Faff & Faddle  | May 10th 2013

 

Redefining luxury at the Raffles Dubai

Sign us up for some R&R at the Raffles Dubai, stat

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Glam fash all over the Red Carpet at the 2013 Met Ball for this year’s Punk-themed exhibit [Vogue]

A look back at the short-lived but much-loved Holiday mag, for glam travel tidbits circa 1948 [VF]

After her extensive nip/tuck, Baselworld unveiled a fabulous new look at this year’s watch fair [T]

Finally: Inside the mind (and medicine cabinet) of our fave street style photog, Garance Dore [ITG]

The Middle East redefines luxury with 21,500 sq ft of opulence at the Raffles Dubai [Hotel Chatter]


Faff & Faddle  | May 3rd 2013
Argos in Cappadocia - Turkish extravagance, unearthed

Argos in Cappadocia, true Turkish extravagance

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Noma, ousted from #1 by El Celler de Can Roca, on 2013′s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list [Eater]

Up close and personal with Prada’s Great Gatsby – crystals, feathers and fur galore [Fashionologie]

Now open: Mandarin Oriental in Pudong, Shanghai, plus a presidential sneak peek [Destinasian]

The new hybrid, top-to-toe gent’s outfitters are part bespoke, part rock n’ roll [How To Spend It]

Travel inspiration: Turkey’s Cappadocia hotel gives new meaning to Ottoman opulence [Tablet]

Faff & Faddle  | April 26th 2013
An Umbrian paradise

We’ve just located paradise and it goes by the name of Umbria, Italy…

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Tokyo trips: a trad Japanese ryokan gets a swish spruce (hello, in-house hot springs!) [Wallpaper]

One for the wishlist - Noma chef René Redzepi’s upcoming 3-volume cookbook and journal [Eater]

Three words – Brian Atwood’s closet. Need we say more? Behold, stiletto heaven [The Coveteur]

One of our fave LA hangs, the Trails Cafe in Griffith Park, with fab perch for pooches too [The Selby]

Italy’s Castello di Reschio is what the doc ordered for ultimate Umbrian opulence [The Coolhunter]

Faff & Faddle  | April 19th 2013

Gorgeously Gritti

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The truly majestic, luxury-with-a-capital-L Gritti Palace in Venice, after her extensive facelift [AD]

A first look at the staggering collection of art to be housed in the Louvre Abu Dhabi [CN Traveler]

Our all-in-one NYC shop, sup, and cut spot Freemans Sporting Club opens a branch in Tokyo [FSC]

At long last, Amsterdam’s (and the country’s) grand dame Rikjsmuseum is complete [Superfuture]

Iconic, Art Deco train Orient-Express makes its maiden journey into Scandinavia – all aboard! [DA]

Faff & Faddle  | April 12th 2013

Anantara’s Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa, Yunnan, China

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‘Master of leather, bold Spanish passion’, and more behind the scenes at Loewe Madrid [The Selby]

Spring travel inspiration: exploring New Zealand’s natural beauty from North tip to South [Tablet]

New China? Forget Beijing, the serene southwest province of Yunnan beckons [How To Spend It]

Sex and the City fans, here’s your rare chance to walk a mile in Carrie Bradshaw’s stillies [NYDN]

Future astronaut: what you could be upon entering KLM’s crazy spaceflight competition [Jaunted]

Faff & Faddle  | March 22nd 2013

Inez & Vinoodh’s luxurious LES loft

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Feeling the urge to splurge? Why not try the world’s most indulgent holiday spots? [CN Traveler]

From Provence to Brazil, we love these eleven hotels with darn-good degustations [Tablet Mag]

Inside fab fashion photog duo Inez and Vinoodh’s 3,400 sq ft New York City loft [Trendland]

Behind a literal sea of shoes: a peek inside style maven Jane Aldridge’s suitcase [The Coveteur]

A fascinating, 19-minute video tour of Ferran Adrias’ ElBulli Foundation, to open 2015 [Eater]

 

Faff & Faddle  | March 15th 2013

Da Nang’s charmant Maison 1888

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Aman debuts in Italy with the summer opening of extravagant Canal Grande Venice [HotelChatter]

From Melbourne’s Masala Trail to Tokyo’s Tsukiji, the world’s best food walks are.. [GranTourismo]

Beauty buzz: The 5 essentials inside American supermodel Karlie Kloss’ make-up bag [Telegraph]

Renzo Piano takes Oslo with a modern art museum and beaut boutique hotel [How To Spend It]

The ten most beautiful new restaurants, from Da Nang to Doha. Hello to high-design dining! [AD]

Faff & Faddle  | March 8th 2013

A rendering of Philippe’s dreamy Bali bedroom

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From McQueen to A. Wang for Balenciaga, the 10 best shows at Paris Fashion Week [Fashionista]

A traveller’s guide to eating your way through Vietnam, one local delicacy at a time [Tablet Mag]

This just in: Philippe Starck to design 12-villa resort ‘The Stairs’ in Bali, slated 2014 [HotelChatter]

Fab vintage shopping around the world, from New York to Paris to… Colorado? [Travel + Leisure]

Only in Tokyo: Isetan’s concept pop-up L’Espace, featuring Maison Martin Margiela [Superfuture]

 

Faff & Faddle  | March 1st 2013

And the title of world’s tallest hotel goes to…

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants revealed, with Tokyo, Bangkok, and HK taking the top honours [WSJ]

End of a fashion era: Andre Leon Talley is leaving Vogue after 3 decades on the masthead [Gawker]

Gents: NYC’s Dior Homme store launches MTM services, with each suit handmade in Paris [Racked]

Inside Elizabeth Taylor’s closet – furs, pearls, and negligees, all shot by photog Catherine Opie [T]

The world’s tallest hotel? It’s in Dubai, duh. Unveiling the 355m JW Marriott Marquis [DestinAsian]

Faff & Faddle  | February 22nd 2013

Sparadise: the Regent Palm Spa in Turks & Caicos

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Mayan clay in Mexico, alpine herbs in Dresden, and more all-natural spa-aah treats [Hotel Chatter]

The Venetian Vegas hosts ‘National Geographic’s 50 Greatest Photographs’ exhibit [Haute Living]

It’s almost Oscar Sunday! A look back at the ephemera of Vanity Fair’s past parties [Vanity Fair]

Behind the scenes with Alexander Wang and Carolina Herrera at the NYFW runway shows [Vogue]

Wanderlust: Stargazing at the Miraval Resort, in the Santa Catalina mountains of Arizona [T Mag]