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Belgrade

Stay:
Square Nine: This Isay Weinfeld-designed beauty is the home of Ebisu, Belgrade’s only serious Japanese restaurant.
squarenine.rs

**Shop: **
Supermarket: The city’s original concept shop offers a quirky selection of fashion.
supermarket.rs

Service:
Tell Me: The place to find the city’s best-stocked newsstand for international print.
tellme.rs

Coffee:
Koffein: Roasts an impressive roster of imported beans at two locations. The Cara Lazara branch has a massive outdoor area on a newly pedestrianised strip.
1381 11 263 4959

Lunch:
Istok: The Swedish ambassador’s personal chef, Lars Ekberg, offers a short menu of Vietnamese favourites in this spot in the Dorcol district.
1381 11 328 1360

Honolulu

Stay:
Halekulani: This Beachfront hotel dates back to 1907. Expect fine cocktails and the best cream tea in the city.
halekulani.com

Shop:
James After Beach Club: The first US shop for Kamakura-based James & Co designer Masatoshi Shioya has chambray and plaid shirts, all made in Japan.
james-hawaii.com

Coffee:
Ars Café: Owner-chef Nori Sakamoto’s atmospheric wood-panelled café. The music here plays on vinyl and through a vintage McIntosh hi-fi system.
ars-cafe.com

Dinner:
Livestock Tavern: Co-owners Dusty Grable and chef Jesse Cruz turned a dive bar into a restaurant that serves the likes of braised beef cheeks and pork chops.
livestocktavern.com

Drinks:
Bar Leather Apron: Tom and Justin Park’s downtown bar recreates the impeccable service and the cocktails they experienced in Japan. Reservations essential.
barleatherapron.com

Lima

Stay:
Hotel B: A lovingly restored mansion in the former beach resort of the Lima elite.
hotelb.pe

Shop:
Vernácula: A concept shop with everything from art to men and women’s fashion.
269 Ayacucho, Barranco

Service:
Librería Arcadia Mediática: A bookshop touting the full gamut of art, design, architecture, interiors and fashion titles.
arcadiamediatica.com

Breakfast:
El Pan de la Chola: The finest baked goods accompanied by freshly squeezed juices, as well as tea, coffee and yoghurt.
918 La Mar, Miraflores

Lunch:
El Mercado: Rafael Osterling is one of Lima’s most lauded chefs. This lunchtime-only restaurant dishes out the city’s freshest seafood.
rafaelosterling.pe

Drinks:
Barra 55: Our favourite cocktail bar in Lima. Just the right amount of sophistication and fun.
206 28 de Julio, Barranco

Lisbon

Stay:
Santa Clara 1728: Everything in this renovated 18th-century palácio has been carefully considered, from the freestanding stone baths to the Hans J Wegner chairs.
santaclara1728.com

Shop:
A Vida Portuguesa: With Portuguese-made products that include port, preserves, soap and stationery, former journalist Catarina Portas’s alluring shops are an invaluable introduction to the country’s design heritage.
avidaportuguesa.com

Service:
Barbearia Campos: José Jorge Sá Chaves’s ancestors founded this barbershop in 1886. With horsehair brushes and brown-leather chairs, it hasn’t changed much since.
+351 21 342 8476

Breakfast:
Heim Café: The Green Brunch includes avocado on toast, eggs and fruit. The Red has sweet waffle with scrambled eggs and bacon.
+351 21 248 0763

Lunch:
Sea Me Peixaria Moderna: Portugal’s penchant for seafood is fulfilled by this smart Bairro Alto outpost.
peixariamoderna.com

Drinks:
Park Bar: The west-facing terrace of Lisbon’s original rooftop bar looks towards the glistening Rio Tejo.
+351 21 591 4011

London

Stay:
The Ned: The joint venture between Soho House & Co and US hotelier Sydell Group is housed in a former bank from the 1920s. It comprises 252 rooms, a peerless rooftop bar and seven restaurants.
thened.com

Bookshop:
Magculture: The team behind the eponymous blog – as well as The Modern Magazine Conference – put its obsession with print into bricks and mortar in 2015. A must-see for magazine aficionados.
magculture.com

