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Restaurant review: Plum and Spilt Milk, London

With striking interiors and a carefully crafted menu, this classy British dining room set in King’s Cross station is putting brunch back on the right track, says Anisha Patel

Restaurant Review: Dirty Bones Shoreditch, London

With a menu teeming with belly-satisfying gourmet dude food, and a fun, laid-back atmosphere, getting dirty at the east London branch of this tried-and-tested hotspot has never felt so good, says Anisha Patel

Laurent and Thierry Gardinier’s guide to London

The French brothers who own Les 110 de Taillevent in Paris and London along with Paris’s two-Michelin starred Le Taillevent, on their guide to the best the English capital has to offer

USA: The Standard, Downtown LA, Los Angeles

This minimalist, ultra-mod boutique hotel is still as hip and happening as it was when it opened in Downtown LA nearly 15 years ago. Don’t miss an early morning dip in its rooftop pool, says Anisha Patel

Six of the best London afternoon teas

For high tea with a twist, try one of these London treats for more than just Victoria sponge and an Earl Grey

Restaurant review: Norn, Edinburgh

While a modern Nordic influence is undeniable, this exciting new eatery in Leith – with its ever evolving menu – definitely has its grounding in Scotland, says Carine Seitz

Italy: Santa Caterina, Amalfi Coast

Perched on a hilltop amongst orange and lemon groves, this family-run five-star - with its warm hospitality, exquisite food and views out to sea – is charm personified, says Olivia McLearon

Italy, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como

Over 100 years since it opened as the first purpose-built hotel on the shores of Lake Como, Grand Hotel Tremezzo continues to innovate. Hardeep Singh Kohli is dazzled

South Africa’s fabulous baker boys

Desserts are the edible status symbols of the century. And who are the people behind these picture-perfect creations, the makers of SA’s most delicate pastries, tarts and cream petits fours? As Jane Broughton discovers, a bunch of blokes. Beards, tattoos and all

Restaurant review: The Cavendish, London

Polished pub grub is perfected and still going strong two years on at this Marylebone upmarket restaurant

Restaurant review: Timberyard, Edinburgh

Housed in a 19th-century warehouse, this family-run eatery – with its unusual ingredients, clever cooking and imaginative drinks menu – makes for a memorable night out, says Carine Seitz

Japan: Amanemu, Ise-Shima

With its minimalist interiors, serene atmosphere and secluded location, this luxury resort is nirvana for Japan lovers – there are even private onsens in each room. Katie Gatens goes all zen

My London: Deyan Sudjic

The British writer, broadcaster, and director of the Design Museum reveals the highlights of his hometown, from his favourite buildings to where he likes to go for a curry

How to spend 24 hours in London: October

Where to head for in the capital if you have seven, 12 or 24 hours to spare

City hot spot: Woodstock-Salt River, Cape Town

Designers, baristas and stylists are all falling for the chic charms of these inner-city South African suburbs, says local writer Brandon de Kock

Six places to celebrate London Cocktail Week

From 3–9 October, the capital will be taken over by a flurry of flairing, outrageous garnishes and experimental flavours. With all these bars taking part in the £5 cocktail offer with a wristband, why not discover a new favourite tipple?

My London: Daphne Guiness

The British fashion designer, art collector, model, film producer and actor reveals her top tips for her hometown, from where to people watch to what she looks for in a London hotel

France: Domaine de Manville, Provence

With its honey-stoned walls, beguiling blue pool and scented gardens, this super stylish hotel ticks all the right boxes for Kate Chambers. Not to mention the very French spa and sunny breakfast conservatory

Mariano Vivanco’s guide to Lima

The Peruvian-born photographer shares his highlights of Lima

Offer: complimentary glass of wine with the summer set menu at London’s Launceston Place

The Michelin-starred restaurant in South Kensington is giving away a complimentary glass of Portuguese wine to High Life readers with their summer set menu offer

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