Global Inspirations

The following snap shots identify shops, bars and restaurants, which we have found inspiring as we seek out new trends and concepts worldwide. From small independents to emerging retail destinations, we have combined a variety of locations which we hope will inspire and encourage you to get out there and experience new places and have some fun.

With guest contributors alongside the Bruce Gillingham Pollard team, we aim to regularly handpick locations to spur a weekend getaway, a shopping trip or a night out.

This is Happening, Amsterdam This is Happening, Amsterdam

This is Happening, Amsterdam
Amsterdam is such a diverse and striking city, with its iconic tall, skinny buildings, canals and bicycles lining the pavements.
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Mercato Centrale, Florence Mercato Centrale, Florence

Mercato Centrale, Florence
We decided to go away for a long weekend to Florence in the hope of getting a little bit of sunshine, or at least some slightly warmer weather than currently in
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Uncle Boons, New York Uncle Boons, New York

Uncle Boons, New York
When in the New York with a vast selection of restaurants on your doorstep you could spend forever deciding where to eat. It’s a cold windy evening and I fancy
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The Sheep, Stow-on-the-Wold The Sheep, Stow-on-the-Wold

The Sheep, Stow-on-the-Wold
The Sheep on Sheep Street, Stow on the Wold has recently undergone a complete overhaul, so when deciding on where to meet friends in the area for dinner and a c
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Acre, Mexico Acre, Mexico

Acre, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas sits due South of California in the Mexican state of Baja. The plaything of the rich Californian; littered with 5 star resorts, scenic backdrops
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Beachspoke, St Ives Beachspoke, St Ives

Beachspoke, St Ives
The town's location, close to the tip of Cornwall, means it often feels a bit warmer than the rest of the country.
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The Cotswold Distillery, Warwickshire The Cotswold Distillery, Warwickshire

The Cotswold Distillery, Warwickshire
I adore the Cotswolds: endless, green, rolling landscape, interspersed with charming towns and villages.
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Snape Maltings, Suffolk Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Snape Maltings, Suffolk
On a recent trip to Suffolk, I’d been recommended to head to Snape Maltings, an internationally renowned arts complex spanning 7 acres on the banks of the River
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Dark Sugars, Brick Lane Dark Sugars, Brick Lane

Dark Sugars, Brick Lane
Taking a Sunday evening stroll along Brick Lane there is much to grab your attention, quirky punk bands
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Pirch, New York Pirch, New York

Pirch, New York
Fantastic new home operator on the corner of Broom Street and Lafayette Street with stores in Chicago and LA
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Motel Mexicola, Bali Motel Mexicola, Bali

Motel Mexicola, Bali
Motel Mexicola is a colourful and quirky Mexican bar and restaurant down Jalan Kayujati.
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Bathers Pavilion, Sydney Bathers Pavilion, Sydney

Bathers Pavilion, Sydney
Barmorela in Sydney is one of my favourite parts of the city and if money were no object, I think it might be a good place to call home
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Grace and Thorn Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, London Grace and Thorn Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, London

Grace and Thorn Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, London
A friend and I decided to be creative this season, with not only decorating our Christmas tree but making our very own wreath.
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Cinema in the Snow, Hackney Cinema in the Snow, Hackney

Cinema in the Snow, Hackney
Enter through their magic wardrobe to Pop-Up screens ‘Cinema in the Snow’ in Hackney
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The Lodge, Clapham The Lodge, Clapham

The Lodge, Clapham
'The King of pop-ups’ Jimmy Garcia has brought back for the third year
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The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
Living in London, Kew has always been somewhere I enjoy to visit. However for the first time I visited Kew in the dark and saw a truly magical side!
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Burnt Ends, Singapore Burnt Ends, Singapore

Burnt Ends, Singapore
Burnt Ends, owned by chef-restaurateur Andre Chiang, is currently ranked No.14 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016.
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The Tin Shed, Notting Hill The Tin Shed, Notting Hill

The Tin Shed, Notting Hill
The Tin Shed is an artisan bakery and café, tucked away behind Portobello Road on All Saints Road
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Harry’s Shack, Portstewart Harry’s Shack, Portstewart

Harry’s Shack, Portstewart
Harry’s Shack, essentially a shed owned by the National Trust on the edge of the dunes at Portstewart beach
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Hutspot, Amsterdam Hutspot, Amsterdam

