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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

Hg2 iPhone Main Menu

Is this the only travel app you’ll ever need?

Over the past few months we’ve been beavering away to bring you the king of travel apps; the most imaginative and informative of travel tools – the only travel app you’ll ever need. Well we think so anyway. What’s so

Hg2 iPhone Main Menu

Is this the only travel app you’ll ever need?

Over the past few months we’ve been beavering away to bring you the king of travel apps; the most imaginative and informative of travel tools – the only travel app you’ll ever need. Well we think so anyway. What’s so

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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

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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

Adrienne No2

N°2: Zurich’s True Boutique Experience | Interview with Adrienne Purkert

It seems to us at Hg2 that the city of Zurich is often unfairly seen only in the light of its most famous feature – Finance. However, we think there’s another “F” word that it should be associated with… Fashion. Underneath its sensible,

Adrienne No2

N°2: Zurich’s True Boutique Experience | Interview with Adrienne Purkert

It seems to us at Hg2 that the city of Zurich is often unfairly seen only in the light of its most famous feature – Finance. However, we think there’s another “F” word that it should be associated with… Fashion. Underneath its sensible,

Madrid's Top Tapas Bars

Fish Throats and Baby Eels – A Guide to Madrid’s Top Tapas Bars (and what to eat when you get there) | Hg2 PICKS

When we at Hg2 think of Spain, the first thing that comes to mind is tapas. Jamón, chorizo, quesadillas, prawns, patatas bravas – we salivate at the mere thought of this Spanish institution. It’s interesting to think that once upon

Madrid's Top Tapas Bars

Fish Throats and Baby Eels – A Guide to Madrid’s Top Tapas Bars (and what to eat when you get there) | Hg2 PICKS

When we at Hg2 think of Spain, the first thing that comes to mind is tapas. Jamón, chorizo, quesadillas, prawns, patatas bravas – we salivate at the mere thought of this Spanish institution. It’s interesting to think that once upon

Barcelona Plaza Real Video blog, Photo: Flickr user frankartculinary

Hg2′s Favourite Barcelona Videos

The outdoor markets, al-fresco dining, laid back bars and local delicacies – Barcelona is full of everything that makes European cities so appealing to visit – not to mention that it’s home to the famous Sagrada Familia, las Ramblas, the Gothic

Barcelona Plaza Real Video blog, Photo: Flickr user frankartculinary

Hg2′s Favourite Barcelona Videos

The outdoor markets, al-fresco dining, laid back bars and local delicacies – Barcelona is full of everything that makes European cities so appealing to visit – not to mention that it’s home to the famous Sagrada Familia, las Ramblas, the Gothic

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The Future Of Cinema

Future Shorts’ Spring Programme is currently underway in some of the most quirky cinema settings across the globe. Founder and veritable film buff, Fabien Riggall, tells us how…

FS Tower Bridge

The Future Of Cinema

Future Shorts’ Spring Programme is currently underway in some of the most quirky cinema settings across the globe. Founder and veritable film buff, Fabien Riggall, tells us how…

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Beirut Drinks In Its Wine Renaissance

The Lebanese capital city has become, in less than five years, the Middle East’s destination for party, shop and celebration of all kind. Big brands, top chefs and astute designers rush here to enjoy the oriental glee as Beirut sees new venues popping up from its wine heritage…

CoteauxDeBotrys_2

Beirut Drinks In Its Wine Renaissance

The Lebanese capital city has become, in less than five years, the Middle East’s destination for party, shop and celebration of all kind. Big brands, top chefs and astute designers rush here to enjoy the oriental glee as Beirut sees new venues popping up from its wine heritage…

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Jay McInerney – His Bite Of The Big Apple

Bright Lights, Big City is an iconic representation of ‘80s New York but things have evolved massively since then. Its author tell us how…

BrightLights

Jay McInerney – His Bite Of The Big Apple

Bright Lights, Big City is an iconic representation of ‘80s New York but things have evolved massively since then. Its author tell us how…

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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2012

You might simply want to know, ‘when is Chinese New Year 2012’. Which we can answer quite happily – it’s this Monday (January 23rd, 2012). But, as the hedonistic, travel-hungry thrill seekers that we are, we thought we’d tempt you

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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2012

You might simply want to know, ‘when is Chinese New Year 2012’. Which we can answer quite happily – it’s this Monday (January 23rd, 2012). But, as the hedonistic, travel-hungry thrill seekers that we are, we thought we’d tempt you

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BOUTIQUE SYDNEY

The renowned Diamant Hotel was sure to have the lowdown on other avant-garde outlets in town. From delectable little treats to designer boutiques and even a little outré art, we wanted to know it all – right in time for Australia Day.

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BOUTIQUE SYDNEY

The renowned Diamant Hotel was sure to have the lowdown on other avant-garde outlets in town. From delectable little treats to designer boutiques and even a little outré art, we wanted to know it all – right in time for Australia Day.

