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Posts by Christine Ajudua

Frieze and 1:54, World's First Contemporary African Art Fair, Open in London
This week, the culturati makes its annual pilgrimage to Regent’s Park for the 11th Frieze London (Oct. 17-20), with pieces from 152 contemporary galleries... Read More
Purchase Power: Shopping Tips from London Fashion Experts
We asked a couple of London tastemakers what they would buy with £20, £50, and £100. Here’s what they said. Patrick Grant, creative director of historic ... Read More
New and Newly Refurbished Hotels Coming to London
The London hotel boom continues with a handful of new and newly-rebranded hotels. The Nadler Soho (pictured) is scheduled to launch mid-May, entering a cr... Read More
Where to Eat Now in London
How do you dive into the heart of a city? Better rephrase the question—where is everyone eating right now? A hot restaurant is more than a place to have a... Read More
Chicken: So Hot Right Now in London
Seems chicken is the muse of the moment for London restaurants. To wit: In Kentish Town, Soho House recently opened Chicken Shop. The design was modeled ... Read More
U.S. Embassy in London to Relocate
The U.S. Embassy in London is moving to Vauxhall—which is interesting, considering the south-of-the-Thames location. Currently, the area is known for its ... Read More
Behind the Scenes at a T+L Photo Shoot
“We were finishing up a morning shoot in the Philippines on White Beach in Boracay, this big, long stretch of supersoft, sugary sand on the island’s weste... Read More
Food Trucks Arrive in London
The food truck movement has officially made its way across the pond. In fact, some of London's best new restaurants—Pitt Cue Co., for example—started on w... Read More
New Amenities at Top UK Hotels
Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel, has launched Project Bell Boy, collaborating with renowned English hairstylist Errol Douglas MBE to design custom coifs for B... Read More
Cafe Royal Hotel to Open in London
Café Royal, the 150-year-old Regent Street institution once frequented by the likes of Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf, is on track to reopen in December—a... Read More
Frieze Art Fair Opens in London
In London this weekend? Don't miss the 10th annual Frieze Art Fair (Oct. 11 - 14), in Regent’s Park. With 170 participating contemporary art galleries from ... Read More
Shopping: The Best Beauty Balms
The latest go-to product for jet-setters: beauty balm. An Asian skin-care secret for years, the combination anti-aging concealer, moisturizer, and sunscre... Read More
Paris Cabaret Opens in London
Paris’s oldest cabaret is popping up in London this fall, performing Forever Crazy within a purpose-built venue on South Bank, behind the National Theatre, ... Read More
Q&A with Amsterdam's Hester van Eeghen
This Dutch designer has become a cult favorite thanks to her brightly colored leather bags, wallets, and shoes. Here, the plugged-in local shares her top ... Read More
A Local's Guide to Auckland, New Zealand
Nadia Lim, chef“Britomart, the area around the city’s transportation hub, is an easy place to meet up, with lots of restaurants, galleries, even beanbag c... Read More
Montreal's Hot New Clothing Boutique
With its classic totes, iPad cases, and wallets named after airports around the world, Canadian leather-goods label Want Les Essentiels de la Vie is becom... Read More
Miami's Lincoln Road: A Quick Look
Zeina Chitembure, a style blogger in Miami, talks to T+L’s Christine Ajudua: “Wherever there are shoes, I go—hence the name of my blog, The Shoegawker. T... Read More
Locals Share Their Favorite Spots in Istanbul
Gülgün Özek, Photo Editor (pictured)Location: Sofyali Sokak, Asmalimescit “My neighborhood is historic yet cosmopolitan. Inside the Neoclassical buildings... Read More
Hermès Takes on India
The French luxury goods label recently unveiled its first store in Mumbai. Located in a Victorian-style building in the heart of the city, the 3,025-squar... Read More
New Orleans: A Local's Favorites
Natasha Tattaglia, bar back and barista in New Orleans, talks to T+L’s Christine Ajudua: “I bike everywhere—most people here do. Sometimes my knees start... Read More