Lunch:
Kanada Ya: London’s tastiest tonkotsu-ramen joint (worth the inevitable queue). Pop by at lunchtime to avoid the wait.
kanada-ya.com

Dinner:
Yosma: If you like your sucuk spicy and your manti moreish, visit this Turkish meyhane for a history of Anatolian food and drink.
yosma.london

Shop:
Albam: A menswear retailer with shops in Soho, Islington and Spitalfields (in central, north and east London respectively). Expect pastel-coloured collections, workwear-inspired basics and attentive staff.
albamclothing.com

Drinks:
The French House: A no-phone policy makes conversation plentiful in this bustling pub in the midst of Soho. Beer is served by the half pint rather than the usual full measure.
frenchhousesoho.com

Food markets:
Kerb/Maltby Street/Model Market: Visit Kerb King’s Cross on Thursdays, Maltby Street Market on weekends and Street Feast’s Model Market in Lewisham on Friday and Saturday evenings for notable nosh and lively crowds.
kerbfood.com; maltby.st;streetfeast.com

Oslo

Stay:
The Thief: A spot on the Tjuvholmen peninsula ensures excellent views. Try the ninth-floor rooftop bar for views towards the fjords too.
thethief.com

Coffee:
Tim Wendelboe: The eponymous barista roasts beans from Kenya to Honduras and leads coffee-brewing classes. You won’t find snacks behind the wooden counter: the focus is purely on the black stuff.
timwendelboe.no



Lunch:
Kolonialen: Pontus Dahlström, co-founder of the fêted Maaemo, goes casual at this neighbourhood restaurant where Australian head chef Jay Boyle brings international flair to Norwegian flavours.
kolonialenbislett.no

Shop:
Ensemble: Sandwiched between eyewear shop Kaibosh and menswear mainstay Dapper, Ensemble stocks women’s fashion pieces by international labels.
ensemble.as

Drinks:
Torggata Botaniske: This plant-filled space feels oddly tropical despite being decked out in Scandi furniture. The greenery is not just for show either: the herbs grown out back end up in the cocktails.
17B Torggata

San Sebastián

Stay:
Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra: Many of the rooms at this century-old eight-storey mainstay on La Concha are as old-world as the façade suggests. For something more contemporary, opt for the attic.
hlondres.com

Coffee:
Sakona: All brews in this café off Zurriola Beach are made with beans roasted weekly in nearby Irún. Pull up a stool for a hearty brunch.
sakonacoffee.com

Lunch:
La Viña: You can try the meatballs or any other manner of pintxos (Basque tapas) here but it all pales in comparison to the silky-smooth baked cheesecake. Be warned: each portion is two enormous slices.
lavinarestaurante.com

Shop:
Pukas: The city’s best purveyors of all things surf-related shape their own boards in a small town nearby. In the shop alongside wavy Zurriola Beach there’s also an in-house line of bikinis.
pukassurf.com

Drinks:
Kañabikaña: Many of the 18 craft beers (poured into vacuum-sealed bottles to preserve optimal fizz) come from the Basque region, while others are selected on merit from the UK and beyond.
kainabikaina.com

Warsaw

Stay:
Hotel Bristol: With its art deco interior, this hotel from 1901 is a reminder of Warsaw’s prewar chic. Some rooms look out at the neighbouring Presidential Palace.
*hotelbristolwarsaw.pl *

Shop:
Mysia 3: An understated department store in a communist-era Censorship Office that stocks decent (and quirky) Polish and international brands.
*mysia3.pl *

Service:
ózef Blonski tailor: Pop in to this Old Town shop to get those trousers hemmed or to order one of Blonski’s own understated pieces.
blonski.pl

Breakfast:
Charlotte: Fresh bread and pastries served under the colonnades, looking out onto upbeat Plac Zbawiciela (Saviour Square). Doubles as a wine bar at dusk.
bistrocharlotte.pl

Drinks:
Bar Studio: A lively joint in the Stalinist Palace of Culture and Science that spills outdoors come the summer. Named after the theatre upstairs.
+48 603 300 835

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