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Walk Walk Fashion Baby | London Fashion Week 2013

As of this morning London Fashion Week is officially upon us and, as one of the ‘Big Four’ (together with Paris, Milan and LA), we have come to expect great things from it. So far, it has yet to disappoint. This

London Fashion Week 2013 | Featureflash: Shutterstock.com

Walk Walk Fashion Baby | London Fashion Week 2013

As of this morning London Fashion Week is officially upon us and, as one of the ‘Big Four’ (together with Paris, Milan and LA), we have come to expect great things from it. So far, it has yet to disappoint. This

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Hot & Bothered | Our Top Five Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs…

The power of the aphrodisiac has been debated for years – do they actually work? Is there any scientific proof whatsoever that certain foods have any special affect on our libido or, umm, performance? To be honest, we’re not so

Mothershuckers Oysters

Hot & Bothered | Our Top Five Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs…

The power of the aphrodisiac has been debated for years – do they actually work? Is there any scientific proof whatsoever that certain foods have any special affect on our libido or, umm, performance? To be honest, we’re not so

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A Taste of Peru in LA | Interview with Picca’s Executive Chef and Owner, Ricardo Zarate

Chef Ricardo Zarate is a Lima native who learnt his trade in top London Japanese restaurant Zuma, before finding a home under the golden sun of Los Angeles – where he is currently taking the culinary scene by storm. We

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A Taste of Peru in LA | Interview with Picca’s Executive Chef and Owner, Ricardo Zarate

Chef Ricardo Zarate is a Lima native who learnt his trade in top London Japanese restaurant Zuma, before finding a home under the golden sun of Los Angeles – where he is currently taking the culinary scene by storm. We

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Aerial Art Around the Globe | Hg2 Picks

Ever since the snow fell on London (A.K.A #snowmageddon) and everyone got unusually creative with their snowmen we’ve been thinking… Are there people that make a living from fooling around in the snow like this? Surely not! we cried. Well,

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Aerial Art Around the Globe | Hg2 Picks

Ever since the snow fell on London (A.K.A #snowmageddon) and everyone got unusually creative with their snowmen we’ve been thinking… Are there people that make a living from fooling around in the snow like this? Surely not! we cried. Well,

Kate Cornell | Glossybox

Kate Cornell on GLOSSYBOX and all things beauty | Hg2 INSIDER

Kate Cornell is CEO of GLOSSYBOX and a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the latest beauty products and the very best treatments. Providing busy beauty addicts with a hand-picked selection of monthly must-have products delivered straight to their

Kate Cornell | Glossybox

Kate Cornell on GLOSSYBOX and all things beauty | Hg2 INSIDER

Kate Cornell is CEO of GLOSSYBOX and a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the latest beauty products and the very best treatments. Providing busy beauty addicts with a hand-picked selection of monthly must-have products delivered straight to their

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Hg2’s Favourite LA Films

As the capital of the moving image, it’s not surprising that Los Angeles has been captured by some fantastic cinematography. Here is just a small selection of our favourite short films. Snow Globe Los Angeles This beautifully crafted video presents

Los Angeles Skyline - photo © jondoeforty1

Hg2’s Favourite LA Films

As the capital of the moving image, it’s not surprising that Los Angeles has been captured by some fantastic cinematography. Here is just a small selection of our favourite short films. Snow Globe Los Angeles This beautifully crafted video presents

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Christmas Gift List for Hedonists and Travellers | Hg2 PICKS

If you’re worried about what to get your jet-setting loved ones this Christmas, fear not. We’ve put together a list of some of Hg2‘s favourite essential Christmas gifts for travellers and hedonists. These are sure to be a hit under

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Christmas Gift List for Hedonists and Travellers | Hg2 PICKS

If you’re worried about what to get your jet-setting loved ones this Christmas, fear not. We’ve put together a list of some of Hg2‘s favourite essential Christmas gifts for travellers and hedonists. These are sure to be a hit under

