The Precious Leaves

The idea of “harmony between humanity and nature” is the essence of the age old Chinese cultural legacy. Feng Shui, traditional medicine, 24 solar terms, calligraphy, Go, tea… are all involved. Tea teaches one how to live, and after achieving the best of herself, Wang Qiong is now sharing the way of the tea. Let’s discuss…

Asian Mysticism

The PuLi Hotel and Spa is an urban retreat in the middle of Shanghai, and places just as much importance in its spa experience as its residential experience. The Anantara Spa at the PuLi is designed with Chinese, Indian and Thai influences, and offers a haven of contemporary luxury and tranquility where individuals and couples…

Liquor Barrels Get New Life

There is no doubt that horn speakers are clearly just amazing. But, incredible sound and stunning appearance aren’t the only great features of this gorgeous wooden speaker. Created by FIDDLE + HAMMER, a small Milwaukee based furniture company led by Jordan Waraksa, the Bellaphone is a work of art, a modern aesthetic, expressing a love…

Elevating Domestic Flavors

The cozy setting of flickering candlelight and elegant ambience complements the Mediterranean cuisine of Executive Chef Guillermo Méndez and his team from El Olivo Restaurant at Belmond La Residencia in Deia. Méndez sources the majority of his ingredients from the hotel’s own organic vegetable garden and the local village, producing luxurious and flavorful dishes rooted…

Glamour on the Bund – Shanghai, China

Dining at Mr and Mrs Bund makes you feel like you’re guest at a party; a very sexy, stylish and glamorous party, where you are the star of the show. This establishment by Paul Pairet borrows the best elements of a nightclub, and tweaks them perfectly to a fine dining restaurant; late night dining, the atmospheric…

Brawler Breakdown

Action? Check. Glamour? Check. Excitement? Check. Brawl has it all. Brawl on the Wall is back in Beijing on the 29th of April and is set to be the most exciting iteration of the annual event yet. CSP (China Sports Promotions) has been working round the clock to make sure this year’s show is even…

A Transformation to Elevate Hospitality

Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park opened its doors last December as Marriott International’s largest property in Asia Pacific. Located along Sukhumvit Road in downtown Bangkok, surrounded by the city’s most vibrant shopping, business and entertainment districts, the iconic hotel is more than just a hotel – it is a destination in itself. “The impressive new…

Rural Fairy-Tale – Cong, Ireland

One of the most beautiful examples of combined medieval and Victorian architecture, Ashford Castle sits proudly near Cong on the shore of Lake Corrib. The site originates from 1228 when it was built on the perimeter of a monastery by the Anglo-Norman House of Burke. The property oozes history and old world charm, with traditional…