The Curators: Globetrotting DJ Lefto on The World’s Best Clubs

The Curators: Globetrotting DJ Lefto on The World’s Best Clubs |

For this edition of The Curators I’m very excited to introduce to you one of my all-time favourite deejays and biggest music inspirations – Lefto. This man, a globetrotting musical tastemaker, is known for his special knack of uncovering fresh talent, new genres and the latest releases within his mainstays hip hop, jazz, soul, and … Continue reading

The Wolvesmouth Dining Experience – Where Food Meets Art

The phrase “dining experience” is one that you see thrown around in restaurant reviews all the time and we all think we know that it means until we get to have a real dining experience – like the one I was lucky enough to have last night with Wolvesmouth X NYC. Wolvesmouth is an underground … Continue reading

LA Hotspot Find: Laurel Hardware

LA Hotspot Find: Laurel Hardware |

  LAUREL HARDWARE, WEST HOLLYWOOD Laurel Hardware is one of those restaurants that isn’t what it seems to be. Just a while ago it was really a hardware store – one that you could drive past without realising that it was anything else, even now that it’s a fashionable West Hollywood restaurant. When you walk … Continue reading

LA Hotspot Find: Baco Mercat

LA Hotspot Find: Baco Mercat |

BACO MERCAT, DOWNTOWN LA Baco Mercat is largely famous for Chef Josef Centeno’s signature flatbread which he uses as a vessel for all sorts of delicious things like beef carnitas and crispy shrimp. If you thought that sounded like a taco, you guessed right, only these are Bacos – get it? Bread-slash-taco? Ha-ha. Humorous word … Continue reading

Los Angeles city guide: Embrace your inner LA (with an egg-white omelette)

I was certain I’d hate LA with its sprawling suburbs, endless driving and plastic people. And maybe I’d still hate to live there but as a New Yorker for the last almost-year without a proper holiday, a long weekend in LA was the perfect way to de-stress and re-energise. Sure, there are those LA cliché’s … Continue reading

LA Hotspot Find: Sunny Spot

LA Hotspot Find: Sunny Spot |

SUNNY SPOT, VENICE A sweet roadside-cook-shop-style Caribbean restaurant with an even sweeter outdoor section (where you can really make use of that sunny spot) Best Bit: Jerk Chicken baby! 822 W Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 (310) 448-8884 WE’RE SOCIAL AT MELTING BUTTER: Follow on the social web to keep up … Continue reading

LA Hotspot Find: Griffith Observatory

LA Hotspot Find: Griffith Observatory |

GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY Work off that delicious Umami Burger with a hike up to the Griffith Observatory. This is how LA folks actually spend their weekends! Jealous much? Best Bit: The ridiculous view of LA and the Hollywood sign. 2800 E Observatory Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (213) 473-0800   WE’RE SOCIAL AT MELTING BUTTER: … Continue reading

LA Hotspot Find: Umami Burger

LA Hotspot Find: Umami Burger |

UMAMI BURGER, LOS FELIZ Burger fanatics will argue passionately about who has the best burger: Shake Shack or Umami Burger. But that’s like arguing over which is the best city – NYC or LA, you can’t say till you’ve tried them both 🙂 Thankfully for New Yorkers, rumours of an Umami Burger NYC have been … Continue reading

LA Hotspot Find: Gjelina

LA Hotspot Find: Gjelina |

GJELINA, VENICE For well-made small sharing plates of fresh modern Mediterranean food and for a little bit of celebrity spotting. Best Bit: Butterscotch pot de crème with salted caramel and crème fraiche. It’s to die for. 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (310) 450-1429   WE’RE SOCIAL AT MELTING BUTTER: Follow on … Continue reading

LA Hotspot Find: Tortoise

TORTOISE, VENICE If you’re a lover of the Japanese interior aesthetic you will love this store Best Bit: My indigo night carafe from Sugahara 🙂 1208 1/2 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291 (310) 396-7335   WE’RE SOCIAL AT MELTING BUTTER: Follow on the social web to keep up to date with new … Continue reading

LA Hotspot Find: SoHo House

LA Hotspot Find: SoHo House |

SOHO HOUSE, WEST HOLLYWOOD If you’re lucky you might know someone or know someone who knows someone who is kind enough to invite you to members-only SoHo House. Take the opportunity if you have it the buffet brunch selection is lavish. Best Bit: The 360 views of West Hollywood’s swimming pools and palm trees. … Continue reading

LA Hotspot Find: Cerveteca

NYC Hotspot Find: Cerveteca |

CERVETECA, VENICE Look at the picture and imagine eating lunch here when the sun is out and the sky is blue. Now imagine a cold beer in one hand and a fish taco in the other. Best Bit: A vibe-y lunch spot and great place to kick off your long weekend 523 Rose Ave, … Continue reading

LA Hotspot Find: Flake

LA Hotspot Find: Flake |

FLAKE, VENICE I didn’t want to go anywhere else for breakfast the whole time I was in LA. When you’re onto a good thing, stick to it, hey? 🙂 Flake makes simple delicious breakfasts that remind me of Australia (in-the-know breakfast lovers will know exactly what I mean by this comparison!) Best Bit: RAD MUFFIN! … Continue reading