In the first of a new series of benchmark reports, Monocle puts the UK’s latest convenience store concept through its paces. Can Waitrose’s new baby live up to the standards of Japan’s kings of convenience?
Portugal’s second city has great architecture and good food but it’s the escapes along the coast that give it its quality of life credentials. Pack your trunks, tote and Sisley spray and head for the boardwalks.
At Monocle, Saturday nights have trumped Fridays for a good old-fashioned, informal knees-up at home with friends, good food, a great media line-up and enough grog to send your guests on their merry way.
There is change in the air on the Left Bank. On rue de Seine, fashion boutiques, top-notch restaurants and independent food outlets have breathed new life along the narrow pavements and into the tree-lined courtyards. The…