Circolo Degli Artisti

Posted on August 12, 2009 Under Travel

The club scene in Rome can be pretty lame if you stick to the most ostensible standbys, the places usually crowded with more done up travelers than actual locals. The scene in those places ends up being as superficial as…

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Scenarium: Out In Sao Paulo

Posted on April 30, 2009 Under Travel

A dozen lifetimes' worth of collecting all things kitsch lines the high walls of Scenarium, a three story samba club in Lapa, the epicenter of Rio de Janeiro's nightlife scene. The club is the manifestation of owner Plínio Fróes' pledge…

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Exclusive First Look: Clock Bar

Posted on July 22, 2008 Under Travel

Michael Mina's Clock Bar is the newest collaboration between Mina and the Westin St. Francis, paying homage to the San Francisco hotel's century-old tradition in Union Square. While the namesake -- the Magneta grandfather clock -- proudly stands outside the…

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Free Beer 3.4

Posted on December 10, 2007 Under Life

We maintain around here that (most) best things in life are preceded by the word "free", beer being one of those things. Free Beer is actually the name of the concept behind Danish art collective Superflex's exhibit at Sao Paulo's…

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The B-List

Posted on May 8, 2007 Under Gadgetry

My friend Angela put it best last week when she said, "I've reached maximum social networking saturation." As a one-time rabid Dodgeball member (whose future seems uncertain now, having been abandoned by Dens & Alex under unfortunate circumstances), as well…

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Tirana: Sao Paulo

Posted on May 7, 2007 Under Travel

Late last week I had a chance to check out the two-week-old Tirana, a club in Sao Paulo's center district. As soon as I entered, I felt an instant wave of nostalgia hit when I reached the second-story venue. It…

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Radost FX: Prague

Posted on July 10, 2006 Under Travel

Apart form the Charles Bridge, Radost FX is the most talked-about evening destination in Praha. There's a café with castle-like upholstery, a restaurant that manages to feature vegetarian selections from Italy, Mexico, China, Thailand and America in one heavy wooden…

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Paris Restaurant: Cabaret

Posted on September 6, 2005 Under Travel

Right around the corner from Musée Du louvre in the 1st Arrondissement, lies an incredibly simple and standard looking restaurant called Cabaret with a view of the neatly table-cloth covered tables on the ground floor -- but that's only from…

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London: Hakkasan

Posted on June 15, 2005 Under Travel

Hakkasan is an exclusive restaurant tucked in the back corner of Hanway Street, a small unassuming side street right off Tottenham Court Road. The space was originally built to be a parking garage, but restaurant mastermind Alan Yau renovated it…

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