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Off-Piste Apres Ski: London Winter Bars Without The Ski | Hg2 FEATURE

Afraid as we are to say it, winter has arrived in London. But as the grey nights give us plenty more evening to enjoy ourselves, we’ve decided to focus on getting cosy. Some of us here at Hg2 are avid

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Off-Piste Apres Ski: London Winter Bars Without The Ski | Hg2 FEATURE

Afraid as we are to say it, winter has arrived in London. But as the grey nights give us plenty more evening to enjoy ourselves, we’ve decided to focus on getting cosy. Some of us here at Hg2 are avid

Mountain dweller on horseback. Khinaliq Village. Azerbaijan. June 2006

Azerbaijan Through the Lens | Hg2 PREVIEWS

Over the autumn, our friends at the The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) ran a photo competition called ‘Azerbaijan Through the Lens’. They asked professional and amateur photographers to submit their snaps of Azerbaijan for a chance to win some lovely

Mountain dweller on horseback. Khinaliq Village. Azerbaijan. June 2006

Azerbaijan Through the Lens | Hg2 PREVIEWS

Over the autumn, our friends at the The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) ran a photo competition called ‘Azerbaijan Through the Lens’. They asked professional and amateur photographers to submit their snaps of Azerbaijan for a chance to win some lovely

Miami Art Basel. Photo by miamism

Winter Events Calendar | HG2 EVENTS

As autumn draws to a close, we at Hg2 think it’s time to get those winter calendars nicely filled up with some fabulous events to see you through until spring. Fortunately we’ve found some in our favourite cities across the globe

Miami Art Basel. Photo by miamism

Winter Events Calendar | HG2 EVENTS

As autumn draws to a close, we at Hg2 think it’s time to get those winter calendars nicely filled up with some fabulous events to see you through until spring. Fortunately we’ve found some in our favourite cities across the globe

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Sleepless in Tel Aviv: An Itinerary in 24 Hours | Hg2 FEATURE

For the past several months, we have been working hard on our newest city guide to Tel Aviv. Our Hg2 author has been on the ground scouting the best restaurants, hottest clubs and chicest cafes, and we’ve been busying putting

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Sleepless in Tel Aviv: An Itinerary in 24 Hours | Hg2 FEATURE

For the past several months, we have been working hard on our newest city guide to Tel Aviv. Our Hg2 author has been on the ground scouting the best restaurants, hottest clubs and chicest cafes, and we’ve been busying putting

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Behind Bounce – London’s Ping Pong Bar | Hg2 INSIDER

Adam Breeden knows a thing or two about running a successful bar in London. As co-founder of the wildly successful All Star Lanes, Adam’s got quite a bit of experience in turning a formerly uncool sport into a raging nightlife

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Behind Bounce – London’s Ping Pong Bar | Hg2 INSIDER

Adam Breeden knows a thing or two about running a successful bar in London. As co-founder of the wildly successful All Star Lanes, Adam’s got quite a bit of experience in turning a formerly uncool sport into a raging nightlife

London Playlist Headphones. Photo: Garry Knight

A Most Epic London Playlist | Hg2 PICKS

What music defines a great weekend in London? On Friday, we started asking that question here in the Hg2 offices and it proved a very popular (and impassioned) discussion. So we’re on a mission to find out – just what

London Playlist Headphones. Photo: Garry Knight

A Most Epic London Playlist | Hg2 PICKS

What music defines a great weekend in London? On Friday, we started asking that question here in the Hg2 offices and it proved a very popular (and impassioned) discussion. So we’re on a mission to find out – just what

Peninsula Hotel Tokyo View

Getting High in Tokyo: Five Tokyo Hotels With Views Worth Paying For | Hg2 PICKS

Tokyo is a city to get high in. We want to get up…up, UP to catch those views of the iconic red blinking lights and twinkling bustle far below. Luckily, Tokyo is also a city of towers, many of which