Hutspot, Amsterdam
On a recent trip to Amsterdam, I stumbled across Hutspot, a Dutch based concept store which started its life as a pop up back in the summer of 2012.
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We Do Food, Copenhagen We Do Food, Copenhagen

We Do Food, Copenhagen
We Do Food, which is based in Kødbyen the meat packing district of Copenhagen
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Merci, Paris Merci, Paris

Merci, Paris
Merci is one of the most exciting and forward thinking stores in Paris
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Rialto Living, Palma Rialto Living, Palma

Rialto Living, Palma
Tucked away in the side streets of Palma, Rialto Living is set within a stunning building which previously housed the Rialto Cinema.
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Peckham Springs, London Peckham Springs, London

Peckham Springs, London
Much has been made recently about the blurring of shop, restaurant, bar and gallery spaces
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Mercato Metropolitano, London Mercato Metropolitano, London

Mercato Metropolitano, London
A new Italian market, from Milan, has sprung up in ‘So-bo’ (South Borough)
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Nihiwatu, Indonesia Nihiwatu, Indonesia

Nihiwatu, Indonesia
Nihiwatu is a remote, luxury resort but with a conscience.
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Half Man! Half Burger! Hastings Half Man! Half Burger! Hastings

Half Man! Half Burger! Hastings
Hastings, which has reportedly been named “third coolest seaside town in Britain”, is now home
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Brooklyn Fare, New York Brooklyn Fare, New York

Brooklyn Fare, New York
On a visit to New York earlier in the year, I was lucky enough to visit chef Cesar Ramirez’s ‘Brooklyn Fare'
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Culpeper Hotel Rooftop, London Culpeper Hotel Rooftop, London

Culpeper Hotel Rooftop, London
The Culpeper is an unpretentious pub in East London with a roof garden which grows its own vegetables which they serve on their modern menu.
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The Coffee Collective, Copenhagen The Coffee Collective, Copenhagen

The Coffee Collective, Copenhagen
The Coffee Collective is a micro roastery with two coffee shops and a coffee school.
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The Green Rooms, London The Green Rooms, London

The Green Rooms, London
The hotel is in what was once The North Metropolitan Power and Electricity Company’s offices and showrooms.
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Casa Alfonso, Barcelona Casa Alfonso, Barcelona

Casa Alfonso, Barcelona
Casa Alfonso is a Barcelona institution which we were recommended as a must visit during our trip.
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Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire

Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire
The latest edition in Nick Jones' empire comes in the form of Soho Farmhouse. Set across 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside with 40 cabins
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Kiki’s Tavern, Mykonos Kiki’s Tavern, Mykonos

Kiki’s Tavern, Mykonos
“Be there at 12.30 - You’ll have to wait for the restaurant to open at 13.00 but you’ll get a table.”
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Roxie Steak, Fulham Roxie Steak, Fulham

Roxie Steak, Fulham
Roxie Steak has been a firm favourite of mine since it’s opening on the Fulham Road.
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Samsung 837, New York Samsung 837, New York

Samsung 837, New York
On our recent trip to New York we visited Samsung's new flagship store in New York, Samsung 837.
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Fishmarkadurrin, Iceland Fishmarkadurrin, Iceland

Fishmarkadurrin, Iceland
Located in the centre of Reykjavik, in one of the city’s oldest buildings, Fishmarkadurrin is a world away from the rugged and rough perception of Iceland.
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Flat Iron, London Flat Iron, London

Flat Iron, London
I decided to book myself in to the butchery course at Flat Iron on the recommendation of a friend
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Liverpool, Merseyside Liverpool, Merseyside

Liverpool, Merseyside
Eat your heart out Shoreditch; the food and indie retail regeneration of Liverpool continues unabashed.
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Dodo Boutique, Florence Dodo Boutique, Florence

Dodo Boutique, Florence
The concept began in 1995 in Italy. Each 18 karat charm created is inspired by different animals and tells a story.
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Record stores, London Record stores, London

Record stores, London
It has been well documented recently that digital music sales are falling, as musical artists struggle with illegal downloads
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Flora Grubb Gardens, San Francisco Flora Grubb Gardens, San Francisco

