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A flair for gathering friends in Paris
The first step in hosting is putting together a guest list: a delicate operation that requires diplomacy and some social engineering. Daphné Hézard, founder and editor in chief of Regain magazine – a French journal about countryside, agriculture and farming – takes an editorial approach by drawing up a large list and whittling it down to an ideal collection of diverse personalities. To achieve a clean and serene environment for both making your list and welcoming guests, choose the LG SIGNATURE Smart Wi-fi Enabled Air Purifier. Find out how to become the consummate host with LG SIGNATURE in our five-part “The art of hosting” series.
All around the table: wine in La Rioja
This Spanish region is home to many large-scale producers, but at Castillo de Cuzcurrita things are done differently. Vintner Ana Martin Onzain unveils how their aged wines – grown and made exclusively in this small village – bring people together.
All around the table: deli dipping in London
Hanna Geller and Jeremy Coleman of Building Feasts take us on a tour around their favourite London food shops and pick up supplies on the way to put their effortless hosting skills into practice.
The secret to ordering tapas
We jaunt around Madrid’s tabernas, the lively living rooms of the Spanish capital, and share some tasty dishes with the regulars.Hungry for more? Join Monocle’s editors in Madrid next month for three days of lively debate, discussion and great hospitality. Secure your ticket.
The secret to baking bread
The baguette is fighting back with artisanal valour. Meet Paris baker Christophe Vasseur: he runs successful corner shop Du Pain et des Idées and knows how to make the perfect loaf.
Reading the tea leaves
Vancouver Island might not be famous for growing tea but its lush soil has proved perfect for starting an idyllic farm.
The secret to throwing a dinner party
In our new “Secret to...” series, supper club host Gabriel Waterhouse shares his tips on organising a friendly feast in your home with great-quality food and (just as important) an entertaining atmosphere.
Arizona’s date farms
The arid Yuma desert is home to a surprisingly plentiful crop. We meet the medjool-date technicians reaching for the skies in Arizona.
The Monocle Restaurant Awards 2016
Monocle’s second annual Restaurant Awards honours fifty places that have been consistently good and up-and-comers that have the ingredients to be great restaurants for decades to come. Monocle Films sits down for breakfast in Toronto, lunch in Liguria and dinner in Tokyo.
Pull up a pew to discover classic Japanese bars with soothing lighting, knowledgeable and immaculately turned-out bar staff and loyal clientele.
Wine special: South Tyrol
A new generation of wine producers in South Tyrol has shifted the focus from quantity to quality, now successfully concentrating on what makes the tipple from this region so special. We visit Merano Wine Festival to meet the people behind this change in the Italian Alps.
The Monocle Restaurant Awards
For Monocle’s first ever Restaurant Awards our editorial team has whipped up a list of our 50 favourite restaurants. These are the places we would go back to for the food, hospitality, great chefs, old-school staff, lively manner and perfect dining rooms. Monocle films invites you to join us for breakfast in Toronto, lunch in Forte dei Marmi and dinner in Stockholm.
Retail special: tea emporiums
The perfect hot drink is not always an espresso or a flat white: more and more specialty stores around the world are opening their doors to tea aficionados in search of the perfect brew. Monocle Films visits three emporiums in Berlin, New York and London dedicated to the heritage, ritual and taste of tea.
Bean and gone: Tokyo cafés
Look past the dominance of the big chains in Tokyo and you will find a world of fiercely independent coffee shops. Monocle's Fiona Wilson pays tribute.