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Few cities have as many fresh architectural symbols as Hamburg. The new philharmonic or Elbphilharmonie became a symbol of the city even before opening its doors...
The Ivy Café St. John's Wood is the newest addition to the gastronomy empire gradually being built by London's legendary restaurant The Ivy...

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Connoisseurs of fine design and fashion should check out the new Norwegian luxury shoe store Faust, whose interior was designed by the well-known architectural firm Snøhetta...
Finding lodgings with the best views at a friendly price was an impossible dream in London until recently. Times have changed, though – the newly opened CitizenM Tower of London...
A feel for design is in Milan's genes. After all, the city is Europe's design capital. And a brilliant nod to its history of design can be found at the Room Mate Giulia hotel...

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Tramshed, London

Owned by chef and food writer Mark Hix (Esquire, The Independent), this is a special place for meat lovers. Perhaps you crave a truly superb steak...

art'otel Berlin Mitte, Berlin

The romance between the hotel industry and contemporary art is a global trend by now, as the public spaces of hotels are often a cross between miniature museums and art galleries...

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, London

No place embodies London's creative spirit as well as the Ace Hote Shoreditch. At first glance it's hard to tell whether this is a hotel, a club or some private meeting space...

Faust, Oslo

Connoisseurs of fine design and fashion should check out the new Norwegian luxury shoe store Faust, whose interior was designed by the well-known architectural firm Snøhetta...

CitizenM Tower of London, London

Finding lodgings with the best views at a friendly price was an impossible dream in London until recently. Times have changed, though – the newly opened CitizenM Tower of London...

Room Mate Giulia, Milan

A feel for design is in Milan's genes. After all, the city is Europe's design capital. And a brilliant nod to its history of design can be found at the Room Mate Giulia hotel...

Yam’Tcha tea room and cafeteria, Paris

Those who’ve been watching the fantastic Netflix series Chef’s Table are no doubt familiar with Adeline Grattard and her now famous restaurant Yam’Tcha...

25hours Hotel Wien, Vienna

25hours Hotel Wien which stands right next to the Museum Quarter, is the latest branch of the expanding German 25hours hotels chain, with an interior décor that could be described as stylish and casual...

Insider: Paola Mirai, Milan

Paola Mirai is a 21st-century alchemist of jewellery. In the search for a new ideal of beauty, the Italian jewellery designer has even created her own material, Orotrasparente, which is so light and transparent that one could almost...

Naše Maso, Prague

A meat-lover’s paradise! From the outside it looks like a classic butcher shop, albeit one that always has a line outside of it. That’s because everything you see in the display cases can be either heated-up, grilled...

Penta Hotel, Prague

If you want to experience the Prague of locals and hipsters (and not that of tourists), then plan on staying at Penta Hotel. Found in the trendy Karlin neighbourhood...

Veltlin, Prague

If you appreciate good wine, than put this place down on your must-visit list. Located in the currently fashionable Karlin neighbourhood of Prague...

Bokovka Wine Bar, Prague

One of Prague’s wine hedonists’ most beloved bars, and one which you are not likely to stumble upon by chance. Although it’s located right in the centre of the city, the bar is tucked away in an historic inner courtyard...

Markets, Kiev

If you’re really into food shopping, or just want to discover and get an authentic feel for the very essence of the city – go to the market...

Insider: Irina Mettus, Kiev

Coffee culture is in its bloom right now in Kiev! Over the last three to four years, we rapidly switched from those cheap 3-in-1 sticks or regular instant coffee to freshly roasted beans, specialty monosorts, and alternative blends...

Insider: Michalis Georgiou, Cyprus

Michalis Georgiou is a Cypriot architect who has designed one of the most exciting pieces of contemporary architecture in Cyprus, the Apostle Peter and St. Helen the Martyr Chapel...

Sir Savigny Hotel, Berlin

The Sir Savigny Hotel on the Berlins’s west side in Chalottenburg offers an unusual aesthetic experience. Inspired by the Art Deco architecture of the surrounding neighborhood...

Elbphilharmonie, from January 2017, Hamburg

Few cities have as many fresh architectural symbols as Hamburg. The new philharmonic or Elbphilharmonie became a symbol of the city even before opening its doors...

The Ivy Café St. John's Wood, London

The Ivy Café St. John's Wood is the newest addition to the gastronomy empire gradually being built by London's legendary restaurant The Ivy...

Herzog Bar & Restaurant, Munich

The Herzog Bar & Restaurant, Munich’s latest bar, can also be considered a gem of contemporary design. It’s located in one of the city’s rare examples of Modernist architecture...

Haymarket by Scandic Hotel, Stockholm

The latest addition to Stockholm’s hotel scene is Haymarket by Scandic Hotel; a memorial of sorts to Swedish-born Hollywood legend Greta Garbo...

Leonardo da Vinci’s vineyard, Milan

Well known are the legends of Milan's secret gardens, of green spaces hidden behind the outer walls of its buildings. For example, did you know of the vineyard almost directly across from the famous 15th-century...

Sans Souci Wien, Vienna

Sans Souci Wien, aglamorous 63-room luxury hotel whose interior was created in cooperation with yoo – a hotel and apartment design company managed by Philippe Starck...

Guesthouse Vienna, Vienna

In operation since the fall of 2013, the 39-room Guesthouse Vienna is one of Vienna’s most charming places of accommodation. It is the second hotel in the Austrian capital...

Insider: Anna Mihailova Adamsky, Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is a very welcoming place, no matter who you are and where you come from. It is also very laid back, for better or worse, but I like it...

Eska, Prague

Situated in a one-time factory building, the restaurant Eska belongs to the Ambiente group, a well-known name on the Prague food scene and basically a guarantee of good quality...

Veltlin, Prague

If you appreciate good wine, than put this place down on your must-visit list. Located in the currently fashionable Karlin neighbourhood of Prague...

Field restaurant, Prague

Having recently earned its first Michelin star, Field restaurant is currently one of the most talked-about places on the Prague food scene, so, if you plan on lunching or supping here...

Green City. Parks and gardens, Kiev

Kiev is a very green city, and Kievites are happy to have great opportunities to enjoy the calm and peacefulness of numerous green oases – even in the very centre of the city – as well as the “wild nature” that can be found in its suburbs...

For a perfect cup of coffee, Kiev

The coffee industry is in its bloom right now in Kiev. Over the last three to four years, we rapidly switched from those cheap 3-in-1 sticks or regular instant coffee to freshly roasted beans, specialty monosorts, and alternative blends...

Insider: Elena Givone, Rome

Elena Givone is an Italian photographer. Born in Turin, she has lived in Rome for some time. Her many projects have also taken her around the world...