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.

CONTINUE TO HEAR MORE FROM CHINA EXPERT AND AUTHOR PETER HESSLER

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

A DETERMINATION TO SUCCEED

Discover a new view of Los Angeles as entrepreneur and LA transplant Toni Ko reflects on how travel has enriched her life, helped fuel her business success and changed her perspective on the world.

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

Wellness Traditions Across The World: From Japanese Forest Bathing to Germany's Sauna Subculture

Wellness Traditions Across The World: From Japanese Forest Bathing to Germany’s Sauna Subculture

The human quest for wellbeing spans history, crossing all cultures and boundaries.
The Exclusivity of Now: Connected, Intimate, Mindful

The Exclusivity of Now: Connected, Intimate, Mindful

Ideas of luxury have shifted over the centuries, and today's exclusivity is a very different entity from yesteryear's.
Experiencing Fujairah Through Food: A Melting Pot of the Past, Present and Future

Experiencing Fujairah Through Food: A Melting Pot of the Past, Present and Future

As the Emirate of Fujairah has evolved, it has become a melting pot of its past, present and future.
Fujairah Through the Lens: Emirati Filmmakers on the Natural Allure of the Rugged Emirate

Fujairah Through the Lens: Emirati Filmmakers on the Natural Allure of the Rugged Emirate

The quieter emirate of Fujairah holds a captivating allure for filmmakers looking to tell distinctly local stories.
Pretty In Polka Dots: Yayoi Kusama's Globe-Trotting Work Comes Home

Pretty In Polka Dots: Yayoi Kusama’s Globe-Trotting Work Comes Home

Kusama's work now has a permanent place on the world stage through an eponymous museum that opened in October in Tokyo.
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From Country Club to Co-Working: Singapore’s Members’ Clubs Enter the 21st Century

It's a curious world, the land of the traditional Singapore members' club.
The Perfect House: 4 Award-winning Houses in Denmark, Austria, the U.K. and Spain

The Perfect House: 4 Award-winning Houses in Denmark, Austria, the U.K. and Spain

Across Europe, changing ideas on how to design the perfect home tell us local stories.
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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.
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.
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.

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