⛪️ Nice's newest nice hotel

And why China's economy is stumbling

Curated by Jon Kallus

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When the mayor of Nice said “My city needs a proper hotel,” the hotelier behind the city’s brand new L’Hôtel du Couvent listened (L’Hôtel du Couvent / FT)

🔼 Zara-owner Inditex Group. Sales are up by double digit percentages compared to this time last year, while gross margins are above 60% »»

🔽 The diamond industry. It’s ‘in trouble’ as lab-grown gems tank prices even further, thanks in part to soft demand in China »»

💬 “It makes no sense to even try and buy.” Why wealthy Americans are renting homes »»

🛫 Get a first look at Hôtel du Couvent, a 400-year-old nunnery turned five-star sanctuary in Nice »»

👗 How Stone Island reset fashion’s compass »»

🤖 Google DeepMind thinks LLMs can help comedians script better »»

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Fly privately from Paris to London with 5 of your friends for £640 each »»

Speaking of: Everyone’s eating in Belleville. The area in the 19th and 20th arrondissements has become the buzziest neighborhood in Paris »»

Also: Following a four-year architectural transformation, Paris’s Grand Palais is more accessible—and beautiful—than ever »»

And: An essential guide to drinking natural wine in Paris »»

Meanwhile: London’s best rooftop bars »»

Finally: The best easy day trip vineyards near London »»

Travis Scott and Jordan Brand are gearing up for another big year of collaborative releases (@zsneakerheadz / Instagram / Hypebeast)

Why China’s economy is stumbling — but not about to fall »»

The labor market slowdown is driving job hunters “crazy” »»

Saudi Arabia is selling Aramco shares to fund its megaprojects »»

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The world’s best new hotel restaurants »»

American franchise cookieseller Crumbl jumps into the edible cookie dough space »»

Charlotte Tilbury wants to give F1 a makeover »»

These early Tesla bulls are giving up on the stock »»

Jordan Brand reportedly cancelled the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low OG "Black Olive" release »»

Qualcomm hired Justin Long to poke fun at Apple »»

And: some TikTok celeb accounts have been hacked »»

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“Everyone is too scared to come.” Taiwan’s April earthquake has dealt a serious blow to one of its top tourism hotspots »»

The YouTube investor/personality known as Roaring Kitty is using options to become a GameStop whale. As his net worth approaches US$300m, online broker E-Trade is considering banning him from their platform »» More »»

The European Central Bank is set to cut rates for the first time since 2019 »»

Netflix’s best original movie in ages drops this week — and it’s 97% on Rotten Tomatoes »»

This gorgeous Jeep Grand Wagoneer restomod has 807 hp under its hood »»

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