From drinks in San Fran to food in Paris, we recommend you sample the profiteroles at Le Grand Colbert, bite into the croustillant d'asperges, roquette et parmesan at Vins des Pyrénées, and finish up with some white truffle hazelnut macaroons at Pierre Herme - these here are all the makings of a refined food trail around the city, so bon appétit!
On the other hand the restaurants that don't need our endorsement are Per Se, Masa Sushi House, Jean Gorges, Daniel and Eleven Madison Park. The formidable five are part of New York City's celebrated 3 Star Michelin diners, with coveted reservations that are totally worth being waitlisted for. If a true Big Apple experience is what you're after, we suggest you sign up pronto.
Our final food fare is closer home, as we find ourselves a table at Le Cirque Signature at The Leela in Mumbai. From the latest menu of this Michelin-Starred restaurant, we urge you to order up their namesake salad, followed by Signature Sirio's Spaghetti Primavera for the mains, and finish the meal with the famous Pecorino Cheese Crème Brulee.
The most expensive boots cost Rs 9 lakh+
Splurge on Exclusives
On our radar is the hot new Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse, yet another special edition Veyron that boasts of being ‘1 of 1' in the world. Fashioned in an attractive yellow and black palette inside-out, some laser-perforated leather for the interiors and a hand-polished grille laser-cut with the owner's initials will make the Singapore buyer one happy client of this one-of-a-kind Bugatti.
Also making news are the world's most expensive boots, a pair of UGGs with a hefty $15,000 price tag that makes you wonder what they're made of. Tagged as Punk Couture, some hand-applied Swarovski crystals are being credited for the big ticket, although they ‘do not a pretty sight make', so tread this path at your own risk.
The Miami Suite at Hotel Éclat Beijing
Trade the eyesore instead for an eyeful of the private lagoon and terrace housed in the Miami Suite of Hotel Éclat Beijing, a winner on our bucketlist of check-ins this week. With sun-drenched art deco architecture, a white grand piano, the Panasonic massage chair and the Bang & Olufsen entertainment system, the Miami Suite is like a playground of art, artifice and design.
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