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…

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…

Sophistication in Intimacy

Tucked away in the elegance of The Rittenhouse, the Library Bar is a haven from the city streets, a place to meet, converse and celebrate. Among the best hotel bars in Philadelphia, this exquisitely designed refuge is perfect for escaping from the rigors of the day. Dark paneled wood, herringbone-patterned oak floors, and golden leather…

Secret in Opulence

Hermes’ Médor Secrète is draped in white diamonds and studded with pyramids entirely encircling the wrist. Crafted in white gold, the distinctive geometry – a square base and arched sides creating a volume effect – shines amid the surrounding gems. It radiates exquisite opulence with its 10 white diamond-set pyramids; the largest of them conceals…

The “Polo” Life

Located next door to the Polo flagship store on Fifth Avenue, and across from the mainstay of luxury, the St. Regis hotel, the Polo Bar is Ralph Lauren’s first New York restaurant. The Polo Bar offers a casual yet refined setting for food and drink in the heart of NYC. As expected, horse-centric decor complete…

The Cathay Room at Fairmont Peace Hotel

The Cathay Room is the quintessential old Orient establishment; situated in the iconic Fairmont Peace Hotel, the legendary Cathay Room has been hosting distinguished guests and dignitaries for almost a century. The cuisine here veers from European delicacies to prime roasts, and with the 200 label strong wine list, there is a pairing for every…

Grand on Grass

Picnic began during the 18th century in Europe as a royal activity. Now, it has become a popular outdoor recreational activity, but does not have to be a less than refined affair. A French trunk and leather goods maker, Goyard, has been enthusiastic about picnic trunk, and launched a retro hand-made trunk with cabinets layout that efficiently utilize…

New bikes on the block: Freddie Grubb celebrates cycling and design

Nestled among a quaint parade of Georgian shop fronts on London’s Amwell Street, Freddie Grubb is a new British bicycle brand hoping to shake up London’s saturated bicycle market with its contemporary take on the traditional town bike. ‘The London cycling market is getting pretty saturated with relatively cheap and cheerful bicycles in the mid…