By Kate Sekules
Updated: March 31, 2015

Bars Hotels Spas News

 

Surfing Paris
Meet the Webcamers. Armed with laptops and cameras, these cyber-salespeople Rollerblade the kitchenware aisles at Printemps, the giant Paris department store, helping on-line shoppers find what they want (www.webcamer.com).

 

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Five of the world's coolest bars. 

  1. Kahiki, Columbus, Ohio 
    Live parrots and a wall of fish.

  2. Home House, London
    Swanky and louche.

  3. John's, Brooklyn, New York
    Known to insiders as Sonny's; Fridays only; a writers' hangout.

  4. Bar La Opera, Mexico City 
    Out of the Porfirio Díaz era, with white-jacketed waiters who'll fetch you Cuban cigars.

  5. Greenwich, Berlin
    Neo-Seventies sectional sofas; no sign, no phone.

     

    Park Hyatt Hip 
    The most happening restaurant in Melbourne, Australia, is located, believe it or not, in the Park Hyatt. Nearly everything that chef Paul Wilson, cooks at Radii, a theatrical multilevel space, is made for sharing, from the wood-roasted local fish to the poached egg with truffles on warm polenta (011-61-3-9224-1211).

    Provence Vacances
    La Bastide de Marie, an exquisite 18th-century farmhouse in the Luberon region of Provence, France, has been transformed into a hotel--one of the few you'll find that serve their own estate-grown wines with dinner (011-33-4-90-72-30-20).

    By Kate Sekules

 

Park Hyatt Hip 
The most happening restaurant in Melbourne, Australia, is located, believe it or not, in the Park Hyatt. Nearly everything that chef Paul Wilson, cooks at Radii, a theatrical multilevel space, is made for sharing, from the wood-roasted local fish to the poached egg with truffles on warm polenta (011-61-3-9224-1211).

Provence Vacances
La Bastide de Marie, an exquisite 18th-century farmhouse in the Luberon region of Provence, France, has been transformed into a hotel--one of the few you'll find that serve their own estate-grown wines with dinner (011-33-4-90-72-30-20).

By Kate Sekules

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