Flora Grubb Gardens, San Francisco
Although now several years old Flora Grubb Gardens is still an incredibly popular garden centre and not just for its plants!
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El Nacional, Barcelona El Nacional, Barcelona

El Nacional, Barcelona
It can be quite over whelming looking to find a place to eat in Barcelona. Thankfully on our visit we had already been recommended a visit to El Nacional
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Lululemon ‘Hub Seventeen’, New York Lululemon ‘Hub Seventeen’, New York

Lululemon ‘Hub Seventeen’, New York
I was told to make sure i visitied Lululemon's new flagship store in New York City's Flatiron District as an experience to remember
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Libreria, London Libreria, London

Libreria, London
Libreria, which bans the use of electronic devices, is a new bookstore concept by Second Home
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Fallon & Byrne, Dublin Fallon & Byrne, Dublin

Fallon & Byrne, Dublin
You do not have to travel half way round the world to find a “foodies” paradise!
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L’Oustalet, Provence L’Oustalet, Provence

L’Oustalet, Provence
L’Oustalet is a wonderful restaurant in the centre of Gigondas – a picturesque town in Provence
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Bernardis, London Bernardis, London

Bernardis, London
Seymour Place is becoming a real hidden gem just off Edgware Road
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Hill & Szork, London Hill & Szork, London

Hill & Szork, London
Hill & Szrok is a Master Butcher & Cookshop by day and a restaurant by night, just off Old Street roundabout
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Balgove Larder, St Andrews Balgove Larder, St Andrews

Balgove Larder, St Andrews
Butcher, farm shop, cafe and steak barn; Balgove Larder lies on the Strathtyrum Estate
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Bayley & Sage, London Bayley & Sage, London

Bayley & Sage, London
Supermarkets continued struggle to retain the ever more health conscious customer has been well documented
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Bang Bang Vietnamese Canteen, London Bang Bang Vietnamese Canteen, London

Bang Bang Vietnamese Canteen, London
Exit Warren Street underground station and after a short walk down the street the station takes it name from
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Bohol Bee Farm, Philippines Bohol Bee Farm, Philippines

Bohol Bee Farm, Philippines
Whilst scootering around Panglao Island in the Philippines we stopped off for ice cream at the Bohol Bee Farm
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Daylesford Organic Farm, Gloucestershire Daylesford Organic Farm, Gloucestershire

Daylesford Organic Farm, Gloucestershire
Nestled away in Kingham, Gloucestershire sits the beautiful Daylesford Organic Farm.
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Forager - Dumbo, New York Forager - Dumbo, New York

Forager - Dumbo, New York
The food store deli is part of New York life, traditionally driven by the lack of space in the tiny city centre apartments.
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John Doe, London John Doe, London

John Doe, London
John Doe is a wood fire restaurant situated on Golborne Road.
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Tacombi, New York Tacombi, New York

Tacombi, New York
You could easily walk past Tacombi, but you would miss out of one of my favourite experiences of our 7 days in New York and Chicago
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Bond St, New York Bond St, New York

Bond St, New York
Perhaps my favourite street on our recent trip to New York was Bond Street, in Noho.
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Fig & Olive, Chicago Fig & Olive, Chicago

Fig & Olive, Chicago
Located in Oak Street, one of Chicago’s high end retail streets, Fig and Olive provides a perfect spot for a light lunch
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Restoration Hardware, Chicago Restoration Hardware, Chicago

Restoration Hardware, Chicago
In the heart of the gold cost area of Chicago, Restoration Hardware have opened "The Art Gallery" the former residence for young women studying art and painting
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Konditor & Cook Gingerbread House Class, London Konditor & Cook Gingerbread House Class, London

Konditor & Cook Gingerbread House Class, London
A family friendly class for parent and child to enjoy during the lead up to Christmas
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Churchill Bar - Winter Terrace, London Churchill Bar - Winter Terrace, London

Churchill Bar - Winter Terrace, London
Although there are now various alpine style lodge venues dotted around London
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Manchester Christmas Markets, Manchester Manchester Christmas Markets, Manchester

Manchester Christmas Markets, Manchester
Manchester Christmas Markets feature 350 stalls spanning 10 distinctive market sites, transforming the city centre in to a festive wonderland.
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Sipsmith Ski-lodge at The Well, London Sipsmith Ski-lodge at The Well, London

