Monthly Archives: August 2017

Singapore’s Modern Barbershops

Say what you will about men who care about their appearance being dandies, but we think putting some effort into how you look is never a bad thing. While there are tons of salons and spas catering to the ladies in The Lion City, there are a fair share of…

Singapore’s Coffee Specialists

You may not associate Singapore with killer coffee, but you should. The island has tons of fantastic options, from sleek, industrial-chic joints dedicated to single-origin pour-overs to snug spaces ideal for wiling away an hour with a nice cup of joe. Though you’re spoiled for choice, these are The HUNT…

The Tastiest Baos in Shanghai

Welcome to Shanghai, home of delicious dumplings of all types. Xiaolongbao (小笼包) are thin-skinned, steamed dumplings filled with meat — most often pork — and brothy, flavorful soup that, for those who aren’t practiced, will end up being a delicious mess if you’re not careful to use the Chinese spoon…

Handmade Souvenirs in Shanghai

“Made in China” tends to have a negative connotation, but these four designers are smashing that stereotype. Their Shanghai-inspired goods can be bought directly, or found at boutiques throughout the city: check out Madame Mao’s Dowry  as well as Select 18 to pick up some of these pretties. Pinyin Press…

Go Mojito-Mad in Miami
Aug 25th, 2017 Posted by

Go Mojito-Mad in Miami

Despite Miami’s proximity to Cuba, the mojito didn’t reach Florida’s shores until after it had made its way across Europe and into remote parts of Britain. Nevertheless, The Magic City is now a second home to the drink, due to our close ties to Cuban culture. While the mojito’s birthplace and…

Bangkok’s Hip, Local Fashion Houses

When you think of Bangkok, the first things that most likely come to mind are street food, temples, and the amazing nightlife. While it has all that, another thing thriving in Bangkok these days is indie fashion start-ups, and many of them are nestled near each other in Siam, a…

48 Hours in Vancouver
Aug 21st, 2017 Posted by

48 Hours in Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver. Image via Flickr Creative Commons, by JamesZ_Flickr. There’s a lot more to Vancouver than first meets the eye. Sure, there are breathtaking mountain views, sleek glass towers and beautiful tree-lined streets, but beyond its layers is a small town populated by passionate, dedicated, supportive residents. Whether it’s the…

Experience Toronto’s Thriving Microbrew Scene

Craft beer fanatic? A trip to Toronto is exactly what you need. They’ve had a wealth of microbreweries open up over the last few years and they’re pouring up everything from lagers to ales to sours. From the outside, Bar Hop Brewco doesn’t look like it holds much promise. But…

An ATX Vintage Shopping Bonanza

While it’s still socially acceptable in most parts of Austin, Texas to saunter around in flip flops and lake-ready cutoffs, that doesn’t mean Austinites don’t enjoy getting a little dolled up every now and then. The preferred style poison? Vintage. You’ll find no greater concentration of pre-loved than on South…

48 Hours in New Orleans

If you were to describe New Orleans as a woman, you’d most likely say she is exquisitely beautiful but slightly past her prime; someone clearly experienced in the ways of the world and possessed of a certain come-hither decadence who is not to be underestimated. There’s a sense of the…

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