Q: What is it? A: A funky, flawless and very fine hotel at the corner of Mercer and Prince. Here we can all enjoy our 1.5 seconds of fame. You enter the Mercer lobby and every single person on the premises will discreetly look your way. Quick scan while trying to determine whether this schmuck is [...]
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Q: What is it? A: A truly classic Asian hotel on the east side of Chao Phraya river. Sleeping quarter for folks like Graham Greene, Joseph Conrad, yours truly and Bryan Ferry. This hotel was my first glimpse of Thailand. A gentle driver in a long white coat, sporting a matching uniform cap the size [...]
Q: What is it? A: A very special night at a very special table located in the kitchen’s dry storage compartment at Sweden’s #1 meat restaurant. This wasn’t an ordinary meal. In all honestly, this wasn’t a meal. It was a feast. A brutal, primitive feast, specially designed to please pathologic carnivores like… myself. This [...]
Q: What is it? A: In 2004, Hakkasan’s top dim sum chef gets a restaurant where he can focus on what he’s good at, and receives a Michelin star within one year of operation. Looks like a nightclub or a cocktail bar. Is not. Packed with beautiful people. Busy, bustling and one of the best. [...]
Q: What is it? A: The former residence of an Italian artist, discovered by Sir Richard Branson’s mother, bought by her son and converted into a rather luxurious outpost at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains. I always wanted to know what it is like… …to be a globe-trotting billionaire with a preference for [...]
Q: What is it? A: A better hotel in Clerkenwell. Amazing bar. Amazing staff. Top atmosphere. The Zetter Townhouse. Instead of creating Zetter Mk 2, Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyan developed a completely different concept; revolving around an eccentric aunt. Colours everywhere in room #11. Look closely and you may get a glimpse of the [...]