Bancone Golden Square

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Sequels can be dangerous; it’s always risky to try to squeeze too much out of a good thing. In London’s competitive dining scene, opening up a second location for a successful restaurant can lead to chefs being stretched too thin and overzealous restaurateurs testing out new concepts that sacrifice taste. When Will Ellner, founder of […]

The Sybarite Christmas Guide – Fornasetti’s Celestial Candle

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This Christmas, you can’t go wrong with a Fornasetti candle. Astronomici is Fornasetti’s 2019 Autumn collection taken from the artists celestial plates and turning it into a fascinating and imaginative candle sure to delight the home and senses. Woody, sensual, slightly smoky and exuding luxurious comfort, the Astronomici is a genuinely beautiful scent that envelopes […]

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Celebrating Summer With a Crayfish Party at Ekte Nordic Kitchen

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  Skål! The Scandinavian word for “cheers” was something I heard throughout my evening spent at Nordic restaurant Ekte. Conveniently located within the Bloomberg Arcade in the City, Ekte means “genuine” in Norwegian, and this is exactly the ethos that Danish-born restaurateur Soren Jessen wanted to celebrate. Ekte has an all-day restaurant as well as […]

The Middle House Shanghai Review

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If you’ve been to The Opposite House in Beijing or The Upper House in Hong Kong, then you’ll more or less know what to expect at The Middle House in Shanghai. Floor to ceiling windows seem to be an important theme for each of the hotels as is the service, and most notably, the locations […]

The Hidden Health Benefits of Being Kind

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Genuine kindness matters. However, airplane rules apply here! Help yourself before helping others. Being kind to yourself is just as important as being kind to others, if not more important. That little voice inside your head needs to be your best friend. If it’s not, and you are beating yourself up on a daily basis, it’s quite […]