As the world gets moving again, it’s time for us to pick up the pace. Here’s our selection of the sports and fitness attire to help you shift into a higher gear – and look good while you’re at it.
Editor’s LetterTyler Brûlé takes stock of where we are now and how we should move forwards. Let’s go!
The openerWhether your preferred method of travel is a leisurely paddle around Hong Kong, strapping on in-line skates to risk life and limb in Canada or a supremely stylish bike ride in Milan, there’s plenty to inspire in the following pages. Oh, and there’s an ode to a slower pace of life – so why not choose a path less trodden? It’s time to get a move on.
Cosy cornerFareed Zakaria is a CNN host, columnist for ‘The Washington Post’ and bestselling author. He’s a busy man with a busy mind. But there’s one place in New York where he can always go to collect his thoughts: the leafy enclave of Riverside Park. You’ll find him jogging, strolling or simply contemplating his green surroundings.
Bold movesWhether by plane, train or e-tractor, cities and nations are rising to the challenge of getting the world from A to B.
Bosphorous bluesA decade ago Istanbul was seen as an open, liberal city where culture still came together with ease. But now people are facing tougher times.
Affairs BriefingTrump brings the fight to mayors, how India tested China’s resolve with a road, Germany learns from medical evacuations and the evolving role of landscaping.
Calling the tuneThis summer, our Monocle 24 radio station is broadcasting interviews with key thought leaders from across the globe. Here we revisit 10 of the most insightful so far, from political leaders to newspaper editors, humanitarians to architects.
Good spotEven in a suppressed economy, opportunity is everywhere. We meet the residents of Nicosia who are forging their own path and highlight cities on the up.
Business BriefingWhy the future of mobility is more pedestrian than we think – and long-distance doctors.
On the right track?Where’s my parcel? How far have I run? Where have I been? The desire to track and trace everything is booming. But have we become slaves to these apps and devices – and do they really deliver on their promises?
Word upThere’s a newfound appetite for reliable news and positive storytelling. We meet the people aiming to feed it.
Culture BriefingAs this unusual summer turns to autumn it seems that the most striking cultural offerings around reflect the times. From a spooky take on the civil rights-era US to alien hunters, dystopian societies, catastrophe and, yes, Japanese electropop, our pick of what’s good for the eyes, ears and mind has a thrilling, otherworldly feel. Get ready for a stroll along the road less travelled.
Going for goldThe International Olympic Committee’s HQ is on top of the podium when it comes to office design.
Give us a waveEladio Dieste made brick beautiful. Now the Uruguayan’s curved aesthetic is proving to be more relevant than ever.
Table for twoBoffi De Padova is known for its smart group of design-led Italian furniture brands. An eye for tactility and artisan craft has drawn the company into a new collaboration with Japanese firm Time & Style.
Design BriefingA round-up of the industry headlines, from the Danish architects reimagining the concept of play to the best furniture releases you might have missed this summer.
The Monocle shopWe’re here to kit you out with a versatile collection of clothes and accessories whatever the weather. Choose a polo for sunny days, a jacket for balmy evenings or a button-down for work – these pieces can be mixed and matched, and dressed up or down.
Plate expectationsWe make for the shoreline of the Baltic in Stockholm, where Tommy Myllymäki opened Aira earlier this year. In a berth in a boathouse-style structure, this restaurant serves haute cuisine without starchy service or New Nordic strictures. This isn’t a spot for a forgettable lunch; it’s a fresh take on destination dining.
Food and Drink BriefingFood-focused finds from Hong Kong to Vienna, and three companies providing meals on wheels.
My Last Meal: Jim MuirThe veteran British correspondent in the Middle East settles into a favourite Beirut haunt to discuss covering Lebanon’s civil war, opening an office in Tehran and how Twitter changed journalism – as well as his enduring appetite for the region’s food.
Sole focusHit the ground running this autumn in style-savvy trainers that are fit for the city.
On a rollDenim production once defined US textile manufacturing but a focus on quantity over quality nearly snuffed it out. Now Vidalia Mills is bucking the fast-fashion trend. We meet the founders of the first denim mill to open in the country this century.
Fashion BriefingFrom Japan to Spain, we uncover fashion’s top moments and discover why bricks and mortar done well will always bring in the crowds.
Good to goOn the move? Whether you’re getting into your stride on foot or hitting the town on two wheels, now is the time to travel in style – and the residents of Munich are leading the way.
Small wonderLooking for an escape that feels a world away from the usual islands and crowded beaches? The autonomous Åland Islands between Finland and Sweden have great food, peerless shops and long days of sunshine.
Travel briefingWe focus on a selection of the planet’s finest new hotels and drop in on the shop that sells everything you’ll need to capture the moment once you get to them.
Room for allThe Danish capital’s latest hotel venture pays homage to its past life as the city’s central post office. It gets our stamp of approval.
Good sportAs the world gets moving again, it’s time for us to pick up the pace. Here’s our selection of the sports and fitness attire to help you shift into a higher gear – and look good while you’re at it.
Southern comfortFrance’s raffish second city hides a sun-bleached natural charm behind its sometimes disreputable image. We take to Marseilles’ lesser-known locales and head out along the coast to discover its salty, breezy celebration of humble tradition and ritzy Midi life.
Hungary for more?The Magyars, as Hungarians are sometimes known, landed in the Carpathian Basin a millennium ago – and you can see why they stayed. The Central European nation has surprises aplenty. There’s never been a better time to take the road less trodden.
Laying down routesSearching for places that are untrampled by mass tourism, where the wines are well made and well priced, we recommend a trip or two beyond Hungary’s capital to its surrounding regions.
City of culture and charmAlthough this guide focuses on the lesser known parts of Hungary, most international visitors will travel through the nation’s postcard-pretty capital of fairy-tale castles and soaring spires. Here we suggest the top tables, best hotels and a few key cultural venues within a city rightly referred to as the Pearl of the Danube. Enjoy your stay.
Look northDon’t let Pannonhalma’s quiet demeanour fool you: this small town of 4,000 – 130km west of the capital and close to the borders of Slovakia and Austria – is one of Hungary’s most important centres of wine-making. Here we explore the town and its surrounding region.
Better lake than neverLake Balaton is the closest that landlocked Hungary comes to having a seaside and the mood here is one of maritime merriment, thanks to boating, watersports and swimming when the mercury rises. The towns on the lake’s north bank are some of the nation’s most picturesque.
Don’t miss the southIn Hungary’s southern reaches, the landscape becomes wilder, flatter and more remote.
Go with the flowThis sinuous stretch of the Danube above Budapest (and just half an hour’s drive away) offers gentle views and forests where visitors can hike, swim and canoe – or explore its towns by ferry or on foot. The locals call it Dunakanyar.
Mountain escapeThe city of Eger is a jumping-off point to explore the highlights of northern Hungary, from treks to the country’s highest peaks to dips in the area’s curative waters.
Glass half fullThe Tokaj region may be synonymous with sweet wine but this green patch of eastern Hungary has much more in the cellar, on the plate and beyond.
A taste of the actionWine tastings naturally dominate any visitor’s agenda in Tokaj but cultural and outdoor options abound. And when you’ve finished with the action there’s still time to hoist a glass.
Our top trips and treatsFrom a hike that will reward you with a spectacular view to our recommendations for tasty bites and delectable sips, here’s how to make the most of your time in Hungary.
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