Peninsula Hotel Tokyo View

Getting High in Tokyo: Five Tokyo Hotels With Views Worth Paying For | Hg2 PICKS

Tokyo is a city to get high in. We want to get up…up, UP to catch those views of the iconic red blinking lights and twinkling bustle far below. Luckily, Tokyo is also a city of towers, many of which

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Down and Dirty Jazz Bars of Greenwich Village | Hg2 PICKS

Greenwich Village has been home to artistic evolution since the Bohemian beatnik heyday and the best old-fashioned jazz clubs in New York have remained loyal residents since. Guest blogger Hatty Copeman gets down and dirty in the best jazz bars

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Down and Dirty Jazz Bars of Greenwich Village | Hg2 PICKS

Greenwich Village has been home to artistic evolution since the Bohemian beatnik heyday and the best old-fashioned jazz clubs in New York have remained loyal residents since. Guest blogger Hatty Copeman gets down and dirty in the best jazz bars

In UK Cinemas 7th September

Anna Karenina’s Moscow | Hg2 PICKS

For the release of Anna Karenina, we thought we’d give you some ideas on how to visit Moscow in Imperial style. Check out our picks below for a Tolstoy itinerary around the Russian capital. Sleeping Built in 1912, the Hotel

In UK Cinemas 7th September

Anna Karenina’s Moscow | Hg2 PICKS

For the release of Anna Karenina, we thought we’d give you some ideas on how to visit Moscow in Imperial style. Check out our picks below for a Tolstoy itinerary around the Russian capital. Sleeping Built in 1912, the Hotel

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Hg2’s Favourite Buenos Aires Videos

Bursting at the seams with art, music and theatre, Buenos Aires’ rich cultural life has a lot to offer.  This beautiful city is famous for its European-influenced architecture that encompasses the city and emanates culture. With this in mind, we have rounded

Flickr Image by Morrissey

Hg2’s Favourite Buenos Aires Videos

Bursting at the seams with art, music and theatre, Buenos Aires’ rich cultural life has a lot to offer.  This beautiful city is famous for its European-influenced architecture that encompasses the city and emanates culture. With this in mind, we have rounded

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Brunch in the Bayou: New Orleans’ Best Weekend Brunches I Hg2 FEATURE

As one of North America’s more unique cities, New Orleans is celebrated for its rich cross-cultural, multilingual heritage. The birthplace of jazz, this Louisianan city is famed for its music, as well as its traditional Deep Southern cuisine and its annual

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Brunch in the Bayou: New Orleans’ Best Weekend Brunches I Hg2 FEATURE

As one of North America’s more unique cities, New Orleans is celebrated for its rich cross-cultural, multilingual heritage. The birthplace of jazz, this Louisianan city is famed for its music, as well as its traditional Deep Southern cuisine and its annual

Reading in New York. Photo: Tyler Merbler

Manhattan Bound: Great Books About New York

Sometimes you need to get under the skin of a place, and the best way to do that is through the words of the writers that have immortalised it. Guest blogger Hatty Copeman offers her review of five books about New

Reading in New York. Photo: Tyler Merbler

Manhattan Bound: Great Books About New York

Sometimes you need to get under the skin of a place, and the best way to do that is through the words of the writers that have immortalised it. Guest blogger Hatty Copeman offers her review of five books about New

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Get Active in London Post Olympics | Hg2 FEATURE

So the hype is over – we survived the squashed tubes, sweaty palms and serious traffic jams of the Olympic fortnight, and everything has returned to normal in London. At Hg2 we have to confess, we’re missing it slightly; the last

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Get Active in London Post Olympics | Hg2 FEATURE

So the hype is over – we survived the squashed tubes, sweaty palms and serious traffic jams of the Olympic fortnight, and everything has returned to normal in London. At Hg2 we have to confess, we’re missing it slightly; the last