THE ELEGANCE OF

WORLDLINESS

Worldliness is the highest form of sophistication. In these stories, you will discover a global outlook everywhere you go: in the transformation of a humble neighborhood into something bigger; the dream of luxury travel as experienced at half-speed; or the ability of contemporary art to visualize where the world’s going next. From each angle, you’ll discover that the more aware you are of other people and cultures, the more you feel at home anywhere your journey leads.

WORLDLINESS

THE EVOLUTION OF A NEIGHBORHOOD

Watch from high above Beijing’s trendy Sanlitun neighborhood, home to InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun, and hear from art expert Philip Tinari about how the evolution of a quiet diplomatic quarter connects to China’s evolution.

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WORLDLINESS

A VINTAGE SIDECAR RIDE TO SOMETHING NEW

Luxury travel sometimes means going slow, taking the time to savour what’s truly important. Take a sidecar ride through the quiet sides of Beijing at night and hear China expert and author Peter Hessler discuss the different perspectives that travel affords.

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WORLDLINESS

THE POWER OF ART

Join Beijing’s world-famous 798 Art Zone as we talk to May Xue and Phil Tinari of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. Explore how contemporary art holds a mirror up to the world and can broaden our understanding of where our global society is going next.

HEAR FROM MAY XUE AND PHIL TINARI OF BEIJING’S ULLENS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

“One major thing you can deduce from the work of a young artist is that they know what’s going on all over the world.”

– Philip Tinari

Orchestral Manoeuvres: How tiny Malta created an internationally renowned philharmonic

Violin player of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra during a live performance - photo: Matthew Grech, courtesy of the MPO With
Knowledge Is Power: The Woman Keeping Malta's National Library Relevant

Knowledge Is Power: The Woman Keeping Malta’s National Library Relevant

By the standards of the ancient military religious order that once ruled Malta, the National Library of Malta in the
In an Emerging Fashion Capital, Romanian Designers Bring Their Heritage Home

In an Emerging Fashion Capital, Romanian Designers Bring Their Heritage Home

From heritage style to high fashion, the country has seen its stock soar with Bucharest’s talent pool.
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The World on an Ever-Changing Plate in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv’s innovative restaurant scene has enjoyed a Cinderella-level makeover in the past 10 years.
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Düsseldorf: Sculpting an Artistic Tradition

Amidst mining towns and factories, Düsseldorf holds an unexpected cache of accomplished artists.
Image courtesy of Clássico Porto.

Porto: A Drive Through Time

Porto has bucked Europe’s prescribed pattern of development to follow a slower, more crooked path.
Joaquin Sorolla's Paseo a la Orillas del Mar

Joaquin Sorolla, Painter of Light

Best known for painting his beloved Mediterranean coast, Sorolla captured the brilliance of light.
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Francis Bacon: Inside the Mind of a Genius

Francis Bacon freewheeled his way through life, transforming characters he encountered into paintings.

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