Europe

Gogol and Company

What happens when three literary-influenced youngsters get together and decide to open up an eclectic coffee shop, where books, latte and conversations never seem to ebb? Gogol & Company is the child of such ideas seeing the light of day.

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La Patisserie des Reves

Got a sweet tooth? Wish to sink your teeth into something heavenly? La Pâtisserie des Rêves (the patisserie of dreams) on the 7th arrondissement in Paris is a haven for pastry lovers, coming straight from chef extraordinaire Philippe Conticini’s own kitchen.

Un Dimanche à Paris

Enter a concept store for chocolate. When you have three consecutive historic addresses on three levels dedicated to chocolate, you know these guys are serious!

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Alsur Cafe Barcelona

Located in the most amazing El Born neighborhood, Alsur has everything one could possibly want from a café; coffee that is a cut above the rest.

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Hotel 27

Hotel Twentyseven is the kind of haven you check yourself into just to wonder why you would even bother to think about leaving the room.

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Hotel Fox

Forget everything you think you know about how a hotel should look and leave your expectations at the door as you enter Hotel Fox in Copenhagen.

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Nimb Copenhagen

One look at the fabulous frontage of Nimb with its palace-like grandeur will literally take your breath away. This property is rich in family history and after the most recent major refurbishment in 2008, this hotel is once again truly fit for a king.

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Ice Bar

We’ve all heard about the new sensation of “ice” themed bars that keep popping up around the world, where the entire decor, furniture and even the drinks themselves are made from ice and snow.

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Arken Museum of Modern Art

The Arken Museum of Modern Art is only a short train ride south of the city and is worth the trip for the striking architecture of the building alone.

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Tapas24

Whether you sit by the counter, at one of the bar tables or enjoy the fresh air on the outdoor terrace, Tapas 24 will be a delight and you will want to keep coming back for more.

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Bar Lobo

A highly recommended bar within the La Rambla district, Bar Lobo serves delicious meals at reasonable prices, in a chic ambience that will leave you savouring every last bite of your tapas.

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Papabubble

Papabubble’s creators are what can only be described as caramel artisans, opening their doors in 2004 with the intention or reviving the beauty of making hand-made candies.

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Kaiku

A place for connoisseurs of modern design to load up on the trendiest and sleekest of almost everything, from furniture, to stationery, to gardening utensils and almost everything in between.

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Stilleben

This store is quaint and full of charm, but the shelves are laden with modern day remakes of regular household items like bowls and jugs, in gorgeous vibrant ceramics that are both useful and works of art.

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Uh la la

With a store almost as new as the products it sells, the Uh La La studio and brand were created by a young Danish designer, Julie Bonde Bülck in November 2010.

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Agnes Cupcakes

Somewhere in recent five years, cupcakes became the hottest new treat in gourmet treats, with boutique stores popping up all over the place and many replacing their traditional wedding cake with piles of divine looking cupcakes.