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Vacation Café, Melbourne

Vacation Café is a brainchild of Melbourne-based architecture and interior design firm, Therefore Studios Vacation Café, Melbourne, Australia Therefore Studios played with a palette of Powder Pink, Cerulean Blue, and Moonlight Jade, on this particular project Vacation Café, Melbourne, Australia Luke Mills custom-designed furniture mixed with Muller…

Nanan Patisserie, Wrocłow, Poland

Nanan means sweetmeats in French and sweets play the leading role in this signature design of a modern patisserie. The deliberately minimalist interior provides a subtle setting for the protagonists: finely decorated sophisticated cakes and éclairs made with meticulous care. The specialty of this patisserie, the éclair, has inspired the…

The Olympian Hong Kong

With its quiet launch in the 8th of March 2016, it is quite surprising that Sino Hotels’ newest property has already made the headlines. Press and media have been hailing it as one of Hong Kong’s most private accommodations. In a city teeming with hotel options, how does The Olympian…

Spring Moon @ The Peninsula Hong Kong

In 1986, The Peninsula Hong Kong opened its very own Cantonese restaurant, Spring Moon. Glamorous Shanghainese dining was all the rage back then. Quite predictably, Spring Moon’s interior designer ascribed to the Pearl of the Orient’s Francophilic tendencies. Banquet halls were designed in a balanced mix of French and Oriental…

EAST Hong Kong

Anyone who has wandered far into the northeastern coast of Hong Kong Island might already have chanced upon Swire Hotels’ 2nd Hong Kong property, EAST. The 32-storey glass structure stands tall amidst a wonderland of concrete residential buildings in Taikoo Shing. Away from crowded Central and touristy Kowloon, a stranger…

The Review: Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Housed atop Tokyo’s tallest building and Mori Building Company’s newest crowning glory, Toranomon Hills, Andaz Tokyo seems to be well-positioned for a warm welcome. Truth be told, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is not the brand’s first venture into the Asian hospitality scene, but it is indeed the first in the Japanese market. It’s big sister in Shanghai is attracting a lot of interest and rounds of applause, that everyone cannot help but hold the Tokyo property to a higher standard....

Glimpse into Kita-Kamakura

In the 20th of May 1927, Japanese Government Railways (JGR), the pre-war predecessor of the Japanese National Railways (JNR), opened Kita-Kamakura Station in Yamanouchi to connect the American Naval Arsenal in Yokosuka to the Tokyo capital. Since then, the area has been known as Kita-Kamakura....

mAAch ecute

mAAch ecute, a mixed-use commercial facility in Kanda, might seem like a normal, old brick and cement structure from the outside, but what lies within its walls is a long history waiting to be told....

CLASKA Cafe & Dining “kiokuh”

Travelers know the importance of a leisurely, drawn-out breakfast. An hour or so of just sitting by the window, sipping on morning coffee, and watching the world slowly unfold before your eyes allows you to gather the energy for an amazing day ahead....

Jetset Dating #1: The Lip

You are already five hours into an eight-hour flight, when you notice that the person sitting on 1A looks just like your high school crush, whom you cannot seem to ever forget about. You start trying to catch his eye. Direct him towards the in-flight bar, perhaps? Right then, you trace your lips with your fingers: you realize your lips are close to bleeding! ...

Gunung Ijen, East Java, Indonesia

Dubbed as Gunung Bromo’s less popular sister, Gunung Ijen, East Java, Indonesia rose to fame after National Geographic featured the mesmerizing blue fires dancing along its crater lake in twilight. Tourists and avid mountain climbers alike flock to the Ijen volcano complex to witness the dream-like scene. Come daylight, visitors’ attentions are shifted towards the lake itself: its turquoise blue perfectly contrasting against the lemon yellow of the jagged sulfur rocks flanking its banks. Travelers often brave the sulfuric fumes just for the unique experience of seeing the beauty and raw unpredictability of nature....

Kharkhiraa-Türgen

Almost as if it's hiding from the gray realities of the modern world lying merely three hours West, the Kharkhiraa-Türgen Mountain Range has retained its unspoiled charm. Its teal glacial lakes and icy-blue streams are tucked between still-pristine snow-capped highlands. The calming silence blankets the picturesque unknown....

Durdle Door

As another day breaks on the English coast of Dorset, I prepare to capture the beauty of Durdle Door. I marvel at the great waves lapping against the majestic limestone cliffs, slowly sculpted by time. It’s amazing how erosion is solely to blame for its magnificence. One cannot help, but think – Will time only alter its beauty, or will time prove that its beauty is fleeting? If the latter’s the case, then, all the more reason to try and capture Durdle Door in a photograph....

Great Ocean Road

As the helicopter hovered over the sheer limestone cliffs of the Twelve Apostles, I look down upon the Great Ocean Road. Taking in all of its splendor, all at once, can be quite overwhelming. From this vantage point, though, it is easy to understand why this harrowing stretch of asphalt and concrete is considered Victoria’s most scenic drive: the irregular coastlines, the deep cliffs, and the thunderously roaring waves make for a quintessentially Australian postcard shot....

Two’s A Crowd

Whether you're traveling with a newly met travel buddy or your special someone, the entire experience would not always be a walk in the park- there would inevitably, be times of slow-motion hair-pulling when your travel companion gets too irritating. Here are some tips on how you can come back from your short escape in one piece- and, yes, with your glorious mane still intact....

Building Blocks

Over the course of a few years, we have developed different systems of how, what and when we should pack, eventually distilling what goes into our packing list into the essential kits. Don't worry. We'll let you in on our little secret....

Muttrah Souq

Markets have always been the center of a certain city’s trade and industry. Same goes in Oman’s capital, Muscat, where the center of bargaining between buyers and sellers happens in the Muttrah Souq – Considered to be one of the oldest Souqs in the Middle East, it played a huge role as the center of commerce before the discovery of oil....