Dec 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Here’s what you need to know about what’s new and buzzing in Brussels, Kuala Lumpur, Austin and more.
Be sure to bookmark these spots, book them or visit them and mainly, enjoy your trip.
Eberly Austin, Austin
615 South Lamar 78704 / 1 512 916 9000
Come to Eberly for the decor, but stay for the contemporary American dishes and craft beer that will make you feel right at home. The 15,000 sqft. space is designed by ICON Design + Build and features a modern, masculine aesthetic, encompassing a dining space, bar, and plenty of leather Chesterfield sofas to relax in at any time of day.
Mama Shelter, Rio de Janeiro
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 05 / 55 21 3980 0300
If you’re travelling to Rio this year, book yourself into budget boutique hotel Mama Shelter, set up by the co-founder of Club Med. The design-focused hotel in Santa Teresa is targeted at artsy travellers and Millennials, attracting them with Bohemian and colourful aesthetics along with an affordable price tag.
Leon 16°, Brussels
16 rue De Witte de Haele/ 32 (0)4 9883 5647
Lieutenant general Leon De Witte, hero of the battle of Haelen and son of Louis De Witte (the white) and Elisa Du Jardin (the garden) translate as the inspiration behind this Brussels-based hotel. The B&B offers beautiful ‘garden suites’ for sleeping in – cool, white-walled spaces that open up onto a leafy jungle of flora and sunlight, all completely sheltered from the buzz of the city – so a sound night’s sleep is guaranteed.
Masseria Moroseta, Otsuni (Italy)
Contrada Lamacavallo s.n / 33 08 1899199
Basking under the sun drenched olive groves of Otsuni sits the Masseria Moroseta Hotel, a whitewashed farmhouse-style development designed to mimic the classic rural Masserias of Puglia. Blending tastefully into its rustic surroundings, the Moroseta Hotel remains loyal to its traditional design, with a tranquil courtyard sitting in its centre. Inside, its character switches from classic to contemporary; antiques from local fairs elegantly accent the fresh, minimal interiors.
COS, Kuala Lumpur
Shop 2.108.00 & 3.105.00, Level 2 & 3, Pavilion KL, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang / 603 2110 6799
The beloved minimal big sister store of H&M has set foot in Malaysia for the first time, at giant shopping mall Pavilion KL. The two-storey inaugurate boutique brings the brand’s coveted collection of menswear and womenswear to the city, along with a lounge area complete with modern designer furniture that makes it likely to be a new instagram hotspot.
JOOOS fitting room, Hangzhou
L135-L142, 1/F, Commercial Street Phase II, Xingguang Avenue / no number
Hangzhou is the second destination for an online-to-offline fitting room concept, where the top brands from Chinese e-tailer T-mall are being displayed in a brick-and-mortar store, with purchases to be made both online or in-store. The space is separated via different aesthetics, and houses apparel, accessories and beauty products for women in a pink and rose gold space.
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