Sipsmith Ski-lodge at The Well, London
Ready for gin fuelled hibernation? Then The Sipsmith Ski-lodge at The Well in Clerkenwell is right up your street.
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Mast Brothers, Williamsburg Mast Brothers, Williamsburg

Mast Brothers, Williamsburg
Mast Brothers is a New York based chocolate maker with stores in Brooklyn, LA and London.
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No 131, Cheltenham No 131, Cheltenham

No 131, Cheltenham
This genteel Regency market town, famous for its retired Colonels and pretty boulevards and thoroughfares, now has a new boutique hotel and cool restaurant
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The Quince Tree, Oxfordshire The Quince Tree, Oxfordshire

The Quince Tree, Oxfordshire
Set in the heart of the beautiful Chilterns, The Quince Tree has been the village pub since 17th century.
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Core Collective, London Core Collective, London

Core Collective, London
Core Collective is a boutique studio situated just off Kensington High Street. I first heard their name on social media
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Amsterdam, Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands
I was 18 when I last visited Amsterdam. I had just left school and was totally disinterested in all things cultural, including clogs and tulips.
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Dreamland seaside amusement park, Margate Dreamland seaside amusement park, Margate

Dreamland seaside amusement park, Margate
In a world where so much is going on in our lives and we focus so much on what’s next
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Duddell’s, Hong Kong Duddell’s, Hong Kong

Duddell’s, Hong Kong
As you’re welcomed into two Michelin-starred Duddels, you slowly marvel at the space your sitting in
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The English Butcher, Acton The English Butcher, Acton

The English Butcher, Acton
I love the vibe of Churchfield Road in Acton, West London, where I’ve lived for nearly 20 years.
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Mum’s, Sagres Mum’s, Sagres

Mum’s, Sagres
Mum’s is a restaurant in Sagres, Portugal which as the name suggests prides itself on home cooking set within a cosy environment.
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Societe Anonyme, Florence Societe Anonyme, Florence

Societe Anonyme, Florence
Despite being off the beaten tourist track, we sought out Societe Anonyme
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Ceresio 7, Milan Ceresio 7, Milan

Ceresio 7, Milan
Ceresio 7 a stunning new rooftop restaurant and bar founded by the owners of Dsquared2, and sits on the rooftop of their Milan Head Office.
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Hotel Emelisse, Kefalonia Hotel Emelisse, Kefalonia

Hotel Emelisse, Kefalonia
Flying into Kefalonia you could easily see the attraction of this island in the crystal clear Ionian Sea.
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Inner Temple Garden, London Inner Temple Garden, London

Inner Temple Garden, London
Inner temple garden is a surprising calm of oasis hidden within the city and is a relative, secret lunchtime haunt for nearby lawyers.
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Brown Hart Gardens, London Brown Hart Gardens, London

Brown Hart Gardens, London
Maybe its because its located on the first floor above an electricity substation, or maybe I should open my eyes more and look upwards but until this week
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King’s Cross Pond Club, London King’s Cross Pond Club, London

King’s Cross Pond Club, London
King’s Cross may seem an unlikely place for a dip and I slightly reluctantly headed down there one sunny Friday evening
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Crossrail Place Roof Gardens, London Crossrail Place Roof Gardens, London

Crossrail Place Roof Gardens, London
Crossrail Place Roof Gardens are a tropical roof garden and leisure complex designed by Foster + Partners which sits above the new Crossrail station at Canary W
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L’Olfattoria, Florence L’Olfattoria, Florence

L’Olfattoria, Florence
At L’Olfattorio, Bar a Perfumes the sole objective is to help visitors discover a scent that captures their true essence.
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Hauser & Wirth, Somerset Hauser & Wirth, Somerset

Hauser & Wirth, Somerset
Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre
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Eataly, Rome Eataly, Rome

Eataly, Rome
With representation in USA, Brazil, Japan, Italy, Turkey and Dubai. Eataly has become a world wide name for food lovers.
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The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh

The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh
With the Michelin-starred chefs Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack behind the scenes
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District 7, Vienna District 7, Vienna

District 7, Vienna
The former silk making area somehow manages both the cool cultural quarter and the shabby chic nightlife
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Whitby, North Yorkshire Whitby, North Yorkshire

