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London Hotspot Find: One Leicester Street Hotel

London Hotspot Find: One Leicester Street Hotel | meltingbutter.com

ONE LEICESTER STREET HOTEL, LEICESTER SQUARE Having to stay amongst the throngs of tourists in Central London might be a necessary evil but now there is a sanctuary you can escape to located right on the doorstep of Leicester Square of all places. One Leicester Street is a boutique design-led hotel offering guests an affordable … Continue reading

London Hotspot Find: Duck Soup

London Hotspot Find: Duck Soup | meltingbutter.com

DUCK SOUP, SOHO Duck Soup is a buzzing London restaurant where the chefs turn out simple food made with restraint. In fact, everything about this hotspot is pared-back, even the surrounds are minimal, probably deliberately so to showcase their honest food. The restaurant is inspired by the neighbourhood eateries of provincial France but with an … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Charlie Bird

NYC Hotspot Find: Charlie Bird | meltingbutter.com

CHARLIE BIRD, SOHO Lingering lunches at Charlie Bird are my new favourite weekend pursuit. Modern Italian food isn’t always done with as much flair in this town, there’s always that fine line that’s crossed where the food is more American-Italian than it is Italian-Italian, but Charlie Bird gets it right. I’m even poised to say … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Amarcord Vintage Fashion

NYC Hotspot Find: Amarcord Vintage Fashion | meltingbutter.com

AMARCORD VINTAGE FASHION, SOHO A shopping destination for designer vintage lovers who are in search of more than just the ubiquitous Chanel quilted handbag. Amarcord digs deep during their buying trips in Europe and in particular Italy (the owner’s motherland) and the result is a store with racks full of unique, wearable art from legendary … Continue reading

The Curators: Marcus Hay talks styling and the top 7 interiors stores in NYC

There’s something very new and exciting happening over here at meltingbutter.com. We’re launching a new section called “The Curators” where we’ve hand selected the most interesting and creative tastemakers from cities all over the world to give us a little insight into what makes them, their work and their cities special. In this first edition … Continue reading

New York City restaurant guide: Fifteen Favourites

It’s probably impossible to distil all NYC restaurants down to the best 15, but I’m ambitious so I’m going to go ahead and do it anyway.  Besides, it’s my blog so I can take it back if I change my mind. These restaurants are the top-15 that really impressed me in the 10 months I’ve … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Blue Ribbon Sushi

NYC Hotspot Find: Blue Ribbon Sushi | meltingbutter.com

BLUE RIBBON SUSHI, SOHO Let the skilled sushi chefs of Blue Ribbon amaze you with their creativity and order the omakase menu, which allows the chef to create a gorgeous platter of the best fish for the day. Best Bit: The moment your eyes light up when the waiter brings this (↑) to your table … Continue reading