The Cinnamon Club Head To New York

SPICE GOES STATESIDE WITH VIVEK

The Cinnamon Club pops-up at Desmond’s New York eatery…

The Cinnamon Club Head To New York

SPICE GOES STATESIDE WITH VIVEK

The Cinnamon Club pops-up at Desmond’s New York eatery…

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LA’S INTERIOR QUEEN TALKS

This lady is the Queen of style when it comes to interior design inspiration from LA. Forget the long list of celebrity endorsements that follow like litter behind her name. Dana Hollister needs no head but her own to hold up these creations.

One Eyed Gypsy, LA

LA’S INTERIOR QUEEN TALKS

This lady is the Queen of style when it comes to interior design inspiration from LA. Forget the long list of celebrity endorsements that follow like litter behind her name. Dana Hollister needs no head but her own to hold up these creations.

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IF ANYONE KNOWS NEW ORLEANS IT’S RALPH BRENNAN

New Orleans  is synonymous with its Creole cuisine, but come to this city for its food and you’re bound to have your tastebuds touched by Ralph Brennan too. The current head of the Brennan portfolio joined in the early ‘80s

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IF ANYONE KNOWS NEW ORLEANS IT’S RALPH BRENNAN

New Orleans  is synonymous with its Creole cuisine, but come to this city for its food and you’re bound to have your tastebuds touched by Ralph Brennan too. The current head of the Brennan portfolio joined in the early ‘80s

Skiing in Almaty

SKI, SING AND BE SEEN IN KAZAKHSTAN

Comedy might well be on the tip of the tongue when it comes to Kazakhstan. But for those in the know, it’s a world away from the tongue-in-cheek travel destination touted by Borat. Almaty residents, Elisabeth and Isabelle, delicately strutted

Skiing in Almaty

SKI, SING AND BE SEEN IN KAZAKHSTAN

Comedy might well be on the tip of the tongue when it comes to Kazakhstan. But for those in the know, it’s a world away from the tongue-in-cheek travel destination touted by Borat. Almaty residents, Elisabeth and Isabelle, delicately strutted

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LET’S CELEBRATE SUMO: EAT JAPANESE!

If you’re planning a little sojourn into Tokyo you might want to coincide it with (or, indeed, work around) the three 15-day Grand Sumo Tournaments in January, May and September.
The latest event kicked off this week, so what better way to celebrate (not that we need much of an excuse) with a little trip around some of the World’s best Japanese eateries.

Cherry blossom 2 DD

LET’S CELEBRATE SUMO: EAT JAPANESE!

If you’re planning a little sojourn into Tokyo you might want to coincide it with (or, indeed, work around) the three 15-day Grand Sumo Tournaments in January, May and September.
The latest event kicked off this week, so what better way to celebrate (not that we need much of an excuse) with a little trip around some of the World’s best Japanese eateries.

DangerOfDeath

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas Hg2 gave to me…

  Membership and £100 bar tab at Danger of Death      We wanted to finish this competition off on a suitably hedonistic note, and what better way than to offer membership to a top London drinking den, with £100

DangerOfDeath

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas Hg2 gave to me…

  Membership and £100 bar tab at Danger of Death      We wanted to finish this competition off on a suitably hedonistic note, and what better way than to offer membership to a top London drinking den, with £100

Missoni

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas Hg2 gave to me…

  A Missoni scarf from style-passport      Ever on the mark with hot property, style-passport have offered this gorgeous crocheted stripy scarf from Missoni’s new collection. Light enough to be worn all year round, it’ll brighten up your life

Missoni

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas Hg2 gave to me…

  A Missoni scarf from style-passport      Ever on the mark with hot property, style-passport have offered this gorgeous crocheted stripy scarf from Missoni’s new collection. Light enough to be worn all year round, it’ll brighten up your life

ToyWatch

On the Tenth Day of Christmas Hg2 gave to me…

  A Rose Gold Mesh ToyWatch!      No idea what to get the man who has everything this Christmas? In answer to your prayers, Hg2 have teamed up with the inimitably stylish ToyWatch to offer this sleek, strong and

ToyWatch

On the Tenth Day of Christmas Hg2 gave to me…

  A Rose Gold Mesh ToyWatch!      No idea what to get the man who has everything this Christmas? In answer to your prayers, Hg2 have teamed up with the inimitably stylish ToyWatch to offer this sleek, strong and

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The Hedonist Hot List 2012: Cities / Hg2 FEATURE

Ever the purveyors of up-and-coming cities, a new year brings yet another opportunity for Hg2 to whip out our crystal ball and be the first to tell you where will be hip and happening in the coming year. Toronto In

Hedonist-Hotlist

The Hedonist Hot List 2012: Cities / Hg2 FEATURE

Ever the purveyors of up-and-coming cities, a new year brings yet another opportunity for Hg2 to whip out our crystal ball and be the first to tell you where will be hip and happening in the coming year. Toronto In