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Mahogany House

Nassau
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Local Culture at the Island House in the Bahamas
The beauty of the just-opened Island House ("Mahogany House" on the map) in Nassau is that it feels like a small community of creative local minds. The 48-seat cinema screens films made in the Caribbean. Bahamian musicians perform live sets. Even the pottery throughout the 30 rooms was made by ceramicists in town. There are plenty of ways to stay active, too: The hotel has a squash court and an anti-gravity yoga studio, and, of course, the beach is mere steps away. From $550. This appeared in the June/July 2015 issue.
Local Culture at the Island House in the Bahamas
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Akemi

Berlin
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Inventive Decor and Eclectic Tastes at Akemi Asian Soul Kitchen in Berlin
When Akemi Asian Soul Kitchen revamped its look last year, it turned to Miriam Jacks, a L’Oréal makeup artist with a studio nearby. Her eclectic touch (geometric light fixtures, an ocean mural) sets the scene for the restaurant’s inventive dishes (sushi spring rolls, mussel sashimi). By Bernadette Geyer. This appeared in the June/July 2015 issue.
Inventive Decor and Eclectic Tastes at Akemi Asian Soul Kitchen in Berlin
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NO FIRE NO GLORY

Berlin
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Lounge and Sip Coffee at No Fire No Glory, Berlin
No Fire No Glory was the first Berlin café to source beans from such roasters as Copenhagen’s Coffee Collective. Though purist shops now populate the city, locals still lounge with pour-overs at the tables here. By Bernadette Geyer. This appeared in the June/July 2015 issue.
Lounge and Sip Coffee at No Fire No Glory, Berlin
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Kulturbrauerei

Berlin
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Street Food Market at Kulturbrauerei, Berlin
The epicenter of Berlin’s street food boom is the Kulturbrauerei, a cultural center in a former brewery that hosts the massive Street Food auf Achse market on Sundays. Start with breaded veal sandwiches from the Schnitzel Truck or meander over to Gorilla Barbecue for a pulled pork burger. Craving something funky? Fräulein Kimchi makes a tangy-spicy quesadilla using the Korean staple. Vegan food is having a moment as well: Try the grain-based ShaVarma from Vegan on Grill. By Bernadette Geyer. This appeared in the June/July 2015 issue.
Street Food Market at Kulturbrauerei, Berlin
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Ackselhaus

Berlin
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Themed Artistic Rooms at Ackselhaus, Berlin
With its Balinese-style courtyard filled with plants and benches, the Ackselhaus hotel may have the best patio on the block. Themed rooms are just as transporting. Check in to the Picasso, a blue-accented swirl of patterns. By Bernadette Geyer. This appeared in the June/July 2015 issue.
Themed Artistic Rooms at Ackselhaus, Berlin
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Kollwitzplatz

Berlin
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Buy Local Produce at the Farmer's Market at Kollwitzplatz Park in Berlin
On sunny days, Berliners head to the closest park—and anyone is welcome to join. Near Rykestrasse, you have two options: Wasserturm Park, home to a historic water tower and a coveted Ping-Pong table, or the elegant Kollwitzplatz, where farmers sell seasonal fruits and vegetables at the markets on Thursdays and Saturdays. By Bernadette Geyer. This appeared in the June/July 2015 issue.
Buy Local Produce at the Farmer's Market at Kollwitzplatz Park in Berlin
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BRYK Bar

Berlin
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Experience Unique Mixology at BRYK Bar Berlin
In a black-tiled space, BRYK Bar rides the mixology wave with unusual ingredients, including horseradish and chestnut honey, and cocktail names that sound like indie movies: Crocodile Dundee Is Going Hunting and Kamasutra with a Hangover. By Bernadette Geyer. This appeared in the June/July 2015 issue.
Experience Unique Mixology at BRYK Bar Berlin
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Park Hyatt Milan

Milano
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Splurge on Luxury at Park Hyatt Milan
For starters, it’s surrounded by the Milan’s best shopping. Plus, rooms are like lived-in palaces, with blown-glass lamps and a bounty of Italian marble. Splurge on a balcony suite. From $560. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Splurge on Luxury at Park Hyatt Milan
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Principe di Savoia

Milano
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Traditional Glamour at Principe di Savoia
This still-sparkling hotel opened in 1927. The only clues that it lived through a world war are the epic chandeliers, hand-painted frescoes, and proper yes-sir-yes-ma’am service. From $320. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Traditional Glamour at Principe di Savoia
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Lake Orta

Pettenasco
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Day Trip to Tourist-Free Lake Orta
It may not have George Clooney in swim trunks (win, Lake Como) but Lake Orta and the shoreline town of Orta San Giulio does have green mountains, glittering forested shores, and a tourist-free scene of Italians in repose. Less than an hour drive north of Milan’s Malpensa airport, it’s easily doable as a day trip. Zip up for lunch at one of the exceptional enotecas that line the water, such as Al Bouec, where fine barolos are served in a 500-year-old candlelit cavern. Or spend a few days in the sun at Villa Crespi (from $700, hotelvillacrespi.it), a 14th-century Moorish compound with a hammam and front-row seats to the real attraction: that lake. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Day Trip to Tourist-Free Lake Orta
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Bulgari Hotels & Resorts Milan

Milano
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Relax with a Massage and a Cocktail at Bulgari Hotel Milan
You’re a short walk from the Bulgari Hotel. Get a massage from one of the spa’s gifted therapists. After, hit the restaurant for cocktails and hissing-hot arancini in Milan’s most beautiful garden. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Relax with a Massage and a Cocktail at Bulgari Hotel Milan
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Profumo Srl

Milano
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Elegant (or Wacky) Perfume from Profumo Milan
Italians love their fragrances. At Profumo, you’ll find scents for anyone and any home. Notes range from the classic (fig, cedar) to the absurd (one candle smells just like lipstick). This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Elegant (or Wacky) Perfume from Profumo Milan
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