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A true custom fit at L.A.'s Den.m bar

Get a custom fit at Den.m bar in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles - If you're scouring the city for the perfect pair of jeans, stop by Den.m Bar. Set in a tiny storefront in downtown L.A., far from the posh boutiques of Rodeo Drive and Melrose Avenue, the custom denim workshop sizes customers up (be prepared for a very thorough fitting) before piecing together bespoke blues from a selection of styles, fabrics and trimmings. Choose skinny, straight or slim legs, the type of denim (there are a number of Japanese and American-made fabrics) and finer details such as thread colour, buttons and pocket linings. Expert seamstresses get busy with your order, and within seven to 10 days your tailor-made trousers, which start at about $229 (U.S.), are ready for pickup. denmbar.com

A SPARKLING TITANIC TRIBUTE

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Belfast - Set on the dockyards where the RMS Titanic was built, Titanic Belfast is a modern-day tribute to the world's most iconic cruise ship. Built to look like the fabled ship's prow (or maybe the iceberg), the structure sparkles with more than 3,000 silver anodized aluminum shards on its angular façade, complemented by reflective shimmering pools of water at its base and a 15-ton steel sign at its entrance. An impressive outdoor map follows the Titanic's ill-fated transatlantic route and a series of high-tech interactive galleries trace its history. If you're in the area this weekend, stop by to partake in special events to honour the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking. titanicbelfast.com

CREAM OF THE CLAPTON B&BS

London – The up-and-coming East End neighbourhood of Clapton is now home to Russell's, an up-market B&B with funky rooms and reasonable rates. Five suites feature polished wooden floors, exposed brick walls and an eclectic mix of Victorian-era antiques, cushy beds, modern prints and old fashioned textiles. Two of the rooms share a bathroom. Hang out on the sofa in the spacious communal lounge which comes complete with a library of art books, Wi-Fi, and a friendly resident whippet named Reggie. Book far in advance for a summer stay: With rates starting at $118 (£75) a night and a location that's walking distance to the Olympic venues, it's bound to sell out. russellsofclapton.com

EAT MEXICAN IN COZY, GRAN ELECTRA STYLE

New York – Chefs Sam Richman (Jean Georges, the Fat Duck) and Brad McDonald (Per Se, Noma) join culinary forces at Gran Electrica, a hip Mexican diner in Brooklyn's DUMBO (short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) district. Set inside an unpretentious converted brownstone and with only 60 seats, this cozy neighbourhood joint serves up gourmet Mexican street fare using locally sourced ingredients. Specialties include Oaxaca-style mole verde, tongue tacos, mackerel ceviche and house-made chorizo. Seasonal margaritas are infused with mescal, beet juice and jalapeno syrup. An outdoor patio is slated to open later in the spring. granelectrica.com



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