Whitby, North Yorkshire
Having had the privilege of growing up in Yorkshire, my annual family seaside trip was always to a beautiful, quaint little fishing village
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Potetkjelleren, Bergen, Norway Potetkjelleren, Bergen, Norway

Potetkjelleren, Bergen, Norway
Potetkjelleren is a former potato cellar which now is one of the best restaurants in Bergen
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The New Craftsman, London The New Craftsman, London

The New Craftsman, London
The New Craftman launched in December 2012 and brings Artisan products from across the UK to a central showroom in North Row, Mayfair
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Finisterre, London Finisterre, London

Finisterre, London
A British clothing brand that offers so much more than just surf related merchandise have opened a beautiful store in Seven Dials.
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Spazio Armani, Milan Spazio Armani, Milan

Spazio Armani, Milan
On the far end of Via Montenapoleone, anchoring this luxury street sits Spazio Armani, the Armani multi concept flagpship store
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Fazenda, Manchester Fazenda, Manchester

Fazenda, Manchester
On a recent visit to Manchester we decided to book into Fazenda in the heart of Spinningfields. What a good decision it turned out to be.
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Hix Oyster and Fish House, Lyme Regi Hix Oyster and Fish House, Lyme Regi

Hix Oyster and Fish House, Lyme Regi
So a cold wet day at half term turned into a glorious outing when we stumbled across Hix Oyster and Fish House.
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Black Barn Winery, New Zealand Black Barn Winery, New Zealand

Black Barn Winery, New Zealand
I first stumbled across Black Barn Winery in New Zealand's Hawkes Bay back in 2011. It was a chance encounter but it was one of those perfect moments.
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Peter’s Yard, Edinburgh Peter’s Yard, Edinburgh

Peter’s Yard, Edinburgh
Peter’s Yard is a Swedish inspired café and bakery within the Foster and Partners Quartemile development of Edinburgh’s Old Infirmary site next to the Meadows
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Devi Garh, India Devi Garh, India

Devi Garh, India
After an hour of sucking in our breath, dodging overladen lorries carrying marble on the national highway to Delhi, we arrived at the kilometre long driveway
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Camberwell, London Camberwell, London

Camberwell, London
Ask a lot of people what they think of Camberwell and the only answer usually involves Danny's famous Camberwell carrot
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The Apartment by The Line, New York The Apartment by The Line, New York

The Apartment by The Line, New York
The Apartment is the joint innovation of Creative Director Morgan Wendelborn and stylist du jour Vanessa Traina.
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Space Ninety8, New York Space Ninety8, New York

Space Ninety8, New York
Amongst the modish cafes, bars and industrial space of Williamsburg, New York, lives Space Ninety 8
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Narcissa, New York Narcissa, New York

Narcissa, New York
Quoted by the New York Times to have “Staggering Originality”, Narcissa is the work of André Balazs and Michelin-starred chef John Fraser’s.
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Restoration Hardware, New York Restoration Hardware, New York

Restoration Hardware, New York
By hardware, I think they mean high end, hotel-style, hooks, he-man shaped towel knobs, and heritage-chic handles - for everything
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Le Barachois at Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius Le Barachois at Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Le Barachois at Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius
The adventure started as we were led from the beautiful beach towards the mangroves, where we followed the lantern lit board walk through the trees
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Valvona Crolla Valvona Crolla

Valvona Crolla
Scotland's oldest delicatessen and wine merchants celebrated their 80th anniversary this year
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Vintage Village, Paris Vintage Village, Paris

Vintage Village, Paris
On the northern fringes of the 18th arrondissement is the famous Marche aux Puces de Saint Ouen
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Hay, Bath Hay, Bath

Hay, Bath
Having seen them in Copenhagen on a client trip in 2014, I am delighted that this fantastic home retailer has opened in my home town in Bath
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Rapha, Worldwide Rapha, Worldwide

Rapha, Worldwide
UK Cycling is now reportedly worth a massive £2.9bn, and offers a lifestyle for many.
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Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbon Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbon

Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbon
There has been a market in this building since 1882 and it was once the most famous fish market in Europe
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Palomar, London Palomar, London

Palomar, London
Chefs from Jerusalem’s coolest restaurant Machneyrda have not disappointed with The Palomar at 34 Rupert Street, London
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Riad el Fenn, Marrakech Riad el Fenn, Marrakech

