Meanwhile & Elsewhere

Jackson Hole: Cool Shops & Artisans

Jackson Hole Category: Play

When you are done with all the bear watching, snow boarding or fly fishing in Jackson Hole you’ll probably be happy to chill with something a little more mundane… like a little retail therapy?  The unlikely union of cowboy country with hipster artisanship has created a spark, the result is …

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Hipster Hotels Tel Aviv & Jerusalem

Tel Aviv Category: Think

We’ve been wanting to go to Tel Aviv for ages – the food! the parties! – but sadly never got around to it. So when L.A local and occasional travel writer Chloe Popescu offered us her findings on the city’s hip hotels, we were all ears …

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Hotel Piazza Bellini: Art Hotel Naples

Naples Category: Sleep

The narrative of Naples is of bygone glories, modern-day corruption and opportunities lost. And that’s why it was exciting to see an optomistic project like Hotel Piazza Bellini: a new 50-room art hotel  in a historic building converted from private apartments. A few skerricks, such as scraps of floor tiles, …

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Hipster Digs in Detroit: best places to stay

Detroit Category: Sleep

If Detroit was getting a dollar every time somebody posted a spectacular photograph of its abandoned buildings on the internet, maybe they wouldn’t be filing for bankruptcy …

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Kaguraya House: Kosy In Kyoto

Kyoto Category: Sleep

Kaguraya House is a lovely B&B in a century old house in the charming neighbourhood around Yoshidayama Hill. It is run by John, an American college professor and musician who has been living in Kyoto for 25 years and his Japanese wife, Acco, a fashion designer who has a passion …

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Our Picks: Venice Biennale 2013

Venice Category: Think

At autumn falls, the 55th Venice Biennale starts to wind down, but there’s still time for a flying visit and now is the moment to enjoy the art, without the crowds.  If time is short, we’d recommend the Giardini over the Arsenale, but do explore a few of the off-site pavilions …

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Jackson Hole: the hipster hit list

Jackson Hole Category: Play

Jackson Hole. These two unassuming words conjure dreams of cowboys and crankily independent outdoor types; wide, grassy expanses and humbling mountain ranges; abundant natural riches and advantageous tax arrangements for the super-rich. Jackson Hole makes a great base for exploring Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons national parks and semi-urban pleasures …

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Cool Venice Apartment

Venice Category: Sleep

Searching for accommodation in Venice meant wading through websites offering a fearful combination of the fussy, the twee and the bland. Then, somehow, we stumbled across the self-described ‘Cool Venice Apartment’ on Facebook. Set in the chilled Cannaregio district of Venice (a five minute walk from Ca d’Oro), the apartment …

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Tokyo: Exquisite Entertainment

Tokyo Category: Think

Clearly we’re not the only ones impressed by Tokyo band World Order’s fantastic new video ‘Welcome to Tokyo’ featuring immaculately clad ‘businessmen’ doing slo-mo routines. World Order was founded by Genki Sudo, a flamboyant martial arts and kickboxing champion who retired and subsequently founded (in the words of his website) …

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Art on the Cote d’Azur

Cannes Category: Play

On a rainy day in Paris our thoughts turn to a sunny sojourn on the Cote d’Azur…sigh…and a particularly nice spot for modern art …

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Freehand Miami

Miami Category: Sleep

Freehand, a new venture in ’boutique hostels’ that recently opened in Miami, will be a hit with the short-on-cash but big-on-style boho crowd that inundate the city every year for Art Miami Basel. Situated in an 1930′s deco building a block from the beach the hostel is kitted-out with a …

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Tunisia: From Little Things

Tunis Category: Think

We were excited to see that El Seed, the French calligraffiti artist with Tunisian roots was back painting in Paris for the Tour 13 graffiti installation. When the small state of Tunisia quietly overturned their leader and inadvertently kick-started the Arab Spring there was optimism and excitement throughout the region …

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