Monocle travel guide — Global


This issue’s round up includes a concept store in Minneapolis, a canalside guesthouse in Amsterdam, a gourmet burger joint in Paris and a sweet shop in Athens. For Flights of Fancy we travel Sri Lanka by seaplane.

Antico Forno ai Serpenti, Blend, Dayton brothers, Maison Rika, O-Pilates, Ontario Spring Water Sake Company, Sweet Alchemy, The Imperial Lane

Dayton brothers


The 19th-century industrial building on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 1st Street North in Minneapolis’s North Loop neighbourhood always held promise for Eric (pictured right) and Andrew Dayton (left), the local brothers behind the 1,300 sq m former factory that is now home to The Bachelor Farmer restaurant, Marvel bar and the Askov Finlayson clothing shop. “It was a building that we knew well,” says Eric. “My friends and I used to dream about what we would do with it if it became available. Suddenly it was on the market…


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