Contributors / Josh Fehnert

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Quality of Life Survey: part two

Monocle’s 15th annual Quality of Life Survey charts 25 outposts on the up and ranks the best places to put down roots. Did your city make the cut?

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Quality of Life Survey: part one

Monocle’s 15th annual Quality of Life Survey charts 25 outposts on the up and ranks the best places to put down roots. Did your city make the cut?

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Staying power

Checking in at an intimate bolthole in a Portuguese hilltop town, a shrine to wine in a former newspaper building in Arizona and more, we survey some of the world’s most characterful new hotels.

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In good taste

An Appalachian homage, exquisite French delicacies, avocado on toast and a comfort-food favourite — indulge in some of the tastiest treats on our radar this month.

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Suite dreams

Whether it’s LA for a peaceful retreat that was once an infamous motel, Sri Lanka for a taste of boutique luxury surrounded by palm trees or a Provençal village for a hôtel particulier, here are our favourite new hotels…

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Tour de forks

From a Parisian chocolatier-cum-café to a French hideaway in London and a terrific tarte tatin, there is plenty of Gallic flavour to this month’s rundown of restaurants and recipes.

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Slice things up

Here’s what’s fresh in the gourmet world: from a cheese affineur who goes to grate lengths to a Norwegian opening in Tokyo and the launch of a newly renovated Los Angeles legend. Plus: a toothsome chicken dish to cook at…

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Orders of merit

From a buzzy Berlin food hall to a Japanese lunch legend’s fresh start, we round up the pick of the new culinary openings, flavoured with a lip-smacking recipe for crispy chicken.

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Tables of contentment

When it comes to the annual landmarks of your social calendar, little is more significant than the moment you set your festive table. Here, our friends in food and hospitality share their tips on how to get it just so.

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Snack to it

Take epicurean inspiration from around the world via our reports on notable openings and new cookery books. Plus: a simple recipe for a bittersweet treat to make at home.

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At your convenience

The importance of having a shop stocking high-quality groceries and provisions on your doorstep, which also provides meaningful interactions, has been reawakened in recent times. These delis are a world away from a soulless…

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Time to get going

While many were grounded, the travel industry has been gently gearing up. Here are some new developments that you might have missed. We start our tour at a citrus-strewn island hotel in Japan.

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Advance to ‘go’

The past 12 months have seen many best-laid plans scuppered and refocused the attention of some onto pursuing jobs they want in industries they admire. Are you game for a change?

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Stick ’em up!

When done well, posters can persuade us to buy a pen, observe social norms or fly to a faraway land. They look great too. Put them on your walls.

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How to impress

Anyone who says the past 12 months haven’t made them think again isn’t telling the truth. Here are 20 ideas for changing your business for the better, being brave and taking action.

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Order of merit?

At their best, city laws can encourage smart behaviour and enshrine the freedoms that make great places to live. At their worst they can pander, prevaricate and even generate a stifled laugh. Some of these lesser-known…

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Open sesame

After a hard year, there are still reasons to be cheerful about the hotel industry. We scan the hospitality horizon for the openings set to define the year ahead.

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02. Make better connections

Technology is everywhere but our acceptance of that ubiquity has costs, to our health, wellbeing, stress and the quality of our conversations. Do we need to spend every minute glued to a screen, barking down the line or…

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Expo

Fuss and hurry? They’ve been and gone. Start the new decade as you mean to go on. Take stock and choose the scenic route. Our gentle manifesto sketches a picture of taking it a little easier in the years to come.

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In good taste

Regional produce, a passion for perfection and a rejection of the latest fads shows how a country can have an enviable culinary culture. We take a tour of the quietly pioneering Swiss food landscape.

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Easy does it...

‘The Monocle Book of Gentle Living’ is our just-published title to help you reconnect, make things happen and do something you care about. In the form of nudges (rather than shoves) we’re asking you to consider being a…

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Room for all

Having a library isn’t about hoarding stuffy, leather-bound books. It could just be a modest bedside pile. It’s more about keeping a paper trail of where you’ve been and what you were thinking, while saving room for surp…

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Dip in

Swimming – wild, urban and otherwise – is the antidote we need to the overbearing demands of working and living, so whether you’re in the city or not, throw on some togs and take the plunge.

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Make a meal of it

We trade video calls for the dining room in a hungry homage to the joys of the business lunch. Great that the company’s paying, of course, but more than that there’s no better place to get to know a business partner or…

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