Gitano, NYC – an amazing seasonal Mexican bar & restaurant in a lush greenery setting located in the heart of Soho. They bring the Tulum Jungle to the Concrete Jungle with a back drop of NYC skyline.

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Dash, Turin – the latest lounge bar experience

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In the heart of Turin, a new restaurant has opened its doors in an abandoned printing house. A 70es style inspired space  where steel meets concrete, architect Fabio Fantolino has succeeded in mixing these different materials and combining intimate areas with larger busier surfaces. source :





Cloud 9 , FIJI



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Cloud 9 is Fiji’s only two level floating platform with an internationally stocked bar and Italian wood-fired pizzeria surrounded by turquoise blue water and picturesque views.

This unique venue has surround sound system throughout, sun decks, hanging chairs and day beds. Cloud 9 is built with precision and creativity giving you an experience like no other

The bar has a capacity of 100 persons, and individuals can look forward to spending a relaxing afternoon lounging on its reclining day beds or hanging chairs, or even swim and snorkel. Cloud 9 stated on its website that other types of water sports are in the works.

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Carved Mahogany setting for celebrated Mixologist, Toronto

Canadian studio Partisans has completed the interior renovation of a bar in Toronto, designed to rival the Art Nouveau histories of Barcelona’s famed pinxto bars. located at the heart of the city’s Little Italy district, Bar Raval is the outpost of Canadian culinary impresario Grant van Gameren and his partner Mike Webster – one of the world’s most celebrated mixologists.



Flask by Alberto Caiola, Shanghai

FLASK, Shanghai
Prohibition inspired bar hidden by camouflage Coke vending machine by Alberto Caiola, Shanghai.

At first glance, The traditional diner setting of The Press looks immediately familiar to passerby. The centrepiece of the room is a vintage Coca-Cola vending machine, which is split vertically to swing open and reveal the entrance to Flask.
Stepping into the tunnel between The Press and Flask, the visitor experiences an extreme contrast in environment.
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Tokyo Nights in Paris – EKO

EKO – Japanese Club & Saké Bar – 14 Rue Saint-Fiacre – Paris,75002

Blank has designed a Japanese Club that recreates Tokyo styled clubbing. Giant images of Tokyo streets are projected on the walls, together with neons and video games & vending machines. The waiters are stylish and offer a wide selection of sake, whiskey and other Japanese cocktails. On another level you can find the karaoke corner or you can hit the dance floor and listen to the latest selection of house straight from Tokyo. via




Curiosities: Top 11 Rooftops of Madrid

Rooftops with a view…on Madrid.
a great guide by Virginia Duran

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The average building height in downtown Madrid (5-6 stories) may not be as high as in Chicago (30-40 stories) but it is exactly for that reason than any building with more than 4 stories often hide a potentially interesting spot on its top floor. Madrid is full of, sometimes unknown, rooftops so hopefully you’ll discover some you didn’t know before.

Last week I published 5 Skyline Photographs of Madrid and this post comprises most of the locations from which I took the pictures.
What do I mean by best rooftops? I mean the ones that combine the best architectural value by its building and context with the ones that offer the best views (in addition to amazing cocktails and service)*. If you only have a chance to visit limited places in the capital, you would be able to see Madrid completely (N-S and E-W) with this selection. Nevertheless, if you have…

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DUDDELL’S, Hong Kong’s new creative hub

Located in the Shanghai Tang Mansion in Hong Kong’s Central district,Duddell’s is spread across two levels and encompasses a traditional Cantonese restaurant and cultural salon with its adjacent 2,000 sq ft outdoor space occupying the third and fourth floors of the building respectively.  Designed by London-based Studioilse led up by Ilse Crawford.

Masterminded by a trio of local entrepreneurs Alan LoYenn Wong, and Paulo Pong and aimed at entertaining Hong Kong’s creative minds.

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