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.

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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 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

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August 16, 2018

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…
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August 15, 2018

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…
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March 2, 2018

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.
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January 29, 2018

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.
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December 20, 2017

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.
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December 12, 2017

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.
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December 12, 2017

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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December 12, 2017

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.
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November 16, 2017

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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October 4, 2017

Francis Bacon: Inside the Mind of a Genius

Francis Bacon freewheeled his way through life, transforming characters he encountered into paintings.
ArticlesWorldliness
October 4, 2017

Joaquin Sorolla, Painter of Light

Best known for painting his beloved Mediterranean coast, Sorolla captured the brilliance of light.
ArticlesWorldliness
October 4, 2017

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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October 4, 2017

Düsseldorf: Sculpting an Artistic Tradition

Amidst mining towns and factories, Düsseldorf holds an unexpected cache of accomplished artists.
ArticlesWorldliness
October 4, 2017

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.
ArticlesWorldliness
October 4, 2017

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.
ArticlesWorldliness
October 4, 2017

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 heart of Valletta is still in its youth. The spectacular…
ArticlesWorldliness
October 4, 2017

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 a population of less than half a million, Malta packs…
ArticlesWorldliness
October 4, 2017

Beyond Paris, London and Milan: the Next European Fashion Capitals

Even classics are avant-garde in Amsterdam - Photo: David Laport collections by Peter Stigter   The 'big four' fashion capitals of Paris, Milan, London and New York dominate global trends,…

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