Month: October 2019

Cocktail Hour

Clärchen’s Ballhaus

For this edition of Bar of the Week, we’re stepping back in search of the old Weimar Berlin: a lost city that for a brief moment between the two World Wars, was the most decadent and dazzling of all the cities in Europe. Berlin “had a jewel-like sparkle, especially at […]

Secret Histories

The Secret History of Abercrombie & Fitch

On the corner of Fifth Avenue and east 56th Street in Manhattan, is the flagship store for Abercrombie & Fitch, the colossal corporate clothing company that outfits millions of teens with their distinctive A&F logo. “A casual, classic, All-American lifestyle brand, synonymous with quality,” runs their own PR, for a […]

Cocktail Hour

The Observation Bar on the RMS Queen Mary

One of the most elegant places to enjoy a cocktail must be the sophisticated bar aboard a grand old steam liner . Whilst the Golden Age of the steamers might be long gone, there is still a place where you can sip a Sazerac amidst the stylish surroundings of an […]

Secret Histories

When Germany Nearly Blew Up the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is perhaps America’s most iconic monument. Thousands come everyday to walk around the outside, climb the pedestal and make the long ascent into the crown to enjoy the spectacular views of Manhattan. What most people don’t know, is that once you were able to climb even […]