Cities were once wonders — a cultural fingerprint of their citizens. How we lived, where we traveled and who we met, each shaped our perspective on the world. But today, everything feels the same: the music, the shops and the food are more similar than unique. It’s easy to be distracted and cruise along the surface.
But between the cracks, there’s a city you never see. A heartbeat with a unique rhythm, if you know where to listen. A mural in progress, if you know where to look. Every explorer needs a guide.
We call them Savoteurs.
At Savoteur, we connect the senses and unlock local discoveries for people like us: curious, mindful and always hungry. We are a society of storytellers and urban explorers who live across oceans and between flights. We are travelers, not tourists, value quality over quantity and believe great experiences are worth the cost of admission.
Derived from Daily Secret, which launched in 2010 as a daily email, Savoteur is an online publication and email newsletter that explores the relevant people, places and things to do around the world.
Savoteur readers are affluent, urban dwellers, on-the-go creative professionals who crave deep connections and meaningful experiences. They love their cities with a passion, but are not defined by a zip code and are equally interested in discovering new things in an unexplored corner of the world or in their own back yard. Savoteur is a positive injection in their daily life, a source of wanderlust and entertainment, a reminder to savor the small moments that can turn into life-changing memories.
They don't have much time. So we make it count.
When not baking words, makeup or actual cakes, I like to stare at the Norwegian forest. Come stare with me @ibakeyourpardon. I have 2 feline overlords.
A non-native New Yorker. Grew up in Sydney, blew up in Brooklyn. I live for new adventures, eating and drinking my way around the world.
Visual Content Manager
I love Terrence Malick, traveling to distant places and creating photo projects with my trusted Nikon that remain hidden.
Associate Managing Editor
I love sarcasm, whisky and stories that move you (some of them are called "movies"). In the meantime, I'm writing my own life-story. Usually on paper.
Hailing from Vermont, dwelling in NYC, loving travel, photography, tuna tartare & scuba diving. Follow my adventures in 31 countries (and counting) at @exploraddict.
Customer Success Manager
Love apps, startups and thinking in statistics. Right now the stats of me planning my next global partying escapade are very high.
Developer / Designer
The middle name is Moses. Came to Athens for a TV show and stayed for love. I depend on food, sleep, music and earplugs, and want a beach house.
Social Media Manager
Love horses, gifs of exotic animals and stalking you online. I am a big deal in Bushwick and a celebrity in my head. Follow a curated snapshot of my life at @dallasmthompson.
Contributing European Editor of W magazine. Style Editor of Cabana. When not writing about a beautiful house, or reporting from a fashion show, I'll be styling a shoot or attending an art opening.
Actor, TV presenter, former style director of Men's Health, Instagrammer. I'm known for roaming the streets of Athens, as well as the Internet. I love puzzles and hugs.
Polyglot, translator, adventure seeker, world traveler, food enthusiast. I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family. There's usually a certain amount of eating and drinking involved.
Owner of one of the largest television production companies in Turkey. I divide my time between Istanbul, Turkey and Los Angeles, California.
I live in Mexico City but constantly travel the world. I work with numerous publications and I'm an expert in contemporary culture (says TED). I'm also a professional tap dancer.
A freelance journalist covering travel, lifestyle, showbiz and events. I’m a keen cultural observer and love traveling.
Lead singer of Terry Poison. My enthusiasm for creative Israeli talent inspired me to open Souvenir, a popular Israeli designer pop-up store in Tel Aviv.
Love Disney, peanut butter and skyping with my family back in Oz. I have been known to eat Vegemite and actually enjoy it.
I only stay at home to watch Orange Is The New Black. I limit my fluid intake to water, wine and champagne and I absolutely don't get the selfie trend. Burma is next on my to-do list. That, and salmon fishing in Iceland.
Founder of Agent24, one of the leading, luxury personal concierge services in Europe. Indefatigable world traveler.
Love traveling and finding stories about far-flung places around Peru. Literature teacher. When I'm not looking at the screen, my eyes wander hunting landscapes for a local TV travel show.
Luxury event planner by day, a restaurant and nightlife personality by night, I know the ins and outs of the New York social scene. I find happiness in entertaining, champagne, selfies and carbs.
London-based lifestyle writer and editor. I was the former London editor of DailyCandy and have contributed to The Daily Telegraph, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar,Zagat, Net-a-Porter and Cool Hunting.
Berlin-based illustrator and content designer. I also love whiskey sours. Find out more at jessevanmo.com
Jo'burg born, London-educated, Athens-based. I play with words all day. Curiosity junkie, amateur phoneographer, professional napper. Validate my existence by following me on Instagram.
Founder of the online store, Wanderlista.com. Embracing the art of travel through culture and style. Serial entrepreneur. Publicist. Creative Director. Writer. Designer.
One of those kids, with a twist. He reads, he sees, he listens; he writes about what he reads, sees, hears. Long time a secret-savvy, now a full Savoteur.
I travel the world cooking for people with cancer. Perpetual wanderer, photographer, yoga junkie, champagne aficionado, chef, bounty hunter, fashionista, helicopter pilot and lover of green juice. Some of those are lies. Follow me!
We focus on the various aspects of city life through our editorial voice. We uncover what is exceptionally juicy about contemporary culture and style. We explore travel destinations that should be on your radar and stamped in your passport.
We are particularly passionate and proud of our content, and only write about things we truly love.
We do, however, work with brands to develop custom content, promotions and events that we think our readers will enjoy. This content will always be labeled.