Archive for the ‘Insider tips’ Category

Around the world with Rebecca Hall

Around the world with Rebecca Hall

She has theatre in her blood, but the English actress has been busy upstaging Hollywood stars with roles in Woody Allen’s ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’, Ben Affleck’s ‘The Town’ and ‘Iron Man 3’. (more…)

Insider Tips: Mexico City

Insider Tips: Mexico City

For the lowdown on visiting Mexico’s capital, we spoke to Jacqueline Maria Benitez of Hotel Brick – a luxury, boutique property in the city’s La Roma district.

What’s the first piece of advice you’d give to Mexico City visitors? (more…)

Where to eat like a local in Paris

Where to eat like a local in Paris

Cooking is in Helene Darroze’s blood. With a Michelin-starred pedigree, she is one of only a handful of women to claim the accolade – three in total – and can be found jetting between her eponymous Parisian restaurant and London’s The Connaught. (more…)

Insider tips: Max Frasers Stockholm

Insider tips: Max Frasers Stockholm

Max Fraser – journalist, curator and author of the London Design Guide – knows a thing or two about style. We asked him to share his tips on Sweden’s capital city…

What’s the first piece of advice you’d give to anyone visiting Stockholm? (more…)

Insider tips: Terry Thams Penang

Insider tips: Terry Thams Penang

Terry Tham is the Managing Director of the Eastern & Oriental Group in Malaysia, which owns the Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang. We asked him to share his tips for Georgetown in Penang…

What’s the first piece of advice you’d give to anyone visiting Georgetown? (more…)

Insider tips: Mumbai

Insider tips: Mumbai

Karam Sethi is head chef at London’s acclaimed Indian restaurant Trishna, and knows his way around Mumbai pretty well, too. Here he recommends the best places to eat in India’s glitzy city, from authentic street food stalls, to Trishna’s own sister, widely recognised as one of the best seafood eateries on the globe… (more…)

Around the world with Mario Testino

Around the world with Mario Testino

The photographer zooms in on his favourite places, from London to Lima.

Where have you just come back from?
Beijing. I opened my first exhibition in China, called Private View, at the Today Art Museum. (more…)

Insider tips to Boston

Insider tips to Boston

Having lost the ability to smell and taste at the age of 22, aspiring chef and author Molly Birnbaum set out to rediscover her senses. Turning to the written word, Molly describes her journey – from enrolling at a renowned perfume school in Grasse to meeting with scientists in a bid to overcome the condition – back in to the world of flavour in Season to Taste and now blogs about food on http://mollysmadeleine.blogspot.com. (more…)

Insider Tips: San Francisco

Insider Tips: San Francisco

Fresh from writing the lyrics and score for the new ‘Tales of the City’ musical, which premiers in San Francisco this month, Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears picks his favourite spots in the city by the Bay …

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I’ll start with a classic: The Endup (00 1 415 896 1075; www.theendup.com). (more…)

The best of South America – right now

The best of South America – right now

As summer fades into autumn across the northern hemisphere, our search for sunshine shifts from Mediterranean beaches to South America, where spring will soon be on its way. To find out which destinations are hot right now, we asked tour operator Exsus’ South American expert, Sue Lyall – just back from a long research-and-inspiration trip throughout continent – for all her top tips… (more…)

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