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WE WELCOME THE CURIOUS

We welcome the curious – people who are inspired by new places, new people and new ideas. We bring you inspiring travel experiences made of eclectic design, up-and-coming artists, the best new music, locally-inspired restaurants and bars and how to best share it all. Which all inspires the design of our boutique hotels.

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Art & Design
February 20, 2018

Newcastle: the unlikely home of the biggest art exhibition of 2018

Newcastle upon Tyne is steeped with a history of renaissances. From its foundation by the Romans as a Northern outpost to today's...
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Art & DesignFood & Drink
February 15, 2018

Scheveningen and Back: A Perfect One-Day Cycle Tour of The Hague

The Hague is blessed with flat terrain, great cycle paths and lots of bike-hire shops, making a cycle tour one of the best ways to...
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Art & Design
February 13, 2018

5 reasons Berlin remains the capital of cool

Today, think of Berlin, and you think of the Brandenburg Gate, a majestic and confident symbol of unification and a gateway to a...
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Food & Drink
February 9, 2018

The Wrong Negroni: How a mixed-up cocktail put Milan’s Bar Basso on the map

On a nondescript roundabout east of the Centro Storico, a neon sign in whimsical mid-century cursive bridges a lipstick-red...
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Art & Design
January 16, 2018

The Antwerp six: the designers who built Belgium’s fashion capital

How did Antwerp become Belgium's fashion capital? It began in the 1980s with a group of risk-taking, avant-garde fashion...
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Art & Design
December 21, 2017

Brutiful Birmingham: finding beauty in the city’s post-war architecture

There was an honesty to Britain's mid-20th century flirtation with Brutalist architecture. Constructed from raw concrete, brick,...
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Music
December 14, 2017

Popcorn in Antwerp: the hippest music scene you’ve never heard of

  What do you get when you combine kitschy 60s R&B, Flemish DJs, dim lights, Leffe beer, and a sluggish tempo that's...
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Food & Drink
December 7, 2017

Walk right In: London’s best no-reservation restaurants

Once upon a time, making a visit to London would involve lots of restaurant reservations to make sure you ate well. But nowadays,...
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Art & Design
December 5, 2017

Scottish design has a new home: How the V&A will transform Dundee

There's only one Victoria & Albert Museum—but not for long. A second V&A is almost ready to open in Dundee, with a remit...
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Music
November 23, 2017

Cardiff’s best local bands and where to hear them

Since the early 1990s, Cardiff has been churning out one great band after another, from the Manic Street Preachers, Super Furry...
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Art & Design
November 13, 2017

Discover Rome’s contemporary art treasures

First-time visitors to Rome, an ancient capital filled to the brim with architectural wonders, should be legally obliged to spend...
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