Riad el Fenn, Marrakech
Riad el Fenn attempts to bring the best of both, offering traditional charm with modern indulgence – it is in fact five riads converted into one
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Men’s Grooming, London Men’s Grooming, London

Men’s Grooming, London
Modern men’s hairdressing is dominant in London now with the rise of Pankhurst, Murdock, Ted’s Grooming Room
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Christmas Markets, Bath Spa Christmas Markets, Bath Spa

Christmas Markets, Bath Spa
Spend the day wondering the streets and soaking in the history of the city during this magical month
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The Ginger Pig, London The Ginger Pig, London

The Ginger Pig, London
With now seven stores across London and their ‘head office’ located in the heart of Yorkshire, The Ginger Pig has fast become one of the most popular butchers.
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Circus, Endell Street, London Circus, Endell Street, London

Circus, Endell Street, London
Its that time of year; Christmas feels like a life time away but its actually round the corner, the diary is filling up...
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Six d.o.g.s Garden, Athens Six d.o.g.s Garden, Athens

Six d.o.g.s Garden, Athens
The great thing about economic disruption is that the creatives get to have a say
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Chiltern Firehouse, London Chiltern Firehouse, London

Chiltern Firehouse, London
A truly memorable treat our daughters (not forgetting our son-in-laws) planned and organised a stay at the Chiltern Firehouse, London W1
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Abbot Kinney, LA Abbot Kinney, LA

Abbot Kinney, LA
Abbot Kinney is by far the most refreshing and inspirational street I’ve walked down in years
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Madrid, Spain Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain
Start your day with churros at the world famous Chocolatería de San Gines
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Lime Wood, New Forest Lime Wood, New Forest

Lime Wood, New Forest
The first boutique hotel was believed to have been invented in the early 80s.
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Ravello, Italy Ravello, Italy

Ravello, Italy
Cookery schools have become hugely prevalent alongside an explosion in popularity of all things food.
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Canning Town, London Canning Town, London

Canning Town, London
The Canning Town Caravanserai is a living experiment in regeneration on a brownfield site near Canning Town Station.
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Le Marais, Paris Le Marais, Paris

Le Marais, Paris
The Marais is almost as old as some of the first inhabited parts of Paris and still maintains some of that old world charm.
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High Line/ Standard Grill, New York High Line/ Standard Grill, New York

High Line/ Standard Grill, New York
A trip to New York is not complete without a visit to the High Line
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Cagliari, Sardinia Cagliari, Sardinia

Cagliari, Sardinia
Loredana Mandas's shop is a must for those who appreciate high quality handmade jewellery
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Boutique B&B’s, Worldwide Boutique B&B’s, Worldwide

Boutique B&B’s, Worldwide
With such cost effective style, who needs to spend 5 star prices.
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Rome, Italy Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy
This Roman cave located in Via Gregoriana is a secret studio packed full with design wonders
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Abott Kinney Boulevard, LA Abott Kinney Boulevard, LA

Abott Kinney Boulevard, LA
Recently dubbed, by GQ as ‘The Coolest Street in America’
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South Milton Sands, Devon South Milton Sands, Devon

South Milton Sands, Devon
A slap board shack on the edge of the National Trust beach.
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St Josep, Ibiza St Josep, Ibiza

St Josep, Ibiza
Nothing can beat a DIY villa bar/restaurant with some homemade cooking - SALUD Jacks Bar!!
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Springer Spaniel, Launceston Springer Spaniel, Launceston

Springer Spaniel, Launceston
The outskirts of Launceston just got a little better!
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Sao Paulo, Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Brazil might be in the headlines for football but their second favourite passion must be shopping, in 2013 alone, a mind blowing 64 shopping center's opened.
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Badeschiff, Berlin Badeschiff, Berlin

Badeschiff, Berlin
I love the fact that this relatively cost effective development appeals to such a wide catchment throughout the year
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Latie, Amsterdam, Netherlands Latie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Latie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
During a weekend in Amsterdam we stumbled upon “Henk” on the beautiful Prinsengracht canal.
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Baileys, Herefordshire Baileys, Herefordshire

Baileys, Herefordshire
Set in a rural location in Herefordshire, Baileys sells a wide range of homewares from kitchen equipment, lighting, 1930’s Bathrooms, to sofas and vintage milk
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KaDeWe, Berlin KaDeWe, Berlin

