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    Discover the Langham Hotel London with 380 luxurious guestrooms and suites, 15 function rooms, Chuan Spa, fine dining restaurant, Roux at The Landau and Palm Court, famed as the place where the tradition of […]

  • ally wrote a new post, Corsino Cantina, on the site Definitive Cities 6 years ago

    You should always ask a local when you want to know where to get good food and, when I asked my friend where to get a great Italian near Greenwich Village, Corsino was the instant answer. Always packed, it is […]

  • ally wrote a new post, Mercer Kitchen, on the site Definitive Cities 6 years ago

    My first memory of New York is being taken to The Mercer Kitchen when my friend and I were backpacking around America aged 18. My first time in the city and definitely in a place like this, we were staying […]

  • ally wrote a new post, Minetta Tavern, on the site Definitive Cities 6 years ago

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    Unassuming from the outside, Greenwich Village’s Minetta Tavern is one of Manhattan’s hotspots.  A favourite over the years, the restaurant is seeped in literary history (the likes of Ernest Hemingway and […]

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    When we were in New York waiting to head down to club/bar Avenue for a party, we wanted to find a restaurant in Chelsea that was nearby. Walking past the bustling Cafeteria restaurant, we couldn’t help but be […]

  • ally wrote a new post, The Hudson, on the site Definitive Cities 6 years ago

    If you didn’t know where you were going you could easily walk past The Hudson Hotel in NYC -such is the exterior – which is why when you do go in, up the escalators, what you see is so much more impressive. […]

  • ally wrote a new post, Lillie’s Victorian, on the site Definitive Cities 6 years ago

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    A spot of Britishness within Manhattan, Lillie’s Victorian in Union Square is a tribute to British hostess Emilie Le Breton who became one of NY’s most notorious society queens. Now an Irish-Victorian […]

  • ally wrote a new post, Babbo, on the site Definitive Cities 6 years ago

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    Too many New Yorkers cite Babbo as their favourite restaurant for it to not be amazing and, sure enough, the little Italian on Waverly in the Village doesn’t disappoint. A short walk from Washington Sqaure […]

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    A young chef can go only so far in the shadow of a superstar. Many of the cooks running New York’s top kitchens toil in obscurity for years—at restaurants like Jean Georges, Daniel and Babbo—keeping their egos […]

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    The essence of Almayass is best described “…when the hanging leaves dance to the rhythm of delicate breeze.”

    Infusing traditional Lebanese fare with the exotic flavors of the family’s Armenian heritage, […]

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    A London institution will reopen this summer as a luxury hotel. Café Royal began life in the 1860s as a place to eat and drink, and has been legendary ever since, popular with the city’s in-crowds through the […]

  • ally wrote a new post, Provocateur, on the site Definitive Cities 6 years ago

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    One of Manhattan’s current hotspots, Provocateur in the Meatpacking District is a little tricky to get into but once you are past the clipboard nazis, expect a fantastic, if not totally bizarre and decadent, […]

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  • For this author Venice can be approached in two ways.  The first route is that which most visitors take: rampaging through the sites and experiencing much of the city in shorts, flip-flops and seeing […]

  • ally wrote a new post, Hotel Cipriani, on the site Definitive Cities 6 years ago

    There is no cheap way to experience Venice so if you are going to splurge on the holiday of a lifetime, there is nowhere more famous to do so than Hotel Cipriani. With Harry’s Bar across the water – the famous […]

  • ally wrote a new post, Harry’s Bar, on the site Definitive Cities 6 years ago

    If there is one bar whose name is synonymous with Venice, it is Harry’s. While the Venetians and Americans alike head there for the ambience, beef carpaccio and Bellini’s, the bar opened by the Cipriani family […]

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    If you are in Paris to shop, there is no better road to stay on than Rue st Honore. And, thanks to a fashion makeover worthy of a couture house, the newly refurbished Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg is the ideal […]

  • ally wrote a new post, Hotel Du Louvre, on the site Definitive Cities 6 years ago

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    It is tricky to decide where to stay in Paris. Do you choose style over function, history over style or location instead of anything else. Hotel Du Louvre is an institution in Paris, as the name suggests it is […]

  • ally wrote a new post, Hotel Costes, on the site Definitive Cities 6 years ago

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    I have been to the Hotel Costes several times and attempted to go to the Hotel Costes more times to count and, having given the matter some thought, have decided it probably isn’t worth the effort. If you are […]

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