Guide

The perfect insider city guides for travel in Europe, including the best restaurants, the most beautiful hotels and everything in between.

London’s Icon of Cocktail Culture – The Espresso Martini

London bartender Dick Bradsell’s creation of the Espresso Martini established London’s cocktail culture and ignited a buzzing nightlife in Soho. Today, the drink stands as one of the most requested across the globe. We have the full story behind its invention and a classic recipe for you to make your very own version at home.

Unforgettable Encounters at Our Favourite Hotels in Norway

With breathtaking landscapes, traditional charm, and a bustling capital city, Norway is a land of wonder that offers it all, and inspiring Norway design hotels can be discovered at every corner. We’ve compiled our top list for all of Norway’s tranquillity, exhilaration, and extravagance.

Aparna Aurora and Chutnify: Indian kitchen with soul and spirit

We caught up with the founder of Chutnify, Berlin’s favourite Indian restaurant, to hear how she introduced Indian cuisine to spice-shy Berliners.

Our Favourite Fashion Books for Enduring Glamour and Design

Beyond the high streets, the vaults and the runway, the art of fashion is immortalized in the glossy pages of fashion books, beautifully bound documents of luxury detailing visionary artistry and design. We’ve selected our six favourite fashion books to add to your coffee table for an endless fountain of inspiration.

The Negroni Sbagliato: An Accidental Twist and Ingenious Recipe

The accidental creation of Venetian barman Mirko Stocchetto, the Negroni Sbagliato, or ‘wrong’ Negroni is today an icon of Milan and its historic Bar Basso. Replacing gin with prosecco, the cocktail is a sweeter and lighter update to the classic Negroni. We have the full history and recipe for this aperitif that’s sure to impress at your next get together.

Milan’s Best Luxury and Design Hotels, fit for Italy’s Fashion Capital

Milan is another city that we heartily recommend visiting at least once in a lifetime: the art, fashion and buildings are to die for, and the hotels, restaurants and bars complete the offer.

Takumi Restaurant: the best ramen for authentic taste

Ramen, Japan’s soul food. This simple dish casts its spell over people all over the world and city dwellers often stand in long lines to get their hands on a bowl of this authentic noodle soup. And to take a small excursion into Japanese culture. Like at Takumi, in Düsseldorf’s Little Tokyo, where more genuinely Japanese and soul food is hardly possible.

Our 6 Favourite Architecture Books From Taschen

In-depth guides, illustrated monographs and collections of previously unpublished content: we have selected 6 must-have architecture books published by Taschen, perfect as gift ideas for enthusiasts. These books are full of special materials and insights that every architecture lover should have in their library.

The Best Hotels Rome Can Offer

The Italian capital has it all: history, as it has been the cradle of an empire, fashion, as it is home to leading clothing brands, and art, as you can find from the most classic to the most innovative pieces. Rome is waiting for us to fall in love.

The Best SPF Sunscreens to Protect Your Skin

The best SPF sunscreen doesn’t have to be concrete. Our selection of UV protection sun creams, lip balms and after-sun care offers nourishing and light-weight, yet powerful protection.