love, Europe, Florence, Italy, Miscellaneous, Stuff we Love

Gibbon Experience by J Field

Guest Contributor | April 24th, 2012

Coming back to my Sydney desk from a long meeting, the link to www.gibbonexperience.org arrived in my inbox. Before I completed reading the site, all rationale for planning and research was forgotten. We had confirmation of the last two spots. Describing itself as an eco tourism forest conservation project or in my terms [...]

Asia, Eco Tourism, Laos, Miscellaneous, Stuff we Love

Eateries We Love - Brasserie Terminus Nord in Paris

Marion Hume | April 23rd, 2012

Photo by Peter Hunt
They’ve been shucking oysters and stacking shellfish over ice into platters of “fruits de mer” at Brasserie Terminus Nord since 1925. This Paris brasserie is still superb and the best news, it is bang opposite the Eurostar terminal.
The chic way to travel; arrive at Gare du Nord two hours ahead of departure [...]

Budapest, Chalets We Love, Czech Republic, Eateries We Love, Europe, France, Hotels We Love, How to Judge an Obscure and Odd Museum, Hungary, Miscellaneous, Oceania, Paris, Stuff we Love, United Kingdom, United States

Stuff We Love - Gelato at Messina in Darlinghurst, Sydney

Murray Bevan | April 18th, 2012

This is the Mecca for any gelato or sorbet lover in Sydney.
Made fresh on-site, Messina whips up an ever changing raft of the most delectable flavours. It’s known to be the late-night drop-in spot for many a celebrity who’s in town shooting movies and promoting albums, so always keep an eye out for the [...]

Australia, Eateries We Love, Miscellaneous, Oceania, Stuff we Love, Sydney

Stuff We Love - Burmese Lacquerware

Marion Hume | April 6th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of www.clippertrading.com
Burmese lacquerware is the real, organic, deal. The resin comes from the Thit-si tree, drip-drained like rubber, by cutting notches in the trunk. Lacquer is refined from that sap, and lacquerware is flexible and resistant to water and insects. It is painted on to a base either of horsehair or split bamboo, [...]

Asia, Burma ( Myanmar), Miscellaneous, Stuff we Love

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