BARCELONA: Hotel Brummel

The latest boutique hotel to hit Barcelona is Hotel Brummel, located in an 1870s building in Poble-Sec.
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HONG KONG: Alexander Wang Reopens at Harbour City

The renovated Alexander Wang store in Harbour City has reopened in a new location, with a new façade, and a fresh line-up inside the 970 sq. ft. space. A signature glass door accented by black framing leads the way in to the store, designed in collaboration with Vincent van Duysen of VVDA. The retail space is covered in monolithic stone, ...
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SHANGHAI: Disney Store Opens Today

Disney Fans Rejoice! The world’s largest Disney store is unveiled today at Lujiazui, Shanghai at the foot of the iconic Oriental Pearl TV Tower. The opening coincides with the date of May 20, which is a common homophonic pun for “I Love You” when the date is said in Mandarin.
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LONDON: Tart’s Kitchen Pop-Up Opens

This month marks the opening of Tart’s Kitchen, a collaboration between Tart London and Wedgwood, offering fresh daily food and drink.
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TOKYO: Sayoko Yamaguchi – The Wearist, Clothed in the Future

'Sayoko Yamaguchi wearing Issey Miyake'. Photo by Noriaki Yokosuka, 1975. Japan’s top model Sayoko Yamaguchi (1949-2007) embodied the mysterious beauty of the East when she blazed a new trail through the white-girl-dominated fashion stage in the 1970s.
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MADRID: El Huerto de Lucas

As the trend for healthy eating continues to gain pace across the world, Madrid is the latest city to take note, with the El Huerto de Lucas food market taking the commitment one step further.
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SYDNEY: Art Deco Feast at Potts Point

Potts Point is home to some of the city’s trendiest lifestyle and Art Deco shops. The leafy stretch of Macleay Road flanked by towering 19th Century apartments has become a lifestyle destination for antique and craft lovers, or discerning shoppers looking for a luxurious makeover for themselves or their homes. 
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TOKYO: Concept Retail Landscape in Coastal Kamakura

Kamakura, a historic former capital an hour’s train ride from Tokyo offers an unlikely but hugely popular combination of Kyoto-esque temples (it’s home to the famous Daibutsu “big buddha” as well as the serene bamboo garden of Hōkoku-ji) and Venice Beach-style surf culture, but has more recently become known for its innovative concept openings and elevated independent boutiques.
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LONDON: What is Luxury Exhibition Opens

This summer exhibition now open at the V&A aims to explore how luxury is created and understood in a physical, conceptual, and cultural capacity, with its exhibition What is Luxury? featuring over 100 objects.
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NEW YORK: The New Whitney

Open to the public May 1st is the much-anticipated new Whitney Museum of American Art. Having relocated from the Upper East Side’s Madison Avenue to Downtown’s Meatpacking District, the move marks one of the most significant cultural projects in Manhattan in the last decade.
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MILAN: Marni Mercado de Paloquemao

During Milan Design Week, Marni created a colourful installation inspired by the vibrant markets of Bogota, Colombia.
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SHANGHAI: Vivienne Westwood Opens Cafe

Vivienne Westwood has broadened its territory to food and beverage in the K11 Art Mall in Shanghai by opening a cafe full of the brand’s DNA and personality.
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LONDON: Craft London Opens

Bringing culinary innovation to the Greenwich Peninsula is Stevie Parle’s new venture Craft London.
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BARCELONA: Hotel Praktik Vinoteca

Located in the arty district of Eixample, themed boutique hotel brand Praktik Hotels has opened its latest branch, Hotel Praktik Vinoteca.
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NEW YORK: LA-based Beckley Pops Up In SoHo

Emerging LA-based label Beckley has popped up on Mercer Street for a brief SoHo stint. 
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