KaDeWe, Berlin
With over 60,000 square meters trading over 8 floors, it attracts between 40 – 50,000 people a day
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The Rum Kitchen, Kingly Court London The Rum Kitchen, Kingly Court London

The Rum Kitchen, Kingly Court London
Booking a table, especially in the evening is recommended as it gets extremely busy, particularly towards the latter end of the week.
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Hudson Yards, New York Hudson Yards, New York

Hudson Yards, New York
Hudson Yards opens in Phases from 2017 and includes 14 acres of public realm.
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Medina, Marrakech Medina, Marrakech

Medina, Marrakech
The famous medina in the heart of Marrakech is an endless maze of markets that create a dazzling colourful, vibrant shopping experience.
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Zorlu Centre, Istanbul Zorlu Centre, Istanbul

Zorlu Centre, Istanbul
Who said that the best retail is only found in the “recognised” retail cities of the world!
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Duke Street Emporium, London Duke Street Emporium, London

Duke Street Emporium, London
The new Jigsaw Emporium in Duke Street, London is a great example of the way forward for retail
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Bikini Building, Berlin Bikini Building, Berlin

Bikini Building, Berlin
Built in 1957 the Bikini Haus was seen as a symbol of Berlin's post war reconstruction, of new beginnings and freedoms.
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Bounce, London Bounce, London

Bounce, London
Always keen for a different night out, I ventured down to Bounce one Thursday night, convinced it was a good idea to add some form of exercise with a few beers
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Marunouchi, Tokyo Marunouchi, Tokyo

Marunouchi, Tokyo
Mitsubishi have over 120 years ownership in Tokyo's central business district and now own over 30 mixed use buildings within Marunouchi.
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Otto Restaurant, Sydney Otto Restaurant, Sydney

Otto Restaurant, Sydney
In celebrity interviews, they often ask what would be your last meal ever. Well for me it would have to be at Otto Ristorante in Sydney.
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Friedrichshain, Neukolin and Kreuzeberg, Berlin Friedrichshain, Neukolin and Kreuzeberg, Berlin

Friedrichshain, Neukolin and Kreuzeberg, Berlin
Eastern Berlin, so long a place of misery and communist ‘culture’ has recently become the place to see and be seen in Germany’s capital.
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Ohla Boutique Bar and Boca Chica, Barcelona Ohla Boutique Bar and Boca Chica, Barcelona

Ohla Boutique Bar and Boca Chica, Barcelona
Spain has embraced gin & tonic in a major way sprouting a brand new category of drinking establishment.
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Hay House and Illum Bolighus, Copenhagen Hay House and Illum Bolighus, Copenhagen

Hay House and Illum Bolighus, Copenhagen
Known for its stylish homewares, two stores well worth a visit in Copenhagen are Hay House and Illum Bolighus.
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Eliseyev Emporium, St Petersburg Eliseyev Emporium, St Petersburg

Eliseyev Emporium, St Petersburg
Nevsky Prospect is the famous street that cuts through the centre of St Petersburg and bustles with life.
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The Lido, Bristol The Lido, Bristol

The Lido, Bristol
Dating back to 1849 this is the oldest surviving lido in the UK which allows all year round swimming.
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Village Shopping, New York Village Shopping, New York

Village Shopping, New York
The level of service within these stores was truly brilliant.
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Torvehallernekbh, Copenhagen Torvehallernekbh, Copenhagen

Torvehallernekbh, Copenhagen
Being a complete foodie I was keen to visit Torvehallernekbh, which is Copenhagen's answer to London's Borough Market or Madrid's Meca ado de San Miguel.
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Mud Dock, Bristol Mud Dock, Bristol

Mud Dock, Bristol
Long before it was fashionable to serve a latte in a bike shop, Mud Dock combined great food and drinks with a high quality cycle shop.
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Eating out, New York Eating out, New York

Eating out, New York
Where to begin…..well top of the list for me without doubt; has to be ‘Beauty and Essex’ on Essex Street in the East Village.
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Omotesando Hills, Tokyo Omotesando Hills, Tokyo

Omotesando Hills, Tokyo
The area around Omotesando Hills is a mecca for shopping, specifically the surrounding side streets adjacent to the main retail street.
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